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"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

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12:38 min | 2 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"On the iheart app and and also corey the p._d. here does a podcast called the dumpster fire last night we had a great time in berkeley at the first church that was marvelous and and this station this progressive station has only been on the air for about a year so if you know about if you know anybody lives in the bay area let them know hey there's progressive radio on a big you know a._m. stick here nine ten a._m. on the dial so on the on the line with us for the hour is congressman mark pope can it is middays with markets wednesday i our first segment and congressman poke and you're with us i am did you hear great great just fine we are a little bit of an issue no okay great yeah we are unlike from san francisco so there may be typically when i when we're doing this there's about a half a second of latency of delay in the telephone stuff so you know it seems like we're talking over each other like there's a pause you know we'll just you know that's life that's all we could get you so so any congressman for people who might just be tuning in for the first time congressman poke in is the co chair the congressional progressive caucus he represents wisconsin's second district in the in the u._s. house of representatives is website is poke n. p. o. c. a. n. dot house dot gov and you could tweet him at rep mark poke in and for this hour we will be taking your calls on whatever you'd like to discuss with congressman poke in two zero two eight ninety nine twenty five congressman what's what's on your mind right now what are the things that you think we should all be paying serious attention to sure a lot of things these days but the one that we just took care of in the house yesterday in the senate has to take action is the emergency supplemental for funding for the border right now once again with children at the border is reprehensible kids who are don't have soap toothbrushes you know stories of two lights combs for a bunch of kids who are infected with lice and one was missing and the kid got punished for losing the comb but staff not even getting more than a single blanket to sleep on the floor deplorable condition I'm sorry. on concrete there's concrete and concrete and they get a blanket so either you can use it to lay on that very very thin blanket or you can use it to try to keep a warm because of the air conditioning in the facility in either way it's unacceptable and lights are on all night i mean didn't the u._n. so that was torture well there's a in some cases and there's different types of but what's called the floors settlement which does provide some level of basic conditions they have to have but not all of these have to bide by that so in the supplemental that we did yesterday in the house anyway we added some of those floors settlements for all so that they can't have a waiver from any of these conditions but also we added a hammer that if if one of these companies isn't abiding by it they can lose the contract and not be allowed to rebid so we've got some good language to try to address it but that doesn't still stop the immediate situation of happening right now for kids in way too many of these facilities and it's a it's a national disgrace yeah i think you're absolutely right if there's anything else you want to mention go for it but otherwise every single wine is lit up here let's take that's great yeah okay alrighty thomas in c or tom in seattle hey tom you're on the air with congressman cocaine Thank you. before i get to my question selma trae appreciate your program in this was a patriotic business they're out there they wanted to get a bank so they're galler these should to promote programs like like yours Thank you. But my question. Yes. Republicans are in a bad place right now. But in the long run. i don't know if the democrats are much better i mean they've got their legalized insider trading and they seem to be protecting the joy actually was the democrats who pushed back on that tom and you know and they did that when brian barrett was in congress he he walked into might have been tom delay's off there was one of the republicans offices and discovered that there were a couple of members of his staff were doing insider trading based on information that they knew about the upcoming defense bill he came into our studio when i was doing my show from k. p. o. j. this was ten years ago and laid this all out on the air named the congressman proposed legislation to put an end to it the republicans fought that this democrats are just as bad as republicans bs is the typical stuff that particularly the republicans who who you know who are paid to call into programs like this love to say and i consider it complete b._s. so anyhow congressman you want to respond to that and then we'll pick up another call yeah you know i think you bring up a good point look i'm not always happy with all policies of the democrat party but there is a very popular refrain that republicans put out every election cycle to make you hate everyone to stay home because they'll still get their voters out and i'm not saying that time necessarily that person but his message certainly rings often very resident with some of the messages we hear along those lines yeah that's why in part of the progressive caucus right i'm trying to make the party d a better more progressive party and always think doing things in a positive manner are always better than just complaining yep i'm linda in coconut creek floor and that's why i just don't tolerate that kind of stuff on my air linda in coconut creek florida you're on the air with congressman poke in high congressman thank you for taking my call i had called tom a couple of weeks ago about health care i'm a federal employee like you are and we pretty much kind of have the same healthcare only mind on minds through my union which is the national association of letter carriers and cigna is my underwriter so but everything that i you know i had surgery ahead from from fusion surgery and the doctor decided that he's going to bring in another doctor now this doctor wasn't approved by kick nine i'm getting twelve thousand dollar bill and i'm really upset because i thought everything was paid for i went in their network i use their doctors hospitals and now i'm getting distill how is this legal yes so linda this issue often refer to surprise billing right because someone supposedly out of network was used and yet you as the consumer didn't know that and now you're getting a bill from that and we actually there is legislation introduced in congress and i think it probably will be moving through congress that kind of tried to address this in a little better more transparent way so we're of the problem previous sessions i haven't heard as much of the session as it must be starting to be misused or something must be a trigger but we are certainly looking at trying to deal with that also if i could just add linda the only difference i used to have insurance just like you did through as a federal employees but when the affordable care act was passed it was we're the only people in the country that have to be in the affordable care act or members of congress so we have a slightly different plan that's a great plan i'm very happy with it but i do want to put that out there sometimes people have various amiss they've heard we get pensions for rest of our life which we don't and that we have a cadillac insurance policy we have the affordable care act i think it's good to make sure the public knows that yeah emanuel in chicago i'm sorry say that again sean over hitting okay i'm sorry annual emmy put you on hold we're gonna we're gonna we're hitting a break here i missed my time you my apologies cogs mark pochana's with us it's been days with mark here in the urban program we'll be back with more your calls for congressman poke in in just a moment is the coach of the congressional progressive caucus one of the one of the big cheeses along giant all in in the in the progressive wing of the democratic party god blessing and represents at the state of wisconsin in the u._s. house represented this is the tom hartman program his website is polka dot house dot gov you can tweet him at rep mark poke and we'll be right back relied from am nine ten in san francisco In the beginning. and welcome back congressman pochana's with us and emanuel in chicago i don't emmanuel you're listening on w yeah any go ahead man manual what's on your mind tom first of all i love your show i'm not really appreciate your patriotism i i just want to act congressman poke dan is how they really intend to get the message across that did not gonna democrats and they're going to endanger wouldn't let me tell you start i was in church on and what are the big churches in chicago land area and the preach was we're talkin bill into firm and then he suddenly mentioned social ligament says that jesus christ not socialist let me tell you not going to be full time that they have a lot of fear there's a lot of fear much for people black named by that socialism is going to that number opportunity to to pull themselves up from the bootstrap as a thing goes what and and people who are who are trying to hold onto the tax cuts and stuff is using those terms to put fear in these people's mind you lose in the bathroom if you keep on if you don't start differentiating what kind of living responding because people were not politically inclined i'm not really looking at the detail of you have to explain it to what you guys intend to do to make your positions clear chairman yeah i i think it's a great and fair question you know i think whenever you take the bait from the other side you're losing right if you're explaining you're losing and they wanna put out this term that quite honestly you know a few people embraced but it's not something that's generally term that democrats us we actually go around saying for the people we haven't agenda that we put out last fall and we won the majority in the house representatives base down so i think the take their bait and go down that path isn't necessarily the best thing i think it's really talking about the policies we're trying to put forward around healthcare around raising people's wages around trying to deal with the culture of corruption in washington when you talk about those things we're talking to the vast majority of people but what they care about and they talk about their kitchen table they don't talk about label so republicans want to have a debate about labels because they don't have ideas i think if we actually not just talk about but act on and pass legislation that strong on those values we will be in a really good place and that's what i try to do while i'm in congress carson we have a little less than a minute before we hit this break i you know i i'm on chuck schumer's email list and you know i think i mentioned to you once i can't print out his emails because they're so badly formatted but but there's good information in them and to the best of my knowledge he had several press conferences this week at least i was flying of them and i never saw any of this in the press i mean how how how do we mess how can democrats breakthrough and get this message out that they're actually passing good legislation out of a house that's been this dine in the senate and i think right now that's what we're focused on so like i know the nancy pelosi is put out some graphics with mcconnell's graveyard we've had some other things put up by steny hoyer.

