Senate bipartisan resolution honors Veteran Service Organizations for supporting Arizona veterans during COVID-19 pandemic
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded the Senate’s passage of her bipartisan resolution honoring Veteran Service Organizations who played a critical role in supporting Arizona veterans during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Arizona’s Veteran Service Organizations have served at the frontlines ensuring our veterans have support, care, and access to resources during the pandemic. We’re proud to honor them today and every day for their service to Arizona’s veterans,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
The Sinema-backed resolution recognizes the immense challenges Arizona veterans have faced during the pandemic—including the loss of more than 10,000 veterans nationwide to COVID-19—as well as more than one million veterans who lost their jobs.
Sinema is focused on ensuring Arizona veterans during and after the pandemic receive the support and care they earned. Sinema cosponsored the bipartisan Retired Pay Restoration Act, which guarantees retirement pay and disability benefits for Arizona military retirees. Sinema is also holding the VA’s Office of Rural Health accountable to ensure it is delivering for Arizona’s rural veterans.
In March, Sinema visited the Phoenix VA Medical Center to meet Arizona veterans, discuss the importance of COVID-19 vaccines for VA patients, and observe UPS’s role in delivering vaccines across Arizona.
Sinema’s bipartisan SAVE LIVES Act became law on March 25th. The bipartisan law allows the VA to vaccinate more veterans, their spouses, and eligible caregivers and dependents as supply increases.