U.S. Congress

  • Second Republican woman from Arizona to ever serve in the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Member of the House Judiciary Committee, House Committee on Homeland Security and House Committee on Rules
  • Republican Co-Chair of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Women’s Issues
  • Co-Chair of the U.S. House Working Group to End Domestic Violence
  • Co-Chair of the Victims Rights Caucus
  • Top republican on the Transportation and Maritime Security Subcommittee

Pragmatic Conservatism

  • Received a score of 98% from Heritage Action for 2019
  • Member of the conservative Republican Study Committee and the House Freedom Caucus

Supporting our Seniors

  • Introduced legislation to protect Medicare and Social Security for current enrollees, while also preserving these programs for future generations (H.Res. 59)
  • Cosponsored the Senior Citizens Tax Elimination Act(H.R. 3971), which would eliminate income taxes on social security benefits, ending the double taxation by the federal government to help increase take home pay for Seniors
  • Cosponsored and voted YES on the bipartisan SECURE Act(H.R. 1994), which amends the Internal Revenue Code to help Americans of all ages prepare for a financially secure retirement. This bill changes the tax code to benefit Gold Star children, seniors and those preparing for retirement

Securing our Border

  • Appointed to the Homeland Security Committee, which is tasked with securing our borders and protecting the homeland from terrorist threats
  • Introduced, passed, and signed into law the United States Ports of Entry Threat and Operational Review Actwhich requires the Department of Homeland Security to develop a specific plan to detect and analyze threats at our ports of entry (H.R. 6400)
  • Introduced a package of six immigration bills to secure our Southern border and combat illegal immigration
  • Supported $1.375B for the president’s border wall, $222 million for border security technology, and 300 new Border Patrol processing coordinators
  • Voted for securing our borders, closing immigration loopholes and protecting our country (H.R. 4760)

Improving Arizona’s Schools

  • Introduced the Make Education Local Act, allowing the states to decide their own education policies (H.R. 2263)
  • Introduced H.R. 1827, the Students and Teachers Over Politicians Act, or the STOP Act, which terminates the federal funding of presidential campaigns and moves the remaining unobligated funds to the Department of Education to support teachers
  • Cosponsored legislation to create a school safety grant program at the Department of Education to ensure the safety of our schools and students (H.R. 5107)

Strengthening Health Care

  • As a member of the Republican Study Committee Healthcare Task Force, developed a robust plan to reform health care for Americans, which would lower costs, increase access and protect innovation and quality
  • Voted against H.R. 3, which would be a complete federal takeover of prescription drugs and would reduce access and innovation to new prescription drugs and cures
  • Cosponsored the Medical Device Tax Repeal (H.R. 2207) and theMiddle-Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act (H.R. 748), which repeals the excise tax on medical devices and the 40% tax on the value of employer-sponsored health insurance instituted by Obamacare
  • Cosponsored H.R. 1366, the RAISE Actto repeal the “use-it-or-lose-it” rule on Flexible Savings Accounts (FSAs) and increases the contribution cap to $5,000. It also allows families with more than two dependents to save an extra $500 a year for each additional dependent
  • Cosponsored H.R. 692, the Pre-Existing Conditions Protection Actto protect patients with pre-existing conditions

Creating Jobs and Economic Growth

  • Voted in support of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement on the House floor. The USMCA was a key legislative priority of President Trump that updates a decades old trade agreement and is estimated to create 176,000 in the United States.
  • Voted to add work requirements to food stamps for able-bodied adults (H.R. 2)
  • Voted to repeal burdensome and unnecessary Obama-era regulations which violated states’ rights and impeded economic growth (H.R. 2, H.R. 6147, S. 2155)
  • Cosponsored legislation to ensure that middle-class tax cuts in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Actwill be permanent (H.R. 4886)
  • Voted NO against the jobs-killing Raise the Wage Act(H.R. 582), which would have increased the minimum wage to $15/hour and cause 4 million jobs to be lost. This legislation would have disproportionately impacted entry-level workers and students.

Promoting a Strong Military and Caring for our Veterans

  • Introduced a bipartisan amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act(NDAA), which was adopted, to require the Air Force to submit a report to congress on its plans to modernize its aggressor squadrons and where and why it plans to move the squadrons.
  • Voted to pass the 2021 National Defense Authorization Actthat will help Luke Air Force Base. It authorized an additional $1 billion for 12 additional F-35A aircraft and included a 3.1% pay raise for our troops (the largest increase in a decade).
  • Introduced H.R. 1944, the VA Medical Center Facility Transparency Act to increase public transparency to our veterans with VA Medical facilities
  • Successfully offered an amendment to H.R. 840, the Veterans’ Access to Child Care Actto ensure that child care services are covered at local VA clinics, such as the one in Peoria, Arizona, along with the main VA facilities
  • Cosponsored H.R. 95, the Homeless Veteran Families Act, which provides the VA with the authority to financially support U.S. homeless veterans who have children

Controlling Government Spending

  • Named a Taxpayer Super Hero by Citizens Against Government Waste for her work to cut wasteful spending and defend the interests of taxpayers.
  • Voted to cut nearly $15 billion in previously authorized unnecessary government spending (H.R. 3)
  • Introduced H.R. 1085, the Give it Back to the Taxpayers Actto require all unused funds from Members Representational Allowance’s (Member’s Congressional Budgets) be returned to the U.S. Treasury for the purposes of deficit reduction or to reduce the federal debt
  • Cosponsored H.Res 149, which recognized the national debt as a threat to national security. This resolution recognizes the national debt as a serious national security threat with over $22 million in debt.
  • Voted against the budget busting budget caps deal (H.R. 3877), which increased national spending by $320 billion and would cost nearly $2 trillion over ten years
  • Cosponsored a constitutional amendment to require the government to balance the budget (H.J.Res. 61)

AZ Senate & House

  • Pension Reform for Correction Officers/Probation Officers – 2017
  • Legislation that allows patients a way to settle surprise medical bills – 2017
  • Historic Pension Reform for Fire/Police – 2016 (voters approved with 70% of vote)
  • Eliminated photo radar cameras on state highways – 2016
  • Tied Arizona Income Tax Brackets to Inflation – 2015
  • Legislation that permits Sun City and Sun City West residents to drive golf carts on the right side of the streets without getting a ticket – 2014
  • Historic Tax reform-lowered taxes/regulations on businesses and consumers – 2013
  • First ESA School Choice program in nation – 2011
  • Prohibit the use of taxpayer dollars for abortions and abortion training – 2011

 

Recognitions

“True Blue Award”
Family Research Council

“Conservative Excellence Award”
American Conservative Union

“Champion of the Taxpayer”
Americans for Prosperity

“Senator of the Year”
Arizona Chamber of Commerce

“Friend of the Family”
Arizona Family Project

“Golden Apple Award”
Arizona Parents for Education

“Legislator of the Year”
Arizona Republican Party

“Guardian of Small Business”
National Federation of Independent Business

“Freedom Fighter Award”
FreedomWorks

“Tax Fighter Award”
National Tax Limitation Committee

“Grade-A Immigration Reformer”
NumbersUSA Action

“AbilityOne Champion Award”
National Industries for the Blind

Rated 100% by the Center for Arizona Policy

“A-Rating”
Susan B. Anthony List