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I spoke about the Supreme Court confirmation process and President Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch on Special Report with Bret Baier.

Q&A: Tax Reform

Q. Will the federal tax code finally receive a long overdue overhaul?
Q. What about estate tax reform?
Q. What other reforms are on the table?

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I introduced legislation to reduce frivolous lawsuits that bog down the United States legal system and cost businesses billions of dollars every year. The bill helps to rebalance the scales of justice by weeding our legal system of frivolous claims by deterring abusive and meritless practices.

On Tuesday evening, I went to the White House to watch President Trump announce his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States. Judge Gorsuch is universally respected across the ideological spectrum as a mainstream judge who applies the law without regard to person or his own preferences. I gave a few more thoughts on this nomination and the confirmation process in a brief video

On Wednesday, I sent a letter to the White House General Counsel urging the new administration to encourage transparency by protecting whistleblowers throughout the federal government. I have long advocated for protecting whistleblowers because of their critical role in rooting out waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. 

The Senate Finance Committee has a long tradition of collegiality and bipartisanship, but I was disappointed this week when my Democrat colleagues boycotted two meetings in order to deny votes on two of the President's cabinet nominees. 

I am renewing my call for declassification of the refugee deal made between the Obama administration and Australia to transfer to the United States nearly 1,300 people who unsuccessfully attempted to enter Australia as refugees. I first asked for details about this deal back in November to no avail. 

I introduced a joint resolution of disapproval to begin the process of reversing an Obama administration regulation that allows the Social Security Administration to report citizens receiving disability benefits to the national gun ban list without due process.

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