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Fresh update on "representative" discussed on Sound ON
"Including the president. Is this the direction we're really going in here with an incoming Republican majority in the House? Actually, two things very quickly, Joe. Number one, it's unlikely we'll get anything, but Joe Biden has had a pretty good stretch. The last 8 or 9 months he's gotten a lot done. So you can't totally rule him out and getting something on this. The other thing I'd say is that this could be in the lame duck before you go on though, Greg. Is that in the lame duck session? Perhaps, I don't think you'll get it. I think it's too complicated to get right before Christmas. But I think he's going to go after it later in the winter. And the other point, Joe, I'd make this. I think this is going to become more of a state and local issue. I think a lot of states will throw up their hands and say we're not going to get a federal bill. So we're going to move on our own. I mentioned representative James comer. He was asked about this on meet the press. And was shown statistics from chuck Todd that debunks this claim that states that have stricter gun laws have more gun deaths and his reaction was fascinating. Listen to James comer. If you have more gun laws on the books as a state, you have fewer gun related crimes, gun related
UN rights body deplores Iran crackdown, establishes probe
"The UN Human Rights Council has voted to condemn the bloody crackdown on protests in Iran and to set up an investigation into the alleged abuses. The resolution put forward by both Germany and Iceland was backed by 25 nations, Germany's foreign minister and Elena said regime that uses this power to violate the rights of its own people is violating the values of our United Nations. The protests were triggered by the death more than two months ago of 22 year old Mars amini, while in the custody of the morality police for violating a strictly enforced Islamic dress code, Iran's representative at the meeting, Karim, said her death was being investigated by Iranian authorities before the west started to meddle into Iran's internal affairs. Before the formal announcement of the probe analysis, the biased and hasty reaction are the number of western authorities and their interventions in internal affairs of Iran turned the peaceful assemblies into riots and violence. I'm Karen Chammas
EY Joins the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance Board to Advance Ethereum Business Readiness
"12 p.m. Friday, September 30th, 2022. EY joins the enterprise Ethereum alliance board to advance Ethereum, business readiness. EY global blockchain leader, Paul brodie, appointed his EA board of directors representative to help guide increasing business adoption of Ethereum Wakefield, Massachusetts. September 30th, 2022, the enterprise Ethereum alliance EEA today announced the advancement of longtime EA member Ernst amp young EY to the board, the highest level of the organization. The post EY joins the enterprise Ethereum alliance board to advance Ethereum business readiness appeared first on enterprise Ethereum alliance.
Should We Be Harvesting Ballots? Razorfist Weighs In
"So if that's the sad reality of where you are in Arizona, where I am in the Commonwealth, what is the response? What did the good guys do? Because it's clear, the GOP, you say in your last video, the GOP knew this, didn't want to fix it apparently. What's going to happen? Is it going to be up to local actors, local activists to just harvest ballots where it's legal? What is the response to those who actually believe that oh, I don't know, are representatives should actually be chosen by the American people raise a fist. Well, I mean, come on, it was our fault. I mean, you saw Meghan McCain after the election. Shouldering her cruciform length of dogwood and saying, you know, the message of the election is if you run in Arizona, don't insult my father. First off, sweetie, John McCain wasn't even from Arizona. And second, I'd insult Biden and his voters, but I try not to speak ill of the debt. Frankly, I think what needs to happen is an adjustment of strategy as well as an understanding that the reality of elections has changed. Like I do like the idea of Republicans showing up en masse on election day. But it doesn't happen. But it's also very, very important, I think, that they not avoid early voting. That they not avoid mail in voting. And these unfortunately, I think some of these are strategic blunders from well meaning campaign managers all across the country that they are unfortunately exploiting. Look, the idea that election fraud is or ballot harvesting as a conspiracy theory is absolute lunacy on its face. It's
Malcolm Nance Is Right—Far Right Republicans Want to Kill Americans
"I hate that every time we have to talk to you, there's something that's proves you're right that is not a good thing. Someone just tweeted as Malcolm nan says they want to kill Americans. You tweeted, you know, after the Colorado Springs stochastic terrorism, Kerry lakes doing it in Arizona. Kerry lakes lies force Maricopa County election official into hiding with a torrent of death threats. I mean, Malcolm, it just feels like one long unbroken story. January 6th, the Paul Pelosi attack, you know, and they just don't stop. You know, they don't stop in terms of targeting people, Mike Pompeo just called the head of the teachers union, the most dangerous person in the world. Wow. Really? Yeah. I mean, I saw that yesterday I was absolutely stunned. Well, yes. And they want to kill Americans, and they are now encouraging other Americans to target other Americans. And the worst part is we are just getting started. Things are going to get much much worse. And I'm going to give that to you straight, no chaser. This is a pure, very obvious intelligence analysis that now because they won the House of Representatives. They feel not just empowered, but emboldened to go after their enemies. The good, you know, to a gay nightclub and shoot all the patrons. You know, to the point where, you know, families were there. They just, they have been told over and over again that liberals, liberalism, you know, education with the case of Randy Andy Randy weingarten. That's insane. Yeah. These people have decided they are going to embrace the potential of violence or actual violence and calling out their enemies so that this, you know, the crazy criminal crusaders will all come out and start killing them.
Anthony Fauci Shares His Final Message From the White House
"To be thankful for this week. Including Anthony Fauci, no longer being in our government. Now I haven't seen the last of Anthony Fauci. I got to tell you. We got to get him back in front of Congress. We got to get this leadership fight figured out. We got to get committees filled, and then we got to start sending subpoenas out like frisbees. To every single one of these people. Fauci gave his final message today at The White House play cut 69. So my message and my final message may be the final message I give you from this podium is that please, for your own safety for that of your family, get your updated COVID-19 shot as soon as you're eligible to protect yourself, your family and your community. This guy never stops. Paid to you by Pfizer AstraZeneca Moderna and Johnson & Johnson. Fauci continues. He says the real danger is those of us that have not been vaccinated. Play cut 72. In vaccinated and unboosted versus vaccinated plus boosted. That doesn't mean you shouldn't get boosted, but the real danger is in the people who have not been vaccinated. So that's where we expect if we're going to see a problem this winter, it's going to, yeah, if you see a problem, it's going to be the unvaccinated people. Doctor Anthony Fauci is the worst of the fourth branch of government. There has to be a mandate for this new Republican House of Representatives. To put on full display the lying the cheating, the stealing the deceit. The self enrichment. Of Anthony Fauci.
