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Fresh update on "house administration" discussed on Thom Hartmann Program
"Hour the January 6th committee by the way believes that they have evidence that directly contradicts Republican denials of reconnaissance tours Georgia congressman Barry loudermilk guy that basically nobody's ever heard of He appears to be the guy one of the guys who was leading tours of insurrectionist want to be murderers people who wanted to murder the vice president and secretary or the Speaker of the House Through the capitol on January 5th he has denied it but Benny Thompson the chair of the Senate select committee just sent an email to him saying quote based on our review of evidence in the select committee's possession we believe you have information regarding a tour you led through parts of the capitol complex on January 5th 2021 He goes on to say Republicans on the committee on House administration of which you are a member claim to have reviewed security footage from the days preceding January 6th and determined that there were no tours or groups with maga hats on However the Senate select committees review of evidence directly contradicts that denial And it was Mikey Sheryl or Mickey Sheryl a Democrat from New Jersey who originally accused Republicans of this number one And number two Charlie Sykes thinks that he's a conservative consultant used to be consultant for the Republican Party And he's now left the Republicans and he says the Republicans have a weak spot Democrats need to exploit and that is domestic terrorism They need to start linking Republicans to domestic terrorism and just pounding on that thing And I completely agree Okay anything goes Friday picking up your calls Suzanne and Dublin Ohio hey Suzanne what's on your mind today Can you hear me I just finance Okay I was just wondering if you have heard or it bothers me every time the Republicans are talking about cutting taxes maybe the Democrats could message hang on to your wallet because every time they cut the taxes they you know what they want to do is to not have enough money to fund the social programs of social security Medicare and Medicaid And by not having money for Medicare I mean that's process that will affect everyone not just the elderly because then we have less money for Medicare for All The Medicaid will help both hurt disabled and the less fortunate And I just think that the Democrats should message that you know when the Republicans talk about cutting your taxes hang on to your wallet Yeah I agree And then this goes back to the two Santa Claus theory that due to anissa laid out back in the 1970s and The Wall Street Journal He said you know Republicans have always been worried about budget deficits but when a Republican president is in power with the Republican Congress they should run up the budget deficit as hard and as fast as they can so that a it'll stimulate the economy and people will think they're good economy is associated with the Republicans and B when Democrats come into office they can start screaming through the rooftops about how bad the budget deficit is and force the Democrats to shoot their Santa Claus social security.
Bret Baier Interviews Rep. Liz Cheney on Goals of Jan. 6 Committee
"So last evening Brett Barrett Liz Cheney Liz Cheney will not come on this program And he asked her a couple of questions that I think is very important First cut 15 go But it sounds like congresswoman that the goal of the committee perhaps is to go after Trump's inner circle and prevent the former president from running for president again Is that a fair assessment of the goal No the goal of the committee is what I said We are a committee of Congress Our responsibility is legislative purpose to determine what laws we have in place but additional laws we might need to prevent an attack like that from ever happening again And we need to understand what happened We need to know what members of this body were doing what they were engaged in Of course she's a liar That's not really what she's trying to do Absolute liar for the reason that Bret baier focuses in on next Cut 16 go What about the security failure here The capitol police the architect of the capitol the Senate sergeant of arms have all turned over requested documents to the house administration's committee overlooking the security aspect The house sergeant arms has not Speaker Pelosi has said that the house sergeant of arms requested the National Guard passed a note There are open questions about the speakers involvement and interactions with the sergeant of arms during that time And yet chairman Thompson has announced on your committee that the speaker's office is off limits and that there's no call for those documents for the house charge of arms Why is that if it's designed to prevent something like this from not happening again Well look the committee itself is very focused on that issue We have an entire investigative team focused on the security failures that day focused on the response of
"house administration" Discussed on WTOP
"Monday to be a kid as class was canceled across the region kids laced up their snow boots and set off for the nearest hill for sledding at a friendly snowball fight 7 year old Adrienne crouches down in her purple snowsuit and tries to pack the perfect snowball for another round of a snowball fight He started it I did And what's the goal To try to hate people with as many snowballs as you can As the temperature drops kids are darting around the trees and cars to duck and build their next ball They tug it Is Owen All right Owen who is going to win Who is going to win the snowball fight Me tell me why 'cause I'm the best In Silver Spring Megan clarity WTO he knew Two 35 CBS News brief the FDA has authorized Pfizer booster shots for kids as young as 12 Doctor Peter marks The risk of myocarditis with third doses in the 12 to 15 year age range is likely to be quite acceptable given the potential benefit Verizon and AT&T have agreed to delay its 5G rollout at U.S. airports CNET's ensure Everyone seems to have come to an agreement on a way to do more testing and to set up new rules around how 5G works around airports to reduce the amount of concern that a lot of the airline companies have Airlines are worried the service could interfere with vital tech on planes Snow is piling up along the east coast CBS meteorologist David Parkinson The largest no total that we have in D.C. is 8 and a half inches just east of the city and that was sort of where the jackpot zone was If you go out into the suburbs though well over a foot in spots CBS News brief At two 36 More than a dozen members of Congress have reportedly tested positive for COVID in recent weeks and lawmakers will need to be careful as they return to the hill WTF's Capitol Hill correspondent Mitchell Miller this morning with the latest at least 15 members of the House and Senate have tested positive in just over two weeks California congresswoman Zoe lofgren shares the House administration committee The virus is racing through the House of Representatives And we need to maintain our posture of caution The lawmakers have been fully vaccinated but with the Senate back in session and the house returning soon lofgren says masks will still need to be worn and testing is available for members and staff with many staffers continuing to work from home On Capitol Hill Mitchell Miller WTO P news What if I told you there's a disease that's killed more than 370 children and sent more than 17,000 to the hospital And what if I told you that through the miracle of modern medicine.
"house administration" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"We have breaking news from the washington. Post tonight quote president. Donald trump called his acting attorney general nearly every day at the end of last year to alert him to claims voter fraud or alleged. Improper vote counts in the twenty twenty election according to people familiar with the conversations the personal pressure campaign which has not previously been reported involved. Repeated phone calls to acting attorney. General jeffrey rosen. In which trump raised various allegations. He had heard about an asked. What the justice department was doing about. The issue rosen told few people about the phone calls even in his inner circle. But there are notes of some of the calls that were written by. A top aide to rosen richard donahue who was present for some of the conversations. These people said donahue's notes could be turned over to congress in a matter of days. Joining us now is democratic congressman. Zoloft grin of california's use the chair of the house administration committee which held a hearing today on election subversion cars when lofgren reaction to this washington post reporting tonight. Well it's in keeping with many of the other reports we've had about the president's efforts to try and subvert the election. Frankly and we will certainly. I'm sure on the select committee wants to know more about that. You're on the january. Six committee were the held a hearing. Yesterday you're investigating. What led up to the attack on the capital as well as everything that happened that day but the question of what led up to. it is rather broad. Isn't it's not exactly clear. Where that boundary is. These phone calls to the attorney. General part of what led up to what happened on january six. Well we'll find out. I we're.
New Aid Coming for Mortgage Borrowers at Risk of Foreclosure
"Needed help for homeowners today, people who are behind on their mortgage or those dealing with reduced income over the pandemic year. ABC's Karen Travers, reports the Biden administration Friday announcing new actions to prevent foreclosures, expanding programs for borrowers who are behind on paying their mortgages and to those who may be earning less because of the covid 19 pandemic. This follows the administration's June 24th extension of the eviction moratorium on federally backed mortgages. Through the end of July. The administration has said this would be the final extension of that CDC moratorium. But today's moves for those with federally guaranteed mortgages or federal housing Administration loans will allow some Americans to extend their mortgages and lock in lower monthly principal and interest payments. Karen Travers, ABC NEWS
How Will Biden Administration Reach Its Clean Energy Goal?
"President biden's administration said a big climate goal two zero out greenhouse gas emissions from power plants by twenty thirty five last week we talked with epa administrator michael regan about this believe that we can set up the right policy instrumentation and regulatory framework to encourage continued innovation to get us to that carbon-neutral goal that we know we can't achieve continued innovation. Industries still has to figure some of this out. So what more do we know about how the government is going to encourage it. Npr's jeff brady has been following up. Jeff good morning good morning. I just wanna know. 2035 sounds really distant. And then you start counting fourteen years not that long when you talk about changing all the power plants in the country house administration going to do it. Well you know is getting. The details are getting a little bit clear from the president's budget proposal and groups talking with the administration about this Details are still being worked out but a central focus is creating a national clean energy standard. And this would be a countrywide requirement that overtime increasing of is generated from fuels that don't emit the greenhouse gases that fossil fuels do conrad schneider at the clean air task. Force says it's similar to renewable energy standards that many states have they essentially required an increasing percentage electricity sales from renewable energy like clean energy standard simply broadens the list of energy resources that are eligible under the standard so in addition to wind and solar. This national standard would include things like hydropower and nuclear and another bit of detail. Here of energy likely will create this standard. And that's a little controversial. Some of the epa to do it. It's better known for setting and enforcing standards but some of the largest environmental groups. Say what's important is it. It gets
Republican lawmakers say Pelosi skirted by House metal detectors installed after the Capitol riot and should be fined
"Fox is Chad per Gram, a top Republican on the House Administration committee, Rodney Davis of Illinois. Says he saw Pelosi bypass metal detectors entering the chamber last week. We expect rules if they're going to be implemented to be implemented fairly and though and when they're not It's the good men and women of the Capitol police that are actually affected by this disproportionately implementation of the rules. The House voted recently to find members if they duck metal detectors erected the doors to the House chamber. The house put up the Maggs after the January 6th Ryan. Congressman Louie Gohmert of Texas, is among two lawmakers facing fines. TEXAS BUSINESS
"house administration" Discussed on WJR 760
"Team coordinator Andy Slavitt updates the progress, according to a recent CDC report. The long term care program. Has administered now over 4.8 million doses. More than 3.7 million of our most vulnerable. Those who were dying in large numbers over the last year. Are now on a path to protection, and he slammed with the White House Covert 19 response, team coordinator over 59 Million doses of the vaccine have been delivered with over 41 million of them already administered in the United States. This is, according to the Center for Disease Control. Marcos gutters and one from the United States and another from Canada will try and break up ice jams and the lower ST Clair River. There are now four ships trying to unclog the massive ice floes leading into that narrow bottleneck. Right above harsh INS island. The first two ships started Thursday. Some neighborhoods from ALG Anak north are covered in sheets of ice and homes are flooded with ice Cold River water. Detroit Metro Airport saw the lowest number of travelers and 36 years because of the Corona virus. Some travel experts say, D T W and many major airports will not return to normal until 2023 Speaker Nancy Pelosi faces allegations that she tried to bypass the metal detectors in Congress Boxes chant program has more. The top Republican on the House Administration committee. Rodney Davis of Illinois, says he saw Pelosi bypass metal detectors entering the chamber. Last week. We accept rules if they're going to be implemented to be implemented Cerulean Thoth and when they're not, it's the good men and women of the Capitol police that are actually affected by this disproportionately implementation of the rules. The House voted recently to find members if they duck metal detectors erected the doors to the House chamber. House put up the Maggs after the January 6th Ryan acting How Sergeant in arms, Timothy Blodgett says Capitol police must report to him those who bypassed security. Blodgett says his office saw no unusual reports involving the House speaker. That's Fox Is Chad. Program reporting? Disney is considering moving some of its corporate offices from California to Florida. Fox BUSINESS Network Ashley Weber has the story. Disney Land in Southern California. Probably the loneliest place.
