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minors. and we talk to political foreign affairs correspondent nahal toosi. ♪ host: good morning. congress returns today. the senate will resume debate on a long-term funding bill for the fa. amidst the reports of understaffing at the tsa. many missing their flights as a result of those long delays. the hill reporting that the house is unlikely to meet tomorrow's deadline to reprove -- to approve a budget resolution. the cnn debate between hillary
clinton and bernie sanders comes the same time this evening as the three remaining republican candidates will be speaking at a new york state publican party dinner in death republican party --ner in downtown manhattan new york state republican party dinner in downtown manhattan. we are taking your calls. for republicans. 202-748-8000 for democrats. if you are an independent, 202-748-8002. online. good thursday morning. thank you for being with us. a lot to talk about. front page of the washington times dealing with puerto rico. debt relief for puerto rico is the latest hit for paul ryan.
yet another test for the house speaker and early signs are not good. there is this story this morning inside the new york times, a meeting that took place yesterday at cia headquarters in langley, virginia with the president and top cia officials. president obama saying wednesday while islamic state could still inflict horrific violence on the innocent, the u.s. has made substantial gains in combating the group, resisting its forces and squeezing its cash flow. a series of high-level gatherings the president has convened outside the white house to take stock of the us-led
effort against the sunni extremist group also known as isil and to plot a strategy for the months ahead. http://twitter.com/cspanw[video] seendent obama: as we have tragically, these depraved terrorists still have the ability to inflict horrific violence on innocent, to the repulsion of the entire world. isilattacks like these, hopes to weaken our collective result and once again, they have failed. it only stiffens our unity and determination to wipe this violent organization off the face of the earth. today, on the ground in syria , isil is on the defensive. we intend to keep that momentum. of 11,500mpaign
strike so far continues to pound isil targets. it is harder than ever for them to move and for their masses to -- for them to amass forces. when they try, we take them out. has managed advances in some areas, but it has not had a single successful major offensive operation on the ground there since last summer. the president in langley, virginia yesterday as he met with cia officials. time for you to tell us your thoughts. jack in providence, rhode island. democrats line. good morning. caller: first of all, i'm one of the few remaining conservative democrats. host: what does that mean, jack? caller: i voted for ronald reagan in 1984. i'm giving you my age now.
i voted for him with enthusiasm. has beenratic party taken over by a group of international financial elites. a party ofnger working men. the democratic party has evolved. -- i'merto rico bailout a municipal bond investor. i don't have any puerto rico bonds. they are trying to go through the back door on that one, this chapter nine situation. if that ever goes through, that chicago, etc., etc. that bothers me a lot. they talk about new york values -- in the city of new york, the city council there had a vote
praising ethel rosenberg, a dedicated communist, and they approved something like that? a scum like ethel rosenberg? host: jack, thank you for the call. 202-748-8001 if you are a republican. 202-748-8000 for democrats. this tweet from edwin christian -- sarah is reporting on the deadline tomorrow for that budget resolution. house republicans coming to a consensus on this budget built -- there will not be one. voting on a budget at all this year is now unlikely.
faced with resistance from the right, republican leaders are now barreling forward on individual appropriations bill they hope to leapfrog the spending fight. from "themorning hill" newspaper. tro.'s troubled messe system. turning the transit agency into one that can operate the world-class subway system that has been found in other cities. the head of metro in a conversation with a commitment from florida -- congressman from florida -- he testified before congress yesterday. [video clip] , so we haveecord
positive ideas, things that will probably improve. >> there are a number of things that i think we could do more efficiently by getting out of them. does feed our system . we have 60,000 parking spaces. not something we wake up every morning worried about. there's an opportunity for the private sector to do that, for instance. we have a model that's been around for years. there's opportunities to do that, to make sure we do not take anything away from our customers but give them alternatives that will be cheaper. is $50?verage cost you are already identifying other ways with short trips
where we could save money. >> right now, you have to give 24 hour notice for your trip. there's other alternatives. you can call and can happen very quickly. the headquarters building is another opportunity, i believe, just in terms of the number of people we have their. -- we have there. do we need to that many people at a prime location? , thee maintenance side fair collection site, there is opportunities where it makes more sense to have other resources applied. host: the board chairman of the pointing out the d.c. subway system is the second
largest in the country, just outside of new york. 700,000 using the metro system in the greater washington area. at full hearing is available www.c-span.org. this is the story in "usa today." paul, who is heading up the convention for donald trump. this tweet from jody -- you can send us your tweet. you'll is joining us from indianapolis -- ewel is joining us from indianapolis. republican line. i've always been a democrat, but we don't need hillary clinton trying to take our guns and step away from us.
i'm going to vote for donald trump. grabbedt reporter -- she's the one that started it. they showed the interview on tv. she's the one that started it. that's all i've got to say. we will have that news in just a moment. you want to share this picture inside the new york times. senator bernie sanders yesterday speaking in washington square park, a crowd estimated 27,000 people. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will debate tonight at 9:00 eastern time on cnn. bernie sanders receiving the endorsement of the transit workers union. [video clip] >> we will win here in new york
state. n 7 out of the caucuses and primaries. we started this campaign 50 points behind hillary clinton. in the last two weeks, two national polls have had us ahead. your support today is enormously important to taking us a step further. where's larry? he's the former head of the communication workers of america . as soon as we leave here, we are going right over to the picket line with the cwa. [applause] against the greed of verizon, who wants to take away health care benefits and
outsource jobs and is making billions of profits. that is the kind of corporate greed together we will take on. sanders yesterday in new york city. the business section of the new york times writing about that verizon strike. blue-collar stress hitting the sidewalks. it's also available online on annytimes.com. donald trump, ted cruz and john kasich tonight at 7:45. this tweet from tj -- that is likely to come up in tonight's debate, moderated by blitzer. saying donald trump's
campaign manager will not be prosecuted for a physical alternate vision -- altercation with a female reporter working for breitbart at the time. michelle fields is a former reporter. this tweet saying -- back to your calls. manassas, virginia, republican line. sam, good morning. caller: i want to say this. i live in virginia. last governor's race in virginia, we did not get to vote in an open primary. they went and picked cuccinelli.
terry mcauliffe went from state to state tried to get elected. also got picked not in an open primary. that was it. these are the two people you had to choose from. it's how corrupt the system is. the population of this country 64% white. what states will she win in the south? let's look at the midwest. midwest will not vote for her. they are trying to steal the election with superdelegates. it is time to stop. hillary clinton ran unopposed. she cannot even be a 74-year-old socialist. -- beat a 74-year-old socialist. host: who are you going to vote for? caller: probably nobody. i'm totally fed up. the virginia election, you did
not have an open primary for republicans or democrats. that's about as corrupt as you can get. the people of colorado should vote -- what is a caucus, anyhow? the people of this country have had enough. people are taking a good look at the election, this country is in serious trouble because of the election process with these two parties. time to get rid of them. host: we welcome our listeners on c-span radio. this is also streamed on our website. jean is joining us from wisconsin. democrats line. good morning. caller: what are you doing there? you are supposed to be on sunday. host: it's not sunday? caller: i thought it was when i first turned on the tv. host: we move around a little bit. caller: that's good.
keep the blood flowing. i wanted to follow-up on the guy from virginia. i think that is ridiculous about colorado. the people, i always thought you were supposed to be able to vote in the primary and then the general. it is absolutely terrible, to get a bunch of delegates in there and they come in and choose who they want? they should have to abide by what the people of the state of colorado one, not what a bunch of delegates want. that is just terrible. i ain'te don't win, going to vote. hillary is so crooked, it is pathetic. i go along with the guy from virginia. it is absolutely terrible when
the people of colorado cannot vote. host: thank you for the call. we will talk to you again on sunday. laura has this point sang the rules committee has screwed ron paul and i'm sure they will do the same with donald trump. hill newspaper following up on megyn kelly's comments yesterday on her program last night on fox news. on her show that her meeting with her public in front runner donald trump allowed the two to clear the air. mr. trump was gracious enough to agree to it. they had a chance to clear the air. they discussed the possibility of an interview. the story available online at thehill.com. tell us what is on your mind. barbara in evansville, indiana. republican line. caller: good morning.
host: you are on the air. caller: thank you and good morning. listening,t started watching c-span, you did not ask allers what party they belong to. there people in this country that agree with me -- i happen to be a republican conservative. a columnist,nt out a woman -- i don't know where her information is published, but she is black and every single thing she said in this column i read the other day -- i believe mr. obama does not like america.
trainede he really is -- it is not hope and change, it is tear down and change in the process. it.rry a lot about i hate to see my country go to funk. --t: jim has this tweet share your thoughts. front page of "the new york times" dealing with the issue of big banks. five banks are still too big to fail according to regulators.
excuse how i'm talking to her to i've had a stroke. it is difficult for me. -- please excuse how i'm talking. i've had a stroke. it is difficult for me. my husband is yelling at me. tell him not to yell at you. caller: look, steve, i would like to know if superdelegates are even constitutional. because bernie is going to get a raw deal no matter what our news media reports. 20,000 people just went to a
rally? they hardly even reported on it. they spend the rest of the time on trump. party sets up the rules per whether you have a state primary, state caucus or state convention, that is dictated by each party in all 50 states. it is not a constitutional question, it is a question of what the party rules say. they can determine what they want based on their own set of rules. it is not run by the government and is not a constitutional issue, it is a party issue. that's why there are superdelegates. they are in place by the 720 superdelegates on the democrat excited. the republicans have unbound delegates. caller: if bernie does not get the nomination --
host: i'm still here. caller: thank you for the call. good luck to you. this is the story this morning from the washington post. -- nog the pontiff guarantee that he will meet with pope francis. some of the latest ads on the air now in york. -- in
new york. [video clip] >> new york. what makes it bolder? justice that works for all. a middle class that must be saved. york. forged in -- in new york. we are all in this together.
