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Allison Stevens

Allison Stevens

Allison Stevens is a reporter for States Newsroom's Washington bureau and can be reached at [email protected]

Experts fear COVID-19 pandemic will lead to more summer heat deaths

By: - May 21, 2020

The heat could be even deadlier this summer, which experts predict will be warmer than normal. At the same time, people are spending more time at home because of the COVID-19 pandemic and have less access to libraries, shopping centers and other air conditioned public spaces. 

Ariz. lawmakers urge Congress: ‘Help rural America’ in next aid effort

By: - May 6, 2020

Arizona lawmakers are calling on Congress to prioritize rural Americans in the next round of coronavirus legislation.

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The next big clash on Capitol Hill: state bailouts for COVID-19 deficits

By: - April 30, 2020

WASHINGTON — State and federal lawmakers alike want Congress to send more cash in the next round of COVID-19 legislation to aid ailing cities and states.

Most U.S. House Republicans back pricey COVID-19 aid. Not Andy Biggs

By: - April 24, 2020

In a fiery speech, Arizona Republican Andy Biggs questioned "how much longer the American people will acquiesce to unconstitutional and crushing government action."

Senate passes small business relief bill, but no COVID-19 cash for states

By: - April 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved an “interim” COVID-19 relief package that includes billions of dollars for small businesses, hospitals and testing, but no additional funds for state and local governments. The nearly $500 billion package passed by unanimous consent Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. House is expected to reconvene on Thursday to vote […]

COVID-19 pandemic highlights gaps in Ariz. broadband internet access

By: - April 10, 2020

Arizona lawmakers are urging congressional leaders to prioritize emergency funding for high-speed internet access in upcoming COVID-19 relief legislation.

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Congressional Dems want more federal cash to combat hunger during pandemic

By: - April 8, 2020

Democratic lawmakers want to prioritize food insecurity in the next round of COVID-19 relief legislation.

Congress preps for next COVID-19 relief bill, focused on infrastructure

By: - April 1, 2020

Congress is gearing up for additional COVID-19 response legislation that aims to build on the first three massive relief packages. 

COVID-19 threatens the census. At stake: money, political power

By: - March 31, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic threatens to make the census count even more difficult than usual, which could exacerbate the inequitable distribution of resources in Arizona and other states

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

By: - March 18, 2020

A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature.

U.S. House passes coronavirus response bill; 2 Ariz. Republicans dissent

By: - March 14, 2020

The U.S. House early Saturday morning approved an emergency stimulus package to combat the coronavirus pandemic after President Donald Trump signaled his support for the bill.

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Kyrsten Sinema to the right of Mitch McConnell in new legislative rankings

By: - February 13, 2020

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona is more conservative than Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, a loyal ally of President Donald Trump and a national conservative icon.