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House Ethics panel: Rep. Schweikert may have OKed improper expenses, campaign donations

The House Ethics Committee released details of its probe of Rep. David Schweikert, R-Fountain Hills, that began last year, finding “substantial reason to believe” he may have approved improper office expenditures and campaign contributions.... Read more»

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House, Senate OK Colorado River drought plan, capping years of debate

Two weeks after water officials told Congress there was urgent need to approve the Colorado River drought contingency plan, the House and Senate both passed a plan Monday and sent it to the president’s desk.... Read more»

Partisan House vote renews Violence Against Women Act; Senate fate unclear

Two months after it let the Violence Against Women Act lapse, the House voted to renew the 25-year-old law that extends protections for victims of domestic violence.... Read more»

Arizona primary elections might be held earlier in August

A bill that would move up the date of the Arizona primary election passed through the House Elections Committee on a party-line vote last week.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

Scotus 2020: Detention OK provides clear view of stakes for Dems

Everything we need to know about the 2020 election pops into focus with the Supreme Court ruling upholding a lousy law from the days when Democrats insisted on proving they were tough.... Read more»

Advocates call for funding, data to find missing, murdered Native women

The United States does not have a uniform system for tracking reports of missing Native women on reservations. And what information is available is wildly inconsistent, depending on whether it is in a federal or private database, or reported by individuals or agencies.... Read more»

FactCheck

Misinformation about 'non-citizen voting' follows House vote on H.R. 1

Is it true that the Democrats in the House of Representatives voted for the right of illegal immigrants to vote in the U.S.?... Read more»

Kirkpatrick appointed to powerful House Appropriations Committee

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, returning to Congress representing a new district, will have a seat on one of the House's most important committees, overseeing spending bills.... Read more»1

Gov't shutdown has mixed affect on health care

For the vast majority of the federal government’s public health efforts, though, it’s business as usual during the current shutdown. Though bottlenecked spending bills leave some services feeling the squeeze.... Read more»

FactCheck: Trump claims Mexico is paying for border wall through trade deal

Experts say U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement neither contains wall payment provisions nor will generate the tax revenue to pay for the wall.... Read more»

Arizona delegation brings new faces, less seniority to next Congress

Arizona will lose decades of seniority, as the 116th Congress convenes without McCain, Kyl, Flake or Franks. But that may not be a bad thing.... Read more»

Grijalva cleared after ethics probe of $48k payout to ex-staffer

Rep. Raul Grijalva has been cleared of wrongdoing after an ethics probe of a 2015 settlement agreement with a former top staffer, who had threatened to sue over claims the Democrat was drunk on the job.... Read more»1

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Appoint, don't anoint: Let the voters grant incumbency on McCain's next successor

Gov. Doug Ducey should remember the power of incumbency should be earned, not awarded, But is the right to fill out late Sen. John McCain's term really a prize?... Read more»

Stanton loses congressional office sweepstakes, Kirkpatrick wins by default

Members-elect or their staffers gathered in the Rayburn House Office Building to draw numbers from an “ancient box” that would determine just how far they work from Capitol building.... Read more»

What the Devil won't tell you

On guard: Watch out for conspiracy theories morphing into voter suppression moves

Voters need to be on guard in 2019 for the Legislature confusing contentiousness in this election with fantasies of conspiracies, and enacting laws to artificially maintain their power through voter suppression. ... Read more»

Ms. Kirkpatrick & Mr. Stanton go to Washington.

Newly elected members of Congress Greg Stanton and Ann Kirkpatrick joined more than 80 other House members for orientation, as Democrats prepare to take control of the lower chamber for the first time in eight years.... Read more»

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