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most essential things we need to protect spent as in all things we have to prioritize, i think it would behoove dhs, well, it would help, it could make such a request and then you can engage in prioritizing. speaking of resources i want to thank you for your frank assessment of what would happen if there's a government shutdown. ..
we have more people trying to get in with the right skills and we have space for right now all. i am mindful of what are the advance indicators suggesting that is changing, though we will lose more than we can bring in. i would tell you the work force at u.s. cybercommand will talk about the shutdown in 2013 as an example, is this, i get this everytime i talked to a work force round of world. is this going to happen again? am i going to be told by can't come to work? i may not be paid or i am going to be put on furlough like in 2013? the situation we're facing now and what the work force is reading in the media is not helpful. >> i agree, thank you. >> admiral rogers, nice to see
you. i have enjoyed our many classified briefings, i visited your headquarters and personnel around the world and the 3 million i represent, i want to thank not just you but the thousands of men and women you represent, they are patriots, professionals and responsible for saving thousands of american lives. in 2014 north korea us the sponsored hackers launch the cyberattack against hackers, sony called the fbi and asked for help. i understand somebody chose this course of action due to the fbi and expertise in the area of type -- cyber forensic and defense, they believed crime had been committed because of a strong relationship with the fbi. do you believe they did the right thing by calling the fbi? >> i am not in a position to tell you why they did it. i am glad they reached out because the fbi reached out to
nsa and we partnered by, never thought i would be dealing with the motion picture company about cybersecurity but i was grateful for their willingness to be up-front and honest. we received major penetration with massive theft of intellectual property and we need help from the government. >> the same way we encourage banks that have been held up or brick and mortar company that has been physically attacked to contact the fbi, you believe we should encourage these private sector actors to contact the fbi. >> the fbi needs to be part of this weather is the fbi, part of what i believe we need to do is simplify things for the private sector. when i talk to companies around the united states and eyewall for the approach can't you do more directly for us? no i can under the current construct i am struck by them telling me you guys of got to make this easier. the fbi, to youth because for
example i am in the financial sector, should go to treasury, collectively in the government, the federal government we have to do a better job simplifying this, one access point, everything, the machine to machine speed to ensure accountability and privacy disseminated across all of us because there are so many organizations that to be effective you have to bring it in an orchestrated structured way. it can't be the kid with the soccer ball. >> the nsa is in charge of insurance operations for the federal government meaning they are in charge of ensuring national security systems. am i correct that the nsa and from time to time will also help federal agencies protect their and classified systems? >> yes when they request the system. >> to your knowledge did the state department ever ask about the wisdom of setting up private server sets secretary clinton
could conduct official state department business? >> i am not aware whether they did or didn't. >> what would be responsive the current secretary of state or another cabinet member said i would like to set up a non-governmental server to conduct official business? >> you really want to drag me into this one? >> i would like your professional opinion. >> you need to ensure your are complying with applicable regulations and structures. i would be the first, i am not smart about what the rules and regulations are for every element across the federal government. >> communications of senior most advisor s, those that might be unclassified, top priority for federal intelligence services? >> yes. >> if they said we have reason to believe russian foreign ministers or iranian foreign
ministers conducting official business how would you respond? >> foreign intelligence perspective that represents opportunity. >> are you aware of any nsa officials to e-mail secretary clinton on her private account? >> i have no knowledge. >> nsa officials were aware secretary clinton had a private e-mail account in the server? >> you are talking about something before my time. i don't know the answer. >> could i ask you to check your records? >> question for the record. >> to this committee, that is just my opinion. i have a question. you indicated you were looking
at reorganization. i know that isn't completed yet but still under way. what can you share with the public, on one of the reasons for and what you believe might bring about? >> i have been director of nsa for 18 months and spent the first portion of those 18 months focus on the aftermath, the we are structured as an organization, to make sure we were in position for the citizens as we are fully compliant, to execute our mission, for the protection of the data we access as well as the broad privacy of u.s. citizens. i then froze the following question in the workforce. if we stay exactly the way we are, if we change nothing in five to ten years are we going to say, the world's pre-eminence insurance, answering this
question my concern is if we make more changes, we will not say that. we turn the organization, to tell whoever relieves me you should feel good we have structured this we know what we need to do. there's a series of questions to the work force, and the organizational structure, how we need to optimize ourselves for cyber because in the next 15 years. and drives organization, it will require us to do things on a scale we have never done before and do it more proudly and to do that, the declining resource environment got to be more efficient to be effective. the other point, i don't want
this decided by senior leadership where global enterprise composed of hard work in men and women, and input into what should the organization in future look like, what do we need to structure ourselves so in five to ten years changes happening in the world around us we can say nsa remains reagan and information sharing organization in the world. as a result of that we spend six months, organization today, the workforce tee up a set of recommendations numbering in excess of 200. they cover a very minor things to broad fingers, three final areas you want to spend more time on, the first was military part of the work force. i try to remind everybody, in the statement to you we are enterprise composed of civilian employees, military men and women active in reserve, officer and enlisted as well left contractors to optimize every single part of this enterprise to get moving, a second issue
was i want you to think, cyber, far reaching, and a last one organizational structure. if you are looking at that is this what you would have created. and the last major organizational change, a wide swath since 1999-1998 in 20 years ago now. the world has changed and emissions have evolved and we want to make sure we are optimized to meet the future and so i will receive the final input on those three by the first of october. i will review a draft this weekend. and initial work to look at. as i indicated previously once we set out and decide what we
think we ought to do is my intention to come back to the oversight. this is what i think it will generate in terms of value. >> the nsa in good hands. >> to highlight north carolina's high-tech success, to represent silicon valley, and triangle park. i want to note there are 99 days left, and code breaker challenge, ranked number one out of 182. depends on whether it is important to please the
chairman. >> it is good but i think it highlights again something we both know. that that is the fertile ground you go to recruit, where we develop the next challenge the works at silicon valley and the nsa. and it really is the backbone of our intelligence organization. your mission continues to change in large measure because of a technology explosion. use an explosion like we have never seen before really. only speed up, it will not slow down and your mission will be impacted by that innovation. i want to say we conclude the committee is year to be a partner. we are anxious to hear your reorganization plans because the reorganization gives you the flexibility to move to wherever
the challenge forces the nsa to go and i speak on behalf of the vice-chairman and myself when i asked you to please go back to the 40,000 plus nsa employees and on behalf of the committee thank them for the work that they do, work that many times the american people don't understand the value of but sleep safely at night because of that worked. this hearing is adjourned.
