Leahy, Murray, Shaheen, Wyden

McConnell (for Crapo) Amendment #2151, as modified, to the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155)

Senator Leahy: (11:29 a.m.)

  • Spoke on gun control.
    • "Some are just falling apart because of where they are, to do a search of papers. They're warehouses that would contain the amount of inform you can store on an iPhone and it can be found in any matter of seconds. They would take months if they could find it at all. But that's something that Congress has required them to do. We hear about the fact you can buy these magazines carrying 15, 20, 30 rounds, even those states like my own state of Vermont, the state with probably the least gun laws in the country, does limit the rounds you can have in your semiautomatic for deer season. A lot of states do that, limit it to six rounds. We want to give the deer a chance, but we don't limit the number of rounds that might give children in a school a chance."


Senator Murray: (11:52 a.m.)

  • Spoke on Director Scott Lloyd.
    • "In other words, Director Lloyd wasn't concerned with fulfilling his duty as the head of office of refugee resettlement. He wasn't concerned with the well-being of women. He wasn't concerned with their personal decisions or their freedoms. He was only concerned with furthering an extreme ideological agenda. Well, Mr. President, women and men across the country are not having it. They are standing up and standing against Scott Lloyd's extreme policies. Many have signed a petition calling for his removal, and they are just the latest addition it a growing outcry against Director Lloyd's willful disregard for women's rights."


Senator Shaheen: (11:59 a.m.)

  • Spoke on women's issues.
    • "What we've seen time and again is the trump administration has exhibited a dangerous on session with rolling back women's reproductive rights here in the United States and abroad. Just in the past 14 months in office, this administration has launched a multi-pronged and aggressive assault on women's rights. One of president trump's first acts in office was to reinstate and greatly expand the global gag rule, which prohibits U.S. funding for women's health organizations that so much mentioned abortion. What they did was say this is not just going to affect those organizations, but any health organization that the United States puts funding into."


Senator Wyden: (12:06 p.m.)

  • Spoke on women's issues.
    • "In my view, this office ought to uphold its duty to provide all the care that these young women have a right to receive, and it ought to check the ideology at the door. But that's not how the office of refugee resettlements work under Mr. Lloyd. According to a recent report in a spread sheet every week containing information on every pregnant teen in their custody. He reportedly sought to interfere in a young woman's medical procedure that was actually already underway. In another case, the report says he put a young woman at further risk by directing staff to inform her parents against her wishes that she had an abortion."