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News from Congresswoman McSally

NEWS FROM THE 2ND DISTRICT

Dear Friend,

Opal Vigil has been diagnosed with cardiovascular disease and ovarian cancer. Pima Council on Aging's Meals on Wheels program delivers meals to her 5 days a week to ensure she is well nourished and able to stay independent. 

More older people like Opal should have access to these cost-effective, life-saving programs. That's why I introduced an amendment to the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act  to increase funding for the Older Americans Act by $14.2 million dollars. My amendment was one of five amendments that were successfully included in the appropriations bill which passed the House last week. Click HERE to read more about the amendments that I passed and how they will help more people like Opal.

Last week I had the opportunity to visit Opal and hear first hand how these programs are helping her. Learn more about Opal's story by watching KGUN's coverage below. 

Getting Answers and Working Towards Solutions For Sewage Spill in Naco
Broken sewers in Naco, Sonora Mexico are causing sewage to flow like a river across the southwest border and onto private land in Naco, Arizona. This sewage is pooling 300 yards from wells maintained by the Arizona Water Company, which provides drinking water to Bisbee.

Last week I toured the location of this sewage flow and spoke with ranchers about this public health problem. Check out KVOA's coverage below.

It is simply unacceptable, and it must be stopped. After touring the spill, I worked with Senator McCain and Senator Flake to call on the EPA and the IBWC to do their jobs and intervene. Sewage is flowing faster than the bureaucracies are responding. They need to speed up their solution. Click HERE to learn more. 

20 megawatts of Solar Energy for Cochise County
I was honored to be the Keynote speaker at the dedication of the Arizona G&T cooperative Apache Solar Project. These 77,053 new solar panels will generate 20 megawatts of renewable energy for Cochise County, and provide customers with low-cost, competitive renewable power.

I went LIVE from the solar field, click below to see the panels and learn about the project.

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Progress on Douglas Port of Entry
Thanks to the Sierra Vista Herald for penning the below opinion piece on last week's announcement that the feasibility study for the Douglas Port of Entry modernization project is underway.  CLICK HERE to read the op ed on why this is a significant victory for Douglas and our border security. 

Nominate a Veteran of Distinction
We are getting close to the deadline for submissions for the 3rd annual Congressional Veterans of Distinction Award. If you know of a veteran in AZ-02 who continues to go above and beyond to serve our community, nominate him or her to receive the Veterans of Distinction Award. 

The deadline for submission is Friday, October 6th. Click HERE for more information.

Meeting with You
Last week in Southern Arizona was filled with constituent meetings, tours of local businesses and organizations, round-tables, and more. See some of my latest events in Southern Arizona below.


Speaking with students of Saint Augustine Catholic High School. 100% of their students are accepted to college, half being first-generation students.


Touring Edmund Optics, a local business specializing in photonics.


Meeting with Willcox Mayor Mike Laws and his wife Revonda


Speaking at a round table with Wilcox Wine Country Partnership


Answering questions at Willcox Chamber of Commerce

Vote for Boomer!
My golden retriever, Boomer, is in the running for the Cutest Dog on Capitol Hill! If you think Boomer is as handsome and lovable as I do, click HERE to vote for Boomer.

Contact me 
Just a reminder that you can always contact me with your ideas and opinions by emailing me through my website, mcsally.house.gov.

It’s an honor to represent your voice in Congress, and I look forward to hearing from you.
In Service,


Martha McSally




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