tv DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson and Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy Remarks CSPAN October 5, 2015 1:30pm-2:01pm EDT
i want us to deal with the big substance abuse epidemic, so that we begin to turn the tide on heroin and pills, and other addictions that are ruining peoples lives. and going back to the gun discussion, we have got to have more treatment for mental health , we have to figure out how to help more people get the treatment, assuming it is available. [applause] i want thenton: world to be safer, i want the world that you will become an adult in the still be led by the united states, because there is no alternative. the united states, if we don't lead, nobody leads. we have a vacuum. the vacuum is filled by a lot of bad actors, including terrorist groups who will take advantage of their neighbors and eventually even threaten us. and i want to protect our rights, our civil rights, human rights, gay rights, women's rights. i want to protect the rights of americans.
we have a lot of work to do. i can't possibly, even as president, do all of that. it has to be done by everybody working together. everybody standing up for the kind of country that we want to live in, that we want to see for our children. i'm a grandmother, as maybe you know. i will just say this. i am the granddaughter of a factory worker. my grandfather worked at this , and lease meals -- mills he did it to support his family and so his sons of have a better life. and they did. all three of his sons ended up going to college. my dad started a small business. it was really small, but it provided a good middle-class life for us. here i am, third-generation, asking all of you to elect a president. that is the american story.
i will do whatever i can, as will my husband, to help our granddaughter have the best possible life. but you know what, that's not enough. it's not enough. and that's what i want people to understand. you shouldn't have to be the granddaughter of a former president or secretary of state to believe you can fulfill your dreams in our country. you should be able to be the granddaughter of a factory worker or the grandson of a truck driver and have that same opportunity. so every single day, i'm going to wake up in the white house and i'm going to say to myself, what am i going to do today to make sure every child in this country has a chance to live up to his or her god-given potential. that is my mission as president. [applause] so many hands. right there. i will give you my microphone. >> good morning. thank you for taking my question. you are right.
every day or every week we're hearing about children dying on the streets or in their schools at the hands of strangers with guns. we are also hearing about children dying in their homes by the hands of their caregivers. we are seeing child poverty continued to increase as children slept through the shredded safety net. and we're hearing from college professors and employers that young people are coming to them not ready to learn or prepared for 20% three jobs. policiesent, what would you look to move forward in your first 100 days to protect our children, and prepare them for their future? hillary clinton: thank you. sadly, her question really points to what's been happening in our country, where over the last 10 years, because of the great recession, because of the
huge loss of jobs and wealth that people had built up before 2007, 2008, poverty is on the increase. today, 51% of the children in our public schools are eligible for low or reduced cost or free lunches. pass, maye on a good i say come in the 90's. we were on a good pass to lift more people out of poverty, and by lifting families out of poverty, you helped to lift children out of poverty. we are going to have to redouble our efforts, do all of that again. i give president obama enormous credit for taking us out of a deep ditch that he was in when the republicans left. there are a number of things we have to do. jobsop of the list is more , raise them in wage so that
people who work full time are not still living in poverty, and they can provide a better life for their children. more jobs in general, and there are a lot of great projects, we have a lot of roads and bridges and rail track and airports and ports and everything else in our country that is deteriorating, entities to be built up, maintain, so we are more competitive economically. that would put millions of people to work. and i think we can combat climate change by more clean energy jobs, which would be millions of jobs and businesses, incentivesed the that are still in the tax code and other parts of our government for fossil fuels to wind and solar and advanced onfuels, we would be a head the climate change front, and we would be putting people to work, and we are already seeing that in some parts of our country. we just need to do it all the way across.
