Our “Get To Know Your Candidate” series continues. With the Primaries out of the way, the election races are getting more focused. This issue San Tan Times highlights Republican incumbent candidate for District 4 of the U.S. House Paul Gosar who will be running against Democrat candidate David Brill in November’s election. San Tan Times will highlight David Brill in the Wednesday, September 12th edition of the paper.
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Paul Gosar’s Platform
Energy and Natural Resources
As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Minerals and Energy and Chairman of the Western Caucus, I have been a leader in Congress in promoting energy development, sustainability, and economic growth. The federal government owns the majority of land in Arizona with only 17% privately owned. This deprives Arizona of a tax base for education and roads and creates a significant burden for local governments. I have fought against the Obama Administration’s pointless and punitive efforts to shut down our domestic energy and resource production. I’m working closely with the Trump Administration to make our country great again by developing our resources.
As a healthcare professional for more than 25 years, I ran for Congress in order to defeat Obamacare. I have voted dozens of times to repeal this gross overreach by the federal government, which has led to increased costs to consumers while reducing choice. Neither government bureaucrats nor insurance companies should violate the doctor-patient relationship, which is exactly what’s happened. Sky-high premiums, higher deductibles, and more government are not what we were promised by President Obama, but that’s exactly what we got. I won’t rest until we’ve repealed and replaced Obamacare.
Immigration and Border Security
As a leading voice in Congress against illegal immigration, I’ve earned an A rating from NumbersUSA and the Federation for American Immigration Reform. I was a leader in the fight against the “Gang of 8” amnesty bill and fought to get a wall erected along the US-Mexican border. A nation with open borders is not a nation and American citizenship is a privilege, not a right. For too long we’ve left our borders open resulting in increased crime including murder, human trafficking, drugs, and even terrorism while inflicting economic pain on working Americans whose wages have not kept up with inflation due to cheap illegal labor.
Outside of our national security and the safety and security of our citizens, one of the most important roles of government is to build and maintain our national infrastructure. A strong, reliable infrastructure promotes interstate commerce, creating economic growth and prosperity, which creates more jobs and stability for our families. As Co-Chairman of the I-11 Caucus, I have focused on expanding I-11 into a full-blown interstate between Phoenix and Las Vegas, connecting two major metropolitan areas which remain the only major urban areas of their size that remain unlinked. My work has focused on removing environmental obstacles while securing federal funding to make this project a reality.
Jobs and the Economy
Throughout my time in Congress, I have worked to foster economic growth through less spending, lower taxes, and reducing regulations. My efforts have earned me a 100% rating from the National Federation of Independent Business and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. I’ve also signed – and honored – Americans for Tax Reform’s Taxpayer Protection Pledge, a commitment I take very seriously because I believe that we must allow American workers to keep more of their earnings so that they can make decisions on what’s best for their families – not the federal government. One of my top priorities in Congress is passage of President Trump’s tax reform package.
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