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Lawmakers Praising Gabrielle Giffords Return to D.C.

Representative Gabrielle Giffords made a surprise visit to the U.S. House of Representatives today, her first time in the capitol since she was shot earlier this year in Tucson.  She came to cast her vote in favor of the debt-ceiling compromise.  Representative Giffords, who was able to walk on her own accord, received a standing […]

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Flake Votes to Prevent Ban on Uranium Mining

Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today voted against an amendment in the House Appropriations Committee that would have removed language from the Interior Appropriations bill which blocks a moratorium on uranium mining in northern Arizona.  The amendment failed 23-26. “Uranium mining outside of Grand Canyon National Park can create jobs and […]

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Flake Protesting No. AZ Uranium Mining Moratorium

Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, is including language in the House Interior Appropriations bill that would prevent the Obama Administration from withdrawing nearly one million acres of public and National Forest System lands north and south of the Grand Canyon to new uranium mining claims and exploration.  Interior Secretary Ken Salazar […]

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