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Ramsey Touchberry

Ramsey Touchberry is a Capitol Hill Reporter for The Washington Times focusing on energy and environment. Prior to joining The Times in early 2022, Ramsey covered Congress for Newsweek and was a multimedia reporter at a local NPR and PBS affiliate in Florida. A native of the Sunshine State, Ramsey graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in broadcast and digital journalism. He can be reached at

Articles by Ramsey Touchberry

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, stops to speak to reporters as he arrives for a lunch meeting with fellow Democrats, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 8, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) **FILE**

Democrats press Biden to invoke wartime powers to tackle gas prices

Some Democrats on Capitol Hill are escalating the pressure on President Biden to take alternative measures to boost domestic energy production, including invoking wartime executive powers to combat the global energy crisis that has sent U.S. gasoline prices soaring. Published March 16, 2022

Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., speaks with reporters after a Republican caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Senate Republicans seek Russian uranium ban

A number of Republican senators will unveil legislation Thursday to ban imports of Russian uranium, a move that would further constrict the flow of U.S. dollars into Moscow's war chest by adding yet another energy source to the list of those embargoed by America over the war against Ukraine. Published March 16, 2022

In this file photo, California Gov. Gavin Newsom delivers his annual State of the State address in Sacramento, Calif., Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Mr. Newsom has called for a gas tax rebate to lessen pain at the pump for Golden State motorists. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)  **FILE**

States look to gas tax holidays to ease pain at pump

Governors and state legislatures of both parties throughout the country are looking to suspend their gasoline taxes to give their residents a little relief from soaring prices at the pump. Published March 11, 2022

Joy Faulkner, of Robinson Twp., Pa., meets first graders at Langley K-8 School on Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021, in Sheraden neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Faulkner's son, former Pitt and now Buffalo Bills player Dane Jackson, provided lunch and backpacks to students at the school. (Andrew Rush/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP) ** FILE **

Millions of students could lose free school lunches if Congress fails to act

Lawmakers have dropped an extension of waivers for free universal school lunches from the new bipartisan $1.5 trillion spending package working its way through Congress, meaning millions of students could soon lose the food subsidies that they have been offered since the start of the pandemic. Published March 10, 2022