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By: - November 16, 2021 3:47 pm

U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx, a North Carolina Republican, speaks at a rally on Nov. 16, 2021, in Washington, D.C., for parents who oppose mask mandates and teaching about racism in schools. (Ariana Figueroa/States Newsroom)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana Figueroa covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes Kansas Reflector. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.