Katelyn Burns is the Federal Policy Reporter for Rewire.News. Prior to joining the team, she was a freelance journalist covering breaking transgender news for them.us as well as bylines for The Washington Post, VICE, The Establishment, Allure, and many others. Previously she was a reporting fellow for Everyday Feminism, writing a series on toxic call out culture in online activist spaces in addition to a series on the trials and tribulations faced by trans people in accessing employment. Katelyn is a parent and is based in DC.
A political development involving U.S. Senate candidate Hill Harper and U.S. Representative Rashida Tlaib, has cast a stark light on what many progressive lawmakers see as the corrupting influence of money in American politics.
In a controversial move, the GOP-led House Budget Committee's hearing to establish a fiscal commission raises alarms for potential cuts in Social Security and Medicare, sparking widespread criticism and concerns for the future of these essential programs.