August 1, 2019 Press Releases

Mark Kelly: Raiding Military Retirement Funds “Indefensible”


Today, Mark Kelly issued a statement on reports that the president’s border wall funding will draw money from the new military retirement system, in addition to potentially threatening military construction funds for Arizona’s military installations. Senator McSally voted to uphold the national emergency declaration in March, and last week the Supreme Court said the president was able to transfer billions of dollars in military spending to border wall construction.

“Like many Arizonans I believe we need a secure border, but raiding military retirement funds and endangering funding for Arizona’s military bases is indefensible,” said Mark Kelly. “Senator McSally made a bad decision and this is a bad deal for Arizona and military families.”