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12-4-2013
Kirkpatrick Attacked by Koch Brothers, TEA Party
Monthly Update from Congresswoman Kirkpatrick

Thank you for taking the time to read my monthly update. It has been quite a month. Not only do I have the Koch Brothers already attacking me on television, but we now have three Tea-Party opponents determined to unseat me!

Recently, weve seen Washington create mess and after mess, but thanks to you, Ive stood strong by fighting against the nonsense. Im not buying into the partisan games and political posturing plaguing the halls of Congress. Instead, Im focused on creating jobs and opportunities for the working families in my district. That is why I was sent to Washington, and that is exactly what I am committed to doing.

This month, there is great news for Pinal County job seekers, Coconino County homeowners and Arizona infrastructure projects. Ive also had the privilege of spending time with our Code Talkers and visiting many of our communities to discuss important issues such as jobs, immigration and healthcare.

Jobs for AZ01! PhxMart

My vision for our district is a diversified stable economy and PhoenixMart is part of that vision! Between construction and staffing of the facility, it is projected to create over 9,000 jobs in Pinal County. Let's keep working together to create jobs for Arizonans.

Read more about the exciting project by clicking here.

Update on my bill to help homeowners

My bipartisan bill to correct a 50-year-old surveying error in Coconino County passed through its Senate panel. Homeowners in the Mountainaire subdivision in Flagstaff have been unfairly affected by an error that placed their backyards within the boundaries of U.S. Forest Service property. My bill would return the land to the property owners in the area. Im optimistic this common sense approach will prevail and be passed by the full Senate if brought up for a vote.

Constituents Come First

I was elected to represent the people of AZ01, and that is why I LISTEN. Last month, I traveled the district, listening to your concerns about major issues and your ideas for solutions. It was great to talk to so many people, but no matter where I went, the number one concern was jobs.

My vision for Arizona has always been a diversified, stable economy and I am working hard to make that vision a reality!

$2 million awarded for highway safety Several Arizona tribes will soon be receiving grants to improve roads, develop projects and address general highway safety on tribal land. As a member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, I've made it a priority to address infrastruceture needs in AZ01. I look forward to modernizing our infrastructure and the economic development this will bring! The $2 million will be divided among these projects:

The Havasupai tribe is receiving $980,174 for IR 18 improvements to replace signage, pavement markings, install fencing, amongst other upgrades

The San Carlos Apache tribe is receiving more than $500,000 for upgrades to the US 70 and BIA 6 intersection as well as to replace road markings and the implementation of an injury prevention program

The Navajo Nation will receive over $400,000 to develop a safety and education plan and traffic software

$12,500 will be designated toward developing transportation plans for the Hualapai, Kaibab Paiute, and Hopi tribes

Ceremony honoring Code Talkers

Emancipation Hall in the U.S. Capitol was packed last week during a ceremony honoring Native American Code Talkers. These brave veterans played such an integral part in WWII, and I was honored to take part in recognizing their service.

AZ01 veterans that took part in the ceremony belonged to the Hopi, White Mountain Apache, and Tonto Apache tribes. Click here to read more!

Winslow Holiday Parade! winslow

I was happy to take part in this years annual Winslow Holiday Parade! Even with the threat of rain and cold temperatures, nearly 10,000 people lined the parade route! It was a great way to kick off the holiday season.

Thank you to the volunteers who walked along with us! The Winslow Chamber of Commerce did a great job organizing the parade this year, and the Santa Fe Indian Band alumni served as outstanding grand marshals!

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