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WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally successfully included an amendment with significant wins for Arizona veterans to the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act 2019 in the late hours of Thursday evening. The amendment will ensure that $225 million in Veterans Affairs’ medical services funds are set aside for suicide prevention in fiscal year 2019.
WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Representative Martha McSally joined President Trump at the White House this afternoon for the signing of the John S. McCain III, Daniel K. Akaka, and Samuel R. Johnson VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks Act, which she championed in the House of Representatives. Nicknamed the VA MISSION Act, this critical legislation streamlines community care programs and expands the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Post-9/11 Caregiver Program to veterans of all wars.
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 – With U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s support, the House passed critical legislation today to save and improve veterans’ community care programs so Arizona veterans can access the care they have earned when and where they need it. The VA Choice Program—landmark legislation that allows veterans to access alternative care when the VA cannot provide them the timely care they need—will run out of funding this month without Congressional intervention.
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 is introducing a resolution in Congress to honor Tammie Jo Shults, the Southwest Pilot and fellow female trailblazer aviator who heroically landed a damaged 737 Boeing aircraft, saving the lives of nearly every single one-hundred and forty-nine souls on board. Before she started flying for Southwest in 1993, Tammie Jo Shults was one of the first female fighter jet pilots for the U.S. Navy.
WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today was recognized by the Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) for her congressional leadership in support of the military and veterans. McSally was awarded the Arthur T. Marix Congressional Leadership Award, named for the retired Marine Corps colonel who founded MOAA in 1929. It is presented annually to members of Congress who distinguish themselves in protecting the rights and interests of uniformed services members, their families, and survivors.
Rep. Martha McSally is the only Republican female veteran in the House, but she aims not to be there much longer.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after she voted in support of the Omnibus Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year (FY) 2018, legislation to fund the government for the next seven months, through the end of FY 2018.
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally is inviting local high school students and their parents or guardians to attend “Academy Day” on Saturday, April 7 to learn more about applying to U.S. Service Academies. Representatives from the U.S. Air Force Academy, U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, US Coast Guard Academy, and University of Arizona R.O.T.C. will be on hand at the event to answer questions and provide more information about the nomination and application process.