Attorney General William P. Barr issued the following statement on the introduction of a bill that would give law enforcement access to critical digital evidence if permitted by a court while also protecting privacy. The legislation is sponsored by Senators Lindsey Graham, Tom Cotton, and Marsha Blackburn.

“Passing legislation that allows warrant access to encrypted data will allow law enforcement to further provide for the safety and security of the American people. I applaud Chairman Graham and Senators Cotton and Blackburn for introducing the first-ever bill to address this issue.

"The bipartisan relief package is far from perfect, but it will immediately help Arizona's hard-working employees, families, small businesses, and it will provide certainty to our economic future. After reviewing this legislation, I will support its passage. There is far more good in the package for people who desperately need help. I will hold my nose as I vote."

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement in support of the bipartisan Wuhan coronavirus relief package:

"America faces an unprecedented crisis. At no point in our history was our country forced to shut down like this to save American lives. Not during the Civil War. Not during World War II or even after Pearl Harbor. Not during the Cold War, and not in the aftermath of September 11th. This public health crisis has hit every state, every business and every family.

Summary - Senate:

Passed Senate (03/05/2020)
Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020

This bill provides $8.3 billion in emergency funding for federal agencies to respond to the coronavirus outbreak.

Within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the bill provides FY2020 supplemental appropriations for

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement in strong opposition to Senate Bill 1625, a direct attack on federal constitutional rights:

"Twelve radical Democrats in Arizona have introduced shocking legislation, Senate Bill 1625, which would flagrantly violate the Bill of Rights and American civil liberties.

Not only do these extremists seek to disarm citizens, leaving them without the ability to defend their families, themselves, or their property, they also directly attack Arizona jobs and the Arizona economy by seeking to unlawfully ban gun manufacturing in Arizona.

by Representative Noel Campbell

AZ Representative Noel Campbell

We need to maintain our roads to protect our families and the people we care about. Safe and well-maintained roads prevent collisions and ensure that our loved ones can safely get to school, work, church, or other places. They also let us spend less time stuck in traffic and more time with our family.

Over the past month, members of the House Transportation Committee have heard briefings from elected officials and representatives from every corner of the state of Arizona. From ADOT and county governments, to rural and metropolitan cities and towns, my suspicions have been confirmed – the state is dramatically underfunded when it comes to road maintenance.

Budget Calls for Expanding Education Freedom, Block Granting K-12 Education Funds, and a Separate and Reformed Federal Student Aid

Adds New Funding to Support Children with Disabilities, Career and Technical Education for All Students

WASHINGTON — The President released his budget request for the U.S. Department of Education for the 2021 fiscal year. This transformative, student-first budget prioritizes improving student achievement, reducing the outsized Federal role in education, and returning control over education decisions to whom it belongs—State and local leaders, teachers, parents, and students.

The budget calls for consolidating nearly all existing K-12 formula and competitive grant programs into one block grant to States, called the Elementary and Secondary Education for the Disadvantaged (ESED) Block Grant. Funds would be allocated using the same formulas as the Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies program. The budget also builds on the multi-year Federal Student Aid (FSA) reform project U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos launched in 2018 to improve management, oversight, and administration of student aid programs. To that end, the budget also proposes to answer a question Secretary DeVos asked at last year's FSA training conference: Why isn't FSA a stand-alone government corporation, run by a professional, expert, and apolitical Board of Governors?