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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

6-14-17 Briefs

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Happy Birthday Mr President

The National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) is asking that Trump supporters sign a card for President Donald Trump’s 71st Birthday at Happy-Birthday-President Donald-Trump

Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th Birthday “Gathering Of Friends” is tonight between 5-8 p.m., at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liz Alcorn, Cyndi Love, Alex & Roberta Meluskey, And Tom & Kris Morrissey. A Wishing Well will be available to drop a card or gift into- if you choose.

AFA Team to Graham County Republican Chairman John Rhodes: Allow us to make a stab at answering your question: 6-13-17-briefs Chairman Slaton appears to simply want the Arizona Statutes and the Bylaws of the AZGOP followed. That is the point of Statutes and Bylaws and is not too much to expect. It's what attempts to keep everyone honest and also to control chaos that occurs when everyone wants to set and adhere to their own rules in an organization.  Chairman Lines knows full well what the requirements are regarding doing an audit.  His refusal to turn over the books immediately to the new treasurer is willful and smacks of a hidden agenda, certainly non-compliance and suspicion from PCs across the Republican Party as to just what his agenda is.  Why would he want to foster mistrust among party PCs in Arizona?  Every district Chairman should be doing the job they were elected to do and demand compliance from ALL of our elected officials. Failure to do so is a personal failure on the part of district chairmen. Therefore, the questions you pose are the wrong ones.  The real question is:  Why would you have any question or reluctance about holding Chairman Lines accountable to state law and his own Bylaws?  We would be very pleased to see an honest answer.  Maybe we would learn something new that we don't currently know. As to the RNC, you know as well as we do that it is very rare for the RNC to get involved with state party issues.  Now, if it turns out that Chairman Lines did something illegal that reflects negatively on the RNC, that could be another matter.  But we have seen no evidence that the RNC has expressed any interest in this issue nor any preference or sense of satisfaction about what is going on in the AZGOP.  If you have that evidence, please send it to us and we will be happy to post it when we can verify its veracity.

American Freedom by Barbara exposed one of the best kept AZGOP secrets in town  with yesterday’s AZGOP-Accounting Heads In New Direction. Folks are now wondering what elected AZGOP State Treasurer Bob Lettieri is supposed to do since AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines has farmed out the bookkeeping to Red Curve Solutions - a Massachusetts firm? Lines was set to make the announcement during the Saturday Executive Committee meeting in Flagstaff. Now ExComm members will have time to think about it and ask questions when they gather this weekend. - ft

A Few Days Ago AZGOP Chairman Jonathan Lines tried to chastise those who challenge/question the Arizona GOP Establishment about a variety of things. Some folks are wondering if he sent his message to Sen John McCain, who constantly criticizes GOP President Donald Trump? Think about it folks. What kind of example is our senior senator setting? More and more Republicans are saying it’s long past time for McCain, the carpet beggar Dem turned RINO, to go sit in his rocking chair! Take a look at SEEING RED AZ archives for the past few weeks.- ft

McCain Strikes Back As Trump’s Chief CriticSen. John McCain is President Trump’s fiercest critic in the GOP and is giving voice to misgivings held by other Republicans more reticent about airing criticism in public. McCain’s latest stunning public shot was to reportedly tell The Guardian that America’s standing in the world was stronger under former President Barack Obama, a man the Arizona senator has torched for a “feckless” foreign policy. The statement came a month after McCain, his party’s 2008 presidential nominee, strongly criticized Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for downplaying the importance of basing foreign policy decisions on American values. Read the full story here

Hot topics on the Alex Meluskey Show on Sat, June 17 include Sen John McCain’s calling President Obama a better leader than President Trump. (Meluskey strongly disagrees) and a serious Democrat challenger to Sen Jeff Flake that could “spell a loss on the GOP column.” Saturday show times: 6 am- 1130 AM KQNA, 4 pm - 1100AM KFNX and 9 pm 960AM KKNT. Contact: Virtuous Communications info@virtuouscommunications.com

Things Are Warming Up Down In CD2 as Matt Heinz announces his renewed efforts to unseat Congresswoman Martha McSally. He’s in for a hell of a fight, as McSally is determined to keep her House seat.

