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U.S. Senator, Connecticut

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You know what’s an actual emergency? That Trump is so bad at this job that he couldn’t get his top legislative priority done when he controlled every branch of government and is now panicking and doing unconstitutional things.
100 people die from guns every day. That’s a national emergency.

If Trump gets away w this border emergency declaration, then a Dem President can declare a gun violence emergency and institute universal background checks and an assault weapons ban by executive action.

So...
The disingenuous anti-union billboards popping up across Connecticut don't tell you that unions have secured higher wages, better health care and paid time off for more than 230,000 workers in our state.
Stop what you're doing & read @lorialhadeff's letter to her daughter Alyssa, who was killed a year ago today in Parkland.

Hug your loved ones tight. Tell them you love them.

Then, ask yourself what you'll do to honor victims like Alyssa with action.
https://t.co/gORsT84UqJ
I'm heading to the Senate floor to remember the victims killed in Parkland, and the thousands of others that we lost to gun violence this year. I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch and listen.
The great social change movements - the ones that save lives - endure the heartbreak and the failures knowing that their cause is right and just and will prevail in the end. Our hearts are heavy for Parkland today, but we soldier on more determined than ever.
Happy 73rd Birthday to my senior Senator and great friend @SenBlumenthal!
🚨Big news from the House -- Universal Background Checks just passed out of committee and will head to the floor for a vote. We're one step closer to this becoming law.
Today the house passed our War Powers Resolution to end U.S. involvement in the humanitarian nightmare in Yemen.

Next, @SenBernieSanders, @SenMikeLee and I will force a vote in the Senate.
The movement to end gun violence has grown stronger every year. Today, we are stronger than the gun lobby. https://t.co/abPnB7fsCF

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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 of them.
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.
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.
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.
So Trump is agreeing to the EXACT SAME DEAL he rejected 35 days ago. What a debacle. I'm so so sorry, America.
McConnell says bill passed by the House to reopen government is a "non-starter" w Senate Republicans.

YOU ALL VOTED FOR IT UNANIMOUSLY TWO WEEKS AGO.

YOU ALL VOTED FOR IT UNANIMOUSLY TWO WEEKS AGO.

YOU ALL VOTED FOR IT UNANIMOUSLY TWO WEEKS AGO.

YOU ALL...

ah screw it
One copy of the FBI report. No more than an hour to review it. No ability for any follow up. Then a rushed vote.

For 2 years, McConnell has been carefully and purposefully breaking the Senate. This is the final blow. No comity or tradition left. It’s just about power politics.
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.
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".
I mean this seriously, not as a political dig.

If you’re in Florence’s path and considering riding it out, your President just said that a hurricane response where 3,000 die is his measure of success.

Get out of there.
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