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.

Government shutdown nears: U.S. House GOP fails to pass one-month spending plan

By: , , and - September 29, 2023

Both chambers of Congress must approve and President Joe Biden must sign government funding legislation before midnight on Saturday, otherwise a funding lapse would begin on Oct. 1.

White House slams ‘baseless’ House GOP impeachment inquiry as ‘political stunt’

By: - September 13, 2023

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy announced Tuesday that he directed several of the chamber’s committees to open the formal inquiry.

Biden administration chooses first 10 drugs for Medicare price negotiations

By: - August 29, 2023

People on Medicare spent $3.4 billion out of pocket last year on the 10 drugs selected Tuesday for Medicare price negotiations.

Judge sets March trial date in Trump federal election interference case

By: - August 28, 2023

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan scheduled jury selection to begin March 4, despite protests from the former president’s attorney John Lauro.

Farm bill timeline in flux as a messy September for Congress nears

By: - August 15, 2023

Both parties have rallied around ways to make the government safety net more reliable for farmers facing rising production costs.

Trump pleads not guilty to charges he sought to subvert 2020 election

By: and - August 3, 2023

The first hearing in the case is set for Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. before U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan.

Congress, GOP presidential candidates react to Trump indictment

By: and - August 2, 2023

The indictment stems from Trump’s alleged efforts to subvert the 2020 election after Election Day and leading up to and on Jan. 6, 2021, when a mob of his supporters rioted at the Capitol.

‘Fueled by lies,’ Trump charged with seeking to overturn 2020 election

By: , and - August 1, 2023

The former president faces four charges stemming from his actions, including conspiracy to defraud the United States.

Is there evidence of extraterrestrial life? Congress tries to figure it out

By: - July 26, 2023

Witnesses said a “dark gray or black cube inside a clear sphere” traveled near two U.S. fighter jets off Virginia's coast in 2014.

Tuberville hold on military nominees is ‘not only wrong–it is dangerous,’ Biden says

By: - July 21, 2023

Sen. Tommy Tuberville has been holding up the nominations of hundreds of military leaders and flag officers in response to a Department of Defense abortion policy.

Ethics rules for Supreme Court justices approved on party-line vote by U.S. Senate panel 

By: - July 20, 2023

The proposal would establish new conflict of interest rules for Supreme Court justices and the federal judiciary at large.

Israeli president tells Congress criticism of his country must not negate ‘right to exist’

By: - July 19, 2023

Israeli President Isaac Herzog, honoring Israel’s 75th year of independence, on Wednesday assured U.S. lawmakers that his nation “has democracy in its DNA."