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a great economy requires great public schools. it's important to note, we are already doing a lot of things well. three of the top 10 public high schools in the country. hardworking, dedicated and nationally-renowned teachers and principals. and while scores on the nation's report card dropped across the country, arizona students continued to improve. [applause] together, we've made substantial progress towards giving our educators the resources they've been asking for. last year, faced with one of the most contentious legal issues in arizona history, leaders in education and the legislature stepped up.
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the result, a monumental, bipartisan, $3.5 billion solution, that will go to the voters in 127 days. [applause] this is a once in a generation opportunity to change the trendline on education funding. the stakes are high. for the cynics out there, looking to stop this plan or rooting for its defeat, if you're hoping this lawsuit will be resolved any other way, it won't. and to my democratic friends, even if you voted against sending it to the ballot, now it's on the ballot.
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you can't sit on the sidelines. please, put politics and partisanship aside, and put our kids and teachers first. [applause] i've promised to put all my energy into ensuring its passage. so let me just say, i'm voting yes on prop 123, if you're with me, raise your hand. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you.
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k you. in the past year, i've visited schools all over the state, meeting teachers, principals and parents. they looked me in the eye, and i've listened. to those parents and educators, i want you to know, i've heard you, and this plan delivers. in the years ahead, arizona will be among the states investing the most new dollars in public education, all without raising taxes. [applause] this is a first step, a big first step, but not our only step to improve public education in arizona. [applause]
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we know spending is not the measure of success. and it shouldn't just be about the billions of dollars we are putting into public education, it must be about what our kids are getting out of their education. until the thousands of kids on public school wait lists have access to our finest teachers and principals, our job isn't done. [applause] so here's the plan. we are going to make it easier and more affordable for our best public schools to expand. for months, my office has worked with the top credit rating agencies in the country to develop a structure that lets our excellent public schools finance their expansion at lower cost. [applause]
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this means they can spend more money in the classroom, and less paying interest to a bank on wall street. [applause] by utilizing dollars you allocated last year for the creation of the arizona public school achievement district, combined with additional dollars that won't impact the general fund, we can and will make this happen. [applause] we also need to provide resources for aging schools to repair and rebuild their facilities for future students. [applause] next, we need to reward schools that are helping kids reach their full potential. all of us should be alarmed to hear that more than half of our
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high school graduates can't get into our own state universities. so under our plan, schools that produce students who successfully complete ap-level, college-prep courses will be rewarded with more dollars. [applause] schools in low-income areas, where educators and students face added challenges, will receive an even greater boost for helping kids beat the odds. [applause] i know not every child plans to to go to college, but their k-12 experience also needs to prepare them for life. which is why i'm targeting high-need employment sectors with a new focus on career and
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technical education. [applause] there is bipartisan support for this, so let's get it done. [applause] the state isn't the only player in public education. every day, philanthropic foundations in arizona are investing in our schools. they are developing new school leaders, expanding educational opportunities for low-income children and funding the arts and sciences. i intend to partner with the heads of these foundations to provide an even greater opportunity and impact in our schools. [applause]
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and when we get our kids prepared, there are great universities right here in arizona ready to educate them at the highest level. [applause] wherever your loyalties may lie, you have to admit, our universities are literally out of this world. [applause] a u of a grad recently discovered water on mars. arizona state university was just named the most innovative university in the country. [applause] and nau is now a magnet for students ditching california in
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search of a high-quality, affordable higher education alternative. [applause] our universities and community colleges have been on the cutting edge when it comes to research, innovation and problem solving, just look a few miles down the road. the template for the new american university is in our own backyard, and because of dr. michael crow's efforts, none other than the new york times has recognized the barrett honors college at arizona state university as the gold standard , the equivalent of an ivy
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league education right here, accessible to all, and the envy of every other state in the nation. [applause] i want all our university presidents to know, we value your work, and i intend to be a partner in strengthening arizona higher education. [applause] as a parent and as governor, there's one number that keeps me up at night. 18,927. that's how many arizona children, through no fault of their own, have found themselves in the foster care system. we have to stand up for these kids.
