U.S. SENATE - U.S. Senator Martha McSally (R-AZ) this weekend completed a 15-county listening tour during her first 90 days as U.S. Senator. She wrapped up her listening tour with a visit to Hoover Dam in Mohave County.
“It was important to hit the ground running on a ‘two-ears, one-mouth’ listening tour to hear directly from Arizonans about what is on their hearts and minds,” McSally said. “I visited each Arizona county to hear from elected officials, local leaders, and community members about the specific needs of their communities. Throughout this listening tour, my team and I learned how we can better assist Arizonans on the federal level by creating opportunities for job growth, streamlining the federal grant process, investing in transportation and infrastructure, and helping to combat the opioid crisis in our communities.”
Here are some highlights from her travels.
15. Mohave County
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Senator McSally toured Hoover Dam and saw the impact of the West’s years-long drought. She spoke to Bureau of Reclamation officials about the Drought Contingency Plan.
14. Coconino County
McSally met with Coconino County Supervisor Art Babbott and community leaders in Coconino National Forest to discuss ongoing efforts to reduce wildfire risk and protect forests through the Flagstaff Watershed Protection project.
13. Yavapai County
During a tour of the Northern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System, McSally spoke to employees about veteran access to health care, women’s health services, and military sexual trauma services.
12. La Paz County
McSally met with mayors of La Paz County to hear about issues impacting their communities and discuss the Lands Bill that will restore local control of 5,935 acres of county land.
11. Gila County
The San Carlos Apache Nation joined McSally to talk about water rights, tribal sovereignty, and economic development.
10. Navajo County
McSally toured the Forest Energy Corporation in Show Low. Their locally-sourced wood pellets provide fuel for homes across the country and help better manage forests in Arizona.
9. Apache County
McSally visited the Springerville Generating Station and met with the station’s employees. They discussed how clean coal can provide jobs and reliable energy to Arizonans.
8. Greenlee County
McSally took a tour of the Morenci Mine. The mine is one of the largest mining operations in the world and contributes $1.1 billion annually to Arizona’s economy.
7. Graham County
Left: McSally visited Ginaveve’s - a thriving female-owned business in Safford where they brew great coffee - and had a productive visit with owner Jenny Howard. Jenny is also a Thatcher Councilmember.
Right: McSally spoke with Mayors Kouts, Fletcher, and Rivera about rebuilding Arizona’s infrastructure and efforts to end the opioid crisis at home.
6. Yuma County
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Alongside Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot and Mayor Doug Nicholls, McSally saw firsthand where 376 migrants tunneled under existing fencing at our southern border.
5. Santa Cruz County
Left: McSally thanks customs officials and border patrol agents at the Nogales ports of entry for their unwavering dedication to their duties.
Right: Members of the Greater Nogales Santa Cruz County Port Authority and local community leaders met with McSally to review trade and international business at our ports of entry.
4. Cochise County
McSally met with the mayors of five Cochise County communities. They discussed a number of concerns including Arizona water, scams targeting senior citizens, and the continuing problem of cross-border sewage flow.
3. Pima County
Seated with the leadership of five Pima County communities, McSally and meeting attendees covered various issues including water, health care, and public safety.
2. Pinal County
McSally spoke with Pinal County mayors about infrastructure, economic opportunity zones, and the Drought Contingency Plan.
1. Maricopa County
January 4 & 5
On her first weekend as a U.S. Senator, McSally met with East Valley and West Valley Mayors to discuss Arizona's biggest federal priorities.