Capacity Crowd at Rep. Gosar’s Congressional Hearing on IRS and EPA Abuse

| August 24 2013

Bureaucrats have been bullying Arizonans and the People punched back

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) joined by Congressmen Matt Salmon (AZ-05), David Schweikert (AZ-06) and Trent Franks (AZ-08) hosted a congressional field hearing on I.R.S. abuse and E.P.A. overreach yesterday. More than 550 people were in attendance to hear witnesses offer testimony on the EPA’s burdensome regulations, the impact a closure of the Navajo Generating Station would have on Arizona and political targeting by the IRS.

The hearing lasted nearly six hours, during which time compelling testimony was delivered. Following the hearing, Rep. Gosar said:

“Activist bureaucrats in the federal government, from the EPA to the IRS, have been bullying Arizonans for too long and yesterday, the people punched back. Coming together as a community to listen to one another and gather information armed us with the necessary knowledge to take action, as best we can, to rectify the wrongs and stop the bureaucrats in D.C. from going outside the laws.”

Rep. Gosar continued, “I would like to thank everyone who attended and extend a special thank you to those who shared how our federal government’s decisions are negatively impacting everyone here in Arizona. By stopping these egregious actions and working together, our government can again be ‘of the people, by the people and for the people.’”

List of witnesses who provided testimony include: 
Tom Horne, Arizona Attorney General
Andy Biggs, President of the Arizona State Senate
Buster Johnson, Mohave County Supervisor District III
Carlyle Begay, District 7, Arizona State Senate
Bob Stump, Chairman, Arizona Corporation Commission
David M. Martin, President, Arizona Associated General Contractors
Mary L. Frontczak, Senior Vice President & General Counsel,  Peabody Energy Corporation
Mark Ourada, Vice President for Central Region, American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity
Brenda Barton, District 5 Representative, Arizona House of Representatives
Joy Stavely, President & Chief Operating Officer, Canyoneers, Inc.
Shane Krauser, American Academy for Constitutional Education, Inc.
Chris Rossiter, Greater Phoenix Tea Party
Kelly Townsend, District 16 Representative, Arizona House of Representatives
Nick Dranias, Director of Policy Development & Constitutional Government, Goldwater Institute

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