[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> burgess everett is a reporter with politico and he reports on congress. the status of the temporary government spending bill, continuing resolution. thanks for joining us, burgess everett. the senate took its first vote on temporary spending. tell us the details of the legislation and what the result
was. wikipedia legislation they voted on today would have funded the government through december 11th but top of federal funding for planned parenthood and so we failed, didn't even get a majority today. this is an exercise to prove to the house that a spending bill defunding planned parenthood cannot pass, would shut down the government if that was the position both chambers took. >> guest: and now eight is the republicans voted against advancing the cr. you treated out their names, here is a look at that, kirk, collins, cotton, sacks, mention was the only democrat that voted next, why with a voting no? >> guest: it was split down the middle, you had conservatives who were arguing they want to see a more robust spending process. cohen said the military got shortchanged, rand paul says
this is business as usual although he supports funding planned parenthood and you had people just trying to disassociate themselves with any threat of a shutdown and that would be in the summer house the, mark kirk, those types, they are -- they don't play the game, kelly in particular came to the senate floor earlier this week to blast the tactic of senator ted cruz that would risk a shutdown over planned parenthood. she is trying to get distance from the tactic of the funding planned parenthood in a government funding bill. >> you wrote a little about what mitch mcconnell's strategy was and moving forward what are we looking at? >> the senate is essentially a kind of it will take a few days that really to a clean see are which will fund the government and not touch planned parenthood. senator mitch mcconnell will set up starting on monday, probably
finish work on this tuesday. government shutdown thursday, wednesday the house will be confronted with the question of do we swallow this or do we shut down the government? the senate left the with no options. >> host: let's look at the house, things are pretty active, in motion. what has been happening? john boehner meeting with what is called the freedom caucus the issue are they and what are they talking about behind closed doors? >> guest: the freedom caucus is a group of several dozen almost a dissident republicans who want the leadership especially john boehner to take a harder line on almost everything. on this in particular they threatened to vote against the spending bill that doesn't fd fund planned parenthood and that is the kind of choice john boehner has to make, whether he crosses them, he may face a referendum on his speaker'sship, if he doesn't he gets blamed for a government shutdown. >> host: they will meet early in
the morning on friday, up what are we expecting might be coming out of those doors when they depart the rim they are meeting in? >> guest: the strategy john boehner is floating at this point leads to a clean see our but continues to fight against planned parenthood and also anti-abortion legislation that would be separate from that and my guess is that is not going to do it for the supreme caucus. as significant amount of republicans will have a hard time voting for anything that funds planned parenthood so you will probably hear a lot of complaints and plenty of backing from john boehner from people who want a more responsible passage that does not ripped the shutdown and then you are probably going to hear next week the democrats are going to have to help john boehner pass this to keep the government funded if that is the ultimate direction he chooses, a listening session tomorrow to figure out where everybody is. >> host: would he have enough
support if he tried to combine with democrats on this? >> guest: i believe he would bet that raise the question about his own political future, whether he kinky leading house republicans to pass the tests or legislation with democrats carrying a lot of the load. a lot of criticism for having to rely on democratic votes in the past also wants to keep trains running on time. difficult to do that with only republican votes. >> host: government funding conspiring on wednesday and we will keep falling you, your twitter handle is@burgesseev and we can find your reading at political.gov. thank you. >> pope francis is in new york city today. at 10:00 a.m. eastern he speaks the for the un general assembly and 11:30 a.m. he will lead a multi religious service, the 9/11 memorial. live coverage on our companion
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but also teacher tips to help them incorporate into their classroom. more information about prices incorporating c-span video and ways to contact us if they have further questions. >> the competition is january 20th, 2016, which is one year away from the presidential inauguration. >> adam szubin will be the next treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence the she testified before the senate banking committee for his confirmation hearings. this is just over an hour. >> this hearing will come to order. we will hear testimony on the
nomination of mr. adam szubin, washington d.c. to be the undersecretary of the treasury for terrorism and financial crimes. adam szubin if confirmed will be the third undersecretary of the treasury with the responsibility for the office of terrorism and financial intelligence. the lenders to the secretary reports directly to the secretary. this position we realize is responsible for exercising the dual mission of combating terrorists financing and money laundering while overseeing enforcement of that nation's constantly evolving sanctions program. the undersecretary also receives a number of separate policy, regulatory and enforcement options such as the office of terrorism and financial crimes, the office of foreign assets control in the office of intelligence and analysis, the treasury executive officer for asset forfeiture and the
