The Senate Youth Program recognizes some of the nation’s top student leaders, and Emmalyn and Keven are two of Utah’s brightest. Their record of achievement in student government, the arts, and their communities is impressive. I was delighted to welcome Emmalyn and Keven to the nation’s capital and present them with their scholarships. I look forward to their continued accomplishments as part of the next generation of leaders.
Senator's views concerning a variety of issues.
With more than 25 years of experience in environmental policy, including service as a career civil servant at the EPA under both Republican and Democratic administrations, Mr. Wheeler is well-qualified to lead the agency. I look forward to working with him to ensure that our environmental policies help promote economic growth while also preserving our environment and natural resources.
While this bill is far from perfect, it includes critical funding for border security and immigration enforcement, and prevents another harmful government shutdown. I will reserve judgment on any potential executive action by the President until I am able to fully evaluate it, but as I’ve said, I do not believe declaring a national emergency is the right approach.
After carefully reviewing William Barr’s record and meeting with him personally to discuss his experience and qualifications, it is clear that he is exceptionally qualified to serve as Attorney General. Mr. Barr has a distinguished record of public service, and I believe he will provide strong leadership, respect and defend the rule of law, and maintain the Department of Justice’s independence.
The president’s speech was strong, well-delivered, and appealed to our patriotism and common values as Americans. He highlighted several critical policy areas where there are opportunities for both parties to work together – including lowering health care costs, reforming trade policies to better protect American workers, and strengthening border security and immigration enforcement.
Major Taylor represented the very best of Utah and our nation, and we are heartbroken by his loss. Renaming the Ogden veterans’ center in his honor will serve as an enduring reminder of a patriot, loving family man, and beloved community leader who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.
Chief Petty Officer Jason Workman selflessly gave his life in service to our country—protecting the freedoms and values we hold most dear. One way we can honor those who have made the ultimate sacrifice is to honor our Gold Star families. I’m humbled to be joined by Mrs. Workman for this year’s State of the Union address, and I am deeply grateful to the Workman family for their tremendous service to our nation.
I’ve heard loud and clear from the people of Utah: end the shutdown and secure the border. I voted in favor of the President’s proposed compromise, which would have achieved both goals. When that measure failed, I also voted for an alternative proposal that would open the government and give the Democrats two weeks to put up or shut up - come to the table and agree to a final deal on border security and enforcement. That proposal also failed, and now it is up to Republican and Democratic...