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The Doug Collins Podcast
Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Tragedy in Congress
"So you have the CR, which I've talked about. You have an omnibus, which I think is another mistake because the animus takes these 12 appropriations bills and combines them into one big gigantic ball of crap. Nobody really knows what's in. And I'm saying this is someone who's been a part of it, but I have voted for these bills, even though there's some things in her, I didn't like as long as they didn't have true moral convictions for me in there. Again, the NSA, okay, because they would have, they would have things that affected my state, my district or the country, are spending for military that needed to be done. They met a lot of things in there. I didn't like just as some of the Democrats would vote for it because it had some things that they needed, but not everybody got what they want. The omnibus itself is just taking those 12 bills and showing that the Congress is a failure. Why do I say that? Remember the 12 bills I talked about. If they got the two top line numbers, the two top line numbers actually show how much they can spend. And then they do the budget just the 12 individual committees that I spoke of. The subcommittees. They bring what should happen is, is each of those bills should be brought to the floor and then amended by the other members of the House representatives and passed as a stand-alone Bill sent to the Senate in which they were then in their appropriate committee to do the same thing. And then if they, let's just say they do the defense Bill. The events appropriations bill. They get it out of the house. They determine what we're going to spend money on down to, you know, personnel, bullets, guns, tanks, whatever. Send it over to the Senate. And it says, okay, we agree with most of this. We don't agree with all of it. They put their bill together. Then what you do is you come together in a conference committee, which means you got members of the House, members of the Senate who come together and appropriations, and then hammer out what the solution is when they hammer out the solution, then the conference committee comes back to the house and to the Senate. You voted up or down. No amendments just up or down. That's what's supposed to happen. It should happen. That's the way regular order, which I hear a lot of my Republican colleagues talk about all the time. We need to get back to regular order. Well, that is regular order. It doesn't mean you're going to get everything you want. It doesn't mean that the house is going to get everything they want. It doesn't mean the Senate is going to get everything. Well, but in the end, the American people get a budget. Again, appropriations bill that funds a specific set of the government that has been vetted that has been went through and been voted on by the people sent there to do it. That's not happening. It hasn't happened. We have not passed 12 appropriation bills since this new process came in. All approximately 50 plus years ago, we've done it like three or four times since the 70s, folks. There's even by Washington standards, this is broken.
The Ben Shapiro Show
"conference committee" Discussed on The Ben Shapiro Show
"So these unions know because the Biden administration is in power. And because the Biden administration is pro union because the unions essentially pay for the electoral victory of Democrats all across the nation. They have the Biden administration over barrel. And so they can negotiate for whatever the hell they want at this point. In a brief statement, the national carriers conference committee, which represents the country's freight railroads in national collective bargaining negotiations, said it was disappointed with the decision, rejecting the tentative agreement sets in motion a status quo period in which the union will now resume negotiations with large freight carriers. The AP reported the union will delay any strike until 5 days after Congress reconvenes in mid November to allow time for additional negotiations. Of course they will. So the union is saying we are going to strike, but we're going to hold up just long enough for there to be an election. But be it noted that some sort of confiscatory deal will be signed between the unions and the Biden administration at the end of this road or there will be a major supply chain issue. Amazing stuff from this administration. Meanwhile, the Biden administration energy policy continues to be hot garbage. So the Biden administration made very clear when they came into office, they were going to be warm toward the Iranian mullahs and they were going to be very, very harsh on the Saudi Arabian government. This has resulted predictably in the Saudis drawing away from the Biden administration that is not a shock. The Saudis defied a U.S. warning ahead of their OPEC plus production cuts in the United States is basically begging Saudi Arabia to keep pumping even though the price of oil had already declined in Saudi's like, no, we're not doing that. We're going to cut our oil output because this is what we do when prices drop. And you guys keep saying that you're our Friends. And then I see that you're negotiating with Iran, who is our mortal nemesis. And so the Biden administration, of course, is now yelling at Saudi Arabia. Because this is what the Biden administration really does is they embrace policies that are absolutely contrary to reality. And then when reality manifests, they get very angry at reality. They are my two year old. My two year old, the other day, she asked for sparkling water. We don't have sparkling water at the house. I hate her. We don't have sparkling water. And she just repeats in a much louder voice. I want sparkling water. And I say to her, if you yell about it, is the sparkling water suddenly going to manifest. She says, I want sparkling one. That is the way that this, that is the way that this administration works. They yell at the Saudis. What they want is not manifest because it doesn't make sense for the Saudis. And then they yell at the Saudi some more. That is apparently an actual foreign policy for this administration. According to The Wall Street Journal, days before a major oil production cut by OPEC and its Russia led allies, U.S. officials called their counterparts in Saudi Arabia and other big golf producers with an urgent appeal. Delay the decision for another month. According to people familiar with the talks, of course, they only wanted to lay it for another month because they wanted to get past the election. The answer was a resounding no. U.S. officials warned Saudi leaders a cut would be viewed as a clear choice by Riyadh to decide with Russia in Ukraine war. And the movement weekend already waning support in Washington for the kingdom that people said. Saudi officials dismissed the request, which they viewed as a political gambit by the Biden administration to avoid bad news ahead of the midterms. Yes, clearly that's what Biden was doing. By the way, that's an amazing thing. Remember that time that we talked about how it's really bad for a president to interfere with foreign countries for political purposes. It is super bad for Donald Trump to call up Ukraine and ask them, for example, to go after Hunter Biden in advance of an election because you don't want to manipulate foreign systems for domestic political gain. What does it mean when you have the president of the United States calling up OPEC saying can you put off that decision on pumping oil not because it's good for the American people, but mainly because we want to avoid the bad news until just after this election? The way our politics works is really, really broken. The kingdom leaned on until back allies to approve the cut, which is aimed at reducing production by 2 million barrels a day. Adrian Watson a National Security Council spokeswoman rejected Saudi contentions, the Biden administration efforts were driven by political calculations. Yeah, sure. I'm sure that Joe Biden had asked for a month delay because it was just a coincidence that we are in early October and the election is in early November. What a coincidence. What an amazing coincidence. On Tuesday, prince Faisal been far behind the Saudi foreign minister said the OPEC plus decision was purely economic and had no political dimensions, but Joe Biden wants to make clear that it wasn't political by yelling at the Saudis. Now apparently, Joe Biden is going to reevaluate and potentially alter the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia following the announcement by the Saudi led coalition with slash oil production. So just to get this straight, here's how this started. Joe Biden decided that he was going to yell at the Saudis because Mohammed bin Salman had Jamal Khashoggi, who is a Washington Post columnist who also was a Muslim Brotherhood fellow traveler, killed in turkey. Fair enough. He's going to yell at the Saudis about that. But who's going to exclusively yell at the Saudis? And who's going to realign the United States with regard to the Saudis? Then it turns out the United States has pursued a really crap energy policy in which a reduced drilling. We create incentives for companies not to invest in energy production. And then we are reliant on places like Russia and Saudi Arabia for oil. Now apparently we're even reliant on Venezuela, we're trying to cut deals with Nicolas Maduro, the dictator of Venezuela to get him to allow Chevron to continue pumping over there. And then when the Saudis pursue their own interest, we yell at them some more. And that's after Joe Biden goes over there and kisses ass. It's an amazing, amazing failure by the Biden administration. So now what are they doing? They're doubling
Bloomberg Radio New York
"conference committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"I so pro union? They don't give you the credit, the American people don't understand. For you to get to be go through the apprentice program and in other trades, you got four or 5 years like going to college. You get paid a little bit, not a lot, but you're working like hell before you get certified. President Biden speaking earlier today in Detroit, we do have some more economic data across the wires. Let's go head back to Michael McKee Mike. We are looking at the totality of data as Jay Powell suggested in industrial production has some clues to where the economy is. It falls by two tenths during the month of August. That's after a half percent gain revised down from 6 tenths capacity utilization is a little bit lower, 80% compared to 80.2. Manufacturing up just one tenth on the month and auto production, despite what Joe Biden was saying, auto production, one of the reasons that manufacturing slipped from a 6 tenths gain in July that also mentioned that the reason the headline dropped so much is a big drop in utilities. I thought it was hot during the month of August, but Lisa and Tom, I think maybe people didn't have to run their air conditioners around the country as much. All right, Mike, thank you so much. We have gotten a deal also on the railroad side, U.S. railroads and union negotiators have reached a tentative agreement after 20 hours of talks President Biden saying in a statement quote these rail workers will get better pay improved working conditions and peace of mind around their healthcare costs all hard earned. We have Anne Marie horde here. Emory, what do we know about the agreement and what it took to reach it? Well, it took at least 20 hours of straight negotiations. That's what we learned from the Labor Department with also the president phoning in on these discussions. Remember, this is something incredibly close to him. He was just yesterday in Detroit being introduced by a union labor worker who said this is