October 18, 2019 Press Releases

Mark Kelly Statement on Failed Veto Override of Fort Huachuca Funding Raid


Today, U.S. Senate candidate Mark Kelly responded after Senator Martha McSally voted again to continue siphoning military funds – including $30 million from Fort Huachuca – to pay for border wall construction. Today’s vote by McSally was to uphold the president’s veto of a bipartisan effort to block this funding raid. This is the third time Senator McSally has voted to back the plan, and the second since failing to protect the $30 million project at Fort Huachuca.

The Army has said the project at Fort Huachuca was to replace “unsafe facilities” that “jeopardize personnel health.”

“There is simply no reason an Arizona Senator should support raiding $30 million in funding from Fort Huachuca intended to replace facilities that the Army has said are unsafe and a health risk for servicemembers,” said Mark Kelly. “Fort Huachuca plays an important role in our national security strategy and is hugely important to the economy in Cochise County. Protecting the base and its servicemembers should be a top priority for every Arizona Senator.”