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Wonderful lunch with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter today at their home in Plains. Tomato soup and pimento cheese sandwiches! Got some good advice and helpful to hear about their grassroots presidential campaign (when no one thought they could win but they did)!
The time for studying is over. The time for action is here. The science is clear — our world is warming. Instead of addressing it, the President has added a climate change skeptic to his panel to examine the impact warming is having on our planet.
This is extremely concerning. Our adversaries tried to sow division in 2016 and undermine our democracy and it’s happening again. No matter which campaign is being targeted, we should all be on the side of working to prevent these hits from happening.
During his nomination hearing, I asked Attorney General Barr to commit to releasing the Mueller findings. He did not.

Now is the time to do the right thing.
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More proof that Sackler and Purdue Pharmaceutical made deliberate decision to hook people on OxyContin just to profit off their addiction. Now they should pay for their treatment.
As a former county attorney, I have seen the devastation caused by opioid abuse. My new bipartisan legislation with Senator Portman would require states to use prescription drug monitoring programs before prescribing powerful Rx drugs.
There’s no question about it — the federal minimum wage must be increased to $15 an hour.
Prescription drug prices are out of control. We need to stand up to the pharmaceutical companies and bring costs down.
Now more than ever it’s critical for Attorney General Barr to commit to releasing these findings to the public.

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Since this was released on a day no one would notice it... as in a Friday during a holiday weekend..let’s make sure everyone DOES notice it as reported below: “Massive federal climate change report warns of devastating health and economic costs to the U.S.”
Remember the Friday when the Administration tried to sneak the climate report past people? Well yesterday they did it again (Friday, holidays) with an announcement to allow for more mercury. Prove them wrong &make sure everyone knows about this. It’s bad.
Breaking: the U.S. Senate just voted 52-47 vote on the bill to restore #NetNeutrality  and to protect a fair and open internet. Amazing victory for consumers, small businesses and rural communities. Final vote at 3. Watch on CSpan!
Science is on my side, @realDonaldTrump. Looking forward to debating you about climate change (and many other issues). And I wonder how your hair would fare in a blizzard? ☃️

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I got the polygraph test Dr. Ford took showing truthfulness about her account in the record. To quote a judge: “law enforcement agencies use polygraphs to test the credibility of witnesses” & the tests “serve law enforcement purposes.” That judge was Brett Kavanaugh in 2016 case.
We need to pass my Secure Elections Act, which would help states update their outdated election systems, require audits, and guarantee that states using federal election $ have a paper trail for every ballot - something we don’t have right now in Georgia & parts of Florida.
I tried (as did Blumenthal) to get meeting w/AG nominee Barr and was told he couldn’t meet until AFTER the hearing. The reason given? The shutdown. Yet shutdown didn’t stop him from other mtgs. This is a 1st for me w/any nominee as a member of judiciary. #Uncool #BadSign
Memo To Whoever Is In Charge: Last time I checked, AG nominee Barr was not a furloughed worker. Why was shutdown given as reason for him not meeting w/me before hearing like every other nominee has done w/judiciary Senators? I even met w/head of patents once. Will serve coffee.
Mitch McConnell just filed cloture (which starts the clock on the confirmation vote) and we haven’t (as of now) even seen the FBI report yet.
While it’s good news that the government is opening, the Senate passed the same basic deal 37 days ago. Meanwhile the shutdown has done much damage. The American people deserve better from their President. I thank the federal workers. They should never have to endure this again.
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