Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.

New York Republican George Santos expelled by U.S. House in bipartisan vote

By: - December 1, 2023

Several Republicans said the lies Santos allegedly told to fundraise and get elected, as well as misuse of campaign funds, merit expulsion.

Democrats split on placing conditions on military aid to Israel

By: - November 30, 2023

The White House has asked Congress to approve more than $105 billion in funding to assist Israel, Ukraine and Taiwan.

Schumer on U.S. Senate floor condemns ‘rank antisemitism’ amid Israel-Hamas war

By: - November 29, 2023

Sen. Chuck Schumer said his comments weren’t meant to rebuke protesters for speaking out on behalf of civilians who have been under siege in Gaza or those who have legitimate criticisms about the Israeli government.

Biden signs stopgap spending bill, avoiding government shutdown

By: - November 17, 2023

President Biden has signed the stopgap spending bill, which means federal leaders have two months to agree on a dozen annual spending bills. 

Congress sends stopgap spending bill to Biden’s desk, averting shutdown for now

By: - November 16, 2023

U.S. senators approved legislation to fund the government into next year, clearing the measure for President Joe Biden’s signature. 

U.S. House passes stopgap spending bill in bipartisan vote, in crucial test for new speaker

By: - November 14, 2023

The U.S. House approved a stopgap spending bill Tuesday, though the measure must pass the Senate by Friday to avoid a government shutdown. 

Congress nears another government shutdown deadline on Friday at midnight

By: - November 13, 2023

Congress could approve another short-term government funding bill this week to avert a partial government shutdown by the weekend. 

Democrats’ struggle to keep U.S. Senate majority complicated by Manchin decision

By: , and - November 9, 2023

Democrats need to recruit a strong candidate to run for the seat that Manchin is vacating, though their bench isn’t especially deep in the Republican state.

Biden administration, senators divided on how to move ahead on border security

By: - November 8, 2023

Members of Congress and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas were at odds Wednesday on how lawmakers should improve border security.

U.S. House pushes through Israel-only aid bill with dim future in Senate

By: - November 2, 2023

The bill doesn’t include additional funding for Ukraine, Taiwan or the U.S. Southern border — all of which the Biden administration requested.

Ukraine and Israel aid must be bound together, two Cabinet secretaries tell U.S. Senate

By: - October 31, 2023

House Republicans released a $14 billion spending bill for Israel on Monday, though the legislation doesn’t include funding for Ukraine, Taiwan or border security.

U.S. House gripped by paralysis again after GOP punts proposal for speaker pro tem

By: , and - October 19, 2023

Rep. Jim Jordan is a founder of the hard-right House Freedom Caucus who has sustained two failed attempts at election on the floor as speaker.