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Kelsey Snell

Congressional Correspondent, Washington Desk

Kelsey Snell is a Congressional correspondent 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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Congressional Democrats have included some of their longtime legislative priorities in the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package. Republicans accuse it of being an expensive liberal wish list; Democrats say they want a New Deal for the present era. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Activists are likely to be disappointed that the Senate parliamentarian ruled against the inclusion of a $15 minimum wage in the giant COVID relief bill. But the provision's omission likely means the measure will gain more support in the Senate. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Can't Vote On $15 Minimum Wage, Parliamentarian Rules

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Democrats Say Relief Programs Could Become This Generation's New Deal

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House Expected To Pass $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package

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Signs reading "Help Still Wanted" are positioned on the lawn outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 5. The House is set to vote on a coronavirus relief package by the end of the week. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images hide caption

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Impeachment, Day 5: How Much Did The President Know About Danger To Pence?

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How House Impeachment Managers Concluded Their Presentation Against Trump

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After Graphic Video Started 1st Day, Trump Trial Enters 2nd Day

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56 Votes Is Enough To Continue Trump's Trial—But Short Of What's Needed To Convict

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Senate Debates Constitutionality Of Former President Donald Trump's Impeachment

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Inside Former President Donald Trump's Upcoming Senate Impeachment Trial

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