This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee convened to hear testimony from Judge Amy Coney Barrett as part of her formal nomination process to the United States Supreme Court. Judge Barrett is a superb nominee and will serve our country well as a Supreme Court justice, and I hope her originalist approach to the Constitution will reverse the Court's trend of legislating from the bench. While Democrats used their time to advocate for partisan policy, Judge Barrett defended her judicial principles and showed the American people that she will be a fantastic addition to the Court. I look forward to the Senate’s confirmation of Judge Barrett.
I'm excited to share new developments regarding some bills I've been working on. Last week, I introduced the The Fair Care Act of 2020 alongside U.S. Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.). This bipartisan, bicameral legislation would solve many of the health care problems facing Americans, including covering preexisting conditions and expanding consumer choice to affordable health care options. You can read more about this bill in our joint op-ed. Also this week, President Trump announced an executive order establishing a U.S. interagency council of the Trillion Trees Initiative. This council goes hand-in-hand with my bill, the Trillion Trees Act, which the Trump administration supports. I hope to see each of these bills brought to committee for debate and to the House floor for a vote.