Paul Gosar

Paul Gosar

ARIZONA's 4th DISTRICT

Small Business Roundtable - WICKENBURG, AZ

2016/02/05

Small Business Roundtable

February 22nd at 1:30pm

Wickenburg Town Hall, 155 N. Tegnar Street

Wickenburg, AZ 85390.

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Congress, Cops and Coffee - WICKENBURG, AZ

2016/02/05

Congress, Cops and Coffee - WICKENBURG, AZ

Monday February 22 at 9:00am

Chaparral Homemade Ice Cream, 472 E. Wickenburg Way

Wickenburg, AZ 85390

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Rep. Gosar Introduces Cottonwood Land Exchange Act

2016/02/05

For Immediate Release

Date: February 4, 2016

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 4473, the Cottonwood Land Exchange Act, at the request of Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, in order to facilitate a land exchange between the County and Coconino National Forest near Cottonwood, Arizona for the purposes of connecting separated tracts and consolidating land:

“This bill represents years of conversation and meetings amongst Yavapai County officials, community members and the Forest Service.  This commonsense legislation will yield significant benefits to the people of Arizona by consolidating multiple checkerboards of land. Currently, most of the current parcel owned by the county is unusable due to the presence of an endangered species. The current parcel that is owned by the Forest Service is surrounded by county and private land. This bipartisan bill is good for the County, good for the Forest Service, good for local species and most importantly makes the most efficient use of our land for the people of Arizona.”

Background:

The text of H.R. 4473 can be found HERE

The map of this land exchange can be found HERE.

Original cosponsors of Congressman Gosar’s legislation include: Trent Franks, David Schweikert, Matt Salmon, Martha McSally, Ann Kirkpatrick, Kyrsten Sinema and Ruben Gallego.

Yavapai County officials have been in discussions with the Forest Service for several years and recently passed a resolution in favor of advancing this mutually beneficial exchange.  The isolated lot of National Forest land is an 80 acre island parcel not contiguous or adjacent to any other Forest or state land.  It is surrounded completely by private or county land which is mostly residential in nature.  The 369 acres which the Coconino National Forest would receive from the County will add value to the Forest Service system by connecting separated tracts and consolidating land already under the stewardship of the Forest Service. 

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House Passes Gosar Amendment and Bill to Stop Executive Abuse Under Operation Choke Point

2016/02/04

For Immediate Release

Date: February 4, 2016

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.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 successfully passed H.R. 766,  the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act, which included the Congressman’s amendment to increase transparency by requiring that financial institutions provide notice to customers if their account is ordered to be terminated by federal banking regulators:

“One of the many ways the federal government has abused its power under the Obama Administration is through unconstitutional programs like Operation Choke Point.  Appallingly, President Obama and the Attorney General have put unwarranted pressure on banks and payment processors to shut down gun stores, pawn shops and other businesses they don’t support. This administration has been staunch in its assault on the Second Amendment, and this horrific program is another tool utilized by the president and the Department of Justice to infringe upon the rights of lawful gun owners and businesses.

“Operation Choke Point is a shameful example of the Obama Administration weaponizing federal agencies in order to hand pick winners and losers by intimidating financial institutions into implementing its political agenda. American citizens do not want big government to have the power to arbitrarily terminate their accounts at financial institutions based solely on ideological opposition to individuals or certain organizations. My amendment will increase transparency and protect consumers throughout the nation from lawless executive overreach.”

Prior to passage of the Gosar amendment, Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning stated, “ALG strongly supports Representative Gosar’s common sense amendment to the H.R. 766 protecting customers of financial institutions by increasing transparency between them and the federal government. The federal government has no constitutional power to take actions against individuals without due process, and Gosar’s amendment will ensure that if a financial institution does take any action against an individual or business terminating their account at the behest of the feds, it must notify the customer why it is doing so.”

Background

The Gosar amendment was endorsed by: Americans for Limited Government, the National Rifle Association, Gun Owners of America, and Eagle Forum. Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) also supported this commonsense amendment. Congressman Gosar’s amendment does not affect the national security exception in the base bill and the Congressional Budget Office stated that the amendment would not have a score to taxpayers. 

