Sinema, VA Secretary McDonough Meet with Veterans and Health Care Providers at Phoenix Thunderbird VA Clinic

Jul 25, 2023

A member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee, Sinema regularly meets with Arizona veterans to ensure access to the care and benefits they’ve earned

PHOENIX – Today, Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough visited the Thunderbird VA Clinic in Phoenix to meet with Arizona veterans and health care providers.
As a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee and coming from a military family, Sinema remains laser focused on ensuring Arizona veterans and their families can access the care they’ve earned.
“Arizona veterans and their families have sacrificed so much in service to our nation – and we have a responsibility to ensure they can access the care they’ve earned. I’m thankful Secretary McDonough and I had the chance to hear from veterans and health care providers at the Thunderbird VA Clinic today,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.
Last week, Sinema hosted a roundtable with Arizona Veterans Service Organizations (VSOs) and members of her Veterans Advisory Council to discuss supporting Arizona’s veteran community, identify issues with services, and detail how her recent legislative wins benefit the community.
The Senator is currently leading two bipartisan bills that would deliver lasting solutions ensuring veterans receive the quality, affordable care they’ve earned. 
Sinema’s Removing Extraneous Loopholes Insuring Every Veteran Emergency (RELIEVE) Act improves the reimbursement process for veterans receiving emergency treatment in non-VA facilities, expanding services to ensure veterans can access close-by care in emergency situations.
The Senator’s bipartisan Veterans Health Empowerment, Access, Leadership, and Transparency for our Heroes (HEALTH) Act ensures veterans retain the ability to make their own health care decisions by making necessary improvements to the VA Community Care program that provide predictability, stability, and certainty to Arizona veterans in need of care.