U.S. Senator Jeff Flake News

NTU’s Sepp joins Flake in Mesa for tax reform event

Pete Sepp, president of the grassroots National Taxpayers Union, recently joined Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to conduct an employee town hall event centered on tax reform at Geco, an aerospace technology company in Mesa.

Sen. Flake proposes publicizing special interests receiving tax breaks

New federal legislation aimed at short-circuiting lobbyists who fight tax reform was introduced today in the Senate by U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).

Poll says GOP voters strongly support issue on which Trump, McCain and Flake agree: Tax Reform

Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R) have publicly disagreed with President Donald Trump on a number of issues. A new poll out this week, however, shows that Republican voters are support at least one policy where the three Republican elected officials agree: Tax reform.

McCain, Flake applaud Trump's pick for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump named federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat previously occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. U.S. senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) praised the president's pick.

Health exchanges predicted to collapse as Republicans push for market-based reforms

Health insurance exchanges for individuals are collapsing and will fall apart no matter who controls the various branches of government following the election, one health expert is predicting.

Arizona senators introduce tribal water rights bill

Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the Hualapai Tribe Water Rights Settlement Act to settle the water rights claims of the Hualapai tribe.

Senate bill is a 'Band-Aid' on a collapsing Obamacare, critic says

A federal bill designed to scrap the individual mandate penalty in counties with one or no insurer offering plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges is a "Band-Aid" to protect those on the front lines of the collapsing Obamacare, according to a leading critic of the Affordable Care Act.

Flake among GOP lawmakers seeking update on Treasury’s probe into solar company funding

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) is among the Republican legislators urging the Treasury Department to disclose findings from its investigation into potential fraud by solar panel companies that received taxpayer-backed funding for over three years.

Flake secures commitment to protect Arizona's Lake Mead water

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake recently received a letter from the Department of the Interior (DOI) allowing him to protect Arizona’s water in Lake Mead and end the immediate threat of Arizona losing any of the water to another state.

Sens. Flake, McCain strong on energy security issues, says Arizona veteran leader

The Arizona Vets4Energy chair says we can thank our military by advocating for policies that encourage more domestic energy production.

Flake, McCain proposed bill to force FAA to issue notifications before changing flight patterns

U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake and John McCain, both Arizona Republicans, recently proposed legislation in response to the Federal Aviation Administration's failure to modify flight patterns to accommodate the communities and airports affected by flights in and out of Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.

Former Washington AG pushes back on critics of Flake-sponsored FACT Act

The FACT Act would "discourage fraud and abuse" in the asbestos bankruptcy trust system while protecting claimants' personal information, says former Washington AG Robert McKenna.

New U.S. Chamber study could bolster fate of Sen. Flake’s asbestos trust transparency bill

The fate of legislation sponsored by U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that would provide more transparency in the asbestos bankruptcy trust system could be bolstered by a new study that shows “inconsistencies” and “red flags” in that system.

Arizona legislators respond to Justice Scalia’s death

Three U.S. lawmakers from Arizona, Rep. Matt Salmon and Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake, all Republicans, responded to the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, 79, who died Saturday in Texas.

Flake reintroduces FACT Act with support for more patient privacy

Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) participated in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week to discuss his reintroduction of the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency bill, or the FACT Act, with a focus on looking to further improve privacy issues of patients while still providing a “long overdue transparency” of asbestos trust funds.

Flake introduces Ratepayer Fairness Act

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) recently initiated legislation in Congress with U.S. Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS) to start a process designed to assess whether utility rates are distributed equitably among users.

Flake supports extended U.S.-Cuba relations

Observing the one-year mark of President Barack Obama’s renewal of U.S.-Cuba diplomatic relations, U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) sent a letter last week to Obama supporting continued interaction between the nations.

Flake objects to reversal on $3 billion crop insurance subsidy

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) recently objected to a budget bill provision in order to prevent extra subsidies from going to private companies associated with the federal crop insurance program.

Senate backs McCain, Flake on airport noise issues

An amendment filed by U.S. Sens. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and John McCain (R-AZ) to address airport noise pollution and flight path concerns of Arizona residents was approved by the U.S. Senate last week.

Flake fights ozone law to ‘bring EPA down to Earth’

U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) introduced a resolution last week to permanently block the Environmental Protection Agency’s final 2015 ozone ruling, a move that could potentially save $19 billion to $25 billion annually.

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