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Among Reid's signature accomplishments was securing Senate passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Harry Reid, the former majority leader in the U.S. Senate and longtime fixture in Nevada and national politics, died Tuesday at the age of 82 after battling pancreatic cancer in the years since his retirement from the Senate in 2017. Read more»

Fact checkers spent much of 2021 addressing vaccine misinformation, baseless election claims - and of course, numerous claims made by, and about, the new Biden administration - so here are the top stories at the forefront of the discussion. Read more»

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has said that she supports the voting rights bills stalled in the Senate, but she also has expressed opposition to reforming the filibuster to get the legislation passed.

With less than a year before voters return to the ballot box for the 2022 midterms, Democrats are scrambling to revive legislation aimed at expanding voting rights that has stalled out in the Senate and unable to overcome filibusters imposed by Republicans. Read more»

Balloons and streamers fly following the Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business Convocation ceremony at Wells Fargo Arena on Dec. 14, 2015.

Congressional Democrats are urging the White House to extend the freeze on student loan repayments, and for the president to cancel up to $50,000 of student debt — but so far the administration is not budging. Read more»

President Joe Biden meets with Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., on September 28, 2021, in the Oval Office.

President Joe Biden’s giant social and climate spending bill on Thursday night appeared stalled in the U.S. Senate for some time to come, a deep frustration for congressional Democrats who aimed to pass the ambitious package by the Christmas recess. Read more»

President Joe Biden talks on the phone with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. The bipartisan $1.2 trillion package will provide funds for public infrastructure projects including improvements to the country’s transportation networks, increasing rural broadband access, and projects to modernize water and energy systems.

President Joe Biden on Monday signed into law his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill during a ceremony at the White House packed with some 800 supporters, heralding what he said was a “truly consequential” spending bill that will improve Americans’ day-to-day lives. Read more»

Nearly 30 Democratic U.S. House members plan to introduce a resolution censuring their Arizona Republican colleague Rep. Paul Gosar for social media posts that depicted him killing New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Read more»

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, came under intense criticism for a tweeted video that appeared to show him and other House conservatives killing a House liberal and attacking the president. But Gosar did not back down from the video, telling critics it was just a cartoon and they should relax.

Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, refused to back down Tuesday from his weekend tweet of a violent cartoon that appeared to show him and other House conservatives attacking President Joe Biden and a liberal House Democrat. Read more»

U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., remains critical for support of Joe Biden's Build Back Better legilsation now that the infrastructure bill is headed to the president for his signature.

The U.S. House cleared a $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill and took a major step toward passage of a landmark $1.85 trillion social spending and climate bill late Friday, following months of wrangling between Democrats’ progressive and moderate wings. Read more»

Nineteen states enacted 33 laws in 2021 with provisions that will make it harder for some constituents to vote.

U.S. Senate Republicans blocked the advance of voting rights legislation Wednesday for the second time this year — thwarting again Democrats’ attempts to pass federal protections for voters amid a slew of new state elections laws. Read more»

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., in a 2019 photo, has drawn fire from party progressives, but leveraged her position in the Senate, by wrangling over the Biden administration’s latest spending plan.

Two Arizona lawmakers, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and Rep. Tom O’Halleran, were among the House and Senate moderates who met with President Joe Biden this week, as negotiations on the administration’s Build Back Better plan heated up. Read more»

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., in a 2019 photo, has drawn fire from party progressives, but leveraged her position in the Senate, by wrangling over the Biden administration’s latest spending plan.

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s spending package has made her a target for Democrats – but it has also landed her numerous meetings with the president this week and led to surprisingly high support for her among Arizona Republicans. Read more»

It remains unclear if Democratic leaders in the House will bring up President Joe Biden’s infrastructure legislation on Thursday.

Congress made a last-minute dash to avert a government shutdown on Thursday, with members on both side of the aisle in the U.S. Senate and House approving a short-term spending bill just hours ahead of a midnight deadline. Read more»

People march for immigrant rights in Los Angeles in September 2017.

The U.S. Senate parliamentarian has turned down a plan to include a pathway to citizenship for millions of undocumented people in the $3.5 trillion reconciliation package, a blow for Democrats and immigration advocacy groups when the decision was disclosed late Sunday. Read more»

Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a revamped voting rights bill that would expand voter registration as well as create nonpartisan redistricting committees, but the measure is still likely to face an uphill battle in an evenly divided Senate. Read more»

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