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Kelsey Snell

Congressional Reporter

Kelsey Snell is a congressional reporter for NPR. She has covered Congress since 2010 for outlets including The Washington Post, Politico and National Journal. She has covered elections and Congress with a reporting specialty in budget, tax and economic policy. She has a graduate degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and an undergraduate degree in political science from DePaul University in Chicago.

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Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla. (from left); Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill.; Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif.; Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., and other freshman members of the House of Representatives speak about the government shutdown in front of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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Shutdown Pressures Freshman Democrats To Deliver On Promise To Break Gridlock

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President Trump Postpones House Speaker Pelosi's Trip To Afghanistan

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The Shutdown Is Testing Democrats' Promise To Work Across The Aisle

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President Trump holds a picture labeled "typical standard wall design" as he hosts a roundtable discussion on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House on Friday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump and Vice President Pence arrive at the U.S. Capitol to attend the weekly Republican Senate policy luncheon on Wednesday. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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'Bye-Bye': Trump Walks Out Of White House Meeting With Democrats About Shutdown

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Democratic congressional leaders are in a stalemate with President Trump that has kept the government partially closed since Dec. 22. Each side is scheduled to address the nation Tuesday evening. Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP hide caption

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Nancy Pelosi Reclaims The Speaker's Gavel

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Standoff: Trump Wants $5 Billion For Wall, Democrats Offer $1.3B For Border Security

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President Trump & Congressional Leaders Meet To Discuss Border Security Funding

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On Day 6 Of Shutdown, Government Remains At Impasse

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Tourists walk past a public dustbin, spilling with litter, next to the Washington Monument on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 24, 2018. Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Weekly Roundup: Thursday, December 27

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