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"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Their own lives and their own bodies And it was with a sense of outrage that I read justice Alito's draft comments where he said that roe versus wade must be overturned And then I thought that this is the first time in my lifetime that I can think of where the Supreme Court has taken proactive steps to roll back Fundamental rights in ways that will affect everybody in this country And of course this is not some fluke This is the result of a decades long campaign by extremists and extremist Republicans to overturn roe versus wade and take control of the Supreme Court And of course if in fact this were to become the law of the land it would affect a lot of people a lot of women across the country that you know well from your time with Planned Parenthood But talk for a moment about what you just said It's not a surprise in the sense that the Republicans have said they want to do this They've worked on doing this Elections have consequences don't they including for the Supreme Court Elections have clear consequences including for the Supreme Court that we have three conservative members of the Supreme Court that Mitch McConnell rigged the system of the Senate in order to get elected especially justice Gorsuch who should have been the appointee of president Obama and justice Coney Barrett who was appointed in the last days of the Trump administration And this is the consequence of that But I also point out that the public opinion polling is so clear that Americans are opposed to this Upwards of 70% margins in every state in the country believe that abortion should not be banned And so in many senses I think the Republican members of the Senate and Republicans extremist Republicans have a lot to answer to to Americans today to explain why they are in such a completely different planet than where most Americans are I just want to be precise in this because a lot of people talking about are not necessarily precise The polling that's been done to understand is a clear majority are against banning abortion as you just said senator correctly But that doesn't necessarily mean that they all are against any sort of limitation on abortion There's a wide range of viewpoints I think across the country That is exactly right And this is an issue that many people have many many different views on But to be clear if the opinion as drafted by justice Alito were to become the final opinion of the Supreme Court and there's no reason to think that it wouldn't It says that roe versus wade will be overturned That means there is no protections for people to make a decision around terminating a pregnancy Today roughly 54 55% of abortions happen through medication People take a medication That would also be banned There would be no prohibitions against states like Missouri who are currently working on legislation passing legislation that would say that a Missouri can't go to Illinois in order to get an abortion without committing a criminal act So this has wide ranging implications Senator you and I both are saying if it becomes law because it's not as of right now we don't know But assuming it does for a moment what are the alternatives up there on Capitol Hill where you are and specifically the possibility of legislation that people talk about At the same time getting that past the center right now would be awfully difficult We heard Ben ray luhan another colleague of yours saying maybe this is time to do away with the filibuster Tell us to roll what do you think about that Well I believe that we should get rid of the filibuster I believe that it is an undemocratic tool that stops the Senate from fulfilling the will of the American people.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Going to happen And I just would point out one thing They are complaining particularly about Sarah bloom Raskin who was appointed to be the is nominated to be the vice chair for supervision This is a person highly qualified who has been confirmed twice unanimously by the United States Supreme Court So this just looks like politics to me Well but they are making a somewhat different point They're saying that she was not fully responsive to questions You saw senator hagerty say there were something like 35 questions and she said I don't know don't remember Ron Do they have a point about disclosure I know senators who I can group you all together Republican Democrats Don't like it when people don't answer their questions Well the fed should be responsive to the questions of senators I totally agree with that But I would just point out that the Republicans in the Senate banking committee have asked and have gotten responses to hundreds of questions And at some point you have to look at this and say isn't this just really a delaying tactic And I think chair Brown is calling that out and I agree with him on that So let's talk about the timing here just a little bit We have the sad situation of senator Ben ray luhan who's going to be back It appears but it's going to take a few weeks If you had him there I think there's a procedure in which you could force it out of committee is that correct Well you know the Senate rules are very arcane and complicated My view of it is that if you have half of the members of the committee that just don't show up to vote that the rest of us should be able to vote anyway and move it forward But that is I don't think that this is so much about senator Ben ray luhan who as you noted is recovering from a stroke and is doing is recovering well we're really pleased about that This is about Senate rules and what Senate rules allow us to do in committee Senator you mentioned the inflation that's on everyone's mind I think right across the country certainly here at Bloomberg we talk about it all the time There are some proposals kicking around up there on Capitol Hill now to take some immediate action in the Congress things like a moratorium or holiday on federal gas tax maybe a limitation on insulin prices What do you make of those Well what I would note here is that we have Democrats that are offering up solution for what we can do to help lower costs for Americans These are some really interesting ideas I'm looking forward to looking at them in more detail And I would also note that we have really good ideas for lowering the cost of child care and lowering the cost of prescription drugs and lowering healthcare premiums and energy costs through the clean energy tax credits These are all ideas that are going to have a not only have an impact on the prices that Americans are paying in the grocery store Let me just also mention in my home state of Minnesota where we have a lot of cattle producers We're seeing the price of hamburger going up at the grocery store cattle producers that are making pennies on the dollar and the big four meat processors that are rolling in the profits So the reasons for inflation going up in our country are we need to understand it We need to take action in every way that we can And they are complicated There's not just one thing And I wish that that's the kind of conversation that we were having in the Senate banking committee and other places in the Senate Well and as you know so well I've learned that when you have a big problem there's a short term part of it and there's a longer term problem part of it President Biden said we need antitrust enforcement to break up some of the oligopolies if they are Concentrations some of these places to cut but that's going to take time I was in a trust lawyer It takes a long time to do an interest case trust me What can you do in the short term Are there things you can do Particularly maybe on the production side to get up supply rather than just relying on the Federal Reserve to increase the rates Yeah well I totally agree with you David there is not one single solution And we could raise interest rates The Federal Reserve could raise interest rates tomorrow And that is not going to have any impact on the challenges we have with rising with rising housing prices for example In fact it might have a counter effect So I think the most important thing that we can do is first look at some of these shorter term solutions that we are proposing in the Senate that the Democrats are proposing in the Senate Look at some of the underlying causes especially around disruptions in the supply chain I believe that the more we were manufacturing things here in the United States the more resilient that is going to make us to these global disruptions in supply chain And then I'd also point out on the question of meat processing and increasing supply of ground beef for example the U.S. Department of Agriculture is right now taking steps to expand smaller meat processors to help to increase the amount of supply that we have for processing in the country Those will all make a difference Senator hindsight's always 2020 and for the most part it doesn't get you anywhere but I just have to ask you do you have any regrets about some of the fiscal stimulus was pumped in I mean there were a few kind of at the time and said there's a real problem with it Larry summers and others now increasingly accounts for saying you know looking back on it we maybe pumped too much money in the economy Do you have any sympathy with that argument Well you know today in the banking committee we were looking at charts that showed what has happened to real inflation adjusted income for Americans that are in the bottom 50% of our economy And what you can see is that the steps that we took to protect those families in the midst of an economy that precipitously shut down help them to stay afloat They would not have had that help but for the actions that we took So I don't regret what we've done I think that we made appropriate steps And I think it's why we have to keep pushing forward You know I keep thinking about what happened during the Great Recession of 2008 where in my mind Congress was too cautious And it took us.