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

Airport security
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)
Presenting at the White House
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)
Rep. John Kline
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)
"Until Cuba changes (its) ways, there's no reason for the United States to change its policy," Bachmann said on MPR News' The Daily Circuit Wednesday. (The Daily Circuit, 12/17/2014)
After four terms in office, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann decided not to seek re-election to Congress from the 6th District. But she doesn't plan to fade from the limelight. (12/07/2014)
Minnesota's congressional delegation has been drawn into the debate over President Obama's immigration action. Praised and reviled, the action could further divide Congress. (11/20/2014)
Minnesotans returned DFL and GOP U.S. House members to Washington, though it was close in the Minnesota 8th. The GOP easily held the seat vacated by retiring Rep. Michele Bachmann. (11/05/2014)
The two candidates brought their mostly sleepy campaign to a close by agreeing with each other more than ever before at the debate hosted by Minnesota Public Radio. (11/03/2014)
For years, Democratic U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson has easily won re-election. This year, he has a strong challenge from Republican state Sen. Torrey Westrom in an expanded district. (10/30/2014)