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Grijalva: Uranium industry hops on bandwagon taking advantage of Ukraine crisis

The Uranium Producers of America are expected to use the crisis in Ukraine to plead for more taxpayer-funded subsidies, so they can ramp up production quickly and cheaply. This may sound like an opportunistic ploy to use a brutal war as a profit-making scheme. Make no mistake, it is.... Read more»0

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Grijalva: On César Chávez’s 95th birthday, President Biden must deliver for farmworkers

On his 95th birthday, we are far from the justice César Chávez sought. But President Biden has a chance to be the leader who delivers fair wages, compensation, and justice for farmworkers by updating our labor laws and declaring a national, permanent heat standard.... Read more»0

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Grijalva: Former 'Liar-in-Chief' Trump's rally in Arizona an attempt to move fascism forward

"In Arizona, we have the former Liar-in-Chief hosting a rally on January 15 to move the Big Lie movement and fascism forward in our nation. The dangers posed by this fascist power grab have not dissipated. The forces responsible for January 6 continue to jeopardize our nation." — U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva... Read more»0

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Grijalva: Trump a 'clear & present threat,' must be removed from office

"I am supporting an immediate removal of the President by the 25th Amendment or impeachment based on his direct role in conspiring to overturn the election and inciting yesterday's violent events." — Rep. Raul Grijalva... Read more»0

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Grijalva: 'Dark & shameful day as domestic terrorists storm U.S. Capitol'

"Today's events will go down as one of the darkest and most shameful days of our republic as domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol in an effort to threaten and intimidate lawmakers into overturning our free and fair elections." — Rep. Raul Grijalva... Read more»0

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Grijalva: Don't trust Rio Tinto mining to protect Arizona's Oak Flat. Look what it did in Australia

As we recently witnessed in Australia, Rio Tinto's promises to protect sacred sites are meaningless. Congress must pass the Save Oak Flat Act to protect an Arizona grove where tribes have gathered to conduct ceremonies and gather traditional medicines for millennia.... Read more»0

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Grijalva: 'Dark & misguided' to deploy Park Police on border

The Trump administration and many Republicans in Washington claim that our border with Mexico is swarming with dangerous immigrants. According to this tired narrative, we have no choice but to send Park Police to help carry out a crackdown that won’t stop until President Trump believes “the homeland” is safe.... Read more»0

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Grijalva: 'Trump willing to endanger public for feckless wall'

"Trump's contempt for immigrants is pathetic, and his lack of compassion for fellow human beings is unbecoming of the office he holds. Cruelty aside, his willingness to siphon funds away from the Coast Guard, FEMA and the TSA to pay for his border wall is reckless enough that it should be criminal."... Read more»0

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Grijalva: Stand up, enviros — More to fight for now than ever

Most of us who worry about environmental issues did not support Donald Trump for president. So now what? What should committed environmentalists, in Congress and in communities around the country, be preparing for?... Read more»0

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Grijalva: Congress must rebuild trust with Native American tribes

Ask any Native American tribe for a story about working with Congress and you'll probably hear a story of frustration. There are too many examples to count of Washington not taking tribal sovereignty seriously, ignoring trust and treaty responsibilities, and failing to protect Native American historical treasures.... Read more»0

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Why are Republicans so obsessed with their Keystone pipe dream? For 35 jobs?

The 114th Congress is underway, and in a move that speaks volumes about the Republican leadership’s agenda, the first order of business is rubber-stamping the Keystone XL pipeline. The GOP is doing a big favor for Canadian oil interests by trampling the long-established process for making important environmental decisions. In return, Americans get sharply increased risks to our climate and water quality. ... Read more»3

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Grijalva: Public hungry for budget changes

We need to take a hard look at how we spend our money. For years, education funding has stagnated while military spending sits on its comfortable Cold War pedestal. We need a budget and a national jobs program that put American families back to work, not 30-year-old spending priorities.... Read more»0

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Grijalva: 'End shutdown charade'

As the federal government closes down today, let's remember the 800,000 federal employees unnecessarily out of a job. Let's remember the $300 million per day this is costing our country in lost economic output. We are governing by catastrophe because a few people didn't get their way. ... Read more»2

Grijalva: Hasty strike on Syria will only make things worse

I want to see justice done and war criminals prosecuted. I am not an isolationist. I believe the United States can help shape a positive future for the global community. But the idea that firing a few missiles will help the good guys win the war and end things happily is a dangerous, unrealistic basis for our role in world affairs.... Read more»1

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Grijalva: Attack on Syria wuold inflame violence

The Americans don't want it. The Germans don't want it. And the Brits don't want it. The overwhelming consensus of public opinion in the Western world is that a war with Syria would be a bad idea. This now gives President Barack Obama some flexibility to back down off his red line, save political face, and do what's necessary to prevent further violence in Syria.... Read more»0

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Grijalva: Military price tag continues to grow needlessly; wise cuts must be made

We always hear about how polarized the country is, but on most of the big issues there’s a clear public mandate to go in a certain direction. Congress just needs to listen. The budget is a good example. A Jan. 30 Reason-Rupe poll asked respondents what the country spends too much money on, and the most popular response — at 21 percent, the winner by several points — was “defense/military/wars.”... Read more»1

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