Jun 11, 2020
It is telling that the bill we’re considering this week, called the Great American Outdoors Act, was written behind closed doors and is now being hermetically sealed, walled off from amendments by the American people’s elected representatives. Forget the theatrics in Seattle – this bill is the real “Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone.” In its current form, it enables the federal government to purchase new lands in perpetuity – without accountability, oversight, or any measures to make sure it can actually care for the land that it owns… perpetuating, and worsening, our already problematic federal lands policy.
Jun 9, 2020
To most Americans, the so-called Great American Outdoors Act is a mistake – expensive, short-sighted, and wrong. To those of us who live in the American west, it’s a disaster. Despite its rosy claims, this legislation combines two bills that will only tighten the federal stranglehold on our lands and drive us deeper into debt…. to the detriment of our economy, our environment, and the livelihoods and freedom of the American people.
Jun 8, 2020
It is with a heavy but hopeful heart that I rise today, to talk about the death of two Americans last week. One tragedy is tearing our communities apart; the other may show us a path back toward unity. We all know about the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last Monday. There is no excuse for what the police did to Mr. Floyd. His killers are being brought to justice.
May 12, 2020
Apr 21, 2020
Mr. President, it's with a heavy heart that I come to the floor of the Senate today. Over the last few weeks I’ve talked to countless people throughout Utah and across the nation, but especially in Utah, about the troubles that they have encountered; about the profound sadness that the American people are experiencing right now; the frustrations that they have.