Government

After meeting, Flake even more committed to Gorsuch nomination

WASHINGTON – Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, has been a supporter of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch since the nomination was announced last week, but he said he feels even more confident after the two met Wednesday.

Tribes say feds gave them run-around, not aid, after Gold King spill

WASHINGTON – Multiple federal agencies were unable to provide disaster relief to the Navajo Nation after the 2015 Gold King Mine disaster that spilled 3 million gallons of toxins into the Animas River, the tribe’s president told a Senate panel Wednesday.

Kelly vows to get local input as feds seek way to close southern border

WASHINGTON – Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a House panel Tuesday that a wall will help close the “gaping wound” of the U.S-Mexico border, but that he will rely on local authorities to tell his department where and how to close the border.

Protesters gather outside Flake’s office to oppose Trump, DeVos

PHOENIX – About 35 protesters gathered in front of Sen. Jeff Flake’s Phoenix office Tuesday afternoon to protest decisions made by the Trump administration, including the President’s executive order and nominations for members of his cabinet.

Border sheriff, businessman take different sides on border wall debate

WASHINGTON – One day before the new secretary of Homeland Security was scheduled to testify on border security, a Nogales business owner joined critics speaking out Monday against the Trump administration’s plans to continue the “militarization” of the southern border.

Franks, other lawmakers renew call to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON – Pro-life lawmakers renewed demands Thursday to strip funding from Planned Parenthood, pointing to new charges from a pro-life group that said the health organization does not provide the prenatal care its defenders claim.

Trump voters: Share your perspective on the president

President Donald Trump’s first actions in the White House have stirred controversy across the board. Trump signed a number of executive orders that shifted policies on health care, immigration, oil, federal hiring and trade.

Gorsuch pick for Supreme Court praised, panned by Arizona lawmakers

WASHINGTON – Arizona Republicans hailed Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Wednesday as a “brilliant” legal mind who can be expected to respect the Constitution if he is confirmed to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia.