Thanks for reading again!

I've been busy this week, traveling around Arizona's Fifth Congressional District. It's so important for Members of Congress to receive input from a number of sources when we are away from Washington, D.C. I use all of the information given to me from constituents and industry and community leaders to guide my decisions in the Nation's Capital. I appreciate all of you who take the time to meet with me or to submit comments to my offices.

Congress Should Read the Bills!

My guest for this week's podcast is Congressman Thomas Massie. Congressman Massie is one of the Members of Congress who actually reads and studies the bills we vote on. He applies a strict set of standards to each bill to influence his vote: Can we afford the legislation? Is the legislation constitutional? Is the legislation better done on the federal level or the local level? He is a highly entertaining, yet extremely thoughtful, individual, and I hope you'll enjoy this interview. Click this link or the logo above to listen.

Fridays Stand for Freedom

Today, I look at the mishandled baggage reporting (MBR) rule. Losing a checked bag is a nightmare, and airline passengers should reasonably expect carriers to do everything in their power to prevent this terrible outcome. But the issue we need to consider is whether additional requirements on top of the sensible ones already in place will do noticeably more good. Click this link to learn more about what I've done to prevent the Department of Transportation from implementing any changes to the MBR rule before carrying out a cost-benefit analysis. 

August Recess

Thank you to everyone who I've met with this month (so far). I've appreciated all of the interactions with constituents and businesses. Here are a few pictures from my events:


Visiting General Dynamics Mission Systems


Meeting with Homes for Heroes


Discussing education issues with community members

Legislative Update

It's been a little over a year since the U.S. House passed Grant's Law and sent it to the Senate for consideration. This bill will protect innocent Americans, but the Senate needs to first take action to send it to the President's desk. I'm continuing to work towards this end.

We Support Our Veterans!

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 52,313 American veterans live in Arizona's Fifth District. You served your country admirably, and Congress is working to ensure that this nation keeps its promises to all of you.

If you need any assistance with the Veterans Administration or a veterans-related issue, please do not hesitate to give my district office a call at (480) 699-8239. My staff stands ready to help.

#CapitolHistory

What's the significance of this Capitol staircase? You'll have to check out my Facebook page every night at 6 PM Arizona time (during August) for a new #CapitolHistory feature.

Update on the Endangered Species Act Reform Efforts

Robert Robb from the Arizona Republic wrote a piece about our efforts to modernize the ESA. I encourage you to click the link to read through his perspective.

For the Good of the Order

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If you cannot get an answer from a federal agency in a timely fashion, or if you feel you have been treated unfairly, my district office may be able to help resolve a problem or get you the information you need. Visit my website to access the privacy consent form and call my district office to set up an appointment with one of my knowledgeable District Representatives.

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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