>> i'm bernie sanders and i approved this message.
in this state, hillary made a difference for people when she was senator. helped farmers and sell their products in big cities, stood up to china to protect our workers, helped create high-tech manufacturing jobs, clean energy jobs in rochester and biomedical jobs in buffalo. hillary clinton made a difference in every corner of new york and that is what she will do in every corner of america. we will have live coverage of the candidate speeches and the results next tuesday beginning at 9:00 eastern time here on c-span. the polls close at 9:00 in new york and new york city. wichita, kansas. democrats line. caller: good morning. i would like to say that the political process is as fair as we allow it to be.
that is based on getting oneself educated. education does not mean listening to only those sources that reinforce one's own view, but opening up the mind to listen to all points and to buy the facts. host: thank you for the call. robert has this tweet -- with regard to the new york times story on too big to fail, a be were saying -- a viewer saying -- amalie from green bay, california. republican line. caller: thank you for the show. thank you for all the years of the good service to the american people. you have been there forever. thank you.
i am for ted cruz. i was for jeb bush. i'm kind of surprised at the latin americans -- the black people, when they had their obama, they came out and voted for him. all over thens are place voting for trump. it is shocking. as far as hillary clinton is , under bill clinton, if you will recall, primetime abc had a show about the fact that bill clinton was responsible for the chinese to get ahe ability missile over the horizon. which they gave to bernie and at&t -- now, i hear
from the big newspapers like the times and the post that bill clinton is responsible for getting 50% less of uranium because he managed to get a deal for the russians to get the uranium company. this scares me because it seems like these two came in hitting our country and spying on it. -- hating our country and spying on it. this is a dangerous person to have as a candidate. hear all the new yorkers saying we have to vote for her, it is so sad.
i can understand that as a citizen of this country in when now the north koreans are endangering us, wanting to kill us -- host: thank you for your call. california is the last set of primaries june 11. the three republican candidates will be at the same venue in new york for a republican party dinner. karl rove this morning inside the wall street journal, vanity will be donald trump's undoing. karl rove writing how difficult it will be. -- it donald trump was going to meet his goal, he
would have to cut the federal budget in half every year over the eight years of his presidency. from is joining us connecticut. independent line. caller: thank you for taking my call. i am for ted cruz. i believe in less government. i'm dealing with tough times. because of thet government being into everybody's business and life. grain prices, i've been trying to run my farm. grain prices are way down. that's why i would like to have less government involved in everything. you see these dairy farmers getting free money.
i'm in one of the most corrupt states in the country dealing cuomo. problem of thehe country. host: thank you for the call. another viewers and breaking up the banks supports the free market system and reduces the likelihood of takeover of banks by the government. ,f you go to www.c-span.org we're featuring an event yesterday. the new york times has this story. one last beloved fair for young innovators as the president students showing off their work on the state floor of the white house. the president looked at what was on hand and spoke to them about innovation.
louisiana.ll is from lauren, you are on the air. caller: how are you doing? thank you for accepting my call. the protesters are taking the come expecting .15 an hour will cause a lot of chaos committed you ask me. there will be a lot of chaos, if you ask me. i hope everything will turn out to be all right. host: thank you. from tom --et
want to share with you this story. things getting worse for dennis hastert. his odds of staying out of prison seemed dim yesterday when a federal judge residing over his case asked some pointed questions about his alleged attempt to falsely make himself out to be a victim of extortion back in 2015. it became clear that he has another problem, the so-called -- he claims he has collected only $1.7 million from dennis hastert. you can read the story online. suntimes.com. we will take a short break and turn our attention to the 2016 campaign. debate in the house over a
budget resolution, the deadline is tomorrow. congressman charlie dent will preview the pennsylvania primary. debate challenging the president's immigration policy. the hearing on the d.c. metro system, here is one exchange between the metro transit authority share and mark meadows. [video clip] >> let me just say this. if you want me to come up here and give you good news, i will be glad to do that. if you give me 30 seconds, i will tell you why i'm here. >> if you want to get testy say, it -- let me just i've got the numbers. at increasingg governing revenue the way you're talking about, you become the most expensive operating system
from more extensive than chicago, more expensive than new york, more sense of than pennsylvania, so why would you have the highest operating costs out there? what would justify that? >> we are the second largest transit system in america. new york is higher. you have the opportunity to travel the world as i have, go to beijing, shanghai, paris, cadon, moscow and world-class system. a world-class system. if we want a world-class system like they have come of the federal governments in those countries pay for all the system. is $300asking for
million, a fair share given the fact that we transport 50% of your workforce every day. you want them to be safe. you want this to be reliable. but you want to leave here like we did in 2005 and do nothing. if we do that, next time something happens, i'm blaming it on you guys. we need your help. >> you are the one who's been on the board. how can you blame us? >> i've been on the board for a year. it is not operating well now and we need the resources in addition to the wherewithal. thisen can you get committee a full breakdown of how that money will be spent? >> i will get it to you within a week. let me just say this -- you will never have a better chance -- you have a chairman and myself who upped on this for years, a general manager who is as capable as anybody's ever been. if we leave here today and do
nothing -- when you are saying you will not give us a dime? really? is that what you're saying? this is your system, my system. you will put your kids and parents on this system that is like it is today? give me a break. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we want to welcome back congressman charlie dent. he is the chair of the military construction and veterans affairs subcommittee. thank you for being with us. the deadline for a budget resolution, looks like you are not going to meet that. why? >> because there are a number of members in the house insisting the budgetlate agreement of last year, set the atcretionary spending level a number lower than that.
that would blow up the appropriations process. the continuing resolution would be funded at $1.67 trillion. in a budget that is nearly portugal in dollars, we are fighting over $3 billion. we arerillion to my fighting over $3 billi. i've advocated a different approach. host: this is a story from "huffington post." trying to plot a way out of the house budget mess. king of the hill procedure, what is that? guest: the term is queen of the hill. when we engage in a budget discussion in washington, we basically proceed in various budgets presented, the republican study committee, congressional black caucus, house budget, democratic
s out there.nd other there are maybe four or five votes. secureudget is able to 218 votes come in the role, we should -- in the rule, we should simply say the number that is already set in law, $1.07 deemed andould be we could move forward on the budget process. it sets the top line discretionary number for the federal government which is already set in law. it allows for reconciliation instructions where we can make changes to various mandatory spending programs. that would not require a 60 vote threshold in the senate.
the rest of it is largely in -- it is not very practical. host: there are many critics who look at washington and congress saying it is a do-nothing congress, nothing is getting done. i know you want to get the budget through. it seems like congress should at the very least pass the budget. guest: totally agree. host: why is it so difficult? guest: there are about -- there are a number of members who simply cannot get the yes on the budget. they don't want to accept the budget agreement set in law. they felt if they did not it -- if we violate
that, due process would blow up. the senate and the white house will not agree to a different number five months after or four months after it was enacted. it's not going to happen. we have to accept that number it is the law. some members are not willing to membershis number, 218 voted for it and the president signed it, so we have to set this reality -- our mos basic response ability is to fund the government. we have this agreement, let's abide by it. we would all be better off. wasppropriations bill passed out of committee. it was my hope that we would take it up next week on the floor. because there is no budget or resolution to allow us to move forward, we cannot really get to the floor into the middle of
may. that is the earliest we can take appropriations bill to the floor people we will be wasting a of a because of a lack budget resolution. host: will there be any budget at some point this year? guest: i've urged our leadership that we ought to simply deem the number. it's already the law. and then we can go forward on the appropriations process. that would be the simplest way to move forward. that's why i proposed that queen of the hill strategy. it's have an open and honest process. every person can offer their budget and we will see where it falls. host: would democrats support that? will. i suppose they i suspect they would become trouble with it. that mysome concern republican colleagues would be unwilling to vote for the rule to bring up the budget.
this same colleagues and say it is important that we do a budget and have a functioning appropriations process. and if the rule fails, let those numbers suffer the consequences of their own -- let those members suffer the consequences of their own actions. host: our guest is congressman charlie dent, republican from southern part of pennsylvania that includes bethlehem and hershey. phone lines are open at 202-748-8000 for democrats. 202-748-8001 for republicans. our first call is from pennsylvania. chuck in freeport on the democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning. i just had a question for the congressman. in my area, they are doing a lot of fracking. there's a lot of greed to it. they are actually setting up the
big rig and bringing all the fracking trucks in to do the actual fracking. -- theyering how they frack about a mile and a half radius. there are quite a few of us who won't sign with them. wondering if you could explain if it is legal. who i should contact about this. host: a big issue in pennsylvania. we will keep you on the line. guest: obviously, the hydraulic fracturing initiative is issued at the state level. in the event that you don't want to participate in drilling, i the epa.tially called i
i'm not an attorney, so i cannot give you legal advice. i would at least start their, talk to the regional dep office. if you're in the northeast, it -- i would start with one of those dep regional offices. how you for guidance on should try to position yourself. host: thank you for the call. we appreciate it. a tweet earlier saying the tea party in congress is the problem . it makes the whole system dysfunctional. guest: there are people in the house of representatives, frankly on both sides, who have a very difficult time getting to yes.
i'm a republican. i will tell you there are some on the republican side who simply -- the term is rejectionist. perfect is always the enemy of the good. you can never quite get there. you have people on the far left who never can acknowledge that we have real fiscal challenges. they feel that somehow if we ignore them, they will magically take care of themselves. that is the environment we are dealing with. many people are very afraid of the primary situation. their safety is to go hard to the base. they don't see a political reward in tried to reach a consensus, a compromise. that is a fundamental problem. myselfways considered
part of the governing of their publican party. when we are blessed to have a responsibility -- we have a responsibility to move bills forward. votes too not put up help us move bills forward, that means we must reach out to democrats to help us secure the numbers. that means we will have to make concessions and compromises they don't like. that is the reality. we are forced into that position because they do not want to vote for the bill at the moment. that is the reality we deal with on a regular basis. in many ways, they become allies of nancy pelosi in the democratic leadership. wright saying -- a lot of frustration out there.
