Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) called President Obama’s announcement that 8 million people have enrolled in ObamaCare a “victory lap” that was an “insult” to those who lost the coverage they had before the law.
Reid said efforts to register Jews in Ukraine are a 'disturbing echo' of human history.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Thursday that he thinks the Obama administration should be sending arms to Ukraine.
“Here is what I would do: I would be sending arms to the Ukrainian army,” McConnell said. “I would provide serious assistance to the Ukrainians so that they could defend themselves.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) praised President Obama’s initiative to improve worker training, but said Congress can do more to help by passing his bill.
“The administration’s initiative is an important step towards addressing our country’s skills gap,” Brown said. “Congress can continue this progress by passing my bipartisan legislation which would strengthen job training efforts.”
Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) said the federal government needs to be doing more to help states deal with heroin and prescription drug addiction.
“We must work together at the local, state and federal level to stop this troubling trend that is hurting our communities and claiming too many lives,” Shaheen said in a press release.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said NATO members needed to spend at least 2 percent of their GDP on defense in order to stop Russia from invading neighboring countries.
“Considering what President Putin is doing right now in Ukraine, it is more important than ever for every NATO ally to spend at least 2 percent of its GDP on defense,” McCain said.
Sen. John Cornyn warned against an executive order requiring the technology.
Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) warned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) not to regulate livestock emissions while cracking down on methane emitters.
“Imposing costly and unnecessary regulations on livestock emissions will not only hurt our livestock producers, but American families and our economy,” Hoeven said in a press release.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) said she is drafting legislation that would place U.S. sanctions on Russia’s banks and energy sector.
“The administration should not delay any longer in imposing immediate and severe sanctions on Russia's banking and financial sector,” Ayotte said Tuesday. “We must act now — before it's too late.”
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) said it was “unacceptable” that General Motors (GM) still hasn’t given dealerships the replacement part needed to fix faulty ignition switches.
“Having failed to deliver new ignition switches to dealers last week as promised, GM CEO Mary Barra says now they’ll be there as soon as possible,” Blumenthal said. “That vague assurance is unacceptable when dangerously defective cars remain on the road and GM fails to provide adequate warning.”