Supreme Court Allows Release of Trump Tax Returns to House
"Supreme Court today without opinion without opining Under John Roberts has ordered that president Trump's last 6 years of his tax returns are to be presented to the House of Representatives Now this is really an extraordinary ruling To what ends well the House of Representatives under the Democrats still use president Trump's tax returns For political ends they will leak them Then we'll try and trigger further criminal investigations They will bring on phony experts on TV to say this is a violation That's this That's that And it's never ending In the Supreme Court ordered this There's a silver lining not for president Trump but for the Republicans on Capitol Hill And I'm telling you I'm going to hold their feet to the fire This is no joke here We're not patsies here The only thing we are special pleaders for is liberty and the truth You're going to investigate the Biden family The House judiciary committee The House oversight committee Then you just need to see the tax returns of every Biden family matter a member who is in the Biden crime family Hunter Biden's tax returns James Biden's tax returns The rest of the extended family and Joe Biden's tax returns
Kelly Tshibaka: Voters Want to Get Rid of Ranked Choice Voting
"Absolutely terrible You can't just have a face to face Woman on woman election they go through all this rigmarole to try and deny somebody like you I thought California had this process too no I think they do in some of their local elections but not statewide And what we've seen is resoundingly the voters are trying to get rid of it They don't understand it And that's what I saw in these last several weeks Most of the stuff I was doing was voter education on how ranked choice works People just don't understand how is it that the person who could have the most votes doesn't ultimately win the election That's really confusing They're trying to figure out kind of like game strategy if I want my candidate to win how do I rank a ballot And they've destroyed the primary system So conservatives don't have a say when you're dealing with an establishment Republican They can't just stop them as they're representative
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich Unpacks the Midterms
"Joining us now is one of the smartest people in the country to help us unpack what happened on 11 8. The midterms, almost two weeks ago. It feels like it was two months ago. It's been a long long couple of weeks as we unpack all of this is the great Newt Gingrich, mister speaker, welcome back to the program. It's good to be with you. I'm sure about great. But it's still good to be with you, Charlie. Well, thank you, mister speaker. So obviously we're going to win back the House of Representatives, which is a positive Ron DeSantis one by double digits, and we want to Georgia and Texas, but I know you will agree that it was a little bit underwhelming in certain parts of the country. You look at fetterman, you look at some of these people that are going to be senators, remarkably beatable. What happened and what went wrong? Well, I think first of all, this was a tough thing to say, but I think the Republican policies are, I should say, the principles that the campaign consultants use are just wrong. Let me give you an example. A number of our candidates came out of the primaries virtually broke and for two or three months they weren't spending any money. Meanwhile, the Democrats were identifying and defining our candidates and the number of them never quite recovered. In some cases, and here I think Mitch McConnell was a major problem. He had a huge super PAC, but it believed in spending money late. Well, the problem with that is in a lot of states now, people vote so early that if you aren't shaping the election in August and September, you're really missing the whole first wave of voting. So that was a piece of it. The other problem is that McConnell in particular does not believe in having any kind of serious issues to create an agenda. I really liked what Kevin McCarthy did. I think if he had a mistake, it was not doing more of it, but his commitment to America was real. It's positive. You're going to see it play out in the house. And I think that probably they should have spent more time and money communicating it as we did with the contract back in 94.
Rep. Matt Rosendale Doesn't Know How Kevin McCarthy Will Get the Votes
"Things going on with Kevin McCarthy and we're going to have an update of all the shenanigans right now with a new guest on the show from Montana's second congressional district, a man who served in the House of Representatives in Montana in the Senate. He has been the Senate majority leader and we are delighted to have congressman Matt rosendale with us on America first wink, welcome congressman. Doctor gorka, it's good to be with you today. All right, so tell us what was going on on Capitol Hill yesterday and today, and there's quite a few people who have the letter R after their name who do not want Kevin McCarthy to be the speaker. Is that correct? That is correct. We can not continue to put the same people in to lead this conference and use the same rules that they have been utilizing for the last several years and hope and pray that maybe we'll get a different outcome. Absolutely. Now, one of the things I heard is that for an hour and a half, Marjorie Taylor Greene was negotiating behind closed doors with Kevin McCarthy. Do you know anything about that? Because that disturbs me a little bit. That I can not speak to, what I will tell you is I think that there's probably going to be a lot of discussions that take place over the next 40 days leading up to January the third when mister McCarthy is going to have to try to accumulate 200 and 18 votes on the floor. He did not receive that yesterday. He didn't receive 200. I'm sure a lot of your listeners listen heard the quote from representative Matt Gaetz yesterday. He didn't get 200. He didn't get 190. And so if you couldn't acquire 218 votes over the last 6 years, how is it that you expect to gather the additional 30 that you need over the next 40 days?
Time for China Oversight
"The question that really originated, what do you say to people who say, why today? Why roll this out first? And is that what you're hearing from the midterms you? I think it's important to roll out what you want to do. Now, that's only 9% of the caucus as representative comer told you. So it's not what they're going to be doing exclusively. But I would also like to see leader McCarthy, who's going to be speaker designate McCartney. Get his select committee on China up and running a name like commerce off to fast start. This is not downtime. There's not dead time. This is time to set the agenda and raise expectations and stress cooperation. I thought comer with you was remarkable. But he's only been in Congress 6 years, so to be in charge of an oversight committee with this expanse of an authority and a subpoena power is quite a rise.
Accountability and Christian Values
"Let me explain what I was saying about the young man who was considered himself to be a homosexual conservative. And I tell my wife this all the time, I said, you know, we really need to hold people accountable to the words that they say. Because when a man comes to me and says, I'm a Christian, and I'm homosexual. That is an oxymoron. Unless you say I'm homosexual and I'm working on it. And I'm trying to get better. I'm praying about it. I know that it is wrong according to the Bible. When you have a person that's saying they are Christian and they don't even recognize it as wrong. That's a problem. And when you have people that say, I'm a conservative, I'm a conservative. I'm telling people, when you have a person to say they're conservative and they're also battling with homosexuality, they are going to choose their sexuality before conservative values. The young man gets on and he brags about how the House of Representatives or the Senate, I can't remember which branch of the government, which I guess portion of Congress passed the bill to, I guess, make it a law, a codify, same sex marriage. It's a slippery slope, ladies and gentlemen. It is a slippery slope.
Lauren Boebert locked in close race likely headed to recount
"Is there a recount coming in the race for Lauren boebert I'm Lisa dwyer Republican representative Lauren boebert's lead and her Colorado district has shrunk against Democrat Adam frisch Boebert is a conservative firebrand who saw her lead fall to about 550 votes as new results were released It's a race that's being closely watched across the country as Republicans try to bolster their advantage in the U.S. House after clinching a narrow majority Wednesday night Boebert is a Trump loyalist who gained widespread notoriety and a spot on the so called maga squad with her combative style The current margin puts the race within the threshold that would trigger a mandatory recount in that district Had been favored to win reelection in the sprawling third congressional district after redistricting made the conservative district more Republican
Police: Man with ax, sword asked to enter NY Times newsroom
"Police in New York say an armed man entered The New York Times building I Norman hall Authorities say the man carrying an axe and sword went into the lobby of The New York Times building and asked to speak to the political section He then handed over his weapons and waited for emergency personnel when he was denied entry The New York police department said officers responded to the times building in midtown Manhattan shortly afternoon after getting a 9-1-1 call when officers arrived building security told him the man had the two weapons He was then taken to the hospital for evaluation at times representative thank police for resolving the situation quickly and peacefully By Norman hall
Rep. Jim Jordan: Accountability Is Coming
"Congressman Jim Jordan, the fiery feisty warrior from Ohio. Who is whip smart he's like a dog with a bone and moments ago on Capitol Hill, here was congressman Jim Jordan, part of the newly Republican controlled House of Representatives oversight saying there's going to be an accountability coming because a new sheriff in town. We're going to try to help represent comer and the team here at oversight with our work on judiciary, but with a specific focus on what the FBI was doing. When we know these 51 former Intel officials, they got security clearance. How often are they talking to the FBI? Are they talking to the FBI? Who's doing the talk? And who's doing the briefing? Were they brief, there's so many questions that need answers so we can get to the bottom of this. And the final thing I would say is this. A colleague of mine said this in a committee hearing a few weeks ago. Mister Gates, he said, what is the FBI going to quit interfering with elections? 2016, they spied on president Trump's campaign 2018. It was the Mueller investigation 2020. They suppressed information about the Hunter Biden story 2022. They're rated the president's home 91 days before an election. Maybe it'd be nice if the FBI the Justice Department just stayed out of it, let me the people decide who we think should represent us who we think should lead us. That's supposed to be how America works. So this is the focus on the judiciary committee, the political nature of the Justice Department, and the linkage now to what was happening with the Hunter Biden story. Again, just 15 days before we have presidential election.
