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Giffords and her husband, Mark Kelly, planted a yellow rose bush in a community garden in Tucson last month in memory of the victims of the Sandy Hook school shootings.

In an opinion piece published in the New York Times, Gabrielle Giffords said she's patiently working for gun control, drawing parallels with her rehabilitation after the Jan. 8, 2011 assassination attempt that killed six and left a dozen others wounded, including the former congresswoman. Read more» 3

Giffords stands Wednesday with President Obama, Vice President Biden and family members of a student killed at Sandy Hook Elementary.

In a op-ed posted Wednesday evening by the New York Times, Gabrielle Giffords excoriated senators for blocking more restrictive background checks for weapons purchases: "These senators decided to do nothing. Shame on them ... Speaking is physically difficult for me. But my feelings are clear: I’m furious. I will not rest until we have righted the wrong these senators have done, and until we have changed our laws so we can look parents in the face and say: We are trying to keep your children safe." Read more» 4

I took the congressional oath of office for a third time this week and the most important of the 71 words in that oath was my vow to "support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic." Read more»

Giffords spoke to the House of Representatives in support of the Ultralight Smuggling Prevention Act on Sept. 23.

In these fraught political times, just weeks away from a high-stakes election, you might think it would be impossible for Democrats and Republicans in Congress to achieve anything on a contentious issue like border security. Think again. Read more»

A parking lot at ASU is covered by an array of solar panels.

The question is not if we will see increasing demand for solar power in the coming years, it is only whether Arizona will dominate this emerging industry or will settle for a small slice of the pie. Our state can and must be at the very epicenter of this burgeoning industry. Read more» 1

Having the largest solar power plant in the world in our backyard is not just a reminder of solar's limitless potential. It is a testament to the fact that solar is a technology and economic driver that doesn't need to wait for tomorrow. It already is here, bringing benefits to our state and nation. Read more» 3

Social Security - the foundation of the modern U.S. pension system - has proven to be resounding success. We can and we will find reasonable ways to make it stable without switching to a risky privatization system. I am unwilling to gamble with seniors' financial security in the stock market. Read more» 1

Immigration rights activists protest Arizona's SB 1070 immigration law outside Wrigley Field in Chicago, April 29.

Guest Opinion: At the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, Commissioner Selig was pressured to move next year's game from Phoenix because of SB 1070. To his credit, he refused to accede, pointing out that moving the game wouldn't affect Arizona lawmakers. Read more» 1

Those of us who live in Arizona know that if there's one resource we have in abundance, it is sunlight Given this plentiful resource, it only seems natural that we should harness its energy to power our homes, schools and businesses. Read more» 2

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

Our nation’s border security efforts are a litany of failure. Border security is not a Republican issue, a Democratic issue or a campaign issue. It is an American issue. It is an issue of national security. And it is an absolute necessity. Read more»

U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

For too many years, Congress has kicked the Medicare physician reimbursement can down the road, refusing to make the tough and fiscally responsible decisions needed to keep this crucial program afloat. Read more»

An Alaska Air National Guard helicopter drops Alaska and New York Guard personnel training as part of Angel Thunder, April 15.

Angel Thunder, an international training exercise based in Southern Arizona, helps our service members hone the skills they need to bring aid to areas devastated by natural disasters and to rescue American and coalition troops wounded in battle or downed behind enemy lines. Read more»