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Heather Caygle

Heather Caygle is a Congress reporter for POLITICO.

Before coming to POLITICO, Caygle was a congressional reporter for Bloomberg BNA, primarily covering transportation but also dabbling in Hill action on tax reform, agriculture, appropriations and the Postal Service. Her work has also been featured on the WashingtonPost.com and WAMU.

Caygle, an Alabama native, is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and received her master's from American University in Washington. She loves rooting on the Alabama football team — Roll Tide — and spending time with her corgi/chihuahua mix named Biggie Smalls.

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  • POLITICO
    September 3, 2020
    Police reform was done for on Capitol Hill. Then came the latest police shooting of a Black man in Wisconsin.
  • POLITICO
    July 16, 2020
    The number of coronavirus cases is surging, and congressional leaders are squabbling. It’s an ominous foreshadowing of the coming partisan clash over the next relief package.
  • POLITICO
    June 29, 2020
    It’s unclear which lawmakers will be included in the briefing, which will take place at the White House, or how detailed it will be.
  • POLITICO
    June 4, 2020
    The House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on police brutality on June 10 as Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic leaders push to have a police reform package on the floor by the end of the month.
  • POLITICO
    May 21, 2020
    President Donald Trump is lunching with Senate Republicans in the Capitol and prodding them to launch subpoenas against his enemies. Joe Biden is stuck in Delaware and has yet to hold even a conference call with House or Senate Democrats.
  • POLITICO
    May 16, 2020
    The House passed a $3 trillion coronavirus relief package Friday evening, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi working late into the day to shepherd the behemoth bill to passage, overcoming opposition from almost all Republicans and some Democrats.
  • POLITICO
    April 21, 2020
    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said Democrats and the Trump administration have reached a deal on a new round of coronavirus aid, though staffers working on the bill cautioned negotiations were not complete.
  • POLITICO
    April 17, 2020
    Instead of congressional leaders and President Donald Trump rallying to take on a virus that’s crushing the economy and killing tens of thousands of Americans, the opposite has happened.
  • POLITICO
    April 16, 2020
    The small business rescue fund set up by Congress has exhausted its $350 billion funding capacity, as U.S. lawmakers remained in a stalemate over how to allocate more money.
  • POLITICO
    April 10, 2020
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi signaled Thursday that the House is unlikely to return to session later this month, her clearest indication yet that Congress — like the rest of the country — could remain shuttered for weeks or even longer as the coronavirus cri
  • POLITICO
    April 8, 2020
    Democratic leaders on Wednesday released their own set of demands for an “interim” coronavirus relief package poised to move through Congress this week, setting up a clash with congressional Republicans that threatens to stall the next installment of
  • POLITICO
    March 19, 2020
    House Democrats are drafting a new stimulus bill to address the coronavirus pandemic — legislation designed as their counter-offer to a trillion-dollar package currently being assembled in the Republican-controlled Senate.
  • POLITICO
    March 17, 2020
    The White House and Senate Republicans are considering melding together a House-passed coronavirus aid bill with President Donald Trump's request for $850 billion in stimulus spending, creating one massive aid package that the Senate could pass
  • POLITICO
    March 12, 2020
    Just hours before, Trump had taken his latest shot at Pelosi in a morning tweet. But that didn’t deter the speaker, who huddled with Mnuchin for a 30-minute meeting in her office.
  • POLITICO
    February 28, 2020
    Congress is finally getting back to its normal, chaotic self after impeachment — clamoring to address two different but fast-approaching dilemmas with no clear solution in sight.
  • POLITICO
    February 27, 2020
    Sanders has known both Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi for decades — relationships that will become pivotal if Sanders wins the Democratic nomination and the party is fractured.
  • POLITICO
    January 31, 2020
    President Donald Trump hasn’t been acquitted in the Senate trial yet, but Democratic leaders are already testing out their post-impeachment spin.
  • POLITICO
    January 30, 2020
    Sitting shoulder to shoulder on the Senate floor as they argue for the president’s removal from office, two men — Adam Schiff of California and Hakeem Jeffries of New York — have been catapulted to the front of the nation's consciousness, to the
  • POLITICO
    December 18, 2019
    Pelosi’s comments, described by several Democrats in the room, capture her mood as the House prepares to vote to impeach the president, with near unity in her caucus. It will be only the third time in history the House has voted for impeachment.
  • POLITICO
    December 5, 2019
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday that she has asked key chairmen to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, a historic step that signals the House is increasingly likely to vote to impeach Trump before the end of this yea
  • POLITICO
    November 15, 2019
    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that President Donald Trump committed “bribery,” an impeachable offense, by trying to force Ukraine into tarnishing a political rival to help him in the 2020 election.