Paul Gosar

Paul Gosar

ARIZONA's 4th DISTRICT

Rep. Gosar Makes the Case for Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act before House Judiciary Committee

2017/02/16

For Immediate Release

Date: February 16, 2017

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 excerpt from his testimony before the House Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law during a legislative hearing on his bill, H.R. 372, the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017:

“As Congress once again faces the preeminent task of repairing our nation’s health care system, first and foremost, we must establish the proper foundation for a competitive and consumer-driven health insurance marketplace. The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 will restore the application of federal anti-trust and competition laws to the health insurance industry. 

“Ending this special-interest exemption is the essential first step to broader healthcare reform. Popular cost-reducing reform priorities – such as selling insurance across state lines and developing diverse consumer-driven plans – are predicated on the robust competitive markets this bill will ensure.

“As a healthcare provider for more than 25 years, I understand first-hand the importance of a competitive and dynamic health insurance market. Patients, doctors, and hospitals alike benefit when health insurers compete to provide a variety quality coverage options. 

“Imagine what could exist when we put the patient first and demand that health insurance companies compete for their business. This market should be patient-centric, provide a variety of affordable, quality options, and empower patient involvement and accountability.

“The passage of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act into law is an important first step towards increasing competition in health insurance markets, and will assist with setting the foundation for real, competitive, and patient-centered healthcare reform.”

Background:

Congressman Gosar’s full statement from today’s hearing can be found HERE

Video of today’s hearing can be found HERE

The full text of the Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 can be found HERE.

The Congressman’s legislation is endorsed by: American Dental Association, American Optometric Association and American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

The Competitive Health Insurance Reform Act of 2017 amends a section of the McCarran-Ferguson Act of 1945, which exempted the insurance industry from the Sherman Act and the Clayton Act – acts that have the purpose of ensuring fair competition.  This broad exemption was intended to assist newly established insurance companies set sustainable premiums by permitting data sharing between insurance companies. These antiquated exemptions are no longer necessary. There is no reason in law, policy, or logic for the insurance industry to have special exemptions that are different from all other businesses in the United States.

Repeal of the specific sections of the McCarran-Ferguson Act which apply to health insurance has bipartisan support. A form of this legislation passed the Democratic-controlled House during the 111th Congress 406 - 19 (Roll no. 64) and passed the Republican-led House in the 112th Congress by a voice vote.

This anti-trust reform provision is included in the Republican Study Committee’s healthcare reform bill and discussed in the Speaker’s “A Better Way” white paper.

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Rep. Gosar Applauds Confirmation of Freedom Caucus Member Mick Mulvaney as Budget Director

2017/02/16

For Immediate Release

Date: February 16, 2017

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 Congressman Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) was confirmed by the Senate to serve as Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB):

“Today’s confirmation of Congressman Mulvaney as Budget Director marks a turning point in our nation’s ongoing spending crisis. For too long, Congress has ignored the dire threat that our $19 trillion debt poses not only to the American economy but also to our national defense. Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Admiral Mike Mullen, has warned that the national debt is the biggest threat to our national security. 

“Leaders like Congressman Mulvaney understand this threat and were sent to Washington to fundamentally change the direction of this country—not to protect the status quo.  He understands that funding important aspects of our budget, such as providing for a strong military, can still be accomplished in a fiscally responsible way.  More importantly, Congressman Mulvaney has proven that he has the courage to take on anyone, including members of his own party, who would rather ignore the moral imperative of our spending crisis.”

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Rep. Gosar Introduces Bill to Reform Federal Contracting, Save Taxpayers Up to $86 Billion

2017/02/14

For Immediate Release

Date: February 14, 2017

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. 1042, the Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act, which would require the calculation of wages for public works projects be based on actual wage statistics calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS):

“In order to begin chipping away at our massive $20 trillion federal debt, elected leaders must search for bold ideas to solve this spending crisis. It begins with creating a culture of eliminating federal waste, fraud and abuse, from top to bottom. A great place to start is reforming the calculation used for determining wages for public works projects which currently costs American taxpayers up to $86 billion over ten years more than it should. 

