During the Senate’s state work period, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly met with Arizonans in every corner of the state, talking with them about how the bipartisan infrastructure bill will create more jobs and build a stronger, robust economy. Kelly also made multiple stops where he discussed his efforts on national security and veterans issues.
Kelly started the work period at the Tucson SunLink Maintenance Yard with Tucson Mayor Regina Romero, promoting the bill and its positive impact on our roadways, public transportation and water systems.
Kelly tours the SunLink Maintenance Yard with local leaders.
Kelly and Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh later toured Carpenters Local 1912, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters’ Phoenix training center, where they met with apprentices and discussed the millions of good-paying jobs that will be created by the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Kelly and Walsh also visited the Phoenix Indian Center, which serves more than 7,000 Native Americans residing in urban Maricopa County with workforce, education and social services programs.
Kelly speaks with carpenter apprentices in Phoenix.
Later, Kelly spoke to hundreds of local Arizona officials at the League of Arizona Cities and Towns Conference, where he delivered keynote remarks highlighting the sweeping benefits of the infrastructure bill across Arizona. Kelly brought this same message to eastern Arizona in meetings with ranchers, farmers, local elected officials, and small business owners in Safford and Clifton. Kelly highlighted how the bipartisan infrastructure bill will help rural communities ensure a sustainable water future, access high-speed internet, and repair aging roads and bridges, among other key parts of the legislation.
Kelly meets with Clifton Mayor Luis Montoya and other local leaders.
During the work period, Kelly, a Navy veteran and chair of the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, also focused on defense and veterans issues. He addressed Legionnaires at the 102nd American Legion Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, where he thanked them for their dedicated service and updated them on his legislation advancing in the Senate to increase transparency at the VA. And he visited Raytheon Technologies in Tucson, which employs more than 14,000 people, and toured production lines of their most critical, advanced programs.
Kelly tours Raytheon Technologies in Tucson.