Jobs and Economy


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 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 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’s Public Lands Bill Would Benefit Local Schools, Job Creation

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) moved to further Arizona’s renewable energy development and ensure local communities receive the benefits from energy development projects.

During a U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing on pending legislation, McSally highlighted her legislation to increase renewable energy development on public lands and institute a revenue-sharing mechanism that sends a percentage of project revenues to states and counties which cannot tax...

McSally Helps Bring Nearly $40 Million to Arizona’s Infrastructure Projects

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) applauded the announcement of two sizeable Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grants awarded to the city of Phoenix and Pinal County. McSally advocated for the projects to the Department of Transportation. 

“Arizona’s infrastructure has to be able to keep up with our state’s rapid economic and population growth,” said McSally. “It is great to see both of these important projects, which I advocated strongly for,...

McSally Takes to Senate Floor to Call for USMCA Vote

WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate to call for the U.S. House of Representatives to vote on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Almost one year after President Trump signed the USMCA, McSally reminded Congress that this trade deal is critical for jobs in Arizona and across the country.

“Simply put, USMCA is a win for Arizona. Trade with Mexico and Canada is key to Arizona jobs and opportunities,” said Sen. McSally. “Almost 50 percent of...

McSally Celebrates Launch of Major Defense Company in Mesa

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) celebrated the announcement of the launch of Nammo Defense Systems Inc. in Mesa, Arizona.

During the Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting, McSally spoke on Nammo’s decision to headquarter its new defense venture, Nammo Defense Systems Inc., in Mesa, AZ, and to invest nearly $20 million in new infrastructure in Arizona.

“Nammo Defense Systems made a great choice to headquarter their consolidated company in Arizona,” McSal...

McSally Speaks to Over 14,200 Arizonans

U.S. SENATE – Last night, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) spoke to over 14,200 Arizonans on a telephone town hall.

“When I deploy to Washington, DC, I want to make sure I’m taking the ideas and concerns of Arizonans with me,” McSally said. “Last night’s telephone town hall was an opportunity to engage with my constituents and hear a little more about what changes we can make at the federal level to make their lives a little bit better. If you weren’t able to join the call, you can always get...

McSally, Shaheen Spearhead New Bipartisan Bill to Promote Jobs in Energy Workforce

U.S. SENATE – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced new bipartisan legislation to increase the United States’ understanding of the energy sector’s economic contributions and help build out the American energy workforce. The Senators’ bill – the Promoting American Energy Jobs Act – would require the Department of Energy (DOE) to publish an annual energy and employment report to measure energy jobs in the United States, and examine energy production and...