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Ohio Republican Sen. Portman Enrolled In COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

Portman will participate in a Phase 3 clinical trial for the coronavirus vaccine. He's the first senator to participate in a trial and hopes it will promote safety of vaccines once approved.

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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.