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Bridge is being declared over Windsor Ontario mayor drew dukin said Sunday The demonstration on the ambassador bridge between his city and Detroit has come to an end Pam Mizuno with Windsor police service said a few remaining protesters could be arrested if they try to block roadways It comes after a week of protests in Canada over COVID-19 restrictions President Biden is threatening swift and severe costs if Russia invades Ukraine The White House says Biden gave that reassurance to the Ukrainian president during a phone call A day after Biden spoke to Russian president Vladimir Putin both calls lasted about an hour National security adviser Jake Sullivan says the recent acceleration of Russian troop movements prompted the U.S. to urge Americans to leave Ukraine We are in the window and an invasion could began a major military action could begin by Russia in Ukraine any day now That includes this coming week Appearing on CNN State of the Union Sullivan noted a rush of activity over the past ten days He said the world should be prepared for Russia staging a pretext for invasion Sullivan added false flag operations are part of the Russian playbook and plenty of evidence points to active planning for such an operation The Federal Reserve is widely expected to raise interest rates next month March is an appropriate time to raise the interest rate And then we have to take in all of the information and make the right decision at the right time for the economy Appearing on CBS face the nation San Francisco fed chief Mary Daly added she's not in favor of increasing it by as much as half a percent Daily said the Central Bank should be measured in its path despite speculation from Sam analysts of up to 7 rate hikes in 2022 Senator Ben ray luhan is on the road to recovery after suffering a stroke last month in New Mexico Democrat released a video Sunday saying he's going to take a few more weeks to recover before returning to Congress to consider a Supreme Court nominee the 49 year old checked himself into a Santa Fe hospital for Disney's and fatigue late last month he was treated for a stroke in the part of the brain that controls balance I'm Brad Siegel Consumer sentiment is hitting its lowest level in a decade Has more The University of Michigan's early reading for this month fell more than 8% from January largely due to inflation The survey noted the stunning decline reflects less confidence in the government's economic policies with nearly half of all consumers expecting less income this year Chief survey economist Richard Curtin noted households with incomes of $100,000 or more accounted for the sharp decline in sentiment I met mattson If you're looking for a last minute box of chocolates or bouquet of flowers for your significant other ahead of Valentine's Day you could be out of luck already Stores and flower shops across much of the country are reporting shortages of the two holiday Staples some store owners have been forced to increase their prices as they're being faced with new challenges in keeping their shelves stocked The man accused of running over and killing 6 people during a Christmas parade in Wisconsin is pleading not guilty Julie Ryan reports Darryl Brooks junior entered his plea to all 77 charges he's facing in connection with the November attack in Waukesha included in those 77 charges are 6 homicide counts over 60 counts of reckless endangerment and other charges I'm Julie Ryan Federal health officials say COVID booster shots are less effective after four months a new CDC study found booster shots are over 90% effective in preventing hospitalization for the omicron variant after two months However that figure dropped to 78% after four months Booster shots also reduced visits to the ER and urgent care And New Jersey auction house is hosting a thriller of an auction golden says Michael Jackson's white crystal glove warned during his 1984 victory tour is currently available for bidding the iconic piece of music history lassoed for just over $100,000 That was two years ago The starting bid for the glove was set at $20,000 this time around.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Native Opinion Podcast an American Indian Perspective
"That's what that amounted to. So. Shame on you in the state that is what I consider anyway. The center of colonialism. The start of it in this country. In this country, Massachusetts. Sorry. Truth. The rest of this would be on the show notes. It's only about three or four more paragraphs, but I just. There's no desire to learn. All right, here's the next one. I'm talking about senator Ted Cruz. Calls Biden's promise to nominate the first black woman to the Supreme Court. Offensive and insulting. You have audio for this. So here's a CBS News day presented this situation and his words, here we go. Coming Supreme Court nomination, President Biden is talking about potential nominees with Republican senators, including minority leader Mitch McConnell and mister Biden says he does want the advice of senators along with their consent echoing language in the constitution. CBS News has confirmed that former democratic senator Doug Jones will help guide the president's choice through the confirmation process. Let's go now to Nancy Cordis who's at The White House Nancy. I'm sure those senators are going to be very happy to give the president their advice. They will. And this is a process we're learning Tony that the president wants to see move pretty rapidly, urging senators to get his pick confirmed within 40 days of her nomination. Now, that's doable, but it is an ambitious timeline and everything would have to go right for Democrats to make it happen. This is not a static issue and flows back and forth. Hoping to head off any problems President Biden met Tuesday with the top Democrat and top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee and vowed to seek advice from both sides before choosing a Supreme Court nominee. Selecting the justice is one of the president's most serious responsibilities. But several Republicans, including Texas senator Ted Cruz are slamming the president's campaign promise to nominate the first black female justice. He's saying, if you're a white guy, tough luck, at least a dozen women are currently under consideration. They include federal judges, state Supreme Court Justices, professors, and civil rights lawyers. Several are former public defenders or prosecutors. Black women are what 6% of the U.S. population he's saying to 94% of Americans. I don't give a damn about you. I don't buy that argument. Alberto Gonzalez was attorney general to former president George W. Bush. I know president Bush was very interested in the point of Hispanic. When senator Cruz says that it's an insult to black women, you would say, I don't think they're going to be insulted. No more insulted. The women were when Ronald Reagan considered Saturday O'Connor to put on Supreme Court. Part of the challenge for Democrats who want to move quickly is that they have a very fragile 50 seat majority in the Senate, where even one absence can force a delay of a tough vote. Just yesterday, the office of met New Mexico senator Ben ray luhan announced that he had suffered a stroke. They say he is expected to make a full recovery, though it's unclear right now when luhan will be able to return to Washington. Nate? Nancy, thank you. All right, so. First of all, I have nothing, I have nothing good to say about Ted Cruz, because he's a joke. At the same Ted Cruz, that while his very state was in a blackout last winter, because they couldn't, they couldn't handle the cold weather that Ted Cruz himself questions, climate change. Okay. What was he doing during that blackout? He was on his way to cancun..
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"A lot pending up on Capitol Hill and we welcome a lawmaker right in the center of all of it Democratic senator Chris van hollen of Maryland serves on the budget appropriations banking and foreign affairs committees And we welcome him now So senator you're a busy man given what's going on right now We could pick any one of those Let's start with budget at the moment I know that the house they're supposed to have a continuing resolution right now Where is that budget process And what are we losing by the Congress not being able to get together and have a budget So David that's great to be with you You know the federal fiscal year begins October 1st So we've been operating on automatic pilot from last year's budget since then under a continuing resolution That expires on February 18th We want to replace that with a budget for this year That reflects all the pressing priorities the country faces I'm optimistic that we are going to get there but we need a little bit more breathing room and that's why the house is passing an extension of the continuing resolution through March 11th The Senate will then take that up I hope pass it quickly That'll give us a little more room for the negotiations to continue And I am optimistic that at the end of the day we'll have a new budget to fit the new fiscal year So senator I'm afraid that for a lot of Americans they hear about this process and think it's just administration but give us some sense what are their substantive issues that would be different if you take it off of autopilot the way you set the priorities a year ago and put it in a new priorities Oh sure I mean there are a range of things from national security and defense issues to domestic issues funding some of the needs that have arisen because of the pandemic We did have that emergency American rescue plan passed almost a year ago but clearly just having a static budget I mean operating off of last year's budget doesn't mean these pressing needs I'll give you a very practical example for American taxpayers which is the IRS and making sure that people get their tax refunds on time We need to make sure that the IRS is properly staffed so that can respond to inquiries And make those payments on time I mean that's just one of many examples that can be impacted here Senator free could move from your budget committee over to the banking committee You've got 5 nominations right now for the fed They're pending including putting Jay Powell back in his chair appointing a vice chair for supervision appointing a new vice chair as well Give us a sense of the timing on that particularly because of the sad news about senator luhan when can we expect confirmation Well you're right We have 5 I support all 5 of the nominees that the President Biden is made for the fed I expect that next week the banking and housing committee will have a vote to advance those nominations to the floor of the Senate What the timetable is after that I don't know It will depend partly on whether we have bipartisan support for all of the nominations I hope we will If we don't obviously it's going to be very important that my good friend senator Ben ray luhan is back in voting but David I hope that we can get bipartisan support for all of these nominees They're all very well qualified You know one who's gotten a lot of attention in a Sarah bloom Raskin She's a constituent of mine She's a marylander She was marijuana's banking regulator during the meltdown in 2007 2008 She got rave reviews from our banking community and the community banks And she's been confirmed unanimously by the Senate for other important positions Deputy Secretary of the Treasury Department as well as for the Federal Reserve board of governors on an earlier tour So I really hope that we can get bipartisan support for these nominees Let me ask you senator are you concerned at all that will not have the fed at full compliment come the March meeting Because every meeting is important but this one is awfully important given where they're changing their monetary policy to try to get their arms around inflation Is there a risk here that the fed may not be as effective as otherwise might be There is a risk and that's why I think it is important that we move these nominations quickly And I hope all my colleagues on both sides of the aisle and my Republican colleagues will agree that it's important to try to have a full tension in place by the time that meeting takes place Because let's move to add a third committee of years foreign relations Ukraine is very much in the news We saw the German Chancellor visit President Biden just yesterday Give us your take on where we are right now And are we doing what we need to do to deter president Putin from going in as we know President Putin has said he doesn't intend to but is there anything we can do to make sure he makes the right what we would call the right decision there Well David I think we're doing everything that we can do Clearly we don't know what's in Putin's mind but I think President Biden has taken the exact right approach in uniting our allies our NATO allies our European allies other partners around the world The visit of the German Chancellor is a good example of that And we in the set in the house are working to pass bipartisan legislation to make it absolutely clear.