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Fresh update on "congress" discussed on AP News Radio
"A week before the deadline for mandatory vaccines of federal judges blocked the bike did ministration from requiring millions of health care workers to get coded shots 10 state to challenge the president's healthcare worker vaccine mandate affecting millions of workers in 76000 facilities like nursing homes and home care agencies that receive funding from Medicare or Medicaid the 10 states led mostly by Republicans were granted a preliminary injunction by a federal judge in St Louis who said the centers for Medicare and Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact a vaccine mandate and was overstepping its power Missouri's Attorney General spearheaded the lawsuit and accuses the administration of using the corona virus as a tool for control over people another Cordy placed a freeze on another administration rule that would require businesses with more than 100 workers to either mandate vaccines or conduct weekly testing I'm Jackie Quinn a week before the deadline for mandatory vaccines of federal judges blocked the bike did ministration from requiring millions of health care workers to get coded shots 10 state to challenge the president's healthcare worker vaccine mandate affecting millions of workers in 76000 facilities like nursing homes and home care agencies that receive funding from Medicare or Medicaid the 10 states led mostly by Republicans were granted a preliminary injunction by a federal judge in St Louis who said the centers for Medicare and Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact a vaccine mandate and was overstepping its power Missouri's Attorney General spearheaded the lawsuit and accuses the administration of using the corona virus as a tool for control over people another Cordy placed a freeze on another administration rule that would require businesses with more than 100 workers to either mandate vaccines or conduct weekly a week before the deadline for mandatory vaccines of federal judges blocked the bike did ministration from requiring millions of health care workers to get coded shots 10 state to challenge the president's healthcare worker vaccine mandate affecting millions of workers in 76000 facilities like nursing homes and home care agencies that receive funding from Medicare or Medicaid the 10 states led mostly by Republicans were granted a preliminary injunction by a federal judge in St Louis who said the centers for Medicare and Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact a vaccine mandate and was overstepping its power Missouri's Attorney General spearheaded the lawsuit and accuses the administration of using the corona virus as a tool for control over people another Cordy placed a freeze on another administration rule that would require businesses with more than 100 workers to either mandate vaccines or conduct weekly testing I'm Jackie Quinn a week before the deadline for mandatory vaccines of federal judges blocked the bike did ministration from requiring millions of health care workers to get coded shots 10 state to challenge the president's healthcare worker vaccine mandate affecting millions of workers in 76000 facilities like nursing homes and home care agencies that receive funding from Medicare or Medicaid the 10 states led mostly by Republicans were granted a preliminary injunction by a federal judge in St Louis who said the centers for Medicare and Medicaid had no clear authority from Congress to enact a vaccine mandate and was overstepping its power Missouri's Attorney General spearheaded the lawsuit and accuses the administration of using the corona virus as a tool for control over people another Cordy placed a freeze on another administration rule that would require businesses with more than 100 workers to either mandate vaccines or conduct weekly the testing I'm Jackie Quinn the testing I'm Jackie Quinn
Biden vaccine rule for health workers blocked in 10 states
"A a week week before before the the deadline deadline for for mandatory mandatory vaccines vaccines of of federal federal judges judges blocked blocked the the bike bike did did ministration ministration from from requiring requiring millions millions of of health health care care workers workers to to get get coded coded shots shots ten ten state state to to challenge challenge the the president's president's healthcare healthcare worker worker vaccine vaccine mandate mandate affecting affecting millions millions of of workers workers in in seventy seventy six six thousand thousand facilities facilities like like nursing nursing homes homes and and home home care care agencies agencies that that receive receive funding funding from from Medicare Medicare or or Medicaid Medicaid the the ten ten states states led led mostly mostly by by Republicans Republicans were were granted granted a a preliminary preliminary injunction injunction by by a a federal federal judge judge in in St St Louis Louis who who said said the the centers centers for for Medicare Medicare and and Medicaid Medicaid had had no no clear clear authority authority from from Congress Congress to to enact enact a a vaccine vaccine mandate mandate and and was was overstepping overstepping its its power power Missouri's Missouri's Attorney Attorney General General spearheaded spearheaded the the lawsuit lawsuit and and accuses accuses the the administration administration of of using using the the corona corona virus virus as as a a tool tool for for control control over over people people another another Cordy Cordy placed placed a a freeze freeze on on another another administration administration rule rule that that would would require require businesses businesses with with more more than than a a hundred hundred workers workers to to either either mandate mandate vaccines vaccines or or conduct conduct weekly weekly testing testing I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Fresh "Congress" from News, Traffic and Weather
"Take other protective measures Doctor Seth Cohen director of infection prevention at the University of Washington medical center says leader a member we're still dealing with a lot of the delta variant in your travel plans need to account for that I don't think it's a great idea to travel to hotspots with no no Macron until we have more information But I think we've also seen that travel bans in general have their own challenges and can be quite stigmatizing and that Omaha is likely in many many parts of the globe even if we haven't yet detected it That includes the likelihood it's already here in the United States the experts also say this is a reminder that we need to get more of the world vaccinated so we reduce the chances of future variants Reagan dun is running for Congress Today he announced a challenge to Democrat Kim shrier who serves the 8th district on the east side down a moderate Republican just this month when reelection to the King County council Prepares to the west Seattle bridge or on schedule according to the latest update The bridge which was closed in March of last year is still on track to reopen in mid 2022 It was shut down after dangerous cracking was discovered so.
Biden Administration Faces Threat From New COVID Variant
"Let's talk about the president's problems. The Republicans this weekend hit him pretty hard on the Sunday shows for promising to end COVID. Now we've got a crime. What do they do, Cenk? Doctor Fauci, whatever you think of it. And most of my audience doesn't think much is out of effectiveness. He's out of gas. And now he's fighting with Ted Cruz about January 6th. Do you see how that's not public health? I see that that is, I see that, yes, I see how a fight with Ted Cruz is not about public health. I think that I think to be honest with you, Fauci has decided his posture and he's going to at this point he's just going to let that play out to be honest, do that's my guess. But listen, I think this is going to be a major issue at the moment. I think that I don't think it's something that Congress is going to have to wrestle with, but you have Biden quoted back in the Trump administration saying the closing down borders is not the answer, not the silver bullet, stopping these things. So that is a very difficult thing to contend with at this point. And but I will say this, just as jobs numbers are beginning to look up, the economy seems to be in some respects picking up steam according to some estimates you're going to have this variant, which is we don't know the severity yet. But the administration, I think, listen, I think in some respect they're using this to try to boost boosters, right? I mean, I've gotten my booster. I think and I think that's their posture right now. Get the booster, add in protection. It's what you need to do. And that's where they've
Fresh "Congress" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"As it is loaded with more mutations than delta First identified last week in South Africa it's not yet clear whether a spreads more easily or causes more severe infections The House committee investigating the January 6th capitol insurrection plans to meet Wednesday to vote on whether to recommend that the full household former Trump administration official Jeffrey Clark in contempt of Congress CBS's Zak kudak reports Park attempted to use federal resources to delay the certification of the 2020 election results according to a report issued in early October by the Senate Judiciary Committee He would be the second Trump ally to be found in contempt of Congress for failing to comply with the subpoena from the panel Zach you dak CBS News Washington Investigators say a hunter accidentally shot and killed his 11 year old daughter while they were hunting near their east Texas hometown Harrison county sheriff BJ Fletcher says grief counselors are available at the girls school Anytime a young person loses their laugh it's tragic for everybody involved Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends A man is in custody after his four children.
Omar seeks action over House colleague's remarks on Muslims
"Minnesota congresswoman ill hunt Omar is demanding house leaders take appropriate action against a Republican congresswoman who made derogatory references to Omar's Muslim faith Democrat bill Han Omar is a member of the so called squad a group of progressive newer members of Congress Colorado Republican Lauren bow perch in a video posted on Twitter referred to her as a member of the jihad squad a reference to an Islamic holy war also making a comment about her colleague Omar near an elevator saying they were fine because she didn't have a backpack viewed as a reference to a suicide bomber the remarks at a constituents meeting drew laughter although Bo Burton did apologize congresswoman Omar is calling on leaders of the house to take appropriate action saying normalizing bigotry not only endangers her life but the lives of all Muslims adding anti Muslim bigotry has no place in Congress I'm Jackie Quinn
Fresh update on "congress" discussed on WTOP 24 Hour News
"The annual defense spending bill They accused Democrats of trying to push the bill through the Senate without giving them adequate time to debate it Congress has to approve legislation by Friday to fund the government in order to prevent a shutdown which means another vote on the defense bill may not happen until next week The president's domestic agenda is a priority for Senate Democrats but it will likely take a back seat to some more immediate concerns Mitchell Miller is on Capitol Hill The federal government will run out of money this Friday unless action is taken to avert a shutdown Another short term spending plan is expected to be approved though Virginia senator Mark Warner would prefer approving a budget bill through the next fiscal year It saves the taxpayers money doing that and gives predictability Well the president's social spending plan will start to undergo changes in the Senate There's also a need to extend the debt ceiling likely by mid December Warner says that has to be done but he doesn't like how it's been politically weaponized It's like giving a politician a hand grenade and saying pull the pin On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WT open news A telephone conversation between conservative Republican congresswoman Lauren bobert of Colorado and liberal democratic congresswoman Ilhan Omar of Minnesota today did not go well Wilbert requested the call after she was harshly criticized for making anti Muslim comments about Omar Boebert had likened Omar to a bomb carrying terrorist Reports say the phone conversation ended abruptly after bobert rejected Omar's request for a public apology to her Over at previously apologized to quote anyone in the Muslim community I offended but not directly to Omar The January 6th House select committee plans to meet Wednesday night to consider a criminal contempt charge against a former Justice Department official Jeffrey Clark has appeared before the committee but he has reportedly declined to say what he knew about events that led to the attack on the capitol If the committee approved the criminal contempt of Congress charge against Clark it would need to be voted on by the full House if the full House approves it would then be up to the Justice Department to decide whether to move forward with the charge the department is currently pursuing a contempt charge from the house against Steve Bannon It was a senior adviser to then president Trump Howard county is going to have a new police chief January 1st He's someone who's been in the community for many years Served 18 years with Howard county police as a patrol officer student resource officer hostage negotiator detective and fire and explosives investigator And personally invested in the success of our agency and I know what our citizens rightfully expect of us Dirt comes out of retirement to succeed chiefly some Myers the first African American and first woman to serve as can a police chief It will be my responsibility to earn the trust of the officers and citizens of Howard county Thank you executive Calvin ball for his confidence and says he'll listen hard to gain the confidence of the community and men and women of the department The law can stay double you to We've got sports coming up on WTO and then how deeply involved was CNN anchor Chris Cuomo in the defense of his disgraced brother the former governor of New York 9 44 Come to.