“The current fundamentally flawed calculation dates back to the 1930’s and is riddled with fraud and abuse as evidenced by multiple IG and Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports. Overall, these wage rates average 22% above market wages—inflating the cost of federal construction projects, keeping employers from hiring more workers, and locking low-skilled workers out of many construction jobs for which they could otherwise be hired. This bill facilitates competition, equality, accuracy and transparency for everyone while restoring a fair wage for a fair job that is fair to the American taxpayer.”

Background:

The full text of H.R. 1042 can be found HERE.

The current process which determines the calculation of wages for public works projects is based on fundamentally flawed surveys within the Wage and Hour Division. The Responsibility in Federal Contracting Act would substitute the current wage determination with statistically sampled information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Research conducted by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that upwards of $13 billion could be wasted over 10 years if Davis-Bacon is left unreformed.

Analysis by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University puts the savings at even greater, indicating that the Congressman’s bill would save $8.6 billion annually. This legislation allows these savings to be used on additional worthwhile infrastructure projects around the country.

A state-level study which examined the effect of Davis-Bacon on Arizona’s highway construction costs revealed that the Act resulted in an overall cost increase of 13%. That study can be found HERE.

The prevailing wage is so difficult to determine under the current system that the GAO has repeatedly called for its repeal since 1979. In some cities, the WHD determined wages are 75% higher than the actual prevailing wage. In other areas throughout the country they are below minimum wage and only 33% of the actual prevailing wage.  Some figures have not even been updated since the 1970s.

A 2008 Department of Labor Inspector General report found that “one or more errors existed in 100 percent of the wage reports.”  Another reputable economic analysis projected that reforming the current method would have saved the federal government nearly $11 billion in 2011 alone.

Seven original cosponsors joined Congressman Gosar in introducing his legislation: Representatives Scott DesJarlais, Jeff Duncan, Trent Franks, Jeb Hensarling, Tom Rice, David Schweikert and Chris Stewart.

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Rep. Gosar Praises Confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services

2017/02/10

For Immediate Release

Date: February 10, 2017

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 congratulating Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) on his confirmation as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“As a fellow healthcare professional, I'm extremely confident that Doctor Price has the experience and talents to be an outstanding HHS Secretary. He has demonstrated strong leadership skills and knowledge of healthcare policy as the Republican Study Committee chairman as well as Chairman of the House Budget Committee. The American people are lucky to have such a uniquely qualified individual leading our nation as we reform our healthcare system to make it more affordable and more accessible for all.” 

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Reps. Gosar, Polis, Franks & Thompson Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Renewable Energy on Public Lands

2017/02/02

For Immediate Release

Date: February 2, 2017

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressmen Paul Gosar (R-AZ) (Chairman Energy and Minerals Subcommittee, House Natural Resources), Jared Polis (D-CO), Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Mike Thompson (D-CA), introduced bipartisan legislation, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act of 2017, which aims to streamline the permitting process for wind, solar and geothermal development on public lands and establishes a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures a fair return for relevant parties:

“This bipartisan bill removes government red tape and unnecessary bureaucracy while developing a streamlined process that will drive investment toward high quality renewable resources,” stated Chairman Paul Gosar. “The revenue sharing mechanism in this bill will help local governments deliver critical services on important projects such as road maintenance, public safety and law enforcement.”

Congressman Mike Thompson stated, “Streamlining renewable energy projects on public lands will put hardworking Californians back to work. We owe it to the people of our state to cut the unnecessary red tape and put a straightforward permitting process into place. Only then will we spur job growth, expand our energy sector, and support conservation efforts. I’m proud to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on this commonsense solution to grow our economy.”

Congressman Jared Polis stated, “For too long the oil and gas industry has enjoyed sweetheart deals with the government, while the renewable industry has received all the scraps. The Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act is a practical solution to combat climate change. Now, more than ever--we need the solar, geothermal, and wind industries to flourish, which will not only create more jobs, but save our precious environment.”  

Background

The full text of the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act can be found HERE.

