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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.

Climate funding could suffer in the farm bill under GOP control of Congress

By: - November 6, 2022

WASHINGTON — Republicans who may be taking control of Congress in next week’s midterm elections have not been very specific about many policy goals—but the farm bill is an exception. Members of the GOP in the U.S. House and Senate are sending strong signals they want to strip climate funding from the massive legislation in 2023 […]

Clash over climate change funding emerging in farm bill debate on Capitol Hill

By: - September 22, 2022

Republicans cast climate priorities as deference to ‘new world religion.’

Farm bill season arrives: What’s the outlook for 2023?

By: - August 14, 2022

U.S. Rep. Glenn 'GT' Thompson, R-15th District, could help lead the debate in the House next year if the GOP prevails in the midterms.

As aging farmers retire, lawmakers explore how to boost beginning producers

By: - July 18, 2022

WASHINGTON —  More than half of American farmers will reach retirement age in the next 10 years, but the steep price of entry to start a farm, along with rising input costs and volatile markets, make it tough for young and beginning farmers to take their places. “Farming is inherently a risky business, but in […]

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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.