District Update |June 30, 2019                                                                                 


Dear Friend,

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

Thank you for joining our Telephone Town Hall

I want to thank all of the constituents who listened in and asked questions during the telephone town hall this past week. Although we had a scheduling change with votes called during the conference, it was great to connect with Arizonans while taking votes on the House Floor. 

During the town hall, we asked a poll question which I wanted to share the results for with you all. 

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The question asked: What do you consider the issue Congress should be focusing on right now? The three responses we chose to offer included: 

1. The Crisis at our Southern Border

2. Funding of Government Retirement Plans

3. Transparency in our Healthcare Costs. 

I look forward to joining constituents for future telephone town halls, which will be announced here on the weekly e-newsletter. 

Border Humanitarian Aid Passes Congress

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I joined Neil Cavuto on Fox Business prior to the House of Representatives voting on a humanitarian aid package that will give our border security agents the necessary resources they need to help keep migrant children and families safe and healthy. This legislation, which was passed by the Senate in an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, 84-8, took House Democrats several hours to finally commit to putting on the House floor.  

On Thursday while filming the Fox interview, my colleagues asked House Democrats 80 times to bring up the Senate legislation. Thankfully, Speaker Pelosi and House Democratic Leadership later added the Senate bill to the House Floor for us to vote on. 

I look forward to working with all of my colleagues in the future as there is still work to be done to secure our border.  While our border protection agents work to ensure the safety of our homeland, we must also ensure we are providing the necessary resources for migrants seeking a home in the United States. 

To watch the full interview prior to the vote, click the photo above. 

Ways and Means Hearings & Markups

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I had a busy week of hearings in the Ways and Means Committee focusing on all three of our issue areas: healthcare, taxes, and trade. Both the Tax and Trade Subcommittees held two separate hearings, which preceded the full committee mark-up of healthcare legislation. 

During the Trade Subcommittee hearing, we focused on Mexico's labor reform and during the Select Revenue Measures (SRM/Tax) hearing, we focused on the effects of State and Local taxes (SALT). Lastly, during the full committee gathering on healthcare, we voted on and made changes to different pieces of healthcare legislation moving to the floor for a vote. 

Above you will find a link to all of the Ways and Means Committee hearings from the past. I enjoyed each of the hearings from last week, and welcome you to watch some of the work currently going on in Committee. 

Hindu American Foundation

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It was great to join the Hindu American Foundation this past week. As a younger man, I spent a great amount of time traveling through India, and enjoying the amazing culture and cuisine. Thank you, Hindu American Foundation, for your work to educate others about the beauty of Hinduism. 

Come Intern With Us!

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Are you interested in interning in a Congressional Office? Both of my Scottsdale and Washington, D.C. offices are accepting intern applications for the Fall semester. Applicants should be motivated, detail oriented, display a strong worth ethic, and interact well with constituents. In addition, applicants should have a strong interest in the legislative process and the function of Congress. 

If you or someone you know is interested in interning, please feel welcome to reach out to our office. To find more information about internships, check out my website.

Real ID FAQ's

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Beginning on October 1, 2020, Arizonans flying throughout the United States will need to get a REAL ID-compliant form of identification to board a plane. As October of 2020 comes closer, I wanted to provide a link for constituents to learn more about REAL ID, and what the necessary steps are to be compliant for flying after the deadline. 

Thank you for reading my weekly e-newsletter, I look forward to communicating with you again. 

Sincerely,

David Schweikert

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