Good evening -

Tonight, the House and the Senate ended the Schumer Shutdown.

Yesterday, President Trump outlined a path forward to end the shutdown and restore our country on a path to fiscal stability. He wrote: “Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s!”

I agree wholeheartedly with the President. The Senate’s extra-constitutional filibuster rule has contributed to this shutdown, and it has additionally delayed the consideration of more than 300 bills the House has sent to the Senate. This Senate rule is obstructing the will of the people and must be eliminated.

I also concur that we should vote on a real, long-term budget. Continuing resolutions add instability to our domestic and defense spending. It is irresponsible for Congress to resort to these short-term funding vehicles. The House sent a full-year budget package to the Senate more than 100 days ago. I challenge my friends in the other chamber to do their jobs and pass a budget.

Although an agreement was reached tonight to end the shutdown, I fear that we will be again on the brink of a government shutdown with each continuing resolution. I will continue to fight for fiscal responsibility.

PROTECTING LIFE

Today, we remember the 45th anniversary of the tragic Roe v Wade decision - one of the darkest days in American history. Since that day, almost 60,000,000 babies have been murdered. These unborn souls would have grown up to be sons and daughters; husbands and wives; fathers and mothers; lawyers, doctors, accountants, athletes and so much more.

We will never be able to bring these little ones back to us, but we can honor their precious memories by fighting every day to overturn this heinous court decision. That's what I've been doing for decades - and continue to do in the U.S. House of Representatives. I hope I will be able to see a day where every innocent life is protected under the full weight of the law.

FEBRUARY EVENTS

Next month, my district office will be hosting three exciting events for constituents of Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District.

  1. Senior Citizens Resource Fair – February 12th

     

    As tax season approaches, my staff and community advocates are eager to ensure that you have access to expert tax help and the resources you need to protect yourself against fraud and identity theft. We will also have experts on site to provide assistance with federal agencies like Social Security, Medicare, and the IRS. 

    Others will be present to assist you in your pursuit of employment, community volunteer opportunities, injury prevention, meal & transportation assistance, legal assistance, home maintenance, and more.

  2. Military Service Academy Parent/Student Night – February 20th

    Congressman Biggs’ District Office will be holding a Military Service Academy Parent/Student Night on Tuesday, February 20, in his District Office from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. This will be a great opportunity for students, and parents alike, to learn about what it takes to receive a Congressional Nomination to a United States Military Service Academy. Students will hear about the importance of graduating as one of the most qualified military officers in the world. They will also hear from a graduate of one of the five Military Academies on his/her experience and will receive an informational presentation on which steps students should take to ensure they are prepared to successfully navigate the nomination process. Most importantly, students and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions and alleviate any concerns they may have.  

    Space is limited and will be on a first-come-first-serve basis. RSVPs are required. More information will be forthcoming.

  3. Veterans Rapid Appeals Modernization Program (RAMP) Training & Benefits Fair – February 22nd 

This event will be a great opportunity for veterans to learn of program specifics and speak with representatives from the VA about their claims. Veterans will also have the opportunity to hear a presentation on RAMP, speak to qualified Veteran Service Officers about submitting new claims, speak to VA Representatives regarding the VA Home Loan process, and more.

FOR THE GOOD OF THE ORDER

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As always, I am extremely humbled by the trust that you have bestowed upon me and honored to serve as your Congressman.

Sincerely,

Andy Biggs
Member of Congress

 

 

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