Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Kevin McCarthy The Leader's Daily Schedule - 10/7/15

Leader's Daily Schedule
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7THOn Wednesday, the House will meet at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and 12:00 p.m. for legislative business. First votes expected: 1:15-2:15 p.m. Last votes expected: 4:15-5:15 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
H.R. 3192 - Homebuyers Assistance Act, Rules Committee Print (Closed Rule, One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. French Hill / Financial Services Committee)
H. Res. 461 - Establishing a Select Investigative Panel of the Committee on Energy and Commerce (One Hour of Debate) (Sponsored by Rep. Virginia Foxx / Rules Committee)
Special Order Speeches

Senator Marco Rubio Was For Cap and Trade Before He Was against It

Rubio on cap and trade, then and now

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U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio's campaign said:Via Miami Herald
Were it not for Marco Rubio, Charlie Crist would likely have succeeded in imposing an oppressive cap-and-trade scheme in Florida that would have deepened Florida's economic crisis. While it might not have won him the adulation of Hollywood liberals, Marco Rubio stood his ground and defended Floridians from Charlie Crist's plans. As a result, cap-and-trade does not exist in Florida. As President Obama pursues the same type of job-killing, business-crippling cap-and-trade policies that Charlie Crist tried to impose, Marco Rubio offers Floridians reassurance that he's the only candidate in this race with a proven record of standing up to this agenda.
But wait. Then-House Speaker Marco Rubio told a Tallahassee public television station in early 2008:
Florida should position itself for what I believe is inevitable, and that is a federal cap and trade program.  Florida should do everything it can to be be an early complier so it that can access early compliance funds 
and so that it can help influence what that cap and trade looks like at the federal level. So I'm in favor of giving the Department of Environmental Protection a mandate that they go out and design a cap and trade or a carbon tax program and bring it back to Legislature for ratification sometime in the next two years.
Rubio said in the debate that proposals put forth by liberals to address climate change would “destroy the economy.” View Video ›
When asked about addressing climate change during the debate, Marco Rubio said the policies put forward by liberals would have a detrimental effect on the U.S. economy.
However, while serving as the speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, Rubio repeatedly espoused the potential benefits of cap and trade programs and presided over the passage of a bill allowing the state to set rules for such a system and encouraging a transition away from electricity produced by burning fossil fuels.
Rubio believed at the time that a federal cap-and-trade program was "inevitable" and that, if Florida adopted one early, it would be in a position to "influence what that cap and trade looks like at the federal level."
"Florida should position itself for what I believe is inevitable, and that is a federal cap and trade program," he said in 2008, according to the Miami Herald. "Florida should do everything it can to be an early complier so that it can access early compliance funds and so that it can help influence what that cap and trade looks like at the federal level."
Rubio even said he was "in favor of giving the Department of Environmental Protection a mandate that they go out and design a cap and trade or a carbon tax program and bring it back to the Legislature for ratification sometime in the next two years."
At the debate, however, Rubio said he would not pursue that kind of legislation as President.
"We're not gonna destroy our economy the way the left-wing government that we're under now wants to do," he said.
Echoing comments he made earlier this year and in 2013, he added, "We are not gonna make America a harder place to create jobs in order to pursue policies that will do absolutely nothing, nothing to change our climate, to change our weather. Because America's a lot of things, the greatest country in the world, but America is not a planet. And we are not even the largest carbon producer anymore, China is, and they are drilling a hole anywhere in the world that they can get ahold of."
The case that new environmental regulations would cripple the American economy is also a reversal for the Florida senator, who previously contended that Florida should pursue "bold energy policies," both because it would be good for the environment and because "people will actually make money at doing it."
"Today, Florida has the opportunity to pursue bold energy polciies, not just because they're good for our environment, but because people will actually make money at doing it," he said in a 2007 speech. "This nation, and ultimately the world, is headed towards emission caps and energy diversification. Those changes will require technological advances that make those measures cost effective. The demand toward such advances will create an industry to meet it—Florida should become the Silicon Valley of that industry."
Furthermore, in his 2006 book 100 Innovative Ideas For Florida's Future, Rubio argued that Florida should "offer additional incentives for clean alternative-fueled vehicles and hybrid passenger vehicles. A shift to driving hybrids, he said, was "guaranteed to save Floridians money on gasoline while reducing emissions and helping to curb global warming."  View Entire List ›

