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.

Trump fixation on Wisconsin, Ginni Thomas text regrets and more from the Jan. 6 panel

By: - January 4, 2023

Records released by the House Jan. 6 committee reveal a multipart scheme to overturn the 2020 presidential election

U.S. House Jan. 6 panel report finds Trump incited insurrection, demands accountability

By: and - December 23, 2022

Donald Trump’s desire to overturn the results of a lawful and legitimate election was the driving factor in the unprecedented attack on the Capitol, the report says

TikTok ban for federal workers close to becoming law, following flurry of state bans

By: - December 21, 2022

Federal employees would be barred from downloading TikTok on phones and other devices issued by the federal government.

U.S. House Jan. 6 panel refers Trump for criminal charges, including inciting insurrection

By: - December 19, 2022

Trump's actions violated a core principle of U.S. government, the two-century tradition of a peaceful transition of power, Rep. Liz Cheney said.

U.S. Senate votes to bar TikTok from government devices as state bans multiply

By: - December 16, 2022

Critics of TikTok say the app creates national security concerns because of its ability to track users’ data — and because the Chinese government can compel that data from its owner.

FTX failure divides lawmakers on how tough to get with crypto regulation

By: - December 14, 2022

Lawmakers debated the collapse of cryptocurrency firm FTX a day after founder Samuel Bankman-Fried was arrested on federal fraud charges.

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.