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.

Biden pitches ‘moonshot’ to cut the number of cancer deaths in half

By: - September 13, 2022

President Joe Biden doubled down Monday on his quest to halve the number of cancer deaths.

Bill codifying same-sex marriage nears critical vote in U.S. Senate

By: - September 8, 2022

LGBT advocates nationwide fear the U.S. Supreme Court could reverse its 2015 opinion that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.

COVID-19 vaccine may become annual, like flu shot

By: - September 6, 2022

The move could provide clarity and possibly simplicity for people who have been trying to keep track of if and when they should get a COVID-19 booster

Court releases partially redacted affidavit for Mar-a-Lago search

By: - August 26, 2022

The partially redacted affidavit says federal agents believed there was probable cause more documents containing classified information remain at Mar-a-Lago.

Anthony Fauci, leader on federal COVID response, to step down in December

By: - August 22, 2022

Anthony Fauci, who runs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which is part of the National Institutes of Health, became a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic.

What monkeypox outbreak? Little planning by colleges as students resume classes

By: - August 20, 2022

The attempt by colleges and universities to return to something resembling normal could be truncated by monkeypox

Biden administration asks state, local officials to boost monkeypox vaccine outreach

By: - August 18, 2022

The federal government is launching a program to provide monkeypox vaccine doses to areas hosting events expected to draw many LGBTQ people

Biden signs into law Democrats’ wide-ranging climate change, health care and tax bill

By: - August 16, 2022

President Biden's action capped off more than a year of tumultuous negotiations that saw his original proposal to Congress slimmed down considerably

Twenty states, D.C. join in opposing Texas lawsuit on emergency abortion care

By: - August 16, 2022

Texas asserts that states shouldn’t have to comply with a federal law that protects doctors who end a pregnancy to save the patient’s life.

U.S. House Democrats send sweeping climate, health and tax legislation to Biden

By: - August 12, 2022

Democrats repeatedly called the legislation “historic” and said it showed their party putting “people above politics.”

Search warrant shows Trump under investigation for possible Espionage Act violations

By: - August 12, 2022

The search warrant noted that the FBI was authorized to seize all documents illegally possessed in violation of a section of the Espionage Act.

Biden signs landmark bill aiding veterans exposed to burn pits overseas

By: - August 10, 2022

Open-air burn pits were used frequently during the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to dispose of medical waste, batteries, and jet fuel.