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Paul Gosar
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona’s 4th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Ed Pastor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Arizona’s 1st district
In office
January 3, 2011 â€“ January 3, 2013
Preceded by Ann Kirkpatrick
Succeeded by Ann Kirkpatrick
Personal details
Born Paul Anthony Gosar
(1958-11-27) November 27, 1958 (age 58)
Rock Springs, Wyoming, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Maude Gosar (3 children)
Residence Flagstaff, Arizona (1985–2012)
Prescott, Arizona (2012–present)
Alma mater Creighton University (B.S, D.D.S)
Profession Dentist, politician
Website Official U.S. House website

People want to give everybody a pass, but leadership comes at a price.
We have farmers in southwestern Yuma, so immigration – they wanted to talk to us about it.
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Article I, Section 8, Clause 4 of the Constitution grants Congress clear jurisdiction with regard to U.S. citizenship and immigration matters.
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MAVNI was never intended to be utilized for the benefit of illegal aliens.
When it comes to wildfires, 2013 wasn't a good year, which is why I'm especially proud that the majority of my wildfire prevention legislation was signed into law today.
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We have a serious problem in this country, and that is securing this country and making sure that the rule of law's upheld. And I applaud Arizona in regards to this.
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Our border security is laughable.
If the United States has normalized relations with Cuba, why would we treat illegal immigrants from that nation any different than those from other countries? It is time we level the playing field and end the outdated, preferential treatment for Cubans.
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Perjury before Congress is perjury to the American people and an affront to the fundamental principles of our republic and the rule of law. Such behavior cannot be tolerated.
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When more land is locked up by the federal government, real people suffer, and opportunities for future prosperity are reduced.
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Increased spending, all these favors that we got to do for people – it's got to stop.
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It appears that the Obama Administration is attempting to silence public comments and once again pander to extremist mining opponents seeking to undermine a bipartisan jobs bill that is estimated to create approximately 3,700 new jobs and generate $60 billion dollars for our economy.
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If you're not going to have consequences to a bad decision or to mislead Congress or any other aspect of life, that only incubates people to hatch bigger ideas that are not forthright and not abiding by the law.
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You develop a thick skin. And once all the chips have been played, you make sure you're working on behalf of Arizona.
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The MAVNI program allows citizenship to be granted to any enlistee who serves one day of wartime service.
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The thing about it is, I'm one of these people that if you're not getting anywhere, you gotta change it up, and you gotta ask more questions.
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It is time to reclaim our nation's moral compass.
We have a lot of things, you know, as a medical professional, we have to start looking at, some of the, particularly, the transgender issue has to be looked at in the psychotic – the psychosis in regards to the medical community and looking at that application because there's a lot of mixed studies in those regards.
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It's absolutely shameful that Rep. Grijalva would try to use tribes as political pawns to implement the misguided agenda of extremist environmental groups.
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I'm very proud of Arizona as being a leader. They're tired of being a victim.
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We shouldn't have to pass a bill to find out what's in it.
While Secretary Napolitano may be gone, she will not be forgotten. Her inaction and incompetence on border security will continue to plague our nation for years to come.
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If the Pope wants to devote his life to fighting climate change, then he can do so in his personal time. But to promote questionable science as Catholic dogma is ridiculous.
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Revoking Bill Cosby's Medal of Freedom won't undo his actions or heal the wounds of his victims, but it will signal to the American people that we will not tolerate such lewd behavior.
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Water's about everything. And when the federal government controls water, it controls everything – that's the problem.
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When you have over 500 million dollars in questionable contributions, shouldn't that start to alert people?
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Do you understand about water in the West? Whiskey's for drinking; water's for fightin' over.
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We impugn the private sector, we impugn main street America, and the bureaucracy cannot be held to any different standard whatsoever.
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I don't need to be lectured by the Pope about climate change.
The only way that we can disincentivize Central American immigrants from illegally entering our country is if we change our policies, tweak our laws, cut the bureaucratic red tape and immediately send them back to their countries of origin. Until then, this self-imposed crisis will continue to worsen.
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After taking office, I heard from so many constituents who said Kirkpatrick was never available, failed to respond and accomplished nothing of value… Kirkpatrick had her chance, and she blew it.
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I know Gov. Palin is a classy lady and has her head on straight.
The integrity of our government, our Republic, fundamentally relies on the principle that no person, not even the president or the nation's chief law enforcement officer, is above our laws.
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American citizens and communities should be free to choose where they would like to live and not be subject to federal neighborhood engineering at the behest of an overreaching federal government.
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I have nothing to hide.
The people around the nation, but specifically in Arizona where operation Fast and Furious was carried out, deserve more from their president and their attorney general. I will not rest until full answers are given about this project, justice is served for those responsible, and Attorney General Holder takes responsibility for his role.
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NDAA should be about providing critical funding for our troops, not debating immigration policy.
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The earth's climate has been changing since God created it, with or without man. On that, we should all agree.
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I will continue to ask the president and his subordinates to work with Congress rather than against it.
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One of the responsibilities of Congress is the power of the purse, but there is also oversight. In order to have proper oversight, you have to have agency administrators, directors, and secretaries of those agencies speak frankly and about the facts.
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Like so many Americans, I am sick and tired of watching the rapid decline of our culture right in front of our eyes.
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The EPA has no legal authority to expand the definition of navigable waters under the Clean Water Act, as the Supreme Court has repeatedly made clear.
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I'm results-oriented.
It is my hope that Pope Francis realizes his time is better spent focusing on matters like religious tolerance and the sanctity of all life.
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Aren't we supposed to be standing for something instead of falling for everything?
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We do not need more status quo.
There are things that should be allocated to states' rights – that's Gryffindor – and certain things allocated to the federal government, which is Slytherin.
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A government that can take all and can seize all, a government that doesn't trust its citizens, a government that says it's their way or the highway… that's the scary part.
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We were elected to serve our districts, and that demands putting bygones aside. That's what leadership's all about.
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We need immigration reform, but we need open-air, smaller bills that are germane to an issue and have an open discussion with the American people.
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Nobody's lesser or greater; that's what our Constitution is about.
108 members of congress have signed onto my Resolution of No Confidence in Attorney General Holder as a first step towards recognizing that he must be held accountable for the actions of his department and for his personal unwillingness to cooperate with congressional oversight requests.
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We have to learn to do more with less.
One of the things that Dumbledore is always trying to do is to empower the kids to take ownership of issues and be creative and involved. That's what we see today. We need to empower America to be a creator of its solutions going forward in a new, very confusing world.
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Our leadership in D.C. should be bold and determined.
The magic of the American experience is that we've upheld the rule of law for everybody, everybody treated equally beneath the law.
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The president and his open border allies may hate the fact that the Constitution gets in the way of their political agenda, but it's up to Congress to take bold action and stop this lawlessness.
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You're not going to find me cringe from my record.
It is inconceivable that releasing an illegal immigrant that could cause a tuberculosis pandemic here in the U.S. would ever be considered as a possible option.
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It is time to go on the offense. Hold people accountable for the wrongdoings they do and commit against the American people, use the vestiges of the Constitution which gives us the outline of how we hold them accountable and make the Justice Department do their job.
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I am honored to have heard from so many voters, supporters, and local elected officials who have been pleased with the work I have done on their behalf. They want and deserve a leader who will aggressively pursue strong conservative policies and get results. That's exactly what I have done.
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We do not need mindless spending bills with no reforms attached.
It's really hard to judge people until you see what they do with the job.
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When it comes to politics, it's nice to be mired with Sarah Palin. But I'm Paul Gosar. I'm my own person.
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Our country needs more bold, conservative leaders that will actually do what they promised to do prior to coming to Washington D.C.
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I've asked the Department of the Interior inspector general to look into how much manpower and taxpayer money has been spent responding to ALEC-supported bills that force federal land managers to give land to states.
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Being from Arizona, the federal government is kind of a Slytherin.
You don't have to agree with my vote, but you need to at least understand how I came to my vote.
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I am endorsing Sen. Cruz because I have worked with him in the trenches, fought battles with him on the Hill, and he has proven himself to be honorable, tough, and a man of his word. He votes the way he says he will vote. He backs his words with action. I respect that, and for that reason, I think he will make a great president.
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Congress has consistently rejected policies that aim to allow illegal aliens to serve in the military.
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Shockingly, the Government Accountability Institute has reported that the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns received questionable contributions of more than $500 million as a result of poor disclosure requirements.
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I wish my brother well. We agree to disagree, but he is a good man. He is my brother.
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I think pressure gets to people when it appears they're trying to cover things up.
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I refuse to go along with the status quo of more wasteful federal spending, and I refuse to let the Obama Administration continue to force their misguided ideology through regulatory overreach.
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Administrator McCarthy committed perjury and made several false statements at multiple congressional hearings and as a result, is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors – an impeachable offense.
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That part of life is the thing that we really need to concentrate on. If you lose the way children look through their eyes at the world, it really becomes kind of a doldrum.
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America's angry. America's scared. They want security from their country.
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If the Pope plans to spend the majority of his time advocating for flawed climate change policies, then I will not attend.
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We were sent here to hold government accountable.
I said what I was going to do. I'm going to do it. And if I deliver on that, my reelection will be just fine.
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If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on.
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If the Pope spoke out with moral authority against violent Islam, I would be there cheering him on.
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Leadership has a price.
If the Pope urged the Western nations to rescue persecuted Christians in the Middle East, I would back him wholeheartedly.
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We do not need $1 allowed for the president to enact amnesty.
Rather than making minor repairs to a few small leaks in the roof, the Architect of the Capitol is proposing to tear down the entire roof and replace it with something called a new vegetative roofing system. We shouldn't be wasting precious taxpayer money on a new, state-of-the-art vegetative roofing system.
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The consequences of Fast and Furious are higher crime and more deaths. I remain committed to seeing justice brought for Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and the hundreds of Mexicans who have lost their lives.
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All men are created equal.
It is difficult to convey the excitement I first felt when it was revealed that His Holiness Pope Francis was invited to Washington D.C. to address the world from the floor of the House of Representatives.
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I have been relentless in my pursuit to hold Eric Holder accountable for his actions and will not rest until the door officially hits him on his way out.
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