Mr./Madam President,

As the deadline for Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union fast approaches, there is an enormous opportunity before us – an opportunity for true free trade with the U.K.

Such an agreement would provide tremendous economic and trade benefits to both our nations, and would strengthen and preserve our special relationship.
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Mr./Madam President,

For the past three years, the world has watched the United Kingdom debate and negotiate their exit from the European Union after the historic “Brexit” vote in June of 2016. There have been multiple deals proposed since then, and now the deadline for withdrawal fast approaches this Friday.
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Mr. President,

Fear has become an all-too-prevalent quality in America’s political discourse.

And unfortunately, fear is unavoidable when debating the substance of the resolution before us today – climate change, socialism, and the Green New Deal.
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Mr. President, it’s significant that the very first clause of the very first section of the very first article of the Constitution consists of the words “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representatives.”

The Founding Fathers wasted no time in getting right to the heart of the matter, which is to say that the legislative powers within the federal government – that is, the power to make law within that federal system – would themselves be exercised only by that branch of that government most accountable to the people at the most regular, routine intervals.
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Mr./Madam President,

I rise to stand with Senator Sanders and Senator Murphy, as cosponsors of the legislation before us: S.J. Res 7, which would remove U.S. armed forces from Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen.

56 Senators voted in favor of this resolution just a few months ago, in December of the last Congress. That vote was a victory for the Constitution and the separation of powers, to say nothing of prudence and justice.
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A little over a month ago, I stood before this body to object to the massive public lands package that it was poised to pass. This bill – 680 pages long – was released at 10am that morning. My staff and I had not seen it beforehand, and were given no time to read it.

This is, of course, bad process. This is not the way legislation should be written and debated; and it is not the way that it should be passed.

But in addition to the bad process, I objected because I suspected that it was also bad policy – bad policy that would disproportionally and negatively affect the state of Utah.
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On November 3, 2018, this country lost a true American hero: Major Brent Taylor of Ogden, Utah, who gave the ultimate sacrifice while deployed in Afghanistan.

Major Taylor died as he lived: going above and beyond the call of duty to his country, state, and family.
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On the morning of April 5, 1977, a 17-year-old girl – scared, alone, and 7 ½ months pregnant – set foot in a Los Angeles abortion clinic.

She had been advised to get a saline abortion – a procedure in which an injected saline solution burns a baby inside the womb, who is then delivered dead about 24 hours later. So she signed some papers, received the injection, and waited for the poison to run its course.

But the child, little Gianna Jessen, had other ideas.
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This coming Friday, tens of thousands of Americans will take to the snowy streets of Washington, D.C. to exercise their fundamental rights… on behalf of millions more who cannot.

They will come from every state in the union to march to the United States Supreme Court – fittingly, down Constitution Avenue – in the name of justice and in defense of the innocent.
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