In the Senate, Arizona Senator Mark Kelly has focused on combating and addressing western drought. Kelly has been working across local, state and federal levels to ensure Arizona is equipped with the resources it needs to mitigate the effects of the historic drought.
Kelly requested and chaired a Senate hearing to examine the historic drought affecting Arizona and the western United States, bringing Arizona leaders to testify.
Kelly played a central role in drafting the western water and drinking water portions of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Law, securing funding to upgrade Arizona’s dams, canals, and reservoirs, invest in water recycling and desalination, and improve water management and conservation strategies for decades to come.
Recently, Kelly secured drought resilience funding that will keep more water in the Colorado River system and help Arizona farmers affected by water cuts. And he’s been pressing other states like California and the federal government to do their part when it comes to conservation.