Opening Statement

Reid Applauds Iran Missile Sanctions

Reid: ‘Mitch McConnell and I Are Friends’
 

Omnibus Timeline Slips Past Monday
 

McConnell Slams Obama’s Climate Plan as Paris Conference Begins
 

During his opening remarks Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell commented on the Clean Power Plan and the president’s current trip to Paris.

Gowdy, Cummings Trade Shots Over Benghazi
 

In nearly 30 minutes of combined opening remarks, Gowdy wasted little time in bringing up emails the committee uncovered, while Ranking Member Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., blamed the committee’s existence on Clinton’s presidential campaign.

“If those previous congressional investigations were really serious and thorough, how did they miss Ambassador Stevens’ emails?” Gowdy, a former prosecutor, said in a measured Southern drawl. “If those previous investigations were serious and thorough, how did they miss Secretary Clinton’s emails?”