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Senator Menendez was indicted on numerous federal felonies. He is one of only 12 U.S. senators to have been indicted in our history. His trial shed light on serious accusations of violating the public's trust as an elected official, as well as potential violations of the Senate's Code of Conduct.feedback
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Nov 16 2017
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Nov 10 2017

You can write that down. I laughed. Ha-ha. That's a perfect response. The only way the president's agenda doesn't get enacted is if this particular element were to defeat enough senators in the general election to hand the Senate over to Democrats. That's the only possible outcome if this kind of mentality were allowed to prevail. But I assure you it will not. It will not.feedback

Nov 10 2017

If these allegations are true, he must step aside.feedback

Nov 10 2017

You can't guarantee that no one sees a tax increase.feedback

Nov 07 2017

It's hard to envision a foolproof way to prevent individual outrages by evil people.feedback

Nov 06 2017

I think it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions if there are any.feedback

Nov 04 2017

The perfect place for these terrorists is at Guantánamo.feedback

Nov 02 2017

I'm encouraged by President Trump's choice.feedback

Nov 02 2017

We think we're on pace here to begin to make substantial changes in the federal judiciary.feedback

Oct 31 2017

That job will have to be done by December the eighth, and I think we're on a path to do that.feedback

Oct 31 2017

The special counsel has his job to do. The job we have here in the Senate is the investigation being carried out by the intelligence committee.feedback

Oct 31 2017

The special counsel has his job to do, and we're going to concentrate on what we're doing here in the Senate.feedback

Oct 29 2017

Here in the Senate, the need for tax reform is loudly supported by Democrats – or at least it was, until the last election.feedback

Oct 25 2017

We passed this resolution to protect consumers from wrongdoing, while avoiding frivolous lawsuits that will drive up costs for the millions of Americans who carry a credit card.feedback

Oct 25 2017 - American politics

Tax reform is what we are about. If there's anything that unifies Republicans, it's tax reform.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

There's a lot of noise out there. We have a First Amendment in this country; everybody gets to express themselves. But what we're concentrating on is the agenda the American people need.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

If there's anything that unites Republicans, it's tax reform.feedback

Oct 24 2017 - American politics

There's a lot of noise out there. Tax reform is what we are about.feedback

Oct 23 2017 - Obamacare

What I'm waiting is to hear from President Trump what kind of health-care bill he might sign.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - Trump Presidency

I'm not certain yet what the president is looking for here, but I'll be happy to bring a bill to the floor if I know President Trump would sign it.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - American politics

No, actually we're not because that's a rather conservative estimate of how much growth you'll get out of this pro-growth tax reform. We're just beginning the process of actually crafting the bills. It's way too early to predict the various details.feedback

Oct 22 2017 - American politics

We intend to accomplish that between now and the end of the year.feedback

Oct 21 2017 - Republican Party

You have tonominate people who can actually win, because winners make policy and losers go home.feedback

Oct 21 2017 - Republican Party

My goal as the leader of the Republican Party in the Senate is to keep us in the majority. The way you do that is not complicated: You have to nominate people who will actually win because winners make policy, losers go home. We changed the business model in 2014, we nominated people who could win everywhere. We took the majority in the Senate.feedback

Oct 21 2017 - Republican Party

The goal here is to win elections in November. Back in 2010 and 2012, we nominated several candidates, Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Todd Akin, Richard Mourdock. They're not in the Senate. And the reason for that was they were not able to appeal to a broader electorate in the general election.feedback

Oct 20 2017

With this budget, we're on a path to deliver much-needed relief to American individuals and families who have borne the burden of an unfair tax code.feedback

Oct 19 2017 - Republican Party

What do they all have in common? They're in private life, and a Democrat is in the Senate. So our goal is to nominate people who can actually win in November.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Obamacare

The goal is to get it done this calendar year. But it is important to remember that Obama signed Obamacare in March of Year Two. Obama signed Dodd-Frank in July of Year Two.feedback

Oct 17 2017

My own personal view is that a blue slip on a circuit judge should simply be a notification of how you intend to vote.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

That's simply not a tenable place to land in a Senate that now deals with judges with a simple majority.feedback

Oct 17 2017 - Supreme Court

But it's not just the Supreme Court. There are a lot of vacancies at both the circuit court and district court level.feedback

Oct 16 2017

Contrary to what some of you may have reported, we are together totally on this agenda to move America forward.feedback

Oct 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

The goal here is to win elections in November. Winners make policy, and losers go home.feedback

Oct 16 2017 - American politics

A lot of people look at all that and find it frustrating, messy. Well, welcome to the democratic process. That's the way it is in our country.feedback

Oct 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

The way you do that is not complicated. You nominate people who can win. Our operating approach will be to support our incumbents.feedback

Oct 11 2017 - Republican Party

Sen. Corker is a valuable member of the Senate Republican caucus and he's also on the budget committee and a particularly important player as we move to the floor on the budget next week.feedback

