More on Congressional Issues
WASHINGTON – The national 2015 Congressional Art Competition is under way, and U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick invites high schools across Arizona’s District One to submit their students’ artwork.
Each spring, members of the U.S. House of Representatives sponsor this effort to recognize and encourage artistic talent in congressional districts across the nation. All high schools in District One are eligible to participate.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., released the following statement tonight after President Obama delivered his State of the Union address:
“Tonight, I listened for priorities that we share in my Arizona district, like jobs, education and economic growth. In Washington, these issues are too easily divided by partisan turf wars. In reality, they are opportunities to work together.
WASHINGTON – Today at noon Arizona time, U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., will be sworn in as a member of the 114th Congress. This will be Kirkpatrick’s third term representing Arizona’s Congressional District One.
Senator John McCain called the President's action an "executive fiat" that fails to address the root problems of existing federal immigration policies.
"I agreed with President Obama last year when he stated that taking executive action on immigration was ‘not an option’ because it would amount to ‘ignoring the law in a way that I think would be very difficult to defend legally.’
Gov. Jan Brewer: "That President Obama refuses to visit our border, refuses to enforce our existing immigration laws and refuses to come to the table on an issue of such critical national safety and economic importance is a disgrace. We are a nation of laws, the most significant of which are written to ensure cooperation and balance among our branches of government."
WASHINGTON – Arizona counties got $34.5 million in reimbursements this year for the large tracts of untaxable federal lands inside their borders, money the counties say they rely on for basic services.
Now they need to be able to rely on the federal government to pay its bills consistently.
That was the message local officials brought to Washington Thursday when they urged Congress to permanently fund the payment in lieu of taxes program – PILT – that is currently funded on a year-to-year basis.
Arizona politicians react to President Obama's announcement that he will address immigration problems through executive action.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., released the following statement about her vote today against the House GOP’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Resolution introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc.:
The Lower Santa Cruz River has a history of massive flooding, but a large-scale project to prevent future flood destruction received a key victory Wednesday.
U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Flagstaff, and U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, secured critical funding in the President’s budget for the Lower Santa Cruz Watershed Project in Pinal County, according to press releases.
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., has secured critical funding in the president’s budget for the Lower Santa Cruz Watershed Project in Pinal County. The watershed has a long history of catastrophic flooding during major storms, resulting in severe and costly damage to homes businesses, crops and infrastructure.
This major accomplishment marks the initiation of the watershed as an official Army Corps of Engineers project. The funding will fully cover the first phase of the project ($100,000) and part of the second phase ($200,000).