Brian Mudd: We Need Republican Candiates With Reagan-Style Values in the Midterms
"That's the opportunity here and that's why it's our job to educate And to take the opportunity and part of the education is of course by bringing about good candidates We have to have as we're heading into a midterm election cycle candidates that will bring about Reagan style values That will lead not just to win an election because your point Jimmy is well taken If you go back just four years ago what did we have Donald Trump as president of the United States and Republicans and control of Congress And what ultimately did that get us Yes it worked on certain issues for a window of time But what it didn't do was stop the movement by the left that you're talking about and they have been playing the generational game Let's not forget Marxism It goes back a little ways Karl Marx and gone for a long time right And certainly when you take a look at the major catalyst of the modern Marxist movement fingerprints all over the lensky ice of the 60s rolls for radicals Can remember if you don't have Mark Levin's book American Marxism absolutely should This would be a good gift For someone who's still trying to figure it out it's a little bit younger As an aside But that is what has it And now it's our job because it's not okay Biden sucks therefore I'm a Reagan conservative You have to have politicians that lead like Reagan did The policy has to be right
Fresh update on "congress" discussed on The Larry Elder Show
"Larry elder show. Larry, your boy, Peter G up in Maine here. Hey, why don't we actually see the fact that there is systemic racism, but we got to point out what it actually is. Who was in control of the systems, the academy, the Hollywood, the both houses of Congress, blah, blah, blah, you name it. Who's the teacher's unions who's this? Who's that where the kids can't do math or read or write a great level? All of this stuff. It's all Democrats. So we can agree that their systemic racism, but we disagree about whose fault it is. If we can start showing people that sure, I'll see systemic racism if you'll see who's responsible for it. I don't know, maybe that's one way we can kind of move forward. Anyway, I love you buddy. Keep up the good work. Remember what comedian Wanda Sykes said after.
US lawmakers meet with Taiwan president in surprise visit
"Five members of Congress have traveled to Taiwan in a show of support for the independent island nation it's a bipartisan group of US lawmakers who had a meeting with Taiwan's president Tsai ing Wen early this morning to show rock solid support for the self governing island this visit comes as tensions between Taiwan and China have risen to their highest level in decades the two sides split during a nineteen forty nine civil war but China still considers it part of its territory Michigan congresswoman Alyssa Slotkin who's part of the traveling delegation said on Twitter that her office was contacted by the Chinese embassy and told it should cancel the trip this is the third visit this year by U. S. lawmakers the White House is also invited Taiwan to attend a summit for democracy next month which drew a sharp rebuke from China I'm
Rep. Rashida Tlaib Endorses Closing Federal Prisons and Releasing Everyone
"Did you see the conversation between that screwball, Rashida Tlaib? And what's the guy from axios? Oh, you got to hear this. She endorses a program that would literally free all prisoners from federal prisons. And when she's cornered on it, she babbles like an idiot and starts to giggle and smile remember this is the class act that screeched. We're gonna impeach the MF the night she was elected. And I remember thinking that's a member of Congress, this lunatic, these morons voted for Well, wait till you hear what she says is a good progressive for you. This is what must be defeated in November of 2022, or we're going to lose this country. If we have nut cases like Rashida Tlaib in the halls of power, we are in huge trouble.
Randy E. Barnett Explains the Original Meaning of the 14th Amendment
"The original meeting of the Fourteenth Amendment tell us a thumbnail sketch What's in the Fourteenth Amendment And what did the drafters intend Right Well after the Civil War the Republicans in Congress prohibited slavery in the Thirteenth Amendment and they had every reason to believe that once slavery was abolished then the freed men and the Republican allies in the south would be able to go about their business But that of course is not what happened What happened instead was the imposition on African Americans of the black codes which were discriminatory set of laws that basically reduced our freed men to something close to slavery as close to slavery as they could get And white Republicans in the south were also being put upon by militiamen and other armed terrorists and everybody there especially African Americans were the subject of massacres and other sorts of abuses And so in response to this white supremacy this movement is organized terrorism on behalf of white supremacy The Republicans and Congress did a lot to fight back They passed the Civil Rights Act of 1866 which protected fundamental rights but it was vetoed by president Johnson who said they didn't have the authority to pass it Most Republicans thought they did They overwhelmingly approved it over the retail But just to be sure and to make sure that the law wouldn't be repealed when the Democrats came back they enacted the Fourteenth Amendment So the Fourteenth Amendment goes beyond the Thirteenth Amendment to protect the fundamental rights of each and every one of us as citizens of the United States from being abused by our government So every time the members of your audience have heard about a First Amendment challenge to the states or a Second Amendment challenge to the states they are really actually hearing about a Fourteenth Amendment challenge as you know Mark Although they're doing the challenges are happening under the wrong
Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Roger Stone, Alex Jones
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting the house January six panel subpoenas Roger stone and Alex Jones the house select committee investigating the January sixth insurrection at the US capitol has issued subpoenas to five more individuals including Roger stone an ally of former president Donald Trump and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones the subpoenas demanded documents and testimony from stone Jones and three people accused of organizing and promoting the two rallies that took place January sixth in the nation's capital representative Bennie Thompson the democratic chair of the panel said we need to know who organized planned paid for and received funds related to those events the committee also wants to know what communications organizers had with officials in the White House and Congress Mike
America's Political Left Explodes After Kyle Rittenhouse Acquitted
"A moment. Of course, the other big breaking story that happened after we left you Friday, Kyle rittenhouse found not guilty on all counts. And again, the beast is wounded. If you're a new listener, I call the media, I call academics. I call Hollywood. I call the I call the big media machine, the Democrats. I call them the beast. And sometimes the beast gets injured and the beast houses in protest because the race baders over on MSNBC didn't like the outcome. They had a very predictable response. Here's one of their stars at MSNBC, despicable, despicable response by a woman named Tiffany cross. Ellie, I'm disgusted at what I'm saying. It's not just this trial. It's other trials, but this in particular, the fact that white supremacists roam the halls of Congress freely and celebrate this little murderous white supremacist and the fact that he gets to walk the streets freely, it lets you know these people have access to instituting laws. They represent legislative branch of this country. What are we to make of that? She's given a camera and a microphone and a platform to be on national television, and she spews that kind of bile of just just garbage. That little white supremacist are you kidding me? And it got even worse, consider her guest. Ely miss stall. This happened because this is what the white justice system was designed to do, all right? This is not a miscarriage of justice. This is justice working as intended for white people. And the way you know that is because of the judge. The reason why I was able to predict that was because of the judge. The judge was in the tank from the defendant from the jump. I mean, literally before the trial, he was making motions and making rulings in favor of rittenhouse. He continued that bias throughout the trial. That's without even getting into his maga ring tones without even getting into his off color Asian jokes. Not even getting into all of that, his actual decision making favored the defendant the entire time. By you. I can't even get angry at this anymore. I feel nothing but pity for these pathetic, pathetic people. I honest to goodness. I do. I feel sorry for them. You know, if a jury verdict came down, and the shoe was on the other foot, and it was a black kid. Accused or on trial for shooting white people. Oh my gosh. If anybody on Fox News or newsmax or what America news or the Salem radio network or sale of news channel, dared to say one tenth of what those people say about this white kid in Kenosha, all hell would break loose. All hell would break loose. These people are to be pitied,
Ohio Attorney General Sues Facebook Over Impact on Children
"To it. I called you originally, because last week you did an important thing about Facebook. And I'm not one to mindlessly condemn the Facebook now meta. I know many of the people who work there, they don't intentionally some of them try and do this. But what you have alleged in court on behalf of Ohio and the Ohio pensions is important. If it's proved, which is that Facebook intentionally put children in harm's way. And in Mayan kind of began to quiver because, you know, I do worry about that. Tell us what the lawsuit is about and what you're seeking to prove on behalf of the people of Ohio. Well, the theory is fairly simple and it's pretty traditional. If you're a big company that's publicly traded, you lie to the public lie to investors and then when it's found out there is a drop in us stock price, companies liable. For their deception. And that's what happened here. We saw in September and October a huge data drop from leaked documents from inside Facebook. We had whistleblower testified in Congress and the upshot is Facebook new that a third of teenage girls were experiencing mental health issues as a result of their social media usage. And they didn't care. They told the rest of us that they were implementing community standards to make sure the trolls and evil people weren't spreading bad things and hurting people on their platform. And it turns out that they didn't do that. They had rules for some of us, like you and me you. But there were other people who were having large followings and the right political profile who the rules did imply to them. And most tellingly, I couldn't believe this, but they conducted an internal review with legal counsel. And that review, which was also leaked, said, we're not doing the things that we say we're doing publicly.