Oct 03 2017

I think it's premature to be discussing legislative solutions – if there are any. I think it's particularly inappropriate to politicize an event like this, which just happened in the last day and a half.feedback

Sep 28 2017

We added an enormous amount of debt during the Obama years.feedback

Sep 26 2017

He ran a spirited campaign centered around a dissatisfaction with the progress made in Washington. I share that frustration.feedback

Sep 26 2017 - Obamacare

It's an important debate for our country. It's one that will certainly continue.feedback

Sep 25 2017 - Trump Presidency

When President Trump sent his nomination to the Senate earlier this year, as some of you know, the friends of mine in the audience, I could not have been happier.feedback

Sep 21 2017

We told our constituents we would vote that way ... We kept our commitments.feedback

Sep 21 2017 - Obamacare

From skyrocketing costs to plummeting choices and collapsing markets, our constituents have suffered through an awful lot under Obamacare. I imagine many of our colleagues on the other side are ... pretty happy about all this. So now I think it's appropriate to ask: What are their ideas? It'll be interesting to see what they suggest as the way forward.feedback

Sep 19 2017 - Republican Party

It's an intriguing idea and one that has a great deal of support.feedback

Sep 19 2017

If we were going to go forward, we would have to act before September 30.feedback

Sep 18 2017 - Rohingya

Publicly condemning Aung San Suu Kyi, the best hope for democratic reform in Burma, is simply not constructive.feedback

Sep 16 2017

There's nothing inherently wrong with having Democrats support you from time to time. But I still am very comfortable with where the president is on most policy matters.feedback

Sep 14 2017 - Immigration

As Congress debates the best ways to address illegal immigration through strong border security and interior enforcement, DACA should be part of those discussions. We look forward to receiving the Trump administration's legislative proposal as we continue our work on these issues.feedback

Sep 13 2017 - Al-Qaeda

All that we do to defeat al-Qaeda and ISIL rests on this AUMF. We cannot break faith with these brave men and women by removing the authority they rely upon … and leave them questioning whether elected officials in Washington understand what they do.feedback

Sep 13 2017

My personal view is that the blue slip, with regard to circuit court appointments, ought to simply be a notification of how you're going to vote, not the opportunity to blackball.feedback

Sep 13 2017

We have an all volunteer force that protects all of us and fights for us.feedback

Sep 12 2017

As far as the debt ceiling is concerned, we will not be revisiting the debt ceiling until some time next year. And getting Congress to give up a tool like that would probably be quite a challenging undertaking.feedback

Sep 12 2017

Since I was in charge of drafting the debt ceiling provision that we inserted into the flood bill we likely – almost certainly – are not going to have another debt ceiling discussion until well into 2018.feedback

Sep 11 2017

I think I can safely say the debt ceiling and the spending issue in December will be decoupled because the debt ceiling will not come up until sometime in 2018.feedback

Sep 08 2017 - Obamacare

From working to find a path forward to repeal and replace Obamacare with common-sense market reforms to responding to one of the worst disasters Texas has seen, Ted's been a constructive player trying to get results.feedback

Sep 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

The recovery effort for a record-setting storm like Harvey has strained resources to the limit already. The advance of another historic storm now makes the need for action even more urgent.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we are committed to advancing our shared agenda together and anyone who suggests otherwise is clearly not part of the conversation.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

His feeling was that we needed to come together, to not create a picture of divisiveness at a time of genuine national crisis.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Immigration

These are the president's immediate priorities. These are my immediate priorities and they are critically important to establishing credibility and stability as our country continues to recover from one record-setting storm and prepared for yet another.feedback

Sep 06 2017

We have to get all three of these things done and we have to do it very quickly.feedback

Sep 06 2017 - Trump Presidency

The president agreed with Senator Schumer and Congresswoman Pelosi.feedback

Sep 05 2017

I know that securing this emergency funding is very important for the president. I know that preventing a default or shutdown amid such a historic natural disaster is also very important to him – and even more so now with another major hurricane on the way.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Immigration

President Obama wrongly believed he had the authority to re-write our immigration law. Today's action by President Trump corrects that fundamental mistake. This Congress will continue working on securing our border and ensuring a lawful system of immigration that works.feedback

Sep 05 2017 - Republican Party

They are my immediate priorities as well. In the case of the debt limit, we need to act quickly given the new uncertainty from the large costs of storm recovery.feedback

Sep 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

Working closely with the President and the House of Representatives, the Senate stands ready to act quickly to provide this much-needed assistance to those impacted communities, and support first responders and volunteers.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Republican Party

I'm often asked 'What is being the majority leader of the Senate like?'. The best answer I've been able to think of is it's a little bit like being a groundskeeper at a cemetery. Everybody's under you but nobody's listening. That's what you get with 52-48.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Trade is a winner for America. The assumption that every free-trade agreement is a loser for America is largely untrue.feedback

Aug 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

Trade is a winner for America. You may or may not know this, but of all the current free trade agreements that we have with the various countries all around the world, if you add them all up, we actually have a trade surplus. The assumption that every free trade agreement is a loser for America is largely untrue.feedback

