51 Facts About Andy Biggs


Andrew Steven Biggs was born on November 7,1958 and is an American attorney and politician who represents the United States House of Representatives.


Andy Biggs was president of the Arizona Senate from 2013 to 2017.


In September 2019, Andy Biggs became chairman of the Freedom Caucus, which includes the House Republican Conference's most conservative members.


Andy Biggs was born on November 7,1958, in Tucson, Arizona.


When he was young, Andy Biggs went on a mission to Japan for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and learned to speak fluent Japanese.


Andy Biggs worked as a lawyer for a firm based in Hobbs, New Mexico, before relocating to Phoenix, where he worked as a prosecutor.


In 2016, Andy Biggs ran for Congress from the 5th District to replace retiring Representative Matt Salmon.

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Andy Biggs led the field in the four-way Republican primary, finishing nine votes ahead of his nearest opponent, businesswoman Christine Jones.


Andy Biggs was not required to give up his state senate seat under Arizona's resign-to-run laws, since he was in the last year of what would have been his final term in the chamber.


Andy Biggs is a member of the Congressional Western Caucus and the Republican Study Committee.


On March 4,2020, Ken Buck and Andy Biggs were the only two representatives to vote against an $8.3 billion emergency aid package meant to help the US respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Andy Biggs said he opposed the second bill because it provided benefits to domestic partners and thereby "redefined the family".


In 2020, Andy Biggs joined Representative Paul Gosar in a video falsely claiming there was widespread voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.


Later, Andy Biggs falsely claimed that 10,000 Maricopa County voters were "disenfranchised" without giving evidence.


In December 2020, Biggs was among 126 House Republicans to sign an amicus brief for Texas v Pennsylvania, an unsuccessful lawsuit that asked the Supreme Court to overturn election results from Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, thereby denying Joe Biden from taking office as president.


Andy Biggs spoke at rallies promoting the "Stop the Steal" election conspiracy movement, and has claimed antifa was behind the January 6,2021, storming of the US Capitol.


Andy Biggs denied that he was involved in planning the event and the riots as alleged by Rolling Stone and a video posted by Stop the Steal organizer Ali Alexander.


Andy Biggs subsequently voted to object to Arizona's and Pennsylvania's electoral votes that day, joining 146 House Republicans.


On January 12,2021, Andy Biggs called on Representative Liz Cheney to resign from her leadership position in the Republican caucus after she voted in favor of Donald Trump's second impeachment.


On June 23,2022, witnesses confirmed that Andy Biggs had asked for a presidential pardon for his activities related to the certification of the vote.


Andy Biggs was among 60 Republicans to oppose condemning Trump's action of withdrawing forces from Syria.


On March 19,2021, Andy Biggs voted against a House resolution to condemn the military coup in Myanmar.


In June 2021, Andy Biggs was one of 49 House Republicans to voted to repeal the AUMF against Iraq.


In September 2021, Andy Biggs was among 75 House Republicans to vote against the National Defense Authorization Act of 2022, which contains a provision that would require women to be drafted.


Andy Biggs was among 19 House Republicans to vote against the final passage of the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act.

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In February 2022, Andy Biggs co-sponsored the Secure America's Borders First Act, which would prohibit the expenditure or obligation of military and security assistance to Kyiv over the US border with Mexico.


In 2022, Andy Biggs voted against a bill to provide approximately $14 billion to the government of Ukraine.


In July 2022, Andy Biggs was one of 14 House Republicans to vote for an amendment that would have removed a proposed $37 billion spending increase in the defense budget.


In July 2022, Andy Biggs was one of 18 Republicans to vote against ratifying Sweden's and Finland's applications for NATO membership.


Andy Biggs is supporter of efforts to impeach President Joe Biden.


Andy Biggs ran in the Republican conference election for Speaker of the House of Representatives against Kevin McCarthy, then the House Minority Leader.


Andy Biggs received 10 votes on the first ballot, which, alongside nine votes for other Republican candidates, was enough to necessitate a second ballot.


Andy Biggs was not nominated for the second ballot, and voted for Jim Jordan.


Andy Biggs did not receive any votes on ballots 2 through 13, but received 2 votes on the 14th ballot despite not being nominated.


Andy Biggs has argued in favor of abolishing the filibuster to make it easier to pass anti-abortion laws.


Andy Biggs has attended a conference hosted by the Susan B Anthony List, an anti-abortion group.


Andy Biggs has received mixed ratings from special interest groups focused on abortion.


Andy Biggs opposes a convention to propose amendments to the United States Constitution, known as an Article V convention.


In 2015, Andy Biggs published a book, The Con of the Con-Con, arguing against a convention.


Andy Biggs opposes wearing masks to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, encouraging Arizonans not to wear them.


Andy Biggs has called for the White House Coronavirus Task Force to be disbanded.


In June 2021, Andy Biggs was among 14 House Republicans who voted against passing legislation to establish June 19, or Juneteenth, as a federal holiday.


Andy Biggs is a former policy advisor to United Families International, a nonprofit that opposes same-sex marriage.


Andy Biggs has gone on record as opposing net neutrality, and favored FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to end it.


On June 23,2017, Andy Biggs was one of three Republicans who called for the resignation of Robert Mueller, the prosecutor investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, on the grounds that Mueller could not conduct his investigation fairly because of events that happened when he was the acting director of the FBI.

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On March 19,2018, Andy Biggs renewed his call for Mueller to resign.


In 2017, Andy Biggs used his powers as transportation chair and president of the Arizona State Senate to block a bill banning driving while texting for holders of a learning permit.


Andy Biggs voted against the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2019 which would amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate the per-country numerical limitation for employment-based immigrants, to increase the per-country numerical limitation for family-sponsored immigrants, and for other purposes.


Andy Biggs voted against the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2020 which authorizes DHS to nearly double the available H-2B visas for the remainder of FY 2020.


In 2022, Andy Biggs was one of 39 Republicans to vote for the Merger Filing Fee Modernization Act of 2022, an antitrust package that would crack down on corporations for anti-competitive behavior.


Andy Biggs is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.