"house administration" Discussed on WAAM Talk 1600
"Pleased to announce that for our Children in the middle grades, grades 68 You are coming back to school in person for all who were signed up for in person education. It's going to start up again Thursday, February 25th any of the Chicago's teachers union that did reach a tentative agreement yesterday, averting a strike. But students K through eight, won't return back to school until early March, and after two months of bargaining in San Francisco. The teachers union did agree to return back to school, but they want guaranteed vaccinations businesses. Kristina Parts of Devil is the Chicago and San Francisco deal's still need final votes. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accused of a double standard on one of the new Capitol Hill security measures, the top Republican on the House Administration committee, Rodney Davis of Illinois. Says he saw Pelosi bypass metal detectors entering the chamber last week. We expect rules if they're going to be implemented to be implemented fairly and though and when they're not It's a good men and women of the Capitol police that are actually affected by this disproportionately implementation of the rules. The House voted recently to find members if they duck metal detectors erected the doors to the House chamber. House put up the Maggs after the January 6th right Ox chat program. The acting House sergeant at Arms, says Capitol Hill police must report to him. Those who bypassed security in his office has had no unusual reports involving the House speaker to Republican congressman recently became the first lawmakers find $5000 each for bypassing the metal detectors. A member of the far right Proud Boys Group will stay in custody for now, as the Justice Department appeals a judge's order to release him pending trial is.
"house administration" Discussed on WDTK The Patriot
"I'm sure Adler. President Biden says he would prefer bipartisan support but nonetheless will move ahead on his nearly $2 trillion covert relief plan with or without Republican support. President argues, time is of the essence. Group of Republicans calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be fined after they say she failed to abide by newly implemented rules requiring members to go through metal detectors before entering the House chamber. Republicans in the House Administration committee sent a letter to acting sergeant in arms. Timothy Blinded on Friday requesting the fine, arguing Pelosi should have to abide by the new rules that she pushed to implement, the Republicans wrote yesterday at approximately 9:59 A.m.. Multiple members observe the speaker of the House entering the House chamber without completing security screening. House Democrats voted this week to impose a $5000 fine for first offenses and $10,000 for the second from members who failed to comply with the new screenings to Republicans were issued fines on Friday Bernie Bennett in Washington. Unusual hearing was held this week at a shelter in the heart of Los Angeles. His skid row a judge was overseeing a case that accuses the city and county of failing to address the desperate situations homeless people face 2020 count in January by the L. A homeless services reported there were nearly 66,400 people living on the streets. This is town hall dot com. Ele Me Why? Relief? Thank you is so successful in lowering or eliminating pain? I'm often asked that question Beaten Self. Talbot, the father and son, founders of really Factor tell me they believe our bodies were designed to heal. That's right, designed to heal on Now, I agree. The doctors who formulated really factor for Pete and self selected the four best ingredients 100% drug free ingredients that each help your body deal with inflammation. That's correct each of the four ingredients deal with influence Nation on a different metabolic pathway that right they're approaching your pain from four different angles may very well be. Why so many Americans find such wonderful pain relief If you have back pain, shoulder neck, hip, knee or foot pain from exercise, or even just getting older, you must order the three week quick start now discounted the only 1995 to see if it will work for you, too. I think it could give your body what it needs to heal itself To really factored outcome. Call 805 183 84 early factor. Dot com. It's Todd Chapman with food for the poor, with an amazing update on our annual campaign to save starving Children. As of today, more than 300 Children have been rescued from starvation by Patriot Detroit listeners simply amazing just over 100 kids left to rescue So thank you for your compassion. Thank you for your generosity. Thank you for being an answer to prayer for these kids and their families. These are families and some of the poorest countries in the world. They've had their food supply completely cut off because of covert 19 and hurricanes. Longstanding drought It seems like a hopeless situation. But today you can bring hope in the midst of that despair. When you give food you give hope and you.
"house administration" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"Virus case is a sign that the infection spike from Holiday gatherings is easing. I'm surely Adler. President Biden says he would prefer bipartisan support but nonetheless will move ahead on his nearly $2 trillion covert relief plan, with or without Republicans support. President argues, time is of the essence. Group of Republicans calling for Speaker Nancy Pelosi to be fined after they say she failed to abide by newly implemented rules requiring members to go through metal detectors before entering the House chamber. Republicans in the House Administration committee sent a letter to acting sergeant in arms. Timothy Blinded on Friday requesting the fine, arguing Pelosi should have to abide by the new rules that she pushed to implement, the Republicans wrote yesterday at approximately 9:59 A.m. multiple members, observed the speaker of the House entering the House chamber without completing security screening. House Democrats voted this week to impose a $5000 fine for first offenses and $10,000 for the second from members who failed to comply with the new screenings to Republicans were issued fines on Friday Bernie Bennett in Washington. Unusual hearing was held this week at a shelter in the heart of Los Angeles. His skin Ro, a judge was overseeing a case that accuses the city and county of failing to address the desperate situations homeless people face 2020 count in January by the L. A homeless services reported there were nearly 66,400 people living on the streets. This is town hall dot com. Tell me why relief factor is so successful in lowering or eliminating pain. I'm often asked that question beaten Chef Talbot, the father and son, founders of really Factor tell me.
"house administration" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI
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"house administration" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"30th where candidate Heart has to file an official notice, But we we presume she's going to go ahead and do this. She has until she has until December. 30th. We're anticipating a little sooner than that. Maybe sometime next week, and then what happens? So with that petition, we will have specific claims that the heart campaign is making s O making about Why the hell should look into and investigate this this election? Um, well, I think we we We know we know a few things right? We've mentioned the miscounts and the reporting errors and Lucas and Jasper counties. But there's also a question about there was a broken, you know, broken I speedboat counter that had to be you prepared this recount. There's you. There's there's this issue of over whether or not over count and under under voted balance. You know those votes. Those ballots that The machine read is not being full in favor of either candidate and overvote balance which machine right is being in favor of both candidates. You know, there's some question as to whether or not all of those have been accurately examined for voter intent in election that has come down to just six right that those become pretty operative. So the House Administration committee has what options available to it. It's the House Administration Committee can shoot if they are if they're moved by her petition, But the evidence she presents She has They have the ability Tol investigation right so they can conduct a preliminary investigation or a limited recount to determine if there are grounds for full scale investigation, which would translate in this case to recount there. Also some mediated versions, you know, they could outright dismissed the petition, which I mean, we've They said. You're looking looking at the congressional record. The is much more comment. It's much more common for the house to reject these out right for a lack of lack of evidence. But now we have to bring into the story. The statistic that the Democrats majority in the house is razor thin. After this election right now, 222 seats and two of them are going to be Empty pretty soon because they are Biden appointees. So that brings it down to 2 20 to pass legislation. It's 218 votes and in a typical Congress, so Nancy Pelosi's margin is really thin, and every one of these seats matters to the Democrats as they move forward. It also means that if this comes to a vote by the full House She's gotta have her entire caucus agreeing that this seat should be overturned. Is that correct? That's right, And that's really do these political math. Right? The by by choosing not to use the state the state I was contest court process, but because for four reasons that there not being enough time to conduct a recount I'm she. She jumped over what some Republicans in the state refer to as you know, the nonpartisan legal process right? She had. I was just on a call with GOP each Iowa GOP chairman Jeff Kaufman, who's saying that she we have a process here in the state. She chose not. She chose not to use it. Now. She's running to Nancy Pelosi to, uh, you know, toc event. Uh, event about this election, right? Um, you're right that you were in that this is this is an extremely important seat in an extremely contentious Congress, and, um, it will be, uh, you I expect a lot of overtures over how and how this process is conducted. And under what circumstances? Well, Iowa has two Republican senators and a Republican statehouse speaker. They're all on board with supporting their candidate, married Miller Meeks and criticizing Rita Heart. I would presume we have I worked on the story just a week ago. We're looking at trying to find some crossover. Whether you know whether it's a Republican, and we're saying retards contest petition to Congress or Democrats endorsed video saying that we want no part of Congress deciding this sudden deciding This who gets seated in 2021. Unfortunately, we've It seems to have fallen quite neatly under party lines Asses right now. So you have dug into the history of congressional appeals. And over the course of time you say the appeals happen frequently. Can you give us a sense of how frequently people do make appeals to Congress? Yeah, there were over 100 contested election cases like that. The house considered Uh, since 1933 that they found a report from Congress. Times his research service. We've seen, you know, we've seen These these come up from time to time. Normally, they're not this close, right? I think the six things at six point margin makes it particularly interesting one. Andre. We really haven't seen a one as quote disclosed since Indiana back in 1984. So that race actually became known as the bloody eighth Because it was I was eighth District 1984 election. And what did you learn about what happened then? Yeah. I mean Indian is eight. This'll was a This is another. Unlike Iowa Second Congressional District, Indiana's eighth, this kind of a much more hotly contested contested district, right? This is the one that one source said had changed changed its representatives outfit six incumbents between 1966 in 1982, right, So you're not the same sort of long, long bait process that maybe we enjoy here in the second district. That you're back in 1984. The House of Representatives had two people competing over the over the district Democrat Frank McCloskey held a margin after Syria's of recounts held a margin of Just four votes out of 233,000 never cast.
