IRC on track to turn southern AZ congressional district red
The Independent Redistricting Commission is moving to give Republicans an edge in electing members of Congress for the coming decade.
Arizona lawmakers split as House OKs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill
Arizona lawmakers split on party lines late Friday night as the House voted 228-206 to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, giving final passage to a centerpiece of the Biden administration’s agenda.
AZ lawmakers seek review of Ducey’s use of federal funds
Two Democratic members of the state's congressional delegation are asking federal officials to review the legality of Gov. Doug Ducey using Covid relief dollars to benefit only schools that do not require masks.
Census says no more seats in Congress for Arizona
Arizona is not going to get more representation in Washington.
Congress has opportunity to protect Grand Canyon region
Congress has the opportunity to permanently protect the Grand Canyon region and those whose livelihoods, health, and cultures depend upon it, rather than allow it to be jeopardized for toxic uranium mines to benefit the short-term profits of a few and potentially expose us to pollution forever. The Senate should join the House in passing the Grand Canyon Protection Act.
Congress should pass Puerto Rico statehood bill
Making Puerto Rico a state would respect the will of the Puerto Rican people, provide true representation for the American citizens on the island, and be of economic benefit for both Puerto Rico and the mainland. Hopefully, Representative Grijalva will support Puerto Rico statehood unequivocally, and move critical legislation out of his committee to help make it happen.
Census figures indicate AZ gets 10th seat in House
All those folks fleeing elsewhere puts Arizona on track for picking up a 10th seat in the U.S. House of Representatives beginning in 2022.
6 ways Congress can fight for recovery from pandemic now
By Valley of the Sun United Way It’s clear the coronavirus has had a devastating impact on workers, families and businesses in Maricopa County and across Arizona. Our community is hurting and without immediate action from Congress, even more families will lose the federal supports that are keeping the country from economic collapse. Locally, requests […]
Projects to restore public lands, national parks can begin
This bipartisan, bicameral legislative victory did not come easily. It took decades of grassroots work and the tireless support of conservation champions in Congress to see permanent funding of the LWCF - a conservation program paid for by royalties from offshore oil and gas drilling in federal waters that typically receives less than half of its allotment.
Congressional incumbents lead their primary races
All nine members of Arizona’s congressional delegation are leading their respective primary races.
Agency cites ‘staggering’ cost of reining in US wild horses
Federal land managers say it will take two decades and cost more than $1 billion over the first six years alone to slash wild horse populations to sustainable levels necessary to protect U.S. range land.
Tribal leaders: Arizona law makes it hard for Native Americans to vote
Changes to election laws and polling place closures since 2013 have had a disproportionately negative impact on members of federally recognized tribes in Arizona, tribal leaders and voting rights advocates told a Congressional subcommittee Tuesday morning.