Kelly, Thune Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Communities from Arbitrary Reclassification and Potential Loss of Federal Funds

Today, U.S. Sens. Mark Kelly and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced the Metropolitan Statistical Area Preservation Act, legislation that would protect more than 140 Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs), including Sierra Vista, Lake Havasu City, Flagstaff, and others in Arizona from losing this classification. Losing this classification could, among other things, harm communities’ access to certain federal funding opportunities and their ability

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WATCH: Sen. Kelly Delivers Commencement Speech for Newest A-10 Pilots at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Arizona Senator Mark Kelly congratulated the Air Force’s newest A-10 pilots at a graduation ceremony yesterday with the 357th fighter squadron at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The dozen graduating airmen completed a syllabus of 83 hours of flight time across more than 40 sorties, 100 hours of simulator training and 268 hours of academic instruction over a six-month period. Upon

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WATCH: Senator Kelly Raises Concern with Chairman of Joint Chiefs Over A-10 Retirement Proposal

Yesterday, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, a 25-year Navy veteran with experience as a combat pilot, test pilot and astronaut, raised concerns with General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the country’s highest ranking military officer, over the Air Force’s proposal to partially retire A-10 aircrafts. Senator Kelly raised the issue during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing

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WATCH: Senator Mark Kelly Raises Issue of Water Contamination During Environment and Public Works Committee

Today, at a hearing on the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly raised the urgent need to address PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination of drinking water affecting communities throughout Arizona, including Tucson and the West Valley.   This comes the day after the City of Tucson announced the indefinite shutdown of the Tucson Airport Remediation

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Senator Kelly Leads Bipartisan Passage of $52 Billion Investment in Microchip Manufacturing and Research

Arizona and industry leaders say this will create high-paying jobs in the state Today, the United States Senate passed a bipartisan $52 billion plan, crafted and championed by Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, which will create high-paying jobs in Arizona by investing in American leadership in the manufacture and research of semiconductors, or microchips. The funding, passed as part of the

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