Congresswoman Martha McSally

I came to Congress to break through the gridlock and get results for Southern Arizona. That’s exactly what I’ve done.  Since being elected, I’ve passed nine bills through the House and two into law, something just 6% of all lawmakers have accomplished this Congress.

I’ve used my experience as a retired Colonel and A-10 squadron commander with 325 combat hours to lead the fight to protect Davis-Monthan and keep the A-10 and EC-130H flying. My efforts include getting an amendment passed providing $100 million for new A-10 wing upgrades and successfully preventing any “backdoor” retirement of our aircraft. I also advanced a provision mandating a fly-off test between the F-35 and A-10 in Close Air Support and Combat Search and Rescue before any additional A-10s can be retired. I wrote the requirements for the test, so I feel pretty confident about the outcome.

I’ve fought to improve our border manning and enhance cross-border commerce, including passing a bill into law to fast-track veterans for jobs at our border ports of entry. I also advanced funding for local transportation construction projects, including SR-189, the I-11 and I-19 highways, and the Sonoran Corridor. These projects are estimated to support as many as 200,000 jobs and $32 billion in economic activity.

I’ve led efforts to secure our border, including passing four border security bills through the House and was appointed the Chairwoman of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee. I’ve also been a leading voice calling for a stronger national security and to ensure our troops have the resources and training they need to keep us safe. And, I’ve won battles to ensure equal treatment for female service members and veterans.

A lot of politicians simply talk about getting results. I have a record that speaks for itself. I am humbled by this opportunity to serve, and I’m asking for your support to continue fighting to expand economic opportunity in Southern Arizona and make sure our country and communities are kept safe.


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