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[applause] and that means making sure that no matter the failings of their parents, they and their caregivers have the resources they need. and grandmas, grandpas, aunts and uncles, shouldn't face roadblocks to care for children in their own extended families. [applause] but under current policy, they do. in many cases, a grandmother actually receives fewer dollars to raise her own grandchild, than a stranger would. that's wrong. [applause]
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this session, let's end the grandmother penalty and keep more families together. [applause] as we continue to ease the burden, the fact remains, we ask a lot of foster parents, and we know there are thousands of families currently trying to get into our best public schools, where the lines are long. i say, if we want to see more foster and adoptive families, let's give them an incentive, a fast pass to the front of the line of our best public schools. [applause] this will ensure vulnerable
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children an opportunity at a great education, and bring more good people to take on the noble cause of fostering a child. [applause] for fathers out there who aren't meeting their obligations, we also have a plan. i'm talking to deadbeat dads. for too long, you've been able . for too long, you've been able to remain anonymous, able to skirt your financial and legal responsibilities with no shame. not anymore. some people have referred to me as the hash-tag governor. well here's a new one for all the deadbeat dads out there. effective immediately, the state is going to begin posting the photos, names and money owed by these losers to social media,
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with the hash-tag deadbeat. [applause] it's simple. if you're old enough to father a child, then you're old enough to accept financial responsibility for that child. [applause] if you don't want your embarrassing, unlawful, and irresponsible behavior going viral, man up, and pay up. [applause] when it comes to the welfare of women and children in our state, there will be zero tolerance for men who victimize.
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[applause] yet right now, in just maricopa county alone, there is a backlog of 2,300 rape kits that sit in storage, uninvestigated. all across our state, women await justice, and predators evade the law looking for their next victim. today, i signed an executive order establishing a special law enforcement team to solve this injustice. my budget will allocate dollars to start the process of clearing these backlogs. i want a plan, to be followed by legislation, that requires every rape kit to be investigated. [applause]
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on my watch, the state of arizona will do whatever it takes to lock these criminals away. [applause] whether it's unemployment, homelessness, crime, child neglect, or the prison population, all these issues trace back to a common theme, drug abuse and addiction. in september, we created the border strike force bureau, a partnership between local, state and federal law enforcement that's providing a force multiplier in the fight against drug cartels and border crime. already, with a minimal
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investment, the strike force has made over 300 arrests, taken down 14 cartel members, and seized 4,400 pounds of marijuana, 194 pounds of meth, and 21 pounds of heroin. [applause] 21 pounds of heroin in four months. that's nearly a million individual hits, and more than dps seized in all of 2014. think about this. that same year, 1,248 arizona newborns came into this world already addicted to drugs.
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we cannot wait to act. let's stand together this session and provide law enforcement, especially our border county sheriffs, the resources they need to ramp up the fight against the bad guys and end this scourge on our state. [applause] but for those suffering from addiction, it's a different story, and law enforcement can only go so far. 75% of heroin addicts started out using prescription drugs. we found in a single month, through a voluntary online database, that hundreds of arizonans were doctor shopping,
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and receiving highly-addictive and dangerous drugs from multiple physicians at the same time. imagine how many more people we could help with a requirement that doctors use that database. it's time for us to make that happen. [applause] next, we must find help for those who want it. so i'm bringing together a team of leading substance abuse experts, recovering addicts, and providers to find the best treatments and reduce barriers to care. [applause] and, if we're serious about reducing recidivism, and reversing the growth of our
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prison population, let's begin by building on the model already working in pima county, a community corrections center, providing tough love and on-site drug treatment and counseling. it's time we bring this to the state's largest county, where the most people are transitioning back to life in our community. let's give them a second chance so they stay clean and never end up back in prison. [applause] despite all these challenges, arizona has a lot to be proud of. tonight, one year after hosting the most watched and most successful super bowl in history, the college football playoff national championship kicks off right here, in just a few hours.
