Husband to @AnneHolton, father of 3. U.S. Senator from Virginia. In my free time, I’m either outdoors, reading, or jamming on the harmonica.
It's deeply unfair to our troops to allow perpetual war to continue on autopilot. Our resolution says: no war unless you come and make the case to Congress first. If we’re not even willing to have that debate, we shouldn’t be forcing people to risk their lives.
This is a strong bipartisan message from the Senate that we will uphold our constitutional duty to deliberate and vote before sending our troops into harm’s way.
The Senate just voted to move forward with a vote on our war powers resolution. This bill sends a very powerful message to the American public—including our troops and their families—that before we get into a war, there will be careful deliberation about whether it’s necessary.
At the same time that health officials are requesting additional emergency funding for the CDC to prepare for the threat of the coronavirus, President Trump is proposing budget cuts to the CDC, WHO, and NIH. We need to listen to the experts, not defund them.
I wanted to be first at my polling place, but 99-year-old Minerva Turpin beat me to it. Looks like I need to get used to being number two!
Retweet if you think the Senate GOP should #ShowUsTheBill and hold hearings on health care
It's 11:21pm. Most Americans are asleep. But the GOP members of the Senate Finance Committee just rammed through their tax bill on a partisan vote, under cover of darkness. This process is an embarrassment.