Ohio governor signs new congressional district map into law
"Republican Ohio governor Mike DeWine signed into law a new map of congressional districts that will be in effect for the next four years the wind said in a statement the Senate legislation he signed makes the most progress to produce a fair compact and competitive map the measure cleared the state legislature along party lines after breakneck sprint through both chambers this week under this year's U. S. census results Ohio lost one seat in Congress starting next year the new law creates at most three safe democratic districts out of fifteen U. S. house seats in a state where voters are split roughly fifty four percent Republican and forty six percent democratic the counties that are home to Cleveland and Cincinnati were divided three ways each one district that includes the western Cleveland suburbs now stretches to the Indiana border three hours away the Princeton gerrymandering project gave the map an F. grade Jan Miller with the league of women voters in Ohio said leaders had trampled the state's constitution rather than purely represent a highlands I'm Jennifer king
Congressman Jim Jordon Explains the GOP's 3-Step Plan to Rein in Big Tech
"Congressman Jordan, I was invited after the election to meet with one of the top members of not the political conservative class, but the RNC itself. And I said, fine, I'll meet with you. We had lunch very close to my studio here and I he asked me my advice as to what should happen now. Now that allegedly Biden won. And I said, if you guys want to be taken seriously by America, by at least 74 million Americans, if the Republicans want to be seen as serious, there's only two issues you must prioritize right now. One of them is election integrity. We've got to get serious on making it impossible or hard to steal elections even in cities like Philadelphia and Chicago. The second thing I said is big tech. You've got to be as serious as a heart attack on stopping the censorship of any American. Will you talk to us about what you're seeing from your colleagues? Does the GLP get it? Do we have a plan when it comes to big tech congressman? Yeah. Yeah. The first thing is, take away their liability protection. At a minimum, we've got to get rid of the section two 30. Take away this immunity, this liability protection that they've enjoyed. They're making editorial decisions. They're sensitive and conservative. I always always tell the story that this was a couple of summers back. I guess we'll come back in 2018. But Matt Gates gives me a call, and he says, Jim, Twitter is shadow banning us. And I'm like, I didn't know which out of any man. I said, well, that sounds terrible. Now, what is he explained to me? Turned out it was. They were in fact a shadow banning Gates represented Meadows representative Nunes and myself. So you got 435 members of Congress, got a hundred senators 535, only four. Only four were being shadow banned by Twitter. And it happened to be right in the middle of the whole Trump Russia investigation when we were pushing back on all the BS coming from the Justice Department. So this becomes a news and Twitter sends out a statement that says well, it was just a glitch in our algorithm. And I'm like, glitching your algorithm, what did you put in the algorithm the names Gates Meadows known as Jordan? Give me a break. So you're exactly right. So that's step one. Step two is we actually need to get that. There are some antitrust cases happening. We need to get those to the Supreme Court on an expedited fashion, so that we can get an answer. It sure seems like justice Thomas wants to look at this. Are these companies so big and so powerful that we need to break them up? Do we need to reform our antitrust? How do we have to do it? So we think that is that's the second avenue that we have to do. And then third, we need to look at, I think, regular Americans having a private right of action against these companies, the ability to sue when they censor you when they take down your content, when they throttle back your ability to reach people via social media. So I think those are the three things that we're trying to look at, but certainly to start its dissection two 30, that needs to happen
GOP Senator Tim Scott Seeks to Block Controversial Proposed Bank Account Monitoring
"I saw senator Tim Scott make a little speech about this woman that the Biden administration once confirmed as a top ranking Treasury Department official. And he just seems like he's in a state of shock. The left is trying to defend this doomed nominee and she better be doomed. You can not have somebody in charge of the purse strings who wants to blow up the banking industry. And wants to nationalize wants to federalize banking. Yeah, that's just what I want. The government calling all the shots with my checking account. They're nuts. They're purposefully picking people who are who are so radical and bizarre. I mean, Sean wants you to hear a little bit. We have senator Tim Scott queued up, right? I want you, this is four minutes. Like, it's like four and a half minutes. I want you to hear the whole thing. Because she was also convicted of shoplifting 25 years ago. Now, you could make the case 25 years ago is a long time. Incidentally, that's funny how the left and the woke crowd and all the crazed activists on social media don't seem to mind if it's 25 years ago if it's something they don't approve of. Then you better cancel somebody over what they did 25 years ago. But when it's a Biden nominee to do something like, oh, I don't know. Control the purse strings of America's monetary system well, that was a long time ago she should be forgiven. In fact, they say, those are personal attacks. You're attacking her. I mean, I don't even know what she's Asian, right? I don't even know what her ethnicity is. She appears to be Asian. I'm sure there's the left is ramping up all their bigotry defenses for her, right? All these mean Republicans don't like her because she's Asian. They're bigots. They're just they're just racists and bigots. No, she's a radical kook who has no business, no business whatsoever in a responsible position of authority at the Treasury Department. So keep all that in mind. Bear in mind that she shoplifted a couple decades ago, so people are mocking her for that. There's the racist thing. There's the same, you're getting personal with her. These are personal attacks. Don't do personal texts. So listen to this reasoned, eloquent, short of every man approach that U.S. senator Tim Scott from South Carolina takes in addressing Biden's nominee. I want to be fair, and I will be fair. I won't be hyperbolic, but I will be Frank and honest. I can not think of a nominee more poorly suited to be the control of the currency based solely on your public positions, statements, and the weight of your writings. Than you are. Let me just quote you versus anybody else. On the Green New Deal champion, you propose taking economic and climate policy making from Congress and creating an unaccountable bureaucracy called the national investment authority. In a round table this year, this year, you push to make the NIA the dedicated institutional platform at the federal level for really being the kind of fighting muscle of the Green New Deal and fighting muscle of you know all of these other movements that pursuing environmental justice, social equality and so on. You're disdain for the financial services industry. In 2019 in the documentary, titled, I'll be kind, buttholes, a theory. You said the financial services industry in my view and I don't think I'm alone here is the quintessential butthole
Biden bill to hire young people to fight climate change
"After months of divisions house Democrats have pushed through president Biden's massive social and environment bill it's a defining win for Democrats in a bid to use their control of the White House and Congress to make far reaching changes in everyday life the package addresses taxes healthcare energy education climate change and while it's a big victory for president battered by falling poll numbers the relief may be short lived the bill now goes to the Senate where significant changes are likely as our fresh disputes among Democrats that may take weeks to settle Sager
Merrick Garland's MEMOGATE Explodes
"The national school board association letter otherwise known as the letter that broke the entire educational world led to the memo. The memo from Merrick Garland that inexplicably called for the defense apparatus to use potentially the Patriot Act and Department of Homeland Security to go after moms and dads. This is a legitimate scandal that is heating up, which we will now call memo gate. Cut 58 Merrick Garland in front of Congress, said that he could not imagine any circumstance that parents complaining about their school boards would be labeled as domestic terrorism, cut 58. Like you, I can't imagine any circumstance in which the Patriot Act would be used in the circumstances of parents complaining about their children, nor can I imagine a circumstance where they would be labeled as domestic terrorism. New whistleblower last night shows that Merrick Garland lied under oath in front of Congress as all of these deep state unelected operatives do, no one voted for Merrick Garland, Merrick Garland is an unelected Plato guardian type that wants to usher in a globalist internationalist borderless society, while he does not actually have to live under those same rules and measures. Whistleblower breaking last night. The Federal Bureau of Investigation, the FBI, created a threat tag to track allegedly menacing statements against school boards and their members after attorney general Merrick Garland directed the bureau to take the lead on hyperlocal disputes. A whistleblower has revealed. The email dated October 20th about a month ago, released Tuesday by House judiciary Republicans, who said this was proof that the federal counter terrorism was being deployed against parents at school board meetings.