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[applause] from the looks of it, it will be another night for the record books. but after the last touchdown is scored and all the fans have gone back home, our greatest assets will remain, our people. [applause] the 7,772 men and women serving in the arizona national guard, and all those serving here and abroad in our military, our cops, our firefighters and our first responders, who keep us safe in these uncertain times. [applause]
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the nau community, especially president rita cheng, who brought a university together after a tragedy. [applause] gabby giffords, who completed el tour de tucson, and continues to inspire. [applause] jen welter and the arizona cardinals, who together shattered the glass ceiling in the nfl. [applause] and the next generation of arizonans, like 10-year-old nia thomas of tucson, who made a winning dish, oodles of zoodles, that was served in the white house for the president of the united states. [applause]
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members of the legislature, our state is on the rise, and it's because of our people. [applause] they're giving their all to make this state the best place in america, and they expect us to do the same. i'm honored to continue working with you toward that goal. we've demonstrated government can work. positive things can happen at this capitol. we can think big, and aim high. so why stop now? thank you and god bless. [applause]
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, wiich is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] >>: next washington journal, we will start to bloomberg news about the u.s. and chinese economies.
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discussion about the future of labor unions and the effect of the upcoming supreme or decisions on leave her alone. we will talk to the president of the national right to work legal defense foundation, and david veblen from the center of american progress. washington journal of 7:00 a.m. eastern on c-span. tv has 48 hours of nonfiction books and authors every weekend on c-span2. here is some programs to watch out for this weekend. today at 1:30 p.m. eastern, what to these coverage of the second annual bill of rights book festival from the constitution ia.ter in philadelphi on on afterwords, discussion of the china's child, about recently discontinued one child policy.
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and then, the age of ambition author. in one or two generations, to see everybody go from a bicycle aspiration to a bmw. good for them. yes. if the one child policy has helped people get to that stage, i would be all for it. it really didn't have that much to do with this economic growth that china had for the last 30 years. at 7:15 p.m. eastern, professor courtney young discusses her book in which she can be effective breast-feeding policies on american society. >> breast-feeding fits conveniently into an american health heard on that increasingly blames individuals themselves for poor health outcomes and for the soaring costs of american health care. tv all weekend every weekend on c-span2.
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television for serious reading. congressional republicans just finished a policy retreat in baltimore. at the close of the event house speaker paul ryan held a press conference where he discussed republicans'political agenda for the year. this is 10 minutes.
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>> starting today, we are beginning the work of developing a full, progrowth agenda. this agenda will focus on five areas. first, national security. americans are very anxious right now, rightfully so. how do we go about making sure that we are secure here at home? how do we go about building a 21st-century military and make sure that we are equipped to defeat isis and the threat posed by medical islamic terrorism? second, jobs and growth. our economy is far from reaching its potential. wages are stagnant, our families are hurting. people are working harder than before, but few would they are slipping a high.
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how do we ask our tax code? how do we are energy potential? first, health care. obamacare has taken us down the wrong path. higher prices, higher deductibles, fewer choices, restricted access. how did we not only repeal this law, but what solutions lead us to lower cost than a truly patient centered health care system? fourth, poverty and opportunity. 46 million americans living in poverty today. how do we get them back into the workforce? how do we restore upward mobility?
