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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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Trump's Remarks About Military Service Could Play A Role In Swing States

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, introduced a targeted coronavirus relief bill and said he planned a vote this week on it. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Grandmother Cindy Carroll, daughter Lauren Harrah and 11-month-old granddaughter Austin are headed to a local antique store in the historic district of Waxhaw, N.C. Carroll and Harrah aren't totally sold on President Trump, but they will vote for him over Joe Biden. Claudia Grisales/NPR hide caption

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There's A Big Focus On Suburbs, But Democrats See Potential Gains Farther Out

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From left to right, Aijah Crockett and Lisa Griffin join their friend visiting from New York, Dom Carter, at Jack D. Hughes Memorial Park in Pineville, N.C. Crockett and Griffin are both Charlotte area residents who are voting for Democrat Joe Biden. Claudia Grisales/NPR hide caption

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In N.C., Young Voters Of Color Uninspired By Biden See Defeating Trump As Essential

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North Carolina's Young Voters Could Play A Decisive Role In November Election

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Coronavirus Pandemic Changes How Voters Watch Party Conventions

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Congress Stalled In COVID-19 Relief Bill Discussions

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Coronavirus Relief Package Negotiations Stalled After Nearly 2 Weeks

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As More Lawmakers Test Positive, Congress Gets A Tough Reminder Of Coronavirus Risk

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GOP Relief Bill Sets The Stage For A Showdown With Democrats

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After Delays, Republicans Rolled Out A New Pandemic Relief Bill. Democrats Balked

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