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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 Iowa Capital Dispatch.

Fauci warns reopening too soon could cause ‘suffering and death’

By: - May 12, 2020

WASHINGTON — A top Trump administration health official warned U.S. senators Tuesday that reopening the economy too quickly could cause suffering, death and an even longer economic setback. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told lawmakers there could be a surge […]

Universities get aid they can’t share with DACA students

By: - May 10, 2020

WASHINGTON — Colleges and universities across the country are getting emergency federal aid for COVID-19, but some of the most vulnerable students won’t be eligible for assistance. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has said the emergency grants — part of the $2 trillion coronavirus relief act that Congress approved last month — can’t go to undocumented […]

Iowa AG to Trump: Put the brakes on new regulations

By: - April 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — Iowa attorney general Tom Miller and 20 other attorneys general from across the country are pressing the Trump administration to freeze pending regulations so officials can focus on the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The attorneys general sent a letter Tuesday to the White House Office of Management and Budget requesting that the […]

Iowa lawmakers brace for coronavirus impacts: ‘I hope we are all wrong’ 

By: - March 20, 2020

WASHINGTON — Why does it take so long to get COVID-19 test results? How can we take care of elderly parents? Can Congress work around the president, if necessary, to ramp up production of medical equipment? These were some of the questions Iowans asked Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-1st District, and state public health officials in […]

U.S. Senate Democrats slam Trump officials for coronavirus response

By: - March 3, 2020

WASHINGTON — U.S. senators want Trump administration officials to be more forthcoming about coronavirus amid concerns the White House has given misinformation on the disease. A Senate panel with oversight on health issues heard from top public officials Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control, the National Institutes of Health, and the Food and Drug […]