Jeff Flake

Havasupai Tribe

A bill introduced by Republican Arizona senators John McCain and Jeff Flake would settle claims to water from the Colorado River made by the Hualapai Tribe. Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, the tribe says the deal is vital to sustain its population and enhance economic development.

U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake have asked the Interior Department to support the establishment of a permanent memorial for the victims of the 2011 shootings in Tucson.

Federal officials say they won't release water that Arizona and other Lower Colorado River Basin states have stored in Lake Mead to another state.


A group of bipartisan U.S. Senators from the Southwest wants to halt the international sale of Native American artifacts. As Arizona Public Radio’s Ryan Heinsius reports, they’ve introduced a bill that would double the penalties for exporting the objects. 


Federal wildlife officials say they'll be doing a thorough review of legislation introduced by two U.S. senators that would affect endangered Mexican gray wolves in the Southwest.

Arizona Republicans John McCain and Jeff Flake have introduced a measure that would push the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work more closely with states to revamp a decades-old recovery plan for the wolves.

The agency has already agreed as part of a settlement with environmentalists to have a recovery plan crafted by the end of 2017.