District Update |June 2, 2019                                                                                 


Dear Friend,

I would like to update you on some of the work I've been doing in Arizona this past week.

Tariffs, Border Security, and USMCA

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I joined Fox Business to discuss President Trump's announcement regarding a 5% tariff on Mexican goods proposed to start on June 10th. We have a desperate need to address border security and we must begin thinking out of the box to help secure our Southern border.

This being said, I have strong concerns over implementing a border policy by imposing tariffs on Mexican goods. The majority of Arizona's trade coming from Mexico, these tariffs would directly tax Arizona consumers, without fully fixing the crisis at our Southern border. We should not face higher prices at the same time that our communities are already taking the brunt of illegal migrant flow into the country.

To watch the full interview, click above. 

United States Mexico-Canada Agreement      Round table 

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It was great to join my friends and colleagues in the Arizona delegation for a discussion on the United States Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) during Export Arizona's Trade Forum. This deal will be very important for continuing to strengthen Arizona's economy, as it will provide more jobs and strong cross-border trade for our state.

This Congress, I am serving on the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee and the USMCA Whip team with Minority Whip Steve Scalise. I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to get this deal that would positively update our current North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) passed in Congress. 

Spirit of Enterprise Award

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I received the Spirit of Enterprise Award from the Chamber of Commerce to highlight my work to support businesses. In the 115th Congress, we passed legislation that supported American businesses including updating our tax code and securing tax cuts for small businesses. 

Thank you to the Chamber of Commerce for presenting me this award. I will continue to fight for pro-business legislation in the 116th Congress. 

Upcoming Events

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This Tuesday, my District Office team will be at the Cholla Public Library in Phoenix to discuss federal casework issues with constituents. If you need help or have any questions regarding federal casework, be sure to come by. We look forward to seeing you!

Sincerely,
David Schweikert

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