Wednesday, January 16, 2019

BREAKING, READ: Sinema Part of Bipartisan Group Urging Trump To Re-open Govt Before Considering His Appropriation Requests

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is part of a bipartisan group of Senators telling President Trump that they will promise to consider his border-related appropriations requests if he first agrees to reopen the government. While not part of the seven Senators listed as drafting the below letter, Arizona's other Senator, Martha McSally, is likely being asked to add her signature.

Politico reports that Sinema is part of the group along with Repubicans Collins, Graham, Alexander and Portman, and Democrats Manchin and Coons. They are hoping to get at least five more Republican Senators (and, a similar number of Democrats) to sign on to convince the White House to take the proposal seriously.

The letter does not promise any specific result, just to put the Administration's requests through "regular order", and to "working to advance legislation that can pass the Senate with substantial bipartisan support."

Arizona's Politics has reached out to both Arizona Senators for comment, and will update as necessary.

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