Tuesday, June 27, 2017

6-27-17 Briefs

Republican Briefs

Lolly Hathhorn, former 1st Vice Chair Gila County, State Committeeman: “There seems to be an overabundance of comments on what is going on (or NOT) with the AZGOP.  I think that there has been enough rhetoric and it is now time to take ACTION.  Stop the whining and get on with either recalling Mr. Lines or just be quiet.  I see so much of the illegalities but nobody seems to want to start the ball rolling.  DO SOMETHING!  It is time!  I don’t understand all of the ins and outs but sure does smell funny about what is going on.  Where are all of the other County Chairmen?  How do the State Committeemen feel?  ASK!!!!!  Take a survey – make calls – send out e-mails.  I’m glad to have put my 2-cents in.

Former LD13 Chairman Dr. Bob Branch, Ph.D., a conservative teacher, school administer, businessman, and the current Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commissioner (District Four), has announced his candidacy for the office of Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction. Branch points out that Arizona’s public school system ranks 47th out of 50 states for quality of education K-12 and he wants to make it better. “We have accepted the lie that once our children graduate from high school, they are either career or college ready. The system was a failure before ‘Common Core, AIMS testing, and No Child Left Behind.’ We spend over $6,000,000,000 per year on this failed system. Our current system oppresses our children. They are taught that the high school diploma has meaning, only to find out that after graduating they have to spend tens of thousands of dollars to earn a marketable skill or vocation. Parents and children are then saddled with a mountain of student loan debt ($33,000 on average). We need to bring back quality education, skills, and vocations to provide opportunities for our children’s future,” Branch said. We can:

     · put a stop to this failed system by delivering the education, skills, and vocations needed to provide opportunities for a bright and productive future.

     · create an education system that works for all Arizonans.

My vision is to:

      · create a model of critical thinking, skills and Arizona values, that gives students options to learn a marketable trade, skills, and a vocation.

     ·  take education from the hands of the social engineers in Washington D.C.; bring it home to Arizona, allowing us to decide what is best for our children.

     ·  reform Arizona’s education system from the ground up.

    · utilize technology, ingenuity, and organization to deliver hands-on education to our children.

    · have a system that allows students many options for their future.

    · provide teachers with the help, tools, resources, personal training, and the pay needed to be successful in their position in our new education system.

Let’s continue the movement that President Trump started and bring education back to Arizona.

Congressman Andy Biggs is looking for interns for both his Washington, D.C. and Arizona offices. Click here if you are interested in applying for an internship with my office.

Congresswoman Martha McSally donated blood to the American Red Cross alongside with Congressmen Bill HuizengaBarbara Comstock, and  Brian Fitzpatrick in honor of Congressman Steve Scalise and the other victims of the shooting last week. Whip Scalise's condition is improving and his spirit is strong.

Up in Yavapai County Karen Wagley won the raffle Republican polo shirt and Patty Casale won the ball cap. You can’t miss them when they wear then – they are bright red!

Tickets To The Yavapai County’s "Night With The Eagles" featuring South of Winslow are available at or 928—776-4500. The event is scheduled between 5-8 pm., July 15 at the StoneRidge Golf Club. $40 per person. Bring a chair or blanket for an evening of BBQ and music.

Call to Action: The AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance joins with the Human Life Action (HLA) in urging you to contact your Senators to remind them that abortion is NOT “healthcare” and that the “Hyde Amendment” protections must prevail! Sen John McCain 202-224-2235 or 202-228-2862. Sen Jeff Flake 202-224-4521 or 202-228-0515 or AZ East Valley Pro-Life Alliance Joe Perron

AzCDL Is Raffling Off A New-In-Box, Never Fired, second generation GSG-5 .22 caliber semi-automatic rifle donated by AzCDL Life Member Stephen Wenger.  The rifle AzCDL raffling is a second generation model - marked "1st Anniversary GSG-5" - with a true faux suppressor. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at AzCDL's online store.  Only 300 tickets will be sold. The drawing will be conducted as soon at all the tickets are sold, or at AzCDL's October annual meeting of members, whichever comes first. 

Phoenix City Council incumbent Sal DiCiccio can use some help in hosting a dessert for him in District 6. These aren’t fundraisers, just a chance to have dessert, meet neighbors and to have a conversation.  Contact Annie Warren at  or 480-599-3179 . DeCiccio also needs volunteers to put up yard signs. Contact: .

