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McSally on Legal Abortion

McSally on Legal Abortion

Abortion

It has sometimes been difficult for the press to pin Martha McSally down on her views on legal abortion.

 

During her 2012 campaign, Martha McSally’s web site stated plainly, “I believe in the sanctity of every human life.”[1] In February of that year, she dodged when the Tucson Weekly asked whether that meant she would oppose legal abortion in the case of rape or incest: “legislators are not really involved in this issue right now.”[2]

 

The next month, however, she checked the box on a Center for Arizona Policy questionnaire to indicate her opposition to legal abortion, “except where it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother.” Soon afterward, she spoke on the subject at a Young Republican Club Debate: “I believe that life begins at conception and we need to make sure that the sanctity of life is preserved. This is our responsibility at the federal, the state, and the community level.”[3]

That summer, Todd Akin made his infamous comments about “legitimate rape.” By August, McSally’s spokesman was telling the press that McSally still opposed legal abortion, but also supported exemptions for “rape, incest and the life of the mother.”[4] He also said that she would be updating her responses to the CAP questionnaire.

 

In 2013, McSally reiterated to radio host John C. Scott that she was “pro-life with three exceptions for rape, incest and the life of the mother”; she said much the same to the Arizona Republic editorial board in 2014.[5] She would not tell the Arizona Republic where she stood on a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks’ gestation, but after she was elected, she voted for it. [6]
She did not fill out the CAP questionnaire in 2014, and has not responded to requests from the Tucson Weekly (in 2013) or from McSally Take a Stand (in 2017) to update her answers to the 2012 questionnaire. She no longer includes her position on legal abortion on her web site.

 

[1] https://web-beta.archive.org/web/20121025201610/http://mcsallyforcongress.com/issues/

[2] https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/the-fighter-pilot/Content?oid=3243926

[3] http://blogforarizona.net/questions-for-martha-mcsally-what-exactly-is-your-position-on-abortion-rights-and-personhood-legislation/

[4] https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/choice-politics/Content?oid=3516207

[5] http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/fact-check/2014/10/31/az-fact-check-mcsally-stance-abortion-barber/18276355/

[6] https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/36

McSally on Trump

McSally on Trump

National Politics

Martha McSally played it safe in her 2016 campaign, refusing to endorse or disavow Donald Trump.  She would only say that she “might” vote for him, insisting it was a private decision between “me, God and the ballot box.” She told local press she “hadn’t been paying that much attention” to Trump’s campaign: “I just don’t have the time.”[1] She said the outcome of the presidential race wouldn’t impact the way she did her job: “I’m going to continue to be that independent voice for Southern Arizonans regardless of who wins the White House.”[2]

 

Pre-election, she demonstrated a willingness to criticize Trump when it was called for.  She said she “utterly disagreed” with his proposed withdrawal of support from NATO, and after Trump was caught on tape making lewd remarks about groping women, she tweeted that she was “appalled” and that his comments were “disgusting.”[3] His proposed Muslim ban drew an especially strong reaction. She called it “ridiculous”:

 

“This is against everything that we believe in as a party, and what we believe in as a country. At least a couple of the bill of rights are being violated by this hateful talk… I really strongly condemn it.”[4]

 

Distancing herself from Trump was an effective political strategy; even as Trump lost in AZ-02 by nearly 5%, McSally hung on to her seat in Congress.

 

But any voters hoping that she would follow through on her commitment to “be that independent voice” have since been disappointed.  McSally has voted 100% in line with Donald Trump’s agenda.[5] She has voted several times to block the release of his tax returns, and against an independent commission to investigate his campaign’s ties to Russia.

 

She has also changed or softened her position on several issues to align herself more closely with Trump. Several examples:

 

Before the election, as noted above, she “strongly condemned” his proposed Muslim ban; post-election, as he attempted to put it into effect, she issued a statement with a much different message and tone: “taking a comprehensive look at [gaps in our vetting process] is prudent and should be expected of any new administration.”[6]

 

Instead of keeping her promise to protect her constituents with pre-existing conditions, she enthusiastically supported Trump’s health care bill (read more here).

