Kate Michael

Kate Michael

Kate Michael is a writer/reporter based in Washington, D.C. In her early career she worked as a policy analyst for members of both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate as well as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. After completing an M.A. in Government from Johns Hopkins University, she left Capitol Hill and accepted an appointment to create a Green Collar Jobs program for the government of the District of Columbia. Currently she reports on a variety of topics as a freelance contributor.


Recent Work

February 18, 2020
by Kate Michael
Report Shows Americans More Open Than Ever to Plant-Based Foods

WASHINGTON — The Earth Day Network and Yale Program on Climate Change Communication released a new research report last week... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Earth Day Network and Yale Program on Climate Change Communication released a new research report last week on “Climate Change and the American Diet.” The report claims that Americans are more open than ever to plant-based foods. In advance of this year’s 50th... Read More

February 11, 2020
by Kate Michael
Actor Patrick Dempsey to Fix Political Gridlock in New CBS Pilot

WASHINGTON — News around Capitol Hill last week was that actor Patrick Dempsey would be starring in a new political... Read More

WASHINGTON — News around Capitol Hill last week was that actor Patrick Dempsey would be starring in a new political drama.   The CBS pilot plot, originally named “The Whip” has since had a title change to “Ways & Means,” but is believed to have little to... Read More

February 7, 2020
by Kate Michael
White House Says China Guilty of 'Massive' Intellectual Property Theft, FBI Vows Crackdown

WASHINGTON - National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told a gathering of world ambassadors this week that China has engaged in... Read More

WASHINGTON - National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien told a gathering of world ambassadors this week that China has engaged in a "massive theft" of Intellectual property from the U.S., complicating diplomatic relations and making events like the recent trade dispute between the two countries more difficult... Read More

February 6, 2020
by Kate Michael
Luria Joins Effort to Protect Older Workers from Discrimination

WASHINGTON — Americans are working more and longer than ever, yet age discrimination worries often give older workers a lack... Read More

WASHINGTON — Americans are working more and longer than ever, yet age discrimination worries often give older workers a lack of confidence in being able to keep their jobs or find new ones.  That’s why the House threw its bipartisan support behind H.R. 1230, the Protecting... Read More

February 6, 2020
by Kate Michael
Spanberger Fighting to Strengthen Benefits for Veteran Firefighters

WASHINGTON — Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., believes veteran firefighters should receive fair retirement and health care benefits that better accord... Read More

WASHINGTON — Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., believes veteran firefighters should receive fair retirement and health care benefits that better accord to their service to their country. Toward that end, she’s introduced H.R. 5637, the Michael Lecik Military Firefighters Protection Act. The bill is named for Michael... Read More

January 31, 2020
by Kate Michael
Bipartisan Policy Center Unveils Blueprint for Higher Ed Reform

WASHINGTON - A new report released by D.C.-based think tank,  Bipartisan Policy Center, hopes to create a “bipartisan blueprint” for... Read More

WASHINGTON - A new report released by D.C.-based think tank,  Bipartisan Policy Center, hopes to create a “bipartisan blueprint” for higher education reform.  Attaining a post-secondary degree is believed to be vital for success in today’s workforce, lauded for long-term financial gain, job stability, career satisfaction,... Read More

January 24, 2020
by Kate Michael
Despite Bipartisan Support, Some Still Resist HFC Phase-Out Bill

WASHINGTON — A House bill generally supported by congressional Republicans and manufacturers to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) nevertheless raised a... Read More

WASHINGTON — A House bill generally supported by congressional Republicans and manufacturers to phase out hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) nevertheless raised a few red flags when it came up before a House subcommittee last week. HFCs are a class of chemicals primarily used as refrigerants that gained widespread... Read More

January 15, 2020
by Kate Michael
Pompeo Skips House Foreign Affairs Committee Hearing on Iran Policy

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to attend a hearing on Tuesday to examine the Administration’s policy on... Read More

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to attend a hearing on Tuesday to examine the Administration’s policy on Iran, including its recent decision to assassinate Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Pompeo had been invited to attend the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, “From Sanctions to... Read More

January 9, 2020
by Kate Michael
Facebook Official Defends Deepfake Policy Before House Panel

WASHINGTON - A Facebook official told a House panel on Wednesday that the social media giant is “working proactively to... Read More

WASHINGTON - A Facebook official told a House panel on Wednesday that the social media giant is “working proactively to remove harmful content,” but critics maintained the company has a “trust problem” that warrants greater government scrutiny. The showdown between advocates of freedom of speech and... Read More

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