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Rep.-elect Nikki Budzinski, left, stands with other newly-elected members of Congress on the East Front of the Capitol in Washington in this file photo from Nov. 15, 2022.
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The 21st Show

The 21st Show Live, with Illinois Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski

A special live 21st Show interview with U.S. Rep. Nikki Budzinski, taped Tuesday evening at partner station NPR Illinois' annual Thank-You Fest in downtown Springfield. Budzinski, a Democrat from central Illinois, talked with 21st Show host Brian Mackey about government funding, the wars in Ukraine and Gaza, climate change, and her impressions on nearly a year of working in Congress.