Latest Kyrsten Sinema News

White House: Without funding US will lose COVID treatments

Apr. 25, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For much of the past two years, America has been first in line for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments. Now, as drugmakers develop the next generation of therapies, the White House is warning that if Congress doesn’t act urgently the U.S. will have to take a number. ...

Climate progress remains elusive for Biden on Earth Day

Apr. 22, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — With a backdrop of flowering trees, it was a setting fit for the signing of major environmental legislation. Even Seattle’s notorious clouds parted as President Joe Biden stepped up to speak Friday. But when he sat down at a small desk with the presidential seal...

Sinema calls for boost in U.S. oil drilling amid Ukraine war

Apr. 12, 2022 19:14 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema called Tuesday for increasing domestic oil drilling to make up for the loss of Russian imports that has contributed to high prices at the gas pump. The Arizona Democrat, who is often at odds with the progressive wing of her party, called for...

Federal lawsuit seeks to block end to sweeping asylum limits

Apr. 04, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Conservative-led governments in Arizona, Louisiana and Missouri have sued President Joe Biden's administration to prevent federal officials from ending a public health rule that allows many asylum seekers to be turned away at the southern U.S. border. The lawsuit...

Vulnerable Democrats warn Biden about reopening asylum

Apr. 01, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Biden administration's decision to end sweeping asylum limits at the border this May satisfied demands by prominent Democrats eagerly awaiting the end of a program created by Donald Trump in the name of public health. But it creates thorny political challenges...

Graham says he'll vote 'no' on Jackson for Supreme Court

Mar. 31, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said Thursday he won’t vote for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson, expressing concerns about her record despite supporting her confirmation as an appeals court judge last year. The South Carolina senator’s announcement...

With at least one GOP vote, Jackson likely to be confirmed

Mar. 30, 2022 16:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Susan Collins said Wednesday she will vote to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, giving Democrats at least one Republican vote and all but assuring that Jackson will become the first Black woman on the Supreme Court. Collins met with Jackson a second...

AP sources: Asylum limits at border expected to end May 23

Mar. 30, 2022 16:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is expected to end the asylum limits at the U.S.-Mexico border by May 23 that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19, according to people familiar with the matter. The decision, not yet final, would halt use of public health...

EXPLAINER: How would billionaire income tax work?

Mar. 29, 2022 15:31 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A “Billionaire Minimum Income Tax” is included in President Joe Biden’s fiscal year 2023 budget proposal — part of the administration’s effort to reduce the federal deficit over the next decade and fund new spending. The proposal “eliminates the inefficient...

Biden budget has Manchin priorities: Tax rich, cut deficit

Mar. 29, 2022 11:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's $5.8 trillion budget for next year would trim federal deficits and boost taxes on the wealthiest Americans. Both could appeal to Sen. Joe Manchin amid Democratic hopes of reviving talks with him over the party's derailed social and environment plan. ...