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3-25-17 Briefs

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Editor Frosty Taylor  repcomm@cox.net       Web Master John Strasser

Thanks For The Calls and notes of concerned over Briefs not getting posted since March 22. I seriously injured my foot and have been immobile for several days. I tried to do a lot of catch up in this issue. But many of message are yet to be answered. - ft

A MUST SEE: US-Immigration-History-Map This is very informative.  Also watch the lower left of the screen. For the past 200 years where have all the people been coming from? Notice what happens after 1970.

Marianne Ferrari, LD20 State Committeeman: I commend Marsha Hill for standing up for both Frosty Taylor and the Republican Briefs, in Martha’s post in the 3-22-17-briefs The Briefs is probably the most valuable resource active Republicans have. Frosty’s independence of mind, fairness, and professional dedication are known far and wide, and they are what makes the Briefs the excellent forum that they are--invaluable to all of us! Thank you, Marsha, for being the first to point out that any rumor that the Briefs is biased is dead wrong! Another of Marsha’s comments also bears repeating: “Lack of critical thinking has led the GOP the wrong way for years, and we have lost many good Americans to the Independent label, because of it.” Rumors are a negative influence, which I find are typically spread only by people who lack critical thinking. Kudos to Frosty for a job well done, over and over and over again. We thank you!

Mobilization of Conservatives (MOC) in Prescott is planning a counter demonstration to support  President Donald Trump between 1-2 pm., Tues., March 28 at 122 N Cortez Street (Bulleri Bid). This is a counter demonstration  to the “Resist Trump Tuesdays which is Anti Trump. Please bring your pro America and Pro Trump gear and signs. Our Facebook page is Mobilization of Conservatives Contact: Myrna Lieberman at MOC1776@GMAIL.com

Fiesta Sahuarita is scheduled between 2-8 pm., Sat., March 25 at Anamax Park. FREE admission!  Parking is also free, and there are shuttles to take you from your car to the Park.  Pima County Tea Party Patriots members will be in booth 68.  Entertaininment and food are available, so come enjoy a great day in the Park. Contact Kay 520- 904-9103 Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

Congressman Trent Franks joined Tucker Carlson to discuss positive changes to the American Healthcare Act of 2017 as the result of many conversations with the House Freedom Caucus and the White House. See Rep. Franks joins Tucker Carlson on AHCA Movement

Sun City Grand Republicans will met at 9 am., Sat., March 25 in Apache Room in the Chaparral Center, Sun City Grand.

The March 25 MAGA March to support President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Military, and First Responders were scheduled start at noon from Patriots Park, 1 W Washington and march 1.1 miles to the State Capitol in Phoenix. A Salvation Army truck will be on site to collect donations of household items and clothing. Things like sunscreen, hats, camping gear, socks, blankets, toiletries, and canned or boxed goods are all appreciated. More information here or email Arizona organizer Janet Maree at magamarchaz@gmail.com.

AFA Supports President Trump's nomination, and the U.S. Senate confirmation, of Neil Gorsuch for U.S. Supreme Court justice. We are thankful that President Trump kept his campaign promise to nominate a conservative who would bring the same kind of values and opinions concerning the Constitution as Antonin Scalia. Our hope is that Judge Gorsuch will be the constitutional judge that his record indicates he will be. Tell your U.S. Senators to confirm Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court.

Alex Meluskey, syndicated radio show host, former candidate for Arizona US Senate, National Chairman of Contract with America's Veterans, and Arizona FAIRtax state director is available to speak to groups on mulitple topics. Contact: Virtuous Communications info@virtuouscommunications.com

The Arizona Project will meet at 6:30 [pm., Mon, March 27 to discuss the intelligence reports that President Donald Trump was monitored by the Obama Administration post –election, according to Chr Ron Ludders. They will also discuss why ABC, NBC and CBS have failed to cover the story (get full coverage on FOX) of the 14 year old- girl raped by two illegals. Contact Ludders at 602-677-1496

The Wickenburg Republican Club meet scheduled for Mon., March 27 has been cancelled.

The Pima County Tea Party Patriots will meet with US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward to discuss the Republican Plan to Repeal and Replace Obamacare at 6 pm., Wed., March 29 at the Oro Valley Library: 1305 W Naranja Dr, Oro Valley, AZ 85737. Contact: Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

Congresswoman Martha McSally is accepting applications for the Young Women’s Leadership Program, which provides young women currently enrolled in high school with the opportunity to meet and interact with women who hold leadership roles and have built successful careers in government, business, medicine, media relations, and other professions. Click HERE to apply.