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Republicans on the banking committee are giving us a bit of a sense like pat too mean Well I'd love to hear from the panel on this Bloomberg politics contributors Jeannie chanso and Rick Davis It does seem like they're on the same page here in opposition certainly to Sarah bloom Raskin Lisa cooks a little bit different here Rick but is this gonna feel more like a Supreme Court confirmation hearing You know with the grandstanding and going over time and the tough questions Yeah I don't think it's going to be raised to that level I mean I just the stakes aren't that high But clearly Republicans have staked out some positions that they want to at least extract an ounce of flesh and maybe even mount a real challenge As we've talked in the past as long as Democrats have the ability to report out a committee this is kind of a moot case might require timing because of what we've heard about senator Ben ray luhan not being available for a floor vote At least for the next month or so So it could delay the process But at the end of the day typically fed nominations don't tend to get caught up in too much politics This may be the exception to that rule but I think generally speaking it's just a lot of people like senator to me want to extract their answer flash Sure right That's why the preamble has really been something here Jeannie Do you worry about Democrats like the aforementioned Joe Manchin Not being on board and Republicans get a few It is a real concern and I don't think it's any surprise that pat toomey's major focus has been on bloom Raskin while others in the GOP have been focused on cook and you know I do think it could be potentially contentious tomorrow The White House has set up a war room so to speak to address challenges they seem coming ahead the Senate banking GOP account on Wednesday morning this morning blocked cooks that said cook and block access to our profile and tweets I mean this is a lot more than we usually see in these kinds of hearings So I do think there are signs that can get contentious And I also do think as much as this is partisan there are real questions that I hope they're able to address like the fed's power and roles I mean Tommy talks about mission creeps That's a real concern that I hope in all of this partisan politics can be addressed What is the fed's role And I think it's also important that these nominees get a chance to defend themselves I think some of particularly some of what they've said about bloom Raskin for instance doesn't align She's not as far out of the mainstream as she's been portrayed so hopefully they get a chance to make that case Rick is Lisa cook facing criticism because of her philosophy or because of her race This has come up a lot of times and I haven't really gone there yet but some of the criticism seems to be a bit overwrought I'm sure it'll appear override to people who maybe don't have share her political views I would say some of this is processed too I mean Lisa cook did not submit the writings that she indicated she would You're supposed to submit all your recent writings to the committee And there were a number of them on in one instance on African American reparations that she had excluded It was only a year old And so I think people feel like at least the Republicans in the committee might feel like she's just not being responsive that she's going to blow through the hearing Got it And you got to play the game You've got to be transparent As you were just talking about Jeannie you can't cut off access to information This is a public asking her questions It's not an individual senator And she is responsible to them to divulge any information that she's put in the public domain Well we'll be watching this hearing of course and have more for you on it like I said at this time tomorrow we'll see how deeply they go into all of these issues and of course encounter Bloomberg to cover it I do want to end where we started That's the deployment of troops in Eastern Europe because there's been some tough talk about it on Capitol Hill Do you guys see this from Josh hawley Senator Josh hawley Republican critic of course of Joe Biden Essentially is criticizing the president for ordering the troops and calling on The White House to block Ukraine from joining NATO essentially saying it's time to abandon Ukraine on this fool's errand Adam kinzinger my God these two guys are going back and forth now He tweeted I hate to be so personal but Holly is one of the worst human beings Jen Psaki was asked about it today at The White House briefing here she is Well if you are just digesting Russian misinformation and parroting Russian talking points you are not aligned with long-standing bipartisan American values which is to stand up for the sovereignty of countries like Ukraine but others their right to choose their own alliances and also to stand against very clearly the efforts or attempts or potential attempts by any country to invade and take territory of another country That applies to senator Holly but it also applies to others who may be parroting the talking points of Russian propaganda leaders That's some pretty tough talk Jeannie Does President Biden face having partisan exhaustion over this standoff eventually on Capitol Hill You know I love Joshua I'd love to Adam kissing your statement that you just read because you know he says I hate to be so personal but and then he goes right into it Well the worst human beings on the planet Yeah one of the worst And you know I do think when you look at Kissinger you look at Holly they represent two sides of the Republican Party that go back many years now this more you know Trump quote unquote isolationist growing group And of course the more traditional hawkish And that's a real divide in the Republican Party that predates Trump but he certainly has built on it and we're seeing it echoed in Republican media as we all know But let's not forget you also see some of this isolationist tendency in the Democratic Party as well particularly amongst progressives So there is a real concerted conversation to be had which creates these strange bedfellows between Republican more isolationists and progressives they were cheering when Biden got us out of Afghanistan They don't want to see us back into Ukraine and that's a big fear What is this How much of a swath of the Republican Party is senator Holly speaking for I'm very minor part The Trump Holly a little bit of Rand Paul a piece or category Sure They're not hawks I would say the grand majority of Republicans in the Senate and frankly the vast majority in the House.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"My biggest concern is with Sarah bloom Raskin and the nature of that concern is her long-standing repeated explicit and recent advocacy for the financial regulators generally and the fed in particular to allocate credit to allocate credit specifically away from fossil fuel burning industries because she thinks the risk from climate change is so imminent that that's necessary not Teen Smith senator Tina Smith obviously sees this differently a Democrat Let's just give you a little taste of a little contrast here on the other side of the aisle Remembering the Democrats can do this on their own Here's senator Smith today also on balance of power I had a great opportunity to talk with Sarah bloom Raskin in the last week And I asked her specifically about how she sees this issue of the fed and assessing the risks of climate change when it comes to our financial system And I thought she was so sensible so reasonable As she said how we need to understand climate just like we understand other risks we need to look at the tools that the Federal Reserve has to assess risk across the board and sales tools apply There are different questions though for different nominees And while the climate issue for Sarah bloom Raskin is clearly something we're going to spend a lot of time on he gets to be a little more abstract with Lisa cook Questioning her qualifications or resume or approach And that's what we want to talk to Mike McKee about Bloomberg economics editor who's all over the fed and as I'm sure looking forward to some of this interesting conversation Tomorrow Mike it's great to have you I mean we should remind ourselves that Democrats can get this done on their own here right that we're going to go through this political exercise tomorrow The ending notwithstanding Well it's not completely clear Joe for two reasons One we don't know yet how Joe Manchin is going to vote We don't have any reason to think that he would be opposed specifically to Lisa cook or to Philip Jefferson But he does come from a coal mining state and Sarah Raskin has suggested that the fossil fuel companies are not good investments So it'll be interesting to see how he would react He's not on the banking committee but so he won't be questioning tomorrow But when it comes to a vote and the other problem is that the senator Ben ray luhan of New Mexico had a stroke Yes right And he is out for now And it was pointed out by Jim lucier and capital alphabet Joe Biden had a brain aneurysm when he was approximately the same age He was 49 