people who work for corporations should be able to share in the profits, not just the ceos, but everybody. up and down the line in those companies. market basket, place you all know, because they now have profit-sharing for their employees. more towe need to do support small business, which creates 60% of the jobs in america. right now, we're behind in small business creation and growth. we used to be number one, we are now not even in the top 10. and more do more credit, get rid of regulations and licensing in the barriers that stand in the way for people to start their business, like my dad did. and be able to provide a good middle-class life. and once we get the economy moving again, then we can turn our attention to how we can be good partners with families with children are at here are some of my thoughts, and i have worked
in this area for a very long time. first and foremost, we have to keep them safe. and free from violence by strangers or those within their own homes and families. kids whoeed to help may not have the opportunities that many of our kids, and my grandchild has to get ahead, that means you have to have early childhood education. [applause] just a clinton: it's not nice thing to do, if you don't prepare kids in their first five years, when they get to school, they will be behind. there will be an achievement gap. and then it's really hard for the kid in the family of the school to close that gap. i happen to think talent is everywhere. but i don't think opportunity is. i don't know what we're losing because we have poor kids who are not given a chance to really get off to a good start, whose brains are not being stimulated
getway that will help them a vocabulary so that they can be successful in school. think the early childhood peace of this is very important. health care is essential. i helped start the children's health insurance program back in the 90's to take care of 8 million kids. [applause] hillary clinton: and that's why i find states that don't want to expand medicaid to be really missing the boat. we need to have people healthy. how can we have a competitive economy if they can't get their basic health needs met? that's particularly true for kids. my first job out of law school was with the children's defense fund. we would go into areas in the ,chools and kids couldn't see we stopped having school nurses, we stopped testing their eyesight. i found out that i couldn't see in fourth-grade. because i didn't know i couldn't see very my mother would have
taken me to find out, but i thought the world was a big impressionist painting. i just got up really close to the tv set. then we had and i examine school and i found out i really can't see. there are so many kids that are not getting those basic health needs met. that also holds them back. and then of course, once we are in school, i think we should start respecting teachers again who are actually in the classroom with the kids, and try to help them help the children. i literally could go on all day. i will just say one more thing. we now have a hunger problem again. a lot of us thought that was behind us. we have both a hunger and a nutrition problem. we have maybe not the kind of hunger that turns people into what is obviously physical malnutrition. but we don't have adequate nutrition in a lot of
neighborhoods and communities, and we don't have a lot of families who understand how to best feed their kids, because what they can afford is not necessarily good for their kids. but it's affordable. you know we need to do more work on this to get back to where there isn't that sense of either hunger or poor nutrition i can really affect a child's developed. this is something i would do as president, but i would ask everybody to help me do, because there is work to be done in every community, including manchester. the gentleman in the blue shirt. >> hello. i guess i'm wondering what we're going to do about mental health in this country? this come up so much with substance abuse to various shootings -- just the general state of our lack of funding for
all of the service providers out there. i think this all happened after we de-institutionalized mental health, and we had a promise to fund it, but we never did. how are you going to change that? hillary clinton: you are absolutely right. some of you are member that. back in the 1980's, we had a lot of debate over big institutions, where people were housed, but in many cases, they were warehoused. and the results of a lot of investigations which showed how people were not be adequately cared for was to shut down a lot of the institutions. at the same time, those who are worried about what would happen to people if there were no place for them were guaranteed we would have funding and timidity alternatives for mental health. so we shut down the institutions, by and large, and we never really invested what we should in mental health
alternatives. that's going to be something that i push very hard. as you mentioned gun violence, which is something that is often directly related to mental health problems. the addiction issue, a lot of people with mental health challenges are self-medicating with alcohol and drugs. so than they have a dual problem that has to be addressed. we move forward with the a affordable care act, we have to enforce the decision that was made, that people with physical health and mental health can get treatment. the right now, a lot of insurance companies, a lot of states, a lot of businesses are not providing the kind of support you need for mental health. when somebody is either convinced, or decides to seek mental health problems, they very often are told we have no place for you, come back in six
weeks or three months, and who knows what will happen. you know where most people now who are presenting with mental health problems show up? they are in our jails in our prisons. it's understandable, because they are harm to themselves or to others. they often act out in a way that draws attention of law enforcement. and in most places in the country, there is nowhere else for them to go, so they are put in jail. and they may be held there for a long time. without any treatment, and in the end of in prison, they are still not getting adequate treatments. the other point i want to say we haveis is, because over prescribed painkillers, the opioids we have a lot of people who have gotten very addicted to them. straint creates a mental on top of whatever other problems you might have. we now have a lot of people who have to try and withdraw. and we have about 23 million people who are addicted in