the most pro union president we have ever seen. So it could have been incredibly catastrophic really for his presidency and ahead of the midterm elections if there was no agreement, but we should note, right now, this is just a tentative agreement. What we do know is there does seem to be some open language when it comes to attendance on medical leave. There's a 14% wage hike effective immediately, 24% overall over 5 years and this is according to the national carriers conference committee, but the scheduling of sick days at this moment. It does seem to be like that's a gray area and we should note that while this does extend this cooling off period, which basically means that you can not go on strike. So there will be no strike on Friday. You still need to get rank and file of these labor units to sign off on this. So it's not a done deal just yet, but obviously all things look go. What are Republicans think of this Emory? I haven't got a straightened word from anybody. How does the GOP handle this two day mess? Well, they handled it yesterday by putting legislation to the Senate that would basically be a vote on the agreement that the presidential board that President Biden set up that these contracts and this agreement that they said that you should potentially accept. This was what one of their advice basically was. They said this should be the law and both sides should accept this. That was struck down. Senator Sanders objected to that. And really for the Republicans, it was almost a way that they were almost game theory playing this out. If there were to be a strike and the Republicans were the ones that put this legislation on the floor to avert it, it would have really blown back. But right now, there's not much they can say, because at the end of the day, there was a tentative agreement that has reached. Emory Horton, thank you so much, greatly appreciate it here as we move forward here on the debates in Washington to the midterm elections. Julie Beale is with Kane Anderson Rudnick. She does not look at the midterm of elections. She looks at the mid capitalization of equities with some real expertise in small cap mid cap as well. Julia, look at the mid cap small cap, and particularly away from mid cap toward small cap, is everybody cheerleaders and they don't happen until they happen. And then it's boom. Small cap takes up. It takes off. Are we there now? I don't think we're quite there yet, right? Because there's still so many contrary indicators to how well the economy is doing. We know that employment is strong, but the fact that employment is strong is actually what gives the fed the most amount of room to be able to raise rates pretty proactively. And I think they have to after all of the most recent prints. So I think it's important to keep in mind that quality small and mid cap names have demonstrated that they can be resilient in downturn. This is really critical folks. You just heard there are some grizzled pro. She's not grizzled, but we'll go with it. This is really, really important. Everybody knows how to figure out if Apple, Amazon, Bristol Myers, if their quality. How do you determine on the income statement that a small cap is quality? Well, I think what's really important is to look at the durability of earnings. So anytime we're looking at an interesting business here at king, what we do is we just look at the financials through the last financial crisis and some of our companies have financials going back 20, 30 years. And we just see how well they did. How well are they able to reduce their costs in a downturn? Do they have a lot of variable expenses? Are they able to keep their contracts with their customers? Are they mission critical software that you can't get rid of? Those are the types of businesses that can really weather the storm. Look at a Jack Henry, that serves financial services. You can't tell that it went through a financial crisis on its income statement Julie Beale just real quick here. You are going to be sticking with us. How invested are you? And this is sort of the tipping point of people who are bullish versus bearish and you say, we're not quite there yet in terms of recognizing the pain. How are you arranged for that? You know, for us, I came, we don't try to forecast the macro. We think that that's pretty pointless, right? Were you able to predict a
"conference committee" Discussed on WTOP
"75° in annandale, 70 in Germantown, where it's 76 now at DuPont circle. And it's 8 40. A federal indictment has been unsealed that accuses a former teacher from Maryland of attacking men on federal land in a park in the district. The indictment alleges that 48 year old Michael prudent who taught in prince George's county schools in 2021, assaulted 5 men at meridian park in the nighttime hours from 2018 to 2021. Federal prosecutors say he went to the D.C. park, pretending to be a park police officer and gave the victims police style directives. He is then accused of shining a flashlight in their faces in spraying them with some sort of chemical irritant. Prudent is charged with attacking four of the men because of their actual or perceived sexual orientation. The park is known to be a meeting spot for men seeking consensual sex with other men. He was taken into custody and Norfolk, Virginia, prudent could get 5 decades in federal prison and even more time for hate crime charge. And Kramer, WTO news. A court documents show he was found not guilty of assaulting two walkers on a trail in spring them with pepper spray last year. The Topps grocery store in Buffalo, New York is reopening today after extensive renovations. That's the store where a mass shooting occurred in May, ten black people were shot and killed by an 18 year old white man who's now facing federal hate crime charges. Some residents want that site turned into a memorial, but others want the story to remain. It's the only supermarket and the predominantly black community. An advanced placement course in African American studies may soon be available to high school students throughout the country. A two year pilot program is underway during which teachers and students will give their feedback about 60 teachers attended a seminar at Howard University this week to discuss course concepts and materials. Don Williams is the dean of Howard school of education, she tells WTO the goal of the course is to paint a full picture of the African American experience. It is a curriculum that is comprehensive that speaks on the values and the contributions. The struggles and obstacles, but the resiliency of the African American people and more collectively the African American experience, which clues a variety of voices and perspectives. Class will be offered at about 60 schools during the first year of the pilot and about 200 schools in the second year. The house has approved a defense spending bill authorizing nearly $840 billion for fiscal year 2023. That's 37 billion more than the president requested. The Senate has not yet voted on its version of the bill, when it does, both versions will be reconciled in conference committee and sent back to the House and Senate for final passage from there it gets sent to the president for his signature. Still to come a D.C. police officer corroborates some controversial testimony given to the January 6th committee, 8 43. Importers
"conference committee" Discussed on WTOP
"Have 66° in Ashburn, 68 in district heights, and 71° here in friendship heights. And at 6 41 now, while the house has approved a defense spending bill authorizing almost $840 billion for fiscal year 2023, that's $37 billion more than President Biden had requested. The Senate has not voted on this version of the bill. And when it does, both versions will be reconciled in conference committee and then sent back to the House and Senate for final passage. And from there, it will be sent to the president for his signature. More than half the country now lives in communities where the CDC is urging the wearing of masks to slow a new wave of coronavirus infections. 55% of us live in areas of high COVID levels. That's up from 32% last week. About a third of Americans live in county's designated as medium risk. Black fatherhood is on display at the George Washington University, helping to reshape a narrative. There are 75 images. With more than 6 dozen photos, a new exhibit at the corcoran gallery of art at George Washington University is shaping the conversation around black fatherhood to reclaim a narrative about black male masculinity. Associate professor doctor imani cheers thought of the idea two years ago after a conversation with her 6 year old son, he was asking a lot of questions about who is George Floyd, who was a mod Arbery. The exhibit which runs until July 31st is part of larger research, as well as a social media data analysis In Lisa Gale, WTO P news. And advanced placement course in African American studies may soon be available to high school students throughout the country. A two year pilot program is underway and teachers and students will give their feedback about 60 teachers attended a seminar at Howard University this week to discuss course concepts and materials Don Williams is the dean of Howard school of education. She tells WTO the goal of the course is to paint a full picture of the African American experience. It is a curriculum that is comprehensive that speaks on the values and the contributions. The struggles and obstacles, but the resiliency of the African American people and more collectively the African American experience, which clues a variety of voices and perspectives. The class will be offered at about 60 schools during the first year of the pilot, and at about 200 in the second year. Up to head on WTO will tell you just how long a sentence the leader of a local car theft ring got. 6
Bloomberg Radio New York
"conference committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Fire chief Chad Russell described the state of the town during a Saturday news conference We now believe we had approximately a thousand structures that were affected in some way by the storm that number probably will continue to rise as the day goes on That's the latest I'm Julie Ryan You're listening to balance and power with David Westin on Bloomberg radio I'm Joe Matthew in for David Weston this week Bloomberg government's elections expert Greg giro will join us Talk about what's next after an appeals court said Democrats violated New York's constitutional ban on partisan gerrymandering But first first quarter GDP showed the U.S. economy shrinking for the first time since spring of 2020 We got reaction from The White House in a conversation I had with commerce secretary Gina raimondo You can never make too much of one data .1 quarter et cetera I wasn't surprised You know we all knew I tried to many CEOs last quarter They were bulking up on inventory last quarter So we all expected this quarter would be a bit slower And again even if that weren't the case I don't think one quarter makes a trend If you look at small business starts they're higher than ever wages are up Talk to CEOs about their businesses The economy is resilient and growing So at this point obviously you don't want to see this you know It's disappointing You never want to see it but we weren't surprised and I don't think it's a trend What are businesses telling you secretary about the consumer right now This of course had a lot to do with our trade imbalance not a lack of spending by consumers who seem to want to spend even in the face of rising inflation What are you hearing from companies across the country right now Exactly that exactly what you say which is you know people are employed obviously unemployment is in a historic low wages are up People have money to spend They want to spend and obviously inflation is a drag People feel it We