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

Medtronic headquarters
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)
Rallying against Obama's executive order
"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)
At a rally against Obama's executive order
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)
Republican candidates say putting them in charge of the House and Senate would let them get things done. But it's not nearly that simple. (10/28/2014)
The fundraising pace by the 8th District congressman shows some of the contradictions Democrats are living by these days. (10/15/2014)
In a time of deep political divisions, it's easier for campaigns and their allies to play to the public's discontent with Congress. (09/29/2014)
Comedian Bill Maher wants to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. John Kline. But the comedian may find the going tough in the 2nd District, where voters may not watch his show. (09/26/2014)
Debate centered around whether there were reliable American allies among the Free Syrian Army. (09/18/2014)
Meanwhile, a White House spokesman says government is doing everything it can to track and stop militant sympathizers. (09/12/2014)
Minnesota's congressional delegation will be listening carefully to President Obama's speech on the Islamic State. Six of the 10 oppose or would not say if they support deploying U.S. troops. (09/10/2014)
This year, 6.8 million consumers will get more than $330 million in refunds, with an average refund value of $80 per family. (08/12/2014)