Billions for natural disasters, home energy included in stopgap spending bill in Congress

Measure rolls in compensation for people harmed by massive NM wildfire, and must be passed before Friday at midnight to keep the government open, U.S. lawmakers say

By: - September 27, 2022 1:20 pm

The combined Calf Canyon and Hermits Peak Fires burn north of Las Vegas, N.M., on Saturday, April 23, 2022. (Photo by Patrick Lohmann / Source New Mexico)

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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.