know that But if you look at the fundamentals of this economy productivity production investment wages hiring It's all strong and resilient Last time I spoke with you we talked about the innovation and competition acts secretary This has been in the works in the air on ice if you will for the better part of the year And of course includes the chip act that $52 billion that would help to incentivize domestic chip making Leadership of the Senate Mitch McConnell Chuck Schumer say that they have a timeline that they've agreed on but so far as secretary they haven't even been able to name conferees to create a conference committee to hammer out differences between the House and the Senate version If this is a national emergency as you have suggested the need to make chips here in the U.S. Why is this so controversial Why is it taking so long Yes Either way it is a national emergency It's not just as I said Talk to the CEO of any national defense contractor They'll tell you they need chips to make sophisticated weapons talk to the auto industry They are still furloughing workers because they don't have the chips to make cars So this is not you don't have to believe me This is a national emergency I wish I knew what it would take to get Congress to move more quickly and do its job but I can tell you it's past time and they do need to do their job because the American people deserve to be safe This single most important bill to bring down inflation in the long term to fix our supply chains in the long term and to create hundreds of thousands of high paying American manufacturing jobs So I will say I am optimistic that they have appointed countries I am hearing more from senators on both sides of the aisle but they understand the urgency of this So we just have to kick it into gear and get it over the finish line You have a timeline on this I know you wanted this to be law by now by spring Do you see it happening this summer I do see it happening this summer I don't think Congress can advocate its duties and not do it this summer We just can't wait You know you have companies like Intel for example or micron Good U.S. semiconductor companies They are going to add facilities They have to be the demand The question is will they do it in the United States of America Or will they do it in other countries which are giving them subsidies to ask you about that but you testified to that extent that other countries from Germany to Spain to China of course are wooing was the word that you use Wooing these chip makers to set up shop in their countries Is that actually something that you're concerned about competing with other nations Is that how this story ends if Congress does not pass this bill Absolutely There is no doubt in my mind The single biggest risk to delay is that these chip companies will expand in other countries And they have to right What are these other countries offering them secretary Money Same thing that we want to offer them Germany Singapore certainly China France Spain all have subsidies on the table now And if you're the CEO of a semiconductor company you have to expand to meet the demand you want to do it in the United States But if Congress can't get its act together and pass this they'll have no choice right If we're sitting here in the fall and this bill hasn't passed those semiconductor companies will have no other choice They will have to build overseas and there is no reason for that So I think the time is now the consequences are real and look no further than what's happening in Ukraine Every piece of military equipment we are giving to the Ukrainians and has hundreds if not thousands of chips in them And we just can not afford to play politics with this It's time to get this done How concerned are you You mentioned Ukraine about Russia cutting off gas to some of our allies including Poland secretary I wonder what the administration is doing to potentially prepare for other countries For instance if Germany was cut off by Russia would we be prepared to replace that gas So as you say this is definitely an acceleration in the wrong direction And I know the administration and the national security team has been planning for this scenario And he's planning for every possible scenario Thanks to commerce secretary Gina raimondo New York will have to move its primary election day after an appeals court tossed out the state's new congressional map agreeing with lower courts that said Democrats violated the state's constitutional ban on partisan gerrymandering and failed to follow proper redistricting procedures to walk us through what happened and what's next I spoke with Bloomberg government elections reporter Greg Jerome It's a real mess there in New York The primary was scheduled for June the 28th It looks like it's going to be moved into August because as a result of these New York maps drawn by Democrats were invalidated by the New York's top court they're going to have to be redrawn with court supervision and yes it's going to create a later primary and probably less certainly less favorable districts for Democrats in order to map they tried to implement Let's look at this map for a minute It would have given democratic candidates in advantage as I read on the terminal in as many as 22 of the 26 new districts How did this get so far Yeah a pretty large sighted advantage for Democrats had they gotten that match through Even though New York is a strongly democratic state currently Democrats hold 19 districts compared to 8 for Republicans So if they had done that through they could have netted three seats on their side and eliminated four Republican districts which would have gone a long way to helping them brace against a big Republican offensive to win the majority in the midterm elections And so this ruling.
The Hugh Hewitt Show: Highly Concentrated
Congress Makes Bipartisan Effort to Compete With China
"A 107 members on the conference committee have you seeka. Now, would you tell people what you seek it is? I have never heard of a conference committee having a 107 members. They're going to need a conference committee for the conference committee, Jake. What happened there? Yeah, so you seeka is the big Bill we've talked about it a bunch of you on this show. It is a big Bill that's designed to combat the technological rise of China. It is a product that came out of the Senate with a very wide bipartisan majority kind of captain by Todd young John cornyn, Chuck Schumer and others on the Senate side. It kind of ran into a little bit of resistance in the house where Nancy Pelosi passed her own partisan bill and now they have to go into a formal negotiation between the two
Bloomberg Radio New York
"conference committee" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"To day by 1.2% that show Matthew is a Bloomberg business flash Hey Charlie we thank you President Biden will speak tomorrow Bloomberg understands it will happen in the morning Washington D.C. time with Chinese president Xi Jinping is the U.S. leader looks to shore up global pressure on Russia to halt its war in Ukraine all of this comes back to the war remembering earlier this week National security adviser Jake Sullivan met in Rome with his counterpart from China they sat down for 7 hours and we still don't have a good sense of what was said beyond the idea of severe consequences White House has never detailed what they are Press secretary Jen Psaki asked repeatedly in the briefing room today about what's going to happen on this call The fact that China is not denounced what Russia is doing in and of itself speaks volumes And it also speaks volumes not only in Russia and Ukraine but around the world And this call also comes as Jake Sullivan's meeting earlier this week as we have made clear our deep concerns about China's alignment with Russia and the potential implications and consequences of that So the president will also share his assessment of that during the call And this of course comes after the U.S. House voted overwhelmingly today How about this Four 24 to 8 To end regular trade relations with Russia a move that would allow the U.S. to sharply hike tariffs on whatever goods are still coming in and there aren't that many because we banned the oil and gas would ban the vodka the Caviar what else do they make again So it got me thinking about this China competes legislation that's been sitting on the shelf for months In the Congress and it has a version house has a version there's still no conference committee the secretary of commerce has been calling for this to be passed since last fall maybe earlier Remember this is the chip act inside this bill That would send tens of billions of dollars to create domestic chip manufacturing and as we keep hearing help us compete more prominently with China Economic implications here just days after this budget was passed can we get it together on this That's where we begin our conversation today With Maya McGinnis the president of the committee for a responsible federal budget Maya welcome back It's great to have you Do these and ours ever figure this out If this is the cause of our time will there be a legislative answer to competing with China It's a great question and I am always so gloomy about the terrible partisanship and polarization in Congress But I actually think we are in a moment where there is some tiny renewed amount of hope And it's always many of us have always wondered what kind of an external threat will it take to unify our Congress COVID clearly didn't do it But what we're seeing in Russia and competition from China both of those are having a different effect And I think that there is a renewed interest in really cooperating on dealing with our competitive positions So I would rarely call myself an optimist on much of anything these days but in this place I actually say there is some hope It's hard to tell what's holding this thing up to be honest with you It seemed like it was a bipartisan effort in the outset But then the two versions took different courses Republicans had trouble accepting the House version Are we going to actually see an old fashioned conference committee to get this done Maya I think we will I think the thing that is most likely against is just how busy the schedule is with absolute emergencies right now Yeah right And sometimes Congress is a little bit like toddlers and soccer balls where they all run to the one thing that's getting attention and that's where leadership is But I do think there's room for this to happen this year And I don't think there's going to be a lot of important legislation that's that passes but I think this is one of the areas you could see progress A big one passed last week and it's interesting because it was the tree that fell in the Woods apparently We talked to endlessly about this one and a half $1 trillion omnibus the thing passes and everyone thinks it was a Ukraine aid bill Maya which was really a pretty small fraction of that overall number This unlocks money from infrastructure right This does a lot that actually could help the economy in a troubled moment What's your view on that Well the first point that I would make is that this was a bill to fund the government that came nearly half a year too late Sure did The rate I mean this is what is really astounding is that we are often operating without an actual budget in place and that gets almost no attention Whereas that should be so appalling that any CEO or small business owner who tried to run their business without a budget would promptly be fired Me too the head of a nonprofit will be fired And yet we do that as a country And so the fact that this path midway through the year funded the government it didn't even do it in the right way where you go through each of the appropriations and really oversee what's working and target your resources This was just.
