District Update |September 8, 2019                                                                                 


Dear Friend,

It was great to meet with so many different groups in the community this week. Before we head back to Washington, D.C., I wanted to update you on the work we did while in Arizona. 

Honoring Arizona Blood Donation Week

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Thank you Vitalant for inviting me to tour your headquarters in Scottsdale to learn more about blood storage and the importance of blood donations. During the visit, I met Adelyn who just received her 55th blood transfusion after being born with Diamond Blackfan Anemia, a rare disorder that prevents the body from producing red blood cells. She and her family were truly a pleasure to meet, and I thank them for sharing their strength and story with me.

This week in Arizona, we celebrate Arizona Blood Donation Week, a week proclaimed by Governor Doug Ducey to help support Arizonans in need of blood donations. I encourage everyone able to donate blood for our neighbors in need to find out more about how you can help!

Our Economy is Strong

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We saw another great Jobs Report for August this Friday from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Our economy is strong, and over the past three months we can see wages have grown 4%. We must continue to develop pro-growth policies to keep these statistics for decades to come. 

As my colleagues and I return to Washington, D.C. this week, I look forward to starting back up my weekly floor speeches which often touch on our economy. Growing our economy and seeing positive jobs reports like this are a key aspect for how we pay for promises like Social Security and Medicare. Be sure to check out these floor speeches in upcoming newsletters as I will touch on topics to include how we can grow the economy, different disruptive technology that will help drastically change our care, how we can incentivize family formation , and so much more. 

Speaking with High School Government Students

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I joined students who are learning about government and the legislative process at my alma mater, Saguaro High School. We discussed the role of Congress and how we draft and pass legislation to make new laws. It was great to join these students and learn about their career aspirations. I quickly learned that we have some of our future leaders right here in the AZ-06 community. 

Arizona is Working Together

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I joined Congressman Greg Stanton (AZ-09) and Congressman Tom O'Halleran (AZ-01) to discuss each of our district's priorities and the respective legislation we are working on in Congress. We also discussed how our delegation works together. We meet to discuss how we can help each other advance legislative priorities for the state, and we regularly send delegation-wide letters for issues that might only be in one district, but will impact Arizona as a whole. 

I look forward to continuing to work with my Arizona colleagues both here in Arizona and in Washington, D.C. 

Scottsdale Family Lays Wreath at Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Great story about the Swerlyk family from Scottsdale who came to Washington, D.C. this summer to teach their boys about "respect for their country and respect for our military and their sacrifice everyday". During their visit they had the honor of laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington Cemetery to continue a family tradition passed down from their mother who participated in the same ceremony 30 years ago. The family came to our Washington, D.C. office for a U.S. Capitol tour and White House tour as well. I am glad to see this family had an incredible experience while in D.C.!

If you are planning a trip to Washington, D.C., please be sure to let our office know so we can help with scheduling tours and tickets. You can use this link to learn more about the tours and tickets we can help with. 

I appreciate you taking time to read my weekly e-newsletter. If you would like to contact me, please feel welcome to browse my website for the different services our office can help you with. 

                                                                                  Sincerely,

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