May 26 2010


I do not support the idea of repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell before our military members and commanders complete their review. This so-called compromise would repeal the legislation first then receive input from the military. This is not the proper way to change any policy, particularly something as controversial as Don't Ask, Don't Tell.


May 21 2010


This is a big win.  I am very pleased with and relieved by this decision from the court of appeals.  It was a well-reasoned, strongly supportive statement of our men and women serving overseas fighting the War on Terror.


May 18 2010

Ms. Kagan is not someone a Republican president would have chosen for a position on the Supreme Court.  However the questions the country and Senate will be required to answer are whether she is qualified for the job, possesses the appropriate temperament, and whether her judicial philosophy is within the mainstream of American jurisprudence.

May 13 2010

My opposition to Professor Liu’s nomination is not a disagreement over judicial philosophy, as I expect this Administration to put forward judges with whom I disagree.  Instead, my opposition to Professor Liu is based on a deep-seated disagreement over the proper role of a judge in our democratic society

May 12 2010


I have enjoyed working with Senators Kerry and Lieberman to create a new model for our nation in the areas of energy independence, job creation, and providing Americans with the cleanest air and purest water on the planet.  When it comes to our nation's policy on energy independence and pollution control, I don't believe any American finds the status quo acceptable.


May 11 2010


I have personally met with and been in communication with Southwest Airlines for some time making sure they were aware of our interest.  And I was very pleased when I got the call this morning from Southwest CEO Gary Kelly about the news.


May 10 2010


Solicitor General Kagan has a strong academic background in the law.  I have been generally pleased with her job performance as Solicitor General, particularly regarding legal issues related to the War on Terror.


May 07 2010


Some believe the oil spill has enhanced the chances energy legislation will succeed.  I do not share their view.  Our original legislation included an expansion of off shore drilling with revenue sharing. It doesn't take long for one to conclude that opposition to expanded offshore drilling with revenue sharing has grown among certain Senate Democrats.  Some have even declared energy legislation "dead on arrival" if it contains an expansion


May 05 2010

Bipartisan Support for Border Security

Bipartisan Opposition to Comprehensive Reform This Year


Americans have made it clear they want to see the border secured now. I believe there are 80 votes for a border security bill this year and that is where we should focus our efforts.


Apr 29 2010


Since 2007, threats have increased, some border technology has failed, and the American people have lost confidence in the federal government's ability to secure our borders. So it is our belief that Congress should focus on border security first and that will eventually allow Congress to seriously consider bipartisan immigration reform, instead of politically-motivated ‘conceptual papers.