"conference committee" Discussed on KOMO
"Sanders with the end of bill that would have made changes to the state's growth planning laws did not make it out of the legislature before the session ended last night Miss carlene Johnson reports some last minute maneuvering on the measure may have set a precedent that both sides of the aisle could regret The bill was designed to encourage development in urban areas and address the housing shortage The house had one version the Senate had its own and they didn't mesh So as the legislature does they established a conference committee to try and reconcile There are rules about that so the committee can not add things that change the scope of the bill but when that conference committee report was added it did make a lot of changes Democratic Senate president lieutenant governor Jenny heck acknowledged that last night saying he typically ends session feeling good about his votes There was a considerable conviction in confidence that the conclusion was based on very solid ground In other words I shall good about everyone I'll tell you right now I don't feel good about this one But he ended up accepting the changes and the Senate approved the measure Jason mercier heads up the center for government reform at the conservative Washington policy center and he tells northwest news radio even though the House ended up not passing the bill Lieutenant governor's precedent stands and it has really fundamentally changed the accomplishment of the report process We were told today by the office of lieutenant governor heck that he would not provide an interview but they said a statement that says in part his comments and the ruling stand that the sections added are within the scope and object of the underlying Bill Northwest news radio It's a month late but there will be baseball spring training at a complete 2022 season Bill Schwartz explains why opportunity knocks for the Seattle Mariners I feel blessed because.
"conference committee" Discussed on WCPT 820
"This is the Tom Hartman program Welcome back Is it party time or does the hard work begin now Congressman ro Khanna's with us Represents the 17th fixture of California and the U.S. House of Representatives advice chair of the congressional progressive caucus Conor kha N and a dot house dot gov is his website is Twitter handle is rep row RO Khan AHA NMA and congressman welcome back to the program So you guys congratulations You passed build back better out of the house this morning goes to the Senate Where are we at Where does this go What are your thoughts on it Is there anything else you wanted to talk about before we start picking up phone calls Look I'm late It seems like I'm coming on every time we have these important votes I think last time I was on it was also one of these important votes That's great Huge achievement this morning We got everyone in our caucus to vote for the president's build back better Bill universal preschool for the first time in this country's history it's going to have the biggest investments in climate that we've ever made over $550 billion A child care no family is going to have to pay more than 7% in child care And it passed with all Democrats except one and not a single Republican vote So now it goes to the Senate I am confident that the president's framework which basically passed the House will be accepted largely unscathed in the Senate but obviously we're going to be vigilant and making sure that it doesn't get diluted And then it comes back to us and goes to the president's desk Wow So it's going to go through reconciliation or not reconciliation Yeah what's the process where the Senate modifies the bill It comes back to you guys it's called conference committee But you know I mean what the president did I thought which was a tremendous leadership Is he basically pre conference that with his framework And people said well how are you going to ensure that people are going to vote for it Well he's done 50% He showed it worked I mean his framework had the votes of everyone in the house but one And he's confident that the framework will have the votes of all of the 50 senators plus vice president Harris So we need to make sure particularly on climate that it doesn't get diluted in that we don't have further cuts but I am confident that people should vote for the president's compromise framework which he had private assurances from everyone that they would support Yeah that's absolutely spectacular Before we pick up phone calls anything else you wanted to highlight or flag or make sure it doesn't slide by during the course of this hour I just want to say one thing on the cost People keep throwing out this 1.75 trillion just to put it in context that is less than 200 billion a year because it's over ten years and our defense budget is about 750 billion a year So it's one third of what we're spending on defense which is over 50% of the discretionary budget And by the way the spending is less than 1% of our GDP So we should say we're getting a lot for actually not much money as opposed to this media narrative that's been created that somehow they're spending all this money Yeah Yeah for sure Okay well let's pick up phone calls for people If anybody's just tuning in congressman ro Khanna vice chair of the congressional progressive caucus which had a major victory this morning is with us for the hour taking your calls in our progressive national town hall meeting And let's start with Ed in Chicago Ed you're on the air with congressman Connor Well let me go along with congratulations on testing that Bill It kind of goes in my question about because hopefully the corporate media will cover it and give it the coverage it deserves But my question is what is the downside of democratic politicians at this point in time whenever they refer to Republicans the start referring to them as the fascist Republicans And I'm thinking if this offends some Republicans and if it makes it might be a way of breaking it in the corporate news and if Democrats have to go on air on a corporate news explain why they're calling these people fashion I think that would be a good thing and I think it would wake up the people who you need to reach which is the people who don't even know this program exists First of all thank you for the congratulations I know we're doing something right if we've got time argument lister's calling to congratulate us because usually appropriately challenging us to be more bold and progressive But let me say you're absolutely right to be concerned about what I would say is the rise of authoritarianism around this country And instead of calling everyone fascists or authoritarian where you may lose independence or two to them I think we ought to be very specific about what's happening It's a rise of authoritarianism when we have people trying to manipulate state laws so that the state legislature or governor can determine the winner of a presidential election instead of the popular vote And that is going on in state after state It is a rise of authoritarianism what we're trying to throw off poor people or poor black folks in communities of color off the voting roles And that is going on in states It's a authoritarian tactic when the party is threatening that if you vote for a bipartisan infrastructure Bill you're going to be kicked off committees So what I would say is you're absolutely right we have to point out the dangers but we should do that with very specific examples so that people say yeah.
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"Modifies the bill that comes back to you guys it's called conference committee Yeah But you know I mean what the president did I thought which was a tremendous leadership Is he basically pre conference that with his framework And people said well how are you going to ensure that people are going to vote for it Well he's done 50% He showed it worked I mean his framework had the votes of everyone in the house but one And he's confident that the framework will have the votes of all of the 50 senators plus vice president Harris So we need to make sure a particular on climate that it doesn't get diluted in that we don't have further cuts but I am confident that people should vote for the president's compromise framework which he had private assurances from everyone that they would support Yeah that's absolutely spectacular Before we pick up phone calls anything else you wanted to highlight or flag or make sure it doesn't slide by during the course of this hour I just want to say one thing on the cost People keep throwing out this 1.75 trillion just to put it in context that is less than 200 billion a year because it's over ten years And our defense budget is about 750 billion a year So it's one third of what we're spending on defense which is over 50% of the discretionary budget And by the way the spending is less than 1% of our GDP So we should say we're getting a lot for actually not much money as opposed to this media narrative that's been created that somehow they're spending all this money Yeah for sure Okay well let's pick up phone calls for if anybody's just tuning in Congressman ro Khanna vice chair of the congressional progressive caucus which had a major victory this morning is with us for the hour taking your calls in our progressive national town hall meeting And let's start with edge Chicago Ed you're on the earth congressman con Let me go along with congratulations on passing that Bill It kind of goes in my question about because hopefully the corporate needed will cover it in the coverage It deserves But my question is what is the downside of democratic politicians at this point in time whenever they refer to Republicans that start referring to them as the fascist Republicans And I'm thinking if this offends some Republicans and if it makes it might be a way of breaking it in the corporate news and if Democrats have to go on air on the corporate news explain why they're calling these people fashion I think that would be a good thing And I think it would wake up the people who you need to reach which is the people who don't even know this program exists Well first of all thank you for the congratulations I know we're doing something right if we've got Tom Harper listeners calling to congratulate us because usually they're appropriately challenging us to be more bold and progressive But let me say you're absolutely right to be concerned.
