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tv   Senator Schumer on Manchester Attack  CSPAN  May 23, 2017 6:18pm-6:22pm EDT

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well, this budget i hope will be dead on arrival. it doesn't deserve the light of day or a breath of life. we need to come together as we did in this year's budget on a bipartisan basis, order the priorities that america sent us to prioritize and then work together to pass it. i hope it's done on a bipartisan basis. that's what america wants, both parties to work together. we could do it. we did it for this fiscal year. we can do it for the next. but our first step in reaching an agreement is to make sure there is a sound rejection of president trump's budget. his budget will not make america great again. mr. president, i yield the floor. the presiding officer: the senate stands adjourned until
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mr. schumer: mr. president. the presiding officer: the democratic leader. mr. schumer: mr. president, mr. schumer: mr. president, >> mr. president the senate's thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in manchester england. such violence is particularly heartbreaking when it happens as it did in manchester at a concert with so many young people there. we mourn the families of the victims of last night's terrorist attack. we hope the perpetrators are quickly found and brought to justice. mr. president i saw on tv a mother waiting, trying to e-mail and text her daughter. she got no answer. she was wondering where her daughter was. she thought that the horrible memories for me after 9/11 that her when i went up there and saw
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hundreds of people holding up signs, have you seen my wife, evelyn? have you seen my son, john? not knowing if they were alive or dead and most of them ended up in bed. we hope and pray that mother and all the other mothers who are waiting and fathers and brothers and sisters who are waiting that their children are alive find them alive. >> the worldwide threat of terrorism is geographically diverse and multifaceted and poses a continuing challenge for the united states for allies and partners. isis is experiencing territorial losses in iraq and syria however we assess isis will continue to be an active terrorist threat to the united states due to its proven ability to direct and
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inspire a tax against a wide range of targets around the world. i might mention that isis has claimed responsibility for the attack in manchester although they claimed responsibility for virtually every attack that we have not verified a the connection. this afternoon prime minister theresa may increased the terror threat level from severe to critical indicating that she believes another attack is eminent. earlier in the day she spoke outside of 10 downing street. here's a look. c i have just chaired a meeting of the government's emergency committee cobra where we discuss the details and the response to the appalling events in manchester last night. our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families and friends of all

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