McCain, who will chair the Senate Armed Services Committee, outlined priorities.
McSally tells her next steps on A-10 and immigration issues.
But it also allows Air Force to reduce the Warthog's flying hours.
Deal on defense bill also would keep the Navy buying Tomahawk cruise missiles.
A rematch between Barber and McSally is one of the hottest Congressional races in the country.
McCain touches on a number of global hot spots in Raytheon townhall.
NRCC claims Barber was slow to recognize threat to A-10 fleet.
Ad focuses on Barber's efforts to save the A-10 from being mothballed
A committee passed a 2015 bill to fund the A-10.
Budget bill, if it survives, would save the "Warthog."
A key Senate subcommittee has approved a 2015 defense budget that would save the A-10 'Warthog' - a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base - from the budget ax.
Neighborhood critics still oppose basing louder planes in Tucson.
Even as Congress debates the proposed retirement of the A-10 Thunderbolt II — a core of operations at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — a new report by a Dutch peace group blames the venerated close-air support plane for contaminating civilian areas of Iraq with radioactive, depleted-uranium bullets.
The U.S. House on Thursday overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II jet — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
The U.S. House today overwhelmingly adopted an amendment to the 2015 defense appropriation bill that would prohibit the Pentagon from spending any money to retire the A-10 Thunderbolt II close-air support jet, a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.
Amendment would block plane's retirement.
Backers of the A-10 close air-support jet say they’ll keep battling to block a Pentagon plan to retire the plane, after suffering a setback by House budget writers.
As fellow Southern Arizonans who have been elected to public service, we agree on what makes our community thrive. One element is the vibrant contribution made by the many veterans and military families who live here.
The House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee in draft legislation failed to include funding for the Air Force’s fleet of A-10 Thunderbolt II attack jets, despite the full House’s earlier authorization to fund the A-10 fleet.
Supporters of the A-10 “Warthog” close-air support jet got a double boost in Congress Thursday as the full House and a key Senate committee backed measures to save the aircraft — a mainstay of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base — at least through fiscal 2015.