By Vandana Ravikumar | Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
WASHINGTON - House members sparred Tuesday over the Trump administration's so-called "Remain in Mexico" policy for asylum-seekers, with Democrats calling it unsafe and "abhorrent" and Republicans saying it has helped reduce a massive backlog in immigration courts.
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019
WASHINGTON - Protesters from across the country, including several from Arizona, crowded the street outside the Supreme Court, chanting "si, se puede" and "home is here" as justices inside the court weighed the future of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump boasted Wednesday about the record 158 federal judges that have been confirmed under his watch, with dozens more to come as he carries through on a campaign promise to remake federal courts - a prospect that alarms liberal groups.
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona school officials told a Washington forum Tuesday that the state has made strides in teacher recruiting and retention, but there is still a long way to go to fixing a problem that saw 21% of teacher jobs vacant at the start of this school year.
By Harrison Mantas | Monday, Oct. 21, 2019
WASHINGTON - The Phoenix metro area had the sixth-highest rate of firearm suicides among the nation's urban areas, according to a new report by House Democrats tying the availability of guns to the prevalence of gun suicides.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among the hundreds who ralledi outside the Supreme Court as it considered one of the most emotional questions of its term - whether employment laws that prohibit discrimination "because of ... sex" also apply to sexual orientation and gender identity.
By Harrison Mantas and Hannah Ehrlich | Monday, Oct. 7, 2019
WASHINGTON - Three days after he told staff at the McCain Institute that he was still their executive director, Kurt Volker resigned Monday because his role in a House impeachment inquiry "risks becoming a distraction" to the institute's work.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona has long been at the forefront of the school choice movement, but State Treasurer Kimberly Yee told a Washington audience more can be be, as she joined others to support the Trump administration's proposed $5 billion Education Freedom Scholarship program.
By Kailey Broussard | Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
WASHINGTON - House Democrats and Republicans held competing hearings on proposals to amend the Endangered Species Act on Tuesday, where each side took up their own bills just days before the Trump administration rolls out changes to the decades-old act.
By Harrison Mantas | Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
WASHINGTON - Tribal representatives told a Senate committee Wednesday that the Federal Communications Commission is not doing enough to ease the regulatory burdens that keep Indian Country from getting wireless broadband access.
By Amy-Xiaoshi DePaola | Monday, Sept. 16, 2019
WASHINGTON - Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey joined business leaders in Washington on Monday to push for final approval of the "critical" U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement and protect trade that is worth billions in trade to the state.
By Lindsay Walker | Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019
WASHINGTON - Despite repeated failures, Republican leaders rallied Tuesday in support of their latest version of the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, called "the most important bill in Congress."