Today we remember a great man and his work. We read his sermons. We recall his sacrifices. We give back. In doing these things, we raise our gaze and renew the spirit in which we serve one another. Such is the calling of Martin Luther King Jr., Day. The work of democracy is never easy, especially when our divisions may seem insurmountable. But we must believe deeply, as Dr. King did, in our common humanity and citizenship. We must believe in our capacity to come together and transform ‘thin paper to thick action.’ On this day, let us all reflect on how we can do our part to serve and work toward a more perfect union.
The President-elect has said he wants to "fully eliminate the defense sequester" and "rebuild the military." I could not agree more. My new report lays out a plan to repair, rebuild, and reimagine the military for a wide range of threats facing our nation: http://bit.ly/2iu3rBa
Today we celebrate a great American. We follow in his footsteps by giving back to the community. And we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy by doing all that we can, every day, to make America more united, happy, and free.
Today, I asked General Mattis, nominee to be our next Secretary of Defense, whether budget cuts to the military are putting the lives of our service members at risk, and what the United States should do in the face of Russian aggression. Watch our full exchange.
I'm chairing the confirmation hearing for General James Mattis to be our next Secretary of Defense this morning. Gen. Mattis has a clear understanding of the many challenges facing the Department of Defense, the U.S. military, and our national security. I look forward to hearing about his vision to rebuild our Armed Forces, reform the Department of Defense, and confront a variety of threats around the world. Watch the hearing live on C-SPAN.
$1,000,000,000,000 = The total cost of regulations issued by the Obama administration. Time for a change. The House just passed the Regulatory Accountability Act to give the American people more transparency and input in the rule-making process.
I appreciate the great work by Senator Rob Portman & Senator Claire McCaskill to expose Backpage dot com's illegal facilitation of online prostitution and child sex trafficking. Because of this important investigation and the tireless efforts of my wife Cindy to fight human trafficking, Backpage announced last night that it will shut down the "adult" section of its website. There is nothing more important than protecting our children and rooting out such evil, and Congress will continue its work to bring Backpage and all perpetrators of human trafficking to justice.