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March 17, 2017 Newsletter

Happy Friday!

The action and pace of Capitol Hill is heating up – even though the temperature in D.C. this week dipped below freezing. In the next weeks and months, the House will consider vital pieces of legislation to keep the promises we made to our constituents, including health care, tax reform, border security, and funding our government. Stay tuned for news on our efforts.

March 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the White House released its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal to Congress, which would increase funding to the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Veterans Affairs while reigning in spending in other government departments and agencies. Congressman Biggs released the following statement:

March 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet held a hearing to examine ideas for restructuring the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Congressman Andy Biggs, a member of this subcommittee, released the following statement after the completion of the hearing:

March 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – This week, ADP Research Institute reported that the United States added 298,000 private-sector jobs in February – the first full month of the 115th Congress and the Trump administration. According to the report, expectations for new jobs was originally set at 190,000.

March 9, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Department of Homeland Security reported that illegal border crossings from January to February decreased by 40 percent (31,578 to 18,762 illegal aliens). The historical trend of apprehensions typically increases 10 to 20 percent from January to February. Congressman Andy Biggs released this statement in reaction to the news:

March 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2017. This bill appropriates $577.9 billion for the Department of Defense ($516.1 billion in base discretionary funding and $61.8 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations / Global War on Terrorism funding).

March 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives passed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Transition Authorization Act by voice vote. Among other provisions, this bill requires NASA to develop a plan for an eventual manned mission to Mars in the coming decades.

March 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump signed a new executive order, aimed at preventing potential terrorists from entering the United States, by issuing a 90-day travel ban for individuals from now only six nations: Syria, Iran, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, and Libya.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Andy Biggs (AZ-05) was named FreedomWorks’ Member of the Month for March. Congressman Biggs received this recognition for being an advocate for individual liberty and federalism throughout his first two months in Congress.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Tonight, President Donald Trump addressed a joint session of Congress to outline his goals for the upcoming year. Congressman Biggs released the following statement after attending the address:

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In The News

November 2, 2017 In The News

Rep. Ken Buck (R-CO) and House conservatives chastised Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday for holding up over 300 House-passed bills and urged the Senate to drop the legislative filibuster to enable the Republican-controlled Congress to pass President Donald Trump’s agenda.

November 2, 2017 In The News

Before Democrats rammed Obamacare through Congress in 2009, then-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi told us “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it.”

November 1, 2017 In The News

LONDON, (Reuters) - Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization’s cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its “scientific integrity”.

October 30, 2017 In The News

Since 2014, more than 25 state legislatures have passed tax cuts to give their hardworking constituents a break, grow their states’ economies, create jobs, and raise wages.

October 23, 2017 In The News

Ashlynne Mike’s life ended too soon.

Her favorite color was yellow, and she enjoyed playing music for her friends and family.  She was a kindhearted soul who had enormous potential.  She was 11 years old.

October 19, 2017 In The News

PHOENIX — An Arizona congressman and the state’s attorney general urged lawmakers to pass a bill that would extend AMBER Alert, a child abduction alert system, to tribal lands.

October 17, 2017 In The News

PHOENIX — U.S. Rep. Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.) has called for both special counsel Robert Mueller to recuse himself from the Russia investigation and a prosecutor to take a closer look at Hillary Clinton.

October 9, 2017 In The News

When discussing matters of national security and threats to America, most people immediately think of overseas terrorists plotting destruction of our homeland or North Korea’s building up its nuclear program.

But there is an equally grave threat: our unsecured southern border with Mexico.

October 6, 2017 In The News

During the 2016 elections, President Trump and a majority of Congress campaigned on the promise to repeal ObamaCare and implement pro-growth economic policies.

October 4, 2017 In The News

Loyalists of President Donald Trump are losing patience with Republican leaders over the wide-ranging Russia probes creeping into his inner circle, saying House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have allowed the investigations to hobble the White House for months.

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