Congressman Gosar is also a cosponsor of the bill that passed today, H.R. 766, the Financial Institution Customer Protection Act of 2015.

Several Arizona businesses were victims of Operation Choke Point including a gun manufacturer in Phoenix, American Spirit Arms in Scottsdale and Secure Account Services in Lake Havasu City.

(Courtesy of the NRA) Several years ago, the Obama administration created a program called Operation Choke Point (OCP), which utilizes federal financial services regulators to harass and intimidate banks and financial service providers who maintain relationships with legal but so-called “high risk” merchants or businesses. By leaning on the banks, the regulators hope to cause them to sever relationships with these legitimate businesses, thereby choking off their cash flow and forcing them out of the market.

These “high risk” businesses include retailers of firearms and ammunition, a number of which have found their banking relationships abruptly severed with little or no explanation and without reference to anything the individual businesses did or did not do. A congressional investigation found that the OCP’s adverse effect on legitimate businesses was not merely an unintended side-effect, but the outcome of a deliberate attempt to target entire business sectors that, while legal, were deemed objectionable by regulators.

H.R. 766 would institute numerous reforms to bring more transparency and accountability to federal oversight of banks, all aimed at preventing the sort of unchecked abuse at the heart of OCP. For example, the bill would require regulators that suggest or order a bank to terminate a customer’s account to have material reasoning, with reference to any specific laws or regulations the enforcement agency believed were being violated. Moreover, no such reason could be based solely on “reputational risk,” the supposed basis for including firearm and ammunition businesses within the scope of OCP’s “high risk” target list. Regulating agencies would also have to submit annual reports to Congress documenting any such requests or orders. Finally, the bill would make important changes to the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, which agencies have cited as authorization for OCP, to clarify the law’s scope so as conclusively to preempt this dubious justification.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Rep. Paul Gosar Named “Congressman of the Month” by FreedomWorks

2016/02/04

For Immediate Release

Date: February 3, 2016

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

 

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, the conservative advocacy group, FreedomWorks, named Congressman Paul Gosar as its “Congressman of the Month” for February. According to its website, FreedomWorks includes over 6 million Americans who are passionate about promoting free markets and individual liberty. Its members all share three common traits: a desire for less government, lower taxes, and more economic freedom. The full announcement can be found HERE and is copied below.

FreedomWorks’ Congressman of the Month - Paul Gosar2/3/2016Logan AlbrightFreedomWorks

Rep. Paul Gosar was first elected to Congress in 2010, to what was then Arizona’s 1st Congressional District. After significant redistricting in the state, he has represented the 4th District since 2013. Gosar is a dentist and a member of the GOP Doctors Caucus, as well as the House Freedom Caucus. In 2015, he scored a 95 percent on the FreedomWorks Congressional Scorecard, marking his third time to qualify for a FreedomFighter Award.

Apart from his voting record, Gosar deserves special recognition for the leadership he has shown on a variety of issues, particularly on energy, environment, and property rights. 2015 has been quite a year for Rep. Gosar. He started off the legislative session by voting against John Boehner for Speaker of the House, and has followed that up by sponsoring bills to prohibit collective bargaining for IRS workers, cut spending from a variety of agencies, reduce funding for regulations, block tax increases for climate science, and stop green energy mandates.

But Gosar’s major crusade in 2015, and continuing into 2016, was calling for the impeachment of EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. In House Resolution 417, Gosar lays out the case against McCarthy, citing three instances where she made false statements before congressional committees, an action which amounts to perjury and could be classified as the “High Crimes and Misdemeanors” necessary for removal from office.

Among McCarthy’s most blatant and harmful lies was her testimony the Waters of the United States rule, one of the most far reaching and invasive regulations in some time, did not expand the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. In fact, the rule, known as WOTUS, would reclassify many small bodies of water on private property as “navigable” for the purpose of regulation, making the EPA vastly more powerful and capable of intruding onto American’s private land.

