Kelly, Sinema & Secretary Buttigieg Address League of Arizona Cities and Towns
Senators and Transportation Secretary answered questions from Arizona mayors and local leaders on implementation of Sinema’s bipartisan infrastructure law that Kelly helped shape
Arizona Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema and U.S. Transportation Pete Buttigieg gave remarks and answered questions from Arizona mayors and local leaders of both parties on what the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law – legislation Sinema negotiated and wrote and Kelly helped shape – means for Arizona.
“After working with so many of our Arizona mayors and local leaders over the last year and visiting them in their communities, it was great to see them in Washington yesterday and join Senator Sinema and Secretary Buttigieg to discuss the investments coming to Arizona through to Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and our work together to pass legislation to bring microchips manufacturing back to American and Arizona,” said Kelly.
“Arizona mayors and local leaders serve as critical partners in crafting legislation – like our bipartisan infrastructure law – that directly addresses the needs of Arizona communities. Our discussion with Secretary Buttigieg, Senator Kelly, and the League of Arizona Cities and Towns was a productive and useful conversation to ensure Arizona sees our infrastructure investments as soon as possible,” said Sinema, co-author and lead negotiator of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law.
Kelly, Sinema and Buttigieg centered their remarks around the bipartisan infrastructure law, and showcased the leadership of Arizona’s mayors as key partners in learning the needs of Arizona communities. Kelly emphasized the role that his conversations with mayors and other local leaders played in the shaping of the law, as well as gave other updates about his work to bring more good-paying jobs to the state of Arizona, such as his leadership on the $52 billion bipartisan deal to boost microchip manufacturing that passed both the House and Senate and now awaits final conference passage. Buttigieg – a former mayor of South Bend, Ind. – remarked how important mayors are in serving the needs of their communities.
In early March, Kelly and Sinema held a virtual discussion with White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu – a former mayor of New Orleans, La. – and Arizona mayors and county supervisors to discuss the implementation of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs law. This discussion and Q&A allowed mayors and local leaders across Arizona to ask questions, share concerns, and ideas with Kelly, Sinema, and Landrieu.