financial crimes enforcement network. adam szubin comes to the undersecretary's office for 14 years of government experience. he has participated in several international negotiations including the president's recent iran nuclear deal that is being considered here in the senate. ironically the nominee helped assemble land and force the most comprehensive sanctions, architecture is the world's leading state sponsor of terrorism, may now the task by the president by dismantling a lot of it. given this context today's hearing is important and timely. the committee looks forward to adam szubin's testimony and his responses. >> thank you, i appreciate your willingness to allow hearing on his nomination. acting treasury undersecretary adam szubin has been served in republican and democratic administrations in senior positions relating to economic
sanctions, encountering terrorist financing is eminently qualified for this position. i welcome his children, his wife, his parents and he will introduce the my am sure. before i described undersecretary adam szubin's to curb credentials and experience i want to underscore point, my democratic colleagues and i have been making repeatedly to the chairman for months about pending banking committee nominations. the committee has failed to carry out its duty to consider and act upon the president's nominees. before today in this calendar year we have not held a single nomination hearing. we have been unhappy for eight plus months about this. by contrast in 2007, the seventh year of a bush administration when the white house control was divided, the banking committee held three nomination hearings before the august recess, the senate confirmed more than a
dozen nominees coming out of this committee. given all the concerns surrounding terraces financing you would think this nomination would be a priority. in the past it has been. adam szubin's mentor, undersecretary stuart levy was confirmed by the senate just three weeks after his nomination was sent to this committee. adam szubin's immediate predecessor took us to two months i hope the chairman will move through the committee process going to the senate for for consideration. that said, i am delighted undersecretary adam szubin is again before this time to discuss the critical role of the terrorism and financial intelligence office, treasury department and u.s. government's broader approach to combating terrorist financing. that office marshall that the intelligence enforcement functions with the dual issues of safeguarding the financial
system against illicit use and combating rogue nations, terra facility is, weapons of mass destruction, proliferators, money launderers, drug kingpins and national security threats. over the last 15 years at the 11 distinguished and self as aggressive enforcer of nations sanctions, laws against countries like russia and iran and north korea and money launderers, terrorists and narco traffickers. after earning undergraduate and law degrees adam szubin was a fellow of the civil rights dollar in israel before joining the department of justice, served as counsel to the deputy attorney general, trial attorney on the terrorism litigation task force receiving the justice department had special commendation award for his work countering terrorism. from 2006-2015 he directed treasury's office of foreign assets control where many of us first came to know him as a viable policymakers and superb lawyer.
the anti-defamation league in a recent letter endorsing his nomination described him, quote, as an intellectual heavyweight who has worked effectively with global partners to amplify the affects of u.s. sanctions. i couldn't agree with that assessment. i look forward to your testimony. >> will you stand? [inaudible] >> testified before any duly constituted committee. >> your written testimony will be made part of the record in its entire 80. and family members in this.
>> i would like to introduce my amazing wife miriam, my beloved son like that and josiah, my mother, lori, my father in law, and my wife for her unwavering support over the past year. this can be a difficult one and i could not have done any part of it without her. proceed as you will. distinguished members of the committee is an honor to appear before this committee today. i am on air--honored to serve as treasury secretary for terrorism and financial, i thank president obama for the confidence he has placed in me and the recommendation and strong support. i do not take this for granted. and to serve my government all for the past six teen years. my father was not born here, he
was born in poland in 1933, his parents fled the outbreak of world war ii and were kept by the soviet army, where they lived out the war years. siberia was a place of great hardship, their capture and exile face their lives. nearly all my father's and send uncles were wiped out by the nazis. there are today sadly of few remnants of a family that should have numbered in the thousands. and to be vigilant against evil in the world, not as an abstract concept of a real threat they have seen in their lifetime. we were not raised in an environment of fear or anger or sadness. to the contrary we were raised to savor life to speak out joy and to be aware of and grateful for the gifts we enjoyed. high among those with the ability to grow up in america, the golden land to which my father had come.
he never stopped marveling at is country in the brilliant constitution and legal system, our openness to new immigrants, our work ethic and enduring hopefulness the we can improve the world and leave it better for the children. for these i was taught to be grateful. not a surprise i sought out a career in government service. and positions of trust, and national-security policy. this is a country like no other. i appreciate how significant the responsibilities of this office are. i called my mentor from the justice department when he was named the first vendors of the secretary and served in treasury evers since. as director of the sanctions office for nine years and most recently acting undersecretary for the last six months overseeing what 700 exceptional individuals who make our organization for what it is.
