Sinema Statement on House Continuing Resolution

Sinema Statement on House Continuing Resolution  
Sinema: “today's bill is not a real solution… for our children, veterans, dreamers, and Arizonans”

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema voted against the House of Representative’s Continuing Resolution. She released the following statement after the vote:

“These partisan games are shameful. This is beneath us, and it is not who we are as Americans. Washington politicians should stop acting like children and sit down together to solve our problems. Instead, they’re simply lurching from crisis to crisis. That’s not governing. 

“Right now, Congressional leaders are focused on who can play the best political game with no consideration of how they’re hurting Arizona families. Today’s bill is not a real solution, but there is still time for Congress to fix this. I call on my colleagues to stop with the games and get serious now to find a lasting, bipartisan solution.

“Since October of last year, Congress has wasted time on temporary budgets and half-fixes, and our good, important work gets pushed to the side. Meanwhile, Arizona families work hard every day to take care of their families and put food on their tables. They worry that their kids won’t have better lives than they had, and they deserve government that works for them, not against them. 

“Members of Congress – Republicans and Democrats – want to find a way forward. We want to fund a strong national defense that keeps our country secure and Arizona families safe, and make smart investments in veterans care, education, infrastructure, and research that creates opportunity and grows our economy. We want to fund KidsCare, Indian Health and Community Health Centers, and repeal health taxes that harm Arizona families and businesses. We want to protect Dreamers so they can contribute to the only country they’ve called home. We want to deploy border security technologies that keep drug smugglers, gunrunners, human traffickers, and other criminals out.

“These are the values Arizonans share and the values I’m fighting for. Our country can make progress on each of these challenges if more people in Washington have the guts to put partisanship aside and allow bipartisan solutions to move forward. Washington politicians who put political gain over American progress and the pursuit of the American dream should stop and look at what they’re doing to our country. Our challenges are too important for these games.”