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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

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

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 …

By David Schweikert | April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Washington D.C., March 31, 2014—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) joined House colleagues in a letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius requesting details about the Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment appeals process and an outline detailing how the agency is approaching current appeals.

“Many constituents have come to us for help in appealing a decision made by the Marketplace, yet we are not receiving many, if any, resolutions on these enrollment appeals,” the letter to Sebelius reads. “In fact, …

By David Schweikert | March 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

I’m writing you today to update you on some recent legislation that’s passed my desk that I thought may interest you.

I also wanted to keep you apprised of some important district office events coming soon. The outreach events I mentioned in January allow our students to grow and be recognized for their work in academia, the arts, and science and technology. As deadlines near, I hope you’ll share these updates with your friends and family.

Preventing Government Waste & Overregulation

Earlier this week, …

By David Schweikert | March 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
News and Opinion

In December, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rules to implement provision s of the 2012 JOBS (Jumpstart Our Business Startups) Act that revised Regulation A, Sections 3(b) –sometimes referred to as Reg A+. This question and answer with Rep. David Schweikert summarizes the issues and questions about the rules.  The SEC is accepting comments on the proposed rules through March 24, 2014.

What is Reg A+?

Regulation A contains exemptions that allow small businesses to conduct securities offerings of up to …

By David Schweikert | March 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Congressman David Schweikert

Spring Break is a time that always brings calls to my office about international travel.  We often help constituents whose vacations are in jeopardy because they forgot to obtain a visitor visa or need to expedite a passport renewal or replace documents. All of these issues can lead to a stressful vacation.

The best way to avoid those stressful situations yourself is to understand the basic necessities of international travel and plan ahead.

The first step you can take …

By David Schweikert | March 14, 2014 | 0 Comments

Washington D.C., March 11, 2014—Rep. David Schweikert (R-AZ) released a statement following today’s House Science, Space and Technology Joint Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Energy hearing, EPA’s New Source Performance Standards for Power Plants, Part II .

This hearing examined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) for commercial power plants. Witnesses focused on the potential use of Carbon Capture and Storage Systems (CCS) in both coal and natural gas fired power plants, discussed the regional challenges …

By David Schweikert | March 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

By Congressman David Schweikert

It is tax season again. With all of the recent news about identity theft and bank account hacking, it’s more important than ever to know how to protect your personal information and what signs may indicate that you’ve been a victim of tax ID theft.

Last year, the National Crime Victimization Survey found financial losses due to identity theft totaled $24.7 billion—that’s equivalent to more than $78 dollars for every adult and child in American. Even more troubling, …

By David Schweikert | February 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

By Congressman David Schweikert

STEM education is the study of science, technology, engineering, or math.  Encouraging our students toward these fields of study will start them down a path that can ensure their future economic security and well being.

Unfortunately, according to the U.S. Department of Education, only 16 percent of high school seniors are proficient in mathematics and interested in a STEM career.  Yet the demand for computing professionals is roughly four times higher than that of all other occupations. Nationally, …