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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the Treasury Department announced new sanctions on Iran.
“It’s about time we got serious about holding Iran accountable for its dangerous and destructive behavior. These sanctions send a strong message that Iran cannot continue to test ballistic missiles, build nuclear capabilities, and fund terrorism with impunity. Reversing the feckless Middle East policies of the last eight years will not happen overnight, but this is a good start.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Three bills sponsored by U.S. Representative Martha McSally today passed the House of Representatives, her first bills to clear the chamber in the 115th Congress. Two of the bills, The DHS Support for Fusion Centers Act and The CBRN Intelligence and Information Sharing Act, increase information sharing between federal, state, and local officials about terrorist threats.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today 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 comes one day ahead of the Corporate Security Symposium, a daylong event being held in Tucson tomorrow for local business representatives to hear from Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials about the evolving terror threat.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced its nomination of former Congresswoman Heather Wilson to serve as Secretary of the Air Force.
“I have known Heather Wilson for years and have sought her guidance and advice many times in the past. She is a principled, servant-leader who has demonstrated her intellect, integrity and talent in the military, in Congress, and in the private sector. She is immensely qualified to serve as Secretary of the Air Force and I commend her nomination.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today hammered the Administration’s arbitrary Iraq and Afghanistan troop level restrictions, known as Force Management Levels, and their impact on completing the mission. Questioning former military generals and a member of a government watchdog agency during a House Armed Services Committee hearing, Rep. McSally referenced her own experience commanding an A-10 fighter squadron and leading CODELs to Afghanistan to highlight flaws in the Administration’s current troop policy.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today voted in support of the Iran Sanctions Extension Act, legislation to extend sanctions on Iran for 10 years. Originally enacted in 1996, the provisions put in place by the Iran Sanctions Act are set to expire by the end of the year. Today’s bill extends sanctions on Iran’s illicit weapons programs and ballistic missile development that were not suspended as part of the nuclear deal and provides legal statutory authority to re-impose or “snap-back” many of the most powerful sanctions on Iran’s energy industry.
McSally Highlights Importance of Fort Huachuca, DM During Tours and Discussions with Community Leaders
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally this week hosted House Armed Services Chairman Mac Thornberry (TX-13) in Southern Arizona, where he toured Fort Huachuca and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and spoke with community leaders. The visit provided Chairman Thornberry a first-hand look at Southern Arizona’s unique military installations as well as the opportunity to hear about their impact on the community.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – After bombings around New York City and a terrorist attack at a Minnesota mall this weekend, Rep. McSally today questioned top law enforcement from around the country at a Homeland Security Committee hearing about emerging terror threats. Rep. McSally’s questioning focused on the rising occurrence of female jihadi fighters and the need for continued information sharing among law enforcement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced legislation to require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement a fully digitized system of fingerprint identification records. The bill follows an investigation from the DHS Inspector General that found more than 800 people using fraudulent identification information were mistakenly granted citizenship because paper-based fingerprint records were missing from government databases.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the Air Force announced Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DM) as a final possible location to house expanded remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) operations. The Air Force announced in December 2015 that DM was a potential location for a new MQ-9 Mission Control Element, allowing RPA pilots to globally operate RPAs from DM.