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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]

Arizona is projected to gain a seat in Congress. Here’s why that’s a huge deal

By: - January 15, 2020

Arizona is projected to gain a U.S. House seat in the coming years, new data show – a change that would increase the state’s influence in national politics and could lead to more money for federally funded projects and services like roads and health care facilities.

Landmark prescription drug pricing bill clears U.S. House

By: - December 12, 2019

The U.S. House passed a landmark health care measure Thursday that proponents say would dramatically reduce the rising cost of prescription drugs and significantly expand access to health care benefits and services.

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Arizona Republicans in the spotlight as impeachment bomb-throwers

By: - December 10, 2019

Arizona Republicans have emerged as some of President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders as congressional Democrats move ahead with their effort to oust Trump from the White House. 

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Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive USMCA trade deal

By: - December 10, 2019

U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare a legislative victory on the same day the House unveiled articles of impeachment against the president.

USMCA trade deal presents political conundrum for Democrats

By: - December 2, 2019

With only a few legislative days left before Congress adjourns for the year, House Democrats are eager to show that they can legislate while also pursuing an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump.

Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court signals it sides with Trump

By: - November 12, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court appears unlikely to salvage an Obama-era program that has allowed hundreds of thousands of young immigrants with no legal status known as “dreamers” to remain in the country without immediate fear of deportation.

Conservative donors come to Schweikert’s aid as ethics probe continues

By: - November 8, 2019

WASHINGTON — Conservative donors are swooping in to support embattled Arizona Republican Rep. David Schweikert, whose campaign account was in the red at the end of the last reporting period.  The Club for Growth, a conservative anti-tax group in Washington, D.C., has funneled roughly $84,000 in earmarked contributions this year to the five-term lawmaker, according […]

U.S. House Dems advance sweeping effort to lower higher education costs

By: - November 1, 2019

A U.S. House committee passed legislation on Oct. 31 that supporters hailed as a “down payment” on a long-sought liberal goal: free college education for all.

Conservative justices signal openness to arguments that sexual orientation, gender are protected by Civil Rights Act

By: - October 8, 2019

Key conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to the argument that federal law prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. 

Biggs: House Freedom Caucus will remain ‘conscience of conservatives’

By: - September 20, 2019

Arizona Republican Rep. Andy Biggs is preparing to take the reins of the conservative U.S. House Freedom Caucus as critics question the relevance of the faction that helped steer the GOP to the right in recent years. 

Frustrated AZ Republicans adapt to life as a political minority on Capitol Hill

By: - August 2, 2019

Life in the U.S. House minority is no fun.  That, at least, is the view of Rep. David Schweikert, one of four Arizona Republicans in the lower chamber of the U.S. Congress.

Most AZ Republicans, Sinema, silent on Trump’s tweets telling Dem women to ‘go back’ where they came from

By: - July 16, 2019

As the chorus condemning President Trump’s derogatory comments about four Democratic congresswomen grew louder Tuesday, Arizona Democrat Kyrsten Sinema stayed quiet.