guest: we have funded the government. we had a budget agreement last year. i'm responsible for the military construction peace and the veterans piece of the budget. i thought we did a superb job. work for a piece of the defense bill, we did the right thing. it is frustrating. unfortunately, what i think her comment -- there is too much drama. ultimately, we will hopefully get to do the right thing, but there's too much intervening drama. it should not have taken us this long to get to this point. i think we will get there. we will have an appropriations process, but not after we spent yammering about the number that is already agreed to a law. that is what is frustrating to me.
i just want to make sure we do not do it in the form of a continuing resolution. ad for manybe b parts of the government. maryland republican line. michael is next. caller: i just have to questions and then i will hang up. my first question, do you feel the rate this country's going right now is sustainable? do you feel we are in a good place as a nation? the remarks he been making about -- you've been making about people in your party who have not willingly gone along with the bill that was pushed through that raised the amount, where
their reasons why? there reasons why? if these pet projects were cut out, would that have brought the number down to a number they wanted? guest: no, there were not pet projects in there. the agreement reached last year, supported by both speaker ,oehner and paul ryan basically, we tried to smooth out some of the roughest portions of the sequestration situation. the department of defense is going to take a very difficult hit. e sureea then was to mak the defense department had what they needed to conduct the fight against isis. what the agreement allowed for
was next to $30 billion in funding above the sequestration level. -- extra $30 billion. halfway to defense, half went to tohalf went to defense, half nondefense. that's what the whole situation was about. the discretionary spending level for the country is lower now than it had been in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. we actually tried to control some spending in the process. yes, we've made sure there will be no funding for special general, other than the -- is the country on a sustainable fiscal trajectory? clock, $19debt trillion.
donald trump has said he could eliminate that in eight years. your thoughts? guest: the gentleman from alcan, his question dealt with trajectory. on a sustainable trajectory. the long-term debt situation for this country is dire. i take a lot of the heat for that. i deal with one third of federal spending. trillion -- it is the rest of the budget that is unsustainable. entitlement, mandatory spending programs, social security, stampsd, obamacare, food , interest on the debt, that is what is unsustainable. particularly health care is what is driving the long-term debt situation in the country. said donald trump mentioned
could balance the budget in eight years. i'm not sure how he does it given what i read about his tax plans. he's that he will not touch mandatory spending programs, so i'm not sure how you do it. obviously, we want to encourage greater growth. growth by itself will not eliminate this structural imbalance. host: this is what karl rove says this morning in "the wall street journal." slashump would have to the budget in half each year of his two full terms to fulfill his pledge without raising taxes. guest: i think you nailed it. he's right. we had an opportunity to deal -- it was not a
perfect solution, but i thought they began the discussion. they talked about reining in federal spending and put revenue on the table. you have to be both at some point to make this work. you want to do a real pro growth tax reform. simpson bowles recommended clearing out much of the tax and mary that with entitlement reform or mandatory spending reform and that would put us on a better path. mr. trump does not want to do any entitlement reform. i don't know that his tax plan -- i read that it would exacerbate the long-term debt situation. host: another call from pennsylvania. veronica. good morning. caller: good morning. mr. dent, i have every intention of voting for you.
election,he general but i cannot vote for you and the primary because i'm a registered democrat. having moved out here 25 years -- i became a democrat -- i voted for both republicans and democrats. i was an independent and , moved outas one here and discovered it was a closed primary. i therefore became a democrat when i voted for mr. obama in 2008. i worked on his campaign as much as i could. i think there is a problem with the closed primary. both parties would benefit by having people cross over to vote in the primary when they are not necessarily registered with that party.
what are the chances of getting an open primary system in pennsylvania? thank you for what you are doing. we need more people like you. guest: can i ask, where did you come from? caller: new jersey. guest: a lot of folks in new jersey and pennsylvania -- a lot of new jersey refugees are in pennsylvania because of the high costs in new jersey. bornandparents were both and raised in new jersey, so i left new jersey. the closed primary situation, that is a function of the state. the legislators in harrisburg would have to make a determination as to whether or not they wanted to open up the primary system. it is a closed system, it has been that way my entire adult life. that change would have to be made at the state level. i understand your frustration
and thank you for your support and kind words, i really appreciate it. i was out in hamburg last week. she lives in a beautiful part of the world. host: let's talk about the pennsylvania primary at the end of this month. you've endorsed john kasich. why? because of the three remaining republican candidates, he is by far the most electable. that is not a small point. he's the most qualified, has the best experience, best temperament, speaks in measured tones and candidly does not turn vast constituencies of the american public. i feel he would be a fine president. host: this is from real clear politics. donald trump maintaining a 42.8% significant lead at
of those registered republicans who will be voting. ted cruz at 27% and john kasich at 24%. how does governor kasich change the trajectory in pennsylvania, many argue it is a state yes to win -- he has to win. guest: that is the real clear politics average? polls from franklin look,ll, muhlenberg -- in thesich will do well counties around philadelphia. ll in theo we capital region. he was just out in hershey for a town hall meeting close to the state capital and he will do well in suburban pittsburgh.
he is from just outside pittsburgh. matchup, whentant you look at john kasich versus hillary clinton, the quinnipiac poll showed him defeating hill or clinton by 60 points. -- 16 points -- defeating hillary clinton by 16 points. governor kasich is beating hillary by double digits in many cases. that's what we have to focus on. --ald trump and ted cruz donald trump come i look at his numbers and i don't see how there is any way he could possibly win a general election. his numbers among women and hispanics. senator cruz is a divisive figure. i think you would have a difficult time trying to make a case in a general election. you would have a tough time
persuading independents and more conservative democrats to come our way. that is what we have to look at. nominate the most electable candidate of good character. host: will you be at the convention in cleveland? guest: if it's open. i'm not running for delegate. there will be 17 committee republican delegates in the pennsylvania primary and 51 unbound delegates that will be selected. where does that put the pennsylvania delegation in terms of cleveland in july? guest: there are 71 from pennsylvania. 54 would be unbound. there are three delegates elected for congressional district. there are 14 delegates who are unbound.
there are three others. those are the two national committee people and our state chairman rob gleason. kasich.r is on team yes. i will tell you that the unbound delegates in pennsylvania will have a lot of influence. they are unbound. in 1976 what happened when ronald reagan got former senator richard schweiker to be his running mate? he did that in part because pennsylvania was committed to ford. drew lewis held the pennsylvania delegates for ford over reagan. he tried to see if that would bring pennsylvania. it didn't. but he was so impressed by drew lewis he put him in his cabinet
four years later. is joining us from pennsylvania on the republican line. good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for c-span and good morning mr. dent. favor -- i watch you -- hello? host: we can hear you, paul. caller: i'm back. i am here in tom marino's district. we are voting for mr. trump. hostage ing held northeastern pennsylvania by the dr bc. the delaware river basin commission. want our water, our land. everything we have to offer them. i only live five miles off the delaware river.
between mr. obama and the delaware river basin commission we are just being held hostage. we are for gas drilling. 11:00 having a meeting at saturday morning up here to discuss gas drilling and politicking for mr. trump. host: thanks for the call. a lot of pennsylvania callers. guest: tom marino is a good friend and a very fine districtative or your -- for your district. there are limitations on hydraulic fracturing in the state. it is very frustrating to landowners like paul. i happen to support guest ruling. it has been very important to the commonwealth and america's
energy security. i am not directly involved with the dialogue with the delaware river basin commission. operation.ultistate a lot of the decisions that affect the basin are not simply decisions of the commonwealth of pennsylvania but the other partners. i think that's part of the frustration. there are a lot of people in that part of pennsylvania who are very frustrated and i understand that. i do support what we are doing with hydraulic fracturing in pennsylvania. we have very good regulatory oversight and this is important to america's energy security, pennsylvania's economy, and america. it is helping with these lower national -- natural gas prices. it is a huge boon to american
industry and manufacturing. this is a tweet. , since, congressman dent you support john kasich you must be for a contested convention. guest: i support john kasich. it's not whether i am for a contested convention. there is going to be one. i believe will receive a majority of delegates walking into cleveland. 1237. that's the number. i'm just trying to express what i believe is the reality of the situation. no one is going to get a majority. there will be an open convention. i have heard a lot of people say this would be terrible if the person with the most votes doesn't get the nomination. there are going to be hurt feelings no matter what happens. if donald trump doesn't get the nomination, i suspect some of his reporters will defect.
if he does, i see numbers that 30% to 40% of republicans will walk away. i think we just have to get over this. there's going to be a convention. our parties history has shown that there were people who ran not insident who were the lead in delegates and they won. abraham lincoln became the nominee and i think we all agree he was a wonderful president. dwight eisenhower was behind bob taft of ohio. the delegates said, supreme allied commander, five-star general, hero of the normandy invasion. he might make a good candidate for president. they nominated him and he was a very fine president. this is how it works.
we want to advance the best candidate is the most electable and who will do a good job. esquire behind governor john kasich. he made that criteria and he will do well in ohio and pennsylvania. he is pennsylvania's native son in this election. host: there are 4.1 million registered democrats in the pennsylvania primary. it is a closed primary. there is no crossover. there are about 3 million republicans. our conversation with congressman charles dent from pennsylvania. he has been elected to the house on six separate occasions, a graduate of penn state. earned his master's from lehigh university. our next caller is ralph. caller: i have a three-point
question. how come there's no accountability for clear cases of corruption or ineptness towards the candidates running for office? is,nd part of the question eminent. trump's domain, i feel that is an unbiased and inadequate demonstration of the government towards the individual citizens of the country. and the third heart of it is, there's no accountability. -- part of it is, there no account ability. for anybody. guest: ralph, you are from louisiana. i'm interested to hear your comment on corruption. not to pick on your state. i'm right next door to new jersey. they have a reputation, too.