Democratic Education Funding Plan Prioritizes Arizona's Students

We all know our schools have been drastically underfunded for the last few years. Our children are studying with outdated textbooks, computers that aren’t up-to-date and in buildings that desperately need repair. Even worse, we are losing good teachers to other states that invest more in public education than Arizona does, which is the lowest in the nation.
To help put our state back on track and to solve this crisis, Democrats in the legislature have released an education funding plan that will provide public schools with nearly $4 billion over the next 10 years, all without raiding funding from future generations and without increasing taxes. Unlike Gov. Ducey’s plan, the Democratic proposal protects the long-term health of the state land trust fund, which is vital to our schools’ long term funding. And finally, the Democratic plan puts dollars in the classroom now.

The Democratic plan provides sustainable funding, unlike other proposals that would create a shortfall in funding for future generations. This plan:
·                     Supports the belief that education is a long-term investment and the foundation for Arizona’s future economic success
·                     Provides nearly $4 billion for public education during the first 10 years and protects funding levels after that
·                     Does not rob future generations by harming the principal of the state land trust fund
·                     Does not raise taxes and can be implemented immediately

Arizona has the resources to fund public education. Our plan shows that. It has always been a matter of making our students a priority. The Republican leaders in the state so far have only offered ideas that jeopardize the future of education funding. We can’t afford to waste time on gimmicks, Arizona needs a sustainable education funding plan now. 

House Republicans Govern By Crisis Management

Speaker John Boehner's announced resignation from Congress marks the inevitable fall of a speakership marred by internal Republican friction, raw partisanship and loss of influence for our great institution. And the next speaker will suffer the same fate unless he or she approaches the job entirely differently.
It's not that Speaker Boehner isn't conservative enough; it's that he fundamentally misunderstands the role of speaker of the House of Representatives. The speaker's first priority must be to defend the institution on behalf of all Americans. While the speaker may have a role in policy debates, that role cannot trump his obligation to uphold House process.
By not keeping these priorities, Speaker Boehner has failed both as a policy leader and as an institutional leader.
Speaker Boehner and other Republican leaders have repeatedly favored a "govern by crisis" approach that abandons the regular order of the House. Despite having months to act before legislative deadlines, leaders routinely wait until the last moment to plot a course of action, publicly concede in advance major negotiating points, insist that Republicans have no alternatives, refuse to allow amendments and then criticize colleagues for not voting to avert the crisis leadership caused.
This approach produces constant frustration among representatives in both parties and promotes the partisan finger-pointing that angers Americans at home. Instead of making bipartisan compromises to address long-term issues, Congress constructs desperate, last-minute political deals to obtain the requisite votes simply to clear the immediate impasse.
In place of genuine reforms, Republican leaders inundate the public with meaningless show votes. These bills and amendments are often poorly drafted and not intended to become law, but rather to give representatives talking points to bash the other side in the media and in our districts.
In this system, leaders make little effort to persuade congressional colleagues -- or the public -- on the merits of particular legislation. Significant outcomes are predetermined by a few leaders and their close allies, often with the backing of special interests that help write the bills. House rules, adopted by the entire body on the first day of each Congress, are regularly waived to bypass procedural hurdles. Votes for passage of legislation are corralled through fear and intimidation.
Republicans who vote against the wishes of leadership are punished -- leaders bury our bills in committee and urge PACs not to fund our campaigns. Leadership surrogates verbally attack Republican colleagues and, in some cases, actively support primary challenges against them, as they did against me in 2014.
Speaker Boehner and other leaders perpetuate the pay-to-play culture that permeates Capitol Hill, awarding chairmanships and committee spots on the basis of party fundraising, or as they euphemistically call it, "doing your work across the street" at the National Republican Congressional Committee.
With few legislative accomplishments to win public support, leaders depend on high-dollar fundraising to protect their majority and stay in power, and rank-and-file Republicans face increasing pressure to spend their days filling campaign coffers. At late-night conference meetings dealing with the latest legislative crisis, some members even lament that their time would be better spent raising campaign money.
It doesn't have to be this way.
With 435 members, the House of Representatives is meant to represent the interests of all Americans. Each district comprises roughly 700,000 people of diverse backgrounds and political beliefs.
The rules and organization of the House account for its inherent diversity and provide a means through which all ideas can be heard and the will of the people -- restrained by the Constitution and the sound judgment of each representative -- can prevail. But this happens only if leadership respects process. The institution is degraded -- partisan grandstanding proliferates and representatives lose trust -- if rules are followed only when convenient for leaders in the House majority.
With Speaker Boehner's resignation, we have a historic opportunity to change course for the better by electing a speaker committed to upholding the open process that allows the body to reflect the policy preferences of the people.
Under such leadership, there would be no secret deals or voice votes; legislation would move through the normal committee process; and all of us, regardless of party, would be given adequate time to read each bill and an opportunity to offer and vote on amendments.
This is how the House was meant to work -- not as an oligarchy, but as a deliberative body that respects the diversity of its membership.
Under regular order, bipartisanship and compromise flourish. With control over the legislative agenda devolved to committees, subcommittees, and individual representatives, more liberal outcomes are possible, but so, too, are more conservative or libertarian outcomes. No one gets everything he or she wants, but under a fair, deliberative process, we all can respect the results. Most important, the outcomes more genuinely reflect the will of the people.
A mere reshuffling of current leadership won't work. That a promotion of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy to speaker is being seriously discussed by leadership allies demonstrates how little they have learned from recent events.
When former Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered an unprecedented defeat in his primary election last year, the visceral response from many of my colleagues was to advance the next person in line. The majority whip became the majority leader, but little else has changed.
It has been less than a year since the last game of leadership musical chairs, and dissatisfaction keeps growing. We cannot have more of the same. It's time to choose a speaker who will restore respect and order to the House so that we can once again govern as the Constitution intends.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Seven Arizona Judges and Five Attorney's Apply for an Opening on the Arizona Supreme Court

