TUCSON, AZ (KOLD News 13) - Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema spoke today at the Credit Union National Association’s annual conference on the need to work across party lines to pass solutions that help families in Arizona build financially secure lives.
“Credit unions play a critical role in our communities. They make a difference for working families saving for a car or a home, for students trying to afford college, and for parents hoping to create greater opportunities for their kids. The business loans credit unions provide investment in our communities, create jobs, and move our economy forward…Everyday Arizonans, like Americans all across this country, want the opportunity to work hard and build better lives for themselves and their kids. They want Washington to either support that effort or get out of the way - and I agree. There are actions we can take right now to help families become more financially secure, help businesses grow, and move our country forward,” said Sinema, a member of the Senate Banking Committee.
In the U.S. House, Sinema worked alongside financial institutions like the Credit Union National Association to advance a number of bills that help Arizonans get ahead. Sinema supported the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, which encourages growth and reduces regulations. Sinema also championed the Senior Safe Act, which was later signed into law. The Senior Safe Act empowers financial institutions, including credit unions, to protect seniors and their families from financial fraud and exploitation.