Stories tagged: "US Congress"


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Activists Urge Sinema to Ditch Filibuster After Republicans Use it to Kill Voting Rights Bill

Republicans blocked a bill on Tuesday that would have extensively expanded voting rights, despite support from Democratic and Independent senators.

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Call Your Dentist: Group Goes After Rep. Paul Gosar’s Dental Group Donors

The American Dental Association has donated thousands of dollars to the former dentist since 2010.  Recent opposition to one of Arizona’s more controversial members of Congress is taking an unusual route in its efforts to oust the former dentist from office—by putting pressure on the American Dental Association. The Remove Paul Gosar Task Force wants...

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Here’s Everyone Running for Outgoing Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s Seat So Far

The 2022 race could shape up to be one of the most heated in the country. The race for outgoing Democratic Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick’s seat is quickly heating up. Multiple hopefuls have declared they will be running for her seat in the 2022 election just weeks after the long-term representative announced she wouldn’t run for...

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How to Contact Your Representatives in the Arizona and US Legislature

Here are the best ways to contact your elected representatives and senators in the Arizona Legislature in addition to your US Congress members. Not sure which district you live in? Click here to find out. Arizona Legislature District 1 Rep. Judy M Burges, Republican: jburges@azleg.gov; 602-926-3256 Rep. Quang H. Nguyen, Republican: qnguyen@azleg.gov; 602-926-3258 Sen. Karen...

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House Calls: Arizona Lawmakers Land in COVID-19 Quarantine More Often

Four of Arizona’s nine House members have quarantined since the start of the outbreak. Rep. Debbie Lesko, R-Peoria, said it can be hard to be socially distant when a large part of your job requires being social. From interacting with constituents, to boarding planes between D.C. and Arizona, to voting on the House floor, Lesko...

According to data from the US Department of Education, students with disabilities and Black students are disproportionately subjected to restraints and seclusion in schools.
House Democrats Call for a Ban on Restraints and Seclusion in Schools

Data from the US Department of Education, reveals that students with disabilities and Black students are disproportionately affected by the practices.