Americans are tired of an overpriced healthcare system that is costing taxpayers, employers and policyholders way too much. With skyrocketing premiums and deductibles, Obamacare is neither affordable nor does it provide quality care. It’s collapsing across the country, raising costs for patients and forcing insurers out of the marketplace, which leaves patients and families with nowhere to go.
Today on the Senate floor, I contrasted the bipartisan accomplishments of last Congress with the current obstructionism from Senate Democrats. Excerpts of my remarks are below, and video of my remarks can be found here.
I applaud President Trump for nominating Alex Acosta to be Secretary of Labor. I've known Alex for over twenty years; he and I went to law school together, and he's a smart, principled conservative with a passion for justice. His record of service, inclusion, and accomplishment spans decades.
Houston recently hosted the exciting Super Bowl LI. As Texas welcomed people from across the United States, the message was clear: no trafficking, not in our city, not in our State, not in our country.
As exploiters and buyers roamed the streets looking for prey, Mayor Turner, the Department of Homeland Security, and local law enforcement were prepared to jail traffickers and rescue victims.
Immigrants and natives differ more on their opinions about immigration policy than any other issue area, which might explain why so many immigrants who self-identify as Republicans or Independents end up voting for Democratic candidates.