Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

McSally, Booker, Portman, Whitehouse Introduce Bill to End Cosmetics Animal Testing

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) today introduced legislation to end cosmetics animal testing and the sale of animal-tested cosmetics in the United States.

The Humane Cosmetics Act would phase out the sale of any cosmetic products developed using animal testing and make it unlawful to conduct cosmetic animal testing in the U.S.

“It’s long past time to end cosmetics animal testing in the U.S. Not only is this...

McSally Urges Transportation Department to Support Tucson Rapid Transit Corridor

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally is urging the U.S. Department of Transportation to fund a pilot program that could pave the way for a rapid transit corridor between the cities of Tucson and South Tucson.

In a Nov. 14 letter to Secretary Chao, McSally wrote that she supports the cities’ request for $2 million to begin planning for the design of a corridor “that integrates business, affordable housing, and increased access for riders, pedestrians and cyclists.”

McSally, who recently...

McSally Urges VA Secretary to Hire New Phoenix VA Director

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) urged Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie to prioritize patient care at the Phoenix VA while working diligently to find a suitable, qualified hospital director.

Following the departure of the Phoenix VA hospital’s director on Oct. 27, McSally wrote to Secretary Wilkie to stress the importance of maintaining high-quality care for Arizona’s veterans during the search for a replacement. 

“As you know Arizona is home to over...

McSally Introduces Bill to Help Prepare Military Veterans for New Careers

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today introduced legislation to help returning military veterans prepare for new career opportunities through pre-apprenticeship programs.

The Veterans’ Entry to Apprenticeship Act allows military veterans to use their Post 9-11 GI Bill benefits for enrollment into pre-apprenticeship programs that equip them with skills needed to enter the skilled-trade industry.

"Military veterans have a unique set of attributes that make them great assets to...

McSally Asks Energy Secretary Nominee to Partner with Arizona Universities

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today asked energy secretary nominee Dan Brouillette to partner with Arizona universities.

During a U.S. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources hearing to consider the nomination of Dan Brouillette to be Secretary of Energy, McSally highlighted Arizona’s leadership in solar technology.

“We’re now number 3 in solar [capacity] in Arizona, with the opportunity to grow, but we still need breakthrough technologies in storage because the sun doesn’t...

McSally Introduces Bills to Help Small Businesses Contract with the Federal Government

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced two bills to lift a major financial burden off of small businesses who contract with the federal government.

In 2018, small businesses represented 99.9 percent of all United States firms and more than 99.4 percent of all Arizona firms. Arizona has over 550,000 small businesses and one million small business employees.

“With small businesses comprising over 99 percent of our country’s businesses, our economy depends on their success,”...

McSally Helps Bring Sabino Canyon Shuttles into New Era

TUCSON, Ariz. — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today joined a community celebration to inaugurate the Sabino Canyon Crawler, a new open-air electric, quiet shuttle.

McSally was joined by U.S. Reps. Raul Grijalva and Ann Kirkpatrick as she cut the ribbon on a new shuttle service that she helped make happen when she was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. 

"Today was a fantastic day to see the start of a new era in Sabino Canyon,” said McSally. “It took my persistent advocacy to...

McSally Celebrates Veterans Day at Republic Services

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Today, Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) kicked off Veterans Day celebrations in Phoenix with more than 500 Republic Services employees and veterans.

McSally also attended veterans events at Patriots Park with Western Alliance Bank and Honeywell Aerospace Global HQ

“It’s great to be with you today and it’s really wonderful that Republic Services is having this day to celebrate veterans,” said McSally. “We have 500,000 veterans in Arizona and I am honored to be one of them...

McSally Helps Connect Servicemembers with Real World Jobs

Clears path for expansion of SkillBridge program

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) this week cleared a path for more employers to participate in the Department of Defense’s (DoD) SkillBridge program that is connecting servicemembers with real world job experiences.

“As our servicemembers transition out of uniform, we have to make sure there are ample employment opportunities,” McSally said. “When I heard from businesses in Arizona about their concerns with the SkillBridge...

McSally Introduces Bill to Rename Gilbert VA Clinic after Fallen Soldier

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) introduced legislation to rename the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) community outpatient clinic in Gilbert after U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Alexander W. Conrad of Chandler, Arizona. Conrad was killed in action in June 2018 at the age of 26.

“Staff Sergeant Alexander Conrad gave the ultimate sacrifice in service to our country,” McSally said. “Renaming the Gilbert VA clinic after him will be a tribute to his life of service and devotion, and a...