Senate leadership appointed Sinema to fill the vacant seat on the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
In her new role, Sinema will secure Arizona priorities in funding bills and help bring Democrats and Republicans together to find common ground for Americans
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today joined the powerful U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations where she will secure Arizona priorities and help bring Democrats and Republicans together to find common ground for Americans as she helps write funding legislation.
“I’m honored to represent Arizona and ensure we continue to deliver on Arizona priorities as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. In this role, I’ll continue to work across the aisle to deliver real results for Arizonans by ensuring responsible investments in our country, boosting border resources, securing Western water, addressing affordability for working Americans, and making sure Washington understands and responds to Arizona’s unique needs,” said Sinema.
Sinema’s appointment to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations fills the seat left vacant following the passing of the late Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Ca). The role of the Senate Appropriations Committee is defined by the U.S. Constitution, which requires “appropriations made by law” prior to the expenditure of any money from the Federal treasury. The Committee, chaired by Senator Patty Murray (D-WA), writes the legislation that allocates federal funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis.
In addition to the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sinema is also a member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee; the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; and the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.