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hours after the initial attack. they moved the number of personnel to the ram stein air force base to protect u.s. personnel. that is consistent with the conclusions of the accountability review board that basically found the result was exceptional u.s. government coordination military response, and saved lives of 2 severely wounded americans. >> the dod statement, emphasizing they were involved in the stabilization of the evacuation of tripoli. you are focusing on the military role -- >> they did both. there were personnel and ghazi that were extracted either dod assets hours after the attack. there were some u.s. citizens killed, that is why we are having this conversation.
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this was a successful dod operation to respond to the president's orders and save as many americans as possible. it is tragic that 4 americans died, but according to the accountability review board chaired by the former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and thomas pickering, a u.s. diplomat that served both presidents, took a close look at this and had praise for the military response. >> a lot has been said about whether this was an attack on secretary clinton. there were allegations or charges at the white house, not the secretary -- and some focus on the 7:30 meeting. again, i realize you do not want butitigate point by point, in the interest of clarity, what was accomplished at that time?
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i know you are going to debunk the delegation that there was in order to stand down -- thehe lead investigator of committee is going to debunk that. >> that is not the issue. the issue is what happened in that meeting? what evidence is there that moved that operation forward? it is about what was going on on the ground. tell me what you can to clear the air about what happened in that session. : the white house and the national security council at the white house fulfilled its responsibility to make sure that number of government agencies involved in the effort were assembled to discuss an ongoing emergency. there were steps taken to safeguard diplomats and other
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places around the globe. a variety of other steps were taken. that is what you would expect. i think that this is the best evidence yet that this is a republican conspiracy seeking political advantage out of the terrible tragedy. there is no there there. yet, we have seen repeated attempts by republicans to score political points off the death of 4 innocent americans. >> after this happened, there had to be changes made, correct? changes in how the military could respond to something like this? clearly the military was organized more effectively to do this. i'm sure the white house reassessed how to better respond to this sort of situation, correct? -- earnest: again, years ago years ago, the accountability -- a body chaired
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by the former chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and a renowned u.s. diplomat who served under both presidents -- examined this situation. they put forward 29 recommendations for reforms that should be handled by the state department. the state department has implemented or is in the process of implementing every one of those things. that is a set of conclusions reached more than 3-years ago now. why are we considering the 8th congressional investigation? the accountability review board ,ed by men with impeccable bipartisan national security credentials has reviewed this matter, suggested there were 29 different reforms that could have been implemented. .hose reforms were implemented what goal could republicans have by looking at this matter in trying to than
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influence the outcome of the elections held in 2016? jordan? >> thanks, josh. i want to ask you a question. did attorney general said earlier this month it came to a point where the funding is going to run out. held itscongress latest funding package and they don't know if they will be a deal before july 4. and you say exactly when the money will run out? mr. earnest: again, i think the issue that we have is that there is insufficient funding and dedicated to the effort to fight zika and protect pregnant women and their children. that is the issue. what the department of health has already done is taken deployedhat has been
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for a range of public health challenges and devoted it specifically to this effort. even that is not enough. we have made clear that that is not enough. that is why the president put forth a package for-months ago that it was recommended to him by the foremost health officials in the country. s we haveast 4-month seen republicans do very little other than play political games with that request. some pointhink at the safety and well-being of pregnant women in the united states would be more important than politics to the republicans, but unfortunately, it is not. republicans now see zika funding as the vehicle to allow the display of confederate flags in cemeteries across the country. to doot be what that has
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with protecting pregnant women, but that is the deal that republicans have chosen to use to ram through a partisan measure. it is clear that republicans do not take this seriously, but public health officials take this seriously. today, we have a letter from a urgingdozen nonprofits theress to dispense with kind of partisanship that house republicans have displayed and act on what they describe as a public health emergency. these are organizations like the american congress of obstetricians and gynecologists, the easter seals march of dimes. they have no interest in partisan politics. they have a keen interest in protecting the american people, pregnant women, and preventing birth defects. what they are urging republicans to do is to dispense with the partisanship and focus on this
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public health emergency. we will see if republicans are persuaded. >> in the absence of that funding for now, can you tell us when is the next time they will have to move around money to response through the summer, or however long it is needed? mr. earnest: right now they do not have as much money they would like to have to do everything possible to protect the american people from the zika virus. if you're asking me when the agencies will need more money to fight the zika virus, they need it now. they needed it four months ago. they needed to send a message to the turks that we were invested in their efforts to develop a vaccine, to expand lab capacity for people to get tested and know what precautions they need to take to protect their partner are people in their community from the zika virus.
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months, weif not have seen local officials, particularly in the south, to ask for assistance so they can do better jobs of fighting the mosquito population. those requests have fallen on deaf ears. the ford administration is making the same claim that congress needs to step up to the tote to provide resources fight the mosquitoes that carry the zika virus. it is only republicans treating this as a partisan issue. governors have called on congress to act. public health officials such as the easter seals and march of dimes are calling on republicans and congress to act. seeny think we have republicans in congress do so is to make this issue
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partisan for reasons that are difficult to explain. april? >> on another subject, july 4 is next week. what is the white house, what conversation are white house officials and lawmakers having, -- [inaudible] mr. earnest: the president's comments to see gun safety past is a priority. there have an ongoing conversations between some members of the senate and the justice department to put together a bipartisan, common that wouldment effectively prevent individual suspected of having ties to terrorism from being able to walk into a store and buy a gun. have seen very little appetite from republicans in congress and most republicans in the senate on moving forward on that common sense bill. leader mcconnell said he believes we should just move on.
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of duty. dereliction that is a failure of their fundamental responsibilities to take commonsense steps to protect the country. voters will have to decide whether now to hold elected representatives in congress responsible for that dereliction. >> [inaudible] the firstobama and lady reported publicly on twitter on the efforts to sit in. anotherin support of sit in or action that would last attention?ring mr. earnest: the white house is in responsible of congressional action. house democrats will have to figure out what they can do to
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try to prompt that action. obviously, the white house will stand with them as they undertake those efforts. muchve seen far too congressional dysfunction under republican leadership. whether that is failing to pass -- to approve the resources needed to fight zika or fight legislation, or play politics with a tragedy in libya, playing politics is one that is checkered with politics and not filled with a lot of results. a libya? olivia? >> why is it hard to reschedule -- busyarnest: they have schedules. hopefully we'll have news on the reschedule event. the trail, and he
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surely anticipated he would be out campaigning for democrats -- it was not a surprise. it was an election year. you have requirements? does it have to be a particular state, a particular day? i do not understand why this is not coming together. mr. earnest: i don't think it is that complicated. you will have to talk to secretary clinton. we cannot do it tomorrow because the president is meeting with .he leaders of mexico he has the global entrepreneurship summit on the west coast last week. constraints on the schedule, but we should have it relatively soon. >> a relatively captivating story about an apparent campaign of the harassment of american diplomats by russia. has this been brought to the president's attention? his former ambassador was apparently one of the targets.
