Stephanie Liebergen

Stephanie Liebergen

Congressional Correspondent

Stephanie Liebergen is a political reporter based out of the Scripps News Washington, D.C., bureau. After spending years on the general assignment beat, she transitioned to focus solely on politics during the 2020 campaign season. You can find her reporting on happenings at the U.S. Capitol, the White House and everything in between. Stephanie is a native of the Kansas City area and has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Before joining Scripps News in February 2016, she worked as a TV news producer at KSHB in Kansas City, Missouri and KXTV in Sacramento, California. If you have a story idea, feel free to send her an email at You can also find her on Twitter and Facebook.

Recent Work
Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks as Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., listens during a news conference Wednesday
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Bill to repeal military force in Iraq clears first Senate hurdle

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy
Ukrainian Presidential Press OfficeWorld

NATO allies continue to send Ukraine aid 1 year later

Sen. Tim Kaine
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Sen. Kaine discusses President's address, economy, reelection and more

House Oversight Chairman Rep. James Comer.
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House GOP wastes no time launching investigations

This exhibit from video released by the House Select Committee shows one of the criminal referrals of former President Trump

Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Charging Trump

Crypto exchange FTX CEO John Ray testifies before the House Financial Services Committee.
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FTX CEO Testifies Collapse Was 'Plain Old Embezzlement'

U.S. Flags are seen on the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol building in the background
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Democrats Consider 2024 Primary Calendar Changes

The Capitol.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Congress' Full Docket After Thanksgiving

A video of President Trump's motorcade leaving the January 6th rally on the Ellipse is displayed during Jan. 6 hearing.
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Jan. 6 House Committee Heads Toward Final Report Before Next Congress

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Pelosi Won't Seek Leadership Role, Plans To Stay In Congress

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Same-Sex Marriage Legislation Clears Key Senate Hurdle

Vice President Kamala Harris lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Vice President Kamala Harris Speaks On Veterans' 'Unwavering Courage'

President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign rally.

How Midterm Elections Could Influence The 2024 Presidential Election

Activists demonstrate as the Supreme Court.

Supreme Court Hears Hours Of Affirmative Action Arguments

A dispensary employee measures out marijuana
Seth Wenig / APPolitics

Some States Are Voting On Legalizing Marijuana

Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson talks to reporters at a rally with supporters
Morry Gash / APPolitics

Wisconsin Officials Implement Election Changes After Court Rulings

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, Democratic challenger Bee Nguyen, and Libertarian challenger Ted Metz
Ben Gray / APPolitics

Candidates Are Doing Fewer Debates This Election Cycle

twenty dollar bills are counted in North Andover, Mass.
Elise Amendola / APPolitics

The History Of Campaign Financing

People walk outside the U.S Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Jan. 6 Panel Prepares For Its Last Public Hearing

A voter inserts her absentee voter ballot into a drop box
Paul Sancya / APPolitics

The Importance Of Down-Ballot Races

Abortion-rights protesters attend a rally outside the state capitol in Lansing, Michigan
Paul Sancya / APPolitics

Amendments, Measures Affecting Abortion On Ballots In 5 States

Mental health poster
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Where Is Mental Health Funding Going?

Sen. Richard Burr
Cliff Owen / APPolitics

Both Parties Eyeing N.C. Senate Seat After Sen. Richard Burr Retires

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
Barry Reeger / APPolitics

McCarthy Unveils House GOP's Midterm Agenda In Pennsylvania

People line up to vote outside a polling location
Scott Sonner / APPolitics

Key Midterm Races To Watch For Congressional Control

A person drops off a mail-in ballot at an election ballot return box
Matt Rourke / APPolitics

Organizations Race To Register Eligible Voters Ahead Of Midterms

An American flag waves in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

What Is The Independent State Legislature Theory?

Abortion rights protesters chant
John Raby / APPolitics

Abortion Driving More Women To Vote In Midterm Elections

Former President Donald Trump and U.S. President Joe Biden.
AP PhotoPolitics

Donald Trump Slams President Biden's Speech On Defending Democracy

A county election worker scans mail-in ballots.
John Locher / APPolitics

Election Security Changes Since 2020