U.S. Senate approves stopgap spending bill with disaster relief, heating aid

By: - September 30, 2022 6:00 am
New Mexico Fire damage

Fiona Sinclair stands in the ruins of what used to be a friend's house on Monday, Sept. 12, 2022, one of hundreds destroyed by the Hermits Peak-Calf Canyon Fire and subsequent flooding. A spending measure that passed the Senate Thursday includes $2.5 billion in relief funds for the fire, which burned large swaths of New Mexico this spring. (Megan Gleason | Source NM)

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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.