Sen. Kelly Presses Forest Service Leadership on 4FRI Next Steps in Committee Hearing

Today, during a hearing in the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly pressed the Deputy Chief of the Forest Service, Christopher French, for answers and transparency regarding the Forest Service’s decision to cancel the contract solicitation for phase 2 of the Four Forests Restoration Initiative (4FRI). This decision further delayed large-scale thinning of forests in northern

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Senate Passes Kelly-Backed Bill to Allow Unspent COVID Relief Dollars for Infrastructure, Disaster Relief

Last night, the Senate passed the State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Fiscal Recovery, Infrastructure, and Disaster Relief Flexibility Act, legislation co-sponsored by Arizona Senator Mark Kelly to make several categories of infrastructure investments and disaster relief eligible for unspent COVID-19 relief dollars. The legislation also extends the deadline to utilize relief funding if budgeted for eligible infrastructure projects.  “Arizona mayors

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WATCH: Sen. Kelly Speaks in Support of Arizona Land Transfer Legislation in La Paz, Yavapai Counties

Legislation would create solar jobs and support UArizona Yesterday, in the Senate Subcommittee on Public Lands, Forests, & Mining, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly championed a pair of legislative proposals that would expand solar energy production and higher education in Arizona.  The first bill, the La Paz County Solar Energy and Job Creation Act, introduced by Senator Sinema and cosponsored by

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WATCH: Sen. Mark Kelly Raises Key Arizona PFAS Issues with EPA Water Official

Today, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly asked EPA Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox about PFAS contamination and how quickly EPA will be able to distribute funds from the bipartisan infrastructure bill for PFAS cleanup in places like Arizona. Growing PFAS plumes in both Phoenix and Tucson have risked the safety of drinking water sources in Arizona’s two largest metropolitan areas.

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Sens. Kelly, Ernst Press Pentagon for Action Following Uptick in Military Suicides

An alarming report revealed a 15% increase in military suicides, new bipartisan effort would streamline suicide prevention efforts at DOD Today, following an alarming report revealing a 15% increase in military suicides in 2020 from the year before, combat veterans and U.S. Senators Mark Kelly (D-Ariz.) and Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) are pushing the Pentagon to take immediate action to step

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