Senator discussed her work increasing economic opportunities, lowering prices, and addressing supply chain challenges
PHOENIX – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Update From Capitol Hill” lunch, delivering the Keynote Address and participating in a Fireside Chat.
During the annual lunch, Sinema highlighted how her bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law expands economic opportunities and creates thousands of good-paying jobs across Arizona – ensuring Arizona’s economy continues to thrive in the years to come. Sinema also addressed some of the most challenging issues facing Arizona’s growing economy, including inflation and the rising costs of gas and groceries, and current supply chain challenges, Ukraine, and the impending removal of Title 42.
“I’m proud to count the Arizona Chamber of Commerce as a trusted partner in fueling economic growth for our state, and helping Arizonans return to normal and thrive. I’ll continue staying laser focused on creating good-paying jobs and expanding economic opportunities so Arizonans can keep more of their own money in their pockets,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
Sinema provided updates to the Arizona Chamber of Commerce on her work in the Senate to fuel innovation and expand opportunity for Arizona businesses and communities through lean and efficient policy-making. As Chair of the Senate Government Operations Subcommittee, Sinema continues to work across the aisle to cut red tape and burdensome regulations to boost economic outcomes and ensure that Arizona thrives in the future.
During her keynote address, Sinema underscored her leadership on key bipartisan policies expanding American research, innovation, and manufacturing, such as herCOMPETES Act – legislation boosting America’s global leadership, spurring job creation across Arizona, and addressing supply chain challenges by investing in American manufacturing of semiconductors. In addition to strengthening national security, increasing semiconductor production in Arizona helps reduce prices and shipping delays for electronic goods while creating thousands of high-paying jobs.
Sinema pointed to recent examples in Arizona as a demonstration of the positive impact semiconductor manufacturing has on the economy. Sinema’s CHIPS For America Act – which was signed into law last year – fueled Intel’s $20 billion expansion in Arizona, creating thousands of jobs in the state. Additionally, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has started construction of a $35 billion advanced manufacturing site in Arizona which will create thousands of good-paying manufacturing jobs for Arizonans. Sinema also touched on the Senate’s recent unanimous passage of the bipartisan Ocean Shipping Reform Act, reducing the impacts of rising costs and supply chain challenges for everyday Arizonans.
With projects already underway in Arizona, Sinema’s bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law ensures Arizona’s economy continues to thrive making historic investments to strengthen broadband, airports, wildfire mitigation, water systems and drought resilience, electricity and power grids, natural resources and energy production, and Land Ports of Entry – all without raising taxes on everyday Arizonans.
Sinema recently met with the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce to discuss growing opportunities for Hispanic-owned businesses across Arizona.