Senator Reverend Warnock joined the United States Institute of Peace’s second lecture in its Mandela Series
Senator Reverend Warnock: “There’s a road that runs through our humanity that’s more important than race, that transcends religious identity, that transcends geographical identities–and our job is to try to make case to build out the road.”
WATCH: Senator Reverend Warnock’s full conversation at the United States Institute of Peace
Washington, D.C. — Last Tuesday, November 7, U.S. Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock (D-GA) joined the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) for the second lecture in the Institute’s Mandela Series, honoring President Nelson Mandela’s peacemaking efforts that resulted in the end of apartheid in South Africa. Senator Warnock participated in a fireside chat moderated by USIP President and CEO Lise Grande, where he discussed his efforts to build consensus across the aisle to create good public policy for Georgians and Americans. During his remarks, the Senator spoke about his leadership to pass a bipartisan Farm Bill, as well as his support for bipartisan efforts to fund the federal government.
“As a United States Senator from Georgia, I represent an incredibly diverse constituency—and that means I have to represent a myriad of interests, whether that’s the interests of farmers in rural Georgia or teachers in the heart of Atlanta. Bipartisanship and working with my colleagues across the aisle means I can get things done for my constituents, no matter what their background is,” said Senator Warnock. “Peacebuilding applies to more than just international conflicts and war.”
Senator Warnock continued: “My priorities in the Senate remain steadfastly with the people of Georgia. I understand that to fully fund the government and pass the Farm Bill, we’ll have to make peace with each other and work together in a bipartisan way to ensure our constituents don’t have to worry about being furloughed or that vital government programs they rely on will run out of money. We’ve passed multiple bipartisan bills to fund the government already, and I know that it’s possible for us to get this done.”
Senator Warnock remains one of the most bipartisan Senators currently serving in the Senate. Senator Warnock’s push to cap the cost of insulin at $35 has been a bipartisan effort, and Senator Warnock has worked with his colleagues across the aisle on issues like supporting veteran homebuyers, aviation workforce programs, and securing funding for farmers in the Southeast.
“I will always work with any of my colleagues who are willing to sit across the table and listen. As the Farm Bill and government funding comes up, I will continue to focus on my priorities like funding nutritional programs, supporting veterans, and expanding healthcare access,” concluded Senator Warnock.
WATCH video of Senator Reverend Warnock’s full fireside chat HERE.