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Allison Winter

Allison Winter

Allison Winter is a Washington D.C. correspondent for States Newsroom, a network of state-based nonprofit news outlets that includes the Pennsylvania Capital-Star.

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Lower insulin co-pays, list prices targeted in new bipartisan U.S. Senate bill

By: - July 1, 2022

'Too many Americans are forced to ration their insulin, forced to decide what else to pay for, which puts their health and lives in danger. It is time for this to change,' U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., said.

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Federal lawmakers aim to crack down on ‘dark patterns’ that trick users online

By: - June 29, 2022

The legislation would place limits on how internet firms with over 100M monthly users could ask for information

U.S. House Ag panel mulls safety net changes in farm bill amid soaring costs

By: - June 10, 2022

U.S. Rep. Glenn Thompson, R-15th District,  said he wants to pay special consideration to the margins for farmers as members work on the next farm bill.

Upcoming U.S. Supreme Court cases could curb colleges’ use of affirmative action

By: - March 31, 2022

The high court's conservative majority could reshape the college admissions process.

Offshore wind industry leaders ask Congress to back long-term plans to increase production

By: - October 22, 2021

“The U.S. offshore wind  industry is a game changer for renewable energy and our efforts to combat climate change,” U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, D-18th District, said.

U.S. Senate Republicans again block debate on voting rights legislation

By: - October 21, 2021

Nineteen states have approved more stringent voting requirements this year.  Republican state legislators pushed for the restrictions, partly in response to former President Donald Trump’s unsubstantiated claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

Dems seek support services for survivors of Native American boarding schools in Pa., elsewhere

By: - August 23, 2021

At issue are years of trauma from the federal government’s push, starting in the late 1800s, to remove hundreds of thousands of Native American children from their communities.

A federal investigation seeks to uncover the painful history of Native American boarding schools in Pa., nationwide

By: - July 9, 2021

Some advocates want Congress to take the next step and create a formal truth commission. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., in the coming weeks plans to reintroduce legislation forming one.

Endangered species to get a reprieve under Biden administration plans

By: - June 20, 2021

It's the latest in years of tug-of-war between Democratic and Republican administrations over how to implement the Endangered Species Act, passed by Congress in 1973.

New funding to curb wildfires pushed in Congress, as another fire season looms

By: - May 1, 2021

As wildfires across the United States grow in size, intensity and duration each summer,  members of Congress from the West are pushing for massive new investments in ecosystem management and wildfire mitigation.

Confederate statues would be removed from national parks in Gettysburg, elsewhere under Minn. lawmaker’s bill

By: - August 28, 2020

WASHINGTON —  A Democratic member of Congress from Minnesota is gaining traction with her push to force the federal government to get rid of Confederate statues and memorials in national parks, as as opposition to the public display of Confederate symbols grows. U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum, D-Minn, who leads the House subcommittee that oversees spending for […]

Border officials didn’t follow guidelines on migrant children’s health care, government investigators find

By: - July 16, 2020

U.S. Sen. Bob Casey asked for the probe after reports showing what he called an “appalling disregard for the lives of migrant children” at the border.