Sinema Stands Up for Women and Consumers

Press Release

Date: July 16, 2014
Location: Washington, DC

Today, Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema voted against H.R. 5016, the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act of 2015. The bill provides funding for the Internal Revenue Service, the federal judiciary, and several executive agencies.

"I voted against this partisan bill because it limits women's access to healthcare, undermines consumer protection, and hurts regulators' ability to protect our economy." said Sinema.

"Instead of finding ways to undermine important consumer and economic protections and woman's health care options, we should to work together to create jobs and get our economy back on track."

This legislation includes a new restriction on health care services for women insured by multi-state health plans, undermining a woman's ability to make personal decisions about her own health care.

It would end the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) independence by tying its funding to the Congressional appropriations process, undermining the Bureau's work on behalf of Arizona students, seniors, families and service members. It also fails to fully fund the SEC, undermining the agency's ability to protect our financial markets.

An independent CFPB protects Arizona consumers from abusive financial practices, and a fully funded SEC helps Arizona's entrepreneurs raise funds to create jobs and finance development, and protects Arizonans hard-earned savings.