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Giffords leaves Capitol as quickly and quietly as she arrived

When Tucson resident Ray Davies heard that Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Tucson, was back in Washington Monday night, he made sure to leave his hotel room first thing Tuesday to deliver flowers to her Capitol Hill office. He was already too late.... Read more»

Can you hear me now?

Congressional offices swamped by debt-limit calls

Arizona's congressional offices have been flooded this week by phone calls and emails on the debt-limit impasse, after President Barack Obama urged voters to call their representatives on the issue.... Read more»1

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Grijalva: GOP lawmakers have Grand Canyon under siege

It's not too dramatic to say the Grand Canyon has been under siege from mining claims for several years now. Unfortunately, several of my Arizona congressional colleagues have taken stands that would make sure that siege continues.... Read more»

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Slain Giffords staffer honored at U.S. Capitol

Update: Gabe Zimmerman's “hard work and ideals... should be recognized here,” his mother told a crowd gathered as members of Congress unveiled a bill to name a room in the Capitol Visitors Center for the first congressional staffer killed in the line of duty. (with video)... Read more»

Az’s delegation could split on party lines for debt-limit vote

All five Republican members of Arizona’s House delegation have signed on to the Cut, Cap and Balance Act of 2011, a plan to deal with the nation’s debt limit that is expected to come up for a vote Tuesday.... Read more»

House panel advances bill to ban abortions based on gender or race

Having an abortion because of the fetus' sex or race is a violation of human rights, a Republican lawmaker said Wednesday. (with video)... Read more»1

GOP lawmaker: Ban abortions sought because of race or sex

If a state lawmaker has his way, women seeking abortions in Arizona would be required to sign documents saying they’re not terminating a pregnancy because of the fetus’ race or sex.... Read more»

Arizona health care roll call

Arizona's U.S. House delegation split along party lines on Sunday night's health insurance reform vote.... Read more»

As economy toppled, seven Az congressmen paid staff bonuses

While dealing with the greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, seven Arizona members of the U.S. House of Representatives granted around $300,000 in total staff bonuses in late 2008. All but one member, Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, rewarded staff with extra pay courtesy of taxpayers. Six members confirmed giving bonuses, and payroll data for the staff of outgoing Republican Rep. Rick Renzi showed increases consistent with bonuses.... Read more»

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