April 26, 2017
By: Dennis Wagner

Senate bill targets Western power agency probed by Republic; Flake, McCain seek more transparency

New legislation co-sponsored by Arizona Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain would require the controversial Western Area Power Administration to publish its electrical rates and budget information online to ensure transparency. The agency, known as the WAPA, provides electrical power in 15 states, serving nearly 40 million people. It sells wholesale energy generated by 57 hydroelectric plants and Arizona's coal-fired Navajo Generating Station. The administration maintains 17,000 miles of high-voltage lines and 328 substations.
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April 25, 2017
By: The Oklahoman Editorial Board

Report highlights the need to overhaul U.S. tax system

PRESIDENT Trump and Congress are working on tax reform proposals. The politics of a major tax overhaul may be complicated, but the need for change is undeniable, as a recent report from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., makes clear. Flake's “Tax Rackets” report highlights several tax breaks the senator considers to be of dubious merit. But the report also shows how such tax breaks distort the whole system.
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April 11, 2017
By: Kathy Cline

Flake seeks more funding for Veterans Court Outreach specialists

PHOENIX — A specialized court helping veterans get their lives back may soon get a little boost. Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake will ask for more funding for Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) specialists. These people work with Veterans Treatment Courts nationwide – and in Arizona – to help tailor programs for struggling veterans.
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March 20, 2017
By: Ryan Lovelace

Jeff Flake to Gorsuch critics: Read his rulings

Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake is at the center of two of the most consequential legal issues being debated in Congress. First, he has a plan, which is dubbed the Judicial Administration and Improvement Act of 2017, to split the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in two and form a new 12th Circuit Court.
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March 16, 2017

Flake honored for frugal approach

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., was recognized Wednesday by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste for his work to increase government accountability by exposing waste and reining in spending.
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February 09, 2017
By: Stephen Kaufman

Arizona Capitol Times: Opinion: Flake is right: Time to drain the research swamp

Arizona Senator Jeff Flake’s annual Wastebook would be hilarious if it weren’t chronicling such a heartbreaking waste of taxpayers’ money. This year’s report is especially timely because it provides a useful roadmap for a growing movement of Republicans and Democrats in Congress who are rightfully scrutinizing federal spending on research, particularly untold billions spent on scientifically and ethically dubious experimentation on animals...
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February 09, 2017
By: Ronald J. Hansen

The Arizona Republic: Sen. Jeff Flake hits 9th Circuit for opposing court split

Sen. Jeff Flake is pushing back on the California-based federal appeals court that seemed to oppose his bill last week to split the court that has jurisdiction over Arizona and other Western states. In a letter Friday to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Flake noted he was surprised — and hardly pleased — to see a spokesman for the court telling the Wall Street Journal that the court was “strongly opposed to a split.” There are four bills pending in Washington, D.C., now to split the massive San Francisco-based circuit, a goal of Republicans for decades.
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February 08, 2017
By: David Sherfinski

The Washington Times: Jeff Flake on Elizabeth Warren: ‘We ought to have decorum on the Senate Floor'

Sen. Jeff Flake on Wednesday said there should be “decorum” on the U.S. Senate floor, after Republicans voted Tuesday to rebuke Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren as she was protesting the nomination of fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions to be the next attorney general. “We have rules of decorum in the Senate, just like in the House of Representatives — Rule 19. It’s been in effect for more than a hundred years,” Mr. Flake, Arizona Republican, said on “Fox & Friends.” “So you don’t impugn another member’s character, and I think it’s a good rule,” he said. Mr. Flake, a former House member, said one time when he was discussing the Cuban travel ban, another Republican said he just wanted it lifted so he could drink mojitos on the beach...
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