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Raul Grijalva

Friday Talking Points -- Free Ponies Getting Into the Weeds

Chris Weigant | Posted 04.24.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 03.06.2015 | 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 03.19.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

Kate Sheppard

Will Congress Go ANOTHER Year Without Designating New Wilderness?

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON -- This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the law that created a new designation for public lands that retain their "p...

Kate Sheppard

Democrats Ask Obama To Postpone Keystone XL Decision Until Key Investigation Concludes

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Twenty-five House Democrats sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to delay a decision on Keystone XL until th...

A Progressive's Notes for the Budget Conference Meeting Today

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

Our recipe for prosperity is simple: protect the safety net, stop the austerity, give the economy room to grow, and don't pursue further deficit reduction at the expense of national priorities. The question is whether budget negotiators will listen.

Latinos Are Ready to Lead on Climate Change

Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva | Posted 11.24.2013 | Green
Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva

If it hasn't already, climate change will impact everyone soon regardless of who they are, where they live or how much money they have. American Latinos will be among the most strongly affected. It's time for us to take the lead.

DHS Must Better Track Excessive Force, Report Finds

AP | CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.17.2013 | Politics

McALLEN, Texas — A widely anticipated federal report released Tuesday on excessive force among U.S. border agents contained little discussion of...

BLM Continues "Business as Usual" for Wild Horse Program 50 Days After Independent Report Urges New Course

Suzanne Roy | Posted 09.24.2013 | Green
Suzanne Roy

In the pubic relations world, late Friday afternoon is the time to release bad news. And the BLM's announcement is bad news indeed for wild horses and American taxpayers. Why?

Shahien Nasiripour

Metal Market Mayhem: Brewers Blast Banks

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A loose coalition of beer brewers, automakers, Boeing and Coca-Cola is accusing big banks, including Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase, o...