March 22 Was A Historic Day for the County and Maricopa County Parks, according to Parks Director RJ Cardin.  Acquisition of The Hassayampa River Preserve, the first piece of the Vulture Mountains Recreation Area, was approved by the Board of Supervisors.  The last major acquisition was roughly 25 years ago when Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area was added to the County Park System.  A lot of people worked very hard to make this a reality and everyone associated with this Department deserves some of the credit.  It was truly a team effort to get this across the finish line.  This legacy property will continue to be conserved and improved for future generations, Cardin said. Maricopa County Parks Chairman Robert Branch and CD4 Board of Supervisors Clint Hickman had major influence on this acquisition.

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors voted this week to add another jewel to the Parks and Recreation Department’s crown. Approval of the agreement between The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and Parks & Rec moves Maricopa County one step closer to assuming full management of the Hassayampa River Preserve In this Agreement, TNC agreed to donate and the County accepted TNC’s donation of two parcels of land as follows:

    · a 65.3 acre parcel of land described in the Agreement as “Fee Property” (the Visitor’s Center and Palm Lake); and

    · a 646 acre parcel of land described in the Agreement as “Leased Property” (river corridor and Sonoran Desert upland). 

The “Fee Property” and its associated well and water rights will be deeded to the County via the Gift Deed with Reservation of Conservation Easement and Access.  The “Leased Property” will be leased to the County until property boundary discrepancies have been resolved, at which time the property will be deeded to the County. “The Hassayampa River Preserve is a beautiful and unique area.  We are excited to add it to the diverse collection of open space parks that the County manages and operates,” said Maricopa County Supervisor Clint Hickman, District 4. “These kinds of transitions take time,” added Chairman Denny Barney, District 1.   “We’re fortunate to have good partners helping us ensure this valuable land will be properly maintained.” The Conservancy purchased the Preserve near Wickenburg in 1986 from Norman and Dorothy Lykes.  Ultimately, Hassayampa will serve as the gateway to the much larger Vulture Mountains Recreation Area, comprised of 71,000 acres owned by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) west and south of the preserve, which will be cooperatively managed between the County and BLM in the future. “Our team has been working closely with The Nature Conservancy staff for the past year to ensure that we have an in-depth understanding of the Hassayampa River Preserve’s eco-system, and a clear understanding of the experience preferences of Preserve visitors,” said R.J. Cardin, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department Director.  “Having our staff in the Visitor’s Center will enhance our level of understanding of the daily operations of the Preserve and our commitment to the project.” Contacts: hassayampa-river-preserve or (602) 506-2930.

The White House has announced that President Trump's first foreign trip will be to Brussels, Belgium, for an inaugural meeting with leaders from the 28 NATO nations.

The National Republican Congressional Committee raised a record-high $30 million at its dinner last week that featured an appearance from President Trump.

Rex Tillerson: 'My wife convinced me' to be secretary of state.” "I didn't want this job. I didn't seek this job," the former CEO of Exxon Mobil told the only reporter he allowed to fly with him on his recent trip to Asia. 'My wife told me I'm supposed to do this.'

Middle-Age White Americans with limited education are increasingly dying younger, on average, than other middle-age U.S. adults, a trend driven by their dwindling economic opportunities, research by two Princeton University economists has found. Read full article »

PC Scott Powelson: This woman Nebraska-Dems-Welcome-Refugees-Baskets-Full-Goodies-Including-Voter-Registration-Forms and the Democrat party have gone off the deep end crazy. The immigrants and refugees Obama and the Dems have been letting in not only have few marketable skills they have no concept of living in a civil society at all. Having lived in the war torn areas in the Middle East and Africa their main skill set is survival and criminal enterprise they have had to learn to survive in that struggle. Many have lived this way so long in such dire circumstances that they are a danger to each other and anyone they come in contact with. They are not suitable for our civil society at all. These are the ones we hear about in the news involved in gang rape and killings throughout Europe and here in Minnesota, Detroit, Texas, Idaho, Washington etc. And I hate to burst any bubbles but there are many more which go unreported in the news because of the ages of those involved or because the LIBERALS in office and at news sources refuse to publicize the incidents involving “immigrants” no matter how horrific the story or how often they hear about them.

