|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2019
|CONTACT: Zachery Henry
PHOENIX – Following Arizona U.S. Sen. Martha McSally's appointment as Chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Water and Power Subcommittee, which includes, among other things, oversight of irrigation and groundwater resources and management, the Republican Party of Arizona issued the following statement praising Sen. McSally for her commitment to federal ratification of the Drought Contingency Plan:
"In the few weeks that she's been in the U.S. Senate, Sen. Martha McSally has displayed clear leadership abilities and a strong desire to move major policy objectives through Congress," said Republican Party of Arizona Chairman Kelli Ward. "As chair of the Water and Power Subcommittee, Sen. McSally highlighted federal ratification of the DCP, which would ensure secure water supplies for Arizona farmers, municipalities, and Native American tribes, as one of her top legislative priorities. Arizonans thank Sen. McSally for her leadership on this important issue."
Chairman Ward also weighed in on news reports that Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer held private meetings last month with Democrats seeking to challenge Sen. McSally for Arizona's U.S. Senate seat in 2020, adding:
"It is yet to be known how many Democrats will join the race for U.S. Senate in 2020, but one thing is abundantly clear: Senator Martha McSally is representing our great state of Arizona with honor and integrity," said Ward. "The Republican Party of Arizona will be using every resource at its disposal to make sure Arizona's U.S. Senate seat remains firmly in Republican control in 2020, and beyond."