Aug 23 2017 - Obamacare

There's not a single senator in the majority who thinks we ought to change the legislative filibuster. Not one. The President and I, and our teams, have been and continue to be in regular contact about our shared goals. We have a lot of work ahead of us, and we are committed to advancing our shared agenda together and anyone who suggests otherwise is clearly not part of the conversation.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Republican Party

I commend the President and his national security team for a thoughtful review of our engagement in the region.feedback

Aug 22 2017 - Afghanistan

Just as the United States maintained forward deployed forces in Japan and Germany after the Second World War and in South Korea after the armistice, a residual presence in Afghanistan and in Iraq, preserves the gains we have made in the respective conflicts in those countries–and America pursues our interests by supporting host nation forces.feedback

Aug 16 2017 - Ku Klux Klan

We can have no tolerance for an ideology of racial hatred. There are no good neo-nazis, and those who espouse their views are not supporters of American ideals and freedoms.feedback

Aug 14 2017

Our new president, of course, has not been in this line of work before. And I think he had excessive expectations about how quickly things happen in the democratic process.feedback

Aug 12 2017

The hate and bigotry witnessed in #Charlottesville does not reflect American values. I wholeheartedly oppose their actions.feedback

Aug 09 2017

I think it would be helpful if the president would be a little more on message.feedback

Aug 07 2017 - American politics

I don't think this is going to be 1986, when you had a bipartisan effort to scrub the code.feedback

Aug 03 2017

The Senate has confirmed more executive-branch nominees this week than all of the executive-branch nominees confirmed this year–combined.feedback

Aug 03 2017

Last time I looked, Congress goes on for two years.feedback

Aug 03 2017

We're passing critical legislation. We're confirming nominees to important positions. We're taking steps in the right direction.feedback

Aug 02 2017 - Thanksgiving

There is a great deal of bipartisan consensus about what ails our tax code, and my hope is that our friends on the other side of the aisle will join with us in a serious way.feedback

Aug 01 2017

Most of the principles that would get the country growing again, they're not interested in addressing.feedback

Aug 01 2017 - Trumpcare

It's pretty obvious that our problem on health care was not the Democrats. We didn't have 50 Republicans.feedback

Jul 29 2017

I've known Chuck a long time, and he represents his state and his caucus well. And while New York and Kentucky are very different places, we respect and work well with each other – even if we are trying to achieve very different goals. The Senate as an institution functions through cooperation and constant conversations with the other side of the aisle.feedback

Jul 28 2017

This is clearly a disappointing moment. I regret that our efforts were not enough, this time. It's time to move on.feedback

Jul 28 2017

It'll be interesting to see what they suggest as the way forward. For myself I can say–and I bet I'm pretty safe in saying for most on this side of the aisle–that bailing out insurance companies with no thought of any kind of reform, is not something I want to be part of.feedback

Jul 28 2017 - Trumpcare

Our only regret is that we didn't achieve what we hoped to accomplish.feedback

Jul 26 2017 - Obamacare

We'll consider many different proposals throughout this process from senators on both sides of the aisle. Ultimately, we want to get legislation to finally end the failed Obamacare status quo through Congress and to the president's desk for his signature. This certainly won't be easy. Hardly anything in this process has been.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Republican Party

I certainly agree with [McCain] that the parties need to come together. Some issues are just more partisan than others, and we can all stipulate that health care has not been a subject of bipartisanship over the last seven years.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Obamacare

We made commitments to our constituents to provide relief from this failed left-wing experiment. I hope everyone will seize the moment.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Obamacare

A "couple of hours. Today's vote to begin debate is the first step, and we should take it. Any senator who votes against starting debate is telling America that you're just fine with the Obamcare nightmare.feedback

Jul 25 2017

I know he's eager to get back to work and we're all very pleased to have him back with us today.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Obamacare

I know many of us have waited years for this moment to finally arrive. And, at long last, it finally has. I would urge every colleague to join me.feedback

Jul 25 2017

We could use some more loyalty, I'll tell you that.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Russia

I think the attorney general is doing a fine job, and I think he made the right decision to recuse himself from the Russia matter.feedback

Jul 25 2017

Senator McCain is a fighter. That's evidenced by his remarkable life of public service, just as it's again evidenced by his quick return to the Senate this afternoon. I know he's eager to get back to work, and we'll all be very pleased to have him back with us.feedback

Jul 25 2017 - Obamacare

They didn't send us here just to do the easy stuff. They sent us to tackle the big problems.feedback

Jul 25 2017

We have a duty to act. The president is ready with his pen.feedback

Jul 24 2017 - Obamacare

We're going to vote on a motion to proceed to the bill next week.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Obamacare

Dealing with this issue is what's right for the country. The fight to move beyond the status quo of Obamacare was certainly never going to be easy. But we've come a long way, and I look forward to continuing our work together to finally bring relief.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Obamacare

We all agree it's better to both repeal and replace. But we could have a vote on either.feedback

