District Update |April 14, 2019                                                                                 


Dear Friend,

I'd like to update you on some of the work we've been doing in Washington, D.C. and Arizona this past week. 

Colorado River Drought Contingency

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This week, Congress made real progress by ensuring our water resources are protected by passing the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan (DCP). This is great news for Arizona farmers, tribes, and all water users across the state! 

As you know, Arizona depends upon the Colorado River for water along with several other states. Even in a year of high rainfall, it is important that users of the Colorado River be responsible with water management, as Arizona has always been. The Drought Contingency Plan is a great example of states working together to address extreme water challenges, without the federal government imposing a one size fits all solution.

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The Arizona delegation came together to ensure this important legislation passed the House. I am proud of how our delegation has been working together this Congress to best support Arizonans. We have met each month for a breakfast to discuss our legislative projects and the projects we can all support each other in doing. 

Receiving Too Many Robocalls?

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We have all received the calls from unknown numbers in our area asking for answers to a variety of questions about our information. According to the Washington Post, robo-callers have rung close to 26 million American's phones this past year. 

As this issue continues to grow, I want to update you on the action Congress is taking to target these scammers and reduce the risk of fraud. 

Recently, the Senate has introduced the TRACED Act, a bipartisan bill to deter criminal robocalling and improve enforcement of these calls to increase deterrence. While the bill stands in the Senate, I want to assure you once this bill comes to the House of Representatives, I will be sure to support it.  

Reducing Drug Prices

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The Ways and Means Committee is taking action to help lower prescription drug prices.

This past week, the Committee held a bi-partisan meeting to work on legislation that would hold drug suppliers accountable for the skyrocketing prices of prescription drugs. 

This is a priority of both Republicans and Democrats this Congress. Patients have been paying extremely high prices out of pocket for their prescription drugs. I look forward to our continued discussion and work to increase transparency of drug supply chains and lowering the cost of prescriptions. 

Meeting with Constituents

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This Spring we have had so many constituents coming to the office to discuss their legislative priorities and how we can help in Congress. Thank you to all of the constituents who come to inform myself and our staff on your legislative issues. 

I look forward to continuing to hear from constituents about how we can best support Arizona's 6th District. 

Casework Assistance

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Recently, a constituent was having a problem receiving benefits from two federal agencies. The two agencies had a mix-up, which resulted in her not receiving her full amount of benefits.

Once she reached out to our office for assistance, we were able to help her with the casework issue, and get her benefits back on track. We are so glad she reached out for help!

If you, or someone you know, needs assistance with a federal agency, please don't hesitate to call my Scottsdale office at (480) 946-2411.

Congressional Art Competition Winners 

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Arizona 6th District students are so talented. This year, there were so many impressive pieces submitted to the Congressional Art Competition. 

Congratulations to all of the students who submitted pieces. The winner of this year's competition is from Chaparral High School and will have her art hung in the U.S. Capitol for the next year. 

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