Paul Gosar

Paul Gosar

ARIZONA's 4th DISTRICT

Meet-Your-Neighbor

2014/08/15


Rep. Gosar and Colleagues Chastise EPA for Recent "Public Hearings"

2014/08/05

For Immediate Release Date: August 4, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after spearheading a bipartisan letter (click here to read) to Administrator Gina McCarthy regarding public hearings held by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the week of July 28th on new proposed regulations for existing power plants:

“The public hearings conducted by the EPA in order to get feedback about their new and extreme environmental proposals for current power plants took place in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Denver, and Pittsburgh. These cities are large urban areas, several of which are hundreds of miles from the communities that will be most impacted by this flawed proposal. It is deplorable that the EPA has not scheduled public hearings in communities that will lose thousands of jobs if these overreaching regulations are adopted.

“In the letter sent to Administrator McCarthy, my colleagues and I demanded the EPA hold additional public hearings in states like West Virginia, Kentucky, Wyoming, Texas, Alabama and Arizona, to hear from hardworking Americans who are already struggling to survive on thin margins and will be hit hardest by these burdensome new requirements. The Administration has a responsibility to engage, inform, and most importantly, listen to these very citizens. These limited hearings, however, fail to address this responsibility. 

“The reduction mandates put forth in the EPA’s proposal are not only unrealistic, but will also cause significant job losses and be extremely detrimental to economic growth throughout the nation. American families are projected to lose almost $600 billion in disposable income as a result of this new proposed rule. All of this economic harm and destruction for our economy will only result in an estimated 1.8% reduction of global carbon-dioxide emissions by the year 2030.”

Background:

Congressman Gosar’s letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy was signed by twelve of his colleagues including Representatives David McKinley (R-WV), Bill Johnson (R-OH), Cynthia Lummis (R-WY), Walter Jones (R-NC), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Tim Griffin (R-AR), Rick Rahall (D-WV), Bob Latta (R-OH), Bob Gibs (R-OH), William Enyart (D-IL) and Matt Salmon (R-AZ).

The proposed EPA regulations will require existing power plants to cut their production by 30% over the next 15 years. The Partnership for a Better Energy Future, a coalition of business organizations representing over 80 percent of the U.S. economy, stated that in addition to significant legal questions regarding the proposed rule’s viability, the mandate is “fundamentally incompatible with numerous practical and technical aspects of America’s electricity system.

 

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill to Regulate Body-Donor Facilities

2014/08/04

For Immediate Release Date: August 4, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill to Regulate Body-Donor Facilities

From the Arizona Republic:

Read the full article HERE.

“U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar introduced legislation Thursday to regulate the labeling, transporting and licensing of human tissues for medical research and education.

“The Arizona Republican's bill comes as the FBI, Arizona Attorney General's Office and other law-enforcement officials are investigating whether the Biological Resource Center in Phoenix and facilities in other states handled bodies as donors intended, and whether they properly screened for infectious diseases.

“Body donation is a burgeoning industry, profiting by soliciting donated tissues and organs, which are provided for a fee to drug firms, medical-device manufacturers, universities and hospitals to study diseases, develop treatments or perfect surgical techniques. Companies that broker tissue and organs for transplant into living patients are strictly regulated, but those that sell body parts for research and education are not, state law-enforcement officials and experts say.

“Gosar's bill would require non-transplant facilities to put labels on shipments containing body parts that certify the parts have been screened for infectious diseases. The requirement would apply to shipments of body parts across state lines.

“Gosar's legislation, if approved by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama, would not cost any additional money to implement.

“Jeff Small, Gosar's legislative director, told The Arizona Republic that as a dentist, the representative wants to ensure the public's safety is not jeopardized.

“Added Small, "He felt the need to step in and provide some oversight in what appears to be a somewhat unregulated industry.”

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rep. Gosar Holding the Line against Amnesty

2014/08/01

For Immediate ReleaseDate: August 1, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

From Numbers USA:

Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., said that "close to 20" of his colleagues expressed "reservations" about the GOP leaders' package at today’s caucus meeting. With 234 Republicans and 218 votes needed for passage, Boehner may not have enough votes to pass his measure if he loses 20 members.Read more HERE.  