"house administration" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Will continue in Georgia today. The president is headed that way. And what do we expect? The president is going to speak in Valdosta, Georgia. That's in the southern part of the Peach state. And it's pretty far from Atlanta, the hub of controversy over votes that were cast We're not properly cast. The president. We're way in strongly. I am told for Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Leffler, both of whom were forced into run offs by not getting a majority of the votes. In November. Georgia election law requiring this unique runoff system come January. Now there was some fear among Republicans that the race was to close that the Republicans should have put it away earlier. And, most recently, former Trump attorneys. Linwood and Sidney Powell spoke at a rally in Atlanta. And suggested that voters who supported the president should take out their disappointment on the counting of the votes and Georgia by voting against Republicans. Purdue and Leffler. Now. This set off alarm bells from Washington to Atlanta among Republicans, because if both seats were to flip The winners would be Democrats. Jon Ossoff's And Raphael Warnicke. Then the Senate itself would become 50 50 between the major parties with Kamila Harris, assuming she becomes vice president, casting the tie breaking vote. So there's a lot at ST in Georgia and the president is going to do is utmost. I'm told to keep these two senators safe and keep them Senators. Well, we may see the president in Georgia today. We may not see him in Washington on January 20th. What are you hearing? A source close to the president told me that it is quote the right bats, unquote. You say that he will become the fourth president in U. S history not to attend the inauguration of his successor and the first since 18 69 when Andrew Johnson stayed in the capital, while Ulysses S. Grant was sworn in To take his job. The president talks, my source said constantly about the election and how he felt cheated. He is not going to concede to Biden. Nor will he be at the inauguration. The catch to all this is that Donald Trump does change his mind and does things rather abruptly sometime in the end. The wee hours of January 19th. He could decide to show up the inauguration, perhaps out of fear that a president Biden would do something like cut off federal funding for a Trump presidential library. Emitting event, my source said. Count on Trump a no show January 20th. We have one house race decided this week and we have one still undecided with the latest. This is what we call extra innings, all right. In Iowa's second District, Republicans picked it up with marionette Miller Meeks. Position Reserve Army colonel and a state senator. She's making her fourth try for Congress, and the fourth try was the charm. Six votes out of more than 325,000 gas. He was certified bio, Iowa's secretary of state this week. And expects to be seated in the congress. Come January, 3rd. That leaves is the on Lee undecided race. New York's 22nd district, Claudie attending former congresswoman has led Democratic congressman the Anthony Brindisi consistently since election night. But her margin is gone from 28,000 on November 3rd toe a 12 vote advantage yesterday. And guess what? One of the vote counters in the eight counting district. Discovered that 55 votes were just not even opened and put in the vote total. I might add that this comes from a Republican County And more than half the votes were absentee ballots requested by Republicans or members of the Conservative Party. It looks as though there's a long battle in court, possibly a recount and then the top pick. It may be that there's no certified winner from the state of New York when Congress convenes January 3rd if that is the case, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday. Then the race would be referred to the House Administration committee to oversee its own count. Remember, under the Supreme Court's landmark Powell the McCormick case of 1968. If one is 25 years of age, a resident of the state in which his or her congressional district lies And holds a certificate of election. Then he or she must be seated in the house without a certificate of election. It's another world. The person calling the shots will be Speaker Nancy Pelosi. So you're saying that the voters may not decide that seat? It could be up to the house. I covered the last time exactly what you described brick occurred. That was 1985 young man from Indiana named Rick McIntyre presented a certificate of election He was declared the winner of the congressional race by 78 votes. His Democratic opponent, Congressman Frank McCloskey, appealed to his colleagues and MacIntyre was not seated. The House administration oversaw recount. And guess what. 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"house administration" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Read a heart lost her her election. She's a Democrat. She lost by six votes following a recount. So she Is taking her election to the House Administration committee. What does that mean? She's taking the election to the U. S. House of Representatives. And letting them decide the vote. This can actually happen. This was last done. In in. I think it was in the eighties. Right? So the law itself is the federal contested Elections Act of 1969. The cases referred to the House Administration Committee, which can conduct an investigation before making a recommendation to the full house, and that recommendation is to decide who to seat Let me take it. Indiana 1984 You had a Republican Richard McIntyre. Defeat the incumbent Democrat Frank McCloskey. But tip O'Neill Refused to seat McIntyre because McCloskey said it was a rush certification and inconsistent with standards for counting ballots. And so tip O'Neill, then speaker refused to see the Republican Victor Richard McIntyre. They then had themselves a recount and found that the Democrat McCloskey was the winner by four votes. So the House seeded the Democrat Republicans literally walked out. They did that when they had a larger majority. The story from Politico and I had actually heard this story. I knew the story. If you are looking up, it's on politica. Nancy Pelosi has a lead by what is it eight seats? So who couldn't see Nancy Pelosi? Working to pack The Congress. And if they recounted and the Republicans still in the lead, will they keep recounting? Until you know they get the result? They want. Oh, this is gonna be worth watching. Accepting results what happened to accepting the results? Democrats have no interest in it. This Democrats going right to the house and saying, Hey, Nancy Pelosi. You're my friend. Do my bidding, please. And Nancy Pelosi is in a position to want that to happen. Stacey Abrams tells everybody on Biden may have to accept the vote, but she never accepted it. In her race. Claims of fraud screaming of fraud didn't prove the fraud she did prove, or did show that some voting machines showed up without the power supply. Voting machines shut up without the power supply fire. The person is over the voting machine. I'm the problem of that. It's a matter of fact. I said that President Trump might not accept the results. Right now. He's not. He's fighting it. All legal all acceptable all not a problem. All worthwhile. And I will tell you they're a part of this election. I look at him like new I'm not buying it. I'm not But we have to ask ourselves exactly how far we're going to go here. And if the answer is what we're going to go to blowing it all up, figuratively, people figuratively. Well, then what is it that we're actually fighting for? Long train is indeed long. What I don't know is that this part of the train is where people make their final stop. I think things are getting hot out there, but it could just be for some loud people that brings us to Georgia. Check off your gift list.
The fight over gig worker status is going national
"Buber lift scored a big victory in california with proposition. Twenty two which shared that its drivers will remain classified as independent contractors taking the national. But is that a good thing. Roger chang and this is your daily charge as derek carr. Who covers the gig. Economy copies for cnn has been all over the story for the last year welcomed their hi. How's it going good. Well thanks for joining us so to properly set the scene for a listeners. Because everyone is date on california politics. Give us a quick refresher of what Twenty two is and what is going to do. Now that it's become law in california right so prop twenty. Two is a ballot measure that was authored and sponsored by five gig. Economy companies uber left. Door dash instacart postmates and it was a response to a law that california passed a year ago that would essentially make gig workers employees and so rather than comply with that law. The companies put forward the notion basically sidesteps that law would do uber lift and these other gay copies say is their argument for why they should be exempt from that earlier. California law. yeah. There's a bunch of reasons that they give One of them is that they can apply to them that their technology companies the on. They're not massive employers. A another one is they say their drivers in the gig. Workers don't wanna be employees so they're advocating on behalf of those people Another reason is that this making their drivers. Employees could really adversely affect the company's financial prospects. Which currently aren't good. Doordash uber lift aren't profitable and instacart has shown some profitability. But it's it's minimal you. What are the drivers. Say about this. You know it's all over the map and it's actually. It's pretty hard to get a clear answer. There hasn't been any Widespread unbiased polling of drivers so most of the surveys polls that we get had been funded by the companies and those that are independent. Don't tend to be scientifically based like they don't have the the methodology that you need a scientific poll. So you know. The driver's that wanted to be employees are very vocal. They're the ones who helped get the california law passed. They hold protests they have all sorts of networks on social media and a a strong presence on twitter and they really the driving force behind the the california law but uber left. Were very savvy in their messaging during the campaign put out all sorts of paid for studies and advertising by divers saying that they really don't wanna be pleased so as a common person. It's really hard to get a gauge. On what the answer is to that question. Yeah i've got a lot of friends and family who who live in california from there to talk to them about it just to get the pulse and most of them ended up voting for up to a lot of it was because they thought that was the that was the decision to make when you want to support drivers so the messaging alice clear. The these companies spent a fortune on the messaging for this effective because folk clearly thought they were helping drivers out when they were voting for To let's talk about your story. And the fact that even before the elections last november months before these companies were gearing up for a campaign to basically take this national. What what did you find right so this this kind of flew under the radar for quite a while because so much. Attention has been focused on california and california's kind of been seen as the template are like bellwether. What will happen nationwide. It's the fifth biggest economy in the world. You know what happens here can lay the groundwork for what happens the rest of the us but the companies were already thinking ahead Whether they win in california are not and had started to lay groundwork in other states. They are speaking with lawmakers and governors in various states. The companies won't Specify which states are working with but there's indications that they may be in talks with new york and maybe an illinois so it's Done a bunch of work along that front They've been emailing drivers in various states asking them to support their campaign. They have written white papers. They've done national polls to see what people think about keeping divers classified as independent contractors and then they kind of came public with this in march when the uber ceo wrote a letter to president. Donald trump laying out This plan for what she calls the third way it yet chuckled about the third way. Whigs xactly is this. Yes so the third way the way the companies say spin. It is that you know. Our labor laws are over one hundred years old. And there's it's time for an upgrade and this it's a classification of worker that is neither independent contractor nor employees so it's kind of a mix of the two It's those workers that just wanna work. Maybe one or two hours a week and not have to speak to a boss. But they shouldn't they won't get the same types of benefits. Employees have like healthcare sick leave. -cation time minimum wage guarantees all of that so essentially what was on twitter. The right yeah route. Twenty two is is one hundred percent this third way and what prop twenty two offers is it offers a an earnings guarantee that the company say is twenty one dollars per hour but a lot of economists thank after expenses are taken out and if the the amount of time drivers are working is really crunched that they're not going to be making minimum wage. So there's still a lot of discourse around us whether it's going to be good for drivers going national. It's obviously a much bigger deal than just doing this. Focusing on one. St in california they spent Ross or two hundred million dollars on five hundred five million dollars on pro-trade to go national. It's a much bigger deal. Tuggle that about the incoming president elect joe biden and vice president-elect come harris what their positions were appropriate to in just how much Sep of this take will be with incoming white house administration herber and left. The trump white house was very favorable to their position. The department of labor seemed to be heading in the way of saying gig. Workers should be cost-wise independent contractors and the biden win really throws that in a tailspin both biden and harris came out against prop twenty two. They said it on twitter. They urged voters to vote. No on prop twenty two saying decimated workers rights and they have released their plan for workers on their website called empower workers that has a whole section around gig workers and saying that they're being mis classified as independent contractors. So you know depending on how things go. The federal government could place a damper on uber lifts. Plance it's interesting. That harris take that steph. When she's from the valley she's i know she's you wrote about how comfortable she's got in terms of the relationships with silicon valley companies is that is that a surprise that just because democrat. That's democrats role with these In this position you know. I can't i can't speak for her. But this definitely workers rights has been a f- campaign point that bernie sanders and elizabeth. Warren have ran on ams. I think progressives were really hoping harris would and biden take that same torch and they definitely have and it is with harris particularly interesting because her brother in law who worked under the obama administration the head lawyer for uber and has been the kind of voice piece for keeping gig workers classified as independent contractors. And there's there's more That he will be getting a position in the biden harris white house. So you know things things could really be up in the air It's it's going to be really interesting to see how things play out over. The next few months desperately in federal route doesn't go their way. You've already started that. They're talking about other states. Do you think that the go state by state or is that zone strategy that spread themselves too thin. Yeah the experts. I spoke to kind of All over the map on that they the state by state. Now there's fifty states that's a lotta work. They had two hundred million into the california campaign. I mean theoretically not every state is gonna be as difficult as california highly progressive state. That's like berry union strong but other people say you know the state by state way is the only way they're really going to be able to get a handle on this