congress created to bring together under one roof and a range of capabilities, intelligence, enforcement, regulation and policy to confront and challenge adversaries on the financial battlefield. it is easy to describe unchallenged and execute. but the authors accomplish the amazing things. conventional wisdom was sanctions did not, could not work. the targets of sanctions will find ways to circumvent from. money being like water that would find its way down hill. thanks to the remarkable in dedicated women and men i don't hear that conventional wisdom as much anymore. people have heard persistent efforts backed by the superb support of the intelligence community, strangle a message and shake regimes and change their behavior. our efforts have been a key plank in the government taps broader efforts against
terrorist groups, murderous groups like al qaeda, isil, hezbollah and hamas. we continue to absolute critical work ahead of us, every bank accounts frozen, every procurement company neutralized, every fund-raising dedicated strikes a blow against these crooks. t f i worked with government and financial institutions, and to empower a them for money flows. and every arena and every continent more transparent, more resilient than was ten years ago. in the field of human rights we viewed sanctions to combat government oppression in the b is facilitating positive change in places like burma. and in the arenas of money laundering, we dealt once powerful cartels, i-man major setbacks by exposing and bankrupting their financial holding companies and money
launderers hitting them where it hurts most, in their wallets. and we viewed sanctions to combat north korea's attempts to access the world financial system closing out front companies and banks that were willing to launder the regime's money for cut. when we saw our russia by lenny ukraine we work with allies in europe cutting off of russia's banks and energy companies from things they depend on, western technology, western finance leven rare in this context ultimate goals of not yet been reached. t f i is making a concrete advancement advancing foreign policy. finally under stuart levy and david cohen's leadership, we executed a strategy to dramatically intensified the pressure against the government of iran due to a range of concerns it is a list of nuclear
program chief among them. over a steady campaign we were able to cut iran's banks off from the financial centers would the trade and financial capabilities. in 2010 congress with this committee at its center dramatically advanced the effort, testing bipartisan measures that crude-oil sales down 60%, as growthed its foreign reserves and insured iran's leaders knew that it would not recover economically and delayed verifiably close off all pathways to nuclear weapon. these efforts led to the election of the president and culminated in the diplomatic process that produced the joins comprehensive plan of action. the women and men of my office worked incredibly hard over the past decade to build and enforce these measures and combat every effort to circumvent them. even now as we prepare to spend our second airing of the sanctions should iran fulfil its commitment under the deal we are
simultaneously readying a battery of sanctions against iran's a committee outside the nuclear fight. as human rights abuses inside iran into destabilizing activities in the region pursued through the i r d see through has deland other iranian partners and proxies' in syria, iraq, yemen and beyond and we will be building this pressuring close cooperation with our partners in europe, israel and the gulf. none of the successes would have been possible without strong bipartisan support from the house and senate and members and staff of this committee in particular. if confirmed by intend to build upon the close relationship we have enjoyed with this committee and to take on the pressing challenges ahead. i can commit to you that if confirmed i will not rest. i sit in a skiff every morning to read the latest intelligence and the threats we face are indeed serious. we need to be vigilant, smart and aggressive. the international landscape evolves i am confident we will
remain at the forefront of the government taps efforts to protect our national security. thank you very much for your time and consideration. i would be glad to answer any questions you may have. >> you have been acting as the undersecretary since february of this year. in your august testimony before this committee agreed with former national security adviser susan rice that we can expect some portion of the iran's current frozen assets to fund more terror than others illicit enacted. you concluded the treasury's office of terrorism and financial intelligence needs to ramp up its efforts to go after iran's listed funding streams. how would you leave now the ramping up of such things? >> thank you, mr. chairman. obviously it is a key campaign and one i will be spending a lot of my time on because there are
a lot of aspects. obviously the most visible effort is deploying new sanctions and we have done quite a lot against is the law, the quick force over recent years. i have analysts in my office set out a link chart, over 200 companies and officers that are sanctioned and all of the remainder sanction notwithstanding this deal and those sanctions thanks to congress have extraterritorial effect by which i mean foreign banks do business with anyone on that list do so at their own peril at the risk of being cut off from the financial system but in addition to the targeting efforts continuing to go after the networks, terrorist groups and properties, and a lot of in counterparts in the gulf these days, my next trip will be to those, a different attitude when
it comes to taking on iran's proxy's. to harness that attention, to disrupt a lot of money flows there going through places like dubai and banks in the region. we work closely with counterparts, with europe and beyond. >> since november of 2011 the entire iranian financial system has been designated with money-laundering concerns under section 311 of the patriot act for reasons of and nuclear proliferation. the task force has also issued numerous global warnings on iran's money laundering and terrorist financing risks. to receive sanctions out of the iran deal. do you expect the deceptive financial practices will
continue and if so what are your greatest concerns here? >> the findings issue with respect to iran's banking sector remains in place, is not affected, u.s. sanctions with respect to iran's banking sector remain untouched meaning no iranian banks can access the financial system, not open an account or purchase and security and not even to execute a transaction for a split-second's worth of business done in new york clearing bank, there remains off-limits to all iranian banks weather on the list or off the list. but with respect to how i expect to see the banks reform or behavior coming months it remains to be seen. we made clear to iran's leaders that if we see any banks moved from the list engaging in support to hezbollah, support to
iranian illicit ballistic missile activity they will find themselves back on the list and the iranians i believe understand that so we will see how they behave, but the choice will be theirs. >> sanctions as you point out are crucial tools in u.s. policy. i worry the u.s. government has not taken maximum advantage to these schools. when thinking about maximizing sanctions we need to approach sanctions policy from the tactical and strategic basis for long-term planning contingency scenarios. in your opinion how can the government organize better and approach strategic contingency planning for sanctions more effectively? >> how can we do a better job? >> it is a question we have to ask ourselves continuously and i can say having been a part of it from day one, i have seen us evolve lose some of our greatest
strides of the come in our intelligence officer and it truly is unique in the world. i don't know of another finance ministry in any other country that has an intelligence office focus on using our financial expertise a using our financial information, there really masters of to be able to track alyssa quotes. an area where our analysis has gone so much more sophisticated and has drawn upon by policymakers including the white house on regular basis but in terms of what more we can do to improve i think you are right, the longer-term strategic thinking is critical. the world has now taken notice of how powerful these tools are and with that d.c. new and more adaptive techniques and efforts to try to turn the schools, we have to be careful with how we use these tools, we have to be judicious how we use them but also be prepared to combat them should we see others trying to draw these same tools to weaken our national security.