Pelosi to step aside from Dem leadership, remain in Congress
"House speaker Nancy Pelosi says she will step aside from democratic leadership but key per seat in the new Congress In 2007 now my privilege To present the gavel of the United States House of Representatives to the first woman speaker in our history the general lady from California Nancy Pelosi 15 years later For what purpose does the gentlewoman from California seek recognition As we gather here we stand on sacred ground the chamber of the United States House of Representatives The heart of American democracy For nearly 20 years Pelosi has been in democratic leadership in that chamber My Friends no matter what title you all my colleagues have bestowed upon me speaker leader whip there is no greater official honor for me than to stand on this floor and to speak for the people of San Francisco And she will keep doing that But as a rank and file member I will not seek reelection to democratic leadership in the next Congress One where Republicans will be in the majority For me the hours come for a new generation Pelosi is 82 as is number three House Democrat Jim Clyburn top deputy steny Hoyer is 83 and not long after Pelosi's speech said he too will stay in Congress but step down from leadership Clyburn has said he wants to keep a leadership spot but also looks forward to helping the new generation specifically noting the trio of Hakeem Jeffries Catherine Clark and Pete Aguilar For Pelosi it's all a moment of reflection When I first came to the floor at 6 years old never would I have thought that someday I would go from home maker to House speaker In President Biden's words the most consequential speaker in American history Sagar Meghani Washington
One Week After Election: Nancy Pelosi Is Out, Karen Bass Is In
"Finally, after 8 days, we say bye bye, Nancy Pelosi. No more does she get to strut around in her white pantsuit and disparage Republicans and Americans from the position of being the Speaker of the House of Representatives. It only took 8 days because, you know, this is America, after all. That's all. The only took 8 days in Los Angeles Karen Bass is the elected mayor of Los Angeles, all she cares about is abortion. She could give a rat's rear end about the horrific crime, plaguing the streets of LA, the challenger, Caruso, the businessman, who poured a $100 million of his own money into the campaign. Well, he was ahead on election day, but the mail in ballots did him in. She surged ahead with the mail in ballots.
US House win by ex-combat pilot cements Republican control
"A U.S. House win by an ex combat pilot has cemented Republican control I'm Lisa dwyer representative Mike Garcia scored an upset U.S. House win that has handed Republicans control of the U.S. House of Representatives the victory by the former navy combat pilot gave the GOP a rare reason to celebrate in a state dominated by Democrats Garcia was first elected in a special election in May 2020 then was reelected two years ago by just 333 votes He faced an even tougher challenge this year after his left leaning district was redrawn and became more solidly democratic It takes 218 seats to control the house with the addition of the latest California results Republicans locked down 218 seats so far with Democrats claiming 211 I'm Lisa dwyer
Republicans close to taking House majority
"Republicans have won a slim majority in the U.S. House I'm Lisa dwyer More than a week after election day Republicans have now secured the 218th seat needed to flip the U.S. House of Representatives that returns the party to power in Washington and gives conservatives leveraged blunt president Joe Biden's agenda It also is likely to spur a flurry of promised investigations However a threadbare majority will pose immediate challenges for GOP leaders and could complicate the party's ability to govern Republicans are now on track to cobble together what could be the party's narrowest majority of the 21st century rivaling 2001 When Republicans had just a 9 seat majority the full scope of the party's majority may not be clear for several more days or weeks as
"representative" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"Our guest today is the representative from illinois's fourteenth district. She is a registered nurse. The youngest black woman ever to serve in congress and she's been spearheading legislation to protect families in her district across the country representative. Lauren underwood welcome to the podcast. I- nice to meet. You is nice to meet you too. Actually i have not got to formally meet you but you and i were running at the same time and there was a time where we were You are on a panel. At a thing that i was like attending and i was like man she's a rockstar and so then i was so excited. When he got elected i got elected to but it was just really exciting. Congratulations thank you. So i love the story of why you i decided to run for. Congress in fact came up in an interview. I did with christina reynolds of emily's list earlier this summer up. So could you tell our listeners about why you decided to run back in twenty seventeen sure. So i'm a registered nurse. And i spent my career working to expand healthcare coverage and communities across our country i worked diplomats the affordable care act at the federal level. And then i joined the obama administration where i worked on public health emergencies and disasters things like a bowl. The water crisis in flint and i stayed in the administration until the very last day. I knew that i didn't want to help. The trump team takeaway healthcare coverage for people so i decided to return home to illinois. And you know. I was living my life. I got a new job. You know and i happened to go to my van congressmens one and only public event of the year. It was the town hall and it was during the time that the house was considering obamacare repeal and he said that he only going to support a version of repeal let people with preexisting conditions keep their healthcare coverage. So here i am this nurse who worked on the aca that has a pre existing condition. And i believe them. I took him at his word then literally two weeks later. He voted for the american healthcare. Act which version of repeal but did the opposite made it cost prohibitive for people like me to get affordable coverage and. I just got really upset and said you know what it's on. I'm running and decided to you know. Watch this campaign. And i spent the summer twenty seventeen with good brand. We figured out how to launch a campaign. congress ended up running in a primary. I beat six guys. Got fifty seven percent of the vote and then beat that congressman in november twenty eighteen. That's an amazing story. We actually do have a lot in common. I'm also a legislator. I'm at the state level though and throughout this pandemic have been so frustrated about people just dismissing the science. And it's not just the public. It's my republican colleagues who are also dismissing the science. So how do you deal with that frustration of just people kind of just ignoring the things that are right in front of their face or ignoring the experts..
"representative" Discussed on The Suburban Women Problem
"Hands down. Maternal mortality rates are more than twice as bad in the us as any other developed nation. Right this is awful. We often have this idea of well. Our private healthcare system. We get the best outcomes right even though we have to pay a little more this is not true. We are getting worse outcomes with our healthcare system and black moms diet three to four times the rate of white moms one of the whitest of all racial disparities in women's health. This is a serious issue and the issue has been getting worse not better over time and we just don't hear enough people talking about it when it comes to return mortality allowed times people think. Oh like you have to be or this is a issue that affects poor people. This is an issue that affects uninformed people are. This is an issue that affects people. That don't have health insurance. But that's not necessarily the case. If you listen to beyond say she has a story to tell. There are women who are rocking it. On the tennis. Court such as serena williams and she tells her story often about what she had to deal with when she was giving birth and they're women like chalan irving who an epidemiologist with the this is a woman who had a phd. She worked in medical science and despite having all the information despite having healthcare despite being surrounded by people who know what's going on and being able to have really informed conversations about her pregnancy. She still died so when it comes to this. We have to acknowledge that there is a racial disparity when a comes to mature mortality. Were black women are a lot more likely to die whether or not you're educated whether or not you have insurance so this is not necessarily about socio economics. There's something deeper going on here it. I've had a lot of experience advocating either for myself or my mom when she had brain cancer. And i learned a lot about how to communicate with medical personnel. You really have to advocate for yourself. But i think the issue that we see as women and we all know people who've had we ought to people have medical experiences of physicians just not listening and it's also true that women are more likely to be sent home when they're having a heart attack or stroke because they're not listened to their told things zaidi. You're fine you just need to relax..
