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.

AZ delegation splits on party lines as US House votes to block Trump’s border wall emergency

By: - February 26, 2019

The U.S. House voted to block President Trump’s emergency border wall declaration on Monday, delivering a stinging rebuke to the White House.

Ex-Rep. Kolbe signs letter urging Republicans to fight Trump’s emergency declaration

By: - February 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – A former Arizona Republican congressman is urging current GOP representatives to fight President Trump’s emergency declaration to fund construction of the border wall he campaigned heavily on in 2016. Jim Kolbe, a Republican who represented the Tucson area for 22 years in the U.S. House, was among 25 former Republican lawmakers who signed […]

Rep. Gallego coyly mulling Senate bid as liberal groups push him to run

By: - February 22, 2019

“We’re heading in the direction to make a decision,” was the most that he would concede.

Rep. Gosar rips Dem’s ‘socialist fairy tale’ climate plan

By: - February 12, 2019

Gosar called the Green New Deal plan a “socialist fairy tale” at a U.S. House hearing on climate change Tuesday morning.

Grijalva voices support for ‘Green New Deal’

By: - February 6, 2019

Rep. Raúl Grijalva is on board with young House Democrats pushing for a “Green New Deal” to combat climate change.

Trump nominates ex-Rosemont mine lobbyist to lead Interior

By: - February 4, 2019

President Trump on Monday announced that he’ll nominate David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for the Rosemont copper mine in Arizona and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next Interior secretary.

Grijalva: Trump’s shutdown is irrevocably harming public lands

By: - January 15, 2019

An influential Arizona Democrat is placing the blame for the government shutdown -- and the lasting impacts on public lands and Native American tribes -- squarely on President Trump.

Sinema joins GOP colleagues in effort to repeal ACA insurance tax

By: - January 11, 2019

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is joining Republican senators in a bid to permanently ax a piece of President Obama’s signature health care law.

Sinema and McSally aren’t the first senators to serve together after being campaign rivals

By: - January 11, 2019

They’re not the first senators who duked it out during a campaign before going on to work together.

As Trump visits border, AZ congressional Dems reject ‘manufactured’ crisis claims

By: - January 10, 2019

Arizona Democrats say there’s no crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, despite President Donald Trump’s attempts this week to intensify support for a wall. Democrats, including those who represent the districts that border with Mexico, accuse the president of creating a crisis and argue that the physical barrier he’s demanding is the wrong way to ensure […]