if there is corruption obviously it has to be dealt with. it is something for the voters to deal with, too. if you believe there are people who are corrupt or unfit -- that's why we have elections. to try to elect the person a better character. corruption, there are a lot of law enforcement agencies that deal with it. i am chair of the house ethics committee. of my job is to help members of congress comply with complex house rules and make sure they are abiding by them. i spend a lot of my time trying to make sure that members maintain a high standard and it takes a lot of my time. it's not always a fun part of my job to be perfectly candid. but it's very important. about eminent domain. he said you had concerns.
there is a purpose for it. if there is a public use -- if we need to build a road or school or hospital, there may be times when the government may need to exercise its authority to essentially claim property. and of course pay the property owner. the problem with eminent domain is when the government uses its power to seize private property and then turn around and use it for another private use. for a better ratable. there was that case where a woman's home was taken for the privateof a better development. i think that was wrong. that eminent domain would be used for that purpose. it is supposed to be used for things that benefit all of the public, not just one group of taxpayers trying to make money.
morin in pennsylvania, democrat line. caller: good morning. to get back to the republicans and the democrats, whatever and all this. my opinion is -- why do the republicans cry so much about entitlement? we put into it. it's our money. would you give up your salary, your pension, your seat? reallyw something, i'm tired of hearing that. we know we are in debt. you don't take from people. back when itd this was passed in 1965. you can't say, you are not going to get nothing. if you did that come think about it. if you did that -- you've got more poor people -- medicare is important. you can't just -- say forget it.
you are going to get it. host: thank you for the call. , nobody isen talking about getting rid of medicare or social security. but we also have to acknowledge reality. program, particularly medicare, is not stable in its current form for the long-term. my mother is 86 years old. she is on medicare. if we leave medicare alone and let it go insolvent that would guarantee that my mother and will have someer kind of benefit reduction. that is unacceptable. policymakers is we have to figure out a way to make medicare and social security sustainable for the next generation. if we do that we can protect those people who are on the program and those who are nearly on the program without any changes.
you mentioned you paid in. you are right. we have all paid in. at some point many of us are going to take out. it is a pay-as-you-go system. now are payingng for those who are retired. that's the way the system works. on medicare, the typical person may have paid a little over but there arexes likely to take out over $300,000 in benefits. i think you understand the problem. these are earned entitlements. let's be clear about that. at the same time, they are not sustainable. i have to be honest with you and say that. to simply wish that if we ignore these challenges that they will go away is not a helpful -- it is going to undermine senior citizens who are currently on those programs who will
experience benefit reductions if we don't fix this. solvent is to make this for the next generations of those who are currently on it are going to be all right. that our kids and grandkids have a benefit comparable to what their grandparents had today. we have to be very realistic about this. pennsylvania on the line for republicans with congressman dent. good morning. caller: pennsylvania again. ok. i am in my 70's now. i have been listening to politicians all my life. it's not that hard. one --e are in debt, no no raises and none of these giveaways. no bonuses. irs got-- this guy on
how many million dollars bonus just for signing -- and then a few months later he left and they give him a couple -- how many million was it? so as long as this country is in debt, no bonuses. no raises. gets ain government raise while we are in debt. host: we will get a response. that call.k you for all i can say is yesterday we did our military construction v.a. appropriations bill. i will tell you on the issue of bonuses. eliminated or restricted bonuses for senior va intives at the response to the public outcry over the many scandals and crises we have seen within the va.
some members didn't like that. as chairman of that subcommittee i felt that we had to make a statement. we had to listen to the american people who are very frustrated i what they have been seeing with respect to the waiting list scandal where people died. they couldn't get scheduled for appointment with veterans who died out there. we had the construction debacle out in denver. even in our own state of pennsylvania, in philadelphia at the regional office. we had unspeakable mismanagement. we felt we had to make a statement. we have to make sure that our public employees are properly compensated. at the same time, we shouldn't be giving out notices -- bonuses for failure. -- is the jobn
from your vantage point what he expected it to be? guest: i think paul will tell you this has been a work in progress. he has learned a lot. he was always kind of a policy guide focused on his -- policy guy focused on his committee work. paul is learning. i believe he's doing very well. he has an obligation and responsibility to set a positive agenda for the house of representatives. when that is very forward-looking in terms of policy whether it is on tax reform or uplifting the poor. he feels very passionately about these issues. himn't want to speak for and i suspect he is a little bit frustrated with this budget process. he was a former budget chairman and he feels very strongly about passing budgets. i'm sure this is very hard on him.
i think he has done extremely well thus far. he's also trying to direct the presidential election -- at least some of the rhetoric as best he can. hears to speak up when he hyperbolic excess from some of the candidates. he's trying to keep this on a better plane. host: have you talked to john boehner? guest: i bumped into him a few weeks ago. host: and? guest: he looks pretty good. i think he has been doing some speeches. i'm not a golfer, but he is. he looks awfully relaxed. still paying attention to what's going on around here. i think he misses the people, but he doesn't miss the shenanigans and he certainly doesn't miss all these dramatic moments and impresses. -- impasses. i'm sure they weigh very heavily on the speaker.
it's tough to navigate this. you are trying to accommodate members and get them to appoint where they can vote for things. dent,congressman charlie thank you very much. come back again. we appreciate it. we will continue our discussion with members of congress. the house and senate are in session today. senate taking up the faa authorization act. congresswoman judy chu will be here to talk about next week's supreme court case. the challenge to the presidents immigration policy. and nahal toosi will be here to talk about the visa waiver program in the wake of what happened in san bernardino, paris, and brussels. you are watching washington journal. we are back in a moment.
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a democrat from southern california. per district includes pasadena. she is also a member of the house judiciary committee. guest: thank you for having me. host: let's begin with the story in usa today. ruling oning -- tie immigration could be a major tangle. it reaches the supreme court next monday, but eight justices may not have a final word. vote would have a victory to texas. explain that the supreme court will be taking up and potential scenarios. guest: the supreme court will be taking up the program that thisdent obama authorized last year. this is something that would provide relief to about 5
million undocumented immigrants. it would expand the program which allowed the children of immigrants to be able to stay here and it would provide relief for the parents of those who are .ndocumented it goes it's a tie, back to the lower courts. where does this put these 4 million immigrants? guest: they would have to wait. hopefully another case could be heard later on. host: how likely is that and what do you expect to hear? will you be inside the court on monday? guest: i don't believe so. i will be on a plane coming back from california. we have high hopes that there could be change. we know that the president's authority is clear that he does have the authority to prioritize
who gets deported and who does not. certainly he can prioritize violent criminals. these people who are within the program are not violent criminals. the president's use of executive actions -- here is what paul ryan said on the house floor about this case. one states that all legislative powers are vested in congress. states that the president shall "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." those lines, that separation of powers, could not be clearer. one, congress writes the laws. presidents,
faithfully execute those laws. in recent years, the executive branch has been blurring these boundaries to the point of absolutely overstepping them altogether. as a result, bureaucrats responsible for executing the laws as written are now writing the laws at their whim. this doesn't just throw our checks and balances off balance, it creates a fourth branch of government. this creates a fourth branch of government that operates with little or no accountability whatsoever. speaker of the house paul ryan on the house floor earlier. representative judy chu. to his argument, your response. actions like this have been done by presidents before. george h.w. bush was able to let 1.5 million here under executive
authority under his family fairness program. it was an astounding 40% of those who are undocumented. he did it through his executive authority. we certainly have precedents. i believe that the president's legal and constitutional authority is clear to be able to pride -- prioritize those who should be allowed to stay. you filed a legal brief before the supreme court. what's your case? guest: that there is precedent. that there is legal and constitutional authority. in 2012 the u.s. supreme court ruled on something similar to this. host: this is a tweet from hillary clinton looking at the popular vote and showing where she is in comparison to bernie sanders. receiving about 9.3 million votes. donald trump, 8.1 million.
bernie sanders, 6.9 million. she's winning the popular vote even though bernie sanders has won so many contests lately. many of them have been caucuses. your response? guest: i would point out that the delegate math does not add up for bernie sanders. there has been much made of his victories in the last few states including wyoming. yet the amount of delegates was only split between the candidates. host: that was the argument that hillary clinton was making eight years ago when she was challenging barack obama and she stayed in the race all the way through until june. that bernienk sanders could continue up until the convention certainly. ultimately i believe hillary clinton will be the victor. host: our guest is representative judy chu, california's 27th congressional district.
our lines are open. (202) 748-8001 for republicans. (202) 748-8000 for democrats. is the48-8002 independent line. james is joining us on the independent line in michigan. good morning. caller: good morning. i just have a question for mrs. chu. president went over the court system over fast and. curious -- furious. the department of justice should know what a subpoena is. should know what the law is. and should know that she has to comply. where do we go from here being that she is blatantly breaking
the law? guest: i do believe that in the case that is before the supreme court, the issues will be vetted. and that the proper documents have been filed. i believe that the constitutional authority of the president is very clear. there certainly has been precedent set. host: he asked you about something we talked to congressman dent about. it seems more likely that the house will not approve a budget plan. tomorrow is the next deadline and house republicans are going to miss it. guest: i think it's a terrible shame. i think it's horrendous considering the kind of issues we have before us. we have the zika virus, opioid addiction, the flint water crisis. these are issues that need to be taken care of for the health and
safety of the united states. we need to pass a budget. host: barbara in louisiana on the independent line. caller: good morning. i'm wondering why you feel that in to the should come united states when we can't even care for our own citizens. guest: actually, immigrants are already here. there are 11 million undocumented and they are part and parcel of our economy. in fact, there are several businesses that would fall apart if we didn't have immigrants, including the agricultural industry, which is so important to california. we need to have them here. it would cost between $100 billion and $200 billion to deport them all.
