I didn’t vote for Biden, but I support his plan to deliver on home care
Each morning, my day starts at 2:30 a.m. That’s when I get up to transfer my husband John from his wheelchair to the bed. Every hour after, I turn him over so he doesn’t get bed sores. I get up fully at around 6 a.m. when I wake up our twins. We have a boy […]
Bipartisan senators and Biden strike a deal on $550B in new infrastructure spending
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of U.S. senators say they have worked through the sticking points on a major infrastructure package, paving the way for a vote to begin debate on that proposal as soon as Wednesday evening. That announcement came a week after Republicans blocked a test vote on the deal, with GOP senators opposed […]
What’s Arizona got to do with D.C. statehood? A lot, actually.
All eyes were on the U.S. Senate as it considered the For the People Act (S.1) to protect voting rights, reduce the influence of money in politics, and raise the standards for ethics in government.
Poll: Arizonans don’t want to re-elect Biden, but will support him over Trump
Arizonans don’t want to re-elect President Joe Biden to another term in 2024, but will again give the state’s 11 electoral votes to him if he’s running against Donald Trump, according to a poll released Tuesday. And U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has better job approval ratings from Republican voters than from her fellow Democrats, who […]
Corporations must pay their fair share if we want a 21st Century infrastructure
Here in Arizona, we are focused on the future. Innovation is at the heart of everything we do — and President Joe Biden’s American Jobs and Families Plans will bring our state into the 21st Century by investing billions into our crumbling roads and bridges, pumping money into small businesses, gaining crucial funding for care […]
Mark Kelly in private call: Filibuster changes needed to make a ‘more functional’ Senate
Three southwestern Democratic U.S. senators during a private Zoom call with supporters on Tuesday suggested they were open to filibuster reform but stopped short of offering specifics on the kind of reform they would get behind.
DACA recipients, families and advocates will push for permanent immigration status
Local and national immigrant rights groups made a promise to mark the 9th anniversary of the federal program benefiting thousands of immigrants who arrived in the country as children: Those young people who benefit from Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals won’t be celebrating the program’s 10th anniversary.
Brnovich launches U.S. Senate campaign
Attorney General Mark Brnovich is running for U.S. Senate, joining a growing field for what could be a contentious fight for the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly next year.
Voting is a right I’ve fought to protect. Our senators need to do the same, right now.
My fellow Arizonans: I am a hospitality worker, a union member and a voting rights advocate; a Black woman and a mother; a proud Arizonan. I am also a veteran — I served 18 years in the Air Force — and a fighter for my country.
Arizona Democrats launch 2022 campaign earlier than ever
The Arizona Democratic Party says it's 2022 campaign plans will outstrip the party's record 2020 volunteer effort, which saw more than 34,000 volunteers contact voters more than 1.7 million times to support Joe Biden, Mark Kelly and other Democratic candidates.
Paid leave is a sure fire way to honor our military’s sacrifice
While my injuries were not visible, they loomed for years. I self-medicated with alcohol on the weekends, much to my wife’s dismay. There were the obvious signs: nightmares and a deep sense of restlessness.
U.S. House passes D.C. statehood bill, but votes still lacking in Senate
WASHINGTON — For the second time, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed a measure to make the District of Columbia the 51st state, sending the historic bill to the Senate on a party-line vote.