Current Cosponsors of this legislation (20) include Representatives: Paul Gosar*, Jared Polis*Mike Thompson*, Trent Franks*, Andy Biggs, Matt Cartwright, Barbara Comstock, Paul Cook, Jim Costa, Peter DeFazio, Susan DelBene, Raul Grijalva, Jared Huffman, Raul Labrador, Doug LaMalfa, Alan S. Lowenthal, Steve Pearce, Kurt Schrader, David Schweikert, Kyrsten Sinema and Scott Tipton.

Endorsements of this legislation include: Western Governors’ Association, National Association of Counties, Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, American Fly Fishing Trade Association, American Sportfishing Association, Backcountry Hunters & Anglers, Dallas Safari Club, Mule Deer Foundation, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Northwest Sportfishing Industry Association, Trout Unlimited and countless other organizations.

The version of this bill introduced in the 114th Congress had 68 cosponsors and was also supported by 60+ organizations. Senators Dean Heller (R-NV), Martin Heinrich (D-NM), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Jim Risch (R-ID), Steve Daines (R-MT) and Jon Tester (D-MT) are introducing the Senate companion of this bill for the 115th Congress. 

The Public Lands Renewable Energy Development Act establishes a revenue sharing mechanism that ensures a fair return for relevant stakeholders, distributes certain revenues derived through this Act by returning 25% to the state where development takes place, 25% to the counties of origin, 15% is directed for the purposes of more efficiently processing permit applications and reducing the backlog of renewable energy permits, and 35% is deposited into a fund for sportsmen and conservation purposes, including increasing access and outdoor recreation like hunting and fishing.

Due to the fact that federal lands are not taxable, state and local governments receive a share of the revenues from the sales of energy production on lands within their borders. 

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Rep. Gosar Sets the Record Straight on Bill Protecting Private & State-Owned Mineral Rights from Federal Overreach

2017/02/01

For Immediate Release

Date: February 1, 2017

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 in support of legislation he sponsored with Rep. Diane Black (TN-06), H.J.Res.46, a Congressional Review Act (CRA) bill that blocks the National Park Service’s (NPS) Oil and Gas Rule:

“Extremist groups are stoking unsubstantiated claims that H.J.Res.46 will authorize new drilling in our National Parks. This is utterly false. According to the National Park Service, ‘There are currently 534 non-federal oil and gas operations in a total of 12 System units…Non-federal oil and gas rights exist within System units in situations where the United States does not own the oil and gas interest.’ H.J.Res.46 simply seeks to block a midnight Obama regulation implemented in November which unjustly targeted the livelihoods of these existing non-federal operations. Once this fundamentally-flawed Obama regulation is rolled back, these private and state-controlled operations will continue under the same environmental regulations that have worked well for the past 38 years.”

“Private property rights are a bedrock principle of America. However, the Park Service’s midnight oil and gas regulation jeopardizes significant investments made by job creators, states and private companies. The federal government has no right to impose job-killing regulations for private and state-owned oil and natural gas wells not owned by the federal government, especially when these wells are already subject to existing environmental regulations. Again, these are non-federal oil and gas rights we are debating. If allowed to stand, the Park Service’s new regulation could result in unconstitutional takings, permitting delays and job losses. Congress must block this rule as a result.”   

Background:

On November 4, 2016 the National Park Service (NPS) released a final rule for oil and gas development covering private and state-owned oil and gas rights. This misguided rule could negatively impact 534 non-federal oil and gas operations in Park units located in New Mexico (4 operations), Florida (20 operations), Texas (232 operations), Tennessee/Kentucky (159 operations), Ohio (90 operations), and West Virginia (29 operations). This regulation will kill private sector jobs and stifle energy production.

The State of Utah filed comments in opposition to the proposed rule stating amongst other comments, “The State finds the proposed rules for hydraulic fracturing premature due to ongoing litigation and the tripling of the permitting review period to be wholly burdensome for industry... The proposed 180 day timeframe for oil and gas permits is completely unacceptable. The proposed change to Section 9.104 would lengthen the timeframe for the NPS to reach a final decision on a future oil and gas permit application, from 60 days to 180 days, plus allowances for an extension if the NPS determines that it needs more time. Six months for a permit decision by the NPS is an exorbitant length of time that creates unnecessary delays in industry operations.”

