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would they be ordered? and if the chaplain amendments related to the delegate from louisiana is passed, that would put in first, followed immediately by the one from utah in terms of the way that it would read. the delegate from louisiana. >> i agree. i am fine with that in terms of the location. chair barrasso: any discussion from the standpoint of the the delegate from iowa. a movement to replace the first one from the second one in order? the first one has been accepted. chair barrasso: the first one is passed by the body. the second one is felt to be on a similar, but different topic area different points being made, but from the same location. that is the amendment on the floor now. >> thank you. additionalsso:
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discussion of the motion from the delegate from louisiana? those in favor signify. opposed? the motion is adopted. we have one more final amendment to the section, that is from the delegate from north carolina. thank you. set ise yesterday, i would try to provide something on terrorism because of the impact it is having on our society today. what you have on the screen before you is an attempt to put it out there so we can get some focus on it and look at it in the light of day and win the war instead of doing what we are doing. what everyone: has in front of them is the amendment, which is a proposed war ontion called
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terrorism. it is three pages, double spaced. i hope everyone has a copy of that. the delegate if he has any additional comments and then we can open it up for debate. >> the common is that we have to recognize we are at war, something pursued by the obama administration, who wants to put a sugarcoating and spin on everything. most of the folks know -- don't know we are in one. this talks to what we would do as a party in order to take on the threat and win in this environment we are in.
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it is straightforward, easy language. the delegateo: from maine. >> i have a slight amendment i would like to propose. on the first line of the first page, to strike out the language -- we are a nation at war and change from we are at war to we are under siege. the reason for this is congress declares we are at war. the way it is worded is telling you you don't have a choice, fellow. the islamic terrorists have declared war on us. if we say no, we lose. do you think we are winning now? airport gone through an
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lately? it is nuts to say we are not at war. we are not under siege. if we are under siege, we can hole up in our castle and let them throw rocks at our castle. we should be bold, take the aware ofake everyone the fact war has been declared on us. wake congress up, wake up and declare war. there was a direct question asked in his comments. can i respond? yes, and then: the delegate from minnesota. a my point is we have constitution which says congress gets to decide when we are at war. toical islam does not get
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decide when we are in war. they have declared a war on us. that is not what is in question. the question is -- the constitution says congress decides when america is at war and congress has not issued a declaration of war. >> delegate from minnesota. >> we are getting down to details that don't belong in this platform. the claim there is nothing about the war on terror in the platform already as we are debating is wrong. done talking about what radical islam is doing to people and our country and across the world. we need to add this section which seems to be repetitive and addresses things committee,latform regular individuals, don't have business to get into.
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>> i do not oppose the concept, but i think there are inaccurate statements or incompletions here. i don't want this body to agree thatis a path of savagery has not been seen since world war ii. we fought a war in korea. cambodia, those were equal acts of savagery. 9/11, two buildings in new york were attack, the pentagon, play 93. plane 93.3 per -- would move to strike everything after the second sentence. chair barrasso: you are recommending changing everything
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after the second sentence? >> i made a motion earlier. that motion was never acknowledged. whatld think that would be is on the floor now. my motion was to strike the first words and replace on the warnd page the language at to under seige. chair barrasso: is there a second? it has been moved and seconded. you want to strike we are a nation at war. on page two, where it says we are at war? warwant to change we are at -- >> to we are under siege. we have aasso:
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discussion on that motion before we get to the one from pennsylvania that strikes the significant amount. a question has been called on the amendment. the first person recognized and called to question. all of those want to vote immediately, signify by saying aye. those not wanting to vote immediately say no. two thirds ofng the people want to call a question into the second-degree amendment. the second-degree amendment fails and we are back to the gentleman from pennsylvania. proposal to a strike, everything after the second sentence. you want to keep we are at war.
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>> and the next sentence please. chair barrasso: the terrorist attack ads to a list of attacks .gainst the united states >> i would like to add the first second sentence on the top of page two, republicans recognize we are at war, but we are ready to take decisive action and win. thank you. chair barrasso: we have a second-degree amendment. the delegate from massachusetts. >> thank you. amendment and urge the language stand in its original form and be defeated.
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we have 15 pages in our platform talking about national security and it is sufficient in addressing these important issues. i would oppose the amendment and urge we go immediately to a vote on the original language and defeat that. thank you. would offer a friendly amendment. this platform will hole for the -- will hold for the next four years. can we put 2016? this will be for if it is for this amendment or the next. chair barrasso: let's dispose the amendment on the floor. we cannot put an amendment on an amendment. i do have the delegate from south carolina. the question has been called on the second-degree amendment. can we have the exact language up there so we know what we are voting on. chair barrasso: the line is being highlighted now.
