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Sen. Mark Kelly

United States Senator, Arizona

Mark Kelly has served his country as a U.S. Navy combat pilot, a NASA astronaut, and now as a U.S. Senator for Arizona. As a Navy pilot, he flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm and retired from the Navy with the rank of Captain. In 1996, he was selected as an astronaut in the same NASA class as his identical twin brother, Scott. He retired in 2011 after commanding Space Shuttle Endeavour on its final flight. Now, as the U.S. Senator for Arizona, Senator Kelly has broken through Washington gridlock to deliver real results for Arizonans. He helped pass the historic bipartisan infrastructure law and was a chief negotiator of the CHIPS and Science Act, which will increase domestic microchip manufacturing to create high-paying Arizona jobs, strengthen supply chains, and bolster national security. Senator Kelly serves on the Armed Services, Environment and Public Works, Intelligence, Aging, and Joint Economic Committees.

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