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"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"A substitute modifies the committee print to correct several small errors in citations or phrasing. Those corrections include six instances in which the committee parent referred to a clause and the correct term was sub paragraph one correction to make an erroneous reference to monthly wages weekly. Correcting several typographical errors and correcting to internal cross references. One in section 22 of four. I'm sorry. Three internal press references for internal cast references. One in Section two to a 41 in section 22 Oh, five until in section, 2210. The amendment of the nature of a substitute also clarifies that payments made under section 2210 for the year. 2023 so be for one half of the year. Are rather than the full year because benefits begin July 1st 2023. And the payments are normally for full calendar years. That concludes my walk through I'd be happy to answer any technical questions that members of the committee have about the committee prince. Thank you, Miss Miller. Are there any questions about the amendment in the nature of a substitute? Mr Chairman Kevin, given the way that, uh The room is set up. Would you raise your hand, please? So I can. Okay. Let me recognize the gentleman chairman. They'll have some questions for the director, Staff Director here, um Just some points of clarity of the language itself. Yes or no, we don't have five minutes here or so to ask. These questions Got four so under the language in the amendment in the nature of the substitute, does an individual have to be currently currently employed to be eligible to receive a paid leave benefit in order to quality? In order to qualify for benefits. An individual needs to have wages within the most recent quarter for which data is available worthy period following that quarter, so they so they need to have wages. They do not need to be employed at the exact moment of application, but they do need to have wages within the most recent quarter. For which they does. So The answer is no. They don't have to be currently employed. So the second question has high. Have his yes or no? Is it true that more than half of the evidence required to apply for paid family leave, including aspects of their work history? And that they are not using the leave to engage in employment while on leave. Is that Is that correct as well? I'm sorry. Could you repeat that? Sure. So it's basically requiring only self s attestation attestation that they're needing this leave. There's no requirements for them to bring anything end to say that they're taking care of anybody. So again includes this aspects of the work history as you just described in the previous question, and that they are not leaving using this leave to engage in employment while I leave. Course are required to provide documentation to the secretary. Of their of their qualifying reason and to substantiate the qualifying reason as specified by the secretary, and they provide that information under penalty of love for for for fraud. But again, it's only self attested attestation that they're needing This leaves. There's not like a the businesses don't have to create a police force or somebody to go out and verify this and then third. Um yes or no? Does the bill only required to work to provide Their employee was seven days notice prior to taking paid leave under this bill. The bill does require workers to provide their employers with seven days have noticed if they prior to taking paid leave. Okay, So that's that's correct. They do. And then finally, um, just a point of clarification regarding the administration of this As the Treasury provided you with confirmation that it has the internal expertise to fully stand up and administer. This new program is instructed by this legislation. Department of the Treasury is still reviewing the legislation and providing additional technical assistance but are expected. But the members of this position is that Treasury would would acquire new expertise where necessary in order to administer the program well, Because I have an email from them stating they don't have the ability to do that. So I'm not sure how our proceeding with this and we don't even know who's going to administer it. As of this time, I can show you this letter if you'd like to see it, But anyway, that's that's existing my questions. I appreciate your time. Thank you for your explanations. And Mr Chairman. Thank you. Gentlemen. Let me point out that the clock above the screen is not working at the moment. So there will be a gentle tap from the gavel to remind members that were coming down the home stretch of their time having expired. Other questions for Ms Miller. Hearing Now does anyone wish to strike the last word Chairman? Mr Doggett is recognize. We will proceed in the order of seniority for this purpose. Moving back and forth between two sides. Mr. Doggett is recognized to strike the last word. Thank you very much. Mr. Chairman. How do you build back better for American families. By learning from the experience. That we've had by learning from the failures of the last four years, the Republicans have only one cure all in their economic medicine Cabinet, the tax cut elixir no matter what the economic weather. They always claim that more tax cuts for those at the top will trickle down to everyone and that, of course, their tax cuts will pay for themselves when instead all they do is leave us with a mountain of debt and a divisive void between those at the very top. And the rest of America. The pandemic is only highlighted this gap as some at the top have had their best year ever breaking in millions. While so many American families were just trying to keep food on the table, Avoid eviction, death and disability. President Biden has recognized that the Republican top down approach is a failure. The debate over this bill is not about any specific budget number, but about which specific programs can offer the most direct benefit and hope to American families. This legislation begins quite appropriately with Children paid family leave, which can be used, among other things for time with a newborn. A.
"mr chairman" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"The trailer here. We go all right head play and then we go like that. We could begin with the pledge allegiance to the flag written by democratic socialists. Walt whitman martin. Luther king albert einstein socialist to cold war. Socialism is as american as apple pie. Mo- socialists begin with a critique of inequality basic human rights need to be provided for teachers out of our pockets decided to run for office. I saw what can happen. When the systems that are designed to protect working people fails society changes when people who otherwise don't have power stand up five individuals own more wealth than the bottom half of the human population. We there is an outrage. On the part of the people. Mr chairman that is not necessarily perceived here in congress. He believed in democracy. The problem with the word. Socialism is the has been acquainted with the red scare. Anybody who uses the big scary s. Word is automatically. Stalin doesn't work anymore. We've got thousands of teachers who've come to this building demanding answers when you can't do your job without having to have a second job to pay the bills that's bull. Democratic socialism is the value that in a modern moral as wealthy society. No person in america should be to portland will is to change the world united states of america. It's possible to design a society economy based on people's most pressing needs voice from the workers actually benefits the company. Gas socialism is really an heart the ultimate expression of democracy. That's not american. I don't know what is the big scary s. word again It opens this weekend and on demand and in theaters. And i'm thrilled to welcome. It's director to the program. Yell bridge is that. Is that how. I pronounce your name yell. Yeah l l. First of all congratulations on this film. I found it riveting. And i think it's so important. We live in a time where people are. Just they're not they. They're afraid of words without knowing what the words mean. they don't trust the scientists they. It's just i call it opposite world but that's where we are and i think the time was right for a movie about the big scary s. word and the s. word in. This case is socialism. Yeah well i agree with you. I think the time is now so so thank you so so what made you. How long has this been in the works. What made you decide to to do this film. Yeah i'm around three or four years ago was when we started working on it You know my last film. I was working with robert reich. She was the labor secretary under clinton.
"mr chairman" Discussed on Relationship Advice
"Looking for soul mate and when they find someone that experienced what i call a lock in cheap bit oftentimes they. They've met their soulmate. So this law can. She'd been is actually quite complicated. Because it has a lot to do with dimensions of our personalities and deeply embedded longings that were not even conscious But somehow we need someone. And there's a resonance response there or they they evoke and aspect of our personality that we really want to live in two and in the early part of relationship. We actually have an enormous joke. Name down those which is a neurochemical in the brain and where actually drunk on love. So we're not entirely sane and many people will get their lives together. Medic burger get married during this time and other term for that early phase of chairman deliverance. And it's also built at the time of tremendous projection because we're we're in a mutual admiration side so to speak and so we're paying back and bored with these projections of being the ideal person to the other and then as we go more deeply under the relationship a couple of things happen first of all. We have surprises. We started discover differences their place. That places where we thought we were on the same page. But we're actually not. We were using the same word but they meant to different things and then something else happens. We get stirred up in terms of our earlier attachment patterns so these deeply embedded patterns of feeling emotionally dependent on another is something that doesn't necessarily manifest in our relationships. I have people come into our billion. Sometimes they say things like this only happens with you and my answer to that is of course already happens with this primary partner because this has become the most important attache figure in your world. So that's when they start to move into the disenchantment and they'd get scared. Oftentimes in their hearts began to close and they fall into something that the term you talk about a lot. These four horsemen of the apocalypse criticism. Contempt bentsen stonewalling. And what sell sage saved now skills so dangerous and then people begin to think that they've made a terrible day but that's actually the beginning of the real relationship. Can we talk a little bit about the attachment patterns in how that can manifest itself in a negative way and then wanna talk about how what you just mentioned when the real relationship starts sure well our attachment patterns are something that is almost unconscious because they're so early they have to do with our early experiences with Caregivers and whether does experience this fell relatively secure. Whether we have the kind of responsiveness that we needed or feel safe. And welcome in the world or whether they were inconsistent or sometimes they were even dangerous. So when i talked people were back. Their early. lives I find that some of them as little kids were really really focused on their parents and they wanted to know how to please them. What are the parents lawn and needs that. They could stay in alignment with them and do not get in trouble or get the kind of attention that they were longings for that creates something called an anxious attachment pattern where the lottery. Johnston is hyper focused on the other and the needs of the other and every little nuance of that other person. That indicates that there's a message then. Maybe they're displeasing them or perhaps that other person has gotten a little bit different her distant because they feel overwhelmed by the attention they start your more insecure and afraid of abandonment so that's one type of attachment patterns that we call anxious and the other type of detachment pattern looks more independent but it's also insecure attachment patterns and these are the children that grew up learning that it was best just to go to their room and read a book or play video games and they sued and settled most of the way along. So if you get paranoia somebody who is afraid of abandonment and the other in. Who's afraid of being overwhelmed by a lot of emotion are hey us that could be a really difficult herring and those two galloping across the relationship landscape because one's trying to rock closer than the others seeking says and both of them are misinterpreting accused the other So that's one didn't call to tashin patterns. Another one is where both people are very conflict engaged and they're they're both full of complaints they'll have complained contests who has two large Or they they get into something that another Very successful couples therapist by the name of susan. Johnson call the protests and So there's a lot of different pairings but they all have to do with deeply embedded experiences of what it means to be attached to another person. Is it saved is a dangerous. Had counted on june really. Believe you're personal. Be there when you need them or is it really not a good idea to attach significant way to this other person and we've talked in depth about attachment theory in other episodes more linked to that in the show notes because it's important and they definitely deserve their own episodes to dive into but that's a good primer for our listeners. Who are not aware to to start thinking about so. We talked about the progress from enchantment to disenchantment and you said once we realized you know we get past our attachment patterns and the dopamine starts to wear off we get to the real relationship and oftentimes. That's when it feels like we're smacked in the face. Spy. reality maybe. Can you talk a little bit about what to do. Maybe leading up to this. And certainly when you're in it if things are just getting real and feeling very negative when people come to see me one of the first things that i do with them as a couples therapist said try to normalize the cross darren that in all relationships we have surprises there. Mr chairman misunderstandings disillusionment. We have to realize that. We're always in that early. Phase of relationship projecting something idealized onto partner that turns out to be not exactly what we thought it would be. This is normal. And what. I try to help. People do is your first of all realize that it's normal. It doesn't mean that they've made a terrible mistake. But this is as you said. The beginning of the real relationship with day the personal and interpersonal work begins and if people can shift from relationship of an answer or a solution to relationship as a path of grows. It changes everything so the minute they realized this is an invitation prison personal wrote and some interpersonal a co creation and learning. Then they can begin to be not quite so scared and when you're working with attachment It's very deep ram batted. It's not conscious. It's really nervous system. So there are things that you can do to settle the nervous system Certainly communicating in a way. That doesn't evoke. defensiveness is incredibly important. So while we're not counting on our partners make everything completely saved for us. There are ways of conveying important information to this person that we're trying to build allies with that will be less threatening to that person. One of the key things is to speak about your own experience. Rather than using a lot of you this you that kind of language were blaming and shaming.
"mr chairman" Discussed on The Michael Knowles Show
"Nancy pelosi is january. Six commission kicked off yesterday with a star performance from one of the two liberal republicans. Who agreed to sit on the otherwise entirely democrat panel. Ladies and gentlemen without further ado adam kim zinger. Thank you mr chairman and thinking my colleagues on the committee. Thank you to our witnesses. I never expected today to be quite as emotional for me as it has been tied to a number of you and gotten no you. I think it's important to tell you right now. You guys may like individually feel a little broken you guys all talk about the effects you have to deal with and you know you talk about the impact of that day. You guys held in democracies are defined by our bad days were defined by how come back from baghdad bad days how we take accountability for that and for all the overheated rhetoric surrounding this committee. Our mission is very simple. Let's define the truth and it's to ensure accountability encore encore. I've gotta wipe a tear from my eye for reaction to kim zingers whining. We turn as usual. To don. Corleone the sorry turns out of hollywood finocchiaro. Christ michael woman can..
