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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’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 Announces New Air Force A-10 Contract

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced that in response to her direct efforts, the Air Force has awarded a new contract to replace wings on over 100 A-10’s. This contract will cover the remaining A-10’s in need of wing replacements, allowing the fleet to fly well into the 2030’s.

"As a former A-10 pilot and commander of an A-10 squadron in combat, I know how critical the Warthog is to our military’s success in the air and on the ground,” said McSally. “I led the fight...

McSally Urges Trump Administration Not to Impede Trade at Arizona Ports

Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) urged the Trump Administration to refrain from building additional inspection facilities at Arizona’s ports of entry, which would drastically impede trade with the state’s top trading partner.

McSally led members of the Arizona delegation to express significant concerns regarding proposals by the General Services Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to build new commercial truck inspection facilities near the Nogales –...

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 Presses Deputy Defense Secretary Nominee on Maintaining Arizona’s Critical Role in National Defense

Highlights Luke Air Force Base’s innovative plane maintenance

U.S. SENATE — Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) pressed the Deputy Secretary of Defense nominee on Arizona’s role in providing critical military readiness and secured a commitment that he would modernize Arizona’s testing and training ranges to ensure Arizona’s bases are strong for decades to come.

During a U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services hearing to consider the nomination of David Norquist to be Deputy Secretary of...

McSally Secures $2.6 Million to Bring Low-Emission Buses to Tucson

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced that she secured $2.6 million in federal funding for the purchase of low or no emission transit buses in Tucson.

“Quality public transportation is a tremendous draw for any community,” said McSally. “It is no surprise that Tucson is leading the way to allow better access to the area for its residents while still being mindful of the impact buses have on air quality. I am proud to see Tucson blaze this new trail and look forward...

McSally Secures Federal Money to Expand Major Arizona Interstate

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) announced that she helped secure $90 million in federal funding for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) to expand a rural, mountainous stretch of I-17 north of Phoenix.

“Stretching from Phoenix to Flagstaff, I-17 moves tens of thousands of people each day,” said McSally. “With our growing economy and expanding population it is essential that Arizona continues to serve our communities on safe and well-maintained roads. This is...