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As a senior member of the United States Senate, I have consistently worked to ensure that the business of the Government is done in as open and transparent manner as
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May 23 2017
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The Defense Department appears to have acted in good faith by retracting the original statement and releasing a statement of regret. I appreciate that officials are making efforts to get to the bottom of how this horrible language came about. I look forward to seeing the new policy and will reserve judgment until that

This move by leadership and appropriators cedes portions of this authority to the executive branch without a public debate. We understand the needs of employers who rely on seasonal H-2B workers if the American workforce can't meet the demand, but we are also aware of the potential side effects of flooding the labor force with more temporary foreign workers, including depressed wages for all workers in seasonal

We need to know whether there was anything improper going on between the Trump campaign and the Russians, or if these allegations are just a partisan smear campaign that manipulated our government into chasing conspiracy

The American people deserve a full accounting of all waivers and recusals to better understand who is running the government and whether the administration is adhering to its promise to be open, transparent, and

I'm not going to tell them what to do, but I am going to say that if they don't move pretty quickly, we oughta see what we can do in the United States

I'm disappointed we couldn't go forward with Mr. Delrahim's hearing this morning. We are still waiting on one piece of paperwork, which we understood we'd have by now. And I imagine that will be transmitted to us within another day or two, and we look forward to including him on our next

It's been clear for a long time that the IRS isn't collecting the debt that these contractors will focus on. Collecting tax debt that's due and not in dispute is a matter of fairness to the many taxpayers who pay what they

It's important to note that the IRS doesn't take financial information over the phone, so any scammers who ask for such information are just

He's a mainstream judge who's earned the universal respect of his colleagues on the bench and in the bar. He applies the law as we in Congress write it_as the judicial oath says, without respect to persons. And he refuses to compromise his

This is America, where people can spend their money where they want to spend

This nominee that we're voting on today is a judge's judge. He's a picture of the kind of justice we should have on the Supreme Court. I believe then and I believe now that we took the right course for the Senate and for the

Cases like these send the wrong message about whistleblower retaliation. When accountability is lacking, retaliation continues. Good government

It was a brilliant display before our committee. His testimony, and the testimony of those who actually know him, should create a dilemma for anybody who is desperate for a reason to vote no, because if you're voting on qualifications and not politics, you'd vote

Before the hearing started we all knew how qualified the judge is. His resume speaks for itself. But last week we got to see up-close how thoughtful, articulate, and humble he is. He is clearly deeply committed to being a fair and impartial judge. And he isn't willing to compromise that independence to win votes in the

Gorsuch will be confirmed. I just can't tell you exactly how that will happen

Whistleblowers often face retribution for trying to tell the truth and make government better. Protecting them is an important, non-partisan job that the Office of Special Counsel has done well under Carolyn Lerner's

Separation of powers is just as critical today as it was during the last

In recent months I've heard that 'now more than ever' we need a justice who is independent, and who respects the separation of powers. Some of my colleagues seem to have rediscovered an appreciation for the need to confine each branch of government to its proper sphere. His grasp on the separation of powers – including judicial independence – enlivens his body of

Fortunately for every American, we have before us today a nominee whose body of professional work is defined by an unfailing commitment to these principles. His grasp on the separation of powers_including judicial independence_enlivens his body of

I've never seen a president's budget proposal not revised substantially. As a member of the Budget Committee, I'll carefully scrutinize and assess priorities as the president has with his

They're asking things of Gorsuch that they didn't ask of

It's just too bad that we have to go to this

The Justice Department would like to get their deputy out of committee just as soon as they

There is no mandatory public report or other finding at the end of the investigation if no charges are filed. The investigations can just disappear into a black hole without the public ever understanding what the facts

There are times when special counsels are appropriate. But it's far too soon to tell at this time. And even if there were evidence of a crime related to any of these matters, once confirmed, Mr. Rosenstein can decide how to handle that matter. I know of no reason to question his judgment, his integrity, or his