"conference committee" Discussed on Soar
"On this. I'm embarrassed to say for 20 years. I got it out of the house twice. It never got through the Senate, and to me it is something that is absolutely pure. How often do we get to work on something absolutely pure? This is good for society, good for individuals, good for the overall economy, good for the federal government, and the well-being of our nation and its long past to thank you. And the only other question I've got is for the record, should this provision that's in the House version of the defense authorization bill, not make it through conference committee, got done with why. Obviously, it would be your desire that the bill that's already passed the house come back to our committee, be reported out of our committee as a separate standing Bill and brought to the floor for action. Is that correct? That's absolutely what we need to do. Thank you. Hopefully it passes, but if by some chance it doesn't get through the Senate, then we have over 240 bills on the desk of the Senate waiting for action. So we have to start all over again and work very hard to get it through. Thank you. Firstly, I think it's a scandal that we haven't acted on this basic support for families. Mister Norman, any questions in your side before we thank congresswoman maloney? Thank you, Congress. Maloney, thank you for your testimony. I'm from the private sector. We hire hired over the years a number of people. We've hired people from the federal government and the local government and their main objection of the main reason for leaving pay. It wouldn't benefit. It was just they were tired of what mister Meadows said, the bureaucracy, the red tape, the promotions, given fairly unfairly. How does your Bill rank with extended family leave with the fact that when CBO compares pay for federal employees to the private sector, I think the what they came up with was the government employees are generally better compensated than the private sector. They also did a study on that the employment benefits are worth 52% more than similar employees in private sector. When you do the when you do the retirement benefits, private industry private business generally is three to 5% of employee salaries. Federal governments equal 15 to 18% of this hour tell me how this how you justify that in light of these facts. Well, the fact that I have worked on is balance between work and family. Because most women work working have to. And if you are going to have a family, you have to have some policies in place that help you manage that family. Even with the support of a supportive husband, having a baby is physically it's a joyous event, but it is transformational. It's life-changing. It's a very, very challenging in every way shape and form. And to be told that you can't have any leave, you're going to lose your job, a lot of people do not want to face that particular choice, and families need to incomes to make ends meet. Now you gave some very good comparisons with the private sector. But in terms of paid leave for the birth of a child, the private sector always gives that and they give paid family leave which encompasses sick leave and taking care of spouse you heard the story that in the chairman's testimony that.
"conference committee" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Bit about how the va interpreted it right. I think i think you will see you know. It's hard to predict what politicians will do the you know with any given thing and you know. Obviously there's a lot of juggling of Priorities that goes on here. But i think you will hear a on wednesday. You'll hear some dissatisfaction with the getting rid of the two year probationary period. I don't know if that is enough of a hobby horse for the republicans on the committee to try to Really make a stink about it but of course you know especially on the house side. Even if they try to amend it it probably will not Get taken out of the bill at least until you hit you know conference committee after senate has taken a look at these things just because you know the minority. The minority rights for the minority party in congress. You know they generally don't get any other amendments adopted as just you know that's tattoo houses right. That's that's just procedure. We'll end on this. And i know we don't really check on you with this but Budget negotiations are sort of lowly happening. Are we going to shut down I hate predicting these kinds of things. 'cause i'm almost always wrong but You know. I think there is a big logjam in congress right now Got like you said the spending talks. You've got the defense policy bill the nda which were just talking about And you've got a debt limit issue as well as the fact that People are going to be negotiating Reconciliation bill With the with the democrats infrastructure priorities. So i think it is certainly possible that we could be You know getting at least pretty close to a shutdown. I suspect that there are negotiations in place on some sort of temporary You know continuing resolution to at least go the end of the year the who knows how the debt limits involvement and all of these other. Things will sort of come together though. Yeah it's always hard to predict. I know i. I always put you in that unconscionable position of having to be A fortune teller. But it's very fun for me to watch the guests squirm. So that was that part of the reason i do. It adds thanks. Thanks for tolerating it and thanks for being on the show this absolutely. Thanks for having me. Thanks for listening to exact daily show. Bruce batum butler and hosted to me raw structures. Who wanna thank eric. Wagner for joining the program music is a song signals by catfish. We should've review and subscribe on apple or spotify anywhere else that you can get your podcast. You can email us any feedback at podcast of exact dot com or hit us up on twitter covering sec. We'd love to hear we'll talk to you..
"conference committee" Discussed on Texas Take
"There are some democrats have said that privately that they're sick of being there and it's time to come back and do some legislation in austin we first reported at cornell report dot com that two members of the texas house democratic caucus head left washington and went to portugal for a luxury vacation now at quorum report. We did not name. The members who Apparently had gone to portugal. And i haven't seen anything to contradict that in any of the reports houston chronicle dot com. They had a quote from representative. Jessica gonzales from dallas. It was apparently her and a representative. Julie johnson also from dallas county. Who took off to portugal on luxury trip when i say luxury trip. We're talking about tickets that cost quite a bit of money and so the idea that anybody would feel. Sorry for them I i have to laugh at that. But the quotes that were in. The chronicle were disastrous for the democrats. Jessica gonzales told a reporter at the houston chronicle that. There's no proof that they went to portugal and that she doesn't respond to rumors period end of story. Here's some free advice. The way to not respond to a rumor is don't respond to it. Don't say anything. I didn't see anywhere that julie johnson that other state rep from From dallas was quoted anywhere. But don't tell people in the media that there's no proof of something and don't and then you don't straight answer yes or no one answer you could have given is no. We're not in portugal. We're still in washington but they didn't answer that way But what but all of that aside and republicans were making fun of them saying that they took off on a on a trip on a luxury trip and they need to be back in austin working in all of that too but whatever their plans were and of course after that we heard about other democrats who might have been travelling to different places but whatever their plans were what it really tells you is that there is some resentment simmering within the democratic caucus the way that we found out that they had left and gone to europe. The way we heard about it was for members of the democratic caucus who are stuck in a hotel that's not a luxury hotel in washington dc. And i think there have been some democrats who have been making the case privately to their colleagues that look. We can't hold out forever and we need to go back to austin. We need to You know participate in the legislative process and bills are gonna pass that. We don't like but part of being an adult in the legislative process is working to make bills better even if you're going to oppose them on final passage that actually did happen during the regular session of the legislature in it happened on the elections bill and the reason that there is so much distrust between so many of the democrats and republican leadership is because that work that was done to make the bill better was undone behind closed doors at the end of the legislative session in a conference committee that did not include democrats in the process and things were added into that bill that were very offensive and things that republicans later disavowed and something. I have never seen before. Republicans were in this could happen with republicans or democrats but the politicians were not only defending the bill but they were blaming members of their own party for how certain language got into the bill and no one wanted to take responsibility for at least two major provisions..
"conference committee" Discussed on GovExec Daily
"Eight vote package of fiscal year. Twenty twenty two appropriations bills absent in. The package is a particular mention of a pay raise for feds of which started to propose numbers. That many bus now heads to the senate coming sex senior reporter eric. Wagner of the federal workforce. He joins me now to discuss the pay raise and other stories that affect federal employees. Do the podcast to be here. So what's the latest on the perez It's pretty much the same as it has been As you mentioned you know nothing in that bill which included the appropriations bill that typically includes language on a federal employees pay raise. There's no language in there about a pay so that means that. The house is basically chosen not to override. The president's proposal at the president's proposal for next year is a two point seven percent average increase for federal civilian employees. We still don't know how that is going to be broken out between basic pay across the board increase in an average increase in locality pay but traditionally Zero point five percent of that number goes to locality pack as connolly piped up recently about this at all about the You know his number is is different than the two point seven. Yeah and he he. He has a bill that would increase it by three point. Two percent And that will be a two point. Two percent increase in basic. Pay the same as the president's but a one percent increase will probably the same as the president. I should say but it would be a one point. Zero percent increase in locality pay He has not said much He did not offer an amendment in during the complicated floor amendment process. But yeah i'm i guess it'll be interesting to see what happens in the senate and to see whether there's a late pushed by himself or from federal employee unions to get attached somewhere later on in the process either in the senate or during conference committee. But it's looking more and more likely that two point seven is going to be the number just not symbols you know in the senate is going to take it up No i suspect They will take it up I assume there'll be some sort of committee work done over the next month..
