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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Thursday

Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar is ousted from the House Foreign Affairs Committee

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U.S. U.S. Rep. James Comer (R-KY), Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) participate in a meeting of the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on January 31, 2023 in Washington, DC. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Wednesday

Monday

House Republicans are kicking off investigations into the Biden administration

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Friday

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) (L) shakes hands with former U.S. President Donald Trump (R) during a rally at the Banks County Dragway on March 26, 2022 in Commerce, Georgia. Megan Varner/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

Newly elected Speaker of the US House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy (off frame) swears in the members of the 118th Congress at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on January 7, 2023. OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A New Congress Takes Shape; Stefanik's Stock Rises; 'Spare' Sparks Drama

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Thursday

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President Joe Biden listens to a reporters question after speaking about the economy at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on Thursday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Sunday

After Kevin McCarthy's election as speaker, Congress looks ahead

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Friday

The Republican-controlled House will try again to elect a speaker

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Thursday

The House has voted 6 times without choosing a speaker

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Wednesday

McCarthy fails to secure the 218 votes needed to become speaker of the House

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Friday

The Jan 6. committee's final report details criminal referrals against Trump

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