Getting things done for Arizona

Dear Friend,

This week, the 45th President of the United States will be sworn into office. While the recent election was one of the most contentious and heated in recent memory, opportunities exist to advance commonsense, bipartisan initiatives that will better the lives of hardworking Arizonans. We have high expectations, and it is time for the new administration and Congress to get to work.

One of our top priorities is to ensure all veterans receive the care they have earned. I am encouraged that Dr. David Shulkin, the current Undersecretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), has been nominated to serve as Secretary of the VA. Our team worked closely with Dr. Shulkin during his time as Undersecretary, and we support the transformation he is leading. We are not done; transparency and accountability must increase, the quality and accessibility of care must improve, and the VA culture must put veterans first. These are goals we share with Dr. Shulkin and the new administration, and we will work together to ensure every Arizona veteran has the care he or she deserves.

There is also an opportunity to work across the aisle and with the new administration to create jobs and increase our global competitiveness by improving our country's aging infrastructure and investing in better and safer roads, bridges, and airports. According to the 2013 Report Card for America’s Infrastructure, U.S. infrastructure has a cumulative grade of “D+” with an estimated $3.6 trillion investment needed by 2020. We co-sponsored legislation to create a national infrastructure bank to fund projects that will improve transportation safety, create jobs, and spur economic growth. For too long, Congress has approached this issue with short-term solutions that simply kick the can down the road. Members of both parties and the new administration agree that it’s time to find real solutions that will strengthen our economy and create good-paying jobs for Arizona families.

While we believe there are real opportunities to work together, there will be times when we disagree. We will always put Arizona families first and fight against proposals that are bad for Arizona. For example, we will oppose any efforts to end Medicare and Social Security as we know them, and we will protect access to health care for Arizona women and families. It’s wrong for politicians to use women’s health to score political points. 

Arizonans expect and deserve leaders who will put partisanship aside to solve the challenges facing our state and our nation. Our team works hard every single day to get things done for Arizona, and we’ll work with anyone who has a good idea to find solutions and solve problems. Our efforts have returned real results for businesses, families, and veterans throughout Arizona’s Ninth District. Over the next year, we promise to continue our work to help veterans, create opportunity for hardworking Arizonans, and keep Arizona families safe.

I am honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Arizona families like yours. As your representative, I always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues affecting you and our community. If there is an issue that matters to you, please let us know by clicking this link or calling our Phoenix office: 602-956-2285. Be sure to stay connected through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and let us know how we can be of service.



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