"representative" Discussed on NEWS 88.7
"Representative Chrissy Hoolahan from Pennsylvania is on the House Foreign Affairs Committee will ask her what she'll ask Blinken. I'm Noel King, and I'm a Martinez. Congress also has a busy month ahead, deciding on the spending bill and funding the government. Also have an anti parasitic animal medication is being used by some in South Africa as a covid 19 treatment despite the government warning against it and selling homes in flood zones. It's Monday, September 13th He's made beautiful music with Kanye and Beyonce. Producer Swizz Beats is 43. The news is next. Live from NPR news. I'm trial. Snyder on Capitol Hill today. House lawmakers are set to hold the first public hearing on the Biden ministrations withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. NPR's Deidre Walsh will be keeping tabs on Secretary of State Tony Blinken is definitely going to be on the hot seat this week. He can expect a lot of tough questions about why this administration didn't have a plan to get all Americans and our Afghan allies out by the August 31st deadline. He's also going to be pressed about the Taliban. The leadership of control the country now and what kind of diplomatic relationship the U. S. Will have with them and the other side of the Capitol. The Senate is returning from its summer recess. With Democratic leaders seeking to complete work on their social spending priorities. Democrats have set a September 27th deadline to pass a $3.5 trillion budget package. With no Republican support in the Senate. Democrats will have to remain unanimous. However. West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin says the cost will need to be slashed to win his support. President Biden traveling West today to survey damage from the devastating wildfires in California, NPR's Kirk Siegler reports will also stop in Boise for a briefing with federal fire managers who are warning that resources are stretched thin. President Biden will visit the National Interagency Fire Center where the federal firefighting responses Planned and coordinated. It's all hands on deck here at the moment with the U. S. Government's wild Land fleet operating at preparedness Level five for an extraordinary two months Now, that means that all available resources are deployed and that if a new fire ignites and starts spreading towards infrastructure in towns Resources are pulled off Other big fires. President Biden will zero in on the effects of climate change, making these mega fires worse with a plug for the millions of dollars for wildfire prevention and forest management in his infrastructure bill. Kirk Siegler. NPR NEWS Boise Well he's in California President Biden is planning to campaign alongside Governor Gavin Newsom. The two are to appear to get out the vote rally in Long Beach tonight as voting in the states we call election comes to an end tomorrow, researchers trying to determine whether people who experience so called breakthrough infections can develop long covid when some symptoms of the illness persists beyond a few weeks, Here's NPR's Rob Stein, it's become increasingly clear that unvaccinated people can develop long covid. Even from mild covid 19 cases. So researchers are following people who get infected, even though there are fully vaccinated to see if symptoms like fatigue and shortness of breath. Last more than a few weeks, At least a couple of studies have now produced evidence suggesting that mild breakthrough infections could lead to long covid. Researchers say they need to follow these patients longer to determine whether that's the case. And if so, how often it occurs and why. Rob Stein. NPR NEWS This is NPR. Live from news. 88 7,.
"representative" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Representative Brad Charles. Appreciate you joining us. Thanks very much for for doing this today. So we've had. We've had had at least one surprise today. Already, they mask mandate Bill that was going to essentially eliminate the mask mandate in schools did not make it through a committee in the house. Can you tell us what happened there? What's going on with that? Well, you know, uh, it was really surprising. There's most of the caucus Republican caucus down here came in fully thinking that we're going to eliminate that mask mandate. Let local School districts decide what to do. But as of right now, all I can say is that the mass mandate is is in, uh, enforced. And it, uh Would say it'll be revisited again, but I don't know. Yeah, this is probably not the last word. I think that's fair to say. Is that not? I mean, we've still got some time and and people will will regroup. But the again most Republican design understand that they're not. They're not interested in in eliminating masks in schools. They're interested in allowing local municipalities local districts to make decisions, right. Right, and that that was the goal that came in this morning and it it's kind of got sad tracked right now, you know, there are quite a few members that think that the mask on young Children is not a good idea. And we're having that debate as we speak. Um, you know, I just came out of a committee committee meeting. And, uh, you know, we're going to look and we're going to look more into. You know, we've got a couple more days here so Anything can happen in Frankfurt. That's uh, that's the way it goes down here. Sometimes you get curve balls and you And you don't know where they're coming from. You know, trying to be non partisan about this? I think both Democrats and Republicans they had mentioned this earlier. Democrats and Republicans both have a have a real problem here. Covid is is a bad deal for everybody. And there really are no good answers on a lot of these things. I mean, we're all kind of doing the best we can. Whatever side of the aisle you're on. But I mean it does present it presents the Legislature and the governor and local districts and everything with some with some real problems and and there are not easy answers to a lot of those problems. So I'm not surprised if there's going to be, you know, serious debate, and maybe some big surprises come out of this in the next few days. Yeah, we're doing quite a few things. The mask mandate is not the only thing. It seems to be very important to many people in the state. I get more emails on that. Then I get on anything both sides of the other, uh, issues I get emails like crazy, but You know, it's not over till it's shiny die. And even though this did sidetrack, uh I think that we'll see it revisited again. But, you know, I'm just one person out of one, right? Well, let me ask you about about school districts. I think school districts have some real challenges here because they mean you've got quarantine situations in the U. They have only so much anti to deal with. They don't have the flexibility that some administrators want. Is there any Is there any relief or change? But you see, coming down the pike here that would give school districts more flexibility to handle covid problems. Well, you see, That's the thing that we have omnibus bills. The the additional, Um Virtual remote days was in that bill that died today and there were many other things, You know we were going to allow schools to operate down below the usual 75% attendance and not take a penalty. We were going to, uh, you know, give give a lot of options where you could, just like close one classroom but not close the whole school. That's what the remote learning days. Would do that We're going to give 20 days remote learning. Uh And you know, when you take an NT a day, you've got to shut the whole district down. When you take a remote learning day. It might just be one school in the district are heck, it could be just two classrooms. NFL that shuts down so that went out the that went out the door with the mask mandate, So it was all in the same bill. So, uh, You know how I would look for that? Yeah, I'd look for that to be revisited, but I mean, we will see what happens here. So you have a bill that would affect schools. You want to see more security. In schools and more security in classrooms, right Yes. You know, we've passed two bills down here over the last two years. That said that every school campus in Kentucky must have an armed if sorrow safety resource officer Jack PS just refuses to comply. They don't have any S R O alarmed SA rose on any campus in Jefferson County. They've got 14 Security guard that that the board voted to D arm. And so you have 155 schools. I think that's what we have in in the In the district and And we don't have any sufficient. Uh Security. So tell me about your bill. So my bill will say that you must do. You must have that. It's the third time we're closing down the third loophole. Which is we put a clause in there last time that says you'll have an S R O. If Phones are available. Now. That was for the poor districts. Joe, That was for some, you know, Somewhere out in the counties, Jefferson County is the most wealthy district. It was not meant for them to use that as an excuse not to provide security, their schools, but we're going to eliminate that part and I've got overwhelming support. I think it will pass. And you know, we we've got to have security on these at the schools. It's just crazy. I do not understand where the Jefferson County Board of Education Is thinking I just cannot fathom while they're doing their I think you've got a lot of public support for this. Yeah, I'm getting teachers and parents that are sending me emails. A lot of the teachers don't even want their names revealed. You know, I guess because of retribution, but they're telling me Don't give up on that. We don't feel safe in school. I've even had counselors. You know, One of the one of the debates against my bill is that well, we should we should pay for more counselors instead of security. Well, I've had counselor Send me emails like you can't do proper counseling if you don't feel safe in your office or your school, so it's overwhelming support. And I hope that I hope this J C P s will do the right thing and get this gold. One more thing we heard about today. Rocky Adkins, who is a former Legislature works with the governor. Now he and some some Republican leaders are looking at this bill. Think we're talking about $350 million of the General fund. This is what could be forgivable loans for some, some or some companies that come to Kentucky. Um, I think we'd all like to know more about that. Can you tell us what's going on here? Well, The thing is the state surrounding us and all over the country really are just eating our lunch on a lot of economic incentives. I mean, states. Pay for big companies to come to their state. And we're getting We're getting eight up by other states, and so we're going to give 350 million to the economic development cabinet. For them to use these things. Do you use incentives? The the requirements is that if a company comes here, they must invest $2 billion. And, uh, you know if we give a 350 million To a another Ford or another Toyota or an Amazon. It'll be well worth it. You know, Kentucky is losing in this fight. Other states are doing this. And we just got to keep up. So that's why we're doing it. Which meant and where we got both parties involved in this and I don't think you'll see a single no vote because once you Once you get in and find out how other states are eating our lunch by bringing the The you know the big factories and the big companies into their state. We've got to do this and I think you'll see there probably won't be a One. No vote on this one. You know, I agree that that you're going to see I mean this. This is going to pass and I understand why it will pass. I guess my only problem with it is that it's it's sort of an arms race and other states will increase their They'll sweeten the pot and so Kentucky will have to sweeten the pot. It just goes on and on and on and on, And I mean it's a great deal for the big corporations Indirectly. I guess it's a good deal because you know there are jobs and that's what people are looking for. But I think the little guy looks at these kinds of things and says Man, the You know the corporations get well and the little the little guy does it? It's just It's just a vicious cycle, and I think it does concern a lot of people..
