Hagerty Offers Additional Amendments to Budget Resolution

February 4, 2021

WASHINGTON – United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) has filed an additional eight amendments to the budget resolution currently being debated on the Senate floor. These are in addition to the amendments Hagerty filed already—for a total of 31 amendments. The amendments cover a broad range of topics that impact the people of Tennessee and our nation as a whole.

“This resolution is a partisan, misguided attempt using the guise of COVID relief to advance liberal policies that otherwise would not survive a vote. The amendments I’ve proposed, along with many others my Republican colleagues have introduced, should win overwhelming bipartisan support because they are commonsense policies that will move America forward,” said Senator Hagerty.

Hagerty has filed additional amendments that:

  1. Ensure the United States and other members of international organizations appropriately classify the People’s Republic of China, and challenge and end any inappropriate use by the People’s Republic of China of those organizations’ advantageous provisions for competitive gain (for example, by ending the classification of the People’s Republic of China as a developing country at the World Trade Organization), and implementing enhanced accountability measures for all international organizations that the United States funds or staffs;
  2. Oppose President Biden’s executive order to cancel the Keystone XL Pipeline line, which will kill American jobs and damage America’s recent achievement of energy independence;
  3. Ensure all babies born alive, whether premature or following an abortion attempt, get the care they deserve;
  4. Ensure the United States continues to oppose the destabilizing activities of the People’s Republic of China in the South China Sea, including China’s unlawful maritime claims, use of bullying and other forms of coercion to control offshore resources, militarization of islands, shoals, and other features, and degradation of the environment;
  5. Ensure the United States continues to support, with all instruments of national power and influence, the vision of a Free and Open Indo-Pacific, a vision first coined by then-Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe in 2016, in which all countries prosper side by side as sovereign, independent states, and which promotes free, fair, and reciprocal trade, open investment environments, good governance, and freedom of the seas as goals shared by all who wish to prosper in a free and open future, and which is based on values that have underpinned peace and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific for generations, and a vision which is shared with billions of people in more than 35 countries and economies;
  6. Achieve the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea, including the enforcement of all weapons-of-mass-destruction and economic-related sanctions against all entities and individuals that support North Korea, maintaining military readiness to defend and deter against the North Korean threat, resolving the atrocious human rights situation in North Korea, and pursuing a dual track approach of diplomacy and maximum pressure in coordination with the Republic of Korea, Japan, and other allies in order to address all outstanding issues between the United States and North Korea, including the transformation of U.S.-North Korea relations and building a stable and lasting peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
  7. Ensure that the U.S. Senate continues to honor the bipartisan 2017 Coons-Collins letter, which ensured the U.S. Senate continues to be the world’s greatest deliberative body.
  8. Prohibit the United States from ever again facilitating the transfer of funds to United States-designated state sponsors of terrorism, such as when the Obama Administration transferred approximately $400,000,000 in hard currency to the Iranian regime on “pallets of cash” in January 2016 due to negotiations with Iran led by Obama Administration officials.