Brett Neely

Brett Neely

Reporter
Minnesota Public Radio
bneely@mpr.org


Brett Neely is MPR News' Washington, DC, reporter, covering Congress and the federal government. Neely previously worked as a producer for APM's Marketplace from 2004 to 2007.

Brett Neely Feature Archive

A school office uses a blanket to cover a window.
The Minnesota congressman told a U.S. House panel Wednesday he was appalled by conditions he found during a recent visit to the northern Minnesota school. (04/22/2015)
Norm Coleman at his D.C. office
Under the former senator's leadership, the American Action Network is praising Republicans and working toward a 'governing, conservative majority.' (04/20/2015)
Republican congressman Tom Emmer
Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer has struck a more low-key note during his first term than during his run for governor or on his radio show. Some allies worry he has lost his way. (04/08/2015)
Minnesota congressional lawmakers from both parties seemed optimistic in January after the GOP won the U.S. House and Senate. But the upbeat feelings are waning. (04/03/2015)
Eyeing the 2016 elections, House Republicans aim to cut $5.5 trillion in government spending over the next decade and end the Affordable Care Act. But President Obama's veto looms large. (03/20/2015)
One of the only points of agreement these days between the White House and Republicans is a trade deal with Pacific countries -- unless congressional Democrats sink the agreement. (03/12/2015)
Congress has a little more than a day to prevent a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security triggered by Republican attempts to stop President Obama's executive actions on immigration. (02/26/2015)
Minnesota's approach to keeping young people from joining terrorist groups got a high-profile audience Wednesday in the nation's capital. (02/18/2015)
House Republicans have tapped Minnesota Rep. John Kline to help draft an alternative to the Affordable Care Act should the Supreme Court strike down the law's use of public subsidies. (02/04/2015)
A Republican bill in Congress aims to prevent all unauthorized crossings of the U.S.-Mexican border. But it is not strict enough for the most conservative members of the House. (01/30/2015)
Republicans in the U.S. Senate are considering changing the landmark No Child Left Behind education law in ways that could significantly curtail federally mandated student testing. (01/23/2015)
President Barack Obama highlighted a Minneapolis couple's resilience in the face of economic turmoil during his State of the Union address. (01/21/2015)
The medical device tax has generated billions in revenue. Now that money may go back to the firms that paid it. (01/19/2015)
They'll be the minority in the U.S. House and Senate, but some Minnesota DFLers believe that may better position them to work with the GOP. (01/02/2015)
The medical device industry has spent more than $150 million to convince Congress to kill a tax on its devices, arguing it costs tens of thousands of jobs. (12/22/2014)