Significant Work Remains

Dear Friend,

Over the course of this year, we met with Arizonans in local businesses, schools, and neighborhoods. We heard the same thing: Washington doesn’t get it. Too much time spent on political games, and too little time spent getting things done. In 2017, we worked hard to find real solutions to the challenges facing Arizonans, but significant work remains.

As a member of the House Terrorism and Illicit Financing Subcommittee, I know we must be one step ahead of terrorist groups and take action to limit access to resources used by groups like Hizballah. In August, the president signed the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (H.R. 3364) into law, which included legislation we sponsored to establish a whole-of-government strategy to combat terrorism financing.

We also worked closely with Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Phil Roe to introduce the Forever GI Bill. This important bipartisan legislation modernizes and extends G.I. benefits granted to veterans, their surviving spouses and dependents. The bill allows eligible beneficiaries to use their earned benefits at any point during their lives, and it makes it easier for veterans to complete STEM and other technical degrees that make them more attractive in today’s workforce. The Forever GI Bill passed the House of Representatives unanimously in July and was signed into law by the president on August 16, 2017.

More work remains to keep Arizona families secure and help hardworking Arizonans get ahead. Washington has not passed an annual budget. Programs such as KidsCare and the Community Health Centers Fund are only funded for the first several months of 2018, putting many Arizonans at risk of losing access to affordable health care. Congress has not passed the DREAM Act, leaving Arizona Dreamers unprotected after March 2018. Congress must also invest in our crumbling infrastructure and take steps to get our fiscal house in order. I am committed to working with members of both parties and the Administration to find reasonable and timely solutions that create opportunity and enable Arizonans to build better lives.

I am 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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