Press Releases

Apr 29, 2016

***MEDIA ADVISORY*** Rep. Gosar to Attend May 2nd Public Meeting in Lake Havasu City and Speak Out Against Arbitrary Boating Restrictions

Issues: Government Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Energy, Public Lands and Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Paul A. Gosar D.D.S. (AZ-04) will be attending the public meeting taking place in Lake Havasu City on May 2, 2016, to examine the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) controversial draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge announced April 12, 2016, which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters.

Apr 29, 2016

Rep. Gosar Spearheads Bipartisan Letter Requesting 60-Day Extension of Comment Period for Lake Havasu Boating Closures

Issues: Government Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Energy, Public Lands and Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after spearheading a bipartisan letter signed by 21 members of the House of Representatives to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director, Regional Director and Havasu Refuge Manager requesting a 60-day extension of the public comment period for the draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) on April 12, 2016, which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters:

Apr 28, 2016

Rep. Gosar Meets with Director Tuggle On Proposed Lake Havasu Boating Closures

Issues: Government Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Energy, Public Lands and Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after meeting with Regional Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Benjamin Tuggle and sending a letter to reiterate concerns about the draft recreational boating Compatibility Determination (CD) for Havasu National Wildlife Refuge announced by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) on April 12, 2016, which threatens to close significant portions of Lake Havasu to recreational boaters:

Apr 22, 2016

Rep. Gosar and Lake Havasu City Mayor Nexsen Secure Public Meeting on Proposed Havasu Boating Closures

Issues: Getting Things Done, Government Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Energy, Public Lands and Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) announced late Thursday night that it would adhere to one of the requests made by the Congressman and Mayor of Lake Havasu City, Mark Nexsen, to hold a public meeting in Lake Havasu City, Arizona and allow for input from local stakeholders on the draft Compatibility Determination (CD) announced last week that aims to close down significant areas to motorized boating on Lake Havasu:

Apr 22, 2016

Rep. Gosar Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reimburse Local Law Enforcement for Cost of Incarcerating Criminal Illegal Immigrants

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after introducing bipartisan legislation, H.R. 5035, to reauthorize the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program (SCAAP) and assist local law enforcement with executing the program’s intended purpose:

Apr 21, 2016

Witnesses Praise Gosar Consumer Cost Transparency Bill During House Resources Hearing

Issues: Government Oversight and Regulatory Reform, Energy, Public Lands and Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans legislative hearing which included legislation he introduced, H.R. 1869, the Environmental Compliance Cost Transparency Act, which requires federal Power Marketing Administrations (PMAs) active in the wholesale power business to disclose the direct and indirect costs of environmental compliance to their customers in monthly billing statements:

Apr 20, 2016

Two Gosar Energy Bills Pass the Senate

Issues: Natural Resources, Energy, Public Lands and Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after the Senate successfully passed S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015, legislation which included two bills Congressman Gosar introduced in the House; H.R.1107, the Bureau of Reclamation Transparency Act and H.R. 2663, the Public Land Renewable Energy Development Act:

Apr 19, 2016

Rep. Gosar Presses Fish and Wildlife Director for Answers Behind Arbitrary Boat Closures in Lake Havasu

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Natural Resources Committee hearing titled, “Recent Changes to Endangered Species Critical Habitat Designation and Implementation” where the Congressman questioned U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) Director Dan Ashe about unwarranted boating closures made last May in a 1/2 mile backwater area in Lake Havasu as well as additional arbitrary boating closures the Service is now pursuing as a result of the Draft Compatibility Determination announced last week:

Apr 19, 2016

Rep. Gosar Defends the Rule of Law Against Obama’s Executive Amnesty

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) took to the House floor last night to speak out against President Obama’s illegal attempt to enact amnesty by executive action during a special order led by Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL). The Supreme Court heard oral arguments yesterday in the case, United States v. Texas which challenges the president’s creation of the amnesty program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and expansion of the amnesty program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

Apr 13, 2016

Rep. Gosar Vows to Protect State Water Rights, Block Groundwater Directive 2.0

Issues: Natural Resources, Energy, Public Lands and Water

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statement after participating in a House Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee titled, “Empowering States and Western Water Users Through Regulatory and Administrative Reforms” examining the growth of pervasive federal regulations over water resources:

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