"conference committee" Discussed on KTRH
"Big rig carrying a load of nearly 100 illegal immigrants through Texas is now facing federal alien smuggling charges, Aaron Griffin said little during his first appearance today in San Antonio's federal court. If found guilty, he faces 10 years in prison, according to court papers. The 49 year old trucker admitted that he was paid to bring Packed trailer from Laredo to a San Antonio gas station where illegal immigrants bailed out So far 41 of them have been captured. $11,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to the arrest of a violent fugitive suspected of killing his wife at a Lamarque last year. Authorities have been looking for 48 year old Trent Paschal since he cut off his ankle monitor and robbed a Houston car dealer at gunpoint last month. See Michael O'Connor is the U. S marshal of the Southern District of Texas. We have unlimited time to locate, pursue and bring this individual to justice. We also have unlimited resource. So no matter where this subject is, we will pursue you as long as it takes and is much resource is as needed. Anyone with information on Trent Paschal's whereabouts should contact Crime stoppers. And election bill is going back to the Texas Senate after being passed by the House representative signed off on the measure this afternoon following hours of debate, Republicans argue the bill brings about Maura Transparency in elections, particularly involving poll watchers. However, Democrats are calling it voter suppression because it won't let county clerks send out mail in ballots unsolicited. It will likely end up in a conference committee because of amendments that were added During house debate. Drivers in Fort Bend County will notice new digital billboards County down to hurricane Season, which is June the first emergency Management Mark Flat, House says Clear Channel outdoor has strategically placed 10 of the billboards in high traffic areas around Fort Bend County. Take the time to have supplies, evacuation.
Masters in Business
Virginia Lawmakers Approve Death Penalty Abolition
"Of Virginia is ending its use of the death penalty. The House of delegates voted in favor of the measure Friday, with two Republicans joining Democrats. In the 57 to 41 vote. The Senate abolished the death penalty earlier this week and given around northern is planning to sign it. A conference committee still has to work out some differences. Including the issue of parole.
"conference committee" Discussed on WTOP
"T. O P had 1 31 awesome big developments on a few fronts out of Richmond this afternoon. We're starting with the effort to get kids back to school in person. Virginia's governor wants students back in the classroom in five weeks from now. Governor Ralph Northam says he's directed superintendents to offer some kind of in person learning by March 15th. He also wants them to consider offering summer school. Virginia Governor Ralph Northam says he feels confident schools can open safely 11 months after the pandemic began. We've seen more data now, and it's suggest that schools don't have the kind of rapid spread That we've seen in some other congregate settings. Northam says he's directed superintendents to offer some form of in person instruction by March 15th and wants them to offer optional summer school as well. It is very important to have these options available this summer. To allow our students to catch up. He says. The funding for additional school days will be a priority when they will come from a couple sources. First of all through the cares Relief act and he says tapping into state revenue is on the table. Meghan Cloherty w GOP News Also unfolding this afternoon. Big developments in removing Virginia from its conservative Southern roots. The House of delegates voting 57 to 41 to abolish the state's death penalty. The state Senate approved a similar bill earlier in the week. There are differences in the Senate and House versions over parole issues that have to be worked out in conference committee before a final bill gets to the governor's desk. If passed, the governor has promised to sign the measure that would make Virginia the first Southern state The band the death penalty. Virginia is second on Lee to Texas in most executions in the U. S since 1976. And there's another change in the social fabric that could be coming soon as Virginia's House of delegates approving a bill that would legalize marijuana in the Commonwealth. The Senate is to vote on a similar measure today. Both bills look to start the legal sale of pot in 2024. The House is poised to vote on a budget resolution that's critical to President Biden's nearly $2 trillion covert relief package. Moving forward in Congress. Let's get a live update on that from W. T. O P S. Mitchell Miller today on the Hill. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says struggling Americans need hope. That's what this legislation As it gives us hope. But if the budget resolution passes as it did after a marathon session in the Senate, Florida Republican Cat can, Nick says it will diminish the efforts of Republicans to develop a more targeted plan. It is time to let everyone Including Republicans have a seat at the table. The resolution would clear a path toward budget reconciliation, allowing Democrats to go it alone on the $1.9 trillion relief package, which currently includes $1400 checks for Americans with income below $50,000.2800 dollars for couples with income under $100,000 president Biden says he wants to work with Republicans. It has a responsibility to act quickly during the pandemic. I believe the American people looking right now to their government for help to do our job to not let them down and the house backed. I'm gonna act fast, and the house vote could be completed in the coming hour. Reporting live on Capitol Hill, Mitchell Miller. W T. OBY News Mitchell Thank you up ahead the military about to help with getting Americans vaccinated against Cove in It's 1 35. Your favorite things feel made for you. Your education should too. University of Maryland Global Campus, formerly University of Maryland University College was made to serve the military and working adults like you Today we continue that tradition..
Here & Now
Virginia legislature votes to end death penalty
"Virginia today. Lawmakers in the state house voted to abolish the death penalty and if governor ralph northam signs. The bill virginia would become the twenty third state to end capital punishment. Whitney evans is report for member station. Vpn and she joins us now from richmond and whitney. What's the latest in virginia. Where things stand with this bill. Hi yeah. Both chambers have now approved their versions of the bill but they still have to resolve a disagreement before it can actually go to the governor's desk and that's whether people who were at one time sentenced to die in virginia would perhaps be eligible for parole down the road and the senate is actually pushing for pearl eligibility. So are they going to have to vote. they're going to have to go into what's called a conference committee and hash it out and then they will have then and then it would go to the governor for his signature so democrats are in control of the state legislature in virginia. And the votes on this. Bill have been think largely on partisan lines party lines. But you note that at least a couple of republicans have shown some support along the way. Why is that news newsworthy. That's right well. Democrats have been wanting to abolish the death penalty for some time but they didn't have control of the legislature One republican senator. Bill stanley actually signed onto cosponsor. This bill The senate version of the bill but he backed out because senate democrats wanted to leave the parole provisions in and In the house today to republicans join their democratic colleagues to vote for the bill. In what are you hearing from other people who have an interest in keeping the death penalty groups supporting the victims families or maybe police advocates. How are they responding right. So law enforcement groups in virginia support the death penalty. They wanna make sure that people can still be sentenced to death particularly for killing police officer. the majority of virginia republicans. Again say You know they also support the death penalty and they say victims families deserve what they see. As as this form of justice mind you. I've spoken to numerous family members of victims. Not just in. Virginia who say you know it only makes healing more difficult. And they don't see it as justice at all. I really spoke to rachel. Set sutton the daughter of a police officer who was murdered by name. William in two thousand six more of it was executed in two thousand seventeen against his wishes. Did we just lose. Whitney their whitney. Are you okay well. Why don't we play that tape. If we're waiting for whitney to come back here on the line why don't we play that tape if we have it or many of us and we have continually spoken out that this is not what we wants however we want to honor that is who disagree with us and we are not speaking against them but against this issue that we see from combat society. Yes up and told me that following the whole process leading up to more of his execution was just really painful. Sorry for the technical difficulties. There whitney could you put this into context for us quickly. Virginia has a long history of executing people but actually hasn't done so in a few years. So what does that mean for. People who are still on death row right there to people on death row for capital murder. Both men are black in their forties One of those individuals was convicted of murdering his girlfriend and her two young children. The other was sentenced to death for killing a police officer so abolishing. The death penalty in virginia would reduce their sentences to life in prison. All right whitney evans legal reporter for vpn in richmond. Virginia thank you so much. Thank you
WTOP 24 Hour News
Virginia legislature votes to end death penalty
"This afternoon from Richmond, the House of delegates joining the state Senate by voting to abolish Virginia's death penalty. Today's vote 57 to 41. The Senate approved it earlier this week. On Wednesday, there is still another step before the measure could reach Governor Ralph Northam. Ask there's differences in the Senate and House versions over parole issues that have to be worked out in a conference committee. But the governor has promised to sign it
"conference committee" Discussed on WJR 760
"60. Tell you, J R were Detroit come start talk. Former Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith has pled guilty. There was single count of obstruction of justice. In return for his guilty plea. Smith will serve 15 to 21 months in federal prison rather than the 20 years. Smith admitted to converting $70,000 in campaign funds into personal use. He'll be sentenced on April the 27th Smith also faces state charges of racketeering and embezzlement. That trialist sketch begin this spring. Dearborn City Council voted unanimously to replace the Hubbard Ballroom name at the Civic Center. Harvard's legacy has long been debated as many points reactive is segregationist views in June of last year Statue of Hubbard was removed for a second time. You're born Mayor John O'Reilly is not running for re election of spokesman confirming O'Reilly would not be running. Three candidates have already announced they will run for the seat. We're all Riley has been mayor since 2000 and seven after former Mayor Michael Guide Oh, died of pancreatic cancer. President Joe Biden's pick for energy secretary, Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm began heard confirmation today in front of the Senate Energy Conference Committee. If I'm confirmed focus on There, do you? He does huge number of things, but I want to talk about three missions. First is the security of America through the National Security and Nuclear Security Administration and the clean up of that Cold war legacy, ensuring that we can protect our nation. Second supporting the amazing amazing scientific work that's being done at the D O E 17 national laboratories and other facilities across the country, including on climate change and emissions reductions and third taking that research to scale deploying it to create jobs for Americans. She has said that she supports an alternative energy technology than bringing production of that into the United States. Republican lawmakers air pushing President Biden administration to be tough on China Senate leader Mitch McConnell called on the president to build off progress on the previous administration, Beijing will not magically conform itself to the so called international community..
