Thursday, June 9, 2016

6-9-16 Briefs

Republican Briefs 

Editor Frosty Taylor    Web Master John Strasser


Condolences To George and Jane Schutte’s  Family. Jane’s  husband George passed away Tuesday evening. Jane served as the secretary to LD22 since the LD boundary changes. Prior to that she served as the  LD4 secretary for about a decade. Services will be held at the National Memorial Cemetery on Cave Creek Road at a yet to be announced time and date.

National  Republican Committeeman Bruce Ash: Please click on link  for Important message on the June 18th event for Donald Trump. AZ Event for Donald J. Trump

A Republican National Committee VIP Meeting/Reception/Photo Op/Fundraiser For Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is scheduled at 2 pm., Sat., June 18 in Phoenix. Location will be revealed upon RSVP. $2,700 per person, Host Committee: $25,000 per couple, photo op - $10,000 per person. RSVP to Brian Plaut at FINANCE.RSVP@GOP.COM OR (202) 863-5313. Or see details at AZ Event for Donald J. Trump

Reminder: The Hwy 69 Republicans have moved their meetings to the VFW Mingus Mountain Post 10227 Bar/Gill for the 6 pm., Mon., June 13 meeting with Secretary of State Michelle Reagan. Scroll down to Calendar Events for details.

Measles Traced To Detention Center For many months, conservatives and Republicans have been trying to warn the public that the incoming flood of immigrants, coupled with our existing illegal immigration problem, posed a serious health risk to America. Now it looks like these warnings were correct as the Casa Grande Dispatch has reported that an outbreak of measles in Arizona has been traced to the local detention facility for illegal immigrants. There are now 11 confirmed cases of measles, and it is likely that more cases will continue to be reported.

Arizona Needs 10,000 Qualified Individuals Who Will Work On Election Day. The 2016 election cycle is going to be busier than ever as America elects a new President. This means Arizona could see record levels of voter participation. With more than 1,500 polling locations and seven positions needed per location, Secretary of State Michele Reagan is urging Arizonans to become an integral part of the process and join the ranks of those who serve as paid poll workers. “As we approach the August and November elections it’s possible that more Arizona voters participate in the process than we have seen in a long time,” said Reagan.  “The simple truth is that poll workers are on the front lines of our democracy as they ensure our elections are run efficiently and fairly.  Compensation varies, but each county pays their workers for their service. With more than 3.3 million registered voters in Arizona, voter turnout could reach 80 percent in the General Election with more than 2 million voters participating.  With thousands of polling places scattered in every corner of the state, I would encourage those who would like to have a front row seat on election day to contact their local election officials and find out how they can get involved.” “To sign up as a poll worker, or to learn more about qualifications, training, responsibilities and compensation visit: or sign up:

Do you qualify to be a poll worker?

ü Must be at least 16 years old

ü Must be a U.S. Citizen

ü Must attend required training

ü Must be available for either the Primary Election, August 30 and/or the General Election, November 8

ü Must be a Registered Voter (Unless participating in a student program)

What are the responsibilities of a poll worker?

ü Assisting in setting up and taking down the polling location

ü Providing direct help to voters as necessary

ü Knowing how to properly operate the voting equipment

ü Checking voter ID

ü Issuing voters their proper ballot

ü Serving all voters promptly and with specific sensitivity to voters with special needs.

Secretary of State Michele Reagan-Wont-Issue-Updated-Manual-Election-Workers ahead of the 2016 primary and general elections despite a legal requirement that it be done, her office said this week. The manual, referred to as the “Election Bible” by poll workers, describes in layman’s terms how to carry out elections. It includes directions on the use of election equipment and instructions ranging from how to assist voters to how to establish polling places and handle spoiled ballots.

