Election 2016: 3-term Rep. Gosar says Washington hasn’t changed him

Election 2016: 3-term Rep. Gosar says Washington hasn’t changed him
(Casa Grande Dispatch, 7/15)

“After almost three terms in Congress, Paul Gosar, R-Prescott, said his priorities have changed slightly but Washington has not changed him. ‘Washington is still broken and in desperate need of reform,’ the congressman said in an email response to questions. ‘I am still fighting many of the same battles as when I was first elected, including working to repeal Obamacare, to cut wasteful federal spending and to enact policies that foster economic growth and job creation. The House of Representatives has the power of the purse and I have been leading the charge to ensure we use it. My 73 amendments that have passed through the House have cut or prevented more than $1.6 billion in wasteful government spending.’ […] Gosar said the three biggest issues in this year’s election are jobs and the economy; illegal immigration and securing the border; and ending ‘business as usual’ in Washington. […] Gosar said if the voters return him to Congress, he has several more goals: ‘I have been leading the charge to secure our border and fight illegal immigration. I will continue to pursue policies I have put forth that ensure we build the wall, defund sanctuary cities, repeal Obama’s amnesty policies and reimburse states and local governments for the cost of incarcerating illegal immigrants. I will continue to focus on repealing burdensome regulations, fostering an environment for economic growth, fixing a broken system in Washington, cutting federal spending, protecting the Second Amendment, advancing an all-of-the-above energy strategy and pursuing other priorities that matter to the people of Arizona.’ […] As for his primary opponent Ray Strauss, Gosar said Arizonans “deserve a fighter not a milquetoast: ‘Strauss is a nice guy. Having said that, I have not heard anything from him in terms of substantive policy proposals.’”

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Jeff Small