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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.

Lawsuit Filed Against Tucson Business Accused of Scamming Homeowners Facing Foreclosure

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich filed a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit against Sonia Hodgin and Hodgin & Co, LLC (“Defendants”). Defendants are accused of violating the Arizona Consumer Fraud Act by charging struggling homeowners thousands of dollars for foreclosure assistance services and failing to provide those services.

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.”

Grijalva Congratulates Tohono O’odham on $7M in Grant Awards

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement congratulating the Tohono O’odham tribe for receiving two grants totaling more than $7 million dollars. On Friday, the T.O. received $2,750,000 million in the Indian Community Development Block Grant. Today, they received an addition $4,459,588 in Indian Housing Block Grant funding.

Kirkpatrick secures $1.7 million for Arizona flood-control projects

U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., has secured $1.7 million in funding in the president’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget for three flood-control projects critical to rural Arizona

In Case You Missed It: Natural Resources Panel Discusses Federal Conflicts Involving Fisheries Predation

Yesterday, the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans held an oversight hearing titled, “The Costly Impacts of Predation and Conflicting Federal Statues on Nature and Endangered Fish Species.”

Grijalva Celebrates Veterans Housing Grand Openings

Congressman Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Tucson) released the following statement today after helping to open two veteran housing complexes this week. On Wednesday, Grijalva joined La Frontera Arizona to speak at the grand opening of their Rally Point Apartments. Prior to that, he attended the ground breaking of La Frontera’s Sunnyside Point Villas – a project that he helped secure grant money to help fund. On Thursday, Rep. Grijalva spoke to a crowd of approximately 400 at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System’s Fisher House dedication ceremony.

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.

Sinema, Poliquin, Murphy, Mulvaney Introduce Legislation to Protect Seniors from Financial Fraud

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09), Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), Congressman Patrick E. Murphy (FL-18), and Congressman Mick Mulvaney (SC-05) introduced the Senior$afe Act, bipartisan legislation to protect seniors from financial fraud. The bill helps individuals and financial institutions communicate with appropriate agencies when they suspect financial exploitation of seniors. It also encourages firms to train employees to identify and stop financial fraud.

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