Arizona lawmakers give cool reception to deal on Iran’s nuclear program
Several Arizona lawmakers have weighed in on the Obama administration’s weekend announcement of an agreement intended to limit Iran’s nuclear program – and most are not pleased.
Arizona lawmakers recall tragedy, legacy of JFK assassination
WASHINGTON – Some were in college, some were barely walking. Some still have memories of the day, while others know only the legacy.
Park Service balks at requirement to plan ahead for future shutdowns
WASHINGTON – The National Park Service is not interested in coming up with plans to let states pay to keep parks open should another government shutdown occur, a service official testified Thursday to a House subcommittee.
Barber commits to 2014 re-election bid
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has made his decision: He’s running for re-election in 2014.
Days after telling the Arizona Capitol Times he hadn’t decided whether he would run in 2014 and saying he still had to discuss the issue with his family, Barber released a statement today pledging his full effort to keep his seat in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District.
Grand Canyon loses out on $19M due to shutdown
Officials say the government shutdown cost Grand Canyon National Park $19 million in lost tourism revenue.
Barber still uncertain about whether to seek another term
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber said has yet to decide whether he’ll run for reelection in 2014.
Arizona delegation splits as House passes ‘Keep Your Health Plan’ bill
WASHINGTON – Arizona Reps. Kyrsten Sinema and Ron Barber joined 37 other Democrats who crossed the aisle Friday and voted for a GOP-backed bill to let people keep their current insurance policies under the health care reform act.
Obamacare enrollment underwhelming in Arizona, nation
WASHINGTON – Only 739 Arizona residents signed up for health insurance in the first month after the troubled health insurance marketplace went online, according to numbers released this week on the centerpiece of the Affordable Care Act.
McCain, Flake vote to ban workplace discrimination for sexual orientation
WASHINGTON – Arizona Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake joined an overwhelming majority of senators Thursday to pass a bill banning workplace discrimination based on an employee’s sexual orientation or gender identity.
Officials, lawmakers call for greater investment in wildfire prevention
WASHINGTON – For every dollar the government spends preventing wildfire damage, it could save cash-strapped agencies like the Forest Service another $5 on fighting increasingly large fires, a Senate committee was told Tuesday.
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