Reece Nations

Reece Nations is a senior at Texas Tech University and will graduate with a B.A. in journalism in December 2020. He is currently managing editor for The [email protected], an award-winning independent online student publication. Nations’ work in student media primarily focuses on government reporting and special interest matters related to Tech’s student body. His awards include a Columbia Scholastic Press Association Certificate of Merit, two first-place awards for narrative news reporting from the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, and a Headliners Foundation of Texas scholarship for exemplary student journalism. Most recently, he was a finalist for a Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence Award while The [email protected] captured the region 8 MOE award for Best Independent Online Student Publication. Nations also volunteers as a DJ and radio personality with Tech’s student-run station, KTXT 88.1 The Raider. In his exceedingly rare free-time, he can be found practicing photography, vinyl record shopping or attending obscure sporting events.

Recent Work

Rep. Lizzie Fletcher Receives Multiple US Chamber Honors for Leadership, Enterprise
Congress
Rep. Lizzie Fletcher Receives Multiple US Chamber Honors for Leadership, Enterprise
July 2, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - Rep. Lizzie Fletcher, D-Texas, received multiple honors from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce last week for her efforts on behalf of small business and her constituents.  Fletcher, who was elected to represent Texas’ 7th Congressional District in 2018, serves on the House Transportation &... Read More

Senators Urge McConnell Not To Hold Floor Vote on ‘Partisan’ Fifth Circuit Nominee
Judiciary
Senators Urge McConnell Not To Hold Floor Vote on ‘Partisan’ Fifth Circuit Nominee
June 24, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – A group of influential Democratic Senators are urging Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to deny a confirmation vote of President Donald Trump’s nominee for a vacant United States appeals court seat. The legislators appealed to McConnell in a letter after the Senate Judiciary Committee approved... Read More

Bipartisan Effort to Expand Employee Retention Tax Credit Gains Coalition Endorsement
Economy
Bipartisan Effort to Expand Employee Retention Tax Credit Gains Coalition Endorsement
June 23, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan effort to expand the employee retention tax credit has gained a significant endorsement from a coalition representing 130 small businesses and key industry organizations.  The bill, entitled the “Jumpstarting Our 5 Businesses’ Success Credit Act”, or JOBS Credit Act of 2020, aims... Read More

‘Juneteenth National Independence Day Act’ Would Make June 19 Federal Holiday
In The News
‘Juneteenth National Independence Day Act’ Would Make June 19 Federal Holiday
June 19, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - New legislation would commemorate June 19 as a federal holiday 155 years after Major Gen. Gordon Granger issued the order signifying the end of slavery in the United States. In accordance with the Emancipation Proclamation, in 1865 Granger would give “General Order No. 3”... Read More

Aviation Reform Bill Introduced in Response to 737Max Crashes
Aviation
Aviation Reform Bill Introduced in Response to 737Max Crashes
June 19, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – Two senators serving on the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation introduced legislation designed to improve aviation safety following two fatal crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.  Sens. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., and Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., chairman and ranking member, respectively, of the committee, jointly announced... Read More

Local Coronavirus Infection Spikes Muddle States’ Plans to Reopen
State News
Local Coronavirus Infection Spikes Muddle States’ Plans to Reopen
June 18, 2020
by Reece Nations

As nationwide coronavirus deaths continue to trend downward, a surge of new cases across a multitude of states is complicating plans to lift stay-at-home orders and reopen economies.  Updated data from the Johns Hopkins University tracker indicates 10 states are averaging their highest seven-day increase in... Read More

Bipartisan Resolution Would Make June Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month
Mental Health
Bipartisan Resolution Would Make June Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Month
June 17, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON - New legislation filed in the House of Representatives would designate June 27 as National Post-Traumatic Stress Injury Awareness Day and all of June as National PTSI month. The resolution, along with its companion legislation in the Senate, seeks to reduce the stigma surrounding mental... Read More

Pennsylvania House Speaker Resigns Amid Claims He Hid Member’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
State News
Pennsylvania House Speaker Resigns Amid Claims He Hid Member’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
June 12, 2020
by Reece Nations

A top member of Pennsylvania’s state Republican leadership is stepping down amid claims his party withheld information concerning a GOP representative's coronavirus diagnosis.  Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai announced Wednesday he is leaving the Legislature before his term ends in November. Turzai, who had previously declared... Read More

Majority of Americans Cautious Concerning Return to Normalcy
Opinion Polls
Majority of Americans Cautious Concerning Return to Normalcy
June 11, 2020
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – As state governors continue to roll back restrictions on gatherings and business brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Gallup survey indicates at least two-thirds of Americans want to meet specific conditions before they are willing to fully restart the United States’ economy.... Read More

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