After getting back late last night from Puerto Rico, I took to the Senate floor today to tell the Senate that more needs to be done. That hospitals are rationing services while they struggle to get the medicine and the fuel they need to power the generators. That our fellow Americans are dying and they desperately need our help. I've seen it with my own eyes, and I'm calling on this congress and the administration to act.
Now it is more clear than ever that we need an independent commission to get to the truth of Russia’s interference with our election.
The fact is: massive amounts of ammunition, with high-caliber, rapid-fire assault weapons is making it easier for these shooters regardless of their motivation. You get to the point where you say, “How many more tragedies do we have to have before we say enough is enough?” At what point does humanity overtake the divisiveness of our politics so that we can come together and have a common sense discussion about what should be done?
I’m a hunter and have owned guns my whole life, but these automatic weapons are not for hunting; they are for killing. And this commonsense bill would, at the very least, make it harder for someone to convert a semi-automatic rifle into what is essentially a fully-automatic machine gun. Link
I just filed legislation to ensure the FBI is alerted if a terrorism suspect buys a gun; here are the details: 1.usa.gov/1VZbWQX
I just took to the Senate floor to urge my colleagues to quickly take up and pass an aid package to help all those affected by these devastating storms in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. In a crisis like this, we need to act with urgency and purpose. All that matters is saving lives and giving people the resources they need to get back on their feet. We are all Americans. And we need to come together.