U.S. Congressman David Schweikert | E-Newsletter
District Update |November 18, 2018 Click here if you have trouble viewing this email
U.S. Congressman David Schweikert
First Week Back In Washington


This week, our team worked through rain, shine, and SNOW! ❄️



Atop the Capitol Rotunda, the mall was covered in a blanket of snow.

2019 Healthcare Enrollment Dates

As the Holidays approach, this time of year can become very busy. Be sure to check the open enrollment dates below for enrolling in 2019 health insurance coverage.  

Individual Market Open Enrollment: November 1st - December 15th
Visit healthcare.gov for more information. 

TriCare Enrollment: November 12th - December 10th
Visit the TriCare website for more information. 

Medicare Open Enrollment: October 15th - December 7th
Visit the Medicare Open Enrollment website for more information


National Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes affects 30.3 million Americans and is extremely costly. in 2017, the total estimated cost of diagnosed diabetes was $327 billion, including $237 billion in direct medical costs and $90 billion in reduced productivity.

Congress must continue to enable use of advanced technology, such as glucose monitors, and increase research to fight this disease. Learn more about National Diabetes Awareness Month here: http://www.diabetes.org/in-my-comm…/american-diabetes-month/



This chart shows the estimated number and percentage of diagnosed and un-diagnosed diabetics among adults less then 18 years in the United States in 2015. 
"Championing American Businesses" Bill
This week, my colleague Congressman Michael McCaul and I introduced the 'Championing American Businesses Through Diplomacy Act.' This bill prioritizes economic and commercial diplomacy at the Department of State and U.S. missions throughout the world, allowing U.S. businesses better access to markets abroad.
Here are a few key points the bill seeks to address: 

·         Authorizes in statute the Assistant Secretary for Economic and Business Affairs, setting in statute their responsibilities to promote and support U.S. economic and commercial diplomacy;

·         Streamlines and combines two commercial diplomacy guides – the Investment Climate Statement and the Country Commercial Guide, respectfully produced by the Department of State and Department of Commerce –  into one annual guide for each country focused on critical information that businesses rely upon when assessing whether to do business in a particular country;

·         Requires Ambassadors and their Embassies to submit a report to the Department of State of the specific actions they took in the year prior of how they are aided businesses achieve market access, while assessing levels of private-sector commercial competition from other strategic competitor nation-states;

·         Requires the Secretary to report to Congress general commercial diplomacy trends, as well as assessments of commercial activity in strategic areas from competing nation-states that threatens U.S. national security; and

·         Places further emphasis on training our diplomats on matters of commercial diplomacy.

Spring Internships  

 

Our Washington, D.C. and Scottsdale offices are now accepting full-time and part-time Spring 2019 interns to join our staff.

For any motivated, detail-oriented, and service-oriented college students or recent graduates interested in gaining experience in Washington or Arizona in a government office, please e-mail your resume, a cover letter, and three references to Sam.Sabol@Mail.House.Gov for a Washington, D.C. internship, or Ernestina.Borquez-Smith@Mail.House.Gov for an Arizona based internship.

Strong ties to Arizona’s 6th District or the state of Arizona are preferred, but anyone is encouraged to apply. Priority is given to current college students, although recent high school graduates with outstanding credentials will be considered. College credits are available per school requirements.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Washington, DC Office
2059 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-2190
Fax: (202) 225-0096
Scottsdale Office
10603 North Hayden Rd., Ste. 108
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Phone: (480) 946-2411
Fax: (480) 946-2446
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