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By Press Release | April 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

STATE CAPITOL, PHOENIX (April 17, 2014) – Legislation that gives nonprofit organizations additional resources to provide legal services to crime victims passed out of the Senate late Thursday, April 17, 2014, and will now go to Governor Jan Brewer.

House Bill 2625, sponsored by Speaker of the House Andy Tobin, establishes the Victims’ Rights Enforcement Fund and prescribes that an additional $2 assessment be collected by the courts for criminal offenses and certain civil penalties for the Fund.

“Too often victims of crime are …

By Press Release | April 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Legislation that brings safety inspection standards for abortion clinics up to the same level as other health facilities, like hospitals and nursing homes, passed out of both chambers, and was sent to Governor Brewer.

House Bill 2284, sponsored by Rep. Debbie Lesko, R – Peoria, allows the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to make unannounced health inspections of abortion clinics.

“I am thrilled that this legislation has passed,” said Rep. Lesko. “This common sense legislation will protect women and bring abortion clinics up …

By Press Release | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

GOP Victory Offices Now Open in Tucson and Casa Grande

Our Republican Volunteer team is growing fast, and you’re a part of it. On Saturday we had grand openings of dedicated GOP offices in Casa Grande and Tucson, where we met with grassroots volunteers to welcome them to the Victory 2014 campaign and provide them with tools and materials to share with friends and neighbors. We even made a quick “how-to” video to show everyone how easy it …

By Press Release | April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

As many Arizonans pull out their checkbooks this week and hand over way too many of their hard-earned dollars to the federal and state governments, I wanted to take a moment to remind you of our fight to defeat Prop 204 in 2012.

With the help of thousands of other conservative voters, we made sure that the temporary one-cent sales tax increase stayed temporary. Together, we beat back special interests and, last year, your taxes actually went down for a change.

Remember that? 

By Press Release | April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

 Arizona Democrat Didn’t Vote For A Budget This Year

WASHINGTON – What are we paying her for? Arizona voters sent Kyrsten Sinema to Washington to stand up and make the tough decisions. They want more jobs, less debt, and a better future for their families. And all Sinema has given them is “no.”

Kyrsten Sinema hasn’t bothered to support a single budget this year. Arizona voters deserve better than that. Families across the state have to set a budget, why should they …

By Press Release | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Cliven Bundy Federal Overreach

The federal government’s regulatory overreach in Nevada is appalling. Cliven Bundy is a rancher just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada who is the latest victim of overbearing government regulations. Despite his family grazing their cattle on public land for over 100 years, he is in debt to the Nevada Bureau of Land Management to the tune of $1 Million. Now his cattle are being impounded and his ranch is surrounded by armed federal agents.

In Nevada, the overregulation problem …

By Press Release | April 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ranking Democrat previously denied his staff contacted the IRS about group True the Vote

WASHINGTON – Newly delivered internal IRS e-mails sent and received by former IRS Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner and other IRS employees show that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Minority staff, working for Ranking Member Elijah Cummings, began contacting the IRS in August 2012 about targeted non-profit applicant True the Vote.  The IRS produced this e-mail on April 2, 2014 – only days after Oversight Committee …

By Press Release | April 9, 2014 | 22 Comments

Letter details actions taken by Lerner to deprive groups of their rights, impede the investigation

Washington, DC – Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) announced that the Committee, acting under its authority granted in Sec. 6103 of the Internal Revenue Code, voted out a criminal referral letter to Department of Justice (DOJ) Attorney General Eric Holder regarding actions taken by IRS employee Lois Lerner.  Chairman Camp, in sending the letter on behalf of the Committee, urged Holder …

By Press Release | April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments
unemployment with and without stimulus

First, Democrats promised their trillion-dollar stimulus plan would create millions of jobs.  It didn’t.

Democrat projection of job creation after 2009 stimulus: +3.675 million (through December 2010)
Actual change in jobs after 2009 stimulus: -2.530 million (through December 2010, or 6.2 million fewer jobs than projected)

Next, Democrats promised their stimulus plan would reduce the unemployment rate to 5 percent.  It hasn’t.

Democrat projection for unemployment rate in March 2014: 5.0 percent
Actual unemployment rate in March 2014: 6.7 percent (34 percent higher than projected)

By Press Release | April 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Names the three original Tea Party “test” cases scrutinized by D.C. IRD officials

WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the ongoing investigation into the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., released a Committee staff report titled, “Debunking the Myth that the IRS Targeted Progressives: How the IRS and Congressional Democrats Misled America about Disparate Treatment.”

“[T]he Administration and congressional Democrats have seized upon the notion that the IRS’s targeting was not just limited …