My top priority is to serve and deliver for all constituents, 60,000 of whom are employed by our Southern Arizona defense industry. Our congressional district includes two major military installations: Fort Huachuca and Davis Monthan. Together, they contribute $5.46 billion to our economy.
I returned to Congress with a goal to be appointed on the powerful Appropriations Committee with a seat on the Defense Subcommittee. My position on the defense subcommittee means that I am well-placed to ensure Fort Huachuca and Davis Monthan Air Force Base are supported and well-funded. My office has been proactive in advocating for our Arizona installations. We have a strong working relationship with our Arizona Senators and House delegation to ensure that these critical military facilities continue their training and other national security missions. They must receive the resources they need to protect our country. One of the most critical funding needs, for which I am an advocate, is to protect the A-10 Warthog’s global mission. This aircraft, stationed at Davis Monthan AFB, is essential to our troops in battle.
I am committed to protecting our military installations and their critical role in our national security.