Paul Gosar

Paul Gosar

ARIZONA's 4th DISTRICT

Rep. Gosar Questions Administration on Immigration Enforcement Changes

2014/08/28

For Immediate Release Date: August 28, 2014

 

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) wrote a letter addressed to Attorney General Holder, Homeland Security Secretary Johnson and U.S. Attorney for Arizona John Leonardo regarding alterations to the prosecutorial guidelines prescribed in Operation Streamline.

“The Obama Administration has once again taken executive action to undermine our system of laws. It should come as no surprise that the President, the Attorney General and the other relevant officials have once again succumbed to pressures from liberal interest groups who have been complaining of this legitimate law enforcement operation for years now. This issue was brought to my attention by Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot, who informed me that his department learned of these changes in a recent briefing offered by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

"The Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney have now indicated they will no longer prosecute illegal immigrants under Title 8, United States Code, § 1325. This dereliction will completely undermine the United States’ ‘zero tolerance’ policy established through Operation Streamline and flies in the face of years of work conducted by federal, state and local law enforcement to secure our communities and our borders.

“It seems like a never-ending cycle these days. The Administration acts to circumvent the law, Congress makes legitimate Congressional inquiries, and… silence. Nothing. Zilch. I am sick and tired of this Administration—which promised to be the most transparent in history—constantly seeking to tilt the scales on our age-old systems of checks and balances. I will not stand for it, and I will continue to seek the answers the people deserve.”

Background:

Congressman Gosar’s letter, including the original letter from Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot, can be found in its entirety HERE.

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Gosar Amendments to FY15 Appropriations Cuts Nearly One Billion in Federal Spending

2014/08/28

For Immediate Release Date: August 28, 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 recapping his efforts to cut unnecessary and wasteful government spending through the fiscal year 2015 (FY15) appropriation bills that successfully passed through the House of Representatives:

“In the fiscal year 2015 appropriations process, I had more success than any other member of Congress, passing 21 of 27 amendments and positively affecting almost one billion dollars in federal spending. My amendments accounted for more than 10% of the total amendments passed by the House during the appropriations season. One of my top priorities as the Representative for Arizona’s fourth district has always been eliminating waste, fraud and abuse within the bloated federal bureaucracy. The practice of good governance requires periodic evaluations of federal programs and expenditures to review and debate their necessity, their efficiency and sometimes their constitutionality.

"The American people have overwhelmingly demanded that Congress takes action to put our country back on a fiscally sustainable path by reducing our egregious national debt and budget deficit. The House of Representatives has the power of the purse and must break through the status quo of allowing our nation to spend money we simply do not have. 

“I have been relentless in such pursuits and have sought to restore fiscal responsibility as well as commonsense to a bloated federal government that has lost its way. I will continue to eliminate waste, fraud and abuse wherever I can. The American people and taxpayers deserve nothing less.”

Background:

All 27 of Congressman Gosar’s proposed amendments to FY15 appropriations legislation, including the 21 which successfully passed the House, are listed below along with their status and total amount of funds cut or transferred. The press releases of each successfully passed amendment can be accessed by clicking the link in the description column.

Description of Amendment (FY 2015)

Status

Win/Loss %

Successful Cuts ($)

Successful Transfers ($)

 Prohibited the Department of Veterans Affairs from using taxpayer funds to create or maintain any unofficial record-keeping system.

Adopted by voice

W

 

 

Reprogrammed $3.2 M from bureaucracy at the VA to improve IT Systems

Adopted by voice

W

 

3,215,910

Capped funding for the Botanic Garden at FY 14 levels ($3.16 M cut) and prevented the installation of a new, wasteful vegetative roof

Adopted by Recorded Vote (219-198)

W

3,166,946

 

Reprogrammed $8 M from attorneys at the DOJ to Prescription Drug Monitoring

Adopted by voice

W

 

8,000,000

Reprogrammed $6 M from bureaucracy at the BATFE to Veterans Treatment Courts

Adopted by voice

W

 

