Sinema Statement on Additional Military Funding Cuts

Feb 13, 2020

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today released the following statement about additional military funding cuts under the administration’s national emergency declaration:
“The emergency declaration continues to undermine critical military assets, including those in Arizona. Cuts to military funding announced today unnecessarily risk resources for Arizona servicemembers and national security. I will continue working to end the emergency declaration, and find bipartisan solutions to secure our border and strengthen our military.”
Today, the administration announced additional military funding cuts under the emergency declaration. The cuts announced today include $156 million in funding from the F-35 program, part of which is housed at Arizona’s Luke Air Force Base and MCAS Yuma, and $1.3 billion in funding from the National Guard and Reserve Equipment budget, which primarily funds the 162nd Test Center in Tucson, Arizona. Today’s cuts put in direct jeopardy the safety and security of Arizona servicemembers and Arizona jobs.