Speeches

Protecting Life in Foreign Assistance Act

Mar 4, 2020

Mr./Madam President, Last week, the Senate had a chance to adopt measures that would protect the dignity of human life – not just unborn human life, but born human life. And unfortunately, due to a minority of this body, we lost the opportunity to do so.

To afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life.

Feb 27, 2020

Abraham Lincoln, in a message to Congress on July 4, 1861, wrote that the leading object of government was “to elevate the condition of men -- to lift artificial weights from all shoulders -- to clear the paths of laudable pursuit for all -- to afford all, an unfettered start, and a fair chance, in the race of life.” It is no coincidence that he gave this message on the anniversary of our nation’s birth.

A Lost Opportunity to Protect the Dignity of Human Life

Feb 27, 2020

Mr. President, I appreciate the opportunity to address these important issues today. I thank my friend and colleague from Oregon for outlining his reasons for objecting to this legislation. I feel the need to respond to a few things that he said because they call for an immediate response.