Claudia Grisales Claudia Grisales is a congressional correspondent for NPR.
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Claudia Grisales, photographed for NPR, 13 November 2019, in Washington DC.
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Claudia Grisales

Congressional Correspondent

Claudia Grisales is a congressional correspondent assigned to NPR's Washington Desk.

Before joining NPR in June 2019, she was a Capitol Hill reporter covering military affairs for Stars and Stripes. She also covered breaking news involving fallen service members and the Trump administration's relationship with the military. She also investigated service members who have undergone toxic exposures, such as the atomic veterans who participated nuclear bomb testing and subsequent cleanup operations.

Prior to Stars and Stripes, Grisales was an award-winning reporter at the daily newspaper in Central Texas, the Austin American-Statesman, for 16 years. There, she covered the intersection of business news and regulation, energy issues and public safety. She also conducted a years-long probe that uncovered systemic abuses and corruption at Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the largest member-owned utility in the country. The investigation led to the ousting of more than a dozen executives, state and U.S. congressional hearings and criminal convictions for two of the co-op's top leaders.

Grisales is originally from Chicago and is an alum of the University of Houston, the University of Texas and Syracuse University. At Syracuse, she attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she earned a master's degree in journalism.

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Tuesday

The mostly red state of Texas has only 1 competitive congressional district this year

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Saturday

House set to vote on aid for Ukraine, Israel and Taiwan

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Wednesday

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., and their fellow Republican impeachment managers walk back through the U.S. Capitol Rotunda after transmitting articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to the Senate on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate to begin its trial following the House vote to impeach Alejandro Mayorkas

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Tuesday

Congress is back with an impeachment trial and threats to Speaker Johnson's job

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Monday

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., center, joined by, from left, Majority Whip Tom Emmer, R-Minn., Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., and House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., talks with reporters ahead of the debate and vote on supplemental aid to Israel, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Congress returns to work after a 2-week break with many items on the schedule

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Thursday

In the red state of Texas, Republican infighting is entering a new chapter

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Friday

Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis arrives during a hearing on the Georgia election interference case, Friday, March, 1, 2024, in Atlanta. Alex Slitz/AP hide caption

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Thursday

Friday

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol, Thursday March 7, 2024, in Washington. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Biden's Impassioned State Of The Union Speech

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Tuesday

Arizona's Kyrsten Sinema retires from Senate

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Thursday

Hunter Biden appears for impeachment testimony after a long battle with GOP

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Wednesday

Hunter Biden appeared for a closed-door deposition in the GOP impeachment inquiry into his father, President Joe Biden. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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After months-long battle with GOP, Hunter Biden appears for impeachment testimony

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Tuesday

Democrats are leaning into the border fight ahead of Biden's visit to their state

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Friday

GOP senators visit Eagle Pass, Texas, after voting against bipartisan border bill

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Thursday

Rep. Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., is among the members using Spanglish — meaning a mix of English and Spanish — to communicate with constituents. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Latino Democrats launch 'Our Lucha' war room using Spanglish to combat GOP

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An exclusive look at how Latino Democrats in Washington plan to target key races

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Wednesday

The U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, in Washington. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Immigration Legislation Is A No Go

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Republicans and Democrats are moving in opposite directions on immigration

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