Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Arizona Senator John McCain September Statements

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STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN MARKING THE 70TH ANNIVERSARY OF OFFICIAL END OF WWII
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today marking the 70th anniversary of the official end of World War II in the Pacific:
“As the world marks the 70th anniversary of the official end of World War II in the Pacific, I am grateful for the service and sacrifice of countless American heroes who at tremendous cost defended our nation and liberated the Pacific. I also mourn the lives of millions across the Asia-Pacific region claimed by the horrors of that war.
SASC CHAIRMAN JOHN McCAIN HIGHLIGHTS EGREGIOUS PENTAGON WASTE IN NEW AMERICA’S MOST WASTED REPORT
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, released a new report today as part of the ongoing America’s Most Wasted series titled Indefensible, which identifies egregious Department of Defense (DOD) spending and mismanagement. In this new report on the U.S. Navy’s failed Remote Minehunting System (RMS), Chairman McCain explains that due to DOD’s broken defense acquisition system, the Navy has spent the last 16 years and invested $706 million in taxpayer dollars on a program intended to help Navy ships find and destroy sea-based mines, but that has consistently performed poorly in testing and yielded no results for the military
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON VA INSPECTOR GENERAL REPORT CONFIRMING 300,000 VETERANS DIED AWAITING CARE
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Inspector General report confirming that more than 300,000 veterans have died after applying for health care benefits through the agency:
“I am deeply disturbed that the VA Inspector General’s report released yesterday substantiated allegations that over 300,000 veterans have died after applying for health care benefits through the VA. It is extremely troubling that there are another 500,000 veterans who have also applied for their health care benefits and are languishing in a bureaucratic black hole awaiting their care.
STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN WELCOMING HOME MORE THAN 1,200 SOLDIERS TO DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE
Washington, D.C. ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today welcoming home more than 1,200 soldiers to Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, who have officially completed the military base’s largest personnel deployment since World War II:
“I want to congratulate, and extend my deep appreciation to the men and women of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the 355th Fighter Wing on their successful and safe return to Arizona. The dedication and professionalism they have displayed in support of operations around the globe serves as a shining example of Arizona’s commitment to our national defense.

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