District Update |November 10, 2019                                                                                 


Dear Friend,

We are lucky to have so many courageous veterans here in Arizona. Tomorrow we will honor the bravery and sacrifice shown by each of them. Thank you to all of our veterans for your service!

It was great to be back in Arizona this week to catch up with constituents about the work we are doing in Washington, D.C. and the services our office can provide.  Here is a look back on our week. 

Modernizing Our Trade Agreements

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We hosted a round table focused on the United States, Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) with small business owners and leaders from the Arizona Chamber to discuss the importance of getting this modernized trade agreement, which updates NAFTA, across the finish line before the end of this year.

Arizonans know the importance of maintaining strong trading relationships. I am extremely hopeful Speaker Pelosi will bring this agreement to the House floor before the end of 2019 so we can help strengthen trade for manufacturers, business owners, farmers, and more. 

Golf Industry Responsibly Using Water

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I spoke with leaders in the Arizona golf industry about preserving water in Arizona and how our delegation is working together to pass important legislation like the Drought Contingency Plan (DCP) signed into law earlier this year.

The golf industry has a large economic impact on Arizona. We must continue to efficiently manage our golf facilities' water usage and work together to create policies that protect our water resources.

Coffee with Constituents

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We hosted a coffee event for constituents in Norterra to hear about the issues impacting Arizonans. Whether it is discussing the news in Washington, D.C. or issues on the ground here in Arizona, it is always great to check in with constituents to hear their thoughts. 

Thank you to everyone who stopped by. We greatly appreciate you taking the time to come have a discussion with us. 

Both our Washington, D.C. and Scottsdale offices provide a wide range of constituent services. Please always feel welcome to give us a call, or write me an email for any questions or concerns you may have. 

Veteran's History Project with Mr. Elmer Short

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We interviewed Vietnam War Veteran, Elmer Dewey Short, Jr., of Phoenix,  to archive his military service for the Library of Congress American Folklife Center. Mr. Short started his military career after being drafted to the Marine Corps Reserve in Camp Lejune, North Carolina. He later served in Vietnam as a Corporal from August 1966 to September 1967 as a Marine Corp Machine Gunner. 

His campaign awards include the Republic of Vietnam, Vietnam Service Medal, National Defense Medal, Rifle Marksman, and Purple Heart with two starts. During the Vietnam War, Mr. Short survived what he described as a suicide human wave attacks from the Vietcong and was able to fend off their attacks. He remarked that "I felt God had listened to my prayers and called them off." He still keeps in touch with two fellow Vietnam Veterans and assisting others deal with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

Thank you Mr. Short for sharing your history as a veteran with us to archive at the Library of Congress. Your service to our country is unforgettable, and we thank you for your bravery and courage in serving our great nation. 

Accepting Internship Applications

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Our Washington, D.C. and Scottsdale offices are still accepting internship applications for the 2020 Spring semester. If you, or someone you know is interested in learning more about working in a government office, be sure to apply! 

Applicants should be motivated, detail oriented, display a strong work ethic, and interact well with constituents. In addition, applicants should have a strong interest in the legislative process and the function of Congress.  Learn more about the application process here

Mobile Office Hours

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This Wednesday, my District Office team will be at the Cholla Library, located at 10050 E. Metro Parkway E, Phoenix, AZ 85051, to discuss federal casework issues with constituents. If you need help or have any questions regarding federal casework, be sure to come by!

I appreciate you taking the 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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                                                                      David Schweikert

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