Our Economic and National Security

Dear Friend,

Arizonans are sick of childish bickering and partisan games. We want public officials to roll up their sleeves, put partisanship aside, and find common ground to solve problems.

This week, Congress finally passed a bipartisan budget that supports programs important to Arizonans and avoids a costly government shutdown. To keep our families and our homeland safe, this legislation invests in smart border security, provides a pay increase for our military, and supports critical military operations. It also provides additional funding to defeat ISIS and address the ongoing crisis in Syria.

Here at home, this budget provides a $2 billion increase for life-saving medical research at the National Institutes of Health. It protects funding for Pell Grants and restores year-round eligibility, so Arizona students can once again use Pell Grants for summer and winter classes. Finally, we successfully secured $50 million for the Tempe Streetcar through the Federal Transportation Administration’s Small Starts Program, a critical step toward moving this multi-year economic development project forward.

This budget supports Arizona’s priorities, keeps the government funded through September 2017, and strengthens our economic and national security. Congress must now come together to find a long-term solution that lowers our deficit and prioritizes the values of today and the needs of tomorrow.

We are honored to serve in Congress on behalf of Arizona families like yours. We always appreciate hearing from you on current topics and issues that are important to you. If there is an issue that concerns you, please let us know by clicking this link or by 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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