From the Washington Times:

While this new bill may ‘neuter’ DACA moving forward as the sponsor claims, the bill will be twisted and used by the president—as well as the attorney general, an army of lawyers, and countless pundits—to say this DACA fix bill actually resulted in Congressional approval (i.e., statutory enactment) of DACA from June 15, 2012 until yesterday July 30, 2014,” Rep. Paul Gosar, Arizona Republican, wrote in a letter to colleagues.Read more HERE.  

From the Washington Examiner:

Gosar said the legislation is “a lot better” than it was Thursday, but he won’t commit to voting until he sees the bill’s wording.  He also said he expects to vote against it unless the House votes first on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows young people who came to the U.S. illegally as children to avoid deportation.Read more HERE.  

From the Arizona Republic:

In a message Thursday to his House colleagues, Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz., complained that the deferred-action bill was not retroactive to 2012 and would not apply to current deffered-action recipients. “The bill also allows for anyone that may have had their DACA 'contract' renewed on July 29, 2014, for instance, to stay in our country for another two years,” Gosar wrote. “This could easily be perceived as de facto amnesty and tacit approval by Congress of the President's mini-Dream Act memorandum.”Read more HERE.

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Gosar Fish Hatchery Bill Passes Natural Resources Committee

2014/07/30

For Immediate Release Date: July 30, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the House Natural Resources Committee voted 25-17 during a legislative markup to successfully pass his sponsored legislation H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act.

“Today the Natural Resources Committee passed my commonsense legislation to protect vital recreational fishing industries that provide jobs and important revenues for rural communities throughout the country. I am pleased to see that my colleagues on the Committee agree that only Congress should authorize the termination of fish hatchery facilities or programs.

Recent testimony heard from the Fish and Wildlife Service on the bill made clear that Service failed to hold a public comment period and did not consider job losses or associated economic impact before terminating important recreational fishing programs. Even Deputy Director of the Fish and Wildlife Service, Steve Guertin, admitted, This was not our [the Fish and Wildlife Service’s] finest hour.”

This continues a disturbing trend of big government, bureaucratic decisions that harm local communities and this overreach by the Fish and Wildlife Service must be stopped.” 

(Rep. Gosar pictured with Mohave County Board of Supervisors Chairman Hildy Angius after her testimony regarding H.R. 5026 on July 23, 2014)

Background:

The Fish Hatchery Protection Act preserves propagation fish hatcheries and propagation programs within the National Fish Hatchery System and stipulates that only Congress can authorize the termination or significant alteration of such facilities and programs.

In November 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service arbitrarily changed the priorities for the five different propagation program categories and announced their intent to close propagation programs and possibly hatcheries throughout the nation in fiscal year 2015.

The bureaucratic decision to terminate recreational fishing propagation programs is extremely misguided as several of the hatcheries affected were constructed more than 50 years ago for the sole purpose of offsetting the loss of native fisheries resulting from the construction of federal dams.

By the Fish and Wildlife Service’s own estimates, the National Fish Hatchery System returns $28 to the national economy for every dollar spent and $3.6 billion to our economy annually.

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Robust Support for Gosar Energy Legislation

2014/07/30

For Immediate Release Date: July 29, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources held a legislative hearing on the Congressman's sponsored legislation H.R. 596, the Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act.

"I was pleased to hear testimony from numerous experts today speaking in favor of my common sense legislation to improve America’s renewable energy potential and unleash an industry that can lift states like Arizona out of its economic struggles."

The Chairman of La Paz Country Board of Supervisors, D.L. Wilson, testified about the implications of H.R. 596 and how it would speed up the process to create renewable energy projects and helping to move America toward a more sustainable energy program.

"H.R. 596 will help counties by creating a straightforward permitting process tailored to the unique characteristics of renewable energy projects that can be used by public land management agencies. It will also establish a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures fair compensation to help make up for the millions of acres of that the U.S. government pays no local taxes on."