12 Applicants Being Considered For Opening on State’s Highest Court After Justice Berch’s Retirement

The public is asked for comments on 12 applicants for an opening on the Arizona Supreme Court created by the retirement of Justice Rebecca White Berch. 
Click on name of The applicants for resume:
Clint D. Bolick, Vice President for Litigation at the Goldwater Institute
Michael J. Brown, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
Bradley W. Carlyon, of the Navajo County Attorney’s Office
Kent E. Cattani, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
Daisy J. Flores, of Flores & Clark, LLC
Andrew W. Gould, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
Kenneth E. Moyer, of the Law Office of Kenneth E. Moyer, PLLC
Maurice Portley, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
Thomas L. Schoaf, of the Law Office of Thomas L. Schoaf, PLC
Timothy J. Thomason, a Maricopa County Superior Court Judge
Samuel A. Thumma, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
Lawrence F. Winthrop, an Arizona Court of Appeals Judge - Division I
 The appointment of a Supreme Court Justice is a highly transparent process and public input is an important part of ensuring that the Commission on Appellate Court Appointments can fairly and effectively evaluate each candidate.

Applications are posted online at http://www.azcourts.gov/jnc. The Commission on Appellate Court Appointments will review the applications and hear comments at a public meeting on October 19, 2015.

The meeting will be held in Room 101 of the Arizona State Courts Building, 1501 West Washington. Citizens may address the Commission at that time or send written comments to 1501 West Washington, Suite 221, Phoenix, AZ 85007 or to jnc@courts.az.gov. 

Comments must be received by October 16th to be considered. Anonymous comments cannot be considered.
At the October 19th meeting, the Commission will decide which applicants will be interviewed for the opening. The selected applicants will be interviewed on November 20, 2015. After the interviews, the Commission will recommend at least three nominees for the opening to Governor Doug Ducey, who will appoint the new justice. 

