Sinema Sits Down with Arizona Labor Leaders; Tours Local Manufacturing Facility

Apr 15, 2022

Senator highlighted bipartisan infrastructure law’s investments creating high-quality jobs, expanding economic opportunities
Labor leaders thanked Sinema for her leadership on behalf of Arizona workers and businesses

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema today held a roundtable discussion with the BlueGreen Alliance – a coalition of labor unions and environmental organizations – and labor leaders from across Arizona to highlight the historic investments the Sinema-led bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law makes supporting Arizona workers and businesses. Following the roundtable, Sinema toured the Digital Building Components’ Fabrication Plant to see firsthand the innovative technologies her historic law supports. 
“Today’s discussion and tour provided an exciting look at the technological innovations Arizona is known for. I’m thankful for the opportunity to hear from Arizona’s labor leaders, and will continue working across the aisle to craft policies supporting our workers with high-quality, good-paying jobs,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law. 
Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law will put thousands of skilled Arizonans to work building rail lines, roads, bridges, and restoring Arizona’s crumbling infrastructure. During the roundtable discussion, labor leaders thanked Sinema for her leadership on behalf of Arizona’s workers and businesses.
The tour of Digital Building Components’ Fabrication Plant allowed Sinema to see firsthand the impacts her bipartisan law makes in manufacturing innovation.
The bipartisan infrastructure law was supported by groups including The National Association of Manufacturers, The AFL-CIO, The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Business Roundtable, The National Retail Federation, The Bipartisan Policy Center, North America’s Building Trades Unions, the Outdoor Industry Association, The American Hotel and Lodging Association, The National Education Association, as well as hundreds of mayors across all 50 states.
Advocating for further job growth, Sinema recently urged Congress to pass her bipartisan COMPETES Act to help restore America’s leadership in semiconductor manufacturing. This bipartisan legislation would provide $52 billion in funding for Sinema’s CHIPS For America grants that will support America’s domestic semiconductor industry and reduce reliance on foreign countries.
Sinema highlighted Arizona as an example of the positive impact semiconductor legislation has on the economy. Sinema’s CHIPS For America Act 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.