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Housing & Development

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led a hearing as the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee on inadequate staffing levels and outdated infrastructure at our border ports of entry.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.

Bipartisan Support to Remove EPA Administrator at Flint Water Crisis Hearing

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after pummeling EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Hearing titled, “Examining Federal Administration of the Safe Drinking Water Act in Flint, Michigan – Part III”

Kirkpatrick announces $700K in grants for NAU, San Carlos Apache Tribe

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., is pleased to announce two important grants for Congressional District One – a continuing research grant for Northern Arizona University and a transportation grant for the San Carlos Apache Tribe.

Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Fraudulent Phoenix Realtors Accused of Scamming Dozens of Families

Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced today his office filed an Arizona Consumer Fraud and Civil Racketeering Lawsuit against ProSolutions, LLC, a Phoenix-based real estate consulting company. The lawsuit alleges ProSolutions and its owners, Ruben Diaz and Rodrigo Diaz preyed on Spanish-speaking families who wanted to buy a home, acting as a home loan financing officer, and taking thousands of dollars in down payments from them. Families thought they purchased a home and later discovered they never owned the home.

Rep. Gosar Presses BLM Director on Agency Land Grabs

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Natural Resources Subcommittee hearing where he questioned witnesses from the three major federal agencies including Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Director, Kornze, on the president’s 2017 budget

AG Brnovich Statement: U. S. Supreme Court Grants Stay Blocking EPA Clean Power Plan

Attorney General Mark Brnovich issued the following statement today after the U.S. Supreme Court granted an application for a stay blocking the EPA Clean Power Plan from going into effect. Arizona is part of a 26-state coalition led by West Virginia and Texas fighting against federal overreach.

Rep. Gosar Slams Park Service’s New Plan for Bison Management within Grand Canyon: “Too...

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the National Park Service announced a 30-day public comment period seeking input on the agency’s plans announced today to shift from developing a long-term management plan for managing the invasive “beefalo” within Grand Canyon National Park (the park) to an effort that instead focuses on initial herd reduction

Grijalva Praises Victory for La Puya in Guatemala Friday February 26, 2016

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released a statement today after the Guatemalan Supreme Court (Corte Suprema de Justicia) upheld a July 15, 2015 provisional injunction against Reno-based company Kappes, Cassiday and Associates (KCA) and its subsidiary Exploraciones Mineras de Guatemala (EXMINGUA). That ruling ordered the suspension of the company’s mining activities at El Tambor mine in La Puya, Guatemala. The ruling clearly states that EXMINGUA has been operating without a valid permit from the municipal government, did not consult with affected communities before the project began in accordance with Guatemalan and International law, and that the company’s Environmental Impact Assessment was plagued with serious deficiencies

Rep. Gosar Offers Toast at Water Resources Hearing: “Whiskey is for Drinking, Water is...

, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Vice Chairman of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans, offered the following toast before his opening statement at the subcommittee hearing examining “The 2016 California Water Supply Outlook During the El Niño and Three Years of Restricted Water Deliveries”:

In Case You Missed It… Rep. Gosar and 204 Members of Congress Back Court...

Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) joined 34 Senators and 171 total House Members in filling an amicus brief in the case of State of West Virginia, et al. v. Environmental Protection Agency, et al. supporting petitions filed by 27 states, including Arizona, seeking to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) “Clean Power Plan.”

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Governor Ducey Appoints New Director of the Arizona Department of Housing

Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Carol L. Ditmore as director of the Arizona Department of Housing (ADOH). Ditmore has served as the interim director of ADOH since May 2017, a position to which she was elevated after former director Michael Trailor’s appointment as the new director of the Arizona Department of Economic Security