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Indictments, you say? Arizona members of U.S. House quiet on Russia investigation

Posted by   /  October 31, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic Arizona’s congressional delegation greeted the first indictments stemming from the independent counsel looking into Russian involvement in the 2016 elections with… not much to say, at least publicly. Only four of the state’s nine U.S. House members acknowledged on social media the news that dominated the headlines Monday: […]

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How Arizona members of Congress voted on major issues

Posted by   /  September 9, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

Voterama Here’s how Arizona members of Congress voted on major issues in the week ending Sept. 8. House Hurricane Aid, Debt Limit: The House on Sept. 8 voted, 316-90, to appropriate $15.3 billion in hurricane disaster aid while raising the national debt limit through Dec. 8 and funding the government on a stopgap basis for […]

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Republicans making progress on longtime goal for more local control of federal lands

Posted by   /  August 14, 2017  /  Energy and Environment, Government and Politics  /  1 Comment

By Bartholomew D Sullivan | USA TODAY As the new Republican-dominated House convened in early January, anticipating the arrival of President Trump, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee declared it time for a “paradigm shift” in how the more than 25% of the country that is owned by the federal government is managed. […]

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Rose Law Group Reporter Notable Quotable: Looking for a friend in Washington?

Posted by   /  August 12, 2017  /  Government and Politics, QUOTES  /  No Comments

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[COLUMN] U.S. Rep. Tom O’Halleran: Budget, taxes, infrastructure priorities

Posted by   /  August 2, 2017  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Tom O’Halleran | Pinal Central It is an honor to represent you in Congress, and I appreciate the time many of you have taken to share your thoughts and concerns at local events my staff and I have hosted across the 1st Congressional District. In August, I will continue to travel from town to […]

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Border tax idea dead, Arizona businesses elated

Posted by   /  July 30, 2017  /  Economy, Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Ronald J. Hansen | The Republic Republican leadership in Congress and the White House formally gave up pushing a border adjustment tax last week, dropping one of the more divisive elements of the party’s efforts at changing tax laws. The idea, known as BAT, ran into stiff opposition from both giant retailers like Walmart […]

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House OKs spending bill with border wall funds, other amendments; Arizona votes outlined

Posted by   /  July 28, 2017  /  Government and Politics, Immigration  /  No Comments

By J.T. Lain | Cronkite News Thursday, July 27, 2017 WASHINGTON – The House passed a $713.4 billion defense spending “minibus” Thursday that rolled four separate spending bills together with scores of amendments, including almost $1.6 billion to begin construction of a border wall. The minibus – to fund Congress, courts and some parts of […]

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Arizona goes with majority to fund government, override the president

Posted by   /  September 29, 2016  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

By Phil Riske, senior reporter/writer | Rose Law Group Reporter The Congress on Wednesday held two key votes in the wind-down of the 2016 session. The House and Senate voted 342-85 and 72-26, respectively to pass H.R. 5325, which funds the government through Sept. 30, 2017. Republican Reps. Gosar, Franks and Schweikert voted nay on […]

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Realtors say mortgage standards still too tight

Posted by   /  April 23, 2015  /  Dealmaker, Real Estate  /  No Comments

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By Mark Huffman | Consumer Affairs In the wake of the financial crisis and the collapse of the housing market, mortgage lenders raised standards for qualifying for loans and Congress approved tighter regulation of the mortgage market. It was not an unreasonable response after nearly a decade of very loose lending standards that resulted in […]

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Former lawmakers vie for party bid in 1st District

Posted by   /  August 19, 2012  /  Government and Politics  /  No Comments

While in Congress, Kirkpatrick backed a plan to thin forests to create logging jobs and a copper mine in the old mining town of Superior; Paton has served in the state Legislature and sponsored a bill to require new accountability for the state’s child-protection program By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press FLAGSTAFF — The primary […]

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