Wednesday, August 5, 2015

AZ Senator John McCain Starements and Press Releases

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OPENING STATEMENT BY SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN AT HEARING ON IRAN NUCLEAR AGREEMENT & MILITARY BALANCE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered the following opening statement today at a hearing on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and the military balance in the Middle East:
“The Committee meets today for our second oversight hearing on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which the United States and other major powers have signed with Iran. We welcome our distinguished witnesses and thank them for joining us today:
FLOOR STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON IMPORTANCE OF PASSING CYBER SECURITY LEGISLATION FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY-VIDEO
 STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON HARMFUL IMPACT OF NEW OBAMA ADMINISTRATION ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATIONS ON ARIZONA
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the Obama Administration’s announcement of new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Clean Power Plan” regulations and its negative impact on Arizona businesses and consumers
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON OBAMA ADMINISTRATION DECISION ON MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO OPPOSITION FORCES IN NORTHERN SYRIA
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the Administration’s decision to change its policy and begin providing additional military support to the moderate Syrian forces fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northern Syria:
“I am pleased that the Administration has finally decided to provide additional military support to the Syrian forces the Department of Defense is training and equipping to counter ISIL in northern Syria. However, I am concerned that this is another example of a policy of gradual escalation that has plagued U.S. efforts since the start of the conflict in Syria. Equivocation over such a basic and obvious question as supporting the fighters we train is indicative of the Administration’s indecisive policy concerning Syria, Iraq, and ISIL that has allowed security conditions to spiral into chaos.
FLOOR STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON IMPORTANCE OF PASSING CYBER SECURITY LEGISLATION FOR U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, delivered the following statement on the floor of the U.S. Senate today on the importance of passing the Cyber Security Information Sharing Act for U.S. national security:
“Mr. President, I rise in strong support of S. 754, the Cyber Security Information Sharing Act. I want to thank my colleagues Chairman Burr and Vice Chairman Feinstein for their leadership on this critically important legislation. This bill, of which I am an original cosponsor, was overwhelmingly approved by a 14 to 1 vote in the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in March.
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON VOTING “YES” TO DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD & SAFEGUARDING WOMEN’S HEALTH FUNDING
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on voting “yes” to advancing legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood and protect women’s health following the release of gruesome footage showing the organization’s role in the harvesting of unborn babies’ body parts:
“Today I was proud to fight for the protection of all human life, especially the unborn, by voting to advance legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood. The appalling footage that has been released over the last several weeks has made it abundantly clear that taxpayers should not be forced to pay for such disturbing activities. As a lifetime pro-life supporter, I have fought for decades to defend the rights of all human life, particularly those who cannot defend themselves. It is long past time we stop sending American tax dollars to this scandal-plagued group and start doing more to protect the health and well-being of women, mothers, and their families.”

Senator McCain was an original cosponsor of the legislation (S.1881), which was introduced by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rand Paul (R-KY), James Lankford (R-OK) and 21 other Senators last week. In addition to defunding Planned Parenthood, the bill would preserve federal funding for women’s health services, including relevant diagnostic laboratory and radiology services, well-child care, prenatal and postpartum care, and immunization. It would also sustain funding for sexually transmitted disease testing, cervical and breast cancer screenings, and referrals.

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