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Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray

Ashley Murray covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include domestic policy and appropriations.

U.S. President Joe Biden welcomes President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky to the White House on Dec. 21, 2022 in Washington, D.C.

Zelenskyy pledges a fight for ‘common victory’ against Russian tyranny in visit to U.S.

By: - December 22, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden declared Wednesday that Ukraine will “never stand alone” as he welcomed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy for an historic U.S. visit — a rare departure from Zelenskyy’s monthslong fight to defend his country from deadly Russian shelling and targeting of civilian infrastructure. The wartime Ukrainian leader met Biden at the White House, […]

A child joins his father as Bronx residents receive food at the St. Helena Pantry on Sept. 28, 2022 in New York City.

Child tax credit expansion left out of congressional omnibus package

By: - December 21, 2022

WASHINGTON — Any last hopes of resurrecting the expanded child tax credit as part of Congress’ massive spending package were dashed early Tuesday when the 4,155-page bill was released without a mention of the tax benefit. The temporary expanded child tax credit, part of a COVID-19 relief deal in 2021, allowed more low-income families, including […]