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the last piece of this, and it is critical to all the we are a country founded on an idea, and our rights do not come from government, our rights come from god. our rights are natural and the constitution is this beautiful system of rules, a beautiful system preserving liberty and freedom so we can exercise those rights, so that we are sovereign and free. how do we restore the constitution? because the president's executive overreach has undermined the constitution and has damaged the people's trust. people more and more do not trust our government and it is because we have deviated from the constitution. so what do we need to do to restore the separation of powers and protect our constitutional liberties? these are critical questions. these are the ideas that we will be advancing. we will work with our colleagues
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through our committee-led task forces, that means every member and their constituents will have a chance to provide their input. i suspect we will have a complete agenda byhe time we have a nominee. look, this is nothing short of a generational-defining moment we are in. the country is crying out for solutions. the country is crying out to be unified. the country is crying out for a positive vision that brings us all together. we want a confident america and now is the time to get to work. thank you. questions? >> you have been circumspect -- [laughter] you have been circumspect in terms of how specific this agenda will be and you said that will be discussed at this conference. is there a resolution as to whether this will be legislation or something less?
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mr. ryan: we just launched the process. the point is that for this inequity predetermine everything. that is not the style we had here. we are going to do this to do this together with our members but believe you me, the people of this country will know who we are and what we stand for when this is done and they will be given a choice in 2016 so when they go to the polls, when they vote for republicans, they will know what they are voting for. >> some of us talked to bill florez in the hall and he said republicans should develop a technology whoever winds of being the nominee. and do you see because it is unclear who the nominee might be, there is one person who people are concerned, that may be the tail could wag the dog here and influence them based on what you do in the house this year. mr. ryan: we are worried about congress working. we're worried about the constitution. we are worried about solutions
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and so we are putting out an agenda that rises to the occasion and we are not sitting here thinking about who the nominee is going to be. we do not have time to think about that. >> that is not in the back of your mind? mr. ryan: no. >> how exactly are you interpreting this poverty program? how the administration would tackle poverty or how you program? poverty because it seems like it would be a completely different vision of how the administration would do it. i am curious as to how you envision it because your voters are thinking a poverty program, we are talking about billions of dollars of social programs. mr. ryan: the status quo which is now the obama administration, they believe that measuring success in the war on poverty is spending more money and having more federal programs and having
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washington dictate solutions to communities. we fundamentally reject that premise. we disagree with that. and so we agreed the more effective way of fighting poverty and combating the lack of upward mobility is to go at the root causes to break the cycle of poverty. that means take our principles and apply them to this problem. what are our principles? we believe in freedom, liberty, self-determination. we believe in communities. we believe in federalism. so what does that mean? welfare reform is a perfect example. work works. local communities work. washington does not work. we will take those principles that we have and apply it to one of the biggest problems we have in america. people living in poverty and a lack of opportunity and upward mobility. that is where we believe these principles are sorely needed and it's very different from or the administration or the left thinks we should go.
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we are living off their policies right now and they are not working. >> best -- last night was a debate. at the beginning of the portion of the top two front runners, senator cruz's eligibility because of his birth in canada. senator mccain says there are questions about it. mr. ryan: that is not worth the second's worth of thought. thank you. appreciate it. [indistinct chatter]
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>> we don't to prejudge. we can't rule anything out. >> can you elaborate with the speaker -- because he does not want that in a committee but when you go to five different buckets, you look at health care, tax reform, economics, you got kevin brady.
