AZ Daily Star
Sinema praised for working across the aisle
In news that’s sure to please Arizona centrists and aggravate left-wingers, Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has received high marks for her ability to reach across the aisle.
Sinema was the most bipartisan Senate Democrat and fifth most bipartisan senator overall during the first session of the 116th Congress, according to the 2019 index just released by the independent Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.
The annual index is based on the introduction of bills that draw co-sponsors from the opposing party and the co-sponsorship of bills introduced by the other side.
Rep. Tom O’Halleran was Arizona’s most bipartisan member of the House, where he ranked 8th among Democrats and 21st overall for his ability to work across party lines.
Both O’Halleran and Sinema put out news releases this week crowing about their bipartisan bona fides.