ray nuanced 49 Biden was 46 And he was out of the Senate for 9 months We have no prognosis on Wuhan but if the Republicans felt that they could block Raskin and maybe one or two of the others they might do that if they thought that it would take them up to the point where a new Congress could be elected and perhaps Democrats take over the Senate I'll tell you if Republicans take over the suggestion there you mentioned Joe Manchin it always comes down to the senator from West Virginia or Republicans trying to peel off any other Democrats We haven't seen any evidence of that yet The Republicans seem somewhat united in their opposition to Raskin and there's opposition to Lisa cook We haven't heard of really anybody who's opposed to Philip Jefferson He's even gotten some good comments from people like Kevin hassett who was the president of the council of economic advisers under Donald Trump So he may be the safest one He's done more specifically in terms of monetary policies than Lisa Kirk So they may the Republicans may let him go through and give the other to a harder time Wow Boy this is gonna be a kind of a bizarre conversation with all three here But great story from Craig Torres Daniel flatley on the terminal about Lisa cook who as they write is not a typical nominee So this part of the conversation gets to be a little bit different What is the actual argument though Mike when you talk about somebody not being qualified Where's the list of qualifications that we should be looking at There is no list of qualifications It's in the eye of the beholder and I suspect that the qualification she fails on for pat toomey and Kevin Kramer and other Republicans is that she's being nominated by a Democrat So it's an opportunity for them to question a nominee and perhaps blocker She's an academic She hasn't done a lot of monetary policy work She has done a lot of international economics work Spent a lot of time studying Russia So senator toomey today on balance power made the case that she hasn't enough about monetary policy and of course David Weston noted that Jay Powell didn't need it He was a lawyer and banker by training And they were just fine with him because he's a Republican So I know you of all people would be shocked that politics is being played on capital But that seems to be the case here We don't really know how opposed Republicans are to her Yeah Whether they would really try to block her from taking the bed but we do remember 2011 That's right When senator Richard Shelby blocked.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"The Republican side of the aisle in advance of the fed confirmation hearing tomorrow Now we turn to the other side and welcome back senator Tina Smith Democrat from Minnesota So senator thank you so much for being with us You have three nominees in front of the committee tomorrow We've heard actually from Joe Manchin the Democrat from West Virginia He thinks they're qualified We've heard from senator Kramer that at least he thinks Lisa cook is not Do you have a view going in about the qualifications of these three individuals Well thank you David And it's great to be with you again I clearly we have here three highly qualified nominees people who are going to be able to go into the fed and really make a big difference I think that they have not only excellent qualifications but they have life experience that is going to be so valuable as they are in the fed making important decisions about monetary policy about full employment and also the other responsibilities that the fed has around banking regulation and making sure that banks are protecting consumers and making sure that our banking system is stable and reliable All of those things I think we have to consider as we evaluate the qualifications of these three excellent nominees When we talk with your Republican colleague senator pat toomey earlier he gave us some peak into some of the concerns He wasn't saying he's against it but he has some concerns Let's start first with Sarah bloomer asking And his concern there was not so much about qualifications but about her emphasis on climate and taking climbing I think and I'm going to try to summarize this point of view That's more of a political decision for people to decide in Congress It shouldn't be up to the fed to decide what we should be doing about climate change What do you say Well first I mean my Republican colleagues seem to have this obsession with keeping any conversation about the risks of climate out of any conversation that the Federal Reserve is having And I just think that's flat out wrong The second thing I'll say is I had a great opportunity to talk with Sarah bloom Raskin in the last week And I asked her specifically about how she sees this issue of the fed and assessing the risks of climate change when it comes to our financial system And I thought she was so sensible so reasonable As she said how we need to understand climate just like we understand other risks we need to look at the tools that the Federal Reserve has to assess risk across the board and see how those tools apply to climate It was to me a very sensible and kind of let's build up approach that I strongly support Of course she would be the vice chair of confirmed responsible for bank supervision have particularly responsible for regulation We have heard from the current and perhaps future chair Jay Powell on this subject in saying he thinks there is a climate issue a risk thing to be taken to account At the same time it's not the principal function of the fed Is there a difference in front you understand between what ELISA cook thinks about this I'm sorry Sarah bloom Raskin thinks about this on the one hand And Jay Powell on the other You know I honestly think that it is more a difference of nuance than it is an issue of principle I think that they both understand that we can not just pretend that climate risk doesn't exist when you look at the you look at the assets of banks for example you need to understand how those assets might be affected by climate change It's just sort of to me almost irresponsible to not consider that And I think that in the role of vice chair for supervision Sarah bloom Raskin is in an excellent position to bring her experience her broad experience to bear on this role as she thinks about all of the risks And all of the things that we need to make sure to do that our financial system the banks that are regulated by the fed are actually strong They're stable And that they don't present the kind of catastrophic risk to individual individuals financial stability that we saw during the great crash of 2008 for example The senator turning to another nominee Lisa cook and discussing this with senator Tom he did raise questions as I said he didn't say he had a position that raise questions about her qualifications Not because she isn't a PhD economist which she is not that she hasn't had experience at the treasury with the console economic advisers But her experience is not and her training is not really in monetary policy Is that a fair question to raise Well I'm sort of I mean I really have to say I question this I mean Jay Powell who is the chair of the fed board does not have is that like he has a PhD in macroeconomics He has the experience that he brings to bear to the fed because of his work experience in his life experience And let's be really clear that fed has one of the frankly worst reputations for having a diverse set of voices within the fed It is not a diverse organization So there are many many reasons that doctor cook is a strong addition Will be a strong addition to the fed and including the fact that she brings such great breadth of experience Now the fed is not some sort of monetary policy monastery where the governors go off and just sort of only consider the impacts of monetary policy They have a broad range of issues that they have to consider including labor policy and how to make our economy work so that the economy is stronger in its growing And as I said including banks supervision and consumer protection all of those things I think are the reasons why doctor cook will be a really valued addition to the federal governors One last question or senator if I may and that is about the Senate itself It's been 50 50 a split and you have things like these nominations up You have built back better or whatever's left to build back better you have the question of funding the government getting a budget done You've got a lot of nominations other than for the fed How are we going to get that done particularly because we had this really troubling news about one of your colleagues senator Ben ray lujan who has had a stroke What is that going to do to the working of the Senate Well first I would just say and you and I talked about this earlier I know that everybody in the Senate is wishing Ben ray luhan the very best We expect him to make a full recovery and we are just praying for him to make sure that he is as better as he can be as soon as possible And the word is that he'll make a full recovery In the meantime we have a lot of work to do You're absolutely right And we're going to continue to do that work I think that February and March are going to be very full We need to pass the budget the appropriations bills and we also this week are plowing through literally dozens of nominees that we need to move forward It's taking a very long time because our Republican colleagues are forcing us to go through every last bit of Senate rule process making it take as long as possible but we're going to keep on plowing through on that as well and get our work done So you get a lot of work to do and we really appreciate you're taking time out to spend with us at senator Tina Smith Democrat of Minnesota Coming up from the fight over 5G making its.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Now the latest news from New York City and around the world here's Michael Barr Russian president Vladimir Putin accused America and the west of ignoring Moscow security concerns in the Ukraine controversy Secretary of State blinken speaking with Russian foreign minister Lavrov says it was time for Russia to start withdrawing its troops from the border By now spokesperson Jen Psaki The door to diplomacy remains open We don't know what decision president Putin will make Spokesperson Jen Psaki It's the vaccine news millions of parents have been waiting for the FDA and now set to consider whether to make Pfizer's COVID shots available for kids 6 months up to 5 years old Doctor aloch Patel We may see an emergency use authorization by the end of February or early March So hopefully shots are into those little arms not that long after that Doctor Patel spoke to ABC A democratic senator has suffered a stroke His doctors say U.S. senator Ben ray luhan is 49 years old he's expected to fully recover from a stroke and surgery to reduce swelling However with a 50 50 Senate it has put a number of democratic lead votes on hold for now Live from the Bloomberg interactive broker studios This is global news 24 hours a day on air and on Bloomberg Quick take powered by more than 2700 journalists and analysts in more than 120 countries I'm Michael Barr This is Bloomberg Burning season continues Not since the 1980s have we seen these sorts of reversals Bloomberg is fastest with the numbers and analysis The fundamental story is really solid It really kind of a balancing act Bloomberg The fastest numbers and analysis you trust We're probably going to have a bad job to report at the end of this week I mean just because of a car I mean it's just simply because of a crime That said and the media will say I'm not criticizing the media here but it'll say.