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U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: Pay gap based on gender inexcusable

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: Pay gap based on gender inexcusable

“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.”

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U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: D-M's unlovely Warthogs play a crucial role, must not be cut

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: D-M's unlovely Warthogs play a crucial role, must not be cut

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.

February 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Ron Barber: Budget must not be balanced on backs of service members

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.

January 12, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Congress: Stop Playing Chicken with the Economy

Congress: Stop Playing Chicken with the Economy

First, the bad news.

September 29, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Focus must be Border Security and Economic Security

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.

August 09, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Guest Column: Keeping down the cost of student loans will benefit Arizona, nation

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.

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Guest Column: ACC shows hostile, destructive thinking on solar power's promise

Guest Column: ACC shows hostile, destructive thinking on solar power's promise

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…

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U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: Congress must do better at developing partnerships to serve Americans

U.S. Rep. Ron Barber: Congress must do better at developing partnerships to serve Americans

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.

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Guest Column: Mental health awareness, limits on access to assault weapons are key to solutions

In the days since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., many of us have been asking what we can do.

December 18, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Question from Martha McSally to Barber

Question from Martha McSally to Barber

Question from Martha McSally:

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

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.

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On civility, mental-health care, our community can lead the nation

On civility, mental-health care, our community can lead the nation

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…

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