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Giffords, Democrats rally at Capitol for gun background-check bill

WASHINGTON – Former Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords rallied House lawmakers Tuesday to support a bill that would expand the requirement for background checks on private gun sales.

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

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

Mark Kelly launches Senate bid, ‘mission for Arizona,’ at Phoenix rally

Former astronaut Mark Kelly’s launch event for his U.S. Senate bid drew several hundred Democratic supporters, a curious Republican and even a candidate for Phoenix mayor Sunday.

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

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...

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

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

Tribal leaders testify on climate change’s outsized effect on Indian Country

Clayton Honyumptewa says the Powamuya ceremony will be observed this weekend as usual on parts of the Hopi reservation, but the planting that traditionally follows the ceremony might not come until May.

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

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’

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

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.

Gallego’s office asks Capitol Police to investigate extremist group

Staffers of U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego have asked the U.S. Capitol Police to investigate the extremist group Patriot Movement AZ after its leaders posted photos, video and information about security measures of the congressman’s house, the Southern Policy Law Center’s Hatewatch blog reported today.
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