Whistleblower Says AG Merrick Garland Lied About FBI Investigating Parents
"I talked earlier today with U.S. congressman Jim Jordan And we were doing a sit down for my podcast and he was the one that was alerted From this whistleblower in the deep state And the whistleblower is now claiming that the attorney general flat out lie directly to Congress Lied to them about how their treating parents are showing up and speaking Their minds Not always in a kumbaya manner to these dictators and tyrants These psychopaths on these school boards that believe it's their job to indoctrinate your child not pizza and running around in arithmetic but actually indoctrinate your children
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Visited Accused Jan. 6 Rioters in Jail
"Welcome back to one on one with Marjorie Taylor Greene. Marjorie, it's such an indictment of the business as usual, political establishment, not just the rhinos, but actually the GOP establishment that we've had hundreds of arrests. We've had the FBI chase down people who weren't even inside Congress on January 6th in Alaska. I've got friends telling me my friend was not even near Congress and they tracked her with the phone data. The phone company gave the geolocating data were you outside Congress, just insanity, the FBI hunting down these people instead of BLM or antifa. You are one of a handful of politicians, citizen politicians whose actually trying to get to the bottom of it and to fight for these Americans who are guaranteed by our constitution, a speedy, a speedy judicial process, you went to the prison, they refused you access you were so kind to call us after your visit for those who didn't hear your story. Tell us what you found when you went to this hellhole in D.C. where these people are being kept prisoner. I found something I never thought I'd see in our country. I found something that we've seen in movies and we hear stories about in other countries. I found out that what I thought was Internet rumors and not fully true, I found out it's all true. Everything we've been hearing is true about what's happening is January 6th defendants. Not only that I've talked to people who've had their homes raided by the FBI in the dark of night. I talked to one man and his wife, where they had handcuffed their child with handcuffed and she was dragged out in the front yard and nothing but a nightie and then the small town newspaper where they lived took a picture of her and put her on the front page of the newspaper, and that woman wasn't even in Washington, D.C. on January 6th. She was in California at home. And this is what's happening, but then I met people and Sebastian, I want to tell you I tried for months to get in that jail and several of my colleagues went with me, Louie gohmert, Matt Gaetz, Paul gosar, Andy Biggs, bob good. Those are the ones that have come along. They've been there every time, but they've definitely tried to. And I've tried every single time to get in. But finally, we went in, we were allowed for a tour of the whole jail. Well, I want to tell you we saw the whole jail. Except. Except the January 6th event in area, except the patriot wing. And then what did you do? Oh, I pitched a
Why Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene Ran for Congress
"Welcome back to one on one with Georgia's congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene. Marjorie for those you've been on the show multiple multiple times, but but, you know, we are growing every single day. We were at least 3 million listeners right now. Plus everybody else who watches us on video. So for those who see you every day fighting, but who don't know the backstory what you did and why you made that decision to represent the 14th district. Tell our millions of lists a little bit about who you are and how you arrived in Congress. Well, actually, it's a great question. Actually, I'm very normal. I'm just just like most of the people listening to the show. That's why they hate you. In the Democrat box. They hate all the regular people believe me. Now my husband and I own and operate a commercial construction company where the proud parents of three awesome grown-up kids and love our life just and I absolutely love being an American woman. I think it's a true gift to be an American woman because we have more freedoms in this world than most women. And I'm a strong Christian and I'm so grateful to be able to live out my faith and teach my kids what it means to be a Christian and to love God and be thankful for Jesus Christ. But here's what I saw Sebastian. I saw Republicans gain control in The White House, the House and the Senate in 2016 and then over two years, they completely failed us. They didn't fund and build the wall. They didn't do anything to pass president Trump's America first agenda has make America great again agenda. They didn't repeal ObamaCare. And here's the worst fail for every Republican that calls them self pro life. They didn't even defund Planned Parenthood. You can't even make that. That's all you need to know. Oh, yeah, so when I was supporting president Trump and was thrilled we elected him in 2016. And then I saw the Republicans in Congress in the Senate and in his administration completely fail. Not only president Trump but they failed all of us. That's when I realized that it's these career politicians that over decades have sent all of our jobs overseas, ruining small town America, hurting rural America, killing our strong economy, killing our manufacturing and killing the spirit of America, not only that, putting us in trillions and trillions and trillions of dollars of debt that will never climb out of, I realize that it's going to take regular Americans that are successful day in and day out in the real world to actually save this country. And so I took a chance and ran for Congress and
"congress" Discussed on The Lawfare Podcast
"Behind secret dad orders time re cannot rely on the department alone to make these changes on quotes the house judiciary committee consequently oust that it will investigate the former administration surveillance of quote members of congress the news media and on quote this host dated the recording of this podcast. So please bear that in mind as you listen to follow so quinta i want to start with you. Bring us up to speed. I thought we were done discussing. Mike flynn and the investigation of him. How did this all come back. It is a pretty tangled tale. So i will give you the overview as best. I can essentially all. This has come to light more or less over. The past month was sparked by a series of disclosures from the justice department under attorney-general merrick garland to various news organizations. So the washington post cnn and the new york times that the department had in some cases sought in some cases sought and obtained a phone and email records from various reporters at those news organizations in the case of the washington post reporters. It's seems based on the timeframe from which the data was requested that the investigation may have involved a story. The post reported about a conversation between jeff sessions who is at the time on the trump campaign with russian ambassador sergei kislyak about the campaign or perhaps about obama administration efforts to counter russian interference in the two thousand sixteen election. The subject of the cnn. requests is unclear but the the justice department is seeking records for pentagon reporter barbara starr and then when it comes to the new york times. The times indicates that the subject matter the department was investigating seems to involve a story that the paper published about fbi director. James comey's decision on how to handle the clinton email investigation which involved a mysterious document of russian origin that was misleading and nature And which led komi so. He said to change the way he had handled the email investigation. That it's pretty tangled. We can get into that more letter if you like. Essentially according to the new york times the trump administration has pursued leak investigation into whether komi was a source for that story and so the suggestion is essentially that these records from reporters at the department may have sought those records as part of that leak investigation. So that's sort of part one of the story part two of the story or maybe part one a is that it later turned out that the times and us cnn the executives and lawyers at those organizations were placed under a gag order over requests for records of their reporters and then the other part of the story is that on june tenth. The new york times broke the story that in two thousand seventeen two thousand eighteen. The justice department had successfully requested. That apple handover email meta data and account information from a variety of people linked to the house. Intelligence committee So now chairman. Adam schiff a representative eric. Swale well as well as committee. Aides and family members including at least one minor and apple also received gag order according to chairman. Shift the justice department environment may that the investigation was closed. But this news. I think really revitalized the discussion. That had been circulating so far about these Requests information from reporters. Congress pretty predictably was irate. I would say And there was a great deal of discussion about sort of what. What would happen. Next on june eleventh. A justice department inspector. General michael horowitz announced that he would be investigating these investigations after these demands from congress. There's also some some sort of odd little loose ends here about whether or not Attorney general bill barr previous attorney. General jeff sessions and a deputy attorney general rod rosenstein were aware of these requests at the time. They they all say that they don't recall and also i should know that the justice department apparently according to the washington post also requested information firm. Then white house counsel don mcgann in february two thousand eighteen. Well he was gel white house counsel so all of this is is a bit confusing. There is a lot we don't know But that is. I think that the picture as we now understand it as of monday. June fourteenth at our unfortunately so gabe before any of this broke. You wrote with bruce brown your colleague at the reporters committee a piece for l'affaire in which you gain of advice are reckon policy recommendations to the attorney general about how to handle media leaks investigations in the future as well as handle these past ones talk a little bit about when if ever it is appropriate for in your view for a such media subpoenas or subpoenas for foreign any male records of of press people to take place so i think in this case so before addressing the the that question in one thing here. That's particularly important to note with these requests with with other requests is that there is a set of internal policy guidance at the justice department that governs when in how members of the department can seek information from a members of the press in leak investigations in one of the key provisions. There and this was a change. Actually to the guidelines. Following controversies Under the obama administration When the justice department sought records from the phone records from the associated press in the actual content. For for james rosen. There was a change. Those guidelines requiring were putting in place at presumption of notice to the affected journalist or news organization before seeking to compel the production of meditated. Like this you know or other types of investigative steps the presumption of notice can can only be overcome. If the attorney general make certain determinations and those the exceptions to that presumption of notice are supposed to be pretty narrow grave harm. National security significant harm to an investigation Or threats to life and limb in. What's really important to know here is whether the presumption of notice provision in the guidelines was strictly followed the question about when it's appropriate disease records journalists the justice department itself recognizes that such investigative steps are particularly sensitive that if they're overbroad you can identify sources beyond just the source that you're trying to identify specific Leak investigation you can give visibility into what the newsroom is thinking about. And because of that there are these these guidelines in place at the justice department. That are really there. You know to ensure that investigative steps like these occur only in the most extraordinary situations pete you were part of the russia investigation and were still involved in it. At the time that the administration shifted. How should we understand this spree of subpoenas both on the congressional side and on the media side to what extent is. Is this what you would expect to see given. Jim commes publicly expressed at the time anxiety about the leaks. I mean he did say in public that he was very upset about the leaks and in congressional testimony that he was investigating them aggressively. Is this a a reasonable reflection of that or do you look at this pattern of of data record acquisition and say. I had no idea this was going on. I think that the question answer two ways the first is that the leaks that we saw in two thousand sixteen in two thousand seventeen particularly surrounding russia in the trump campaign and then administration were unprecedented in volume compared to anything i saw over the course twenty or career and having said that i think response government in response to those leaks investigating.
"congress" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Another issue on congress's agenda was in all out assault on quebec recall a year earlier. Congress had approved an assault on quebec to be led by general lafayette. But it could not come up with the men. Money ammunition and other resources needed to get the offensive underway. In that interceding year france had joined the war with the availability of french soldiers arms and equipment and with the reduction of british forces as london. Move soldiers to other parts of the empire. The americans thought they probably had a better opportunity in seventeen. Seventy nine to push britain out of canada. Lafayette became an ardent advocate of leading an invasion of quebec. He pestered both washington and congress with proposals to lead. Just such an offensive. George washington rejected the plan telling levy at that his priorities were capturing new york and newport washington also wrote to congress killing a litany of military reasons why an invasion of quebec would be a bad idea in seventeen seventy nine just as he thought it had been a bad idea in seventeen seventy eight. In addition to his more public objections washington also express private concerns to president henri. Laurens in a november fourteenth letter as to why a french-led invasion of quebec was a really bad idea. Washington looked at the outcome. If the offensive succeeded washington noted that the local quebec wa might be very happy to be under french rule again. France might use the opportunity to assert control. They're not just handover quebec to become part of the united states. While france wasn't american ally at the moment everyone knew that was primarily the result of their joint opposition to britain france was a larger and more powerful country than britain it also had an absolute monarchy. That was probably less disposed than britain towards supporting the ideals of a republic. Washington had begun his military career opposing. French claims in the ohio valley returning france to control of quebec might once against stoke those claims and lead to some future war between the.
"congress" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Enters seventeen seventy nine over the winter of seventeen. Seventy eight seventy nine. The continental congress continued. It's difficult work of keeping the states. United and continuing the war. Many of the leading delegates had left congress for other duties. Benjamin franklin john adams were both in france as diplomats. Caesar rodney was now president of delaware. Thomas jefferson had returned to virginia where he was revising the state's statutes and would soon be elected governor john. Hancock returned to congress in the summer. Of seventeen seventy eight but after. No one seemed interested in returning him to the president's chair he left again for boston and focused more on his business. Affairs president henry lawrence however had his own issues while presiding over congress when he first took the chair in november. Seventeen seventy seven. He had to deal with the conway. Cabal congress's big accomplishment. During lawrence's presidency was the passage of the articles of confederation but a year later those articles were still going nowhere with state ratification. The other big issue on lawrence's to do list was utilizing the alliance with france to win the war. The french fleet had come to america a year earlier but again had accomplished relatively little before leaving for the west indies the departure of some of the most important delegates along with congress's failure to meet the needs of the army and it's constant demands on the states led many across the country to lose respect for congress furthering. The problem wasn't increasingly apparent. Divide between southern delegates and new englanders. There'd always been some level of distrust between the regions early in the war though. New england was really focused on getting the southern states into the war so that it went out of its way to support southern interests and also made sure to include many military leaders from the south in the new continental army since the war had left england though glue england delegates seemed to be reassert themselves and we see sectional interests once again growing and having an impact on many other issues as all. This was happening. Another public attack on congress came in december from.