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has it ever risen to his attention? has he ever brought it up with vladimir putin? mr. earnest: i do not have details of conversations to relay. the united states continues to be concerned about diplomats not only thed at embassy in moscow, but other diplomatic facilities around the world. we have raised those concerns with senior russian officials, and reminded them of their responsibility. particularly when it pertains to diplomats and russia, their responsibility is to protect the diplomats, not harass them. any specifick to presidential involvement other than to confirm that he is certainly aware of the. -- of it. >> was it common for him to be thering in prepa national security for tv
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appearances? to earnest: it is common prepare senior administration officials for television appearances. that was true in the first term and has been true in the second term, as well. [audible] fact that a the senior communication official at the white house was involved in a call to ensure the senior official was prepared for a television appearance should not be of rising to someone like you who has covered the white house. there been controversy about what the administration was telling publicly at the time? mr. earnest: i can't. >> your predecessors of their every day said "there is no information to suggest that
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benghazi was a preplanned attack, when three-days earlier your secretary of state told her daughter that there clearly seemed to be a terrorist attack then you have the same employee e-mailing each other "off the reservation." in hindsight, was what the safety administration saying incorrect? mr. earnest: i will leave it to the republicans on the house permanent select committee on intelligence, who in their report that was issued almost two years ago, i will quote from them -- they said "the process used to develop the talking points was flawed, but the talking points reflected the conflicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis." they continued "there was no
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evidence and documents or testimony that the intelligence community's assessments statements. were construed in any way" that was the statement of house republicans. i do not know why the current crop of republicans looking at the matter did not pay attention to the previous assessment of house republicans. the previous assessment was from house republicans serving on the intelligence committee in the house. i will let you draw your own conclusions as to why a politically motivated benghazi committee might have reached a different conclusion than republicans that serve on the house intelligence committee. noyou are saying there is information to suggest that benghazi was a preplanned attack. that is different than conflicting -- you cannot come out and say there is conflicting information, that is one thing. you chose the interpretation that is the most favor will or the white house. mr. earnest: there is no evidence in document or testimony that it was politically motivated in any
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way. it is hard to argue with the conclusion of house republicans who concluded there was no evidence of clinical motivation or interference. >> politically motivated is different than if the white house was sloppy in providing information after the attack. mr. earnest: there is no evidence of that. the process used to develop talking points was flawed, but it reflected the conflicting intelligence in the days following the attack. that is the conclusion of republicans that serve in the house. go ahead. >> [inaudible] it has been a very important topic to the u.s., mexico.
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the last few weeks it has been a high crisis of human rights in mexico. will he ask mexico about the situation with human rights? mr. earnest: he is looking forward to the opportunity to sit down with the president tomorrow. mexico is obviously a country that the united states has a critically important relationship with. that relationship and packs a of americanspects life, including the economy and our culture. the president is looking forward to having that meeting. i do not have information other than to say you will have the opportunity to hear from the 2 leaders tomorrow at the beginning of the bilateral meeting but at the news conference they will be convening together. human rights is something the president raises and conversations with leaders from around the world. the white house
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briefing at this point to go to mend us in, pennsylvania outside of pittsburgh to hear from donald trump. he will talk about the economy. live coverage. mr. trump: thank you, everybody. i really appreciate it. i would like to thank the owner of the plant, gave and gloria, you are here someplace. i want to thank rick santorum, our senator, our great senator for being here and for the endorsement. and for all of the amazing workers. are the mosty important. the amazing workers. i know you have been through very tough times, but we will make it better and we will make it better fast. just watch. [applause] today, i will talk about how to make america wealthy again. we have to do it. steel city --from
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it's burke played a central role in building our nation. the legacy lives in the bridges, and skyscrapers that make up our landscape.rican our workers' loyalty was repaid, you know it better than anybody, with total betrayal. our politicians have aggressively pursued a policy of globalization. moving our jobs, wealth, factories to mexico and overseas . globalization has made the financial elite who donate to politicians very, very wealthy. i used to be one of them. , but i used tot be one. it has left millions of workers with nothing but poverty and heartache. steel isidized foreign
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dumped into the markets, threatening our factories, the politicians have proven they do nothing. on thears, they watched sidelines as our jobs vanished and our communities were plunged into depression-level unemployment. many of these areas have never recovered, and never will unless i become president. [applause] mr. trump: then, they will recover fast. our politicians took away from the people there means of making a living and supporting their family. skilled craftsmen and tradespeople, factory workers, have seen the jobs they love shipped thousands and thousands of miles away. then he pennsylvania towns, once
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thriving, are in a state of disrepair. this wave of globalization has ourd out totally, totally, middle class. it does not have to be this way. we can turn it around. we can turn it around fast. [applause] but, if we are going change, we will have to reject the campaign of fear and intimidation reading proceed by powerful andorations, dia leaks, political dynasties. the people that rigged the system for their benefit will do and say anything to keep things exactly the way they are. the systemwho rigged are supporting hillary clinton, because they know as long as she is in charge, nothing is going to change. s will remaine
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poor. the factories will remain closed. the borders will remain open. the special interests will remain firmly in control. and her friends in global finance want to scare americans into thinking small. they want to scare the american people out of voting for the better future. and you have a great future. these people have given her tens of millions of dollars. my campaign has the absolute opposite message. to amass a much better life for you can believe in the american dream again. right now, you can't do that. [applause]
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i want you to imagine how much better our future can be if we declare independence from the elites who led us from one financial and foreign policy disaster to another. our friends in britain recently voted to take back control of their economy, politics, and borders. [applause] i was on the right side of that issue, as you know. with the people. i was there. i said it was going to happen, i felt it. while hillary, as always, stood with the elites. both she and president obama predicted that one, and many others, totally wrong. now, it is time for the american people to take back their future. take it back. [applause] that is the choice
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that we face. hillaryither give into clinton's campaign of fear, or we can choose to believe again in america. sadly, we lost our way when we stopped believing in our country. america he came the world's dominant economy by becoming the world's dominant producer. you know that from right here in this plant. [applause] createdp: the wealth is , shared broadly, creating the biggest middle-class the world has ever known. then america changed its policy from promoting development in --rica -- in, in, in america
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to promoting development and other nations. that is what is happening. we allowed foreign countries to subsidize their goods. the value their currencies. violate their agreements. cheat in every way imaginable. nothingrcians did about it. trillions of our dollars and millions of our jobs flowed overseas as a result. i visited cities and towns across the country where one third or one half of manufacturing jobs have been wiped out in the last 20-years. billione import $800 more in goods than we export. we cannot continue to do that. this is not some natural disaster, it is a political and politicians made disaster. very simple. it can be corrected. we can correct it fast when we
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have people with the right thinking. right up here. it is the consequence -- [applause] it is the consequence class thatship worships globalism over americanism. this is a direct affront to our founding fathers, who wanted this country to be strong. they wanted to be independent, free. [applause] mr. trump: our founding fathers understood trade much better than our current politicians, believe me. [applause] mr. trump: george washington said that the promotion of domestic manufacturing would be among the first consequences to
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flow from an energetic government. alexander hamilton spoke frequently of the expediency of encouraging manufacturing in, in , in the united states. [applause] listen to this. the first republican president, "theam lincoln, warned abandonment of the protective policy by the american government will produce want and ruin among our people." better than our current politicians, that is why he was abraham lincoln, i guess. [applause] our original constitution did not even have
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an income tax. instead it had tariffs emphasizing taxation of foreign, not domestic, production. today, 240 years after the revolution, we have turned things completely upside down. , regulate, and restrict our companies to death and allow foreign countries that cheat to export their goods to us, tax-free. how stupid is that? how could it happen? how stupid is that? [applause] as a result, we have become more dependent on foreign countries than ever before. times and gentlemen, it is to declare our economic independence once again. that means -- [applause]
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that means voting for donald trump. [applause] i'll do it. no doubt about it. not even a little doubt. it means reversing 2 of the worst legacies of the clinton-years. america has lost 1/3 of its manufacturing jobs since 1997. has as the country increased the population by 50 million people. at the center of the catastrophe are 2 trade deals pushed by bill and hillary clinton. the north american free trade agreement, or the disaster called nafta. second, china's entry into the world trade organization. nafta was the worst trade deal.
