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All Arizona Republicans vote against bipartisan bill protecting right to same-sex marriage

Both Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House voted Tuesday to enshrine the right to same-sex and interracial marriages in federal law - with all four Arizona Republicans voting against the measure - though the bill’s path forward in the Senate is unclear. ... Read more»

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Arizona lawmakers Lesko, Biggs, Gosar cited in Jan. 6 hearing testimony

Arizona Rep. Debbie Lesko, Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar were small parts of a nearly three-hour hearing in which committee members methodically laid out what they said was evidence of then-President Donald Trump’s role in inciting violence on January 6.... Read more»

Arizona Rep. Biggs: White House aide 'mistaken' that he sought pardon after Jan. 6

Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs denied he sought a pardon for any part in connection with the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol - contradicting testimony by a former White House aide who named Biggs as one of several Republican lawmakers who sought pardons.... Read more»

'Just say the election was corrupt': Trump pressure on Justice Dep't detailed

President Donald Trump sought to use the U.S. Justice Department to create the illusion of a legitimate investigation into the validity of the 2020 election results, former Justice Department leaders said Thursday in the Jan. 6 committee’s fifth hearing this month.... Read more»

Passing on gas: Biden’s gas-tax holiday gets cool reception in Arizona

President Joe Biden on Wednesday urged lawmakers to suspend gasoline and diesel taxes on both federal and state levels for at least three months - but any tax holidays would have to be approved by an unenthusiastic Congress and by state lawmakers.... Read more»

Rusty Bowers detailed Trump-led pressure campaign in Arizona for Jan. 6 panel

Republican Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testified Tuesday that former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Rep. Andy Biggs and others were directly involved in efforts to pressure state officials to overturn the 2020 election results in their states.... Read more»

Jan. 6 panel says Trump, far-right groups responsible for insurrection

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol alleged two groups supporting then-President Donald Trump planned the riot to stop the transfer of presidential power - while Trump tacitly endorsed the insurrection.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers split as House passes gun reform after Uvalde shooting

Arizona legislators voted on party lines this week as the House rushed through a pair of sweeping gun reform bills just weeks after a mass shooting at a Texas elementary school left 19 students and two teachers dead. ... Read more»

Several Arizona officials in the mix, as Jan. 6 committee hearings begin

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol began presenting evidence Thursday night from more than 1,000 witnesses – including a number of prominent Arizona Republicans.... Read more»

Players the same, but district numbers shuffled in Arizona House redistricting

Seven Arizona House districts were numbered differently during this year’s congressional redistricting, even though the districts themselves stayed in mostly the same place on a map - changes that will show up for most voters during the Aug. 2 primary.... Read more»1

House Jan. 6 cmte subpoenas Az Rep. Andy Biggs, 4 other GOP reps who declined to testify

The U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol subpoenaed Arizona GOP Rep. Andy Biggs and four other Republican House members who the panel believes have knowledge of the events leading up to the attack.... Read more»

Arizona Supreme Court rejects 'insurrectionist' ballot challenge to Biggs, Gosar and Finchem

The Arizona Supreme Court flatly rejected an attempt to disqualify Republican Congressmen Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar and State Rep. Mark Finchem from the 2022 ballot for their alleged roles in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.... Read more»

Arizona lawmakers among most, least likely in House to vote by proxy

Two years after the House allowed proxy voting as a pandemic precaution, two Arizona lawmakers remain among the House’s most active proxy voters, while two others are among the stubborn minority that has never cast vote by proxy. ... Read more»1

Jan. 6 panel asks Biggs, 2 other GOP House members to cooperate in probe

The U.S. House committee looking into the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol sent letters to Rep. Andy Biggs and two other lawmakers asking them to share information.... Read more»

U.S. to lend and lease military supplies to Ukraine under bill cleared by Congress

The U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Thursday to use the framework of a World War II-era program to allow the federal government to lend and lease military equipment to Ukraine as it resists Russia’s invasion.... Read more»

Group plans appeal in effort to keep Biggs, Gosar, Finchem off Arizona ballot

A voters’ advocacy group said it will appeal a Maricopa County judge’s decision to dismiss its lawsuit that sought to ban three GOP lawmakers from the ballot for their support of the Jan. 6 insurrection.... Read more»

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