Kevin McCarthy The Leader's Daily Schedule - 10/6/15

Leader's Daily Schedule
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6THOn Tuesday, the House will meet at 12:00 p.m. for morning hour and 2:00 p.m. for legislative business. Votes will be postponed until 6:30 p.m.
One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2091 - Child Support Assistance Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Bruce Poliquin / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 1553 - Small Bank Exam Cycle Reform Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Tipton / Financial Services Committee)
3) H.R. 1525 - Disclosure Modernization and Simplification Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Scott Garrett / Financial Services Committee)
4) H.R. 1839 - Reforming Access for Investments in Startup Enterprises (RAISE) Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Rep. Patrick McHenry / Financial Services Committee)

H.R. 3102 - Airport Access Control Security Improvement Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. John Katko / Homeland Security Committee)
6) H.R. 3510 - Department of Homeland Security Cybersecurity Strategy Act of 2015, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Cedric Richmond / Homeland Security Committee)
7) S. 1300 - Adoptive Family Relief Act (Sponsored by Sen. Diane Feinstein / Judiciary Committee)
8) S. 2078 - United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Reauthorization Act of 2015 (Sponsored by Sen. Bob Corker / Foreign Affairs Committee)
9) H.R. 2168 - West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler / Natural Resources Committee)
10) S. 986 - Albuquerque Indian School Land Transfer Act (Sponsored by Sen. Tom Udall / Natural Resources Committee)
Special Order Speeches

Donald Trump Meets with 40 Religious Leaders, Including Robert Jeffress Video

Early Last week Donald Trump met and prayed with over 40 religious leaders at Trump Tower in New York City.
The meeting took place on Monday afternoon and was organized by tele-evangelist Paula White. Among those in attendance were California Pastor David Jeremiah, as well as charismatic pastors Kenneth and Gloria Copeland, Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Jan Crouch, “Jews For Jesus” Rabbi Kirt Schneider, Ohio Bishop Darrell Scott, Los Angeles Bishop Clarence McClendon, and Dallas Pastor Robert Jeffress. Religious Leaders Pray with Donald Trump Video
Christian Broadcasting Network’s David Brody was the first to report on the meeting, which according to his blog lasted approximately 2 and a half hours and ended with all the leaders gathering around Trump to pray for him. Brody related:
During the meeting, [Trump] talked about his Christian faith. At one point he admitted that he may not have read the Bible as much as the pastors in the room. As the conversation continued, a few of the ministers implored Trump to tone done some of his harsh rhetoric. 
Pastor Scott, who was present in the meeting and is neutral in this presidential race, said Trump humbly received the message by nodding his head, listening attentively and not being combative at all.
“He has a very high regard and a very deep respect for men and women of the cloth.” 
Trump told the group that if he were elected president, he would be a strong supporter of Israel and spoke about the assault on religious liberty in America being experienced by Christians.
Some of the African American pastors present mentioned that there seems to be a disconnect between him and the black community. He pledged to work on that and noted that he was polling at 25 percent with African Americans, far outstripping support GOP presidential candidates have seen in the past.
Bishop Darrell Scott, who leads the New Spirit Revival Center in Cleveland, told Brody: “I think Donald Trump changed the opinions of the African-American pastors that were in the room. They saw a side of him outside of the media depiction, and that they would give strong consideration in regards to supporting his candidacy.”
At the conclusion of the meeting, the religious leaders gathered around Trump to pray for him, with some laying hands on him as they did. Texan Kenneth Copeland prayed that God would grant the billionaire wisdom. “No man can be successful as president of the United States without Your wisdom. And so we ask You today to give this man Your wisdom, boldly. Make sure and certain that he hears. Manifest Yourself to him,” Copeland prayed. “And we thank You and praise You for a bold man, a strong man and an obedient man.”
Messianic Rabbi Kirt Schneider, as he began to pray, noted that only two nations in world history have been in direct covenant with God: Israel and the United States. The rabbi reached over placed his hand on Trump’s forehead and pronounced Aaron’s blessing on him. “The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift you up with His countenance, and The Lord give you His peace…”  
David Jeremiah, who has a popular nationally syndicated radio program, said: “We pray what he has heard today by those who have spoken into his life, he will consider…We ask you to give him direction and give him hope and Lord thank you for allowing us to be here for this special moment. Perhaps we will look back on this day and remember that we stood together and prayed over the next president of the United States.”

