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GOVERNOR DOUG DUCEY: ‘I WILL NOT SIGN LEGISLATION THAT THREATENS ARIZONA’S WATER FUTURE’

Governor Doug Ducey today released the following statement on his veto of Senate Bill 1268 and Senate Bill 1400. “Arizona enjoys a proud and longstanding reputation as a global leader in water management. Historically, we’ve planned ahead for the needs of our citizens and the future of our state but these bills undermine those efforts. While I appreciate the sponsor’s efforts to protect Arizona from federal overreach, I’m concerned S.B. 1268 and S.B. 1400 would encourage a patchwork of water ordinances throughout our cities and leave our water supply securities in peril

Arizona Woman Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison after Scamming Homebuyers

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced a judge sentenced Melissa Maureen Coe to 4 years in prison after stealing more than $450,000 from 14 victims throughout Arizona. Coe used different real estate scams to steal thousands from homebuyers, homeowners, and/or real estate investors. Coe had close friendships with many of the 14 victims she defrauded.

Grijalva Congratulates Housing America Corp on $1.5M Grant Award

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today congratulated Housing America Corporation (HAC) on receiving a nearly $1.5 million grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for the Mutual Self Help Housing Program in Yuma County. Grijalva, who wrote a letter of support for HAC’s grant application, released the following statement

Statement in support of protecting Post-9/11 GI Bill from cuts

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., gave the following statement in support of protecting the Post-9/11 GI Bill from cuts under consideration in Congress. The Post-9/11 GI Bill provides veterans with important resources such as housing benefits that can transfer to their dependents.

ADOT pursues federal grants to advance highway improvements

Improving traffic flow and safety on Interstate 10 between Phoenix and Tucson. Helping commerce move on a state route between the border and Interstate 19 in Nogales. Rehabilitating an 850-foot-long bridge along Interstate 15 in northwestern Arizona.
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Rep. Gosar to Attend May 2nd Public Meeting in Lake Havasu City and Speak...

Congressman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) will be attending the public meeting taking place in Lake Havasu City on May 2, 2016, to examine the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) controversial draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge announced April 12, 2016, which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters

Grijalva Praises New Round of Hardest Hit Fund Money for Arizona Homeowners

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) today praised the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement of the fifth round of funding for their Hardest Hit Fund (HHF), which includes $28,282,519 for the State of Arizona. The program funds target foreclosure prevention efforts run by state housing finance agencies in states hit hardest by the economic and housing market downturn. Grijalva, who helped lead efforts in 2012 and 2013 to increase HHF participation and improve distribution of resources, released the following statement

Flake Advances Arizona Water, Energy, Land Priorities in Senate Energy Bill

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) today successfully advanced a host of Arizona water, energy, and land management priorities when six of his amendments to the Energy Policy Modernization Act (EPMA) were approved by the Senate. Most notably, the EPMA now includes Flake’s National Parks Access Act, legislation that will reimburse Arizona and five other states that advanced approximately $2 million to the National Park Service to temporarily reopen national parks during the 2013 government shutdown.

Two Gosar Energy Bills Pass the Senate

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate successfully passed S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, legislation which included two bills Congressman Gosar introduced in the House; H.R.1107, the Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act and H.R. 2663, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act

U.S. REP. MCSALLY LEADS HEARING ON BORDER INFRASTRUCTURE, MANNING NEEDS

U.S. Representative Martha McSally today led a hearing as the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee on inadequate staffing levels and outdated infrastructure at our border ports of entry. During the hearing, in response to questioning from Rep. McSally, a top Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official confirmed the Douglas Port of Entry is a top infrastructure priority for the Administration and that it would be included in CBP’s five-year infrastructure plan.

Rep. Gosar Vows to Protect State Water Rights, Block Groundwater Directive 2.0

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee titled, “Empowering States and Western Water Users Through Regulatory and Administrative Reforms” examining the growth of pervasive federal regulations over water resources

City installs new parking signage in downtown Chandler

New directional signage is being placed in various locations in downtown Chandler to assist patrons in finding free parking available at three garages east of Arizona Avenue.

Costa Says Five Percent Water Allocation from Federal Government is Immoral

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after leading and submitting a bipartisan appropriations language request signed by 120 members to the House Appropriations Committee to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) from using appropriated funds for the “Waters of the United States (WOTUS)” rule, or any substantially similar rule

CIPA Passes House by Voice Vote

H.R. 1073 the Critical Infrastructure Protection Act passes by voice vote and Congressman Trent Franks issued the following statement: “There is a moment in the life of nearly every problem when it is big enough to be seen by reasonable people and still small enough to be addressed. Passage of this important legislation presents an opportunity for America and the free world to address and mitigate the vulnerability that naturally occurring or weaponized EMP represents to the mechanisms of our civilization.<

A Rider for Ryder: Rep. Gosar Seeks to Protect Motorized Access on Lake Havasu...

This week, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) submitted a language request to the House Appropriations Committee to prohibit funds for the Fish and Wildlife Service to carry out an arbitrary closure of recreational motorized boating at the north end of Lake Havasu that was made administratively and without public comment

Rep. Gosar Presses BLM Director about Coordination with White House to Execute Western Land...

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a hearing with the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on the Interior where he questioned Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director Neil Kornze about the coordination between the White House and the BLM to lock up more public lands in Western states using the Antiquities Act

In Case You Missed It: Rep. Gosar Chairs Oversight Hearing on Examining Renewable Fuel...

Last Wednesday, U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) chaired a House Oversight Subcommittee on the Interior hearing which examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) management of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. A portion of his opening speech is listed below

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bipartisan Bill Allowing States, Local Governments and Nonprofits to Operate Concessions...

This week, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing H.R.4786, the RPPA Commercial Recreation Concessions Pilot Program Act of 2016 which amends the Recreation and Public Purposes Act (RPPA) and creates a pilot program that allows state, local governments and nonprofits to operate third-party recreational concessions on RPPA lands under the same guidelines that govern such activities on other BLM lands

Rep. Gosar Continues Fight against Obama Takeover of Local Zoning Decisions

U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after submitting a language request to the House Appropriations Committee that would prevent any funds from being used to carry out the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) rule promulgated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

Grijalva Urges Immediate Action to Protect Arizona’s Water Supplies

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) sent a letter to Arizona Governor Doug Ducey urging immediate action to protect Arizona’s water supplies from lead and copper exposure. Grijalva’s letter comes after the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) provided Governor Ducey’s office with a list of prudent steps the State should take to ensure proper compliance with the Lead and Copper Rule, a provision of the Safe Drinking Water Act that helps safeguard drinking water supplies from lead and copper contamination.

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Strong Bipartisan Support for Gosar Grand Canyon Bison Management Act

“This legislation should be the gold standard for developing practical, bipartisan solutions at the local level without spending a dime of taxpayer dollars.” Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3005, the bipartisan Grand Canyon Bison Management Act

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Strong Bipartisan Support for Gosar Grand Canyon Bison Management Act

“This legislation should be the gold standard for developing practical, bipartisan solutions at the local level without spending a dime of taxpayer dollars.” Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 3005, the bipartisan Grand Canyon Bison Management Act