>> senator brown. >> thank you. thank you for joining us. you have one of the most difficult jobs in this city, serving taxpayers what i think about the unending numbers, seems to be unending hour somewhere from your family. thanks to miriam and your children. and travel world during the iran negotiations, but so much into this and thank you very much. thank you walt, in meetings i had with you and numbers i had with you, secretary john kerry especially, thank you for your response, at proactive efforts to deal with and enhance and expand those efforts, proactively to address the issues of iranian financing of terrorism and i know you will be expecting to do end you will do so.
i know a lot of critical national security responsibilities in its portfolio. i would like a sense of your priorities, sanctioned enforcement countering money, laundering, terrorism, financing and other finance issues, described his committee your priorities, how treasury's efforts into a broader government efforts. >> at twitter and at the forefront, sanctions are really, work -- serves as a deterrent to keep them in line but also the nonnuclear activity i referenced in my opening statement. alongside that counterterrorism effort is why we were created. it is in our name, financial intelligence has to be at the forefront as well and particularly of course our efforts against isil which has posed a very serious challenge in terms of cutting off its
financing. when you look at a group like isil and a group like al qaeda the financing challenges are at night and day given the territory that i control and its ability to extort funds from people and its territory and draw on natural resources, oil or otherwise as the territory controls, it is a massive challenge but one the we are focused on not just with other members of the government, intelligence community but also in huge collision internationally. it is one of our trends here, how the international community's unanimous in trying to check and defeat isil and alongside those two i would mention cyber which is a threat that over my time has grown more prominent, more worrisome and here too sanctions are one part of the strategy. law enforcement, diplomacy, intelligence, we have a whole array of tools but thanks to president obama's issuance of new executive order we have
sanctions pull as well and where we see these actors targeting our infrastructure going after u.s. companies we now have the sanction capability to use that to prevent and deterred activity. >> i want to ask a question perhaps a bit more parochial if you will, we met several times to discuss the situation with respect to remittances to -- we met with saudi arabia to discuss the issues. you have been working to mitigate concerns of banks while ensuring terrorist financing standards are upheld and treasury and the world bank provide technical assistance to the some of the government to build its capacity but i remain concerned about this issue. can you give the committee an update on treasury's efforts in this area and on progress toward
restoring free flow of remittances from somalis and pretty generally columbus and minneapolis to smalles in africa? >> i would be happy to speak to our efforts here and i was in minneapolis, congressman ellis and organized to meet with the community to meet with their banks, to meet with ngos and state and local officials, minneapolis has a huge concentration, they're very world. i can said the funds have not stopped. bank accounts, at this point i have been told funds continue to go. remittances in somalia. and remittance in the united states, with money laundering and financing, and a challenging
issue. there's almost no central bank, and reminders or banks. the ability to restore confidence that allow remittance is to flow, if this is the efforts of the prime minister. undertaking serious steps and the world bank, state department and treasury department will do everything we can to assist him to build strength and inspire confidence that fund flows when they go to somalia. >> senator corker? >> thank you, mr. chairman, thank you for your service to our country. very much appreciate you telling us about your family history and your family support and i think
you know i have tremendous respect for what you do, 700 people you work with. in spite of the great work that you've done and others i think you understand there's a bipartisan majority here that feels not you but the administration squandered those efforts evidence that ending iran's nuclear program we basically are allowing the industrialization of that program. i know that was not your negotiation but many of us, most of us in a bipartisan way, very disappointed at that squandered opportunity. and had the president achieved what he said he wanted to do which was to end the program we have 100 people in the senate cheering and supporting that but at -- that is not what has
occurred. that is no reflection on you. there are some sanctions we put in place. the i s a act expires at the end of 2015. i assume since the snapback provisions that were negotiated as part of the deal rely on the fact that there have to be sanctions to snap back to, that you would be supportive of us extending i s a immediately so those sanctions are there to snap back. >> the talent and dedication in the office. with respect to the iran deal, not diplomatic, but i had the opportunity to participate in a number of rounds and i believe the deal to be a strong one to
achieve the president's objectives to obtain a nuclear weapon for -- to convince you. >> if you did not talk about that i would say the president said they would end nuclear program and we did not do that, we are industrializing the industrialization. they evolve and is unfortunate, and hopefully respect my position and disagreement but what i would like to hear is we could reauthorize with your support the sanctions that were in place. >> the administration with respect to preserving the leverage of snapback with the administration position has been very clear, with your own senator we need to have that leverage in order to be turned reaches to punish any breaches that occur. with the rain sanctions act, my
understanding is it doesn't expire until next year, 2016 and the administration position has been is premature to bring a prison set when we get to the sunset period. >> why would that be the case? >> things are in advance all the time. there are concerns about commitments to iran and that will not be the case. is always good to have certainty and one of the reasons people rush to pass dodd-frank was to create uncertainty. back to this is, it would be good for the world's to know those sanctions to provide certainty and i hope you would support if we were to pass those, those extensions taking place. >> the sanctions act is an
chinese delegation, on behalf of michelle and myself, welcome to the white house. and on behalf of the american people, welcome to the united states. >> translator: [speaking chinese] >> across more than two centuries, americans and chinese have traded together. chinese immigrants helped build our railroads and our great cities. the united states is enriched by millions of proud chinese americans, including those who join us here this morning. for this visit reflects the history of friendship and cooperation between our two great peoples. >> translator:
[speaking chinese] >> this is also an opportunity for michelle and me to reciprocate the hospitality shown to us during our visit to china. michelle, our daughters and my mother-in-law were warmly welcomed last year as they traveled across the country as well as i when i made a state visit to beijing. and i'm told that news about michelle's trip got some 1 billion views online. president xi, i believe that we are both accustomed to being outshone by our dynamic spouses.
