In Senate Floor Remarks, Sinema Honors Public Servants

Apr 27, 2021

Sinema introduced her bipartisan Public Service Recognition Week Resolution, recognizing Arizona first responders, border personnel, teachers, and essential workers 

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke on the Senate floor today, honoring public servants and introducing her bipartisan Public Service Recognition Week Resolution with Republican Senator James Lankford (Okla.) that recognizes public servants in Arizona and across America.
“Throughout the coronavirus pandemic and resulting economic downturn, public servants kept us safe, provided care for our heroes, coordinated urgent medical supplies for our communities, and helped keep our small businesses open… I am honored to thank these employees for keeping our communities and our nation safe and secure, and for serving as examples to the next generation of public servants who will continue their legacy,” said Sinema.
In her remarks, Sinema honored the work of public servants in Arizona and across America during the coronavirus pandemic. Sinema recognized the service of Customs and Border Protection agents and officers tasked with securing our borders and maintaining cross border trade, the efforts of VA employees caring for our veterans, the importance of Postal employees in keeping families and businesses connected, and the everyday heroism of first responders, public health officials and teachers. Sinema also recognized the efforts of public servants in Kingman, Arizona, who helped the city respond to a recent cyberattack.
Sinema and Senator Lankford introduced their bipartisan Public Service Recognition Week Resolution in advance of  Public Service Recognition Week, recognized from May 2nd – May 8th . Sinema and Lankford lead the Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, on which they work closely together to strengthen Americans’ confidence in our government by making the government work better for everyday Americans. Sinema and Lankford’s Public Service Recognition Week Resolution passed the Senate with unanimous support last Congress.