WASHINGTON - Nogales rancher Dan Bell told lawmakers that the best way to help the border environment might be by removing environmental regulations that hinder access by Border Patrol agents.
WASHINGTON - A Bureau of Indian Education official told a House panel that his agency is making "strong improvements" in the oversight of tribal schools, despite a long history of problems and proposed cuts to the bureau's budget - claims greeted skeptically by lawmakers.
WASHINGTON - The federal tax overhaul passed last year is "completely unacceptable" to Native Americans, one more example of what happens when tribes are not included in federal decision-making, said a national tribal leader.
WASHINGTON - House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's unprecedented, all-day floor speech demanding a vote on DACA legislation became a rallying cry for advocates, as Congress prepares to vote on another budget extension to keep the government open.
WASHINGTON - A Mesa woman whose son was killed by an undocumented immigrant in a 2014 drunken driving accident was in Washington to tell lawmakers that border security and immigration enforcement must come before any "amnesty" bills.
WASHINGTON - Sen. John McCain co-sponsored a bipartisan bill that gives DACA recipients a path to citizenship and calls for beefed-up border security - but excludes border wall funding, causing the president to brand it a "waste of time."
WASHINGTON - With a week before the budget expires, and Congress off until Monday, there is little outward sign of progress on spending or DACA bills that could head off the next government shutdown. But officials are optimistic a deal will get done.
WASHNGTON - The White House promised that President Donald Trump's first official State of the Union address to Congress and the nation would be a unifying message, but Arizona lawmakers found little to agree after the 80-minute speech Tuesday.
WASHINGTON - Arizonans were among thousands of pro-lifers at the 45th March for Life in Washington with high hopes for their cause, as the GOP controls both Congress and the White House.