Mr. President, as we speak our brothers and sisters in Florida, Puerto Rico, and Texas are recovering from a string of devastating hurricanes.

Over one hundred people have lost their lives because of these storms. Many more are struggling to get by day to day.
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We are here to talk about executive abuses of the Antiquities Act.

All told, presidents have used this law to cordon off tens of millions of acres of public land from recreation and economic activity—and they have done this with shockingly little regard for the actual Americans who work and live near these areas.
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Mr. President,

I would like to speak for a few minutes about a bipartisan amendment I have offered to the NDAA, the Due Process Guarantee Act.

Alexander Hamilton, writing in Federalist 84, called arbitrary imprisonment one of the [QUOTE] “favorite and most formidable instruments” of tyrants.
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Hello and good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here with you all.

I’d like to extend my thanks to Michael Green and the Center for Strategic and International Studies for hosting this important event, and to the Embassy of Japan for inviting me to speak.
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"A decade later, the Founders included a safeguard in the Constitution so that “civil power”—in other words, the people and their representatives—would play an important role in matters of war and peace."
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But at a minimum, this body can do its part by respecting the constitutional rights of citizens who come before it. Lest we forget, we work for them, not the other way around. I trust my colleagues, Republican, Democrat, and independent, will take this to heart. Because religious freedom puts all Americans on the same footing.
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Mr. President,
Last year the nation was shocked by undercover videos produced by investigative journalists with the Center for Medical Progress, exposing Planned Parenthood’s sale of fetal body parts . . . and the callousness with which Planned Parenthood officials described their grisly work.
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Thank you, Dean. And thanks to all my friends at the Federalist Society for putting this event together. Notwithstanding the views of some of my colleagues in the Senate, who see the Federalist Society as a dangerous cabal, it’s always a treat to speak to the Society and I appreciate your hard work and dedication to promoting the rule of law and individual liberty.
A little more than a year ago, I launched the Article 1 Project, or A1P, along with several other conservative lawmakers. Today, I want to update you on our progress.
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