DC BUREAU

Our Washington, D.C., bureau reports on congressional delegations and key Supreme Court and administrative decisions that affect our state.

STAFF

Jane Norman

DC Bureau Chief

Jane directs national coverage, managing staff and freelance reporters in the nation’s capital and assigning and editing state-specific daily and enterprise stories.

Laura Olson

DC Bureau Senior Reporter

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

Ariana Figueroa

DC Bureau Reporter

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance.

STORIES

Biggs’ border trip gets Trump’s attention on Twitter

BY: - April 25, 2019

Rep. Andy Biggs’ trip to the Arizona-Mexico border got some Twitter attention from President Trump on Thursday.

Betsy DeVos’ family boosts McSally’s 2020 campaign with $22K in contributions in 2019

BY: - April 18, 2019

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ family members spent $22,400 so far this year to help fund Arizona Republican Sen. Martha McSally’s re-election prospects, according to federal campaign finance data released this week.

AG Barr defends Trump, but Dems demand to hear directly from Mueller

BY: - April 18, 2019

Attorney General William Barr offered a robust defense of President Trump Thursday morning ahead of the highly anticipated public release of a redacted report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Schweikert sees ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ in ethics probe

BY: - April 17, 2019

Congressman David Schweikert said he hopes an investigation by the U.S. House Ethics Committee will conclude in a few months, and that he expects the issue to be “long gone” by the time he’s up for re-election next year.

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Sinema joins McSally, GOP in confirming Trump nominee to lead Interior

BY: - April 11, 2019

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was one of three Democrats who sided with President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans in confirming David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next U.S. Interior Secretary.

Gallego: Staying in the U.S. House isn’t ‘the worst thing’

BY: - April 4, 2019

WASHINGTON – It won’t be the end of the world for Ruben Gallego if he stays in the U.S. House for the rest of his political career.

Congressman calls Dem critic ‘little bitch’ in Twitter spat

BY: - April 4, 2019

Republican Congressman Paul Gosar responded to an attack from a Democratic activist by calling him a “little bitch” on Twitter.

Trump’s Interior nominee plans to wade back into issues involving former clients

BY: - March 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump’s pick to become the next head of the Interior Department intends to stop recusing himself from matters involving his former lobbying clients after this summer, the nominee told a key Senate panel. David Bernhardt, the nominee for Secretary of the U.S. Interior Department who is expected to win confirmation,  has come […]

Supreme Court justices seem split on partisan gerrymandering

BY: - March 26, 2019

U.S. Supreme Court justices appear divided over the role courts should play in cracking down on partisan gerrymandering in Maryland and other states across the country.

Newly powerful Grijalva prepares to challenge Trump administration

BY: - March 22, 2019

WASHINGTON – When Raúl Grijalva showed up on Capitol Hill for his first congressional portrait more than 16 years ago, he didn’t yet own a tie. ”They said, ‘Mr. Grijalva, we’ll take your picture tomorrow, when you have a tie,’ ” the Democratic congressman-elect told The New York Times in late 2002. So, he hustled […]

US House unanimously calls for Mueller report to be public

BY: - March 14, 2019

Four Republican lawmakers, including Arizona congressman Paul Gosar, voted “present” on the measure – a way to avoid a “yes” or “no” vote.

U.S. senators call for investigation of sex abuse reports in migrant shelters

BY: - March 8, 2019

Two U.S. Senators are calling for an investigation of “an alleged widespread and long-term pattern of sexual abuse against unaccompanied children” in federally contracted facilities that hold migrant minors. Sens. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee — wrote to the U.S. Department of Health and […]