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Bed program capacities expanded and contracted over the years driven by fluctuations in the number of children referred and the average time children remain in care respond to these fluctuations we've developed processes for bringing both permanent and temporary USC housing capacity online in fiscal year, two thousand eighteen forty nine thousand one hundred children referred to our and fiscal year. Nineteen through December we've received approximately thirteen thousand nine hundred and forty eight referrals Jonathan wider commander in the US. Public health service commissioned core, this is the first likely will be a number of hearing says Democrats on Capitol Hill investigated, the Trump administration's policy to separate thousands of children from their parents or guardians as part of the hearing democratic Representative Jan Schakowsky Villanova question both commander white and Catherine Laron, the director of education at the government accountability office. I'm to try and hold it together because this has been such a traumatic experience for so many Americans watching what has been happening. I've been to the border. I've been to shelters both in mcallen, Texas. And in Chicago where people are getting very good care. The children are getting good care. But it can anybody here on this panel challenged this the United States does not know how many children have been separated from their parents. No one does anyone know how many are still separated from their parents. Nobody knows. And now we know that those in. Oh, our custody that there is no way to know. How to divide out those children that have been separated? Is that right commander, ma'am? No. I want to be very clear children in our custody. Children who had been in custody who were in or custody on the twenty sixth of June. We have laboriously worked to identify. I understand challenges those who exiting our custody because HHS okay, not received from DHS any list or any indication of the complete set of separated children. Thank you in partnership with them. We worked hard to identify every one of those kids from those who were in care. Thank you. Yes, ma'am. I just feel like what's been happening is more than irresponsible. And and sloppy that I really think that what we're talking about is state sponsored child abuse. And I would go as far as to say kidnapping of children. Miss maxwell. I want to ask you what is any criteria has been shared with HHS regarding how determinations are currently made to separate children from their family. And what if any process exists for AJ towns attorneys for the families to dispute these my experience when I went to the Callan was a whole courtroom of people these immigrants coming across these refugees coming across were declared guilty of crossing the border illegally. So is that a criteria? They're criminals. How how we know and his Laurean you mentioned that there has there was no real criteria of who is then unfit and who should be separated. Yeah. To be clear. There is no federal statute that dictates the circumstances under which families must be separated at the border. That is a discretion made by enforcement immigration enforcement agents as it pertains to children who are newly separated. We do note in our report at there is information coming about the cause of the separations. But there lacks a level of specificity to determine whether or not the separations that are currently happening. Meet the spirit of the preliminary injunction as well as allow or art have the information necessary to care for the children, Catherine Laron, she is the director of education at the government accountability office and also the democratic congressman from Illinois Democrat, Jan Schakowsky. And also Jonathan white a commander in the US. Public health service. Commissioned corps. Former New York Times executive editor Jill Abramson acknowledging today that some parts ever new book. We're not properly cited vice news correspondent, Michael Moynihan. Posting a series of tweets yesterday that noted at least six examples were Abramson book appear to lick material from articles into the New Yorker, the Columbia journalism review and a piece in time out magazine in a statement of the Washington Post, Jill Abramson said that certain footnotes in her book merchants of truth don't match up correctly with the material in the book, and that certain passages should have been cited as direct quotations. The statement reads in part, the book is over five hundred pages all of the ideas in the book are original all of the opinions are mine. The passages in question involved facts that should have been perfectly said it in my footnotes, and they were not former Starbucks CEO and potential twenty twenty presidential candidate Howard Schultz on the campus of Purdue University in west Lafayette, Indiana, billed as a major policy speech the hometown newspaper. Courier journal writes. Quote, Howard Schultz was adamant about going right down the middle on all major policies when he spoke this afternoon at Purdue University by critiquing policies from both of the far left and the far-right Schultz position himself as a centrist independent that would represent the majority of Americans C span cameras there for the event, here's part of his speech. I also believe that everyone in America. She have an equal opportunity to rise from the ground up as I did. Unfortunately, these opportunities are not available to all Americans not enough people in our country have a fair chance at your dreams today. And I'm standing before you because I believe that is unacceptable. Second idea is about restoring power to the people from our dysfunctional political class. I want to share with you an old idea. That's an important one. It's an idea that we are a government of the people by the people and for the people. What you just think about that just for a moment while you're thinking about that? I want to ask the audience a question a rhetorical question. Does anyone in his audience really believe that our government is working well for the American people today? Ask it again. This anyone in this audience believe