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Education devices and a prohibition on election system, internet, inter connectivity, congresswoman, Zoloft grin chairs the house administration committee. The ranking Republican is Rodney Davis election security should not be a partisan issue, and I'm frankly, disappointed that are majority chose not to work with our Republican colleagues all three of us on this committee for that bipartisan solution to strengthen our nations election security, and instead they decided to put forth legislation that stands no chance of being signed into law. It's disappointing for the American people who deserve a Bill that allows them to trust in their election system, and have their votes preserved and protected during the debate in this committee on HR won. The majority insisted that the Bill contained serious election security components. That's the case. Why are we here HR one fell flat in the media, and with public opinion? Now, we're here, discussing HR twenty seven twenty two. Another Bill aimed at federally mandating elections. This is simply more of the same what we're aren't going to hear about today is the work done last congress to provide funding for election infrastructure, and to create unprecedented cooperation among the states and federal stakeholders, hence the result, and not a single instance, has been reported of interference in the twentieth eighteen midterm elections, which experienced record midterm turnout Congress's role is to assist states to strengthen their election security, not create a federal takeover of election systems. That's why introduced along with my colleagues, Mr. Walker. Mr. louder milk. The election security assistance act that will provide assistance to states in updating their aging invulnerable election infrastructure empower state officials to secure elections and provide additional resources for improving cybersecurity. These are what I was asked to do. By my election officials who are a bipartisan group of folks that work to secure our elections at the local level in the thirteenth district of Illinois, every democrat, who every democrat, and every Republican county clerk and election official in my district, who came to a meeting Toby. These are their priorities. Congressman Rodney Davis ranking Republican on the house administration committee. The committee approved this Bill today on a party line vote, Democrats. Yes. Republicans no debate and a vote in the full house expected next week. A ribbon cutting ceremony was held today for the new headquarters of the department of homeland security. It's on the site of the old, Saint Elizabeth's hospital later used as a homeless shelter in Washington DC, and the acting secretary Kevin McLean was on hand the beautiful morning but it's also a beautiful new campus and I hope you get a chance to walk out to the point and see the view of Washington DC in the river. But it's more than just a beautiful place. It's an incredible asset to the department that will allow us to better accomplish our mission. Consolidated headquarters, the men and women of Asia's will be able to better coordinate and collaborate as, as the Senator noted tend to defend our nation against the many threats we face, and those threats continue to increase in scale and complexity and our missions of correspondingly expanded. It's absolutely vital for us out of permanent headquarters here as where we can collaborate across agencies and continue to strengthen the entire homeland security enterprise. Coastguard was I San for Addis. We're proud to join them as a headquarters element and to continue to build a bring more of the family here to the campus. So it's, it's a really proud moment to see that this has become a reality. I can tell you that from eight and a half weeks or so working out of this facility is phenomenal. And it's the first time that we've had facility that's commensurate with our mission and operate. Nations and enables us to be effective as a team. The homeland security acting secretary, Kevin Macalinsan DHS facilities had been spread among more than forty buildings in the Washington DC area before this consolidation. Also today's ceremony was the congressional delegate. For the district of Columbia, Eleanor Holmes Norton. This is the first federal agency ever to be located east of the anacostia. It is located in the. Poorest ward in the district of Columbia warning. Second. We and I don't mean simply a building. We're all being the headquarters for a complex. Buildings. I won't name them all. Of course you've already seen one as you came in this building at that, of course, was the US coastguard, the first that we opened the president's budget. Ten Danes money for FEMA. Which is only one of the agencies yet to yet to come. As construction began. I've worked with GSA. Onto establish an opportunity center. And I am so pleased that that cetera. Still opening. We've enables residents in the district of Columbia, secure work here and to get small business. It was not easy getting to this space, we have had to go back to the congress, several times we have reduced footprints so that we are able now to, to accommodate more resonance by doing. So we have reduced the cost of this building by many billions of dollars. Today have since cured along with my colleagues two billion dollars wall consolidation. These delegate, Eleanor Holmes Norton, the General Services Administration says the new homeland security department headquarters is the largest construction project in their history four and a half million square feet of office space up to fourteen thousand employees. On Wall Street today, the Dow was down thirty four NASDAQ down nineteen in SNP down. Three tomorrow is the seventy fifth anniversary of president Franklin Roosevelt signing into law. The servicemen's readjustment act of nineteen forty four commonly known as the G I Bill, the president explained in a radio dress in the summer of forty three what he wanted from this legislation. Today, laying plans for the civilian life. Gallant men and women and the onset of it. They must not be mobilized into one environment of inflation. Uninviting. Place on the breadline are on a conta- selling apples. We must time have plans ready. Instead of leading to face to pick him Elkins, a job at the last moment. I have a show on men in the for the American people would not let them down. And the law. Believed the, which they're entitled it seems to me. Something like this. Mustering out pay. You'll ever member of the armed officers legend, Lorraine when he'll be is over the discharge mustering out pay lodge enough in each case to cover a reasonable period of time. The cleaners from the finding of a new job. Secondly in phase. No job is found after diligence said, then unemployment insurance, if the individual registers with the United States and finance. An opportunity on members of the armed services. Yet further. I'd pay paid training at the cost of that. I'm allowance of