Kitty Felde Washington, D.C. Correspondent

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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

Flood of back room activity on drought bills

Congress left town without an agreement on drought legislation, but there's plenty of activity behind closed doors.

Federal highway funding runs out this summer

Congress is split over how to fund highway and bridge repair. Lawmakers running out of time: funding runs out this summer.

Congress asks why the surge of unaccompanied kids?

Republicans say the promise of amnesty driving the latest surge of kids across the border. The White House says smugglers twist the message.

Local Democrats want lawyers for undocumented kids

Does the right to an attorney extend to undocumented children?

Democrats decide to take gun control slowly

It’s been a month since Elliot Rodger killed three roommates and shot three others in Isla Vista, but gun control bills still face poor odds in Congress.

McCarthy elected GOP House majority leader; what it means for Calif.

McCarthy's election as House Majority Leader means a Californian will be deciding which bills come to the floor for votes.

The life — and death — of a surprise drought measure

It was buried in an energy appropriations bill: money diverted from habitat restoration to farmers for water. But it did not survive.

Nation's biggest pocket of working poor is in SoCal

As Congressional Democrats push for a higher minimum wage, many of those who would benefit live along the 710 corridor and Northeast L.A.

Will close House vote on Bob Hope Airport curfew influence the FAA?

Curfew supporters were buoyed by last week's House vote, which fell just four votes shy of letting the airport impose a 10 p.m. to 7 a.m. curfew on flights.

Does Kevin McCarthy's rise mean the Calif. bullet train's downfall?

McCarthy, poised to become House Majority Leader, has long opposed the high speed rail project. Earlier this year he called its business plan "deeply flawed."

Cantor fallout: Sessions begs off GOP leadership role, leaving Calif.'s McCarthy

Texas Rep. Pete Sessions dropped out of the race for the Republican majority leader job in the House, leaving only California Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the running.

Metro could be hiring locals by end of year

An obscure provision of federal law kept area residents from being hired for transit projects. The House voted to change the law.

Eric Cantor's defeat could mean a boost for one Californian

Bakersfield's Kevin McCarthy has made a career of getting Republicans elected. Will they elect him as the new House Majority Leader?

House votes to cut Calif. high speed rail dollars (Updated)

Central Valley Republicans continue to throw roadblocks in front of the state's bullet train, which has yet to break ground.

How the City of LA got $3.5B from the federal government in 6 months

The city's on a roll, collecting more than $3.5 billion in federal grants and loans since January. Among many reasons, it helps to have a friend in the White House.