Word Is Circulating that there is widespread support for AZ State Treasurer Jeff DeWit to jump into the US Senate race to rid the Arizona Congressional Delegation of incumbent Sen Jeff Flake.

Everyone Is Invited to join US Senate Candidate Dr Kelli Ward for a morning cup of coffee and political talk at 9:30 am., Tues., June 20 at the Maricopa County GOP office, 10050 W Bell Road #49 in Sun City. Bring your questions for the Questions/Answer period, and pick up some campaigns swags and sign nomination petitions. Contact: Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com

University of Virginia Student Otto Warmbier has landed in his hometown of Cincinnati after he was released from North Korean custody. A U.S. official confirms to Fox News that Warmbier has been in a coma for ‘over a year.’ north-korea-releases-jailed-us-student-otto-warmbier

Palo Verde Republican Women’s Club will hold its next luncheon at 11:30 am., Wed, June 21 at Grayhawk Golf Club, Fairway House, 8620 E Thompson Peak Parkway . Check in at 11 am. Az Secretary of State Michelle Reagan and AZ Federated Republican Women President Lorraine Pellegrino will be addressing the group. Reservations required by midnight, Thurs 16 at pvrwlunch111@yahoo.com  Check, cash or credit card at the door.

The Republican Party of Mesa (LD-25) will meet at 7 pm., Thurs., June 15 to hear a representative from the City of Mesa Police Department at The Charles K Luster Building (formerly the Mesa Utilities Building) 640 N. Mesa Dr., Mesa, AZ. Contact Chairman Ian Murray at Ian@DesignedForLife.com (602)524-7786.

Philip B. Haney, Founding Member of the Dept of Homeland Security & Border Protection; Lead author of “See Something, Say Nothing” a bestselling expose of Obama’s submission to Muslim Brotherhood; and Recipient of inaugural American Freedom Award, will be available to speak to Republican groups between June 22-24 on a first come, first serve basis. He can be reached at 404-277-7893 to schedule an appearance. For background information go to  Philip Haney 2017 AFA Honoree Video - YouTube or https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bD6nZ3fpSxY . Haney has given extensive testimony and briefings before the US House and Senate and has made over 375 appearances on TV/radio shows.

The Payson Tea Party is hosting retired Homeland Security/Border Patrol whistle blower Philip Haney at a luncheon at 11:30 am., Thurs., June 22 at Tiny’s Famiy Restaurant. Community members are invited to heard Haney, who has co-authored “See Something, Say Nothing,” an expose of the submission to the Muslim Brotherhood… and received the American Freedom Alliance “Heroes of Conscience” Award. Haney is touring the nation on his experiences. Contact Shirley Dye at 928-951-6774.

Tancredo: Have-Congressional-Republican-Leaders-Joined-The-Resistance? …What a creepy bunch of Establishment Swamp Denizens the Congressional Republicans have shown themselves to be. Precious days are being wasted by them because every passing 24-hour news cycle makes it more difficult to advance the President’s agenda. And they know it

Secretary of State Michele Reagan has announced the Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records will award $800,000 in grants throughout the state for various library projects. The grant money was made possible with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. “Libraries are listening to their communities and creating programs to meet the needs of the population,” said Reagan. “In addition to their traditional services, libraries are transforming, offering not only books, but adding programs to educate and engage all ages through customary, digital and social means. The libraries receiving awards this spring reflect the transformation taking place in libraries statewide.” Some of the projects funded by the grant program include: coding clubs and makerspaces, entrepreneurial centers, assistive technologies, STEM and STEAM programs, resources for early learners, cultural and historical projects, and many more. Thirteen of the Arizona’s 15 counties received grant funding.  COMPLETE LIST:

The Paradise Republican Women are hosting the movie review of Dinesh D'Souza's “America: Imagine the World Without Her” between 5-9 pm., Wed., July 19 at the Sunridge Canyon Golf Club @Wicked 6 Bar & Gill, 13100 Sunridge Dr. in Fountain Hills. Doors up at 4:30 pm. $18 per person - all you can eat gourmet buffet . Cash Bar. See PRWC-Movie-Flyer Tickets -online-tickets RSVP at www.PRWC.org Contact: Cyndi Love cynthialoves@gmail.com 480-365-8090

Congresswoman Martha McSally is looking for a first responder worthy of Congressional recognition to receive the Southern Arizona Congressional First Responder of Distinction Award. The award recognizes local, county, state, and federal first responders—fire, police, and emergency medical personnel—in the Second District who go above and beyond to serve Southern Arizona. Click HERE to nominate an individual.

