This week, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan Authorization Act (DCP) passed through the House of Representatives. This plan will better support our farmers, tribes, and all water users across Arizona. Even in a year of high rainfall, it is important that users of the Colorado River be responsible with water management, as Arizona has always been. The desert southwest, with our unique geography, is no stranger to drought and severe water conditions. The DCP is a great example of states working together to address extreme water challenges, without the federal government imposing a one size fits all solution for us.
This year, the 2019 Service Academy Conference will be on Saturday April 27th. This is a free event for Arizona students and parents to learn more about the service academy nomination process and meet with Representatives from the Academies.
Watch my speech on the Hour Floor where I focused on solutions to create population stability, in my five-pillar discussion. We must create policy that maximizes family formation.There is not a magic formula for this. Should we create incentives, for families to have more children, that we can implement in our tax code? Should our country move to a talent-based immigration system? Click the photo above to watch!
During this hearing, I cited the Congressional Budget Office 2019 report showing in 10 years, 50% of all non-interest government spending will go to those age 65 and older. We must create incentives for increased labor-force participation to keep our promises like Social Security and Medicare.
I took time to give a speech on the House Floor to encourage my colleagues to dive into the issue of our country's mandatory spending and demographic issues. We all need to discuss the math together in order to better protect future generations. Click the photo above to watch!
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman David Schweikert (AZ-06) sent a letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Commissioner Charles P. Retting, urging updated guidance for stakeholders who qualify for the 45Q tax credits.
WASHINGTON, DC – This week, the Arizona Delegation sent a letter to Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro supporting the U.S. Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Members of the Arizona Delegation released the following statements after sending the letter:
WASHINGTON, DC – Today Senator Mike Lee, Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee (JEC), announced Congressman David Schweikert to lead House Republicans on JEC. Following the appointment, Congressman Schweikert released the following statement.
Education is critical to the success and economic security of future generations. By providing a solid educational foundation from the start, we can ensure that our children have the tools necessary to keep the United States competitive in the global economy.
Arizona has made progress the past few years in establishing more types of affordable, reliable power, building the first renewable portfolio standard in the country, and aggressively pushing for higher energy-efficiency standards.
The Affordable Care Act has confused an already complex and wasteful healthcare system. Americans need more choices and a competitive insurance marketplace, not mandates. We all want a system where people are treated fairly and given the support they need to remain healthy. We want those who become ill to receive the best care possible and care that is affordable.
Other than at the IRS, no job is ever created by raising taxes. The current patchwork of temporary policies for individuals, sectors, and areas of business creates uncertainty for Americans and stifles investment by our entrepreneurs and business owners. We need more efficient and effective programs that invest in a better future, not higher taxes. Let’s spend what we tax more wisely.
Thank you to all the men and women who have so honorably served this nation.