Our nation has a 200-year history of successful elections, followed by a peaceful transfer of power. Yesterday, the Senate Intelligence Committee received a briefing on election security from our nation’s top officials.
We all know that the election process will look different this year, in light of COVID-19, and we may not know the results on election night. The Intelligence Community (IC) warned that, as a result, the period immediately before and after the election could be uniquely volatile.
But we should continue to have faith in the state and local officials who are responsible for the conduct of our elections and the IC and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) officials who help to protect them, and make sure that all the votes are counted.
The President of the United States should not be aiding and abetting foreign adversaries who are working to sow doubts about the legitimacy of the American election system.

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May 5
Well folks, after a late night of voting, we’ve officially done it: we’re in conference to get our manufacturing bill done! I’m proud to have been working on this initiative since last summer and excited to see progress. Here’s what’s happening (a thread):
Last summer, the Senate passed a bill that contains a lot of provisions I worked on to create jobs, foster U.S. innovation, and restore American leadership in the semiconductor field.
I’m excited about it because semiconductors are absolutely critical to our supply chain, so passing this bill will ease bottlenecks, lower prices, and create good-paying jobs. Graphic contains a semiconductor on a dark blue background.
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Feb 27
Hey folks, I want to provide a few more updates on Ukraine:

First of all, I’m glad to see more unified global action against Russia – last night the US and EU moved to expel some Russian banks from the network that connects them globally, SWIFT.
Throughout this crisis, we’ve seen unity both domestically and internationally. The vast majority of US senators and our international allies agree that crushing, escalating sanctions are currently the best way to address Russia’s unprovoked attack.
Frankly, I don’t know if we would have seen so much unity a year ago. It’s a credit to Biden’s administration that they’ve restrengthened NATO after former President Trump weakened some of those alliances.
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Feb 25
Hey folks, I want to recap a few things on Ukraine:

First, the intelligence community has been very accurate and has given us a lot of insight over the past few months and through this invasion. We’ll keep trusting them.
We have broad, bipartisan consensus on countering Russian aggression with severe sanctions. There’s also strong international consensus, even beyond NATO. Our allies in all parts of the world are condemning the actions of Putin.
The Russian military is attacking targets across Ukraine, suggesting this is a broad invasion. It appears direct attacks on Kyiv are beginning. But they are meeting resistance from the Ukrainian people, including civilians who have been training over the past few weeks.
Read 5 tweets
Feb 17
Hey folks, a quick reminder about funding the infrastructure law has already secured for Virginia (THREAD):
Not to mention, all of this (and more):
Unfortunately, a lot of this funding is dependent on Congress passing a comprehensive omnibus bill – a bill that authorizes funding for new projects. Virginia alone could lose approximately $364 million in roads and bridges funding and $53 million in transit funding.
Read 5 tweets
Feb 1
This #BlackHistoryMonth should remind us that it’s critical to always uplift Black stories, speak up about continued injustice, and celebrate Black history. I’ll be using this thread to do so, follow along below:
First up, Mary McLeod Bethune! Among other achievements, Bethune founded several organizations and schools, registered women to vote just after achieving suffrage, served in the FDR Administration and as a VP for the NAACP, and was the only Black woman at the UN founding. Image
Today I want to highlight Maya Angelou, an incredible author, poet, and activist. Her work has challenged, inspired, and moved generations of Americans, and her talents lives on through an enormous, powerful body of work. Enjoy this short poem: Image
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Dec 8, 2021
Chances are you’ve seen a #darkpattern online – a deceptive internet mechanism used to trap you into clicking, buying, or signing up for something you don’t want. I’m reintroducing a bill to prevent these with @SenatorFischer, @amyklobuchar, and @SenatorJohnThune.
So what exactly is a #darkpattern? They range from merely annoying to actively insidious. I’ll take you through it. First, ever had a confusing list of checkboxes that tried to con you into signing up for an email list? That’s one.
Or ever been ready to check out and then all of a sudden there’s a range of bogus hidden fees added? Again, a #darkpattern
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