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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.

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the COVID-19 response and vaccination program. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Biden administration drops vaccine-or-test workplace rule

By: - January 27, 2022

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has withdrawn an emergency mandate that would have required employees at large businesses to get the COVID-19 vaccine or test regularly for the virus. The decision from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which took effect Wednesday, follows a ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month that blocked […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 30: (L-R) U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justices Elena Kagan and Stephen Breyer and Chief Justice John Roberts await the arrival of U.S. President Donald J. Trump in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives January 30, 2018 in Washington, DC. This is the first State of the Union address given by U.S. President Donald Trump and his second address to a joint meeting of Congress. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Reports: Supreme Court Justice Breyer to step down

By: , and - January 26, 2022

WASHINGTON — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning to announce his retirement in the coming days, according to multiple press reports Wednesday. The decision by the 83-year-old justice, who was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1994, would give President Joe Biden his first chance to nominate a member of the Supreme Court, […]