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Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords

Navy Announces USS Gabrielle Giffords

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Navy’s newest ship will be the USS Gabrielle Giffords.Navy Secretary Ray Mabus made the announcement Friday at a Pentagon ceremony, calling Giffords someone whose name is synonymous with courage.Former Rep. Gabby Giffo…

Obama to Sign Gabbrielle Giffords’ Last Piece of Legislation

Obama to Sign Gabbrielle Giffords’ Last Piece of Legislation

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama will be joined by Gabrielle Giffords in the Oval Office Friday when he signs the Arizona representative’s last piece of legislation.The Ultralight Aircraft Smuggling Prevention Act of 2012, wh…

Will US Navy Name Ship After Gabrielle Giffords?

Will US Navy Name Ship After Gabrielle Giffords?

Gabrielle Giffords with her husband Mark Kelly. ABC/Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is coming to the Pentagon on Friday as Navy Secretary Ray Mabus announces the name of the Navy’s newest ship. Her visit has set off …

Gabby Giffords to Attend White House Bill Signing Ceremony

Gabby Giffords to Attend White House Bill Signing Ceremony

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — On Friday, the White House says President Obama will welcome a special guest to the Oval Office for a signing ceremony that brings a Congressional career to an end. Gabby Giffords’ last piece of legislation before …

Gabrielle Giffords’ Aide Reportedly Ready to Run for Her Seat

Gabrielle Giffords’ Aide Reportedly Ready to Run for Her Seat

Tom Williams/Roll Call(PHOENIX) — Ron Barber, a longtime aide of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, will throw his hat in the ring for her House seat now that Giffords has decided not to run for election this year, reports say.Barber, who served as Gif…

Report: Giffords’ Aide Considers Run for Her Seat

Report: Giffords’ Aide Considers Run for Her Seat

Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images(TUCSON, Ariz.) — One of former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ staffers is considering making a run for her seat, the Tucson Sentinel reports, citing a source.Ron Barber, 66, ran Gabrielle Giffords’ office in Tucson and w…

Giffords’ Resignation ‘Right Decision,’ Mark Kelly tells ABC News

Giffords’ Resignation ‘Right Decision,’ Mark Kelly tells ABC News

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — A day after wife Gabrielle Giffords resigned from Congress, Mark Kelly told ABC News’ Bob Woodruff that “it was certainly the right decision,” despite the difficulty of stepping down from her position….

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Submitting Letter of Resignation

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Submitting Letter of Resignation

President Obama greets Rep. Gabrielle Giffords before his State of the Union address. The White House/Pete Souza(WASHINGTON) — Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will formally step down from her position as an Arizona congresswoman Wednesday morning when she su…

State of the Union ‘Date Night’: Lawmakers to Sit Together Again

State of the Union ‘Date Night’: Lawmakers to Sit Together Again

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — More than 190 members of Congress will sit with a member of the opposing party Tuesday night, sitting together for the second straight year rather than divided to listen to President Obama’s State of the Union address to a…

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Puts Recovery First

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Puts Recovery First

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — The decision by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., to resign from the U.S. House of Representatives and focus on her recovery was the right one, both for her and her constituents, experts say.The three-term Democrat an…

Gabrielle Giffords to Complete Last Event as Congresswoman

Gabrielle Giffords to Complete Last Event as Congresswoman

Gabrielle Giffords pictured with her husband Mark Kelly. ABC/Ida Mae Astute(TUCSON, Ariz.) — Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will make her last trip to Tucson as a member of Congress on Monday to complete an event that was interrupted last January whe…

One Year Later: Mark Kelly on Gabrielle Giffords’ Recovery

One Year Later: Mark Kelly on Gabrielle Giffords’ Recovery

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(TUCSON, Ariz.) — One year after the tragedy in Tucson, Ariz., that almost claimed Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ life, the congresswoman is stringing together full sentences and even asking questions, her husband Mark Kelly told ABC News…

Gabrielle Giffords: Tucson Marks First Anniversary of Shooting

Gabrielle Giffords: Tucson Marks First Anniversary of Shooting

Tom Willett/Getty Images(TUCSON) — Bells will ring 19 times Sunday morning, once for each victim of the Tucson shooting that happened one year ago, ushering in an emotional day of remembrance that will culminate this evening in a candlelight vigil att…

Young Tucson Victim’s Parents ‘Praying for’ Giffords

Young Tucson Victim’s Parents ‘Praying for’ Giffords

ABC News(TUCSON, Ariz.) — John and Roxanna Green’s nine-year-old daughter, Christina-Taylor, was the youngest victim of last year’s shooting in Tucson, the same spree that seriously injured Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.Twenty-three-year-ol…

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