The Independent Petroleum Association of America, Western Energy Alliance, and the American Exploration & Production Council filed comments in opposition to the proposed rule stating amongst other comments, “The imposition of additional regulations on non-federal oil and gas development within the National Park System is unnecessary, and will only result in duplicative layers of regulatory oversight. We believe that the record shows that the present 9B regulations have equipped the NPS to carry out its responsibilities under 54 U.S.C. § 100101 in a manner that achieves a balance between the purposes for which units in the National Park System are managed with the valid existing rights of a modest number of owners of mineral rights under surface lands within National Park System units… Regulation of oil and gas operations within NPS units also confronts the well-established principle of common law that when an individual owns the minerals of a parcel but not the surface, the mineral rights owner is entitled to reasonable use of the surface to recover the minerals… In these situations mineral estate owner’s reasonable use of the surface to recover the minerals is a legal right that must be balanced with all interests involved… Overly burdensome restrictions on the rights of leaseholders to access or otherwise develop mineral rights could also constitute an unconstitutional taking of private property rights… The [current] regulations authorize a process that emphasizes planning, consultation, preparedness, financial assurance, and mitigation, and equip responsible NPS personnel with the tools to assure that these outcomes are recognized by operators and achievable in practice.”

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Rep. Gosar Named Chairman of House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources

2017/02/01

For Immediate Release

Date: January 31, 2017

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 House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (R-UT) named  Congressman Gosar as the new Chairman of the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources:

“Now is the time for bold leadership and I am honored to have been given the responsibility of chairing the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources. We are in a prime position to help foster America’s energy revolution and I intend to empower my colleagues to take real action and enact practical solutions. By listening and engaging with our nation’s energy producers and consumers, this Subcommittee can reduce the unnecessary and job-killing red tape that continues to hold back economic development. Enacting a true all-of-the-above energy strategy will usher in real prosperity for all Americans. I am humbled by Chairman Bishop’s confidence in my leadership and look forward to working closely with him throughout the 115th Congress.”

Following today’s announcement, Chairman Rob Bishop stated, “This Congress presents a rare opportunity to advance new and better policies for taxpayers. We’ve spent the time to identify the right team of leaders to build upon prior successes and advance creative ideas in this new environment to benefit people. From empowering states, tribes and local communities to enhancing land, water, energy and resource management, and in partnership with new executive leadership, I am proud to make these announcements and eager to tackle the important work before the committee.”

 

Background

(From the House Natural Resources Committee) The Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources oversees American energy production and mining on federal lands – both onshore and offshore.

Republicans on the Subcommittee are committed to the environmentally responsible development of America’s vast energy and mineral resources that will expand our domestic energy supply, create new American jobs, lessen our dependence on foreign sources of energy and minerals, and generate revenue for federal and state treasuries.

Republicans on the Subcommittee support an all-of-the-above energy approach that includes alternative energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and nuclear, along with American-made oil, clean coal and natural gas.

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Rep. Gosar Statement on Executive Order Temporarily Halting Admission of Refugees

2017/01/30

For Immediate Release

Date: January 30, 2017

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 in response to President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily halting admission of refugees and immigrants from terrorist strongholds:

“I fully support President Trump’s Executive Order to strengthen our immigration and refugee screening process. We know for a fact that terrorists are trying to infiltrate the ranks of refugees and other visitors coming to the United States. Furthermore, leaders from the FBI, National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security have testified before Congress that they do not have the necessary resources to thoroughly vet refugees. To ignore this reality, as the Obama Administration did, would be a dereliction of duty. This temporary pause in accepting refugees and immigrants from terrorist strongholds is not only legalit is the necessary first step to positively reforming our refugee program. Above all else, this action will uphold the most important job of the federal governmentto provide for the national defense of the American people.” 

