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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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Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, center, speaks with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., left, while Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., walks by at right, as the Senate voted to formally begin debate on a roughly $1 trillion infrastructure plan on Friday. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Statuary Hall is seen in 2015. A group of senators is introducing a new effort to increase the number of statues of women in the halls of the U.S. Capitol. VW Pics/Universal Images Group via Getty Images hide caption

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All But 5% Of U.S. Capitol Sculptures Are Of Men. Some Senators Want To Change That

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Police Are The First To Testify At Jan. 6 House Select Committee Hearing

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Tom Manger, a veteran police chief of departments in the Washington, D.C., region, is seen Friday as he takes over the United States Capitol Police. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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New Capitol Police Chief Defends The Agency In The Wake Of The Jan. 6 Riot

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Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has been pushing for changes in how the military handles sexual assault and other serious crimes for years. Top commanders and fellow senators are now joining her efforts. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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House Panel To Probe Capitol Riot And What's Next For Infrastructure Bill?

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Nancy Pelosi Rejects 2 GOP Picks For Jan. 6 Inquiry Committee

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Sen. Warner Navigates Bipartisan Talks For Infrastructure And Spending Bills

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, here at a March event, has outlined a $700 million investment to boost broadband access and help close the digital divide for some of the state's poorest regions. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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