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"conference committee" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Looking much calmer today and also this past weekend compared to most other airports nationwide, But like with what we saw after Thanksgiving and Christmas, health experts are expressing concerns about people interacting with those not in their household. T. Essa says Saturday was the busiest travel day since mid March, with nearly 1.2 million people passing through security. That's still about half the normal number of travelers on the same day last year, But here a terminal A. The line to check in does get along, but nowhere near as long or as busy as it was after Christmas, Elegant James RoHaas WBZ Boston's news radio, lawmakers on Beacon Hill said they've come to an agreement on a climate bill after six months of negotiations. Among other things. The compromise bill sets the year 2050 for the Commonwealth to get to a net zero greenhouse gas emissions limit is compromised from the conference committee going before the full legislature in the next few days. All right, 12 0. Wait. We're having a time on Wall Street. Let's get right back to Bloomberg Business Andro day what is fueling to sell off? Yeah, it's not the kind of time we would like to talk about many traders today, placing bets We're going to see more restrictions on business activity is the number of U. S covert cases reaches new highs and as the new variant is discovered in more parts of the country also is the pace of vaccinations lingers below earlier stated goals. Indexes of extended morning losses Now into the afternoon to now, about 2% across the board down falling 613 NASDAQ Down 263 as to be 500 Falling 75 again. This follows end of year records for the Dow and S and P If you remember back that far There's a Google parent company Alphabet are down right now is employees of Google announced the creation of a union, escalating years of confrontation between workers and management down falling 622 and rode a Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's news radio. There.
Nightside with Dan Rea
Massachusetts Lawmakers Confirm Agreement on Police Reform Bill
"Months of negotiations, House lawmakers plan to meet in a full formal session Tuesday afternoon when a vote is expected on a police reform Bill. House Speaker Robert to Leo and Senate President Karen Spilka. Released a statement late today confirming agreement on a conference committee Bill
WBZ Afternoon News
Massachusetts Lawmakers Reach Agreement On Police Reform Bill
"State lawmakers announcing tonight that after months of negotiations they have reached an agreement on a police reform bill. The House plans to meet in a full formal session tomorrow to vote on the bill. Governor Baker, along with members of the Black and Latino Legislative caucus, initially proposed police reform bill in June following the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Centerpiece of his proposal was a creation of a police officer Standards and Accreditation Committee, which would oversee a statewide certification system that Massachusetts House of Representatives and the state Senate, each passing their own police reform bills back in July that included measures like licensing police officers to setting standards on an acceptable use of force. Both pieces of legislation sought to change state law unqualified immunity, which drew controversy. Meanwhile, six state lawmakers We're assigned to work behind closed doors in a conference committee to draft the final version, which will be submitted to Governor Baker.
WBZ Midday News
Vote-by-mail legislation bill awaits compromise on Beacon Hill
"With all that's going on, is still in election year on Beacon Hill. The state is a step closer to mail in voting this fall. Ah Conference Committee ironed out the differences between the House and the Senate on Beacon Hill and agreed on some key things and over is very fine. Gold is Senate election voting laws chair and he lays it out for us in the middle of July, they will get an application. To request a application to vote early by now, I'll need to do is send back and then they will get a ballot to vote and they'll be able to get them to send back. I'll also have the option of voting early for so for the first time in a primary, they could vote early, and then if you decide that you want to vote on election day, you'll have that off. The bill has to go through the legislative process, and it's supposed to be for this year only. Feingold says. It should become the standard, however. Karen Regal W B Z Boston's NewsRadio,
WBZ Afternoon News
Massachusetts House And Senate Debate Voting By Mail
"In Massachusetts this fall, the BBC's Karen Regal tells us the plans cleared a conference committee. The house in the centre hammered out the differences between the two chambers on a bill that is expected to allow a vote by mail from Massachusetts voters. An act relative to voting options in response to covert 19 allows early voting by mail. Early primary voting by mail for the first time to Senate election. Voting laws share very fine gold. How voting integrity can be preserved, not nailing everyone of ballad What were mailing. Everyone has an application to get about. So for those that are worried about voting in person. All they need to do is to send back this application and then they would get about in the mail. Feingold
All Things Considered
Amash withdraws from House GOP conference, gives up oversight committee seat
"Michigan congressman Justin Amash left before they could push him out quitting the Republican Party on the fourth of July and resigning from the GOP conference committee NPR's ten mac reports a much was expected to be kicked out of the house Republican conference this week and stripped of his assignment to the house oversight committee but he preempted that move posting on Twitter the letter he sent to GOP leadership and nothing that he was stepping down from those two groups the congressman has kept his seat in the house of representatives however last week of March then the only Republican to support starting an impeachment process against the president said he was leaving the Republican Party in an op ed that the US is in a quote partisan death spiral and criticize the two party system the congressman has said his current goal is to win reelection to Congress as an
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Meet the Senate Committee Trying to Keep the Government Open
"The Senate conference committee has begun work on finding a deal on security. Alabama Republican Senator Richard Shelby is confident that they can work it out the president is increased his funding request based on the advice of our border security professionals on the ground. I hope we he the goddess of these professionals for my Democrat, Patrick layhee says people in his party are not making this a political issue continue to support border security, but we're for smart border security,
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House, Senate negotiators begin talks on Trump's border wall funding
"Aren't the president is weighing in as members of congress meet for the first time since the shutdown and talk about border security, President Trump tweeting if the committee is not discussing the wall of physical barrier. They're wasting their time. Let's get more from Bill Rakoff on Capitol Hill, it's called the conference committee on homeland security appropriations, but it might as well be called the border security or else committee as members of the joint panel try to come up with some compromise on border funding before the government runs out of money again in less than sixteen days. The members of the committee are sitting at tables arranged in a square with red tablecloths around the edges of the room. Our seats. For reporters congressional staffers, and even a couple of chairs Mark is reserved for representatives of the White House. Everybody's watching Bill Rakoff CBS news, Washington. The president's son. Eric Trump is urging his father to declare a national emergency over the border wall. Saying this is what people in this
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Trump agreed to reopen the government for 3 weeks. Here's what's next...
"Trump went before reporters at the White House. I have very proud to announce today that we have reached a deal to end the shutdown and reopen the federal government. Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer Democrats have said all along the solution to this impasse was two separate funding. The government from our disagreements over border security house speaker Nancy Pelosi says she wanted it to happen. Sooner said, though, that it's taken this long to come to an obvious conclusion talked about missed bills and financial security both houses pass a Bill. Trump signed at this evening bipartisan house and Senate conference committee has been given the task of working on funding for the department of homeland security, including border security. The president insists that must include money for his wall. Roger stone
America in the Morning
Congressional committee meets for first time to begin crafting farm bill
"Congressional conference committee. Started meeting this week to begin the work of crafting and approving a new farm Bill in German mic. Conway's opening statement he USDA's projecting at the net. Farm income will be down another thirteen percent. This year producer incomes are roughly half of what they were when the farm Bill conferences last met back in October two thousand thirteen Conway added while the Bill serves as a farm safety net. The Bill also covers a wide range of policies including nutrition programs, and as the committee met President Trump tweeted, hashtag farmville with snap work requirements will both. Farmers and get America back to work. California Representative Jim Acosta who sits on the House Agriculture Committee may have a difference of opinion before cost to made his way to Washington he made several visits talking with Bank, representatives, farmers and others. According to the Fresno bee Acosta said that fifty percent of his district suffers from food, insecurity. One. In three residents received some sort of snap benefits in twenty five percent, use food
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"Prices and check we need pop lunch we need the specialty steel that just isn't produced in large quantities in the us and we agree with governor habit that terrorists will increase prices and specialty steel that could threaten continued domestic production of oil and natural gas and that means jobs will be threatened and gas prices could soar as texas industries crippled canada plans to retaliate meantime against trump's tariffs on its national birthday on sunday bloomberg says prime minister justin trudeau omar canada's one hundred and fifty first birthday by imposing tariffs on over fourteen billion dollars worth of us imports that includes american whiskey mustard toilet paper washing machines and motorboats the hotly debated farm bill comes with potential changes to the nations food stamp program a group of republican lawmakers are pushing for a work requirement for those receiving snap benefits senator john cornyn says it makes sense will be part of the conference committee with the house because it's already in the house bill but air cooper with the san antonio foodbank says we should be making it easier to get food assistance not harder overall expense goes up the bureaucracy goes up and the benefit of the clay he says low paying jobs are often hourly and hours fluctuate weekly making a work requirement tricky michael board newsradio twelve hundred w hazardous materials crews had to work to keep potentially dangerous fumes under control at a fire at the city's biggest scrap metal recycling center when crews arrived at monterey iron and metal recycling on general hood nail there was smoke and flames shooting out of the building crews managed to contain the blaze no word on the cause a medical ordeal suffered by an alabama woman has come to an end after doctors removed a massive sister months thirty year old kayla ran of montgomery alabama was going through terrible stomach pain and couldn't lose any weight she was having problems walking and kept running out of breath she finally had to go to an emergency room doctors told her she had a huge ovarian cyst it was removed the next day in the hospital says that cyst weighed a whopping fifty pounds ron tells fox she never expected assist to be the root of her medical problems and she's grateful to be able to fit in your clothes again well the mystery continues to remain unsolved surrounding birthday boy kawhi leonard and the reported active discussions the spurs are having with several teams regarding the allstar forward espn report san antonio's in communication with the los angeles.
