Sinema Statement on State of the Union Address

Feb 8, 2023

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement on the State of the Union Address:
“We’ve shown that by setting aside partisanship and working together we can deliver meaningful solutions for everyday Arizonans, including laws I was proud to lead improving our infrastructure and creating thousands of jobs, boosting American manufacturing of semiconductors and our economic competitiveness, ensuring all Americans’ marriages and religious freedoms remain protected and respected, and making our streets and neighborhoods safer places to live and raise families. I welcome the President’s support of our bipartisan successes, and I look forward to continuing our collaborative approach in the year ahead.
“As we continue our focus on delivering lasting results for everyday Arizonans, the President must get serious about securing our border. The current border and immigration crisis places an undue burden on Arizona border communities and it’s time the federal government takes accountability and acts to strengthen security, keep Arizonans safe, and ensure the fair and humane treatment of migrants. 
“Right now, Arizona faces continued historic drought and an unprecedented water crisis. I am disappointed the President failed to address the need for the Colorado River Basin States to work together side by side to create a plan of action securing our water future. This is not political – this is about the lifeblood that powers our economy and ensures a healthy, safe, and resilient future. We’ll keep working with partners in Arizona and across the country to develop a step-by-step solution to strengthen our water supply for generations of Arizonans to come.
“As always, I remain committed to working with anyone to continue our successful track record and keep delivering meaningful, measurable results for everyday Arizonans.”