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Sen. Kyrsten Sinema

Senator for Arizona

pronounced KEER-stun // SE-nuh-muh

Sinema is the senior senator from Arizona and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Sinema is next up for reelection in 2024.

She was previously the representative for Arizona’s 9th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2018.

Photo of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema [D-AZ]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Sinema.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Kyrsten Sinema sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Sinema was the primary sponsor of 2 bills that were enacted:

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We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sinema sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (30%) Armed Forces and National Security (22%) Immigration (17%) Government Operations and Politics (13%) Taxation (9%) Education (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sinema’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sinema’s Vote Vote Description
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Aye H.Res. 1077: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 6157) making appropriations for the Department of Defense for the fiscal year ending September ...
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 230/188.
Aye H.Res. 796: Providing for consideration of H.R. 1625: Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018
Mar 22, 2018. Passed 211/207.
With this vote, the House agreed to consider the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 for one hour with no amendments allowed. The Consolidated Appropriations Act adds new text into the pre-existing bill H.R. 1625, the TARGET Act. As of Mar. 22, 2018, H.R. 1625 has ...
Yea H.J.Res. 123: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2018, and for other purposes.
Dec 7, 2017. Passed 235/193.
Yea H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
No H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Aye H.R. 2596: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016
Jun 16, 2015. Passed 247/178.
The Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 (IAA), H.R. 2596, was passed by the House on June 16. The IAA would authorize funding for intelligence-related agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was passed ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed 203/224.
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Aye H.R. 1947 (113th): Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013
Jun 20, 2013. Failed 195/234.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Mar 2019, Sinema missed 8 of 50 roll call votes, which is 16.0%. This is much worse than the median of 1.4% among the lifetime records of senators currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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