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china's entrance into the world trade organization has enabled in theatest job theft history of our country. signedbill clinton who nafta. people don't remember. in 1993. hillary clinton who supported it. that it wreaked after he left office was unbelievable. it was also bill clinton who lobbied for china's disastrous entry into the world trade organization, and hillary clinton who backed that terrible, terrible agreement. as secretary of state, hillary clinton stood by idly while its currency,on added another trillion dollars to the trade deficit, and stole hundreds of billions of dollars in our intellectual property. [applause]
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i have been talking about china for many years. you know what? no one listens. they are listening now. that, i can tell you. [applause] mr. trump: the city of pittsburgh and the state of ofnsylvania have lost 1/3 their manufacturing jobs since the clinton's put china into the wto. 50,000 factories across america have shut their doors in that time. factory, because of your great owners, dave and gloria, in.anging they just told me, it is not easy. half of all of our manufacturing and trade deficits, and goods with the world, is the result of trade
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with china. it was also hillary clinton, the secretary of state, who showed us into a job-killing deal with south korea as reported by the mayomic policy institute in . this deal -- trade deficit with south korea and destroyed nearly american jobs. as bernie sanders said, hillary clinton voted for every trade agreement that has cost the workers of this country millions of jobs. [applause] trade reform and the negotiation of great trade deals is the quickest way to bring our jobs back to our country. [applause] mr. trump: to understand why
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trade reform creates jobs and it creates a lot of them, we need to understand how all nations grow and prosper. subtractsade deficit directly from our gross domestic product. 2001, a span of over five-decades, our inflation grossted domestic product grew over 5%. since 2000 two, after we fully opened our markets to chinese import, the gdp growth rate has been cut in half. but is this mean for america? not good. for every 1% of gdp growth we failed to generate in any given year, we failed to create over one million jobs. what a waste.
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what a sad, sad thing. [applause] american's job creation deficit, due to slower growth since 2002, is well over 20 million jobs. that is just about the number of jobs our country needs right now to put america back to work at decent wages. wages are very low, because there is no competition. they will go up because we're going to thrive as a country. [applause] mr. trump: the transpacific partnership is the greatest danger yet. the tpp, as it is known, would be the death below for -- the death blow for american
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manufacturing. it would give the economic leverage to in international corporation i would put the interest of foreign countries above our own. -- that would put the interest above our countries own. it would put cheaters, they are not playing by the rules. they are cheating. it would make it easier for trading competitors to ship cheap subsidized goods into the united states market while allowing foreign countries to continue putting up barriers in front of our exports. export to hard to their countries. they make it difficult. come one other hand -- in, everybody. come on in. that leadership. lower tariffs will leaving in place for and practices that keep american cars from being sold overseas.
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that isn't all. throughll enter the tpp the back door at a later date. they are watching, studying, and they are not in it now, but if it is, they will be in it. if it is not, they will pass. the agreement will force american workers to compete directly against workers from vietnam. one of the lowest wage countries on earth. undermineill the tpp our economy, but our independence. the tpp creates a new international coalition that creates decisions the american people are no longer given the right to veto. these commissions are great for hillary's wall street funders who can spend vast amounts of money to influence the people on the commissions and the outcome.
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it should be no surprise that hillary clinton, according to bloomberg, took a leading part in drafting the transpacific partnership. please remember that. especially in november. [applause] mr. trump: she praised or pushed the tpp on 45 different occasions. even called it the gold standard . hillary clinton was totally for the tpp just a short while ago. stance, which is totally against, she was shamed into saying she would be against it too. i will tell you, it was the same shame she had recently where she was forced into saying "radical islamic terrorism."
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she didn't want to say it, but she was shamed into that one. [applause] doubt that she will immediately approve it if it is put before her. that is guaranteed. guaranteed. she will do this just as she has betrayed american workers. from wall street and throughout her career. her whole career she has betrayed the american worker. she is trying to put on a good front. you again.tray her career and her husband have signed so many disasters. never forget nafta. never forget it, because you know what it has done. i know what it has done. seen theg, i've devastation it left behind. she would make a small token change, declare the tpp pact
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fixed, ram it through, and you would suffer. that is why hillary is saying she only has problems with tpp in its current form. that means they will make a two-word change, they will fix it, and she will feel great. she can rush to embrace it again and will at the earliest opportunity. if the media doesn't believe me, i have a challenge for you and hillary. ask hillary if she is willing to withdraw from the tpp her first day in office and unconditionally rule out its passage in any form. [applause] mr. trump: there's no way to fix tpp. we need bilateral trade deals. we do not need to enter into
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another massive international agreement that ties us up and binds us down, like tpp does. [applause] mr. trump: a trumpet administration will change our trade policies, quickly. [applause] thank you. here are seven steps i would pursue right away to bring back our jobs. number one. i am going to withdraw the united states from the transpacific partnership, which has not yet been ratified. i am going to appoint the iughest and smartest, and know them all, trade negotiators
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to fight on behalf of american workers. [applause] i am going to direct the secretary of commerce to identify every violation of trade agreements a foreign country is currently using to harm you, the american worker. [applause] then interactill all appropriate agencies to use every tool under american and theseational law to end abuses. abuse is the right word. [applause] number four. i will tell our nafta partners that i attend to immediately renegotiate the terms of that agreement to get a better deal
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by a lot. not just a little, by a lot for our workers. [applause] don't agreef they to a renegotiation, which they might not because they are so used to having their own way -- not with trump they won't have their own way. [applause] mr. trump: then, i will submit under thecle 2205 nafta agreement that america intends to withdraw from the deal. [applause] mr. trump: number five. i will instruct my treasury secretary to label china a currency manipulator, which should have been done years ago.
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country that devalues their currency in order to take unfair advantage of the united states, which is many countries, will be met with sharply. that includes tariffs and taxes. [applause] number six. i am going to instruct the u.s. trade representative to bring china, bothagainst in this country and at the wto. [applause] china's unfair subsidy behavior is prohibited under the terms of its entrance to the wto. i intend to enforce those rules and regulations. i intend to enforce the agreement with all countries -- basically, i intend to
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enforce the agreement with all countries, not just china. if china does not stop illegal activities, including the theft of american trade secrets, i will use every lawful -- this is so easy, i love saying this -- i would use every lawful presidential power to remedy trade disputes, including the application of tariffs consistent with section 201 and 301 of the trade act of 1974, and section 232 of the trade expansion act of 1962. when they say trade expansion, they are talking about other countries, not us. there is no expansion. they get the expansion, we get the joblessness. it is not going to happen anymore. [applause]
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president reagan deployed similar trade measures when motorcycle and semi conductor imports threatened u.s. industry. i remember. his tariff on japanese .otorcycles was 45% his tariff to shield american semi conductor industry was 100% . that had a big impact. a big impact. hillary clinton and her campaign of fear will try to spread the lie that these actions will start a trade war. you already have a trade war, and we are losing badly. [applause] she has it completely backwards. hillary clinton unleashed a trade war against the american worker when she supported one terrible deal after another. -- nafta, south korea, china
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it doesn't matter where she went, the american worker was hurt. you will be hurt worse than before if she becomes president of the united states. that, i can tell you. a trump administration will end the war by getting a fair deal for the american people and the american worker. the era of economic surrender will finally be over. .ou will not the it anymore i cannot guarantee it, because after me they will probably start doing it again. 8t we will have 4 and maybe great productive years. will make sure we never go back. [applause] mr. trump: thank you. thank you, very much.
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thank you. thank you very much, everyone. i appreciate it. a new era of prosperity will finally begin. americans will be independent once more. independent once more. doesn't that sound great? [applause] trumpump: under a presidency, the american worker will finally have a president who will protect them and fight for them. [applause] up toump: we will stand trade cheating. cheating. cheaters, that is what they are. cheaters. he will stand up to trade cheats anywhere and everywhere it threatens the american job. [applause] mr. trump: we will make america the best place in the world to start a business.