"Congressman Gosar, I would like to thank you for bringing this bill (H.R. 596) forward and for being a champion for rural Arizona. Your hard work and dedication are greatly appreciated in La Paz County and throughout the state."

Eric Fitzer, the Senior Energy Programs Manager for the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy testified saying; "What H.R. 596 does is modernize wind and solar development on public lands... H.R. 596 will help Arizona become the Solar Capitol of the World."

The video of Congressman Gosar delivering his opening statement and asking his line of questioning can be viewed by clicking the pictures below. 

(Click picture to watch Rep. Gosar deliver his opening statement)  

(Click picture to watch Rep. Gosar asking his line of questions to witnesses)

 

Background:

The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act develops a straightforward process that will drive investment towards the highest quality renewable sources, and the legislation establishes a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures a fair return for all.

Renewable energy sources like wind and solar are an integral part of the United States’ “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. Our nation’s public lands can play a critical role in supporting that mission, but uncertainty in the permitting process impedes or delays our ability to harness their renewable energy potential. 

Under current law, permits for wind and solar development are completed under the same process for other surface uses, like pipelines, roads, or power lines. The public land management agencies need a permitting process tailored to the unique characteristics and impacts of renewable energy projects.

H.R. 596 distributes rents and royalties by returning 25% to the state, 25% to the county, 15% goes to the BLM for the purposes of more efficiently processing permit applications and 25% is deposited into a fund for sportsmen and conservation purposes, including increasing outdoor recreation such as hunting, fishing, and hiking. The remaining 10% is deposited into the general fund of the U.S. Treasury for the purposes of deficit reduction.

Since federal lands are not taxable, state and local governments deserve a share of the revenues from the sales of energy production on lands within their borders.  These resources will help local governments deliver critical services and develop much-needed capital improvement projects, such as road maintenance, public safety, and law enforcement. 

There are currently 60 Republican and Democrat cosponsors of the H.R. 596 including Representatives Mark E. Amodei, Dan Benishek, Earl Blumenauer, Bruce L. Braley, Julia Brownley, Tony Cardenas, Matt Cartwright, David N. Cicilline, Mike Coffman, Gerald E. Connolly, Jim Cooper, Jim Costa, Kevin Cramer, Steve Daines, Peter A. DeFazio, Diana DeGette, Suzan K. DelBene, Jeff Denham, Trent Franks, Pete P. Gallego, Joe Garcia, Cory Gardner, Joseph J. Heck, Steven A. Horsford, Jared Huffman, Derek Kilmer, Ann Kirkpatrick, Raul R. Labrador, David Loebsack, Zoe Lofgren, Alan S. Lowenthal, Michelle Lujan Grisham, Ben Ray Lujan, Cynthia M. Lummis, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ed Pastor, Stevan Pearce, Ed Perlmutter, Gary C. Peters, Jared Polis, Raul Ruiz, Matt Salmon, Kurt Schrader, David Schweikert, Carol Shea-Porter, Michael K. Simpson, Kyrsten Sinema, Christopher H. Smith, Steve II Southerland, Jackie Speier, Chris Stewart, Steve Stivers, Mark Takano, Mike Thompson, Scott R. Tipton, Dina Titus, Niki Tsongas, David G. Valadao, Robert J. Wittman, Don Young.

The bill is endorsed by 58 organizations including: the National Association of Counties, the Western Governor’s Association, the Board of Supervisors of Maricopa County, Arizona Game and Fish Commission, County Supervisors Association of Arizona, La Paz County Board of Supervisors and more.

The hearing included two witnesses from Arizona testifying in support of H.R. 596, Mr. D.L. Wilson, Chairman of the La Paz County Board of Supervisors, and Mr. Eric Fitzer, the Senior Energy Programs Manager for the Arizona Governor’s Office of Energy Policy.