Jul 20 2017 - Slavery

So I hope I have at least refreshed the memory of my friend from Minnesota and some of my other Democratic colleagues.feedback

Jul 20 2017

We look forward to seeing our friend again soon and we hope he'll be back in the very near future.feedback

Jul 19 2017

John McCain is a hero to our Conference and a hero to our country. He has never shied from a fight and I know that he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life. The entire Senate family's prayers are with John, Cindy and his family, his staff, and the people of Arizona he represents so well.feedback

Jul 19 2017 - Obamacare

It's pretty obvious we've had difficulty in getting 50 votes to proceed. But what I want to disabuse any of you of is the notion that we will not have that vote next week. We're going to vote on the motion to proceed to the bill next week.feedback

Jul 19 2017

His "principle concern is the collapsing private health insurance market. That's the immediate emergency.feedback

Jul 19 2017

Now we thankfully have a president in office who will sign it so we should send it to him.feedback

Jul 19 2017

This has been a very, very challenging experience for all of us.feedback

Jul 19 2017

We're going to vote on the motion to proceed to the bill next week.feedback

Jul 19 2017

John McCain is a hero to our Conference and a hero to our country. He has never shied from a fight and I know that he will face this challenge with the same extraordinary courage that has characterized his life. The entire Senate family's prayers are with John, Cindy and his family, his staff, and the people of Arizona he represents so well. We all look forward to seeing this American hero again soon.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

Sometime in the near future we will have a vote on repealing Obamacare, and it is potentially the same vote that we had in 2015. I would remind everyone that in that proposal, there's a two-year delay ... which would give us the opportunity to work out a complete replacement on a bipartisan basis, with our Democratic friends. That's the vote I think we're very likely to have, in the very near future.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

Regretfully, it is now apparent that the effort to repeal and immediately replace the failure of Obamacare will not be successful.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

President Obama vetoed it then. President Trump will sign it now.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

I regret that the effort that we repeal and immediately replace Obamacare would not be successful. That doesn't means we should give up. This doesn't have to be the end of the story. We will now try a different way to bring the people relief from Obamacare. I think we owe them at least that much. In the coming days, the Senate will take up a vote on a repeal of Obamacare combined with a stable two-year transition period as we work toward patient-centered healthcare.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Supreme Court

Well, we have a new Supreme Court justice.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Obamacare

This doesn't have to be the end of the story.feedback

Jul 17 2017

Our friend from Arizona is a pretty tough guy as we all know. He'll be back with us soon.feedback

Jul 17 2017

The truth is that very few of us expect to be at the center of world-changing events when we first file for office, and personal ambition usually has a lot more to do with it than most of us are willing to admit. That was certainly true for me, and I never saw the point in pretending otherwise.feedback

Jul 17 2017

When the Senate is allowed to work the way it was designed to, it arrives at a result that's acceptable to people all along the political spectrum.feedback

Jul 17 2017

When the majority leader decided a few weeks back to defy bipartisan opposition by changing the rules that govern this place with a simple majority vote, he broke something. The product is always a direct reflection of the views of his conference – not his own dictation.feedback

Jul 17 2017

The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.feedback

Jul 17 2017

The level of obstruction exhibited by Senate Democrats on these nominees is just breathtaking.feedback

Jul 16 2017 - American politics

While John is recovering, the Senate will continue our work on legislative items and nominations, and will defer consideration of the Better Care Act.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Obamacare

The American people deserve better than the pain of Obamacare. They deserve better care. And the time to deliver that to them is next week.feedback

Jul 14 2017 - Obamacare

This is our chance to bring about changes we've been talking about since Obamacare was forced on the American people.feedback

Jul 13 2017

I hope every senator will vote to open debate. Because that's how you change the status quo.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - American politics

In order to provide more time to complete action on important legislative items and process nominees that have been stalled by a lack of cooperation from our friends across the aisle, the Senate will delay the start of the August recess until the third week of August.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Republican Party

We'll be on health care next week.feedback

Jul 11 2017

While the current president has made 178 nominations, the Senate has confirmed only 46 of them.feedback

Jul 11 2017 - Mexico

We're going to do health care next week.feedback

Jul 07 2017

What we're trying to do is a very complicated procedure. I'm in the position of the guy with the Rubik's Cube, trying to twist the dial in such a way to get to at least 50 members of our conference who can agree to a version of repealing and replacing at least as much of it as we can agree to do. That is a very timely subject that I'm grappling with as we speak.feedback

Jul 07 2017 - American politics

The American people said, We elected a Republican president, a Republican House and a Republican Senate and we want to see some results,' . And I can't say anything other than I agree with you. But it is not easy, and we are going to continue to wrestle with this and try to get it done.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - American politics

If Republicans are not able to agree among themselves, the crisis will still be there and we'll have to figure out the way forward at that point.feedback

Jul 06 2017

That is a very timely subject that I'm grappling with as we speak.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - American politics

