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TUCSON, AZ—U.S. Representative Martha McSally tomorrow will host a Veterans Workshop to connect veterans in the 2nd Congressional district with the benefits they need and the care they deserve. Located at Empire High School, the event will feature representatives from veterans’ service organizations to participate in a three hour workshop designed for one-on-one interaction.
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement in response to a VA Office of Inspector General (VA OIG) report on allegations of inaccurate wait-time reporting at the Southern Arizona Veterans Affairs Health Care System (SAVAHCS) facility.
Second Annual Award Aims to Recognize Outstanding S. AZ. Veterans
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today announced that her office is accepting nominations for the second annual Congressional Veterans of Distinction Award. The award recognizes veterans in the Second District who continue to go above and beyond to serve their communities.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today testified before the Committee on Veterans Affairs about her legislation, the Veterans’ Entry to Apprenticeship Act, a bill to expand skills training programs to veterans. Her testimony before the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity highlighted the challenges veterans face transitioning to civilian life as well as the importance of expanding veterans’ access to pre-apprenticeship programs.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The House of Representatives today passed U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation to reinstate the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) in Arlington National Cemetery. The bill, the WASP Arlington Inurnment Restoration (WASP AIR) Act, passed with unanimous support less than eleven weeks after its introduction on January 6.
Bipartisan Lawmakers, WASP Family Members Call for Reinstatement of Female WWII Pilots in Arlington
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today was joined by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle at a press conference to call for the immediate reinstatement of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) in Arlington National Cemetery. The WASPs were the first women to fly planes in the military and flew stateside missions during World War II.
Passage Represents Major Step Forward in Moving Legislation Through Congress and Into Law
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House Veterans Affairs Committee favorably passed U.S. Representative Martha McSally’s legislation, the Women Airforce Service Pilots Arlington Inurnment (WASP AIR) Act. The bill restores the rights of the WASPs, who were pioneering female World War II pilots, to have their ashes inurned at Arlington National Cemetery, which is run by the U.S. Army.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today spoke on the house floor in remembrance of Sierra Vista resident Sergeant First Class Sidney D. Cochran, who passed away recently, and to recognize the many people who attended his service.
When it was learned that Sergeant Cochran did not have any family to mourn him, a call went out on social media to encourage attendance at his service. Over 300 people answered that call.
Over 50 House Members Co-sign Rep. McSally Letter to Acting Army Secretary
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today led over 50 House members to call on Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy to reinstate inurnment rights of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at Arlington National Cemetery. In a letter, the lawmakers write that the decision to rescind WASP inurnment eligibility at Arlington in March 2015 “perpetuates and validates” past gender discrimination in the military.