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we will hire workers who will open factories, and we will get rid of these horrible regulations that make it impossible to do business in this country. [applause] mr. trump: this will also include massive tax roof warm to lift the -- massive tax reform to lift the crushing burden on american workers and businesses. we will get rid of all of these rules, problems, and bureaucracy which are destroying absolutely destroy you -- absolutely destroying our job creation capacity. we used to be the best in the world, now we are getting close to the bottom. [applause] mr. trump: many people think these regulations are an even greater impediment than the fact that we are one of the highest taxed nations in the world. we are also going to fully
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capture of america's tremendous energy capacity. this will create for our workers , roads for the economy, and reduce budget deficits, which are massive. yearly budget deficits are massive. on trade deficits, we don't want to talk about it. hillary clinton wants to shut down energy production and the mine. saidants to shutdown, she it recently, she wants to shut down the miners. i want to do exactly the opposite. [applause] mr. trump: a trump administration will ensure that we start using american steel for american infrastructure. [applause] mr. trump: and aluminum.
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[applause] mr. trump: just like the american steel from pennsylvania that built the empire state , it will be american steel that will fortify america's crumbling bridges. american steel. thatll be american steel sends our skyscrapers soaring into the sky. a beautiful site. more beautiful with american steel. it will be american steel that rebuilds our cities. it will be american hands that remake this country. it will be american energy mined from american resources that powers this country. [applause] mr. trump: it will be american
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workers who are hired to do the job. nobody else. american workers. are going to put american steel, and aluminum, back into the backbone of our country. [applause] mr. trump: this alone will jobs. massive numbers of high paying jobs. good jobs. not the jobs we have today, which everyone agrees are bad jobs. we will create massive numbers of good jobs. on trade, immigration, foreign policy, we are going to put america first again. [applause] mr. trump: we are going to make america wealthy again.
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we're going to reject hillary clinton's policy of fear and her ,olicy of absolute nonsense because it is not working. it is grossly incompetent, we cannot take it any longer, and we are not going to take it any longer. we are going to embrace the possibilities of change, but real change, not obama change. real change. [applause] mr. trump: it is time to believe in the future. it is time to believe in each other. it is time to believe in america -- in america again. this is how we are going to make america great again for all americans. for all americans. [applause]
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mr. trump: we are going to make america great again for everyone . greater than ever before. i promise you, if i become president, we will be working again. we will have great jobs again. you will be proud of your president. proud, proudroud, of our country once again. thank you, very much. i appreciate it. i appreciate it. thank you. thank you, very much. [applause]
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8921. democrats, 20274 8892 zero. others, 202-748-8922. i notice when hillary clinton was talking about the economy, she was discussing infrastructure. renegotiating with foreign countries. it looks like she was taking some of trump's thunder. that there were issues today with regard to the american worker. the only thing is i understand that he is relating to some of the legal issues dealing with the world trade organization. what i did not hear from and is exactly how he will start creating jobs. i understand he is talking about energy and such. i understand the coal issue. he is not bringing up that it is actually clean coal nowadays.
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environmental people are talking about coal, that we should not use it because of the environment. i don't think a lot of people understand we have switched to a cleaner source of energy. >> you are not hearing enough specifics? caller: no. not to get off of the trail a little bit, but donald trump keeps -- hello? >> you are on the air. caller: donald trump keeps getting beaten up about race issues. i is married to a mexican lady. i am on the border was san diego. my wife is from san diego. she could stop this by saying mexico deports tens of thousands of people every year. no one calls mexico out on that. we need to protect our sovereignty. we need to protect the american people. he also talked about muslims.
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he talked about a temporary ban. i know this is getting off the track as far as the economic plan. but these are issues i wanted to bring up. i think hillary clinton and elizabeth warren will keep talking about these issues and coming after trump as a racist. he could stop a lot of this by pointing out that unless you and not a borders united states or mexico -- which is another think you should bring out. these are issues i have been about he is not specific enough on the economy. he was closer today. he hit it out of the ballpark today. he looks more presidential today than i have ever seen him. no, are you going to vote for donald trump in november? caller: of course. >> david in arlington, for kenya on the democrats line.
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what did you year? caller: it was interesting. he made good points about some of the trade deals. that we outsourced a lot of american jobs overseas. some of them might have gone in any case. i am not exactly sure how he is going to bring all of those jobs get into trying to separate ourselves economically from the world. we did that in the 1920's and the 1930's, and that turned out to be a disaster. i am not sure how he plans to go about things. hillary and the democrats on some of the same did.s that sanders he and sanders have a lot in common when it comes to talking about jobs overseas and the role
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of big money in campaigns. i thinkant to say that hillary and the democrats would be wise to listen to them on try to take some of his thunder away. if enough people get together and think that they are being mistreated or screwed by the system they will act accordingly. i voted for britain to leave the european union. it is possible that enough of us could vote to put trump in the white house. they are tired of being ignored. >> we are couple of weeks away from the start of the republican convention in cleveland, ohio. the convention starts on monday the 18 of july. live gavel to gavel coverage. let's go to ohio. christine on the republican line. good afternoon. caller: i want to touch on
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foreign trade. then i have something else. foreign trade. but he is talking about is excellent. give everything back to the united states, we need to be in control again. taken over, it seems the only thing he worries about is taking guns away from people and bringing more terrorists in. i think a lot of people are finally realizing that. -- you know, everything he is doing he has no concern role goes on in the united states. all he cares about is letting immigrants in. , on that, i wanted to say that i don't understand -- i think a few of my friends -- i used to be a democrat all the way. hillary, i would have voted for her. nothing could have changed my
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mind. in the past year i've been really paying attention to both sides of the story that msnbc, which favors democrats, and fox, which favors republicans, and watching what they put on tv. if people would change back and forth and look at both sides to get a better view of what is going on -- they stick to one channel. that is all they see. my advice to everyone, democrats and republicans, look at both channels and see the facts from every angle before you make up your mind. host: you feel that has given you good perspective? >> absolutely. i have a friend that is a diehard republican. she said you need to watch fox. i said, they are all the same. she said, no they aren't. trumpisn'tet manufacturing in china, isn't he
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being duplicitous? hypocrisy out. presidential candidate whose goods are made in china. trumpesident donald j 2016. he so good. americans love you, the man his trade speech hit a home run. how are you? caller: how are you? .> i love your show i agree with all the colors before me. i like trump's speech. i believe he will bring jobs back. what america is suffering from is that he is right. the jobs that don't pay. whatever happened that you worked at the same place for 20-years or 30-years. you retired from that job. you were loyal to your company and they were loyal to you. you had a retirement fund and
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insurance. i believe he will bring that back. when you have a high paying job -- the simplest boy from high school can earn $15 an hour, that compared to a mcdonald's or walmart -- yes, they suffice, but they are the same. -- aren't the same. a job that he can get a in, a raise, a vacation -- that makes all the difference in the world to the type of life that they live. instead of struggling. -- i feel like donald trump really hit it today. >> susan on the independent line. susan, make sure that you need your television. lower the tv and go ahead with your comment. hey there. to say that i thought donald trump's speech
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was excellenti. excellent. i think america should stop to see what is going on. hillary clinton, there is a scandal everywhere she goes. barack obama, all he is interested in is bringing in refugees and going golfing. i think donald trump will make america great again. .> thank you for your call we covered hillary clinton speaking yesterday in cincinnati, ohio. she was joined by senator elizabeth warren. you can find that on on capitol hill today, the select committee on benghazi released their report on the attack of september 11, 2012. you can read that report online on we will show you that news conference in its entirety at 8:00 eastern on c-span.
