February 14, 2020 Press Releases

Mark Kelly Statement on Plan to Raid F-35 Funding


Today, Mark Kelly issued the following statement on the president’s plans to again raid military funding – including procurement funds for the F-35 program and National Guard funding – to pay for border wall construction:

“As a former test pilot and combat pilot, and having spoken to F-35 pilots and their commanders at both Luke AFB and MCAS Yuma, I am concerned that cuts to the F-35 program will negatively impact our national security,” said Mark Kelly. “By voting to let the president raid funds from Arizona military bases last year, Senator McSally gave him the green light to do it again.”

Click here for Mark Kelly’s statements on the previous raid of military funding for border wall construction that took funds from Fort Huachuca.