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Lawmakers want Arizona picked for Space Command headquarters

Posted at 11:54 AM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 13:54:40-05

PHOENIX (AP) — Members of Arizona's congressional delegation are advocating for the state to be selected as the location of the U.S. Space Command's permanent headquarters.

The offices of Republican U.S. Rep. Debbie Lesko and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema said the lawmakers on Friday sent a letter to Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett advocating for the selection of an Arizona site.

Reps. Andy Biggs, Paul Gosar, David Schweikert, Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick, Tom O'Halleran and Greg Stanton also signed the letter.

It said many Arizona cities meet the specified qualifications and that Arizona would be "the perfect location" due to its many aerospace and defense contractors, good climate and existing military installations.