The Senate grieves the death of the officer who literally put himself on the line to defend our first branch of gov’t and everybody who works inside it. Our condolences and our prayers are with Officer Sicknick’s family and his colleagues at this terrible time. My full statement:
The ultimate blame for yesterday’s events lies with the unhinged criminals who tried to disrupt our government and with those who incited them. But this fact does not preclude our addressing the shocking failures in the Capitol’s security posture and protocols. My full statement:
I applaud the President’s decision to get billions of dollars of crucial COVID-19 relief out the door and into the hands of American families. I am glad the American people will receive this much-needed assistance as our nation continues battling this pandemic. My full statement:
Even in a dark winter, Christmas brings light. I am grateful for our healthcare heroes, the servicemembers who keep us safe, the modern miracle of safe and effective vaccines, and the blessing of our Savior's birth.
I wish your family a healthy and Merry Christmas.
Senate Republicans have been trying since July to get more targeted, bipartisan relief into the hands of the American people. Until the election, Democrats kept saying no.
I’m glad for our country that we are finally moving ahead together.
I think both sides agree: Our around-the-clock negotiations on COVID relief are hours away from completion. Our citizens need this waiting to end. Thousands of Americans are being robbed of their lives every day. Working families are hurting. Let’s finally get this done today.
I appreciate the good-faith spirit that has characterized the bipartisan negotiations this past week. But the American people cannot feed their families or pay their bills with Congress’s good-faith discussions. They need us to act. We need to conclude talks and land this plane.
Just received the safe, effective COVID vaccine following continuity-of-government protocols. Vaccines are how we beat this virus.
Now back to continue fighting for a rescue package including a lot more money for distribution so more Americans can receive it as fast as possible.
Productive conversations remain underway on COVID-19 relief. But Congress must not slide into treating these talks like routine negotiations at our routine pace.
This could not be more urgent. The Senate’s going to keep working right through the weekend until we get an outcome.
The American people need more help. We need vaccine distribution money. We need to re-up the Paycheck Protection Program to save jobs. We need to continue to provide for laid-off Americans.
Congressional leaders on both sides are going to keep working until we get it done.
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