this is an impossibility and it would cause great harm to the economy. host: you are the first chinese-american to be elected to the house of representatives. when and why did your family come here? guest: my family came here in 1906. my grandfather was a merchant. virginia on the democrat line. good morning. are you with us? we will try one more time. otherwise we will go to mike in south carolina on the republican line. caller: yes, hello? good morning. she talks about illegal immigrants and she's from california. aren't they broke in california neck? ow? i'm not against illegal immigrants. they just want to support their
family. but you have to have a secure border. every other country does. if you go to mexico as an american, you will get locked up. any other country. four or five countries that you can just go in and stay illegally and not be locked up. i ask for your response. thank you ma'am. budget wise, california is doing better than ever. actually it has a very prosperous year ahead. as a result there has been some movement towards restoring some of the cuts that were made years ago. front we are's doing pretty well. but there are estimates that making sure that immigrants are toe to have a path
citizenship would actually benefit california. up to $800 million. because immigrants would be able to pay fully into the tax system. this is something that could benefit everybody. let me talk about the border. actually we put more money into building up the border than ever before. and in fact, the amount of border agents has quintupled since 1993. took when the president office, he had a majority in the house and senate. he did not deal with immigration during the first two years when he could have. was that a mistake? guest: i certainly was one that truly wanted to make sure that immigration was dealt with. ofas a huge proponent comprehensive immigration reform. i certainly wish that we could have passed it at that time. host: albert in florida on the independent line. good morning.
caller: yes. -- since obama says hillary clinton did nothing wrong with her e-mails, why don't we just drop it and save the money? cost-of-living increase and we spend all this money on silly stuff. thank you very much. guest: thank you so much for saying that. i think we are wasting a great deal of money and time on the e-mail hearings. clear thats pretty clinton did not intentionally do any kind of thing wrong with her e-mails. certainly the e-mails that she had did not breach any kind of security. it's only afterwards that there was some classification of some
of those e-mails as possibly having some high-security bar. hillaryu have endorsed clinton and you are also a superdelegate. how were you selected? i am a superdelegate by virtue of being a member of congress. we do have a vote at the convention. -- how manyuestion of the illegal immigrants are here because they overstay their visas? guest: i don't know the number. there are certainly a good number of them. i do think that we have to have a better handle on who is here and who has overstayed their visas. that means improving our system of accountability including biometrics in our immigration system. host: david from new york city. democrat line. caller: good morning. first let me say thank you c-span.
i'm a first-time caller. you have done such a wonderful job with this election. watchingen addicted to at times. i came home from the bronx rally tired. i'm 67. i left before it was over and it was on television. i was there. it's fabulous. to behe's actually going in brooklyn on sunday. you are talking about senator sanders? caller: yes. i was at the rally last night. host: we are going to be live with him on sunday at about 4:00 eastern time. caller: you are doing a wonderful job. let me get to what i'm interested in speaking with the representative about. raped, but itnot rigged, but it is fixed. waited all my life.
my first vote was for mcgovern. i have waited all my life for somebody who could get a majority like mcgovern who is sanders. you have a closed primary. establishment figures who are very sincere, just like mrs. clinton. but you have lost -- you depend on money for your reelection. the whole system is totally wrong. and you've made it so by not classes,s, the working the people that get up every morning and make the country run. you've made it so that a donald trump can come along and divide us when we need uniting. and you've made it very hard because it is so obvious that you're so tied to money. host: we will get a response. guest: well, i believe that the
election battles have been very fair. and that bernie sanders and hillary clinton have been going toe to toe in each state. wonthat hillary clinton has her delegate count fair and square. i am one that admires bernie sanders' visions. but i am here every day in washington, d.c. and i can see some of the things that he's talking about -- like single-payer health insurance is something that would be very very difficult to get. it is something i support. i wish our country would have single-payer health care insurance. however, i am one who had to sit here and vote 63 times as the republicans put a vote on the floor to undo obamacare. so i know how difficult it would be to actually implement such a thing overnight. this tweet says, americans
have declining wages in large part caused by the importation of cheap foreign labor. how do you respond to that sentiment? guest: i do think we have to be careful about the trade agreement. also havee have to very strict establishment of criteria if we are going to have visas for those who are coming in. visainly for certain categories, there has to be an establishment that if we are going to give such visas to workers from abroad, that they cannot find the workers here in the united states. host: let's go to nancy in redondo beach, california. democrat line. good morning. caller: good morning. i wish the word got out a little bit more that california is doing that are than we ever
have. people have this perception that we are in really bad shape and we are not. i appreciate your efforts. i'm calling about the dream act. what is going on with that? i work at a college. need financial aid, obviously they have to have a green card or some kind of citizenship. when they don't and they were brought over here when they were two years old, it's hearreaking. so i appreciate your efforts. thank you so much. guest: thank you for your support of the dream act. i think it is really important to give these young people who are here through no fault of their own a chance to succeed in america. some of them are valedictorians or presidents of their college and yet are unable to have a secure future unless there is a dream act to give them a path to citizenship in their future.
program is very good because it can provide this relief for their young people. it gives them temporary authorization to be her and work. that's why i feel so strongly about ensuring the program is here to stay and that president obama's expanded program can be carried out. in the meanwhile, i certainly will not give up my effort to have the dream act passed. i was part of theffort to get it passed in 2010. something historic happened at the time which is we were able to get it passed off the house floor. i have high hopes that should we get the house and senate that again and we have a democrat in the white house that we are able to pass the dream act. bill you are pushing, the fair day in court for kids act. what is it? guest: this is a very important
bill that would allow legal representation for those children who have come here as refugees. they have come from countries like el salvador, honduras, guatemala where there is extreme violence. and they have come to ensure that they can escape this kind of violence where they could very well be murdered. legitimateve a very right to asylum according to our u.s. laws, that if they don't have legal representation, they will very much probably be deported. in fact all the studies show that nine out of 10 of those young people who do not have representation are turned back. host: is it because they don't know about it or are they afraid to appear in court? what's the problem? guest: they have no guidance.
sometimes they actually are in court. but they might be a 5-year-old and they are having to face off against an adult prosecutor with a law degree. five-year-olde a against an adult who has full knowledge of the law. this is not fair. this is not right. at the very least they deserve legal representation. host: barry in georgia on the independent line. good morning. caller: hello. hello? host: good morning. you're on the air. caller: hello. i'm arkansas -- i'm from arkansas. i can't wait for the clintons to be president again. open up the borders. let's open up the borders and let the whole world in.
be another california in chicago. we can all be broke. let them in. mrs. chu.p, this i guest: obviously i see there is some sarcasm there. california is actually doing very well because we have many immigrants and they support our economy very well. and in fact, they are probably -- they're probably would not be probably -- there would not be americans who could work the field for the agriculture industry in california. they are part and parcel of the economy. host: jerry on the democrat line with representative judy chu of california. good morning. caller: good morning. i appreciate c-span. thank you very much. congresswoman, i've been listening to you for quite a while. you kind of got under my skin.
i'm trying to appreciate your office and respect the people that are in congress because they are supposed to be representing us. but i have not heard anything out of view that represents american people. i have not heard a straight answer. immigration you keep jumping on the bandwagon about immigration and how great they are about coming here. why does mexico have fences on their southern border to keep people out and we are not allowed on hours to do that? if immigration is so great, what's your comparison between california doing good and the rest of the country? i think there's plenty of americans who can work the field. can you answer that? i mean straight answer instead of walking around it? thank you. guest: let me say that we have quintupled the number of border agents since 1993. there has been a great amount of
money being put at the border. and so i would have to say that we have indeed had enough money for enforcement. -- i think that would be beneficial all over. not just in california. industriesy many that are depending on these immigrants. not just in california. because of course we have agriculture all over the united states. we also have many other thestries that are across united states. and remember that 11 million immigrants are here, have been integrated into the united states for many many years. host: patrick in south carolina. independent line. good morning. --. you for waiting period
thank you for waiting. caller: is there a certain number of immigrants we can take into this country? is there a number that we have to cut off? it just keeps growing and growing. she keeps referring to -- we need them for agricultural purposes. do we give each one of them their own apple tree to pick? how many of them do you need for agriculture? that's an excuse. that don't cut it. we've been doing agriculture with immigrants for 100 years. we can find a way to do that. that's just an excuse. host: thank you, hank. that thet me say program that is up for
consideration by the u.s. supreme court is for those immigrants that are already here. we are not talking about new immigrants coming over the border. we are talking about immigrants who have been here for five years. the 11 million that i referred to, many of them have been here for decades. we are talking about those who are already integrated into our system. host: this headline has been getting a fair amount of attention. surveyed say they have an unfavorable view of hillary clinton. the headline, clinton's dismal approval ratings prompt democratic fears. are you worried? guest: i am not worried. i believe we are in the middle of this very contested election. election,s contested you have people saying all kinds of things. i do believe that after we come together, during the july
democratic convention, that you will see something very different and you will see democrats coalescing around hillary clinton. i also think that the lack of favorability will be far more applied to our republican candidates than anything that could come close to whatever is the case for hillary clinton. host: has bernie sanders moved hillary clinton to the left? guest: i think bernie sanders dialogueed a greater for democrats. and hillary has clarified her positions on many issues i think that she actually had those positions from the start. our: we want to thank guest, representative judy chu. she has another 10 minutes with us as we discuss the 2016 campaign.
we want to thank you. our bus and crew are in your district. this is a tweet from our folks on the c-span bus as you joined the second-place winners in our annual student cam contest. thank you for being part of this. guest: can i say that that was a very inspirational event? alhambra high school students who won this contest. they did their video on social security. they did a great job. host: this is what it looks like. if you want to watch the video entries of the winners, you can do so on c-span.org. thank you for being part of it. did you watch the other entries? guest: i did not. but i tell you, i could not believe what jobs these young people did. they had the role and interviews
b-roll and interviews. brian is joining us from michigan on the democrats line. good morning. caller: good morning and thank you. representative, my grandmother came over just about the same time your grandfather did. my grandmother came over in 1909. isn't it disrespectful to your grandfather who came legally to just -- there's no difference between legal and illegal? isn't that disrespectful to limit millions of people trying to come here legally? i mean, it disrespect your own family name, doesn't it? hello? host: we will get a response. guest: yes.
