Newsletter - Happy Independence Day!
I trust you all had a great Fourth of July. I shared some thoughts on our nation’s independence with the Washington Examiner. I hope you will read this op-ed.
Even though this may be a recess week for Congress, I’m working hard to keep my promises and do my part to accomplish our agenda for the 115th Congress. There’s still a lot of work to be done, which is why I’m leading the charge to cancel the August recess.
Last week, I sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan, requesting that we cancel the upcoming August recess to ensure there is enough time to address the long list of pressing issues on our docket. Our constituents expect us to work hard and will be disappointed if we shut down for four to five weeks when we could move our agenda forward. Read the text of the letter I sent to Speaker Ryan.
Right before we went home for the Fourth of July week, Congress passed two immigration enforcement bills, one of which included Grant’s Law, which I had introduced in my first month in Congress. We are so excited to see this policy one step closer to the President’s desk, and I am dedicated to seeing this happen.
Read the op-ed I penned for the Washington Times on the immigration enforcement bills we passed last week.
FIGHTING PRESDENT OBAMA’S LAND GRAB
Last week, I joined Western Caucus Chairman Paul Gosar and several of my colleagues in the House to send a letter to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to provide recommendations on the 27 monuments under review per President Trump’s Executive Order 13792.
Four of these monuments are in our home state of Arizona. Most people do not realize that west of the Mississippi, there is very little private property ownership; most of the land is instead owned by the federal and state government. The Obama Administration compounded this problem by expanding the scope of the 1906 Antiquities Act, which led to massive land grabs and wrested millions of dollars in economic activity from western states. The 1906 Antiquities Act has also become the catalyst for radical environmentalist groups seeking to prevent Americans from having access to the nation’s natural resources.
I am excited to partner with an administration that wants to work with the states, not against them. I look forward to Secretary Zinke’s revision of these monument designations.
Read more about our letter to Secretary Zinke here.
STANDING WITH OUR VETERANS
My office has recently partnered with the Southeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic in Gilbert. This partnership will allow expanded service and outreach to veterans who reside in the East Valley. My district staff will be on site every first and third Wednesday of each month in Room 1120 from 2:30 -4:30 PM. For more information, or for assistance with VA services, please contact Lee Huff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
My staff and I are resolved to stand with every veteran in our district and provide exceptional service for their needs. These veterans kept their promises to their nation, and they deserve a nation that keeps its promises to them. I am proud to stand with a Congress that takes this duty very seriously.”
We will be hosting a tele town hall next week. Keep your eyes on my social media pages for the date and time.
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As always, I am extremely humbled by the trust that you have bestowed upon me and honored to serve as your Congressman.
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