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President Obama Signs Gosar Bill Honoring Dr. Cameron McKinley into Law

2014/07/26

For Immediate Release Date: July 25, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Obama signed into law his sponsored legislation, H.R. 1216, which will designate the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center in Prescott, Arizona, as the “Dr. Cameron McKinley Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Center”:

“As his widow Anne McKinley said, ‘Today is a very special day in honor of a very special man.’ 

"I am pleased to see the President recognize the distinguished life and career of Dr. Cam McKinley by signing my legislation into law. Naming the Department of Veterans Affairs Vet Center located at 3180 Stillwater Drive, in Prescott, Arizona, after Dr. McKinley will forever be a fitting testament to his honorable service in the Army as well as his commitment and dedication in helping his fellow veterans through his groundbreaking work treating post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Today, the Prescott community has much to be proud of and should celebrate the remarkable life of an American hero.”

Additional:

The House of Representatives unanimously passed H.R. 1216 on June 17, 2014 followed by the Senate on July 9, 2014.

Congressman Gosar’s speech on the House floor supporting H.R. 1216 can be found HERE.

Dr. McKinley, received the Military Order of the Purple Heart for "exceptionally meritorious and conspicuous service to his community, fellow citizens and veterans.”

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Rep. Gosar Testifies Before Senate Committee Supporting the Keep the Promise Act

2014/07/24

For Immediate Release Date: July 23, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Oversight Hearing on the future of Indian gaming and the need for passage of H.R. 1410:

“TheTohono O’odham Nation’s dismissal of their promise to build no additional casinos in Phoenix is not something that Congress can ignore when the result will be so harmful to what had been a national model. 

“It is vital for Congress to pass the Keep the Promise Act, sponsored by my good friend and colleague Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ), that ensures the promise of no additional casinos in the Phoenix area is kept until the existing tribal-state gaming compacts expire, without interfering in the trust acquisition itself. No entity, governmental or otherwise, should be rewarded for deceptive conduct that violates a compact and is contrary to the will of voters.”

The transcript of Congressman Gosar’s testimony can be found HERE.

(Rep. Gosar testifying before the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs seated next to Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-AZ)

Background:

In return for exclusivity in Arizona, the tribes agreed to a cap on the number of casinos in the state and in the Phoenix metro area, to restrict the number of machines in the state and to share machine revenue with rural non-gaming tribes so all could benefit.

Every urban tribe, except for Tohono O’odham, agreed to this limitation. Tohono O’odham refused, citing the need for a new casino in Tucson or on the rural part of the tribe’s reservation.

The state and other tribes finally agreed to the restrictions on gaming being pushed by Arizona’s Governor and others, but also yielded to Tohono O’odham’s stated need. 

After the agreement was reached, the tribes and state promoted their model compact by saturating the airwaves with press releases, voter handouts, billboards, and in television and radio interviews. Tohono O’odham alone spent $1.8 million dollars urging Arizona voters to rely on the limitation which included no additional casinos in the Phoenix area.

However, in 2001, while negotiations were ongoing and unbeknownst to everyone, Tohono O’odham had begun efforts to find land in the Phoenix area to open their fourth casino in violation of the 17-tribe coalition compact.

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Rep. Gosar Grills Fish and Wildlife Service Over Hatchery Closures

2014/07/23

For Immediate ReleaseDate: July 23, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs Subcommittee held a legislative hearing on his legislation H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act:

“The Deputy Director for the Fish and Wildlife Service looked like a fish out of water when trying to explain why the Service did not have a public comment period and did not consider job losses or associated economic impact before terminating important recreational fishing programs throughout the country.

“We heard testimony today from Chairman Angius that nearly 1,700 jobs in Mohave County and nearly $75 million in economic output associated with the Willow Beach Hatchery are at risk as a result of the recent termination of the hatchery’s rainbow trout stocking program.

“The Fish and Wildlife Service is attempting to unilaterally turn our National Fish Hatchery System into an endangered species recovery program. This is extremely misguided as several of the hatcheries affected were constructed more than 50 years ago for the sole purpose of offsetting the loss of native fisheries resulting from the construction of federal dams, including Willow Beach.