"representative" Discussed on The Indigo Podcast
"Conflict management person. That is just insanely awesome. And i just want to say our listeners. Like this is what leadership looks like. And i think people like representative kilmer and the others on his committee. Really you guys are going to build trust with the american people because they in and day out in a committee. That's not on tv. You guys are delivering for the americans. Thank you i appreciate. I appreciate that and we've got a lot of work to do. I think part of the reason you seen our committee get extended now a couple times is just a recognition that we're on the right track and that there's disappointing meat on the bone when it comes to doing things to make congress work better and we're gonna we're gonna try to get as much as we can within the time. Our committee exist. So we've talked a lot about your committee. We've talked about the great work you've been doing. And maybe there's some americans and we have international asserts. maybe they're thinking about their political processes as well. What would you say to those folks out there who are like this sounds amazing. How can we support this. How can we. Maybe make sure that it continues. Make sure that the recommendations of this committee makes actually be implemented. What would you say to folks who are curious about that. A few things one encourage people to follow the work of the committee you mentioned. Our website is modernized. Congress dot house dot gov and we've got social media sites and we put up our hearings on on our site so understand informed to every person who's listening to your podcast who lives in the united states is represented by somebody and i encourage them to reach out to their member of congress and and and really to engage them on the work of fixing congress. I think one of the most important things we can do is just have the institution function better. And i think it's fair for For for constituents to say hey you know how. What are you doing How invested are you in making congress. Work better for the american people and then three. We have on our website the ability for the public to engage if they have ideas if they have suggestions We're we're we're trying to kind of crowd source. I mentioned we've been pulling on experts but among the experts are just the american people know how things ought to work and how things should work. My observation is the american. Public is exhausted with the dysfunction in washington. Dc and their right to be exhausted. And i think the citizenry at large is and should be as invested as anybody. Seeing this committee work. Well i'll be sure to let my representative dave joyce who is on the committee to let them know that he should continue being on the committee so Thank you for that..
"representative" Discussed on The Indigo Podcast
"Representative kilmer. Welcome to the podcast to be with you. Thanks for having me. Yeah thanks for joining us. This is the first current political person that we've had. We had might davila on earlier. But john kroger and john kroger. That's right but i guess let's just start with this episodes about modernizing congress. So let's why do we need to modernize congress will. I will start off by acknowledging the as a member of congress. I'm part of an organization that according to recent polling is less popular than headlines colonoscopy is in the rock band nickelback and based on what you've seen over the last many years you've got a pretty good sense of why that's the case you've seen government shutdowns. You've seen bickering. That often looks like it's a takeoff on the jerry springer show and i think at this point as an institution congress is punching below. Its weight on. My observation is most functional organizations. Do some introspection the ones that do it. Well do it regularly and try to figure out how they can improve their performance in congress that happens about once every twenty or thirty years or so so congress will about every twenty or thirty years create a committee to look at the function of congress. And that's that's the committee. I chair now. The select committee on the modernisation of congress which makes it sound a little bit like the. It help desk. But you know really is focused on. How do you have a congress that functions better for the american bowl. And that's really our north star in the work that our is doing fantastic. So whose idea was it to start the select committee so about three years ago you started to see some conversations a few months before the election to say right now. We don't know who's going to be in charge. And can we have some discussion around. Maybe changing some of the rules of this place so that might function a little bit better and you had democrats and republicans sitting down around a table saying. Let's look at the at the beginning of each congress. There's a rules package where you basically set the rules of the road and we started identifying things that should change and interestingly enough we would have these conversations and inevitably someone would mention something like and we need to fix. Congress uses technology and we said well. That's not really a rules thing. That's that's definitely a thing. Congress has been described as an eighteenth century institution using twentieth century technology to solve twenty-first-century problems. But it's not really something that should go in the rules package so we kind of put it in this sort of you know the player to be named later. Box right And then you someone would say well you know we gotta do something about staffing congress's notorious for burning through staff and having a low rate of retention and we all acknowledge. Yeah that's the thing that needs to be worked on but probably not in the rules package and we identified. Probably a dozen of those types of issues at which point we said so what what should we do you know. We had some good ideas around rules changes and then we so. What do we do with this package of things that also requires some analysis and hopefully some.
"representative" Discussed on What A Day
"The stakes couldn't be higher as we head into twenty twenty two. Have you heard. I have heard john. Democracy still under attack under every single day. Here's the good news. Work can do right now. Have to wait till twenty twenty two and just sit cowering. Doom scrolling reading tweets to new. And that's why we're introducing boats have america's brand new no off years program. Because they're no off your. There's no off your whether you've been ready to keep going since the georgia runoffs. Remember those or need. A friendly nudge to take a break from netflix. And get back to work know hard that has magnolia. Let's right now. no off. Years is the program for you. After the incredible success of adopted state in two thousand twenty our goal for twenty twenty one is to once again support the groups and organizers laying the groundwork and key states ahead of two thousand twenty two through remote volunteer opportunities targeted donations and education on what's at stake next year and beyond so if you're looking for a way to get involved right now sign up today at vote save america dot com slash. No off years make like tom. Cruise to jason robards in the film magnolia voice sign of votes save. America dot com slash. No off years and you'll be getting your first action item from us soon to specific to specific. Thanks for doing your part to save america again. Ready to get back to normal life but can't remember which genes to wear to the gym or how many batteries to bring to a wedding. When a conundrum kirk dot com slash store and pick up crooked. I ever book crooked guide to societal reentry. it's written by our own. Sara lazarus an illustrated by our own data ramesh to crooked employees. Who definitely aren't still cowering and afford of nonperishable is such a funny book. They did such a great job. You should check it out grab a coffee grab a copy before you commit an embarrassing faux pas like taking your shoes off at a restaurant before desert happened and listen. Here's the other thing. I'll say i think it'd be great if crooked sold books but Sort of a test case. It's really up to you. People say to turn to us and say books. Books are fucking dead all right. We're proving them wrong. Available exclusively at crooked dot com store..