Anyone Wishing To Place An ad in the Official Program & Guide Of The AZFRW 2017 Biennial Convention should contact Miryam Gutier-Elm at 602-717-3871 or miryam.gutierelm@gmail.com

The 10 am., Thurs., June 15 Family Health Talk Show will feature Dr. Isabel Kozak’s presentation on “Veggies for Veterans” and an appearance by Maricopa County Sheriff Paul Penzone and his future plans for the department. Radio Station – KXXT 1010 AM. Online – www.familyvaluesradio1010.com Call-in phone number: 602.977-1010.

Darcy Olsen, CEO - Goldwater Institute: The Arizona Supreme Court has issued a key victory for our Equal Protection for Indian Children project that will keep a young girl with the only family she has ever known. In our case before the state Supreme Court, an Arizona Indian tribe had sought to stop a foster family from adopting a girl they have cared for since she was five days old. An Arizona state judge already had approved the family’s request to give the girl a permanent home more than two years ago. But as the girl has Indian ancestry, the tribe attempted to invoke a federal law called the Indian Child Welfare Act and take control of the adoption proceedings. If the tribe had been successful, the tribe might have canceled the adoption entirely and sought to place the girl with a different family. But the Arizona Supreme Court agreed with our argument that the Indian Child Welfare Act simply doesn’t apply to this situation, and it’s time for the girl and her parents to become a permanent family. Today’s decision puts Indian tribes on notice that they must play by the same rules that apply to everyone else in state court when they seek to transfer a state court case to tribal court. And this case is a huge relief for Sarah, Jeremy, and baby girl A.D., who will now be able to renew their adoption plans. To read more about this case and our project to restore equal protection in child welfare for Indian children, please visit here.

Despite A Seemingly Wet Winter In Arizona’s High Country, several wildfires have broken out during the recent dry conditions, prompting land managers to issue Stage 1 fire restrictions on multiple public lands statewide. At 8 a.m. Thurs, June 15, the Coconino and Kaibab National Forests will enter into Stage 1 restrictions, which place prohibitions on campfires and smoking outside of designated areas. The Coconino and Kaibab National Forests join similar restrictions on the Prescott, Tonto and Coronado National Forests, specific lands administered by the Bureau of Land Management, Tonto National Monument, Saguaro National Park and state lands within Maricopa, Gila, Yavapai, Graham, Greenlee, Santa Cruz, Pima, Cochise, Pinal and La Paz counties. Because specific restrictions may vary by land manager and entity, visit https://firerestrictions.us/az/ for more information about specific locations.

Generally, Stage 1 restrictions include:

  • Fires, campfires, charcoal, coal and wood stoves are prohibited, except within a developed recreation site.
  • Smoking is prohibited, except within an enclosed vehicle, building or a developed recreation site.
  • Using a device that is solely fueled by liquid petroleum or LPG fuels that can be turned on and off is allowed in areas that are barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within three feet of the device.
  • Fireworks are always prohibited on all national forest lands.

The public can obtain additional fire information via the following:

Updates on Arizona wildfires - https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/state/3/

The First Six Parts Of The Betrayal Papers have presented a nearly unfathomable scenario: a takeover of the country by a foreign, hostile party.  (See Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV.)  Part-V: Who-Is-Barack-Hussein-Obama/ addresses the problem of Muslim Brotherhood infiltration in the nation’s capital and throughout the American establishment. Part-VI:-The-Chicago-Connection

District 1 Board Members Sought To Fill Maricopa County Positions:

   · Maricopa County Library District Citizens’ Advisory Committee. This Committee advises the Library District Board of Directors (Maricopa County Board of Supervisors) and acts as a liaison between the community and the Library administration.  The Committee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, except August and December at 11am.