"congress" Discussed on Eric Erb Live
"Then they think everything will be okay right now. Trump has rock the boat. Rock the boat all the time they don't want to see the boat rocked anymore. The boats been rock too much so they want to quell that down. They wanted to stop and they know if they get trump out of their their problems. Go away with joe biden. It's everything poop right back to normal. And they know this they know they know all this they all this damn well the layers swamp creature or thousands of thousands of layers deep. It would take an act of god to get rid of everybody and everything that's establishment plus and congress to i mean you you you have again probably at least ninety percent at least ninety percent It just it's not going to end. It's never going to an unless somebody does something. Now is congress. Excuse me go into do something. No probably not. Are they going to be paraded up on shelf. Excuse me are they going to be paraded up on shelf be paraded in front and everybody thinks we're going to do. We're going to do something probable blah. It's all just show folks and quicker you understand that and the better you understand that life will be a little bit easier. You'll have a better perspective on life this all just a show. This is all just a show to make the president feel-good so that president feels people are actually fighting forum. Which they're not now. There are patriots out there. Excuse me there patriots out there which are actually truly in really fighting for the president but members in congress now they're bought and paid for their pot off so if you really think that these members of congress these pieces a shed on both sides of the aisle or fight for anybody. You're out of your fucking mind. What planet are you living on. You're not on the same planet is me. I like to do a little bit of critical thinking and figure things out the bottom line. Is this all just a show. It's a show to appease the president. They're actually fighting or pretended to fight like a bunch of little sissies by much little babies in the bottom line is nothing is going to happen. I would be shocked and surprised at some. Trump does not even trump does open up a can of worms and implements ninety nine percent. Congress they don't give a fuck as long as they get from out. That's what you don't understand folks. it's not about..
"congress" Discussed on LGBTQ&A
"Something, , I was thinking about wall preparing to talk to you is about how everything and politics and our country right now is just trump obsessed. . Does it feel to you like we are paying less attention to congressional races like yours? ? Yes, and , no Donald Trump represents an existential threat to our planet and our democracy in our social contract. . So naturally, , he's going to be the focus of our politics, , but you know the two not mutually exclusive Donald Trump is a racist relic of the past. . And the new generation of leadership the rainbow wave that has swept United States represents the future. . You can think about both because when represents the past than the other represents the future and the next election is essentially a choice between the two. . Do we want to turn the clock back? Would ? we want to move forward with the terminology describing the Rainbow Wave? ? I get frustrated with that personally because I think the current congressional group has nine or ten out queer people when it comes like nine or ten to me doesn't make up a wave will by wave referring analytic congress immediate t buddha. . Judges the first openly LGBTQ, , Bible presidential candidate. . You're about to have the highest congress industry of the United States and you have nearly a thousand openly, , Algebra, , two candidates for public office. . At every level of government we've never seen a greater quantity or diverse to the LGBTQ representation among candidates running for public office, , and that's a sign of Paris and these city and state legislators like yourself. . Well, , hopefully feed into these more national roles as well. . Look I got my start as as a volunteer community board. . And then I became a volunteer in the city council. . So you have to start somewhere you growing up could not look at Congress and see someone like you somebody gay so an Afro Latino you also dropped out of college. . About your biography do not make the quote, unquote , typical politician and so i WanNa know did you know that there was a place for you in politics and if not when did that change I never thought as poor lgbtq kit of color from the Bronx that I will ever become a United States Congress <unk> I never had LGBTQ role models growing up by rope in public housing had no conception of a world beyond the immediate boundaries of my neighborhood. . The first time I met in openly lgbtq person a teacher. . Is the moment that inspired me to acknowledge my sexuality for the first time for the first seventeen years of my life I had no openly lgbtq role models in my life in the Bronx I led a sheltered life and so that was somebody you knew intimately teacher what about looking into like politics and saying L. politicians there. . There were no real role models for me I saw no one. . No I did not see myself in the people running for public office or holding public office. . There was certainly no elegantly lgbtq people of color at the congressional level that I know of and and so I felt largely unrepresented and you know my my story begins with the poverty in the Bronx spent almost my life poverty raised by a single mother way to raise three children on minimum wage. . which in the nineteen nineties was four dollars and twenty five cents an hour and I grew up in public housing in conditions of bold and mildew leaks lead without reliable. . He didn't have water in the winter in my life something of a metaphor grubbing a public housing development right across the street from trump golf course. . So as I saw the conditions in my own home, , get worse every day the government had invested more than one hundred million dollars to construct the golf in honor of Donald Trump and I remember wondering to myself at the time. . What is it say that our society is willing to invest more in a gated Gilded Golf Course Donald From Then in the homes of black and brown low income Americans, , and so that experience has been quality is what inspired me to become housing organizer. . And then eventually took the leap of faith and ran for public office was twenty four openly gay at no ties to the political machine no ties to the dynasties of Bronx politics but I wish young and energetic with the fighting spirit. . And I knocked on thousands of doors went into people's homes. . I heard their stories, , it was one voter who said to me in the forty years I've been living in the Bronx. . I've never had a candidate for public office knocked on my door. . was those kinds of interactions at led me to win my first race in two thousand thirteen I became the first openly Q. elected official from the Bronx at several years before then I was at the lowest point I had dropped out of college. . I was abusing substances struggling with depression or struggling with sexual identity crisis. . I had lost my best friend to inaugurate overdose. . They were moments when I even thought of taking my own life I felt as the world around me had collapsed. . And then seven years. . Later, I , became the youngest elected official in the largest city in America, , and now I'm about to become a United States congressman. . For. . The only home I've ever known the Bronx and so I often tell people, , my story is the story of the rocks. . It's a story of struggle, , but also one of overcoming. .
"congress" Discussed on Toure Show
"I want to jump in because I'm just so. . Proud of you and what you have accomplished here and not just in winning this election, , but the everything that you have accomplished. . Over the last several years of your life. . I, , mean you're one of those extraordinary people who we hope would enter <hes> you know a elected life <hes> so I'm just so happy to meet you and talk to you. . I, , mean like You you ran before and you lost and this time you got it done. . So just how does that she'll? ? You know if feels amazing and I still can't believe it like it's still really is still a shock. . I'm still trying to like you know soak it all in because we worked hard. . We worked so hard just trying to you know have a voice in be seen especially coming from the standpoint of the protests the you know the the Ferguson activists, you , know that was a whole big deal debt <hes> for somebody else running for office. . So it's one thing to run for office is another thing to start off with this <hes>. . With the with some people called like this negative <hes> you know I guess stigma against me being this Ferguson activists because especially back twenty, , four through twenty likes twenty, , two, , thousand, , eighteen, , it was like. . You know people that burn down buildings. . You know people just didn't really understand what we were doing. . <hes> take me back to. . Why you were drawn in. . To go through the timeline of who you have been over the last several years. . Why are you drawn first into the streets to protest with black lives matter <hes> when Ferguson was really hot. . Yeah you know <hes> I just remember seeing. . scrolling I was scrolling on social media and I kept seeing the picture of. . Bike Brown, , junior that picture of him laying in the street you know <hes> you know on his on his stomach and with his face to the ground and I remember just I i. . I just kept scrolling past that I was just like it was just something I didn't want to see. . You know it's all went on about my day and <hes>, , and then it just kept popping up in my seat and then. . Later, , that day when I just saw that people were starting to gather. . I still didn't move. . I didn't even realize it was in my own community until a little later that evening <hes> and I just decided you know out. . So I needed to be out there but I didn't end up going that first day the next day <hes> I can you know people are like oh? ? No, , you can't go out to dangerous you know, , and so the next day I just went ahead and went. . Out and what I saw in my own community was something that I never thought. . I would see I mean it was I grew up like watching a civil rights footage. . You know I mean it was like ingrained in me in school and at home, , and so you know it just reminded me of like on the prize like it reminded me on of so much that I had seen in every book that I read. . And I'm like this is my neighborhood like. . Six minutes from where I live. . You know the place where I will get my hair done on one side of the street, , the the place by done on the other side of the street. . At least we're all the people were congregated and I saw police in a way. . I hadn't seen police before I saw police standing in this line and I saw dogs you know in you know it was just like what is happening in our community? ? <hes> as I felt like okay I'm I'm a I'm clergy maybe I can come out in you know pray with people you know and I'm a nurse. . So I can be a medic I can just lend something to this. . I didn't know I will end up protesting myself. . I just wanted to come out and be a help, , but the more I was out there. . And just seeing innocent people brutalized seeing you know just the and just feeling the anger and the frustration and the in myself wanting to see justice like stayed, , and then also my job had me out there doing grief and count in trauma work <hes> <unk>. . So like eight to five everyday, , I was out there in front of we pitched a tent right in front of where Michael Brown's body was was. . <hes> and. . We had to guess and I had to like despot was in front of my face all day every day but it wasn't worse than the people who live in that complex what we were doing was. . So we actually went to we would knock on the doors of the people who live there because some people just did not I don't know if you remember because I think you can't then you come. . To. . Yeah, , and so were his body was on one side of the complex. . People that were on the far side didn't want to cross where his body was laying. . So people didn't have full didn't have diapers formula. . You know toiletries people were people needed medical care that didn't have it. . So we will go and knock on their doors to try and take them whatever whatever they needed and do that trauma work right then. . Give Grief Counseling. . Right on the spot is so just Jimmy an even more. . And I had to just keep going back. .
