David Schweikert

 

Far-right MAGA Republican extremist David Schweikert is a member of the U.S. House, representing Arizona's 1st Congressional District. He assumed office on January 3, 2023. His current term ends on January 3, 2025. Schweikert ran for re-election to the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 1st Congressional District. He won in the general election on November 8, 2022. After two unsuccessful congressional runs in 1994 and 2008, Schweikert was first elected to the U.S. House to represent Arizona's 5th Congressional District in 2010, where he served until his election to the 6th Congressional District. Schweikert served as U.S. Representative for Arizona's 5th Congressional District from 2011-2013, and Arizona's 6th Congressional District from 2013-2023. In the 116th Congress, Schweikert was assigned to sit on the Committee on Ways and Means for a second term. Schweikert began his political career in the Arizona House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995. He became majority whip in his second term.
$8.5 Billion To Intel, 10,000 New Arizona Jobs, 4 Republican 'No' Votes
"It’s part of what is called the CHIPS and Science Act of 2022, a bill originating with ... Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, working with Sen. Mark Kelly and Republicans." [ . . . ] "When the bill came up for a vote in the House, 24 Republicans sided with Democrats to pass it. None of those Republicans were from Arizona, which would reap the most benefits from the legislation. Republican Reps. Andy BiggsPaul GosarDebbie Lesko and David Schweikert all voted against it."
Mar. 21, 2024
Where Arizona Republicans In Congress Stand On Bill That Could Jeopardize In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) Treatments
"Several Republican members of Arizona’s congressional delegation co-sponsored legislation that is receiving new scrutiny after the Alabama Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children. Republican Reps. Andy BiggsEli CranePaul Gosar and Debbie Lesko co-sponsored the Life at Conception Act, which would give constitutional equal protection rights to the unborn. And Rep. David Schweikert co-sponsored an identical, older version of the bill in 2021. Unlike similar legislation that Republicans ran in the U.S. Senate in 2017, the House bill, which would ban nearly all abortions nationwide, does not include an IVF exception. The proposal is drawing comparisons to a decision by the Alabama Supreme Court, which ruled that frozen embryos are considered children under a Civil War-era state law that lets parents sue over the death of a child."
Feb. 26, 2024
These 5 House Republicans From Arizona Voted Against Bill To Keep Federal Government Open
"The U.S. House of Representatives voted 336-95 to pass a two-step government funding bill Tuesday, with five Arizona Republicans opposed to the measure. The Senate has the rest of the week to pass the measure to avert a partial government shutdown on Saturday." [ . . . ] "Reps. Andy BiggsEli CranePaul GosarDebbie Lesko and David Schweikert of Arizona were among the 93 Republicans who voted against the measure. Just two House Democrats opposed it."
Nov. 14, 2023
Republican Rep. David Schweikert Is Proposing Expanded Access To Controversial Weight-Loss Medications That He Says Would Help Reduce Long-Term Healthcare Costs.
 
