Friday, June 12, 2015

AZ Senator John McCain Statement on Trade Legislation-DM Air Force Base and Grand Canyon MGMNT ACT


McCAIN ON HOUSE DEMOCRATS REJECTING TRADE LEGISLATION
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) today released the following statement on Democrats’ defeat of trade promotion legislation:
“Today Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats dealt a devastating blow to American businesses, American workers, and American global leadership. The failure to send Trade Promotion Authority legislation to the President’s desk will be seen around the world as a sign of American weakness and retrenchment, letting countries like China fill the void and rewrite international trade rules in ways that hurt our economy and security. I urge House Democrats to reconsider this self-destructive folly and pass this vitally important trade legislation next week.”Last month, Senator McCain delivered the Weekly Republican Address on the importance of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to U.S. national security.###
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF ANGEL THUNDER MILITARY EXERCISE AT DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today congratulating the men and women stationed at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona on completing Angel Thunder, the world's largest personnel recovery exercise involving the joint-U.S. forces, 11 partner nations, and nine inter-agencies training to improve military communication and rescue techniques:
“Congratulations to all of the hardworking service members at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base on their successful completion of Angel Thunder. This exercise has provided our troops with the vital opportunity to train with skilled personnel from around the world in mass casualty, hostage recovery, high angle mountain rescues, contested environment rescues, and swift water rescues. At a time of increasing threats around the world, exercises like Angel Thunder are critical to preparing American service members for important missions that advance the safety and security of our nation.”
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON INTERIOR DEPARTMENT’S OPPOSITION TO GRAND CANYON BISON MANAGEMENT ACT
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on testimony by the Interior Department this week opposing legislation he introduced with Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) that would enlist volunteer hunters to cull bison and protect lands inside Grand Canyon National Park:
“The bison population inside Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park has exploded to over 600, overgrazing and destroying its pristine lands, and yet the Interior Department says it opposes our bill because it’s busy conducting its own study which began in April 2014 and won’t be completed until December 2016 at the earliest. Nowhere in its testimony did the Interior Department argue that our common-sense solution to enlist volunteer hunters wouldn’t work. Hunters are eager to help manage these herds and will recover the full animal carcass at no cost to the U.S. taxpayer. The Interior Department is taking too long to advance a solution to stop the degradation of Grand Canyon National Park, which I believe must be preserved and protected so that it remains a national treasure for generations to come.”

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