Either Republicans will agree to change the status quo or markets will continue to collapse and when I have to sit down with Sen. Schumer any negotiation with Democrats will include none of the reforms that we would like to make both on the market side and the Medicaid side.feedback

Jul 06 2017 - Obamacare

If my side is unable to agree on an adequate replacement, then some kind of action with regard to the private health insurance market must occur. No action is not an alternative. We've got the insurance markets imploding all over the country, including in this state.feedback

Jul 02 2017

It's not easy making America great again, is it?feedback

Jul 01 2017 - Supreme Court

One of my proudest moments was when I looked at Barack Obama in the eye and I said, Mr. President, you will not fill this Supreme Court vacancy.feedback

Jun 30 2017 - Obamacare

It's not easy making American great again, is it?feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Republican Party

In the early stages, candidly, it's been kind of a waste of his time. We needed to get this far enough down the path.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Republican Party

Either Republicans will agree to change the status quo or markets will continue to collapse and when I have to sit down with Sen. Schumer, D-N.Y., … any negotiation with Democrats will include none of the reforms that we would like to make both on the market side and the Medicaid side.feedback

Jun 28 2017 - Republican Party

We'll continue working so we can bring legislation to the floor for debate and ultimately a vote.feedback

Jun 28 2017

Look, legislation of this complexity almost always takes longer than anybody else would hope. But we are going to press on.feedback

Jun 28 2017

Our Democratic colleagues refuse to work with us in a serious way to comprehensively address Obamacare's failures.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Democratic Party

The status quo is simply unsustainable. It will be dealt with in one of two ways. Either Republicans will agree and change the status quo, or the markets will continue to collapse and will have to sit down with Senator Schumer and my suspicion is that in any negotiation with the Democrats would include none of the reforms that we would like to make both on the market side, and the Medicaid side.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Republican Party

It's a big complicated subject, we've got a lot discussions going on, and we're still optimistic we're going to get there.feedback

Jun 27 2017 - Obamacare

The American people need better care right now. This legislation includes the necessary tools to provide it.feedback

Jun 25 2017

I would like to delay the thing. There's no way we should be voting on this next week. No way.feedback

Jun 24 2017 - Obamacare

I'm pleased that we were able to arrive at a draft that incorporates input from so many different members who represent so many different constituents who are facing so many different challenges. There will be ample time to analyze, discuss and provide thoughts before legislation comes to the floor. And I hope every senator takes that opportunity.feedback

Jun 23 2017

No amount of eleventh hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something.feedback

Jun 23 2017 - Republican Party

No amount of 11th hour reality-denying or buck-passing by Democrats is going to change the fact that more Americans are going to get hurt unless we do something.feedback

Jun 23 2017

This plan will improve the affordability of health insurance.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Obamacare

We have a responsibility to move forward, and we are.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - Obamacare

We have to act. Because Obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class, and American families deserve better than its failing status quo.feedback

Jun 22 2017 - American politics

We debated many policy proposals. We considered many different viewpoints. In the end, we found that we share many ideas about what needs to be achieved and how we can achieve it. These shared policy objectives and the solutions to help achieve them are what make up the health care discussion draft that we talked through this morning.feedback

Jun 22 2017

I wanted a clear line of demarcation – they were for this, and we were against it.feedback

Jun 21 2017 - Obamacare

We believe we can do better than the Obamacare status quo, and we fully intend to do so.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

I wouldn't want to compare it to the House bill. It will speak for itself.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Obamacare

I expect to have a discussion draft on Thursday. And we will go to the bill obviously once we get a CBO score, likely next week.feedback

Jun 20 2017 - Republican Party

The Senate will soon have a chance to turn the page on this failed law.feedback

Jun 20 2017

Most of our real private meetings were the final tweaks, not the original bill. I think that's the difference. The general parameters of the bill were widely known.feedback

Jun 19 2017

Americans are right to be stunned – because this bill is a mess. And so was the process that was used to get it over the finish line. Americans are outraged by the last-minute, closed-door, sweetheart deals that were made to gain the slimmest margin for passage of a bill that's about their health care.feedback

Jun 15 2017 - Obamacare

Think of me with a Rubik's cube, sitting there trying to think about what combination will get you to 50.feedback

Jun 15 2017

We'll let you see the bill when we finally release it.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Look, we've been dealing with this issue for seven years. It's not a new thing.feedback

Jun 15 2017

This massive piece of legislation that seeks to restructure one-sixth of our economy is being written behind closed doors, without input from anyone, in an effort to jam it past not only the Senate but the American people.feedback

Jun 14 2017 - Republican Party

I think everybody handled it well and things seem to be under control.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

I have a lot of confidence in Bob Mueller.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Trump Presidency

Our goal here is to move forward quickly. The status quo is unsustainable.feedback

Jun 13 2017

We're certainly not trying to deny anybody an opportunity to have questions asked.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Obamacare

I think we've got a little ways to go. There's a lot of things that have to be resolved.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - Trump Presidency