President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first resonders. Contact or

The ADOT Motor Vehicle Division is open at 7:30 am., in urban offices to help relieve the wait time for service. On the second Wednesday of each month, beginning July 12, urban MVD offices will open at noon to allow time for employee continuing education programs. The expanded office hours combined with the modified schedule on the second Wednesday of each month provide an overall increase of six hours a month during which customers may receive services at an urban MVD office.For more information:

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

See Arizona’s National Republican Committeewoman Lori Klein Corbin’s “Call To Action” for a special investigation into Loretta Lynch’s role in pressuring the FBI to cover for Hillary Clinton and to call off the “Witch Hunt” on President Donald Trump. See  6-16-17-briefs

LD24 Will Provide Candies And Flags for the annual 8 am., Tues., July 4th Arcadia neighborhood parade in Phoenix. Participants include kids, pets, bicycles, wagons, cars. Participants/viewers are urged to dress in Patriotic/4th of July wear or colors.  Contact LD24 parade coordinator: Roger Pongratz (anytime) or 602-617-4473 (day of parade). Parade info

Donations Needed: Salvation Army needs help with heat relief efforts With the return of 100-degree temperatures, the Salvation Army is setting up heat relief stations across the Valley.

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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)



Senator Jeff Flake (R- AZ)



Rep Tom O’Halleran (D1)



Rep Martha McSally (R2)



Rep Raul M. Grijalva (D3)



Rep Paul A. Gosar (R4)



Rep Andy Biggs (R5)



Rep David Schweikert (R6)



Rep Reuben Gallego (D7)



Rep Trent Franks (R8)



Rep Kyrsten Sinema (D9)





The Fountain Hills GOP Social is scheduled at 6 pm., Tues., June 27 at the Fireside Grill, Lexington Hotel, 12800 N Saguaro Blvd, FH 85268.  NO Speeches, no reservations, no host bar/drinks. Everyone is welcome.  The GOP Socials will continue throughout the summer.  Bring a friend or neighbor.  For more information, contact Boe James at or

Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs will address the Payson Tea Party at 6 pm., Tues., June 27 at Tiny’s Restaurant, 600 E Hwy 260 in Payson. Riggs is an Army vet, former police officer, former school board president, and three-term U.S. Congressman.

LD17 will meet at 7 pm., at the Tri-City Baptist Church Ministries, 2211 W Germann Rd, Chandler, AZ 85286. Chairman Bert Moll -

June 28

The Ahwatukee Republican Women and LD18 has having a combined meeting/dinner at 6:30 pm., Wed., June 28 to hear Rep Jill Norgaard’s “Wrap of the Capitol” at the Mountain View Lutheran Church, 11002 S 48th St. in Phoenix. Light dinner available for purchase. $5 donation – sandwiches, salads, chips, desert. Contact: Cindy Casaus, President ARW and 2nd Vice Pres of the Arizona Federation of Republican Women 602.300.4185  or

LD4 will meet at 7 p m., Wed., June 28 at the Estrella Foothills High School, 13033 S Estrella Pkwy, Goodyear, AZ 85338. Contact: Chairman Dick Newcomer - emrc9876@gmail.​com

Supt of Public Instruction candidate Frank Riggs will host a “meet and greet” coffee at 9:30 am., Wed., June 28 at Tiny’s Restaurant (in the small room north of the bar area) 600 E Hwy 260 in Payson. 

Grassroots Tea Party members are anxious to have Glendale Mayor Jerry Weiers attend their next meeting – if he can get away from a prior meeting early enough to attend. The Tea Party meets 6 pm., Wed., June 28 in the Denny’s Restaurant Meeting Room, 9030 N Black Canyon Hwy, Access Rd, Dunlap Ave exit off the I-17 in Phoenix. They will also be playing a “Bill of Rights” game, conducting a fundraising auction, selling support for Trump post cards ($10 for 10 or Six for $5. Contact: Francine L Romesburg <


President Donald Trump fans and other conservatives are invited to join the 10 am, Sat., July 1 Arizona Sign Waving event between 10-11:30 am., at 650 E Bell Road (7th Street/Bell Road) in Phoenix. The event is part of a MAGA National wide Trump/Pence support day. Participants are asked to bring your trump gear and support signs in support of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, active military, veterans, place and first resonders. Contact or


Glen Spencer’s 10th anniversary “Flags Along the Border BBQ” is scheduled between 3-7 pm., Sun., July 2 – featuring The Sons of the Pioneers - at Spencer’s border ranch (overlooking the San Pedro River). Flags are already arriving from across the nation to be displayed along the border. In 2008, Spencer received 2,000 small American Flags. construction of an 18-foot steel beam fence - on the very spot the flags were placed --- was underway. In 2015, he received 50,000 from border fence supporters. Flags Along the Border tradition. A border technology demonstration will be offered between 2-4 pm. 14 years of border technology will be on display. Win a drone. Music. Limited seating. $30 per person or $50 per couple. Kids under 12 - $10. Reservations 520-803-7703. Sponsored by the American Border Patrol.