She was sharply critical of candidate Trump’s stance on NATO, insisting, “we strongly need to adhere to our Article 5 responsibilities.”[7] But after President Trump went to Europe and pointedly refused to reaffirm America’s commitment to Article 5, prompting global criticism and alarm, McSally was silent. She did speak out a few days later at a private reception for the Arizona Bankers Association – not against Trump, but against her constituents who don’t support him: “There’s just an element out there that’s just, like, sooo against the president. Like they just can’t see straight.”

 

It should be noted that McSally and Trump share many of the same wealthy backers, including Sheldon Adelson, Ronald Cameron, Ken Griffin, Bernard Marcus, Linda McMahon, Robert Mercer, Marlene Ricketts, and Paul E. Singer.

[1] https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2016/07/25/martha-mcsally-is-not-endorsing-donald-trump-so-you-can-stop-asking-about-it

[2] https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2016/05/06/mcsally-not-yet-readyfortrump

[3] https://twitter.com/MarthaMcSally/status/784615339053215744

[4] https://grabien.com/story.php?id=43137

[5] https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/martha-mcsally/

[6] http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/34383109/mcsally-releases-statement-on-controversial-immigration-orders

[7] https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/the-skinny/Content?oid=7128896

McSally on Healthcare

McSally on Healthcare

Healthcare

 

McSally voted for Trumpcare

Martha McSally votes 100% in line with Donald Trump’s positions. That includes her May 4th vote to pass the Republican health care bill. [1]

She was apparently eager to do so. At the GOP “pep rally” prior to the vote, she stood up and blurted out, “Let’s get this fucking thing done!”[2]

The bill McSally voted for effectively eliminates the Affordable Care Act’s protections for people with pre-existing conditions.[3] Previously, she had promised her constituents she would never do that. At her Town Hall in February:

“We’ve got to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions get access to health care. They should never be denied.”[4]

And again, in March, in a statement to the Tucson Weekly:

“Rep. McSally is committed to ensuring that individuals with pre-existing conditions have access to affordable coverage options and cannot be denied health insurance. She will work to ensure the House reform package includes these protections.”[5]

Even aside from the provisions affecting pre-existing conditions, this legislation could have a devastating impact on McSally’s home district. Upwards of 40,000 of us could lose our health care coverage.[6]  The drastic cuts to Medicaid (more than 800 billion dollars) would cause severe repercussions here. One example: almost half of patients at El Rio Community Health Centers (which McSally has said she supports) are covered by Medicaid.[7] So are more than half the births in Arizona.[8]

Polling shows the majority of her district disapproves of the Republican health care bill, 57 – 30%. Independents disapprove 61 – 27%.[9]

Medical and patient advocacy groups also overwhelmingly oppose the bill. A partial list: AARP, the American Medical Association, the American Hospital Association, the American Nurses Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Health Care Association, the American Public Health Association, the American Federation for Suicide Prevention, the Catholic Health Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the March of Dimes, the National MS Society, and on and on…

So why did McSally vote for it? This seems relevant: the Congressional Leadership Fund announced in March it would go “out of its way” to support GOP candidates who voted for the bill.[10] This super PAC (backed by Paul Ryan) was a top donor to Martha McSally in 2016, spending over $650,000 on her race against Matt Heinz.[11] It’s pledged to raise $100 million for the 2018 midterms, “twice what it spent in 2016 and eight times what it spent in the 2014 midterm.”[12]

It’s already begun: in late May, the American Action Network, a sister organization to the CLF, announced a $2 million ad buy in support of 21 candidates, including McSally.[13] The campaign donors showed their contempt for voters by filling the ad with deliberately misleading statements, as well as the personal testimony of a woman who falsely claims her family lost its health insurance due to Obamacare (it was actually the result of a computer glitch).[14]

Major contributors to the Congressional Leadership Fund[15] include casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, Blackstone CEO Stephen Schwarzman, and hedge fund manager Paul E. Singer (who has also raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for McSally’s campaign through other means). [16]

