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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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Jan. 6 committee votes on holding Steve Bannon in contempt for defying subpoena

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January 6 committee to moves to hold Bannon in criminal contempt

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Former Department of Justice official Jeff Clark speaks during a news conference on Sept. 14, 2020. The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol has issued a subpoena for Clark. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Jan. 6 panel subpoenas a Trump ally who promised to pursue his election fraud claims

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The White House authorizes the National Archives to share documents with Jan. 6 panel

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Hear What A Facebook Insider Told Congress About How Its Apps Hurt Kids

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The Political Blame Game For Failures Of The Afghan Withdrawal Has Begun

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In A Battle Over The Debt Limit, GOP Senators Block A Government Funding Bill

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