In the wake of COVID-19, Mark Kelly urges the federal government to provide direct relief funds
to local governments, including areas like Tempe, Scottsdale, Payson and Page that are in danger of budget shortfalls for essential services. Kelly has prioritized having close contact with mayors of such cities and towns during this crisis, and also has spoken strongly for a need for both political parties to work together
to solve the issues caused by the pandemic.
Kelly specifically called out the federal government
for its delay in providing much needed funding for the Navajo Nation, calling it "inadequate and weeks-delayed." In an interview with AZ Family,
Kelly cited how the Native-American communities have so often been financially unsupported by the government, despite previous treaty agreements, and that it is time for those systems to be reformed.