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Rep. Schweikert Introduces Legislation to End Operation Choke Point

Posted: March 21, 2015 at 7:30 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington, D.C., March 17, 2015—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) released a statement Tuesday on his introduction of legislation to protect Second Amendment rights, through the Firearms Manufacturers and Dealers Protection Act of 2015. Under the joint Department of Justice (DOJ) and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) program Operation Choke Point, Attorney General Eric Holder was given the […]

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Schweikert Holds VA Accountable

Posted: September 22, 2014 at 10:15 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Yesterday, I gratefully accepted Chairman Jeff Miller of the House Veterans Affairs Committee’s invitation to join the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Hearing titled “Scheduling Manipulation and Veteran Deaths in Phoenix: Examination of the OIG’s Final Report.” I was granted unanimous consent to participate in this vitally important hearing and was able to question both […]

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Congressman David Schweikert Calls on President Obama to Abandon Political Fundraising and Visit Border

Posted: July 25, 2014 at 7:25 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

  WASHINGTON D.C. – Arizona Congressman David Schweikert (R-Scottsdale) today called on President Obama to adjust his West Coast schedule and include a visit to the border.  It was announced by the White House that President Obama will be visiting Southern California tomorrow to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee (DNC). “The situation on […]

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Mr. President: Our Borders Need Security

Posted: June 19, 2014 at 10:15 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington, D.C. Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) wrote a letter to the President, Tuesday, calling for the deployment of the National Guard to southwest border entrances. The release of this letter follows the overwhelming surge of unaccompanied minors crossing the southwest border without papers, resources, and guardians. “Thanks to your Administration’s failure to enforce United States immigration […]

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Rep. Schweikert Announces Southwest Border Protection Act of 2014

Posted: June 18, 2014 at 6:45 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington, D.C., June 17, 2014 — Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) released a statement following the introduction of the Southwest Border Protection Act of 2014 Tuesday: “The drastic increase of Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) being apprehended and detained by federal agents along our southwestern border is causing resources to be diverted away from other Department of Homeland […]

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Rep. Schweikert: EPA seeks to grab unprecedented power

Posted: May 25, 2014 at 5:45 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

This morning, the Arizona Republic published an op-ed I wrote about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed “waters of the U.S. rule.” I am deeply concerned with unprecedented power this gives the EPA. The photo below shows irrigation waters from Concho, Arizona in 1940. If this rule existed back then, these waters would be regulated […]

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Drastic Changes Needed at Phoenix VA Health Care System

Posted: April 30, 2014 at 3:00 pm   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington D.C., April 29, 2014—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) sent letters to Phoenix Veterans Affairs Health Care System (PVAHCS) Director Sharon Helman and U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki this morning asking for the resignation of Director Helman and top leadership at the Phoenix VA Facility in response to reports: Letter to Secretary Shinseki: “As you […]

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Our Debt and Unfunded Liabilities—THAT’s the moral argument

Posted: April 14, 2014 at 11:45 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington D.C., April 11, 2014 — Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) reviewed the week’s legislative agenda and released the following statements on the national debt and the affect of tax code on small business growth. Our National Debt is Out of Control This week, the House voted on House Continued Resolution 96. The bill establishes the budget for […]

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