Kelsey Snell is a Congressional correspondent for NPR. She has covered Congress since 2010 for outlets including The Washington Post, Politico and National Journal. She has covered elections and Congress with a reporting specialty in budget, tax and economic policy. She has a graduate degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and an undergraduate degree in political science from DePaul University in Chicago.
State legislatures, including Missouri's, are considering a wave of bills that would undermine local control on culture wars issues from education and policing to environmental policy.
"By speaking to you today, maybe I can make sure his life was not in vain," Philonise Floyd told the House Judiciary Committee in a hearing about police brutality and accountability.
A final vote on the nomination is now expected Saturday. Barring an unforeseen development, Kavanaugh's confirmation seems all but certain, after two key senators announced their support.
Congress voted to restore funding through Feb. 8 after an agreement to pursue immigration bills in the coming weeks. The White House says the government will resume normal operations on Tuesday.