Friday, June 19, 2015

Arizona Rep Martha McSally Statements and Press Releases

Congresswoman Martha McSally
TUCSON – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the Committee on Appropriations voted to restore postal service delivery standards to July 1, 2012, potentially delaying the proposed closure of the Cherrybell Processing & Distribution Center in Tucson. The vote to restore postal service delivery standards to July 2012 is significant as it would require delivery of First class mail within 2-3 days.
“We’ve been working tirelessly to highlight in Congress and locally the devastating impact that closing the Cherrybell Facility would have on our community, and passage of this provision is a clear sign those efforts are having an impact,” said Rep. McSally. “We still have much work to do, but this is a positive sign that progress is being made. I’ll continue to work with my colleagues in Congress and locally to advocate for the Cherrybell Facility and make sure that the voices of Southern Arizonans are heard.” MORE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today outlined her efforts to protect Medicare Advantage and provide more opportunity to seniors in Southern Arizona. In a video message, Rep. McSally discussed legislation passed by the House this week to strengthen and increase transparency in the Medicare Advantage program as well as legislation she is working on to stop a tax hike on seniors. VIDEO
U.S. Rep. McSally to Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Promote Border Jobs to U.S. Veterans
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally is set to introduce bipartisan legislation to help promote vacant border jobs to separating U.S. service members. The bill, the Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015, would require cooperation between the Departments of Defense (DOD) and Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure separating service members are aware of hiring opportunities for Customs and Border Protection positions. Senators Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), John McCain (R-AZ) and Ron Johnson (R-WI) introduced companion legislation in the Senate. MORE
U.S. Rep. McSally Questions Top Administration Officials on Middle East Policy
Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Martin Dempsey Testify Before Armed Services Committee
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today questioned Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Martin Dempsey at a House Armed Services Committee hearing about U.S. policy in the Middle East. A retired Air Force Colonel, Rep. McSally expressed significant concern about the Administration’s lack of a coherent strategy for the region. More
U.S. Rep. McSally Recognizes Retiring Tucson Fire Captain Diana Benson
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today congratulated Tucson Fire Department Captain Diana Benson, one of the first women to serve in the department and its first career female firefighter, for her many years of service upon her upcoming retirement. More