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Kyrsten Sinema

Kyrsten Sinema is a member of the U.S. Congress from Arizona's 9th congressional district, first elected in 2012. A member of the Democratic Party, prior to being elected she served in the Arizona legislature from 2005-2001. Known as a progressive, Kyrsten Sinema has been an ardent supporter of the DREAM Act and has campaigned against Propositions 107 and 102, referendums to ban the recognition of same-sex marriage and civil unions in the state of Arizona. Get to know the person recognized as the first openly bisexual person elected to Congress.

The bisexual senator is being criticized for blocking progressive legislation — but she may be ready to negotiate on some of it.

October 21 2021 7:45 PM

Protesters said Sinema, in failing to back President Biden's "build back better" plan, is betraying the people who elected her.

October 04 2021 1:28 PM

 “For her to be the person to stand in the way of [progress]… that is untenable to us.”

September 22 2021 2:23 PM

With voting rights legislation stalled, it's almost as if Mitch McConnell was still majority leader.

July 13 2021 8:17 PM

LGBTQ+ activists say they'll pull support for the bisexual senator if she doesn't end what many see as a roadblock to the Equality Act.

June 23 2021 9:58 AM

"Vice President Biden is authentic, genuine, and has a track record of building bipartisan coalitions to achieve results," Sinema tweeted.

March 05 2020 1:59 AM

The bisexual senator's position suddenly has Washington analysts curious.

December 16 2019 7:05 AM