Eric McDaniel Eric McDaniel is a congressional reporter for NPR's Washington Desk.
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Eric McDaniel

Eric McDaniel

Congressional Reporter

Eric McDaniel is a congressional reporter for NPR's Washington Desk.

Before covering Congress, McDaniel reported on climate policy and launched the daily NPR Politics Podcast, where he served as editor for more than a thousand episodes.

Born and raised in Richmond, Virginia, he holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Literature from the University of Virginia.

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Wednesday

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson speaks with reporters in Statuary Hall after meeting with Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene and Thomas Massie on May 6. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images hide caption

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Bid to oust Speaker Johnson fails but GOP turmoil remains

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Thursday

Tuesday

Special counsel to testify on Capitol Hill about Biden classified documents probe

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Robert Hur, the special counsel who led an investigation into President Biden's handling of classified documents, testifies alongside video of Biden to the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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Friday

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Wednesday

Why it's been so difficult for Speaker Johnson, in particular, to cut a spending deal

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Tuesday

President Biden and Vice President Harris met with House Speaker Mike Johnson and other top congressional leaders in the Oval Office on Tuesday to discuss government funding and Ukraine aid. Roberto Schmidt/Getty Images hide caption

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Congressional leaders hope to avoid a shutdown. But Ukraine aid is still unclear

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Monday

Lawmakers have another self-imposed shutdown deadline on Friday

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Friday

The U.S. Department of Justice is seen in June 2023. A former FBI informant has been indicted for allegedly lying to the FBI. His claims about President Biden were shared by Republicans pushing for an impeachment inquiry into the president. Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images hide caption

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Tuesday

The House has voted along party lines to impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas. The Senate is not expected to convict him or expel him from office. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bipartisan Senate majority passes $95 billion foreign aid package

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Tuesday

How the Republican support for the border bill evaporated

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Monday

Thursday

House votes to expand tax benefit that could lift millions of kids out of poverty

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Tuesday

A House committee approved articles of impeachment against Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas over his handling of the U.S. border with Mexico. Jose Luis Magana/AP hide caption

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Friday

Despite pressure from Trump, Senate border negotiations forge ahead

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Thursday

Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told Republican senators that the politics of the border have shifted, referencing former President Trump's desire to make immigration a centerpiece of his campaign. Mariam Zuhaib/AP hide caption

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Senate border negotiations forge ahead despite pressure from Trump

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Friday

Congress averts government shutdown. Passes another short-term funding bill

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Thursday