Full Court Press: Sen. Flake spoke on the Senate floor to highlight his letter urging President Donald Trump to support the congressional ban on earmarks, and to veto any bills containing earmarks that reach his desk. Sen. Flake was joined on the letter by Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.). Read some of the extensive coverage of Sen. Flake’s letter to the president fromCNN, Roll Call, The Hill, Politico, and The Washington Times.
Hiring Vets and Cops: The Arizona Republic reports on Sen. Flake’s bill to increase border security by eliminating onerous and duplicative hiring requirements for qualified applicants with military or law enforcement experience. Read the full story here.
Getting Heard on Earmarks: Americans for Tax Reform applauded Sen. Flake’s speech on the Senate floor in defense of the congressional earmark ban. In his speech, Sen. Flake highlighted his recent letter to President Donald Trump urging him to veto any legislation containing earmarks that reaches his desk. Read the full story here.
Standing Together: Tucson News Now reports on Sen. Flake signing of a unanimous, bipartisan letter urging federal law enforcement departments and agencies to take swift and decisive action to keep Jewish communities safe. The letter comes in response to numerous bomb threats and acts of vandalism against Jewish communities and organizations around the country in recent weeks, including at the Jewish Community Center in Tucson. Read the full story here.
Unclogging the Drain: The Daily Signal reports on Sen. Flake’s 2017 Wastebook: PORKémon Go, his annual catalog of some of the most outrageous and wasteful examples federal spending. Read the full story here.
BAT-Signals Bad Policy: The Arizona Republic reports on Sen. Flake’s speech on the Senate floor this week urging caution on the Border Adjustment Tax (BAT). The editorial explains Sen. Flake’s concerns about rising costs for middle class families as well as possible disruptions of global supply chains and international trade relationships. Read the full article here.
BAT-tling for the Middle Class: The Hill reports on Sen. Flake’s cautious tone regarding the proposed Border Adjustment Tax. Sen. Flake took to the Senate floor to highlight the harmful impacts a 20 percent import tax could have on Arizona’s middle class families and businesses. Read the full story here.