actually, my grandfather came here in 1906. but my mother is an immigrant. thecame here because of legal system that allowed my father to marry her and bring her over. so those who have been here a long time are not too far from those who have been here and come here recently. in fact, there are many who have mixed status in their family. they may have been here a generation, but have somebody in their family who is undocumented. systemt we have is a that is truly broken. actually want who to be legal who have been here for a long time but have no way to become legal. that's why we are talking so much about a path to citizenship
that will make these families whole. host: ron is joining us from alaska on the independent line. caller: good morning. i would like to ask why we have so many people on welfare that are capable of working, yet we need immigrants from another country to come work the fields. i'm from california originally and we had a big farm down there at one time. i'm just wondering why we need so many immigrants when we have a lot of people in this country capable of working but we just need to get them to do it. thank you. host: thank you, ron. guest: we are pointing to a inuation that is very dire this country that has to do with income inequality. the rich are getting richer. the poor are getting poorer. the level of homelessness in this country is reaching
epidemic levels. there is greater difficulty that people have in getting a good middle-class job. and in fact there are people working two full-time jobs at minimum wage and still can't make ends meet. it is getting more and more difficult for people to have that vision of the house and standard of living where they can really raise their kids. i think this is a terrible situation that we have to address in this country. her: our guest earned doctorate in professional psychology. she began her career on the board of education for the garvey school district. the mayor of monterey park. served in the california state assembly and on the state board of equalization. she is now in her fourth term from california's 27th congressional district.
democrat line. good morning. caller: good morning. the congress has an approval rate of approximately 8% i believe. super delegate by virtue of the fact that you are a member of an organization with a percent approval rating -- with an 8% approval rating. is that the best we can do? can't they come up with better rules than that? it just seems like it sinks lower and lower all the time. i wonder when we are going to hit rock-bottom. that's my comment. host: thank you. guest: hillary clinton is ahead in the pledged delegate count by about 250. she has acquired these pledged delegates through fair election battles in each of these states leading up until now. the superdelegate count is
certainly overwhelmingly for hillary clinton. but let me say that i do believe that the pledged delegate count will still lead to hillary clinton being the victor. host: will you be at the democratic convention in july? guest: yes. host: let's go to paul in tennessee. republican line. caller: ma'am, i'm going to tell you something. i am so -- i don't get how you can sit there and tell the american people what you are trying to fill them with. you are on the judiciary committee of the united states house of representatives. and you're going to sit there -- i mean, look around you in california. where there are terrorist attacks. and the democratic party wants them in here? are you kidding me? these people that we have no idea who they are, where they are from, what they are about. it's like they don't care.
in san bernardino, fort hood. fact. chattanooga, tennessee, right here next to me, thank you. it's the same thing. how in the world can you sit on the judiciary committee and let this stuff go by and you want to talk about hillary clinton? oh my god. first, barack obama's eight years of failed policy. host: paul, thank you for the call. guest: well, let me say that america is made up of a diverse body of people. in fact, america is great because we have people that come from all backgrounds. seealifornia, we certainly that diversity at work. i believe the immigrants have truly contributed to this country. and that there are many that are very very good citizens that are doing so much. in fact, actually, immigrants
start one out of every two new businesses in this country. innovation comes from our immigrants. host: by the way, we will be at the supreme court monday morning here on the washington journal as it takes up this case. chief justice john roberts now allowing for the release of the audio. released, we will have it available as well on the c-span networks. ay afternoonerethat'll be on frd at 4:00. our last call from illinois on the republican line, good morning. caller: good morning. i love the show. i was like to ask the representative what is the deficit? ? i think california is worse than we are. the united states as a whole is $90 trillion in debt, imagine
how great the country could be. what is california's deficit? thank you. host: thank you. guest: i was there in the california state legislature when there was a deficit and california does not have a deficit right now. that is very significant, the california economy is doing quite well. there was, in fact, an election on the issue of having a rainy day fund in california. because the budget was balanced. so now we have a rainy day fund for a time when, in the future, there could be a deficit. host: we will go back to the case of united states versus texas. if it is a tie, it reverts back to what happened in the state. the deportation of these children within the next year? guest: we don't have the budget to deport all of these people. actually a very
daunting task, if not impossible, to be able to do that. i think there should be a prioritization of those who are violent criminals. those should be on the top of the list. nd the president is in his right to reorganize. ,ost: representative judy chu thank you for being with us. we have been showing you the winners from the student camera contest. you can watch all of these online and we got some terrific work by the students. there are also links on our main website at c-span.org. the student cam contest is done for this year. but if you are a student, we urge you to check out and join us next year for the contest. toosi will be joining us
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♪ >> washington journal continues. toosi, hert is nahal work is available online at politico.com. thank you for being with us. this is the headline. the administration is struggling to craft a new antiterrorist grading progress -- screening process ordered by congress last year. guest: last year, in the wake of the san bernardino attacks, congress passed changes to the visa waiver program. that program is a program that
allows people from 38 countriess come to the united states without a visa. congress decided that we knew to have a few marchex. they said that people who come from sue don, iraq, syria -- have to get a visa before they come to the u.s. but implementing that is harder than it sounds. has 38 countries participating. ow stringent are the regulations? guest: this system is popular. 20 million people come through it, like you said. , people have visited the countries that i mentioned or who are will national, they are challenged. the visiting part is easier that a lot of people have complained about that because they say, you
could be an aid worker from europe, a journalist and you shouldn't have to get a visa to come to the united states. .o that is one challenge it is not easy to define. who counts as a journalist? a lot of people don't realize they are dual nationals. it is something you passively get. not something you actively seek. host: let me read another hairline -- another headline. the wife of the san bernardino shooter used the fiancee visa to enter the united states, it was a legal path for her to come to the u.s. that it is now coming under a lot of scrutiny.
guest: that is not part of the visa waiver program. when people apply for marriage , you do fiancee visas have to wait and fill out all sorts of forms and prove that the person you want to marry or you're married to that it is a real marriage. it will interview you and ask you questions. in this case, it sounds like this woman and her husband privately corresponded on social media about their habits. and tracking someone's interactions publicly is hard enough but privately, it is even harder. and officials didn't catch it. host: let's take it in a different direction. if you are one of those from iraq or syria or russia -- how does that work for it american going into those countries? guest: it is very much that you
have to go through a process. it depends on the type of visa. usinessare going as a b traveler, or as a journalist, to russia, you have to get somebody in russia to formally invite you. that is one example of something you have to do as part of the visa process for russia. recognize it not will nationality. so if you are an american who wants to go, you have to go through steps to get there. you get permission to visit and it doesn't always come through. we have three congressmen who are trying to get visas to visit iran right now but they have not been responded to. if you are an iranian-american who wants to go, they will let you go in on a passport. you have to get an iranian password -- iranian passport. this is something that is a strike against americans because
these are countries that are not necessarily friendly but you do have access to many places in the world. host: donald trump is saying it is time to end the program. and it how? guest: if you want to end the visa waiver program, that is huge. the these a waiver program is used by business travelers, tourists, also to people. that would be a huge economic challenge for the united states. this people of still wanted to come to the united states, they would have to get visas which would mean a lot more money to be spent to have officials screening people. i think it would be a challenge but on the other hand, donald trump has posted a lot of things that would be challenge -- would be challenging. host: our guest is nahal toosi.
you are one of the first reporters to cover the killing of osama bin laden. guest: that is correct. it was insane. it was a story that you always thought, ok. that is a big story. when it happened you were like, wow. this is actually happening. i was actually on my way to cover a completely different story. i got the word on twitter, basically, that he had been killed and we turned around and rushed back to the office. we spent about a week talking to neighbors and everyone we could think of to try to figure out and peace the pieces together. host: how did you get there? guest: we drove. it was a drive from as long
about. we drove and grabbed whatever motel room or hotel room we could find. i went there without luggage or anything. one of my drivers came back separately and got my stuff. he brought it to me and it was exhausting. the first night, i slept one hour and that was it and then we were back on the streets. host: when you saw where he lived, the compound, it seemed to be relatively small. what was your impression? guest: the news that had come out originally was that he lived in a mansion in a suburb. and you have to understand, for youle who are based there, asked, have a driven by here every day? he had been there all along. but then it turned out it was a
2.5 hour away and it wasn't a mansion, it was a large house. a large family home. pretty standard. it didn't look like a mansion and i had a friend who wrote about whether it was a mansion and he was told by pakistani real estate that it was not a mansion. host: this is nahal toosi, her work is available online at politico.com. one of the stories that she is focusing on is the crackdown on the visas. caller: thank you for talking about this. i have heard a little bit about et and it does seem like th policy is making the racial profiling legal. my question, because it has been confusion, was this apply to
american citizens who are dual citizens of one of these countries that is no longer being waived? host: thank you for the call. in related tweet saying, my father was born in iran and i was born in the u.s., so do i have iranian citizenship? guest: right now, no. it does not apply to americans who want to go overseas. but the european union is deeply unhappy with the changes to the visa waiver program. and it has threatened to reciprocate. the visa waiver program is supposed to be a reciprocal agreement. so there is a possibility that the european union and other countries in the program, south korea, japan -- they could say that everyone who is iranian american and iraqi american also has to get a visa if they want to come and visit us. so there is the possibility of this. i don't know if it is going to happen but for now, no. americans are not affected.
