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
On Wednesday, members of Congress will receive a security briefing from Capitol Police on steps they can take to better protect themselves. The challenge is protecting hundreds of members at a time when the federal budget is shrinking.
Part of Capitol Hill was shut down this morning by the discovery of a suspicious package. It's just the beginning of what is expected to be a week of increased scrutiny of Congressional security after the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Shocking news about the shooting of a Democratic Congresswoman and several members of her staff at a district event outside a grocery store.
California’s junior US Senator issued a strong warning to House Republicans: don’t handcuff the federal Environmental Protection Agency. And by the way, hands off the highway trust fund.
A trio of California lawmakers got busy the first day of the new Congress. They co-sponsored a bill that denies citizenship to children born in the United States whose parents are undocumented immigrants.
Spotted this across the street from the Capitol.
At the end of a very busy day, it occurred to me that I met more spouses today than any other time since moving to DC. Everyone works such long hours here, you forget that they might have a personal life.
One of the closely watched committees in the new congress is the House Oversight and Government Reform. The chairman - Republican Congressman Darrell Issa of Temecula - promises six major investigations over the next three months. That schedule could get pushed back.
Most of the 111th Congress left town before Christmas. But one member from Los Angeles returned to Capitol Hill and wished her successor good luck.
California’s two newest members of Congress were sworn in Wednesday. Both are veterans of Sacramento.
US Senate Democrats have introduced a proposal to water down the filibuster. California’s junior Senator gives the reform a thumbs up.
It's family day here on the Hill. Every member of the House is being sworn in and a third of the Senate. And most have brought their families. There are kids everywhere! Because of the strict House dress code, most look like they stepped out of a 1960's holiday TV special - black maryjanes and plaid dresses on the girls, ties in miniature boys with slicked down hair.
It’s a word you’ll be hearing a lot in the new Congress - oversight. Members from several committees, and both political parties, say it’s the top priority in the new year.
Democratic U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein is getting off to a slow start in the Congressional session that begins tomorrow. That’s the day California’s senior Senator is scheduled to undergo knee replacement surgery.
California’s newest members of Congress - Republican Jeff Denham, R-Fresno, and Karen Bass, D-Los Angeles, will take the oath of office tomorrow in the U.S. Capitol. Denham is being criticized for hosting a fundraiser at a posh hotel tonight as his party is trying to project a more austere image. But Denham’s not the only one who’s raising campaign cash for next year.