Robin Bravender was the States Newsroom Washington Bureau Chief from January 2019 until June 2020. She coordinated the network’s national coverage and reported on states’ congressional delegations, federal agencies, the White House and the federal courts. Prior to that, Robin was an editor and reporter at E&E News, a reporter at Politico, and a freelance producer for Reuters TV.
Congressional Dems lay out expansive police reform plans
By: Robin Bravender - June 8, 2020
Congressional Democrats outlined their vision for sweeping police reforms on Capitol Hill Monday, following weeks of nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in Minnesota.
Rep. Gosar calls voting by mail ‘dangerous.’ He’s voted by mail 8 times since 2012.
By: Robin Bravender - June 5, 2020
U.S. Rep Paul Gosar tweeted a video of President Donald Trump in April decrying mail-in voting. “I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting,” Trump said in the video.
Former Sen. DeConcini: Senate intelligence chairman scandal ‘quite disturbing’
By: Robin Bravender - May 14, 2020
WASHINGTON — Former Arizona U.S. Sen. Dennis DeConcini said he is stunned that federal agents seized the cellphone of Senate Intelligence Committee Richard Burr (R-N.C.) as part of an insider trading probe.
U.S. Supreme Court tosses gun case as Kavanaugh urges future debate
By: Robin Bravender - April 28, 2020
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday avoided issuing a landmark Second Amendment ruling in a closely watched gun rights case, but set the stage for future legal battles. A divided court ruled that a challenge to New York City gun restrictions was moot because the city had later changed its regulations. The case had been billed […]
Congress passes $484B relief bill as lawmakers pledge future aid for states
By: Robin Bravender - April 23, 2020
The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved nearly $500 billion in additional COVID-19 relief, the bulk of which is aimed at buoying small businesses after loan funding dried up.
‘Much worse than a cruise ship’: Prisoners’ lives at risk from COVID-19
By: Robin Bravender - April 7, 2020
More than 2 million people are incarcerated in the United States. That’s more people than there are living in major U.S. cities like Phoenix and Philadelphia.
Behemoth $2T COVID-19 aid bill clears U.S. House, signed by Trump
By: Robin Bravender - March 27, 2020
A $2 trillion bill to provide aid to American workers, health care providers and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic is poised to become law following its passage in the U.S. House on Friday.
COVID-19 pandemic spurs U.S. Senate to pass historic aid package
By: Robin Bravender - March 26, 2020
The U.S. Senate late Wednesday night approved a $2 trillion spending bill that aims to provide economic relief for workers and businesses and to aid hospitals and states reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top health officials warn of coronavirus: ‘It’s going to get worse’
By: Robin Bravender - March 11, 2020
Trump administration officials painted a dire picture of the novel coronavirus outbreak on Wednesday, warning members of Congress that the public health crisis is far from over.
Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid coronavirus outbreak
By: Robin Bravender - March 10, 2020
U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the coronavirus crisis.
Liberal justices challenge abortion restrictions in high-stakes case
By: Robin Bravender - March 4, 2020
The liberal wing of the U.S. Supreme Court appeared highly skeptical of a Louisiana law that restricts abortion access as the justices heard oral arguments Wednesday in a high-stakes case that could open the door for additional abortion limitations around the country.
Would Bernie Sanders hurt Dem chances to win back the Senate?
By: Robin Bravender - March 2, 2020
Bernie Sanders could spell trouble for Democratic Senate candidates down the ticket in battleground states like Arizona.