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BREAKING: Congress Passes Sinema Bill Strengthening VA Mental Health Services

Sinema’s Improving Mental Health Care for Veterans Act heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress approved Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s bipartisan Improving Mental Health Care for Veterans Act—legislation introduced with Republican Senator Bill Cassidy (La.) requiring the VA to develop effective guidelines for treating serious mental illnesses. The bill now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.
 
“I’m proud our bill ensuring the...

Senate Passes Sinema-Backed Bill Boosting Arizona Veterans’ Benefits

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Senate approved the bipartisan Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act cosponsored by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that increases veterans’ disability benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
 
“Ensuring Arizona veterans’ earned benefits keep up with rising costs will help veterans provide for their families and afford housing, utilities, food and clothes,” said Sinema.
 
The Sinema-Backed Veterans’ Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act in...

Sinema Discusses the Importance of Housing Assistance for Arizona Families

In Senate Banking Committee hearing, Sinema underscores the consequences of evictions and foreclosures on Arizonans during the pandemic 

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke in a Senate Banking Committee hearing and discussed the importance of rental and mortgage assistance to ensure Arizona families do not face evictions and foreclosures during the coronavirus pandemic. 
 
“Too often, politicians in Washington understand evictions and foreclosures as strictly economic events...

Sinema Señala la Importancia de la Asistencia de Vivienda para las Familias de Arizona

En la audiencia del Comité Bancario del Senado, Sinema subraya las consecuencias de los desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias para los arizonenses durante la pandemia

WASHINGTON – La senadora de alto rango de Arizona, Kyrsten Sinema, habló en una audiencia del Comité Bancario del Senado y destacó la importancia de la asistencia de alquiler e hipoteca para garantizar que las familias de Arizona no enfrenten desalojos y ejecuciones hipotecarias durante la pandemia del coronavirus.

“Con demasiada...

Sinema: VA Must Protect Arizona Veterans’ Personal Data

Following reports of a data breach at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Sinema called for increased oversight, accountability, and security 

WASHINGTON- Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema called on the Department of Veterans Affairs to increase its oversight, accountability, and security of veterans’ personal information following a data breach at the VA that affected a reported 46,000 veterans across the country.
 
“Arizona veterans rely on the VA to receive critical care and benefits they...

Sinema Discusses Importance of Working Across the Aisle to Secure Arizona’s Border

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke today in a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing and discussed the need to work across the aisle to address threats facing the United States and keep Arizonans safe.
 
“As a Senator from a border state, I know it is critical that we work together to tackle threats against the homeland and along our nation’s borders. I remain committed to working every day in bipartisan fashion to secure Arizona’s border, keep...

Sinema-Backed Suicide Prevention Measure Heads to President’s Desk to be Signed into Law

Congress passed bipartisan National Suicide Hotline Designation Act, designating ‘988’ as a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Congress passed the National Suicide Hotline Designation Act—bipartisan legislation cosponsored by Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema that designates the easy to remember phone number “988” as a national suicide prevention and mental health crisis hotline.
 
“Ensuring Arizonans have access to an easy to remember suicide...

Sinema Applauds Confirmation of Judge John Hinderaker

Sinema advanced Hinderaker’s nomination to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Arizona

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today applauded the bipartisan confirmation of Judge John Hinderaker to serve as U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Arizona.
 
“Judge Hinderaker brings to the bench a wealth of legal knowledge, decades of litigation experience, and a stellar reputation for integrity and fairness. I’m pleased the White House worked with me to...

Senate Committee Passes Bipartisan Sinema Bill Ensuring Veterans and Their Families Receive the Burial Benefits They’ve Earned

The Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved Sinema’s bill ensuring veterans in private cemeteries can honor their families on their gravestones

WASHINGTON – Today the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee passed Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s bipartisan Honoring Veterans’ Families Act with unanimous support. Sinema’s bill passed as part of a the Veterans Benefits Enhancement and Expansion Act, and will guarantee all veterans and their families have access to the burial benefits...

Sinema Applauds Grant Funding for Arizona Survivors of Human Trafficking

Four Arizona organizations received grant funding from the Department of Justice to support Arizona survivors of human trafficking

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded grant funding from the Department of Justice for four Arizona organizations supporting survivors of human trafficking. The Department of Justice awarded grants to Arizona’s New Life Center, Chicanos Por La Causa, Maggie’s Place, and Arizona Youth Partnership.
 
“Human trafficking survivors deserve our full...