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.
Ariz. senators to vote on Betsy DeVos’ contentious student loan rule
By: Robin Bravender - February 26, 2020
Arizona’s senators are expected to vote soon on whether to torpedo a controversial regulation from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that her critics say hurts defrauded student loan borrowers.
Trump: Biggs is ‘tough,’ Arizona ‘loves’ Lesko
By: Robin Bravender - February 6, 2020
President Donald Trump took a victory lap on Thursday, the day after the U.S. Senate voted to acquit him on articles of impeachment.
Sinema votes to convict, McSally to acquit Trump in impeachment
By: Robin Bravender - February 5, 2020
The U.S. Senate on Wednesday acquitted Trump on charges that he abused his power by pressuring a foreign government to interfere in a U.S. presidential election and then obstructed a congressional investigation into his actions.
Trump made his pitch for 4 more years. Pelosi ripped up the speech
By: Robin Bravender - February 4, 2020
President Donald Trump delivered his third — and possibly final — State of the Union address Tuesday night on the floor of the U.S. House, where he was impeached in December.
Dems’ final pitch for ousting Trump: ‘He will do it again’
By: Robin Bravender - February 3, 2020
U.S. House Democrats on Monday made their closing arguments for removing President Donald Trump from office, insisting that leaving him in the White House guarantees he’ll cheat in the 2020 presidential election.
2 Ariz. Republicans vote against Trump on war powers
By: Robin Bravender - January 30, 2020
The U.S. House voted Thursday to repeal the 2002 authorization for the use of military force that allowed the George W. Bush administration to wage war against Saddam Hussein's government in Iraq.
U.S. House votes to check Trump on military action against Iran
By: Robin Bravender - January 9, 2020
The U.S. House of Representatives voted Thursday on a war powers resolution to curtail President Donald Trump’s ability to take military action against Iran without first securing congressional approval.
Under siege, McSally pleads for outside help on the airwaves
By: Robin Bravender - January 3, 2020
WASHINGTON — Sen. Martha McSally, who’s in one of the most hotly contested Senate races in the country, is encouraging outside groups to run ads defending her position on health care, according to audio obtained by the Arizona Mirror. During a December conversation with Republicans in Legislative District 11, McSally expressed frustration with a barrage […]
‘Real rush’ of Trump rules expected ahead of 2020 election
By: Robin Bravender - December 24, 2019
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to finalize a host of high-profile rules in 2020, including policies that will impact everything from auto emissions to food stamp access. With the November presidential election approaching, the administration is widely expected to make a push to wrap up pending regulations early in 2020 in an effort […]
Trump becomes 3rd president impeached; AZ delegation splits on party lines
By: Robin Bravender - December 19, 2019
The U.S. House voted to impeach President Donald Trump Wednesday night, making him the third president to be impeached in U.S. history.
U.S. House Judiciary Committee approves impeachment articles
By: Robin Bravender - December 13, 2019
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee approved two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump Friday morning along party lines, setting up a likely vote next week in the full House.
Ariz. lawmakers show their cards on impeachment vote
By: Robin Bravender - December 12, 2019
U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko called the impeachment effort “the most corrupt, rigged railroad job I’ve seen in my entire life.”