By filing the articles of impeachment, Gosar is doing two things: First, he’s attempting to hold unelected, executive branch bureaucrats accountable to the people. Since agencies like the EPA now make de facto laws in circumvention of the U.S. Constitution. It’s high time Congress reclaimed some of its rightful authority from the president and his appointed flunkies.

Second, Gosar is reminding people that “impeachment” is not a dirty word, but in fact a tool given to us by the founding fathers as a necessary and proper way of removing government officials from office when they fail to serve the public. Impeachment was intended to be used frequently to keep government in check, not only as a last resort reserved for extreme emergencies. More representatives should follow Gosar’s lead and put regulators on notice that they, like any elected official, are accountable for their actions.

For his willingness to stand up for property rights in his state and hold government officials’ feet to the fire, we’re happy to name Rep. Paul Gosar FreedomWorks’ Congressman of the Month for February, 2016!

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Rep. Gosar: “EPA Negligent in Response to Flint Water Crisis”

2016/02/03

For Immediate Release

Date: February 3, 2016

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing titled, “Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan” where the Congressman questioned Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Deputy Assistant Administrator Joel Beauvais:

“Today, the EPA admitted to first discovering contaminations in Flint’s water system in the Spring of 2015. Shamefully, the EPA dismissed an internal memo from one of its own and failed to take any real action till January 2016. During that time, EPA Administrator Susan Hedman tried to dismiss the seriousness of this crisis stating that the memo was just a draft and that it should have never been released as the memo had not received final approval from the EPA hierarchy. Innocent children and families in Flint were exposed to unsafe levels of lead and copper in their water while the EPA was twiddling their thumbs and downplaying the severity of this contamination.  

“If the EPA was serious about making the Flint water crisis a priority, as it claims, why did EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy just visit Flint for the first time yesterday, the day before a Congressional oversight hearing? I find it despicable that McCarthy waited seven months after an EPA regulations manager first reported a very serious contamination to take this matter seriously. Her failure yesterday to take responsibility for the EPA’s negligence is absolutely shameful. Why has no one been fired or held accountable at the EPA for this incident? McCarthy’s actions continue a sickening trend by the EPA of hiding government incompetence and ducking accountability. Disgustingly, the EPA risked the health and safety of our citizens because they failed to take any real action for nearly seven months.

Background:

(Courtesy of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform) Prior to April 2014, the city of Flint, Michigan received its drinking water from the City of Detroit’s system. In the months following the switch, the Flint River water began testing high in chloride levels, which caused it to be highly corrosive. One serious effect of corrosion is that it causes water pipes made of lead to leach into the water. Furthermore, the water tested positive for disease-carrying bacteria.

Reports indicated that the EPA, which has oversight over state and local water systems under the Safe Drinking Water Act, had known about contamination as early as June of 2015, detailed in an internal EPA memo. The EPA finally invoked its authority under the SDWA to intervene in the Flint water crisis on January 21, 2016.

EPA Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman announced her resignation effective February 1, 2016 and the EPA Office of Inspector General launched an investigation into the crisis. The Committee previously examined mismanagement at the EPA with hearings held April 30 and July 29 in 2015.

In an article published on January 20, 2016, National Review highlighted the hypocrisy of those blaming Republicans and state officials for the Flint water crisis stating, “In sum: The Democratic government of a Democratic city destroys that city’s finances so thoroughly that it must go into state receivership; a Democratic emergency manager signs off on a consensus plan to use a temporary water source; the municipal authorities in that Democratic city responsible for treating and monitoring drinking water fail to do their job; a state agency whose employees work under the tender attention of SEIU Local 517 fails to do its job overseeing the local authorities; Barack Obama’s EPA, having been informed about the issue, keeps mum.”

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: E&E News: Arizona Lawmakers Blast Historic Designation for Proposed Mine

2016/02/02

For Immediate Release

Date: February 2, 2016

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

 

WASHINGTON D.C. - E&E News reported early on Tuesday morning about a deceptive effort underway by anti-mining groups to negatively impact the bipartisan Southeast Arizona Land Exchange, signed into law in December 2014, by designating the land acquired in this exchange as a National Historic place. This government land grab could further limit public access and undermine a copper project that is projected to create nearly 3,700 jobs and generate $60 billion for Arizona’s economy. 