"congress" Discussed on #SUNDAYCIVICS
"Opt for that story. That will be the story. Oh my goodness Oh thank you. I love gallows humor all right when we come back here on Sunday. Civics as I mentioned I have a guest bring to the front of the class. He's an educator. Turn Congressional candidate Jamal. Bowman will be joining us to have a third conversation because how many of us are home schooling kids right now. Oh my God. Oh my gosh appraised. Oh okay all right. Well we're GONNA talk about education policy and how being a principal translate into running for Congress and What we can do about our education system in in that aspect plus many more things because congressional Con Congress members. Don't get to just work on one thing So we'll talk more about that when we come back with more Sunday civics. Thanks June. Love you love you to issue am proud that you must do to stopping this shop. Boy Who is the Shah? I go back to Sunday civics earlier this week. I had a wonderful discussion with an innovative educator. Who's now running for Congress Jamal Bowman? He has fought for teachers students and families for nearly twenty years. He's been a leader in the opt out movement across the state of New York and connected parents from diverse backgrounds to that fight. He's led efforts to educate elected officials on the impact of toxic stress on health and education outcomes and he recently earned his doctorate in education focusing on the benefit of the community school model after seeing the failures in our education system. Jamal Started Cornerstone Academy for Social Action. That's located in the Bay Chester neighborhood of the Bronx. It's an alternative I'm sorry it's an innovative public school with a strong emphasis on student voice. Holistic Education Cultural Awareness and love now through his work and education. He seen firsthand. How low income families are locked out of opportunity by system? That's rigged for the wealthy and privileged. He threw his work is been a principal. He's been an advocate and principal. He's seen the results of inadequate housing homelessness mental health the Racist Immigration System the school to prison pipeline food deserts and trauma filled environments has had an impact on children and their families. Welcome to the show. Jamal thank you so much for joining us here on Sunday civics. Absolutely thank you for having me. It's really an honor to be here so we are going to begin where we begin with all of our guests particularly when you are here for the first time. Why don't you tell us the story of Your First Civic Action? Civic Action I don't know I think back to when I was a kid and I would hold the door for an old older person walking behind me To go into the door I That comes to mind I also think about when I first started teaching nine hundred ninety nine at the moment I didn't think of it as a civic action but now as I reflect I think it absolutely is they civic action a civic duty you know. Educators provide an amazing service to our country in so many ways and and so many ways where. We're sort of the UNSUNG heroes. I think of our country So becoming a teacher comes to mind but then I guess you know after working within the education system for about seven or eight years and really a dealing with the inequality and the lack of resources and just how so many of my students. She's had to struggle not just within the school system but outside the school system And then and then taking the opportunity to push back so I would really often engage. elected officials parents teachers In organizing around you know different things need to happen in our school. So you know I think in two thousand eight is when I wrote organize parents teachers and students to write a proposal for a new public district school. That might have been my first sort of big civic action in Pushing back again consistent and I thought Wasn't doing right by our students. You know you created a new district school now what that means because I know we hear a lot of conversation about private schools charter. Schools House is basically difference of how schools are managed but talk a bit about that process and one year awakened in you. Yes so you know this is during the Michael Bloomberg our Mayor Earl era in New York City Where where we all know you know? Stop and Frisk was taking place of but there was also a zero tolerance sort of climate in our schools. And you know I was working at the time. As as the dean of students for arts and technology and part of my job was to monitor the metal detectors students would come into the building and I didn't feel I can educate it felt like a corrections officer and it was not what I got into education to be a or to do So you know Mayor Bloomberg. At that time he really wanted to push the charter school agenda And he was really you know he really attacked you know. Teacher's Union public schools as being part of the failure of a larger system and he wanted to open charter schools so we found a loophole myself of parents. Teachers and others found a loophole where the mayor allowed starting individuals to write proposes and prepare present proposals for new public schools. New District Community public schools. So that's what we did. You know we brainstorm ideas. We wrote to proposal And we opened up a school in the northeast Gronk The school is funded by city. State and federal funds As all public schools are The school is run by a school principal. In collaboration with the teachers in the school And we have a sheen GE- Parent involvement piece as well which had parents US appointing. I've been running the school so different than charter schools where charter schools often don't work with teachers. Unions are school was you know did have a strong teacher. Union president's charter schools have appointed boards of versus our school which doesn't have a board elected school board at the district level. Not at the school level and Yeah you know. We opened the district public school. We remain very well and You know I just resigned. Position January first to run for Congress will time. So let's get the politics out of the way because I want to dive more into education on but you are a candidate for Congress right. Talk a bit about that. Yes yes so You know June Twenty Nineteen June nineteen twenty nineteen. Actually we lost the campaign for Congress here in the Sixteenth district of New York Challenging long term incumbent Eliot Engel in the primary Just how long term has he been there? He's been there thirty one years. No thirty one years in the same congressional seat Serving about ten percents of the district on the directing the other ninety percent. You know which is acceptable. Served this district for ten years as a middle school principal. served in Public Education for twenty years overall. And we've seen the impact of bad policy on the lives of our students. You know it all Intersex at the doorsteps of our schools each and every day so we know the kids that are dealing with hunger and food security. We know the kids who are dealing with housing insecurity. The families who have criminal justice entanglement the impact of environmental injustice What happens in underfunded schools? What happens when you have lack of economic opportunity? Lack say places to play And Unfortunately Eliot. Engel hasn't been a leader on those issues and For me you know as we worked within our new school we were able to push back against that system and give additional resources for our kids and we've been able to organize across the state and across the country to really put public schools at the top of the political agenda for me. The turning point came in twenty seventeen twenty eighteen. Where when thirty four children died within the K. To twelve school system in the bronx and seventeen via suicide being uneducated. You realize that these deaths are not Are Not how they happen by chance. And they don't happen just because of what people try to point you as black on black crime these desecrating to trauma and he's the TRAUMAS created too bad policy policy. That's that's created communities are concentrated. Poverty prop policy that's created communities of of neglect neglect And we've seen in our kids so all of that leads me exploring a possible run for Congress and You know we were lucky. Enough to get the endorsement of the Justice Democrats at the very beginning of the campaign. And then we've got an over four. The endorsements improving the Working Families Party. The Sunrise Movement public advocate your mind the way Zephyr.
"congress" Discussed on American Revolution Podcast
"Thank you for joining the American Revolution Today. Episode One thirty one the Continental Congress Baltimore Edition over the last few weeks. We've covered some of the most pivotal events of the revolution. The massive British army under general. How invaded New York? A New Jersey sending the continental army fleeing before it the continental army than counter to retake Jersey. And last week we looked at events. Events in the south over the same period as Tories in Florida with their creek and seminole allies seemed to have no trouble pushing into patriot. Control troll Georgia. Today I WanNa talk about what the Continental Congress was doing as all these events unfolded as the British army push toward Philadelphia in December. Seventeen seventy six. The continental army was not able to mount much of any defense. Many on both sides assume that the British would take Philadelphia before ending the years offensive members of Congress not eager to become prisoners. War decided to leave Philadelphia Philadelphia on December twelfth. The Congress voted to adjourn and reconvene in Baltimore Maryland. The following week in in Baltimore locals. I offered Congress the courthouse but it was too small instead. Congress rented the Henry Fight House which actually was a hotel and tavern on the western edge of town. The three story fourteen room brick building had several rooms large enough for committee meetings at the time it was the largest building in Baltimore. Congress rented the building from fight for three months. For sixty pounds sterling overall members. Were not happy with Baltimore. It was not the charming city that exists today as one member put it. The town was exceedingly expensive and exceedingly dirty. That at times members could make their way to the Assembly Hall only on horseback through the deep mud in his diary John Adams called it the dirtiest place in the world there was also a hundred and seven year. Wait for Orioles. Tickets tickets putting aside the conditions in Baltimore. Congress got to work remember. Mid December was the low point of the Patriot movement. Everyone expected the British to take Philadelphia. The continental army might be captured in the process. And if not officers and soldiers jurors were already deserting what they saw as a lost cause congress had been reluctant to turn over much power to General Washington and the rest of the military Terry leadership for fear of losing civilian control of the army since there was no executive branch. Congress itself had to act as a department department of war trying to run everything through committees with the current chaos of events. Congress voted on December twenty seventh give General Washington special powers for six months to raise his own army from the states. Appoint officers and take appropriate. Action against uncooperative cooperative civilians. This was the day after Washington's victory at Trenton. But the timing was purely coincidental. It's not clear whether word of the victory had even reached Congress by the time of the vote. The matter had been under debate for several days prior so this was not about handing how power to a victorious general it was about Congress effectively admitting that it was not capable of making the necessary executive decisions that had to remade decisively and quickly by a commander in chief Congress placed a six month time limit on the powers to make sure that Washington did not become a a dictator with the army on the verge of collapse and the only serious replacement for Washington. General Charles Lee now a British prisoner Congress decided it had to go all in depending on Washington to run the army as best saw fit. Congress expressed concern about some recent prisoners as as well it directed Washington to investigate and protests General House treatment of Richard Stockton whose capture I discussed back in episode one. Eighteen treatment of captured member of the Continental Congress was an issue near and dear to the hearts of the rest of the members. Congress Congress also denounced British treatment of Charles Lee when initially captured. There were rumors that Li was going to be shipped back to England and hanged as a deserter or Trader Congress affirmed Washington's position that if the British hanged in American general the Americans would hang a British officer of the same name rank by the time Congress passed this resolution though the British were already treating Lee quite well. They allowed Lee to send for his dogs and in his servants General How met personally with Lee during this time. How eventually got lead to send a letter to Congress asking them to send a the delegation to New York to discuss peace terms by mid February though it appeared that the Americans were back on the offensive and Congress rejected acted Lee's proposal? Congress was not ready