·    Maricopa County Community Development Advisory Committee (CDAC). The CDAC advises on matters concerning the Community Development Block Grant program, including fair housing and housing affordability issues affecting low/moderate income people. The Committee meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

   · Workforce Development Board (WDB). Seeking CEO’s, or executives with optimum policymaking or hiring authority, including small businesses, or organizations representing businesses that provide employment that includes work-relevant training and development in in-demand industry sectors or occupations.  Business members must be nominated by local business organizations and should do business in Maricopa County and not exclusively in the City of Phoenix.  Board members meet monthly and also participate in work groups.

Contact (602) 506-1776 or email Chief of Staff Candice Copple at copplec@mail.maricopa.gov

The Fountain Hills Republican Club's first annual gun raffle is still in progress.   Tickets are $10 each, 3 for $25 or 16 tickets for $100.  For tickets contact any officer or Board Member.  First prize is a Smith & Wesson M&P 15 SPORT II.  Second Prize is a Glock 43.  Drawing will be at the Fountain Hills Republican Club picnic on Sat., Oct 21.  Contact 2nd VP David Spelich or Secretary Boe James.   Tickets will be available at all meetings and GOP Socials. FHRepublican@gmail.com or http://fountainhillsrepublicanclub.org/

Congratulations to US Senate candidate Dr. Kelli Ward’s husband Michael P Ward on his retirement from 33 years of service to the military.

The Mobilization of Conservatives in Prescott, counter the Prescott Resistance Movement between 1-2 pm., every Tues at the Courthouse Square in downtown Prescott. The Resistance’s goal is to turn Arizona blue, while the Conservatives plan to maintain a red state. Contact: MOC chairman Myrna Lieberman MOC1776@gmail.com

Collecting “Support President Trump” Postcards will be one of the highlights of the Grassroots Tea Party Activists of American “Celebration of the Rebirth of America” event scheduled at 4 pm., July 4 at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N Black Canyon Hwy in New River. See details 6-7-17-briefs Postcards are available to pick up and sign at GRPPA meetings or at the July 4 event. Romesburg said they will have a large white Support Trump board for attendees to sign. The postcards collected on July 4 will be mass mailed to the White House. Packs of 10 for $10 can be purchased at the Tea Party meeting, according to organizer Francine Romesburg. She said Marshall Hill is arranging to have decorative red, white, and blue bell shaped ornaments available at the July 4 event. Price tba. Hill says she sends at least four of the Support Trump post cards per week directly to the White House. Contact: Romesburg at 602-499-9553 grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

Donations Are Needed to help with the 100th birthday celebration for long-time conservative Jeanne Tirpak of Wickenburg scheduled July 15 in the Wickenburg Community Center. Collections cans are placed at The Mecca and Fast Mart. Donations can also be made to www.gofundme.com/ Tirpak, a colorful, long-time resident, is well recognized by patriotic costumes, walking all over town – including the full length of the Gold Rush Days Parade a year or so ago. The retired veteran is also known for her outspoken patriotism and grit, including bending the ear of any politician that shows up in Wickenburg.

JD Hayworth Is Back: ‘JD Hayworth on Newsmax TV’ will be seen weekdays from 7-9am, AZ Time. Prism TV carries THE channel. Watch on your computer www.newsmaxtv.com

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

Arizona Project Chairman Ron Ludders is calling for volunteers to help plan and organize the Citizens Business League of Arizona’s 2018 State Hood Day activities scheduled Fri, Feb 16 and Sat., Feb 17, 2018 at Pioneer Living History Village, 3901 W Pioneer Road (I-17 and Pioneer Road), Phoenix, AZ 85076 in celebration of Arizona’s 106th birthday. (Statehood day is actually, Wed., Feb 14.) Activities include a parade, vendors, demonstrations, displays, petting zoo, booths, and numerous other family activities. Ludders can be reached at 602.677.1496

For The Most Current Information about highway conditions statewide, visit ADOT’s Traveler Information site at az511.gov or call 511.