Congressman Gosar and Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) sent a letter yesterday to the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) and the Keeper of National Register of Historic Places requesting NPS formally withdraw the nomination of this land from consideration for listing as a Historic Place. That letter can be found HERE

Ariz. Lawmakers Blast Historic Designation for Proposed Mine 2/2/2016 E&E News Dylan Brown

Reps. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) yesterday demanded that the National Park Service pull a national historic site nomination for land they say is the proposed site of the controversial Resolution Copper mine.

A Jan. 21 Federal Register notice seeks comment on the proposed listing of the Chi'chil Bildagoteel Historic District as an addition to the National Register of Historic Places.

Chi'chil Bildagoteel is what the San Carlos Apache call Oak Flat, the proposed site of Rio Tinto PLC copper mine in the Tonto National Forest.

The global mining giant and Arizona lawmakers, including Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Reps. Gosar and Kirkpatrick, have spent years battling the Apache and conservation groups over an area the tribe says is sacred.

After years of lobbying, mine advocates attached a rider to the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act authorizing a land swamp clearing the way for the mine.

However, opposition remains, with the Apache rallying on Capitol Hill last year and Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, top Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, authoring legislation to repeal the swap (E&E Daily, June 14).

Gosar and Kirkpatrick objected to a nearly identical Federal Register notice last June drafted by Tonto National Forest officials and San Carlos Apache leaders.

The only change in the new notice is the name of the city in Pinal County, Ariz. -- Superior versus Kearney, misspelled in the notice as "Kearny."

Both times, the formal address is listed as "restricted," the only such address on the list.

Gosar and Kirkpatrick said it appears to be a deceptive and illegal effort by mine opponents to block a "bipartisan bill that is estimated to create approximately 3,700 new jobs."

"Given the lack of detail in the filing, it is virtually impossible for our constituents who may be affected to participate in the public comment process," the lawmakers wrote.

Roger Featherstone of the Arizona Mining Reform Coalition sharply rebutted the claims, arguing that the restricted address is likely to protect the sacred site from desecration.

"From a public standpoint, I really don't understand why they are politicizing what is a noncontroversial, merit-based determination," he said.

With the comment period set to expire Friday after 11 days, Gosar and Kirkpatrick requested a 60-day extension to provide more time for comments if the nomination is not withdrawn.

The lawmakers also sent NPS an Indianz.com op-ed written by former San Carlos tribe historian Dale Miles, arguing that Oak Flat isn't sacred..."

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Rep. Gosar Statement on Obama Veto of Bill Blocking WOTUS Rule

2016/01/20

For Immediate Release

Date: January 20, 2016

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.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 vetoed Senate Joint Resolution 22,  bipartisan and bicameral legislation  that blocked the new “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule seeking to be implemented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineering (Corps):

“The president is out of touch if he believes blocking WOTUS would ‘deny businesses and communities regulatory certainty and clarity’ when the truth is the exact opposite. Instead of doing his job and working with Congress, President Obama has once again decided to continue blatantly ignoring the will of the House, Senate, 29 states and the American people. He refuses to accept that his attempt to mandate a big government takeover of our nation’s water resources has been resoundingly rejected. Despite an illegal EPA propaganda campaign and repeated efforts to lie and mislead Congress about how certain provisions of this new regulation came to be, the Obama Administration still doesn’t understand that Americans refuse to be ruled by ideological executive overreach.”

“One of the hallmarks of our Constitutional Republic is the separation of powers among the branches of our government. When the president takes action by executive fiat in defiance of Congress, it is an affront to every bedrock principle of this country and opens the door to further expand our monolithic federal regime. Rural Americans, including farmers, ranchers, small businesses, other property owners and water users throughout the country, will continue to suffer because of the regulatory uncertainty caused by this executive overreach. The damage done by this administration’s irresponsible policies cannot end soon enough and I remain committed to doing everything I can to stop WOTUS, whether it is during this administration, or the next.”