Post-election purge hits cybersecurity
"Cyber security and infrastructure security agency or seesaw was created two years ago within the department of homeland security to shield america's critical infrastructure from cyber attacks its mandate also includes election security and lately it's been debunking misinformation online including false rumors of voter fraud. That are being spread by president trump last week c. says assistant director was pushed out and there have been reports that director. Chris crabs expects to be fired. So what does this all mean for you. Know the other critical infrastructure. Kim zetter a cyber security journalist and author. I asked her what el sisi works on. They do a lot of work. With industrial control systems. Most of our critical infrastructure is privately owned. So we're talking. Water treatment. Plans the electric grid chemical treatment plants. ceaser also has sort of on the ground teams that will come out and do risk assessments of network and cease also a prior to the election was working on getting sensors on election networks to sort of monitor malicious attacks that might be coming into those networks that has been sort of d. h. is mandate to try and bring those networks up to more secure So then what are the national security implications of over in the leadership of the agency. First of all it's just very disruptive especially right now when there's already a lot of chaos men certainty and fear around the rising rate of covid infections and then also a lot of chaos around the election itself in the unsupported claims of voter fraud so at time when the government should have a united front in its response to the health crisis and also for a smooth and peaceful transition to a new administration. This of course creates unnecessary. Upheaval and vulnerability particularly in the eyes of adversaries who might want to take advantage of it. But i should emphasize that even if a figurehead like chris. Crabs is removed. The people on the ground will continue to do that work. It's really just a more of a political issue here now and then also the perception from outside by adversaries i mean it is really interesting that this agency ended up working on misinformation and disinformation. Which would seem to brand disinformation as a national security threat. Right yes it definitely is a concern when you've got this schism between the white house administration and even some top level. Dhs officials and then you've got the schism with the people on the ground within see so who are actually actively trying to fight the misinformation insecure networks. There's always a threat of someone coming in being appointed. Who set of does some of that. Good work. I don't have any concerns about that. I think the people at the and at cease in particular are good at their jobs and securing networks in helping critical infrastructure. And i don't really see that changing generally it seems cybersecurity has been a relatively bright spot right within the the trump ditch us definitely with credit to the trump administration has been at odds with the work season has been trying to do with you know misinformation that they have put out and so has been battling that directly through a rumor control website. Seaside director chris cribs has his own personal. Twitter account has been at odds with that yes. They've been a definite bright spot In terms of trying to get critical infrastructure more secure trying to share information with the private sector about vulnerabilities and especially with election officials. Do you feel like this is an agency that will remain empowered under a biden administration looking forward. Yes definitely i mean. Under the obama administration obama's was the first administration that really made cybersecurity. A top level national security concern and that got strengthened with the creation of seaside under the trump administration see so was stood up by congress as a standalone agency. Signaling the importance of cybersecurity And that won't change under biden. At all. Kim zetter a cyber security journalist and author reuters reported last week that the white house had asked cease to stop aggressively. Debunking election. disinformation and now for some related links. The washington post has a piece from last week about how the biden administration is likely to make funding for election security. Those efforts were consistently blocked over the last four years by senate majority leader mitch. Mcconnell but the post argues that auditable voting machines with paper trails might be more necessary palatable to republicans now that trump has created so much doubt about voting systems and election. Security experts have been calling for those measures for years too. So win win. That story has more reading about biden's likely cybersecurity priorities. It's at marketplace tech dot org along with a pair of stories about how evidently deadly pandemic is an opportunity that draws out the worst people in the world first militias hackers who are attacking school districts demanding ransom posting sensitive information about children online. When they don't get it so that's a special place in hell kind of story and last week. Microsoft put up a blog post warning again about a tax on companies that are working back scenes and treatments for covid nineteen the attacks appear to be coming from russia and north korea the blog post called them unconscionable and said they should be condemned by all civilized society. The post also pointed to ransomware attacks on hospitals and healthcare companies in september. A woman in germany died at a hospital that was under cyberattack because her treatment was delayed officials. Say it's likely the first known death resulting from ransomware attack.
"house administration" Discussed on Marketplace Tech with Molly Wood
"The pandemic has forced lawmakers around the world to get creative about passing legislation but in the us members of congress still have to show up to vote in person or have another member cast a proxy vote on their behalf but a report out last week by the house administration committee says congress could conduct remote voting if it wanted to securely and with existing technology beth. Simone novak studies the impact of technology on governing as a professor at new york. University's tannin school of engineering. She says remote voting is already happening in other countries and in several. Us states via apple or roll. Call by phone. You know when we have our voices or our faces that's the best form of authentication of who we are. It's no different in many ways as we've seen from all of us working online that we can simply of express our opinion out loud this on zoom the same way we do in real space. It's really not the technology so much. That's the issue at the technology exists for members of congress to securely vote remotely during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic and we've already seen lots of uses of zoom and other of videoconferencing technologies to allow for example committees to me and the business of lawmaking. Go on around the world to if the house administration committee says it safe and already available. Why the pushback. So we've seen over the course of the pandemic. there were a lot of people from both sides of the political aisle who were worried about turning congress into a museum but people felt that really. This went against tradition. This went against the way the people were used to doing things. Don't forget that from legislators used to doing business in the hallways and face to face doing zoom meeting or doing a webex or getting online to have a meeting that was completely new and in fact training was needed to get people used to the idea of having a committee meeting online then part of it. Frankly is party politics and just objecting for the sake of objecting. One of the advantages of virtual committee meetings <hes>. <hes> that you've had more openness. It's been more accessible to people who may not be able to fly to washington to testify for example <hes> do you see voting also potentially increasing <hes>. If you don't have to be there in person. So we've seen examples from around the world of legislatures who have seen their attendance rates and participation rates. Go way up not needing to miss a vote. Because they're in their home district or need to be a need to be somewhere else. So i think we definitely have seen instances of greater rates of participation. We've also seen the ability for for example committees to bring in witnesses from all over the world. Something very difficult today to do today during covid but even pre covid would have a hearing with a few witnesses who would usually come a potentially from where it's convenient near in the beltway area or the usual suspects. We have the ability to have much more diverse participation and more participation in hearings and. I think what's really exciting. Is those legislatures that are turning to technology not simply to do what they do offline but do it online it's those who are really using technology to innovate in new ways to do what i like to call crowd law in other words to use technology to engage the public in the legislative process. So we're seeing lots of examples of this kind of crowd law innovation taking advantage of new technology to hear from more people more diverse people and to engage ordinary people in a process. That's typically been done of really far away from them and often to much behind closed doors but lawmakers could have problems connecting to the internet right. I mean we've seen some government officials lose their connections during committee meetings. Is the infrastructure ready for this. We have to take some baby steps to ensure that we have backup plans in place right. That's why in brazil they have a system that both works with an app and with the telephone. So there's a backup plan. I've been a witness in a congressional hearing and the person who testified with me had to do so frankly from her car because it was the only place that she could get reliable connectivity we have the tools and techniques and the processes in place that can allow us to develop procedures that will work including with backup plans so that people can for example is they're doing in other countries vote maybe not during the hearing but afterwards so they have a window of time in which they can actually register their participation if they can't get online then well and a reminder of the stakes here which is you know if you have people talking in the halls and having having backroom meetings that's potentially spreading covid. Do you think there will be more pressure on the house to adopt to take this step. In the coming months i think with especially with a change in administration and a posture. That will be really much more proactive. In terms of things like mask mandates social distancing requirements and public health and safety measures. I think we're also going to see some a changing culture and when you keep in mind the fact that the average age of a senator is sixty three. The average age of a member of the house is fifty eight and again. The cove is rising all over the united states. I think we're going to see both the necessity of really instituting procedures that help keep people safe but also really a change in culture in really trying to demonstrate for the american people the right ways to work safely and to act safely and that's going to create pressure. I hope for greater uses of these technologies. Frankly it's not cova today. It could be a natural disaster tomorrow. We have to be prepared to continue operations of government even the event of a disaster. We don't wanna be without the ability to legislate to provide the american people with services that they need to provide them with their stimulus checks and importantly to conduct oversight over the executive branch <hes>. Especially in a crisis you know. We have the world's arguably most powerful national legislature and it deserves to have a modern and safe digital infrastructure. Beth novak directs the governance lab at. Nyu's hand school of engineering
Its time to talk about voting technology. No, not that kind of voting.
