37 Facts About Andy Biggs


Republican, Andy Biggs was a member of the Arizona House of Representatives from 2003 to 2011 and a member of the Arizona Senate from 2011 to 2017.

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

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

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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.

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Andy Biggs later earned his B A in Asian studies from Brigham Young University in 1982, his J D from the University of Arizona in 1984, and his M A in political science from Arizona State University in 1999.

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

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

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Andy Biggs defeated Christine Jones in the Republican primary by 27 votes, triggering an automatic recount, to become the nominee.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

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

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

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

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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.

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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, 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 U S border with Mexico.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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