Motion to Concur in the House Amendment to the Senate Amendment, with a further amendment, to the vehicle for the CR (H.R. 1892)
Feb 08 2018 03:40 PM
Senator Sullivan: (2:41 p.m)
- Spoke in tribute to the Alaskan of the Week.
- "Now, many in the military know it's not easy to serve but what's often forgotten is that service and the sacrifice of service, particularly military service, often hits the families the hardest. And when that service results in the loss of life, the ultimate sacrifice, it's devastating for the families and friends and loved ones all across communities, all across Alaska, really all across the country. When one of our own loses their life in the fight for freedom, we all grieve. We all grieve. So, Mr. President, today I want to introduce a very special Alaskan, Kirk Alkier, who has devoted countless hours to make sure that those we have lost in battle will never be forgotten and that the families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice receive a fitting tribute to their sacrifice."
Senator Daines: (3:33 p.m)
- Spoke on government funding legislation.
- "Washington, D.C has a spending problem. Controlling government spending is a big challenge, but it's one that we have to rise to to meet. We must rise to the occasion, not retreat to trillion-dollar deficits. Now, funding our national defense is a fundamental requirement laid out in our constitution. The men and women of our military, including our veterans, absolutely crucial. Funding for our community health centers, something I have been fighting hard for, important for our states. And, in fact, earlier today, I supported a reasonable proposal to address both of these concerns without going rogue on spending. The question is at what point is congress going to look in the mirror and see that the real long-term certainty, the long-term sustainability of these programs that we all support is directly tied to fiscal responsibility?"