"mr chairman" Discussed on The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell
"Next guest has already made history in the house of representatives this year and he is going to make history again. It is a bit of history that he shares with bernie sanders. John yarmuth is the chair of the house. Budget committee senator. Sanders is the chair of the senate budget. Committee passed through their committees the single biggest budget resolution in history which became the legislative framework for president. Biden's covert relief built. And now john yarmuth and bernie sanders are going to do it again. They're going to pass another budget resolution. Which will be bigger than the first budget resolution that they passed this year and so to add to the historic nature of the second budget resolution. It will be the first time in history but the house and senate chairs. the budget. Committee's will have passed more than one budget resolution in the same year passing a budget resolution is the single most complex and difficult thing chair. A budget committee has to do after budget resolution is passed other committees of the house and senate go to work on the specific legislative changes that are only outlined in the budget resolution. It normally takes a few months for the committee's the to finish that work which they then send directly to the senate and house floors to be passed together in what is then called a budget. Reconciliation bill the reconciliation bill in bookkeeping terms reconciles the numbers that were outlined in the budget resolution with real and specific legislative changes in taxes and spending that add up to those same numbers today speaker. Nancy pelosi said once again that she expects the partisan bill to i be passed in the senate at the bipartisan bill. To i be passed in the senate sent to the house where she will. Then hold it until john yarmuth Budget resolution is ready to pass the house. What i said last week and i reiterate now is that in our in in the house of representatives that that particular version as it is is something that we would take up once we see what the budget parameters are of the budget. Bill that the senate will pass challenge facing chairman yonathan chairman. Sanders is that they have to write a budget resolution. That will get almost all of the democratic votes in the house and has to get all of the democratic votes in the senate and one of those democratic votes in the senate doesn't sound ready yet to give president biden everything. He's asking for in that bill if they think in reconciliation. I'm gonna throw caution to the wind and go to five or six trillion dollars when we can only afford one or one and a half or maybe two and what we can pay for then. I can't be there. Joining us now is democratic carson. John yarmuth of kentucky. He is the chair of the house. Budget committee the history-making chair of the budget committee chairman. mr chairman. You just you have that difficult position in the house of you could write a bill in the house. Budget resolution the house That could easily pass the house. But you know that you have to have something identical to what the senate passes in. You just heard joe. Manchin say what he believes at this stage. He's not willing to do. He's not willing to go above maybe two trillion dollars maybe three trillion dollars. The president wants to go much higher than that. What do you say to senator mansion. Well i say to him..
"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Well as personnel from FEMA, the Defense Department and Maura departments to come. All told, we're to surpass the goal. I said on day one when I was sworn in, I indicated just before, I swear, that indicated that I hope was to administer. Ah 100 million shots and the 1st 100 days of our term. I believe will not only reach that, but we'll break that. Like I said before. That's just the floor. That's that's the floor. Our end goal is beating quote 19. Which brings us to the challenge that remains remained in the teeth of this pandemic. January of 2021 was the deadliest month we had we lost over 100,000. 100,000 of our fellow citizens were on track to cross 500,000 dead Americans this next month. The new strange emerging, create immense challenges and masking is still the easiest thing to do to save lives. We everyone to mask up and by the way, I know it's a pain in the neck, but it's a page Addict responsibility. We're in the middle of a war with this virus. It's unpatriotic responsibility. I don't you care about your family? You care about your fellow Americans President Joe Biden at the National Institutes of Health in Maryland, Bethesda, just outside of Washington, D C. Also announcing Administration has secured 200 million more covert 19 vaccine doses from Madonna and Fizer also say the White House said it's not made any final decisions on imposing domestic travel restrictions due to the virus. Miami Herald report from when they said the administration was weighing domestic travel restrictions, the target states they've been severely impacted by variants, including Florida and California. On Wall Street. Today, the Dow down seven. NASDAQ Up 53 S and P, Up six on Capitol Hill, The House Ways and Means Committee, continuing a mark obsession for second day on the budget resolution for the next fiscal year. That's the vehicle that is going to include the large coronavirus economic aid package. President Biden wants $1.9 Trillion that includes direct stimulus payments of $1400. Years, plus enhanced federal unemployment insurance, additional funding for programs related to vulnerable populations, the elderly, skilled nursing facilities and also dealing with pension plans among a number of other issues. One amendment today put forth by Republican Jackie World Gorski of Indiana, said that no funds in this bill can be used towards abortions. Thank you, Mr Chairman. I believe every human life is precious and absolutely should not be for taxpayers should not be forced to pay for the destruction of life. That's why House Republicans have been united in our efforts to protect the unborn and prevent taxpayer funding for abortion. A majority of Americans nearly 60% agree that test dollars should not be used to fund elective abortions. The hide amendment has been in place for nearly half a century..
"mr chairman" Discussed on Talk 1260 KTRC
"Director, Oh, and gas Ryan Flynn, who I'm not a big fan of Hey, says we can work with us that we can work with this year or six months. Whatever is going to be Moratorium on leasing on federal land. We've got a lot of land that we can still work with on even Ryan Flynn says. It's not a big issue. Would you rather I mean so, what's your position? What is your position? Chairman if you're opposed to what the Biden administration is doing? Are you? Are you saying Well, Climate change is not an issue that you know that we're looking at more ice melting than ever in history. The temperature's going up. We have huge storms. They're costing us hundreds of billions of dollars. We're spending all this money. On the wrong end of the climate change. We're trying to fix e mean why is alone? Yes, not not on the forefront of this. I was there a couple of things we need to respond with that I was in D. C starting in 2003. And the Arctic had shrunk by 30 or 40%. And and that same argument was used down that the Arctic is is shrinking. Therefore, we we've got this well, then it was very little was said about 45. Years later, it sprung back to its original size. So I've been watching long enough to see this shrink it of the ice caps and then the expansion afterwards. What? I don't want eyes for the U. S to be paying all the cost. Right now. Even the U. N is saying that the Paris accords are are very much aligned to the rest of the world and And aren't going to really change the change anything about to the temperatures or are the climate change itself on? So it's It's things which were fighting by ourselves and harming our industry. Our standard of living. That's to me a huge question that we have to be asking in these I still don't understand the chairman because I like you grew up in oil patch. My dad was in the oil fields up in the same one basin and and the fact that oil and gas industry Eyes sitting around and complaining all the time and saying, Well, we can self regulate. You have not self regulated. Oil and gas is saying we can self regulate when when it comes to methane, and yet You know right now? Well guess that the Permian Basin admits 1.1 million metric tons of methane annually. The equivalent to 25 coal fired power plants. They have not self regulated. When you say they haven't felt regulated. Ah, I grew up in that industry and I would go out 10 years old. I'd rather put my dad on weekends go and yet be driving out. And and so you saw then if you're right, you saw please pretty serious environmental degradation. He saw them putting all on the ground. Well, my generation when we had our business that began to dig up those things that our parents had put down, the old and gas industry has is regulated tremendously on. Maybe it is not perfect, but it is. It is a long way toward a perfect And and and the difference is that Let's say that we shut down all and gas today it would be extremely difficult to provide energy off of wins over The environmentalists did not want the cleanest energy that did not want nuclear. They are the problems with nuclear political. They're not. They aren't environmental in nature. If if we allowed the re enrichment of rods, which of those fuel rods which chemical Carter outlawed under environmental pressures around them, and we still we still have unproven, we still have unproven small nuclear reactors. Come a long way. I agree. They're coming a long way, And it should be in the mix. Small, community sized nuclear reactors, not giant was like like three mile island or even poverty, which would be able to find an agreement in that in that room, But but again, they're politically. Not allowed. And so when, again when I approached this, I'm thinking of a family like mine that just struggled to make the paycheck work every week. And if you have a cold cold three days You just didn't have the money at the end of the week because you had to turn the fires up. Mr. Chairman. No, Nobody is arguing Joe bite is not arguing to shut oil and gas down in New Mexico and Tomorrow or February. The first go to renewables. Nobody is arguing that what he's arguing for is for a moratorium on federal land. For six months. Yeah, so that we can look at getting a handle maybe a little bit better on climate change. To save the planet. Okay, but you have to look at. You have to look at the effects. So the day after so he'd done to very serious things. Three. The pipeline was pretty serious, telling people like billion dollars. Yes, the Keystone XL that you've bought the pipe. You've laid a certain number of miles in the ground, and now that that's not ever going to reach destination, so that's You might invest billions and the better government shut you down, So that was one thing. The next thing he did was to put a hold on the permits and with the day after he did that there was one company that had four drilling rigs ready to go to work. They called all the workers, all the contractors that were out getting the rig's ready to start drilling again. They've been shut down for about a year here. They said. Let's we're just going to cancel everything. We're moving. Our four rigs in the Texas Texas does not have the public lands that we do. It's the 11 Western states that labor under these the federal lands So about 52% of New Mexico's production comes from federal lands. You've made it very uncertain for people if they're going to get permits. If you're gonna be able to buy leases, if they're going to be able to Produced there. They're just gonna scoot by 10 miles across the border here in Lake County in Eddy County, and they'll take the jobs with him. They'll take the revenue that comes from the increased production. And from the Mexico is on a very serious track. When 40% of our state's budget comes from within gas, these things are far bigger than just the pronouncement itself. It's the uncertainty that lies ahead and people say OK, it's easier in Texas is with us go over and Iris easier. And while man whatever. I mean, that's a fairly good argument. I understand you need consistency need predictability, The one issue the one event that has hurt the oil and gas industry, the most His covert 19. It tanked the market. People stopped traveling airplanes stopped flying. And yet it was the previous administration that completely.
"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And more prosperous future for all Americans. And I certainly will be urging my colleagues both on the committee and in the Senate to support her swift confirmation as chair of the Council of Economic Advisors, and I look forward to working with her. To get our economy back on track and bring much needed change and equity to our nation. Thank you, Mr Chairman E. Senator Menendez, Senator Booker, you are recognized to introduce Dean House Democrat from New Jersey. I'm grateful for you and Senator Brown as well for your leadership and for allowing me these moments of introductions for Dr routes if I may tread upon your grace, it is very hard for me to see Martha Fudge sitting before you without putting on the record, just a touch of truth about her. I've been in the Senate for seven years, and it is not an overstatement to say. That one of my most valuable colleagues and friends in that seven years is Martha Fudge. She is an extraordinary woman who has a deep kindness at her soul. In many of us who know her she has been a big sister. She has been a mentor. And that is most certainly true in my life, and I know she liked me was a former mayor. A Zamir you you get the skill of finding weight is to bring people together to create common ground. I saw those skills on display when she was the chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus, which is a very diverse group. Also her ability from that position to work across the aisle, find common ground and get things done. And so I know this committee will be a lot with her. Should she be confirmed, And I think, as was said by Senator Portman, you will find in her a goodness and decency on God willing a friendship that I hope this committee on both sides of the aisle. Recognizes that kid could be for you as it has been for me or one of most viable relationships. I have the only warning I'll give about her is Don't try to serve her vegan food like I did. It's the only time I've seen her have harsh language to me. On DNO. Now, I'd like to have the honor of just saying quickly. Some remarks about, uh Dr Rowse, who is President Biden's nominee for the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. What a privilege. It is to be able to affirm what has already been said by my senior Senator Menendez. If confirmed, Dr. Rouse will be tasked with an enormous challenge of helping to craft and guide our nation's economic policy. At a time of unprecedented economic crisis across the country, this committee knows tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs. Million's Of our country, country, men and women and this wealthy nation have been pushed into poverty, food insecurity, with women, especially suffering and challenges being seen amongst people of color and women of color in particular, in particular, the impact of this economic crisis has been savaged and unequal. Has compounded a lot of the realities that were already agreed Revis in our country, systemic inequality, historic disinvestment in black and brown communities like the one I live in. The Washington Post reported it most distinctly, and they said that the covert 19 recession Is the most unequal in modern U. S history. Theo comic crisis and the resulting attendant health crisis created by this pandemic have made clear how interconnected the challenges are that we face and these crises have also made clear how necessary it is for bold action and bold leadership. We must have people with the kind of competency qualifications and commitment. The doctor Rouse has if confirmed. I strongly believe that Dr Rao's will offer the kind of leadership vision and action needed to enact an economic agenda that really prioritizes working families that rebuilds our economy and inclusive way and addresses systemic barriers that have driven what is a real threat to our society as we know it, which is the wealth and economic inequalities that have grown worse over my lifetime. I don't just say this because Senator Menendez has, he noted. The doctor Rouse is a proud New Jersey and dean of the school of Public and international Affairs to Princeton University. But Dr Rowse is just renowned in her field. She is a well known and celebrated labor economists, a leader in academia and in the study of the economic impact. Of diversity and inclusion and knowing that these are elements that are not nice to talk about, but actually add to the economic strength of organizations in our country, public and in private, like she's a public servant who has served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers in the Obama Biden administration and on the National Economic Council in the Clinton administration, a special assistant to President Clinton. If confirmed, Dr. Ross will serve as the first African American and forth woman to lead the Council of Economic Advisors since establishment 74 years ago. If the committee moves her forward, it will be historic in that sense. She will not just make history of confirmed, though I'm confident she will help to shape a future that is more resonant with our common values as a people. She will be a force to making our nation bend the arc of that moral universe. S'more towards liberty and justice. For all I urge my colleagues to swiftly confirm Dr Rouse his nomination. Thank you for this time New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker. This hearing is being conducted by the Senate Banking Committee. It's a virtual hearing. Thank you, Senator Booker. I will now swear in the nominees. Because of the remote format of today's hearing. I will swear in each nominee each nominee individually. Congresswoman Fudge, Will you please rise and raise your right hand? You swear or form that the testimony that you are about to give is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth So help you God, I do. Do you agree to appear and testify before any duly constituted Committee of the Senate? Congressman Fudge? Can you hear me? I'm.