>> translator: [speaking chinese] >> as i've said many times, the united states welcomes the rise of china in the stable, profitable and peaceful because of that benefits us all. our work together to increase trade, boost the global economy, fight climate change and prevent iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon shows that when the
united states and china work together, it makes our nation's and the world more prosperous and more secure. >> translator: [speaking chinese] >> even as our nations cooperate, i believe and i know you agree that we must address our differences candidly. the united states will always speak out on behalf of fundamental truths. we believe that nations are more
successful and the world makes more progress when our companies compete on a level playing field when disputes are resolved peacefully and with the universal human rights of all people are upheld. >> translator: [speaking chinese] >> during our multiple visits together, i believe that we have made significant progress in
enhancing understanding between our two nations and laying the foundation for continued cooperation. >> translator: [speaking chinese] >> president xi, you've spoken of your vision of china's peaceful development. during my visit to beijing last year you said that there were wide areas where our two nations need to and can cooperate with each other. and i fully agree. >> translator: [speaking chinese] >> in fact, in fact i believe that our two great nations, it
wish to thank you, mr. president, for your kind invitation at the gracious hospitality. i also wish to convey to the american people the warm regards and best wishes of over 123 billion chinese people. [speaking chinese] -- 1.3 billion. [speaking chinese] >> translator: china and the united states are both great nations. the chinese and american people are too great people here since we established diplomatic relations 36 years ago, china-u.s. relations have forged ahead despite twists and turns, and have made historic
responses. [speaking chinese] >> translator: at our meeting in the sum of 2013, president obama and i made the strategic decision of building a new model of major country relations. more than two years have passed, and we have made important progress in various areas of exchange and cooperation. this has been welcomed by people of our two countries, and to the world at large. [speaking chinese]
>> translator: working together, china and the united states can make a greater impact that our individual efforts. to grow our relationship under the new conditions, we must adapt to the changing times and to seize the positive momentum's. i come to the united states this time to promote peace, and advance cooperation. we would like to work with the u.s. side to make greater advances in our relationship,
and deliver more benefits to people of our two countries, and the whole world. [speaking chinese] >> translator: we must uphold the right direction of building a new model of major contribution to make sure our relationship is defined by peace, respect, and cooperation, and see to it that it keeps moving forward on the sound track of steady growth. [speaking chinese] >> translator: we must enhance strategic trust and a mutual
understanding, respect each other's interests and concerns, be broad-minded about our differences and disagreements, and to strengthen our people's confidence in china-u.s. friendship and cooperation. [speaking chinese] >> translator: we must pursue win-win cooperation, as a model and broaden the scope of our collaboration come and improve the well being of people of our two countries in the world through concrete actions and outcomes of cooperation. [speaking chinese]
>> translator: we must enhance friendship and promote interaction between our people. encourage our two societies to meet each other halfway, and cement the social foundation of china-u.s. relations. [speaking chinese] >> translator: we must promote world peace and development, improve coordination on major international and regional issues. make concerted efforts to address global challenges, and work with other nations to build a better world. [speaking chinese]
cordial conversations, and we hugged tightly when he had to say goodbye. to this day those moments are still fresh in my memory. three years ago i went back to muscatine and have every union with my old friends there. they said to me, friendship is a big business. well, from these old friends come and from many other american friends, i can feel first and the genuine friendship between the chinese and the american people. we do share each other's feelings. and this gives me every confidence about the future of our relations. [speaking chinese]
>> translator: mr. president, and mrs. obama, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends. success comes with dedicated effort. china-u.s. relations have reached a new founding point in the 20th century. for further growth of our relations, we have no choice but to seek win-win cooperation. let us work hand in hand with great resolve to write a new chapter in china-u.s. relations. [applause] >> armohonor guard.
♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> president obama and chinese leader xi jinping will hold a news conference later in the day to day. and this on china this month from hill. the united states and china will announce new commitments expanding unless you make a joint agreement on climate change including a cap-and-trade system for china, a number of
new declarations regarding domestic policies within the two countries and other countries will provide financing to developing nations to help them cope with climate change. that's according to senior obama administration officials. yesterday, you can read more about that from the hill.com. tonight, the state of the chinese president and his wife. live coverage on c-span2 start with white house our rivals again at six eastern on this network. coverage of pope francis us-visit continues from new york. he will give a speech to the u.n. general assembly at 10:45 a.m. preview program at 10. at 11:30 p.m. he will lead a multi-religious service at the 9/11 memorial on c-span3 and also on c-span radio. and c-span.org. some breaking news to pass on to you. just learning from "the new york times" and several other outlets that house speaker john boehner
will re-sign from congress and give up his house seat at the end of october according to aides in his office. speaker boehner was under extreme pressure from the right wing of his conference over whether not to defund planned parenthood into building t keep the government open. begin from "the new york times" house speaker john boehner will be resigning on congress and giving up his house seat at the end of next month. coming up on c-span3 this afternoon we had the family research council hosting a value voter summit. live coverage at 2 p.m. louie gohmert of texas and kim davis was recently jailed for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses, both of those people expected to make, every action this afternoon. again at the family research council's values voter summit. live coverage on c-span3 at 2 p.m. eastern. road to the white house 2016 continues now with a look at the presidential candidates debate
schedule. >> the sites and dates for three presidential debates. the first is slated for monday september 26 and 2015 on wright state university in dayton, ohio. the second debate on sunday october 92016 at washington university in st. louis, missouri, at the third and final debate on wednesday october 19 at the university of nevada in las vegas. one vice presidential debate on tuesday october 4, 2016 in farmville virginia. joining us is the co-chair of the commission on presidential debates. thanks for being with us. >> pleasure to walk us through the selection process that will the selection process privilege of these four universities? >> into 28 years we've been doing this what we do is the year before the debates we sent out to all the colleges and universities in the country in effect a request for bid that would indicate to them what they
have to do complicated to produce. the skeptics in hotel rooms within a circuit because we don't have 500 borders. then we get bids. we originally narrowed what we had for this year or next year down to 16 schools and then we have a team of technological people, camera people, lighting people, et cetera google outcome some people come and visit the possible venues. come back to us. to make other cuts and then, of course, when the secret service fester in fall. the secret service wants to make sure whatever site we choose they can log on for security purposes. so that 16 was then moved down to five. would also tried, not always possible, we would like to guess and geographic diversity. if we had our way we do something on the west coast and something in the northeast, something in the south and south and the midwest. doesn't always work out. some years ago we went to
washington university in st. louis and we counted that as our western site because it was on the western side of the mississippi river. we just didn't get enough acceptable bids from the west. what we have this year come for next year, we have chosen this year, is right state, ohio is a very important state i think in a presidential election. along -- longwood university in virginia. is not been one of virginia before other than a number the first town hall meeting was held in richmond many, many years ago. longwood university is an interesting school because it's primarily one of the schools those involved in the original brown v. board of education case. a very important case for our nation's history and the university has done a wonderful job of building around their location and their involvement in debt. washington university has been popular because of their marvelous facilities must the
secret service really likes washington university because of its ability for security. event university of nevada las vegas as our west coast -- west coast choice. there's all kind of factors. >> what about the possible of the third party candidate? with the criteria be for you to get a third party contender? >> the criteria has been for sometime, since 2000, you have to meet the constitutional requirements of being native-born, 35 years of age, you've also got to be on enough ballots to conceivably get 270 electoral votes and then prior to the debate you had to be at 15% in, average of five major polls. the commission is to considering what we're going to do with regard to criteria. without a number of suggestions made to us by a number of different groups. one called for whoever gets the most signatures to get on enough
ballots to qualify for 270 electoral votes. we have one that said anybody who gets enough ballots ought to be in a. another one that says there should be an online voting situation and whoever wins the online votes ought to be automatically integrates. there's a whole bunch of suggestions we still have under consideration, as well as consideration in changing for me. we made a very significant change in 2012 by dividing two of the debates, the first and the last debate, india six-5015 minute segments. the moderators indicated in advance what particular subject were going to be covered in 15 minutes, and they give the moderator the building to drill down and really get into the meat of those issues rather than just having a one minute of two-minute response. we were very pleased because the result last time in 2012 which you get the candidates talking to each other and debating the
there's been some criticism that i think we're taking our daughter was not we want to continue to spin alley which as you know sort of a circus atmosphere after the debate where supporters of each candidate going to room was reported and try to explain why their people one. there's a whole bunch of suggestions that we have. and what also the town hall meeting, as was not there some way we can't involve modern technology and social media into the town hall meeting. as well as having some questions from citizens there. we've got a lot of work yet to do. we hope to make some major announcement to do with the criteria within the next month. we like to announce the criteria at least a year before the election so that anyone who is thinking about running for president is exactly what they have to do in the next year to qualified to be in the debates. >> finally we are a year out but will the debates remain 90 minutes, and the yukon for whoever the nominee is are they will participate?