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"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

12:32 min | 2 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"And also corey the p._d. here does a podcast called the dumpster fire last night we had a great time in berkeley at the first church that was marvelous and this station this progressive station has only been on the air for about a year so if you know about if you know anybody losing the bay area let them know hey there's progressive radio on a big you know a._m. stick here nine ten a._m. on the dial so on the line with us for the hour is congressman mark po can it is middays with markets wednesday first our for segment and congressman poke you're with us i am can you hear you just fine we are a little bit of an issue no okay great yeah we are unlike from san francisco so there may be typically when i when we're doing this there's about a half a second of latency of delay in the telephone stuff so you know it seems like we're talking over each other like there's a pause we'll just you know that's life that's all we could get you so so any congressman for people who might just be tune in for the first time congressman poke in is the co chair the congressional progressive caucus he represents wisconsin second district in the in the u._s. house of representatives is website is poke and p._o._c. a. n. dot house dot gov and you could tweet him rep mark poke in and for this hour we will be taking your calls on whatever you'd like to discuss with congressman poke in two to eight ninety nine twenty five congressman what's what's on your mind right now what are the things that you think we should all be paying serious attention to cure a lot of things these days but the one that we just took care of in the house Yesterday in the Senate has to take action is the emergency supplemental for funding for the border. right now once again a with children at the border is reprehensible kids who are don't have so toothbrushes you know stories of two lights combs for a bunch of kids were infected with lice and one was missing and the kid got punished for losing the comb but staff not even getting more than a single blanket to sleep on the floor these deplorable condition and i'm sorry on concrete there's concrete on concrete and they get blankets either you can use it to lay on that very very thin blanket or you can use it to try to keep warm because of the air conditioning in the facility in either way it's unacceptable and all night didn't the u._n. that was torture There's. in some cases there's different types of but what's called the floors settlement which does provide some level of basic conditions they have to have but not all of these have to bide by that so in the supplemental that we did yesterday in the house anyway we added some of those floors settlements for all the civilities so that they can't have a waiver from any of these conditions but also we had a hammer that if if one of these companies isn't a biding by it they can lose the contract and appealed to rebid so we've got some good language to try to address it but that doesn't still stop the immediate situation of tapping right now for kids in wait too many of these facilities and it's a it's a national disgrace yeah i think you're absolutely right if there's anything else you want to mention go for it but otherwise every single wine is lit up here let's take collars that's great yeah okay all righty thomas in c. or tom in seattle hey tom you're on the air with congressman poke in Thank you. Before I get to my question Salema trae appreciate your program. it was a patriotic billionaire out there the one or to get bang for their dollar should try to promote programs like like yours Thank you. So your question. Yeah. Republicans are in a bad place right now. but in the long run i don't know if the democrats are much better i mean they've got their legalized insider trading and seem to be protecting the join actually was the democrats who pushed back on that tom and you know and they did that when brian barrett was in congress he walked into might've been tom delay's off there was one of the republicans offices and discovered that there were a couple of members of his staff were doing insider trading based on information that they knew about the upcoming defense bill he came into our studio when i was doing my show from k. p. o. j. this was ten years ago and laid this all out on the air named the congressman proposed legislation to put an end to the republicans fought that this democrats are just as bad as republicans bs is the typical stuff that particularly the republicans who who you know who are paid to call into programs like this love to say and i consider it complete b._s. so anyhow congressman you want to respond to that and then we'll pick up another call yeah no i think you know you bring up good point look i'm always happy with all policies of the democrat party but there is a very popular refrain that republicans put out every election cycle to make you hate everyone to stay home because they'll still get their voters out and i'm not saying that time necessarily was that person but his message certainly rings often very resident with some of the messages we hear along those lines yeah that's part of the progressive caucus right i'm trying to make the party a better more progressive party in always think you know doing things in a positive manner Are always better than just complaining. Yeah. linda in coconut creek floor and that's why i just don't tolerate that kind of stuff on my air linda in coconut creek florida you're on the air with congressman poke in high congressman paint you taking my call i had called town a couple of weeks ago about health care i'm a federal employee like you are and we pretty much kind to have the same healthcare only mind on mind through my union which is the national association of letter carriers cigna is my underwriter so but everything that i you know i had surgery a head from from fusion surgery and the doctor decided that he was going to bring in another doctor now this doctor wasn't approved by kick nine i'm getting a twelve thousand dollar bill and i'm really upset because i thought everything was paid for in their network i use their doctors hospitals now getting phil how is this legal yes so linda this issue often refer to surprise billing right because someone supposedly out of network was used and yet you as the consumer didn't know that and now you're getting a bill from that and we actually there is legislation introduced in congress and i think it probably will be moving through congress kind of tried to address this in a little better more transparent way so where of the problem previous sessions i haven't heard as much of the session as it must be starting to be misused or something must be a trigger but we are certainly looking at trying to deal with that also if i could just linda the only difference i used to have insurance just like you did through as a federal employee but when the affordable care act was passed it was we're the only people in the country that have to be in the affordable care act or members of congress so we have a slightly different plan it's great plan i'm very happy with it but i do want to put that out there because sometimes people have various amiss they've heard we pensions for rest of our life which we don't and that we have a cadillac insurance policy we have the affordable care act i think it's good that make sure the public knows that Yeah. Emanuel in Chicago. I'm sorry say, again Shaw. oh we're hitting okay i'm sorry annual put you on hold we're gonna we're gonna hit a break here i miss my time hugh my apologies cognizant mark pochana's with us it's been days with mark here in the harvard program we'll be back with more your calls for congressman poke in in just a moment is the coach of the congressional caucus one of those one the cheeses along giant hall in the progressive wing of the democratic party god blessing and presents the state of wisconsin in the u._s. house represented this is the thom hartmann program his website is polka dot house dot gov you can tweet him at rep marco can we'll be right back relied from am nine ten in san francisco In the beginning. and welcome back congressman pochana's with us and emanuel in chicago i don't emmanuel listening on w yeah any go ahead man emmanuel what's on your mind All I love your show. I'm not really appreciate your patriotism. I just want to act. congressman poke dan is how they really intend to to get the message across that they're not going to democrats and they're going to endanger let me tell you story i was in church sunday and what are the big churches and cargo area and the token doing the firm and then he suddenly mentioned socialism and said that jesus christ not list let me take you not gonna be full time a lot of fear there's a lot of field much for people name by that socialism is going down the opportunity to to pull themselves up from the bush that as a thing goes and people who are who are trying to hold onto the tax cuts and stuff is using those times to put fear in these people's mind who's in the bathroom if you keep on if you don't start differentiating what kind of socialism responding greek of people were not politically inclined i'm not really looking at the details of you have to explain it to you guys tend to do to make your provision clear chairman yeah i i think it's great and fair question you know i think whatever you take the bait from the other side you're losing right if you're explaining you're losing and they wanna put out this term that quite honestly you know a few people embraced but it's not something that's generally term that democrats us we actually go around saying for the people we haven't agenda that we put out last fall and we won the majority in the house representatives base down so i think they're bait and go down that path isn't necessarily the best thing i think it's really talking about the policies we're trying to put board around healthcare around raising people's wages around trying to deal with the culture corruption in washington when you talk about those things we're talking to the vast majority of people but what they care about they talk about their kitchen table they don't talk about label so republicans wanna have a debate about labels because they don't have ideas i think if we actually not just talk about but act down in pass legislation that strong on those values we will be in a really good place and that's what i try to do all i'm in congress carson we have a little less than a minute before we hit this break i i'm on chuck schumer's email list and you know i think i mentioned to you once i can't print out his emails because they're so badly formatted but but there's good information in and to the best buy knowledge he had several press conferences this week at least i was flying them and i never saw any of this in the press i mean how how how do we how can democrats breakthrough and get this message out that they're actually passing good legislation out of the house that's been this dine in the senate i think right now that's what we're focused on so like i know the nancy closys put out some graphics with mcconnell's graveyard we've had some other things put up by.