"mr chairman" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"And I look forward to hearing her thoughts on how we can work together to find solutions to the challenges before us. I wanna thank governor Reminder for appearing before this committee today and for her willingness to serve her country in this prominent and the Central role. Senator Cantwell. Thank you, Mr Chairman. I apologize in advance if I go a little long, but a lot of things to cover, but First I too want to congratulate Governor Raimondo on being nominated to be secretary of commerce. I tomb excited about her nomination and the fact that she has both public and private sector experience. I think that this will be a big help to us and to the vital administration. As we work on a very variety of commerce issues from trade competition, economic stability, growing opportunities for all Americans. Governor Ramana does record in the public sector, working on how to empower entrepreneurs and skill workers as part of the real jobs. Rhode Island Initiative, I think is exactly the kind of skill set that we need to match the skills development and the business needs to better grow our economy. I Um, grateful for her understanding of important issues as their relates to both science and to fisheries. Having a great deal of understanding of oceans, fisheries and the investment in science, I think will greatly help us at the Department of Commerce where the budget oversight is a very big task of the secretary of commerce. And as we have, I think more than a dozen members of this committee including you, Mr Chairman, who These maritime oceans and fisheries issues are very big issues, particularly in a changing climate couldn't come at a better time to have a secretary of commerce who really does understand fish issues. So I appreciate that about her, and I appreciate that She will leave the agency and making decisions based on science and data that will help our economy grow in the future, everything from these oceans, issues and fisheries to spectrum and space issues. I hope that she will Uh, speak out today and say that she opposes any kind of censorship of scientific information at the Department of Noah and fully expects to hear from scientists on these important issues. We in the Pacific Northwest know that we can't always agree on issues, but we know we can agree on science, and that's why science needs to continue to prevail. Also, we need to make sure that this issue of spectrum and Issues related to spectrum are important to me, actually, for a second go back to the science of fisheries issues for a second. There are a whole host of issues that where we need smart strategies. Smart strategies on salmon recovery, storm water and habitat investments. We need smart strategies on our orca population that is threatened in Puget Sound. We need smart strategies on Stock assessments and fishery management strategies. I know my colleague from Alaska could weigh in on this issue, but smart fishery management strategies is what will help save our fisheries in an ever changing economy. In 2000 and 18 Commission, fishermen caught more than £9.8 billion of seafood, and that in turn supported seafood processor, shipbuilders, trade and restaurant jobs, and marine anglers took more than 194 million fishing trips, which field are outdoor recreation. No economy, So in total, there are more than a million jobs in the seafood sector, and they're important science issues that need to be addressed there as I mentioned, so the other area that I was mentioning is this issue of spectrum and weather forecasting. And in my opinion, there is no reason why the United States should not be a leader in weather forecasting. This is an important issue for us whether you're talking about fires, or you're talking about ocean issues. So making a better crucial investment in this science for maritime aviation, space and agriculture industries will be very important for us moving forward during the last four years. The FCC I believe ran roughshod over concerns raised by various committees within Congress on these airwaves issues critical. The weather data Jason to the 24 gigahertz fan. Critical to systems dependent on GPS and threatened by the llegado decision. So I'm hoping that a commerce secretary will take these issues and healthy administration prioritize how we can get on the same page and also work with us on these important issues of national security. The chairman works so hard on the issues of Wall Way and rip and replace and making sure that the American infrastructure was going to be secure from the future of threats and violations. I hope the commerce secretary will work with us on these security issues on our communication system as we move forward, and the secretary will inherit a new program as part of the Kobe bill. The tribal broadband connectivity program in 2019 report from FCC found that less than half of households in Indian country have access to high speed broadband services 20% gap from non tribal areas and so I hope that we will be able to get good at math. Stray shin of that program. As the chairman mentioned, one of the key responsibilities will be in response to the larger covert pandemic in the country and what we should do about it. I hope that the secretary of Commerce will play an important role in strengthening our economy and trying to defeat the pandemic and recover from its economic impacts. I think this is a critical job of the commerce secretary as we continue to see the impacts of covert on our economy against seafood exports dropped By 31% since 2020 and 44% since February of 2020, So all of our sectors have been impacted and Congress has appropriated 600 Million and fisheries assistance for state and tribal needs, But so far the fishermen in our state have yet to receive $1 from this program, so I hope that we can get her assistance and implementing and moving forward on this as well as working with us on other paths, aspects of covert relief pack Pidge moving forward, particularly in the area of manufacturing. I know my colleague from Kansas Senator Moran and I are very interested in how we continue to keep an aerospace manufacturing sector going. At a time when we have seen decrease in demand, and the covert pandemic will also have to help US deal with minority owned businesses who were greatly impacted by the pandemic and have received less help and support. So the Office of Minority Business Development I believe is an agency that can help focus us on these issues and the Department of Commerce, I think continues to have a leadership role in our competitiveness as a nation. I hope that we will continue. Look at this issue of competitiveness in the my state, one and four jobs or related to trade, and I hope that the secretary and the administration will make a goal for export advancement. Increasing exports is a great way to grow our economy. The last Democratic administration had a goal of increasing exports 50% over a five year window and came pretty close to making that I hope that we will continue to move our trade export agenda and that the secretary of Commerce will help on that. And then Commerce Committee ranking Democratic members, Senator Maria Cantwell. Actually the science the senses I way don't need a politicization of the census. We need accurate data and information. For every 100 household missed in the 2020. Cents is the state could lose up to $5.8 million. So we need to get this right because Children and veterans and seniors and families are dependent on how this formula works. And I hope that we will have a less political process, but one that gives us an accurate census moving forward. So Governor Raimondo that The big agenda item to cover for secretary of commerce. But as I said, very confident that your public and private sector experience will help us deal with these issues and your great depth of knowledge, both about the competitiveness that America needs both from the perspective of the outside in the private sector, as well as governor will help us steer through this current pandemic challenging onto better economic times. Thank you, Mr Chairman. Thank you, Senator Cantwell for that very fine opening statement, And now we turn to our Nominee Governor, Amando your prepared statement will be my included in the record as submitted, and we ask you to summarize any comments you might have in five minutes You're recognized. Um, Chairman Winter, the introduction from her home state going to come. Okay. Well, um Way just received a flash notice that there will be introductions from senators from Rhode Island. Did I hear the voice of Senator Jack Reed? Thank you, Mr Chairman. You're recognized her. Thank you. Channel worker and thank you. Ranking member Cantwell. I've had the privilege of knowing the governor for several years. In fact, since 1971 I.
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"When you talk about the future, Mr Chairman, I have to note the president of 78, The speaker of the house is 80, the Democratic leader of the Senate is 70. We could go on for some time like this. Do you feel you know where the next generation of Democratic leaders will come from? Well, I turned 45 in February We got there We goes. Okay. Go on. Go way we got Stacey Abrams and in Georgia who's in her forties? You know, there is a great bench of democratic talent. And what part of my job is is to make sure that I'm working with my sister committees to foster on developed the next generation of talent in our party. And we'll do just that Sister committee's meeting State Party committees, State Party committees but also the D triple C. The DSCC, you know, weird congressional? Yes, it's important for them to do the recruitment, but I'm gonna be there to assist and aid in that candidate recruitment and building. The next generation of leadership is something that I'm really passionate about. It's what I did in South Carolina. And I hope to do that on the national level as well. One of the thing you are a former age, some people will know to Congressman Jim Clyburn of South Carolina who famously endorsed Joe Biden helped him win the South Carolina primary turn around his campaign drive him to the nomination. And our colleagues on the NPR politics team have written of your selection is chairman that this highlights the influence of Jim Clyburn. Do you agree with that? Jim Clyburn is a great, great man. He's one of the last of the real giants coming out of the civil rights movement, and so he has a lot of influence on when he speaks. A lot of people listen. And so I'm proud Tomo have known Jim Clyburn and learn everything I know in politics because of him in a sentence or two as he given you any advice about your new job, one of the things he always told me, he said, Jamie, you can either be a workhorse or show horse be a workhorse. Mr Chairman. Thanks so much Good to talk with you. Thank you. Jamie Harrison is the newly chosen chairman of the Democratic National Committee. Seven Democrats filed a complaint against two of their Republican colleagues with the Senate ethics Committee. They want Josh Holly and Ted Cruz punished for promoting false election claims. On the same day, rioters attacked Congress. Here's NPR's Sue Davis. It's incredibly rare for senators to file complaints against each other. But Cruz and Holly have been on the receiving end of intense criticism from across the political spectrum since January. 6th Here's West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin, speaking to CNN. I don't know how they can live with themselves, knowing that people have died because of their words and actions. Cruise and Holly led the objections in the Senate to the electoral counts in Arizona and Pennsylvania. In the hours after violent extremist stormed the capital. They've argued there was caused to question the integrity of the election. Although no evidence has backed up those claims. Both men condemned the violence and deny any role in inciting it. Here's Cruz debating a question of constitutional law floor of the.
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"National passenger rail system, Amtrak and in that connection, addressing one of my top priorities, restoring Amtrak service along the Gulf Coast, where it was halted after Hurricane Katrina some 15 years ago. These issues are significant for all Mississippians and all Washingtonians and all Americans, and I'm grateful that may include a change is here today to provide his views. And I'm grateful that he is willing to sort of. I want to thank you able to judge for testifying today. And at this point, I turned to my dear friend and colleague these soon to be chair of this committee, Senator Cantwell. Thank you, Mr Chairman. And I certainly appreciate the great, collegial working relationship that we have established thus far, and I look forward to growing it in this congress. As you know, we were able to work together productively and passed landmark aviation safety legislation and many other pieces of legislation, including Coast Guard Bill but, uh, moved out of this committee and then onto other moving legislation and successfully implemented into law. So thank you for that productivity, among other legislative priorities. I do want to take a second since we have both the members of our committee. He who were able to successfully pull off yesterday celebration. Just think senators Blunt and club HR for getting us safely through yesterday and and having it the magnificent celebration that itwas here. You and look forward to working with them on board certainly want Torun. Thank Aziz. You mentioned Secretary child for her work on many transportation priorities. I think this committee is a Mark of bipartisan cooperation. Lot of the subjects we deal with are just hard problems to solve, and we've been able to continue to work together in a bipartisan fashion, so I hope that will continue, and I think transportation of all the sectors that we deal with transportation to be one of those which we should be able to use facts and information and come together on priorities, so I am very excited. That the president has nominated mayor people to judge to run the transportation agency, and I look forward to his vision and leading that Department of Transportation As a mayor. I know you're no stranger to the challenges that a region faces on transportation infrastructure issues. I know that you are national recognition for your Smart streets project that created a safe environment for all road users. The project resulted in over 100 million Private sector investment. You used your experience as mayor to help forms of that, and I hope that you will do that for communities across the United States of America for us in the state of Washington or a big export state. Not only do we export our own products, so everything from Cherries and wheat and apples and airplanes, But we also are a big passed through for many of the Midwest agricultural products reaching Asian destinations, so to say that we need infrastructure. Investment is an understatement. The growth of the Pacific and the demand for U. S products is a good problem to have. We just need to deal with the bottle next, and congestion in Puget Sound is at record levels. We need Todos projects like the high five Columbia River Bridge replacement, the West Seattle Bridge replacement, the North South Quarter and Spokane. And we need to make infrastructure investment all around the United States of America, including in public transportation. Projects like Sound Transit are facing a $1 billion shortfall as a result of covert 19, which jeopardizes the much needed investment throughout Puget Sound. Today marks the one year anniversary of the first case of the cove ID, Uh, Benda make with a man from Everett Washington being tested positive one of the most impacted sectors in the United States, not the only sector but one of the most. Acted sectors in the United States has been transportation. The chairman alluded to the fact that this committee played a very aggressive role in trying to come up with solutions for the impacts to the transportation sector, whether that was a deviation or most recently with infrastructure and with Amtrak, But that will continue the needs to move product and people will continue whether we have a covert pandemic or not, And so I hope that you will help us in facing these shortfalls. I also want to point out that a ZAY mentioned the movement afraid is particularly important and we will look forward to your leadership and moving improved ways to move frayed around the United States. I continue to think that the legislation that ended up being in the program program was very helpful to states across the United States. And I just want to mention the fact that aviation safety and security in the legislation that this committee past and was implemented into law. Asked to now be administered by the Department of Transportation and the FAA. So we're going to be looking for your leadership your success and holding them accountable to the many aspects of that legislation and helping us move forward. If we want to be the leaders in the United States of Americans on aviation, we have to be the leaders in aviation safety as well. So we'll look for your leadership on that. Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell, Mr Chairman on excited about this nominee's ability to help us focus on transportation issues and look forward to seeing his leadership at the department. Thank you. Thank you very much, Senator Klobuchar. And at this point it is my pleasure to recognize.