"The pandemic has forced lawmakers around the world to get creative about passing legislation but in the us members of congress still have to show up to vote in person or have another member cast a proxy vote on their behalf but a report out last week by the house administration committee says congress could conduct remote voting if it wanted to securely and with existing technology beth. Simone novak studies the impact of technology on governing as a professor at new york. University's tannin school of engineering. She says remote voting is already happening in other countries and in several. Us states via apple or roll. Call by phone. You know when we have our voices or our faces that's the best form of authentication of who we are. It's no different in many ways as we've seen from all of us working online that we can simply of express our opinion out loud this on zoom the same way we do in real space. It's really not the technology so much. That's the issue at the technology exists for members of congress to securely vote remotely during the ongoing coronavirus epidemic and we've already seen lots of uses of zoom and other of videoconferencing technologies to allow for example committees to me and the business of lawmaking. Go on around the world to if the house administration committee says it safe and already available. Why the pushback. So we've seen over the course of the pandemic. there were a lot of people from both sides of the political aisle who were worried about turning congress into a museum but people felt that really. This went against tradition. This went against the way the people were used to doing things. Don't forget that from legislators used to doing business in the hallways and face to face doing zoom meeting or doing a webex or getting online to have a meeting that was completely new and in fact training was needed to get people used to the idea of having a committee meeting online then part of it. Frankly is party politics and just objecting for the sake of objecting. One of the advantages of virtual committee meetings that you've had more openness. It's been more accessible to people who may not be able to fly to washington to testify for example do you see voting also potentially increasing If you don't have to be there in person. So we've seen examples from around the world of legislatures who have seen their attendance rates and participation rates. Go way up not needing to miss a vote. Because they're in their home district or need to be a need to be somewhere else. So i think we definitely have seen instances of greater rates of participation. We've also seen the ability for for example committees to bring in witnesses from all over the world. Something very difficult today to do today during covid but even pre covid would have a hearing with a few witnesses who would usually come a potentially from where it's convenient near in the beltway area or the usual suspects. We have the ability to have much more diverse participation and more participation in hearings and. I think what's really exciting. Is those legislatures that are turning to technology not simply to do what they do offline but do it online it's those who are really using technology to innovate in new ways to do what i like to call crowd law in other words to use technology to engage the public in the legislative process. So we're seeing lots of examples of this kind of crowd law innovation taking advantage of new technology to hear from more people more diverse people and to engage ordinary people in a process. That's typically been done of really far away from them and often to much behind closed doors but lawmakers could have problems connecting to the internet right. I mean we've seen some government officials lose their connections during committee meetings. Is the infrastructure ready for this. We have to take some baby steps to ensure that we have backup plans in place right. That's why in brazil they have a system that both works with an app and with the telephone. So there's a backup plan. I've been a witness in a congressional hearing and the person who testified with me had to do so frankly from her car because it was the only place that she could get reliable connectivity we have the tools and techniques and the processes in place that can allow us to develop procedures that will work including with backup plans so that people can for example is they're doing in other countries vote maybe not during the hearing but afterwards so they have a window of time in which they can actually register their participation if they can't get online then well and a reminder of the stakes here which is you know if you have people talking in the halls and having having backroom meetings that's potentially spreading covid. Do you think there will be more pressure on the house to adopt to take this step. In the coming months i think with especially with a change in administration and a posture. That will be really much more proactive. In terms of things like mask mandates social distancing requirements and public health and safety measures. I think we're also going to see some a changing culture and when you keep in mind the fact that the average age of a senator is sixty three. The average age of a member of the house is fifty eight and again. The cove is rising all over the united states. I think we're going to see both the necessity of really instituting procedures that help keep people safe but also really a change in culture in really trying to demonstrate for the american people the right ways to work safely and to act safely and that's going to create pressure. I hope for greater uses of these technologies. Frankly it's not cova today. It could be a natural disaster tomorrow. We have to be prepared to continue operations of government even the event of a disaster. We don't wanna be without the ability to legislate to provide the american people with services that they need to provide them with their stimulus checks and importantly to conduct oversight over the executive branch Especially in a crisis you know. We have the world's arguably most powerful national legislature and it deserves to have a modern and safe digital infrastructure. Beth novak directs the governance lab at. Nyu's hand school of engineering
"house administration" Discussed on The Midnight Patriots
"I mean Pence, you know, I was talking with my my wife earlier and we were talking about the fact that you know off from what we can remember. Usually the vice president is Always Somewhere in the news about either, you know, doing something. He shouldn't or being stupid or you know, like the limelites on him. And from what I can we could recall we haven't really seen much of that from pets. Like there's been you know him doing wage is is VP duties of supporting Trump and the White House Administration and everything and you know, I'm pretty sure he's told Trump, you know if he's wrong or dead. You know not being a dumbass cuz he has that look about him. And I mean we've seen stories of him where he's shown up to places and he's got that drill sergeant kind of looked to him. So I think I don't think he's going to get pushed around. I'm not sure who's moderating the the VP debates, but I don't think we're going to see we're not going to the shitshow. We saw from the first debate between the two stubborn president and president to be I think if you're going to be I think it's going to be it's more of a professional level, but I have a feeling it could get dirty and I but I think pants will rise above that and I expect him to crush Kamala and bring those out, you know, the fact that she believed Biden's racists and or you know rapists allegations, and now she's supporting him and I think he'll throw some stuff out Thursday. But not one will be an interesting one and we'll definitely have to do another special debate cast after that debate happens. I agree. I agree with ya. I mean and you know, I think like I said, I think what something to walk into he's got unfortunately with him being quarantined now for the next 15 days. He's got 14 days to prepare for this next debate because that interests his quarantine ends the the day supposed to debate right right that that wouldn't surprise me that would not so I think I will be a different level of trump in the second debate that's going to you know, and I expect to see bite in with the same three sticking points by and we'll probably forget that Trump denounced white supremacy again and try and push on it. Yep. I mean, I don't know what the the segments are going to be for this next one. But all I can say is honestly I really just wage. But we can have Joe Rogan do the moderation for all of these debates real quick bite..
"house administration" Discussed on KFI AM 640
"New House Administration Committee chairwoman, Zoe Loaf, Bryn says a fair and safe November election is possible even during the Corona virus pandemic. Covered access to voting are the bedrock of our democracy. And yet today during a global pandemic, voters are worried about how to safely vote and how to navigate potential disruptions this November. Lovgren said. President Trump is spreading disinformation and falsehoods about the procedure. A doctor in L. A says it's perp, less perplexing that the CDC would recommend fewer cove in 19 tests as more businesses and schools start to reopen, even though the kids haven't been affected for the past months, But right now that we're opening the economy, we're sending him to school. There have been new cases and we need to protect the kids, the teachers and the community. Houseman. Dr Ellen Shapiro says test testing the community is the only way officials khun safely decide how went toe fully reopen from Cove in 19 shutdowns, The CDC now suggests asymptomatic people who come in contact with covert 19. Patients probably don't need to be tested. Many states, including California, are ignoring the new guidelines. Inmate. Firefighters may have a way to clear a path to a firefighting career after serving their time. And Assembly bill That's up for final consideration this weekend would change up the expungement process for inmates who work on fire crews for the California Conservation Camp Program or four counties. The legislation would make those inmates eligible to apply for expungement upon their release. The current system forces them to wait until they finish the terms of their parole. Supporters of the bill say the inmates are qualified to be firefighters, but they struggled to find employment on release while waiting to meet the terms of their parole. They say This is a chance for those former inmates to get ahead and cut the recidivism rate. Chris and Carl Okay, fine news. California has sued the Trump administration for the 100th time. The centennial lawsuit was filed over a role change that erodes the National Environmental Policy Act. While it's been affected for 50 years, that's not enough for Donald Trump. And so here we are having to sue Donald Trump yet again, Attorney General Javier Becerra says the rule change allows the federal government to bypass much of the public review process on infrastructure projects such as freeways and power plants. He says The change threatens community voices in these federal projects and how their taxpayer dollars are spent on these federal projects. 22 other attorneys general signed onto the lawsuit. Chris and Carl, Okay, if I news People will be able to vote this November at an L. A landmark voters. Khun do their thing in person or drop off ballots at the form from October 24 to November. 3rd L. A county's registrar Recorder county clerk says the choice is a slam dunk for civic engagement and voter enfranchisement. Get it slam dunk. The laters used to play out of form back in the day. And bed makers have been shown to be more successful, like getting someone else and there's then non bed makers. A survey conducted since the cove in 19 Quarantine began said bed makers air having sex 25% more often than they're sloppier piers 55% of bed makers say an unmade bed is a turnoff, but over 60% of people who don't make their bed say it wouldn't be a deal breaker on a date. And we're gonna have more on that road.