Trump appeared visibly moved by the experience. Source


Contact: Constantin Querard


Conservative Republican with Proven Record will make D.C. “Respect the West”

Phoenix, AZ (October 5th, 2015) – Arizona Speaker of the House David Gowan today announced his candidacy for Arizona’s First Congressional District.
“It has been my sincere honor to serve the people of Arizona in the House of Representatives for the past seven years.  Since first taking office in 2009, I have focused on the conservative values instilled in me by my father and refined through years of fighting for our shared Arizonan values.”
“While most candidates rely on promises of what they will do, I prefer to be judged on my conservative record and leadership.  As your Congressman, I will continue working to shrink the size and scope of government, I will fight to restore our Constitutional rights, I will make securing our borders the priority it ought to be, and I will work to ensure that our government’s focus is on getting out of the way of the private sector so that we can unleash our economy and create the millions of jobs we need to get our nation back on track.  I will also stand for our values, work to defund Planned Parenthood, protect innocent life, defend our family values, and stop Common Core.”
Speaker Gowan continued, “We’ve got a good field of nice candidates who will claim they are the greatest conservatives of all time.  Some have no record, some have small records, and some have mixed records – the biggest difference between us all is that with me, the voters know they can rely on my campaign promises to be kept, and my positions here in Arizona to be exactly the same once I get to Washington, D.C.”
David Gowan was first elected to the Arizona House of Representatives in 2008, where he took the lead in organizing the legislature’s conservatives into a meaningful and often decisive force.  He founded the Liberty Caucus which grew from five members into the success it is today.  In fact, the entire current elected House and Senate leadership are members of the Liberty Caucus.
Gowan has an extensive conservative record and boasts the best record of any candidate running, on issues like spending, taxes, protecting life, 2nd Amendment rights, state sovereignty, border security, school choice, fighting Common Core, and more.  He is also the only candidate running who has proven he knows how to shrink government.  In fact, the $11.2 Billion state budget he inherited is now $2 Billion smaller 7 years later.
David Gowan is Southern Arizona’s first Speaker in approximately 30 years.  He and his wife Jessica, and their two boys live in Cochise County.


Stand By Me

By Raynard Jackson
When the media jumped all over Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy last week for his comments about how the Benghazi hearings have driven Hillary Clinton’s polling numbers down; I couldn’t help but  reflect on what my buddy once told me:
  When the night has come
  And the land is dark
  And the moon is the only light we'll see
  No I won't be afraid, no I won't be afraid
  Just as long as you stand, stand by me
  Oh darlin', darlin', stand by me, oh stand by me
  Oh stand by me, stand by me
  If the sky that we look upon
  Should tumble and fall
  And the mountains should crumble to the sea
  I won't cry, I won't cry, no I won't shed a tear
  Just as long as you stand, stand by me
These are the partial lyrics to the smash hit by the late legendary soul singer Ben E. King, “Stand By Me (1961).” 
Regardless of what you think about McCarthy, we, as Republicans, should never allow the Democrats to attack one of our own; and Republicans should never adopt the same language of our opposition.
I watched in horror as many Republicans sided with Democrats in their reaction to what McCarthy said; it got so bad that McCarthy was forced to apologize for his remarks.  My sister may be a drunk, but I will not allow you call her that.
As one who makes his living through communications, I am dumbfounded as to how Republicans allowed the Democrats to win the narrative over McCarthy’s remarks.  For the sake of discussion, let’s assume that the Benghazi investigation is all about the “vast right-wing conspiracy” against Hillary Clinton.

Last time I checked, Republicans don’t control the F.B.I. or the inspectors general of the State Department or the intelligence communities.  They are the ones who are investigating whether Clinton violated any laws, not Republicans. 

So, the issue is not and should not be about McCarthy’s Benghazi remarks, but rather did Clinton break the law by mishandling classified information because she was arrogant enough to use a private email server in her home to avoid the public ever finding out about her and Bill’s private business dealings.