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wyoming, john on the republican line. thank you. donald trump really gave a good speech. that is the thing. we cannot rely on foreign sources, particularly unstable sources in the middle east, for energy. the only thing the clinton's did for energy was in 1994 then-president will clinton allowed westinghouse to sell 2 nuclear reactors north korea -- from which they have been manufacturing nuclear weapons. hillary claims to be battle tested. during a 60-minute interview a couple of years ago, she and bill are being interviewed on high wooden stools. in the interview, a studio like exploded behind her. when hillary left to her feet, she screamed "jesus, joseph, and
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mary>" she jumped into bill's lap like a shivering puppy. is that who i want protect americans? i don't think so. i do not trust her to protect a chihuahua. donald trump's speech on foreign trade, jobs, china. whotweet from john edgerton covers politics and policy and more for broadcast cable. trump: i will instruct the treasury secretary to label china a current c manipulator. lord, anthony, republican line. loaded for gingrich during the 2012 election when obama was time. for the second i knew obama was not good for the united states. clinton lieary
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through their teeth and rake us through the coals. they steal our taxes. i do not know where they spend them, but we are in a lot of trouble. i hope that trump takes gingrich as his partner. i think that would be a fantastic team. >> more comments are available at also on twitter @cspan. you can see donald trump's speech online at later today, a performance session with no legislative business at 5:00 p.m. eastern. the senate is holding hearings today. the senate transportation subcommittee held a hearing on network vehicles. a thomas vehicles. including testimony from the auto industry.
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it was held earlier on capitol hill. >> good morning. i am pleased to convene the subcommittee for today's hearing entitled "how the internet of things can bring u.s. transportation and infrastructure into the 21st century." this will examine how the internet of things can advance our nation's transportation and infrastructure system. america's transportation network benefit from to new developments in technology. the internet of things offers ways to alleviate congestion, reduce cargo shipping delays at ports, and monitor rail and pipeline support safely.
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this interconnected network can inform policymakers where to and best limited resources in road and bridge maintenance. senator broker and i joined other senators to introduce growing intervention in the internet of things for the digit act. this builds on our resolution passed the senate last year calling for a nationwide strategy to drive the internet of things. would convene a working group of private and public stakeholders to offer recommendations to congress, focusing on planning for and encouraging the growth of the internet of things. the bill would begin discussions on the future of the network, and ensure the united states is adopting policies that accelerate innovation and allow it to thrive. this could have a positive effect on transportation. global supply chains represent
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an opportunity to take advantage of the internet of things to grow exports and imports. environment, time is money and efficiency is key. according to the u.s. department 2045ansportation, by freight volumes will increase by 45%. the dot in the beyond traffic report found transportation delays have a high cost. 4 million dollars per week in extra inventory to compensate for shipping delays. this same report found a weeklong disruption at our nation's 2 largest ports, l.a. and long beach, would cost the economy $150 billion per day. meanwhile, supply chains are changing rapidly in response to transportation delays and alternative option. the $5.4 billion
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panama canal expansion is expected to open this week. following the completion, the panama canal will be able to times aships three large as before, providing a greater connection between the east coast ports and asian export markets. a recent white paper by ch robinson and the boston consulting group pointed out the expansion promises to reorient the landscape of the logistics industry and alter the decision-making calculus of shippers that the canal serves. delays in the logistics chain raises costs were shippers, infrastructure operators, carriers, and consumers. by increasing conductivity between stakeholders, the transportation network and users will gain productivity. ,nfrastructure design
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construction, maintenance, safety, will benefit from data and connectivity. state and local highly of the changes when allocating resources to an array of projects. for example, a con established a self-monitoring self-analysis and reporting technology system known as smart to remotely monitor bridges, dams, and transportation assets. it seeks to use the internet of things to enhance the operating efficiencies of infrastructure lives of thesee critical assets. real-time monitoring represents a critical and analytical cool that can enable states and localities to expand highway dollars in a risk-based manner, bolstering safety and infrastructure reliability. as part of the fast at i worked authorlleagues to
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a robust policy providing states with greater resources to designate critical urban and r corridors. also expanding the objectives of the intelligent transportation system program to integrate technology, communications, and data into the transportation network -- to include enhancing our national freight network. and i have been working together to understand the internet of things and educate our senate colleagues on them. i am pleased that we have an exceptional group of stakeholders appearing before the committee. we are fortunate to have officials developing policy at the federal and local level. i'm eager to hear how the private sector is utilizing internet, data, and technology to advance freight and passenger transportation networks.
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i would now like to invite my friend senator cory booker for any comments he may have. booker: imd king out about this meeting. i think it is tremendous you are here. there's a lot going on in washington, laced with partisanship. this hearing right now with my partner on a lot of things that we have found more than i could have imagined. the chairwoman and i have found things to work on that are forward-facing to make the government more effective and ino what was bipartisan work the past. a great republican president, eisenhower, understood to make the private sector flourish there has to be public/private heart and her ships. one of the great connectivity's of the past was building roads and bridges to connect the
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country. we are in an entirely different era. things i could not imagine what i saw my father bring home the cr i'd ever seen. now we have more devices than people and we are in the stone age of the internet of things. what excites me is i have a partner to my right that understands if we in government to not get our act together, we will miss out on helping the flourish, but we will drag down the private sector, because we will have agencies in the government silos andn tripping up innovation. you are on the cutting edge of a new world. a world for me, a guy from the inner city, i began to see how connectivity, innovation, technology can be a massively createtizing force to
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and expand opportunity in the same way that us building the interstate highway program or creating the transcontinental railroad. the engine was, by the way, built in new jersey. i want to get to it. to thank you for being here. a lot of things you will say is wisdom we have tried to put , thater in the digit act the senator and i have together with two other colleagues in bipartisan fashion. welcome to washington. i don't understand why the cameras on the other side of the capital talking about a place on the other side of the world and not focusing on this. they're talking about things that will change the life of every american in ways that they cannot imagine. >> thank you. don't you love it when he geeks out? i am very excited to get started.
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with that, i would like to introduce the panel. we will begin with the honorable arlos monday. welcome. if you would like to give your opening statement. monje: thank you for inviting me. we are at a point in history where data is as important as transportation. the internet of things has a potential to eliminate traffic accidents, reduce co2 emissions, and reshape communities for the better. we are seeing connected traffic signals that connect cars and pedestrians to improve safety. applications that let commuters pick the most convenient way to get around. sensors that help engineers to
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text structural problems. soon, we will see increased appointment of technologies that makehelp travelers informed choices. revolutionized logistics, including robotics, animation, and tuning. automated vehicles promise to reduce deadly crashes and reclaim hours of lost time. the council of advisors on technology says the time regained from not driving could be $1.2 trillion a year, not to mention the land reclaimed from parking spaces. the transformation will be driven by the private sector, and we are doing our part at the u.s. dot by developing and regulating environments. also, equity. research anding in take deployments. at secretary fox's direction, we are doing everything we can to
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remove obstacles and provide flexibility for innovation. making clear to innovators how to seek redress from barriers. invoking a framework for regulators to work together. identifying regulatory tools. the highway administration is finalizing guidance to road planners. to have a legally and effectively installed equipment. the federal transit administration is reviewing rules to allow transit agencies to participate in the mobility on demand revolution. as the department enters the brave new world, we are providing tools with lessons we have learned, starting with a partnership and building on a legacy of transparency. with therking closely ftc and pursuing connected vehicles and a way that protects consumers from privacy risk and vehicles from hacking, tampering, or tracking.
