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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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News Brief: GOP Lawmakers React To Russia Statements, VA Purges, New Israeli Law

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People hold up signs July 16 in Washington, D.C., as they protest ICE. Getting rid of the agency has become a popular rallying cry among progressives, but the House on Wednesday overwhelmingly passed a symbolic measure voicing support for ICE. Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Force Democrats To Go On Record Over Immigration Agency

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House Approves Resolution Supporting Immigration And Customs Enforcement

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Trump Walks Back Comments At Putin Summit & DOJ Charges Russian Operative

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Lawmakers On Capitol Hill React To Trump After Putin Meeting

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Trump Set To Meet With Lawmakers Amid Criticism Over Putin Meeting

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President Trump delivers remarks before signing tariff proclamations on steel and aluminum imports at the White House on March 8. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (second from left), Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and White House National Trade Council Director Peter Navarro look on. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressional Republicans Struggle To Push Back On Trump's Tariffs

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Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan talks to reporters before a House Republican conference meeting Wednesday. Members are rallying to his side, despite his alleged awareness that an Ohio State team doctor was sexually abusing wrestlers when Jordan was an assistant coach. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Rally Behind Rep. Jim Jordan Amid Sex Abuse Investigation

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Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry is confronted by a supporter of abortion rights in front of the Supreme Court on Monday as President Trump announced his nomination or Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Abortion will be a key issue in the confirmation process. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Kavanaugh Nomination Sparks Partisan Uproar On Abortion Rights

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President Trump nominated Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. Kavanaugh has deep ties to former President George W. Bush. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Analysis: Trump Picks Kavanaugh For Supreme Court

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President Trump's Expected Supreme Court Announcement Sets Off Debate

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Highest-Ranking Republican Woman Faces Tough Re-Election

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Democratic House nominee Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's progressive agenda clashes with the centrist campaigns championed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Rep. Conor Lamb's special election victory was built on a low-key centrist platform. Mark Lennihan/AP; Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images; Mark Wilson/Getty Images; Alex Brandon/ AP hide caption

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For Democrats, Pragmatists Are Still Trumping Progressives Where It Counts

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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is pictured on Capitol Hill on Wedesnday in Washington, DC. Zach Gibson/Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption

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House Democrats Reeling After Crowley Upset By Long-Shot Challenger

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