credit, all members of the armed forces under unemployment compensation and federal old, age and survivors insurance fall that theory of these clemencies they ought to be created as if they had continued their employment in private industry. Enfold liberalized provision for hospital as a. Pay for medical staff. Disable members of the on offense and the much marine and finally sufficient pensions, but this able members of the armed faucet president Franklin Roosevelt in a radio address in one thousand nine hundred ninety three it took a year for the GI Bill to make it into law. And the president signed it on July twenty second nineteen forty four seventy five years ago. Tomorrow, other headlines today, I head of expected trade talks between President Trump and the president of China. The United States is blacklisting, five Chinese organizations involved in supercomputing, calling them, national security, threats, cutting them off from critical US technology. President Trump is denying an accusation by longtime advice, columnist e Jean Carroll, that he sexually assaulted her in a department store in one thousand nine hundred five or ninety six the president put out a statement saying, I never met this person in my life. She's trying to sell a new book that should. Indicate her motivation, and federal agents, have searched the home of the chair of the Washington. Dc transit authority. Also councilman Jack Evans days after he announced his resignation over an ethics violation. C span radio is live every morning with the Washington journal. Here's a look at Saturday. C Span's Washington journal live every day with news and policy issues that impact you coming up, Saturday morning, a look at recent tensions between the US and Ron with Steph Jones of the center for strategic and international studies, and then Ian, a news reporter Nina, Fara, talks about EPA's announcement repealing President Obama's signature climate change policy, the clean power plan. And as the use of artificial intelligence increases. CQ roll-calls, go Paul rotten will join us to talk about Congress's role in the oversight and regulation of artificial intelligence. And join Washington journal Sunday where we Mark the fiftieth anniversary of the stonewall riots, a key turning point to the gay rights movement. We'll take your calls and questions starting at eight thirty AM eastern on Washington journal. And download the free C span radio app to listen anywhere and get C-SPAN podcast including this program, Washington today, thanks for joining us today. Enjoy the rest of your night and weekend. This is the weekly for Friday, June twenty-first. I'm Steve Scully in Washington. When a group of gays lesbians and transgenders stood up to police rating pocket gay hang out in New York City on the night of June twenty eight nine hundred sixty nine they had no idea where their actions would lead the became known as the stonewall riots and this month marking the fifth anniversary of the pricing on this episode of the weekly our guest is Brock Thomson. He is a columnist for the Washington blade newspaper. He talks about stonewall the history of the LGBTQ movement equality and his own personal journey. We begin with this from C-SPAN threes American history TV in petty rule of the Newseum, which is hosting exhibit, marking the anniversary day Americans lived in fear and secrecy for much of the early twentieth. Century gay cable could be arrested for showing affection, public police proud parks for to arrest gay people who are seeking s evasions there. It was a difficult time to get their there. This is when you see the ri-. Is of few early LGBTQ group's social groups such as the Mattis, sheen society and the daughters of elitest when people are meeting in secret in their homes, largely to talk about what it's like to be a gay man to talk about what it's like to be a lesbian woman to socialize dance to have fun. But out of these social groups rose movements for social Justice, where instead of simply seeking tolerance, by the public, they decide they want more than that. They wanted actual acceptance and here you see some artifacts from the Mattis, sheen society, a matchbook, which would be passed on to people in public places of people that they thought were like minded people. Again, a very secret way to say, are you gay? I am too. Let's talk about it, and here is a legal book that was published for gay people who are arrested by police that gave them advice about what their rights are when dealing with the police from C, span threes, American history, part of our American artifacts tour and join. Us in our studios here in Washington is Brock Thomson. He is a columnist for the Washington blade. And as we look back at the stonewall riots, which spanned over six days beginning on Saturday, June twenty eighth nineteen sixty nine and where we are today, what's changed, what's changed is visibility. That's the one word to sum it up as Domo riots. Of course, we commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of those events taking place in New York City's Greenwich Village June twenty eighth to July first nineteen sixty nine. The public perception, public attitudes towards game lesbian Americans LGBT Americans has changed dramatically and acceptance visibility. Why was that such a seminal moment? Well, that's a great question. Stonewall has come to mean I think so much more than what had happened on those few nights in Greenwich Village is just become such a rallying cry for the LGBT movement. Basically, what happened the first on June twenty eighth in that stretch of Greenwich. Village fiftieth block of Christopher street was a police raid, which were very common at the time. On gay bars, the stonewall riots. Essentially gays had had enough and decided to fight back, essentially, and that's what we credit with the beginning of the sort of modern LGBT movement. And police initially made twenty one arrests for what, what was the violation? Well, they're needing really be violation. It could have been anything from public drunkenness disorderly conduct was quite common. What would they be called any sort of perversion that they sought to? Stamp out in New York City, the mayor the time made it very well known that he wanted all gay bars out of New York City. So they hadn't really needed a reason to raid. They just they just they did, so at their at their own discretion March. The goal is the author of the book and then idea, and he recently spoke to New Jersey public television about what he saw as an eyewitness as a gay American in Greenwich Village fifty years ago. Let's listen what happened? Well, I got into New York six weeks before I was eighteen year old kid just out of high school, and I did what any gay kid at that time, did move to the big city, because that's the only place we thought that gay people were they didn't exist. We were invisible. There were no cable stations then there were there was no internet..

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