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"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

Radio Free Nashville

04:26 min | 2 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Difference, Richard. Is it is attacked from the right? But you are right on those people. It's not. We live in amazing times. Congressman Mark cocaine is with us for the hour taking your calls. It's middays Mark here on the program. He's the co chair the congressional progressive caucus. He represents the second district of Wisconsin is website is polka dot house dot gov, and you can tweet him at as Representative Mark, arcade. You're listening to Tom Hartman. Visit Thom Hartmann dot com for audio and video archive and back with your calls for congressman POE, canton in just a moment. And well and welcome back. Samuel listening KPFK in Santa Ana California Samuel you're on the air with congressman POE can. Yes, sir. Samuel from CNN. I own one share of stock in KT of K congressman, I am a person who is a part of the class action lawsuit. There were twelve will this and we did a million dollar lawsuit. I thought it was many more people we got paid eighteen thousand in the lawyers got paid nine hundred and eighty two thousand dollars. I did not know the dishes, even legal. I've done a little bit of research. It turns out that it it director cases like this should be something saying that this is impossible. And I'm thinking, it should be bipartisan Republicans always have the smokescreen about tort reform. So I was thinking maybe you could have guessing legislation on this is lily. It's it's like legal theft. Yes. I mean, I don't know it all the details of of your case. But I mean, it does seem terribly. I completely agree on that front. Okay. Let's see here. Jeff in Portland, Oregon listening. An x Ray you're on the air with congressman. Okay. Hey, good morning, Tom. And congressman token, thanks for. Thank you. Both are doing what you do. And for taking my call. My question for the congressman concerns the green new deal, and may I just suggest we subtitle. It the plan to make our infrastructure, a great and green since infrastructure along with healthcare and other many other things we're big lies Trump told on the campaign trail, but anyway, you guys are both from the Great Lakes and yesterday, Tom you had a woman from Toledo talking about their efforts to protect Lake Erie. From those from the toxic algae blooms, which are more and more prevalent all the way down to the Gulf Coast of Florida, and they're mostly caused from big agriculture and the runoff from chemical fertilizers and along with poisoning our water with those chemicals. Big Ag is also saturating our food chain with person genyk pesticides. And I refer you guys to a piece in the guardian. From February fifteenth title what the pesticides in our urine, tell us about organic food. And so my question to you congressman Pochana's can you introduce the idea of radically transforming how we grow our food free from chemicals and pesticides and try and put that as part of the green new deal. Yeah. I think you raise the great point about there are so many aspects of things that could be directly related to the new green deal. Right. And in definitely our food supply in those issues and water quality are very clearly a front and center. I know that Earl Blumenauer got an extensive piece about our food supply, Sherry Shelley, Shelly Pingree from remain also has been articulate around the organic food supply. So there are some people talking about those issues, but I have not seen a direct connection yet the new deal. And I think it's a great suggestion. So let me see what I could do as we move forward with that. There's there's about by the way your phone. Occasionally fades out congressman, I don't know. Exactly why it's not a crisis. But it's it makes it hard to hear you sometimes. Is that why Rush Limbaugh is saying whoever it is is saying that the the green new deal wants to ban are hamburgers. Because there it's going to regulate intensive at.

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"congressman pochana" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

03:33 min | 2 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Seven. WTMJ we're joined by James Whitson, the editor. Right, Wisconsin got a couple minutes left. So this big rollouts Alexandria Casio Cortez. And I noticed the background was Wisconsin. Congressman Mark Volcan hasn't been get as much heat as she has about this. But he was one of the guys at our doorsteps thing. He's always been on the forefront of this of being in the radical policy. Somebody should ask congressman Po-Chun whether or not he's against dairy cows and in against the dairy industry the way the Okaz, yo Cortez's. I know that the backed off from their fact sheet that they had put out quotes, right? But she really is against dairy in farming. She she wouldn't she was asked by a school group. What what they should what they could do to combat global warming. She said that they should all give up eating meat. They should eat peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and they should Drake oath milk was her suggestion rather than dairy products. Which of course, you know, somebody should be asking congressman Pochana's. Do you agree with their should we stop having cows have bad gas from eating grass, and in should we stop having dairy products? And should we all stop eating meat one of the things? I thought that was under reported was somebody just had a quick rough cost estimate of what it would cost do all the things promised in fact sheet, they put up six point six trillion dollars a year. Right. That's roughly about a third of our gross national product you. And I saw the same thing. It's pretty frightening. When you look at it, that's three times. As as much as we already collect now in axes. And they and when you ask them about it where are you going to find this money? They just kind of shrugging they say we found money for this. And we found money for that. All right, but the government is already in too much debt, we in you can't on the one hand if you're a democrat complained that the tax cut is going to cost too much in the long-term, but then turn right around and propose the most outrageous spending that you've ever seen in say, oh, well, six point six trillion a year. What's the big deal? We'll we'll find it. She's the hat the hat story as far as Democrats, but you see at some point in the near future that she might have a crash and burn moments. Oh, I think so I from what I've been able to observe. She's not the brightest. Greatest candidate. That's out there for anything. She managed to win a divided primary out New York and already she's caused some waves, and she's made some Democrats uncomfortable because she likes to say the things that the democratic base likes to hear. But it's not exactly good public policy, and she's already chasing Amazon out of New York and real quick the week ahead in politics. Well, the interesting thing for us this in here in Wisconsin is that the Republicans are going to pass the middle class tax cut this week. They're going to send it to erase desk. And we're going to have to watch Tony universe. Defend again that he isn't in favor of cutting taxes in less. He can stick it to the state business and businesses manufacturing. And agriculture. Always good stuff James, Madison, the editor. Right. Wisconsin joins me every Monday. Thanks. Thanks. Thirty five Steve's WTMJ country music there. Jordan. Tim McGraw, Tim McGraw the.

