December 17, 2019 Press Releases

Senator McSally Breaks Promise, Fort Huachuca project not restored


Fort Huachuca project raided for wall funding left out of spending bill

The spending deal released by congressional leaders yesterday does not include funding for the projects at Fort Huachuca and other military bases across the country that were cancelled in order to fund border wall construction, breaking a promise Senator McSally had made to restore the funds.

On September 23rd, when asked by a constituent on a telephone town hall about the Fort Huachuca funding, McSally said, “So as we work through our Senate and House differences that funding will be seamlessly provided.” The funding is now not included in the appropriations bill or the defense bill covering the next year.

Senator McSally has voted three times to back the plan to raid military construction funds, twice with the knowledge that it would take funding from a project at Fort Huachuca that the Army has said was to replace “unsafe facilities” that “jeopardize personnel health.”

“As a result of Senator McSally’s failure, this project at Fort Huachuca is now cancelled and there is no certainty about when it will move forward,” said Mark Kelly. “Senator McSally made promises she couldn’t keep and put funding for Arizona’s military bases on the chopping block, instead of putting our state first.”

Timeline of Votes, Statements, Events related to raid of Ft. Huachuca funding for border wall construction: