Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

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February 26, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement in response to the President’s refusal to implement provisions signed into law meant to combat harmful boycotts of Israel. Earlier this week, the President signed into law H.R. 644, the "Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act,” legislation to update the nation’s customs laws, but acknowledged he would not abide by provisions designed to prevent the discrimination of Israeli-produced goods.

February 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced legislation, The Fair Treatment of Israel in Product Labeling Act, to prevent the discrimination of Israeli-produced goods. Recently, the Obama Administration issued a memorandum stating it is “not acceptable” to label goods coming from Israeli companies in the West Bank and Gaza Strip as having been produced in “Israel.” Instead, the issuance required those products contain the labeling, “West Bank” or “Gaza strip,” facilitating the boycotting of Israeli goods produced there. 

January 11, 2016 Editorial

By U.S. Representative Martha McSally

I’ve long believed that leadership means more than talk; it means getting results. During my first year in office, we achieved many important victories to make our community stronger, and aim to continue that momentum in 2016.

On Feb. 2, the Obama administration announced its intentions to retire our entire A-10 Warthog fleet and half of all our EC-130H Compass Call aircraft. Both moves would significantly reduce missions at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and harm Southern Arizona families.

December 14, 2015 Press Release

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the President’s address on ISIS at the Pentagon.

“People I speak with in Southern Arizona are rightfully concerned with the Administration’s slow and reluctant approach to ISIS. We have been missing leadership with resolve, and still lack a bold, aggressive strategy to take out ISIS’s critical capabilities, put them on their heels, and keep Americans safe.”

October 21, 2015 Press Release

Resolution Urges Funding Freeze Until Palestinian Leaders Take Steps to End Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced a resolution expressing solidarity with the Israeli people and condemning the Palestinian Authority for inciting an atmosphere of violence. The resolution, which was cosigned by over 40 lawmakers in the House, calls on President Obama to freeze all U.S. funding to the Palestinian Authority until their leaders openly increase efforts to end their incitement of violence and stop the attacks.

October 14, 2015 Press Release

TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement expressing solidarity with the people of Israel in the wake of recent violent attacks and called on President Obama to condemn the violence and incitement by Palestinian leaders.

September 14, 2015 Press Release

Rep. McSally: “This is not about a choice between this deal or war”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today voted against approval of the President’s Iran nuclear deal and to prevent the President from lifting sanctions on Iran pursuant to the agreement. Just before the vote, Rep. McSally spoke out on the House floor to urge her colleagues to consider the American military men and women killed by Iranian-funded terrorism and to oppose lifting sanctions that will lead to more deaths.

August 23, 2015 Editorial

by U.S. Representative Martha McSally

President Obama’s stated goal at the onset of negotiations with Iran was to dismantle their nuclear infrastructure. Now that he’s failed to meet that goal, he wants Americans to believe it is either this deal or war, so we must accept it. I strongly disagree.

July 26, 2015 Editorial

by U.S. Representatives Martha McSally, Trent Franks, Matt Salmon, and David Schweikert

We’re realists, and the evidence for our position is clear.

In a March letter to President Obama, 367 members of Congress underscored components of a successful negotiation: the agreement should extend multiple decades, contain a dramatic reduction in centrifuge capacity, provide intrusive inspection and verification measures and include a full disclosure of Iran’s past efforts to build a nuclear weapon. This deal fails in all four areas.

July 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after negotiators announced a final deal had been reached on Iran’s nuclear programs.