"representative" Discussed on What A Day
"On. Today's show. The cdc strongly recommends the cova vaccine for pregnant people. Plus nasa says it's next moon mission might be delayed because astronauts need new spaces. But first let's talk about. The latest from congress or members are still very clear that a majority of our progressive caucus will vote on the bipartisan bill. Only after the senate has passed the reconciliation bill that was the chair of the congressional progressive caucus representative privilege upon. You got a chance to talk with her yesterday. Gideon about the two big spending bills that lawmakers are currently debating and there's been a lot of movement on it in the past week so please get us all up to speed. I think i have all this right. But as a quick refresher the one trillion dollar infrastructure deal. Pass on tuesday with the support of nineteen republican. Senators that bill has things like improvements for roads. Bridges internet things like that physical infrastructure. Hoste awesome stuff and then early yesterday morning. The other three point five trillion dollar budget blueprint was approved as well All fifty democratic senators voted to advance that so when it comes to that second one the challenge is actually turning it into actual legislation down the road legislation that can accomplish. Major goals like medicare expansion universal pre-k family leave financing domestic manufacturing of electric vehicles create a civilian climate core and a lot more. That's a lot but it sounds like there is a buck coming. There is there is at least one that is on the way. Okay so here. It is just hours after that. Vote happened senator. Joe manchin a democratic senator. All fifty voted to advance. This surprise. surprise said that he didn't think he could support an ultimate budget. Bill with that three point five trillion dollar price tag attached to it. You know same. Grise depri- yup same story. Different day of senator pearson. Cinema has basically taken the same stance. Vote to advance us but not necessarily support something of that cost. So where does that leave us. The blueprint is now going to the house. Where we're expecting that members are likely to take it up the week of august. Twenty third great guys. That is just great stuff. If that budget bill gets hung up in the senate that's going to be a big deal for the other bill because in the house there are some interesting dynamics playing out with the congressional progressive caucus. Gideon give us the scoop. What is going on here. Okay so basically as dryable told me earlier. It has repeatedly been saying house. Progressives are just not going to support the one point. Two trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure. Package that passed the senate until and unless senate also passes that other bill. You're talking about the three point five. Trillion dollar reconciliation one. That can sit all of those other priorities and per politico house speaker. Nancy pelosi is on board that strategy to despite some recent rumblings from other democrats in the house who want to take a vote on the infrastructure bill alone now the margins in the house are really slim so the votes of these progressive. Democrats are quite important to how this is all going to shake out. That's why there's been a spirited back and forth on this and why we're even talking about it right now but another argument. That house progresses have been making is. The democrats shouldn't really risks scuttling the passage of the reconciliation bill otherwise they would effectively be going against the agenda of the president as congressman. Paul mentioned biden previously said aloud. That going big is not really the issue for democrats. I mean when we did the american rescue plans. He said constantly. The problem is that we go to big. It's that we go to small. That was true for the rescue plan and cova but it's also true for climate change and the bill beck better plan and so if you remember our first. Bush was for six to ten trillion to really address these crises including climate at the rate that we need to address them. Yes she also rebutted that overall argument about the big price tag which is what. She's really been hearing from her conservative colleagues. This entire thing could be completely paid for with increased taxes on largest corporations and on the wealthiest and at the end of the day the net number is going to be significantly less and potentially even as high as zero assuming that everyone goes along with the tax increases on wealthiest and the corporation something that is ridiculously popular across the country with republicans independence and democrats. Don't see an issue with anything she's saying. Seems like a lot of the democrats are saying that the fate of these two bills has to be linked something that ties into your conversation yesterday about the big yuban. Climate report is that three point five trillion dollar budget. Bill is intended to have provision to address climate. Change in a moment. We'll talk about the extreme weather that the world is facing right now but has either this weather or this report changed the tenor of the conversations about this bill. I don't know if it's like really moving the mansion minds as it were so far but congressman. Paul said it just added more credence to the argument that her caucuses and making four a longtime now and that. The question of financial cost is irrelevant. When we're thinking about the cost of doing nothing which is the cost of losing the planet and she like most americans was experiencing the real time effects are burning planet as we spoke. I mean i'm sitting here in seattle. We have yet another heat wave that has hit us this week and we have yet another set of conditions that people in seattle never thought we would see. And i'll tell you that already. You know what we're doing is far less than what we feel like. We need to do but it was still be significant if we're able to get the clean energy standards just civilian climates courts. You know big investments and transit. I mean all of these. Things are really critical for us to do. And i just think the cost is not having a planet. Yeah that's it right So that's the latest on congress as it works to pass those two big spending bills but that leads us right into the topic of extreme weather once again priyanka. What is the latest on all this. Yeah there is so much happening across the world right now. In terms of extreme weather i thought we could follow up on what congresswoman j. paul was saying and that big climate report with a rundown of what's going on here and abroad just so you have the context and how severe this has become. Yeah it is beyond comprehension so first off here. In america we're experiencing yet another massive heat. Wave to actually so right now. There are major heat waves on both sides of the country that are affecting all of the lower forty eight states as a result. One hundred seventy five million americans currently under excessive heat warnings and advisories through this weekend. So if you live in america whether you know it or not. This most likely applies to you right now. The most intense temperatures at the moment are in the pacific northwest. Which if you remember already been scorched this summer. The warning that they're currently under extends from western oregon and washington into northwest california. Where the dixie. Fire is still continuing to burn for the record. The dixie fire is the second largest california has ever experienced and it's still growing with only twenty five percent of it contained. I hate the fact that day is a new climate record of some Shape or form. So what about this second heat waves. We need to know. Yeah so on the other end of the country. The eastern and central us are experiencing extreme heat as well with cities like chicago. New york philly dc and detroit all under heat advisories like the climate reports said climate change fueled by humans. That's why we're seeing things like this happen. More frequently and way more extreme levels jen also as this happens it's becoming very very fatal for people to like that's the other reminder here is.
"representative" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"representative" Discussed on Bosnia and Herzegovina: The Quest for Change
"Levels. There's those days the there was an attempt to define what happened there. A genocide as well by the court to hay only declares so that leads up old territory was dance Not the regional grades so going through to ten and usually start driving to.
"representative" Discussed on United States Citizenship - Civics Test Podcast
"Act hello and welcome to this episode of the united states citizenship. Civics test podcast. I'm your host andrea giordano from study with andrea dot com. The journey towards citizenship is long. And that's why. I'm here to help you pass the test and raise your voice question number twenty three name. Your us representative the answers for this question will vary depending on where you live in the country. For example if you live outside of the fifty states in a u. s. territory with nonvoting delegates or resident commissioners. You would provide the name of that delicate or commissioner or you could also say that your territory has no voting representatives in congress however the majority of people taking this test live in the fifty. Us states because of this. You will need to locate your specific us representative remember. There are four hundred and thirty five. Us representatives so. I have created a way for you to find out who your us representative is. Just go and download my free. Pdf of the citizenship. Test guide at study with andrea dot com slash u. s. a. that's study with andrea dot com slash u. s. a. in that free. Pdf you will be able to find instructions for how to locate your us representative so again. That question is name your us representative. And the answer can be found by downloading my free pdf at study with andrea dot com slash u. s. a. Thanks so much for joining me on. Today's podcast this. Podcast is made possible by the resources available at steady with andrea dot com slash u. s. a. at study with andrea dot com slash usa. You can download all one hundred civics lessons plus my citizenship guide and audio flash cards for a quick and easy memorization of all one hundred questions and answers. Thanks again for joining me on today's podcast..
