As Chair of Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management, Sinema will lead bipartisan efforts to ensure smart & effective border security, improve reliability of the U.S. Postal Service, and safeguard Arizona taxpayers against government waste and inefficiency
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema will serve as Chair of a key U.S. Senate panel with jurisdiction over government efficiency and border management.
As Chair of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and Border Management—a subcommittee of the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee—Sinema will lead bipartisan efforts to ensure smart and effective border security, improve the reliability of the U.S. Postal Service, and safeguard Arizona taxpayers against government waste and inefficiency.
“Arizonans recognize the need for smarter, more effective border security and management—and communities and small businesses across our state rely on the U.S. Postal Service for deliveries of lifesaving prescriptions and critical goods. I’m proud to partner again with Senator Lankford and lead bipartisan efforts to ensure the federal government meets these obligations for Arizona and the nation,” said Sinema.
Sinema will lead the subcommittee alongside ranking member Republican Senator James Lankford (OK). The panel’s jurisdiction also includes American economic competitiveness, the U.S. Census, contracting and energy issues, and regulatory and federal employee policy. The new subcommittee is the successor to the Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee on which Sinema served as ranking member—with Senator Lankford as Chairman—in the 116th Congress.
As Ranking Member of the Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee, Sinema worked to advance commonsense regulatory reform legislation to help Arizona businesses thrive. The U.S. Senate unanimously passed Sinema and Lankford’s 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. The Senators also passed their bipartisan SMART Act and Early Participation in Regulations Act through committee.
The Senate also passed Sinema and Lankford’s bipartisan Representative Payee Fraud Prevention Act, which strengthens penalties against criminals who steal or misuse federal retirees’ benefits, making any such crime a felony and their bipartisan resolution honoring public servants—including Arizona servicemembers and government employees—for their contributions to Arizona and the United States.
Sinema has long championed commonsense, bipartisan efforts to cut red tape for Arizonans. She successfully 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.