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the unemployment rate is lower than it's been in over seven years. manufacturing is growing. housing is bouncing back. we've reduced our deficits by two-thirds. and 16 million more americans now know the security of health insurance. this is your progress. it's because of your hard work and sacrifice that america has come back from crisis faster than almost every other advanced nation on earth. we remain the safest, strongest bet in the world. of course, you might not know all that if you only listened to the bluster of political season, when it's in the interest of some politicians to paint america as dark and depressing as possible. but i don't see it that way. i've met too many americans who prove, day in and day out, that this is a place where anything is possible. yes, we have a lot of work to do to rebuild a middle class that's had the odds stacked against it now for decades. that's the thing about america
-- our work is never finished. we always strive to be better -- to perfect ourselves. we just have to make the right choices. and if republicans want to help, they can choose, right now, to pass a budget that helps us grow our economy even faster, create jobs even faster, lift people's incomes and prospects even faster. but they've only got until the end of the month to do it -- or they'll shut down our government for the second time in two years. democrats are ready to sit down and negotiate with republicans right now. but it should be over legitimate issues like how much do we invest in education, job training, and infrastructure -- not unrelated ideological issues like planned parenthood. we need to set our sights higher than that. we need to reverse harmful cuts to middle-class economic priorities, close loopholes that benefit only a fortunate few at the top, and invest more in the things that help our entire economy grow.
there's nothing principled about the idea of another government shutdown. there's nothing patriotic about denying the progress you've worked so hard to make. america is great right now -- not because of our government, or our wealth, or our power, but because of everyone who works hard every day to move this country forward. now congress needs to work as hard as you do. thanks, and have a great weekend. senator capito: i'm senator shelley moore capito from west virginia. for months, congress carefully and thoughtfully examined the details of the president's agreement with iran and its profound implications for our national security. we have evaluated this deal through simple and straightforward standards: will this agreement eliminate iran's path to a nuclear weapon? will it improve the security situation in the middle east? and, most importantly, will it make america safer? the bipartisan majority of congress and the american public
have concluded it will not improve our safety, our security or our stability. the partisan minority in congress who support the deal acknowledge its shortcomings, and the litany of flaws raised throughout this debate should invoke serious concerns about our entering into this agreement with iran. the tens of billions of dollars that iran will receive once the sanctions are lifted will only increase its ability to sponsor the syrian regime, support hezbollah and threaten our allies. the president has said that sanctions will go back into effect if iran violates this agreement, but let's be clear, reversing course will be next to impossible. when i visited the middle east this spring, i heard firsthand from world leaders and our troops on the ground about the dangers posed by a nuclear iran. iran is the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism. this is the same regime that is
currently holding four americans prisoner. its supreme leader said last week that he believes israel will no longer exist within 25 years. the regime has already signaled it will defy attempts by the u.s. and other nations who aim to enforce this agreement. iran's supreme leader has said that, "even after this deal, our policy toward the arrogant u.s. will not change." based on its past actions, iran is not a credible player. sanctions adopted by congress are what brought iran to the negotiating table in the first place. stronger sanctions could have forced iran to accept a better agreement an agreement that is in the best interests of america and the world. unfortunately, a partisan minority in the senate blocked a bipartisan majority from even taking a true up or down vote on whether the nuclear agreement should be approved. this is despite the fact that
congress overwhelming passed legislation giving the american people the right to review the president's agreement and provide congress the ability to vote on it. many of the democrats who supported legislation in may giving congress the ability to vote on the agreement's merits changed their position and helped to deny an up or down vote. after it became clear this week that 42 democrats would band together to allow this flawed deal to move forward, republicans took steps to link the agreement to iran's poor track record. majority leader senator mitch mcconnell offered an amendment that would prevent the president from lifting nuclear sanctions in the agreement until iran recognizes israel's right to exist and releases the four american prisoners currently held in iranian custody. before we provide iran with tens of billions of dollars in sanctions relief, we should get a commitment that it will recognize one of our key allies
and ensure the safe return of our citizens. but democrats also blocked a vote on this amendment, allowing president obama to waive sanctions and move forward with this unpopular agreement. with these negotiations, the president had an opportunity to use the leverage created by international sanctions to dismantle iran's nuclear program. he had an opportunity to show leadership and restore our standing in the world. yet, instead this is a deal that fails to meet even the administration's own objectives. because the president operated from a position of concession and not of strength, the american people are left with a bad deal. i'm senator shelley moore capito, and thank you for listening. the pope's visit to the u.s., we have live cover from washington.
on wednesday, september 23, the pope will visit the white house is starting with a welcoming ceremony on the south lawn followed by a meeting with president obama. makesrsday, the pope history on capitol hill, becoming the first pontiff to adjust the house of representatives and the senate during a joint meeting. follow all of c-span's live coverage of the historic visit, live on tv or online. >> all persons having business before the honorable supreme court give their attention. roe v wade -- >> probably the most famous case this course ever decided. >> -- existed to enslave people
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foreign affairs with reporters at the christian science monitor. later, some of today's new hampshire democratic party convention with 2016 presidential candidates. c-span, created by america's cable companies and brought to you peter: often on this program, we talk about and with the federal communications commission, but there is another federal agency that is involved in telecommunication issues as -- and that is the federal trade commission. we are pleased to have two of its members join us on "the communicators" this week. terrell mcsweeney is a democrat and maureen ohlhausen is a republican, the only republican currently on the commission. commissioner mcsweeney, where is that intersection between the ftc and the fcc when it comes to telecommunication?