112th In The News

Dec 11, 2012 | Politico

Some Republicans OK with defense cuts

Issues: Defense

This new generation of conservatives in Congress, freed from the ideologies of the Cold War and Reagan-era defense buildups, is pushing Republicans to buck their tradition and put defense on the chopping block in pursuit of a truly smaller federal government.

Dec 6, 2012 | Associated Press

Lawmaker questions bomb suspect's status in U.S.

Issues: Defense

An Arizona congressman is questioning why an Iraqi native charged with detonating a homemade explosive device outside a federal building hadn't been deported despite his criminal history and being denied citizenship.

Nov 27, 2012 | The Hill

Lawmakers take to social media to promote 'Small Business Saturday'

It's beginning to look a lot like many members of Congress are starting their Christmas shopping, and urging others to do the same by shopping local on "Small Business Saturday."

Nov 16, 2012 | Fox News

Southwest wildfire crews join Hurricane Sandy cleanup effort

About 125 southwest wildfire workers from Arizona and New Mexico were sent over the last five days to help with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.

Nov 7, 2012 | Casa Grande Dispatch

Gosar hears from farmers in city forum

Gosar met with more than two dozen members of the agricultural community and a handful of government officials. It was mainly a listening session billed Farm Forum.

Oct 25, 2012 | New York Times

Cuomo’s Medicaid Changes Are at Washington’s Mercy

Issues: Healthcare

Depending on who is doing the talking these days, New York State is either a national model of how to curb Medicaid spending, or the nation’s prime example of Medicaid abuse...Representative Paul A. Gosar, who presided over the recent hearing as vice chairman of the oversight panel’s health subcommittee, called the payments “another brazen example of government failure.

Oct 15, 2012 | AZ Central

Firefighters battle blaze in Tonto National Forest

Firefighters Sunday were battling a 100-acre blaze burning twomiles from the Tonto Fish Hatchery in the Big Canyon area of the Tonto National Forest, officials said Sunday. The "Big Canyon Fire" was reported about 10:30 a.m. Sunday about 14 miles east of Payson in a rough and remote area of the forest, according to David Albo, Tonto National Forest spokesman.

Sep 12, 2012 | White Mountain Independent

Gosar hosts hearing on Regional Haze Rule

Issues: Energy, Public Lands and Water

ST. JOHNS — Stating he asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to hold a public hearing in St. Johns and they refused, Congressman Paul Gosar took it upon himself to set up and host a public hearing on the controversial Regional Haze Rule. Held at the St. Johns High School auditorium on Friday, September 7, the public hearing was both recorded on video and transcribed. All comments made will be sent to the EPA before the September 15 deadline for public comment.

Sep 12, 2012

Report identifies wildfire risk for 13 states

A just-released report by CoreLogic, a provider of data analytics and business services, identified more than 740,000 residences across 13 states in the western United States currently at high or very high risk for wildfire damage in 2012.

Sep 11, 2012 | Prescott Enews

Small businesses uncertain about economy, says NFIB director

The Arizona director of the National Federation of Independent Business said Friday that the only thing small-business owners are certain about the economy is uncertainty as the presidential election nears…