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August Update

This month, our legislation requiring a national strategy to stop terrorist financing became law. It was passed as part of a bipartisan bill placing new sanctions on Russia, Iran, & North Korea. This agreement holds these countries accountable for their efforts to undermine global peace and security and ensures strong Congressional oversight of sanctions against these authoritarian regimes.

Read more about it here.

It is a privilege to serve the residents of Arizona's Ninth District. If there is an issue that matters to you, please let us know by clicking this link or calling our Phoenix office: 602-956-2285. Be sure to stay connected through our Facebook and Twitter accounts, and let us know how we can be of service.

Sincerely,

Kyrsten

 

Creating Opportunity for Arizona Families

Each month, we visit local businesses through our Kyrsten Means Business Program. This month, we visited Chandler's Origami Owl. Bella Weems founded the company when she was only 14 years old and now has over 60,000 independent sales consultants.

Visited Chandler's Origami Owl

We spoke to some of Arizona's best and brightest students at the East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's STEAM Scholars Project graduation. We’re working to improve STEAM education and ensure Arizona students are ready to step into the jobs of the future.

Congratulated East Valley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce's STEAM Scholars Project graduates

We also welcomed new Arizona State University freshman to campus with some alumni advice on how to succeed as a Sun Devil!

Offered alumni advice to ASU freshmen

 

Fighting for Arizona Veterans

This month, our bipartisan Forever G.I. Bill with Congressman Phil Roe passed the House of Representatives and Senate and is headed to the President’s desk for signature. This bill strengthens the GI Bill to ensure Arizona veterans can be forever learners and achieve the American Dream.

 

We're excited to welcome 10 new members to our Veterans Advisory Council. Read more about the council and our work to serve Arizona veterans here.

We’re hosting a Veterans Benefits Fair with Congressman Andy Biggs to help Arizona veterans navigate the VA and get the benefits they've earned and deserve. Join us Thursday, August 31 from11:00am-3:pm at East Valley Institute of Technology (1601 W. Main St. Mesa).

 

Fixing a Broken Washington

Arizona first responders need the best tools and technology available, especially during wildfire season. We are working to cut government red tape and allow the SuperTanker to fight Arizona fires. Last month, the U.S. Forest Service granted interim approval for Global SuperTanker Systems, LLC. More work remains, and we'll keep working to support Arizona firefighters.

We help constituents get the assistance with federal agencies they need at Mobile Office Hours. Our next four Mobile Office Hours will be held at Chandler Sunset Library (4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler). Can't attend? Call us for help: 602-956-2285.   

 

 

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