the next question -- if your father is iranian, yes. the iranian government considers you a national. but with dual nationality there is no international agreement on it. thisy country views differently and that is part of the challenge of incrementing the laws. the u.s. is it is an international vacuum. host: let's go to anthony in maryland. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. my interest is -- you know, the country and security of the country -- we have this new technology and we are not -- hello? host: yes, we can hear you. caller: ok. host: go ahead. caller: ok.
ot of excusesl about how we can to do this and we can't do that. we have laws that govern e hear excuses all the time about what we can't do. , wehe m lady was saying can't do this and the kids to that. but i feel like with the technology, we need to get serious about tracking people and their travel or what have you. let's get serious about it. host: will get a response. anthony ishink hitting on something interesting. yes, we do have a lot of technological prowess in this country. at the same time, and lamenting those features requires manpower and money. so what i often hear from a lot of people in the government is
that congress makes these requirements and pushes them on us but they don't fund it. you don't give us a way to pay for it. when it comes to something like determining whether a person is has badalevolent or aims in the united states, trying to track them online doesn't capture everything. you also need a human element and the interview and the person to interact to see from facial cues and everything about what they could mean. it is hard to say to rely entirely on technology. but it can be important. host: we are talking about homeland security and the visa waiver program. mark is joining us here in washington, d.c.. good morning. caller: this is great.
i'm glad you have this on the air. i work with a lot of people who come from different countries in all different services. came here asthem students and now, they are not in school because school is too expensive and they end up working. so if you want to track people and get a handle on the situation, how about going to the employers? you would probably cover two thirds of the people that you wanted to find out what their visa status is. host: thank you, we will get a response. guest: it is interesting but there are a lot of different types of visas. and employer-based visa is actually something that is done. if you want to get here on other visas, the employer route is important in tracking someone.
people eventually switch jobs and switch to becoming legal and permanent residents. if there is a student here on a visa, once their visa is done, they can't stay unless they get a job and switch to a different kind of fees us that allows them to continue to stay. arried and sot m they might get a spousal visa. there are efforts to make sure that everyone is here on the correct visa. but one of the challenges is that people come and stay on a tourist visa. then, they overstay. there is no way to track who overstays. there is a debate in this country on illegal immigration and a lot is focused on people who cross the border illegally but a significant percentage, about 40%, of the people who are are undocumented as a legal
people who overstay their visa. host: how closely have you been following the story in europe with the refugees? guest: a fair amount. host: let me share with you this headline in the washington post which focuses on denmark, the welfare utopia, taking a nasty turn on refugees. "a once tender embrace has now evolved into an uncompromising rejection happening." that the danish -- and i have actually had conversations with the danish about this -- it is a question of how much they can absorb. they have a country of more than three 2 million people in america and it might not seem people to have a few thousand refugees but in denmark, those numbers are different.
many of these people are coming without assets and with a lot of needs. so simply, the cuts they already have a social welfare system and because they want to make sure there isn't inequality in their system, so the people who come as refugees are able to get a lot of the benefits, they have to make sure that they can do it. they are realizing they don't have the resources. and oftentimes, it is a matter of numbers. host: back to the visa waiver program, this is a tweet from one of our viewers. -- does this apply to americans traveling to mexico, canada and england? guest: my understanding is no. at this stage, it applies to people who want to come to america, it does not apply to people who want to travel to other countries who have a visa waiver program. but as i mentioned earlier, if
those programs retaliate and take the same measures, then yes. it could apply to americans of iranian descent, syrian descent and iraqi dissent. the european union has said that free travelp visa for all americans to europe because they feel like the program right now is out of whack and it is not reciprocal. of the not because changes that we made, it is because the u.s. has refused to let in european countries to the program. croatia, romania and poland -- i believe will carry also. of itseu feels like all countries are not being treated fairly so it is threatening to fairly so it is threatening to say that we will stop visa free travel for americans. i don't think they will take
that path, it would be a huge economic blow to them. i would be surprised if they did that. host: another question involving the woman in the semper delano -- in the san bernardino shooting. why don't we interview? guest: we do interview. and it is helpful. getting a visa in this country is really difficult. especially if you want to come and move here as the fiancee of someone. it is a lengthy process. some would argue that it is harder and what we found during the congressional debate is that a lot of people who you would think would crack down on this program actually said that when it came to be fiancee visas, they don't want to undermine people's desire to get married. which is kind of interesting. some people say the program does not have any visiting but there
is actually a lot of it. good morning, from virginia on the republican line. caller: yes, thank you to c-span for having this. my question has two parts. one has to do with the risk of brexit and those who have overstayed their visas -- the question of how one would begin to get your arms around the issue of those who have overstayed, in terms of what you do with them as a policy? guest: the question is a good one. ation, it is too soon to tell. if england leaves, it is hard to imagine they would leave the visa waiver program. that is a program that the u.s. decides that this country can
join and this country can't. right now there are 38 members in the program and a lot are not in the european union. so i don't think version leaving the eu would affect people in the visa waiver program. overstays, it is a major challenge. whodo you track someone doesn't show up at the airport to leave? how do you find a person and what to do? how much of a violation is the violation? if somebody overstays for a few days, does that count? i think there are technological conditions that would help to track people. but the question is also, how much money do we want to invest in that? these questions are worth posing to lawmakers and no one has come up with a good system yet. and if they have, i don't know how far it will get.
nahal toosi of politico. now, the democrats nine -- the democrats line. it sounds like you are listening in the car on c-span radio. caller: i think the visa program protects us from terrorists. the majority of terrorists are .rom saudi arabia guest: this is an interesting point. critics of the changes to the they sayer program, that look, if you are going to crack down on terrorists, why don't you target people who have visited saudi arabia or pakistan or afghanistan? those countries are not targeted. when was the last time a sudanese national attacked
america? why not target pakistani nationals who want to visit? or libyan americans? the list could get long. recently, the department of homeland security said that people who went to somalia also fall under the exception. they did not include dual nationals for those. i asked them, why don't you include saudi arabia, afghanistan and pakistan -- other countries who are known to be terrorists who have attacked united states in the past? and the response i got is that the u.s. feels like those are being helpful to track down terrorists and work with united states. it is interesting. it is strange. it is something worth asking
questions about. do youhis is from j -- think the overstayed visas would respond to the cost? guest: an interesting perspective. people would be open to different approaches. it is something that is a challenge. host: lydia is next from texas. good morning. caller: good morning. , i think we are paying too much attention to the visas and we are forgetting to actually follow the money. people come here who are students and they become doctors and lawyers. we need to follow exactly where especiallys going, if they go to their mosque and they donate a lot of money. i have worked with many doctors and i hear the comments against
america. thedoctors i patient -- patient did not want to follow the doctor's advice. so i hear this and i am like, wow. they are doctors but something is wrong here. that america is involved -- instead of the visas, there are a lot of wonderful people that come. canjust one rotten apple terrorist down. so i am thinking, follow the money and to see where people are putting the money into. to me, the clerics are more dangerous than the people themselves. they teachthings and -- childrenseed
growing up with this mentality. they grow up to be what they are. so i say, follow the money. we are going to get a lot more out of it than with the visa waiver program. host: lydia, thank you for the call. guest: i think that she covered a number of different angles. when it comes to money, the u.s. has made a lot of effort through the department of treasury, through sanctions, to try to track spending among terrorist organizations. this could range from everything from -- they have shut down charities that they believe were funding militant groups overseas, they have sued them and now, when they try to go after the islamic state, they are actually bombing places where the islamic state is known to keep tiles of cash. and that is really helping in
the fight against that organization. so the money angle, if you talk to the department of treasury, in many ways it can be argued to be a more perspective type of effort that we take. as far as people who are clerics on to preach terrible things about america, one of the challenges is that we have the freedom of speech. so the question is, how far do we go? when someone says terrible things about the united states, it is probably covered under free speech protection. so it is more about when speech turns into action. and there is also the question about privacy and surveillance. about whether the united states goes too far. it is a balance that the u.s. struggles to strike every day.
host: on the information sharing, with what happened in brussels -- the belgian community and the brussels intelligent community did not share information with each other. guest: that's right. belgium is not the most cohesive country. parts don't always communicate with each other. ,hen it comes to cooperation there is still a long way to go. this is something they will have to work on and the u.s. has been frustrated with the lack of coordination. i guess we will see if they learn their lesson. host: on the democratic line from baltimore -- good morning. oh, going to wilma in florida. caller: good morning.
is it possible to use some of peopleney to ramp up the that [indiscernible] me, that is one of the most important things we need to do. should -- when 9/11 happened, we should have closed our borders. we should have found out who was here. agoman from texas, 40 years , -- closing the borders. [indiscernible] so visa overstays are a
big problem. and tracking down people who have overstayed is a big problem. if people can come up with a system that doesn't the right way and doesn't go too far. sure there are a lot of people on capitol hill who would like to hear from you. host: the debate does continue in the typical -- in the political arena. guest: a number of lawmakers have come to realize that dual national angles are problematic. it is very difficult to implement. they're are looking at ways to try to repeal this. in the meantime, the obama administration is trying very hard to find the right balance draw too big of a net and catch too many people who may not even realize they are dual nationals. i will be following it and we will see how it works out. host: thank you for coming by to
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hillary clinton is not qualified to be president. saying her vote in favor of the super pac'sand raises questions about her judgment. and an endorsement this morning from the new york daily news for hillary clinton. the ohio governor is clearly the only choice for the gop, writes the new york daily news. chronicle, it is all about the delegates. it is a primary which means only democrats can vote. the debate this evening for the democrats and the first call on the republican line a primary wy democrats can vote. the debate this evening for the democrats and the first call on the republican line is joe. i know that yo% democrats can vote. the debate this evening for the democrats and the first call on the republican line is joe. i know that you are supporting ted cruz. caller: you are great. you are so good with all of the callers. i have been calling c-span for
30 years. i have been watching a bit of the politics and all i have heard from the democrats is that and iwant to raise taxes would love for them to talk to political minds and talk about growth. the stock market is near an all-time high. and the best way to keep that going is capital gains. instead of having to pay huge tax, you can pay lower tax. so i will be looking at watching carefully tonight. i would like to hear the democrats talk about cutting taxes and spending. that is one reason i am for ted cruz. host: who do you think ted cruz would choose as the running mate if you were the nominee? caller: i think marco rubio would be on the list and i
wouldn't be shocked to see john kasich. i have heard a lot from the inside about rubio and kasich. carly fiorina? anyone of those three, i would not be surprised. marco rubio hasn't officially endorsed him but he did say that he was the best. host: it was a tepid endorsement. caller: i hope he will come out and make it more dynamic. i just want to say i appreciate you. you do a great job and c-span does a great job on covering all of the candidates. we appreciate people like you and thank you for allowing me to because of it. host: guest: -- host: that was one of our frequent viewers and listeners. ted cruz and john kasich and donald trump will be speaking at a major new york republican party state dinner.
