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O’Halleran calls on Congress to continue funding for child health care

Wed, Sep 20, 2017

US Congress

MARICOPA — As a father and grandfather, U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran, R-Sedona, said it breaks his heart to see children not receiving the care they need. Because of that, he has partnered with health care providers in the state to call upon Congress to continue funding for the Children’s Health Insurance

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Democrats Drive for 5: An Early Overview of 2016 U.S. Senate Races

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

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Control of the U.S. Senate is a big and achievable goal for both parties this November. The stakes are high, no matter who wins the presidential race, with the power to control Judicial and Executive branch confirmation votes and to determine rules governing filibusters being the most obvious. If either

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Tags: Arizona, U.S. Congress, U.S. Senate, Ann Kirkpatrick

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Kirkpatrick Statement on Omnibus Bill Vote

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick voted for the FY 2016 omnibus appropriations bill, H.R. 2029, which passed the House of Representatives with overwhelming bipartisan support, 316-113. This measure funds the government for FY 2016.  “It was refreshing to vote for an omnibus bill that includes smart investments in jobs,

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McCain Votes Against funding for ISIS Fight

Fri, Dec 18, 2015

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McCain votes against funding for ISIS fight Senator opposed funding for veterans, 9/11 first responders, and Arizona families TEMPE – After months of statements and speeches about the need to destroy ISIS, Sen. John McCain voted today against a bipartisan compromise bill that funds America’s fight against the terror group as well

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New Release on Syrian Refugee Bill

Thu, Nov 19, 2015

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NEWS RELEASENov. 19, 2015– For immediate release  Kirkpatrick statement on Syrian refugee bill, H.R. 4038  U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick gave the following statement in advance of today’s vote on legislation from House Republicans that would immediately shut down refugee resettlement from Syria and Iraq, possibly for many years, and severely limit future

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McGuire announces exploratory committee for Congress

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

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KEARNY — State Sen. Barbara McGuire, D-Kearny, announced Monday she is opening a committee to explore running for Congressional District 1.

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Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick AZ CD 1 announces for U.S. Senate

Tue, May 26, 2015

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Tags: Arizona, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, U.S. Senate, 2016 Election

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A proposed college graduation gift: $0 student-loan debt

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

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Two Arizona Democrats think college graduates should leave school with a cap, gown and diploma — and a zero balance on their student loans. U.S. Reps. Raúl Grijalva of Tucson and Ruben Gallego of Phoenix are helping to lead the charge among liberals in Congress to guarantee debt-free college. The proposal, which

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Tags: Arizona, Raul Grijalva, Ruben Gallego, Student Loans

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Arizona port may get Latino governor's name

Wed, Apr 29, 2015

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Raul Castro, who became Arizona's only Latino governor in 1975 and a well-traveled U.S. diplomat after a hardscrabble childhood, may have a port on the U.S.-Mexican border named after him. Castro died earlier this month at 98.

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Kirkpatrick Tours Coolidge Vows to help the city in its goals

Sat, Jan 31, 2015

US Congress

US Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-01) visited Coolidge as one stop in her schedule of visits to the different communities in her district.Kirkpatrick, who was re-elected in November, met with Mayor Jon Thompson, City Manager Bob Flatley and Growth Management Director Rick Miller, who presented the recent developments in Coolidge that

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