Sinema Statement on Tonight’s Senate Votes

Jan 20, 2022

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema released the following statement on tonight’s Senate votes: 
“Tonight, I voted again to support legislation safeguarding and expanding Americans’ access to the ballot box and strengthening faith in our elections. I also maintained my longstanding opposition to separate actions that would deepen our divisions and risk repeated radical reversals in federal policy, cementing uncertainty and further eroding confidence in our government. Tonight’s votes must not be the end of our work to protect our democracy. That goal requires all Americans everywhere to unite around sustained strategies in support of free, fair, and open elections in which every vote is fairly counted. These challenges cannot be solved by one party or Washington alone.
“Tonight also should not be the end of our efforts to make the Senate work better. Senators of both parties have offered ideas — including some that would earn my support — to make this body more productive, more deliberative, and more responsive to Americans’ needs.
“I remain committed to working with colleagues in both parties to protect and strengthen American democracy and seek lasting solutions for the Americans we serve.”

Click HERE to watch Sinema’s recent speech on the Senate floor about America’s divisions, voting rights, and the work and role of the U.S. Senate.
Click HERE to read Sinema’s June 2021 opinion piece on the question of eliminating the Senate’s 60-vote threshold to end debate on legislation.