Sinema only Democrat to win the Chamber’s inaugural Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship
WASHINGTON – Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema won the U.S. National Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. Sinema was the only Democrat to win both awards.
“Working across the aisle is how I get things done and deliver for Arizona, and I remain committed to working with anyone to fuel innovation, cut red tape, and create jobs in Arizona,” said Sinema.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema with the inaugural Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship. The Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award and Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship were awarded to Republican and Democratic Senators and House members who scored the highest on the Chamber’s scorecard for leadership and bipartisanship. Sinema was the only Senate Democrat to win the awards. Republican Senator Susan Collins also won the Jefferson-Hamilton Award for Bipartisanship, and Republican Senators Thom Tillis and Kevin Cramer tied for winning the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award.
Sinema has won the Chamber of Commerce’s Spirit of Enterprise award six years in a row, every year she has served in Congress, highlighting her support for pro-growth policies that encourage job creation across Arizona. Last year, Sinema secured the repeal of the costly and unnecessary Health Insurance Tax, Medical Device Tax, and Cadillac Tax. The repeal of these taxes helps address rising health care costs for Arizona families and businesses and encourages investment in Arizona jobs. Sinema also successfully ensured the long-term renewal of the Export-Import Bank, which helped 37 Arizona businesses finance more than $57 million in exports, creating good jobs in Arizona and growing the state’s economy.
Recently, the independent Lugar Center and Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy named Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema the most bipartisan Senate Democrat and the fifth most bipartisan Senator during the first session of the 116th Congress in the new Bipartisan Index. Sinema also ranked as one of the most bipartisan U.S. House members during the 115th and 114th Congress by the Lugar Center’s Bipartisan Index.
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