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you have these different groups of committee chairs working in these task forces. thank you all. >> republican president of candidate donald trump holds a campaign event in portsmouth, new hampshire. our coverage begins live at 11:30 a.m. eastern on c-span. >> feature this weekend on american history tv on c-span3, tonight at 8:00 eastern on lectures in history, arizona state university professor on the president's wartime role, including wars waste without formal congressional declaration. >> you can argue that the president's job is to educate, to explain to educate. the president will say i know you don't understand this. there is not any releasing you should have understood this. place far, far away the people speaking a different
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language. so i'm going to explain to you what american interests are. we will that congress respond to that. i will let opinion makers respond to that, members of my administration. i am going to educate you and you can help make a decision. i will ask you to do this. i will explain to you why this is a course of action to pursue. >> sunday morning at 10:00 on road to the white house rewind, the 1996 campaign of former republican tennessee governor lamar alexander and his wealth across the answer to greet voters. -- walk across new hampshire did to greet voters. -- on his nonviolent approach to civil rights. his comments on president kennedy's civil rights bill and help mahatma gandhi influenced his work. >> some years ago my first study the gandhian philosophy in nonviolent resistance i came to
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the conclusion that it was the most potent weapon available to oppressed people in their struggle for freedom and human dignity. i would say that this overall direct action movement with its it'sns, it's wait ins, pilgrimagesits and other elements have defended a great deal -- defended a great deal on gandhi. >> get a c-span.org. this weekend the c-span cities toward posted by our comcast cable partners explore is the history and literary culture of hartford, connecticut. on book tv author and pharaoh discuss her book "the long box." trade andt the slave the significance they had in
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telling new england's role in the slave trade. >> from the logbooks we have this extraordinary opportunity to see day by day how life was lived on board new england's slave ships, two of which were from connecticut. i came to the realization that this logbooks were not maintained by the sentiment of secure connecticut farmer but the son of an aristocrat from new london. >> talks about the impact of the abolitionist movement by the music of the popular 19th-century singing group the hutcheson family singers. 1842, the george latimer incident, seeing fragment -- frederick douglass and hearing him speak, the hutchinsons decide to take that step and they will perform at the american anti-slavery society meeting in 1843.
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they will perform in boston a little before that, their first foray into anti-slavery singing. they do this in very formal meeting settings. they do it brilliantly. >> on american history tv global visit the home of. beecher stowe and about her time spent at hartford where she published more than 30 books. >> she moved in with her husband whom she married in 1836. it was about 10 years older and was a professor of the elegy and he was retired -- professor of theology. they had twin girls. they were in their 30's. her 60's and calvin was in his 70's. stowe was still writing. she was world-famous. she had reached the pinnacle of fame in her 40's. now she's in her 60's and she is still writing to support the family. >> we both were the mark twain
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house and museum and learn about mr. 20's profession -- mr. twain's successes and private life. >> mark twain began looking at the hartford is a place to settle with his young wife and their new family. he came to the city, fell in love with it and was tickled to death. he wrote letters to his family and send this place is beautiful. the family would come into the library after dinner in the evening. it was a special spot. top, ontings across the the walls, and the knickknacks on the mental, they would ask for a story. he had to begin with the cat painting on the end. they had certain rules. from there he had to continue across the mantle and incorporate each and every knickknack. he could not go out of order and he cannot repeat himself. then he would have to and with -- thend maligned
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painting of emeline. >> and sunday afternoon at 2:00 in american history tv on c-span3 the c-span cities tour. working with cable affiliates and visiting cities across the country. vice president joe biden talked about the cancer research initiatives described as a man shot in the president's state of union address. he made his remarks at the university of pennsylvania where he met with oncologists and other medical researchers to discuss potential breakthroughs in cancer therapy. this is 15 minutes. [laughter] mr. biden: presidents do not get up for me. >> this president does. madam president,
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thank you very much and think for you -- thanks for you. in a sense this is taking you from the important work you're doing. but dr. collins and i are here and i have had an opportunity to speak with my friend, she really is my friend, dr. gutman. i, like so many of you and maybe members of the press and familys, i'm a typical in that my family has been touched by cancer. some family members have survived and some have not. my mother, god love her, used to have an expression. joe a little bit of knowledge is , a dangerous thing. when you are engaged with someone you love who is fighting
