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U.S. Senator, Connecticut

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i m live now on facebook with and talking about trump s policy of blind escalation with iran and why americans
I'm live now on Facebook with @CREDOMobile, @WinWithoutWar and @SSWorks talking about Trump's policy of blind escalation with Iran and why Americans should be paying attention. WATCH:
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the ncaa knows that they can t continue to ignore the issue of compensating student athletes we are going to k
The NCAA knows that they can't continue to ignore the issue of compensating student-athletes. We are going to keep up the pressure.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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97 of americans believe that you should have to pass a background check before you buy a gun rt if you re one
97% of Americans believe that you should have to pass a background check before you buy a gun. RT if you're one of them.
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it s worth asking why we spend 600 billion a year on the military if we can t get more than 5000 troops and 50
It's worth asking why we spend $600 billion a year on the military if we can't get more than 5000 troops and 50 helicopters to Puerto Rico.
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trump said yesterday no one cares about his tax returns ronwyden amp i have a bill requiring their release ret
Trump said yesterday no one cares about his tax returns. @RonWyden & I have a bill requiring their release. Retweet this if you agree w us.
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it s been 71 days since the house passed universal background checks rt if you think it s time for the senate
It's been 71 days since the House passed Universal Background Checks. RT if you think it's time for the Senate to pass this bill.
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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.
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to my colleagues your cowardice to act cannot be whitewashed by thoughts and prayers none of this ends unless
To my colleagues: your cowardice to act cannot be whitewashed by thoughts and prayers.

None of this ends unless we do something to stop it.
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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.
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nobody needs an ar 15 to hunt nobody needs a semi automatic rifle to defend their home but mass shooters need
Nobody needs an AR-15 to hunt.

Nobody needs a semi-automatic rifle to defend their home.

But mass shooters NEED these weapons in order to murder as many people as efficiently as possible.

And so nobody will miss them when they are illegal - except for the killers.
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law firm potus used to show he has no ties to russia was named russia law firm of the year for their extensive
Law firm @POTUS used to show he has no ties to Russia was named Russia Law Firm of the Year for their extensive ties to Russia. Unreal.
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now i get it if the killer is an immigrant you can talk about policy change but if he s natural born you re po
Now I get it. If the killer is an immigrant you can talk about policy change, but if he's natural born, you're "politicizing the tragedy".
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