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Tuesday I introduced a resolution, along with five Senate Republicans, recognizing the historical importance of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and calling on the National Museum of African American History and...
The Pentagon has buried an internal study that exposed $125 billion in administrative waste in its business operations amid fears Congress would use the findings as an excuse to slash the defense budget, according to...
All the news about young Bernie Sanders supporters can get demoralizing.But there’s good news, too.What gave me the idea for today’s post was this: once a week Melbourne Beach here in Florida is my office. I take my computer...
I released the following statement in the wake of an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that highlights the plight of Chinese political
Donald Trump tweeted on November 29, that those who burn an American flag should lose their citizenship or go to jail.  Trump loves to stir the pot.  He loves to get a reaction from his tweets.  If, you haven't figured that...
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James N. Mattis to be secretary of defense, according to people familiar with the decision, nominating a former senior military officer who led operations across...
A series of artillery rounds lobbed Wednesday on Syria's eastern Aleppo district killed 26 civilians, including seven children, as they fled a government ground offensive in the besieged enclave.
The Supreme Court plays an essential function in our government, and there was simply too much at stake not to let the American people, through their selection of the next President, to have a say.  
With the death of Fidel Castro, we mark a century of leftist defenses of brutal dictators.
The time Congress meets between a general election and the inauguration of a new president is referred to as a “lame duck” session. This year, the House and Senate have a full plate, especially with the current continuing...
Last night, this Chamber voted to move the 21st Century Cures bill forward with an incredible vote of 85 senators voting in favor. It passed the House overwhelmingly last week, and I look forward to getting it through the...
I sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump today to encourage making America great again by improving the nation’s infrastructure by building roads, and widening and deepening our nation’s ports.
President-elect Donald Trump announced Monday he has chosen former campaign 2016 rival Ben Carson to become secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.Trump said in his statement that he was “thrilled to...
The House has passed the conference report to the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Each year an updated bill is voted on to authorize what’s needed for a national defense best suited to protect and...
In remarks on the Senate floor Thursday, I highlighted the importance of reforming our nation’s mental health system with provisions in the 21st Century Cures Act that the Senate will soon consider.
Technological advancement and American innovation has unleashed new cutting edge treatments, allowed us to turn the page on cancer, and led to previously impossible medical developments that will save the lives of thousands...
It’s like these people exist for the sole purpose of making me smack myself in the head.We all heard about their sudden interest in secession following the Trump victory. A movement called Yes California wants that state to...
Apparently Jill Stein may be pulling a Bernie Sanders, and selling out.After collecting millions of dollars to get a recount of an election she can’t win, Stein may be having a change of pocket book…I mean, heart....
President-elect Donald Trump has chosen former Bush administration official Elaine Chao as his transportation secretary, a position that will take on outsized importance with Trump’s plan to spend billions rebuilding the...
The Democrats lost the election based on a system of selecting a President through the Electoral College. The popular vote only matters in each individual state.

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