Yavapai County PC Jim Dutton: No doubt many of you are receiving literature in the mail attacking Kelli Ward as a liberal, leftist, radical. These mailings are coming from the Arizona Grass Roots Action PAC – headquartered in Alexandria, VA.(Official PAC Name: ARIZONA GRASSROOTS ACTION PAC . Location: Alexandria, Va 22314. Industry: Republican/Conservative Treasurer: Lisa Lisker. FEC Committee e ID: C00558445 (documents filed at the FEC)
The top money givers are NOT from Arizona:








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    The mailings carry inflammatory statements about Kelli Ward not supporting our troops because she voted against a bill that would provide funding. Not supporting the bill was the RIGHT thing to do in this case because John McCain had defended wording that strips US Citizens of their right to "due process" as protected in the Constitution.   Just because a bill provides needed funding doesn't make it a good bill. If you want to know how bills like this and the Patriot Act affect US Citizens, you need look no further than Arizona citizen LaVoy Finicum who was publicly executed by his Government without even a chance of surrendering or having his day in court. The FEDs have since arrested 50+ people who were present but did not necessarily participate in the protest.   What charge you ask?  They don't need a charge (due in large part to McCain's failure to protect American citizens and defend the Constitution) the government simply labels them "domestic terrorists" and their rights disappear. In my opinion, John McCain must go or our rights and freedoms will be doomed.  Especially if he gets to serve with his "rock star" Hillary Clinton as President. Is Kelli Ward perfect?  Of course not, nobody is, however it is obvious by these attack ads who McCain fears. Please vote with your head and not your heart.

Helen Chavez, Widow of Cesar Chavez, has passed away. Contact: Christina Carr | (202) 236-2268

Dot Foods, The Nation’s First And Largest Food Industry Redistributor, has announced plans to to establish a new distribution center in Mohave County - creating 125 projected new Arizona jobs over a three-year period.

Former LD13 Chairman Robert Branch: Bias Judge, Trump, and Stanford - Bias does not equal racist. Explain this to me, a judge gives a very light sentence to a Stanford student convicted of rape, and every media outlet is questing the judge’s bias because the judge is a Stanford grad and Stanford athlete. On the same news cast, Trump is saying a judge is bias in his case because of the judge’s Hispanic heritage, the judge’s membership in La Raza, and that the judge is a Hillary supporter, and Trumps viewed as a racist?

LD27 PC Arturo Olivas: I don't know if it was the same dreamers or some other illegals who trample my baby dangerous TRUMP signs. What I don't understand is if they love their country so much, what in the hell are they doing here? Any way they destroyed 2 signs, so I replaced them with 5 more of them!

LD4 Republicans are having a fundraising drawing for an engraved Ruger 10-22 rifle.  Rifle is engraved to commemorate the 225th Anniversary of the Second Amendment in 2016.  Tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20.  Drawing to be held July 4 or when the 370 tickets are sold.  Tickets available from LD4 members or send payment made out to LD4 Republicans, c/o Hopkins4AZ, PO Box 134, Buckeye, AZ  85326.  Winner must meet eligibility requirements at AZ Firearms in Avondale. Contact: Richard Hopkins

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has developed a new webpage consolidating more than 200 Primary candidates onto one convenient site –candidate bios, contact information, financial disclosure statements and links to official nomination paperwork.

Early Voting Begins for the primary on August 3, 2016. 

Volunteers Wanted As Receptionists for the GOP West Valley office at 10050 W. Bell Rd. Ste. 50 in Sun City (Bell Rd. and 99th Avenue). Shifts are M-F 9am-1 pm and 1-5 pm. Must feel comfortable using the computer. Contact Office Manager Phyllis Lee at 623-583-5987 or

Volunteers Are Needed for the Maricopa County Republican Committee’s Tempe office. Contact: Contact Harris at a 602-432-2871 (c)

Melania Trump is widely recognized as Donald Trump’s “Trophy Wife.” But there’s a side of Mrs. Trump most people have yet to see — until now. Despite being married to the most controversial presidential candidate in American history, Melania Trump remains an enigma. melania-trump

The Republican National Committee (RNC) has launched, a new website where all Republicans can offer their input on what should be included in the Republican Party platform that will be written at the 2016 Republican National Convention this July, according to Chairman Reince Priebus. SEE  “With, every Republican has an opportunity to share with our Platform Committee their views on the issues that are most important to them,” said Chairman Priebus. “Over the past three years, the RNC has already taken in feedback from over 500,000 individuals about the direction of our Party, and this website will allow us to hear even more. While Democrats are letting party insiders write their platform behind closed doors, is proof of our Party’s philosophy of listening to the voice of the people and honoring the democratic process.”

