US Senate advances water bills for tribes in Arizona
The U.S. Senate has advanced three bills that would improve access to water for some tribes in Arizona amid an unrelenting drought.
Ducey attorneys respond to lawsuit challenging process of Senate appointment
In legal papers filed Friday, Brett Johnson, who is leading the legal team, acknowledged that vacancies in the U.S. Senate must be filled by a special election. But Johnson told U.S. District Court Judge Diane Humetewa that the U.S. Constitution allows the Legislature to let Ducey name a senator to serve until the next regular election.
U.S. House OKs bill giving tribes more control over mineral resources
The U.S. House approved a bill Thursday that aims to streamline the process of licensing energy projects on tribal lands, by shortening the time for federal approvals and limiting public comment on environmental impacts.
A Thin Bench: Why few Arizona Democrats want to run for Congress
Just before announcing that she would be leaving Congress to run for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Ann Kirkpatrick called her friend K.C. Clark, the Navajo County sheriff, to ask him if he was interested in running for her seat in Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in 2016.
McSally raises $1.69 million so far in 2015, among most in the House
Arizona Rep. Martha McSally, R-Tucson, has raised more campaign funds this year than all but three senior members of the House, according to a watchdog group’s analysis of the latest campaign finance reports.
Republican reps oppose proposed monument near Grand Canyon
Four Republicans in Arizona's U.S. House delegation are going on record as opposing a push to create a national monument near the Grand Canyon.
Arizona’s congressional delegation tries again to block tribe’s casino
Some members of Arizona's congressional delegation are trying again to block a tribe's casino project now under construction near Phoenix's west side.
Rep. Sinema named chief deputy Democratic whip
Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema is taking a Democratic leadership role in the U.S. House of Representatives.
US House leader says Arizona best chance for GOP wins
A top Republican congressional leader says the party has the biggest chance for gains in the House of Representatives in Arizona.
Divided US House moves toward vote on border crisis
House Republicans moved toward a vote Thursday to address the immigration crisis on the border, after GOP leaders agreed to conservative demands for a separate vote aimed at blocking President Barack Obama from expanding deportation relief to millions.
House, Senate advance competing border proposals
At an impasse on immigration, House Republicans and Senate Democrats advanced competing proposals Wednesday for dealing with tens of thousands of young migrants showing up at the southern border. Each side quickly ruled the other's approach unacceptable, leaving any solution unclear with Congress' annual August recess looming.
House GOP: Send National Guard, speed migrant removals
House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard.