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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement on the Naval Criminal Investigation Service’s investigation into reports that some Marines used a private Facebook page to distribute nude photos of female Marines.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement on the rise of anti-Semitic hate crimes in Tucson and across the nation.
“I am shocked and saddened by the recent wave of bomb threats directed at the Tucson Jewish Community Center and similar facilities across the country. These threats, along with the horrendous acts of vandalism that have hit other communities over the past few weeks, are clear expressions of hatred and discrimination. There is no place in our community or country for such anti-Semitic acts.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today introduced legislation to require a stress test of U.S. government protection and prevention programs against terrorist travel. The bill implements a recommendation made by the Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel, on which Rep. McSally served. The Task Force investigated U.S. security vulnerabilities and the threat posed by ISIS for six months and released a report last Congress containing 32 key findings and over 50 recommendations to keep Americans safe.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally recently was appointed the Vice Chair of the Readiness Subcommittee on the House Armed Services Committee. The subcommittee is responsible for the single largest account within the Department of Defense’s budget and oversees such issues as military readiness, training, logistics and maintenance, and military construction.
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.