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Claudia Grisales

Congressional Reporter

Claudia Grisales is a congressional reporter 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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Acting Homeland Security Secretary Testifies Before House Oversight Committee

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Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Kevin McAleenan testifies on security at the border and migrant detention during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing on Thursday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S. Navy Blue Angels flight demonstration team performs a flyover above the Lincoln Memorial during Independence Day celebrations on July 4 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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President Trump delivered a speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate Independence Day. Lawmakers are seeking details of the costs of flyovers and heightened security and raising questions about whether it was a political event. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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Democrats Say Trump Is Turning The 4th Of July Into A Campaign Rally

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Military police walk near Abrams tanks on a flatcar in a Washington, D.C., rail yard on Monday, ahead of the July 4 celebration that President Trump says will include military hardware. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption

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Tanks, Flyovers And Heightened Security: Trump's 4th Of July Ups Taxpayer Cost

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