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led a hearing as the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee on inadequate staffing levels and outdated infrastructure at our border ports of entry.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