"representative" Discussed on KCRW
"Representative Andy Kim of New Jersey. Bought a blue will suit off the rack during post holiday sales. J Crew, cobalt blue standard cut Representative Kim look forward to wearing the suit to President Biden's inauguration on January 20th. At first, Mr Kim, a Democrat who represents New Jersey's third District War, his new suit to work in the halls of Congress on January 6th. Counting, certify the ballots from the electoral college. He was on his way to the House chamber around one p.m. that day when the U. S Capitol Was invaded by a mob trying to overturn the election by force. Representative Kim made it back to his office, where he and his staff barricaded their doors. Stayed there for eight hours until the capital had been secured in Congress resumed its constitutional duties. After foiled insurrection. It was the most emotional experience I've ever had on any job, he told us and before being elected to Congress, Andy Kim worked under both Republican and Democratic administrations at the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council. There was broken glass. When I got to the rotunda. He remembers garbage litter bottles and cigarette books. People put out on statues. I felt heartbroken. The capital is the physical form of Article one of the Constitution, he told us All legislative powers vested in Congress. So I found a role of trash bags, got down on my knees and just started trying to clean up a place I love. AP photographer Andrew Harnett came across him and pictures of representative Kim on his knees cleaning up after a mob that tried to disrupt democracy. We're seeing around the world. Perhaps because they wore a face mask. He became known as the blue Suit on Social Media representative Kim got tweets cards and letters from people who said his pointed simple response. Gave them hope. He wore the suit once more a week later to vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump. The dust of cleaning up was still on my knees. He told us Then I put the suit at the back of my closet. I didn't want to see it again. When the Smithsonian National Museum of American History called to ask for his blue suit as an artifact of what happened on January six. Representative Kim said he was glad to hand it over for display. He hopes his son's August in Austin, now three and five, will see it there one day. He says he'll tell them Something you love is broken. You.
"representative" Discussed on WBEZ Chicago
"Representative Andy Kim of New Jersey. Bought a blue will suit off the rack during post holiday sales. J Crew, cobalt blue standard cut Representative Kim look forward to wearing the suit to President Biden's inauguration on January 20th. At first, Mr Kim, a Democrat who represents New Jersey's third district, wore his new suit to work in the halls of Congress on January 6th counting, certify the ballots from the electoral College. He was on his way to the House chamber around one p.m. that day when the U. S Capitol Was invaded by a mob trying to overturn the election by force. Representative Kim made it back to his office, where he and his staff barricaded their doors. Stayed there for eight hours until the capital has been secured in Congress resumed its constitutional duties. After foiled insurrection. It was the most emotional experience I've ever had on any job, he told us and before being elected to Congress, Andy Kim worked under both Republican and Democratic administrations at the Pentagon, State Department and National Security Council. There was broken glass. When I got to the rotunda. He remembers garbage litter bottles and cigarette butts. People put out on statues. I felt heartbroken. The capital is the physical form of Article one of the Constitution, he told us All legislative powers vested in Congress. So I found a role of trash bags, got down on my knees and just started trying to clean up a place I love. AP photographer Andrew Harnett came across him and pictures of representative Kim on his knees cleaning up after a mob that tried to disrupt democracy. We're seeing around the world. Perhaps because they wore a face mask. He became known as the blue Suit on Social Media representative Kim got tweets cards and letters from people who said his pointed simple response. Gave them hope. He wore the suit once more. A week later to vote for the impeachment of Donald Trump. The dust of cleaning up was still on my knees. He told us. Then I put the suit in the back of my closet. I didn't want to see it again. But when the Smithsonian National Museum of American History called to ask for his blue suit as an artifact of what happened on January six Representative Kim said he was glad to hand it over for display. He hopes his son's August in Austin, now three and five, will see it there. One day he says he'll tell them.
"representative" Discussed on United States Citizenship - Civics Test Podcast
"Question number twenty one. The house of representatives has how many voting members the answer is four hundred thirty five. Here's a quick civics lesson to help you remember that unique number. The house of representatives is the larger chamber of congress since one thousand nine hundred twelve. The house of representatives has had four hundred and thirty five voting members however the distribution of members among the states has changed over the years each state must have at least one representative in the house beyond that the number of representatives from each state depends on the population of the state. The constitution says that the government will conduct a census of the population every ten years to count the number of people in each state the results of the census are used to recalculate the number of representatives. Each state should have for example if one st gains many new residents. That state could get one or more new representatives if another state loses residents that state could lose one or more but the total number of voting. Us representatives does not change so again questioned. Twenty-one is the house of representatives has.
"representative" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Representative Marie Newman joins the show and she's got some help. Hopefully, in the way on the way in the pipeline, I should say for small businesses, and also at some point we want to get to Maria. Very personal story you shared with team Bo, your child and you were very outspoken about some issues that I know you feel very passionately about. How are you this afternoon? Thanks for calling in the show. I'm great and good to be here. Anna represented Newman Tell me what this is because we do talk about small businesses all the time. In the smallest of the small businesses you recognizing needs some help, and you've come up with some legislation that you hope will provide some of that help. Yeah, you know, even in my own district, and, uh, about 80% of all businesses are smaller micro businesses and and those that are generally run by families and those great places. You like to go right in your neighborhood and they suffered the most through the pandemic. I can get very clear to everybody. So what the rest act is give them some cats. Tax relief. These are the increasing their deductions so they effectively have more working capital in their business. Okay, So how does how does that work? If I'm a small business owner? I'm in a community. I say. You know what? This sounds good. It's you know, it's legislation right now. How would how would we go about getting some of this? And what about the chances it's going to pass? Yes. So the good news Whether you use an accountant or not for your business, um it will be infected passes and it's bipartisan. The good news is that both sides of the aisle like it effectively. Your accountant will know that you will now instead of having a 20% reduction. Excuse me deduction for your business expenses. You'll have a, uh, a 25% deduction, and that effectively allows you to take far less in taxes and actually on allows you to have more working capital in your business. Um, and that's good news. We talk about this all the time. I'm sure it's I think it's still true post pandemic that they're the economic driver for new jobs in the state of Illinois. The small businesses are the ones that are responsible for that kind of growth. 