“While most answers from the Fish and Wildlife Service today defied commonsense, I was pleased to hear the Deputy Director’s answer to my question about the future of the rainbow trout stocking program at the Willow Beach Hatchery in which he stated 'I believes we would, yes' reinstate the rainbow trout stocking program following the repair of a broken water supply line.” 

Testimony Highlights:

Rep. Gosar: Mr. Gordon, Was there a public comment period prior to changing the priorities for the propagation programs with the release of the November report?  Yes or No?

Deputy Director Guertin: No.

Rep. Gosar: By the Fish and Wildlife Service’s own estimates, the National Fish Hatchery System returns $28 to the national economy for every dollar spent and $3.6 billion to our economy annually. Does the Service consider the impacts to local economies before terminating recreational fishing propagation programs?

Deputy Director Guertin: Under the vision in the report…

Rep. Gosar: Yes or no?  I mean, yes or no?  Either you do or you don’t.

Deputy Director Guertin: It did not.

Rep. Gosar: In our dialogue before, you said that the Service doesn’t consider jobs.  So the 1,700 jobs in Mohave County and $75 million in economic output associated with the Willow Beach Hatchery, that’s now in jeopardy as a result of terminating the trout stocking program and the annual production of 150,000…rainbow trout, that just don’t matter to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service?

Deputy Director Guertin: Well, certainly it matters.  These are jobs for our fellow citizens…

Rep. Gosar: But wait a minute, you said it doesn’t matter. I mean, earlier, you testified that it just is never put into the equation.  4,000 jobs and $[80] million in payroll.  Does the Fish and Wildlife Service, once again, consider these figures before terminating rainbow trout stocking programs?

Deputy Director Guertin: If we use the report as it’s currently written, it wouldn’t be one of the factors.

Rep. Gosar: Yes or no?

Deputy Director Guertin: No.

Rep. Gosar: Boy, I mean, this is absurd to me.

Rep. Gosar: The Fish and Wildlife Service stated in a letter to this Subcommittee sent on May 30, 2014 that the reason for terminating the rainbow trout stocking program at the time was that the agency didn’t have the 1.5 to 8.5 million dollars to repair a broken water [supply] line and to keep the trout stocking program going…  Recent engineering reports indicate that these estimates were a gross exaggeration and that the broken water [supply] line would only cost around $100,000 to fix. If the water, now listen very carefully, if the water supply line is fixed, does the Fish and Wildlife Service plan to reinstate the trout propagation program at the Willow Beach Hatchery?

Deputy Director Guertin: I believe we would, yes.

Rep. Gosar: Oooh. Great. I’m liking that.

The video of Congressman Gosar’s opening statement can be viewed HERE. The video of Congressman Gosar’s first line of questions can be viewed HERE. The video of Congressman Gosar’s second line of questions can be viewed HERE.

Background:

Subcommittee Chairman John Fleming and Rep. Rick Crawford testified in strong support of the Gosar legislation. In addition, two Arizona witnesses testified in strong support of the bill; Mohave County Board of Supervisors Chairman Hildy Angius and Chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission Robert Mansell. The video of Supervisor Hildy Angius testimony can be viewed HERE. 

The Fish Hatchery Protection Act, H.R. 5026, will preserve propagation fish hatcheries and propagation programs within the National Fish Hatchery System and stipulates that only the Congress can authorize the termination or significant alteration of such facilities or programs.

Recreational fishing propagation programs generate hundreds of thousands of dollars of private and public investment from non-federal entities. In 2011, recreational fishing supported nearly 365,000 jobs and contributed more than $70 billion to our economy.

H.R. 5026 has strong bipartisan support and current cosponsors of the bill include: Former Natural Resources Chairman Nick Rahall (D-WV), Doug Collins (R-GA), Mike Michaud (D-ME), Rick Crawford (R-AR), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ), Phil Roe (R-TN), G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Tim Griffin (R-AR), Mike Simpson (R-ID) and Joe Heck (R-NV).