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"Also very clear that they have a lot of catching up to do and getting the FBI to describe how it's catching up isn't easy, his reveals standout born again In theory, there are people who can force the FBI to explain itself. Congress. But Congress has not always been focused on white supremacist terrorism, either. For instance, this hearing from 2011 morning, the Committee on Homeland Security will come to order led by Republican congressman from New York. Peter King, this committee. Cannot live in denial. Which is what some of us would do when they suggest that this hearing diluted focus by investigating threats unrelated to Al Qaeda. The Department of Homeland Security on this committee. Performed in response to the Al Qaeda attacks of September 11th. There is no equivalency of threat between Al Qaeda and neo Nazis. Environmental extremists or other isolated mad men on Lee. Actually, there were more than twice as many right wing domestic terror incidents that year as anything inspired by groups like al Qaida, according to our data, that was my privilege to Recognized the distinguished ranking member of the committee. The gentleman from Mississippi, Mr Thompson. The ranking member or top Democrat. Many Thompson thank you very much. Mr Chairman had a different perspective. Understand that our personal experiences Play a role and how we see the world. We've all come to this place from somewhere else. I'm from Mississippi. He'd become the first black mayor of his hometown in 1973, a place where cross burnings were used to intimidate civil rights activists. 20 years later, when he was elected to Congress, he made national news for pushing to finally prosecute the mastermind of a KKK killing that happened when he was in college. But we're not here in these places now as members in this hearing he brought upon arrest that happened just the day before a man had placed a bomb along the route of a Martin Luther King Day March in Spokane, Washington. News reports identified a suspect as a member of the same white supremist group that influenced Oklahoma City bomber Timothy Mack, baby I urge you must chairman to hold a hearing examining the homeland security threat posed by anti government and white supremacist groups. You're back. Over the next eight years, Thompson and other Democrats would keep asking for that hearing on domestic terrorism. They'd never get it..
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"Again I simply say if you take a look at even under President Trump, Uh, the I told I told Mark Meadows sometime back us that I really don't trust. Bill Bar and the Justice Department. So I know you all do and that's fine. But I said me sitting out here is an American watching. I said, I don't trust him. I saw a lot of stuff sand that they're going to dig to the bottom of this about on that. The only person they've ever Gotten to you and said anything about was one kind of low ranking lawyer who said in the FBI that Yeah, I changed the transcript line. And the last time I checked, it is about a month ago. Hey, still hadn't been sentenced Nothing. And so people see that Probably nothing is gonna happen for all of these things. It was one of the secretary. The secretary of Interior said it best thinking of again served with him in the house wouldn't call it our friend. We had very Difficult discussions when he was secretary. And he was trying to do stuff in the Mexico that I disagreed with. And I say, you know, you should at least talk to somebody out of here and instead of just doing it anyway. But a good guy and I'm a queen. It's and he said that when he got in a secretary, he realized that there were three or four political point ease. And he said, for the full time in your secretary two years or whatever. That he felt like he was. He was on a ship with a mutiny going on that they would, as leaders direct one thing at a different thing happening. This is all this is all under President Donald Trump. Did all of this was happening. I don't want to have gone on my 14 years in Congress. I tell people That it's not Democrat versus Republican. It's big versus small. It's big government versus the small people out here. That's the question. And so it continued under Trump, but it was there under Obama. It was there under force. It was there under Clinton. The agencies do not always track with the administration's that running them, and that's a big problem for us to deal with. All right between now. Once again, I'll ask you between now and inauguration Day. If things we know we're talking about soft targets, you know, there's there's a lot of lot of people are working on the intelligence and what's gonna happen, Probably most of it from the right. If the intelligence is correct between now and then, If things get things get violent. Will you speak up quickly and clearly? As the chairman of the Republican Party of New Mexico against any kind of violence any kind of insurrection in New Mexico. Absolutely will. But I ask you, Richard, Have you spoken up against the violence from the left against the Portland against the Seattle against the the Against Kenosha? Against the places where the burning businesses and people being killed? Will you stand up and as a significant voice from your side of the hour? And, uh, and declare that to be wrong. That's the question. Absolutely, I will. But the violence is not just occurring from the right. The violence is ongoing right now in the left. People who just does that CR Portland who lived there for years, said it is destroyed on that. At some point, it would be nice to hear the left saying that is wrong. Instead, we're saying when the when the left That they took. They went to the Supreme Court. Violent protest. This is during the Cavanaugh hearings and said, Well, that's understandable. It's it's understandable was the word that was used. When a mob of Democrats stormed the U. S Supreme Court building did that was 2018 under cabin on. Did you find that distressing? Would you comment on that? I'm happy to comment from my side, but it can't just be one side commenting, or it gives the impression that only one side is comfortable. If there are there are clashes between now and inauguration day or even after that, Between the right and left, I will speak up for for peace for Nonviolence for Basically, we need to preserve your democracy. We need to make sure that this country survives the transition of power. Mr. Chairman, I appreciate your time that I thank you. You're very generous. Not talking to you, Richard. You've been very great too on I do. Enjoy our conversations. Let's keep it up. All right. Thank you, sir. Appreciate. Thank you, sir. All right. Goodbye. Alright, There you go. 38 minutes after three o'clock. See kind of the extent of the problem that we are. Facing in this country. Talk about 61 37 K T. R C will have a few minutes when we come back anything you want to talk about. You want to comment on that or anything else feel free 505424, 12, 60 or Richard and Santa Fe..
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"Recognized Gentlemen will suspend gentlemen is no longer recognized. Gentlemen, from Oklahoma's recognized Thank you very much for speaker. Mr. Speaker. I yield three minutes to my good friend. The gentleman from Pennsylvania. Mr Russian Trawler. New member of the rules. Gentlemen from Pennsylvania is recognized for three minutes. Thank you, Mr Chairman. I'm deeply troubled by last week's attack on our capital. I pray for the families of officer sick, Nick and officer leaving good. I have been saying all summer long violence and riding has no place in America. And the criminals responsible for last week's riding must be brought to justice. Time when our nation is still healing. We must seek out issues to work on that unite us rather than issues that further divide us. Was greatly encouraged to see our country unite description of guy rest in dollar from Pennsylvania debate clearly growing a little more pointed and rested now between members, even as they call themselves my good friends. An uninterrupted transfer of power. But that's not good enough for my colleagues across the aisle with just seven days left in President Trump's term, they are fast tracking impeachment proceedings. Move, which will no doubt further divide and already fractured nation. Even House Democrats last impeachment effort, which was rushed through in record time, at the very least that had expert input depositions, hearings in deliberation. This latest attempt at impeachment ignores all president ignores all due process. It cannot be voted on in the Senate before Joe Biden is sworn into office. Also very concerned by the charge against the president of quote, unquote incitement of insurrection. That Israeli President Trump urged attendees to quote unquote peacefully and patriotic Lee make your voices heard there was no mention of violence, let alone calls to action. Look, I was I prosecuted terrorists. And maybe I was a defense attorney, The Navy JAG Corps. I was district Judge just pull up the criminal statute. Look at the criminal code. President Trump's words would not even meet the definition. Of incitement under criminal statutes. The measure before us today sets a dangerous precedent whereby political parties can justify impeachment simply because they do not agree with the president. Would therefore urge my colleagues across the aisle to just take a step back. Let cooler head put cooler heads prevail. Consider how the actions were taking here today will alter the course of history will lower, already low bar of impeachment for all future presidencies. Thank you on your back. General yields German from Oklahoma Reserve general from Massachusetts is recognize. There's a speaker when my friends talk about the president being committed to a peaceful transition. I just point to what happened on Wednesday when his words Launch they violent attack against this capital where five people lost their lives, and many more were injured. So give me a break. Let's speak. Are you women? It's the job, one from Texas Miss Jackson Lee. E. Thank you. Contrary, you're hearing from representative Sheila Jackson Lee from Texas, a Democrat, he led an insurrection against the United States of America. Prior to the January 6th attack by violent domestic terrorists. The president spoke to the crowd for one hour, and these were his words. These were his words, which is that we cannot take the nation back. We have to take the nation back with strength and you must go and do that. Those were the paraphrase of his words. The president provoked these domestic terrorists with words with actions and conduct that portray and could have contempt and hostility to the national value of equal justice under the law. Telling domestic terrorists. Nearly all of them were white supremacist, many of them who support him politically, who stormed the capital to derail Congress from completing its constitutionally required duty. Of counting and verifying the vote. Gentlewoman's time is expired..
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"In vandalism and violence. That was that and now the president saying that he is not responsible and that his incitement to violence Was totally appropriate. The president's actions demonstrate his absolute inability discharge the most basic and fundamental powers and duties of his office. Therefore, the president must be removed from office immediately. This is a decision we make with the utmost solemnity and prayerful nous, which this crisis requires removal of the president is an unprecedented action, but it is required. The crossing is an UN president. It is an unprecedented moment in history because the danger that he poses and I heard the previous speakers say that we are objecting to the president because we don't like the way he executes the duties. Execute system? No, we don't like it at all acts of sedition, incitement to insurrection. Treasonous activity. And if you are associating yourself with that, as the proper execution of the president's Duties. You are associating yourself with sedition. And treason. Yesterday in a pro former section. We introduce United's consent request to take up former rock polishing Raskin's legislation, which calls on the vice president to mobilize the Cabinet to activate the 25th amendment to remove the president. From office again to prevent him for causing more damage to our country who knows what he might do next? The House Republicans rejected this legislation. And so the president's unhinged, unstable, deranged access and sedition may continue endangering America. And undermining our democracy. Now we're taking up this legislation and regular session. After passage. We're calling on the vice president to respond within 24 hours of passage. This resolution gives half brother Republicans the clear choice to honor the oath of office to defend our democracy. And to uphold the sacred trust given to us by the Constitution, and by those whom we represent. Mr Speaker joined the president Trump presidency this four years and especially during this said time. Recalled the worlds of the great Israeli poet a hood manner. That's what he said. He said. I can't keep silent and light of how my country has changed her face. Won't quit trying to remind her in her ears. I'll sing my cries until she opens her eyes. I can't keep silent of how my country's changed her face. Earth, my Republican college to open their eyes and to finally hold this president accountable the security of our country and the future of our very democracy or its state. When we pray. God to bless America. Let us hope that that blessing comes down strongly. Nice in the next few days with that, Mr Chairman, Mr. Speaker, I yield back the balance of my time and again applaud the great leadership of Mr Raskin, speaker years back as the gentleman from Maryland Reserve Reserved? Yes. Gentlemen from Ohio's recognized Speak, right or you're two minutes. The gentleman from Virginia Mr Klein generals recognized for two minutes. Thank you. Mr Speaker arrives today in opposition Toe House resolution 21 calling on vice President Pence to invoke Section four of the 25th amendment. Like all of us. I condemn in the strongest possible terms. The violence that occurred here in our nation's capital last week. Political violence is never the answer, regardless of which side of the political spectrum it occurs. And that's a strongly held position on which I've been clear since well before representative Bin Klein, Republican of Virginia, the adoption of this political resolution would be divisive rather than unifying. Vice president has said he has no intention of taking action under the amendment. So this process is pure political theater on the part of the majority. In addition, no due process has been provided. As a former prosecutor of law enforcement, brought evidence of a crime to me and said, Take this to the jury tomorrow. For a jury trial. There'd be no chance for the defendant to prepare any defense. I'd be violating half the Constitution, the code of Virginia over 100 different rules of procedure. More than 50 years Since the 25th amendment was ratified, Section four has never In and vote. Such there no judicial or authoritative opinions that would evaluate its implementation and absent this, we much must look to the legislative intent of the Congress that passed its language and nowhere in the legislative intent is the current situation envisioned. Meant to be used for incapacity, not for political ends with eight days remaining in a president's term. Last week, vice president Pence was lauded by the majority for not yielding to pressure to exert power beyond his constitutional authority to determine the outcome of the election. Yet the majority today is attempting to pressure him to exert power beyond the intention of his constitutional role in section for the 25th amendment. This action will only further fuel the political divide among our citizens and will be detrimental to the long term efforts to unify our country. Mr Speaker. Both President Trump and President elect Biden have called for a peaceful transition of power would encourage members of both parties to work toward this end and vote against this rushed, misguided, politically motivated resolution. You're back. I mean, years back, was your gentleman reserved? Gentlemen, Reserves the gentleman from Maryland. My now yield. One minute to Miss Lofgren, General Lady from California miss. Welcome. The Chairman has own Office Administration committee is recognized. Mr Speaker last week is we can't ID electoral college votes. I said this day marks a crossroads for our American democracy. We didn't know. Then what an ominous statement. That was we do now. Congress was attacked by a violent mob incited by the president to stop us from doing our cost Tuchel job. The president not only encouraged the mob, he said, he loved them. And made no serious effort to stop them. Lives were lost and put in danger. Constitutional government was urgently threatened. The president's actions were not only wrong, they were dangerous. He lives in an alternate reality. He's a continuing threat to America. Vice president. Pence would invoke the 25th amendment assume presidential duties until the inauguration next week and save us from a president who is unable to function. Unable to protect our country. I urge all including my Republican colleagues to put politics aside. Act to secure the safety of our country. We truly are at a crossroads for our American democracy. Gentleman from Maryland. I reserve reserve. Right. The gentleman from Ohio is recognized. Ms. Speaker you two minutes to the gentleman from Arizona. Mr Donovan's recognized. Thank you, Mr Speaker. The violence, the capital last week, has been condemned by Republicans, Democrats and by President Trump. So I wonder, why are the Democrats stoking the fire instead of dousing the flames? This. This 25th amendment resolution is actually similar with some differences from the proposal filed in October of this year. By this same representative and joined by 42 Democrats. The problem that time is they were trying to representative Andy Biggs, Republican of Arizona. They want the vice president, too. Uh, invoked the other, uh, portion of Article four. But the problem, of course, is The vice president said. Very lovely letter to them, saying he's not going to do that. So our nation is divided. And while folks on the left are trying to lay this all on President Trump You should consider a few a few statements from colleagues across the aisle. One of our colleagues at one point said If you see anybody from that cabinet meeting Mr Trump's Cabinet in a restaurant and department stores, gas stations, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them. And you tell them they're not welcome here. They're not welcome anymore anywhere. Senator Booker called for his supporters to go to the hill today. Get up and please get up in the face of some Congress, people. I have dozens of more similar statements. What we're talking about here today is a resolution asking the vice president To invoke.
