WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) penned the following op-ed for for the Prescott Daily Courier about his opposition of the American Health Care Act:

Why I Opposed the American Health Care Act
Prescott Daily Courier
By: Congressman Paul Gosar
March 29, 2017

Last week, the debate over the American Health Care Act dominated the news cycle. There was and remains a lot of misinformation surrounding this legislation, the worst being its claim to “repeal and replace Obamacare,” and I want to take a moment to cut through the noise and give you this doctor’s perspective.

Before getting to the substance of this bill, it’s important to mention the flawed process used to try and pass this legislation. Republicans rightly condemned Nancy Pelosi when she infamously declared that “we have to pass Obamacare to find out what’s in the bill.” It wasn’t OIK [sic] when Democrats did it, and it shouldn’t be OK for Republicans either.   more...
Congratulations to President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence on being sworn in as the 45th President and Vice President of the United States! Arizonans are ready to get to work on Making America Great Again!

I was honored to be joined by so many of you who made the trip to Washington D.C. to witness this historic event in person. There is a lot to be excited about in the coming year but there is much work to be done. I look forward to hitting the ground running on your behalf.

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“This fundamentally flawed new regulation will kill jobs, result in an unconstitutional tax on coal and bankrupt even more American energy companies”

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after a Secretarial Order was issued by Department of Interior Secretary Sally Jewell overhauling the federal coal program and halting new coal leases on federal land:

“The endless assault by the Obama Administration on domestic coal is unprecedented and puts the livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of Americans at risk. The president’s reckless obsession to enact his radical environmental agenda clashes with scientific facts as well as the reality of the economic consequences his disastrous proposals are having on the country.

“Today’s executive overreach is a bureaucratic nightmare that will make it impossible to produce coal on federal lands, including tribal land. If implemented, this fundamentally flawed new regulation will kill jobs, result in an unconstitutional tax on coal and bankrupt even more American energy companies. Clearly, ‘an all-of-the-above approach’ was just a nice talking point pollsters told the president to use, as today’s announcement picks winners and losers and continues the administration’s misguided war on coal.”

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By John McCain and Jeff Flake
The Arizona Republic
Sunday, November 23, 2014

Last year, President Barack Obama said that taking executive action on immigration was "not an option" because it would amount to "ignoring the law in a way that I think would be very difficult to defend legally."

Previously, he said executive action "would not conform with my appropriate role as president," and "that's not how our system works. That's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written."

On this, we couldn't have agreed with President Obama more.

That's one reason we are so deeply troubled by his decision this week   more...
Over the weekend, golf legend Phil Mickelson told reporters Ëœdrastic changes are ahead for him because of high taxes in his home state of California. In November, voters there raised the state sales tax and increased taxes on high-achievers. Mickelson estimated he is now paying more than 60% of his income in taxes.

California is irresponsibly raising taxes during a slow economy. California firms are considering moving to Arizona because of our business-friendly economy. We stand with open arms to welcome them.

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Statement to Employees from Acting Director Michael Morell: "Zero Dark Thirty"

I would not normally comment on a Hollywood film, but I think it important to put Zero Dark Thirty, which deals with one of the most significant achievements in our history, into some context. The film, which premiered this week, addresses the successful hunt for Usama Bin Ladin that was the focus of incredibly dedicated men and women across our Agency, Intelligence Community, and military partners for many years. But in doing so, the film takes significant artistic license, while portraying itself as being historically accurate.

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