Christopher Wray's impressive credentials make him more than ready for the sober task of leading the FBI in fulfilling its law enforcement and national security missions, especially at a time when our country faces so many serious threats both at home and abroad. This, of course, is the criteria upon which an FBI Director nominee should be judged.feedback

Jun 07 2017 - American politics

I don't know how we get to 50 (votes) at the moment.feedback

Jun 07 2017

So what we have now, is our Democratic colleagues complaining about the removal of an F.B.I. director whom they themselves repeatedly and sharply criticized.feedback

Jun 06 2017

Doing nothing is not an option.feedback

Jun 06 2017

We're getting close to having a proposal to whip and to take to the floor. It's been seven years to talk about health care.feedback

Jun 03 2017 - Obamacare

The blame belongs with Obamacare. There's just no serious way to now try and spin away these years and years of Obamacare failures on cost.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Unilateralism

When the previous administration signed America up for this unattainable mandate, we made it clear we would fight this unilateral action any way we could, and this day could not have happened soon enough. President Trump has once again put families and jobs ahead of leftwing ideology and should be commended for his action.feedback

May 30 2017

We're not going to waste our time talking to people who have no interest in fixing the problem.feedback

May 27 2017

From his days in the major leagues to his years as my colleague in the Senate ... Jim rarely shied away from a new adventure.feedback

May 27 2017 - Trump Presidency

He knows, as you all know, that I've not been a fan of the tweets and the extracurricular comments. I said last week we could do with a little less drama.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

I think all of that is going to be handled by the special counsel and the Senate intelligence committee, and I'm confident in their ability to do the job.feedback

May 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

He knows, as you all know, that I've not been a fan of the tweets and the extracurricular comments. I said last week we could do with a little less drama. The reason I'm smiling - obviously, he's disinclined to take my advice on some things. But it has not impaired the ability to communicate and convey my opinion, which I do frequently. This was a guy who was giving fund-raisers for (Senate Democratic leader) Chuck Schumer four or five years ago.feedback

May 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's been really helpful because members feel like they can go over and whisper in his ear about whatever their particular problem is, and something will be done about it, because they've kind of elevated it to a higher level.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

I don't know how we get to 50 (votes) at the moment. But that's the goal.feedback

May 24 2017 - American politics

It's a technical procedural step. Beyond likely reiterating things we already know–like that fewer people will buy a product they don't want when the government stops forcing them to–the updated report will allow the Senate procedurally to move forward in working to draft its own health-care legislation.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

Whatever CBO says about the House bill today, this much is absolutely clear: the status quo under Obamacare is completely unacceptable and totally unsustainable. Prices are skyrocketing, choice is plummeting.feedback

May 24 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's been disappointing to see so much pointless obstruction by our friends across the aisle. And they've done so not to change the result, but simply to eat up floor time that could be used for legislation to help our constituents.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

We're not going to waste our time talking to people that have no interest in fixing the problem.feedback

May 24 2017 - Obamacare

I don't know how we get to 50 at the moment. But that's the goal. Beyond likely reiterating things we already know – like that fewer people will buy a product they don't want when the government stops forcing them to – the updated report will allow the Senate procedurally to move forward in working to draft its own health care legislation.feedback

May 23 2017 - Republican Party

Actually achieves balance.feedback

May 23 2017

Every president since I've been here, and that covers a good period of time, has made a recommendation, and then we decide what we're going to do with those recommendations.feedback

May 23 2017

The president's budget, as we all know, is a recommendation. We'll be taking into account what the president is recommending but it will not be determinative in every respect.feedback

May 22 2017

She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.feedback

May 19 2017

It will have to be revenue-neutral.feedback

May 18 2017 - Obamacare

Our members want to deliver on repeal and replace of Obamacare. They're really excited about fixing this broken tax code.feedback

May 18 2017 - Republican Party

If the GOP loses the Montana and Georgia special elections, then that would make people more open to [impeachment].feedback

May 17 2017 - Trump Presidency

It would be helpful if the president spent more time on things we're trying to accomplish.feedback

May 16 2017

I think it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the White House.feedback

May 16 2017 - Obamacare

I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on our agenda, which is deregulations, tax reform, repealing and replacing Obamacare.feedback

May 16 2017 - Obamacare

I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things so that we can focus on our agenda.feedback

May 16 2017

I think the most important thing is for the president to pick somebody who's apolitical, who clearly has a deep law enforcement background. Historically it's been a solid law enforcement professional without a background in elective office. That's the kind of person who ought to be in the job, and I think it would also make an important statement about the president himself.feedback

May 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

It would serve the country well and lead to, I think, a more bipartisan approach.feedback

May 16 2017 - Obamacare

I think we could do with a little less drama from the White House on a lot of things, so that we can focus on our agenda.feedback

May 15 2017 - Republican Party

In just a few short months, we have turned a significant corner from how things operated under the Obama administration. Instead of going around Congress to push through regulations, the president is working with us to ease the burden.feedback