6,000,000

Reprogrammed $4.25 M from OJP-Research, Eval, and Stats to the Byrne-JAG program for law enforcement purposes

Adopted by voice

W

 

4,250,000

Sought to protect privacy and prohibit funds from being used to obtain the contents of emails [2703(b)(1)(B) of Title 18, USC

Withdrawn

L

 

 

Sought to prohibit funds from being used by HUD to retain outside legal counsel

Failed by recorded vote (177-249)

L

 

 

Prohibited Funds to implement HUD's Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing proposed rule

Adopted by recorded vote (219-207)

W

 

 

Prohibit Funds to implement the Unconstitutional National Highway Survey

Adopted by voice

W

8,000,000 (for last NRS)

 

Sought to reduce bureaucracy within HUD's Executive Offices by $2 M (back to FY 14 levels) and transfer those funds to deficit reduction

Failed by recorded vote (190-232)

L

 

 

Sought to reduce bureaucracy within HUD's Administrative Support Offices by $20+ M (back to FY 14 levels) and transfer those funds to deficit reduction

Failed by recorded vote (181-240)

L

 

 

Reprogramed $220,000 from the wasteful CFO at USDA to the Inspector General

Adopted by voice

W

 

220,000

Cut funds for new USDA attorneys by $2.18 M (back to FY 14) and transferred those funds to deficit reduction

Adopted by voice

W

2,181,000

 

Prohibited DOD funds from being used to pay for storage of 8 patrol boats in Iraq that were never used and have been in storage for 4 years

Adopted by voice

W

750,000

 

Prohibited DOD funds from procuring any Army Aircrew Combat Uniforms. These new uniforms that most troops don't like are less safe and cost more $

Adopted by voice

W

$5,600,000 (IND. Est.)

 

Sought to prohibit the use of funds for 37 million gallons of subsidized biofuels. DOD FY15 request.Subsidized biofuels are nearly 15 times more expensive than conventional jet fuel

Failed by recorded vote (205-208)

L

 

 

Prohibited DOD funds from going to Iran, Syria, the Palestinian Authority, Hamas and ISIS

Adopted by recorded vote (280-133)

W

440,000,000 (in FY 14)

 

Sought to reduced Corps of Engineers bureaucracy by $4 million and transfer those funds to deficit reduction

Failed by recorded vote (104 - 316)

L

 

 

Prohibited use of taxpayer funds for the Department of Energy's Climate Model Development and Validation program

Adopted by recorded vote (226 - 194)

W

29,000,000 (Relative to Request. AMDT prohibits transfers)

 

Prohibited use of taxpayer funds for subsidizing high-efficiency toilets

Adopted by voice

W

300,000 (Approx. per year)

 

Reduced funding the IRS by $353 million and applied the savings to deficit reduction

Adopted by voice

W

353,000,000

 

Reduced funds for GSA Rental Space account by $42 million and transferred those funds to the U.S. Courts

Adopted by voice

W

 

42,000,000

Reduced bureaucracy at the Small Business Administration by $3.882 million and transferred those funds to entrepreneurial development programs

Adopted by voice

W

 

3,882,000

Prohibited bonuses to Senior Executive Service Employees at the IRS

Adopted by recorded vote (282 - 138 - 1 Present)

W

Approx. 2,000,000 in FYs 11 & 12

 

Supported Israel's right to self-defense

Adopted EN BLOC by voice

W

 

 

Required DOD to coordinate with states on wildlife management and conservation projects that take place off-installation

Adopted EN BLOC by voice

W

 

 

 

 

21/27 = 78%

843,997,946

67,567,910

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Spending Effected: $911,565,856

 **Some of the figures above are best estimates based on prior year spending

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Rep. Gosar Slams DHS Over Lack of Transparency Regarding Transfers of Illegal Aliens

2014/08/28

For Immediate Release Date: August 28, 2014

 

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) sent a letter to head officials within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to chastise them for stonewalling his congressional inquiries stemming from the questionable policies and practices behind the Department’s transfers of illegal aliens within the United States. The initial inquiries from Rep. Gosar’s office were made at a staff level over 90 days ago with an understanding that the questions would be received as if they were coming from the Congressman. Gosar’s staff was then told that if the Congressman wanted a timely response to his queries, he would have to write the Department a letter himself.

