Cornyn Calls on Democrats to Not Obstruct Bipartisan Committee Work


In: All News   Posted 06/20/2017
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‘We also have a Judiciary Committee meeting scheduled to consider a critically important bill I have introduced with my colleague from Minnesota, Senator Klobuchar, to help fight human trafficking.’

‘Does [Sen. Schumer] plan to block a member of his own political party from advancing her bill to fight human trafficking as well?’

‘Americans are ready for health care reform that actually works, and it's our responsibility to do our very best to provide that to them. And that's what we intend to do.’

WASHINGTON – Today on the Senate floor, U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) urged his Democrat colleagues to not shut down the Senate as Republicans continue to work to rescue Americans from the harm being caused by Obamacare. Excerpts of Sen. Cornyn’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here

“We continue to make progress on legislation to clean up the mess left by the meltdown of Obamacare.”   

“What is the response of our Democratic friends?”

“We're told that they may obstruct the Senate's other business, including committee work.”               

“On Thursday, for example, we also have a Judiciary Committee meeting scheduled to consider a critically important bill I have introduced with my colleague from Minnesota, Senator Klobuchar, to help fight human trafficking.”

“Will the Democratic leader from New York jeopardize the committee's ability to actually consider and pass this law? Does he plan to block a member of his own political party from advancing her bill to fight human trafficking as well?”

“You know what their current proposal is right now? Well, it's a single-payer option that puts our country even more in debt and we know doesn't work.”

“First of all, we need to stabilize the market.”

“Secondly, we need to address Obamacare's skyrocketing premium increases.”

“The third thing we need to do is make sure we continue to protect American citizens from pre-existing conditions.”

“The fourth goal is to make Medicaid, which is the medical safety net for millions of people, make it sustainable into the future.”

“And finally, we want to free the American people from the onerous Obamacare mandates that require them to purchase insurance they don't want and can't afford.”

“Americans are ready for health care reform that actually works, and it's our responsibility to do our very best to provide that to them. And that's what we intend to do.”