and i worked to pass the honor our commitment act to make sure that veterans have access to the mental health
.@BetoORourke and I worked to pass the Honor Our Commitment Act to make sure that veterans have access to the mental health care they deserve. We are going to hold the VA accountable to make sure that happens.
heading down to the senate floor to talk about the trump administration s attempt to bring back junk insurance
Heading down to the Senate floor to talk about the Trump administration's attempt to bring back junk insurance plans and call for a vote on a bill to protect people with pre-existing conditions. Tune in on C-SPAN.
im sitting next to right now in the foreign relations commttee we are minutes away from forcing a vote on deny
I’m sitting next to @SenatorTomUdall right now in the Foreign Relations Commttee. We are minutes away from forcing a vote on denying funding for any unauthorized preemptive military action in Iran. Stay tuned.
5 if he does this it s because trump knows he would lose a vote on the sale congress and the american public o
5/ If he does this, it's because Trump knows he would lose a vote on the sale —Congress and the American public object to selling these bombs to the Saudis. But it's not too late - Ds and Rs should stand up right now and tell the President not to set this dangerous precedent.
4 maybe trump will say that iran is the emergency but that s a loophole that would allow any president to clai
4/ Maybe Trump will say that "Iran" is the emergency, but that's a loophole that would allow any President to claim any number of Middle East crises as an "emergency" and then Congress will never ever be able to object to an arms sale again.
3 to state the obvious there is no new emergency reason to sell bombs to saudi arabia to drop in yemen the sau
3/ To state the obvious, there is no new emergency reason to sell bombs to Saudi Arabia to drop in Yemen. The Saudis been dropping the bombs on civilians, so if there is an emergency, it's a humanitarian emergency caused by the bombs we sell the Saudis.
2 arms control law allows congress to reject a sale to a foreign country but trump would claim the sale consti
2/ Arms control law allows Congress to reject a sale to a foreign country. But Trump would claim the sale constitutes an "emergency" which means Congress can't take a vote of disapproval. It would go through automatically.
really important thread 1 i am hearing that trump may use an obscure loophole in the arms control act and noti
REALLY IMPORTANT THREAD: 1/ I am hearing that Trump may use an obscure loophole in the Arms Control Act and notice a major new sale of bombs to Saudi Arabia (the ones they drop in Yemen) in a way that will prevent Congress from objecting. Could happen this week.
president trump is about to speak at the nra s annual convention instead of watching him pander to the gun lob
President Trump is about to speak at the NRA's annual convention. Instead of watching him pander to the gun lobby, take a minute to remember just a few of the young Americans we've lost to gun violence since Parkland.
hey everybody we are at war in 3 different countries iraq afghanistan and syria and inching toward conflict in
Hey everybody, we are at war in 3 different countries - Iraq, Afghanistan, and Syria - and inching toward conflict in 2 more - Venezuela and Iran - AND WE HAVEN'T HAD A SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR FIVE MONTHS.