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"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

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08:05 min | 2 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"The lives of thirty four thousand Americans are the prophets of the National Rifle Association and their gun manufacturers are going to do a debate on guns and our third hour. We're gonna be talking about the Uber wealthy and what's going on with that. And what the options are why? While he's cranky billionaires. And what do we do about this? But our first hour today on the line with us is congressman Mark poke in it's time for mid days with Mark our our congress. The congressman who is the co chair the congressional progressive caucus and represents the second district of Wisconsin in the US house of representatives. Takes your calls for the hour and congressman Pochana's his website is polka dot house dot gov, and you can tweet him at rep Mark MARTA poke and congressman welcome back. Thanks, tom. Great to have you with us. A lot going on. I'm not sure where you know, what you'd like to comment on her wear and all that kind of stuff. But we've got you've got the situation with Medicare for all is becoming a big debate. And you've got, you know, these billionaires coming out we how Schultz now is the most recent one saying, well, you can't do Medicare for all you can't do free college education. What do you think? We're Germany Great industrial power and was just totally bizarre. And then we've got the shut down. You know, it's the the clock is running again. So yeah, what's what is going on? What's what's at the top of your list? Well, I think you'll because I serve on appropriations committee. You know today. We've got our subgroup that's out there. Trying to figure out how to. So not having to close the government down again with the three week extension that it's happened. I think this is all they're all connected in many ways, Tom, I think, you know, the president wants us to continue for the rest of the year they have three and five week extension. So that we're only talking about whenever he wants to talk about. And we're not talking about all the other stuff that's out there. Whether it be all his newest involvements that's coming out with Russians having meetings, privately not having note, takers, you know, all this sort of stuff that's out there around that Muller investigation. Michael Cohen, Roger stone. You know, he did this shutdown back in December. Because it changed the subject, and we all got talking about something else. And I think he's going to try to continue doing that though in three weeks. I don't know if we're really going to have agreement. I don't think he's gonna shut the government down again because I think it failed miserably forum. But I do think he might try this emergency order or some other way to try to get into this conversation and not talk about all the other things that are happening. You know, we're really watching that very closely. Yeah. I'm concerned that he lives in this. Alternate universities watching FOX, and he actually thinks the shutdown worked mean, it's like. These stock unlike that, but definitely keep Friday had it not been for the in of been talking to folks for a while about that is you know, they they had to feel it, and they could not show up at work, and there's many restrictions. In fact, we have a Bill up for circulation right now to allow federal employees the right to strike again. Because with this showed us was thirty five day shutdown federal workers and contractors retreated horribly. They had no recourse and even from a federal workers. I've talked to you back in my district, you know, the special panels and things that were put in place, and they don't have the ability to strike one example, they gave me they had a disagreement with management. They wanted three days for something management wanted two days. It went to the panel and the answer came back one day, they were even more extreme than management. So if you don't have camel advocating on behalf of workers, we got to figure out how to work and make this open up. The I think that gay that worst Donald Trump's hands, and he had to reopen government with with nothing for the wall. Yeah. I think most Americans. Don't realize how tough it is for federal workers. This is you know, what Pat co faced in the Tula Reagan used to destroy that union. Anyhow, let's pick up some phone calls here. Maryland in Madison, Wisconsin, you're on the air with congressman poke. Good morning congressman cannon and Tom. I'm calling because I'm really concerned about the Senate, minority leaders inability or. Whatever you wanna call it in naming members to the house committee and very effectively shutting down any worked at the committee. Can do that would be Kevin McCarthy in those wouldn't it? Yeah. It would be. Yeah. What can be done? Do we have to wait until a new congress when the speaker kion put forth, a new rule to prevent this kind of behavior? It reminds me of what our lame duck legislature did. To our incoming governor in Wisconsin. And it bothers me that this may be in the Republican playbook going forward as a way to assure their minority rule. It also peers to be the way that they're protecting. Don, Don, Trump junior because they're not passing that information along to the prosecutor. Thank you Marilyn. Yeah. Maryland in thank you live in the district. I appreciate your calling in today. I do think ultimately though point people to be fair. We are about a month behind where we would normally be because when we had the switch of parties in control until he had the votes to be speaker which had to happen on January third. You can start the process of appointing committees. So even until last week, Democrats and pointed members to committees yet. So I don't think we're naturally about four weeks behind schedule because of that uncertainty of whether or not she was speaker on January third, although I think many of us were very competent of it. We needed to actual votes to do it, and then the committee appointments happen. So they may be dragging their feet a bit. But quite honestly, they're dragging and other committees. They do want to have people on. It's just that they're operating a little bit slower as well. Jules in Whittier, California, Lizanne KPFK, you're on the air with Congressman Tom Carson. I just wanted to say, you know, this money in politics business and so lot of green. But I did the Democrats need you do shift from this blue state Jerry into this green state theory. Let's start mentioning the word. I just today do t shirts, you know, as a hobby. Understood a blue whale jus, you're thinking all the stitches that are being threatened right now because of these plastics, of course, but my my point is is that a green if our president I would give everybody a solar panel on the roof, and you know, we could solve a lot of these crisis and military crisis and all these people over there fighting for resources men coming back with an amputated limbs, I was in the service, so I can sympathize a little bit. But I would like to hear what you have to say Democrats would shift from a blue and yellow. Oh and go green. That's all the green new deal here. Thank you. Joe? Yeah. All right. I think that is happening. You know, the new green deal, honestly is still a concept that we haven't seen the actual language of this resolution's going to be a resolution now, but there's a whole lot of other activity going around about climate change one. I mean Democrats have always cared about this issue. Right. We saw the president's ridiculous tweet was it yesterday. I believe it was the night before where I think the night before he said the temperatures in my area, where it's minus twenty four degrees this morning, a real temperature in Wisconsin. In my district that whatever happened you'll come back Lomo warming. But as dumb, as of course, you could get, but you kind of expect that rhetoric from the Republicans on global warming, but the new members of congress you came in or very involved. So it's not just the idea of the new green deal. It's the fact we now have humidity and climate change. We now have our operational committees dealing with issues like this Jared Huffman in California gonna make sure that we have a debate and talk. About how congress wants to be part of the Paris climate agreement had a member from New York was in my office, a freshman who wants to talk about green jobs and have a special initiative around that there's a lot of activity just because the Democrats are in control, and you're going to see more and more of that coming. So it's great that you know, Alexandria, custody Cortez half million Twitter followers. She says green new deal and people..