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"For no. Alright, slight change of plans here sooner rather than Marcela Diaz. We're gonna talk to Zulema Cevera. Who is a community organizer from some most of whom? Pablo Nieto Salima. Good afternoon. How are you? Hi. Good afternoon. Thank you, Richard for the invitation, Absolutely. All right. So you guys are going to hold a virtual press conference tomorrow? And how can can people need to sign up for it? People need to go to the link and sign up for it. Picture. Yeah, we have a We have a film link that we can send to people that are interested in joining but also will be airing this, um, on our Facebook page. It's going to be a Facebook life event as well. Okay, so just facebook dot com slash almost equivalent Neto. That's correct, All right, and then people can watch it there. Yeah, People can just join. It's going to take 12. Have known in, um Yeah. And what is the topic? Why are you doing this? We are doing this, uh, the topic is that the support that that, uh, New Mexico has shown to pass. Um Uh, a path to citizenship in favor of immigrant essential workers. And we have We know that Congress has taken historic steps to deliver visionary budget to modernize key sectors of our economy, including the immigration system, which includes a pathway to citizenship for essential workers. In agricultural workers in New Mexico and the New Mexico congressional delegation has a strong local support for bold action in Washington negotiation. All right, So this is going to be just to highlight what is going on. Or is this going to be to, uh I don't know, motivate elected officials to to help in the effort to speed up the effort. And we actually have a approximately 90 local elected officials that sign on a letter in support of a path to citizenship for undocumented essential workers. With the budget reconciliation because they understand immigrant workers are essential to key New Mexico industries in rural economies in, uh we'll have that and we'll have a special, um, guest and Electoral officials from all over the state, and, um And also in a brief update on on what's going on in D. C. All right. So these are not just the delegation in D C or state legislators. These are mayors and city councils or county commissioners, others that it that that is correct. It So there there, there's gonna be. There's going to be elected officials from all over the state, including mayors that you said city councilors. Legislatures as well. And we'll have some some people from Terry's alleged Fernandez office giving us a brief update on what's happening in N B. C. Why is this important? Well, this is important because, as you know, New Mexico has some of the most inclusive policies and in the nation when it comes to me, satisfy Molise, including access to college scholarships, driver's license health care. Tax credits and rebates. Covid 19 economic relief public safety services in other immigrant friendly policies, So our congressional delegation has Mandate to show the country that New Mexico leads the way in compassionate insensible immigration policies. So that we have people who are Not citizens yet. Their status is Other, um, that are in the country. They're working here in whatever field they're working in, Um and and the and the hope is, and I think the push of the Biden administration is to offer them. Some hope like, you know, we have a process. Some process here where you can become a citizen of the United States if you want. Exactly And we have a specific data about how undocumented essential workers and families have an outside impact on the New Mexico workforce in key industries. That's why it's also important like 13% of the New Mexico workforce is foreign born. While only 9.4% of our post population they see immigrant Immigrant workers are key to the oil and gas industry agriculture home Home health care and traditional healthcare construction, retail hospitality in the restaurant industry so Latinos and immigrants are helping keep rural communities alive and driving in New Mexico. And as a result there East Road in the key in key rural regions, such as Lee in Ontario, counties and immigrants are helping at their advert. Major population laws in in other rural communities, such as Chavez and other counties, so Latinos and immigrants are keeping at school districts open. Of sustaining local workforces and inject an economic vigor that diversity and induced into otherwise aging, uh, rural communities. Our guest is Hula Maja Vera. She is a community organizer from some assume equivalent Neto. They all have a virtual press conference tomorrow. At high noon. You can go to their Facebook page and watch it there. Doesn't cost anything. Don't have to pre register disco and and click on the link for the live stream. Is that correct? That's correct. Yes, God were a Facebook page Some Muslim problem Needle in, um and you'll be able to see the video that is going to be streaming life. And it's going to be the press conference. It's going to be interesting. You're going to hear from elected officials from all over and New Mexico and also hear about what's going on with the reconciliation field on this. Part of, uh, the the immigration part Zulema we had on a senator Ben Ray Luhan earlier will have on Senator Heinrich on Thursday. Um Are you confident that this can happen as part of the reconciliation Bill? Uh, we've been trying for so long to get some kind of real. You know? Immigration reform, Comprehensive immigration reform passed even for dreamers and like it always stalls. Yeah, well, we know right now It's a we We believe we have an opportunity. And we have strong support from our congressional delegation, which is specifically by a rainbow Luhan interest. Aaliyah Fernandez. They've been really, really supportive as a Tyree has to So we have the support from New Mexico in right now it's a It's an opportunity that we have with the reconsideration because we we don't need the 60 votes that we usually do in a regular. Um, uh for a regular immigration reform so essential workers. Are ready for it. They they deserve it. They errand it because they've worked through the pandemic and they kept or can our economy going. And they're still doing it. And yeah, and that's that's just, uh, Congress with New Mexico's New Mexico. It's sensible immigration policies. Alright as you limit anything else you want to tell us about some OS as an organization or any other efforts you have coming up? Yes. We have an ongoing petition and you guys just need to go to our so most action, Uh, website and just click and take action. And you'll be directed to a petition to our Congress delegation to keep supporting these, um these efforts in a it's there. We also have the link on our Facebook page. And you can also give us a call at five or 54247832. Once again facebook dot com slash some of some probably.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Geek News Central
"Employed your sports sporting a small team of independent content creators. Making meeting allowed to pay the electric bill. The air con the rent the insurance everything that goes along with maintaining keeping this operation up and running is by sharing those promo code. It's really really really really really important that you do that. And we wanna thank you very much for your ongoing support of the sponsor in chair my coz with your family friends and people that you know all right. It's been a busy week very very busy week. Ah shoko has been in for a few days from hawaii so Been just you know doing some things here locally Actually played a little ingress for the first time in a long time. Yes the game is still alive. Couldn't believe it But other than that. It's just been a tip atypical. Workweek busy here So that's kind of the status. What's going on Got a probably a busy weekend. Ahead i would. I would imagine Catch up on things but you know what it. It's all good. Thank you for being here. Thank you part of the of the central family. So something just happened. What happened behind. I just something really weird happen. I hope my my max out about ready to crash. I guess everything's still online but the icons. Wow what what was that anyway. Yes max are not perfect either. They do weird things. So long as the Chrome stays running will be okay. He so this first article up and if you're watching online mixture check in macsharry. Say hello you know. Hit that like button on facebook on youtube. Make sure say hello. We want to hear from you as very very important to do that and But anyways senate bill has been created it would create an exception to section two three delimit health misinformation. It's called the health. Miss information act would make tech companies liable miss information during a health crisis. He we know a week ago. That surgeon general. Dr vivid murphy declared health misinformation and urgent threat to the us public. So senators amy klobuchar minnesota and ben ray luhan of new mexico have introducing legislation that would modify section to thirty of the nineteen ninety-six communication decency. Act strip liable protections from technology companies if their platforms help spread misinformation during health crisis. Again here we have a situation. Where now they're going to legislate in say you have to determine what his factor fiction. Mr facebook twitter. Youtube every place where there's content in grated. You are going to be responsible for determining what is backed and what is fiction any. You don't follow what the government tells you. You're going to be held liable very very very scary. If passed the hell smell. Mrs probation back. To twenty twenty one ukraine exception to section to see social media platforms like facebook and twitter treated as the publisher or speaker of health instrument. Help miss information when their platforms a lock rhythmically. Amplify