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.

As opioids overdose deaths keep rising, report urges lawmakers to develop new approaches

By: - March 17, 2023

The 600-page report encourages lawmakers to innovate ways to stem adverse effects of addiction and increasing drug overdose deaths among Americans.

Biden says U.S. bank deposits are safe despite tumult over California bank collapse

By: - March 13, 2023

Americans “should feel confident that their deposits will be there, if and when they need them,” President Biden said Monday.

Biden pick for U.S. archivist caught up in controversy over missing presidential documents

By: - February 28, 2023

Republicans pressed the nominee to the National Archives on her “grossly partisan” social media posts.

White House unveils $2B in weapons for Ukraine on one-year anniversary of Russian invasion

By: - February 24, 2023

President Biden made a surprise visit to Kyiv and announced $2B in weapons for Ukraine and new sanctions against Russia.

U.S. ‘more closely scrutinizing’ airspace for flying objects, Pentagon official says

By: and - February 14, 2023

Over three days, three types of airborne crafts that the Pentagon has not specifically described were shot down.

China balloon’s voyage across Alaska, Montana and U.S. enrages members of U.S. Senate panel

By: - February 9, 2023

A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Friday denied that the balloon was conducting surveillance, and said it instead was collecting weather data.

Biden in State of the Union address draws boos and shouts from a combative GOP

By: and - February 8, 2023

Expanding access to opioid-related addiction treatment and strengthening the fight against fentanyl trafficking should be bipartisan priorities, President Biden said.

Chinese surveillance balloon now drifting across the middle of the U.S., Pentagon confirms

By: - February 3, 2023

A senior State Department official said Friday that the balloon's presence was a “clear violation of sovereignty.”

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.