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
An artist sketch depicts Paul Clement standing while speaking to the Supreme Court
Dana Verkouteren / APPolitics

Supreme Court Hearing Biggest Guns Case In More Than A Decade

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Congress Inches Closer To Infrastructure Agreement

A copper water supply line and a lead pipe in the ground
Paul Sancya / APPolitics

Infrastructure Bill Largest Safe Drinking Water Investment In History

Steve Bannon
Eduardo Munoz Alvarez / APPolitics

Jan. 6 Panel Holds Steve Bannon In Criminal Contempt

Sign for the Appalachian Highway System

Appalachian Road System To Get $1.25B From Infrastructure Bill

Bridge closed and detour signs
AP / Gene J. PuskarPolitics

Aging Bridges In Need Of Federal Funds

Supreme Court Justices

The Supreme Court Heads Back Into The Courtroom

Graphic of federal debt.

Explaining The Debt Limit And Why Congress Will Likely Raise It Again

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and other Senate Democrats
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Democrats Might Use Reconciliation To Pass COVID-19 Relief Bill

An arrangement of pills of the opioid oxycodone-acetaminophen.
Patrick Sison / APScience and Health

Drug Overdoses Have Increased Amid The Pandemic

The Whole Woman's Health Clinic in Fort Worth, Texas.
Tony Gutierrez / APU.S.

Texas Abortion Law Goes Into Effect

Woman wearing a mask
NewsyScience and Health

Tips For Talking To Friends, Neighbors Who Oppose Wearing A Mask

COVID advocates meet with staff of Speaker Pelosi.
Andrew Shafer / NewsyPolitics

COVID Survivors, Families Say They Need More Support From Congress

Republicans speak at a press conference
Megan Smith / NewsyPolitics

Republicans Amp Up Calls For Americans To Get Vaccinated

Voters stand in line.

Amid Voting Rights Debate, Some States Are Expanding Ballot Access

Dog in kennel.

New CDC Dog Ban Impacting Soldiers, Diplomats Overseas

U.S. Supreme Court
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Supreme Court Ruling Deals A Blow To Voting Rights Advocates

Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Cybersecurity Was A Key Issue For Biden-Putin Summit

hiring sign outside theatre

First Round Of States To End Federal Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

Two workers examine 2020 ballots.
Brynn Anderson / APPolitics

Audits, Recounts And Lawsuits: Why We're Still Looking At 2020 Ballots

supporters of President Donald Trump besiege the U.S. Capitol in Washington
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

GOP Senators Poised To Block Jan. 6 Commission

Rioters try to break through police barrier at US Capitol on Jan. 6.
Julio Cortez / APPolitics

In Bipartisan Vote, House Approves Bill Creating Jan. 6 Commission

Absentee ballot envelope.

State Legislatures Continue Push For New Voting Laws

Police officers arrest a woman during a George Floyd protest.
EW Scripps CompanyU.S.

What Is Qualified Immunity And How Might Lawmakers Change It?

Vice President Kamala Harris and Speaker Nancy Pelosi
The White HousePolitics

Pelosi, Harris To Make History At Pres. Biden's Address To Congress

Supporters of D.C. statehood
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Why The Fight For D.C. Statehood Has Reached A Critical Moment

A holstered gun
Eric Gay / APPolitics

FedEx Shooting Highlights Loophole In Indiana's 'Red Flag' Gun Law

Sen. Tim Kaine and Sen. Mark Warner
Jose Luis Magana / APPolitics

Kaine And Warner Propose Bill To Apply Virginia Gun Laws Nationwide

A sign outside a covid-19 vaccine clinic in Arlington County, Va. alerts patients they will not be able to get J&J's vaccine
Kellan Howell // NEWSY StaffScience and Health

Vaccine Sites Scramble To Pause Use Of J&J COVID-19 Vaccine

Gun shop owner sorts paperwork.

Gun Background Checks Soared During Pandemic