U.S. Senate clears short-term funding bill after sidestepping ‘crack pipe’ concerns

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U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn

In this file photo, U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) addresses the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Road to Majority Policy Conference at the U.S. Capitol Visitor’s Center Auditorium June 27, 2019, in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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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.