Attorney General Sessions did the right thing by recusing himself, and he did exactly what he said he'd do regarding potential recusals when he was before our committee. It's unfortunate that the Democrats didn't even have the decency to give him an opportunity to clear up confusion to the statement in

They don't seem to have a reason as to why his name hasn't come

The American people deserve a full accounting to better understand who is running the government and whether the administration is adhering to its promise to be open, transparent, and accountable. I'm not asking for anything the director of the Office of Government Ethics doesn't already have the legal authority to

I don't think people had a chance to hear me as much as they normally would at a town hall meeting because there were long speeches and there was applause and some interference. They didn't get my point of view but if they want me to listen to them I am willing to listen to

The only times I need Tums is when I have chocolate ice cream before I go to

He's a mainstream judge. He's displayed independence. He's met with dozens of senators who have nothing but positive things to say. He is well-qualified and

It's time for him to have the opportunity to speak for himself before the judiciary

If a specific individual is likely to be violent due to the nature of their mental illness, then the government should have to prove it. The Second Amendment, as a fundamental right, requires the government to carry the burden to show a person has a dangerous mental illness. This regulation obviously and simply does not achieve

We all know him to be a man of deep integrity, a man of his word, and a man committed to

We need programs dedicated to putting American workers first. When skilled foreign workers are needed to meet the demands of our labor market, we must also ensure that visa applicants who honed their skills at American colleges and universities are a priority over the importation of more foreign

By all accounts, he has a record of deciding cases based on the text of the Constitution and the law. That's important, because in our system of government, Congress, not judges, make the

It's not clear to me why it would be a problem even if he had been

I like trade and we need to negotiate down barriers. It's just not an easy thing to

I think both opponents and proponents of filling the vacancy are going to want it filled as fast as they

With drug prices through the roof, the way drug and device makers spend money is of more public interest than

Democratic members of the committee have pledged a fair process. Based on those commitments, I trust the other side will resist what some liberal interest groups are clearly hoping for – an attack on his

A lot of earlier payments to doctors were under the umbrella of Continuing Medical Education. We shouldn't create a loophole that would let drug and medical device companies mask their payments to doctors under a payment category that's too broad and could gut the spirit and the letter of the Sunshine

This happened because either the agencies in charge dropped the ball, the company gamed the system, or

The growing number of unanswered questions demand

We need to determine whether taxpayers overpaid for the EpiPen through the Department of Defense and the VA and whether they deserve a rebate, as they do with Medicaid. Spending that isn't warranted squeezes the health care

Americans deserve to know what the government is doing to hold Mylan accountable, recoup lost tax dollars and prevent similar behavior in the

There isn't much discussion of what analyses went into the price-setting in response to my question. There also isn't much of a description of the product features and value that the company says have helped to justify the price increases. The company say a large number of patients have benefited from patient assistance programs but the outrage Congress is hearing seems to indicate that a lot of people aren't seeing those benefits. It may be that the newly announced expanded patient assistance program will make a difference, but that's to be determined.

In the meantime, I'll continue to work on my two pending bills that would help bring more generic drugs to the market to help

Wasting investigative resources on cases that go nowhere raises concerns about the responsible use of tax

If we have the election, and there was a majority of the Senate changed their mind about doing it in the lame duck, as opposed to January 20, I don't feel that I could stand in the way of that. But I don't think I can promote that

I also am concerned that further concentration in the industry will impact the price and choice of chemicals and seed for farmers, which ultimately will impact choice and costs for consumers. Finally, I am concerned that further consolidation will diminish critical research and development

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Balancing the cost of developing lifesaving medications with the need to make available affordable prescription drugs to consumers has always been a difficult task. It's a consistent topic at my town

I would wait until the nominee is made before I would make any decision. In other words, take it a step at a time. I think I have a responsibility to perform and I can't worry about the election. I've got to do my job as a senator, whatever it is. And there will be a lot of tough votes between now and the next

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