Sinema Statement Following Events at ASU on Sunday

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema today released the following statement:
 
“Yesterday, several individuals disrupted my class at Arizona State University. After deceptively entering a locked, secure building, these individuals filmed and publicly posted videos of my students without their permission -- including footage taken of both my students and I using a restroom.
 
“In Arizona, we love the First Amendment. We know it is vital to our democracy that constituents can freely petition,
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Sinema Office Statement on Budget Reconciliation Negotiations

WASHINGTON – The office of U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement regarding ongoing negotiations over the proposed budget reconciliation package:
 
“Senator Sinema said publicly more than two months ago, before Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, that she would not support a bill costing $3.5 trillion. In August, she shared detailed concerns and priorities, including dollar figures, directly with Senate Majority Leader Schumer and the White House. Claims...

Sinema Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Reduce Suicide Risk Among Servicemembers

WASHINGTON – Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Senator Rob Portman (Ohio) introduced the Military Suicide Prevention in the 21st Century Act—bipartisan legislation that authorizes a pilot program utilizing innovative technology-resources to reduce the risk of suicide among servicemembers.
 
“Addressing the national crisis of suicide among military servicemembers requires using every tool available. The Virtual Hope Box represents an innovative technology to provide...

Sinema Reintroduces Bipartisan Bill Improving Affordability of Arizona Veterans’ Long-Term Care Options

Senator’s bill, backed by Arizona veterans, requires the VA to expand access to long-term care options for veterans

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) reintroduced the bipartisan Long-Term Care Veterans Choice Act—legislation requiring the VA to expand veterans’ access to the Medical Foster Home (MFH) program. This VA program allows veterans in need of long-term care to choose to live in the home of a VA-approved caregiver, rather than enter...

Sinema Statement on Conclusion of Arizona ‘Audit’

PHOENIX – Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement:
 
“As we have known for nearly a year, the 2020 Arizona election was a success - not for any one party or individual, but as a demonstration of the will of Arizona voters. A record 80 percent of registered voters participated, thanks to state and local Arizona election officials who ensured our system worked and our laws were upheld. It has been deeply troubling to see state leaders wasting time and taxpayer...

Sinema Statement on Updated Projections of Colorado River System Conditions

WASHINGTON – Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement on the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation’s updated modeling projections of major reservoir levels within the Colorado River system over the next five years:

“Today’s announcement from the Bureau of Reclamation on the 5-year projections for Lakes Mead and Powell underscores the need for swift passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which would invest $8.3 billion in western water infrastructure....

Sinema Examines Pandemic Recovery for Arizona’s Tourism Industry in Senate Hearing

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WASHINGTON – Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema joined tourism leaders at a Senate hearing this week, discussing the pandemic’s effect on Arizona’s tourism industry, its impact on jobs, small businesses, and communities, and options to assist the industry’s pandemic recovery.
 
“The COVID-19 pandemic has created difficult challenges for many Arizona communities, small business owners, and Arizonans who work in the tourism industry… Given these...

Sinema Questions Homeland Security Secretary & FBI Director on Border Crisis, Ransomware Threats

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During Senate hearing, Senator discusses need to improve border management and security to protect Arizona communities and ensure fair and humane treatment of migrants

WASHINGTON – Arizona’s senior U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema questioned the U.S. Homeland Security Secretary and FBI Director on the administration’s efforts to secure the Southwest border, steps to confront increasing ransomware attacks, and need to counter transnational criminal organizations.
 
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The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act: Land Ports of Entry

Arizonans may have already heard about…

  • A historic $110 billion investment to upgrade America’s roads and bridges
  • $65 billion to strengthen electricity grids around the country and promote resilience of power infrastructure to prevent outages
  • The strongest investment ever in clean drinking water—with more than $8 billion to strengthen water systems throughout the American West, including creating or conserving 100,000 acre feet of water yearly at Lake Mead
  • $65 billion to deploy high-speed...

What Arizona is saying about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act led by Senator Kyrsten Sinema

  • A historic $110 billion investment to upgrade America’s roads and bridges
  • $65 to strengthen electricity grids around the country and promote resilience of power infrastructure to prevent outages
  • The strongest investment ever in clean drinking water—with more than $8 billion to strengthen water systems throughout the American West, including creating or conserving 100,000 acre feet of water yearly at Lake Mead
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