Obama-Burns-EverythingPresident Barack Obama’s lackluster economy struck another victory for failure this Monday when Freightliner Trucks, a truck manufacturer and subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America, announced plans to layoff an additional 800 plant employees in North Carolina. “The cuts — 600 at the Mount Holly plant and 200 at the Gastonia Freightliner parts and distribution facility — will be effective on or before July 1, the Portland, Ore.-based company says,” reported the Charlotte Business Journal. The reason for the cuts was an expected 15 percent slowdown in retail sales. Moreover, this was the second cutback this year, as Freightliner had laid off an additional 2,186 plant workers nationwide at the start of the year.

Book Reveals Secret Service’s Weird Plan To Protect Bill Clinton… You Won’t Believe From Who …He also wrote that Clinton “has a ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ personality that left White House staffers scared stiff of her explosive — and even physical — outbursts.” The possibility of a violent and potentially harmful outburst from Clinton against former President Bill Clinton was so real that “Secret Service agents had discussions about the possibility that they would have to protect Bill from his wife’s physical attacks,” as it was their duty to protect from anyone who would cause him harm, even his own wife and first lady.

Hillary-Clinton:The-Unpopular, Corrupt, Shamelss Habitual Liar Nominee-Democrats-Deserve: …And lo, it came to pass: As of last night, Hillary Clinton is officially the Democratic Party's presumptive nominee for President of the United States. Setting aside her party's elite "super delegate" insurance policy, Clinton has now secured a majority of pledged delegates, which reflect the will of primary voters. And despite falling to Bernie Sanders in a startling 23 nominating contests, the former Secretary of State has attracted roughly 3.7 million more votes than the Vermont Senator nationwide.  Having lost the election by every metric, the disheveled Soviet Union honeymooner says he'll fight on to the party's Philadelphia convention anyway, marking just the latest instance of a Socialist ignoring simple math that complicates his untenable fantasies.

Hillary-Clinton-Aide-Huma-Abedin-Calls-For-More-Muslim-Migration-To-The-Usa Walid Shoebat once again uncovers the insidious Muslim corruption of the Democrat Party, this time by exposing Hillary Clinton’s deep connection and support of flooding our nation with Muslim refugees. In an undercover video of a recent Hillary Clinton campaign event, Hillary’s closest advisor, Huma Abedin, is caught detailing Clinton’s support for massive Muslim

Clinton Emails May Have Compromised Names Of CIA Agents The names of CIA personnel could have been compromised not only by hackers who may have penetrated Hillary Clinton's private computer server or the State Department system, but also by the release itself of tens of thousands of her emails, security experts say.

Ryan clamps down after LGBT rights plan sank energy bill House Speaker Paul Ryan — who's in charge of the GOP-run House — is cracking down on Democrats' ability to win floor votes on hotly contested issues such as LGBT rights.

Black Lives Matter activist jailed for arrest interference A Black Lives Matter organizer who interfered with an arrest by police in southern California has been sentenced to 90 days in jail.

Important 2016 Election Dates And Deadlines

  • June 15 – 5 pm - Last day to file write-in candidates for Primary.
  • July 7 – Last day to file constitution and initiative petitions.
  • July 13 – Last day to file arguments for or against ballot measure.
  • July 21 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the Primary Election (Aug 30)
  • Aug 1 – Voter registration deadline for Primary Election.
  • Aug 3 – Early Ballot Voting begins for Primary Election
  • Aug 30 – Primary Election
  • Sept 29 – Last day to file as a write-in candidate for the General Election.
  • Oct 10 – Voter registration deadline for General Election.
  • Oct 12 – Early Ballot Voting begins for General Election.
       Nov 8 – General Election Day.