"I am appalled at the Department’s lack of response to these legitimate questions. The most important and timely question relayed to the Department during these exchanges was ‘What statutory authority, Presidential executive order, or memo from the Office of the Secretary [DHS] is used as a basis for these transfers and process involved?’ The silence has been deafening. It should not take DHS attorneys and policy staff 90+ days to get Congress an answer to this fundamental question."

Gosar continued, "The only ‘response’ my office has received from DHS regarding these questions was an acknowledgment letter which, in sum, told me that the inquiry was very important to the Department and that the questions were given a ‘high priority’. These statements are, at best, disingenuous. This lack of transparency does not instill confidence in DHS attorneys, nor does it lead Congress and the general public to believe DHS is a competent government agency. The Department’s ‘non-response response’ is nothing but a stall tactic. Meanwhile, this Department (and many others in the Obama Administration) continues to keep Congress in the dark so that they may manipulate the law as they see fit, rather than follow it by prescription.

"Though I am troubled by what is happening in the executive branch, I can no longer say that I am surprised. I will continue to press the Administration to be forthright and transparent. I will continue to ask the President and his subordinates to work with Congress rather than against it."

Background:

To read the official letter from Rep. Gosar to the Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and other responsible officials, Click HERE.

To read Rep. Gosar's initial letter Click HERE.

Since May of this year, the Administration has transferring illegal aliens apprehended in Texas by plane or bus to Arizona and elsewhere utilizing taxpayer money. Officials from DHS confirmed in a subsequent briefing with Rep. Gosar’s staff that the flights to transfer these aliens occur at a price of $53,000 each.

These actions are inhumane as many women and children are just being dumped in the streets. Initially, there was no notification to the Governor’s Office, the Arizona Department of Public Safety or the Arizona Department of Homeland Security.

After screening, those apprehended are being released under supervision and then required to report to a local ICE office near their destination within 15 days. By DHS’ own admission, most will never report.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reported this week that at least 37,477 illegal immigrants have been transferred within the United States from January 1, 2014 to July 31, 2014.

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Gosar Urges Algenol Biofuels CEO to Build Facility in Arizona

2014/08/27

For Immediate Release Date: August 27, 2014

 

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

 Gosar Urges Algenol Biofuels CEO to Build Facility in Arizona ''Arizonans welcome thousands of jobs and an $800 million investment"

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) spearheaded an Arizona Delegation letter to Algenol Biofuels' CEO Paul Woods urging the company to select Arizona as a location for a new commercial facility, which will create nearly 3,000 construction jobs and 800 direct jobs. Rep. Gosar's letter was signed by several members of Arizona's House delegation, including: Reps. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.), Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.), Ron Barber (D-Ariz.), Ed Pastor (D-Ariz.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.). Such overwhelming bipartisan support demonstrates the Arizona delegation is serious about bringing businesses and jobs to the Copper State.

"We are intrigued that Algenol Biofuels is able to offer a cost-competitive biofuel which competes with any other commercially available fuel, and believe locating a facility in Arizona could open a bountiful production area for this fuel source. Arizona’s unique topography includes abundant amounts of carbon dioxide, sunlight, algae and saltwater, all of which are important to producing viable and sustainable biofuels as you know. There is also a natural market for Algenol products in Arizona, and proximity to the huge California fuels market," the letter reads.

After the letter was delivered, Rep. Gosar said, "Arizonans strongly support innovative companies and will welcome Algenol Biofuels as well as thousands of jobs and an $800 million investment. I was honored to lead the effort to encourage this promising company that utilizies state-of the-art technology to build a new facility in Arizona. Part of the reason I was elected was to bring high-quality, good-paying jobs to our state. I will continue to do whatever I can to stimulate our economy and provide hard-working Arizonans with more opportunities for employment."

Click HERE to read the full letter.

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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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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2315
Fax 202-226-9739
gosar.house.gov

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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