Sinema Welcomes Tempe Mayor Corey Woods in Key Senate Hearing on Infrastructure

Jun 15, 2021

Mayor Woods testified to the Senate Banking Committee on Arizona cities’ infrastructure needs

WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema welcomed Tempe, Arizona Mayor Corey Woods to a Senate Banking Committee hearing on infrastructure needs in Arizona and across the country.
“I’m happy to welcome my friend, Tempe Mayor Corey Woods, as we work with leaders across our state to ensure Arizona infrastructure needs are met to keep creating jobs and expanding economic opportunities,” said Sinema. 
Sinema is helping lead a group of ten Republican and Democratic Senators negotiate a bipartisan compromise to modernize America’s infrastructure. Last month, Sinema helped shape and advance the U.S. Innovation and Competition Act—bipartisan legislation boosting Arizona manufacturing, expanding job opportunities, and strengthening America’s position in global competition with China. Sinema also recently helped advance the bipartisan Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act—legislation strengthening Arizona’s water future that includes $250 million for the Tribal Drinking Water Program that Sinema secured.
Sinema has long championed infrastructure investment in Arizona. Earlier this year, Sinema introduced the bipartisan Moving FIRST Act, which enhances and modernizes the transportation systems of American cities by encouraging the use of innovative technology. Recently, Sinema requested, and helped secure, over $90 million in resources from the Department of Transportation for Arizona’s I-17 expansion. Sinema also recently helped secure $75 million from the Federal Transit Administration for the Tempe Streetcar. While in the U.S. House, Sinema helped secure light rail extension in Mesa, AZ and wrote to the FTA in support of Phoenix South Central’s light rail extension project.