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"Let us walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, unquote wherever marches are common across the country to protest actions by the government, the legal standard for violence papers found with clearance Brandenburg vs Ohio is a free spurt as a free speech advocate. I criticized that 1969 case and it's dangerously big standard, but even if it would treat the remarks of trumpets Protected under the First Amendment. With that case, the government is able to criminalize speech directed to inciting or producing eminent lawless action, and it's likely to incite or produce such action. There was no call for lawless action by Trump. Instead, there was a call for a protest at the capital. Wherever violence was not eminent, as the vast majority of the tens of thousands of protesters were not violent before the march and most did not right. Inside the capital. Like many violent protests in the last four years, criminal conduct was carried out by a smaller group of instigators. Capitol police knew of the march but declined an offer from the National Guard. Since they did not view violence is likely. So Congress has now seeking an impeachment for remarks covered by the First Amendment, it would create precedent for the impeachment of any president blamed for violent acts of others after using reckless language. What is worse are those few cases that would support this type of action. The most obvious is the 1918 prosecution of Socialists, Eugene Debs, who spoke against the draft of World War one. It lead figures like Woodrow Wilson to declare him a traitor to the his country. Debs was arrested and charged with sedition, a new favorite term for Democrats to denounce Trump in Republicans who doubted the victory of Joe Biden in 1919. Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote for a unanimous pension. One of the most infamous decisions to issue from the Supreme Court. It didn't dismiss the free speech rights for Debs and held it was sufficient that his words have the quote, natural tendency and reasonably probable effect unquote of deterring people from supporting the international conflict. That decision was a disgrace, but Democrats are now arguing something even more extreme as the basis for impeachment. Under their theory, any president Would be removed for rhetoric that has seemed to have the natural tendency to encourage others to act in a riotous fashion. Even a call for supporters to protest peacefully could not be a defense. Such a standard would allow for a type of the curious impeachment that attributes conduct of third parties to any president for the purposes of removal. Democrats have pushing this dangerously vague, standard well objecting to their own remarks, given new meaning from critics. Conservatives have pointed to Maxine Waters, asking her supporters to confront Republicans and restaurants while high on a Presley insisted amidst the violent marches last year that quote there needs to be unrest in the streets. Unquote and Kamila Harris said quote protesters should not let up unquote. Even as some of those marches turned violent, they can legitimately argue the rhetoric was not meant to be a call for violence. This standard is filled with subjectivity. The damage caused by the writers this week was enormous, however, will pale in comparison to the damage from the new president of a snap impeachment for speech protected under the First Amendment. It is the very threat that the framers sought to avoid in crafting the impeachment standard in a process of deliberative judgment, the reference to snap the peat impeachment is a contradiction in this new system. Guilt is not doubted. And innocence is not deliberated. This would do the Constitution This would do to the Constitution with the violent writers did to the capital and leave it in tatters. Mr Chairman, I ask unanimous consent to insert this article from Jonathan Turley into the record. Without objection. Thank you and your girl. Thank you. I just need to respond. What happened in the capital on Wednesday is a little bit different from somebody's dinner being distracted. A restaurant people died. It was an attempt to Watch a coon to prevent Congress from doing its constitutional affiliates Constitution. Responsibility. This was in its direction and, you know, to be honest with you. So you may have interpreted his words one way, but clearly that mob interpreted quite differently on when you talk about Donald Trump using the word peacefully. That was every good cop. It was not before the march. That was, after all, hell broke loose. That was that was after somebody handed him a prepared statement to read because things were so out of control, he said, fight like hell. Rudy Giuliani talk about trial by combat that Z be very clear about what happened. At that rally, and what the result was Mr Chair? Yeah, I recognize the general woman from, uh, Arizona. Okay. Thank you, Mr Chair. I was reading, um, and a new article written by Jonathan Turley. And so that was my full reading exactly what he wrote. But, um Representative Debbie Lesko, Republican of Arizona. Criticisms for Jonathan Turley. Then this is the House Rules Committee. But Mr Chairman, I would encourage you to read the transcript from the speech. I read it. Yeah, checked. Excuse me, Mr Chairman. I just want to suspect this for the record. I'm not trying to be argumentative. I just want to say this is exactly from the transcript, it says Wear come to. This is what Donald Trump said during his speech way have come to demand that Congress do the right thing and only count the electors who have been lawfully slated lawfully slated. I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotic Lee make your voices heard. And this was 18 minutes and 16 seconds into the speech, And thank you, Mr Chairman. Ideal back and this chair is Jim McGovern, Democrat of Messages, said Trump to that speech, miss thing, but only that our yield to Mister System you Mister Sister, Laney. Thank you. Mr Chairman. I just might respond with the first of all, it's really important to say, And I think Mr Raskin articulate is just a moment ago. David System lean, Democratic Carolina. This First Amendment claim is completely species. It's a silly argument, but private citizens have a first Amendment right that is to protect them from government interference in their free speech. Government officials are in a very different position. Brandenburg has nothing to do with the impeachment of the president and this President Mayday syriza of statements and took a series of actions that incited this insurrection. The first moment has nothing to do with this analysis. Secondly, impeachments are not about punishing people for a crime. It's about preventing future danger. Impeaching the president is to remove the president from office because of the danger he presents currently, and finally, there is the first one exception, even if it did. Invite to the to the present, which it does not for incitement. And then finally, I know Ms. But Ms Lasko made reference to the notion of this is, you know impeach the president for speech as his detailed in the impeachment report. This president's incitement was much more than a speech. This was an ongoing campaign to promote a lie that he had won the election and it was stolen from him suspected fact we won by tens of millions of votes. Any riled up his supporters and told him that they had to come to Washington to fight and fight hard to take back the country. Or they wouldn't have a country anymore. There was wide public reporting that this group was descending on the capital at the president's urging to stop the steel as he said, and that they were armed and they were dangerous and that violence was likely. And with all of that knowledge, President continue to promote the big lie that morning was the icing on the cake. You riled them up, reminding him of the big life telling they wouldn't have a country They didn't fight. Fight. Fight Re Giuliani talk about combat The guns abuse that we're coming for you. These all contributed to the incitement and the president after it happened didn't immediately call press down to say stop the violence public reporting as he was delighted by it. Representative David Sicilian Democrat of Rhode Island. This is the House Rules Committee Live will take you now live to the house floor after members have voted and we first hear from Jamie Raskin, Democrat of Maryland. Ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days within which to revise and extend their remarks and insert extraneous material on a Tres 21 without objection, Mr Speaker, I yield to myself three minutes to begin. The gentleman is recognized for three minutes. We've experienced the trauma of a violent attack on this house of representatives on this chamber and on all of the people.
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"And confiscating the wealth of the people who are productive in this country, and it has to be stopped Tuesday in Georgia. No question because you're you're fight today is to find of every real American beginning on Wednesday, But once again, Mr Chairman Dave Schaeffer, chairman of the Georgia Republican Party, you're going to be busier than convene the next two or three days. And a lot of these arguments go to the side of Purdue and Leffler actually wins in which they should win if George and Republicans show up on Election day itself. There's no question the more than three million votes that have voted absentee. It appears to lean a little bit toward the Democrats. It's up to the Republicans to once again in the comments of Chuck Schumer, who yelled right after the election, you know about it. It's America today. We're going to take Georgia tomorrow. I don't think George is respond well when in New Yorkers says you're going to take your state I don't think George is responded that well, so it's gonna be up to them. How did that statement play in Georgia? Nobody wants him to take Georgia and then change American and change the world. No one wants those kind of Changes and hopefully we will. We will Block him in Tuesday on Tuesday here in Georgia. God bless you, Dave Schaeffer. Thank you again for coming on the Bill Cunningham show happy New Year and everyone to get their work and Georgia the next two or three days. Let's make it happen. And Chairman Dave Schaeffer. Thank you for coming on the Bill Cunningham show. Thank you. Thank you, Bill. Let's continue with Maura and what's at stake. Let's open up the lines with your permission. Danny Gleason, 86664773378666477337 and I'm watching. I'm listening to this tape by listening to an hour of it. And it wasn't there wasn't a there. There he was going over the allegations and it contained in a public lawsuit that being the president the president was saying Theo bread. Robson Burger, the secretary of state in Georgia. These of the allegations in the lawsuit and without evidentiary support, the secretary State said. Oh, that's not true. That's not true. That's not true. Went on and on and on. And so this is not some bombshell created by the media to make sure the knot's often Warnock win because that's what's behind this when a bombshell happens, such as on the eve of the election. When it appeared likely the Joe Biden and his son Hunter, Biden, and probably his uncle, Jim Biden, are compromised by the Communist right Chinese and the Russians and Ukrainians to the amount of millions of dollars the meat is that it's no big deal. Nothing's been proven What's proven by this is the president cares deeply about your vote. So let's continue with more Once again, the line becomes available. 8666477337 bill coming in the great American with you every Sunday.