misleading health content with falls under deppish of health related misinformation would be decided by the united states government and the secretary of health and human services not that those positions are politicized at all. The exemption would only apply during a public health crisis. Which again the united states government and the h. m. s. would have to declare in establishing rationale for the change the bills sites joint report from the center of countering digital hate anti vacs. Watch while there's a. There's a group like that that found that as much as seventy three percent vaccine misinformation on facebook can be linked to a group of twelve individuals known as the disc information does. It's amazing that twelve people. Twelve people can forty percent of the country not to get a vaccine. Twelve people Amazing far too long online platforms have not done enough to protect the health of americans caesar the summer these are some of the biggest riches companies in the world and they must do more to prevent the spread of deadly vaccine misinformation. Senator klobuchar said in a statement. The krona vires pandemic has showed us how lethal miss information can be and it is our responsibility to take action. It depends on what side of the fence. You're on some people. Think the taking the vaccine is deadly something taking a vaccine as a good decision. Some people don't trust the vaccine that yet because they're spreading miss information or opinions. They're now going to be held liable. The ability. follows recent statements by the president. He said platforms like facebook. Were killing people. Know he did reverse that a few days later by not doing more to stop the vaccine now threatening the country with mask again and threatening saying that people that are not vaccinated. You're going to die. That's the message that is being put out on the interwebs today. So we have the government going to create liability.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Um, just a comprehensive piece of legislation that again is needed. And when you look back at the work that FDR was able to do, I think that's the only thing this could be compared to is the enormous work that was done under the new deal to make investments in the American people. Right. There are some controversial aspects of this climate change being one Dough Mansion Center mansion, saying he's concerned about that, So I mean, there's going to be probably a lot more discussion and compromise needed to get this voted on by all the Democrats, which is absolutely positively necessary. You look at thing you know, you look at the current situation, Senator With temperatures of 128 130 degrees, and I don't think anybody is now saying that climate change is a Chinese hoax or anything else. But I guess it's how we get there. And you know how we treat fossil fuel. That's a some concern to Senator Manchin. Let me ask you something. Um, locally, Richard on that. Yes, sir on that if I made, but the resolution does meet the president's climate change goals of 80% clean electricity and 50% economy wide. Carbon emissions by 2030. And I'm working to make sure that one of the piece of legislation I lead when I was in the house and I'm now still working on with Senator Tina Smith, who's leading it in the Senate. Is that clean energy standard, In addition to civilian climate, corpse, clean energy accelerators, weatherization electrification of building important work that we can do in this space that will allow us to meet those goals in addition to a methane reduction Initiative as well. So I I believe that we are going to be able to get there. It's going to take some work. But these are important, uh, policies we have to get adopted. All right. Thanks for clarifying that United States enter Ben Ray Luhan is our guest. Quickly here. Senator reports that the Navajo gala pipeline to take water to Navajo nation is $330 million. They have a budget gap and not to be completed until 20. 29. We've talked about this senator coming out of the pandemic. We see that the Navajo nation heavily impacted by covid and part of the problem, our our health outcomes. And part of the problem with that is the lack of clean water. 2029 is shameful. Richard as you know this. The piece of legislation that authorized this project was carried by Senator Bingaman to the Senate. I carried it in the house back in 2000 and nine In 2010. So this project one we know matters. It's important. I'm personally vested in this. We're getting it done, and I also have a lot of questions about the cost overruns and the delay in the project. Because of some of the additions to this project. So we are currently reviewing those, Um and it's my intention to make sure that we're able to get this built but to your point get this built as soon as possible. Waiting. Another decade is not right to get water to families across the Navajo nation. Yes, apparently we can create a vaccine, you know, in a matter of months, but we can't dig a ditch and lay some pipe and welded together. And under another another eight years, Senator, I hope I hope you can find a way to find the money for that. And to kick somebody in the ass and get this. Get this sped along. They need it desperately. I I appreciate that ad. Because you, Richard, your spot. Answer, Senator. Thank you for your time today. Stay well. Always an honor. You take care, all right back and talk 12 61 of 37 K T. R C We'll be coming right back to the Richard he'd show the voice of Santa Fe here on K. TRC, Santa Fes news talk leader..
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Payments wrapped payments. They have to keep that roof over their heads. They have to help their their families. And so that's the idea of this important plan. And the expansion of the child tax credit. Richard is this is a been a program that's been in place, but not all families have been able to take advantage of it, especially if families didn't make enough. Uh, money. Or made too much money. Some families were left out of this. And so this was an important change. And we are now working to it. Child tax credit love the resolution as well. It's the largest child tax credit and essentially the largest a child tax cut in the in the history of the country, so this is critically important. Our guest. These United States, Senator Ben Ray Luhan, Democrat from New Mexico goes out, saying Well known in northern part of the state from beautiful numbered a New Mexico senator. This was from Bill passed about four months ago called the American Rescue Plan. This was part of that package, correct. That is correct. So when we got together in the house and the Senate after the election of President Biden, we had all made a commitment to that We needed to still act because of the negative impact of the Covid 19 health pandemic that struck us across the country. It was unfortunate that none of our Republican colleagues were able to vote for it. They none of them voted for this package, but we were fortunate that we had the votes as Democratic leaders to pass this package. Get this relief to families and I'll tell you families across new Mexico that have kids that are getting the child tax credit. They know the difference that this is making and so I'm glad that we were able to get this done. But it's an immense honor to be a part of this and Helping families back home. All right now, the United States Senate has come up with a budget. A $3.5 trillion budget is that That's for one year. I mean, this is not a 10 year plan. This is one year $3.5 trillion budget proposal, Correct. So while we would pass it this year, it would provide funding for initiatives for many years. Okay, once we would get these programs up and running, and so it's a $3.5 trillion budget resolution framework. And that's in addition to approximately 600 billion, and what's being talked about with an infrastructure package as well. That is also currently being negotiated. So a top line number number of about $4.1 trillion, sir? Just $3.5 trillion budget proposal. Is that strictly Democratic proposal or was there any any Republican signed on to this? Right now. It was a A democratic Li led, um, initiative with our colleagues on the budget Committee, which I'm a member of. Um and many of our Republican colleagues have said that they do not plan on voting for this. Initiative. Um, but what this package will do. There's three main buckets here, Richard One is on health care savings. So one of the areas that we're focusing on is requiring the negotiation of prescription drug prices. So that would lower the cost of prescription drugs for people across America and for Medicare beneficiaries. So for our seniors in our communities, it would also allow us to expand benefits. And you and I have talked about this before to expand benefits to now include Vision hearing and dental care, So that's significant. Um, it would also look at long term economic growth, so my goals here are expanding and extending the child tax credit, making sure there's more support. For families and each and every one of.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Fe. Happy Friday. It is the 11th Day of June. Gorgeous day in these day capital right now. 88 degrees. Humidity is way up. Where 4% today. Double what It was yesterday. We're all the way up to 4%. It is windy point about 20 miles an hour. Once again, it's warm is very dry, and it's windy, Critical fire. Danger. Please, Please, Please be careful this weekend was not burned down the state tomorrow. Pretty much like today. Around 90 low nineties. Sunday, the same 90 low nineties Monday, mid nineties, maybe close to 100 chance to rain on Tuesday with a high about 90 degrees. Super hot across all the Southwest as we can take it seriously for going out in a bound traveling. Make sure you have water and sunscreen and hat. Know where you're going. The car is going to run the phone is charging all that super hot up to, uh well, now they're saying could be topped. Could top 120 degrees across parts of the southwest Albuquerque Very soon could be one. Oh, six. So it's hot out. Please take you seriously. And please, Please, Please be careful Bear on Weber 1 30 Today, two o'clock today. Mark Sachs, who's just done Carver and his wife, Betsy Williams, who's a Potter? They're up in Dixon, New Mexico and then a new lawyer here in town with a new law firm. Lucie River joins us at three o'clock today. Join us now. The United States Senator Ben Ray Luhan, Senator. Good afternoon. Good afternoon, Richard and thank you for opening up the one o'clock hour with some great Northern New Mexico music. That's fabulous. How'd you guess? That was incredible. I think that maybe have been Darren Cordova. But I'm not going to get in trouble with any hard it was Darren Corvin.
