Sinema Office Statement on Budget Reconciliation Negotiations

Sep 30, 2021

WASHINGTON – The office of U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement regarding ongoing negotiations over the proposed budget reconciliation package:
“Senator Sinema said publicly more than two months ago, before Senate passage of the bipartisan infrastructure bill, that she would not support a bill costing $3.5 trillion. In August, she shared detailed concerns and priorities, including dollar figures, directly with Senate Majority Leader Schumer and the White House. Claims that the Senator has not detailed her views to President Biden and Senator Schumer are false. Like our bipartisan infrastructure bill, the proposed budget reconciliation package reflects a proposal of President Biden’s – and President Biden and his team, along with Senator Schumer and his team, are fully aware of Senator Sinema’s priorities, concerns, and ideas. While we do not negotiate through the press – because Senator Sinema respects the integrity of those direct negotiations – she continues to engage directly in good-faith discussions with both President Biden and Senator Schumer to find common ground.”

-John LaBombard, Communications Director