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Barbara Sprunt

Producer, Washington Desk

Barbara Sprunt is a producer on NPR's Washington desk, where she reports and produces breaking news and feature political content. She formerly produced the NPR Politics Podcast and got her start in radio at as an intern on NPR's Weekend All Things Considered and Tell Me More with Michel Martin. She is an alumnus of the Paul Miller Reporting Fellowship at the National Press Foundation. She is a graduate of American University in Washington, D.C., and a Pennsylvania native.

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"[W]e've got to get more confrontational, we've got to make sure that they know we mean business," Rep. Maxine Waters said during a protest at the Brooklyn Center Police Department on Saturday. Chandan Khanna/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Reps. Ilhan Omar (from left), Rashida Tlaib and Ayanna Pressley, seen here at a news conference last month outside the U.S. Capitol, are among those calling on the Biden administration to lift the cap on refugees. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Hawaii Democratic Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at the Capitol on Tuesday. Stefani Reynolds/Getty Images hide caption

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U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., seen here at the Conservative Political Action Conference in February, confirms he's under investigation by the Justice Department but denies the allegations tied to the inquiry. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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President Joe Biden, pictured in the Oval Office on Friday, released a budget outline that includes $2.1 billion for gun violence prevention. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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William Evans, a Capitol Police officer who was killed last week, will lie in honor in the United States Capitol rotunda on April 13. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Iowa state Sen. Rita Hart has ended her challenge in a U.S. House race she lost to Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks by six votes. Above, Hart appears at her farm in Wheatland, Iowa, on Aug. 13, 2019. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images hide caption

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Maj. Gen. William Walker, seen here during a Senate hearing on March 3, has been appointed as the House sergeant-at-arms. Greg Nash/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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President Biden tells reporters Thursday during his first press briefing that he expects to run for reelection but that he is a "respecter of fate" and will not say anything for certain. Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., seen here at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 13, had said she would vote no on President Biden's nominees until he commits to making more appointments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Residents of the District of Columbia rally for statehood Monday near the U.S. Capitol ahead of a House committee hearing on the effort. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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With Stronger Democratic Support, D.C. Statehood Fight Returns To Capitol Hill

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An installation erected near the U.S. Capitol showcases support for the American Dream and Promise Act and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act on March 17, 2021. Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Communities Uni hide caption

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference about U.S.-Mexico border policy outside the Capitol on Thursday. McCarthy leads a delegation to the border on Monday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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