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"It is the 11th Day of June. Gorgeous day in the state capital right now, 88 degrees. Humidity is way up. Where 4% today double what it was yesterday. We're all the way up to 4%. It is windy going about 20 Miles an hour. Once again, it's warm. It's very dry, and it's windy. Critical fire. Danger. Please, Please, Please be careful this weekend was not burned down the state tomorrow. Pretty much like today. Around 90 low nineties. Sunday, the same 90 low nineties Monday, mid nineties, maybe close to 110 to rain on Tuesday with a high about 90 degrees. Super hot across all the Southwest as we can take it seriously for going out and bound. Traveling. Make sure you have water and sunscreen and hat. Know where you're going. The car is going to run the phone is charging all that super hot up to, uh well, now they're saying could be topped. Could top 120 degrees across parts of the southwest Albuquerque Very soon could be one. Oh, six. So it's hot out. Please take it seriously. And please, please, Please be careful Bear on Weber 1 30 Today, two o'clock today. Mark Sachs, who's just done Carver and his wife, Betsy Williams, Who's a Potter there up in Dixon, New Mexico. And then a new lawyer here in town with a new law firm. Lucie River joins us at three o'clock today Join us now as United States Senator Ben Ray Luhan, senator Good afternoon. Good afternoon, Richard and thank you for opening up the one o'clock hour with some great Northern New Mexico music. That's fabulous. How'd you guess? That was incredible. I think that maybe have been Darren Cordova. But I'm not going to get in trouble with any hard it was Darren Korb..
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on KCRW
"With left right and center. I'm Josh Barrow on the right is Megan McArdle, columnist of The Washington Post on the left is Elizabeth Bronek, staff writer at the Atlantic Congress remains busy. There are ongoing negotiations to see whether a portion of President Biden's infrastructure proposal could be completed on a bipartisan basis. West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito is the lead Republican negotiator on that Democrats are working out how they want to seek to advance legislation about voting, though that's highly likely to run into a Republican filibuster in the Senate, But there are two other things moving in the shorter term. But I think tell us something interesting about how Congress works today. One bill is a reflection of the new, highly polarized Congress, and the other is a throwback. Showing the Congress is sometimes secretly like it always Woz. The partisan fight, which we'll get to in a second is over whether there should be a bipartisan commission to investigate the January six attack on the Capitol. But what I want to talk about first is something that really looks like old style legislation. This is the U. S Innovation and Competition Act. Now part of this was once referred to as the Endless Frontier Act, which is a bipartisan proposal from Chuck Schumer on the Democratic side, and Todd Young, a Republican from Indiana. On. It was intended to sharply increase U. S investment in Applied Science Research. That's in things like artificial intelligence, semiconductors, quantum computing biotechnology. All this very cool stuff on you can call a big $100 billion investment in this over five years. You can call it a way to boost productivity growth. Even call it a way to fight climate change. You can call it a way to compete with China and in fact Members of both parties have been saying all of those things, and that's part of why the bill is likely on the way to pass. It's been moving through regular order. That's the way Congress is supposed to work or committees right legislation. They change it. There are negotiations and people insert their own pet projects into the bills. And we've been seeing the good and bad of that That's helping to build the coalition that's going to get this thing to pass. But the bills also becoming kind of a Christmas tree, which is to say people hang whatever they want on it. Why Senator Brian Shot's gotta provisioning to build to fight the trade in shark fins. Some of the money also keeps getting shifted around like New Mexico Senator Ben Ray Luhan got a lot of the money that was supposed to go to this new initiative is gonna move the Department of Energy, which has major labs in his state of New Mexico. Bills also been really reduced in size. $100 billion now includes the existing budget of the National Science Foundation, So it's good. It's an increase in spending by tens of billions of dollars, but not as much as was once hoped. Still, it's not nothing even though a lot of a lot of other science stuff and a lot of other unrelated stuff has gotten to this bill. It shows that Congress can move toward new, interesting initiatives, with the temperature a little bit lower in terms of partisanship of the negotiations when they set their mind to it. S Elizabeth. When you look at this Is this a good process and is it leading to a good outcome? Well, I think that the second question sort of answers. The first It's not leading to good outcomes and therefore I I have to rule that it's not a great process. I mean, something. We're not about Congress for a long time. Like you said, It's no surprise that it's ultra dysfunctional. But I think this bill especially because there's nothing really to object to their on. There's a lot to support, especially coming from the situation. We've just come from with the pandemic. On get it's turned into you know such a such a log rolling disaster, I think is it is a very good object lesson in the problem here. But I don't know that it's a log rolling disaster. I mean, even if a lot of the stuff that's getting put in here wasn't supposed to be the initial priority. You know, I don't have a problem with spending more money at the Department of Energy's labs in New Mexico, even if the bill is becoming less focused, and some of the money is spent better than others. It seems to me like you know, if that's what you have to do in order to get something done, and and things are, there's nothing in here that looks to me like it's a completely terrible way for the government to spend money. So I'm I'm not sure it's a disaster, even if it's in perfect. But hasn't ah lot of the pinning stuff. I mean, pinning things on to this bill. I mean, hasn't it also resulted in the wiggling down of the money that was initially set aside for innovation and right? And yes, that's the arresting and technology. Yes, that's a serious problem. Megan, What do you make of this? Look on the one hand I'm kind of heartened to see logrolling coming back. It's kind of just really you cheering to see Congress behaving basically normally. Yes. On the one hand, they have messed up this bill. It is now smaller than it should be, I would say, because I think that you know the government should just like spend money with abandon on basic scientific research research. Ondo Horse Trading has been no prettier to watch than any process of congressional sausage making ever is. But on the other hand, like it's just so normal, right, we're kind of arguing about fairly small details on a bill that we can all basically agree like, should happen. Um and that is a really welcome change from the other side..
