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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.

Despite FTX fallout, some U.S. House members still skeptical about crypto regulation

By: - December 3, 2022

Lawmakers argue the FTX episode only reinforces their point that the SEC’s regulation of cryptocurrencies is arbitrary and ineffective.

U.S. House moves to avoid calamitous rail strike, but Senate prospects murky

By: - November 30, 2022

The House voted to codify an agreement that some unions have already rejected and separately add paid sick leave that workers had demanded.

Little appetite for Manchin permitting bill in congressional lame-duck session

By: - November 24, 2022

The bill was a condition of the West Virginia Democrat’s support for his party’s larger climate, health care and taxes measure earlier this year

Republicans win control of the U.S. House with 218th seat

By: - November 17, 2022

Republicans clinched a majority in the U.S. House after a Republican won reelection to a California seat that put the GOP over the top.

Trump announces a third bid for the presidency, even as GOP reels from midterm setback

By: - November 16, 2022

Former President Donald Trump, whose lies about his reelection loss in 2020 precipitated an insurrectionist attack on the U.S. Capitol, said Tuesday he will make another run for the White House in 2024. His announcement came only a week after a disappointing showing by Republicans — especially those who endorsed his false claims about 2020 […]

Democrats projected to retain U.S. Senate control after winning Nevada seat

By: - November 12, 2022

Democratic U.S. Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada will win reelection, the Associated Press said late Saturday.

GOP on track to control U.S. House, but dozens of races still undecided

By: - November 11, 2022

Major elections forecasters consider Republicans favored to clear 2018 House wins because many of the races yet to be called favor the GOP

Which party controls Congress? It could be days or weeks before we know

By: and - November 10, 2022

Democrats still have a small chance at keeping their House majority after far outpacing Republicans in toss-up races and competing in some districts thought to be out of reach

No GOP ‘wave,’ but Republicans could still gain control of U.S. House

By: , and - November 9, 2022

Republicans fell short of their greatest ambitions for major gains in the U.S. House, with control of the chamber still in doubt early Wednesday. 

U.S. Senate control too close to call as multiple states grapple with tight vote counts

By: , and - November 9, 2022

It might be days — or even weeks — before we know what party will control the Senate starting next year.

With ‘democracy itself’ on the ballot, Biden warns of ‘path to chaos’ by election deniers

By: - November 3, 2022

Midterm elections give voters a chance to reject “extreme MAGA Republicans” and their efforts to undermine the electoral process, Biden said

In attempt to curb gas prices, Biden will release oil from emergency reserve

By: - October 19, 2022

Polling shows concerns over inflation are likely to hurt Democrats in congressional elections next month