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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 Michigan Advance.

U.S. House votes to ban offshore drilling  

By: - September 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers approved bipartisan legislation Wednesday that would block new offshore drilling off the majority of the U.S. coast — despite pushback from many Republicans. The legislation would put in place far-reaching new protections, blocking drilling off most of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. Lawmakers are scheduled to vote Thursday on a […]

Michigan Dems to White House contenders after debates: Don’t take state for granted 

By: - August 2, 2019

After watching this week’s Democratic debates in Detroit, Michigan’s Democratic members of Congress want their party’s presidential candidates to give more attention to the bread-and-butter issues that are key for Michigan voters — which they say will be central in the effort to seize the White House in 2020. Democratic lawmakers desperately want to push […]

Kildee warns climate change harms Great Lakes, experts urge ‘Apollo-type’ investment to stop climate disaster

By: - July 25, 2019

WASHINGTON — Climate change could cost Americans billions of dollars, destroy coastal communities and put agriculture, health care and military facilities at risk unless the government acts swiftly, experts warned Congress Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint), whose district includes 119 miles of Lake Huron shoreline, told the U.S. House Budget Committee that rising temperatures […]

Dems hold Capitol Hill hearing on potentially ‘catastrophic’ ACA case 

By: - July 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — Democrats in Congress are warning that a looming court decision could upend the Affordable Care Act and leave millions of Americans without health insurance. The case — argued Tuesday before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Louisiana — has put the fate of the Affordable Care Act on the […]