These men are all billionaires who stand to benefit enormously from the trillion dollar tax cut at the heart of the bill. Specifically, if this bill becomes law, it would mean an $883 billion tax cut for the wealthy – $274 billion of that going to the richest 2%.[17] In fact, the top 400 highest-income taxpayers will save an estimated average of $7 million each.[18]

McSally’s donors may be in that club, but her constituents certainly aren’t.  There are no billionaires living in her district.[19] Yet somehow she saw fit to vote for what Sen. Ron Wyden calls a “scheme” that “will give billions upon billions of dollars in tax cuts to the most fortunate at the expense of the most vulnerable.”[20]

McSally’s talking points on healthcare don’t hold up

McSally frequently repeats misleading Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell talking points on health care. She claims, as Ryan and McConnell do, that the Affordable Care Act is “collapsing under its own weight” – in spite of the fact that the Congressional Budget Office, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, and the American Academy of Actuaries have all contradicted that false claim. [21] [22]

Another favorite McSally tactic is pointing out that Arizona’s health care exchange had the highest premium increases in the nation in 2017. This is a true statement, but it’s also misleading, because of what she leaves out: Arizona’s subsidies also rose at the highest rate in the nation. Most participants in Arizona’s health care exchange receive subsidies to help cover their costs, so they did not pay significantly more for their health insurance from one year to the next.[23] McSally undoubtedly is aware of that fact.

Nevertheless, at her Sahuarita town hall, she referred to the “disastrous effects” of the ACA, without mentioning any of the positive results, such as the more than 500,000 Arizonans who have gained health care coverage, the improved financial footing of our hospitals and health clinics, and the increase in health care employment (one of every five new jobs in Arizona is in health care).[24]

Additionally, we have yet to hear her acknowledge that many of the problems with the ACA are the result of deliberate attempts at sabotage from members of her own party, such as Sen. Marco Rubio’s attack on the risk corridor provision. [25]  It’s true that Arizona’s health care exchange is struggling, while other states’ exchanges thrive; that fact would seem to indicate there are changes we could make to emulate other states’ methods and improve our outcomes. But McSally has never indicated any interest in trying to repair the current system instead of dismantling it.

Ironically, at the same time she’s refusing to work to improve the ACA, she boasts about working to improve the Republican health care bill. But the GOP’s piecemeal attempts to throw money at the problem were all too little, too late to address the core issue: the bill would remove $993 billion in federal funding from the health care system. For instance, $8 billion in funding was attached at the last minute, supposedly to help sicker people facing higher costs. But the CBO determined that “the funding would not be sufficient to substantially reduce the large increases in premiums for high-cost enrollees.”

McSally in particular trumpeted her own achievement in securing additional funding for maternity care and substance abuse treatment. Here’s what the CBO had to say on that subject: “CBO anticipates that the funds would not significantly affect premiums in the nongroup market… Out-of-pocket spending on maternity care and mental health and substance abuse services could increase by thousands of dollars in a given year… Moreover, the ACA’s ban on annual and lifetime limits on covered benefits would no longer apply.” Specifically, the CBO anticipates that maternity coverage alone would cost an additional $1,000 a month.[26]

McSally also got a lot of positive press for sponsoring a bill that would require members of Congress to use the same health care system they were voting on. But there was a catch, and her fellow AZ Rep. Ruben Gallego called her on it right away, tweeting:
“Ur bill is a sham. Members buy healthcare through the DC exchange. DC exchange will never have lifetime caps or preexisting condition ban.”

U of A law professor David Marcus provided a fuller explanation of McSally’s attempt to mislead the public in an op-ed to the Arizona Daily Star.

In an interview with AZPM’s Bill Buckmaster, McSally defended her vote for the AHCA by pointing out that it’s partly modeled on Maine’s high risk pool program, which McSally claimed was “very successful.” That statement is highly misleading, for several reasons.

