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Jennifer Shutt

Senior reporter, Washington bureau

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.Before joining States Newsroom, Jennifer covered Congress for CQ Roll Call for more than six years. As a budget and appropriations reporter, she tracked the annual federal funding process as well as disaster aid and COVID-19 spending. Jennifer is originally from northern Pennsylvania and holds degrees in journalism and political science from Penn State University. After graduating, she began her journalism career as a reporter for The Daily Times in Maryland where she covered local and state government. Jennifer then moved to Washington, D.C. to work as a web producer at Politico.

Maryland Rep. Harris calls possibility of certain exemptions being lifted ‘ridiculous.’

Hoyer travels to Pittsburgh to provide counter-programming, calls GOP agenda ‘too frightening for most American voters.’

The move follows weeks of behind-the-scenes discussions among five U.S. senators from both political parties.

Congress held its first hearing on monkeypox Wednesday, with lawmakers rebuking federal public health officials for their slow response to the outbreak, even though…

The U.S. Senate is on track to vote on a bill codifying marriage equality as soon as next week with negotiators increasingly confident it…

COVID-19 booster shots are on track to become as frequent as the annual flu shot, though high-risk people may need more than one dose…

The White House held a virtual meeting Thursday with more than 1,000 college and university officials to help them prepare for a school year when monkeypox cases are expected to crop up on campus.

Anthony Fauci, one of the federal government’s leading public health figures, announced Monday he’ll be leaving his post in December, though he made clear…

College students are heading back to campus following more than two years of a pandemic that led many schools to empty out for full…

Federal public health officials said Thursday they are working with state and local health departments to boost messaging and vaccinations for those most likely to contract monkeypox.