"ben ray luhan" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"You know, you're not here to be polite to Donald Trump protesters. Enforced the damn law or resign. Thank you. Thank you. So a pivot. Good news. Jon Ossoff's has been declared the winner s o. You know, that means they got both of those elections. I don't know if you watched it last night. It was like a suspense document. I don't know. It was like, up and down. We're down by 100,000 were up by 100,000. And with so much at stake, it was the most anxious. I've been watching election returns in Right some time and went in about 11. 30 a soft took the lead, and the writing was on the wall. I was damn near crying. You know Mitch McConnell. You're an emotional man, aren't you? Am I am yours anxious as you were a month ago. More anxious than all the way back to November than third. No, no, you know, November the third. I was reasonably confident We're gonna win that. And, um So you know, I had some level of anxiety that you know stuff happens. Um okay. Argo 2016, but I was feeling pretty good about it. But last night, Roxanne had to talk me down. I feel sorry for her. I feel sorry for her. Okay, So thank you. What do you you more excited about the robot Senator Leffler being gone or fact that Moscow, Mitch will no longer be the obstructionist majority leader in the Senate. It's a beautiful package toe. Think about, you know, I just think that what's going to be really interesting is now you know, in 2016 retake made the decision. We were going to focus on state and local politics because there was no point in writing to Washington with Donald Trump there, but now there's a point And we have leverage with, you know, to Congress, people and two senators on did I think that it's going to be incumbent upon them. Press Biden and for us to press them, We're not gonna have a whole lot of leverage with by what we do with Ben Ray Luhan and Martin Heinrich. All right. Great point to stop. We'll come back. Yeah, I'm signaling you will take a break. Great. Great. Great segue way..
Democratic Rep. Ben Ray Lujan will run for Senate in New Mexico
"To have joining us now is congressman from the third congressional district of New Mexico. Ben Ray Luhan, congressman good afternoon. How are you today? I'm doing well, Richard. It's always an honor to be with you. All right announcing today, you are going to run for the United States Senate. Do I have that? Correct. You have that Richard. We heard about a week ago up and Senator udall who again incredible public servant Timon, Jill you'd all. In the work. They do day in and day out always been an advocate for people on leading consumer protections that he was the attorney general for the state of New Mexico, and he announced he would not be running to the US Senate seat. You're sitting down with family and friends and supporters and all the encouragement over the last week. I am announcing today even though it's April Fool's day. This is no, April Fools joke. Down things today that I am running for the US Senate seat in Mexico, and we appreciate the outpouring support. And we look forward to launching this campaign officially over the next few weeks as we travel the state to hear directly from people directly constituents across Mexico. But we wanted to make that announcement today congressman, well, we're we're very happy. Once Senator udall announced he would not seek reelection. What's it gonna retire? Kind of a neat distinction would not seek reelection in twenty twenty. Of course, lots of speculation you were top of the list. But then a lot of people kind of bouncing back and forth. Well, his position in the house. Fourth fourth in line succession assistant leader just has to wait. He'll be speaker very soon. How much did this way into the decision? And how did you go about making the decision congressman? Absolutely, richard. Well, especially over the last two years. I worked side by side with people all across Mexico and all across America to win back. The majority in the US house of representatives for Democrats restoring checks and balances and making commitments to the American people along the way. To lower prescription drug prices, slow the pasta healthcare to pass h r one to restore ethics in our government. Make sure that we were energy influence of all types secret dark money in our campaigns at any gerrymandering, restoring the Voting Rights Act, and I will also elected by my colleagues to serve as speaker of the house in this election cycle, which is a great responsibility and one that we will continue to do. But after all the restrictions that many of us have had watching Mitch McConnell continue to stand in the way of progress. Refusing to take up HR one recently announced that it was Mitch McConnell Senate Republicans to repeal the Affordable Care Act. And then we saw the Trump administration doubled down on that Mitch McConnell refused to take up legislation that we passed out of the house to address gun violence. The first that we've done in twenty five years it clear that we have to do something about Mitch McConnell, obstruction fixed the Senate and. That's why I'm running to make sure that we're able to flip the Senate, and we can't do that. Unless we hold you Mexico blue, and I feel Richard based in the work that I've been doing my upbringing in Mexico born and raised on a small farm. I still call home. I'm the strongest candidate to be able to keep the seat in blue, and you Mexico and working or the trusted supporters across Mexico. So that was a big part of the decision how we came to it. And I'll tell you my mom had some special influence over this, Richard. I call that I made and she was very encouraging on she talked about my father was a little emotional. But my mom said, Dan Rae. This is something that the family support you in doing, and if you have support from people across the Mexico, let's do this. And so we're announcing today that we're announcing that I'm running for the US Senate here, New Mexico. Congressman Henry Liu Honda gets announcing as he just mentioned the running for the United States Senate seat currently held by Senator Tom udall. Oh, have you formed your campaign team? Have you started bringing people on for the campaign? Yes, you're so this last week we reached out to incredible of supporters and the team that we're assembling. We're still building it. But we're coming out of the gate with one of the strongest teams in the country, and they are made up of Mexican people that have helped us win seats in New Mexico. And so I know that the team that we've assembled as one that very competent, and that has already delivered victories art of the team that helped elect Senator Tom udall, Senator hanger, so teetotal small myself Senator Bingaman on you know, people that have just been a big part of New Mexico success over the years. So I'm really proud of the team that we've assembled as far congressman you're gonna move from a safe district race to statewide race. Can you give us a little bit of the idea of the direction of the campaign and a little bit of the direction of fundraising? So the campaigns that I've always run Richard had been grassroots feels. They've always been powered by people, and I've prided myself on being inclusive and making sure that we get more people involved during my tenure in the house of representatives. We've put together training to encourage more people to get involved in our state party and our state politics on we've been an advocate for voting rights. Same day voter registration making it easier for people to vote not harder for people to vote because when more people are involved where stronger because of it. So that's the kind of campaign will put together in all thirty three counties will work to catch a voters everywhere. Encourage them to stay involved and be involved fundraising perspective, look at the d triple fee, we help transform the way we raise money, we'd raise a lot of resources online. And that's something that we're counting on grassroots supporters property Mexico to help us out. And then, you know, people traditionally supported my election here in New Mexico. Wilkins you to reach out to them as well. But I'll tell you the more people that get involved the stronger will do what people were able to earn their support that the stronger of a candidate on. I will be as well congressman, then let me ask you this because you mentioned dark money nature are one and ethics considerations. Even people up in northern New Mexico people who do support you. We're concerned about you taking money from private prisons. And also, you know, the thought of fossil fuel money as well. How would you answer them? How would you? How would you? What would you tell them in with their concerns about big money? Yes. So with the money, we return that we do not take that money anymore from private prisons as well there, Richard. So we clearly constituents in that space. I'm very proud of my record when it comes to the climate crisis. And how it's impacting negatively not just in New Mexico, but across America, I was appointed to the select committee on climate crisis by speaker Pelosi. You know, this as well as my listener or listeners and my supporters as well, Richard during my time on the public regulation commission. Not only did we stand up to health insurance companies who were discriminated against a constituents, but we actually stood up in the face of developing more renewable energy, and you'd Mexico developing strong, energy efficiency standards, a strong net. Metering a program that encourage more people to develop top solar on their homes as well. Even though there was pushed into utility companies at during my time in congress. I'm the carrier a cherry, and I'm the author of the national renewable electricity standard legislation. We've continued to stand in the face of a where we need to reduce pollution as well. And we've been working in that endeavor every way. So I have a strong scorecard can all Sierra Club in the league. Conservation voters. I'm proud to receive their endorsement in. Election, including when I was running for the first time back in two thousand eight and continue to hold and earn their support. So that environmental scorecard matters to me very much. It's who I am. And it's how I was raised on that small farm that I still call home, right? Congressman is our guest. He's announcing today he will run for the United States Senate seat currently held by
Hispanic Caucus Calls For Investigation Into Migrant Child's Death
"Members of the house Hispanic caucus were appalled after visiting the customs authority in New Mexico where a seven-year-old Guatemalan girl was treated before. She died New Mexico Democrat, Ben Ray Luhan, and what I would describe as inhumane holding cells where we saw children with adults overcrowded facilities with a shared toilet completely open.
Trump threatens U.S. government shutdown over immigration
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