Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.

U.S. House Oversight chair’s agenda: Hunter Biden, COVID origins, classified documents

By: - January 30, 2023

House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer said his priorities will include the handling of classified documents, the origins of the COVID-19 virus, and alleged “influence peddling” by Hunter Biden.

White House launches new push to help states remove lead pipes that carry drinking water

By: - January 30, 2023

The lead pipe replacement program will focus on Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin beginning this year

U.S. House GOP takes aim at fake pills containing deadly fentanyl sold on social media

By: - January 25, 2023

Republicans on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee took aim at the flows of synthetic opioids, like fake pills laced with illicit fentanyl, entering the U.S. at the Southwest border.

Classified material found in the Indiana home of former VP Mike Pence

By: - January 25, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence “out of an abundance of caution” on Jan. 16 asked lawyers to review his personal records following reports of secret documents found at the homes of current and former U.S. leaders, his lawyer said.

White House says DOJ had ‘unprecedented access’ to Biden home during search

By: - January 24, 2023

The historic 13-hour search of the sitting president’s residence in Wilmington uncovered yet more classified documents from Biden’s tenure as vice president, and dating back to his time as a U.S. senator.

Ukrainians by the thousands arrive in states, but with a time limit

By: - January 20, 2023

The temporary Uniting for Ukraine program offers a two-year stay in the U.S., given that individuals or families find financial sponsors.

U.S. House Republicans roll out a slew of new committee chairs to steer agenda

By: - January 11, 2023

The top gavels were doled out by “making sure that our committees are represented by a full swath of our membership,” Majority Leader Steve Scalise said Tuesday.

U.S. House GOP backs rules plan without disclosing deals made with hard-right members

By: and - January 10, 2023

Several of the concessions Speaker Kevin McCarthy made with more conservative members of the Republican Party to secure his post were not made public.

U.S. House GOP backs McCarthy as speaker after tense and chaotic late-night session

By: and - January 6, 2023

After 15 rounds of voting, Rep. Kevin McCarthy was chosen to be the new speaker of the House early Saturday morning.

U.S. House stuck for a third day as Republicans struggle to unite around a speaker

By: and - January 5, 2023

The House held five more votes Thursday without resolving a dispute between Republicans over who should lead their party.

U.S. House paralyzed following second day of GOP failure to elect a speaker

By: and - January 4, 2023

U.S. House Republicans' stalemate over who should lead the chamber for the next two years dragged on Wednesday

Conservatives in U.S. House tank McCarthy bid to be speaker on multiple ballots

By: and - January 3, 2023

Tuesday marked the first time in a century the speaker’s election went to multiple ballots.