Senate Judiciary Committee sends Amy Coney Barrett's Supreme Court nomination to full Senate as Democrats boycott vote
"And I'm Noelle King. Good morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee has advanced the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Amy Cockney Barrett. Mr Chairman, the votes for 12 years and 10 not present motion is passed. Thank you. All 12 Republican senators voted for her nomination. The committee's 10 Democrats did not show up. They were boycotting the proceedings. NPR congressional reporter Claudia Gonzales has been following this story and the proceedings. Good morning, Claudia. Good morning. No. Well so fairly short today. This morning. What happened? Yes, it all went by very quickly, all said, and done and under 12 minutes. This is a very traumatic Shift from what we saw last week with hours and hours of testimony at least 20 hours of questioning Barrett by the members on the panel, both Republicans and Democrats, But today Democrats boycotted they did not show up. Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee sidestepped that no show to move barrettes nomination forward to the full Senate. Democrats said they were boycotting because they wanted to highlight the damage that bear it would do to healthcare, reproductive and voting rights and the fact that the vote took place amid a presidential election. And this is one battle. Democrats say perhaps the lose, but they're looking to win a bigger war. Graham alluded to that when he talked about the next vote on the Senate floor. Let's take a listen They started this On May For up to May that be a 60 vote requirement in the Senate today, and he's referring to the Senate filibuster there. This is a requirement of 60 votes that was once needed to approve a nomination like barrettes. But the filibuster was eliminated in 2013 as Democrats struggled to move their judges forward when they control the chamber with the tight margin, So that's what Graham is referencing, and he added later that perhaps this will be addressed again in the future. However, now that the Senate is controlled by Republicans with tight margins, they're able to push through barrettes nomination with just 51 votes. It's a preview of the battles to calm that this will go on after barrettes nomination this conversation even as far as she goes to the floor to be considered by the full Senate, and we see if Democrats ultimately changed the dynamics of power in the Senate or the presidency through the upcoming election day. How did Democrat to respond today? They didn't just say nothing right? Yes, there had been rumors for days that Democrats could boycott these hearings. They were facing a lot of pressure from outside groups to even skip out on the hearings last week questioning their it. But they decided not to do that last week. Instead, they did it to Dae. So later yesterday, they confirmed that they would all not show today they're empty seats were filled instead with images of Americans who have used the affordable care act. This is a case that could become it could be considered before the court next month. And so this is one critical issue They've been highlighting all along. They also held a news conference after the vote. This was led by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on the steps of the Capitol is take a listen. The nomination of Amy Cockney Barrel. Is the most illegitimate process I have ever witnessed in the Senate, and her potential confirmation will have dire, dire consequences. For the Senate. With his Supreme Court and our entire country for generations to come. So this was the theme they've been driving through this entire process. Barrett will shift the court to a 63 conservative majority, and they say she's a foe to the affordable care act. The landmark abortion rights case, Roe v. Wade, and she could play a role. If there's a dispute in the election. This is activated activated opposition as well. There were protesters outside the capital. Speaking against this nomination, this resulted in about a half a dozen arrests so far today I spoke to Judiciary Committee Democrat Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut yesterday, said the watchword for them is no more business. As usual. He and the other members have been driving home this point that this is a sham process. It's not normal. It's not writing Americans should see it for what it is and probably see more of this in the coming days, because there is so much acrimony over this nomination. Yes, exactly So many reasons. We're in the midst of a pandemic. We're rushing this through in 30 days, one of the fastest, we've seen the fight over health care. And, of course, you know the division between Republicans and Democrats. Really. Exemplified by President Trump pushing this forward and so there's a long history as well of these fights over the Supreme Court in the controversy surrounding these nominations if we go back to 2016, Democrats try to move forward. President Obama's nominee at the time. This is Judge Merrick. Garland and Republicans refused because they said they were so close to an election months away. But here we are now people are early voting and they're pushing this through. So this is set into motion a series of debates to calm and we're even hearing about it from the Democratic nominee Joe Biden this morning. We understand he told 60 minutes that he's going to create A study a commission to bipartisan commission to study whether they should add more seats to the courts a lot more to come here, including next week, right what happens then? So tomorrow, the nomination for Barrett actually will reach the full Senate floor. It's going to be followed by some procedural votes on Friday, as well as on Sunday. In between, we're going to see a lot of debate an argument back and forth. But the rial final moment for this will come Monday when the full Senate will submit their votes for bear to confirm or vote against her nomination to the Supreme Court. NPR congressional reporter Claudio Gonzalez. Thanks, Claudia. Thanks for having me
Office of the Director of National Intelligence says it will cease in-person briefings
"The Office of the Director of National Intelligence will no longer briefed Congress in person on election security a move that house speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and intelligence chairman Adam Schiff called quote a betrayal of the public's right to know how foreign powers are trying to subvert our democracy. Joining me now is the chair of the Homeland Security Committee in the Senate Republican Senator, Ron, Johnson of Wisconsin and Mr. Chairman. Thank you so much. I I want to talk about what? Happened in Portland, we saw someone get killed overnight amid clashes there, and the president has been tweeting and re tweeting before dawn this morning he called for the Mayor of Portland to resign and be arrested. He painted protesters as thugs and cities. In chaos. You are the chairman as I mentioned of the Senate Homeland. Security Committee are you comfortable with the present appearing to inflame tensions instead of what we normally see from presidents, which is trying to calm them down. Maury Dan Listen I've been urging calm across the board particularly in light of what happened here in Kenosha but as I said in opening. Statement when we had the acting secretary well before my committee when when you encourage disdain for the police, you encourage criminals when you do little or nothing to stop rioting. You encourage anarchy. So when you're encouraging criminals and anarchy. People's lives are lost you have more more and more destruction more and more violence. So what we need, we need to get control of the situation and until we until we do, we're going to have more violence we're going to have unfortunately. Prep trenchantly more loss of life. So we need to get control the situation we need to encourage calm an here's something else we need to do. We need to figure out what we do all agree on and we share the same goal. We all want to save prosperous and secure America in states and communities. Let's concentrate on those areas of grievance. That's that's how we achieved the unity everybody says they want
Dr Fauci grilled on virus spread during protests
"Kim Jordan questioning Dr Fauci today on Capitol Hill. Listen here now recognizes for five minutes, Mr Jordan. Thank Mr Chairman, Dr. Fell to do protest increased the spread of the virus. Protest increased the spread of the virus. I think I could make a general statement by half a 1,000,000 protesters on on June June 6th 6th when when I'm I'm just just asking asking that that number number of of people people doesn't doesn't increase increase the the spread spread of of Iraq Iraq crowding. crowding. Together, Together, particularly particularly when when you're you're not not wearing wearing a a masked masked contributes contributes to to the the spread spread of of the the virus virus should be limit. The protesting I'm not sure. What do you make should How do we say Limit the protesting your government limit. The protesting I don't think that's relevant to. Well, you just said if it increases the spread of the virus, I'm just asking should be limited. Well, I'm not in a position to determine what the government could do in a forceful way. While you make all kinds of recommendation. You make comments on dating on baseball and everything you can imagine. I'm just asking. You just said protest increased to spread. I'm just asking. Should we try to limit the project? I think I would leave that to people who have more of a position to do that. I can tell you government stopped people from going to church Doctor Falke. Yeah. Last week in the Calvary Chapel Case. Five liberals on the Supreme Court said it was okay for Nevada to limit church services. 100. I mean, justice, Gorsuch said it best, he said. There's no there's no world in which the Constitution permissive added a favor Caesar's palace over Calvary Chapel I'm just asking. Is there a world where the Constitution says you can favor one First Amendment Liberty? Protesting over another practicing your faith. I'm not favoring anybody over anybody. I'm just making a statement. That's a broad statement that avoid crowds of any type. No matter where you are, or what he wants him to say is is insane. Do not You know, stop a protest for the code crisis because you stop people going to church?
As Demand For Oil Dries Up, OPEC And Allies Agree To Historic Cuts In Output
"Been a news over the weekend. Many of the world's oil producers have agreed to cut production to prop up prices. Npr's Camilo Domino ski reports on their deal. The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States is well under two dollars but many people aren't filling up because they're not going anywhere that's the state of the oil market in a nutshell. Oil is super cheap. And there's not much global demand. What's that done to oil producers? Here's Muhammed Burkino. The Secretary General of OPEC on Thursday Industry. Mr Chairman is hemorrhaging. No-one has been able to stem the bleeding. In fact instead of stopping the bleeding Saudi Arabia and Russia were adding to it by waging a price war against each other. But now they've called a truce and OPEC is trying to put a bandage on those wounds. Actually it's OPEC. Plus the oil cartel has expanded from its core members to include allies like Russia and Mexico and when Mexico threatened to derail this deal. President trump stepped in. We are trying to get Mexico as the expression goes over the barrel the. Us is the world's largest oil producer and American oil and gas companies have been hit hard by low prices. President trump is often hostile towards OPEC. But this time he helped them out. The new deal is massive nearly ten million barrels of oil per day in cuts. That's the biggest deal in OPEC history but the drop in demand than twice that amount. Rozsa Dewan is an oil strategist. Ihs market but there's no cut that can match that degree of shrinkage in the market possible so despite the new deal oil prices are still low. In fact says the steel isn't about propping prices up. It's about avoiding the collapse of the oil industry. Camilo Domino NPR news.
US lawmakers clash over impeachment charges against Trump
"Today. The House Judiciary Committee is marking up. The articles of impeachment in a confrontational televised hearing. Were also learning new details about the inevitable Senate trial early next year. I've got to fantastic guests. Tell me unpack all the news of the day in a few minutes. We'll be talking with White White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks that CNN. Political analyst. April Ryan but I I'm joined by my colleague. CNN producer and reporter the relentless Marshall. Cohen Marshall Thank you so much for being here on the podcast. Thank you David so I want you to hear a little bit of sound from today's hearings now just I said marking up. The what is happening here is actually like the normal legislative process. What you know when When a bill gets introduced in committee it gets marked up that means each side? Has the ability need to make amendments to the bill change it and the committee homes that bill and then passes that to the full House and that is what is happening with these articles of impeachment. Now of course. The Democrats crafted these articles. They're very comfortable with the language and they're trying to change anything. Republicans are being given the opportunity Obviously To be able to slow roll this day make their political points Try to amend the articles but they're outvoted time and time again. procedurally These two articles are likely to be passed out of committee before the day is done and then onto the house floor for a vote next week. But that's the process. Here's the rhetoric I want you to I hear hear from Congresswoman Pramilla Jal of Washington state will any one of my colleagues on the other side. Say that it is an abuse of power to condition aid to condition aid on official acts. We'll forget about president trump. Aw Forget about President. Trump is any one of my colleagues willing to say that it is ever okay for President of the United States of America to invite foreign interference in our elections. Not a single one of you has has said that so far what I heard jibe. How say this Marshall? Today my ears perked up because she was really trying to remove donald trump from the equation and really focus on the fact that Republicans on the hill. Her colleagues on the other side of that day are would from her perspective blindly in lockstep with him no matter what so her her whole arguments here stripped him out of it. Are you okay with this presidential behavior. We've heard from a couple of Republicans. Mike Turner of Ohio will hurt Texas that have indicated the the phone call with Dolinsky that trump's language was not okay. I mean I think Turner used that that exact phrase Mr President. This is not okay yet. He fully does oppose impeachment She wishes it. Was that simple though. You could just strip trump out right hand mant trying to make an argument larger about Republicans here right about being just blindly lockstep with him. But they don't agree with her on the merits of this. Either right she's she said said two things she said trump Conditioned official acts on these favors number one and number two solicited election help from Ukraine crane. Now Democrats are in lockstep. That that's what happened Most outside observers that are acting in good faith would say that that is apparently apparently what happened but the Republicans dispute both of those right they say number one there was no direct proof that trump conditioned the military aid aide on the investigation. And you didn't hear that From anyone not even sunland right. Who said a Gordon Sunland the US ambassador to the U.? You who said that. It was conditioned on the White House invitation but not necessarily the military and then secondly we've been hearing this all day from Republicans today they're not conceding the ground that this was trump soliciting election. Help they're still arguing and they've been doing all day that this was trump trying to crack down down on corruption because Burris MMA The Ukrainian energy company was corrupt. And Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden was involved with these corrupt crooked get actors so problem with the ground. Marshall can you point to all the other places that Donald Trump has made it policy to fight corruption and using Presidential Oval Office meetings meetings and Military aid is a way to accomplish cycle no and the Republicans are acting in bad faith by pushing both of these points it strains credulity ability it it defies logic. It's it's not a good faith. Argument here is perhaps a better argument from the Republicans that I wanted to hear from a Republican Congressman of California in Utah McClintock. His argument is really neither of those things. It is that the president has the ability to set policy here. And what is At core in McClintock's point of view here is all of these witnesses. You've heard from data policy disagreement of the way he was managing the Ukraine relationship relationship and priority. Here's McClintock MR chairman. The constitution introduces the President. With fifteen words. Executive Power shall be vested in a president under the United States of America. It does not vest any authority in Lieutenant colonels the NFC Ambassador State Department