FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 2, 2013
Contact: Justin Unga
Sinema Votes to Fund Lifesaving Cures Research, National Parks, Museums
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema supported H.J.Res 73 and H.J.Res 70, partial continuing resolutions to fund research for lifesaving cures and our national parks and museums. Additionally, in an effort to end the government shutdown, Sinema supported a motion to accept the Senate's continuing resolution. The motion failed in a vote of 230 to 194.
"Tonight's action is not a solution for the irresponsible government shutdown," said Sinema. "However, I supported these bills because the shutdown threatens Arizona's economic certainty, and everyday people are being affected. We must do everything we can to limit the harm caused by this dangerous shutdown. With each week that the shutdown continues, 10 children with cancer will not be able to begin their clinical trials. Every day that the Grand Canyon, and our other national parks are closed, Arizona loses an estimated $2.7 million.
“Congress still needs to do its job. We must focus solely on creating a common sense solution that ends this shutdown. The common sense action is to pass a CR, end the shutdown, and get back to work."