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Freshman congressman yanks teeth, cuts budget

Gosar’s frantic first term mingles workaholic schedule with partisan pressures of economic emergency

From sleeping on a cot in his office to yanking teeth on the floor of Congress, freshman First Congressional District Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Flagstaff) has put in a frantic year dominated by economic crisis and partisan bitterness. On the national level, he has cast votes for the radical restructuring of Medicare and cutting popular domestic programs to reduce the soaring deficit while juggling local projects, like supporting the 4-Forest Restoration Initiative (4-FRI) and the Blue Ridge pipeline.


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