U.S. House of Representatives

Immigration

Gosar Introduces Legislation to Deport Criminal Aliens

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) issued the following statement after introducing the Criminal Alien Removal Clarification Act, legislation that would ensure non-citizens, convicted of a felony or two or more misdemeanors, can be removed from the United States. “This common-sense legislation would make any alien who has committed a felony or two misdemeanors deportable.

National

U.S. House backs commission on Jan. 6 riot over GOP objections

The House voted Wednesday to create an independent commission on the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, sending the legislation to an uncertain future in the Senate as Republican leaders work to stop a bipartisan investigation that is opposed by former President Donald Trump. Democrats say an independent investigation is crucial to reckoning

COVID-19

Republicans rebel against mask requirement in House chamber

Republicans are rebelling against the requirement that they wear a mask on the House floor, stoking tensions with majority Democrats who are refusing to change the rules following updated guidance from federal health officials. Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., led an effort Wednesday to get the Office of the Attending Physician to update its guidance

Politics

In devotion to Trump, House GOP taps Stefanik for a top post

House Republicans elevated Rep. Elise Stefanik to a leadership post Friday, highlighting how the party whose lodestar has long been conservative policies increasingly views allegiance to Donald Trump as its indispensable key to electoral success. Stefanik, a Trump stalwart from upstate New York, was elected to the No. 3 leadership job that until this week

U.S. Government

Git-r-done delegation: State ranked OK on congressional effectiveness

They didn’t have the high profiles or long tenure of some other members of Congress, but Arizona lawmakers in the last Congress ranked relatively high on a recent scorecard of congressional effectiveness. The Center for Effective Lawmaking study, by researchers at the University of Virginia and Vanderbilt University, ranked members on the amount of substantive legislation they

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