McCain-Inspired Bill Backed by Sinema Establishes Wounded Warrior Program in Senate

Dec 17, 2019

Senator’s resolution implements the ‘McCain-Mansfield Fellowship Program,’ creating employment opportunities for veterans in the U.S. Senate

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator cosponsored a bipartisan bill establishing the “McCain-Mansfield Fellowship Program,” providing veterans with service-connected disabilities the opportunity to work in the U.S. Senate as they transition to civilian life. The bipartisan program is named after the late Arizona senior Senator John McCain.
“Arizona veterans earned the opportunity to succeed as they transition to civilian life. Our bipartisan Wounded Warrior Program, inspired by Arizona hero John McCain, empowers Arizona veterans to continue serving our nation while providing them with professional opportunities,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The two-year fellowship was inspired by the late Arizona senior Senator John McCain, who was seriously wounded and held captive as a prisoner during the Vietnam War, and the late Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield who served during World War I.