Salvation Army Heat Relief Stations Open across the Valley. With the return of 100-degree temperatures, the Salvation Army is setting up heat relief stations across the Valley.  Read full article »

The Az AMERICAN African Republican Committee is on summer hiatus until September. Please direct any queries to State Chairman, Rev Clyde Bowen, 602 309 6015 aaarc6@centurylink.net

The Pinal County Republican Committee has changed its regular meeting from Sat., June 17 to 10 am., June 24 at the Old Court House (in the rear of the building), 135 N Pinal Street Florence, AZ to hear  CD1 Senate candidate Steve Smith. Contact: Secretaru Gilberto Mendez secretarypcrcaz@gmail.com

Sally Kizer, Chairman of the Colorado River Tea Party, could use a couple of BBQ cooks, a set up and clean-up crew, and helpers to serve food at the CRTP’s June 24 “Support America First Rally” in Yuma. Donations welcome. Volunteers should contact Kizer at 928-210-1219 or coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com

Nohl Rosen has posted an online "Bring-President-Trump-To-Wickenburg, AZ" Petition Rosen said, “We would like President Trump to come to Wickenburg, AZ for a visit and for a rally. The town voted overwhelmingly for President Trump during the election and we believe deserves a presidential visit instead of the big city.” When asked who is sponsoring the petition, and who would be paying for security if Trump made the visit, Rosen said, he posted the petition to see if we can get him to come. Contact Rosen at catprotector@panthertekit.com

The Arizona Republican Women’s State Convention is scheduled Oct 26-28 at the Mesa Hilton. Those wishing to be delegates should contact their club presidents for details.

Grassroots Tea Party Patriots of American is hosting a “Celebration of the Rebirth of America” in support of President Donald Trump, his administration and supporters, law enforcement and first responders, at 4 pm., July 4 at the Roadrunner Restaurant and Saloon, 47801 N. Black Canyon Hwy in New River. The no admission event includes a kid rodeo, vendors, face painting, music and fireworks. Salvation Army bins will be available to drop off clothing/non-perishable goods. Sign the “We support President Trump” poster and purchase Trump support post cards to send to the White House. Confirmed speakers include AzRA President Jim O’Connor; Sheriff Rickard Mack, Rally for Law Enforcement founder Nohl Rosen, Army JAG officer Eric Ponsati, Radio talk show host Steve Kates, Lance Hurley aka Patrick Henry, singer Peggy Stanton, veterans and former conservation candidates Marsha Hill and Jana Jackson and many others. Contact: Francine Romesburg 602-499-9553 or Dave Romesburg 602-499-0681. grtp@grassrootsteapartyactivists.com

The Wounded Heroes Charity Golf Tournament is scheduled Sat., Sept 9 at McCormick Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale. 6:15 registration. 7:am shotgun start. Entry forms must be in by Sept 2nd. Entry Fee Includes: green fee, cart, range balls, tee package, team photo and post tournament lunch. Post tournament lunch, scoring and raffle will be held at: Frasher’s Smokehouse, 3222 E. Indian School Rd. Phoenix AZ 8501. See www.azheroestohometowns or Kathy @ kathy@azheroestohometowns.org

Supt of Public Instruction Diane Douglas’ AZ-Kids-Can’t-Wait-2017 K-12 Education meeting scheduled between 6 -8 pm., Wed., June 14 - Empire High School (Library), 10701 E Mary Ann Cleveland Way, in Vail. Contact Henderson at 520.225.7139 ld9@pimagop.org

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

JUNE 14 – FLAG DAY

A Gathering Of Friends Will Celebrate Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 85th birthday between 5-8 pm., Wed., June 14 at the Hilton Scottsdale Resort & Villas, 6333 N Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85259, hosted by Dave & Liza Alcorn, Cindy Love, Alex & Robert Meluskey, and Tom & Kris Morrissey. RSVP by June 8 to Liz500sl@gmail.com.

The Arrowhead Republican Women invite you to a “June Social” at 11:30 am., Wed., June 14 at BJ’s Restaurant, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria, followed by a “little retail therapy at Charming Charlie’s, 9784 W Northern Ave in Peoria. RSVP by Fri., June 9 to Barbara Melkin 623-249-5085. RSVP to Barbara (10% discount on purchases. )

JUNE 15

The Colorado River Tea Party will meet at 6 pm., Thurs., June 15 at the Community Christian Church, 6480 E Hwy 95 in Yuma. Mystery speaker. Contact: Chr Sally Kizer at coloradoriverteaparty@yahoo.com www.coloradoriverteaparty.org

Commissioner Andy Tobin plans water workshops June 15 July 25, July 27 and July 28 that address responsible water policy for Arizona. See Commission’s website at www.azcc.gov and click eDocket. The docket number is WS-00000A-17-0094. All the workshops will take place at the Arizona Corporation Commission at 1200 W. Washington Street in Phoenix at 10 am. The workshops will also be live online at www.azcc.gov.

