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Gosar Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Curb Foreign Meddling on Elections
Despite laws barring foreigners from influencing American elections, a recent study found that foreign influence and corruption continues to undermine our elections.
In response, this week, I joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to introduce the Fighting Foreign Influence Act, legislation to crack down on foreign influence seeking to corrupt elections, government officials and think tanks.
The legislation is a package of several common-sense provisions from both sides of the aisle including the Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act, standalone legislation I introduced last year. Here’s a quick summary:
- Title I, the Think Tank and Non-Profit Foreign Influence Disclosure Act, would require tax-exempt organizations, including think tanks, to publicly disclose any high-dollar gifts from foreign governments or foreign political parties. It then directs the Treasury Department to publish the total amount of such contributions from each foreign government and each foreign political party.
- Title II, the Congressional and Executive Foreign Lobbying Ban Act, would impose a lifetime ban on former senior U.S. military officers, presidents, vice presidents, other senior executive branch officials, and members of Congress from ever lobbying for a foreign principal.
- Title III, the Stop Foreign Donations Affecting Our Elections Act, would require political campaigns to verify that anyone making an online contribution has a valid US address (using credit cards’ three-digit CVV code) or are otherwise legally eligible to make a campaign contribution. This title would also prohibit foreign agents from fundraising for political campaigns.
Click here to read the full text of the legislation.
Lawbreakers Continue to Pour Across the Southern Border
This week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that nearly 240,000 illegal aliens crossed our southern border in May, the highest ever. Joe Biden’s disastrous open border policies have created the worst crisis along our border, yet he refuses to do a damn thing to address this growing problem. More than 3.5 million lawbreakers have crossed our border since Biden took office.
Additionally, illicit drugs, including deadly fentanyl, continue to pour into our country through the southern border. Over 1,100 pounds, or 250 million deadly doses of fentanyl were seized at the border in May. Americans are witnessing month-after-month of a record crisis at our southern border, all thanks to Biden’s reckless open border policies. Over a year ago, I personally invited Biden to the southern border to see firsthand the crisis his policies have created. He ignores my request and continues to turn his back on Americans.
Gosar Votes to Protect Supreme Court Justices
Last week I wrote extensively about the attempted assassination of Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh and Speaker Pelosi’s efforts to stonewall passage of bi-partisan legislation that would provide improved security for the justices and their families.
If you missed last week’s newsletter, I’ve got you covered. HERE IT IS!
Thankfully, after weeks of dithering, this week the House of Representatives finally passed the bill to step up security for our justices. Every single Republican voted in support of this bill. Shockingly, more than two dozen democrats voted against providing additional protection. Their “nay” vote is unconscionable!
Meanwhile, in clear act of domestic terrorism, more than 40 pro-life pregnancy centers across American have been attacked or vandalized by a pro-abortion domestic terrorist group called Jane’s Revenge since the leak of a draft Supreme Court opinion noting that the Supreme Court may finally overturn Roe v. Wade. The terrorist group has warned of additional attacks in the days to come. As I write, not a single member of Jane’s Revenge has been arrested nor has Speaker Pelosi condemned these violent actions.
I sent a letter to Secretary Merrick Garland demanding the Department of Justice protect pregnancy centers in Arizona from attacks from these radical domestic terrorist groups. I pray for the safety of all pro-life healthcare providers facing threats from these lunatic leftists.
Gosar Announces Upcoming Mobile Office Hours in Meadview, AZ
Do you need help with any federal agency?
If so, my staff will be available in Meadview on July 7th at the VFW Post 11014 located at 210 Meadview Boulevard in Meadview, AZ from 2:00 – 4:00 PM to help residents seeking assistance including accessing public benefits such as Social Security and Medicare, federal grant funding, passports and visas, immigration and naturalization services, veterans benefits, and resolving issues with federal agencies such as the Interal Revenue Service.
Mobile office hours are an effort to reach more constituents in their towns to help them address issues they may be having with a federal agency or learn more about the services provided by my office.
Please call 928-445-1683 to schedule your appointment!
Speaking of Help with a Federal Agency…
Recently, my staff was contacted by Sheri N. from Prescott Valley seeking urgent assistance obtaining a passport for her daughter, Abigale, who was about to embark on a summer trip to Panama. After just two days of we were able to secure Abigale’s passport!
Sheri sent this very thoughtful note:
Oh my gosh!!! You are a miracle worker. Thank you so much. We really do owe you, as this has been complete craziness!
A sincere heart felt thank you from my daughter and really, our entire family. She is ready to go see the Panama Canal this week.
My amazing staff has also been helping Ray D. from Buckeye, AZ regarding some complications he was having with the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. This week, Ray sent me the following update:
I had been appealing to CMS for two years for help on a medical procedure Medicare declined to pay for. After wasting time seeking assistance from both Arizona Senators and getting no help, I decided to reach out to your office in December last year. In less than a month, Mr. Jeffrey Timm responded with the answers I had been looking for. He was able to obtain the information I needed and even provided a reference to Local Coverage Determination L38803 where Medicare's coverage criteria for my procedure is outlined and the billing code for my doctor. When I presented Mr. Timm's letter to my doctor he said "That is exactly what we have been needing".
I apologize for not writing to you sooner, Mr. Gosar. I'm certain that I responded to Mr. Timm and thanked him for his prompt assistance, but wanted you to know also. That, however, has not changed my decision about voting for you in the upcoming election. I had already decided to vote for you :)
Sheri, Abigale and Ray, thanks for your thoughtful words. We are very happy to help and even more thrilled that everything worked out!
More Disturbing Economic Indicators Portend a Recession
Inflation continues to spiral out of control, rising to 8.6% in May. In response the Federal Reserve raised interest rates by .75%, the most since 1994. If you are looking to take out a home mortgage loan or car loan, you know how costly your monthly payments will be. Gasoline prices continue to rise, with average prices over $5.00 per gallon. The Dow industrial average continues to tank, dropping below 30,000 for the first time in years.
The response from Joe Biden? More of the same. Despite wages going in the wrong direction and families being forced to pay more for everything, in an interview with the Associated Press this week (side note: his first in over four months) Joe Biden dismissed the threat of growing Bidenflation and doubled-down on his crippling tax hikes and runaway spending. Americans can’t afford Biden and democrats’ destructive economic policies. In the same interview, Biden noted that “people are really, really down” and the need for mental health for all Americans has skyrocketed. That’s comforting…way to go, Joe!
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This wonderful photo was shot off Route 66 in route to Oatman, AZ and was taken by Kathy Donatoni from Prescott, AZ
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