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Rep. Gosar Commends Arizona’s Carlyle Begay on Being Named White House Advisor on Indian Affairs

2017/01/30

For Immediate Release

Date: January 30, 2017

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

 (Senator Carlyle Begay pictured at the National Cathedral in Washington D.C. following the National Prayer Service where he was asked to give the opening invocation.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after President Donald Trump named former Arizona State Senator Carlyle Begay (R-Ganado) as his White House Advisor on Indian Affairs:

“America’s tribal communities face many challenges that must be addressed head-on by the Trump Administration. The president’s decision to appoint a strong and effective leader like Senator Begay sends a clear message to Native Americans across the country that their voices will be heard in the White House. Arizonans should be especially proud that one of our own has been selected to serve in this distinguished position. I am incredibly proud to call Carlyle a friend and applaud his dedication to building positive solutions for all Americans. I look forward to working with this great Arizonan in passing legislation that strengthens tribal and rural communities.”

Additional:

On Saturday January 22, 2015, Carlyle Begay was asked by President Trump to lead a prayer dedicated to all Native American nations in the United States during the National Prayer Service. Watch the video clip HERE

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Victory for Lake Havasu! U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Fully Withdraws Lake Havasu Boating Restrictions

2017/01/26

For Immediate Release

Date: January 26, 2017

Contact: Steven D. Smith

Steven.Smith@mail.house.gov

 

 Lake Havasu City resident Ryder Bliss (pictured above) is a ten-year-old who had his favorite wakeboarding spot closed for no legitimate reason in May 2015 due to federal overreach from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced that beginning on February 1, 2017, the ½ mile backwater no-wake restriction for Lake Havasu that was designated in May 2015 will be lifted:

“After nearly two years of tirelessly fighting back against an arbitrary and overreaching bureaucratic decision, Lake Havasu will once again be open for all users. Lifting the boating restrictions on the ‘Ryde Spot’ marks a complete victory for the countless stakeholders and community leaders who stood shoulder to shoulder with me and spoke out when the very livelihood of Lake Havasu City was threatened. This win sends a clear message to all federal agencies that we the people have real power when united behind a worthwhile cause. We will not stand for lawless, unilateral actions by rogue bureaucrats. 

“I applaud the efforts of the many individuals who were instrumental in today’s victory including: Lake Havasu City Mayor Mark Nexsen; the Arizona Game and Fish Department; the Lake Havasu Area Chamber of Commerce; U.S. Senator John McCain; Mohave County Supervisor Buster Johnson; the entire Bliss family including Nick, Jenni and my pal Ryder. Tip of the hat to Director Tuggle for finally seeing the light and listening to local stakeholders.   

“As the new Refuge Manager takes over next month, the Lake Havasu community and I will remain vigilant to ensure that any future Compatibility Determination (CD) is enacted lawfully, allows for multiple-use and is developed using a bottom-up approach that keeps Lake Havasu open for business. I couldn’t be more excited about today’s victory and can’t wait to join Ryder Bliss for a day on the Reservoir.”

Background

The full announcement made by the Service reopening the ½ mile backwater area on Lake Havasu can be found HERE.

On May 20, 2015, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) issued new motorized boating restrictions that arbitrarily expanded a no-wake zone on Lake Havasu, effectively closing an area commonly referred to as the Ryde Spot and prohibiting tubing, waterskiing and wakeboarding in a 1/2 mile area utilized by recreational enthusiasts for decades. This terrible new mandate was announced and implemented just two days before Memorial Day Weekend – an economically vital tourist weekend for Lake Havasu City. Further, it was done behind closed doors, with no notice and no opportunity for public comment.

On April 12, 2016, the Service announced a draft recreational boating compatibility determination (CD) and the agency’s intent to pursue even more restrictions on Lake Havasu. Once again, these proposed closures are based on an agenda, not science or need to close even more areas on Lake Havasu to motorized boating activities

Congressman Gosar has created a comprehensive information page on his website HERE documenting all relevant facts of this issue as well as a timeline of important events.

