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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.

May 11, 2021

Rep. Kirkpatrick Leads AZ Colleagues in Bipartisan Letter to Air Force Secretary Urging Support & Transparency for A-10 Program

Kirkpatrick Participates in Defense Approps Hearing Inquiring Status from Air Force Chief of Staff (Tucson, AZ) — Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick sent a letter to Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth expressing continued support for the A-10 Warthog and requesting more transparency regarding the future of the aircraft. She is joined on the letter…

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April 13, 2021

Rep. Kirkpatrick, Senator Kelly and Senator Sinema Lead A-10 Resolution in House and Senate

Lawmakers joined by Senator Blunt and Reps. Ruppersberger, Hartzler, Gallego, O’Halleran, and Stanton (Tucson, AZ) — Today, Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick re-introduced a resolution that recognizes the A-10 aircraft as a critical component of America’s national security and the most effective and cost-efficient Close Air Support attack aircraft in the Department of Defense (DoD) inventory. In…

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January 22, 2021

ICYMI: Rep. Kirkpatrick Secures Huge Funding Win for Childhood & Adolescent Cancer Research

(WASHINGTON, DC) — The Office of Rep. Kirkpatrick released the following statement. Rep. Kirkpatrick voted to pass the Omnibus funding bill for 2021, in which she secured $115 million in Congressionally-directed defense spending for the larger Peer-Reviewed Cancer Research category.  At the Congresswoman’s request, cancers found in Children, Adolescents, and Young Adults are now eligible…

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July 15, 2020

Rep. Kirkpatrick Leads Fight to Protect A-10 Funding for FY2021

Appropriations Victory for Southern Arizona Warthog (Tucson, AZ) — Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick released the following statement after she secured additional funds for the A-10 ‘Warthog’ in the Defense Bill for FY2021. The House Appropriations Committee today approved the Defense bill on a vote of 30 to 22. The legislation funds the Department of Defense, including…

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