Kelsey Snell

Washington, D.C.

Kelsey Snell covered Congress with a focus on budget and fiscal issues for the Washington Post. She left The Post in October 2017.
Latest from Kelsey Snell

House passes 2018 budget, taking a crucial step toward tax overhaul

Special procedures set out in the legislation would ultimately allow Republicans to pass a tax bill over a potential Democratic filibuster in the Senate.

October 5, 2017

Republicans race to negotiate the future of popular tax breaks while shoring up party unity

Tax breaks for homeowners and large families could be ended in favor of tax cuts for all.

October 4, 2017

In wake of Las Vegas shootings, no plans to bring gun silencer bill to House floor, Ryan says

The Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act would make it easier for gun owners to buy silencers.

October 3, 2017

Some congressional Republicans question tax plan over deficit costs

Worries that the proposal wouldn’t guarantee cuts for everyone in the middle class.

October 2, 2017

As San Juan mayor appeals for more Puerto Rico aid, Trump denounces ‘politically motivated ingrates’

Many lawmakers, observers counsel against distractions amid the urgent need to coordinate relief efforts.

October 1, 2017

San Juan mayor continues calls for relief after attacks from Trump

Cruz avoided directly criticizing Trump and tried to refocus the discussion on speeding aid and supplies to people on the devastated island territory.

October 1, 2017

Republicans defend tax plan as a middle-class tax cut

Democrats and some outside groups say the proposed cuts would benefit corporations and the wealthy.

October 1, 2017

Ivanka Trump goes to the Hill to pitch programs for parents

She was there advocate the child-care tax credit and paid family leave in the Trump administration's tax reform proposal.

September 28, 2017

GOP leadership fights effort to tie Obamacare repeal to tax overhaul, budget bill

A growing number of senators want a health-care measure attached to the 2018 budget bill, threatening not only its passage, but also the chances for a tax overhaul.

September 26, 2017

Senate GOP effort to unwind the ACA collapses Monday

Sen. Susan Collins’s opposition, after the CBO estimated millions would lose coverage, doomed the bill.

September 25, 2017