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Congressman Andy Biggs: Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will hear arguments for President Trump’s executive order that temporary limits travel from six nations.  The Court also lifted lower court injunctions for much of the executive order. Congressman Biggs said: “I am pleased with the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to remove the unconstitutional stay on most of President Trump’s executive order until they hear arguments and make a final decision in October. My mission in Congress is to restore the horizontal and vertical separation of powers, and this order is a victory for that cause. Regardless of what you might think of the policy itself, the President has the authority to make these decisions, and I have been extremely vocal in supporting the administration’s position. I wholeheartedly agree with the justices as they wrote in their order, “but when it comes to refugees who lack any such connection to the United States, for the reasons we have set out, the balance tips in favor of the Government’s compelling need to provide for the Nation’s security.” This order was a victory for the U.S. Constitution and for President Trump’s commitment to his promise to keep our nation secure. The United States of America will always be a nation of and compassionate to immigrants, but we must ensure the safety of American citizens above all else.”

Congresswoman Martha McSally: There should be many paths to success in America. Not all great jobs require a four year degree. In Southern Arizona there are stable, good-paying trade craft and manufacturing jobs that remain vacant because there aren’t enough people with the skills to fill them. That's why I introduced the Veterans’ Entry to Apprenticeship Act last week so returning service members can apply their GI benefits to pre-apprenticeship programs that teach the techniques necessary to break into skilled trade industries.  CLICK HERE to learn more. The House also overwhelmingly passed the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act with my support. This bill will help American students and workers have access to education that will launch their careers. It empowers states and local communities--especially rural communities-- to adapt career and technical education to best meet their changing economic needs and align programs with in-demand jobs. Bills like these will help bridge the gap between Americans looking for work and employers looking to fill positions.

Congressman Andy Biggs: Aside from working towards priorities like a full repeal of Obamacare, passage of pro-growth tax reform, and building a border wall, Congress has a long list of important items that must be completed prior to September 30.  This includes reviewing the federal debt limit, passing a federal budget, providing funding for the next fiscal year, reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration and more. Failure to complete these items could have detrimental consequences and will likely lead to Congress once again irresponsibly kicking the can down the road. I am not under the illusion that any of these things will be easy to accomplish, but I fully intend to work in good faith in Congress to remain true to my constituents in Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District. I know they will not, and rightfully should not, settle for half-hearted measures, nor a job left undone. With a unified Republican government, Congress can no longer put off following through on the priorities we promised to the American people. To help maintain our pace and deliberations, I strongly support the call for the House to suspend the August recess so that Members of Congress can remain focused on enacting the policies we have discussed for the last several years. We cannot afford to lose any of our momentum as we do the peoples’ business in Washington, D.C. I want to hear from you – do you want the House to cancel its August recess?

Congressman Andy Biggs: I am so happy to hear of Majority Whip Steve Scalise’s improvement from the horrific shooting that occurred last week in Alexandria. This afternoon, it was reported that he was moved out of the intensive care unit and continues to recover from his injuries. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with him, his family, and the other individuals who were shot that morning. Also, I am deeply appreciative to the Capitol Police officers who saved lives that day, and for the officers who protect Members of Congress, their staff, and the public on a daily basis. Their sacrifices are heroic.

Congressman Andy Biggs: I am extremely disappointed by the lack of resolve from Congress to repeal Obamacare – most recently, with the U.S. Senate’s legislation (released yesterday). The American people demanded a full repeal. Now, the 115th Congress is dangerously close to abandoning our promise and opportunity to completely repeal Obamacare, remove government from the health care industry, permanently defund Planned Parenthood, and give Americans their long-awaited relief from overwhelming premiums. Since taking office in January, I have participated in many meetings with House and Senate members to offer insights and solutions to this goal. I hope that my colleagues will see our grave error with the AHCA and reverse course to wholly repeal Obamacare. Only by doing so will we be able to fulfill our promises to the American people.

Congresswoman Martha McSally: Arizona’s breathtaking scenes are renown throughout the world— but our state has one of the largest backlogs in park maintenance projects. Saguaro National Park has approximately $12.9 million and Chiricahua National Monument has roughly $10.3 million in needed restoration projects. Senator John McCain and I introduced the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Act to expand public-private partnership programs encouraging agencies to use service corps volunteers to complete park projects. This is cost-effective for agencies and it provides veterans, underprivileged youth, inner-city kids, and those looking for work with service hours.


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