Murphy, Cornyn, Gardner

Vehicle for Trade Promotion Authority (H.R. 2146)

Senator Murphy: (10:08 AM)

  • Spoke on gun violence.  
    • "His dad told me last night how Daniel would see little kids sitting alone at lunch with no one to talk to, and Daniel would go over, sit down next to them, make a new friend, just because it was the right thing to do. Reverend Pinckney and little Daniel Barden new the difference between words and actions. They understood that actions are what really count. The U.S. gun homicide rate is 20 times higher than that of our 22 peer nations. 86 people die every day from guns. That's four Sandy Hooks, ten Charlstons - every day. Since Sandy Hook, there has been a school shooting, on average, every week. How on Earth can we live with ourselves if we do nothing or, worse, if we don't even try?"


Senator Cornyn: (11:03 AM)

  • Spoke on ObamaCare.
    • "I must say every public opinion poll I've seen indicates that the people have a lot more confidence in the ability of the states to deal with their health care needs than they do the federal government, particularly in light of the failed experiment here of the last five years. But we put the states back in the driver's seat and allow them the flexibility they need to more effectively lower costs and increase choices. So while we didn't create this mess, we are ready to do our best to work together to protect the American people from any more harm caused by this legislation. The American people deserve real patient-centered reforms which, again, lower costs, making it more affordable and increasing access to the care. Not the opposite. So if the court delivers what could be a third strike against ObamaCare, my colleagues and I are eager to provide the American people with the freedom and the options that they need in order to get the best health care available at a price they can afford."


Senator Gardner: (11:29 AM)

  • Spoke on trade.
    • "Our partners in the region must know every day that the United States is here to stay and the T.P.P. is the first step in the process. This is an important debate we'll we have this week. Later on we'll vote for Trade Promotion Authority and I hope this chamber will see the wisdom of passing that legislation. 265,000 jobs in Colorado from a region responsible for T.P.P., responsible for increasing economic opportunity, increasing wage growth and the number of jobs we have in Colorado and around this country."