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

Thu, Apr 21, 2016

US Congress

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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McGuire announces exploratory committee for Congress

Thu, Jul 2, 2015

US Congress

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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Tags: Arizona, U.S. Congress, Senator Barbara McGuire

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Franks' proposed 20-week abortion ban returns

Wed, May 13, 2015

Healthcare

A revised bill authored by U.S. Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz., that would ban abortions after 20 weeks is expected to be debated and voted on Wednesday in the House. The legislation originally was to come to the House floor in January. But it was pulled from consideration by House GOP leaders

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Tags: Arizona, Abortion Ban, Congress, Trent Franks

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Kirkpatrick and Gosar Townhall in Florence

Fri, Jan 23, 2015

US Congress

FLORENCE — The major fault lines between Republicans and Democrats were on display Friday when two of Arizona's federal representatives from opposing parties came together at a joint town hall to talk about their priorities in the new Congress.

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Tags: Arizona, Ann Kirkpatrick, Paul Gosar, U.S. Congress, CD 1, CD 4

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Gosar visits Havasu

Thu, Dec 19, 2013

US Congress

While some might talk about making changes to the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Paul Gosar said he wants the whole thing eliminated.“(Many discussions on Obamacare focus on) nibbling at the corners, when the whole thing has to go away,” Gosar told about 20 members of the business community Wednesday morning

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Tags: U.S. Congress, Representative Paul Gosar, CD 4, The Affordable Care Act

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Little-Known Immigration Mandate Keeps Detention Beds Full

Tue, Nov 19, 2013

Immigration

Imagine your city council telling the police department how many people it had to keep in jail each night.That's effectively what Congress has told U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with a policy known as the "detention bed mandate." The mandate calls for filling 34,000 beds in some 250 facilities across

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Tags: Arizona, Pinal County, U.S. Congress, U.S. Immigration and Customes Enforcement, Florence

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Arizona delegation splits as House passes ‘Keep Your Health Plan' bill

Sun, Nov 17, 2013

Healthcare

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, said she is angered by problems with the rollout of Obamacare. But she opposed the Keep Your Health Plan Act because it would undermine health-care reform without improving reform in the long run.WASHINGTON -- Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Ron Barber joined 37 other Democrats who

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Tags: United States Congress, Congresswomen Ann Kirkpatrick, H.R. 3350

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Kirkpatrick Votes NO!

Fri, Nov 15, 2013

US Congress

We here at Pinal County and Congressional District 1 are very proud of Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick. Once again, she shows uncompromising leadership and strength.Barbara Kelly, 1st Vice-Chair Pinal County Democratic PartyHere is Congresswoman Kirkpatrick's full statement on the vote held today:Kirkpatrick statement on Upton vote, ACA rolloutWashington, D.C. – U.S. Rep.

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Tags: United States Congress, Congresswomen Ann Kirkpatrick, H.R. 3350

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Whatever ‘Obamacare’ result, Ariz. wise to take federal funds

Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Healthcare

By J. Fife Symington III My Turn Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:59 AMArizona has come to a critical point of decision regarding health care and the federal government’s deepening occupation of that field. In choosing Arizona’s course, state policy makers must weigh all the circumstances — many beyond their control

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Congress, Medicaid, J. Fife Symington III

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A path to citizenship would boost our economy

Tue, Apr 23, 2013

Immigration

By Ruben Gallego Mon Apr 22, 2013 7:51 AMI want to thank our home-state senators, John McCain and Jeff Flake, for their leadership and efforts as part of the "Gang of Eight" who last week introduced a long-awaited comprehensive immigration-reform bill.The bipartisan bill represents a major step toward fixing our

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Tags: Arizona, Arizona Legislature, Congress, Immigration reform, Ruben Gallego

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