that gets underway at 7:45 eastern time and you can listen to it live on c-span radio. the next caller is from georgia on the democrat line. good morning. will you be watching tonight? caller: yes. i will be watching closely to monitor the integrity of the questioners. i would like to see the involvement of hillary clinton. and also, i will be interested to hear the vast knowledge that center sanders has on the banking industry and how he ,lans to pursue his agenda concerning the big banks. host: thank you for the call. the debate is cosponsored by new
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let's go to sheila from connecticut. your primary is later this month. all you be watching tonight? caller: oh yes, most definitely. that bernie sanders will push hillary clinton on the question of what was in the speech to goldman sachs. tonight is the night. she was telling them one thing and telling voters another. and we have got to know this. i was wondering, what is the thing about taking the gloves off? i always think you have to put the gloves on to start the fight. that doesn't sit well with the. i hope bernie sanders sometimes pushes people who are in his corner and behind them -- push the fact that we have to get rid of the delegates. it is the most stupid thing i have ever heard of. it could be winner take all and
i hope it comes out that somehow this can be done before this primary takes place. to me, it doesn't make sense at all. host: thank you for your call. in the washington post, reporting on trey gowdy. the reports are looking right on schedule for the gop. an indication that after months without any public hearings, following hillary clinton's meeting last october, the report will be released early summer. you can read the report online at washington post.com. caller: yes. i have a question. i would like to know when i have seen an -- lot of people and heard a lot of they a peakhings --
what donald trump says but they only go have the sentence. keep the muslims out of the united states but that is not all he says. finish the sentence. because what we need to do is say the whole sentence. until we find out what is going on. host: ok. clinton, on hillary you might have seen this yesterday. they were marching with verizon yesterday with the strike that was taking place across the country. the headline -- hillary clinton rakes in verizon cash while bernie sanders supports the company's striking workers. there was a speech where hillary $225,000as paid according to her tax returns. and verizon has given up to $250,000 to the clinton foundation. and the clinton foundation has partnered directly with verizon. the corporation is a partner.
the vice president's the donated money to clinton organization. and another verizon lobbyist pitched in $1000. details are online. tonight's debate between hillary clinton and senator sanders. will you be watching tonight? what will you be looking for? caller: thank you for taking my call. yes, i will be watching. i am a hillary clinton supporter. the ignorance of the public is what amazes me the most. people are bashing hillary clinton to the point where she has made to sound corrupt. corrupt person would not have been able to achieve what she has achieved in her lifetime. no one has looked at bernie sanders and his background. he has been sitting in congress
and hasn't gotten anything accomplished. now he is coming out with something that he has been preaching for years. if it was such a great possibility for him to do this, why hasn't he done this in congress? i am tired of the unfair treatment that hillary clinton is getting. look at her background. all of this is coming from the right, who spent half $1 billion trying to smear her. let's look at things fairly. bernie sanders is not the savior of this country. he is not even a democrat. let's look at things with open eyes. thank you. host: thank you, that was agnes. this tweet -- i'm interested in seeing what kind of questions they ask. send us a tweet. megyn kelly last night on her program reported on her condemnation of the private meeting in new york with donald trump that the purpose of the meeting was designed to clear the air. it came at her request.
interview between them is likely in the near future. john in herndon, virginia. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i want to say that what people hillaryrealize is that clinton -- the attack did not start yesterday. it did not start in 1996 -- the republicans never stop attacking this family. they're bringing in everything. has been standing for what she believes in since 1996. now she has become a person who they are fighting back. bernie sanders is actually using lings thating the fee people have in this country.
he is trying to achieve something and saying that rich people are the problem. like the a problem but lady in oklahoma said, she stands with the right things and she fights for the right people. can you imagine? right now? if you go into an interrogation they askedours -- every question about benghazi and they could not come up with anything. so you need to understand one thing. thise need to realize that country needs a few more presidency. killer clinton is qualified to be a present and i'm sure that people will realize that people like ted cruz and donald trump are not qualified to be president. i think people need to understand. host: that was john from
herndon, virginia. the earlier caller who made a reference about taking the gloves off -- the gloves are off in a fair fight. you could really hurt somebody. that lady has never watched boxing. thank you for that tweet. from the print edition of the washington post -- ted cruz build delegate support. that is available on washington post.com. ted cruz is close to ensuring that donald trump cannot win the nomination on the ballot. he is picking up the scores of delegates who have pledged to vote for him inside of the front-runner if given the chance. it has been more essential than ever for donald trump to clinch the nomination by the delegates because it convention means that
it is almost certain for him to lose. we will be the only network to provide coverage of the entire proceedings, start to finish in both cleveland and philadelphia so we hope you turn into our road to the white house coverage this july on c-span and c-span radio. we now go to ruth in the pennsylvania. good morning. tonight's democratic debate -- as a republican, will you be watching? caller: no, i go to bed early but i will be catching up the next morning. thank you for taking my call. to agnes.say kudos i would like to know more about bernie sanders. he has been in the senate for so many years. he hasn't done anything at all. he is always attacking hillary clinton and i am not a hillary clinton supporter. but i would like to have her turn the tables on him and say, why are you being investigated?
what have you done? people who are supporters crown him king and i don't think he is that squeaky clean. host: ok. thank you for the call. from the usa today -- hillary clinton sharpens the focus on bernie sanders. taking aim on the votes in upstate new york. this tweet -- very excited for tonight's debate. let's see if they are shaking things up. from portland oregon, good morning. caller: good morning. about a quick comment people who are talking about bernie sanders record and how he doesn't have a record. he was the amendment king. to be broughton up, i would like to hear him defend it. host: we go to june in florida. good morning. caller: good morning.
host: if you could turn the volume down, there is a delay and we will hear you much better. go ahead. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i have a couple of questions for the democrats. and for the government itself. are the voters not dominating over the gop, i think that is very unfair to let other people say who we want in. it is very unfair. how can they let hillary clinton run for president when she has been investigated by the government? i can't understand that at all. what she did is insulting and now that oklahoma is backing her, look at what obama has done to us? obama will be right there behind her. and i am not a democrat. stand to be and i cannot
the people who are running for the democratic side. i will only go for the republicans. and ted cruz, i wish they would look into him to. the way he has lied. everyone is jumping on donald trump. he has on this and done that but i think he could bring some order back to the country. i am 73-year-old but it is my grandchildren that i'm looking at. what will ted cruz do for this country? host: thank you. if you are not interested in watching the democratic debate, we hope you tune into c-span2 for the republican event that we are covering live with the three candidates in midtown manhattan. they are the confirmed speakers, you can see them on the screen. donald trump, ted cruz and john kasich. usa today -- meets the delegate
hunter running the epic battle. charlie black is among those working. you can read that story online on usa today.com. karen buchanan -- i will not be watching the debate tonight. i don't think i will hear anything new. adding that she is going to an art show in said. good morning, welcome to the program. caller: thank you for taking my call. in tonight,terested or any other night, to hopefully see hillary clinton come down on exactly what her plan is to make higher education affordable. heard anyone question her and i have not heard what i consider to be a full explanation of exactly what will be involved.
for the children who would like to go to college. i am backing bernie sanders because i believe he is calling for what the ordinary american people need. very much. and i would also like to see of a nationaln public transportation network. ack a lot ofbring b our small towns. they have died, coming from a rural area. i am surrounded by it. and public transportation would have stimulated all of these towns with hotels, taxis and restaurants. all kinds of services. they have died and that has been a large factor in destroying our
small towns, the lack of other transportation. i speak as a 72-year-old who can no longer drive long distances. because of a lack of public transportation -- i am a virtual prisoner of my small town. host: where are you located? caller: southeast missouri, 150 miles between memphis and st. louis. host: thank you for adding your voice to the program, we appreciate it. front page -- senator cruz campaigning in pennsylvania. he was in the northwest part of the state. senator cruz trying to outflank donald trump. their primary is later this month. joining now from manchester, connecticut, i understand your 9-year-old? who are you supporting? caller: i am supporting hillary
clinton. i think she can defend our country. thing.e really -- every i really supporter. host: what about your parents? have the influence in you -- heavy influence you in this? did you come to this on your own? does her family support hillary clinton? caller: they do. host: what do you see in hillary clinton? caller: i see hillary clinton she can stand up. she can stand up and say what she wants. and donald trump and ted cruz can throw anything at her but she comes out on top. host: do you have any interest in seeking elective office down the road? you are only nine years old now, so i realize it is early.
but political future for you? be, one day. maybe i will be somebody, this is just the start. host: good for you. thank you for phoning in. 9-year-old from manchester, connecticut. we will leave you with that. we are back tomorrow morning. he sure to watch the live coverage of the republicans a night in new york city and we now take you to the u.s. house of representatives for the gavel-gavel coverage. the speaker pro tempore: 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. april 14, 2016. i hereby appoint the honorable reed j. ribble to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives.