Sinema Continues to Deliver Results for Rural Arizonans

Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (AZ-09) wasted no time getting results for Arizonans upon her return to the U.S. House, working across the aisle to pass a bill that expands parks and protects land in rural Arizona. Sinema’s bipartisan legislation to expand broadband access in rural Arizona also continued to gain momentum. Her ACCESS Rural America Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate today by Republican Senator Joni Ernst and Democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin.

“Communities in rural Arizona deserve commonsense solutions from their leaders,” said Congresswoman Sinema. “This week, we worked across the aisle to expand parks in Yavapai County and made important progress to ensure rural Arizonans can stay connected through fast, reliable high-speed internet. I’ll continue to work with both parties to deliver results for communities across our state.”

Sinema was an original cosponsor of the bipartisan Cottonwood Land Exchange Act, which passed the House this week and helps the communities of Cottonwood and Cornville expand park land and protect the Arizona Cliffrose through a land exchange between Yavapai County and the federal government. Rep. Paul Gosar (AZ-04) introduced the bill with Sinema and Reps. Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01).

Sinema’s legislation to expand broadband internet to rural communities was introduced in the Senate today by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). Her ACCESS Rural America Act, which she passed through the House Financial Services Committee earlier this year with Rep. Sean Duffy (WI-07), cuts through red tape to encourage investment in high-speed internet for rural communities in Arizona. Bringing broadband to rural communities can lower health care costs for patients and providers, offer patients greater access to specialists and medical services unavailable in rural areas, and provide more timely care, among other benefits.