"An Arizona republican has come up with a new plan for cutting the fat from budgets. Cutting the fat from people, what? That's right, area representative David Schweikert to you wants Arizona to start providing the weight loss drug Ozempic to people who receive public health assistance. This is what he said. He said next year one of the GLP ones diozempics go off patent. Schweikert said during a presentation to the Four Peaks Young Republicans, the price is going to crash. What would happen if you took morbidly obese populations on Medicare, Medicaid, Indian Health Services, the VA, and gave them access to it? Then he said, in case you were gonna say this, it's not fat shaming, it's fat loving, Schweikert said"
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Oct. 26, 2023
Fanatical Republican Extremist Of The Day: David Schweikert
"On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, as well as 2021, as well as 2022, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” published profiles of the U.S. House Representative from Arizona’s 1st Congressional District, David Schweikert, a former real estate vulture capitalist arch-conservative who consistently votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood, fails to understand how the debt ceiling works, referred to the 2013 Government Shutdown as "my idea of fun", and was once recorded on video high-fiving Rep. Ben Quayle on the floor of the house after denying a pay increase to active duty soldiers fighting the War on Terror. If that isn't tacky enough, he also showed a lack of character when he then turned around after redistricting and ran against Quayle in the 2012 GOP Primary in Arizona's 6th District, instead of the 5th, because he preferred how gerrymandered it was compared to where he started. Schweikert managed to defeat Quayle in part by running campaign ads that insinuated he was bisexual, and as a result, the rest of the Congressional delegation from Arizona has turned their backs on him, and John Boehner removed him from all his committee assignments because, as one GOP staffer said of Schweikert, he's "one of the most egregious ***holes in the party". This is what his OWN party thinks of him. Democrats don't disagree, and certainly unions don't either, with Schweikert having compared them to Nazis, saying, "Goebbels would be proud of them.""
Oct. 5, 2023
These 5 Arizona Members Voted No On House Deal To Avert Government Shutdown
"Five Arizona Republican members of the House voted against a last-minute deal Saturday aimed at preventing a government shutdown, but the measure passed anyway. Republican Reps. Andy BiggsEli CranePaul GosarDebbie Lesko and David Schweikert were among the 90 members of their party who opposed the continuing resolution, which aims to keep federal spending at current levels for another 45 days while cutting funding to Ukraine."
Sep. 30, 2023
Rep. Schweikert Celebrates Solar Project But Slams Inflation Reduction Act That Made It Possible
"Rep. David Schweikert voted against the Inflation Reduction Act and has repeatedly criticized it as an “Orwellian-named” law that he says doesn’t reduce inflation and disproportionately benefits foreign companies. But in June, the Arizona Republican sent his staff to a groundbreaking ceremony at American Legion Post #58 in Fountain Hills for a solar project that was made possible entirely through the IRA." [ . . . ] "Schweikert voted against the act, and he voted in April for the "Limit, Save, Grow" act that would have repealed the clean-energy measures in the IRA had it become law."
Sep. 8, 2023
Rep. David Schweikert Urges Veterans To Seek Benefits He Voted Against … Twice
"Schweikert, a congressman since 2010 who is known mostly for his ethics troubles and campaign finance violations, is urging Arizona veterans to take advantage of recently passed health care benefits that he — Schweikert — voted against." [ . . . ] "It began with what is called the PACT Act, a law passed by Congress that expands VA health care and benefits for veterans exposed to burn pits, Agent Orange and other toxic substances. When the bill came up for a vote in March of last year, Schweikert voted against it. When it came up for a vote again in July of that year he voted against it again."
Aug. 10, 2023
Arizona Republican With A Diabetes ‘Fixation' Voted Against Out-Of-Pocket Caps On Insulin
"Schweikert made federal health care spending on diabetes the focus of a speech on the House floor about tackling the national debt." [ . . . ] "But Schweikert’s lofty rhetoric is at odds with aspects of his record. In the last Congress, Schweikert voted against a bipartisan bill that would have provided relief for diabetes patients struggling to afford insulin, a hormone that allows people to regulate their blood sugar." [ . . . ] "In March 2022, the House, then under Democratic control, passed the Affordable Insulin Now Act, which would have capped Medicare and private insurance enrollees’ monthly out-of-pocket insulin costs at $35. Twelve Republicans joined all House Democrats to vote in favor of the bill, but Schweikert was not one of them."
Aug. 10, 2023
Arizona Rep. Schweikert Warns Of 'End Of Your Republic' If Social Program Funds Aren't Cut
Rep. Dave Schweikert (R-AZ) suggested during a speech on July 20 that in order to save the country, Congress needs to make difficult cuts to funding for Social Security and Medicare. Schweikert said in a long speech on the House floor that the national debt is out of control due to an aging population and mandatory spending on programs such as Social Security and Medicare, which provide retirement income and health insurance coverage to older and disabled Americans.”
Aug. 3, 2023
White House Warns 21 Million Americans At Risk Of Losing Medicaid Under GOP Proposal
"As many as 21 million Americans could be at risk of losing their Medicaid coverage under the House GOP’s work requirement proposal, according to a new Biden administration analysis"
Fanatical Republican Extremist Of The Day: David Schweikert- 2022 Update
"On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, as well as 2021, “Fanatical Republican Extremist of the Day” published profiles of the U.S. House Representative from Arizona’s 6th Congressional District, David Schweikert, a former real estate vulture capitalist arch-conservative who consistently votes to repeal the Affordable Care Act, defund Planned Parenthood, fails to understand how the debt ceiling works, referred to the 2013 Government Shutdown as “my idea of fun”, and was once recorded on video high-fiving Rep. Ben Quayle on the floor of the house after denying a pay increase to active duty soldiers fighting the War on Terror."
Oct. 55, 2022
Rep. David Schweikert, Allies Sued Over Ads Implying Opponent Is Gay
"It should come as no surprise that a politician who knowingly and willfully lied about committing bank fraud, money laundering and a host of other serious crimes is willing to do and say anything, no matter how despicable, to save his 30-year political career."
Jul. 12, 2022
Center for Arizona Policy
2022 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-1
Question 4: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
GOP Congressman Schweikert Faces Voters After $125,000 Federal Fine
"recently, the GOP congressman agreed to pay a $125,000 fine to the Federal Elections Commission, stemming from a campaign finance blunder nearly a decade ago. Regulators found that he improperly spent money on such expenses as fancy dinners, gifts, and airline upgrades."
Feb. 18, 2022
Arizona's Congressional Republicans Oppose Creating Bipartisan Jan. 6 Commission
"House Democrats, aided by 35 Republicans, voted 252-175 to pass a bill to create a 10-member commission. [...] Biggs was joined in voting no Wednesday by fellow Arizona Republicans Paul Gosar, Debbie Lesko and David Schweikert, all three of whom are Freedom Caucus members."
May 19, 2021
Car Insurer Warns Rep. David Schweikert Over Campaign Attack
"The pushback is an early sign of a potentially heated primary for Schweikert, who hasn't faced any significant challenge from a fellow Republican since winning his Scottsdale-based 6th Congressional District seat over then-Rep. Ben Quayle, R-Ariz., when the district was created in 2012."
May 28, 2021
Reps. Debbie Lesko, David Schweikert Mum On Money From Rep. Matt Gaetz Of Florida
Apr. 6, 2021

