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Defense

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 which contribute $5.46 billion into 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.

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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February 28, 2020

Reps. Kirkpatrick and Gallego Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Affirming A-10 Warthog Support

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Kirkpatrick introduced a bipartisan 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. Cosponsored by Rep. Gallego (AZ-07), Rep. Simpson (ID-02), Rep. Fulcher (ID-01), Rep. Ruppersberger (MD-02), Rep. Mitchell (MI-10), and Rep. Hartzler (MO-4) the A-10 Aircraft…

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October 23, 2019

U.S. Rep. Kirkpatrick Academy Nomination Deadline Approaching

(Tucson, AZ) —The Office of Congresswoman Kirkpatrick is currently accepting applications for our Nation’s four service academies: United States Air Force Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, West Point, and the Naval Academy. To be considered for a nomination, candidates should have a strong academic background, participation in school and community activities, a high standard of physical fitness, and a desire to…

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