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08:05 min | 2 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"The lives of thirty four thousand Americans are the prophets of the National Rifle Association and their gun manufacturers are going to do a debate on guns and our third hour. We're gonna be talking about the Uber wealthy and what's going on with that. And what the options are wide while he's cranky billionaires. And what do we do about this? But our first hour today on the line with us is congressman Mark can it's time for mid days with Mark our our our congress. The congressman who is the co chair the congressional progressive caucus and represents the second district of Wisconsin in the US house of representatives. Takes your calls for the hour and congressman Pochana's his website is polka dot house dot gov, and you can tweet him at rep Mark MARTA, Po-Chun, psi and congressman welcome back. Thanks, tom. Great to have you with us as a lot going on. I'm not sure where you know, what you'd like to comment on her wear and all that kind of stuff. But we've got you've got the situation with Medicare for all is becoming a big debate. And you've got these billionaires coming out when how Schultz now is the most recent one say, well, you can't do Medicare for all you can't do free college education. What do you think we're Germany a great industrial power, and is just totally bizarre. And then we've got the shut down. You know, it's the the clock is running again. So you know, what's what is going on? What's what's the top of your list? Well, I think you'll because I serve on the preparations committee. You know today. We've got our subgroup that that's out there. Trying to figure out how to solve not having to close the government down again with the three week extension that it's happened. You know, I think this is all they're all connected in many ways time, I think, you know, the president wants us to continue for the rest of the year have three and five week extension. So that we're only talking about whatever he wants to talk about. We're not talking about all the other stuff out there. Whether it be all his newest involvements that's coming out with Russians having meetings, privately not having no takers, all this sort of stuff. That's out there around that investigation. Michael Cohen, Roger stone. You know, he did this shutdown back in December. Because it changed the subject, and we all got talking about something else. I think he's going to try to continue doing that. So in three weeks. I don't know if we're really going to have agreement. I don't think he's gonna shut the government down again because I think it failed miserably forums. But I do think he might try this emergency order or some other way to try to end this conversation and not talk about all the other things that are happening. And you know, we're really watching that very closely. Yeah, I'm concerned that he lives in this. Alternate universities watching FOX, and he actually thinks the shutdown worked. It's like these talking like that. But he definitely keep Friday headed not been for the in. I had kind of been talking for a while about that is you know, they they had feel it, and they could not show up at work, and there's many restrictions. In fact, we have a Bill out for circulation right now to allow has the right to strike again. Because with this showed us was at thirty five days shutdown federal workers and contractors retreated horribly. They had no recourse and even from federal workers. I've talked to you back in my district, you know, the special panels and things that were put in place, and they don't have the ability to strike one example, they gave me they had a disagreement with management. They wanted three days or something management wanted two days. It went to the panel and the answer came back one day, they were even more extreme than management. So if you don't have Hammo advocating on behalf of workers, we gotta figure out how to work, you know, and make this open up. The I do think that gay that worst Donald Trump's hands, and he had to reopen government with with nothing for the wall. Yeah. I think most Americans don't realize how tough it is for federal workers. This is you know, what Pat co faced in the Reagan used to destroy that union. Anyhow, let's pick up some phone calls here. Maryland in Madison, Wisconsin, you're on the air with congressman token. Good morning. I'm congressman cannon and Tom. I'm calling because I'm really concerned about the Senate minority leader inability or. Whatever you wanna call it in naming members to the committee, and very effectively shutting down any work that the committee can do that would be Kevin McCarthy and house would it would be. Yeah. Begun on. Do we have to wait until a new congress when the speaker? Put forth a new rule to prevent this kind of behavior. It reminds me of what our lame duck legislature did. To our incoming governor in Wisconsin. And it bothers me that this may be in the Republican playbook going forward if a way to assure their minority rule, it also appears to be the way that they're protecting. Don, Don, Trump junior because they're not passing that information along to the prosecutor. Thank you Marilyn. Yeah. Maryland in thank you live in the district. I appreciate your calling in today. I do think ultimately they'll point people to be fair. We are about a month behind where we would normally be because when we had the switch of political parties in control until Nancy Pelosi had the vote to be speaker which had to happen on January third. You can start the process of appointing committees. So even until last week Democrats in pointed members to committees yet. So I don't think it we're naturally about four weeks behind schedule because of that uncertainty of whether or not she was speaker on January third, although I think many of us were very competent of it. We needed to actual votes to do it, and then the committee appointments happened. So they may be dragging their feet a bit. But quite honestly, they're dragging and other committees. They do want to have people on. It's just that they're operating a little bit lower as well. Joel's in Whittier, California, Lizanne KPFK, you're on the air with Congressman Tom congressman. I just wanted to say, you know, this money in politics business. And so a lot of green, but I did with Democrats need to shift from this blue state theory into this green state theory. Let's start mentioning the word. I just today do t shirts as a hobby. I just did a blue whale teacher. I'm thinking of all the issues that are being threatened right now because of these plastics, of course, where my my point is is that green. If I were president, I would give everybody a solar panel on the roof. And you know, we could solve a lot of these crisis and military crisis and all these people over there fighting for resources men coming back with an amputated limbs, I was in the service, so I can sympathize a little bit. But I would like to hear what you have to say Democrats would shift from a blue little yellow and go green that's all the green new deal here. Thank you. All right. I I think that is happening. You know? The new green deal, honestly is still a concept that we haven't seen the actual language of this resolutions could be a resolution now, but there's a whole lot of other activity going around about climate change one. I mean Democrats have always cared about this issue. Right. We saw the president's ridiculous tweet was it yesterday. I believe it was the night before where I think the night before he said the temperatures in my area where it's minus twenty four degrees this morning, a real temperature in Wisconsin in my district that whatever happened you'll come back Loma warming. But as dumb is. Of course, you could get, but you kind of expect that rhetoric from the Republicans on global warming, but the new members of congress you came in or very involved. So it's not just the idea of the new green deal it. The fact we now have a select committee and climate change. We now have our operational committees dealing with issues like this Jared Huffman in California gonna make sure that we have a debate and talk about how congress wants to be part of the Paris climate agreement. I'm a member from New York was in my office, a freshman who wants to talk about. Green jobs and have a special initiative around that there's a lot of activity just because the Democrats aren't control, and you're gonna see more and more of that coming. So it's great that you know of. Alexandria, custody Cortez. It's two and a half million Twitter followers. She says green new deal and.

