Robin Bravender

Robin Bravender

Robin Bravender was the States Newsroom Washington Bureau Chief from January 2019 until June 2020. She coordinated the network’s national coverage and reported on states’ congressional delegations, federal agencies, the White House and the federal courts. Prior to that, Robin was an editor and reporter at E&E News, a reporter at Politico, and a freelance producer for Reuters TV.

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Dems implore GOP ahead of impeachment vote: ‘Trump won’t be president forever’

By: - December 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — The chairman of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee kicked off a vote on impeachment articles Wednesday night with a plea to his Republican colleagues.  “I know you,” said Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.). “I have worked with many of you for years. I consider you to be good and decent public servants.” He spoke […]

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Nevada senators to Trump: Fire Stephen Miller

By: - December 9, 2019

WASHINGTON — Nevada Democratic senators Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen joined 25 other senators on Monday demanding that President Donald Trump fire White House immigration adviser Stephen Miller.   “Recent reports confirm that he advanced white nationalist, anti-immigrant ideologies,” the senators said of Miller. “Continuing to employ him as the senior architect of your immigration […]

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U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

By: - December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill, a top priority for House Democrats, passed by a vote of 228-187, with just one Republican — Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania — breaking party ranks to vote […]

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Trump rule could end food stamp access for more than 30K Nevadans

By: - December 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration this week finalized a regulation that could knock more than 30,000 Nevadans off food stamp benefits.  It’s one of three controversial policies the administration is pursuing that aim to limit eligibility for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. The administration has portrayed the effort as a push to boost self-sufficiency, […]

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NV among states urging Supreme Court to reject Louisiana abortion restrictions

By: - December 5, 2019

WASHINGTON – Nevada and 20 other states are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Louisiana law that critics argue places an undue burden on women seeking abortions.  The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments in March in the abortion dispute, which promises to be one of the highest-profile cases before the […]


Abuse of power, bribery, obstruction: Democrats’ impeachment plan takes shape

By: - December 4, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats are laying out their framework for articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.  As the House Judiciary Committee held its first official impeachment hearing on Wednesday, Democrats signaled that they intend to accuse Trump of abuse of power, bribery, obstruction of Congress and obstruction of justice.  The lawyer for Judiciary […]

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U.S. Supreme Court may sidestep a big Second Amendment fight

By: - December 3, 2019

WASHINGTON — A high-profile gun rights case argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday might be dismissed with little fanfare.  The justices heard an hour of arguments in the case that challenges now-defunct New York City gun restrictions. The case has been billed as the biggest gun rights lawsuit in a decade, with the […]


U.S. Supreme Court takes up consequential gun rights case

By: - December 2, 2019

WASHINGTON — A momentous clash over gun rights is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.  The high court is slated to hear oral arguments on Monday in a case over a New York City handgun regulation. It marks the first major gun control dispute to reach the Supreme Court since its ideological shift with the […]

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100% by 2050: Dozens of U.S. House Democrats introduce climate bill

By: - November 22, 2019

WASHINGTON — Legislation was introduced in the U.S. House this week that would commit the United States to achieve a 100 percent clean energy economy by 2050.  “The climate crisis is a threat to our public health, economy, and national security,” said Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford in a statement. Horsford is one of the bill’s […]


Climate change threatens NV Superfund site, watchdog agency warns

By: - November 19, 2019

WASHINGTON — One of Nevada’s most contaminated sites is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change, according to a new report from a government watchdog agency.   The Carson River Mercury Site, a Superfund site that stretches for about 50 miles through Lyon and Churchill Counties, is in an area that’s vulnerable to the impacts of […]


Nevada, then Illinois, now Virginia… the ERA is about to get its 38 states

By: - November 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — In 2017, Nevada became the first state in more than four decades to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment. The ERA was first introduced in Congress in 1923 and was passed overwhelmingly by the House and Senate in the 1970s, but has failed to win approval by the 38 states needed for ratification.  Nevada […]

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Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court may side with Trump

By: and - November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — Astrid Silva of Las Vegas was brought to the United States from Mexico when she was four years old.  She remembers crossing the Rio Grande with her mother, but she wasn’t afraid. She thought she was going to Disneyland. Instead, she and her mother traveled to California, where her father was working at […]