Stories by David Schweikert
Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), a primary author of the ‘JOBS’ Act, introduced the Spread Pricing Liquidity Act today as a follow-up to his amendment to the ‘JOBS’ Act of 2012.
This bill is in response to overwhelming evidence that wider ticks for small-cap companies will stimulate liquidity, encourage capital formation, and grow jobs. The SEC has …
Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ), Chairman of the Small Business Subcommittee on Investigations, Oversight and Regulations, made the following statement on the one year anniversary of the president signing the ‘JOBS’ Act into law. This package included two bills authored by Rep. Schweikert, the most of any Member:
“A year ago today, the ‘JOBS’ Act opened new doors to capital formation and job creation for small businesses.
“The American people deserve a government that upholds the principles of economic freedom and doesn’t stand in the way of …
Washington, D.C. – Congressman David Schweikert (R-AZ) made the following statement on the House Floor Thursday to express his disappointment that the Cole-Issa tribal amendment was not allowed to be offered during debate on the Violence Against Women Act(VAWA).
“I wanted to share a certain frustration, particularly about the votes we just had here in the House.
“I come from Arizona. We have 22 tribal communities–21 actual designated reservations.
“I’ve lived almost my entire life …
The year was 1962, and in Southern California, a pregnant teenager was facing a difficult decision. As a young, unwed girl, Mary Lynn Sheridan wasn’t sure she was ready for a child.
How would she tell her family? If she was going to keep the baby, how would she care for it?
She drove with two friends to an abortion clinic over the Mexican border.
However, while on the drive to the clinic, Mary Lynn had a change of heart. The young mother …
As you many of you may know, I was informed earlier this week that I was being removed from the House Financial Services Committee as a result of me sticking to my conservative principles.
I want to let you know that I do not consider this a setback and I plan to work even harder to save our Republic. I will continue to be unwavering in my commitment to talk about the issues that I feel are important to the future …
Scottsdale, Ariz. – Congressman David Schweikert and his staff are now collecting toys for Scottsdale Healthcare’s Pediatric Unit. Following a successful trip to the Pediatric Unit in 2011, Congressman Schweikert is looking forward to visiting and distributing toys to the nearly 30 children that will be hospitalized during the Christmas season:
HOW YOU CAN HELP: Donations must be new and unwrapped. Stuffed animals must still have tags attached.
WHERE: Rep. Schweikert’s District Office, 10603 North Hayden Rd, Suite 108, Scottsdale, AZ 85260
WHEN: Donations are due by …
Many of you have asked me what my thoughts are on Proposition 121 (open primary) and Proposition 204 (permanent sales tax increase) which are both on the November ballot. I wanted to take a few minutes and share with you my thoughts on each of these propositions.
Proposition 121 would dramatically change elections in Arizona. This proposition would eliminate party primaries and instead conduct an open primary with the two candidates who receive the most votes advancing to the …
Washington, D.C. – Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ), Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises, introduced the Schweikert Amendment to H.R. 4078 that would halt all rule promulgation of Dodd-Frank. This amendment is the first introduced to dismantle Dodd-Frank that has seen a vote in the House of Representatives.
“Fresh off the second anniversary of Dodd-Frank, we are still waiting for the transparency, simplification, and safeguards that we were promised when this bill was introduced. Instead …
By Rep. David Schweikert
Two years ago today, on July 21, 2010, President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act into law.
Two years later, Dodd-Frank and its 2,300 pages containing more than 400 new rules and mandates is little more than half promulgated, already requiring job-creators to dedicate 24,180,856 hours each year for compliance.
I have read Dodd-Frank cover to cover, yet I still can’t claim to fully comprehend its many intricacies. Its …
By David Schweikert
If delinquencies and strategic defaults were not risk enough for investors wading into the mortgage market to face, a new wrinkle is being considered in California—the concept of eminent domain introduced into the private marketplace.
Local officials in California’s San Bernardino County are exploring the possibility of invoking eminent domain as a means of extending homeowners a helping hand.
In 2005, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Kelo v. City of New London by determining that eminent domain could …