"house administration" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Sacrifice and self determination shaped history and brought us to this moment. It's true that the matter is we are because of them. In a video message to the protesters, Democratic VP nominee Senator Camilla Harris said. Right now it's key to move forward toward racial equality the road ahead. It is not going to be easy. But if we work together to challenge every instinct, our nation has to return to the status quo and combined the wisdom of long time warriors for justice. The creative energy of the young leaders. Today we have an opportunity to make history now. There were tens of thousands there in Washington at the National Mall, but turnout was lighter than originally planned because of covert 19. Other rallies and marches, though, were held around the country in tandem, including in South Carolina and Florida. For 49 in Maine. Now governor Jennet Mills is ordering the deadline for mail and voter registration applications to be moved Right now it's October 13th. She wants it to be pushed out to the 19th and it will be, she says. She takes her responsibility to make sure every citizen has the opportunity to vote seriously and mill says she wants to do it in a way that protects health and safety. So cities and towns will be allowed now to start processing absentee ballots up to seven. Days before Election Day. She says she made this move in hopes of helping them deal with the expected volume because so many of us are voting by mail this year. Meantime, there's a new report out this week, suggesting a big and a major number of seniors might not be able to vote come November. Hundreds of thousands of nursing home residents may be unable to vote this fall because of the covert 19 pandemic. It has prompted most states to stop sending help the seniors in long term care facilities. With the voting process. Concerns about the health risk of voting in person and whether the U. S. Postal Service will be able to deliver mail in ballots on time are multiplied for nursing home residents in 2018 nearly 70% of Americans over 65 voted Jim Krystle, a CBS News from members of the House Administration committee are calling now for a fair and safe November election. Chairwoman Zoe Lofgren said equal voting access is a pillar of our method of government, rien faire elections and unencumbered access to voting are the bedrock of our democracy. And yet today during a global pandemic, voters are worried about how to safely vote and how to navigate potential disruptions. This November ranking member Rodney Davis, explaining he's worried that vote by mail policies will unintentionally take the nation backwards. He says he's pushing for integrity in the election season. 10 31 7.9 82 available everywhere with the I. Heart radio app now number one for podcasting and on hundreds of devices like Alexa.
Mnuchin: Coronavirus aid package coming
"Ocean says Republicans will roll out the next Kobe at 19 aid package, and correspondent Kristen Holmes says it could come as soon as Monday. Republicans are still fractured. What the proposal will actually look like for that next stimulus deal. This isn't some negotiation between Democrats and Republicans. This's still going on within the Republican Party. White House administration officials split with Senate Republicans over details of this bill Well, the Corona virus has
As virus grips nation, advocates move to halt evictions
"On Wednesday during the coronavirus White House briefing president Donald Trump announced the department of housing and urban development just providing immediate relief to renters and homeowners by suspending all foreclosures and evictions until the end of April the plan applies to single family homes with loans from the federal housing administration roughly eight million households but according to the U. S. census in twenty nineteen there were roughly forty three million U. S. households that were renting hi Mike Rossi
"house administration" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Hear it life on WBZ newsradio was stirs now push back push back their plastic bag ban out of corona virus concerns as reusable bags may have may spread germs some say the Worcester telegram reporting city manager Edward Augustus junior has pushed back the band ninety days now it's going to kick in on July first instead of April first marriages of paddy says this will also give businesses have been impacted by the outbreak more time to adapt the president is asking Congress to approve a trillion dollar relief bill to help the economy recover from the outbreak and Republicans in the Senate vowing to pass it as quickly as possible A. B. C.'s in Estill acquired quedaron Washington with the latest a group of senators sit down with treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin economic adviser Larry Kudlow and the White House legislative affairs director for the first bipartisan talks on the trillion dollar economic stimulus package as part of that plan the administration wants to send anyone making seventy five thousand dollars or less a twelve hundred dollar check anyone making up to ninety nine thousand dollars would get a smaller check in as the liquid here at ABC news Washington some workers in Quincy who have been impacted by the emergency could get help paying rent the patriot ledger reporting a million dollars are going toward a fund to help hospitality and service workers pay the bills during this time of shutdowns and layoffs again that's in Quincy housing help coming on a state and federal level to nonemergency evictions in Massachusetts have been suspended at least three April twenty first and the federal housing administration is called off for closure and evictions for the next two months another stark example of just how the corona viruses affecting our everyday lives funeral masses now being postponed across the Boston archdiocese WBZ's Jim McKay it became clear very soon that we have to rethink a lot of our liturgical purposes M. C. Sullivan is the chief healthcare at the system with the archdiocese beginning on Monday funeral masses will be postponed rescheduled for a later date however graveside committal services will still be offered but there are stipulations there too and the attendant after L. should be under twenty five they're still working with families and funeral homes but for right now these large gatherings just can't happen but we opted that any other arrangements are private and that that memorial mass will be done at a later time when it's safe for large gatherings Jim McKay WBZ Boston's newsradio it's twelve thirty eight AM that means it's time for a check on Wall Street with Bloomberg business we're joined live by Andrew day Andrew what's the layout well the president's order shutting down the southern border to nonessential travel in the state of new York's order for workers to remain home medicine are showing up on wallstreet pulling back earlier levels and indexes Dow losing two hundred thirty one nasdaq down fifty nine S. and P. down thirty eight although we still see more stocks rising than falling after two actions by central banks including the U. S. and Europe to prevent financial system cash crunches as most businesses suffer through the disease an aggressive government efforts to slow its spread one kind is struggling to keep up with record demand sellers of the household goods people really need or in some cases I think they really need to that end Walmart announces it will hire one hundred fifty thousand people between now and the end of may antero day Bloomberg business on WBZ Boston's newsradio thank you Andrew Tom Brady's a buccaneer we're going to have a full sports report coming up in just a few minutes this is tomorrow's technology today brought to you by Toyota in creating the Rav four prime Toyotas engineers added more electric power to the hybrid system giving the vehicle's acceleration a big boost taking that same four cylinder hybrid engine that we use in the current rap hybrid but just basically giving it a much more powerful electric transmission to go with it tell you the Steven Lee says with the Rav four prime hits the market this summer it could appeal to someone who's looking for quick acceleration I think one customer to to get it out of the way it might be that performance oriented owner that this person is simply looking for some serious output.
Documents Reveal U.S. Officials Misled Public on War in Afghanistan
"Meanwhile the White House or the white Washington post is reporting three White House administrations misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war often suggesting success were didn't exist thousands of pages of documents service revealed deep frustrations about America's conduct in the Afghanistan war including the ever changing U. S. strategy the documents court officials close to the eighteen year war effort describing the campaign by the
Report: US misled public on progress in Afghanistan war
"US government misled the public about failures in the Afghanistan war documents obtained by The Washington Post show ever changing U. S. strategy and misstatements about the state of the war in Afghanistan across three White House administrations the post obtained thousands of pages of documents through the freedom of information act and lawsuits it accessed interviews conducted in the lessons learned project by the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction the project known a cigar has produced seven reports so far according
Book alleges Trump called for shooting immigrants at border
"I was fascinated with this story story of president trump apparently at a meeting now this is according to the hill and the New York Times New New York Times reported this and the hill included it in in on their website as well but president trump suggested having being illegal immigrants shot in their legs during the March meeting with the White House advisers in the Oval Office. Supposedly the The Times report is based on interviews with more than a dozen White House administration officials involved in that week of meetings and apparently this stuff is going to be in some new book called from Michael Shear and Julie Hirschfeld Davis border wars inside trump's assault on immigration. It comes out on the eighth so next week. It doesn't sound Bassett. All know doesn't doesn't border wars inside trump's assault bolt on immigration assault. Yeah maybe on immigration not illegal immigration mind you so the AIDS told the The Times that trump's suggested to advisers during the Oval Office meeting we should do is we. We should shoot him in the leg to slow amount. Don't I know it's true but it sounds like him doesn't not I I could hear him say like just shoot him. In the leg is what I mean. Yeah just shoot him in the leg would not slow him down. Why can't we we do that. Officials who spoke to the Times also recalled know what's next that often suggested suggested we fortify the border wall with essentially a moat. Oh stocked with snakes and alligators uh-huh. I mean we just we dig. A water filled trench. We'll put some alligators snakes it then if they cross they get eating and and if this is shocking to you to hear me overton window here. It's not like he said. Let's put out there at the border right here and say right land mines or anything like that. He's just saying it's it's very medieval. I mean I don't know if this note. We don't know if this I really would. He said a lot of people are saying he did and it does kind of sound like I'm sure and a moat might be pretty I might a what a front it's been suggested jokingly oh kingly by many sure probably including us but he also apparently wanted the wall electrified with spikes spikes on top pierce human flesh. Maybe oh my bad you. We read the story would advisers told trump. Some of his suggestions were illegal. He got pissed. You're making me look like an idiot. I ran on this. It's my the issue well so there you go some some interesting ideas on how to get a hold of get some control at the border shoot him in the leg. Okay create a moat and fill it with alligators K. or just a liquid electrify the wall and put spikes that compares human flesh at the top of them. That'd be harder party to get over the top. Okay you know it's past ask Democratic Congress. He says that the make sure the fence. This electrified fence is powered by green energy right and then. Maybe they'll be on board. Lord and everybody's happy sounds like a fun read though yeah does it does fun. I don't know I'm not totally on board with it right but again. It's a concept yes. It's a it's a starting place. We haven't Seen No. We're not going to get the mode with the alligators electrified fence and the spikes go through human flesh. Here's an idea though let's do something that's the table. Let's at least put the wall up. Maybe that's what he was doing. These meetings is overton window in them and say okay. We won't all right. We won't shoot him in the threaten this plan lend maybe maybe actually just get a wall fund the wall and we won't have to shoot him in the leg now. You don't fund the wall where to shoot them in the late. Yeah that's right. That's you got three. We days come up with a different plan or we're going forward with the shoot. 'em. At least at least make him think that right. I'm in favor of him doing that. Reagan did the Gorbachev Right. Yep Do that to the wall. We got this star wars system and we can shoot down all all of your missiles so you might as well not even fire a mattis you might as well not even deploy him anymore.
