January 30, 2020

Office of Rep. Kirkpatrick Sends Letter to Department of Interior Urging Implementation of DCP Provisions

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick led a bipartisan letter from the Arizona Congressional Delegation urging the U.S. Department of Interior and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to ensure that provisions of the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (DCP), and related federal funding subsequently provided in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020, be implemented in…

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January 15, 2020

Statement From Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick Regarding Absence

Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick released the following statement. “I sincerely thank the many people who have reached out in support after my accident last week. The fall was serious, but with physical therapy I will fully recover. I do, however, have another challenge I must face, which was the underlying cause of my fall. Beginning next…

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January 8, 2020

Rep. Kirkpatrick and Sen. McSally Introduce Bill to Designate Jan. 8th Memorial as a National Memorial

U.S. CONGRESS – Today, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and Senator Martha McSally, along with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, introduced companion bills in the House and Senate to affiliate the soon-to-be completed January 8th Memorial in Tucson with the National Park System, thereby making it a National Memorial. On January 8th, 2011, a gunman opened-fire on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords…

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December 19, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Votes to Pass USMCA

Washington D.C. – Rep. Kirkpatrick released the following statement after voting to pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which will replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The new agreement includes significant improvements negotiated by House Democrats with respect to labor, the environment, access to medicines, and enforcement. The legislation passed on an overwhelming bipartisan…

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December 12, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Grijalva Send Letter to DHS

Washington D.C. – Rep. Kirkpatrick and Rep. Grijalva sent a letter to the Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Wolf demanding answers on the “Remain in Mexico” policy expansion to the Tucson sector. In November 2019, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that it would be expanding the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), also known as the…

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December 12, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Votes to Bring Down Prescription Drug Prices with House Passage of H.R. 3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now

Washington – Rep. Kirkpatrick voted to pass H.R.3, the Elijah E. Cummings Lower Drug Costs Now Act, which will help bring down the cost of prescription drugs and level the playing field for American patients who are paying more for their medicines than patients in other countries. This bill gives Medicare the power to negotiate directly with drug companies, and…

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December 11, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Statement on Court Ruling Against Trump’s Border Wall

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick released the following statement after the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a permanent injunction against the Trump Administration’s wasteful border wall, ruling that the Administration does not have the authority to steal from money appropriated by Congress for a different purpose: “The court’s ruling proves the…

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December 10, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Statement on USMCA Trade Agreement

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick release the following statement today on the announcement of a USMCA trade agreement with United States Trade Representative Ambassador Lighthizer. “Representing a border district, I understand the direct and vital impacts a strong trade agreement has on Arizona and our local economy. I have always supported modernizing NAFTA and…

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December 6, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Votes to Protect Access to the Ballot and Pass the Voting Rights Advancement Act

Washington D.C. – Today, Rep. Rep. Kirkpatrick voted to pass H.R. 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act, critical legislation to restore the full strength of the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA), following the disastrous Supreme Court Shelby v. Holder decision, which gutted the VRA’s ability to combat voter suppression and discrimination. Since the…

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November 22, 2019

Rep. Kirkpatrick Responds to Reports of “Remain in Mexico” Policy Expanding to Tucson Region

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick responded to reports that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will be implementing the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP) in the Tucson region. The initial roll out of the MPP policy, known as “Remain in Mexico,” did not include Custom and Border Patrol (CBP) Tucson sector. According to the Washington Post, officials estimate DHS…

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