I have lived most of my life alongside tribal communities here in Arizona. Arizona’s history is intertwined with those of Arizona’s tribes, and in our state we are fortunate to live side-by-side with 22 federally recognized tribal nations. I cochaired the Indian Affairs Committee years ago while serving as the Majority Whip in the Arizona state legislature, where I learned of the many issues tribes face on a daily basis. Issues between federal and tribal jurisdictions are complex, and Congress must work to fix any discretions. We must make sure our tribes are provided the funding and resources they both need and deserve.
I will continue to work on behalf of the tribal communities here in our state of Arizona, to ensure they receive the opportunities of resources, development prospects, and other funding that have been both promised to them, and continue to use my voice on their behalf.