Goldwater Institute CEO Darcy Olsen: Arizona became the first state to protect free speech rights of medical professionals to share research and information about FDA-approved medicines so that doctors can prescribe additional treatment options. Doctors have long used medicines in different doses or for other treatments than originally approved by the FDA. In fact, one of every five prescriptions by doctors today are for treatments not originally approved under the FDA’s narrow guidelines. Among the 10 most commonly used cancer treatments in 2010, a recent study found 30 percent of those treatments were “off label.” But pharmaceutical companies can be prosecuted criminally under federal rules if they talk with doctors about potential treatments using prescription medicines. The Goldwater Institute developed the Free Speech in Medicine Act to expand the treatment arsenals of physicians and other providers and bring potential treatments to patients faster. The Free Speech in Medicine Act builds on the success of our Right To Try initiative that is now law in 33 states. Just like the Right To Try, the Free Speech in Medicine Act is a bi-partisan reform to break through decades of federal delays in providing patients with better access to effective medicines. In Arizona, the Free Speech in Medicine Act was approved unanimously by Republicans and Democrats alike in the state Legislature, and signed into law by Governor Doug Ducey. You can read more about the new Arizona law here: arizona-becomes-first-state-to-allow-pharmaceutica Your support is critical to our success in protecting your access to life-saving medicines. If you would like to help us continue this work in your state, please click here: goldwaterinstitute.org

Tea Party Support Team: It’s been a trying few weeks with the GOP’s attempted Obamacare replacement bill. Make no mistake, Obamacare is a huge disaster and it must be repealed – in fact, it’s been one of the key motivators for us for the last seven years, ever since it became law. We’ve been committed to repeal since the beginning. That’s why we had such a problem with the House GOP leadership’s draft legislation. The Republican plan that failed to gain enough votes today didn’t actually repeal Obamacare, and left the core elements of this terrible law in place. Passage of this bill and signing it into law would have set Republicans up for the blame when premiums continued to skyrocket and the program ultimately failed from insolvency – just as Obamacare is set to do. At that point in time, Democrats would have been screaming for the need to go back to Obamacare, or even worse … to single-payer healthcare.

    President Trump said today that he is ready to work on a replacement bill when Congress is ready to provide him one. We are ready and eager to work with President Trump and Vice President Pence and conservatives in the Congress to usher in a healthcare reform bill that fully repeals Obamacare and replaces it with true, free market reforms that will lower the price of insurance and improve the quality of care. It’s time to get the government out of our healthcare! We also want to thank the House Freedom Caucus and other Republicans who stood firm on principle and worked in good faith to amend the bill so we could all support it. We encourage you to reach out and thank them as well.

LD23 PC Boe James: In the 3-22-17-Briefs the AFA team complained about the $55 Lincoln Luncheon cost. In 2015, the LD 23 Legislative Breakfast was $40 - a pretty expensive breakfast for anyone, but particularly for PCs who are on a fixed income.  I don't remember the AFA team having any objections with it then.  Prior to that, the LD23 legislative Breakfasts at $30 were a classy affair with a great meal at the upscale Gainey Golf Club.  Everyone who attended enjoyed the excellent food and service. Last year the LD23 Holiday Party was $25 with no dinner, just snacks (hors d'oevres).  Great.  A special event worth attending? This year the LD 23 Legislative Breakfast price at $20, for those who pay at the door, is even less than previous years.  The AFA team no doubt appreciates the reduced price.  But the LD 23 Legislative Breakfast will be a pancake breakfast cooked by the LD's 2nd Vice Chair and in an HOA's community center served buffet style and probably with paper/plastic plates and plastic utensils.  Not the class act of previous years in a wonderful atmosphere with attentive attendants, worth paying extra for. The AFA is probably happy for and in agreement with this reduced cost that LD 23 leadership obviously feels all PCs can afford. "Is this the type of special event you want to attend?"  Will the event have class? Back to the MCRC Lincoln Luncheon.  The question is:  "Do MCRC PCs want a cheap event or do they want a class act for this special day that honors them and their work?"   It is hard to be both cheap and classy.  I think they prefer classy and something they can be proud to have attended.  Attendance and after-event feedback will tell the story.  I am betting that the MCRC event will be a good event.  If some AFA members don't attend because of the price there will, no doubt,  be other PCs who will attend in their stead.

The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced a six-figure campaign for a package of ads supporting important Republican agenda items shaping the first 100 days of President Trump’s administration. The ad buy includes a package of ads that will air in 2018 battleground states. The ads call on vulnerable Democrats to support an up or down vote on Judge Gorsuch in the full Senate and support the efforts to repeal Obamacare and replace it with the American Health Care Act. “Americans across the country are excited about the bold Republican agenda President Trump and Congressional Republicans have put forward to address some of our nation’s most pressing issues,” said Chairwoman McDaniel. “The RNC is committed to using all our resources to promote these policies and reforms which will benefit all Americans. As we continue to work hand-in-hand with a unified Republican government, I look forward to more opportunities to reach out directly to voters to communicate President Trump’s message.”

