Floor Speeches

Cornyn begs Obama to see border with his ‘own eyes’

Sen. John Cornyn (R-Texas) called on President Obama to visit the border on his trip to Texas this week in order to see the hardships of thousands of undocumented child immigrants that have been detained.

“Please come see it with your own eyes,” Cornyn said on the Senate floor Tuesday. “Witness what is a very sad and in many ways a tragic situation that could have been mitigated if not prevented.”


Sanders: VA fix won't be paid for with food stamp cuts

Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said he and his House counterpart had a “productive” meeting before the weeklong recess in an effort to produce a conference report to address the VA healthcare scandal. But he added that he wouldn't accept certain pay-fors.