"I don't support American troops on the ground; the Ukraine has not asked for American boots on the ground, that is not in discussion right now," said Ayotte.
And while kudos go to everyone who voted for the bill (97-0), a special nod is reserved for the three senators who spearheaded the effort - Claire McCaskill, D- Mo.; Deb Fischer, R-Neb.; and our very own junior senator, Republican Kelly Ayotte.
"The Marketplace Fairness Act would allow states to force retailers that have zero physical presence in a state outside of their own to collect and remit sales tax to it," Ayotte said.
"So few things pass around this body unanimously, but it shows the bipartisan commitment we have to stopping this scourge of sexual assault in the military," Ayotte said in remarks delivered on the Senate floor after its 97-0 vote to approve the Victims Protection Act, which Ayotte, R-N.H., crafted along with U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., and Deb Fischer, R-Neb.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., has co-authored a letter requesting Pentagon officials grant the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command's Central Identification Laboratory's request to exhume five "unknown" caskets and identify the remains inside - a move that could help relatives of a Swanzey man killed during the attacks on Pearl Harbor bring him home.
The disaster relief funding from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was announced Wednesday by U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-NH, and U.S. Rep. Carol Shea-Porter, D-NH.
"I take that as a lack of commitment and that troubles me . . . there should not be a run-around done," she told him.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel this week intimated that the Pentagon could circumvent the Base Realignment and Closure process and close military facilities on its own - a prospect that raised deep concerns with Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., Tuesday.
"Since I've been in office I really haven't had so many people write me personal stories of the nature of the kind that I'm getting," Ayotte said during a luncheon address at the Radisson Hotel.
"We need a do over," Ayotte said Wednesday at a town hall meeting held at the Claremont Savings Bank Community Center. "This has been a real mess."