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 administration proposes to strengthen patient privacy for those seeking abortions

By: - April 12, 2023

The announcement comes amid two cases dealing with access to the abortion pill and fears that the pill’s FDA approval could be suspended.

Democratic attorneys general urge appeals court to keep abortion pill available

By: - April 11, 2023

The attorneys general argue they “have a strong interest in safeguarding their sovereign decision to protect their residents’ ability to obtain abortions."

U.S. Department of Justice asks appeals court to pause abortion pill ruling

By: - April 10, 2023

The Department of Justice’s request asks the New Orleans-based appeals court to decide before noon on Thursday whether the Texas ruling should be placed on hold.

Democratic leaders warn abortion pill ruling could endanger other FDA-approved drugs

By: - April 8, 2023

Top Senate Democrats pledged to do everything they can to move legislation through Congress in response to the ruling.

Biden administration appeals judge’s ruling ordering abortion pill off U.S. market

By: - April 7, 2023

The judge claims the FDA "acquiesced on its legitimate safety concerns — in violation of its statutory duty — based on plainly unsound reasoning."

IRS slated to hire thousands of workers, boost audits of wealthy taxpayers

By: - April 6, 2023

The 10-year outlook from the IRS shows nearly $46 billion would go to enforcement activities, with another $25 billion spent on operations support.

As future of abortion pill is weighed, Democrats in Congress see little they can do

By: - April 5, 2023

Some Democrats found little optimism they could counter a ruling that could potentially overturn the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of mifepristone.

Trump hit with 34 felony counts of falsifying New York state business records

By: , and - April 4, 2023

Donald Trump pleaded not guilty Tuesday to 34 New York state felony offenses related to what prosecutors say were hush money payments to an adult film star.

Social Security trustees predict benefit cuts in 2033 without congressional action

By: - March 31, 2023

The updated projections mean that without action, Social Security would have enough money to pay about 77% of the total scheduled benefits.

U.S. judge rules insurers don’t have to cover many free preventive health services

By: , and - March 30, 2023

The decision could affect millions of Americans’ access to no-cost preventive health care that a federal agency required health insurance companies to cover.

Experts see economic problems for U.S. as struggle over debt limit, spending cuts extends

By: - March 30, 2023

House Republicans, led by Speaker Kevin McCarthy, have rejected raising the debt limit unless President Biden agrees to a series of spending cuts.

U.S. Senate in bipartisan vote repeals decades-old Iraq war authorizations

By: - March 29, 2023

The Authorizations for Use of Military Force in the Gulf and Iraq have stayed on the books years after the two wars ended.