Sinema Brings ‘Kyrsten Means Business’ Tour to Flagstaff’s W.L. Gore

Aug 20, 2019

FLAGSTAFF– Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema brought her “Kyrsten Means Business” tour to W.L. Gore in Flagstaff to meet employees, tour the headquarters, and discuss opportunities and challenges facing its operations.   
“W.L. Gore employs nearly 3,000 Arizonans and has helped grow our state’s economy for over 50 years. I’ll keep working with them to fuel job creation and economic opportunities across Arizona,” said Sinema.
W.L. Gore began operating in Flagstaff, Arizona in 1967. Today, the company has over 2,800 Arizona employees in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tempe. W.L. Gore’s operations in Arizona are fully devoted to their Medical Products Division. 
Sinema is ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management where is she is working with Chairman Lankford to advance commonsense regulatory reform legislation to help Arizona businesses thrive. Recently, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed their bipartisan Providing Accountability Through Transparency Act, which simplifies government rulemaking and increases transparency by requiring every proposed regulation be accompanied with a 100-word plain language summary. Additionally, they also have passed their SMART Act and their GOOD Act through committee. 
Sinema has championed bipartisan legislation in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House to cut red tape and fuel innovation. She recently re-introduced the Fostering Innovation Act, which cuts red tape for emerging growth companies on the cutting edge of scientific and medical research. Additionally, Sinema has led the HALOS Act—bipartisan legislation that makes it simpler for angel investors to fund startups.
Earlier this year, Sinema cosponsored the Protect Medical Innovation Act to permanently repeal the 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, such as surgical tools, pacemakers, and artificial joints. Medical technology supports 17,000 jobs and contributes $3 billion to Arizona’s economy. Sinema has also led a bipartisan effort in the U.S. House and the Senate to repeal the Health Insurance Tax, a harmful tax for small businesses that raises health care costs.