The Tempe Republican Women will host former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor who will address the group at 6:30 pm., Mon, March 27 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe. O’Connor will give an update on the push to switch the electoral college to a national popular vote, why that’s a bad idea and give information on both systems. Contact Chairman Merrowjessica@Gmail.Com

LD 1 will meet at 7 pm., March 27 at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N 7th St in Phoenix.

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is set for 6 pm. March 28 in the Fireside Gill (Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills. No speeches, no reservations, no host bar. Secretary of State Michele Reagan will be the speaker at 9 am., Sat., April 15 Fountain Hills Republican Club breakfast at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Meet/Greet with breakfast snacks at 8:30 am. Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas is lined up to speak to the Fountain Hills Republicans on Sat., May 20. Contact Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/

The Paradise Valley Republican Women will meet with Arizona Chapter of Americans for Prosperity Director Tom Jenney to discuss Fair Tax vs Flat Tax and the impact of tax cut on business/trade at 10 am., Sat., April 8 at 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale. 9:30 am social, 11 am brunch. $28 per person. RSVP Online & Pay at the Door. Click here for the full list of 2017 brunch dates)

The Fountain Hills Republican social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., March 28 at the Fireside Grill, inside the Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills. Social event – no speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks.

ATTN CD4 High School Students: Congressman Paul Gosar has announced his annual Congressional Art Competition. This is your chance to have your very own artwork featured in the U.S. Capitol Building. Rules and how to submit your work can be viewed at gosar.house.gov/serving-you/art-competition

AzCDL Legislative Update: See status of proposed legislation AzCDL's Bill Tracking page. March 24 marked the end of the line for Senate bills that were not heard in House committees and House bills not heard in Senate committees.   AzCDL requested, SB 1344, survived the March 24 deadline and was scheduled for a House Committee of the Whole (COW) hearing on Thurs, March 23.  However, the House was not able to conduct the COW as planned.  SB 1344 would clarify that state and local governments cannot regulate the possession of weapons by employees or contractors in or on property or vehicles owned by the employee or contractor. We expect SB 1344 to appear on a COW calendar in the coming week and have prepared an email for you to send to your Representatives urging them to support it during the COW and Third Read.  Representatives about SB 1344. Status of other key bills we are monitoring:
   HB 2022, which would exempt from the definition of "unlawful discharge" the use of .22 caliber or smaller snake or rat shot, passed out of the Senate Government committee on March 1.
   HB 2117, which originally was a bill about the state militia, was changed via a "strike everything" amendment in the Senate Government committee to legislation about GPS in school vehicles.  It is no longer a state militia bill, and we will no longer be tracking its progress.
   HB 2216, which would make it unlawful to "require a person to use or be subject to electronic firearm tracking technology," passed out of the Senate Government committee on March 15.
   HB 2287, which would raise the requirement to "intentionally, knowingly or recklessly" discharging a firearm for a Class 6 felony conviction, also passed out of the Senate Government committee on March 1.  However, shortly after Americans for Responsible Solutions offered to spread around their $15 Million war chest to legislators who pushed their anti-rights agenda, Senate President Steve Yarbrough declared that HB 2287 was dead for the session.  We have prepared an email for you to send to your Senator urging a full Senate hearing of HB 2287.  If you have not already done so,
your message.

   HB 2477, which would reform asset forfeiture laws, raise the standard of proof in forfeiture cases, and require greater accountability and reporting of seized assets by law enforcement, passed unanimously out of the Senate Judiciary committee on March 23.
   SB 1122, which would prohibit the search of any federal or state database as a requirement for transferring personal property (such as your firearms), passed out of the House Federalism, Property Rights and Public Policy (FPRPP) committee on March 21.
   SB 1159, which would protect property owners from liability if they respect your fundamental right of self-defense, cleared the Senate and was followed by a "Do Pass" recommendation from the House Judiciary and Public Safety committee.  The bill is now sitting in the House Rules committee which, apparently at the behest of the House Leadership, will not schedule SB 1159 for a review.   We have prepared a letter for you to send to your Representatives urging a full House hearing of SB 1159.  If you have not already done so,
send your message.

Take your Walk to the Desert 9 am, March 27 - Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area Join docent Coni for a 3-5 mile hike (ability of hikers and weather determines length). They will hike in riparian areas with seasonal water in Cave Creek. Learn about cochineal (wow what’s that?), agave, mesquite, prickly pear, and we may see wildlife, petroglyphs, wildflowers, and maybe taste ...

