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Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket

Kerry Picket is a senior congressional reporter for The Washington Times and fill-in radio host at SiriusXM Patriot 125. She previously covered the hill at other DC-based outlets including the Daily Caller and the Washington Examiner. Before that, she produced news for Robin Quivers of The Howard Stern Show on SiriusXM, wrote entertainment news for MTV Radio, and worked as a production assistant at She appears frequently as a guest commentator on cable news programs and syndicated radio shows. She can be reached at

Articles by Kerry Picket

Cost of gasoline and diesel is displayed on an electronic sign hanging over a line of long-haul trucks parked at a stop off Interstate 90 Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, in Mitchell, S.D. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Drivers wanted: U.S. supply chain can’t keep on trucking

The nation's trucking industry is facing significant headwinds in dealing with a massive shortage of drivers -- just one of the factors contributing to a supply-chain bottleneck that is driving up prices and threatening to put a crimp in this year's Christmas shopping. Published October 12, 2021

President Joe Biden and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talk in a basement hallway of the Capitol after meeting with House Democrats to rescue his his $3.5 trillion government overhaul and salvage a related public works bill, in Washington, Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Pelosi looks to guide congressional Dems through midterms, 2024 election

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has signaled to party leaders that she plans on sticking around through the 2024 election and is praying the lingering shadow of former President Trump will help Democrats defend their slim House majority in the midterm elections next year. Published October 1, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif. speaks during her weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Pelosi scrambles for last-minute support on infrastructure bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to move forward Thursday on the $1.2 trillion infrastructure vote in hopes of nailing down a legislative victory for President Biden, but remained coy about the bill's support in her Democratic House caucus. Published September 30, 2021

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., a centrist Democrat vital to the fate of President Joe Biden's $3.5 trillion domestic agenda, is surrounded by reporters outside the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 29, 2021. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Manchin ends Democrats’ hopes of a quick deal on infrastructure

Sen. Joe Manchin III said there's no chance of reaching a framework on President Biden's $3.5 trillion social welfare package Wednesday, ending his party's hopes of a double-victory on the budget and a separate $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. Published September 29, 2021