World News This Week
West Virginia governor signs bill to give striking teachers pay raise
"Week. Nine days state lawmakers were able to reach a deal with teachers. They're asking for raves. They were saying on. And with that vote, a conference committee of the West Virginia legislature agreed to a pay raise bill that many hope will send teachers and school service personnel back to work in West Virginia. The agreed to Bill giving those on strike a five percent raise but also extends another five percent raise to all state employees. Senate Republicans agreed to the measure after confirming the money to pay for the raises will come from budget cuts and not from projected revenue as the news was announced, a roar went up in the halls of the state capital with thousands of teachers have rallied in protest over the past nine days, Chris Lawrence, ABC News, Charleston West Virginia three weeks after the shooting at Marjorie Stillman Douglas High School in Portland Florida. The state's legislative body has passed a gun control bill that enables teachers and school employees to carry handguns something President Trump is praised ABC's Mark Remillod with more on what's in the bill, the vote of sixty seven four and fifty against reflected a mix of republican and democratic support among other things. The plan raises the minimum age to buy a rifle from eighteen to twenty one implements a waiting period on weapons sales and creates a program to arm teachers willing to undergo. Oh, training survivors of the Parkland shooting of and calling on lawmakers to act. They had previously voted down a plan to ban assault rifles Mark Remillard ABC News And a stark reminder of the horror of that day nine one wind what is your America? Gunshot One of the atmosphere. How many times. I don't know. In Park when I always It sounds like it's over toy high-schoolers. Courage Douglas We Broward County Sheriff's office has released the dramatic 911 calls from February 14th in Portland for the first time, the nine one one polls parents, dialing justice. They learned there was a shooting at school behind the back right now back the shock, What cloud. Then each hopefully she's gonna take back Hungary or shop was close to her. Yeah, In one poll you can you remote there talking to her child inside that school? Can he did he. One coal apparently coming from inside Stillman Douglas the caller speaking in hushed tones. It's been shot up. Are you at the school? And you are you at the school, Uh, the Broward Sheriff's also releasing new police transmissions? Oh, killed that part of the book won't be in a new time line. Deputy Scott Peterson arrived a little more than a minute after the first shot. And it took law enforcement eleven minutes and fifteen seconds to eventually enter the building ABC's Victor a kendo, The young investor, best known to the world as pharma Bureau for raising the price of a life-saving AIDS. Drug has been sentenced to prison. ABC's Aaron Katersky was at the sentencing hearing this week for Martin Skrilje judge dropped F bombs from the bench. As she quoted Martin squarely boasting about intimidating investors who he defrauded. She sentenced him to seven years but gave him credit for the six months. He has already served ever since he offered a bounty for all lock of Hillary Clinton's hair, Martin squarely wept as he spoke before, the judge begging for mercy and saying, he's only here because of his own disgraceful judgment times up for Toys-R-US six weeks after announcing it was closing three hundred eighty stores nationwide. The toy giant now says it. Might be liquidating all of its assets Toys R us has been struggling to dig out from a boatload of debt. They're dealing with the same Amazon effect struggling to stay competitive. Just like other retailers Toys R us was hoping that the holiday season would drive a turnaround. It turned out to be very weak. Unfortunately, they've already announced that are closing about twenty percent of their eight hundred stores. The company has this crucial decision ahead. One possibility is closing all of its US stores, and we've seen this play out before store closures mean job losses BBC's Chief business and economics Correspondent Rubik Giorbis Things are looking better for the nation's job market. US employers went on a hiring spree ABC's Cheri Aldinger with the numbers and what they mean low Labor Department says three hundred thirteen thousand jobs were added last month The most since July of 2016 what you get paid though. That's another story. Wages only grew by zero point one percent but that's welcome. News for Wall Street TD Ameritrade s- J.J keen hand reason you saw the stock market. Rather than so off significantly is because the wage numbers looked to as a sign of inflation, and it could factor into the Fed's decision. The central bank meets next week Daria Albinger ABC News slippery. It's heavy, It's heavy, And it's wet. And it's dance marches rolling in like a lion for much of the country. A powerful nor'easter slammed the East Coast jumping more than afoot of snow in some areas ABC's accurate Keetch's in New York in the tri-state area alone more than half a million household without power in Morris Plains New Jersey were crews cutting down branches over the railroad tracks in New York. I 280 seven South look more like a parking lot. Lawrence James that out there for seven hours of despicable 300 was a traffic started MOViN. And and we came to another standstill in Westchester County residents and businesses still reeling from the last storm. Still no power in that same part of the country I ninety five was temporarily closed for two hours in both directions. After a power line came down across the highway. Reports coming out that a third nor'easter could roll through by early next week forecasters at this point saying, it's still too early to make that call. It seems ripped right off the pages of a spy thriller, an X Russian spy deliberately targetted with nerve agent in England ABC's chief foreign correspondent. Terry Moran is in London, new security camera video showing Sergei scrip all the former Russian army colonel who once spied for Britain shopping at a local store. But now scrip all and his daughter Yulia are fighting for their lives Scotland, Yard, confirming. It was a chemical weapons attack being treated as a major including evolving attempted murder, administration while the nerve agent authorities also confirming that one of the first police officers on the scene also contaminated investigators in has met suits scouring the town for clues retracing the victim steps last Sunday, They had lunch ETF's easy and Italian restaurant, and thirteen minutes later they're found collapsed on a nearby park bench scrip all was arrested in Moscow in two thousand six then sent to Britain in two. In ten in a spy swap at the time Vladimir Putin issued a chilling threat at the deal. It's loose traders, well, kicked up bucket trust me, he said With spring break around the corner, the State Department has issued a warning about a popular Mexican tourist destination after a ferry blast last month, The February 21st explosion that injured two dozen tourists aboard a ferry docked at Playa del Carmen was no accident. Former D-8 supervisor filled Jordan who now runs a private intelligence firm says the device was meant as a message to the boat's owner goal with our candidate, or we will continue bombing your business Saleh's area travel agent. Ashley. Trent says her clients have not cancelled trips to the Yucatan, but they have bought kidnapping and ransom insurance. Their fearful of Apple holds are not been watched ever asked whether he would go to Playa del Carmen right now fill Jordan says, absolutely not Jim Ryan, ABC News. If you watched the Oscars, you might be left wondering about those two words that best actress winner. Frances McDormand uttered at the end of her Oscar speech AB. Jason Nathanson got an explanation from the woman herself when she won best actress winner. Frances McDormand said she had two words inclusion, rider, backstage. She explained those two words which means that you can ask for and or demand at least fifty percent diversity in that, not only the casting, but also the crew vaxxers at the Oscars Jason Nathanson ABC News Hollywood I uh, thank thrives on We'll gentleman full telling me This is International Women's Day smart. It's cold display hashtag, press for progress, celebrating International Women's Day. When World news this week continues, Are you hiring joined the over three million businesses that use indeed.com for hiring? You can post a job in minutes and manager candidates from an easy to use dashboard buster next job on the world's number one job site indeed.com women across the globe