Background

The Senate voted 53-44 on Nov. 4, 2015, and the House voted 253-166 on Jan. 6, 2016, to pass S.J.RES.22. Congressman Gosar is a cosponsor of H.J.RES.59, the House version of this bill.

WOTUS was slated to go into effect August 28, 2015. Fortunately, the Sixth Circuit has issued a nationwide stay and temporarily blocked implementation of this new rule.

The 1996 Congressional Review Act (Public Law 104-121) allows Congress to block new regulations during a 60-day review period through a joint resolution of disapproval.  This expedited procedure only requires a simple majority in both Houses.

On March 25, 2014, the EPA and the Corps released a proposed rule that would assert Clean Water Act jurisdiction over nearly all areas with even the slightest of connections to water resources, including man-made conveyances.

WOTUS directly contradicts two Supreme Court decisions. The Heartland Institute has stated, “In reality, the language of the EPA rule is so vague this ‘clarification’ could grant Washington, DC jurisdiction over any body of water anywhere. It was to apply to any water or wetland deemed to have a ‘significant nexus’ to any navigable waterway, with the significant nexus, as described by a Wall Street Journal editorial, so widely interpreted as to include ‘any creek, pond or prairie pothole’ and ‘any land within a 100-year floodplain and 1,500 feet of the high water mark or, alternatively, within the 100-year floodplain and 4,000 feet of waters within their claimed jurisdiction.’ Essentially, the WOTUS rule would put EPA in charge of every piece of land occasionally containing any amount of concentrated water, practically down to the puddle level.’”

On May 1, 2014, Congressman Gosar and 230 of his colleagues sent a letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the EPA, and John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, urging them to withdraw the proposed rule. The full text of that letter can be found HERE.

On January 28, 2015, Congressman Gosar introduced H.R. 594, the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. This legislation has the support of 185 bipartisan cosponsors. Click HERE to read more about the Waters of the United States Regulatory Overreach Protection Act. 

On May 12, 2015, the House passed H.R. 1732, the Regulatory Integrity Protection Act, by a vote of 261-155. This critical legislation requires the EPA and Corps of Engineers to formally withdraw the agencies’ proposed rule that would redefine WOTUS and any subsequent final rule. Congressman Gosar joined the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Bill Shuster in introducing this bill. Click HERE to read more. 

Congressman Gosar has also inserted funding riders into appropriations bills, blocked a democrat amendment that tried to strip one of his WOTUS riders and voted at least five different times for legislation that has passed the House to block WOTUS

In July 2015, he berated EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and submitted revelatory evidence into the Congressional Record from senior Army Corps of Engineer employees which expressed serious legal and scientific deficiencies with the final draft of the WOTUS rule.

More than 200 organizations and local municipalities have publicly declared their opposition to the proposed WOTUS rule.

On numerous occasions, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy broke the law by lying to Congress in order to try and impose WOUTS by regulatory fiat. On September 11, 2015, Congressman Gosar introduced H.RES.417 to initiate impeachment proceedings against Administrator McCarthy for these crimes. You can learn more about his efforts to remove Administrator McCarthy from office by clicking HERE.

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Rep. Gosar: “Obama’s Moratorium on Coal Production for Public Lands is Shameful”

2016/01/15

For Immediate Release

Date: January 15, 2016

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after a Secretarial Order was issued by Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell overhauling the federal coal program and halting new coal leases on federal land:

“The endless assault by the Obama Administration on domestic coal is unprecedented and puts the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk. The president’s reckless obsession to enact his radical environmental agenda clashes with scientific facts as well as the reality of the economic consequences his disastrous proposals are having on the country.

“Today’s executive overreach is a bureaucratic nightmare that will make it impossible to produce coal on federal lands, including tribal land. If implemented, this fundamentally flawed new regulation will kill jobs, result in an unconstitutional tax on coal and bankrupt even more American energy companies. Clearly, ‘an all-of-the-above approach’ was just a nice talking point pollsters told the president to use, as today’s announcement picks winners and losers and continues the administration’s misguided war on coal.”    

