Deirdre Walsh Deirdre Walsh is a congressional correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk.
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Deirdre Walsh, 2018
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Deirdre Walsh

Congressional Correspondent

Deirdre Walsh is a congressional correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk.

Before joining NPR in 2018, Walsh worked as a senior congressional producer at CNN. In her nearly 18-year career there, she was an off-air reporter and a key contributor to the network's newsgathering efforts, filing stories for CNN.com and producing pieces that aired on domestic and international networks. Prior to covering Capitol Hill, Walsh served as a producer for Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics.

Walsh was elected in August 2018 as the president of the Board of Directors for the Washington Press Club Foundation, a non-profit focused on promoting diversity in print and broadcast media. Walsh has won several awards for enterprise and election reporting, including the Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress by the National Press Association, which she won in February 2013 along with CNN's Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash. Walsh was also awarded the Joan Barone Award for excellence in Washington-based Congressional or Political Reporting in June 2013.

Walsh received a B.A. in political science and communications from Boston College.

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Thursday

U.S. U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) participate in a meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on January 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

Ohio Republican Jim Jordan chairs the House Judiciary Committee, which will lead many of the investigations into the Biden administration this year. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Jim Jordan moves from leadership nemesis to key player in GOP agenda

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Wednesday

The politics and economics of a potentially costly showdown over the debt ceiling

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Tuesday

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) walks outside the U.S. Capitol. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Monday

Before the House can vote on bills, it must OK rules for how the chamber operates

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Saturday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 07: A worker replaces a sign over the office of U.S. Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) after being elected as Speaker in the U.S. Capitol Building on January 07, 2023 in Washington, DC. After four days of voting and 15 ballots McCarthy secured enough votes to become Speaker of the House for the 118th Congress. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Nathan Howard/Getty Images hide caption

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McCarthy Prevails, Becomes Speaker In Late-Night House Vote

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Friday

US Republican Representative of California Kevin McCarthy listens as lawmakers take a 13th vote for House Speaker at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 6, 2023. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images) OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Day 4 of the House trying to to elect a speaker: The dynamic has shifted

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Thursday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 05: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) gives a thumbs-up in the House Chamber during the third day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 05, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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House Impasse Continues

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House Republicans try to elect a new speaker for a third straight day

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Wednesday

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 04: U.S. House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (L) listens as Rep.-elect Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) (R) delivers remarks in the House Chamber during the second day of elections for Speaker of the House at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 04, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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California Republican Kevin McCarthy again fails to get the votes to become speaker

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Tuesday

U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) reacts as Representatives cast their votes for Speaker of the House on the first day of the 118th Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 03, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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The vote for House speaker will extend to a 2nd day — as will McCarthy's fight to win

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House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks after a closed-door meeting Tuesday morning with the GOP conference as he pursues the speaker of the House. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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House leadership is in limbo as McCarthy loses 3 rounds of voting for speaker

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