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Progressives See Coronavirus Crisis As A Chance To Make Big, Lasting Policy Changes

Some Democrats are pushing for changes to the social safety net to address needs of people during the pandemic and beyond. Moderates caution the need for reassessing plans and bipartisan changes.

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Kelsey Snell is a Congressional correspondent for NPR. She has covered Congress since 2010 for outlets including The Washington Post, Politico and National Journal. She has covered elections and Congress with a reporting specialty in budget, tax and economic policy. She has a graduate degree in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. and an undergraduate degree in political science from DePaul University in Chicago.