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Sinema’s New Bipartisan Bill Boosts Electric and Broadband Services, Jobs in Rural Arizona

Sinema’s bipartisan bill boosts jobs and expands electric and broadband services serving rural Arizona farms, families, and businesses

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced a bipartisan bill with Republican Senator John Hoeven (N.D.) that boosts jobs and expands electricity and broadband across rural Arizona by allowing rural Arizona electric and telecommunications co-ops to adjust loans so they can continue providing power and broadband services during the coronavirus...

Sinema Statement on National Defense Bill

Critical funding for Luke Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca, Yuma Proving Ground, and the Arizona National Guard included in NDAA

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema secured multiple Arizona military priorities in this year’s annual defense bill currently under consideration in the U.S. Senate. Funding for critical projects at Luke Air Force Base, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Fort Huachuca, Yuma Proving Ground, and the Arizona National Guard are...

Sinema Highlights Importance of Staffing and Support at VA Health Centers During Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke today in a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing on the importance of ensuring VA health centers and hospitals are fully staffed to support the influx of patients due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
 
“In Arizona, the VA health system covers rural areas, representing an additional challenge to recruiting and retaining VA employees. With COVID-19 cases rising across the state, ensuring we have enough staff to support the need is...

BREAKING: Senate Approves Sinema’s Sgt. Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support Act

Sinema’s bipartisan bill named for Arizona veteran, builds on previous Network of Support Act that is now law

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s Sgt. Daniel Somers Veterans Network of Support Act, moving the bill one step closer to becoming law. Sinema’s legislation—cosponsored by Republican Senators Marsha Blackburn (TN), Thom Tillis (NC), Steve Daines (MT), Kelly Loeffler (GA), Joni Ernst (Iowa), and Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand...

Full PPP Loan Forgiveness for Small Businesses is Goal of Sinema’s New Bipartisan Bill

Under Sinema’s bipartisan bill, PPP loans under $150,000 will be fully forgiven

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema introduced the bipartisan Paycheck Protection Small Business Forgiveness Act with Republican Senator Kevin Cramer (ND). The Senators’ legislation fully forgives all Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans less than $150,000.
 
“Fully forgiving Arizona small businesses’ PPP loans provides needed economic certainty to local employers—which have suffered losses through...

Sinema: Nogales Wastewater Settlement ‘protects the health and safety of Nogales families’

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded today’s settlement agreement between Arizona, the United States, and Mexico on payment for wastewater infrastructure improvements on an international sewage pipe that flows from Mexico to Nogales, Arizona.
 
“Today’s agreement protects the health and safety of Nogales families by improving water quality and managing sewage flow,” said Sinema.
 
The City of Nogales has continually tried to seek federal funds and additional ownership...

New Sinema-Backed Bill Helps Arizona Families at Risk of Homelessness During Coronavirus Pandemic

Legislation supported by Sinema supports housing counseling services to help Arizonans stay safe during the coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema cosponsored the Coronavirus Housing Counseling Improvement Act—legislation increasing funding for NeighborWorks America, a supportive housing counseling program that helps Arizona homeowners, renters, families experiencing homelessness, and families at risk of homelessness navigate their housing options and rights...

Sinema Urges Administration to Disburse COVID-19 Funds to Boost Rural Broadband

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema urged the administration to disburse unspent COVID-19 relief funds to boost rural broadband access in Arizona.
 
“Congress approved federal funds to boost broadband access in rural Arizona. The administration needs to quickly disburse these resources to support rural Arizona families during the coronavirus crisis and into the future,” said Sinema.
 
Sinema’s letter stresses that Congress recognized the urgent need for broadband access in rural...

Sinema Highlights Need for Expanded Access to Broadband for Arizonans

Sinema discussed how jobs, education, and health care services have shifted online and called for expanded broadband for communities across Arizona

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema discussed the need to expand broadband to help Arizonans access work, education, and health care services during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“I look forward to working with the FCC to support Arizonans with expanded affordable broadband access during the pandemic as jobs, schools, and...

Federal government promises help for rural healthcare providers

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As more COVID-19 patients flock to hospitals and doctor’s office, the federal government has agreed to finally release billions in money Congress authorized for medical providers back in March.
 
Congress earmarked $175 billion for provider health care relief, but the federal...