Call The White House 202-456-1111 Comments. Switchboard: 202-456-1414. Contact Senate or Representatives 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 Ann Kirkpatrick (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 Matt Salmon (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


June 9

LD12 will introduce Maricopa County Sheriff candidate Marsha Hill at 7, Thurs., June 9 at the Cooley Middle School, 1100 S Recker Roads, in Gilbert. Contact: Marsha Hill For Sheriff Marshahill.Sheriff2016@Juno.Com

Biometric Identification Solutions & Arizona Corporation Commission Election will be the topics of discussion on the S/W Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Radio Show at 10 am., Thurs., June 9 on Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM Call-in 602.977-1010

The Arizona Republican Lawyers Association 11:50 am, June 9 lunch will feature former Mesa Mayor and Interim CEO of Valley Metro Scott Smith at Gallagher & Kennedy, 2575 E Camelback Road in Phoenix. $20 for members. $35 for non-members. Check in-11:30 am RSVP: If you would like to be recognized for an achievement or make an announcement to the group, please make a note in your RSVP.

June 11

LD30 Is Hosting A Family Fun Day/BBQ featuring US Senate candidate Kelli Ward between 1-2:30 pm., Sat, June 11 at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (corner 58th Drive/Palmaire, N of Glendale Ave. Early pay $7 includes a brisket sandwich on a Sesame Seed bun, fire roasted corn on the cob, mild green chile ranch beans, homemade peach cobbler and punch. RSVP by June 7 to get the special price. $9 after deadline. Reservation to or call (623) 522-7359 . Checks to LD30 Republicans, PO Box 57321, Phoenix, AZ 85079-7321.

CD5 Senate Candidate Christine Jones Team will gather for donuts between 8-10 am, Sat.. June 11 as they distribute yard signs. See details HERE.

The Arrowhead Republican Women’s Club Candidate’s Forum is scheduled between 2-5 pm., June 11 at the Briarwood County Club Twenty-three candidates have confirmed appearances. Doors open at 1 pm.

The NW Maricopa County Chapter of the Arizona Republican Assembly will host county-wide candidates running for the Central Arizona Project Board of Directors at its 9:15 am, Sat., June 11 meeting scheduled in the Maricopa County Maintenance Building, 12975 W Bell Road in Surprise. Mark Lewis, a current CAP Board member, will speak on the potential complete loss of the Navajo Generating Station and how it will affect every resident of the Valley.  He will be joined by Board Candidate Michael Francis, a rose farmer in the west valley, who will share information about the CAP from the agricultural perspective. Doors open at 8:45 am., Open to the public. Contact: Lyle Tuttle

LD 9 will meet at 9:30 am, Sat, June 11 at La Paloma Urgent Care, 4001 E. Sunrise Drive in Tucson to hear Pima County School Superintendent candidate Margaret Burkholder. Coffee/donuts at 9 am. Contact Brad Johns,

The Paradise Republican Women's Club will meet at 11 am, Sat., June 11 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive, Scottsdale to hear Cheryl Todd speak on “The Importance Of The 2nd Amendment And How It Can Be A Powerful Vehicle To Drive Voters To The Polls.” NRA certified firearms instructor Cyndee Harding will also be featured. 10:30 am Social. $30 per person for lunch. Reservations required. Reservations here or contact Barbara McMullen at

The Gila County Republican Party has scheduled a grand opening at 10 am., Sat., June 11 at their new headquarters building, 307 South Beeline Highway, (east side to the road, behind the Buffalo Bar and Grill). Elected Republican officials and candidates from throughout the County and Legislative District 6 have been invited and the public is welcome to join the event. The headquarters serves a number of purposes. First, the facility provides a location for the public to visit and register to vote. Additionally, the public can also pick up Republican candidate campaign literature such as bumper stickers, yard signs etc. Second, the headquarters can be used by any declared Republican elected official or candidate for office to conduct meetings, meet and greets and other campaign activities. The facility will be operational through the General election. The Republican Headquarters is open week days from 9AM to 5 PM. Gila County also has a second headquarters in Globe, operated by the Cobra Valley Republican Club. Contact: Gary P. Morris, Chairman; Gila County Republican Committee 602-803-7366.