america. so when they go for help, only one in 10 can get it. see you got this real double whammy, people with mental health problems are getting help, people with addiction and substance abuse problems are not getting help, and you got to figure out how we take resources and treat both people simultaneously, because too often, they become interconnected. and then we have a real problem. doledge to you, i'm going to everything i can, more facilities, more trained people, more insurance coverage, more revenues. you can call on somebody, you know everybody. [laughter] hillary clinton: that, and attention. he told me we only have time for more question. >> a man who lives next door to hear, his name is sanders, i think. he has an idea about sending kids to college for free, as he
thinks they do in europe. it's not actually free, but you have a plan that would sort of make him back down a little bit on this? hillary clinton: i will speak for myself. he is clearly more than capable of speaking for himself. we're going to have a debate in about eight days, so we will have a chance to contrast. but if you are interested in this issue, and i think everybody is, how we get college more affordable, and how we refinance student debt -- go to my website, hillary clinton.com. it's called the new college compact, but very briefly, i do have a different approach. first of all, my approach is been, thankfully, endorsed by a lot of people because i think what it does is it addresses many aspects of this problem. first, we've got to get the cost of college town. colleges and universities have
to quit raising tuition and costs on students and families. is to say we are going to have free college, but we don't really put pressure on the colleges and universities to lower the cost, you're going to continue to see costs going up, and then the cost of the quote free college will go up. that to me is unsustainable. first and foremost, i want colleges and universities looking at, and administrators they need, how many buildings they need, connie different courses are no longer really relevant. let's take a hard look at what we're doing on campus. yet those costs down so we can keep tuition down. secondly, i have said that the federal government -- i have a plan, $350 billion over 10 years. about $35 billion a year, where we would match for every dollar that the state would put in to making college more affordable
for their students, we would match them for to one. they would have to agree on some of these changes the public colleges and universities to get the money. and then, if you choose a public college or university, i will goe it possible for you to without borrowing money for tuition, but i will expect something from you. like, for example, 10 hours of work week. i worked when i was in college, i worked when i was in law school. [applause] hillary clinton: i want young people to know that this is an important value. and yes, you have to work for it. but it will be for a public possibler university, to not borrow money for tuition. for living expenses, i will make it possible for the pell grants to be used for living expenses. because what happens now is young people who get a pell grant, they often find it
doesn't even cover tuition anymore. so we will deal with the tuition side on the public college and university. and then we will deal with the living expense side. if you do have to borrow money, it will be with a low interest rate. and i will forgive loans to people who do public service of time --a period [applause] -- i have toon: so tell you. i don't think college should be free for donald trump's children. i think people who are well off should have to pay for college. i'm interested in the middle class, and working people, and poor kids who deserve to have a better shot at going to college and graduating. [applause] hillary clinton: i feel strongly tot, when you already have
-- who has student debt still? oh, yeah. we have 40 million people in america was doing debt. what i want is to refinance all the student debt. now, if you have a home mortgage, or you're making car payments, you can refinance it. we for bid you from refinancing student debt. and at the event i did earlier in holland, a young woman way in the back who said her just rate is 12%. iwant us to refinance it, want to provide everybody the chance to pay back their loans as a percentage of their income. if you are a firefighter or school principal, or social --ker, or a police officer whatever you are doing that you want to do, but you are not making a lot of money, you are not going to have to pay back at
that high interest rate. you are going to be able to pay back at about 10% of your income. when i got out of law school i went to work for the children's defense fund, i didn't go to a big law firm, i went to work for a nonprofit because i wanted to work on behalf of kids. that theky enough university at that time offered me the chance to pay it back as a percentage. both bill and i had loans, and and i a law professor became a law professor. $14,000, $17,000 a year. we were paying back our loans by what we can afford. i want this to be, as i say, a compact. where people do their part, obviously, young people how to do their part, families have to do what they can afford to do. andeges have to pitch in get the costs down. and the federal government will partner with states. we've had this example of medicaid.
if the state says no, we don't want to partner with the federal government, then i will write institutions like this one. i do want to me to colleges to be as inexpensive as possible, stepse it's an important for a lot of young people to take. thank you all very much. [applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2015] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] >> all campaign long, c-span takes you on the road to the white house. to thered access candidates at townhall meetings, news conferences, rallies, and speeches. we are taking your comments on twitter, facebook, and by phone. and always, every campaign event recover is available on our website, at c-span.org.
