- Staff Writer
David Nakamura started at the Washington Post as a summer intern in 1992 and is amazed he once did this job without the Internet, a cell phone, GPS, Wikipedia or a laptop computer. After four years as a sports reporter, he moved to the local news staff and wrote about education in Virginia and Maryland and city government in Washington, D.C. In 2004, he was part of a team that uncovered high levels of lead contamination in D.C. tap water, a series that won the 2005 Selden Ring Award for investigative reporting. He has reported from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Japan.
Proposal would give Obama administration much less emergency funding to confront problem.
GOP leaders are trying to win enough support from skeptical conservatives to pass a bill by Thursday.
Deepening political divisions over emergency funding have undercut the White House’s aggressive bid to stem the flow of illegal immigration, raising doubts about Washington’s ability to restore order in the Rio Grande Valley, where tens of thousands of undocumented minors have been apprehended this year.
Officials press their case for additional aid a day before they were set to meet with President Obama.