Sinema Named Chair of Senate Panel on Aviation

Sinema continues her bipartisan work ensuring Arizona continues to be a leader in aviation jobs and innovation

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema will lead a key Senate subcommittee on aviation in the 117th Congress.
 
As Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation, Sinema will lead bipartisan efforts on key issues for Arizona, including supporting Arizona’s growing aviation industry. Arizona’s aviation economy supports thousands of jobs across the...

Sinema, Kelly Introduce Bill Protecting the Grand Canyon, Strengthening Arizona’s Economy

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly introduced the Grand Canyon Protection Act to strengthen the state’s economy by protecting the Grand Canyon and Arizona’s outdoor heritage. Sinema also introduced the Grand Canyon Protection Act in the 116th Congress, and Kelly cosponsored it after being sworn in in December of 2020.
 
“Arizona’s economy depends on protecting the Grand Canyon and ensuring it remains a safe and stunning part of our state for generations to come,” said...

Sinema Renews Effort to Strengthen Tribal Transportation Infrastructure

Sinema’s bipartisan bill aims to improve infrastructure in tribal communities

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema reintroduced the Tribal Transportation Equity and Transparency Improvement Act with Republican Senator John Thune (SD). The bipartisan bill improves the Tribal Transportation Program, which provides critical transportation funding for tribal communities, helping improve communities’ roads, economies, and safety.
 
“Strengthening transparency and funding of the Tribal...

Sinema, Kelly Call for Funding for Arizona Ports of Entry

Arizona Senators call on President Biden to include robust funding for Arizona ports of entry in his annual budget proposal

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly called on President Biden to include robust funding for Arizona’s ports of entry in his annual budget proposal to ensure these critical facilities are secure and can help facilitate billions of dollars’ worth of trade.
 
“As your administration works on your fiscal year 2022 budget proposal, we ask that robust...

Sinema, Kelly: Funding Opportunity Available for Arizona Fire Departments

The SAFER Grant Program assists fire departments with staffing and deployment capabilities for emergency responses; application window is open until March 12, 2021

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly announced that the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) Program opened for Arizona fire departments to increase the number of trained firefighters in Arizona communities. Sinema and Kelly encourage fire departments and volunteer organizations across the...

Sinema to Chair Key Senate Panel with Jurisdiction over Government Efficiency and the Border

As Chair of Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, Sinema will lead bipartisan efforts to ensure smart & effective border security, improve reliability of the U.S. Postal Service, and safeguard Arizona taxpayers against government waste and inefficiency

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema will serve as Chair of a key U.S. Senate panel with jurisdiction over government efficiency and border management.
 
As Chair of the Subcommittee on Government Operations...

Sinema Receives Briefing from Air Force Chief of Staff, Recommits Support for Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s Mission

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema received a briefing from Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Charles Brown on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base’s mission. Sinema recommitted her support of the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the airmen and women stationed at the base keeping America safe and secure.
 
“Hearing directly from the leadership of the Air Force and Davis-Monthan Air Force Base provides me critical insight into the base’s needs and importance for fulfilling the Air
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Sinema Urges Senate Leaders: Help Arizona Families with Energy Costs During Pandemic

Sinema urged Senate leaders of both parties to include robust funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program in the next COVID-19 relief package

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema urged Senate leaders of both parties to provide robust funding for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which assists Arizona families facing financial strain with their energy costs, in the next COVID-19 relief package.
 
“We must include energy assistance funds in the next...

Sinema, Kelly, O’Halleran Call for Funding to Ensure Clean, Reliable Water Supply for White Mountain Apache Tribe

Senators and Congressman urge the Bureau of Reclamation to address budget shortfalls needed to complete the Rural Water System for the White Mountain Apache Tribe

WASHINGTON – Arizona Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly and Congressman Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01) called for the Bureau of Reclamation to address the $13 million budget shortfall necessary to complete the Rural Water Based System for the Water Mountain Apache Tribe—critical for the White Mountain Apache Tribe’s access to a safe and...

Sinema Statement on Conclusion of Senate Trial

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today released the following statement:
 
"Our greatest loyalty as Americans is to our Constitution and the freedoms and protections she provides us; elected officials swear a solemn oath to uphold and defend our Constitution. Former President Donald Trump betrayed his oath willfully, as no president has before. He incited a violent insurrection against his own government because he did not like the outcome of a free and fair election. What is at...