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for their life, you become acquainted with at least the parameters of what they are dealing with. and as death will tell you, -- dad will tell you you do , everything in your power to be able to learn as much about the fight that is underway as you can. and so i want to make it clear, when the president set up -- when i decided not to run for president, i indicated in the rose garden that when i made that announcement that had i been president, one of the things i would devote my administration to was a manhattan project, a lot of moon shots on cancer. but the truth of the matter is i believe from my exposure over two years of my son fighting
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glioblastoma of the brain, stage four, i became acquainted enough with the brilliant minds around this table and others to realize that we are on the cusp, you are on the cusp of some phenomenal breakthroughs. and my terms, not your medical terms, we are at an inflection point in the fight against cancer. if you think about -- i say the media, this is everyone in this room from penn understands this, i used to have a good friend named bob gold and i is to ask do you understand, he would say i overstand you. everyone in the profession over stands what i am saying. the fact is that up until, in my expert herem no
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although i tried my best to learn as much as i can the last two years, it really was not until before eight years ago we began to challenge the typical way in which we treated cancer. everyone of you who have had a family member over the last 10 years with cancer, you learn the same thing. there is a scalpel to remove a tumor, there is chemotherapy, and radiation. it is a pretty brutal process. a lot of these docs and docs around the world, i met with over 200 leading oncologists in the world and clinicians, part of what moved these men and women, it is presumptuous of me to say was more humane treatment to do with this disease. and god willing in a decade we we will look back and say how did we treat cancer in the 1950's the way we treated it? there is a lot of talk about the
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dream of a possibility of genomics. but it was not on the horizon. and so i had a long talk with the president and told him what my intention was and i am so flattered that my fellow congressmen are here. an irish guy who is a republican, you should we a democrat, i kid him all the time, he is a great friend of mine and others that are here. that we really are committed as a government, as a congress, and it is not because of me. the only thing that got a spontaneous standing ovation was the announcement of us taking a
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very targeted approach. i want to make it clear, i will yield to dr. collins in a minute, this is not an nih program per se. this is not a federal initiative per se. this is using all the assets and capacities of the government. there is an executive order the president will be announcing shortly that is going to put me in charge of it and task every major agency of the federal government to be at my disposal and a literal sense and take from them the best they have in the areas they have, kind of like i did in the recovery act, and put together a team and happen executive director where we become -- we already are, i believe through nih -- value added. and are part of the process. where we break down where it is
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real, some of it's imagined, where there are bureaucratic barriers where we can accommodate and speed up rationally and safely additional research and development. but one of the things i have found is there is a awful lot of stovepipe. i hope my medical friends here will not be offended but i used to have a grandfather named ambrose finney. he was from scranton, pennsylvania. the santa clara graduate, a bright guy and he would say to be joey, there are three kinds of politics in america. church politics as an roman catholic. union politics as in labor, and there is politics. he said they are difficult in that order. i hope you're not offended but there are four kinds of politics in america. there is cancer politics, church politics, union politics, and politics. they are difficult in that order.
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and it is not even intentional. it is not intentional. there is a desire for everyone here to be collaborative. there is a desire to be collaborative and you are already working with other organizations, major cancer research hospitals, but as i go around the country and i have now met with scores of folks, we have the quilt coalition, the parker institute which you are part of here, the oncology information research informational exchange network, the american society of clinical oncology, the gbm agile project which includes 170 international oncologists and researchers. there is the biotech industry organization, friends of cancer research, etc. and they all have
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particular expertise. none more than here at the university, and what i'm finding is that there still are stovepipes that exist. more existed in the past, but today they still exist. some of them are and i will be coming to my colleagues who are the leaders in the house and senate in both parties but for example, basic questions like when you do this genomic tests, who owns the genome, me or you who do the test? right now that is not so clear. most of you do not want the individual to own it, you want to own it. there are a lot of practical questions but by and large what is exciting i have noticed in the last two years the cost -- cross polarization going on right now that is going on now
