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U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva: With Shinseki gone, we can focus on saving the VA

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva: With Shinseki gone, we can focus on saving the VA

We make a pact with members of our military: Serve our country in uniform and we’ll look after you when you come home.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Video Loading…
Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Trans-Pacific trade deal is bad for working Americans

No matter what line of work you’re in, you should be watching the debate over the emerging trade deal called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) very closely.

January 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

Guest Column: Balancing Act is a fair alternative to pain, misery of sequestration

The massive federal budget cuts that will start Friday as part of the "sequester" will damage our economic recovery and mean fewer services here in Southern Arizona. Strip away the conservative economic theories and party-line rhetoric and that's the reality we're facing.

February 27, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Immigration reform is needed to end the exploitation our broken system has created

U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva: Immigration reform is needed to end the exploitation our broken system has created

We absolutely have to pass immigration reform. Congress has an obligation to new and aspiring Americans to end the political divisions and exploitation our broken system has created.

January 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Guest Column: Small Business Saturday reminds us it's always a good time to shop locally

Guest Column: Small Business Saturday reminds us it's always a good time to shop locally

Nov. 24 is Small Business Saturday. The middle of holiday season is one of the busiest shopping times of the year, and I'm joining with a lot of good businesspeople to make it all about shopping local, thinking local and supporting local.

November 22, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Question from Blanca Guerra to Grijalva

Question from Blanca Guerra to Grijalva

Question from Blanca Guerra, the Libertarian candidate for Congressional District 3. Guerra did not submit a response to the question posed to her. Mr. Grijalva, do you believe that there should be a limit to the number of terms a congressman should be allowed to serve? If your answer is yes…

October 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
2012 Guest Column on political priorities

2012 Guest Column on political priorities

What Southern Arizona-specific issues will you champion in Congress?    

October 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
2012 Guest Column on the economy

2012 Guest Column on the economy

There's really no debate about how to fix our economy. We need to create jobs by increasing working people's disposable income and stimulating demand. A lot of conservatives say we should cut upper-income taxes and hope wealthy corporations hire a few of us out of gratitude. The voting publi…

October 07, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Community health centers like El Rio provide care, promote wellness

On April 17, USA Today ran a story headlined "Community health centers under pressure to improve care." Citing a national survey of how community health centers operate, the story laid out some of the biggest challenges these clinics face and suggested that because of the Affordable Care Act…

May 17, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Without costing taxpayers a dime, guaranteed loans help create jobs

When I and some of my colleagues in Congress talk about investing in job creation, Republicans say the government doesn't have any money, that we're just tax-and-spend liberals, and that private companies are the only ones who create jobs. They've even created a class of people called "job c…

August 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Rethink failed status quo and start helping working class

Rethink failed status quo and start helping working class

This debate has always been about whether we pay our existing debts, not whether we "stop spending."

July 31, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Political fight over ethnic studies should never have been ignited at all

Political fight over ethnic studies should never have been ignited at all

Tucson Unified School District is in the middle of a political crisis that didn't have to happen, and students are paying the price. The ethnic studies "debate" is an avoidable fight that hurts our state's image and sets us back.

May 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Administration proposals for Forest Service management lack clarity

Administration proposals for Forest Service management lack clarity

In the Southwest, we are keenly aware that our livelihoods depend on how we take care of the fragile environment around us. The Grand Canyon, for example, draws millions of tourists every year, and the Sonoran Desert drives a big part of Tucson's economy. So we do our best to protect these n…

April 20, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Before slashing AHCCCS rolls, let's have serious debate about priorities

Before slashing AHCCCS rolls, let's have serious debate about priorities

On Friday, state Rep. Ted Vogt wrote in this newspaper (March 11 guest opinion "Grijalva's blocking tactic on AHCCCS offers no answers for budget gap") one of the most misleading paragraphs Southern Arizona has read in some time: "The Star is praising Mr. Grijalva for his attempt to commande…

March 15, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
Before slashing AHCCCS rolls, let's have serious debate about priorities

Before slashing AHCCCS rolls, let's have serious debate about priorities

On Friday, state Rep. Ted Vogt wrote in this newspaper (March 11 guest opinion "Grijalva's blocking tactic on AHCCCS offers no answers for budget gap") one of the most misleading paragraphs Southern Arizona has read in some time: "The Star is praising Mr. Grijalva for his attempt to commande…

March 13, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

This is a time to unify,make peace, build bridges

Gabrielle Giffords serves a politically divided community. As long as I've known her, she's worked honestly and tirelessly to bridge that divide.

January 14, 2011 12:00 amLoading…
A strong economy, respect for civil rights can coexist

A strong economy, respect for civil rights can coexist

When it became clear that SB 1070, the new Arizona immigration law that's made national news, was going to become law, I called on national and regional groups not to hold their conventions or conferences in the state until it was overturned. Since then, my position has been misinterpreted a…

May 21, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Let's build renewable-power facilities on state's 'wastelands'

Let's build renewable-power facilities on state's 'wastelands'

With over 300 days of sunshine a year in Arizona, it's easy to see why hundreds of thousands of people are attracted to our state. However, our abundant sunlight can do more than just attract visitors - it can renew our economy through the production of solar energy. In fact, the business of…

March 18, 2010 12:00 amLoading…
Grijalva: Single-payer plan would fix the system

Grijalva: Single-payer plan would fix the system

The need to pass health-care reform is now. For six decades, we have endured a broken system. We have tolerated egregious flaws and injustices, allowing insurance companies to dictate what constitutes the norm. For too long, we have dismissed the insurance companies' failings as "business-as…

July 26, 2009 12:00 amLoading…
Ailing Arizona needs unity

Ailing Arizona needs unity

Arizona and the nation are suffering an economic crisis. We have seen our neighborhoods, schools and roads decline. Our daily newspapers and TV news broadcasts report large numbers of layoffs, foreclosures, education cuts and a rising number of uninsured people.

February 08, 2009 12:00 amLoading…

Grazing land buyouts

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