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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Appropriations Act, annual legislation which provides important funding for operations, readiness, and healthcare programs for U.S. troops and their families. Congresswoman Martha McSally successfully secured funding for Arizona’s defense assets and fought for critical funding for the A-10 wing replacement program, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, and other crucial capabilities.
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Martha McSally voted in favor of the Border Security and Immigration Reform Act. The legislation contains the four pillars proposed by President Trump to secure our southern border, end the visa lottery system, move the U.S. towards a merit-based immigration system, and provides a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) population. It also allows families to stay together while the law is enforced. The bill failed in the House 121 to 301.
NOGALES, AZ – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today hosted Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen at multiple locations along the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona, where she toured the Douglas and Nogales ports of entry and took a line tour to view enforcement challenges, border fencing, terrain features and threats, and spotter lookout points. The visit provided Secretary Nielsen an opportunity to witness the unique security challenges Arizona faces and allowed her to hear from local stakeholders and government officials about how they are impacting border communities.
TUCSON, AZ – U.S. Representative Martha McSally led a bipartisan congressional delegation, including three Members of Congress from Arizona, to South Korea over Memorial Day weekend to meet with top military and diplomatic officials about the current situation on the Korean Peninsula. The trip included a visit to the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone (DMZ), where the Armistice was signed in 1953. This is the same site Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in met last month, just hours before they met there again on Saturday.
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, legislation that authorizes significant funding for Arizona’s many defense assets. Congresswoman McSally successfully worked to ensure that the bill protects Arizona’s military aircraft and installations. It includes funds for new A-10 wings, an accelerated Compass Call cross-decking initiative, 77 new F-35s, and even new Apache attack helicopters.
WASHINGTON, DC – In a Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee hearing she chaired yesterday, U.S. Representative McSally blasted loopholes in our existing immigration laws that allow MS-13 gang members, drug cartels, human traffickers and others to enter the country.
"Individuals have learned how to exploit the system," said Congresswoman McSally during the hearing. "It should surprise no one that many of those who claim asylum do not ever show up for their court date, most likely because their claim is unfounded in the first place."
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally joined Fox News yesterday to discuss the upcoming Congressional Delegation she is leading to the Korean peninsula.
“We have this historic diplomatic opening thanks to the maximum pressure campaign by the Trump administration, but we need to keep the vice-grips strongly on Kim Jong Un until North Korea actually changes their behavior to fully denuclearize the peninsula.
WASHINGTON, DC – After a marathon markup session, the House Armed Services Committee early Thursday morning passed legislation to authorize national defense funding for fiscal year 2019. Because of U.S. Representative McSally’s persistent advocacy, the Fiscal Year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) secured funding for Arizona’s defense priorities throughout the state.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement regarding the President’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Iran Nuclear Deal and reinstate the highest level of economic sanctions on the Iran regime.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative McSally today questioned U.S.