At the invitation of negotiators, Sinema helped facilitate common ground throughout budget negotiations to avoid default
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement on Senate passage of the bipartisan budget deal to protect America’s economy and avoid default:
“Default is not an option, and Congress’s willingness to hold our nation’s economy hostage for political points is wrong. Today’s passage of our bipartisan budget deal protects our economy and everyday Americans’ opportunities to build better lives. Congress must come together to pass budgets on time, manage excessive spending to lower costs, and make smart investments to encourage growth and innovation, while protecting critical programs that serve Arizona’s veterans, seniors, tribes, and families.”
Due to her trusted relationships with negotiators from the U.S. House and the White House, Sinema was invited to help facilitate common ground between the two sides through the budget negotiations. As the deal progressed, she worked to find consensus on a range of issues to avoid a national default and promote policies supporting manufacturing, infrastructure, and energy development that also lay good faith foundations for continued bipartisan cooperation.