Sinema Applauds New John McCain Library in Arizona

Sep 28, 2023

President Biden announced the construction of a new library honoring the late Arizona Senator John McCain with Sinema-secured funds

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema applauded the announcement of a new library honoring the life and legacy of the late Arizona Senator John McCain in Phoenix. The 83,000 square foot library will be constructed using funds Sinema secured in the American Rescue Plan law to provide education, work, and health monitoring programs to underserved communities.

“John McCain was fearlessly independent – always putting our democracy, state, and country above party. As Arizona’s senior Senator, I draw inspiration from Senator McCain’s enduring legacy every day to do what’s right for our state and country – I’m proud to see that legacy celebrated and memorialized in the new McCain Library,” said Sinema.

The multi-purpose facility, in partnership with the McCain Institute and Arizona State University, will help bridge the digital divide by providing technology for Arizonans to access telemedicine, supply health screenings and monitoring, host job fairs, and run employment training programs and skills development training classes. 

The $83 million investment was made possible by the Sinema-shaped American Rescue Plan law, which provides $10 billion for the Capital Project Fund to fund critical projects that expand work, education, and health monitoring services.

In May, Sinema spoke at the annual McCain Institute Sedona Forum and honored the late Senator’s legacy of elevating and responsibly engaging in the political discourse and restoring Americans’ confidence in our democracy.

Earlier this month, Sinema met with U.S. Ambassador Cindy McCain – Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (UN WFP) and wife of the late Arizona Senator John McCain – to discuss American efforts to strengthen food security globally.