Rand Paul Blocks Senate Vote on 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund
PAUL: “ It has long been my feeling that we need to address our massive debt in this country. We have a $22 trillion debt. We're adding debt at about a trillion dollars a year, and therefore any new spending that we are approaching, any new program that's going to have a longevity of 70, 80 years should be offset by cutting spending that’s less valuable. We need at the very least to have this debate. I will be offering up an amendment if this bill should come to the floor, but until then I will object."
LANKFORD: "Objection's heard."
GILLIBRAND: "Mr. President."
LANKFORD: "Senator from New York."
GILLIBRAND: "I’m deeply disappointed that my colleague has just objected to the desperately needed and urgent bill for our 9/11 first responders, a bipartisan bill that just earned over 400 votes in the U.S. House of Representatives and has 73 co-sponsors in this chamber. Enough of the political games. Our 9/11 first responders and the entire nation are watching to see if this body actually cares."