that our government is working well for the American people today. What should of the people by the people and for the people mean as we head towards twenty twenty Howard show spoke to students at Purdue University in west Lafayette, Indiana and joining us on the phone here in Washington on Capitol Hill is Everett who is following politics, and congress and your piece earlier today, vice president Biden pressing the hill for potential twenty twenty did what are you hearing? Well, you know, the Genesis this stories almost from a month ago when I asked Senator Feinstein about Elizabeth Warren, and she said, actually, I want Joe Biden, and that's interesting for multiple reasons because her California colleague who's also running for president calmly, Harris. But it also sort of reveals that there's a significant block of Senate Democrats that would probably support the vice president who served in the Senate for thirty six years. Vice president for eight years sort of this old guard of Democrats more veteran legislators and know him well, and it would be interesting because I he. Already has if he were to launch a campaign, it appears you would have probably four endorsements Feinstein the to Delaware, senators and probably Doug Jones, and that would be more than anybody else has including the senators that are running. So what's interesting is? I think there's some folks who who would probably be willing to sort of, you know, throw some elbows and actually leap into the race with some endorsements which we haven't seen so far and. It's a big deal on Capitol Hill. He's called five or more senators to talk about Iran. He's clearly deliberating and he's supposed to decide soon. According to the people. He's spoken to is. So clearly he is interested. He is taking this series as he considers whether or not he wants to jump into this race. Yeah. He is. And I mean, if you look at the dynamics of of the field right now, you know, obviously, these polls early, but he's doing well in them, both general election and in the primary there's not really that sort of centrist dealmaker lane. Now, I don't know how popular that would end up being in the primary but most of the candidates who are in the race. Especially those from the Senate are sort of more from liberal wing who haven't really clinched a lot of bipartisan deals and don't have relationships with Republicans are like Biden does any also sorta has that executive an legislative experience at so, you know, there's a lot of folks that that are kind of hoping he gets in. And I think he'd be a bit of a safe pick for people. We're talking with Burgess Everett. He. He is on Capitol Hill, and you said something very important the dealmaker lane because every candidate wants to have that lane or that pathway to the nomination. My question though, is how does that play out in Iowa New Hampshire, South Carolina because clearly the Democratic Party is moving further to the left and can a seventy six year old former vice president former Senator captured the imagination of party activists. I think you know, it would be more about probably expanding the party's appeal and enclosed caucuses or primaries that may not work. You know, where the party has drifted a lot left. It's not like, he's a Joe Manchin, centrist, you know, and most of the big issues he's going to be with them. But he's also probably give straight talk and say things like, you know, this healthcare plan are this environmental plan probably can't become law. I would be more pragmatic about it. I don't know how much of an appetite. There is for that. And there's also, you know, baggage from him on the Senate Judiciary committee, Anita hill is relationships Republicans, and even as vice president some of these deals, he cut with Mitch McConnell that cut spending, for example, you not super popular on the left. So his lane would probably to bring New Democrats who sort of working class voters into the party, and they're not super influential in the in the nominating process right now. So I definitely would be very difficult for them to translate this into some early state wins. And we should point out that Senator Sherrod Brown will be in New Hampshire Friday evening. We'll be covering them. Live on the C span networks Senator Cory Booker is going to be an Iowa Saturday afternoon. We'll be covering him in Des Moines. And we'll also hear the announcement Saturday in Lawrence Massachusetts with Senator Elizabeth Warren and then Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis with Senator Amy klobuchar, but going back to Senator Warren and the latest revelation from the Washington Post and her own heritage your own background. How big of an issue is this. For her. I think that it may be an issue for voters. But what is most interesting is that right now, you don't see any of her competitors. Weaponising her claims in the past of native American heritage at one of the two to native American women now in the house of representatives and the Democratic Party and one of them I saw quoted as saying she's been a friend for native Americans. So you know, until and unless we see some of her rivals questioning her questioning her authenticity. Even in sort of a veiled way, it may just be a bit of a beltway story right now. And I say this tongue in cheek with all these democratic senators running for president who's left in the Senate. Wow. I think as we're looking at the field. I was doing some lake rough math last night. And it's looking like a half dozen to maybe eight, but it's hard to say. So I it's interesting, right. Like, you just named all these folks who are going to be an early stage this weekend. And meanwhile, people like John tester, dick Durbin. Patrick layhee. These are the three Democrats in the Senate negotiating trying to get into shut down and negotiate a border security deal their staff, and we're going to be trying to avoid another government shutdown. So there's definitely almost two democratic caucuses right now in the Senate, there's the folks with their eyes on the presidency. And then there's the other ones were just trying to do everyday governing. And we will follow you reporting online at politico dot.