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11:50 min | 2 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Days with Mark on the Thom Hartmann program, congressman Mark poke and taking your calls for the hour. And Carson you were just finishing or just you just started a response to the last caller's question about or comment about how the IRS has informed her as a person who helps tax payers put together their their the refund apple their their taxes. Basically that there's a whole bunch of deductions that are no longer available. Yes. So Judy from Arkansas asked that in I wanted to give the example, I talked to you union with Trish in in actually two different states in Minnesota. But in Rochester, Minnesota because you can no longer many people in the trades travel for work to get a job your travel expenses are no longer deductible your tool expenses near longer deductible your union user, no Andre deductible that hit alone of attrition at his accountant run. Last year's taxes on the new rules, and he would have paid three thousand dollars more in taxes because of it so alarming this year as opposed to last year. Exactly. Yeah. A lot of people are going to have some really bad surprises when they go to pay taxes this year. Are you wonder if you know just like the shutdown shutting down the FBI and Muller is also shutting down the IRS is at helping the Republicans because people aren't figuring out that the GOP tax scam screwed them. It's just amazing. It's going to be I think when people find the south there's gonna be a lot of people, very irate. Yeah. I agree. Andrew in port Washington. New York, you're on the earth, congressman. Hello. Yeah. You're on the air. Andrew. Okay. Well, basically, I'm thinking of some creative answers to Trump's shutdown policy. We we're out of immigration. We're not gonna get anything on that. Maybe we can do something like. Accepting his five point seven billion dollars for the wall. But attaching to the Bill stuff it'll make your donors pay. Why closing the carried interest? Loophole in a bunch of other loopholes. You can put something that'll bring in ten or twelve billion dollars a year put that on and listen veto that he's already said he's he would have wanted. See carried interest loophole. Pass what's the tax reform, but it wasn't. So that's one thing we could do their whole bunch of other things you could put on this poison pills. Like requiring? Any tariffs that are that he puts on for national security purposes to be ratified by the congress within sixty days, or they are notified you can do other things you can really use the shutdown as a means of advertising, what Democrats plants do what programs they support if they are elected. So. Andrew, let's get. Let's get congressman Pochana's cans thoughts on this. There's a lot there. Yeah. So Angie, I'll tell you. This is my personal thoughts is that. Once you start to negotiate with hostage taker they're going to continue to take hostages. So once you say, I'm gonna make a really clever point by giving you your money for the wall. But you gotta do this. You've then voted to give money for a wall. And you've taught them that this behavior will be rewarded with negotiations for what they want. The problem is even though I think this is originally done to change the conversation. You do this. What's the next time? He wants to lift sanctions on the Russians. He shuts down the government. The next time is he wants to end the Muller report. What point you wind up continuing to put your federal employees and contractors as foster ges in telling the president, this is acceptable way of negotiation. So I am in the school of thought we keep sending the bills that we want to reopen the government. We've put the pressure on the Senate Republicans. Did you just that? And at the same time, we don't allow this to be the new. Normal. We've already accepted to many levels of new normal with this White House. And this is one line. I don't think we should cross Blaine in Thousand Oaks, California. San KPFK you're on the air with Carson. Hi, guys love you both. But congressman you totally glossed over the color that brought up the impeachment. It's been a month. Now since the house has taken power in that one of moving forward urge articles or removing the man that's dismantling and poisoning. Our government. You know, the Republicans will impeach over a BJ. But there Democrats make zero moods. At a president. That already has violated a half a dozen federal laws, and my question is what's it gonna take to style the impeachment motion and don't blame it on, you know, waiting sir Muller 'cause you know with bar coming in you may make may never hear the moderate for. So we gotta get this thing going blinks as someone who has voted for it when it's been on the floor. I can tell you this. That is a numbers game. You have to have enough people to vote for impeachment. So you could start a process, and I think the process really will start happening when we have hearings. Don't forget we've just as of this morning. We've done the final committee assignments remember we're behind where we normally be because we weren't sure who the speaker was until we had enough votes to officially have her assigned committees. So we're a little behind where would normally be on the committee process. But there are enough Democrats who I think are waiting for the Miller report that he might even be hard to get a vote in the house. Much less the Senate where the Republicans are still in control. And if you're going to actually teach the president you have to have votes there as well. So I think. What you're in need to happen is as much of the proceedings that are about to start judiciary oversight government reform intelligence and other committees. They're looking at various actions of this White House, and hopefully that'll move the ball forward. But right now, I am not sure there are enough. Just rod democratic votes to see this happen, much less. Get this through the Senate. So it's really a numbers game. Omar in Herndon Virginia, you're on the earth. Congress can. Tom. Thank you so much for the town hall and big Baker, Mr Paul can. Well, we need to do is really put a spotlight government shutdown. I mean, I would like to see a congressman camp outside the White House gone fasting into the government get turned that on you know. So we need to put a spotlight on this question to you Mr. is is there any light at the end of the tunnel. I'm is Pelosi cocky, Trump, you know, in the second question. How long before you start in the United States Cutty, right? Thank you. Yes. So, you know, the president has not been initiating conversations. We are having them with Republicans individually and trying to figure out how we get out of this. The problem is Mitch McConnell really sitting with the hand and that other Republicans and long as he's more worried about his twenty twenty primary then he is the country. He's going to continue to acquiesce to the president who cannot figure out exactly what he's doing on this. And I think he's waiting for a state of the union next week to try to make some big speech and do something big my guess where he's at right now. So we're sending bills we're trying to put the pressure on the take them up. I think that's the most aggressive measure officially you can do we've got members going to the Senate. We're trying to do things like that the more. We can get the actress to reinforce the point. I think that's a really good idea. We're having some discussions right now for the state of the union as a progressive caucus what to do. And I think we're gonna do just what you're recommending, but. But unfortunately, the president, you know, I think one of the recent meetings. He had remember was a fake meeting as soon as Nancy said that she wasn't gonna just give him everything he wanted. He finished the meeting, you know, he's behaving in a way that makes it very hard to negotiate. And that's why we're trying to put the pressure right now and the Republicans in the Senate and in congress. Yeah. I want the cookies I want the cookies don't wheel me down that aisle downtown Charlie and Olympia, Washington, you're on the air, congressman Fokin. Oh, good afternoon. Congressman and good morning, Tom. I'm about to find out what you guys know about where the steel would come for come from for this wall. I have heard that. It's there's only about one firm in North America ever as. It's a Canadian company. They're they're the only company that makes this kind of steel it's a Canadian company that is owned by a Russian resident an oligarchy running who is an Israeli citizen. I don't remember his name. Congressman you wanna comment on yet. Charlie. I think you might just be reading a little too much into it. I I think the president has no idea what he's saying whatsoever thinks that the problem is a concrete wall. So he's coming up with an alternative solution. That's beautiful in his mind. I don't think he's even thinking pragmatically how it would happen who would necessarily profit from it because there is almost no chance that it would happen. So I think this is just the president. Yeah. Trying to spit ball. Okay. They don't wanna wall. How about this trying to find an answer that he can still go to his rallies and get the cheers from his fans. Instill try to get something to pass through congress. Which again, I don't see that. Let's hope. If his whole rat is we're going to stop drugs, and he's putting up steel slats. I mean, somebody on the other side of the wall would have to do is start loading heroin into eight and a half by eleven Manila, envelopes, you know, probably two three ounces each and just slide them between the slats over to the US. Aside. Ridiculous all his ideas are Tom right? But if he says it in via Twitter thirty five percent of America thinks that it's correct. So, you know, the dilemma it's pretty shocking Jason in Vancouver Washington, you're on the air with. Jason why? Yes. So I was calling because against a really good article video came out about a year ago. Christian scientists Arizona, and they came up with an idea, basically if they win powered water pump spray seawater on the Arctic Ocean to make the ice thicker. Rebuild the Arctic ice shelf takes five hundred billion for a Tampere sent five trillion for the whole thing. But I know we got a lot of issues with Trump, and they got a handle something to get another. But I think that the scientific community needs political support even if the Bill will pass, and my Representative is a Republican, and I just I just feel like if. There was a Bill that put money towards these scientists zone or to get these prompts out in the Arctic 'cause we're going to lose the Arctic and older the consensus that if you lose the Arctic. We're closer to human extinction. So that I wanted to bring up so congressman geo engineering. Yeah. Jason I'll say if I can't let me take it just a thirty thousand foot level. I just read an article also that people are talking about you really return to WPA style work projects around. The the the environment in trying to reverse climate change. And you know, I think this is really where they came with a new green deal, right? How do we invest real resources real brainpower real American spirit into trying to deal with climate change because nothing has happened at least since two thousand ten in this area. And we're at the point where we may be passed.