100% they are, you know, the intact, you know, be pre pandemic. It was about 54% of our economy was small businesses right? And, um, that has changed slightly, but it's still the driver and the biggest growth theory A nationwide Yeah, that's it's important to keep them going, and they seem to be the hardest hit. We do talk about that all the time as well. Um, getting back on their feet. Are you hearing anecdotally in your district as you talk to folks across the district is are things looking up for them? Are we still in danger of losing even more of our small businesses? I think it's definitely looking up. Now we did lose. You know, over a million businesses nationwide and a good chunk of our small businesses in Illinois, three suffered or some of them even have to close. What I'm seeing, though, is I do small business tours over the last six months is that, um, we are seeing relief, and we're seeing that a lot of our restaurants got some relief from the from the FDA ideal and tpp loans. In the grant. So we're seeing folks rebounding and getting opening their doors again. Good news all way around. Yeah, it is good news. And I think that they're hoping to get more people to come back to work, particularly in the service sector. We are seeing some people left the business or not returning to those jobs. And I know we hear all the time, uh, that that kind of thing. It's difficult and on the restaurant industry in particular. Absolutely. And one of the biggest reasons that cited in all the studies when we look at that is that, um, these folks don't have child care. Um, we've lost about 70% of our child care system in this country. So one of the pieces of legislation that's coming out in the family fact is to support childcare and every K and and have child care resources readily available for families that, um one or both parents work. Yeah. And you said this legislation that you introduced has got bipartisan support. So you've got a good chance of getting to pass. When would it get past? Is it Is it soon? I mean, I know not everything worse as quickly as we like in D. C, but sometimes it's good to be tomorrow. You know, I if I had my brother, but it will be before we introduce it. It has to go through some work right on committee. So, um, it will be introduced in the next couple months. And then what we hope to have it is, um embedded and passed so that in fact if available For taxes next year. Okay, Can we talk about something? You've been talking about? Openly a personal, um, a personal conversation you've been having with your child. Evie, you are in teen Vogue recently with her. You appeared in a special issue. About her transitioning transgender and to a transgender. Guess how old is she now? Is she she in college or he? How do we? What's the pronoun? She is her pronoun as she and her name is Eddie. And she transitioned about. Oh, gosh. Almost six years ago. Um and we, you know the folks that teen Vogue wanted to hear her story, so we shared it and I couldn't be more proud of the she She did a lot of work, and she's doing really well. No. Um And our story is important because while Evie had great support from friends and family and all kinds of resources here in the Chicago worried because the state of Illinois is a very transgender friendly and L G B T Q friendly state Most states aren't and we thought it was really important to talk about this story. So those folks that are in those states that don't have all the resources know that there is help on the way the the Visa Equality Act, And so we sat down with team though they had that conversation. And what would the Equality Act do? How does that accomplish that? Yeah, The Equality Act is, you know it's pretty simple. It would prevent discrimination in employment, education, housing workplaces, um, in public spaces and on And right Now, there are many states sadly, honor that still find it very allowable to discriminate based on housing, and they can deny your application and a bunch of different things, Uh, in terms of looking for a job, so it is really it's a very serious situation. And it's just the basis of our foundation. Right, which is equity and equality. So all we're saying is that that we want equality for LGBT LGBTQ, plus community. Nothing more. Yeah, I hear you and your team Vogue. People would like to take a look at it. It is a fascinating look. And you talk about you having you dealing with it personally, as well as E V dealing with what she has been going through and she found support here as you point out, not every place. Allows or offers that sort of support. You said, pretending to be something you're not is literally the hardest thing on the planet. It's the most destructive thing to yourself. But everyone around you, and then you talk about creating an environment where everyone is equal with the premise of this equality Act. How was it though as a parent? To be faced with this news for her to come to you and say this is what I'm going to do. This is who I am. Well, my husband I and and my son were all thrilled because I have to tell you. It's a very joyful experience when anybody it doesn't matter who they are, has found themselves and found their authenticity. You know, she had been dealing with a lot of depression and anxiety that was extremely serious to the point of hospitalization. And so when she threw a great program here in the Scrabble area, found that authenticity we were joyful. My husband and I celebrated so It was. It was a pivotal point in our family. Um, and it was one of the happiest days of our life. How about that? Um, if can you go online still and take a look at that interview, Is it still there? The team. Bo. Yeah, you put a King dog..
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"They are representatives have kind of spent our country into a box right now, if I can say it that way, and there's a huge debt out there and The way the government can manage that debt is through taxation. They they need to do through things. They need to spend less money. Who knows when that's gonna happen, But the other side is they've got to pay down that debt and that debt is paid down through. Taxes. So one of things I would assume now this is an assumption is tax rates are going to be higher in the future than they are today. Because today they're not tackling that death. But someday they have to if they don't tackle that debt, or in trouble as a country, right, so I imagine we're gonna have much higher tax rates down the road. So you've got to ask yourself. What can I do today to take advantage of the lower tax rates because they might be higher later? And that's a really important question to talk to your advisor about or for you to build your plan because there's a lot of things you can do today to help manage your future taxes. And if you do this properly, you can put yourself in a very tax advantaged place during retirement. Or if you're already retired, you know, down the road, you get your taxes down, and so you want to take advantage of opportunities. To build tax strategies. I just sat with a very nice couple that came in. They came in for CPR program, a review and in our conversation, I show them what we had done for a lot of our clients as far as tax strategies people that were Approaching retirement out from retirement. I taught them how we can arrange things to get into a very well and even a zero tax bracket in retirement. So then you can do other strategies like Roth conversions and things like that. But the idea is is to take opportunities. If you're a business owner, you're gonna have a lot of years where you can do a lot of great tax strategies. If you're w to employ, you want to watch your brackets, but we'll teach you how to do that. And so this couple that came in they were doing well. They had their savings on track, and they were doing quite well. Maybe a little help with investments were able to give them a little advice on how to do a little better with their markets. Their returns weren't really where they should have been. Okay, but their biggest issue had to do with taxes. They were literally paying way too much in taxes. Now they're coming up on retirement with no strategy, and they're going to end up getting clobbered for their lifetime. If they don't do something, you know that tax thing is always going to be there. And so you need to address it. You know if you do nothing about taxes if you have no tax strategy, Well, Uncle Sam has a tax rate. He wants your money to pay. Into the tax bucket, you know, so you need to make sure that you have a really good tax strategy. So we sat down. We showed them how to organize their investments in a way that would give him advantage when they retire on taxes. But we also showed them how to lower their taxes. Today, they weren't really using the tools properly right now. And they sat with. I think our meeting was 45 50 minutes, maybe an hour long, great meeting. In the end, I showed them how to save a few $1000 a year on taxes. Now, one hour of your time saved a few $1000. That's a pretty strong value proposition, right? You know, And so most people are not really using Tax strategies in the right way to reduce taxes now to create a plan for lower taxes later. And how about when you pass away? You know a lot of things that stretch IRAs all that stuff is going away or has gone and you've got to really think about the impact on your beneficiaries your Children when you're gone. And so you really have to build a strategy that addresses three things okay in the future, and when you're gone, and that's how we can help people have their This is really a very strong thing that we do. We have that problem called CPR, complete playing review where people can come in and sit with me and we'll do a nice review of your finances. Make sure that everything is in proper order will teach you how to do better. Okay, Everyone can use a little improvement. I'm sure of it. And listen. You know, our listeners know whether doing well or not Just look at your returns and look how you feel. And if you can do better, let's go do better together and one of the things we're going to look at is Tax strategies and I'm going to teach you what you can do to reduce your taxes both now and down the road and the ultimate goal would be to try to get a tax advantage. Or even with tax free in retirement. It just depends on how much time you have to put these strategies in place. But why not create some income streams that are not tax so that when tax rates go up in the future, you're going to be able to smile and relax ago. Yeah, but not me that somebody else but I took the time to do a little planning and that's our program called CPR. That's how we help people. We do this In our meetings with our current clients, Also with people are calling from the radio show for this program we call CPR. CPR is what you call it there at Harwood Financial Group stands for complete planned review..
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