The minibus appropriations bill (H.R. 5895)

Senator Schumer: (10:04 a.m.)

  • Spoke on U.S. immigration policy.
    • "The associated press recently reported that the Trump administration has been sending babies and young children to what they call tender-age facilities. It is unconscionable - unconscionable - that the government of the United States is warehousing babies and toddlers alone in an institutional setting. The crisis was willfully and purposefully created by this president through his zero tolerance policy at the border. It can and should be ended by the same mechanism. With a simple flick of the pen -- a simple flick of the pen -- the president can end this policy. If the president wants to borrow my pen, he can have it. But he can do it quickly and easily if he wants to. It's on his back."