Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.

McSally Commends Nomination of Scott Rash to Arizona District Court

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) commended the nomination of Judge Scott Rash to serve as Judge on the United States District Court for the District of Arizona.

“Congratulations to Judge Scott Rash for being nominated to the District of Arizona,” said McSally. “Judge Rash is a highly respected judge on the Pima County Superior Court and will make an excellent federal judge. With the huge caseloads in Arizona federal courts, it is important that his confirmation take place...

McSally Reinforces Importance of F-35 to Luke in Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) touted Luke Air Force Base’s innovative F-35 maintenance program that saves time and resources and increases effectiveness of the base’s squadrons. 

At a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services nomination hearing considering Ambassador Barbara Barrett as the next Secretary of the Air Force, McSally encouraged the nominee to implement a maintenance program utilized by F-35 maintainers at Luke Air Force Base (AFB) across other Air Force...

McSally Applauds Complete Roll Back of Obama-era WOTUS Rule

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) applauded the EPA’s finalized rule to fully roll back the 2015 Waters of the United States (WOTUS) Rule.

Put in place by the Obama Administration in 2015, the WOTUS Rule levied heavy-handed, unnecessary bureaucratic regulations on the backs of hard-working farmers, ranchers, builders, and property owners in Arizona.

"The WOTUS Rule gave Washington bureaucrats the power to unnecessarily regulate every stream, creek, and ditch across the...

McSally Presses Air Force Secretary Nominee on PFAS Contamination

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) pressed Ambassador Barbara M. Barrett, nominee to be the Secretary of the Air Force, on the Air Force’s role in addressing groundwater contamination in Arizona.

Recent tests identified high-levels of a toxic chemical compound known as PFAS in private wells north of Arizona National Guard Facilities at Tucson International Airport. The contaminated water is not part of the city’s drinking water supply.

During a U.S. Senate Committee on...

McSally’s Bill to Enhance Long-Term Sustainability of U.S. Nuclear Power Gets Senate Hearing

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally’s (R-AZ) bill to enhance the long-term sustainability of U.S. nuclear power was heard by the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

During the hearing, McSally highlighted the benefits of Arizona’s nuclear power leadership.

“The Palo Verde Nuclear Generating Station in my state is the largest electricity generating plant of any source in the United States. According to Arizona Public Service (APS) which operates Palo Verde, the...

McSally Presses Top Officials on Preventing Future Housing Crises

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) pressed top officials on how to prevent future housing crises.

During a U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs hearing on housing finance reform, McSally heard from top officials including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson on the need to reform the federal government’s role in housing. The officials stressed that legislative and executive action must be taken to...

McSally Lauds Federal Funding for Reconstruction of Main Runway at Coolidge Municipal Airport

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) lauded the decision by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to award over $8.3 million to Coolidge Municipal Airport for reconstruction of its main runway.

“The entire state benefits when our rural airports are in working order,” McSally said. “Arizona’s rural airports drive economic activity and are crucial to their surrounding communities in an emergency. I am glad to see the FAA award the Coolidge Municipal Airport the resources...

McSally Announces Federal Grants Supporting Arizona Firefighters

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced over $1.2 million in federal assistance grants to firefighters in Jerome, Marana, Payson, Pinetop, Phoenix, and Prescott.

“Arizona’s firefighters repeatedly put their lives on the line to protect our communities,” said McSally. “These grants will ensure they have the resources, equipment, and training they need to continue the work they do day in and day out.”

The awards are granted through the Department of Homeland Security's...

McSally Statement on Department of Defense Announcement

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) released the following statement after the Secretary of Defense announced the deferment of a military construction project in Arizona. McSally fought to ensure no projects in Arizona were impacted and received that guarantee from the former Acting Secretary of Defense. However, the lone project impacted in Arizona was already delayed due to unforeseen environmental issues at the construction site.

McSally was informed that the only...

McSally Praises Firefighting Grants for Arizona Communities

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) decision to award over $730,000 in firefighting assistance grants to Mt. Lemmon, Kingman, Phoenix and Tubac.

“These grants will allow our brave firefighters and first responders to buy the equipment they need to continue protecting Arizona communities,” McSally said. 

The awards are granted through the Department of Homeland Security's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program (AFG)....