McSally introduces bipartisan bill to help improve Udall Park

McSally introduces bipartisan bill to help improve Udall Park

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Representative Martha McSally today reintroduced bipartisan legislation, The Udall Park Land Exchange Completion Act, to help expand and improve Tucson’s Udall Park. The bill resolves a long-standing land disagreement between the City of Tucson and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) that has impeded Tucson’s ability to fully utilize the 172.8-acre parcel […]

McSally praises passage of Defense Funding Bill

McSally praises passage of Defense Funding Bill

By SoAzNewsX The U.S. House today passed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for 2017. The bill had bipartisan support, passing 371 to 48. This legislation provides important funding for pilots, aircraft, and base operations, among countless other important aspects of military readiness. It also fully funds the missions at Fort Huachuca and the entire A-10 […]

McSally’s Executive Branch Oversight Amendment passes House

McSally’s Executive Branch Oversight Amendment passes House

By SoAzNewsX The House of Representatives today passed an amendment sponsored by Rep. Martha McSally to enhance Congressional oversight of regulations that did not comply with federal law. McSally’s amendment was added to the Searching for and Cutting Regulations that are Unnecessarily Burdensome (SCRUB) Act, which passed the House today 240 to 185. “In 2016 […]

McSally wraps up tour of Rio Grande Valley border operations

McSally wraps up tour of Rio Grande Valley border operations

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally today returned from touring border operations in the Rio Grande Valley along with a delegation of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials and lawmakers. Included in the delegation were U.S. Border Patrol Chief Ronald Vitiello, House Speaker Paul Ryan, and Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul. The delegation began the […]

AF Chief: Air Force keeping A-10s until at least 2021

AF Chief: Air Force keeping A-10s until at least 2021

From Stars & Stripes The Air Force has reset the date for the earliest possible retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II to 2021, the service’s top general said Tuesday. “Then we’re going to have a dialogue within the department of what the long-term plan is,” Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein told reporters during a […]

Kelly vows to get local input as feds seek way to close southern border

Kelly vows to get local input as feds seek way to close southern border

By Andres Guerra Luz / Cronkite News Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly told a House panel Tuesday that a wall will help close the “gaping wound” of the U.S-Mexico border, but that he will rely on local authorities to tell his department where and how to close the border. Kelly told the House Homeland Security Committee […]

RAND report affirms McSally’s position on A-10

RAND report affirms McSally’s position on A-10

By SoAzNewsX The RAND Corporation recently released a report prepared for the U.S. Army affirming Arizona Congresswoman Martha McSally’s persistent arguments for retaining the A-10 aircraft. After analyzing Air Force plans and alternative options, the defense research organization in its report recommended fielding a viable Close Air Support replacement before eliminating the capability the A-10 […]

McSally introduces two bills to stop terror attacks

McSally introduces two bills to stop terror attacks

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally yesterday introduced two bills, the CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act and the DHS Support for Fusion Centers Act, to better prepare local communities against terrorist attacks. The bills’ introduction came one day ahead of the Corporate Security Symposium, a daylong event that was held in Tucson for local business representatives to […]

Border security operations improvement bill reintroduced by McCain and McSally

Border security operations improvement bill reintroduced by McCain and McSally

By SoAzNewsX U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ) last week reintroduced in the Senate and House, respectively, the Border Security Technology Accountability Act. The legislation would improve the management and accountability of Department of Homeland Security border technology acquisition programs, which numerous reports have concluded are at “high-risk” for waste, fraud and abuse. “New […]

McSally announces January 8th National Memorial legislation

McSally announces January 8th National Memorial legislation

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally will lead members of the Arizona Congressional delegation to introduce legislation this Friday designating a permanent national memorial to honor the victims of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson. The shooting took the lives of six individuals and wounded thirteen more, including former Reps. Gabrielle Giffords and Ron Barber. […]

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