LD24 will meet at 6:30 pm., Thurs., June 15 at the AZGOP Headquarters, 3501 N. 24th St in Phoenix. Barry Goldwater Jr, former California Congressman, will speak to the group about growing up with his famous father – five-term Sen Barry Goldwater. Contact: Cor Sec Carole Joyce paddywagon@cox.net

JUNE 17

The Pinal County Republican Committee has changed its regular meeting from Sat., June 17 to 10 am., June 24 at the Old Court House (in the rear of the building), 135 N Pinal Street Florence, AZ to hear  CD1 Senate candidate Steve Smith. Contact: Gilberto Mendez secretarypcrcaz@gmail.com - Secretary, Pinal County Republican Committee.

The Fountain Hills Republican Club will meet with Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery at 9 am., Sat., June 17 at the Fountain Hills Community Center, 13001 N La Montana Dr, F.H. 85268. Contact: Sec Boe James FHRepublican@gmail.com or visit http://www.fhrepublicanclub.org/

The Coconino County Republican Committee will host the 9 am, June 17 AZGOP State Committee meeting at the Oakmont, 2380 N Oakmont Dr in Flagstaff, according to CCRC Chairman Jeff Oravits. Details tba.

The Arizona Republican Party Executive Committee Meeting is scheduled at 9 am., June 17 at The Oakmont, 2380 N. Oakmont Dr. Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Call to Action: Activist are needed to attend the June 21 Phoenix City Council meeting to oppose the proposed increase to the Public Safety Debt. See memos from Councilman Sal DiCiccio and long-time GOP Activist Wes Harris in the June 10 Briefs 6-10-17-briefs

June 20

Bill Gates, District 3 Maricopa County Supervisor will host a “County Coffee” between noon and 2 pm., Tues., June 20 for New River / Desert Hills / Anthem Area constituents at the Daisy Mountain Fire Department, 43814 N New River Road in New River, AZ 85087. (602) 506-7349 District3@mail.maricopa.gov

Senate candidate Dr Kelli Ward will be featured at the 9:30 am., Tues. June 20 “Coffee & Politics” at the Maricopa County GOP office, 10050 W Bell Road #49 in Sun City. She will address her campaign for the US Senate, followed by a questions/answer period. Her nominating petitions will be available to sign. Campaign swags will also be available. Contact/RSVP: Carolyn Leff events@kelliward.com

CONGRESSIONAL STATEMENTS/ACTION

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

Congressman Andy Biggs: The U.S. House of Representatives has passed landmark legislation to hold Veterans Administration employees accountable for performance or misconduct and to enhance protections for whistleblowers. S. 1094 was passed by the U.S. Senate last week, and approved by the House yesterday. Biggs said, “I was pleased to vote in favor of this historic bill, which sends a strong message to our honored veterans that Congress is looking after their interests. Passage of this law will help ensure that employees at all levels of the Department of Veterans Administration will not be allowed to provide below-average care to American veterans. Our veterans have long paid the price of this severe incompetence. Congress’ action provides a clear indication that we will not continue to look the other way, and President Trump and his administration have followed suit. In a few short months, the culture of the Veterans Administration has drastically improved. There is still much work to be done, and I am committed to leading more than just legislative efforts to assist our veterans. In January, I led a letter with Congresswoman Sinema and the rest of the Arizona Congressional delegation to urge VA Secretary Shulkin to grant exemptions under the federal hiring freeze to ensure necessary medical staff and other key positions at the Phoenix VA were not left vacant. In response to the letter, the VA said that the hiring freeze was not to affect the Phoenix VA from hiring medical staff. My office has also hosted a veterans fair, and has recently opened up a satellite office at the Southeast Veterans Affairs Health Care Clinic. My staff and I are resolved to stand with every veteran in our district and provide exceptional service for their needs. These veterans kept their promises to their nation, and they deserve a nation that keeps its promises to them. I am proud to stand with a Congress that takes this duty very seriously.”

