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Franco Ordoñez

White House Correspondent

Franco Ordoñez is a White House Correspondent for NPR's Washington Desk. Before he came to NPR in 2019, Ordoñez covered the White House for McClatchy. He has also written about diplomatic affairs, foreign policy and immigration, and has been a correspondent in Cuba, Colombia, Mexico and Haiti.

Ordoñez has received several state and national awards for his work, including the Casey Medal, the Gerald Loeb Award and the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Excellence in Journalism. He is a two-time reporting fellow with the International Center for Journalists, and is a graduate of Columbia Journalism School and the University of Georgia.

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Why Sen. Rubio is stalling Biden's pick for ambassador to China

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Shalanda Young testifies during a hearing in March to examine her nomination to be deputy director of the Office of Management and Budget. She has been serving as acting director for the past eight months and will stay on as director if the Senate confirms her nomination. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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President Biden pumps his fists after getting a medical checkup as he departs Walter Reed Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., on Friday. Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Leaders of Canada And Mexico Visit Washington To Talk COVID, Trade, And Migration

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President Biden to meet with Canada's Trudeau during North American leaders' summit

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Biden to host Three Amigos summit with the leaders of Canada and Mexico

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Biden is set to host the leaders of Canada, Mexico for North American leaders summit

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US-China Summit May Have Lowered The Temperature, But The Tough Issues Remain

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In an attempt to ease tensions, Biden and China's Xi meet virtually

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The infrastructure plan passed. Now, departments are figuring out how to spend it

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What Biden said about U.S. climate agenda as he wraps up at Glasgow summit

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Biden meets with world leaders ahead of G20 summit

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Biden's still on the road, trying to sell Americans on his spending bill

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President Biden told Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta that the U.S. would donate 17 million COVID vaccine doses to the African Union. The U.S. is also working to boost production on the continent. Doug Mills/Via Getty Images hide caption

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The world needs more COVID vaccines, so the U.S. is helping finance overseas plants

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Containers are stacked high at the Port of Los Angeles on Sept. 28. A record number of cargo ships are stuck floating and waiting off the Southern California coast amid a supply chain crisis that the Biden administration is hoping to ease. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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There's a backlog at U.S. ports. Here's how Biden hopes to get you your goods, faster

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