U.S. Senator John McCain News

McCain tells Naval Academy students Americans need to 'wake up'

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), who chairs the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently addressed the United States Naval Academy’s Brigade of Midshipmen, where he warned the group that America is “ignoring its moral and historical knowledge.”

McCain, Cardin call for review of Browder's visa revocation

U.S. Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Ben Cardin (D-MD) are calling on the U.S. to immediately review the revocation of a U.S. visa for William Browder, who has done business in Russia and has worked with the U.S. against Russian human rights violators.

McCain launches legislation to preserve Veterans Choice Program

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he testified March 7 at a House Veterans Affairs Committee hearing on behalf of legislation to better veterans benefits.

Federal legislation would alter Nogales' share of International Outfall Interceptor costs

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) released a statement about recent legislation that he, U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) and U.S. Rep. Martha McSally (R-AZ) are backing that could impact the financing of the International Outfall Interceptor.

Poll says GOP voters strongly support issue on which Trump, McCain and Flake agree: Tax Reform

Arizona U.S. Senators John McCain (R) and Jeff Flake (R) have publicly disagreed with President Donald Trump on a number of issues. A new poll out this week, however, shows that Republican voters are support at least one policy where the three Republican elected officials agree: Tax reform.

McCain, Flake applaud Trump's pick for Supreme Court

President Donald Trump named federal appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee to fill the vacant U.S. Supreme Court seat previously occupied by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. U.S. senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) praised the president's pick.

Poll: U.S. voters blame drug makers for rising cost of prescription drugs

Like numerous members of Congress, Arizona’s senior U.S. senator, John McCain, has engaged on the issue of rising prescription drug prices. 

McCain disappointed over Defense Department, Lockheed Martin talks over jet fighter contract

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said last week that he is disappointed with negotiations between the Department of Defense and Lockheed Martin that led to a contract involving F-35 jet fighters.

Health exchanges predicted to collapse as Republicans push for market-based reforms

Health insurance exchanges for individuals are collapsing and will fall apart no matter who controls the various branches of government following the election, one health expert is predicting.

Senate passes two McCain-sponsored measures to protect Native Americans

The U.S. Senate has passed two measures sponsored by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ): one to crack down on the illegal trafficking of Native American artifacts and the other to complete construction of the Miner Flat Dam for the White Mountain Apache tribe.

U.S. Senate action puts Rio de Flag Flood Control Project back on track

The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act on Sept. 15 that reauthorizes the Rio de Flag Flood Control Project, authorizes funds for tribal wastewater certification, speeds up removal of invasive salt cedar trees, reduces Nogales' financial burden for a sewage pipeline and speeds up reimbursements to tribes for water quality monitoring after a Gold King Mine spill.

Senate bill is a 'Band-Aid' on a collapsing Obamacare, critic says

A federal bill designed to scrap the individual mandate penalty in counties with one or no insurer offering plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges is a "Band-Aid" to protect those on the front lines of the collapsing Obamacare, according to a leading critic of the Affordable Care Act.

McCain concerned after Phoenix Health Plans leaves insurance marketplace

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he is concerned after Phoenix Health Plans Inc. announced that it will leave the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, marketplace in Arizona for 2017, leaving only one provider in the health care program for residents of Maricopa County next year.

McCain congratulates Olympic athletes

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) issued a congratulatory statement honoring U.S. Olympic athletes, especially those from Arizona.

McCain chimes in on F-16 fighter jets coming to Arizona

U.S. Sen. John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, recently expressed confidence over the Air Force’s announcement that Arizona will be considered for temporary and potentially permanent locations to house the new F-16 fighter jets.

McCain applauds award of $54 million for ADOT improvements to I-10

U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) recently released a statement applauding the news from the U.S. Department of Transportation that Arizona will be awarded $54 million for infrastructure improvements along Interstate 10.

McCain congratulates TwiWest for helping veterans under Veterans Choice Program

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) congratulated TriWest Healthcare Alliance this week after the Phoenix-based health care company said it has scheduled 1 million appointments under the Veteran Choice Program.

McCain applauds Forest Service job initiatives project

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said he applauds an announcement by the U.S. Forest Service and its partners that they will invest more than $11 million to support work and training opportunities for more than 1,500 youth and veterans in national forests and public lands through the 21st Century Conservation Corps (21CSC).

Senate backs McCain, Flake amendment to rein in Western Area Power Administration

The U.S. Senate recently adopted an amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill addressing the concerns of Arizona power customers about the Western Area Power Administration’s (WAPA) federal overreach.

Arizona leaders urge Army Corps to help remove invasive trees affecting floodplain

U.S. Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) recently sent a letter to Assistant Secretary of the Army Jo-Ellen Darcy urging the Army Corps of Engineers to respond to Maricopa County Flood Control District’s request for assistance with its ecosystem restoration project, which could also help control flooding.

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