Message to Republicans, “Don’t let Hillary off the hook under the guise of being non-partisan.”  If Clinton had obeyed the law and followed her department’s own guidelines, then we would not be talking about her emails.  She is not a victim, but rather the perpetrator.

Clinton brought this on herself and the Democratic Party.  She will and should be held accountable for her exercising poor judgement because of her irrational belief that everyone is out to get her.

Democrats are obsessively loyal to their own.  It took them forever to denounce Bill Clinton publically over the Monica Lewinsky affair.  They even stood by former congressman Anthony Weiner and his sexting problem until public pressure became too great. 

The point is very clear, we must not turn Hillary into a sympathetic figure.  We need to learn how to do a better job of standing by our own.  If you are a public speaker, at some point you are going to say something that you wish could be taken back; it’s just part of life.  

I think McCarthy’s remarks should have been dealt with privately within the party; but publically we should have hammered in on the theme of Hillary’s poor judgement regarding the private email server.  She will not be the Democratic nominee, but we should not let the American people forget how her campaign has come to this point—by her own bad judgement.

She does not have the judgement to be president of the United States because America’s interest will always be subservient to the interests of the Clinton’s business interests.  Can you say Whitewater or the Rose Law Firm?  This is where I take my stand.

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Arizona Sheriff Paul Babeu Announces Campaign for Congress

Paul Babeu, the Pinal County lawman dedicated to lowering crime, fighting illegal immigration and challenging President Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs, announced Monday he is running for Congress.
The two-term sheriff will vie for the open 1st Congressional District.
“I’ve spent seven years fighting Washington’s inaction and now it’s time to bring the fight directly to our nation’s capital,” Babeu said. “I will work tirelessly to protect the residents of rural Arizona, shrink the federal government, overturn Obamacare and guard against attacks on the 2nd Amendment.”
The 1st Congressional District stretches from Flagstaff through the White Mountains and south to Pinal County and northern Pima County. The district is one of the largest in the country and encompasses rural and suburban areas plus several Native American tribes.
“The challenges facing CD1 stretch far beyond the district’s boundaries,” Babeu said. “Illegal immigration impacts us all. I’ve stood on the front lines against the drug cartels and human smuggling rings and I will bring this same tenacious work ethic to Washington, D.C.”
The issues facing CD1 are as diverse as its people and regions. Babeu said he plans to work to improve forest health, ensure that the U.S. Forest Service is acting responsibly, increase job opportunities and fight overreach by the U.S. EPA.
“I will work to ensure the EPA deals fairly with Arizona,” Babeu said. “Coal power plants provide much of the energy for rural Arizona and I will fight any misguided effort to shutter those plants and make it more expensive for residents and business to buy electricity.”
Babeu is a veteran of the Iraq War and spent 20 years in the Army National Guard, rising to the rank of major. In addition, Babeu commanded 700 troops on the Arizona-Mexico border as part of Operation Jump Start, which helped reduce illegal immigration and drug smuggling by 94 percent in the Yuma Sector.
Babeu began his law enforcement career as a City of Chandler police officer and eventually became the first Republican sheriff of Pinal County. Since taking office, Babeu’s deputies have seized more than 162,000 pounds of drugs, exposed an identity theft ring in the county recorders office and busted Superior Court personnel in a bribery scandal. Service has improved through regimented staff training and high performance standards evidenced in the national accreditation of the 1,100-inmate jail.
Babeu boasts the biggest drug bust against a Mexican drug cartel in Arizona history – nearly $3 billion worth. Recent efforts are targeting the Sinaloa Cartel scouts occupying mountaintops along the drug and human smuggling corridor in an effort to provide safe passage as they head to other parts of the country.
“Stopping the flow of drugs and smuggling rings must be a priority of law enforcement and is a defined responsibility of the federal government,” Babeu said. “Our politicians have failed us time and again when it comes to securing our southern border. I will not rest until the federal government does its job so it is not left to the local sheriffs and police departments in border states to fend for themselves.”