WATCH: Billy Kovacs, Outreach Director, Drives Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick’s Priorities

Since 2019 Billy Kovacs had served as Outreach Director to disseminate crucial information about Congresswoman Ann Kirkpatrick’s work (D-CD2. He spoke at the Democrats of Greater Tucson Meeting on March 22, 2021.

Previously, Billy was a candidate for US Congress and the Political Director for David Garcia for Governor.

In his current position, Billy reviews opinions, monitors feedback, and relays any concerns voiced by his network. Billy makes recommendations for legislation and policy working with the Congressional staff in Washington DC.

Billy headed the weekly COVID-19 task force, and influenced issues including the environment, energy, water, business, infrastructure, and rural broadband.

  • He drove the Congresswoman’s legislative priorities, including her vote to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. This landmark Act ushered in transformative progress by calling for the protection of all Americans from violence and abuse, and working to ensure all victims and survivors have the support they need.
  • He advised Kirkpatrick when she re-introduced the American Dream Employment Act, which would grant permanent employment eligibility for DACA, TPS, and DED recipients to work in Congress. The measure attracted 51 original cosponsors.
  • Kirkpatrick signed onto the SAFE Banking Act, which will change regulations for federally-insured banks regarding doing business with cannabis-related businesses in states that have legalized recreational or medical marijuana sales. Currently, these state-legal marijuana businesses are forced to operate in all-cash because federal law restricts access to banks and credit unions.

Rep. Kirkpatrick announced she would not seek another term, which expires in 20 months. She previously represented Arizona’s 1st Congressional District from 2009 to 2011 and 2013 to 2017.

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