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The race between Democratic Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally remained too close to call as of the Explorer’s Monday deadline, with McSally holding a slim 341-vote lead over Barber.
While Congress is in Washington debating President Barack Obama’s proposal to spend more than $3 billion to address the immigration crisis the nation is currently facing, and Republicans argue that border security measures need to be taken immediately, the Department of Health and Human Services is still struggling to find housing for the more than 65,000 immigrant children that have entered the U.S. from Central America over the last year.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber and the House Armed Services Committee passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) out of committee last week. Besides working to save the A-10 program, Barber worked to defeat a proposal to save the 1-285th Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion at Silverbell Army Heliport in Marana.
WASHINGTON – Pam Simon said she remembers only part of what happened that January day in the parking lot of a Tucson supermarket.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has urged Tesla Motors to build its new 6,500-job battery factory in Southern Arizona, citing the research expertise of the University of Arizona, the area’s transportation facilities and quality of life and a workforce that is diverse and well-educated.
Congressman steps up his years-long fight to keep crucial troop-protection aircraft in the air
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber has acted to spur research into preventing suicides – an especially troubling problem in Arizona which has a suicide rate almost 30 percent above the national average with one person dying by suicide every eight hours.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber is inviting Southern Arizona high school students to submit artwork for the annual Congressional Art Competition.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber works to bring financial certainty to Southern Arizona counties and to increase funding for preventing and fighting devastating wildfires.
Legislation cosponsored by U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, which will help address the significant claims backlog at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been signed into law by the president.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber, a national leader in the effort to increase mental health service and treatment, today applauded an announcement of expanded funding for people living with mental illness.
As businessman Jim Click finished a spirited conversation with a young, disabled man at the DREAM Job Fair on Wednesday morning, he shook his hand, and turned away with tears in his eyes.
During a visit to the University of Arizona, U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.), one of the first women to fly combat missions during the war in Iraq, noted that the UA has a suite of student veteran services that is unique and reputable in the nation.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber closely questioned a top official from the Transportation Security Administration after a government audit found that the number of misconduct cases in the agency had grown by 26 percent over three years.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today sharply criticized House leaders for failing to move forward with an appropriations bill for the departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today voted against legislation that would greatly reduce federal funding for education and end the national commitment to graduate and advance students who are college and career-ready.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today urged President Obama to quickly replace outgoing Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano with someone who understands “the importance of a secure border and the unique border issues experienced by those living and working on the Southwest border.”
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today welcomed an announcement that homeless and at-risk veterans and their families will benefit from nearly $3.3 million in grants awarded to three Tucson organizations by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today joined a strong bipartisan majority of the House in voting to authorize Department of Defense programs and funding that strengthens sexual assault protections for service members, supports security efforts along the Southwest border, provides a pay raise for members of the military and includes robust funding for the Southern Arizona aerospace and defense industries.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today issued the following statement on the impact of furloughs ordered by the Department of Defense.
During the first 100 days of Rep. Barber’s first full term in office, he and his constituent services team recovered more than $4 million for Southern Arizonans who have sought assistance from his office.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber introduced bipartisan legislation earlier this week to force Congress to address waste and duplication in the federal government which is costing taxpayers billions of dollars annually.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber this week is leading two events in which members of the House will discuss threatened cutbacks to the U.S. Border Patrol that could impact homeland security.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber today introduced the Pay Cut for Congress Act that would cut his pay and that of all members of Congress by 20 percent.
U.S. Rep. Ron Barber on Monday will present a Pearl Harbor Commemorative Medal to a 91-year-old Tucson veteran who will be the last U.S. Navy veteran ever to receive one of the medals.