The bill has also been endorsed by: The Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the American Sportfishing Association and the Mohave County Board of Supervisors.

Trout Unlimited also had some nice things to say about the bill in a letter to Rep. Gosar. That letter can be viewed HERE.

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***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Subcommittee Hearing to be Held on Gosar Fish Hatchery Protection Act

2014/07/23

For Immediate Release Date: July 22, 2014

 

Contact: Steven D. SmithSteven.Smith@mail.house.gov

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 10:00 AM (ET)

1334 Hearing Room in the Longworth House Office Building

Washington D.C. 20515

The hearing is open to the public and a live video stream will be broadcast at  http://naturalresources.house.gov/live

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tomorrow, Wednesday July 23, 2014, the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife, Oceans and Insular Affairs will hold a legislative hearing on Congressman Paul Gosar’s (AZ-4) sponsored legislation H.R. 5026, the Fish Hatchery Protection Act. The hearing will include two witnesses from Arizona testifying in support of H.R. 5026, Robert Mansell, Chairman of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and Hildy Angius, Chairman of the Mohave County Board of Supervisors.

Background:

The Fish Hatchery Protection Act preserves propagation fish hatcheries and propagation programs within the National Fish Hatchery System and stipulates that only Congress can authorize the termination or significant alteration of such facilities and programs.

In November 2013, the Fish and Wildlife Service arbitrarily changed the priorities for the five different propagation program categories and announced their intent to close propagation programs and possibly hatcheries throughout the nation in fiscal year 2015.

Following the Service’s announcement, theWillow Beach National Fish Hatchery was instructed on November 24, 2013, to focus on producing suckers and other fish that do not attract anglers or generate revenues for local economies and to terminate its rainbow trout stocking propagation program.

The bureaucratic decision to terminate recreational fishing propagation programs is extremely misguided as several of the hatcheries affected were constructed more than 50 years ago for the sole purpose of offsetting the loss of native fisheries resulting from the construction of federal dams. This is the case for the Willow Beach National Fish Hatchery which was created in 1962 to counter the negative impacts on fishery resources that resulted from construction of the Hoover Dam.

Supervisor Hildy Angius, recently testified before the Appropriations Committee about the importance of preserving recreational propagation programs for fishing and stated that recreational fishing in her county supports almost 1,700 jobs and has an annual impact of almost $75 million annually for the Mohave County economy. The local hatchery in Mohave County was instructed by the Fish and Wildlife Service to focus on producing suckers and other fish that do not attract anglers or generate revenues for local economies and to terminate its recreational fishing propagation program.

By the Fish and Wildlife Service’s own estimates, the National Fish Hatchery System returns $28 to the national economy for every dollar spent and $3.6 billion to our economy annually.

Current Cosponsors of the bill include Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA), Rick Crawford (R-AR), Phil Roe (R-TN), Kevin Cramer (R-ND), Joe Heck (R-NV), Tim Griffin (R-AR), Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Mike Michaud (D-ME).

The bill is endorsed by the Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies, the American Sportfishing Association and the Mohave County Board of Supervisors.

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Congressman Paul A. Gosar, DDS hails from Prescott, Arizona and is serving his second term in Congress as the Representative from Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District.  As a health care provider and small business owner, Gosar is focused on bringing jobs back to the district, reforming health care, reining in government spending, and ensuring that the American people are involved in the solution making process.

Before being elected to Congress in 2010, Gosar owned his own dental practice in Flagstaff for twenty-five years.  His experience in Dentistry earned him the recognition of the Arizona Dental Association’s “Dentist of the Year,” and he was also inducted into the Arizona Dental Association’s Hall of Fame.  His experience in working to reform health care first came when he served as the President of the Arizona Dental Association and as the Vice-Chair of the American Dental Association Council on Governmental Affairs.

Whether Gosar is in Washington fighting for his constituents, or back home in Arizona listening to the people and working together to find solutions to the problems that face Arizona’s Fourth Congressional District, he remains committed to ushering in a new era of government that empowers individuals and reforms the bureaucratic procedures that stifle job creation and innovation.


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