The illustrious Queen Murray has the audacity to send me this information. This should CLEARLY illustrate how out of touch she really is with reality. She is nothing more than a puppet of the Democrat Party. I am sure glad I didn’t send her back to the Senate. She is a disgrace. Check out this latest installment in her “evil Conservatives” diatribe…. she has no concept of what it takes to make and keep this nation strong, independent and secure. She is completely blinded by her party’s agenda, first and foremost. Did I say she is a disgrace? Oh yea, I did, well, it’s worth repeating over and over and over and over and over…………
Time for Slogans to End, Work to Begin on Safeguarding Our Economic Future
As we continue to work to forge compromise and avoid a default on our nation’s debts, I was deeply upset that Republicans continued to waste the little time we have left by introducing a plan that balances the budget on the backs of the people who can least afford it. The clock is ticking for families across America. It is time for Republicans to step up and join us in the job of governing. Too much is on the line for average families to allow partisan gridlock in Washington, D.C. to once again endanger the livelihoods of millions.
That is why I gave a speech on the Senate Floor this week urging Republicans to stop playing political games with this country’s economic future. With less than two weeks to go before the August 2 nd deadline, Democrats and Republicans need to come to the table for serious negotiations that involve shared sacrifices.
Preserving Benefits for Veterans Suffering from Agent Orange Exposure
On Thursday, I helped defeat an amendment introduced by Senator Tom Coburn that would have created a nearly impossible standard for Vietnam Veterans to receive compensation for certain types of exposure to Agent Orange. Before the vote on Coburn’s amendment, I went to the Senate Floor and called out the amendment for what it was: another hurdle Vietnam veterans would have to overcome in their 40 plus year struggle for compensation and care. The amendment ultimately failed to be included in the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill after I successfully asked that the amendment be tabled – which it was – by a vote of 69-30. Soon after the tabling of the amendment, the Senate passed the Military Constructions and Veterans Affairs Appropriations bill which will ensure that veterans across the country get the support they deserve.
“Military funding bill clears Senate” – The Hill
Supporting Women’s Health
On Wednesday, the Institute of Medicine released their recommendation that critical preventive health care services for women and girls, including a full range of FDA-approved contraceptive methods, be fully covered by insurance companies at no additional cost. I believe that implementing these recommendations is the right thing to do and will end unnecessary and burdensome costs for millions of American women who currently struggle to afford the contraceptive coverage and other preventive health care services they need and deserve.