>> there's no law that says someone has to participate. i think we've been come at a time i've been on the commission come and i was there with paul krugman, the commission has conducted 19 presidential debates and seven vice presidential debates. i think it would be pretty hard in today's world for a major candidate to say i'm not going to participate in debates. if not impossible. remember back in 1980 when the league of women voters were operating the debates, john anderson was above 15% and was invited to participate and accepted it and when he accepted then president jimmy carter said i will not participate. so the first debate that year was between carter and governor reagan. by we have come a long way since then, but there's no way you can force a candidate who doesn't want to debate to debate. it's a passionate they are taking that decision in their own hands as to whether the american people would accept that are not spirit and the
length of these debates? >> i still think we are looking at 90 minutes. we haven't made a final decision yet, another format decision. i thought the debate the other night being three hours was extremely long but by the same token there were 16 or 17 people on stage. we hope we don't get to that position, but i think if you can keep it a crisp 90 minutes, maybe stretch it to two hours, again like i said those are things we have to consider. we haven't a decision should. >> if you want more information on the 26th in debates and the location, check it out at debates.org. frank fahrenkopf is a co-chair of the commission on presidential debates. thank you very much for being with us. >> thanks, steve. >> one day after arguing the most notable day of his political career, the speech by pope francis before a joint meeting of congress, word is going to house speaker john
boehner is set to resign. a tweet from the hills just in coming resign for the good of the republican conference and the institution. and about 40 minutes or so the senate with the gaveling in. the house is in this one as well. were also expect comments from the speaker. the republican conference is meeting. all eyes turn to speaker boehner and word of this morning is reselling that only a speakership but he is resigning his seat in congress to will open up phone lines hear from you. you can also tweak us and that is at c-span to take a look at the headline reporting this morning. boehner to resign in october.
just a quick bit from the because business is just coming out this went to house speaker john boehner told republican lawmakers on friday he will resign at the end of october. the embattled mayor said he will resign from both a speakership and his house seat. he told law makers in a closed-door conference as wednesday still going on. speaker boehner plays the first job of any speaker is to protect thithis institution as whistler yesterday with the holy father, it is the one thing that unites and inspires us all. the aide said dan had only been planning this trip to the end of last year but decided to stay on after the and house majority leader eric cantor suffered a stunning primary loss. despicably putting members through prolonged leadership turmoil with you irreparable damage to the institution. he is proud of the majority has accomplished come into speakership but for the good of the republican conference and institution he will resign his speakership effective october 30. some other porting ikea from the
hill. webcammers on capitol hill waiting for members to leave the conference been. that's what you're seeing on the left side of your screen sal put any numbers, to talk about that we will have that live for you. in the senate coming in at about 35 minutes or so at 10:30 a.m. eastern. a couple of tweets that you can send us a tweet as will and that would be at c-span to hear tony writes maybe mccarthy the majority leader is between waiting but he's not going to india easier time leading party with conservative wing that must feel victorious. from matt fuller of cq roll call -- >> and this one from chad who
covers capitol hill for fox news. this morning from "the new york times," their headline is speaker john boehner will resign from congress be we're going to stay here live on c-span2 put the senate coming in at 1038 it will take your calls a let's keep our eye on that position just outside the republican conference room waiting for word from members of the republican conference and house speaker john boehner. >> [inaudible conversations]
[inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> congressman westmoreland of alabama target a couple of reporters. the news this morning house speaker john boehner set to resign from congress. we expect to hear from the speaker shortly. members of the covers are meeting. reporters are having from congressman westmoreland.
happy from missouri, democratic like and what do you think of the news this morning traffic on in the middle of my kitchen making coffee and doing a happy dance. this is absolutely, beside the pope coming and that china had coming and the u.n. and everything is just absolutely fabulous. and then on top of it dana resign. oh, my god this is absolutely wonderful. >> host: what makes you so happy that john boehner is stepping down? >> caller: because he and obama and mitch mcconnell have been at odds since obama was elected. and, of course, everybody knows they have that meeting saying that our big fight is going to make sure that he's not reelected and that we're going to do everything in congress to block everything that obama tries to do. and they tried and tried to do it and obama has had used executive order time and again, time and again just to get our obamacare and some really good things done. and so the fact danger is
stepping down, somebody's going to come in his place -- boehner -- is got to be better but it is worse is going to make republicans look really bad for the upcoming election. so i think this is fabulous, but ben has been a nemesis and a thorn to obama from day one so i'm just ecstatic. >> again this news coming one day after the joint meeting yesterday from pope francis we want to remind you of our coverage of the pope, continues open c-span3. he would be speaking to the general silicon at this point at 10:45 a.m. eastern live on c-span2 get our coverage of the senate here in about half an hour on c-span2. the house is in this morning after finishing up work on one bill on epa reviews for projects. i should be wrapped up short and that's live on c-span. cedar key on georgia good morning to eric. >> caller: yes, good morning. i feel like it's great he is
resigning for the simple fact boehner if you compare his speakership to tip o'neill and the people who is on the bill clinton even newt gingrich and these people from actually worked together. tip o'neill, his budget was put on the house floor within the first 100 days. tip o'neill actually help pass and get democratic votes when boehner is the opposite. the same way when nancy pelosi was speaker. actually helped keep the war fun and all this money going and we democrats were against it. the thing john podesta oestreich tea party, he's going against present obama on things that would actually help the united states and move us forward. and he would not put it on the floor. tip o'neill, democr