NAACP calls for Trump's impeachment in unanimous vote
"Delegates to this year's and double ACP convention of all unanimously this week to call in the house of representatives to begin impeachment proceedings against president trump but members of the oldest civil rights group gather for their one hundred tenth convention in Detroit although their action doesn't actually impact any congressional legislation the group's president Derrick Johnson has called trump a racist and in an online statement Johnson says that trump quote has led one of the most racist and xenophobic White House administration since the Jim crow era the end of laci P. now joins over AT congressional lawmakers in calling for impeachment proceedings to
"house administration" Discussed on KCRW
"To work on construction sites healthcare services on the delivery services and all those flying on people will not work what does that mean that means that on our on our economy I don't know what your card over the White House administrations really thought about that LA county supervisor hill disbelief this morning talking about the Planned ice rates this weekend starting Sunday the trump administration is expected to round up around two thousand undocumented immigrants and at least ten major cities that includes LA it says it's pursuing immigrants with outstanding deportation orders and those who missed court appearances president trump previously announced these raids in June and postpone them with little warning here to tell us more about this is Linda Lopez had of the LA mayor's office of immigrant affairs high hi how are you and Michael Kaufmann senior staff attorney for the ACLU of southern California thanks for joining with us hi good to be here so Linda let's start with you how is the city preparing for these expected rates well first of all mayor Carcetti has reaffirmed that the city will not an LAPD will not participate or assistance civil immigration enforcement and what we've been doing is a number of things to proactively engage with the community so that they know that we're on their side one of the things that we've already been doing is conducting no you're right workshops with some of our local nonprofit partners secondly we're also going to have a the availability of resources through our three one one our system so that anybody that needs information or resources to legal service providers or basic know your rights information can go to three one one and we will be responsive as well for our community and the last thing I would say is that we have been creating a number of different resources including a community resource guide for individuals who need to know more information on their own right and also where to go for resources liberates doesn't on undocumented immigrant have it in the situation what so did it right immigrants have are are clear number one the rights include the right to remain silent immigrants should know that they don't need to open their doors somebody knocks on it so for example if an I. season doesn't have a warrant signed by a judge they also have the right to speak to a lawyer before sending any documents or speaking to law enforcement and so what we're doing at the city is to provide additional assistance and for for example finding an attorney if that works if if they need it and the caller three one one system through our at Ellie justice find an offer that legal support Michael the ACLU has filed a lawsuit did it yesterday to protect those that threaten from this weekend so deportation expected deportation rates at what is the legal argument there behind the lawsuit yeah so I think the background here is important for people to understand since two thousand fourteen the government has adopted specialized procedures for families seeking asylum in the US is our people primarily from Central America and in most cases the government has expedited processing of their cases in what's known as rocket docket in ways that have made it virtually impossible for people to show up for their parents much much less prepared for their cases so for example people may speak suffer hearing in Texas even though they've moved to Seattle and have no readily available means to travel on short notice the government also acknowledge that has massive problems with its notice system for core here it's so we know that in thousands of cases the government is mailed notices to incorrect addresses okay send notices with no date or time on them and they've set a court hearing for dates when there's no hearings being held at all including on weekends when the immigration courts aren't even open says the result of for the last five years immigration judges have issue what's known as in its center order removal orders for people who don't show up for scheduled Arians pretender thousands of our represented families and their children who really never had a fair opportunity to appear in court so how sympathetic though would it just be to that argument I mean at the end of the day as the trump administration at the trump administration says they are targeting people who who did Mister court appointments who did have outstanding deportation orders so it you know it if that was the case I mean how sympathetic is the legal system gonna be to that argument well this for talking about is really a basic and core due process protection that before the government takes the extreme measure of deporting someone from the country potentially separating families and also reporting people who are claiming that they may face torture and other kinds of harm in the countries where they come from before they take those aspects are you simply need to have a process in place to make sure that the notice they received was a factor that had an adequate opportunity to come to court and make their case and also let the process play out the people who have strong claims and the right to remain here can and those that don't loan prevail so what we have right now is an extraordinarily defective system where people are getting notice are getting that basic opportunity to be heard what are the chances that the is planned raids will actually happen as we said earlier the trump administration had initially sort of made the announcement that they were going to have these rates back in June and then he abruptly seem to call them off saying that he wanted to give Congress more time to fix what he sees as a broken asylum process yeah that's a really I think great question you know we've been working on locally with our local law enforcement to essentially find out you know more information on these anticipated rates for Sunday so you know at this point in time you know we we we don't know for certain whether that's actually going to happen but the other thing I would mention is that when you think about.
Some Mortgage Deals Are In Limbo As Government Shutdown Drags On
"It's day. Twenty one of the partial federal government shutdown and it's causing big financial concerns for hundreds of thousands of people who aren't getting paychecks today. Here's one example, some furloughed workers can't refinance their mortgages or by homes because lenders can't verify their income right now and his NPR's. Yuki Noguchi reports even those who aren't federal employees are getting stuck in limbo. Libby, Anderson's divorce finalized this week she'd hoped her ex-husband would finally move out of their damone home where they've been living separate lives under one roof. It was going to be you know, as soon as today. I mean, we were really going to take care of it today the day after it was final, and then he would be out. But no her ex is a furloughed air traffic controller the shutdown means he can't split his assets with her including his government retirement account. She needs those funds to refinance the house under her name. Also, he can't qualify for his own mortgage because he hasn't been paid for three weeks. The. Government stalemate also means they haven't explained the pending change to their young son in a four year olds had you can't say, you know, mom and dad are going to be living in different places. And then you say well when where and we don't have those answers yet as the shutdown drags on more people will find themselves facing similar roadblocks refinance applications are booming as mortgage rates felt nearly half a percentage point in recent weeks, but furloughed workers can't lock those rates in anyone looking to buy or refinance may have a harder time getting through to federal agencies to verify income taxes or get some loan information from the Federal Housing administration, which remains closed rural home loans guaranteed through the department of agriculture are on hold to Margie hockberg is president of the residential mortgage center. She says her Rockville, Maryland business will likely see a ripple effect. This is going to be a house of cards because if I can't close. By your house. Then guess what? You can't buy the house that you are buying even though you don't work for the federal government to deals nearly fell through this week. But Hoff Berg persuaded the lenders to waive certain paperwork. She says banks strict requirements of borrowers create many potential snags. I hope would be that the lender start becoming a little bit more flexible because it's not in their best interest to not do loans either. There's some precedent for these problems during the two thousand thirteen shut down two percent of home loans. Never closed according to the national association of realtors. But that one lasted only sixteen days, the headache really is related to delays Lawrence Yun is the group's chief economist he says seventeen percent of home loans closed late due to backlogs most deals get done. But Yoon says he worries more about possible impact on homebuyer psychology, along with the shutdown it causes greater uncertainty about the economic direc-. Action which means that even the private sector employees may be less willing to purchase home over time. Greg Bush agrees what furloughed employees are going to go out and buy a house right now when there's no definitive date of a compromise. But is vice president of first savings mortgage a big player in the Washington DC area. He notes the impact on contractors who make up the largest segment of the federal workforce. There's a lot of contractors here that aren't getting paid people who own those companies they're not going to buy the able to refinance. And they're going to start laying people off those people, I think will be most affected for Libby Anderson. The new divorce say the shutdown cannot end soon enough while her break up with her ex has been amicable sharing space is taxing it. Just feels like you're at the finish line and the finish line keeps getting moved. But you're exhausted. There's not much you can do about it. You can't move the finish line. Closer because it's totally out of our control. The latest expected to move out was April first. But now Anderson worries the shutdown could outlast that obviously I I wouldn't kick him out into the street, but we really both need to move on and have some physical distance from each other until then they will continue to retreat to separate corners of their house. You know, Gucci NPR news Washington, and we're following a developing story this morning. Authorities say they have located thirteen year old Jamie Kloss, she's been missing since October when police discovered her parents dead in their home in Barron, Wisconsin, investigators got thousands of tips that were massive search parties to try to follow up on those tips last night. The Barron county sheriff's department announced that Klaus has been found alive about an hour north of baron CBS affiliate W C C O spoke with clauses aunt suit, Nyberg Allard last night. Harry's earlier today. Print and print that were chewing. They come to not be true. I just ship myself. Totally don't sit that today was going to be the day. Then to find two hours later that she was phone. I I cannot believe this. The sheriff's department says shortly after class was located a suspect was taken into custody that apartment didn't provide any further information, but plans to hold a press conference later this morning, we'll continue to monitor this story and renew any developments.