Tempe Republican Women President Jessica Merrow has called a special meeting to be conducted between 11 am – 2 pm., during the June 11 luncheon, in which the proposed Bylaws Amendments will be voted on. Purchase tickets for the event planned at the Sheraton Phoenix Airport in Tempe. $25 per TRW members and associate members before June 8. $30 for guests. All tickets #35 after June

The Tempe Republican Women June 11 Luncheon features Ward Connerly, founder and the chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute, a national non-profit organization in opposition to racial and gender preferences. He is considered to be the man behind California's Proposition 209 prohibiting race and gender-based preferences in state hiring, contracting and state university admissions, a program formerly known as affirmative action. $25 for members of associates of any AzFRW Club. $30 for guests. $35 for purchases after 6/8/16. Tickets available: ward-connerly

The Yavapai County Republicans to Elect Donald J. Trump for President Committee will meet at 2 pm., Sat., June 11 at the home of Duckhee and Jack Pierson, 385 Cross Creek Circle, Cross Creek Ranch, Sedona, AZ  86336. Seating is limited. Gate Code will be given when RSVP. Bring a clipboard, paper and pen. RSVP:  Brenda Dickinson at (928) 772-2835 or (928) 925-1549.

The Paradise Republican Women will meet at 11 am., Sat., June 11 at Gainey Golf Club, 7600 E Gainey Club Drive in Scottsdale to hear Cheryl Todd, Owner and co-host of Gun Freedom Radio talk about how the Second Amendment can be a powerful vehicle to drive voters to the polls. Todd is the owner of, Pop Of Gold Estate Auctions, a lifetime NRA members and holds a degree in psychology. Cyndee Harding, a NRA certified instructor, and owner/designer of Cyndee’s Conceal Carry Purses, will have her purses on display. Reservations required. $30 per person. Tickets! Social at 10:30 am., Lunch at noon.

June 13

The Western Pinal County Chapter of Arizona Republican Assembly (Casa Grande, Arizona City, and Maricopa) will meet at 6:30 pm, Mon., June 13 at 408 N Sacaton St. #2, Casa Grande with Pinal County Supervisors Dave Cook. Doors open at 6 pm. Contact: Secretary Jason Hayes at 202-394-7202

Hwy 69 Republicans will meet at 6 pm., Mon., June 13 with Secretary of State Michelle Reagan at a new location – the VFW Mingus Mountain Post 10227 Bar/Grill, 2375 N 5th St., Prescott Valley (on road to Rain Lake Park – behind the Moose Lodge). $7 dinner/mtg. Limited menu. Menu will change from date to date. RSVP for seating to June 899-3150. Social house 4:30 – 5:45 pm. Candidate introductions 5:45 pm.

July 14

LD13 will meet at 7 pm., Tues., June 14 at Tuscany Falls Clubhouse, 16262 Clubhouse Drive, in Goodyear with Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas. Registration opens at 6:30 pm. Contact Chairman Wally Campbell at 623-451-1100.

The Arizona Tea Party Patriots Support Team, lead by Gregg Cummings and Diana Reimer, will visit Sen Jeff Flake’s offices in an effort to counter Pres. Barack Obama’s determination to appoint his liberal Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland before his term is up. Cummings and Reimer will urge Flake not to hold hearings and to refuse to vote on the Obama nominee. The Tea Party Team will gather at:

      · 2:45 pm., Tues., June 14 at Flake’s Tucson office, 6840 N Oracle Road #150 in Tucson for sign waving and to deliver petitions. They will provide lunch afterwards. RSVP Tuesday in Tucson

       · 12:30 pm., Wed., June 15 at Flake’s Phoenix office, 2200 E Camelback Rd #120 for a repeat performance.