NEWS LINKS

· Turmoil-In-Yuma-County-Resonates-Throughout-AZGOP

· McCain-Keeps-Criticizing-President-Trump; This Time-He Took-It To Another-Level

· Is President-Trump-Trying-Buy-Off-Sen-John-McCain, Questions EJ Montini

· Sen-John-McCain-Questions-Jeff-Sessions; Stick To Script

· Gray Chosen To Direct Arizona Game And Fish Department

· Sign Petition To Congress: Ask President Trump To Fire Robert Mueller Now!

· Zinke Calls For ‘Right-Sizing’ Bears Ears In Review Of Antiquities Act

· Rematch-In-CD2; Matt-Heinz-Announces-New Campaign

· Agents Find Man In Trunk At Immigration Checkpoint

· Arizona Game And Fish Seizes Deer, Bobcat, Javelina From Tucson Residents

· TUSD To Consider Resolution Calling On Tucson And Pima County To “Stop Killing Jobs” [Poll]

· Rotary International Tackles “Worldwide Plague” Of Human Trafficking

· San Luis CBP Officers Seize $113K In Meth

· What International Travelers Should “Know Before You Go” This Summer-Az

· CBP Agents Seize More Than 670 Pounds Of Pot, Arrest 2

· Tempe Commemorates Juneteenth With Two-Day Celebration

· AZGOP-Accounting Heads In New Direction

· McCain Continues To Undermine President Donald Trump

· McCain’s-Line-Of Questioning-Comey-Not-Exactly-Straight-Line

· John-McCain-May-Have Lost His -Mind-During Comey-Hearings

· Aging-RINO-John-McCain-Claims-Leadership-Better-Under-Obama


SEEING RED AZ

· Celebration-Of-Assassination-Betrays-Leftist-Hypocrisy Broadway Incites Presidential Assassination, Mob Cheers

· One-Tough-Job: Making-Excuses-For-John-McCain

· Jeff-Flake-The-Face-Of-Hypocrisy-Lies-Through-His-Capped-Teeth

· Twitter Erupts With Concerns About John McCain’s Health

AMERICAN FREEDOM BY BARBARA

· Heard-It-On-Street: AZGOP-Accounting Heads In New Direction

· Arizona-Democrats-'We-The People'

· AZ-Senator-John-McCain-Made-Fool-Of Himself Twice

ARIZONA FREEDOM ALLIANCE

· Jeff Sessions Fires Back At Democrat Accusing Him Of Stonewalling At Hearing

· SCANDAL: Trump-Russia Conspiracy Theorist Maxine Waters’ Retirement Money Tied To Russian Investments

· Trump Vs Obama - Who Is/Was Productive For America?

· Slaton, Sais, Ehl Still Hunting AZGOP Facts

· Yuma Republicans Elect New Chair. Chicanery Suspected

· AFA Disclaimer, Part II

MARK LEVIN

· Levin: 'We're in the Middle of World War III'

MICHAEL SAVAGE

· Michael-Savage-Newsletter-I-Predicted-What-You’re-Now-Seeing

· Here’s-Why-America-Hates-Politicians

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER

· Trump/Russia-Probe-Absurd


BARACK OBAMA

· Obama’s Next-Move-To Undermine-Trump

DOJ, CIA, FBI

· Sickening Bust In Michigan When Feds Walked In On What 3 Muslims Had Been Secretly Doing For Months

JUDGE JEANINE PIRRO

· Judge-Jeanine-Blasts-Comey; You Sound-Like-Two-Year-Old, Grow Up

BILL, HILLARY AND CHELSEA

· New Report: Hillary Knew Her Blackberry Was Unsecure, Used It Anyway

· Bitter Hillary Campaign Aide Trashes Bernie Sanders — ‘He’s Not A Democrat’ [Video]

TERRORISTS

· Europe’s Terror Surge Headed To USA Says NYPD Head Honcho

VOTER FRAUD

· Bill-Clinton-Harry-Reid-Democrat-Voter-Registration-Crime-Indiana-Project

WAR AGAINST WOMEN/CHILDREN

· TX Governor Gets Huge Piece Of Support For Women-Only Bathroom Bill

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