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WaPo Announces Congress and Federal Government Team

The Washington Post is bringing together an expanded team to cover Congress and the federal government. The team will be led by editor Amy Gardner and deputy editor Rachel Van Dongen.

  • Robert Costa will continue as national political reporter focused on the Ryan-Trump-McConnell relationship, collaborating regularly with the White House team.
  • Mike DeBonis will remain a Congressional reporter but will lead coverage of House of Representatives.
  • Karoun Demirjian continues as a defense, national security and foreign policy reporter.
  • Paul Kane was named senior Congressional correspondent and columnist, previously Congressional reporter.
  • Ed O’Keefe will focus on the Senate and the Democratic party’s rebuilding efforts.
  • Sean Sullivan will cover the Senate and the Republican party leadership, Sen. Mitch McConnell.
  • Kelsey Snell previously covered tax, trade and budget policy and will now report on federal budget and fiscal policy.
  • Elise Viebeck has been covering power and influence in Washington. She will move to a roving enterprise reporter for the Congress team.
  • David Weigel will now cover Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the Senate, and the Freedom Caucus in the House.

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