officials are Cabinet Secretaries Rotarians the only authority that these officials exercise is delegated to them by the president so all of the criticisms and resentments Johnson personal and political disagreements. That we've heard from those officials are completely irrelevant. I give him some credit there for making a a constitutional to tional argument on the constitutional question of impeachment. Is he right well. The president does get to set the policy but if the the policy is essentially that the United States government should be used to help the re election of Donald J trump then okay. The president sets that policy but it's in his own personal interest. The outcome of that official policy is for his his personal benefit and as Democrats describe it. What you just described is in violation of the Constitution and the oath of office that he swore You know when he became president. That is Nancy Pelosi's ultimate point right when when we discussed this yesterday. Whenever she's pressed on the politics of this she she goes to her oath of office to protect and defend and uphold the constitution and that the president violated that very oath that he also takes? Ah On she's not you know hooting and hollering and making a big show out of this in many ways. It's been very much reluctant march to get here. And and you know I think the strongest proof of that is that when Nancy Pelosi in the Democrats took over in January of this year. They didn't impeach anybody they didn't even they tried to snuff out talk of impeachment and anytime did any of the more Liberal members of their caucus started bringing it up Pelosi's he just shot it down over and over the are largely here. I think it's pretty clear that they are here because they feel like the president forced them to do this that he was so so unconstitutional and so much putting the integrity of our next election at stake that they had to do it period. So where do we go from here. Marshall so These articles get passed out of committee. Today I assume on a party line vote. We have no indication that there's a Democrat on judiciary. WHO's not in favor of these? These articles of impeachment and judiciary is known to be a a more partisan committee of all the committees on on Capitol Hill And then we see action on the House floor Lord but what happens between now and then yeah right so the question is going to be. How many Democrats are going to break ranks and joined the Republicans a few have already stated their opposition? No big surprises there I think that the the same guys that voted against authorizing the inquiry are going to be voting against impeachment number two of those Jeff Andrew of of New Jersey and Colin Peterson of Minnesota. That's right so no big surprise there I don't think that anybody really believes that. Either of these articles of impeachment each mint will get voted down by the house. It seems like there's a They've crossed that threshold based off of where we are right now. That could change but You know is it going to issue going to drop. Is Nancy Pelosi to lose more to this. Point where it's kind of embarrassing and people will sort of get second thoughts and feel like it's limping. Something over to the Senate or will they keep it in the low single digits. Maybe you can count it on one hand and say well it's too bad that we didn't get any Republicans but look we still have a clear majority very few defections and we did our jobs and now we'll kick it over to our colleagues in the upper
Diplomats reveal new details on Ukraine at first impeachment hearing
"Day. One Thousand Twenty eight of the trump administration will go down as day one of the first public impeachment hearings in generation. Today's testimony featured to veterans senior diplomats called upon to lay out the case part of the overall case against the president. Today is testimony brought forth some some new revelations that tied trump closer to the Ukraine pressure campaign ambassador. George Kantha State Department's top expert on Ukraine. And William Taylor Taylor. The current acting ambassador to Ukraine appeared together before the House Intel Committee. Both our top diplomat. Who served under both Republican and democratic like presidents? I represent the third generation of my family to have chosen a career in public service in sworn the oath of office that all. US US public servants. Do in defense of our Constitution. Indeed there has been George Bent sworn to defend the constitution continuously for nearly sixty years. It has been a privilege for me to serve our country and the American people for more than fifty years starting as a cadet at West Point. Is You have mentioned Mr Chairman. That is an infantry officer for six cheers including with one hundred first Airborne Division in Vietnam than at the Department of Energy than as a member of a Senate staff then at NATO than with the State Department right here and abroad in Afghanistan Iraq Jerusalem and Ukraine much of the hearing focused on the July twenty fifth phone call in which President trump trump asked Ukraine's presidents Alinsky for investigations into the Biden and our two thousand sixteen election. The witnesses also described an effort by trump up in his deputies to leverage that country into delivering those investigations if they wanted the promise. US military aid to be used in their fight the Russians by the way it was against that backdrop that ambassador Taylor eventually revealed another pivotal conversation involving trump. That took replace July twenty six the day after the phone call in question. Taylor set a staffer of his recently told him about this conversation involving having the president and the trump donor turned ambassador to the EU. Gordon Sunland member of my staff could hear president trump on the phone asking ambassador ambassador. Sunland the investigations that's toll president trump the Ukrainians were ready to move forward following the call. With president trump trump. The member of my staff asked investor. Solomon what president trump thought about Ukraine. That's the song and responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden. mm-hmm which Giuliani was pressing for two sources familiar with this matter told NBC News that David Holmes currently the political counselor at the US Embassy. The in Ukraine is the staff member that Taylor was referring to there Taylor Story About Holmes earned homes and invitation at testify which he will do behind closed doors on Friday complicating matters for the Republicans and making him a less easy target. NBC NBC News. Also reports that in twenty fourteen. Mr Holmes won a State Department award for speaking out internally about the Obama Obama Administration policy in Afghanistan. Gordon Sunlen never mentioned this particular call with trump and his closed door testimony before impeachment impeachment investigators trump who spent the day hosting Turkey's president. Erta one at the White House says he was too busy to watch the hearing late today. Trump responded onto this new information however from Ambassador Taylor. I know nothing about that. First Time I've heard the one thing that I've seen that Sandelin said was that He did speak to me for a brief moment. And I said no quid pro quo under any circumstances and that's true in any event that's more second hand end information but I've never heard of conversation I don't recall no not at all. Not even a little bit intelligence committee chairman Adam. Schiff had a very different different. Take on this matter what this call indicates as other testimony has likewise indicated. Is that the instructions coming from the the president on down during the hearing Republicans Slam Taylor
The unstoppable Fannie Lou Hamer
"She walked with a limp. She had a blood clot behind her eye from being severely beaten in Mississippi jail. Her name was was Fannie Lou Hamer. She was the youngest of twenty children born to black sharecroppers in Mississippi and in late nineteen sixty four for president Lyndon B Johnson was absolutely terrified of her why she was about to make make an appeal before the credentials panel at the Democratic National Convention. The potential implications were profound. Hamer represented the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party a racially integrated coalition of delegates Hamer wanted to challenge the seats of the current aren't all white democratic delegation from their state saying that they were in violation of the party's rules because they had systematically excluded excluded black citizens according to Time magazine. Johnson was worried that Hamer speech could offend the Southern Democrats whose votes he needed for reelection he wanted her silenced but Hamer had a following that rivaled that of Dr Martin Luther Author King Junior and she would not go unheard. Hamer was born in one thousand nine hundred seventeen in the Mississippi Delta. The share cropping system kept her parents in debt and without enough food to feed their twenty children in the Winter Hebrew tied rags on her feet because she often didn't have shoes. She started picking cotton when she was six years old. Aw Hamer started her civil rights work in nineteen sixty one after she was sterilized without consent during what it should have been a minor surgery she tried to register to vote in one thousand nine hundred sixty two but was turned away after she failed illiteracy literacy tests which were used in the south to discourage black people from voting the clerk asked Hamer complicated questions like interpreting the state constitution after she failed the test. She told the clerk she'd be back when Hamer returned to the plantation in that day. She was fired from her job but she wasn't defeated. Hamer became a student nonviolent. Coordinating Committee a community organizer and helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in reaction to the lack of integration in the state's Democratic Party party as a candidate from the party. She ran for Congress in nineteen sixty four against democratic incumbent Jamie L whitten at that year's Democratic Democrat National Convention. Hey made her way to the stage through a crowd of men who refused to make space for her other members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King Junior spoke but all eyes were on her. She then talked for thirteen minutes Mr Chairman and to could dentures committee. My name is Mrs Fannie Lou Hamer. She called for mandatory delegation an integration and recounted her experience trying to register to vote. It was the thirty first of all the night being the eighteen of US travel. Put the six miles the county courthouse in in the normal tried to register to become first. I player Hamer describes being arrested in beaten in Mississippi jail after white waitress at a rest. Stop refused her service. That's how she got the blood clot. All of this is own account. We won't be registered to become first-class. NFL Freedom Democratic Party is not beating not after her testimony humor and other other Freedom Party members discovered that Johnson a wildly tough politician had held a news conference so that national television networks could he cover her testimony live. She was livid but Johnson's efforts to silencer didn't work that that night in a hot Atlantic City Hotel Room Hamer and the rest of the country watched her testimony broadcast in prime time on the evening news news less than a year later. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act and at the nineteen sixty eight convention in Chicago. He became team the first African American to be seated as a delegate. She received a standing ovation.
Nadler: Mueller Report Is "Limited To Crimes," Congress Has Responsibility To Look At "Broader Picture"
"We do know the special counsel is not planning to issue any more indictments. According to a senior Justice department official the conclusion of the report which has cast a shadow over the first two years of the Trump administration is already shaping new political battles the president's allies are signaling he is vindicated as Democrats demand full transparency and vowed a press four with their ongoing investigations into the president. His administration and his businesses. Let's get straight to the man at the center of cherry chairman in the house, congressman, Jerry Nadler of New York. Thank you so much for joining me this morning surfers on our reporting that there will be no further indictments in the Muller probe. That means the end no member of the Trump campaign was charged with conspiring with the Russian government to influence the election Duke sept- that no member of the Trump team engaged in that kind of criminal conspiracy with Russia will I don't know first of all we don't know what indictments forthcoming from other investigations that have been spun out by the special prosecutor to the southern district of New York with these district Virginia. But his main mission was about Russian you think you think he he Muller would would send that to other parts of the Justice department. Don't know that's one of the things we will have to see when we read the report. And that's one of the reasons that I think it's. So crucial that the entire report and the evidence underlying it be released to the public transparency is key here. I mean, obviously, we know we know there was some collusion. I mean, we know that the president's son in campaign manager involved in a meeting with the Russians. To receive a stolen. They thought was to receive a stolen. Information's information is stolen by the Russians from the Democratic National Committee as part of the Russian government attempt to help Trump in the election. That's the way the Email invited into the meeting put it none of what you just said has risen to the level of criminal indictment special counsel. No it hasn't. As far as we know. But we know there was collusion. Why? There's been no indictments. We don't know. Let me say further, we know a number of things we know what I just said we know that the president. Pressure pressured, the FBI to go easy to stop investigating Flynn and various other people. We know that he fired the FBI director. To as he put it to the NBC to take care of the Russian thing in order to stop the investigation of various people associated with him. We know that he concocted the lie about the purpose of that Russian meeting. We know that. He. A lot a lot of his top associates have been indicted and convicted, and we know that he has relate engaged in a relentless attack against the FBI, very slow. So on that note. Mr Chairman what you're describing is evidence to back up. What you said before that you believe the president has obstructed Justice. You still believe that? Well, there have been obstruction of Justice. Whether they're clearly whether they're criminal obstructions another question, but we have. Special. Prosecutor is limited in scope. His job was limited in scope and limited to crimes with congress has to do is look at a broader picture, we are in chart. We we have the responsibility of vindicate of protecting the rule of law of looking instructions of Justice at looking at abuses of power and corruption in order to protect the rule of law. So that our democratic institutions are not greatly damaged by this president. I'm not married into do. Right. And on that very note if Robert Muller comes out in his report, and suggests very strongly states flat out that he agrees with you that the president of struck dead Justice or that the president may have committed some crime that guidelines don't allow to be indicted will you begin impeachment proceedings? It's way too early to speculate about that. Remember, the it is true that the Justice department thinks that they can indict the sitting president no matter what the evidence as a matter of law. And that's what makes it even more important that all the evidence be given to congress and the American people because while the normal rule is and it's a good rule that if you're not indicting someone because you don't have enough evidence. A you don't then smear their name by by saying they did these terrible things if you're not in ninety someone because you can't as a matter of law, then you can't hold the president accountable. The only other institution they can't as congress, and you should not then hide the evidence because that converted into a cover up, right? Congress needs that evidence and the American people need that evidence that information to make judgments, well, let me ask you about that. Because I am glad that you brought that out the deputy attorney general rod Rosenstein has made clear that he wants to quote, prevent the disclosure of information that would unfairly tarnished people who are not charged with crimes, but. We just heard when you saying that people should see the entire report the evidence underlying it Democrats were pretty upset in two thousand sixteen when then FBI director tapes, call me publicly accused Hillary Clinton of wrongdoing, but then said, well, she shouldn't be indicted. So why shouldn't allegations that don't reach an indictment threshold and talking about the president. But everybody else, stay confidential. Well, because we need to know what was going on here. And it's not just a question of of indictments. It's a question of of protecting the rule of law and of obstruction of Justice and abuses of power and protecting our government and our whole system and it's been subjected to unprecedented attack. Our law