The Maricopa County Republican’s Lincoln and Precinct Committeeman Recognition Luncheon is scheduled at 11:30 am, May 13 at Mountain Shadow Resort Center, 5445 E Lincoln Drive, Paradise Valley AZ 85253 – featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines. PC tickets - $55. Non-PC tickets - $75. Table of 10- $750.Cash bar. Tickets online: www.MaricopaCountyGOP.org or make checks payable to MCRC and mail to 7949 E Chama Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. Contact: 480-473-1881.

Former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor’s “Resolution Opposing National Popular Vote Compact” can be viewed or downloaded at https://jimoconnorazgop.com/npv-presentation/

A New Border Patrol Union Radio Show can be heard at 3 pm, Sundays on 790 KNST in Tucson on Sunday http://www.streamingthe.net/KNST-790-AM-97.1-FM-Tucson-Arizona/p/26959

East Valley Teen Age Republicans are forming a new club and accepting membership applications from young Republicans between the ages of 13-19. Their first meeting will be held in April to elect officers. Contact Connie Sunday at EastValleyTars@gmail.com

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Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate https://www.senate.gov/ or Representatives http://www.house.gov/ Let them know how you feel. Hold their feet to the fire. They wanted these positions so badly, hold them accountable. Arizona delegation phone numbers:

Senator John McCain (R- AZ)

202-224-2235

202-228-2862

Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)

202-224-4521

202-228-0515

Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)

202-225-3361

202-225-3462

Rep Martha McSally (R2)

202-225-2542

520-881-3588

Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)

202-225-2435

202-225-1541

Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)

202-225-2315

202-226-9739

Rep Andy Biggs (R5)

202-225-2635

202-226-4386

Rep David Schweikert (R6)

202-225-2190

202-225-0096

Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)

202-225-4065

202-225-1655

Rep Trent Franks (R8)

202-225-4576

202-225-6328

Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)

202-225-9888

202-225-9731

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

MARCH 25

The March 25 MAGA March to support President Donald Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, Military, and First Responders will start at noon from Patriots Park, 1 W Washington and march 1.1 miles to the State Capitol in Phoenix. A Salvation Army truck will be on site to collect donations of household items and clothing. Things like sunscreen, hats, camping gear, socks, blankets, toiletries, and canned or boxed goods are all appreciated. More information here or email Arizona organizer Janet Maree at magamarchaz@gmail.com.

Fiesta Sahuarita is scheduled between 2-8 pm., Sat., March 25 at Anamax Park. FREE admission!  Parking is also free, and there are shuttles to take you from your car to the Park.  Pima County Tea Party Patriots members will be in booth 68.  Entertaininment and food are available, so come enjoy a great day in the Park. Contact Kay 520- 904-9103 Pimacountyteapartypatriots@gmail.com

LD2 And The Green Valley Republican Club will co-host the Fiesta Sahuarita between 2-8 pm., Sat., March 25 at Anamax Park, 17501 S Camino De Las Quintas in Sahuarita AZ.

The Arizona Game and Fish Dept Outdoor Expo, presented by Shikar Safari Club International will be held on Sat, March 25, and Sun, March 26, at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility (I-17 and Hwy 74) in North Phoenix. The Expo has grown from 1,000 attendees in 2004 to a record of 41,100 people last year. The free event offers 150 vendors, live wildlife exhibits, kayaking, hiking, kids fishing tanks, target archery, firearms safety, try out different firearms in a safe, controlled environment on the shooting range, talks on wilderness survival, raptors, reptiles, dove hunting, cowboy mounted shooting competition at the Royce W Anderson Family Arena, rock crawler demonstrations, boat and off-highway vehicle exhibits, food and beverage concessions. Admission and parking are free, ATMs will be on-site. Details: www.azgfd.gov/expo.

Sheriff David Clark, Stephen Moore and James T Harris will be featured during the Fri., March 24 and Sat., March 25 Freedom Expo at Lowes Ventana Canyon, 7000 N Resort Drive in Tucson. More Info...

MARCH 27

The Tempe Republican Women will host former LD23 Chairman Jim O’Connor who will address the group at 6:30 pm., Mon, March 27 at the Pyle Adult Recreation Center, 655 E Southern Ave., in Tempe. O’Connor will give an update on the push to switch the electoral college to a national popular vote, why that’s a bad idea and give information on both systems. Contact Chairman Merrowjessica@Gmail.Com

LD 1 will meet at 7 pm., March 27 at the Desert Hills Community Church, 34835 N 7th St in Phoenix.

