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McSally Praises Huge Win for Arizona Ag Jobs, Economy

Following a months long effort, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today praised the new agreement reached by the Department of Commerce to settle a trade dispute regarding tomatoes imported from Mexico. 

Tomatoes are the single largest commodity imported through Nogales, with over 1.5 billion pounds imported each year, with an estimated value of close to $2 billion.

“This new agreement will protect Arizona companies from paying an astronomical price to ship tomatoes and will most...

McSally, Sinema Express Concerns About Administration’s Tomato Suspension Agreement Proposal

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) expressed their concerns about provisions in the Department of Commerce’s latest tomato suspension agreement proposal which would be detrimental to Arizona’s economy and workforce. 

“We trust that the Department shares our goals of supporting U.S. jobs and giving U.S. consumers choices in their fresh produce options,” the Senators wrote. “Accordingly, we must register our very significant concerns with two unworkable...

McSally, Sinema Facilitate Land Exchange for UA Veterinary Program

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced a bipartisan land exchange agreement between the University of Arizona (UA) and the United States Forest Service (USFS), which would grant UA ownership of a ranch to be used for its veterinary medicine program.

The bill would facilitate an exchange, with the UA acquiring the 13.3-acre V-V Ranch headquarters near Camp Verde, AZ from the USFS in exchange for an equally-valued parcel of land from Mahan Park...

McSally, Sinema Join Western Senators in Calling on USDA to Implement New Drought Tools and Establish Western Drought Initiative

Bipartisan Letter Urges USDA to Immediately Implement Drought Provisions in the 2018 Farm Bill and Establish a Targeted Initiative for the West

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) joined a bipartisan coalition of Western senators in calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to immediately implement water conservation tools that were included in the 2018 Farm Bill, which was signed into law in December 2018. These new tools and resources will...

McSally Leads Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation To Protect Native American Seeds And Traditional Food Products

Effort supports health care, food security, and economic development in tribal communities

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) and Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and U.S. Assistant House Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), U.S. Representatives Don Young (R-Alaska), Betty McCollum (D-Minn.), and Tom Cole (R-Okla.) announced the introduction of the bipartisan, bicameral Native American Seeds Protection Act of 2019 to clearly identify ways to protect Native American seeds and traditional...

McSally, Sinema Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Improve Water Supply Infrastructure

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) introduced legislation yesterday to improve water supply infrastructure.

The Water Supply Infrastructure Rehabilitation and Utilization Act gives local operators of federally-owned facilities the tools they need to maintain and improve aging water infrastructure in a timely manner. Eighty percent of the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) facilities are more than 50 years old and are in dire need of major upgrades or...

AZ Delegation Urges Trump Administration to Protect AZ Jobs

U.S. CONGRESS – In light of recent uncertainty over the import of fresh tomatoes from Mexico, members of the Arizona Congressional Delegation urged the Trump administration to protect $3 billion in contributions to the American economy.

In a letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, members of the delegation asked the Department of Commerce to continue renegotiation toward a mutually-agreed Tomato Suspension Agreement that addresses U.S. grower concerns. 

“We encourage the Administration...