This Week With Gosar PRESCOTT, AZ - Top stories... Have a Blessed Easter! He is not here: He is Risen!Luke 24:6-7The Easter district work period is upon us. This week, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I hope you find time to reflect on this Holy Week and can spend some time with your family and loved ones.
The Easter district work period is upon us. This week, Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I hope you find time to reflect on this Holy Week and can spend some time with your family and loved ones.
House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Inspection and Border Trip
Earlier this week I joined the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on an inspection trip to our under-siege southern border, from California to Yuma. I joined Ranking Member James Comer (R-KY), Representatives Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.), Glenn Grothman (R-WI), Pete Sessions (R-TX), and Byron Donalds (R-FL) and staff for the House Committee border trip.
We journeyed from San Diego, California, to Yuma, Arizona, to examine how President Biden has opened our borders and allowed over 2.5 million illegal aliens to prance into our country. The magnitude of this disaster cannot be overstated. Our country is under attack. These lawbreakers bring drugs including fentanyl, which cause 105,000 deaths in 2021. They traffic children and women for prostitution. They take jobs and keep wages low for Americans. There is nothing humane or decent about opening our borders. No other nation in the world does this because it is insane.
I joined my colleagues to tour ports of entry, Customs and Border Patrol detention facilities, and President Trump’s American unfinished border wall. We also spoke to local officials like Supervisor Jonathan Lines about the severe social problems resulting from Biden’s open borders policy.
In two days, we ran into foreign nationals from countries from Haiti, Uzbekistan, Guatemala and Portugal. None of the illegal aliens are fleeing government persecution in their homeland. None. These are all economic opportunists taking advantage of our good nature All paid drug cartels to get here. They arrive clean, with new cell phones and are well fed. They are part of an international trafficking conspiracy. Many are muling drugs. All illegal aliens need to be deported.I commend Texas Governor Abbot for deporting illegal aliens out of Texas to Washington, D.C.
Gosar Rips Biden for Latest Assault on Second Amendment
This week, the Biden administration submitted a final rule reclassifying gun kits to qualify as firearms under the Gun Control Act. Joe Biden’s unconstitutional assault on gun owners knows no boundaries. The latest attack, mandating privately made guns contain a serial number will do absolutely nothing to curb the violent crime that is taking place across the country because of Biden’s soft-on-crime policies but it will further weaken the Second Amendment, which is under constant attack by this administration.
Read my full statement concerning Biden’s latest gun grab here.
Worst Inflation in Four Decades
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released its March Consumer Price Index, reporting that inflation surged further by a massive 8.5% from the previous year, the highest increase in 40 years. The average American household now pays $5,700 more a year for basic goods thanks to Joe Biden’s reckless polices.
Here’s a sampling of how much more you will pay to celebrate Easter this weekend:
Ham: 13.7% more
Eggs for coloring: 11.2% more
Flour to make pie crust: 24% more
Nuts for your pecan pie: as much as 80%
Butter for your dinner rolls: 20% more
Electricity to cook dinner: 10% more
Flight to visit family: 23.6% more
The increased costs are daunting, but this only assumes you can find these items on grocery stores shelves. Many of my constituents continue to struggle with supply chain disruptions and Easter product shortages. Meanwhile, Joe Biden continues to blame Putin rather than take responsibility for his failed policies that are really to blame for this record high inflation.
Read my full statement concerning the latest Bidenflation crisis here.
Gosar Presses Biden to Resume Police Escorts for Veteran Honor Flights in DC
As a country, we have asked much of our men and women in uniform. Time and again, they answered the call. This week, I sent a letter to Secretary Haaland requesting the Department of Interior provide the Honor Flight Network with the National Park Service’s United States Park Police (USPP) vehicular escort services granted in previous years. Our brave veterans have made tremendous sacrifices to secure the freedoms we enjoy today. As a nation, we owe it to our heroes to give them the utmost honor and privilege that they deserve on their Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.
This photo was taken and submitted by Matt Parrilli of Sonoita, AZ.It features a photo he took in Sonoita, AZ, looking out at the Santa Rita Mountains at the tail end of the rainy season. He has titled it, Twilight's Last Gleaming.
Thank you, Matt!
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