May 14 2017 - Trump Presidency

We're going to be an enthusiastic supporter almost all the time.feedback

May 12 2017 - IPhone

Like millions of people around the world, the last thing I look at at night and the first thing I look at in the morning is my iPhone. Unlike millions of people around the world, I think of Harrodsburg, Ky., and this amazing Gorilla Glass that you guys make here. We are going to try, through comprehensive tax reform, to make both of these corporations be in a better position to compete with other companies in other countries.feedback

May 12 2017 - Obamacare

To those who've suffered from the failures of Obamacare: We hear you. Congress is acting.feedback

May 10 2017 - Democratic Party

Comey lost the confidence of almost everyone in Washington, Republican and Democrat alike. When things calm down, they will be thanking me!feedback

May 10 2017

Today we'll no doubt hear calls for a new investigation which could only serve to impede the current work being done.feedback

May 10 2017 - Russia

Once the Senate receives a nomination, we look forward to a full, fair and timely confirmation process to fill the Director position. This is a critical role that is especially important as America faces serious threats at home and abroad.feedback

May 10 2017

This is what we have now, our Democratic colleagues complaining about the removal of an F.B.I. director whom they themselves repeatedly and sharply criticized.feedback

May 09 2017

The working group that counts is all 52 of us. Nobody is being excluded based upon gender ... Everybody's at the table. Everybody.feedback

May 09 2017

Nobody's being excluded based on gender. You need to write about what's actually happening, and we're having extensive discussions about the real issues. Everybody's at the table.feedback

May 09 2017 - American politics

Nobody is being excluded based on gender.feedback

May 08 2017 - Obamacare

This process will not be quick or simple or easy, but it must be done.feedback

May 06 2017 - Trumpcare

We've had very candid conversations about that. And as you can see, my advice has not made a bit of difference.feedback

May 06 2017 - Burma

It's a work in progress. It's going to be slow-going.feedback

May 05 2017 - Obamacare

Congress will continue to act on legislation to provide more choices and freedom in health care decisions.feedback

May 04 2017 - Obamacare

It will be a real big challenge on the Senate side.feedback

May 04 2017 - Trump Presidency

After years of an administration that failed to get serious on border security, this bill provides the largest border-security funding increase in a decade.feedback

May 04 2017 - Republican Party

When they send it over here, it'll be a real big challenge on the Senate side as well, and you'll have an opportunity to file lots of stories about the discussions as we move toward trying to achieve that.feedback

May 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

I look forward to the House passing the bill today so that we can take it up and send it to President Trump for his signature soon.feedback

May 03 2017 - American politics

It's no secret that this has been a big issue in the last four campaigns, and we're going to continue to work on it. And when they send it over here, it'll be a real big challenge on the Senate side as well.feedback

May 02 2017

His extensive work in the private sector will serve him well as he looks to strengthen our financial markets, thereby supporting American businesses, boosting job creation, and spurring economic growth.feedback

May 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

It would fundamentally change the way the Senate has worked for a very long time. We're not going to do that.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

To get results in the Senate, as all of you know, it requires some Democratic participation and cooperation.feedback

May 02 2017 - Republican Party

I don't think we should act as if we're going to be in the majority forever.feedback

May 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

Who would be the biggest beneficiary of that right now? It would be the majority, right?feedback

Apr 28 2017

Talks on government funding legislation have continued throughout the week on a bipartisan, bicameral basis.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Immigration

Some of the things that were said during the campaign, I think he now knows simply aren't the way things ought to be. He's learning the job.feedback

Apr 26 2017 - Democratic Party

I think it's pretty clear we're going to have to use a reconciliation vehicle because today's Democratic party is very different from the Democratic party in the 80s. I can tell you my preference is that we treat businesses of all types similarly. Most businesses are not corporations.feedback

Apr 25 2017

So we'll have to reach an agreement among ourselves.feedback

Apr 25 2017

We're hoping to reach an agreement in the next few days on how to process the entire bill through September 30th. I don't want to speculate about whether that can actually clear this week.feedback

Apr 25 2017

I look forward to more productive conversation with senators, our House colleagues, and the White House so that we can get this important work done quite soon.feedback

Apr 25 2017 - Democratic Party

Today's Democratic Party seems to be preoccupied with wealth transfer from those who have done well to those who have done less well. So we'll have to reach an agreement among ourselves.feedback

Apr 15 2017

The only reason that we were able to do them is they were 51-vote situations.feedback

Apr 09 2017

It seems to me that neither side benefits from sort of a government-shutdown scenario again in September. Exactly how we get from here to there, I couldn't tell you today.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Chemical weapons

Indeed, if through this limited strike the President's credibility is not restored, because Assad uses chemical weapons again, what then? Add new targets aimed at toppling the regime which end up jeopardizing control of these same chemical weapons stashes – allowing them to fall into the hands of Al Qaeda or others intent on using them against the United States or our allies. Where would the cycle of escalation end?feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Syria conflict