[1] https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/congress-trump-score/martha-mcsally/

[2] https://twitter.com/ericawerner/status/860138281064943617

[3] https://www.usnews.com/opinion/thomas-jefferson-street/articles/2017-05-01/does-trumpcare-cover-pre-existing-conditions

[4] http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/23/politics/martha-mcsally-town-hall/

[5] https://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2017/03/01/us-rep-mcsally-says-she-supports-protecting-americans-with-pre-existing-conditions-in-obamacare-replacement

[6]https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/healthcare/news/2017/03/17/428601/coverage-losses-congressional-district-house-aca-repeal-bill/

[7]https://www.facebook.com/ElRioCommunityHealthCenter/posts/10154380428147997

[8] http://kff.org/medicaid/state-indicator/births-financed-by-medicaid/?currentTimeframe=0&sortModel=%7B%22colId%22:%22Location%22,%22sort%22:%22asc%22%7D

[9] https://perma.cc/FQ4L-ZWV2

[10] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/25/us/trump-supporters-gop-health-bill.html?_r=0

[11] https://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/recips.php?cmte=C00504530

[12] https://www.congressionalleadershipfund.org/congressional-leadership-fund-launches-data-driven-national-field-operation-2018/

[13] http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/gop-group-launches-health-care-ad-ahead-cbo-score

[14] https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/fact-checker/wp/2017/05/24/fact-checking-a-rosy-portrait-of-the-american-health-care-act/?utm_term=.376dd926136f

[15]https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cycle=2016&cmte=C00504530

[16] http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/11/politics/paul-singer-fundraiser-women-congress/

[17] https://www.forbes.com/sites/anthonynitti/2017/03/13/gop-health-care-bill-will-result-in-a-huge-tax-cut-for-the-rich-24-million-without-insurance/#3018ae6d6a2f

[18] http://www.businessinsider.com/repealing-obamacare-7-million-tax-cut-for-the-rich-2017-1

[19] http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/2016/03/01/world-billionaire-list-includes-these-arizonans/81147358/

[20] https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/us/politics/obamacare-repeal-tax-cuts.html?_r=0

[21] http://www.factcheck.org/2017/03/gops-obamacare-obituary-premature/

[22] http://www.cbsnews.com/news/fact-check-obamacare-is-not-in-a-death-spiral/

[23] http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-obamacare-ryan-townhall-20170113-story.html

[24] http://www.azcentral.com/story/money/business/health/2017/01/27/ducey-cites-obamacare-harm-arizona-seeking-repeal-laws-positives-complicate-issue/96998808/

[25] https://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/10/us/politics/marco-rubio-obamacare-affordable-care-act.html?_r=1

[26] https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115th-congress-2017-2018/costestimate/hr1628aspassed.pdf

 

McSally on Planned Parenthood

McSally on Planned Parenthood

Healthcare

 

Martha McSally’s longtime opposition to federal funding for Planned Parenthood is out of step with her district.

 

Recent polling showed that 54% of her constituents would be more likely to oppose her if she voted to defund Planned Parenthood.[1] This is unsurprising, as Planned Parenthood has a 60% favorability rating in Arizona (71% among Hispanics).[2]

 

There are two Planned Parenthood clinics in McSally’s district, which provide health care services such as cancer screenings, STD testing and treatment, and birth control. (One of the clinics also provides abortions, but federal dollars don’t cover those services.)

 

In 2012,  McSally marked “opposed” on a Center for Arizona Policy survey that asked about federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Then in 2015, she dangled the possibility that she might have softened her position, saying through a spokesman that she hadn’t yet decided whether Planned Parenthood’s funding should be cut off, because she “recognizes the importance of ensuring low-income men and women have access to affordable and available health care services.”[3]

 

A few weeks later, however, she voted for the Defund Planned Parenthood Act of 2015. She justified her vote by saying she wanted to see the money diverted to other local health care clinics, like El Rio. That position is difficult to reconcile with her 2017 vote for the Republican health care bill, which would strip over $800 billion from Medicaid; nearly half of El Rio patients use Medicaid to pay for their care.[4]

 

Her spokesman also cited “Planned Parenthood’s practices of harvesting baby organs,” which is both misleading and inflammatory. As Factcheck.org points out,  current U.S. law permits the donation of tissue from a legally aborted fetus for research purposes.[5] McSally confirmed through her spokesman that she supports that law. In any case, none of the Planned Parenthood clinics in Arizona participated in the tissue donation program.

