Sinema wrote and sponsored the bipartisan legislation with Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.)
Sinema’s legislation passed the Senate by a bipartisan vote of 65-33
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act – legislation she championed with U.S. Senators Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) – passed the U.S. Senate with broad bipartisan support. The Senate advanced the legislation to the U.S. House by a vote of 65-33.
“Today, thanks to bipartisan support in the Senate, our Bipartisan Safer Communities Act moves one step closer to becoming law, keeping our schools safe, and reducing violence in our communities. I’m grateful for the partnership of Senators Murphy, Cornyn, and Tillis – together we crafted a commonsense solution to community violence that protects Americans’ constitutional rights and saves lives. Passage of our bill with support from both sides of the aisle demonstrates what we can achieve when we work together to solve problems,” said Sinema, one of the four sponsors of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act.
Sinema’s Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes support for state crisis intervention orders, investment in children and family mental health services, protections for victims of domestic violence, funding for school-based mental health and supportive services, funding for school safety resources, and more. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act is fully offset and does not raise taxes on everyday Arizonans.
HERE is Sinema’s floor speech on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
HERE is a one-pager of the bipartisan legislation and HERE is full text.