Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent
Kitty Felde is KPCC's Washington, D.C. Correspondent.
Before moving to the nation's capital, Kitty hosted KPCC's "Talk of the City" from 1997-2006.
In addition to her work in Los Angeles, Felde has reported from Africa and The Hague on AIDS and the war crimes tribunals for Rwanda and Bosnia.
When Felde puts down her microphone, she puts on her pointed shoes in ballet class. She's also an award-winning playwright. Her work has been produced at the National Theater in Washington, D.C., and at various theaters in New York and Los Angeles. If you look very closely in Woody Allen's "Radio Days," you'll spot her playing the role of Mrs. Riley.
Stories by Kitty Felde
The somewhat surprising 219-189 vote came as the House debated a bill funding the Justice Department's budget. Its prospects in the Senate are uncertain.
Congress introduced its first gun control bill since the Santa Barbara shootings, but so far there are no Republican co-sponsors.
Following intense lobbying campaign by L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Corps has reversed course and now backs a more expensive restoration effort.
It's been a year since a weak background check bill died in the Senate. The Santa Barbara shootings aren't likely to prompt new gun legislation.
Who knew the largest manufacturing region in the country was right here in Southern California? The region gets a federal grant to help it grow.
Let the horse trading begin: now that the Senate has passed its drought bill, House members will debate how and where to make concessions.
Northern California lawmakers complain Feinstein's drought bill favors the Central Valley; environmentalists say it rewrites water laws.
House Democrats are participating in the probe, despite serious concerns within the party that the inquiry is an election-year ploy to energize core GOP voters.
It's the single biggest federal transportation investment in the history of Los Angeles County: but will Angelenos give up their cars?
Federal and local officials will be on hand for the announcement that will help extend the Purple Line to Wilshire and La Cienega.
There are nearly 125,000 miles of pipeline throughout California. The South LA neighborhood recently discovered an "idle" line doesn't mean it's empty.
A bill from California Senator Barbara Boxer would extend a program that has benefited Southern California, but the GOP-led House is in cost-cutting mode.
The Senator held a closed door meeting with California House Democrats to discuss her drought legislation that could lead to a compromise with the GOP.
The last time the Capitol got a makeover, Dwight Eisenhower was in the White House. The $60 million job should be finished by early 2017.
LA Mayor Eric Garcetti is still pressing for the federal government to buy in to a more expansive, and expensive, revival of the urban waterway.