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09:01 min | 3 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Senate works. Let's let's let's give give congressman Pochana's chance to answer that Bill Bill you bring up a great point and something I've been saying for quite a while is that when people get their W twos. And when they go to file their taxes. They are gonna find out that a number of the deductions that were taken by middle class working class. People are not there. They didn't go after the deductions for the rich when they gave him the big tax drop, but they did take away things that effect working people. So classic example, if you're a union electrician, I heard this in Iowa, and I heard it Minnesota when I was on the campaign trail this fall. Union electrician, you can no longer deduct your travel if you had to travel for work, you can no longer deduct your tools, you can no longer deduct. Your union dues this union electrician. I talked to in Rochester, Minnesota at his account run on the program. He had with the new rules is taxes for last year. And he would have had to pay three thousand dollars more in taxes under the tax cut that was passed by the Republicans. So they're going to be a lot of people who are going to be very unhappily surprised when they go to file their taxes, especially if they took advantage of some of those deductions that they needed to for work. So Bill you bring up a great point back. I'm talking about doing town hall in a few weeks on this back home is I think a lot more people are going to be impacted by this than than people. Expect Martin in Portland, Oregon, you're on the air with congressman cocaine. Jordan. You're on the air Martin bargain. You're you're on the air. Yes. Speaker phones not on just give me a second here. I can't hear you had. Okay. Martin. Look I'm going to move on Terry in Joliet. Illinois, Terry, you're on the air with congressman Fokin. Thanks for taking my call. Listen since air America. You guys are doing the work of American. I appreciate thank you. I'm Joe by Mike question, sir. We're playing defense right now. Terry. Moore's the next election. Yeah. Terry. I'm sorry. Your phone is breaking up and in Santa Barbara, California. You're on the air and thanks for listening. Yes. Good morning. I know you're the Democrats in the house you're cleaning on passing. Luder voting reform and campaign finance reform. And I'm just wondering if the TV and radio Airways are considered public property that companies have to get to you. Why should they be required to give airtime to you know, any? Furious political candidate or party like I believe they have to do maybe in Europe. And also, the I think any agreement deal absolately, a huge part of any jobs program. So thank you for taking my call. Thank you. Yeah. Answer the first part. I mean, we absolutely could do something like that whether or not it would make it through this current president. I'm not sure, but there's a good reason to argue that that should be part of the ability to have public airwaves. There should be a public responsibility. That comes with it on the. Renew deal. I believe this week Alexandria might have dropped her Bill officially there is the committee that was formed by Nancy Pelosi to deal with climate change. But I completely agree with you. In fact, one of the there's a couple of components one. If you build a solar in the United States windmill blades, we did that for awhile in Wisconsin before Scott Walker got rid of incentive that we had. But it's easier to move them. One state to another rather than from overseas. That's a lot of good paying family supporting job that come out of that renewable industry, and we really need to highlight that because there will be some job transition when you have an economy, that's it's cleaner. But those can also be good union family supporting wage jobs, and it's a crucial part of it along with health, concerns and other issues. So I'm really glad that part of that debate his is making it broader than just to talk about climate change. It's including all the subjects that you just brought up Lyle in Tampa, Florida, you're on the air with congressman poke in. Thank you, gentlemen. Congressman. I'm curious about the non investigation of the vice president Pence and some of his groupies I'm wondering when that will take place. Why it's not taking place. Thank you for all your service. Thank you. Yeah. You I'm not quite sure what you're referring to specifically. So I do apologize by not investigation. I he's not currently directly any kind of investigation that I know of although for all, I know the Muller investigation may be looking at things broader. But I I do apologize while I don't know. Specifically what you're referring to? Okay. Danny and tell city Indiana, you're on the air with congressman Fokin. Yeah. I just called about the Trump an investigation. So he's a wealthy man. I don't think wealthy a two tier system. Wealthy people don't get punished in this country. They just by their way out. And and I think that, you know, working people they're going to be punished. I get I get fine for one hundred dollars or something and he gets away with millions and up. Got it could get him for tax evasion. And and treason, so you got say, yeah. I think you bring up a really good point, especially as it comes to the shutdown, for example, where Donald Trump said, oh people who don't get paychecks can just budget differently. And that's how he would do it. Donald Trump got millions from his daddy. And that's how Donald Trump was able to be in business in in exist. Most people don't have a daddy with millions of dollars to give them. So. Excuse me for most people this is real life and death whether or not there I'm hearing from constituents buying formula for their kids paying for their mortgage. I'm talking to other members of congress are on the phone with property management companies. They're trying to move Vic. Coastguard employees aren't getting paychecks. This should not be a part of our job. But it is because Donald Trump is chosen to make working people's lives meaningless and try to somehow, you know, use his life as a comparison. So you're right. I mean, he doesn't have the same life experiences and just doesn't get it. Smitty in con- Akaki. Yeah. Hawaii. I'm sure I'm mispronouncing that smitty Calica KYW. Thank you. Gentleman. Good morning. Aloha morning. Congressman PO can has there been any movement on moving our federal elections. Every two years to Saturday or at least making if it's still on Tuesday making a national holiday. So we have more. Good democratic voters able to attend their polling places. Thank you. I think I I don't care honestly who comes the pulse, obviously, we are efforts to get Democrats out. But when it comes to if you want a democracy. You have to make it that everyone has access to the ballot. You wanna make it as easy as possible? And I think what you mentioned there are some provisions in our HR one. And I know there are some proving that didn't make it, but I think are going to be amended Matt Cartwright represented from Pennsylvania, for example, has a Bill that I believe it's a two hours. You can take off of work paid go vote that would certainly help having it be a holiday would work Saturday. And there's a lot of ideas, we can have Oregon right now doesn't mail program. That's really boosted their turnout. We should look at every best practice in our goal should be regardless. We want the most people to vote because the more people that participate the stronger, our democracy will be of course. I hope they vote democrat is agree with this in the issues, but bottom line is we have to make it far easier to vote that we used to fight all these voter suppression laws and much of HR one goes after those suppression laws Jill in Green Bay, Wisconsin. You're on the air with congressman poke in. Hi gentleman. I was wondering I been listening to the hearings for bars and I'm shocked. Nobody's asked him yet. If he thinks it's legal for the president to pardon himself. Is there any way to get a collie DASS this and get him on the record? I'll tell you. I've been real busy and how side stuff so I haven't had a chance to follow the proceedings if that hasn't been asking, boy, I hope someone would have to get right? That would be a great question to have asked the beginning because they haven't had chance to watch the hearings being on the house side with what we're dealing with. That's a great digestion..

