United States Senator for the great state of Idaho.
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone. I am thankful for the local churches, food banks and volunteers who work tirelessly to provide access to food and other necessities for others throughout the holidays. Your generosity does not go unnoticed.
@TradeGov plays a critical role in overseeing activities concerning international trade policy, including trade promotion, enforcement, investment & global competitiveness. Watch my remarks on the two @CommerceGov nominees.
The National Guard’s FireGuard program is a valuable asset fighting wildfires across the West. @SenatorBennet , @SenFeinstein & I introduced an amendment to the FY23 NDAA to authorize the National Guard's Fireguard Program to help detect/monitor wildfires.
Concerned Americans kept the IRS snooping provision out of the House’s social spending bill, and must continue efforts to keep it out of any future legislation. This terrible idea should be shelved permanently.
The nonpartisan @jctgov confirms: Democrats’ massive social spending bill gives a tax CUT to 90% of taxpayers earning between $500,000 and $1 million per year. This is hardly a broad-based tax cut for the middle class.
As multiple analyses show, the largest amount of relief from the Democrats’ tax-and-spend bill will go to those at the very top, with Idahoans and others in low-tax jurisdictions footing the bill.
This fall, many Medicare Advantage plans with prescription drug coverage will have a maximum $35 out-of-pocket copay for a month’s supply of broad a range insulins.
The @EPA and the @USACEHQ announced the final rule for the Navigable Waters Protection Rule. The rule provides clarity to the federal-state partnership for the definition of #WOTUS under the Clean Water Act. Thank you @POTUS for decisive action on #WOTUS
The FY 2021 #NDAA provides U.S. troops with a pay raise and more than 30 kinds of special pay, such as hazard pay. It also strengthens our cyber readiness with investments in new technologies, including 5G.
ICYMI: My column this week highlights 75 years of fortitude since World War II.
Over the past week, blood centers throughout the country have experienced a significant drop in donations due to #COVID19 . If you're healthy, your blood donation is needed. Today, a few of my staff gave blood. Thank you to all the nurses and volunteers. We're all in this together