Of course, my ancestry and my religion are important to me as an individual. But a Senator need not share them to represent me on Capitol Hill.
"After reviewing the Senate Budget Committee's outline, I have told Senate leadership and President Biden that I support many of the goals in this proposal," Sinema said.
The conservative commentator praised the Arizona lawmaker for "holding the line on the filibuster" at a rally in Phoenix.
"We're going to continue to push. We're going to have hearings. We're going to have votes until we get this done," the Democratic Senate Majority Leader said.
The MSNBC host said Sinema shouldn't "allow" the late congressman's work to "die."
"The most that could happen is I could be detained," state Representative Jasmine Crockett said. "And it's not the governor who gets to make that decision. It's the speaker of the house."
"We thank you for co-sponsoring the Equality Act, and we urge you to take the necessary next step of ending the filibuster so queer and transgender civil rights can pass the Senate and be signed into law," the letter to Sinema, the nation's first openly bisexual senator, reads.
The Arizona senator argued that abolishing the filibuster could lead to reversals of progressive legislation and affect such programs as Medicare or Medicaid.
The New York progressive suggested efforts at bipartisan compromise allow policy to be "defined by a Republican minority that has not been elected to lead."
"To keep the Jim Crow filibuster while losing some of these basic voting rights that are central to our democracy is preposterous," former Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods said on Friday.
"Two members of the Senate...vote more with my Republican friends," the president said Tuesday.
"I hear all the folks on TV say, 'why doesn't Biden get this done?'" said Biden. "Well, because Biden only has a majority of effectively four votes in the House and a tie in the Senate. With two members of the Senate who vote more with my Republican friends. But we're not giving up."
A spokesperson for the Arizona senator has said she would have voted yes if she'd been there for the roll call.
"We implore our Senate Republican colleagues to work with us to find a path forward on a commission to examine the events of January 6th," the lawmakers said in a joint statement.
Sinema received over $47,000 in campaign donations following her "no" vote against her party's minimum wage increase.
"The reality is, this is a crisis and the federal government must do more to address this surge of migrants," the Arizona Democrat said.
When comparing Arizona's two influential moderate Democratic senators, Latino activists say only Mark Kelly gives Hispanic community members the time of day, but the history is more complicated than that.
The San Francisco-based firm said it would make donations to the campaign until the end of the month.
The senators weren't on the invite list for the National Restaurant Association conference—until they voted to kill the $15 minimum wage.
The Arizona Democrat was criticized by members of her party after posting a picture of herself with the ring.
Border town mayors in Arizona applaud their senators for speaking up for them amid the surge of migrants.
Progressives continue to push for $15 an hour, despite their failure to get the raise included in the recently passed American Rescue Plan.
The Arizona Democrat is opposed to abolishing the filibuster amid debate about scrapping or reforming the Senate procedural rule.
"There's no way that I would vote to prevent the minority from having input into the process in the Senate," Manchin said.
"There's things we can talk about," the West Virginia Democrat said, suggesting modifications could be made to the Senate's contentious legislative rule.
The Arizona senator's thumbs-down gesture when she voted against raising the federal minimum wage has opened a debate about feminism.
"A full-time minimum-wage earner makes less than $16k a year. This one's a no-brainer. Tell Congress to #RaiseTheWage!" Sinema wrote in 2014, when she served in the House.
While a majority (60 percent) of voters approve of the increase to $15 per hour, 71 percent support a more modest hike to $11.
Moderate Democrats oppose eliminating the Senate's controversial legislative rule, but there are less drastic options lawmakers could consider.
The two Democratic senators had previously indicated that they did not think the minimum wage increase was able to be pushed through in the reconciliation process.