MARCH 28

The Arizona Origin Science Association (AZOSA) will meet at 7 pm., Tues., March 28 at the Payson Public Library Meeting Room. Mike Riddle, president of the Creation Training Initiative, will present "4 Power Questions to ask an Evolutionist."

The Fountain Hills GOP Social is set for 6 pm. March 28 in the Fireside Gill (Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd in Fountain Hills. No speeches, no reservations, no host bar. Secretary of State Michele Reagan will be the keynote speaker at 9 am., Sat., April 15 Fountain Hills Republican Club breakfast at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268.  Meet/Greet with breakfast snacks at 8:30 am. Supt of Public Education Diane Douglas is lined up to speak to the Fountain Hills Republicans on Sat., May 20. Contact Boe James at FHRepublican@gmail.com or http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/

MARCH 31

An AZGOP Annual Legislative Salute is scheduled on March 31, starting with a 5 pm reception followed with a 6 pm dinner, at Chateau Luxe, 1175 E Lone Cactus Drive in Phoenix – featuring Gov Doug Ducey and AZGOP chairman Jonathan Lines. Tickets range from $200 per individual to $5,000 table sponsorships. http://az.gop/tickets-for-2017-legislative-salute/

APRIL 1

The Alex Meluskey Show airs on Sat, April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 6 am on 1130AM, at 4 pm on 1100AM KRNX and at 9 pm on 960AM KKNT. Contact: info@virtuouscommunications.com

The Sun City West Republican Club will meet at 8:30 am., Sat, April 1 in the Quail Room of the SCW Foundation, 14465 R. H. Johnson Blvd. Coffee and donuts are available before the meeting starts. A $2 donation is requested to help defray the room rental. Dr. Carl Goldberg who will speak on "What non-Muslims need to know about Islam as ideology and why". After 9/11, Dr. Goldberg became seriously interested in Islam because the hijacker-murderers were religious Muslims who quoted the Koran. He read the Koran from cover to cover, followed by many other books and articles about Islam in order to understand what motivated the Muslim terrorists. Goldberg has made it his patriotic duty to help educate our fellow citizens about the doctrines of Islam, which are having such an enormous negative impact on our world in general, and on our country in particular. All Republicans in SCW, Sun City, Surprise and all surrounding communities are invited to attend our very informative meetings. Contact: Jean Goncalves, Publicity, 623-214-8010. azjean@centurylink.net

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

300 word limit. If statements exceed the limit, it will be edited

Congressman Andy Biggs: “I cannot vote for the most recent draft of the American Health Care Act (AHCA). I appreciate House Leadership’s efforts to work through the concerns I have flagged, and I have great respect for the way President Trump and his team have negotiated with Members of Congress. The White House has been fully engaged and worked towards a resolution that is consistent with the promises we have made to our constituents. In its current configuration, the AHCA keeps the framework of Obamacare in place and continues to provide massive federal subsidies. It does not fully address funding for our high-risk population, nor does it lead to the lower premiums Americans are expecting for economic relief. In short, the legislation wrongfully perpetuates national control over health care, and I will not support a piece of legislation that fails to meet the expectations of my district. I continue to be involved in negotiations on this bill to ensure that the voices of my district are heard throughout this process, but I cannot support anything less than a clean repeal of Obamacare.”

Congresswoman Martha McSally: I am disturbed, disgusted, and infuriated by the recent reports that some Marines used a private Facebook page to distribute nude photos of female Marines. These degrading actions destroy the bonds of trust that are critical for our Armed Forces to operate. I support the actions taken to investigate and hold accountable those found responsible for these disgraceful actions. This problem highlights the need to change the culture of how we treat women in the military. Our women who have volunteered to serve their Nation in combat should not have to fear those they should trust the most. I have sat down with General Neller, Commandant of the Marines to convey my anger about this issue and I am resolved to continue to work with the Department of Defense to address the root of this problem.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: I was proud to see the House pass the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for 2017 with bipartisan support. This legislation provides important funding for pilots, aircraft, and base operations, among countless other important aspects of military readiness. It also fully funds the missions at Fort Huachuca and the entire A-10 fleet, allowing for critical upgrades to extend the service life of the aircraft. As a 26 year veteran of the Air Force, I know firsthand how important it is to supply our military with the resources that they need to keep our country safe.

