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Sinema’s Strongest Quarter of the Election Shows Broad Support

July 9, 2014

Phoenix, AZ – Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema’s campaign in Arizona’s Ninth Congressional District announced today that they raised $581,731.61 in the second quarter of the year, bringing them to $1,593,997.61 cash on hand as of June 30.

“Thousands of supporters know that Kyrsten Sinema shares our values and priorities,” said spokesperson Megan Cagle. “Kyrsten is fighting for our veterans, standing up for Arizona middle-class families and working to expand and grow our economy.”

To date, Sinema’s campaign has raised $2,458,335.90, the most of any Arizona congressional campaign this cycle. With a solid fundraising and supporter base of grassroots supporters, Sinema’s campaign is the clear frontrunner.

“Support from donors across Arizona will help us fight back when the dark money attacks come this fall,” said Cagle. “In 2012 those groups spent nearly $3 million attacking Kyrsten and thanks to our supporters we are prepared to make sure voters in AZ-09 know the truth.”

Elected in 2012, Sinema is holding Congress accountable and keeping her promises. She is working to create and pass comprehensive reform for the VA Health System. She is a cosponsor of the No Budget, No Pay Act because Congress shouldn’t get paid if they fail to do their job. She is working for Arizona families by protecting Medicare and Social Security for our seniors and ensuring college affordability for our students. To learn more about Kyrsten and her campaign please visit kyrstensinema.com.

 

Sinema Receives Endorsement of Chandler Chamber of Commerce

June 26, 2014

Phoenix, AZ – The Chandler Chamber of Commerce has endorsed Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema in her re-election bid in Arizona’s Congressional District 9.

“As leaders of the Chandler business community, we know how important it is to have a representative in Congress who understands what businesses need to succeed,” says Terri Kimble, CEO of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce. “Congresswoman Sinema is a proven advocate for Chandler business and is working every day to help expand and grow our economy. The chamber is proud to offer her our full support.”

“I am proud to have the support of the Chandler Chamber of Commerce and business community. I work directly with businesses in our district and listen to their concerns. I understand the challenges and opportunities that business owners face in today’s economy,” stated Sinema. “I look forward to working with the chamber to help businesses in Chandler and across our district grow, create high-paying jobs, and expand our economy.”

Sinema is a strong supporter of pro-business policies that help Arizona families. She works with members of both parties and has taken tough votes to protect Arizona jobs, hold the Administration accountable and solve problems for businesses in our district. To read more about her plan to foster economic development in Arizona, please visit her website kyrstensinema.com/jobs.

In Case You Missed It: Misconduct alleged at Phoenix VA hospital

April 27, 2014

MSNBC reports

A report by the Arizona Republic alleges that as many as 40 veterans died while waiting for treatment at the Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs Tommy Sowers discuss.

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In Case You Missed It: Senate hearing planned on Phoenix VA allegations

April 25, 2014

KPTV reports

The chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee has agreed to hold a hearing on recent allegations of mismanagement and neglect at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center.

The hearing will follow an investigation by the VA Office of Inspector General.

Republican Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake and Democratic Reps. Raul Grijalva and Kyrsten Sinema were seeking a full inquiry.

“I am deeply disturbed by the allegations that delays in care and false record-keeping at the Phoenix VA Medical Center may have caused the deaths of Arizona veterans,” Sinema said Thursday. “We need a thorough investigation that holds those responsible for veteran deaths accountable.”

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In Case You Missed It: Subcommittee in Tucson told about concerns over vet care

April 24, 2014

The Arizona Daily Star reports

Long waits and reliance on medication as treatment for physicians and drug formulary make it hard for veterans to get mental health care, veterans and families told a congressional subcommittee  Thursday in Tucson.

The U.S. House Committee on Veterans Affairs’ Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the VA’s ability to provide adequate care to veterans suffering from traumatic brain injuries.

About 60 people appeared attended the hearing at Tucson’s VA hospital, near East Ajo Way and South Sixth Avenue. The panel included U.S. Reps. Ann Kirkpatrick and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and subcommittee chairman Mike Coffman of Colorado.

“We have a duty to stand up for our veterans,” Kirkpatrick said during her opening statement. “It’s our job to fight for those who have served.”

Read the full article here.