Jacob Fischler

Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.

U.S. Senate confirms a military nominee, the first since Tuberville blockade began

By: - September 21, 2023

Alabama Republican Tommy Tuberville started blocking military appointments seven months ago to protest Defense Department abortion policies.

Former U.S. Capitol Police chief blames intelligence failures, not Trump, for Jan. 6 attack

By: - September 20, 2023

Capitol Police were under-prepared for the violence on Jan. 6, 2021, because the FBI and others did not share intelligence ahead of the attack, the former Capitol Police chief said Tuesday.

Biden to nominate former FAA deputy to lead aviation agency

By: - September 7, 2023

President Biden’s previous pick for FAA chief withdrew from consideration in March after Senate Republicans opposed his confirmation.

New federal water pollution rule draws mixed reaction

By: - August 31, 2023

A federal rule limiting agencies’ power to regulate water pollution will severely restrict protections for waters and wetlands nationwide.

Labor leader touts union support as possible auto strikes loom

By: - August 30, 2023

United Auto Workers at Detroit’s “Big Three” car companies voted overwhelmingly Aug. 25 to authorize a strike if a deal is not reached by Sept. 14.

‘Hate will not prevail in America’: Biden marks 60 years since March on Washington

By: - August 29, 2023

Monday's event gained urgency after a white gunman on Saturday killed three Black people near a historically Black university in Jacksonville, Florida.

Trump absent but still dominates as GOP presidential rivals clash at first debate

By: , and - August 24, 2023

Donald Trump instead recorded a competing interview with ex-Fox News host Tucker Carlson that posted online minutes before the debate began.

‘The internet is no longer a luxury’: $667M from USDA for rural broadband

By: - August 21, 2023

The 2021 federal infrastructure law provided $65 billion for high-speed broadband deployment.

Updated: The Trump indictments: a seven-year timeline of key developments

By: - August 9, 2023

The indictments lay out the alleged crimes by Trump, the first person who has served as president of the United States to face felony charges.

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.

How the fake electors in seven states are central to the Trump Jan. 6 indictment

By: and - August 3, 2023

The indictment says the central plot to overturn the election involved switching out legitimate slates of electors in multiple states Joe Biden had won with false electors recruited by Trump and his advisers.

‘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.