to consider any peace proposal if Britain did not recognize American independence and that position required quired military victory. Washington's minor victories in New Jersey had been a huge boost for morale but they did not really change the thinking on either her side. That Britain would eventually crush the rebellion. Unless the American psyche get a few more countries involved. I mentioned back in episode one fifteen fifteen that Congress had appointed Benjamin Franklin and Arthur Lee to work as commissioner along with Silas Deane in France. They needed to pull France into the war with Britain. Congress however did not want to rely on France alone. Franklin had only arrived in France in late December before Franklin could do much of anything let alone get any reports back to Congress. The delegates added to Franklin's duties by appointing him to serve as a commissioner to the court of Spain. Both France and Spain had lost colonies to Britain during the seven years war. Congress hope that both both countries find this an opportune time to reclaim lost. Real Estate. While Britain was tied up with America entry of any other a European power into the war against Britain would force London to spread its resources more thinly and give America a better chance of holding onto onto its independence. I'm going to get into Franklin's exploits in Paris in a future episode but for now I WANNA point out that Congress this was already expanding his role and attempting to get whatever European powers into a war. That would improve American odds of winning Congress. Also so was not convinced that anyone could convince France to start a new war with Britain if they could not get France into the war congress at least hope to receive leave more covert assistance in the form of munitions and other supplies needed to help with the war effort as if there was not enough going on political leaders. In the New Hampshire grants met any convention in the town of Westminster they drafted their own declaration of independence calling align themselves the Republic of new Connecticut a few months later they would change the name to Vermont. The declaration was especially controversial because New York still considered this territory to be part of New York anxious not to annoy the New York delegation. Congress opted to ignore Noor this declaration entirely not approving or criticizing it it would not receive a delegation from the self-proclaimed Republic nor or do anything else to recognize it status. The people of Vermont would have to wait more than a decade to get any recognition for this reason. I'm Moley mentioning this in passing for now I will talk more about the politics of Vermont. Independence in a future episode. A much more immediate problem for Congress was money. Congress had been pumping out millions of dollars in paper money which were essentially promises that the bearer someday would receive Steve Hard currency but especially when it looked like the British might win. No one wanted to accept the continental currency. Since a British victory meant there would be nobody around to make good on that paper even when the Americans look like they had a chance. Victory though continental paper continually tenuously suffered from hyperinflation. Congress had no plan in place to receive any hard money that is golden silver to pay off the paper. Ver- states would not give power to collect taxes it could only get anything from the states if the states unanimously agreed to such Japan and Congress never seen capable of getting them to do that on January. Fourteenth Congress passed some recommendations for states to come them up with tax money but for a people fighting war over a foreign government trying to collect taxes from the states. There was a strong inclination nation for many states to oppose this anyone ever getting anything of value in exchange for their paper currency continued to look like quite a gamble. Congress only response to this was to order people to accept the money at face value in exchange for their goods. The the only time this really worked was when soldiers pointed their guns at merchants and ordered them to turn over their goods in exchange for paper or go to jail as a result. Few people were willing to supply the government with much of anything during this session. Congress approved barring another thirteen million dollars. There's through the sale of loan certificates it increase the interest rates from four percent to six percent but even with these changes. The risks were too two high for most speculators. In December and January New England leaders met at a conference in Providence Rhode Island to discuss plus the growing problems of government credit and currency acceptance. Although over in Britain Adam Smith had just published his new book the the wealth of Nations. No one in America seemed interested in the invisible hand of the market. Instead delegates recommended the establishment of mandatory reprises range of commonly needed goods and forcing merchants to accept paper money at those prices the continental Congress endorsed I the New England conferences recommendations and also recommended that the middle and southern states hold similar conferences. This of course only continued continued to devalue the continental dollar and created even more economic chaos across the continent but to be fair Congress really had had no choice it had no power to raise money through taxes and little chance of obtaining that power in the foreseeable future states would not come come up with the necessary funds to prosecute the war as a result. Delegates saw no option other than to continue to print paper money and force people to accept it in exchange for goods and services so in addition to building a diplomatic core and creating a new economic system out of nothing congress also spent considerable time running military affairs although they had just given Washington a great deal of authority over such things. Congress Congress could not help but metal in disputes. That came to its attention. Congress had appointed Jon Morgan as physician in Chief of the army back in October. Tober seventeen seventy five. This was right after it removed. Benjamin Church on suspicion of espionage. Dr Morgan had been a quaker physician in Philadelphia before the war but had served in the French and Indian war and left his quaker upbringing behind many years before the revolution started he became a committed patriot and by most accounts served reasonably well as physician in chief for well over a year. The big complaint against him was that that he was unable to make medical supplies available to regimental surgeons but the problem there was not administrative competence. It was that the continental army army had no supplies and no money to buy them. Dr William Shippen also from Philadelphia and doctor Samuel Stringer of Albany. Vigny both tried to undermine Morgan and have him replaced. In the fall of seventeen. Seventy six congress had decided to divide medical Michael Authority Liberty Morgan's authority to New England.
"congress" Discussed on Inspirado Projecto
"Sounds. Dial in the sound. See if it's too loud if it's good good good amount all the Chaz. I'm bringing the file on a flash drive or some called the thumb drive because it's the size of most people's thumbs use wikipedia states that thumb drives are the the exact size named after the human thumb. The in fact I was just say the human thumb the average human thumb so they've figured out flash drives the scene seem amount same size the thumb scenario. Just they just go. You know what let's just call it the thumb drive save an animal. Save us a lot of data. Just save us a lot of explanation. That'll be obvious. And that's you know that's just a little something we don't even have to talk. Talk much about a comment about in the press. So that's why it's called the thumb drive so I have a thumb drive in mytalk it getting a lot of comments is that is that a thumb in your pocket or are you just happy happy to see me so I get a a lot of that type of interaction ever since I put some drive into my pocket. So what I'll do tonight is I'll give that to the guys. Whoever who whoever is in charge of of the projector to project their master? I'll give it to the projector master and we'll let him figure out.
"congress" Discussed on AM 1350 WEZS
"In Congress who have been critical of him including representative Rashida totally the president of the United States and the presidency with the big fat vicious the way she said it vicious F. word that's not somebody that loves our country he says the Republican Party has all the info Z. Assam and that will lead to victory in twenty twenty boxes colonel Scott the for Congress woman maintaining their strong arguments against the president calling him among other things a bully and demanding his ouster he does not in body the principles the responsibility the grace the integrity of a true president Massachusetts Congress woman are Jana Presley talking to CBS news meantime the house votes to table resolution to impeach the president on this vote the yeas are three hundred and thirty two and the nays are ninety five with one answering present the motion is adopted speaker Nancy Pelosi is trying to hold the line on pitchman proceedings what she sees as premature and politically risky and Japan police say a man broke into a famous anime studio in Kyoto set it on fire at least twelve people are presumed dead thirty eight are injured the suspect also injured in the fire is under arrest and police in Los Angeles are searching for a gunman who may have shot two people including an eight year old child police believe they have the gunman contained in the area of.
"congress" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"To congress and to the American people as much information can be as can be made public should be made public without delay. I intend to fight for that transparency. We will ask the attorney general to testify before the House Judiciary committee. We will demand. The release of the full report the American people are entitled to full accounting of the president's misconduct referenced by the special counsel third. The attorney general's comments make it clear that congress must step into get the truth and provide full transparency to the American people Nadler stress that while Justice department policy is not to indict a sitting president congress. As a broader mandate to find abuses of power US backed Syrian fighters cleared explosives in the last area retaken from ISIS on Sunday and arrested a number of militants a day after declaring military victory and the end of the extremists self styled caliphate. It's a major victory. However, President Trump says the group hasn't been completely wiped out at retired marine general retired Marine Corps. General John Allen agrees with that assessment. He told CBS's face the nation. Isis remains a threat. Elsewhere. I think it's a way point in the process of eliminating this threat. We saw that this organization would eventually become a three headed monster. If you will one of one of those heads was the core of the organization in Iraq and Syria. Another is the provincial dimension of it today, which is seen in multiple locations around the world, and the third areas is located on the internet. So I think that there has been significant progress in eliminating one of the principal dimensions of the threat that I have to tell you in the last forty eight hours as I have seen the final operations unfolding in.
"congress" Discussed on Left, Right & Center
"It could be that he's trying to pivot to that now. But it may well be too late. Can it can I turn and talk a little bit before we go to break about how Republicans in congress feel about this this fight that they have allowed the president to push them into fighting John. We've seen statements from two Republican senators at least Susan Collins from Maine, Cory Gardner from Colorado. Both Republicans who are going to have to stand for reelection in states that Donald Trump lost saying that they want to reopen the government even if the president doesn't get his wolf funding. How solid is the president support in congress right now for staking this demand as something that they need to get in order to reopen. The government. I don't think he has any problems worrying about his where the Republicans are in the house or Senate. I think you know, you'll find a number of individual members who would say definitely in private. They just they hate this. Hey, you know, they hate the shutdown. They you know, they they unhappy with the way Trump handled kind of the the endgame leading up to the shutdown. You know, where he where they couldn't read where his position was. And you keep hearing that over and over they won't endorse anything until they know where Trump is. But the reality is Trump owns the Republican party. It is Trump's party now. And these members how the members and senators will fall in line if Cory Gardner and Susan Collins ten come out and said that I think Mitch McConnell would have gone to and said, you should come out and say it, I mean, you know, that doesn't they I don't think the leaders have on either side is feeling any pressure to act and they're not going to get anywhere where Trump is not going to go. They're not gonna even lean out a little bit on if you went to the cabinet meeting the other day..