"house administration" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"On the modernisation of congress like to start by thanking chairman McGovern and the speaker for their collaboration over the past several months as they form this plan. Let me say something that that the American people know to be true. And that is that this house is a fixer upper. Every time the American people feel like they don't have a say and nothing gets done or every time. A Bill is written behind closed doors and passed without debate. The American people lose their faith in the ideal that formed this body the idea that they have the ability to shape the outcome of what happens here is time to rebuild this institution. So it lives up to the motto that serves as this nation's motto that hangs in this room E pluribus Unum out of many one now every twenty years or so there has been an effort to reform and modernize this house. There's been an acknowledgement that like any other functional organization, it's worth diagnosing. What's working, and what isn't and determining how to have it performed better? This committee is established with today's vote will empower members to help congress to work better. And to be more responsive to the American people. A congress that will lead to the advancement of shared goals between the parties and a reform system that allows the four hundred and thirty five people lucky enough to work here to have meaningful outcomes to show for their work to produce solutions. Look, we are on the cusp of a new era we need to rise to the challenge by modernizing this legislative body so that we can fulfill the priorities of the nation that elected each one of us to represent them. I truly believe that this select committee will help us chart. A better course one where consensus is not only sought but actually achieved where we can finally make progress on our nation's greatest challenges by developing proposals with broad bipartisan support them to move through regular order looking at key issues like the use of technology looking at how to, cultivate, leadership looking at operational changes to this body. I believe that modernizing this institution is key. To settling are diverse country, settling are diverse countries most pressing challenges and restoring the public's faith in congress. So. Again, I want to commend chairman McGovern and the speaker for leading the way forward by establishing this committee. I also wanna take a moment to think some of the folks behind the scenes who've worked really hard to bring this to fruition. People like Don system, and the rules committee democratic staff and Jamie flee and the house administration committee democratic staff who spent countless hours working to bring us today. So I want to urge my colleagues to support this resolution so that this committee in congress can finally get to work. Thank you back. Gentleman. Reserve. Gentleman from Oklahoma. Thank you, ma'am, speaker. I have an additional speaker on the way, I hope, but right now, I don't have anything additional to add personally. So speaker hours Irv the balance of my time, gentlemen, reserves gentleman from Florida. Thank you. Are you two minutes to the distinguished gentleman from Maryland, my good friend mississau- veins, a member of the energy and commerce committee and oversight and reform. Gentlemen can merely news recognized for two minutes. I thank the gentleman for yielding Madam speaker. I rise in support of the rules package being put forward by the democratic majority, and in particular, one applaud the decision to establish a select committee on the modernisation of congress, and I wanna thank chairman McGovern. I want to thank speaker Pelosi all those who've made this a priority. We know that the best motives of members on both sides of the aisle or too often frustrated by dysfunction in the legislative process, which then makes it difficult for us to deliver on the promises that we give to our constituents and to the nation. Diminishing congressional resources and at times overly centralized decision. Making of empowered outside interest in the legislative process, and those are interests who don't always have the public interest in mind. And of course, we know that modern day campaigning demands are running members ragged, we are increasingly unable to study the material and build the relationships necessary for a healthy legislative institution. We have a responsibility to the people to build a congress that serves the people. Well, this is not something that is going to be easy. And it's not something that's going to happen until we make it happen. It'll take work, but it's work that needs to be done. The challenges we face as an institution are not entirely new as my colleague, congressman Kilmer just said for much of modern congressional history. Congress's continuously wrestled with how to be more effective as the first branch of government in the past. When the challenges grew we've come together as a body to explore reforms to our rules, and institutional design and congressional capacity and the matter of resources. In one thousand nine hundred forty five in one thousand nine hundred sixty five and again in one thousand nine hundred ninety two congress convened joint committees to study the functioning of congress and to propose comprehensive expert guided reforms, yield one more minute. Moment. Explain you're such a moment is before us again. It will be a challenge after all Congress's complicated and messy by design modernizing its operation is no simple task. But that is exactly the role that the proposed select committee can play it can create a space for members of congress from across the geological spectrum representing different parts of the country different world views different backgrounds to come together to work through the challenges and think through the remedies it will be a place for experts historians and academics to present their views and help us wrestle with how to self improve. And it will signal to the American people that we are earnest in our efforts to make congress work better. I strongly support the rules package before us and look forward to the work of the select committee on the modernisation of congress. You'll back. The gentleman reserves gentlemen from Oklahoma speaker, I continue to reserve chairman from Florida. Thank you. Madam speaker? Madam tweak is a yes. Vote on the resolution and turn to my good friend from California. The distinguished chairman of the committee on house administration MRs Lofgren to control the remainder of our time. And I reserve gentlewoman can California will control the remaining time. I thank the gentleman from Florida, and I yield myself as much time as I may consume miss Adam speaker, I rise today in support of the creation of the select committee on the modernisation of congress. And I encourage all of the house to do the same. There is precedent for select committees. Like this one during the nineteen Seventy-three in the ninety third congress the house created the select committee on committees. And although the select committees mission was to study the structure and operation of house committees. It ultimately made several record. Mundane to improve house wide administrative in technology functions among the improvements and modernisation steps. The select committee suggested that the house form a commission on information and facilities tasks responding to the growing number of issues congress face, but with limited access to information and analysis the commission also tackled the growing. Problem of going staff needed to support an increased workload. But with limited physical space to accommodate them. The result was an installation of a system of thirty computer terminals for members of congress and committees of legislative research now, this seems trivial now but when information, especially trivial when information is in our pocket in our iphones. But at the time it was revolutionary for the congress to be able to get this information on its computers. This is just one example of how a select committee, a make congress work better. Following the select committee came the election of the class of nineteen seventy four fueled by the Watergate scandal, the new members did much to change the congress. They decentralized power, they invigorated our oversight responsibilities. They began a conversation that would change how we do business. Forever. For example, televising the four the floor proceedings. The nine thousand nine hundred seventy six government sunshine act the process, they started opened up our democracies to the American people and create a lasting record for history. This select committee has a broad mandate to study how our congress has changed and is changing. That begins with our changing workforce, we need to invest in at work force. And that is why the proposal we pass in the rules package yesterday to create the office of diversity inclusion was so important. This select committee will be tasked with studying how we can better recruit retain compensate, our staff, we also must be responsible stewards of public money. And this select committee will help us minimize waste and maximize value and how we operate. The house Allison has been mentioned one of the virtues of this select committee is its composition. It will be co. Composed of members of the house administration committee who have firsthand experience with the details of house administration there there will be members of the rules committee experts in processes and procedures who know what works, and what doesn't when it comes to an efficient legislative process. And the select committee will feature members. In their first term who bring a new perspective and great energy to the house shortly after her election. My homestay colleague from California Representative Katie porter said congress wasn't built for members like me. And unfortunately, I think katie's right, but we can change that. And we will change that we can give the people's house back to the people, and I reserve the balance of my time not coverage from the floor of the house, the gentlewoman research and gentleman from Oklahoma. This is Republican Tom Cole. Thank you. Madam speaker? My additional speaker has not yet rice prepared to close. Whenever my good friend is well, we do have an additional speaker. I would like to yield five minutes to the gentleman from Illinois, Mr. Lipinski. Gentlemen reserves. From Illinois is recognized for five minutes. I think the lady for yielding mass speaker I rise today in support of titled two of house phrase six which creates a select committee on the modernisation of congress before I was elected to congress. I was a political science professor, I studied and taught American government. My specialty was congress whenever I is teaching a class on congress. I start by showing old schoolhouse rock video. I'm just a Bill in this video Bill taught how a Bill becomes a law is a great way of introducing not just kids watching Saturday morning cartoons. But also teaching college students how a Bill goes to the process in congress to become law. This is a three minute video from forty years ago. Unfortunately, if the song was updated today, it needs to be much longer than three minutes, we've edition of many more versus explain how difficult it is for a Bill to become law over the years has become increasingly dysfunctional. When I taught American government. I'd always point out that the constitution congress in article one before the executive and judicial branches because it's rafters understood the critical importance of congress leading in our Representative democracy. Congressional dysfunction. Increasingly turns more power, however over to the president instead of courts, which takes power away from the American people. So congress needs reform so it can function as was intended and return this power to the American people. Two thousand sixteen I've introduced legislation with my friend, and colleague, Mr. hood disables, the joint committee on the organization of congress. So we could have mechanisms to study enact reforms reform proposals to improve the operations of the house and Senate. I advocate for this committee because we need a forum for holistic examination of the rules and procedures essential to effective legislating. We need to hold up a magnifying glass the congress. It's a push for comprehensive reforms to make the institution were efficient, effective and accountable to all Americans. We need to find new ways to empower all members seperatists fate in the legislative process. Debate ideas advanced their ideas in laws enacted as miss this lawsuit talked about through the history of congress. We have had these committees. That have brought important changes to the way that the spotty operates. Was it started? This new one hundred sixteenth congress. I'm happy to see that this call for reform has been heated with the inclusion in the resolution, creating a select committee at a modernization of congress. Does not contain all the elements of the legislation. We had introduced notably. It doesn't include Senate reform. This is important step forward that we can shave today. Immediately through house rules committee will be able to make recommendations on a wide range of issues affecting working congress, including procedural reform leadership development, staff recruitment, retention technology invasion administration, and it committee.
Nigeria President Buhari to meet Trump in Washington
"Many thanks for the latest hello this is newsday with connie and lawrence on the way president bahari at the white house amber rudd in the dog house and the drama in armenia a street power tries to propel a new leader into power all that and the first report in about twenty minutes time from the new africa investigation program from the bbc it's called bbc africa i and it turns its gaze i to the cough syrup opioid epidemic cross nigeria all that and the sport with mike as well here on tuesday washington in the us now where later today nigerian president muhammadu buhari will visit a president donald trump making him the first sub saharan needed to be received by trump's white house administration early in the mr trump was accused of making a derogatory comments regarding african nations which he denied it's understood mr harris visit is at the initiative and invitation of the president and though low key compared to the visit of president french president emmanuel macron last week its aim is to strengthen african american relations fostering economic growth and encouraging nigeria's democrat democratic trajectory malwa is expert on security and also a former student at harvard law in the us joins us now thanks for joining us what do you make of the visit in terms of who wants what from whom thank you for having me in view of the pro steve relationship between the us majoria on that john administration i think this is an important positive development blind even invited by the trump administration generally nigeria is a very important entry being the most populous country in africa the biggest economy and geopolitically an important leah so the nigerian government has been requested in the us government to sell some military hardware to the imagine army to fight the boko haram agency that didn't happen on that you're bama item in the situation but under the trump administration he agreed to has the military hardware so security is going to be an important subject matter of discussion and of course the economy as well nigeria being the biggest market in africa and with china's increase chinese praises i think the us would also be interested in exploiting at business opportunities for its companies so certainly is going to be a mutually beneficial relationship between the two countries that are in their own.
Body of wife of Nobel-winning professor found at landfill
"Wife of a nobel prize winning purdue professor found dead police say negi she was found wandering rural road south of rockford illinois early yesterday morning officers took him to an area hospital where they found out he and his wife had been reported missing monday a short time later investigators found his wife dead at a nearby landfill police do not believe foul play was involved doctrine again she won the nobel prize in chemistry in two thousand ten and has been professor at purdue since nineteen seventy nine john herrick ninetythree wibc mobile news before president trump meets with north korea your democrats senator says things might go better if the white house has a strategy before the meeting ninetythree wabc's chris davis report what senator joe donnelly says we need clear comprehensive united states strategy to address the urgent threat posed by north korea's nuclear missile program and that was actually signed into law back in december as part of the national defense plan and the ninety days they have to get it done is drawing close donald says he's talked with the white house administration and they say they're just not ready yet chris davis ninetythree wabc mobile news the final day for your state lawmakers to get stuff done at the state house they're still trying to resolve an issue over legalizing cannabis oil the deadline to pass bills is tonight at midnight and the pacers with a win over the seventy sixers in philly last night one to one ninety eight i'm c j miller on the level on the go on twitter at ninety three wibc and wibc dot com it's eight oh five matt bear has your traffic on the fi or a c j miller some serious shoulder action over on the.