is a reporting fellow at The Texas Tribune and a senior studying journalism and political science at Northwestern University. Matthew has worked as a reporter and editor at The Daily Northwestern since his freshman year, covering administration and faculty, student protests and diversity in campus programs. He has also worked with the Council of American Ambassadors and has a keen interest in foreign policy. In his free time, Matthew enjoys French cooking while listening to Simon and Garfunkel.
A group of parents is asking the state to test all babies for spinal muscular atrophy, the most common genetic cause of infant death. They hope that a treatment newly approved by the FDA will bolster their cause.
The letter comes after Sens. Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, along with Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri and Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma, introduced an act to make houses of worship eligible for FEMA Public Assistance program grants.