THIS WEEK IN THE SENATE
This week Sen. Flake will be meeting with local stakeholders and constituents throughout Arizona.
Last week Sen. Flake voted to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. He also voted to confirm Elaine Duke to be Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security, and to reinstate a safety exemption for a historic steamboat called the Delta Queen through 2028.
Sen. Flake appeared on Fox & Friends to announce the release of Tax Rackets: Outlandish Loopholes to Lower Tax Liabilities, his latest report exposing some of the most outrageous loopholes that are costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Read more about how you’re getting fleeced here.
Sen. Flake joined KFYI’s Mike Broomhead to discuss President Trump’s decision to launch missile strikes against a Syrian airbase in response to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s suspected chemical weapons attack last week. Listen to the full interview here.
Justice: Sen. Flake penned an op-ed in The Daily Caller explaining his votes to prevent partisan filibusters of qualified Supreme Court nominees and to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch.Read the full op-ed here.
- Key Takeaway: “Changing the rules was never my desired outcome, but I am glad that a qualified, mainstream jurist will now take his seat on the Supreme Court.” – Sen. Jeff Flake via The Daily Caller
Striking Back: The Arizona Republic reports on Sen. Flake’s support for President Trump’s decision to launch a missile strike in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Read the full story here.
- Key Takeaway: “I’m glad we took decisive action here…” – Sen. Jeff Flake via The Arizona Republic
Fleecing Taxpayers: The Daily Caller highlights Sen. Flake’s Tax Rackets: Outlandish Loopholes to Lower Tax Liabilities, his report exposing some of the most outrageous loopholes that are costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Read the full story here.
- Key Takeaway: “Flake reviews how tax loopholes increase the national debt and result in higher tax rates for Average Americans…”– The Daily Caller
Setting the Record Straight: Sen. Flake explains the benefits of his resolution to preserve internet privacy protections and encourage innovation in an op-ed for the Sierra Vista Herald. Read the full op-ed here.
- Key Takeaway: “With my bill signed into law, you as a consumer now have more choice over how your data is used, and your privacy will be regulated under a more effective and consistent framework.” – Sen. Jeff Flake via Sierra Vista Herald
When Losers Win Big: The Washington Times reports on the “gambling loophole” identified by Sen. Flake’s Tax Rackets: Outlandish Loopholes to Lower Tax Liabilities. Read the full story here.
- Key Takeaway: “Mr. Flake said gamblers claimed nearly $19 billion in deductions for gambling losses in 2015, costing the government as much as $2.8 billion in lost revenue.”– The Washington Times
Congressman Carl Hayden was the first person to represent the state of Arizona in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving from 1912 to 1927. He would go on to serve seven terms in the United States Senate, becoming one of the longest-serving members of Congress in history.
Julia from Tucson asks – At which restaurant was the chimichanga first invented? Bonus Question: How was it invented?
The second correct e-mailer gets to submit the next question.
TWEET OF THE WEEK
@JeffFlake Another oversight report, another surprise trip to the @SenatePress Gallery. Download your own copy of #TaxRackets at https://t.co/wgQ2UNjNh2
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