I've concluded that being credible on Syria requires presenting a credible response, and having a credible strategy. And for all the reasons I've indicated, this proposal [to attack Syria for use of chemical weapons] just doesn't pass muster. The President's proposal seems fundamentally flawed, since if it's too narrow it may not deter Assad's further use of chemical weapons. But if it's too broad, it risks jeopardizing the security of these same stockpiles, potentially putting them into the hands of extremists.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Chemical weapons

The President's delayed response was to call for a show of force, for targeted, limited strikes against the regime. We have been told that the purpose of these strikes is to deter and degrade the Assad regime's ability to use chemical weapons.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I can't envision us agreeing on what an AUMF ought to be.feedback

Apr 08 2017

I'm hoping that, after this two-week break, people are going to be in a more friendly mood. Now we pivot into a period where, with the exception of whatever we're going to do on tax reform, Democrats will be full partners.feedback

Apr 08 2017

We all understand that's what makes the Senate the Senate.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Chemical weapons

I don't interpret this as a first step toward anything else in particular other than trying to eliminate or at least make sure [Syria] knows what the consequences are for doing this.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - SCOTUS

The practical result of where we are now is we're back to where we were as late as 2000. As "the most consequential decision I've ever been involved in.feedback

Apr 07 2017

I support both the action and the objective. In the days ahead, I am committed to working with the administration to continue developing a counter-ISIL strategy that hastens the defeat of ISIL and establishes objectives for dealing with the Assad regime in a manner that preserves the institutions of government in an effort to prevent a failed state.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Supreme Court

This is a person of extraordinary credentials who will bring honor to the Supreme Court for many, many years to come. So it is indeed a proud day.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - SCOTUS

I would be the beneficiary – and my party would be the beneficiary – of changing that. I'm opposed to changing that. I think that's what fundamentally changes the Senate.feedback

Apr 07 2017

I've had some conversations with Mitt Romney. Obviously, I'm an Orrin Hatch supporter. Orrin has to decide what he wants to do. If he wants to run again, I'm for him.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Supreme Court

As I look back on my career, I think the most consequential decision I've ever been involved in was the decision to let the president being elected last year pick the Supreme Court nominee.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - SCOTUS

He's an exceptional choice.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - Chemical weapons

The strike was well-planned, well-executed [and] was certainly more than a pin-prick. Don't use chemical weapons again.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - SCOTUS

It'll be great to have a fellow Westerner on the court!feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Supreme Court

This will be the first and last partisan filibuster of the Supreme Court.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it cannot and will not stand.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - SCOTUS

If you truly cannot support the nomination of this eminently qualified nominee, then at least allow the bipartisan majority of the Senate that supports Gorsuch to take an up-or-down vote. You already deployed the 'nuclear option' in 2013, don't trigger it again in 2017.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Supreme Court

This will be the first, and last, partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee. This is the latest escalation in the left's never-ending judicial war, the most audacious yet, and it cannot and will not stand.feedback

Apr 06 2017

There is still time for them to support a nominee who even longtime Democrats have praised, or at the very least, do not block him with the first successful partisan filibuster in American history.feedback

Apr 05 2017

There's not a single Senator in the majority who thinks we ought to change the legislative filibuster. Not one.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - SCOTUS

Democrats are bowing to hard-left special interests that can't get over the results of the election and thus are demanding complete Democratic opposition to everything this president touches.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - Supreme Court

Democrats would filibuster Ruth Bader Ginsburg if President Donald Trump nominated her. There is simply no principled reason to oppose this exceptional, exceptional Supreme Court nominee. Yes.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - SCOTUS

Democrats are now being pushed by far-left interest groups into doing something truly detrimental to this body and to our country. They seem to be hurtling toward the abyss this time, and trying to take the Senate with them.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - SCOTUS

There's no sentiment to change the legislative filibuster.feedback

Apr 04 2017

I guarantee you, it is a decision that, if they actually go through with it, they will live to regret. Let me assure you: This Pandora's box, once opened, will be utilized again and again by future majorities – and it will make the meaningful consensus-building that has served our nation so well a relic of the past.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - SCOTUS

It's not too late for our friends to do the right thing. The future of the Senate will hang on their choice.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Supreme Court

Neil Gorsuch will be confirmed this week. How that happens will really depend on what will happen with our Democratic friends.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Supreme Court

It's not too late for our Democratic colleagues to make the right choice.feedback

Apr 03 2017 - Twitter

You know, I tweeted today, @realDonaldTrump. I tweet.feedback

Apr 03 2017

I think they clearly laid out that they're going wherever the facts take them. We don't need yet another investigation. We know the FBI is looking at it from their perspective.feedback

Apr 02 2017 - SCOTUS

I don't think the legislative filibuster is in danger.feedback

Mar 30 2017

This regulation is an unnecessary restriction on states that know their residents' own needs best.feedback

Mar 29 2017 - SCOTUS

Gorsuch will come out of committee, will be on the floor of the Senate next week and confirmed on Friday. We fully anticipate getting an outcome before the end of April. We have to, actually.feedback

Mar 29 2017

I serve in the Senate.feedback