Friday, July 3, 2015

AZ Senator John McCain Actions and Statements-Press Releases

McCain to report raising $1.4M  in 2nd quarter
Sen. John McCain this month will report raising $1.4 million in April, May and June and his 2016 re-election campaign had $4.5 million on hand as of Tuesday, his campaign told The Arizona Republic on Thursday.
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SENATOR JOHN McCAIN URGES INTERIOR DEPARTMENT TO ADDRESS EXPLODING BURRO POPULATION IN MOHAVE COUNTY
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Interior Director Sally Jewell this week urging the agency to address problems with managing the exploding burro herd population in Mohave County, which are damaging lands from over-grazing, harming other wildlife, and causing numerous car accidents in the area.
“The Interior Department’s mismanagement of the [Black Mountain Burro Herd Management Plan] has resulted in significant unintended consequences for Mohave County,” writes Senator McCain. “For example, burros have devastated the areas’ natural resources by over-grazing the land, which has subsequently harmed native wildlife like quail, rabbits, and doves. Furthermore, burros have migrated into residential neighborhoods in search of food, posing a significant public safety hazard to the community. In just over two years’ time, the burros have been responsible for 24 car accidents in Bullhead City, Arizona… I strongly believe that any update to the Black Mountain HMA must address public safety and natural resources concerns.”The signed letter is here
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON NEW EVIDENCE OF RUSSIA’S MILITARY BUILDUP IN EASTERN UKRAINE
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on new aerial footage released by the Ukrainian volunteer regiment Dnipro-1 showing a Russian military camp in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine:
“Two weeks ago, I traveled to eastern Ukraine and visited with the Dnipro-1 volunteer regiment, where I was shown and briefed on new video footage captured by a Ukrainian drone, which shows Russia’s continued buildup of tanks, armored vehicles, rocket launchers, and military personnel inside Ukraine. This new evidence, now public, further demonstrates that the ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine is fSenator McCain detailed his recent trip to eastern Ukraine in an op-ed published by The Washington Post last weekendiction, and that Russia is deepening its military involvement in Ukraine.
STATEMENT BY SENATORS JOHN McCAIN & LINDSEY GRAHAM ON NUCLEAR NEGOTIATIONS WITH IRAN
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) released the following statement today on nuclear negotiations with Iran:
“Yesterday, an unnamed senior administration official told reporters that the United States would not insist upon access to Iranian military sites in nuclear negotiations with Iran ‘because the United States of America wouldn't allow anybody to get into every military site, so that's not appropriate.’

“With the Iranian nuclear negotiations in a critical phase, this statement should alarm us all. There is no place in this negotiation for moral equivalence. That thinking was wrong in the Cold War, and it is wrong today. Iran is not like any other nation, least of all the United States. Iran has a proven record of cheating on its nuclear program. And it continues to be the leading state sponsor or terrorism while expanding its malign activities in the Middle East, as evidenced in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. Iran must be held to different, more rigorous standards.
SENATORS McCAIN & FLAKE URGE SENATE COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER POLICIES ADDRESSING CONCERNS ABOUT FLIGHT PATH CHANGES AT PHOENIX SKY HARBOR INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today sent a letter to Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD) and Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging them to consider policies that would address community concerns about recent flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and airports across the country. In the letter, the Senators ask that as the Committee drafts legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), it would explore policies to ensure that those affected by recent flight path changes have the opportunity to engage in the process with the FAA before changes, like those made in Phoenix, go into effect.
“These flight path changes [at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport] have acutely impacted residents around the airport who assert that they have experienced an intolerable increase in flight noise due to a dramatic increase in the number of overhead flights,” write Senators McCain and Flake. “We have heard the first-hand accounts of the impact the flight noise is having on the daily lives of residents unlucky enough to find themselves under these new paths, and we share the frustration they feel for not being afforded an opportunity to have their voices heard and their interests considered prior to the implementation of these changes…As your Committee turns its attention to FAA reauthorization legislation in the coming weeks…[i]t is imperative that these discussions include proposals that would allow affected communities the opportunity to engage substantively in the process with the FAA before changes, like those last September in Phoenix, go into effect.”The signed letter is here and the text of the letter is below.

1 comment:

  1. On the burro issue, there is a easy and cost effective solution.
    Make them a Big Game Species.
    Then they can be managed by Game & Fish.
    Tags could finance the effort.
    These animals do a lot of damage to the habitat and other species.
    thx

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