Robin Bravender

Robin Bravender

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.

U.S. House votes to ban uranium mining near Grand Canyon

By: - October 30, 2019

The U.S. House approved legislation Wednesday to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon. 

U.S. House to vote on legislation banning mining near Grand Canyon

By: - October 29, 2019

The full U.S. House is slated to vote this week on legislation to permanently ban uranium and other hardrock mining near the Grand Canyon. 

AOC rebukes Rep. Gosar for trying to shut down oversight hearing

By: - October 29, 2019

Freshman U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez slammed Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar and his GOP colleagues on Tuesday as they attempted to shut down a hearing to examine the Trump administration’s rollbacks of environmental rules.

Biggs’s censure of Dem leading Trump impeachment effort fails

By: - October 21, 2019

The U.S. House on Monday rejected a GOP-led effort to censure California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the Intelligence Committee. 

Sinema breaks with Dems on effort to overturn Trump power plant rule

By: - October 17, 2019

The U.S. Senate on Thursday rejected Democrats’ attempt to overturn a controversial Trump administration power plant regulation. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was one of three Democrats who sided with the Republicans. 

Bipartisan condemnation of Trump’s Syria actions, but 3 AZ Republicans stand with him

By: and - October 16, 2019

Three Arizona Republicans voted against a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday condemning President Donald Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria. 

How an Arizona Republican decided to impeach the president (in 1998)

By: - October 9, 2019

Ahead of the U.S. House vote to impeach President Bill Clinton, Arizona Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe’s office was inundated with calls from constituents hoping to sway him.

U.S. Supreme Court takes on high-stakes abortion case

By: and - October 4, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a high-profile case that could have major implications for abortion rights in states across the country, including Arizona. 

Emails show Interior stalling responses to Rep. Grijalva

By: - September 26, 2019

The U.S. Interior Department appears to have intentionally delayed responses to oversight requests from Rep. Raúl Grijalva, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee. 

U.S. House launches official impeachment inquiry

By: - September 24, 2019

It’s official: President Donald Trump is the subject of a U.S. House impeachment inquiry. 

Ariz. lawmakers in U.S. House split along party lines on gun safety votes

By: - September 10, 2019

The U.S. House Judiciary Committee committee advanced three gun safety bills on Tuesday, despite unified Republican opposition. 

McSally open but noncommittal on gun legislation

By: and - August 15, 2019

Arizona Sen. Martha McSally will soon be a central player in the congressional debate over gun control legislation.  The freshman Republican, who was appointed to fill the seat of the late Sen. John McCain and could have a tough re-election contest next fall, is certain to face intense scrutiny over her support — or lack […]