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.

One year after East Palestine derailment, Congress mulling tax break for relief payments

By: - February 19, 2024

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden drew renewed attention to the site of the East Palestine, Ohio, train derailment during a Friday visit, as Congress considers a bill that would relieve victims from federal taxes on compensation after the massive freight train calamity that leaked hazardous chemicals into communities one year ago. The large tax policy […]

Trump’s calendar becoming crowded as legal battles escalate in New York, D.C.

By: and - February 15, 2024

If the New York trial date holds, it will mark the first time a former U.S. president has been put on trial.

What happens next in the impeachment of Homeland Security Secretary Mayorkas?

By: - February 14, 2024

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s office said Tuesday night the Democratic-controlled chamber will take action when it returns from recess on Feb. 26. 

Former GOP officials warn of ‘terrifying possibilities’ if Trump immunity claim accepted

By: and - February 13, 2024

No Court should create a presidential immunity from federal criminal prosecution, even for official acts, the group told the U.S. Supreme Court.

Trump asks U.S. Supreme Court to pause federal trial over presidential immunity question

By: and - February 12, 2024

The brief cites Trump’s schedule ahead of November’s presidential election, saying a long trial would keep him off the campaign trail.

Trump claim of presidential immunity turned down by federal appeals court in D.C.

By: and - February 6, 2024

A District of Columbia appeals court ruled on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024, that former President Donald Trump is not immune from prosecution in a federal election interference case.

UAW delivers rousing presidential endorsement for Biden over ‘scab’ Trump

By: - January 24, 2024

Donald Trump stands against everything the United Auto Workers of America stands for, its president said Wednesday.

Hispanic and progressive Democrats protest proposals to limit asylum for immigrants

By: - January 18, 2024

House Republicans are refusing to pass the president’s more than $100 billion emergency funding request without changes to the immigration system.

No deal on Ukraine, Israel aid after White House meeting with top congressional leaders

By: and - January 18, 2024

President Joe Biden’s White House gathering with lawmakers to find a compromise on foreign aid and immigration was “productive,” U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson said Wednesday.

Child tax credit expansion, business incentives combined in new congressional tax plan

By: - January 16, 2024

The plan would raise the child tax credit incrementally through 2025 and restore tax relief for affordable housing projects.

Trump cruises to historic Iowa caucus victory; DeSantis edges past Haley

By: and - January 15, 2024

Trump entered the first-in-the-nation nominating contest with a historic lead in the most recent Iowa Poll by The Des Moines Register/NBC News/Mediacom — leading at 48%.

New Jersey among states joining the new summer meal program for low-income kids

By: - January 10, 2024

Low-income families will now receive $40 each month for each eligible school-aged child, up to $120, to buy groceries beginning this summer.