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By David Schweikert | September 22, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 the gentlemen behind the OIG report, as …

By David Schweikert | July 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 the border is escalating and our Commander-and-Chief is missing-in-action,” said Schweikert.  “I do not believe that this is a crisis you can fully comprehend until you have …

By David Schweikert | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 law, our Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents are being overwhelmed by the current surge in illegal immigration. The drastic increase and persistently high number of …

By David Schweikert | June 18, 2014 | 1 Comment
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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 Security (DHS) missions,” said Schweikert. “This diversion is stretching the Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) thin and causing a troubling impact on our national security. That …

By David Schweikert | May 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 under the EPA’s Clean Water Act and considered “waters of the U.S.”

I’ll be hosting a roundtable in downtown Phoenix on Monday, June 2nd, …

By David Schweikert | April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
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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 are aware, recent reports indicate that thousands of veterans were forced to wait on a secret list, some …

By David Schweikert | April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

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 the United States Government for fiscal year 2015 and settles appropriate budgetary levels for fiscal years 2016 through 2024. House members took to the floor on Tuesday in …

By David Schweikert | April 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
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Washington D.C., April 4, 2014—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) reviewed the week’s legislative agenda and released the following statements on job growth, foreign export policy, and internet freedom.

Preserving Our Economy

The U.S. is currently negotiating trade agreements with 11 Asian-Pacific economies, 28 member countries of the European Trade Union, 22 other countries for a trade-in-services-agreement, and 159 member of the world trade organization. Secured negotiations with the Asia-Pacific and EU alone would open markets with nearly 1 billion consumers. In order to secure …

By David Schweikert | April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
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By Congressman David Schweikert

Software code is the engine that keeps the modern world running.  It is ubiquitous in everyday objects –keypad door locks, home automation systems, our mobile phones, cars, TVs—even refrigerators and stoves. Despite this, only 1 in 10 schools offer computer programming classes to K-12 students.

With the rise in demand for computer programming skills in the technology sector and a lack of classes available in American public schools, it’s not surprising to hear experts in the field worry …