"congress" Discussed on The Majority Report with Sam Seder
"Hello. Hello. Oh, hi, hi. This is STAN from Philadelphia Stanford. Nice to talk to you. Yeah. Here. I would bring up a two things wine. I really cook story is that like I was encouraged by Mike and calc linski to call my Representative or a Representative after that whole of haute in congress to about Yemen. Trying to pull us out. Yeah. Yeah. So I I follow their advice. And you know, I'd never done it before I called my Representative. I was really so I called, but I didn't know untold me that anyone would actually answer. I thought it was gonna be like an answering machine. I Iran I was going to rant. You know? Right. Really, let them know how I was very unhappy. But no someone actually entered and it's very different. To do something like that. When there's like, a nice staffer who's politely ass answering your questions, you know, Kyle was saying like, you know, like, they're the genocide caucus. I think or was his name for them. And so, yeah, it's it's it's an empowering a moment to actually call your inventive. Something you've been encouraging yourself many times before you know, the bottom line is. They these people are they're they're they're normal people. I mean in the sense that they react to things like people normally do. And so if you call and you sound like a, you know, a responsible, you know, calm individual. It's going to have more weight. I mean at the end of the day, it's just a number. But. If you know, there's no doubt my mind that these staffers get off the phone, and they go. Whoa. You know, they'll they'll take it down. They'll put you in the computer, and they'll say one call and that call is worth they have an algorithm. I don't know what it is these days. I would imagine, you know, I don't know what it is. But it you represent hundred maybe two hundred maybe five hundred people in the district that one call and on top of it when you get off the phone, you know, when they're done answering the phones at the end of the day. There's no doubt my mind. They go into the chief staff, and they're like, how do these caller sound? And if that person says. Sound like very rational people that that implicates their thinking on this. I mean, it does I don't know that's gonna change anybody's mind, but it does. And so, you know, it's all sort of the same theories that clean for gene movement. Fortunately society is changed in such a way that you don't always have to wear a suit to look like a responsible individual. But think yeah. But but appreciate your call on us. And or. So I was also going to talk about the the Guatemalan child who who died. Yeah. So the big I believe it was democracy. Now who brought up the fact that you know, she wasn't an digit. I mean family, and how her whole tribe was uplifted uprooted by like a US in western extraction policies, and how they actually had to around their tribe to escape this extractive policies that we've been lamenting right on their on their land. Right. And then from there, it's kind of like a direct line. Also with the violence that we've spread in Central America, drug policy or through are just packed. Right. And all of these things, you know, had pushed their family right to to force them. Great to us, right? And. Then v idea that it's simply a choice. Right. You know, Kristen gel brand gets Fox News and says, you know, this is a choice. He made com. Kristen gillibrand Kristen Nielsen. Christmas. Thank you. Sorry about that to come to come to the board to to take on dangerous trek. And then she dies, and I think through the direct line of thinking in this in this conservative mindset relates back to your call with that libertarian gentleman. I forget his name. But he had said something about how you know. It was wrong for the north to the man to demand that sleeves be released. Right. And how it's so easy to sacrifice bodies. Right. The the bodies of of black and Brown people in that like, well, we should have gotten some sort of dialogue southern slave owners. Right. And then to convince them to. To release their slave or wait for my market forces to allow that to happen. Meanwhile, generations of black people would have been born and died in slavery under that brutal system. But it's just okay..
"congress" Discussed on Post Reports
"One hundred three people of color mobile hundred sixteen and even if lawmakers themselves are getting more Representative of America Colby says that that change doesn't necessarily translate to staff and legislation. Well, it's no surprise anyone that congress has never accurately represented the United States at large. It's always been a much larger share of white and male the share of females and African Americans Latinos and Asian lawmakers is significantly lower than the percentage that they make up in the population as a whole, and that will still continue to be true significantly skewed towards white men in congress. Yeah. Because we talk about all of these firsts that are happening. Congress. The first female native American lawmaker you have I on presently Alexandria, Cossio Cortez. But all of these increases and women and women of color are still pretty incremental. It's very incremental. So thinking not just about the lawmakers themselves, but the staff that you know, the staffers who work for them. What have they looked like? So this joint center for political and economic studies actually took the time to look at top staffers in every house office, and what they found is that out of, you know, more than eleven hundred and seventy four top house staffers eleven hundred and three were white. Wow. Yeah. So like, I mean, I'm trying to do the math in my head. But that's like less than ten percent of any of these top staffers are people of color. Yeah. And what might even surprise you more? Is that three of the five? I guess you could say worst defenders I would call them worst offenders of of of not having any top staff that has diverse. Are themselves minorities. No way. Really? Yeah. Who are they? So you have dinette bear gone from California. You have one Vargas from California and Alyce Hastings from Florida. But no net bargains district is ninety three percent people of color. You're kidding. Yeah. And so that doesn't mean that there's not people in her office that are people of color and another one that people are gonna find release surprising. That has a very diverse district and no top staff of color as of the time that the center did this and this was publicly available data as of June. I was a bit or work all of his top staffers are all white people. Yes. Yes. It seems like that kind of undermines the fact that he is this sort of symbol for what I think a lot of millennials millennials of color. See is the new wave of Democrats? Yeah. Absolutely. I mean, he's been kind of compared to being the next break. Obama. Why is this happening? Like, why are we seeing more people of color in these positions on the hill? There's a few things, right. Those. The opportunities for internships and access to working on the hill. At me. Listen when you work on Capitol Hill, you get paid peanuts. And I'm broadly generalizing. And so I apologize to anyone that this wasn't their experienced. But Washington is a very expensive city Schrimm lakes extremely expensive. So to live here and work here and to be making hardly any money. You probably have to have family who are exactly living in the districts probably are middle class or higher right or getting help from your family elsewhere that can kinda subsidize your exaggerating expense is exactly..
"congress" Discussed on Post Reports
"Sponsored by Deborah price. Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio. From the newsroom of the Washington Post. Question imposes all be. Hi, it's Stephanie from in the Washington Post. This is post reports I'm Martine powers. It's Thursday January third. Today, the government shutdown drags on with no clear path toward a solution and an increasingly diverse congress is still overwhelmingly white behind the scenes. Today is the first day of the new congress, which is kind of like the first day of school on Capitol Hill with new senators and representatives being sworn in many of them bringing their families by president Mike Pence's there. And of course, there's a lot of press. But now imagine if on the first school you had to take a big test because we're still in the middle of a partial government shutdown, and it's up to the new congress to figure out. What did you do? We we went to the capitol to talk to political reporter sung men, Kim. She took us to the Ohio clockwork door where reporters often grab senators as they walk by Senator Mr. leader. And this is a lot of sung men's job today waiting for senators to walk by. So she can flag them down and ask them about what they're going to do. So. Oh, I spend a lot of my time here in this exact corridor and downstairs by the Senate trains, the little subways that ferry members of the Senate to and from the office buildings. This'll be the first time for us to really talk to members of congress since the shutdown began almost two weeks ago, and how do people feel right now are Republicans feeling impatient? With the president. We know what Mitch McConnell has said that he won't vote you won't put anything on the floor that the president won't sign. But is he hearing from for example, people like Susan Collins who is a moderate who is a pragmatist and doesn't like government shutdown is she pushing him or is she pushing others for a broader solution. We'll find out the Democrats have put forward a strategy to end the government shutdown that would split the big funding package into two separate bills. So basically Democrats in the house or saying why don't we fund the rest of the government now? And then give ourselves more time to figure out the border security part. They really want to isolate. The disputed issue, which is that wall funding and their argument to Republicans and their argument to the president is why are we letting the national park suffer logger? Why are we letting the treasury not being able to operate at full capacity?.
"congress" Discussed on CNN's The Daily DC
"We must be pioneers of the future. This congress must accelerate a future that Vance's America's preeminence in the world and opens up opportunities for all building comedy that gives all Americans the tolls. They need to succeed in the twenty first century public education, workforce, development, good paying jobs and secure pensions. Here's speaker Pelosi twelve years after she first became speaker of the house broke that marble ceiling that she likes to talk about twelve years later. Taking that gavel back and becoming speaker again just to show the political resilience of a woman who is dominated the National Democratic Party conversation for quite some time, clearly a political survivor when you think about all the money that has been spent against her all the controversy. She creates for her own members by being a political lightning rod that she is. And of course for being that target of the opposition. She is still here and today reclaiming the most powerful post in the congress and number three in line for succession to the presidency. She the number four person of mine. The Senate president pro was new today. Senator Chuck Grassley, the senior Senator for the majority party in the Senate, the Republicans Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Became set in proteomics today. And he is number four in line after today's events for the presidency, this freshman class in the house that Nancy Pelosi will now oversee is huge. There are ninety two freshman sixty two Democrats thirty Republicans. This is one of the most diverse houses we've ever seen in this democratic majority certainly the most female, my colleagues, Adam Levy and Ethan Coen have put together a whole series of facts and figures of the the firsts in this congress one that particularly strikes me is the age Alexandria, Cossio Cortez of New York, you remember her she defeated. Joe Crowley, the member of democratic leadership out there in that queens district in New York. She was born on October thirteenth nineteen Eighty-nine. Just this fall, she celebrated her twenty ninth birthday. She is the youngest member of the house of representatives. But. There are thirty eight members in their thirties. Eighty six members in their forties vis is a young house, and it is a more female house. There is no doubt about that. We've seen more women elected and sworn in to the house of representatives today, then we had ever seen before there are one hundred and two women in this new hundred and sixteenth congress in the house. Eighty nine of them are Democrats thirteen of them are Republicans that is the kind of disparity we see in the gender gap in a lot of polling as well around the partisan divide as it comes to gender, but eighty nine Democrats thirteen Republicans of the freshman class. This is amazing. Thirty six women are in the freshman class. Thirty five of them are Democrats only one is a Republican. So history is being made here. We're seeing the first Muslim American women elect. To congress. The first native American women elected to congress. These record numbers overall. There's no doubt. It's historic day on Capitol Hill. But what it represents what it means is also there is a new world order in Washington DC, and this government shutdown is going to be priority. Number one now because the House Democrats will vote today to pass them spending bills to open up the government. The president has already rejected what they're passing. So we are still in a stalemate. And here's the thing for the House, Democrats, they now have the majority. So they're now also going to have to prove that they can actually accomplish something and delivered to the American people.
"congress" Discussed on Post Reports
"Sponsored by Deborah price. Check out the confident wallet a personal finance podcast series by T. Rowe price and the Washington Post brain studio. From the newsroom of the Washington Post. In Washington, the Washington Ellen Nakashima with Washington has this is post reports, I am Martine powers. It's Wednesday January second. Today, why congress became so dysfunctional? How a I is being used to harass and humiliate women and NASA spacecraft visits the farthest object. We've ever explored. This week the one hundred sixteenth congress is convening in the capital. We are of course, in the middle of government shutdown which started just before the holidays and now with a divided congress. It could all get pretty dysfunctional. But that's nothing new. My name is Paul Kane on senior congressional correspondent for the Washington Post. Paul spends a lot of time on the hill. Reporting on all the wonky ins and outs of the legislative process. I think what I've seen with my own eyes. I'm the definition of insanity. I've been doing the same thing over and over again for eighteen years at least, and that's sort of intensely covering congress. And of course, over the years, Paul has heard more and more people say congress doesn't work the way that it used to there's less compromise. There's more dysfunction in for Paul roaming through the halls of the capitol. It often feels that way. But last fall as the outgoing congress was coming to a close something happened that made him realize that this wasn't just a hunch. Hutch?.