Speeches

Yemen Resolution Veto Override

May 2, 2019

Mr./Madam President, Over the past few months the members of this body and of the House of Representatives resoundingly voted in favor of S.J. Res 7, which would remove U.S. armed forces from Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen. This unconstitutional, unjustified, and immoral war has repeatedly come up over the past year; and thankfully, America’s elected representatives have taken a stand on it.

U.S.-U.K. Live UC Statement

Apr 2, 2019

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.

U.S.-U.K. Free Trade Resolution

Mar 28, 2019

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.

Remarks on the Green New Deal

Mar 26, 2019

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.

Floor Remarks on Emergency Declaration

Mar 15, 2019

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.