Clockwise from top left are Arizona House Republicans Paul GosarDebbie LeskoAndy Biggs and David Schweikert. Photo: The Republic

1,009,832 Voters Created Arizona's 4 QAnon Quacks
Feb. 7, 2021
Don't Let Rep. David Schweikert Weasel Out Of His Liability In The Failed Coup Attempt
Jan. 13, 2021
Biggs, Gosar, And Schweikert Screw The People That Voted For Them Again
Dec. 22, 2020
Prominent Republicans Attended Fundraiser At Home Of Abortion Doctor Accused Of Pointing Gun At Pro-Life Protesters
Oct. 27, 2020
House Of Representatives Formally Reprimands Rep. David Schweikert For Ethics Violations
Jul. 31, 2020
Rep. Schweikert Admits To 11 Spending Violations, Will Face Sanction By Full House
Jul. 30, 2020
Center for Arizona Policy
2020 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-6
Question 5: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” and “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 12: Adding Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Crazy/Stupid Republican Of The Day: David Schweikert - 2019 Update
Oct. 5, 2019
Ethics Committee Releases More Details On Allegations Against David Schweikert
"Arizona Republican is already facing inquiry by House panel"
Sep. 5, 2019
 
Campaign Records Show GOP Congressman Spent More On Lawyers Than What He Raised
Jul. 16, 2019
424-Page Report Finds David Schweikert's Office Violated Ethics Rules
"The committee says neither Schweikert or Schwab cooperated with the investigation."
Jun. 13, 2019
House Ethics Committee Found 'Substantial Reason' To think Arizona Rep. David Schweikert Broke Rules
Apr. 17, 2019
Arizona Republican Schweikert Runs Up Legal Bills In House Ethics Probe
Apr. 15, 2019
House Ethics Expands Scope Of Probe Into David Schweikert
Dec. 21, 2018
Crazy/Stupid Republican Of The Day: David Schweikert
Oct. 5, 2018
Center for Arizona Policy
2018 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-6
Question 4: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience.*
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
US House Investigating Arizona Rep. Schweikert For Ethics Violations
May 31, 2018
Four Arizona Republicans Vote To Let Puerto Ricans Die
Oct. 13, 2017
Schweikert: Indivisible Groups 'Incite Violence' And 'Light Cars On Fire'
Jun., 12, 2017
Constituents Bring Cookies, Congressman's Office Calls Cops
Feb. 24, 2017
Center for Arizona Policy
2016 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-6
Question 4: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience.*
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 9: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Montini: Two Weeks After Orlando Massacre, Rep. Schweikert Mocks Transgender Citizens
Jun. 26, 2016
Rep. Schweikert Compares Unions To Nazis ... Really
Jun. 12, 2015
Crazy/Stupid Republican Of The Day - David Schweikert
Oct. 17, 2014
Center for Arizona Policy
2014 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-6
Question 3: Arizona’s voter-approved constitutional definition of marriage should be defended to the fullest extent legally possible.
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 4: Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to provide services or use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 8: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in antidiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Republican Lawmaker Ends Government Shutdown Interview By Saying ‘This Is My Idea Of Fun’
Oct. 1, 2013
Here Are The Republicans Who Voted 'No' On Hurricane Sandy Relief Funds
Jan. 4, 2013
David Schweikert Gives $130,000 To Campaign While Involved In Real Estate Loan Scam With Campaign Depository, Metro Phoenix Bank
Aug. 24, 2012
Center for Arizona Policy
2012 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-6
Question 3: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 8: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 13: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Arizona Congressman David Schweikert Falsely Claims Illegal Immigrants Are No Longer Afraid
Jul. 5, 2012
FreedomWorks Backs Schweikert Over Quayle
"The political arm of FreedomWorks, a Tea Party group"
May 17, 2012
FAIR Game? How GOP Politicians Are Trying to secretly influence the IRC
Oct. 31, 2011
How The Tea Party Fared
Nov. 4, 2010
Center for Arizona Policy
2010 Candidate Questionnaire
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-5
Question 5: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as between only one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 8: Protecting healthcare workers from being required to perform procedures that violate their moral or religious beliefs.*
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 10: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in discrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 14: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which states that marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriage from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
* Discriminatory "Religious Freedom" laws.
Center for Arizona Policy
2008 Survey Questions For Arizona Candidates
Position Sought: U.S. House of Representatives CD-5
Question 6: Amending the United States Constitution to define marriage as between only one man and one woman.
Candidates' Position: Support.
Question 7: Repealing the federal Defense of Marriage Act which states marriage is the union of one man and one woman and declares states do not have to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 10: Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in discrimination law.
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
Question 10: Expanding federal “hate crime” laws to include “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression.”
Candidates' Position: Oppose.
  

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