Lexie Schapitl is an associate producer with NPR's Washington Desk, where she does a little bit of everything. She can be found reporting from Capitol Hill, producing the NPR Politics podcast or running the NPR Politics social media channels. She has also produced coverage of the January 6th Committee hearings, Trump's first impeachment and the 2020 and 2022 campaigns.
Schapitl first came to NPR as a Washington Desk intern in 2017. She has previously worked as an associate producer with NPR's newscast unit, a social media manager with Vox and a reporting intern with Newsday. Originally from New Jersey and a University of Maryland graduate, Schapitl is a fan of Terps basketball, Jeopardy!, musicals and the New York Mets.
The House voted Monday on a new rules package that contains key concessions to the most conservative wing of the party.
Democrats and Republicans advanced a bill to protect same-sex and interracial marriages, clearing a major hurdle toward final passage.
While most Democratic presidential candidates support the goals laid out in the Green New Deal, they differ on specifics like a carbon tax, nuclear energy and federal spending to fight climate change.
Policies related to public vs. private health insurance coverage have divided the presidential field, but there is more agreement on drug pricing.