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we are moving aggressively on a number of fronts to bolster cyber security. tsat's a has challenged -- n has went across all four corners tothe federal government manage big data to protect the privacy and safety of users. we are also investing strategically to fund research and speed technologies to market . to spur the conversation on the future of mobility. the mobility on demand program includes an $8 million sandbox to help public transit agencies discover ways to partner with service providers, whether that is carpooling, transit on demand, or right sharing. -- ridesharing. vehicles inree wyoming to improve pedestrian safety in new york city and test mobility apps in tampa.
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we developed the freight administration to develop how the transfer of cargo to los angeles and long beach. a winner for the smart city challenge. the national competition to transform one midsize city using advanced data and technology. columbus, ohio will receive $40 million plus support from partners. the city will deploy electronic, self driving shuttles to connect residents to the b rt line. they will put sensors on the city fleet to improve safety. a real interest in truck platooning to make it easier for delivery vehicles to find parking. they are integrating transportation data with other parts of the city. particularly health care scheduling to address high rates of infant mortality. 78 cities applied, each created a blueprint for the future of transportation. the biggest lesson is that technology deployment is not an end to itself, but a means to
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build strong communities that create opportunities for all citizens. thank you for the opportunity to discuss the visions and for the subcommittee's leadership in holding the committee and introducing legislation for speed planning for the internet of things. i am happy to answer questions you have. >> next. the general manager of the los angeles department of transportation. welcome. thank you. good morning chairwoman fisher fordrinking member booker the opportunity to speak with you today. i am the general manager for the los angeles department of transportation and the president of the national transportation of transportation officials. i would like to explain where we are, where we are going, and challenges we face. los angeles is investing millions of dollars to evolve a reputation as the car capital of the world into the capital of
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one of the most modern, sophisticated transportation systems of the world. the technology doesn't just change our cities, it changes us as well. it is important to stay focused on people first if we want to get to the best and brightest outcomes possible here it if we rely solely on the private side, those benefits may only land where they benefit the wealthiest. our job is to make sure the rising tide lips all boats. in 1980 four, los angeles hosted deal ethics and the hottest gadget was a sony discman. invested in signals that relied on all rhythms. more than any other city in the country. today, we rely on painted signs and signals to speak to drivers. in the future, that information will go to the vehicles. the digital interfaces between the city's infrastructure will
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improve the safe flow of people, goods, light rail, and equestrians. los angeles is using apps to navigate the streets. earlier we launched a go l.a. app that allows you to choose cheaper, faster, greener ways to get to point a to point b. we give a level playing field and let the consumer make the choice about how they want to travel. thatext step is to evolve into a universal payment platform or people can make that choice, pay for that choice, and be on their way in the palm of their hand. we are launching electric vehicle car sharing. car sharing markets have involved, but we are theberately making successful to those who stand to benefit the most. we are investing public dollars for private investment. government has a role to play to ensure these are
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understandable and accessible. we have the needs of older adults were those who do not have bank cards. we partner with groups to help and culturaluage barriers. we are preparing on-demand public transit and requesting upgrade on signals and streets. if ithe signal at red detects a driver running the light, green for emergency vehicles, and alert the right speed for green wave. we are requesting pozo's for mobility hubs at transit stops to bring car share, bike share, and real-time transit information. we want to use technology to treat people with hospitality. we want it to be a convener rather than a splitter. we are also outfitting city wi-fi.ith with becoming safer and more convenient. bicycles are electrified and to become a more fun
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way to travel. signals are becoming smarter to help emergency responders and .ransit more efficient the technologies of today are not static. weddedot want to become to one mode or ignore real equity issues. a time as vehicles might reduce the number of human errors, but has the potential for increased on streetd emissions, congestion, and can be expensive. alternative fuels and shared mobility will change the framework. we hope to work closely with our partners at u.s. dot have a conversation about funding and aid to cities, realigned , requiringnding technology to be built into transportation at fundamental levels, and pivot rum expansion to modernization and management. fixing it first and making infrastructure smarter rather
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.han investing in expansion data sharing is key. high capacity rails. one of the most precious resources in cities will be space and preparing the workforce. l.a. is an exciting place to be. we know that great cities generate traffic, but traffic great cities.ate technology can help communities take back public space from congestion, traffic, and parking . i want to thank the committee or the opportunity to testify. our cities are changing, perhaps nowhere as quickly as los angeles, we need help standardizing the future. >> thank you. next, mr. sen. fischer: thank you very much. next i will go to mr. davis who is the senior vice president and general manager of intel corporation. welcome. mr. davis: good morning chairwoman fisher, ranking member booker, and senators. i appreciate the opportunity to be able to testify this morning
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. i head of intel's iot group, am responsible for the strategy and underlying technologies. all of that includes transportation and automotive. intel has been delivering embedded commuting for things for over 35 years. investment, innovation and standard leadership we have driven during that time provide the fundamental elements of that identity strategy. intel defines iot as devices which are securely connected through the network to the datacenter cloud. and it is the data from these things that can be shared and analyzed to solve problems. in fact, we believe security is the foundation of the internet of things. our hardware and software designed from the billet -- was designed from the beginning to be secure. we built security and additionally we build security into the layers of software into these things as well as the way that data is moved from things into the cloud.
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so we fully realize that safety and security are essential for the promise of the internet of things to be fulfilled. transportation is one of the most promising sectors in iot. in fact, it is projected that global revenue for the transportation sector will reach $325 billion just by 2018. like converting vast amounts of data into meaningful actionable intelligence, iot will help support solutions in terms of transportation safety, efficiency, mobility, and some of the infrastructure challenges. indeed, innovation and the transportation sector is at the heart of the global raise for iot leadership in and that race is really competitive here we see self driving -- competitive. we see self driving trials in germany, switzerland, china, japan, sweden, south korea, the netherlands and in dubai.
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that is just a handful, it is a big handful. but this is a big deal for u.s. technology leadership. thomas vehicles -- oh economist vehicles require -- and variety of technologies to enable collision avoidance. powerful computing and capabilities to calculate those vehicle trajectories, and secure, high-speed connectivity back to the advanced cloud. these vehicles must become the ultimate learning machine. they will need to be able to make smarter and safer decisions than even the most skilled human driver. they will become data centers on wheels in order for this to occur, this technology will evolve at the pace of innovation. because they will have vast global industry support and rapid marketplace adoption. the thomas vehicles will also
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improve efficiency and productivity, as mentioned a few times. the average commuter spends 38 hours stuck in traffic per year, which collectively cost the u.s. economy about $121 billion per year, just wasted time and feel good the transportation industry -- wasted time and fuel. the transportation industry could see fuel reduction and the benefit of reducing harmful emissions. for the u.s. to leave the world and capture these economic and -- benefits, the modernized transportation infrastructure, and connectivity that will be delivered, intel wants policymakers to come from the industries to develop an ambitious national iot strategy based on five principles. number one, prioritize safety to reduce the number and severity of crashes. number two, prioritize security from the outset.
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number three, promote technology neutrality by relying on marketplace innovation and competition. encourage open global standards based on trust partition platforms to enable commercialization that is scalable, operable, and reusable. and finally, number five, invest in private partnerships. that will help launch the future for transportation, especially in areas like 5g. it will develop trusted data and secure computing, machine learning, open standards, and of course security. fori want to thank you sharing -- for the opportunity to share intel opportunities and i look for to questions later. sen. fischer: thank you very much. next we have mr. edelstein:, the senior vice president of ae comp. welcome.