June 15

The Arizona Tea Party Patriots Support Team, lead by Gregg Cummings and Diana Reimer, will visit Sen Jeff Flake’s offices in an effort to counter Pres. Barack Obama’s determination to appoint his liberal Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland before his term is up. Cummings and Reimer will urge Flake not to hold hearings and to refuse to vote on the Obama nominee. The Tea Party Team will gather at 12:30 pm., Wed., June 15 at Flake’s Phoenix office, 2200 E Camelback Rd #120 for a repeat performance.

June 16

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm, Thurs., June 16 in the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma to hear US Senate candidate Alex Meluskey, who is running against incumbent Sen John McCain in the Aug 30 Primary. Contact: Chairman Sally Kizer 928-210-1219.

The Buckeye Valley Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum will be held at 6 pm., Thurs, June 16 at the Palo Verde Education Center, 600 N Verrado Way in Buckeye (on Verrado Way just south of I-10).  CD 3, CD4, LD4, LD13, Maricopa County Supervisors LD4 and LD5, and Bucky City Council candidates will be presented. Contact: LD House candidate. Richard Hopkins

The Ahwatukee Tea Party Candidate Round Table Event #2 will be held at 6:30 pm.,Thurs., June 16 in the Desert Room at the Quality Inn (previously the Clarion Hotel). 5121 E. LA Puente Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85044 (I-10 & Elliot Rd) featuring Bob Stump (Corporate Commissioner), Frank Schmuck (LD18 State Senator), Scott Ryan (Tempe Union School Board) and Jana Jackson (Maricopa County Supt. Of Schools)


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Congressman Jeff Flake: Border Bank Closures: The Arizona Republic is reporting that Sen. Flake led a bipartisan letter to federal officials warning about the anti-business impact of tougher border banking policies that are designed to curb money laundering by criminals, including those operating in Mexico. Read the full story here.

· Key Takeaway: “The letter to Thomas Curry, Comptroller of the Currency, cited deep concern about the negative consequences that anti-money-laundering regulations have had on businesses, financial institutions and communities, especially along the border with Mexico.”

· Missing Veterans Funds: The Guam Daily Post is reporting that Sen. Flake and the Iraq- Afghanistan and Persian Gulf Veterans of the Pacific have teamed up to get to get answers on why there are no documents to show how the Guam Veterans Affairs Office spent $3.2 million specifically intended to renovate a local veteran’s cemetery. Read the full story here.

· Key Takeaway: "At least one U.S. senator is heeding the call of a local veterans’ organization to look into the expenditure of $3.2 million in grant funds that the Guam Veteran Affairs Office (VAO) received in 2013 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, added an amendment to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill to account for the use of the grant money which was awarded to help improve the Guam Veterans Cemetery in Piti."

Congresswoman Martha McSally: Everyone in our community deserves the opportunity to find a good-paying job and get ahead. That's why, over the weekend, I was honored to host a local jobs fair at Rincon High School. We had an incredible turnout with over 700 participants and 60 employers taking part. I’ve fought in Congress for initiatives that will foster more job growth in our community, and I'll continue to work to expand opportunity for all Southern Arizonans.

An Historic Visit : In March, I sent a letter inviting Secretary of Ash Carter to visit Fort Huachuca and see what a national security treasure we have. Last week, he took me up on that invitation. During Carter’s Tuesday visit to Fort Huachuca, I met one-on-one with him to discuss the potential for increased missions and partnering with agencies like CBP as well as cooperating with neighboring units at DM and elsewhere and enhanced manned-unmanned training. In addition, I was able to highlight the Fort’s leadership in water conservation and critical missions like the Electronic Proving Ground, intelligence, cyber, unmanned aircraft, signal, NETCOM, and joint and interagency operations. Without a doubt, this historic visit will go a long way toward preserving and expanding our base’s missions and ensuring its future. Read more about Secretary Carter's visit from the Sierra Vista Herald HERE.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: Last week’s district work period featured two town halls, meetings with seniors and local officials, and our office’s inaugural First Responders of Distinction Awards Ceremony, to name just a few events. Some of the events:

