Happy Friday – 

With passage of the government spending bill behind us, I’m about to spend a full week in Arizona. I’m excited to meet with my constituents and spend time with my family while I’m here. We’ve had a busy month in D.C., and House Republicans are doing our best to maintain freedom for individuals, families, and businesses back home. 

$22 Trillion

Earlier this week, the national debt reached $22 trillion for the first time in history. We have a fundamental spending issue in this country, and until both parties realize the urgent need to cut our spending and balance our budget, our nation’s finances will continue to spiral out of control. I talked with my friend and colleague Texas Congressman Chip Roy about this issue on my weekly podcast. Click this link or the logo to listen to our conversation.

Secure the Border

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Late last night, the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, ending the threat of a potential government shutdown. I opposed this bill because I believe that it would harm our already tenuous efforts to secure the border and would enhance bloated government programs with little accountability. President Trump indicated to Members of Congress that he would sign this bill, but that he would also issue a national emergency to secure the border – a responsibility that Congress has failed to do.

Title X Funds

This week, House Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows, Congressman Jim Jordan, Congressman Matt Gaetz, and I wrote a letter to President Trump, urging him to use his authority under Title X to access funds to build the wall.

Happy Birthday, Arizona

Arizona celebrated its 107th birthday this week. It is an honor to represent part of this state and its people. We are truly blessed to live here.

Maricopa Community Colleges Board Visit 

Thank you to members of the Maricopa Community Colleges Board who visited my Washington office yesterday to talk about their vision for their colleges across the county in 2019. These colleges serve almost 200,000 students, and I’m grateful for the dedication of these officials and their faculty for the furtherance of higher education.

Special Olympics Capitol Hill Day

The Arizona delegation of Special Olympics International visited my office to help build awareness for their programs. These athletes show tremendous perseverance, and I’m grateful for the examples they set for millions of Americans.

Veterans Event

Veterans in Arizona’s Fifth District: if you know of a veteran dealing with PTSD, depression, or suicidal behavior, please let them know about this discussion happening on Saturday afternoon.

For the Good of the Order

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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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