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of -- istein: on behalf want to thank you for the opportunity to testify on the advancement of new technologies to enhance transportation and ever sector across the country. it is a 14 500 firmware we integrate, design, build, maintenance, and finest ever sector programs. according to records, we rake number one and -- rank number one in transportation. over the years, we have seen transportation management centers evolve, from becoming one-dimensional to multidimensional and multijurisdictional. when we look at the next wave, it is incorporating algorithms and automated decision-support systems so we can stay ahead of congestion, rather than reacting to it. it is a global leader in tmz and our forte is in the area of operations where we've operated over 40 facilities throughout the u.s. in california, we developed
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software to support the systems. in virginia, we have operated reversible roadway systems. in new jersey, we work with ibm, developing the next generation of advanced china -- traffic management software, positioning ourselves to see the algorithms and support systems in the future. in michigan, we operate a hotbed of connected vehicle testbeds as well as research. as well as where we are operating the gateway tmc which will be accommodating the new innovations of the roads of tomorrow program in the near future. the pace of change in this area creates a critical need for advanced technology partnerships. strong partnerships allow communities to build on lessons learned from previous efforts across the country. with xerox,aborated
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where we developed software, with ibm, working on smart city projects in india, as well as work we've done in new jersey. , we were selected and a starting work with the colorado department of transportation on the road x program and we have been supporting misery on the road to tomorrow program, coming up with new technology partnerships and new innovations. the internet of things provides endless opportunities for tmcs to grow. nobody owns the internet, and for control, so the same can be said about the internet for things. there are about 75 million servers that operate the global internet. 1.2 billion cars on a roadway system throughout the world, more than 20% in the u.s. cars are inefficient, they are part 95% of the time -- part 95% of the time. and -- is underutilized. so there is a reason why
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infinite companies are looking at connecting autonomous vehicles. the issues are similar to those of the decentralization that created the internet many decades ago. approaches will allow people to be transported across more efficiently, designated drop-off times. this will enable the balancing of real-time travel time -- this will enable the balancing of transportation supply and demand in real-time and allow the user to optimize their trips based on what is right for them in terms of schedules and the routes. in recent years, there have been several invasions that have affected the transportation systems, smoke -- smart roadways, and now most attention is focused on the connected
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autonomous vehicles. i would like to leave with you tmcision of the future for from my perspective. tmc at the present continues to focus on traffic operations and safety, rightfully so. the tmc of the future will accommodate the next generation of strategies, traffic management, etc. the internet of things will include both transportation and not just partition functions together, while the disintegration maybe virtual -- disintegration maybe virtual, there will be advantages and disadvantages and the integration has potential to open up new layers -- new areas to operate our systems more efficiently, so i asked that you consider the tmc of the future when we build smart cities and my testimony that i am summoning for the record, as included a
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number of policy recommendations that i would like you to consider when you deal with these issues in the future. i would like to thank you for receiving my testimony and i'm looking forward to questions. sen. fischer: thank you very much. president at ch robinson. welcome. mr. kass: thank you for the opportunity to testify at today's hearing. as one of the nations largest logistics providers, we have a unique view of commerce prime manufacturer to consumer. i am president of the management services and i joined robinson in 1999, by way of an acquisition. i created a startup within robinson, trying to figure out how to leverage technology with the supply chain. today, that startup business manages $3 billion of logistics in 170 countries. our mission is to develop integrated technology platforms paired with services that help
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customers connect and optimize their supply chains. robinson has one under 50 offices around the world, offices-- has 150 around the world, network with carriers to be able to send shipments throughout the globe. we are speaking to the intermediaries position, which represents all sizes. we do not own commercial trucks ourselves, but we build platforms and services that streamline complex is partition management on behalf of customers. our base includes railroads, airfreight, and ocean carriers. the division of robinson that i lead work with some of the largest companies in the world and this platform we developed serves as the platform that these companies used to gain control over their supply chain. our customers include companies like microsoft and ocean spray. a major component of our proposition is routing massive amounts of operation and money quickly and accurately across
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the world, enabled by technology , from a check driver using a cell phone at -- app, to the customer that needs to find cost and tracking at the item level. the internet of things is driving change in our business. we are rapidly expanding told and information available to all partners across the supply chain. a single track owner operator uses are app to check in like a gps on their truck and similarly a global sugar can get updates anywhere in the world using a smartphone or tablet. business today is part of a cross functional team coordinating production and sales, and transportation, working together toward the goal of the customer expense and agile response. as congress considers the implications of an increasingly connected world, we see things differently. from supply chain and flow of goods viewpoint. today, others discussed privacy and infrastructure, however we think that congress also needs to look at practical issues
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regarding freight movement brought about by the internet of things. we understand that the subcommittee doesn't have jurisdiction on all issues i will mention, however the internet of things forces us to look at our customers at the end of supply chain fact that supply chain practices. we want to reiterate, that is so forced the government to work across -- or be left behind by more agile government. the following are our recommendations. first, tax rates. many companies leading the revolution around the internet of things are working with a tax code from the 1980's. robinson has no assets and we pay full corporate tax, even though we are 208 on the fortune 500, we are a 100 corporate taxpayer. if you want to -- this is a prerequisite. what class custom agency -- world-class custom agency, we see this as a benefit risk to the supply chain. when the system goes down for two hours in san diego, it
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impacts supply chain across the nation. we need to make sure that customs provides world-class service and works well with agencies to supply safe and efficient movement of goods. increase the resources for cargo deterrence, cargo thieves are using the internet to target specific freight and law enforcement is charged to investigate victims in many locations. it still a load of almonds may originate in california, be stolen on a truck out of misery. -- out of misery. land-use and planning around the rise of megacities. and personally freight moves between cities with use publicans and then spread, including chicago, new york and los angeles. issues of land-use, parking, operating hours, they all interact with the speed of change of delivery direct to the consumer. thank you for the opportunity to provide insight on the and in
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things and how it is affecting the supply chain of things and we look for to working with the government to continue leading the world. sen. fischer: think you very much to the entire panel. we will begin our first round of questions, five minutes for each member. i would like to start with one issue that i have been concerned about and that is the creation of these regulatory silos. and i am worried about the lack of coordination between government agencies and -- government agencies where we may see duplication take place and cross purposes happen on this with regulations. when my ranking member and i and two other senators introduced the digital act, one thing we wanted to be sure to do was have a working group created and we did that. that is a working group of government and also private stakeholders. in we want to make sure that, that we can look at streamlining
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and having couple mentoring regulations -- complementary regulations between agencies when we address the internet of chain -- internet of things. i would like to ask all members, what do you believe is causing these regulatory silos and what do you think is the best way that we can encourage cooperation among agencies in order to look at how best to allow that innovation and creativity to continue to take place with the internet of things? they would like to start? yes, dr.? ofi think the departments transportation, including the u.s. transportation is already taking that first step. it is really transportation system management and operations. iotway i look at it, with
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and the transportation system management and operations, when they collide, that will lease -- release potential. it is creating operational integration between the various modal partners. buses, trains, told roads, free roads -- freeways, and other operations. it is also aligned with performance metrics, everybody has skin in the game with regard to defining those metrics, tracking this performance metrics, and making sure that we are making certain improvement that is noticeable by the end user, which is the traveler. mr. edelstein: again, it is not a regulatory issue, but more of an operational issue and i think that it is starting to come together rather quickly in many states throughout the country. sen. fischer: mr. davis. mr. davis: i think you are asking a great question. let me touch on a couple of things. i want to applaud the work that
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has been done on the digit act and the goal is trying to achieve, i think it is a very important direction for us to be taken with regard to the internet of things. you ask an interesting question about the history, in terms of why we have the silos and i think it has been because of the optimization that is needed in those industries. we need to optimize what is happening in shipping come in retail, in the network infrastructure, so that is a very natural evolution. but as we think ford around the internet of things, that will be one of our challenges to scale, to have local optimization, because we see that these technologies need to create the connectivity between things and the datacenter cloud that will need to become more common. that is why we are advocating for the implementation of open platforms, to allow for much greater flexibility, to break down some of those silos. that will be essential for the
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internet of things to be able to scale. we look at five g technology, we look at what we are trying to accomplish across the industry with regard to security, these things need to be much more open. they wanted to be given by private and public partnerships, that is global and able scalability as we go -- enable skill building as we go for it. sen. fischer: do think we will have to see a collision take place before we have that openness, or will we be proactive in trying to head off before we get there? mr. davis: i am hoping we can be proactive and avoid a collision, but i think it is important to think about this globally and think about what is happening in other parts of the world and have that national iot strategy for the u.s. to really be any leadership position to shape how that evolves and as far as we can think ahead and be proactive, that will avoid the ultimate collision. sen. fischer: thank you.
