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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally (R-AZ) and Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today sent letters to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and International Boundary Water Commission (IBWC) calling on the agencies to address the unmitigated raw sewage flowing from Naco, Sonora, Mexico, which has been plaguing the cities of Naco, Arizona and Bisbee, Arizona for years.
WASHINGTON, DC–U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced she has been selected by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to join an informal group of Republican members to help address border security and identify solutions for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. As Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, representing a district in Southern Arizona that includes eighty miles of U.S.-Mexico Border, Congresswoman McSally was a logical choice.
Representative McSally released the following statement about the selection:
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation to protect global supply chains against terrorist activity today unanimously passed out of the Homeland Security Committee. For the first time in 11 years, Rep. McSally’s bill reauthorizes and modernizes the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) — a global supply chain security program led by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). CTPAT has over 12,000 participants and is recognized throughout the world as the premier cargo pre-vetting program.
WASHINGTON, DC–U.S. Representative Martha McSally (AZ-02) today officially announced that the Douglas Port of Entry (POE) is one step closer to modernization. The General Services Administration (GSA) has informed Congresswoman McSally’s office that the feasibility study for the modernization of the port was funded in the Fiscal Year 2017 allocation, and the two agencies will begin the study this fall.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement on the Make America Secure Appropriations Act which the House passed today by a vote of 235—192. This national security appropriations package includes the appropriations bills for defense, military construction and veterans, energy and water, and the legislative branch.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today chaired a Homeland Security Committee hearing to examine look the role that technology plays in helping to predict, deter, detect and interdict illicit activity along the Southwest border. The hearing featured testimony from security officials from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Border Patrol, and U.S. Government Accountability Office.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally led a bipartisan meeting with other Representatives of southern border communities and Secretary of Commerce, Wilbur Ross, to discuss the upcoming renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Alliance (NAFTA). The representatives encouraged the administration to use this opportunity to work towards a fairer playing field that will help further economic growth and harness job creation. Their priorities included agriculture, infrastructure, e-commerce, cargo inspections—and others related to cross-border economic activity.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation to address critical staffing shortages along the border today passed the House of Representatives. The bill gives Customs and Border Protection (CBP) the discretionary ability to expedite their hiring process for well-qualified applicants who have already proven themselves trustworthy in the military and in law enforcement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today voted in support of H.R. 244, the FY 2017 Omnibus Appropriations bill to fund the Federal government for the current fiscal year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today chaired a Homeland Security Committee hearing to examine the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)’s counter network strategy to degrade and dismantle Transnational Criminal Organizations (TCOs)—also known as drug cartels—along our border. Specifically, the hearing evaluated the coordination between the DHS’s three joint task forces.