McSally takes questions at Student Town Hall with Cienega High School seniors

McSally takes questions at Student Town Hall with Cienega High School seniors

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally today took questions at a student town hall with Cienega High School’s senior class of roughly four hundred and fifty students. The Congresswoman answered student’s thoughtful questions on a wide range of topics including U.S. military involvement in Syria, the high cost of a college education, and the consequences of […]

McSally highlights Tucson’s role in US-Israel alliance at 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference

McSally highlights Tucson’s role in US-Israel alliance at 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally (AZ-02) yesterday addressed 18,000 pro-Israel activists from across the country at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)’s annual policy conference. AIPAC works with Congress and the Executive Branch to strengthen, protect and promote the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the two nations. McSally’s remarks, according […]

McSally and Hurd call on DHS to substantiate funding request for border wall

McSally and Hurd call on DHS to substantiate funding request for border wall

By SoAzNewsX Reps. Martha McSally (AZ-02) and Will Hurd (TX-23), Chair and Vice Chair of the Committee on Homeland Security’s Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee this week sent an oversight letter asking for specific details of the Administration’s request for $999 million to plan, design, and construct the first installment of a border wall between […]

McSally fights for crucial improvements during AHCA negotiations

McSally fights for crucial improvements during AHCA negotiations

By SoAzNewsX Rep. Martha McSally this week declared her support for an amended version of the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA). After weeks of advocating for specific changes to the legislation on behalf of her constituents, McSally successfully negotiated for revisions to the legislation that are victories for Southern Arizona—including billions in increased resources […]

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 […]

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