 

McSally has continued to cast votes for measures that would deny federal funding to Planned Parenthood, including HR 3762, HR 7 and HJ Res 43.[6] The one exception: in 2015, she declined to participate in an effort to shut down the government unless funding was cut off from Planned Parenthood, pointing out that a shutdown would cost taxpayers billions without doing anything to stop the Medicaid and Title X payments which fund Planned Parenthood.[7]

 

[1] http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/azdc/2017/05/03/rep-martha-mcsally-targeted-planned-parenthood/101052306/

[2] http://ppfa.pr-optout.com/ViewAttachment.aspx?EID=mr9WXYw4u2IxYnni1dBRVlpgbwyvM4ZfMlzzTwHUigg%3d

[3] https://www.tucsonweekly.com/tucson/the-skinny/Content?oid=5898404

[4]https://www.facebook.com/ElRioCommunityHealthCenter/posts/10154380428147997

[5] http://www.factcheck.org/2015/07/unspinning-the-planned-parenthood-video/

[6] https://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/137299/martha-mcsally/75/abortion-and-reproductive#.WTMf0YXfjdG

[7] http://science.kjzz.org/content/196198/mcsally-breaks-gop-planned-parenthood-funding

 

McSally and Commerce with Mexico

McSally and Commerce with Mexico

Immigration & Border

COMMERCE WITH MEXICO 

*from Feb 23, 2017 town hall event*   

CD2 takes in a $1 billion in revenue from Mexican tourism. This is a bipartisan issue.

Rep. McSally has said, “The number one priority I hear about from Southern Arizonans is creating more economic opportunity for our region.” She’s given speeches to to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and the Southeast Arizona Hospitality Association, and told both she wanted Arizona to capitalize on the booming Mexican economy.

She pushed for funding to renovate the Douglas Port of Entry, and introduced a bill to fund the Sonoran Corridor to improve the flow of goods between AZ and Mexico.

In May of 2016, she hosted a panel of speakers in Sahuarita to talk about border issues.  The focus was on security, but she also said, “As we are trying to keep those who are trying to do us harm out, we’ve got to make sure that we are having a free flow of commerce and traffic that’s legitimate for trade opportunities for growing our economy. We can do both really well.”

During the campaign, on multiple occasions, she said she had “concerns” about the inflammatory language candidate Donald Trump used regarding Hispanics. But since the election, we’re not seeing her connect the dots between his insulting stereotypes and the reactions the Mexican people are bound to have, which will cause serious harm to the economy. Other politicians have done it:

Here is Rep. Raul Grijalva:  “If Donald Trump succeeds in imposing a 20% tariff on Mexican goods, it will be economically devastating to communities in the borderlands and across the country.”

Sen. John McCain pointed out that Mexico is Arizona’s number 1 trade partner; 65,000 Mexican visitors come to Arizona every day, and spend $7.8 million daily.

Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild: “The only remedy is constant communication, letting our friends and business partners in Mexico know that there are many of us in Arizona who believe these policies are wrong.”

Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton: “Building a wall will only tear our economy down, and damage relationships with Mexico that today support 100,000 Arizona jobs.”

And then we get this: “The Tucson Sentinel contacted U.S. Rep. Martha McSally for comment, but that request went unanswered by her office.”

She did release a statement on the wall. She called the President’s executive order a “strong start in the right direction.” She talked about the drug cartels, and untying the hands of the Border Patrol. Nothing in the statement was intended to reassure our largest trading partner that Arizona values that relationship.

McSally on DACA Dreamers

McSally on DACA Dreamers

Immigration & Border

DACA / “DREAMERS”

*from Feb 23, 2017 town hall event*

According to the Pew Research Center, there were 27,000 DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) applications approved in Arizona. There may be several thousand more young people eligible.

The Migration Policy Institute estimates that there are 97,000 people in Arizona who would have qualified for DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Moreover, there may be 212,000 U.S. citizens (mostly children) living in the same households with them. That’s over 300,000 Arizonans who are deeply affected by Congress’s unwillingness to address this issue.

Rep. McSally has tried to split the difference here. She thinks creating the program was executive overreach. When a federal judge blocked the DAPA program, and an expansion of the DACA program, she issued a statement of support.

