On Wednesday, Congresswoman Sinema released the details of her first bill introduced in the U.S House or Representatives. The Arizona Republic reported:
Sinema, a Democrat from Phoenix, introduced Wednesday the Security in Energy and Manufacturing Act, a bill to spur domestic production of energy technology and create jobs.
Sinema introduced the SEAM Act this week after several months of collaborative work with local elected officials and business leaders in the area of job creation.
Last week, Sinema addressed the Tempe Chamber of Commerce to deliver her State of the District address. Sinema described her district as a five-city corridor of commerce that business analysts forecast to lead in Arizona's economic future. Sinema cited various reports that the cities of Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler and Scottsdale are among the fastest growing U.S. cities for the tech, bioscience sectors.
"I wanted to introduce a bill that was in line with our community's unique economic potential," said Sinema. "The SEAM Act puts our community in the front lines of America's economic recovery by allowing us to contribute the successes of our proven energy innovation industry. Creating tax credits for productive American manufacturers in our own back yards should be a no-brainer. This bill helps create American jobs and American products. This is the type of action that hard working families expect from their Congress. I'll work with anyone from either side of the aisle to create and keep jobs for Arizona."
When asked by the Arizona Republic what he thought about Sinema's jobs bill, CEO of the Valley's Monarch Power Corp, Joseph Hui said that he believed the bill would be "tremendously helpful." The Arizona Republic reports that Hui is awaiting opportunity to hire employees and expand Monarch's operations.