Mr. President,

This past week, we marked the anniversary of a deadly day in American history that has resulted in the loss of millions of innocent American lives: the anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

Since January 22, 1973, more than 60 million unborn children have been lost to the scourge of abortion.
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Mr. President,

Some of our nation’s finest answered the call of duty here in our nation’s Capitol over the past weeks to assist with a peaceful transition of power.

These dedicated men and women in the National Guard have taken an oath to protect that bedrock document of our Founding, the Constitution – and indeed they have.
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Mr. President, at the time I prepared my remarks for today—it seems like a lifetime ago; a lot has changed in last few hours. So I’m going to deliver the same remarks, but it has a little bit of a different feel than it would have just a few hours ago.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family members of those who have been injured or killed today. My heartfelt gratitude goes out to the Capitol Hill Police who valiantly defended our building and our lives.
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Mr./Madam President,

I rise today to honor my friend, Gary Herbert, Governor of the State of Utah for the last 12 years, who after a long career in public service is embarking on a well-earned retirement.
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Señor/Señora Presidente,

Reservando el derecho de objetar…

Quiero agradecer el caballero de New Jersey por traer este tema al Senado hoy. Los programas culturales pueden representar una fracción pequeñísima de los gastos federales, pero son magnificados muchas veces por su impacto substantivo y simbólico.
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Reserving the right to object…

I want to thank the gentleman from New Jersey for bringing this issue to the floor today. Cultural programs may represent a tiny fraction of federal spending, but they are magnified many times over by their symbolic and substantive impact.
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Honoring Rob Bishop

Dec 02 2020

I rise today to honor my friend and colleague, Congressman Rob Bishop. After 18 years of service in the House of Representatives, he has decided to hang up his gloves and embark on his retirement.

Rob has served the First District of Utah with integrity, tenacity, humility, and humor, and it is my privilege to have worked with him through the last ten years.
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It is a tragedy when anyone suffers from ALS. This progressive, neurodegenerative disease rapidly attacks the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and eventually affects control of the muscles needed to move, speak, eat, and breathe.

And sadly, it is always fatal. The average life expectancy is only two to five years after diagnosis.
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As I have said since she was nominated, Judge Amy Coney Barrett is one of the most impressive legal minds in the United States. She is a thoughtful and fair-minded lawyer, a loving daughter wife and mother, a devout believer in her faith and our Constitution.

She was the most impressive judicial nominee I have ever seen in these hearings, and I’ve been watching them intently since I was a kid. Judge Barrett is going to be make an absolutely outstanding Supreme Court Justice, and the American people will be lucky to have her on the bench.
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Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Welcome Judge Barrett, welcome to your family as well.

Judge Barrett, you and I have a number of things in common. We were both raised in large families; in fact, we’re both one of seven children.
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