enforcement agencies have been subjected to unprecedented smear campaign by the president against the FBI the special prosecutor other one forcement agencies. We have to know the facts so that we can so that we can protect our to know the facts, but do you want to know? Well, the American public has not worried about judgments the underlying notion of the protocol of not getting putting out evidence and people that aren't indicted is to protect reputations and so forth that was the concerned again about Hillary Clinton. This is the same should be applied for Trump officials. Well, we're not talking about indictments. We're talking about what about the American people finding out what went on, and what has gone on a very different question. We have to know. And I want to ask you about Robert Muller's report overall, and the whole notion that you and other Democrats, including the house speaker, I've talked about with transparency if the Justice department is not going to hand it over to you fully and say that it can be fully. Put out to the American public. Are you? Absolutely sure that you will issue a subpoena. Well, we'll try to negotiate and we'll try everything else first. But if we have to yes, we will certainly issue subpoenas to get that information, and you're going to be willing to take that all the way up to the supreme court if you have to absolutely. And by the way, the already hearing that the president may wanna claim executive privilege in some of this. And the fact is he has no right to claim executive privilege any evidence of wrongdoing executive privilege cannot shield evidence of wrongdoing, and that was made very clear by the nine nothing decision of the supreme court in the Nixon case where the order the tapes reveal even though those tapes were personal conversations with the president and some of his advisers executive privilege cannot be used to shield wrongdoing. How long are you going to give the Justice department to turn it over? I can't give you a specific answer that days weeks months. Can you give a general? It will be months. Okay. So you're likely to see the main conclusions of the mullahs report as soon as today will you accept them at at face value. Well, we're likely to see what bar characterizes as the main conclusions of the report and will accept them but subject to see all the underlying. We have to make judgments the American people have to make judgments as to how founded those conclusions are or bars summary of the conclusions are, and that's one reason we have to see the entire report and the evidence under an underlying it are you suggesting that bar might mislead about what? No, no, I have no reason to say that. But I am suggesting that people make judgements and those judgments could be right or wrong. Making a judgment is to. Characterizing observation. And and what about when you get to the point where you actually do see the whole report from from Robert Mueller will you trust those results. Do you have full, faith and confidence? I have a great deal of confidence in the people who worked with them. I think they've done. Very good people. So my expectation is that yes, I would address that. But like any other product of human hands, we have to look at the underlying. Evidence and make our own judgments as to as to their judgments. So on that note, let's say he doesn't find that the president obstructed Justice. We you stop your investigation in the house on well, he can't he cannot find that the president did or did not obstruct Justice because his mandate is to look for crimes and the policy. The Justice department is that you cannot look for any criminal acts by the president cannot make that judgment. He can give evidence one way or the. Yeah. Exactly because you don't get you can't reach that conclusion. And the other point is our mandate as congress and the committee for that matter is much broader special prosecutor's looking only at crimes we have to look at protecting the rule of law at obstruction of Justice at abuse of power and a much greater level than simply crimes. Chairman, Jerry, Nadler, thank you
Michael Cohen testifies before Congress
"Michael Cohen when everyone in this room to think about this the first announced witness for the hundred and sixteenth. Congress is a guy who is going to prison in two months for lying to congress. Mr Chairman, your chairmanship will always be identified with this hearing. What this is hearing for heavy-handedness. Straight up there about the business of the day. I think. Choreograph the whole. Cummings rose out all sorts of historic. These people are crazy than I am. No. He told her staff he told the committee staff, he said, the hearing was his idea he selected this committee. He had to talk Michael Cohen into comment, and most importantly, he had to persuade the chairman to actually have it. He told us took two months to get that job done. But here we this is what Americans like about politics. Yeah. I find the posturing someone convicted of lying to congress has appeared again so quickly in front of congress. Certainly it's the first time a convicted perjurer has Cota or no, he's shirtsleeved, sir. And there's a reason why subject really burning mechanical. Bernie sanders. Canadian we got lots of lawyers on this. No, it's actually sorta slick. I'm a witness to violate attorney client privilege. Mr Chairman, we legitimize dishonesty, we de-legitimize this institution. We're supposed to pursue the truth. But you have stacked the deck against the truth. We're only allowed to ask certain questions even with that amendment. You just told us about Russia's now on the table. You initially told us we can't ask questions about the special counsel can't ask questions about the southern district of New York. Can't ask questions about Russia realized that if he gets stuck in. I'm going to be harmful to the president of the United States and the answers to those questions. I'm gonna come from a guy who can't be trusted. Here's what the US attorney said about Mr. Cohen, Mr. Cohen enjoyed a privileged life, his desire, forever, greater wealth and influence precipitated. An extensive course of criminal conduct. Mr. Colin committed four four distinct federal crimes over a period of several years. He was motivated to do. So by personal greed and repeatedly repeatedly used his power and influence for deceptive in could hire a piece of shit like that. They don't care. They just wanna use you Mr. Cohen. You're their Patsy today. They gotta find somebody somewhere to say something. So they can try to remove the president from office. Tom Steiner told him to Tom. Seek organized a town hall guess where cut replaced. George Soros or Charles coke townhall, guess where Sheldon Adelson district in Baltimore. The best. They can find the best. They can find to start this process. Michael Cohen well in this complete waste of time in the circus. Federal inmates. Seems like there's real works. If the congress could be doing. I'll say one thing about the Democrats. Oh, wait, they stick to the playbook. Remember, I'd like myself. Rex the Clinton campaign hired Perkins. QE law firm who hired Glenn Simpson who foreigner Christopher Steele who put together the fake dossier air, we go that the FBI used to go get a warrant to spy on the Trump campaign, but when that whole scheme failed and the American people said we're gonna make Donald Trump president. They said we got to do something else. So now Clinton loyalists Clinton operative. Lanny Davis has persuaded the chairman of the oversight committee to give a convicted felon a forum just tell stories and lie about the president of the United States, whatever we can start their impeachment process. Mr Chairman, we are better than this. We are better than this. Are you back? Nicely done. He said everything he knows the chairman actually I want. I jesus. I don't give these back. So. Yeah. Motion motion under rule two K six of rule Baxter chairman. You took seven minutes. I took four. That's how you could operate. I don't follow the rules. That's how you're gonna say. You'll be back. Backward. From the rules. I just have a simple motion. Mr chairman.
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney general Matt Whitaker was called to testify today by Democrats on the House Judiciary committee who grilled him on his oversight of special counsel. Robert Muller's Russia investigation, Whitaker said the White House has never asked nor has he provided any promises or commitments concerning the Mueller probe and he had this response to democr-. Chairman Jerry Nadler who continued to press him over whether he had discussed the investigation with President Trump. Have you ever been asked to approve any request their action to be taken by the special counsel? Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so.
Whitaker testifies he hasn't talked about Mueller probe with Trump
"Acting attorney. General Matthew Whitaker took a dig at the democratic chairman of the House Judiciary committee Jerrold Nadler, who's been asking questions about possible interference and special counsel, Robert Mueller's probe. Mr Chairman, I see that. You're five minutes is up. And so. Remark prompted by questions like this. Why did President Trump choose to replace attorney general sessions with an outspoken critic of the special counsel instead of with any number of qualified individuals who had already received Senate confirmation Whitaker did say point blank. He has not interfered with the special counsel's investigation. Here's ranking Republican. Doug Collins, take on the hearing when we look forward into this hearing today is time on this one. If this is the way we're going to go, then we'll have plenty of starts. We'll have plenty of theatrics. Bring you park when I'm thinking about maybe we just set up about former seat in the back because that's what this is becoming is becoming a show Whitaker. Also took a jab telling the panel, this is not a confirmation hearing. And he's about to
Facebook and Twitter Executives Testify on Foreign Interference in US Elections
"Google was noticeably absent, but top leaders from Facebook and Twitter were on Capitol Hill this week Kelly. Smoot reports they faced a barrage of tough questions from senators on what they're doing to protect US elections from foreign interference Twitter and Facebook facing tough questions from both Republicans and Democrats during his Senate intelligence hearing Wednesday about the use of social media to influence U S politics by foreign entities. What makes a good can be manipulated by bad actors to do harm Russian disinformation has reveal a dark underbelly of the entire online ecosystem. Facebook CEO, Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey under fire for allowing accounts linked to countries like Russia. In Iran to influence Americans. The information your platform. Disseminates changes minds it hardens opinions. It helps people make sense of the world when you control that or you influence that a little a little of it. You're in a position to win wars without fern shot. The tech giant's acknowledging they missed the disinformation campaign ahead of the two thousand sixteen election. We were too slow to spot this and too slow to act knowledge, the real world negative consequences of what happened and outlining what they've done since to combat fake accounts. Hackers and attempts at foreign influence where identifying and challenging eight to ten million suspicious accounts every week and resorting over a half million accounts from logging and to Twitter every single day. We are now blocking millions of attempts to register false accounts each and every day, but senators saying more still needs to be done. I'm skeptical that ultimately you'll be able to truly address this challenge on your own. I believe congress is going to have
Democrats, Trump and Cory Booker discussed on Laura Ingraham
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Senate Judiciary Committee, White House and Senator Dianne Feinstein discussed on Rush Limbaugh
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Former Sen. Jon Kyle to replace McCain in Senate
"The governor of Arizona has picked John Kyle inexperienced experienced hand to replace John McCain in the Senate McCain died of brain cancer last month, Kyle represented Arizona in the Senate from nineteen ninety-five to twenty thirteen when he retired Kyle. Republican is expected to get a chance to vote on the nomination of Brett Cavanaugh giving the Republicans the bare majority required to confirm Cavanaugh to the supreme court. Kyle says he is committed to serving through January of two thousand nineteen he is not committed to serving beyond that date. He is expected to be a placeholder not running in two thousand twenty when voters will get to decide who fills the remainder of McCain seat through twenty twenty
Eight shot at apartment complex in San Bernardino, California
"Investigators in San Bernardino, we're trying to talk to people who saw a shooting that injured eight people a couple of people who were shot went to the hospital in critical condition, but San Bernardino, police captured rich law head says, no one is talking about this shooting at the apartment complex of the victims that we have none of our victims that can talk to his right now are cooperative and will not. To provide any information. He says detectives are trying to find a motive for the shooting Sunday night, the apartment surveillance cameras were not
Trump criticizes British PM Theresa May over Brexit deal
"Nbc news radio i'm mark mayfield any chance of a bilateral trade agreement between the us and the uk could be dead president trump told the sun that british prime minister theresa may's plan of maintaining ties with the european union would kill any possibility of a deal with the us may has been pushing for a free trade deal with the us but she's also been negotiating a soft brexit that would find britain holding onto eu trade rules he president explained that the brexit deal would mean the us would essentially be dealing with the eu instead of directly with uk partisan temperatures were running high on capitol hill yesterday sparks flew during a house hearing with controversial fbi agent peter struck texas republican louie gohmert started talking about strucks wife and was shouted down by democrats how many times did you look so innocent enter your wife's and lodge a her about mr chairman is outrageous ability of shame republicans press struck about the antitrump text messages he exchanged with now former fbi lawyer lisa page during the two thousand sixteen presidential campaign struck and page reportedly were having an affair at the time struck said he regrets the text messages and noted that they reflected his personal opinions he argued that everyone has personal opinions and he refuted republican claims of widespread bias at the fbi the us military says an american service member has been killed in afghanistan the soldier died after sustaining a wounded in combat operations in eastern afghanistan this is his second american death in afghanistan in a week on saturday us army corporal was killed when an afghan soldier opened fire on american soldiers and the break of a stomach bug is being linked to mcdonalds salads officials illinois every ported ninety cases of cyclists boris since may in iowa's recorded fifteen since late june illinois health officials say about a quarter of the people infected reported eating mcdonalds salads days before mcdonald's says it's cooperating with the.
White House orders greater access to files on FBI informant: New York Times
"In in the drought a former suny polly founder and president of len caldera's federal jury in manhattan convicting on all counts bidrigging euros received the verdict at four thirty five this afternoon in the courtroom on the twenty sixth floor of the daniel p moynihan us courthouse the jurors convicted caldera's of rigging the bids on state contracts in governor cuomo's buffalo billion initiative that was intended to revive the economies of western and central new york jury green with prosecutors that call gyros and three codefendants rig the bids of state contracts worth more than eight hundred fifty million dollars to favor developers in buffalo and syracuse getting word or reported abduction in north greenbush last night was made up in the twelve year old girl has recanted her statement reports last night of a suspicious man in a vehicle in the snyder's lake area twelve year old said she was walking in the lake meadows neighborhood about eight forty five said she was approached by a man in a grey car with a beat up paint job said the man attempted to learn at the car but she ran away again north greenbush police issuing a statement after four o'clock saying the girl has said she made up the story and she's recanted the story attacks against fbi agent peter struck get personal on capitol hill fox's john decker has more from the white house texas republican congressman louie gohmert questioned the credibility of fbi agent peter struck by bringing up the ferry ad with former fbi employees lisa page how many times did you look so innocent into your wife's and lied to her about so mr chairman this outrageous ability his shame that question raised loud protests from democrats struck maintain that he was being truthful with the house oversight committee has said that he never let his personal opinions of the president influences work at the fbi at the white house jon decker fox news.