But she doesn’t want to punish the young people who came forward to take part in DACA.

In January of 2015, there was an amendment to a Department of Homeland Security bill which would block funding for the DACA program. Rep. McSally was one of 26 Republican House members who voted against the amendment. “It is neither practical nor fair to deport young migrants who freely came forward, giving information such as fingerprints and home addresses to our government, under the auspices that they would be given deferred status. Those who came here through no fault of their own, have passed background checks, earned high school degrees, and are pursuing the American dream should not be punished.”

When the amendment passed, she voted for the bill with the amendment attached.

In May of 2015, Arizona Democrat Ruben Gallego proposed an amendment to a Defense Authorization bill to encourage the military to allow Dreamers to enlist. The amendment failed, but Rep. McSally was one of only 20 Republicans to vote for it.

 

McSally on Prejudice

McSally on Prejudice

Equality

*from Feb 23, 2017 town hall event*   

PREJUDICE / HATE SPEECH

First, an ethnic breakdown of CD2: It’s 64% white, 28% Hispanic, and about 4% black, 3% Asian and 1% Native American. *

A religious breakdown of Arizona (Pew Survey, 2015): 27% none, 26% Evangelical, 21% Catholic, 13% Protestant, 5% Mormon, 6% non~Christian faith (Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, etc.)

Arizona’s Congressional delegation has 5 Catholics, 2 Mormons, 1 Baptist, 1 Episcopalian, 1 Unaffiliated, and then Martha McSally, listed as “Unspecified Protestant.”

In 2015, Rep. McSally spoke at a tribute to Arizona’s first Mexican~American governor: “It took people like Raul Castro to stand up and continue to push through people’s prejudices. He is a tremendous example for all of us…and as we stand here today to honor him, we have to ask ourselves what we can do to carry on his legacy.”

There coverage on~line of her visiting Holocaust museums and attending Remembrance Day Marches, but no reference to any concern she might have about Steve Bannon and Breitbart, or Stephen Miller and his relationship with David Duke.  She has not complained when Trump, or Trump Jr., or Kellyanne Conway retweet white supremacists. Yesterday, there was a bipartisan letter members of Congress sent to federal law enforcement, urging them to investigate the bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers. Reps. Grijalva, Gallego, Sinema and O’Halleran signed it. Rep. McSally didn’t.

When you Google “Martha McSally” and “hate speech,” one result you get is her first reaction to Donald Trump’s Muslim ban. She called it “hateful talk” and said, “I really strongly condemn it.” That was December of 2015.

After the ban was enacted, with some legal tinkering to try to give it cover, her reaction was much more muted. Now she says he’s being “prudent,” and his behavior should be “expected.” She went from “really strongly condemning it” to normalizing it.

Tim Stellar of the Daily Star described that as, “Not a particularly strong response to a measure that demanded it.”

*edited for accuracy to reflect census numbers 6/5/2017

McSally on Science

McSally on Science

Science & Environment

 

SCIENCE / THE ENVIRONMENT

*Votes on science as reported on Feb 23, 2017 town hall event*

The U of A’s $600 million in research and development expenditures place it in the top 5% of American universities. The U of A is Tucson’s largest employer.

 

If you Google “science” and Martha McSally, you will learn that she was a biology major at the Air Force Academy. There was a press release a year ago about how she wants to use NeuroScreening technology developed at the U of A to vet people at the border. (She’s the Chair of the Border Subcommittee.) Also, she wants NASA to encourage girls to study STEM.

 

From the EPA’s web site, on the impact of climate change in Arizona: “In the coming decades, changing the climate is likely to decrease the flow of water in the Colorado River, threaten the health of livestock, increase the frequency and intensity of wildfires, and convert some rangeland to desert.”

From Wikipedia: “(Rep. McSally) opposes government funding for the development of renewable energy, such as solar, wind and thermal energy. She is in favor of barring the Environmental Protection Agency from regulating greenhouse gas emissions. She strongly opposed President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aimed to require power producers to reduce emissions 32% from 2005 levels by 2030.”

The League of Conservation Voters has given McSally a lifetime score of 3%.