Washington, D.C.-Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), issued the following statement after cosponsoring the Restaurant Revitalization Fund Fairness Act, legislation that would assist restaurants decimated by COVID-19 lockdowns while statutorily prohibiting the racist criteria the Biden administration initially used for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund program.

“Forced COVID-19 lockdowns decimated our economy. Especially hit were restaurants which employ nearly 15 million Americans, or 10% of our nation’s workforce. In Arizona, there are nearly 10,000 restaurants employing over 220,000 individuals. Sadly, more than half of restaurant operators said it would be another year or more before business conditions return to normal.

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by Congressman Paul Gosar

This week, the Biden administration announced it will end the Title 42 public health policy that was implemented under President Trump and has been used for the past two years to quickly expel illegal lawbreakers at the southern border. This announcement comes just days after the U.S. Border Patrol Chief announced the U.S. will soon hit one million illegal border crossings, and we are only in the beginning of April.

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This week I cosponsored the TEAM Veterans Caregivers Act. This legislation takes three steps to increase efficiency, transparency, and accountability in the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) family caregivers program. First, it will formally recognize all caregivers of veterans by identifying them in the health records of the veteran. Second, it will require the VA to include specific information when notifying veterans and caregivers regarding any clinical determinations made relating to the downgrade or termination of family caregivers benefits. Lastly, it will extend the family caregivers program benefits for 90 days when a veteran is no longer clinically eligible for the program, with exclusions to protect against fraud and abuse.

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Earlier this week, Congress voted on a resolution misnamed the “Supporting the People of Ukraine Resolution.” With no time set aside for a hearing or even a robust debate, I voted against this resolution which was rushed to the floor for a vote.

Let me be perfectly clear, I am horrified by Russia’s naked aggression and have deep compassion and sympathy for the horrible suffering of the people of Ukraine and am moved by their nationalism. However, this seven-page resolution quite literally lays the groundwork to drag the United States into another foreign war.

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As Russia's invasion of Ukraine threatens to upend global energy markets, Joe Biden must reverse his policies and restore America's energy independence. The fact is, America’s energy dominance is our strongest weapon against Putin. This week I cosponsored H.R. 6858, the American Energy Independence from Russia Act.

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Washington, DC – Congressman Paul A. Gosar (D.D.S.) issued the following statement after the United States Senate’s passage of companion legislation to House Joint Resolution 46, introduced by Congressman Gosar, that would terminate the COVID-19 national emergency declaration and emergency presidential powers.

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