Deirdre Walsh
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Deirdre Walsh, 2018
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Deirdre Walsh

Congressional Editor

Deirdre Walsh is the congress editor for NPR's Washington Desk.

Based in Washington, DC, Walsh manages a team of reporters covering Capitol Hill and political campaigns.

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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Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., are the two holdouts as Democrats and the White House try to reach a deal on a sweeping spending bill. But their policy demands may put them at odds. Stefani Reynolds/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

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2 Senate Democrats are holding up Biden's spending package — with conflicting demands

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Delays in major spending bills persist as Democrats fail to come to agreement

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has expressed confidence that both key pieces of President Biden's domestic agenda — a bipartisan infrastructure bill and a broader spending package — would ultimately be approved by Congress. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Biden and House Democrats unite behind his agenda, but they say more time is needed

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Michigan GOP Rep. Fred Upton is one of a small group of House Republicans publicly backing the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images hide caption

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Republicans Are Split On The Infrastructure Bill, But It's Mostly A Messaging Fight

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With Biden's Legacy Teetering, Democrats Struggle To Overcome Divisions

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., arrive last week at the Capitol to update reporters on Democratic efforts to pass President Biden's agenda. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Disagreements Among Democrats In Congress Are Holding Up Biden's Legislative Agenda

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Do Lawmakers Have More Insight Into Stocks Than The Public? TikTok Users Think So.

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7 Lawmakers Face Ethics Complaints For Not Filing Their Personal Stock Transactions

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Members of Congress are required to disclose their stock transactions under a law known as the STOCK Act, but an outside ethics group filed complaints noting that some lawmakers are violating the rules. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images; Carolyn Kaster/AP; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images; Melissa Lyttle/Bloomberg/Getty Images; Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images; Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images; Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty hide caption

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Outside Ethics Group Says 7 House Lawmakers Didn't Disclose Stock Trades

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Many Believe It's Time To Do Away With Lawmakers Making Stock Trades

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As Biden's Approval Rating Dips, Republicans Sharpen Their Message For The Midterms

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