Senator Kelly Sworn In to Serve Six-Year Term
Today, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly, a Navy combat veteran and member of the United States Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement after being sworn in to serve a full six-year term in the United States Senate. Kelly was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2020 where he served the remainder of the late Senator John McCain’s term.
“Over the past several years, I’ve met Arizonans in every corner of our state who shared with me their stories of perseverance and hope for a better future. Every day, these stories drive my work here in the Senate. From lowering prescription drug costs to creating more good-paying manufacturing jobs, I’m proud to have broken through partisan gridlock to pass laws that will improve Arizonans’ lives,” continued Kelly.
“I also have the honor of working on behalf of Arizonans in the seat once held by the late Senator John McCain. His commitment to putting Arizonans ahead of partisan politics has guided my own service, and it will continue to guide me over these next six years. While there is more work to do as we take on the challenges ahead, I’m committed to serving all Arizonans in the Senate. And I’ll keep working with anyone to deliver results,” said Kelly.
During his first term in office, Kelly worked to usher into law key legislation that will strengthen Arizona’s economy for decades to come. Kelly championed the passage of his bipartisan CHIPS Act of 2022 which will bring thousands of great-paying microchip manufacturing jobs to Arizona and make the U.S. more competitive with China. Kelly also negotiated and secured $4 billion in funding to secure Arizona’s water future in the Inflation Reduction Law. In addition, Kelly also ensured his plan to lower prescription drug costs for seniors was signed into law which includes capping the cost of insulin at $35 a month for Medicare beneficiaries.