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that did not exist before. all these doctors are in their own right exceptional. i just happen to know dr. june and his repetition more than most. i mean it. he is internationally known as others of you are. when people think of dr. june they think of immunotherapy. but he is working closely on genomic, and there is a lot of collaboration going on now in virology. a whole range of things that 5, 7, 8 years ago we almost did not mix. there is even movement and i do not know enough to know whether how much paydirt there may be there but the neurosurgeon who did two of my craniotomys, they had to go in twice to find a brain 25 years ago, the head of the department of surgery at the university of virginia is
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talking about high-powered ultrasound. there is all kinds of things that are occurring in the field that, up until recently, other disciplines would say we are not going to invest in that. but i find a much more collaborative atmosphere. and so what my role will be, it may be above my pay grade. this is one of the most difficult and complex undertakings i have taken on in my career. i became "an expert on strategic doctrine," nuclear weapons on the issue relating to arms control. what i was able to do, i sat down with our laboratories and they literally sat with me over
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six months and taught me how to make a nuclear weapon. i am not joking. so i fully understood what a soviet silo was. so when i spoke i knew as much or more than anybody i had spoken with. this is beyond my capacity to do that. i'm not being solicitous, i mean it. hopefully i can be informed enough across a wide spectrum that i can be and my colleagues, we can do two things. we can have the federal government and the american people step up in their contributions, financial contributions to the fight and investment in these technologies. as well as coordinate and collaborate all the agencies within the federal government led by dr. collins. so that were partners, not impediments, we are partners
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with the private sector. lastly, madam president, there are some very generous people out there. i have now met with -- i did not know there were so many billionaires in america, literally. i met with some extremely, -- parker who is free much involved with your efforts here, there are some really fine people including governor huntsman and others who have made enormous investments, charitable investments and philanthropy to deal with this subject. and so my hope is that i can be a catalyst to overstate it, oversimplify it, to get everybody on the same page. the goal is whatever breakers we -- breakthroughs we can make in 10 years, my goal is to make sure we can do it in five years. my goal is that we find absolute cures but for some cancers we
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get to the point where i can -- we can manage them and they become chronic diseases. i do not want the press or folks out there saying biden is being naive and saying we are about to cure all cancer and we will do it tomorrow but we can find -- fundamentally change the life circumstances of millions of people around the world. worldwide. this is the biggest killer. and if the u.s. is nothing else, i was once asked by president xi, we were having a private dinner and he asked, can i define america and i said yes, i can, in one word. "possibilities." that is the uniqueness of this country.
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limitless possibilities and intellectual dedication we have just run this table. but throughout the nation and throughout the world this is a place where the united states can make a contribution that exceeds almost anything we could and will have done so far. to humanity. i was joking with my colleagues a moment ago, i was saying to dr. dang, if my mother was here she would look at you and look at you, doctor, and say you're doing god's work area that is what this is about. we can do so much. with that, what i would like to do is yield for a moment to dr. collins and then i would like to open up and educate me. i would like you to talk about what you think i should most be doing as i put this task force together and my commitment is not just for the next 12 months.
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my commitment to do this and i have been stunned by the response worldwide. you have seen some of it. i have been stunned at the overwhelming response welcoming me, to ask me to maybe be a facilitator and convener. i plan on doing this the rest of my life. [applause] >> coming up on c-span, "washington journal" is lit with your phone calls, tweets, and facebook comments. secretary of state john kerry on u.s. policy. and presented of kevin brady on the economy in the 2016 presidential race. later, live coverage of the donald trump campaign rally in portsmouth, new hampshire. and about 45 minutes we will talk with scott lehman that bloomberg news about the u.s. and chinese economies. futurescussion about the
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of labor unions and the impact of the upcoming supreme court decisions on labor law. we will talk with mark mix, president of the national right to work legal defense foundation and david madland at the center for american progress. ♪ campaign 2016 coverage continues on c-span. donald trump in portsmouth, new hampshire. you can see that at 11:30 this morning and listen to it on c-span radio and watch it c-span.org. ted cruz in milford, new hampshire tomorrow at 5:00 in the afternoon. for more information on these events, go to c-span.org. reuters reported that hillary clinton's campaign will spend a significant amount of money on ads, especially to counter the rising support for bernie sanders. this is the iowa caucuses happened on february 1. looking at recent polling, clinton with a slight advantage

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