Gosar Objects to Biden’s “Disinformation Governance Board”
This week, the Biden administration announced the creation of a so-called “Disinformation Governance Board.”
I will be perfectly clear; this is another tool to censor and surveil Americans ahead of the midterm elections. That’s what this is all about. It’s that plain and simple. The Disinformation Governance Board will be an arm of the Department of Homeland Security. Nothing more than another attack on free speech, a better name for this board would be the Government Operated Censorship Board.
Worse, Mr. Biden’s pick to lead the board, Nina Jankowicz, has a deeply problematic history. Ms. Jankowicz amplified the debunked narrative that Hunter Biden’s laptop was part of a Russian disinformation scheme. If you missed it, you can read my previously shared thoughts on Hunter Biden’s laptop here. Jankowicz helped spread the partisan disinformation.
All Americans should be deeply troubled by Mr. Biden’s decision to create the Disinformation Governance Board. The creation of this board appears to double down on this administration’s continued abuse of taxpayer dollars and the federal government’s powers to attack Americans who disagree with its policies, smearing them as extremists and perpetrators of ‘mis- dis- and mal-information.’ Rest assured that I will do everything in my power to terminate this board and prohibit the use of Federal funds to establish any other similar board.
A Note from Me to You: The creation of this so called “Disinformation Board” is a well-known communist practice of having the regime “tell” the people what the “truth” is. In reality, it is propaganda for the regime and the real truth will be labeled a lie or be deemed subversive. We saw this with two years of COVID lies. We saw this with the Hunter Biden laptop lies. We saw this with the Russia collusion hoax. We see this with inflation, with Joe Biden and the democrats blaming everyone but themselves. And we continue to see it with the 2020 election lies. We used to live in a free society where differing opinions were allowed. This latest effort is to stop all dissent. Let’s not go quietly into the night and accept government autocratic dictatorships.
Are We Creeping Towards a Recession?
This week it was announced that Gross Domestic Product, or GDP, declined by 1.4%. Let me repeat: That’s NEGATIVE ONE POINT FOUR PERCENT! The economy shrank for the first time since the forced COVID lockdowns in early 2020. Measured quarterly, GDP measures the strength of our economy. Two consecutive quarters of negative GDP is called a RECESSION. Joe Biden, never one to take responsibility for his failed policies as the cause, blamed COVID for the alarming GDP measurement. Or, could it be the record high Bidenflation, lost wages and the increased prices of everything that has Americans very concerned about the direction of our economy? Keep spending more money and raising taxes, Joe. Because that’s a winning solution. NOT!
Gosar Once Again Recognized as Most Conservative Member of Congress
This week, it was announced that I earned the coveted Award for Conservative Excellence by the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), the highest conservative rating given to Members of Congress.
I am once again honored to be recognized by the ACUF for my strong, conservative principles and am pleased to have received the highest possible level of rating given. The ACUF is a conservative organization that focuses on holding members of Congress accountable for their voting record. This rating reflects the conservative principles by which I was elected.
Since being elected to Congress, I have maintained a 93.23% lifetime rating by the ACUF. I hope people will look closely at this score to see for themselves my voting record on many important issues. I am thankful that the ACU recognizes my conservative track record, and I applaud them for their continued leadership on conservative values.
Click here to read my full statement and learn more about these ratings.
FYI: BLM to Gather Wild Burros in the Black Mountain Herd Management Area
If you reside in the Kingman area, I wanted to make you aware that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) will be flying a helicopter to conduct burro gathering next week on the Black Mountain Herd Management area, west of Kingman. The large number of burros on our public lands has had serious consequences, including significant rangeland degradation, overgrazing, competition for food and water among ungulates, water quality impacts, devaluation of federal lands, and deteriorating habitat for wildlife species like the Greater Sage-Grouse. In addition, there have been negative impacts to the animals themselves, including starvation, dehydration, and death. I’d like to thank the BLM for their efforts to thin the wild burro population.
Gosar Sponsors Legislation to Hold the National Personnel Records Center Accountable
This week, I cosponsored the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) Accountability Act, a bill to return the NPRC to pre-pandemic funding levels if it fails to process and resolve the personnel record backlog of 600,000 requests before October 1, 2022.
Because of the pandemic, the NPRC was closed for nearly two years. During its closure, many veterans in my district did not receive the records they require to demonstrate their military service. As a result, many of these individuals could not and cannot receive the medical care, disability compensation, and retirement pay they have earned in a timely manner. The current backlog of some 600,000 cases needs to be swiftly resolved. This bill is simple: if NPRC does not do its job, they will lose the additional funding they received during the pandemic.
The NPRC is an agency of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which is responsible for maintaining records, such as DD-214 forms, for veterans to demonstrate military service. Veteran records are vital for a litany of reasons, especially for services such as ensuring necessary medical care is received and retirement pay is received. The legislation is a follow up to a letter I sent to the NARA asking for a briefing on the agency’s plan to reopen, which was held March 2, 2022. One day before the briefing, NARA announced the agency would reopen to full capacity. In that briefing, it was projected that the backlog would be eliminated by the end of this Fiscal Year under a new staffing structure.
Forgive Student Loans?
Joe Biden and his democrat stooges keep talking about “forgiving” student loans. What that means is they want you and me to pay for their loans. Because the universities who got the money are not giving it back. If Mr. Biden tries to implement this foolish strategy, I will introduce legislation to take the equivalent money that is “forgiven” from every university endowment fund. Harvard alone has billions. If anyone should pay other than the borrowers than it should be the overpriced universities.
Also, why stop at student loans? Why not “forgive” mortgages, car loans, and credit card debt?
Just remember, there is no “forgiveness” of these loans. There is only someone else paying the bills. I’ll take that back as soon as some bank comes forward and states it does not want its money back.
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