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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.

Biden pitches to the middle class as Democrats fight for support in advance of midterms

By: - October 16, 2022

President Joe Biden promoted Democrats’ efforts to bring down health care costs during a visit to Portland, Oregon.

Trump to be subpoenaed by Jan. 6 panel as the ‘central cause’ of Capitol insurrection

By: - October 14, 2022

Donald Trump must be held accountable as the “central cause” of a violent attempt to overturn the 2020 presidential election, the committee said.

Four things to watch for at the upcoming Jan. 6 hearing

By: - October 12, 2022

Lawmakers Thursday will provide an overview of the “multipart plan” by former President Donald Trump and his allies to subvert the 2020 election results, committee aides said.

The battle for control of Congress: Abortion, inflation, crime and Biden

By: , and - October 7, 2022

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP has a "50-50 shot" of winning back the Senate.

Biden to pardon all federal offenses for simple marijuana possession, review criminalization

By: , and - October 6, 2022

Biden's move is intended to address the country’s “failed approach to marijuana,” a senior administration official said Thursday

Manchin’s energy permitting plan roils U.S. Senate and House Democrats

By: and - September 22, 2022

Federal agencies would face new deadlines for reviews of energy projects such as pipelines under legislation proposed by Sen. Joe Manchin.

PR work for ‘Big Oil’ helped stymie climate action, U.S. House Democrats say

By: - September 14, 2022

WASHINGTON – Public relations firms aligned with oil and gas companies have tested the limits of their industry ethics and caused major slowdowns to federal climate change policy, Democrats on a U.S. House panel said at a Wednesday hearing. The firms’ conduct went beyond the bounds of ethical public relations work, Democrats on the House […]

Biden slams ‘extreme MAGA Republicans’ as Democrats launch drive to midterm election

By: - September 9, 2022

President Biden on Thursday attacked supporters of Donald Trump for defending rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

U.S. Justice Department to appeal Trump special master order

By: - September 9, 2022

Former President Donald Trump has no legal right to have the seized records returned to him, the government says in its brief.

U.S. attorney general says DOJ asked for public release of search warrant for Trump estate

By: - August 11, 2022

Justice officials filed a motion in federal court in Florida to unseal the search warrant and property receipt, which details items taken.

Republicans in Congress line up behind Trump after he says FBI searched Mar-a-Lago

By: - August 9, 2022

Donald Trump’s GOP allies questioned the prudence of the search, which the FBI and Department of Justice had not confirmed by Tuesday afternoon.

U.S. Senate passes major health, tax and climate bill in boost for Democrats

By: and - August 7, 2022

Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote on the spending bill, which aims to lower health care costs, address climate change, and revise the tax code.