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Raul Grijalva

House Dems Say BP Shouldn’t Get Tax Write-Off From Oil Spill Settlement

The Huffington Post | Mariam Baksh | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats are urging Attorney General Loretta Lynch to eliminate any chance of oil giant British Petroleum claiming a portion of ...

Bernie Sanders Gets His First Endorsement From A Member Of Congress

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) is set to back Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential bid on Friday, giving the independent a boost in ...

A Bold New Agenda Bubbling Up From the Grassroots

Mike Lux | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics
Mike Lux

The progressive movement encompasses hundreds of organizations and millions of people, and it is growing with strong political leadership. The ideas we are all talking about are going to change America in the not-too-distant future.

Obama Administration Accused Of Violating Constitutional Rights Of Immigrant Detainees

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Immigrant detention facilities are violating detainees' civil and constitutional rights and failing to meet basic standards of treatment...

Bernie Sanders Wants To End Private Prisons In 3 Years

The Huffington Post | Dana Liebelson | Posted 09.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) introduced legislation on Thursday that promises to ban government c...

Apaches Rally At Capitol, Vowing To Continue Fighting For Sacred Oak Flat

The Huffington Post | Julian Brave Noisecat | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics

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Laura Barron-Lopez

Anti-Climate Provision Gives Democrats Fresh Reason To Oppose Obama On Trade | Laura Barron-Lopez | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A measure that would excuse the U.S. from any trade deal obligations to address climate change adds a fresh wrinkle to the tense debate ...

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.24.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The obvious choice for this week's Most Impressive Democrat Of The Week is none other than America's new Attorney General, Loretta Lynch. Lynch was finally confirmed by the Senate in a 56-43 vote.

Kate Sheppard

Department Of Interior Issues New Rules For Fracking On Public Lands | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Interior released new rules for hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas on public lands in the United States on Friday, t...

Lindzen Cites Debunked Science to Defend Denier-for-Hire Soon in 'Wall Street Journal'

Climate Nexus | Posted 05.06.2015 | Green
Climate Nexus

Richard Lindzen, an MIT professor and longtime climate contrarian, turned to the Wall Street Journal to rehash a series of oft-disproved claims that deny the growing and now unequivocal evidence of climate change, all in defense of a fellow "skeptic."

Scientific Society Objects to Investigation of Its Anti-Science Members

Brad Johnson | Posted 05.03.2015 | Green
Brad Johnson

The American Meteorological Society's executive director, Keith Seitter, has condemned a Congressional investigation of the potential corruption of scientific testimony on climate change by AMS members.

Michael McAuliff

Iran Uranium Partner Could Get Gift From Lame-Duck Congress | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress may use must-pass legislation in the next two weeks to slip through a controversial land deal that would help a company that jo...

Dave Jamieson

Progressive Dems: Obama Should Push Economic Executive Actions After Midterm Losses | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican leaders have warned President Barack Obama that pursuing more executive actions after last week's midterm drubbing would be l...

Raul Grijalva Re-Elected To Congress In Arizona

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.) defeated Republican Gabriela Saucedo Mercer in Arizona's 3rd District Tuesday. Grijalva, who ran unopposed in the sta...

Progressive Democrats Push For Vote To Authorize Force Against ISIS

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama maintains that he doesn't need congressional approval before engaging the nation's armed forces in Iraq. But prog...

Elise Foley

Hispanic Caucus Does 'Some Serious Venting' At White House Officials Over Immigration | Elise Foley | Posted 09.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House officials assured disappointed and frustrated Latino lawmakers on Thursday that President Barack Obama intends to take execu...

Marina Fang

House Democrats Shame GOP For Not Caring About Border Kids | Marina Fang | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Democrats publicly shamed Republicans on Tuesday for what they said is a lack of compassion toward undocumented children streaming...

Elise Foley

Raul Grijalva Cancels Visit To Border Facility Children After U.S. Rebuffs Clergy | Elise Foley | Posted 06.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Raúl Grijalva's (D-Ariz.) visit on Monday to a facility holding hundreds of unaccompanied minors near the U.S.-Mexico border was d...

Dave Jamieson

House GOP Votes 'To Continue Wage Theft' | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Early Friday morning, House Republicans voted down a measure that would have discouraged the government from giving contracts to compani...

'Drill, Baby, Drill' Has Failed -- And Now We Can Do Something About It

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The Republican "more drilling brings the price down" argument clearly isn't working. It is, however, making oil companies a hefty profit at our taxpayer-subsidized expense. We need a better national strategy.

Kate Sheppard

Democratic Congressman Wants Federal Investigation Into ALEC-Backed Laws | Kate Sheppard | Posted 04.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The ranking member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation wants the Department of Inte...

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Is Terrible for Public Health

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

The TPP is a bad deal for taxpayers, for doctors and for everyone who believes in corporate transparency. If rammed through Congress via fast-track trade authority, which doesn't allow Congress to offer any amendments, it will lead to lost jobs and lost lives.

President Obama Urged To Halt Deportations

The Arizona Republic | Daniel Gonzalez | Posted 01.28.2014 | Latino Voices

President Barack Obama is expected to renew his push for immigration reform during his State of the Union address tonight, but a group of more than 30...

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Push Interior Department To Take Action, Protect New Land | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.26.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A group of 109 Democratic House members is urging the Obama administration to use its executive authority to protect new public land. ...

Why Raúl Grijalva Isn't Showing Up To Vote In Congress

The Arizona Republic | Rebekah L. Sanders | Posted 01.24.2014 | Latino Voices

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva was too busy getting arrested on the National Mall on Oct. 8, linking arms with immigration protesters and calling on Republi...