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McSally Delivers Massive Wins for Arizona, Secures Historic Military Sexual Assault Reform in Annual Defense Bill

U.S. SENATE — U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) delivered massive wins for Arizona military missions and historic sexual assault reforms in the final version of the annual defense bill agreed to by the Senate and House Armed Services Committees.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) funds Arizona’s critical military missions, supports Arizona service members and their families, and makes important reforms to the way the military investigates and prosecutes...

McSally: Military Housing "Slumlord" CEOs Should Spend Holidays in Military Housing

U.S. SENATE—U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) today proposed that military housing CEOs experience firsthand the unacceptable living conditions to which they have subjected military families.

During a U.S. Committee on Armed Services hearing on the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) privatized housing findings, McSally highlighted the continuing issue of substandard living conditions in military housing facilities.

“It’s hard enough to serve in the military. It’s hard enough to be a...

McSally, Shaheen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Servicemembers, Veterans with Eating Disorder Recovery

U.S. SENATE—Today, U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), both members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, introduced bipartisan legislation to expand eating disorder treatment access for U.S. servicemembers, veterans and their dependents.

Studies have found that 16 percent of female veterans have or have had an eating disorder and 20 percent of female adolescent dependents of a servicemember are at risk for an eating disorder. Eating disorders have the second...

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 Applauds Senate Confirmation of Ambassador Barrett of Arizona

U.S. SENATE – Today, U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate confirmed Ambassador Barbara Barrett—and Arizonan—to be the Secretary of the Air Force.

"Ambassador Barrett's confirmation is a win for Arizona, our Air Force, and our nation,” said McSally. “She is the perfect fit to lead the Air Force in these dangerous and uncertain times. As soon as the position was open, I called my longtime friend Barbara, to ask her to be willing to serve in this...

McSally Returns to Saudi Arabia, Drives Without Wearing Traditional Muslim Head-to-Toe Garb

Action culminates years of her fight to end discriminatory rules for U.S. servicewomen

DHAHRAN – U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) visited Saudi Arabia for the first time in more than 16 years since she was deployed to the country three times as an officer in the Air Force. This is the first time McSally has been back to Saudi Arabia where she was not forced to wear a full black head-to-toe traditional Muslim abaya gown and head scarf and sit in the backseat of the car.

“The last time I was...

McSally Visits Sailors and Aircrew Deployed to Deter Iran in the Gulf Region including the Strait of Hormuz

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar – U.S. Senators Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) returned from a trip to the Strait of Hormuz, Gulf of Oman, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, and multiple U.S. military bases throughout the Gulf States.

“After multiple deployments to the Middle East, I know firsthand the complex regional security challenges that are increasing with Iran’s recent dangerous and escalating attacks,” said McSally.  “It was great to be joined by Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia...

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 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 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...