Mark (Mark) Kelly (D)
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Capitol: 202.224.2235
FAX: 202.228.2862
District: 602.671.7901
Senator
Room 516 HSOB- Hart Senate Office Building 120 Constitution Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20510-0309

Residence: Tucson, AZ
Elected: 2020    Next Election: 2028
Spouse: Gabrielle (Gabby) Giffords   DOB: 2/21/1964
Committee Assignments
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management
ChairmanSenate Subcommittee on Space and Science
Co-ChairCongressional Optics and Photonics Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Financial Innovation Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Personalized Medicine Caucus
Co-ChairSenate Space Force Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight
FC MemberDiversifying Technology Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovations
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion
FC MemberCongressional Social Work Caucus
FC MemberSenate Nursing Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
FC MemberSenate Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberSenate National Security Working Group
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies
FC MemberSenate Human Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
MemberSenate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Communications, Media, and Broadband
MemberSenate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
MemberSenate Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development
FC MemberBipartisan Members Group
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberSenate ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (Senate)
FC MemberSenate Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus (CDSC)
FC MemberSenate Impact Aid Coalition
MemberSenate Committee on Appropriations
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (Senate)
FC MemberCongressional Chemistry Caucus
FC MemberSenate Bipartisan Task for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus

Bio

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.

He is an independent leader who came to the Senate to serve Arizona's working families, not corporate special interests.

As the son of two police officers, Senator Kelly learned the value of public service at an early age. He attended public schools from elementary school all the way through graduate school. Senator Kelly earned his B.S. degree in marine engineering and nautical science from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and later an M.S. degree in aeronautical engineering from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.

As a Navy pilot, he made multiple deployments on the aircraft carrier USS Midway and flew 39 combat missions in Operation Desert Storm. Senator Kelly is the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, two Distinguished Flying Crosses, and multiple Air Medals.

He has logged more than 5,000 flight hours in more than 50 different aircraft and has over 375 carrier landings. Senator Kelly 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. Senator Kelly's first of four trips into space was as pilot of STS-108 in December 2001, during which he helped deliver equipment, supplies, and additional crew members to the International Space Station. All in all, Senator Kelly has spent more than 50 days in space - traveling over 20 million miles. He retired from NASA in 2011 after commanding Space Shuttle Endeavour on its final flight.

Now, Senator Kelly has embarked on his next mission - serving as a U.S. Senator for Arizona, in the seat once held by Senator John McCain. After being sworn in on December 2, 2020, Senator Kelly went right to work helping Arizona get through the COVID-19 pandemic. He helped pass the American Rescue Plan, which put shots in arms and direct relief in the pockets of Arizonans. The Community Navigator Program, which Senator Kelly championed in the American Rescue Plan, is helping Arizona's small businesses access the resources they need to keep their doors open and save local jobs.

Mark Kelly Senator Kelly has broken through Washington gridlock to deliver real results for Arizonans. In his first year, he played a key role in shaping and passing the historic bipartisan infrastructure law, which is improving Arizona's roads, bridges, water systems, ports of entry, high-speed internet access, wildfire response, and much more.

Senator Kelly has also introduced a resolution that would require all members of Congress to publicly post their official schedule online. He is leading the effort to bring more transparency and accountability to Washington. Senator Kelly also worked on a bipartisan basis to secure the Senate passage of a $52 billion deal that'll increase domestic microchip manufacturing to create high-paying Arizona jobs, strengthen supply chains to lower costs, and bolster national security. Additionally, he helped negotiate a landmark deal to drive down prescription drug prices and lower out-of-pocket costs for seniors.

Senator Kelly's focus remains on working with both Republicans and Democrats to create good-paying jobs, cut taxes for middle-class families, and lower costs for Arizonans.

Senator Kelly serves on the Armed Services, Environment and Public Works, Energy and Natural Resources, Aging, and Joint Economic Committees. He is Chair of the Senate Armed Services Airland Subcommittee, where he plays a leading role in getting our airmen and soldiers the tools they need to do their jobs, while also expanding Arizona's role in our national defense.

Senator Kelly is married to former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and they live in Tucson.

Senator Kelly has two daughters- Claire, a graduate of Arizona State University, and Claudia, who lives in Tucson and is a student at the University of Arizona. His favorite hobbies include spending time with family (especially his baby granddaughter Sage!), going to the gym, riding his bike around Tucson with Gabby, hiking, and exploring Arizona's outdoors.