The Star invited Ron Barber to respond to the question: What will it take to get Congress to act on immigration, and what, specifically, will you do to make it happen?
As we confront ever-changing threats around the world, we must be clear and unwavering in our actions. The terrorists and our allies should know that we will implement our decisions with a full commitment and reliability. America must lead a coalition to defeat ISIL, whose very existence is …
Ron Barber answers question
The border must be secured and Arizonans' safety protected.
“Sorry, Jim. We’re not going to be giving you your full paycheck anymore. We’re cutting your pay by 23 percent. It’s because you’re a man, Jim. We’re paying you less because of that. I’m sure you understand.”
The A-10 is not a stereotypical beautiful aircraft. With stubby wings and bulbous engines, it is the ugly cousin of the fast, sleek fighters the Air Force highlights in recruiting videos.
I came to Congress with an open mind – determined to work with my colleagues, Republican and Democrat alike, to find common-sense solutions to the challenges facing our nation.
During the national debate over how best to fix our broken immigration system, border security has been at the forefront of the discussion. That’s as it should be.
Since World War II, access to higher education has been critical to the growth of the U.S. middle class and a core value here in Arizona.
Is there such a thing as too much solar power? Are too many individuals and businesses putting solar panels on their roofs? Is it time to call a halt to the burgeoning solar energy industry, shut down all those profitable solar companies and find more ways of generating electricity from coal…
When five out of six Americans think you're doing a bad job, things must change. That's what members of Congress face as we return to Washington.
In the days since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., many of us have been asking what we can do.
Question from Martha McSally:
What Southern Arizona-specific issues will you champion in Congress?
The most important thing we can do is to grow our economy by getting people back to work. This will create economic momentum as well as reduce our deficit. Our first principle should be that we cannot have a thriving America without a thriving middle class.
Editor's note: Ron Barber is the district director for U.S. Rep.
Gabrielle Giffords and was seriously injured in the Jan. 8
shooting. He spoke at the community mental-health forum held last
week, "A Delicate Balance: Creating a Better Post-Jan. 8 System to
Protect the Public and Help the Ser…