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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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Some Senate Republicans are hoping to provide Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller, seen here in 2013 when he was FBI director, with more protections in case President Trump tries to fire him. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Push Bill To Protect Mueller, Without McConnell's Support

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Senate Majority Leader Says Law To Protect Special Counsel Mueller Isn't Necessary

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Sen. Tammy Duckworth, seen here in February on Capitol Hill, announced the birth of a daughter, making her the first U.S. senator to give birth while in office. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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After Lawmaker Gives Birth, Senate Changes Rules To Allow Infants In For Votes

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Lawmakers Want To Change Senate Rules, Allowing Mothers To Care For Newborns And Vote

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks away after announcing that he will not seek re-election for another term in Congress, during a news conference at the Capitol Wednesday. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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What Speaker Ryan's Retirement Means For GOP Efforts To Maintain House Majority

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President Trump Signs $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill, But Is 'Unhappy' About It

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House Speaker Paul Ryan holds a press conference at the Capitol on Thursday. The House passed the $1.3 trillion spending bill despite concerns from fiscal conservatives. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Congress Passes $1.3 Trillion Government Funding Bill, Averts Shutdown

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Democrats Strategize For Midterms

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Chicago Primary Shows Democratic Divisions

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