Senator John McCain Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, on the assassination of former Russian parliamentarian and Putin critic Denis Voronenkov in Kiev, Ukraine: “Today, in yet another brazen act of Russian state terrorism, former Russia parliamentarian Voronenkov was assassinated in broad daylight on the streets of Kiev. This horrific crime marks the continuation of a campaign of KGB-style brutality designed to intimidate anyone who dares to oppose the tyranny of Vladimir Putin. “Voronenkov spoke out against Putin’s reign of terror and his illegal invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea. He was also assisting Ukrainian prosecutors with the treason case against former Ukrainian president and Putin stooge, Viktor Yanukovych. Sadly, Voronenkov has joined others like Sergei Magnitsky and Boris Nemtsov who have paid with their lives for speaking the truth, for in Putin’s Russia, there is no greater crime. My thoughts are with Denis’s wife, Maria, and their children. In the difficult days ahead, I pray they find solace in his loving memory and the pride of his courageous example.”

NEWS LINKS

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· Nunes: Need To Know Who Requested Unmasking Of Names In Widely Disseminated Intel Reports

· 2 AZ Senators Help Sink Obamacare Repeal

· Why-Republicans-Cant-Put-Everything-They-Want-Their-Health-Care-Bill

· Rep. Schweikert Of House Freedom Caucus Explains Why He's Supporting GOP's Obamacare Replacement

· Poll: Should Illegal Immigrants Be Receiving Government Assistance?

· ADOT Focuses On Patching Potholes In Northern AZ After Winter Storm

· Kentucky Becomes 2nd State To Pass A Blue Lives Matter Bill

· Hannity: The Legislative Branch Has Failed The President

· Montini: McCain Channels Orwell and LeCarre Over Trump-Russia Investigation

· Sheriff And Judge… Arpaio’s Criminal-Contempt Trial Brings Familiar Faces To The Courtroom

· Court Rejects Cases On Navajo Generating Station Impact

· Yavapai County K-9 Finds Meth Concealed In Gas Tank

· Burns Blasts Fellow Corporation Commissioners, Public Blasts APS

· What The Heck Happened To Kill The Az State Bar Reform Bill In The Senate??!!!!

· Snowbowl-Extends-Ski-Season

· Poll: Can Donald Trump Lead This Country To Greatness?

· Poll: Will Obama Go Down In History As The Worst President?

· Dems Weigh All-Out War Against Gorsuch

· Jeff-Flake-Gets-Goofy-During-Gorsuch-Questioning

· Rape Kits Must Be Tested With 15 Days Under New AZ Law

· British-Activist-Speaks-Truth-About-London-Terror-Attack

· Conservative Women’s Group Knocked For Giving ‘Working For Women’ Award To Pence

· Ducey Shuts Down Testimony By Jeffries, Loftus On Des Debacle

· Spring Break Gone Wild In Cancun With Chants Of ‘Build That Wall’

· Testimony Before The House Intelligence Committee

· IRS Denies Tax-Exempt Status To Tea-Party Organization After Seven-Year Delay

· Critics-Question-Ducey’s-Probe-Of-State-Parks-Director

· 19th-Avenue-Residents-Say-Light-Rail-Damaging-Phoenix-Neighborhood

· Poll: Should Drug Money Seized By The Gov’t Be Used To Pay For Trump’s Wall?

· Rescue Beacon Activation Leads To Rescue

· Gila River Indian Community Agrees To Water-Storage Deal With Phoenix That Will Restore Flow To Gila River

· Resolution Mine Official Calls Permitting Process A Barrier To Business

· Arizona-Department-Of-Child-Safety-Lie-Detection-Technology

· Rand Paul: Obamacare Lite Continues To ‘Kiss The Boots Of The Insurance Executives’ [Video]

· House Approves Farley License Bill In Bold Move

· Range Of Factors Combine To Keep State On ‘Solid’ Job Growth Pace

· Arizona-Martha-McSally-Support-Paul-Ryan-Health-Bill; Trent-Franks-Doesn’t

· So PBS May Lose Government Funding? Get Over It!

· Flagstaff High School Columbine Threatening Notes Prompt Community Meeting

· Arizona-Bill-Allow-Medical-Professionals-To Refuse-End-Life-Instructions-Heads-To Gov-Doug-Ducey

· Aps Customers Raise Concerns About Potential Rate Hike At Arizona Corporation Commission Hearing

· Congressman Schweikert Should Oppose Obamacare-Lite

 

SEEING RED AZ

· Cranky McCain Urges Trump To “Do Some Outreach” — To Him

· SCOTUS Nominee Gorsuch Grilled By Legion Of Lessers

· Did Obama’s NSA Illegally Spy On Sheriff Arpaio’s Prosecution?

