Tuesday, March 16, 2021

JUST MEET US IN THE MIDDLE: Sens. Sinema and Kelly Part Of Mega-Block Of Bipartisan Centrists Meeting Tomorrow On Minimum Wage, Immigration, More

Arizona makes up an out-sized portion of a mega-group of U.S. Senators from both sides of the aisle who will be discussing the way forward on immigration reform, raising the minimum wage and more.

Politico's Burgess Everett reported today on the group of 20 Senators - fittingly*, 10 Democrats and 10 Republicans. They were unsuccessful in forging a bipartisan consensus on the $1.9T stimulus package enacted into law last week, but will convene tomorrow to discuss their next efforts.

Both Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Mark Kelly (D-AZ) have both staked out this middle ground in their Senate campaigns, and have been facing heat from Arizona partisans from both major parties.

Sinema Communications Director Hannah Hurley confirms that Arizona's senior Senator is part of the group, and that she remains "committed to working across the aisle to get things done for Arizona."

Arizona's Politics has asked our Senators about what they hope to see come out of tomorrow's meeting, and we will update this article as warranted.

* Fittingly, as there is an even 50-50 split in the Senate.

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