· After speaking with young women at Camp Fury, a camp that introduces girls to professions in police and fire services and helps build courage, confidence, and character

· Hosting a reception for the 2016 U.S. Service Academy appointees from Southern Arizona

· Receiving the key to Douglas from outgoing Douglas Mayor Danny Ortega in recognition of our work to expand the Port of Douglas and represent the needs of Douglas residents

· Talking about issues important to seniors at Haven of Douglas Senior Center

· Recognizing exceptional police, firefighters, and EMT at our First Responders of Distinction Award Ceremony

· Holding a town hall with Raytheon Missile Systems employees to discuss national security and my work to support local jobs

· Hearing from seniors at La Cholla Seniors Center in Tucson

· Touring the Marana Healthcare Wilmot Clinic

· Holding a town hall with employees of Texas Instruments in Tucson

· Addressing and greeting veterans and others at the SAVAHCS Facility's Memorial Day Ceremony

· Visiting with residents at the Arizona Veterans Home


Senator John McCain: “The removal of three senior Phoenix VA officials for wrongdoing is a long-overdue step toward bringing justice and accountability to the agency responsible for providing our veterans with timely and quality care. I hear from veterans in Phoenix and across the country who are tired of learning about misbehaving bureaucrats who have been able to keep their jobs – or in some cases get promoted – despite their roles in the scandal in care at VA hospitals around the country. We have a long way to go to reform this agency and ensure its leaders are able to swiftly fire any employee who denies or delays life-saving medical treatment to our veterans. I won’t stop fighting to bring full accountability to the VA and ensure our veterans have access to the best quality care they have earned and deserve.” McCain is a cosponsor of the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability Act of 2015 (S.1082), legislation that would allow the VA to quickly remove or demote any VA employee that is found guilty of violating the law, policy, or any other act of wrongdoing while serving at the VA. Senator McCain is also a cosponsor of the Increasing the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability to Veterans Act of 2015 (S.290), legislation that passed the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously in December that would make certain the VA holds corrupt VA executives accountable for their actions by reducing the pensions of executives convicted of a felony, limiting the amount of paid administrative leave for VA senior executive service employees to only 14 days, and reforming the department's management training program and performance appraisal system for senior executives.

Senator John McCain on the proposed premium increases for 2017 submitted by the insurers still participating in the Arizona exchange to cover steeply rising costs and their increased losses stemming from Obamacare. According to data released by the Department of Health and Human Services, the average increase these insurers propose is more than 53 percent. In particular, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, which makes up 53 percent of the Arizona market, has requested an “average weighted increase” of nearly 65 percent. The Obamacare marketplace already led UnitedHealth and Humana to exit the marketplace in Arizona after reporting significant losses in previous years: “The proposed premium rate hikes for the so-called Affordable Care Act in the Arizona marketplace confirm what we have known all along: Obamacare is anything but affordable. According to the numbers that the Department of Health and Human Services released today, health insurers providing health care coverage to Arizonans through the Obamacare exchanges need premiums to increase by an average of more than 53 percent to continue covering individuals and families in Arizona. That means hardworking Arizonans could soon face monthly health care bills mounting to hundreds of dollars more per month. What’s worse, Blue Cross Blue Shield, which provides health care to more than half of Arizonans enrolled in Obamacare and is the only remaining provider in eight Arizona counties, is proposing rate hikes as high as 88 percent in order to cover the skyrocketing costs of medical services and increased losses as a result of the health care law’s onerous regulations. With these staggering rate increases, Arizona now holds the dubious distinction of having the highest proposed premium increases for 2017 in the entire country to date.

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