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Owner of border wall construction firm gave to McSally, other AZ Republicans in 2018

The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Defense will investigate a $400 million contract to construct a border wall in Arizona that was given to a North Dakota company whose owner gave Arizona Sen. Martha McSally’s 2018 campaign the maximum allowed under the law.

U.S. House Judiciary Committee approves impeachment articles

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. 

Landmark prescription drug pricing bill clears U.S. House

The U.S. House passed a landmark health care measure Thursday that proponents say would dramatically reduce the rising cost of prescription drugs and significantly expand access to health care benefits and services.

Ariz. lawmakers show their cards on impeachment vote

U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko called the impeachment effort “the most corrupt, rigged railroad job I’ve seen in my entire life.” 

McKinney death penalty case divides U.S. Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split Wednesday as justices considered an appeal from James McKinney, who has been on death row in Arizona since 1993.

Arizona Republicans in the spotlight as impeachment bomb-throwers

Arizona Republicans have emerged as some of President Donald Trump’s most ardent defenders as congressional Democrats move ahead with their effort to oust Trump from the White House. 

Democrats, Trump declare victory on massive USMCA trade deal

U.S. House Democrats have worked out key differences with the Trump administration over a massive trade deal, allowing both sides to declare a legislative victory on the same day the House unveiled articles of impeachment against the president.

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country. 

Trump’s SNAP rule changes could end food stamps for 72K in Arizona

The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that could knock almost 7,000 poor Arizonans off food stamp benefits – but that figure could grow to more than 72,000 if two other proposed regulations go into effect.

Grijalva suggests racial discrimination suit could be filed over BLM’s reorganization

An Arizona Democrat’s criticism of the Bureau of Land Management’s reorganization plan reached new heights Wednesday when U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva suggested the agency headquarter’s move to Colorado could lead to a racial discrimination suit. 
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