Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), Yavapai County Supervisor Thomas Thurman and Cottonwood Mayor Tim Elinski released the following statements after introducing H.R. 6146, the Cottonwood Land Exchange Act of 2018, at the request of Yavapai County Board of Supervisors, to authorize, direct, expedite, and facilitate a land exchange between the County and Coconino National Forest near Cottonwood, Arizona for the purposes of connecting separated tracts and consolidating land:

Caucus: 'Revisions should remove bureaucratic hurdles'

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Members of the Congressional Western Caucus including Chairman Paul Gosar (AZ-04), House Committee on Natural Resources Chairman Rob Bishop (UT-01), Vice Chairman for Indian Affairs and Oceans Don Young (AK-At Large), Chief Infrastructure and Forestry Officer Bruce Westerman (AR-04) and Congressman Doug LaMalfa (CA-01) released statements after the White House's Council on Environmental Quality published an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking indicating its intent to consider revising regulations governing implementation of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA):

Testimony as prepared for delivery

Chairman Jenkins, Ranking Member Lewis, and distinguished members of the Committee. Thank you for the opportunity to address the Department of Justice’s exhaustive review of 256 petitions for the return of judicially forfeited funds in structuring cases investigated by the IRS Criminal Investigation (CI). As the Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division, and previously a longtime national security and international narcotics prosecutor, I am privileged to represent the Department today and to address our commitment to fighting crime in accordance with our law enforcement priorities and our highest ideals of justice and fairness.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) has introduced Criminal Alien Removal Clarification Act. This legislation ensures that non-citizens, convicted of a felony or two or more misdemeanors, can be removed from the United States. The language is simple, satisfies Constitutional scrutiny, avoids loopholes, and gives codified guidance to the DOJ and Homeland Security in order to remove non-citizens who break our laws.

“Justice Gorsuch’s ruling revealed a glaring loophole in our immigration system, said Congressman Gosar. The lack of clarification regarding criminal alien eligibility for deportation cripples our government's authority to keep our communities safe and free of violent criminals. This legislation provides a reasonable solution that prioritizes American citizens. Aliens with lawful status are here as guests, and should not maintain their status if they break the law."

WASHINGTON, DC - Led by Chairman Mike Coffman (R-CO) and the Ranking Member Jackie Speier (D-CA), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Military Personnel has released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The Subcommittee will meet at 11:00 AM on Thursday, April 26th, in Rayburn 2212.

The Military Personnel proposal is an integral part of the NDAA, supporting and protecting our warfighters with the care and benefits they need, deserve, and have earned. Specifically, this year's proposal:

Begins to Rebuild Readiness by helping to recruit and retain America’s best and brightest while also growing the force by:

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) has introduced HR 5556, Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act, which requires federal agencies active in the wholesale power business to disclose the costs of environmental compliance to their customers:

“It’s time to take power customers out of the dark and shine a light on the true costs associated with environmental compliance,” said Congressman Gosar. “These costs are real: In the Pacific Northwest, 30% of the rates are estimated to be related to environmental costs. In Arizona, the Glen Canyon Dam flows are estimated to cost customers up to $50 million annually due to foregone power. This bipartisan legislation is a step in the right direction to delivering affordable energy to the American consumer.”

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