· A Glaring Example Of Fake News

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Freedom Caucus Squares Off With GOP Leadership As Health Care Vote Nears

· Veil Dropped on Congress-Impeach-Trump Plans

· Trump Has Had The Surveillance Evidence Since Tuesday (3/14)

· Montana: Just Say No To Muslim Refugees

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Judge-Gorsuch-In-His-Own-Words

· Why-Should-Anyone-Be-In-Favor-Of-New Health Plan

· Yes-You-Should-Have-Pass-Drug-Test-To Collect Welfare

· President Trump's America First - A Budget Blueprint To Make America Great Again

GILBERT WATCH:

· Arizona Origin Science Association Meeting March 28

· Announcing Website For New Beginnings Pregnancy And Parenting Center.

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· Michael-Savage-Was-Target-Of-NSA-Spying

· Its-Open-Season-On-Trump-Supporters

ALLEN-WEST

· Allen West: Left’s Assault On Second Amendment Just Got Personal

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

· 'Pretty Big Violation' If Trump Team Was Improperly Surveilled

MYCHAL MASSIE

· I-Want-Obama-To-Stay-Around-When-He-Leaves-Office

· Blaming-Whites-Wont-Fix-Black-Dysfunction

 

REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MARICOPA COUNTY MaricopaCountyGOP.com

AZGOP azgop.org/blog/ newsletter@azgop.org

WHITE HOUSE/PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP

· Trump Attacks! Judge Who Blocked Trump’s Travel Ban Just Got A Brutal Awakening! Trump, Sessions Taking Him To Court

· Trump-Slams-Neil-Gorsuch

BARACK OBAMA

· Obama-Gets-Slap-Face-Home-State

HEARINGS

· The Internet Caught Judge Gorsuch Rolling His Eyes At This Ridiculous Line Of Questions

· Neil Gorsuch Holds Up Remarkably Well During Senate Grilling

· Mitch-McConnell-Stresses-Confirmation-Will Follow-Ginsburg-Standard

MEDIA

· Mainstream-Media-Are-Freaking-Out-About-What-Bill-O-Reilly-Said-About-Immigrants

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· Nasty, Vulgar, And Dumb? Chelsea Handler Worries New Trump Baby Will Have Bad ‘Jeans’

· Unaccomplished Coat-Tail Ride Chelsea Clinton Will Be Honored, For This...

DEMS/LIBERALS

· Chuck ‘The Obstructor’ Schumer’s Latest: Delay Gorsuch Vote Till After Fbi Russia Probe

· Democrat-Baltimore-Councilman-Compares-Ice-To Nazis; Tucker-Carlson-Destroys-Him

REFUGEES

· Decision to Hire 10k Refugees Backfires, Starbucks CEO Steps Down

ILLEGALS/REFUGEES/IMMIGRATION

· Many Canadians Oppose Illegal Immigration Too! [Video]

· High School Rape Blamed On Lax Immigration Policy

· '14-Year-Old Girl Would Never Have Been Raped' If We Could’ve Done Our Job, Border Patrol Council Says

· Border Agent '100% Positive' Even A Partial Wall Can 'Secure The Border'

CONGRESS

· Rep. Thomas Massie Changes Vote On Rinocare From “No” To “Hell No”

· 'It's Scandalous': Rep. King Says Nunes Had To Tell Trump About Surveillance

· Eight Senate Republicans Still Dissatisfied With House Bill

· House-Freedom-Caucus: Last-Minute-Ryancare-Amendments-Too-Little-Too-Late

· Gop Lawmakers: Trump Communications May Have Been 'Monitored'

· GOP Rep Calls For Investigation Into John Podesta’s Ties With Russian Company Rusnano

ECONOMY

· FINALLY! On Behalf of Hardworking Americans, Welfare Recipients Will Need to Pass Drug Test

EDUCATION

· IRS Gives "After-School Satan Club" Tax-Exempt Status In Ten Days
After Rockville Rape, School Superintendent Accuses Parents Of Racism
Satanic Temple Brings "After-School Satan Club" To Portland Elementary School

· New York State High School Uses Trump, Mussolini, Hitler To Teach Fascism Lesson

INTERNATIONAL

· Swedish Police Attacked By Youths, 3 Hr Riot, No Arrests

· Study: One-Third-Of Young Muslim-In France-Fundamentalist

· Un Aims To Immunize More Than 115 Million Kids Against Polio

· Egypt Suspends School Lunches After Mass Food Poisoning

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