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08:59 min | 3 years ago

"congressman pochana" Discussed on Radio Free Nashville

"Let's let's give give congressman Pochana's chance to answer that Bill Bill you bring up a great point and something I've been saying for quite a while is that when people get their W twos. And when they go to file their taxes. They are going to find out that a number of the deductions that were taken by middle class working class. People are not there. They didn't go after the deductions for the rich when they gave him the big tax drop, but they did take away things that affect working people. So a classic example, if you're a union electrician, and I heard this is Lana. I heard it Minnesota when I was on the campaign trail this fall. Union electrician, you can no longer deduct your travel if you had to travel for work, you can no longer deduct your tools, you can no longer deduct. Your union dues this union electrician. I talked to in Rochester. Minnesota had his account run on the program. He had with the new rules is taxes for last year. And he would have had to pay three thousand dollars more in taxes under the tax cut that was passed by the Republicans. So they're going to be a lot of people who are going to be very unhappily surprised when they go to file their taxes, especially if they took advantage of some of those deductions that they needed to for work. So Bill you bring up a great point back. I'm talking about doing town hall in a few weeks on this back home is I think a lot more people are going to be impacted by this. Then then people expect Martin in Portland, Oregon, you're on the air with congressman can. Jordan. You're on the air Martin, Oregon. You're on the air. Yes. Speaker phones not on just give me a second here. I can't hear you had the okay Martin. I'm look I'm gonna move on Terry in Joliet. Illinois, Terry, you're on the air with congressman Fokin. I'm thanks for taking my call. Listen thesis, air, America. You guys are doing the work of American. I appreciate it. Thank you. Joe by Mike question. We're playing a lot of defense right now. Terry. Moore's the next election. Yeah. Terry. I'm sorry. Your phone is breaking up and in Santa Barbara, California. You're on the air and thanks for listening. Yes. Good morning. I know you're Democrats in the house cleaning on passing voter voting reform and campaign finance reform. And I'm just wondering if the TV and radio Airways are public property that companies have to get a license to us. Why shouldn't they be required to give airtime to you know, any? Serious political candidate or party? Like, I believe eight maybe Europe. And also, the I think any agreement deal have to be absolutely a huge any jobs. So thank you for taking my call. Thank you, an answer the first part. I mean, we absolutely could do something like that whether or not it would make it through this current president. I'm not sure, but there's a good reason to argue that that should be part of the ability to have public airwaves. There should be a public responsibility. That comes with it on the green new deal. I believe this week Alexandria might have dropped her Bill officially there is the committee that was formed by Nancy Pelosi to deal with climate change. But I completely agree with you. In fact, one of the there's a couple of components one. If you build a solar in the United States windmill blades, we did that for awhile in Wisconsin before Scott Walker got rid of incentive that we had. But it's easier to move him one state to another rather than from overseas. That's a lot of good paying family supporting jobs that come out of that renewable industry, and we really need to highlight that because there will be some job transition when you have an economy. That's it's cleaner. But those can also be good union family supporting wage jobs, and it's a crucial part of it along with health, concerns and other issues. So I'm really glad that part of that debate is making it broader than just to talk about climate change, including all the subjects that you just brought up Lyle in Tampa, Florida, you're on the air with congressman. Thank you, gentlemen, dot congressman. I'm curious about the non investigation of the vice president Pence and some of his groupies I'm wondering when that will take place. Why it's not taking place. Thank you for all your service. Thank you, Tom. Yeah. Thank you. I'm not quite sure what you're referring to specifically. So I do apologize by not investigation. I he's not currently directly in any kind of investigation that I know of for all, I know the Muller investigation may be looking at things broader. But I I do apologize while. I don't know. Specifically what you're referring to? Okay. Danny and tell city Indiana, you're on the air with congressman in. Yeah. I just called about the Trump an investigation. He's wealthy man. I don't think. Well, it's a two tier system. Wealthy people don't get punished in this country. They just by the way out, and and I think that, you know, working people they're going to be punished. I get I get fine for one hundred dollars or something and he gets away with millions and is. He's got a taxi evasion and treason. So you got to say. Yeah. I think you bring up a really good point, especially as it comes to the shutdown, for example, where Donald Trump said, oh people who don't get paychecks budget differently. And that's how he would do it. Donald Trump got millions from his daddy. And that's how Donald Trump was able to be in business in in exist. Most people don't have a daddy with millions of dollars to give them. So excuse me for most people this is real life and death whether or not there I'm hearing from constituents buying formula for their kids paying for their mortgage. I'm talking to other members of congress. They're on the phone with property management companies. They're trying to move Vic. Coastguard employees who aren't getting paychecks. This should not be part of our job. But it is because Donald Trump is chosen to make working people's lives meaningless and try to somehow, you know, use his life as a comparison. So you're right. I mean, he doesn't have the same life experiences and just doesn't get it. Smitty in con- Akaki Hawaii. I'm sure I'm mispronouncing that smitty Calica KYW. Thank you. Gentleman. Good morning. Aloha morning. Congressman poke can has there been any movement and moving our federal elections every two years to Saturday or at least making if it's still on Tuesday making it a national holiday. So we have more. Good democratic voters able to attend their polling places. Thank you. I I think I I don't care honestly who comes the polls, obviously, we are efforts to get Democrats out. But when it comes to if you want a democracy. You have to make that everyone has access to the ballot. You wanna make it as easy as possible? And I think what you mentioned are some provisions in our HR one. And I know there are some provisions that didn't make it I think are going to be amended Matt Cartwright represented from Pennsylvania, for example, has a Bill that I believe it's a two hours. You can take off of work paid to go vote that would certainly help having it be a holiday would work Saturday. And there's a lot of ideas, we can have Oregon right now doesn't mail program. That's really boosted their turnout. We should look at every best practice in our goal should be regardless. We want the most people to vote because the more people that participate stronger, our democracy will be of course, I hope they vote democrat agree with us and the issues, but bottom line is we have to make it far easier to vote that we used to fight all these voter suppression laws and much of HR one goes after those suppression laws Jill in Green Bay, Wisconsin. You're on the air with congressman Po-Chun. Hi gentleman. I was wondering I been listening to the hearings for bars and I'm shocked. Nobody's asked him. If he thinks it's illegal for the president to pardon himself. Is there any way to get a colleague gas and get him on the record? I'll tell you. I've been real busy and how side stuff so I haven't had a chance to follow the proceedings if that hasn't been asked to play I hope someone would ask it, right? That would be a great question to have asked so beginning because they haven't had a chance to watch all the hearings being on the house side with what we're dealing with. That's a great.

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