It is an honor to represent you in Congress, and I appreciate the time many of you have taken to share your thoughts and concerns at local events my staff and I have hosted across the 1st Congressional District.
When I was elected to represent Arizona’s 1st Congressional District in the United States House of Representatives, I made a commitment to my constituents to fight for accountability and transparency in Washington.
Our rural communities face numerous challenges: secure jobs, access to affordable health care, drugs (including opioids), quality education, improvement of infrastructure and much more.
For more than 23 years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development has helped tackle those challenges, and rural America has fared better because of it.
One of my top priorities is finding bipartisan solutions for the challenges impacting Arizona families, including access to affordable health care coverage.
While the Affordable Care Act made improvements to our health care system, higher premiums and reduced coverage options are still major issues we must resolve.
Losing access to health coverage is a real concern facing nearly 1.8 million Arizonans covered by Medicaid.