Giffords, Barber to speak at US Capitol ceremony
TUCSON — U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords are scheduled to be among the speakers at a ceremony in Washington, D.C., to honor Gabriel “Gabe” Zimmerman.
Close vote seen on background checks on gun buyers
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan Senate proposal to expand background checks for gun buyers gained the backing of one Republican and the potential support of a second Sunday as sponsors said the vote expected this week was too close to call.
Lawmakers ready to unveil immigration deal
WASHINGTON — A bipartisan group of senators is almost ready to share with colleagues and voters an immigration overhaul crafted over several months.
Bill seeks to derail planned casino near Glendale
Federal legislation was introduced Tuesday to try to stop the Tohono O’odham Nation from building a casino near Glendale.
Raucous debate on immigration to get under way
WASHINGTON — Senators writing a comprehensive immigration bill hope to finish their work this week, opening what’s sure to be a raucous public debate over measures to secure the border, allow tens of thousands of foreign workers into the country and grant eventual citizenship to the estimated 11 million people living here illegally.
White House drug policy chief calls immigration reform a priority
During trips to the border over the past four years, the head of the Office of National Drug Control Policy said Thursday that he’s seen better technology along with more officers.
Flake: Guest worker program in immigration bill will go beyond agriculture
U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that a comprehensive immigration reform bill he is working on with a bipartisan group of senators will include a temporary worker program covering more than agriculture.
Federal Election Commission fines Franks’ campaign committee $14,000
WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission has fined Rep. Trent Franks’ campaign committee $14,000 for failing to report spending of more than $300,000, mostly on mailings, from 2009 to 2011.
Court asked to bar piece of Ariz. immigration law
SAN FRANCISCO — The federal government argued Tuesday that a section of Arizona’s 2010 immigration law that prohibits “harboring” people living in the country illegally should be blocked.
Salmon not ready to support gay marriage
An Arizona congressman whose son is homosexual says he isn’t ready to support gay marriage.
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