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i am running out of time, but it the other three witnesses -- but if the other three witnesses can give me short answers. >> your answer is exactly right and something we have been driven to do as we are working closely with the federal trade commission with regard to privacy. we have a huge stake in it and we are working closely with them. hon. monje: we are working on cyber security and access and the fcc when it comes to spectrum. we are not lonely working across the federal government, we are working with states as well and working very closely with them, because what you do not want to have is password. sen. fischer: ms. reynolds? ms. reynolds: i appreciate the question and obviously the government silos are nothing new, something we have struggled with for a long time. i think what it really comes down to is the way that we measure success, it is often at odds, so the point about having a shared performance metric and hearing a clear signal, which we
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heard from the federal government, that the road to funding is paved with partnership. if you want to be at the table, you need to bring private partners with you, the state, your region, those are really bringing up some very uncomfortable technicalities that we need to wrestle with, so i think that that is one of the major ways that there has been kind of a happily forced arranged marriage among different sectors of the public and private side. sen. fischer: mr. kass, if you can condense. mr. kass: my expertise is supply chain, not government. that, as iaving said be brokenonly to down. if we do not do this, what will happen is -- there are two supply chains, a physical one and a virtual one.
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the virtual supply chain is about moving information and money, and in the internet of things that will be visible, if we do not fix the problem all the problems that exist today, the failures, those will be exposed on a massive scale. so we need to get in front of it quickly. sen. fischer: thank you. senator booker. sen. booker: when i was mayor of my city, i discovered that just getting my accountability from my team members, if i sort of encouraged constituents to tweet at me problems, i would find out about things and it worked better than i knew. i could find out about potholes and traffic lights out, so i was crowdsourcing what was going on in the city. obviously, that is a rudimentary way when you can set up cities like los angeles, where you have sensors detecting problems and funneling information at this bead of light -- at the speed of light. so for me, this is really
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exciting. will you please give the mayor my best when you get back to los angeles, he studied with me at oxford, he still owes me 10 pounds mother that is only worth about $.50 the way the pound is going. tell him i want my money. [laughter] sen. booker: tell me what kind of challenges you guys are facing in implementing the cutting edge vision in los angeles, what are some of the biggest obstacles to being a smart city? ms. reynolds: think you for the question. two things come the one is fundamentally -- two things, fundamentally, the private and public side need to get out of their comfort zone to achieve a partnership we need. our practices, they would probably be the single they just that and biggest hurdle to getting private partners to the table. it takes us about 18-24 months to write a request, the technology has a repast by. and others have done a good job singling that they are willing
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to waive some of the requirements to allow us to have access to city funds. second, i would say that, the role of government is that we rudimentary toll is that we can say no. and we find ourselves in that position when we are encountering the introduction of new technology and transportation in the city. we need to pivot to using one of the other lesser used powers of government, bringing people together, to convene, possibly to regulate and make sure that the price of entry into our city is that you need to serve them equitably. i will give one example, we recently executed, the mayor executed a data sharing agreement with wave. one in four drivers is using wave to get around the city. with positives and potentially negative impacts. the way we have been using it, bringing the data into our
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system, using the data streams we have to make our system even smarter. we saved los angeles drivers 40 hours every year because we have a smart transportation signal system. that is the tip of the iceberg and it points to the other big challenge, we do not have the skill set inside government, i do not have a civil service classification for data scientists in the city of los angeles and we desperately need those kind of skill sets inside of government, so that we can really come to the table as an equal partner. sen. booker: i appreciate that. that is what the white house is finding out, that is one of the biggest problems we have. dealing with massive cut -- with massive companies. i appreciate that. i getvis, mr. kass, annoyed when i watched other countries that are out innovating us, we should be the innovation capital of the globe, i want us to be number one, but
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when i see the drone industry for example, watching innovation in that sector go over to europe as opposed to hear, because we have not created an environment that is best for that, so the two men that are in the private sector, could you guys tell me what are other countries doing better than us that we should be doing better than them? is a greati think it point, one of the reasons we have been advocating for private and public partnerships, to be able to bring private industry alongside what is happening from a regulatory standpoint. also happening in academia, to be able to provide those kinds of partnerships that go off and define what needs to happen, emphasis on what, as opposed to very specific how for the implementation. that is what we usually find what is happening when we find that regulation in place to early, the technology is still rapidly evolving, we should agree on what we are trying to
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accomplish, as opposed to specific and limitation. we see that happening globally, the opportunity to innovate much more openly. sen. booker: i want to be respectful to senator cantwell, i will go ahead to her. i do not want to make her angry. sen. cantwell: thank you. thank you to the panel. is it monje? thank you so much for your work. i wanted to talk to you and mr. davis about freight, because this is something we want to be strategic and about in the united states, the opportunity to ship more goods from the u.s., very important economic strategy for us but we need to move in a timely fashion and there are lots of challenges. how is the department of transportation, we have this now, the strategic freight plan, how are you working to make the internet of things -- we had one of the california boards here last year and they talked about
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the efficiencies that you can roll out that are at the port, but having this kind of data information on cargo movement and trucks. hon. monje: figure for the question. freight is the lifeblood of our economy and this congress is really pushing us as a department to come up with a strategic plan to work with states. in terms of the internet of things, it has tremendous potential. we will see more freight in the coming years, across the sea waves come on the road. some things we are doing include testing and improving the quality of the technology which we are implementing our ports in los angeles and it is helping go off ofget car ships and where they need to go a lot quicker. we have connected vehicle pilot speedming trying to traffic on interstate 80, which has major weather events, so how we are using technology to move that.
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as part of our smart city challenge, we got a lot of meat examples -- neat examples of communities trying this out. columbus is proposing, and they will implement, the ability to practice track tuning and smart core doors, better way to do urban parking, and one of the better ideas that came from often, looking at shared urban delivery lockers must of people who get off the bus lockers, so people who get off the bus can get their groceries and package and not making a trip. so we are doing foundational research in the maritime area, we know that this is a tremendous area of opportunity and we need to be partners in the process. sen. cantwell: mr. davis, i think the average tractor-trailer gets six miles per gallon, so anything we can do to increase fuel efficiency will be a huge savings and i that dot has aow super truck, were you referring to the super truck program?
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freightous.: sen. cantwell: ok, i know that you have a super truck program, so how do you think that some of these tools will help the transportation center on deliveries? seenmonje: i think we have exciting technology. mr. davis: i think that mr. monje described a couple, to be what about technology and trucks that enables us to understand how they are being driven and able to provide feedback to the driver about how he or she could drive more efficiently. we have seen the supplemented in some large firms already and they think it is pretty impressive and they see those improvements in full efficiency. -- fuel efficiency. and we see technologies that allow us to cost-effectively identify the location and condio


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