Speeches

Floor Remarks on ALS Disability Insurance Access Act

Dec 2, 2020

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.

Judge Barrett Confirmation Hearing Speech

Oct 22, 2020

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.

Senator Lee opening statement at SCOTUS hearing

Oct 12, 2020

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.

SAVE Moms and Babies Act

Sep 22, 2020

Mr./Madam President, Abortion is always a tragedy, as it is the taking of an innocent human life. And in the case of chemical abortion, it sometimes takes two lives: that of the baby and the mother.

Hill AFB Anniversary and Military Spouse Licensing Relief Act

Sep 17, 2020

Tomorrow marks an important day in our nation’s history: the birth of the United States Air Force. For 73 years, countless brave American men and women have protected our liberty and our homeland from the skies. They have embarked on air combat missions, guarded our bases and missile sites, and undertaken rescues. They have flown, fought, and won in the air on behalf of our country.