Congressman Gosar has been fighting to keep Lake Havasu open for all users and to lift these restrictions from day one. On June 24, 2015, Congressman Gosar sent a letter to the Service demanding the agency rescind the new restrictions implemented on May 20, 2015, and pursues a community-supported plan. The Congressman then spearheaded a bipartisan letter submitted by 21 members of the House of Representatives that raised serious concerns about the CD and asked for an extension of the public comment period.

The Congressman also submitted an appropriations rider, submitted a FOIA request, attended and helped secure a public meeting in Lake Havasu City, submitted numerous written comments and questions to the Service, constructed a detailed fact page on his website, and interrogated several agency officials in attempting to prevent these arbitrary boating restrictions.

On June 15, 2016, as a result of Congressman Gosar’s request, the House Appropriations Committee passed the Manager’s amendment to the Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017, which included language condemning the actions taken by the Service when proposing new boating restrictions for Lake Havasu. More information can be found HERE.

On June 16, 2016, the Service announced that it would withdraw its draft recreational boating compatibility determination (CD) for the Havasu National Wildlife Refuge but did not take action to lift the “Ryde Spot,” named after Ryder Bliss, a special needs child who had his favorite wakeboarding spot closed for no legitimate reason in May of 2015 due to federal overreach from the Service.

According to the Service’s own estimates, nearly three million visitor’s vacation at Lake Havasu each year and a typical holiday weekend draws nearly 50,000 boaters to the area. According to a 2008 Lake Havasu City Tourism Survey, nearly 75% of tourists are interested in water skiing, wakeboarding or boating while visiting Lake Havasu. The survey also revealed tourists spend more than $200 million and support nearly 4,000 full-time equivalent jobs.

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Day 1: Taking the Oath of Office

2017-01-04 00:20:11


Video from Representative Paul Gosar D.D.S. for ASDOH Awards Brunch

2016-05-27 14:41:24


Rep. Gosar Speak Out Against Arbitrary Boat Closures on Lake Havasu

2016-05-16 19:39:32


Rep. Gosar Addressing Cactus and Pine 2016 Annual Meeting

2016-05-03 15:25:21


Rep. Gosar Questions BLM's Regulatory Overreach into Methane Emissions

2016-04-28 16:05:35


Rep. Gosar Grills Director Dan Ashe on Arbitrary Boat Closures in Lake Havasu

2016-04-20 14:49:37


Rep. Gosar Questions BLM Director on Antiquities Act Abuse

2016-03-23 15:44:22


Rep. Gosar Grills Fish & Wildlife Deputy Director Kurth on Arbitrary Lake Havasu Boat Closure

2016-03-22 22:27:18


Rep. Paul Gosar Slams EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy for Flint Water Crisis

2016-03-17 17:39:03


Rep. Gosar Questions BLM Director Kornze during Natural Resources Hearing

2016-03-02 21:36:52


Rep. Gosar Questions Interior Secretary Jewell about "transparency"

2016-03-02 17:35:13


Rep. Gosar Full Opening Statement for Water Resources Hearing 2.24.16

2016-02-24 18:20:35


Rep. Gosar toast for Water Resources Hearing 2.24.16

2016-02-24 18:02:04


Rep. Gosar Questions at "Examining the Flint Water Crisis" Hearing

2016-02-03 18:38:04


Congressman Paul Gosar Addressing the 2015 States & Nation Policy Summit

2015-11-19 16:23:05


Prescott Valley 2015 Jobs Fair

2015-10-07 15:55:40


Rep. Paul Gosar Investigating Planned Parenthood

2015-09-29 20:25:34


Rep. Gosar questioning EPA Admin. Gina McCarthy on Animus River Spill 9/17/15

2015-09-17 18:06:31


In Remembrance, 9/11 - 14 Years Later

2015-09-13 17:10:08


Rep. Gosar Questioning EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in House Oversight Committee Hearing

2015-07-29 17:40:26


Contact Information

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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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ARIZONA's 2nd DISTRICT

Andy Biggs

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David Schweikert

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