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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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House Democrats pass sweeping voting rights, ethics legislation

By: - March 8, 2019

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats today passed a broad election reform and ethics bill that they’ve made their top legislative priority this Congress. The legislation, referred to as H.R. 1, passed the House on a vote of 234-193 on Friday along party lines. Its passage marks a symbolic win for Democrats, who seized control of […]

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Democrats condemn slapdash process used to confirm 9th Circuit judge

By: - February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — A new judge has been confirmed to sit on the powerful federal appeals court that oversees Nevada, and Democrats are furious about it. The U.S. Senate voted along party lines Tuesday to confirm Eric Miller, a Seattle attorney and former clerk to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, to serve on the U.S. Court […]

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House dumps Trump’s wall emergency, sends resolution to Senate

By: - February 26, 2019

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted to block President Trump’s emergency border wall declaration on Monday, delivering a stinging rebuke to the White House. The chamber voted 245-182 for a resolution to end Trump’s emergency declaration. The president is attempting to use the declaration to circumvent Congress to secure billions of dollars in funding for […]

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Cortez Masto, Rosen revive Nevada coffee klatch tradition

By: - February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON — Nevada Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto and Jacky Rosen have plans to represent the Silver State for a long time. At a coffee Wednesday morning held for their Nevada constituents visiting Washington, D.C., Rosen said it would be “the first one of many, many many for the next many years.” They’re both relative newcomers […]

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Cortez Masto talks Trump, plutonium and 2020

By: - February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto isn’t shy about sparring with her GOP colleagues or the Trump administration. The state’s former attorney general and first-term senator is the chairwoman of the Democrats’ Senate campaign arm, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee. That means she’ll be leading the charge to oust some of her Republican colleagues […]

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SOTU: Trump still pines for wall, Nevada Democrats not impressed

By: - February 6, 2019

WASHINGTON — President Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in on the border security fight that threatens to shut down the government yet again. “We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, our faith deeper, and our middle class bigger […]

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Trump nominates Bernhardt to Interior

By: - February 4, 2019

President Trump on Monday announced that he’ll nominate David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist and George W. Bush administration official, to become the next Interior secretary. If confirmed by the Senate, Bernhardt will take the reins of the agency that manages 70,000 employees and 500 million acres of federal land — about one-fifth of the land […]

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Heller out of the running at Interior?

By: - January 16, 2019

Ex-Sen. Dean Heller may be out of the running to be President Trump’s next Interior secretary. Heller, who lost his seat in the November election to Democrat Jacky Rosen, was widely reported to be in the mix to replace former Secretary Ryan Zinke, who resigned last month while facing a barrage of ethics allegations. But […]