>> keeping up with congress today, the house gavels and in a couple of minutes for pro forma session, no legislative work will happen today. debate continues tomorrow after two eastern -- 2:00 eastern. agenda, a bill that would require the transportation security administration to review and improve airport procedures for the issuance and oversight of credentials for screening personnel. later in the week, number of energy bills, including one lifting the four-year-old man on crude oil exports. house republicans exec to meet off the floor to hold leadership elections. you can see the house right here on c-span, the gavilan at 2:00 p.m. eastern. , and they returns will have a confirmation vote to follow tomorrow. it's likely senators will like to move forward on a bill authorizing 2016 defense programs. see the senate live on c-span two. we did mention the republican leadership elections that are taking place thursday. here's a look at a couple of the more contested races.
three names in the hat for house speaker, kevin mccarthy, and florida conservative daniel webster announced earlier, well utah republican and oversight committee chair jason chaffetz announced his candidacy over the weekend. spotontest for the second is between north carolinas tom price, and majority whip steve scalise. court started their latest term, we got a preview from a reporter who covers the justices. is this from today's "washington journal." this as much as we can until the house begins their session. host: joins us on the opening day of the new supreme court. termuch is one in influenced by the other? he wrote the discipline liberal wing steer the last term. can you expect a pendulum swing the other way?
guest: i do. it's artificial, they have to decide 70 or so each term, and it's artificial where you draw the line. it did seem like the left side of the court did a lot of winning. a lot of people surprised. in term this year has cases it that suggest the pendulum will swing the other way. the right side of the court might have a better year. host: the headline in today's "new york times," politically charged cases await the supreme court as a new session opens. your lead on this to set the scene for today at the supreme court. the last supreme court term ended with liberal victories, conservative disarray, and bruce relations between the justices. the new one which opens on monday marks the start of chief justice john roberts second decade on the court, and it will reveal whether the last terms leftward drift and acrimony were anomalies or something more lasting. you can go to the new york
times. is with us for next week five minutes as we preview this term. guest: i like having the pros read to me. host: you mentioned the justices ideology, is a chart that went with one of your last stories on this that talks about martin quinn scores ideologies try and , a visual. explain what martin quinn score is? guest: if the data analysis of voting patterns. what you see on that chart is that the liberals are ideologically very close. there is much more a gap among the conservatives. and they often approach cases from a different point of view. one thing that chart shows is that the two george w. bush appointees started essentially identify the same place. alito drifts slightly to the right, roberts slightly to the left.
liberal,is not taken a he is still a very conservative justice. the probably because he is the chief justice, he is also influenced by his responsibilities to the institution. and that may cause him in some cases to take a more moderate tack. host: we will see that in some of the big cases coming up this term. in terms of blockbuster cases, are there going to be more this term the last term? guest: it's hard to predict. usually there are 20 cases decided i 54 votes. -- decided by 5-4 votes. of the 70 or so, maybe 15 or 20 are that closely divided. and of those, they are not always the same five and not always the same four. but mostly they are. four liberals, for conservatives, justice kennedy in the middle. if the supreme court takes
up the issue of abortion, a high-profile issue this term. what are the potential cases that that issue could involve? guest: the leading case comes out of texas. they haven't taken yet. they haven't had an abortion cases 2007. this is a case where taxes enact the law that says was meant to protect women's health. as enact a law that it says was meant to protect women's health, but ends up closing 30 of the 40 clinics. imposes what the supreme court has called an undue burden on the constitutional right to abortion is a live question and one that as you suggest will closely divided this justices --the justices. host: what is the process by which they pick the cases? guest: 7000 times a year, people ask the court to take the case. host: 7000. guest: 7000 times and they take
maybe 1% of those, 70 of them. the justices sit down in private and whenever a case against four votes, it goes on the docket. four could take a case, five to win a case. some maneuvering. there is a case you might be interested in what you do not want to put it on the docket unless you are sure to win. it decides which cases it will take. the texas case has all kinds of reasons i think they will take it in part because they have already intervened after an appeals court allowed the clinics to close. the court stepped in temporarily itan emergency basis and said let us put a freeze on it for now and let the clinics stay open until we decide whether to take the case.
it makes it that much more likely the court does take the case. host: what is the name of that case? guest: i think it is whole women's health versus cole, but i could be wrong. host: we preview this term of the supreme court with adam liptak. john is up first from montana on the line for independents. caller: good morning, guys. my question is the supreme itrt's actions last time -- seems like it is closer to the legislation from the bench. what is the counter to it? is there any kind of judicial review and we are going to leave this discussion on the first day of the supreme court's new term to bring you live coverage of the u.s. house now. they are going to have a brief
pro forma session at the conclusion of this session we will go back to our discussion on the supreme court. just be a couple of moments. live coverage on this monday here on c-span. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c., october 5, 2015. i hereby appoint the honorable luke messer to act as speaker pro temporerary on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray.