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Lauren Meier

Lauren Meier is a national security reporter for The Washington Times, covering national security committees on Capitol Hill, foreign affairs, defense, and diplomacy. She began covering politics at CNN during the 2016 presidential election, working closely with the national security and justice teams, and later joined Axios as an editor specializing in international and military coverage.

Lauren holds a master's degree in U.S. law from Washington University in St. Louis school of law, and a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from the George Washington University school of media and public affairs. She can be reached at [email protected].

Articles by Lauren Meier

U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, left, gestures duringg a debate with Republican challenger Corey Stewart, at the Virginia Bar Association debate at the Homestead in Hot Springs , Va., Saturday, July 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) **FILE**

Battle looms over Pentagon money for border wall

Outcry from Democrats on Capitol Hill and some key U.S. defense officials mounted Monday over the prospect that President Trump's emergency declaration will result in a raiding of certain Pentagon coffers to finance the construction of a border wall. Published February 18, 2019

U.S. Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams testifies before the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee hearing on Venezuela on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Abrams to lawmakers: Maduro on the way out

Mounting domestic and international pressure will soon force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro out of power, President Trump's point man on the crisis told a congressional hearing Wednesday. Published February 13, 2019

A man shout shouts "Welcome humanitarian aid" as he passes a line of Venezuelan army soldiers and National Guard officers that block the main access to the Tienditas International Bridge that links Colombia and Venezuela, near Urena, Venezuela, Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

U.S. to restrict visas of top officials of Nicolas Maduro's regime

The Trump administration will impose new visa restrictions on top officials of the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro as President Trump's new envoy to the crisis in Caracas said the time for a negotiated compromise with the socialist Maduro regime had passed. Published February 7, 2019