Background:

Today, Secretary Jewell announced today through a Secretarial Order that the Department of Interior is instituting at least a three year pause on issuing new coal leases on federal lands so it can undertake a comprehensive review of the federal coal program. The Secretarial Order can be found here.

When the Department held a couple public listening sessions in 2015, Congressman Gosar’s District Director drove all the way to the closest one in Farmington, New Mexico to provide comments on the Congressman’s behalf.  Those comments can be found HERE.

Approximately 40% of coal production in the U.S. comes from federal lands. Federal mineral royalty receipts provide important revenues for schools and highways as well as contribute hundreds of millions dollars annually to federal, tribal and state coffers.

The National Mining Association stated, “It is stunning that the administration believes a process that already pushes the development of coal projects beyond a decade needs more red tape and delays.”

The Obama Administration is shamefully trying to justify today’s actions by also tying it to what they call the “Social Cost of Carbon”.  

Politico reported yesterday that “One economist said taking into account the social cost of carbon in royalty rates could function similar to a carbon tax. ‘Precisely because we don't have a carbon tax, this would be a way - a second-best, but nevertheless desirable way - to get at the effect of a carbon tax through the royalties on coal,’ said James Stock, a Harvard University professor and a former member of Obama's Council of Economic Advisers. Stock also co-authored an op-ed last year on the issue in The New York Times with former Interior Department official David Hayes.”

The Social Cost of Carbon valuation has already been rejected by the House five times, including a September 25, 2015 amendment offered by Rep. Gosar that passed the House.  

The Social Cost of Carbon is a fundamentally flawed model developed by the Obama Administration that aims to thwart energy production and provide cover for new, job-killing regulations. The model can be easily manipulated to arrive at whatever conclusion the administration wants.

Roger Martella, a self-described lifelong environmentalist and career environmental lawyer, testified at the May 2015 House Natural Resources Committee hearing on the revised guidance and the flaws associated with the “Social Cost of Carbon” model, stating that the “Social Cost of Carbon’ estimates suffer from a number of significant flaws that should exclude them [from] the NEPA process…First, projected costs of carbon emissions can be manipulated by changing key parameters such as timeframes, discount rates, and other values that have no relation to a given project undergoing review. As a result, applying social cost of carbon estimates can be used to promote pre-determined policy preferences rather than provide for a fair and objective evaluation of a specific proposed federal action…Second, OMB and other federal agencies developed the draft Social Cost of Carbon estimates without any known peer review or opportunity for public comment during the development process. This process is antithetical to NEPA’s central premise that informed agency decision making must be based on transparency and open dialogue with the public…Third, OMB’s draft Social Cost of Carbon estimates are based primarily on global rather than domestic costs and benefits. This is particularly problematic for NEPA reviews because the Courts have established that agencies cannot consider transnational impacts in NEPA reviews…Fourth, there is still considerable uncertainty in many of the assumptions and data elements used to create the draft Social Cost of Carbon estimates, such as the damage functions and modeled time horizons. In light of the lack of transparency in the OMB’s process, these concerns over accuracy are particularly problematic.”

Congressman Gosar believes that Mr. Martella’s testimony was spot on. Congress, not Washington bureaucrats at the behest of the president, should dictate our country’s climate change and energy policy. These sweeping new changes that are seeking to be implemented by the White House have not gone through the normal regulatory process.  

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Budget Town Hall - PAYSON, AZ

2016/01/14

Budget Town Hall March 9, 2016 6-7pm Messinger Payson Funeral Home 901 S. Westerly Rd., Payson, AZ 85541

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2016-02-03 18:38:04


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Prescott Valley 2015 Jobs Fair

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Ignacio Servin Ceremony

2015-06-11 20:54:20


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2015-03-24 21:58:47


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Rep. Paul Gosar Questions - House Oversight Hearing 02/03/15

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Contact Information

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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.


Serving With

Martha McSally

ARIZONA's 2nd DISTRICT

Matt Salmon

ARIZONA's 5th DISTRICT

David Schweikert

ARIZONA's 6th DISTRICT

Trent Franks

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