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what is in yellow, that would all stay. scrolling down, it would include republicans not only recognize we are at war, but we are ready to take decisive action and win. everything else of the three pages you have would be deleted. from thehe motion delegate from pennsylvania. >> thank you, mr. chairman. chair barrasso: that is what the vote is on now. the ayes have it. the motion is now the language in yellow. discussion on the language in yellow. the delegate from the district of columbia. >> i would like to offer an amendment to the text that is
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currently before us to read, and the second sentence, i guess it is the third sentence. the terrorist attack on lgbt americans in orlando. i bring this for two reasons to bring our language in line with mr. trump's response to the attack and to test how far this committee is willing to go to avoid a single positive reference to the lgbt community and to continue to alienate the lgbt community. we are all americans. the republican party is about protecting all americans, not any one group because of our religion, our race, our sexual orientation. us, not forant for any one of us as delegates, to
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do something that is a personal agenda. should be what is in the best interest of the entire united states of america and that is what our party stands for. detecting the interest of every american. look at 9/11. nobody asked if people were lgbt or christian or jewish. all people were attacked. that is who we need to stand up for as a party. [applause] there is a call on the delegate from indiana. i ask the author of the second-degree amendment to make sure we have the language correct in the location you want on the screen. the delegate from indiana. >> thank you. our party prides itself on not ethnicity, origin,
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by any of these characteristics. we believe all americans are entitled to be protected against murder and we don't have to say any particular american qualifies from that protection. all americans qualify. we have rejected the idea of identity politics, where we fill up our platform and point out all of these subgroups where the democrats try to divide americans against themselves in order to achieve political power by seeming to favor one group over another. we should not go down that road. there is an agenda here to drag as sympathetic as we believe the situation is. us into identity politics. it would be the wrong step for us to take and we should reject this amendment. the question has
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been called on voting on the amendment as shown on the screen proposed by the delegate from the delegate -- delegate from the district of columbia. two thirds votes are there to vote immediately. is a second-degree amendment. please signify. we are now back on the amendment ,s appearing on the screen which is the pennsylvania language. it is accurate now on the screen. the delegate from pennsylvania, this is as you have passed. this, theebate on delegate from new jersey. warhe ability to declare
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rests on congress. republican congress. the americanling people we are at war and telling actionple that decisive has to be taken, what are we saying about our republican party the last three years since we have had control? tread softly on this type of language. we should not micromanage foreign affairs. having sat on a national security subcommittee, i don't think we have to add additional language. the question has been called on the language on the screen. votes to voteirds immediately. the motion is to vote immediately. all of those in favor, signify. opposed?
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is in doubt, all of those in favor of the substitute amendment, it is in -- it is on the screen in yellow cleared -- in yellow. please signify by raising your hand. all of those opposed, please raise your hands. the motion is defeated. you can put your hands down now. from south delegate carolina i would like to call on. he resisted introducing an amendment, but has asked for a minute or two to talk about an
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issue relating to this. >> thank you. as we have reached the close of the national security section of the platform, i would like to thek committee members for support of strong expression in support of israel. ally, standing out among nations as a beacon of democracy and humanity. israel is likewise an exceptional country that shares our essential values. it is the only country in the middle east where freedom of speech and freedom of religion are found. support for israel is an expression of americanism. the responsibility of our party and government to advance policies that reflect american's betweenesire for --
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israel and america. theinternal capital of jewish people and their nationstate, we have lent our silent approval to those wishing to split the city. instead of calling for the u.s. embassy to be moved from tel in fulfillmentem of u.s. law, we remain silent. worse, -- which y.amples the sovereignit with the eyes of the country and wide world upon us, we have arrived at a moment of truth, where we must reckon with our principles and our a. -- and our faith.
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the republican party base stands with israel. that is not what our platform reflects. platformnds, our endorses the idea, forcing israel to concede vital territory. today, i am presenting platform language that captures the true sentiment of pro-israel supporters, the ideas and principles that transcend partisanship with the input of team ofp's excellent advisors as well as experts from across the spectrum. we have developed a plank that is wise and deliver it in its expression and signs -- and it shines a light on a clear way forward.
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the false notion that the jewish state is an occupier is an anti-semitic attack upon israel's at legitimacy. is impossible for the jew to be an occupier in his ancestral homeland, a region known as today is since time immemorial. -- our support is behind israel's sovereign right to determine her own future. it affirms we will be here to support our greatest ally in solving her challenges. today, we send a clear message to the tens of millions of
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pro-israel voters who must see our party stands on faith and principle. support for israel's well-being is a paramount concern. it will not be sold out or dumbed down for the sake of petty interest again. let's refer him that the republican party and america stand with israel. thank you. [applause] thank you, mr. chairman. [applause] chair barrasso: i would like to
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call me chairman of this subcommittee to offer emotion -- offer a motion. adopt this plank as amended into the platform. been barrasso: it has moved and seconded. all of those in favor, signify. opposed? the plank is adopted. thank you for your consideration and hard work. [applause] >> thank you, mr. chairman. we are going to break for an early lunch. when you get back, the government reform section amendments will be placed at your seats. at 12 noon, there will be a platform committee photo. weyou are not in your chair, will try to photoshop you in later. at 12:00 noon, be in your chair. powder your noses. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the
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>> today on c-span, bernie sanders ends his presidential campaign. that is followed by coverage of the house as members abate amendments to the interior department and epa spending bill. >> "washington journal" live every day with policy issues that impact you. coming up, peter welch will be on to discuss bernie sanders endorsement of hillary clinton for president and how democrats should run against donald trump.
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be sure to watch c-span's "washington journal" this morning. join the discussion. disease, the center for control gives an update on the spread of the zika virus and the efforts to eradicate the disease. atch live on c-span three 2:30 eastern. >> yesterday, bernie sanders ended his presidential campaign and endorsed hillary clinton. he made the case for her candidacy and pledged to campaign for her across the country on her behalf. this is one hour. ♪
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♪ ♪ [cheers and applause]
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♪ [applause] senator sanders: jim dean, governor hassen, senator shaheen, thank you very much for your kind remarks. and let me begin by thanking the
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13 million americans who voted for me during the democratic primaries. [applause] sen. sanders: and thank you, new hampshire, for giving us our first great victory. [applause] sanders: and a very special thanks to the people of the state of vermont who support for so many years as a mayor, as a congressman, as a senator and as a presidential candidate have sustained me and jane and our entire family. vermont, thank you. [cheers and applause]] sanders: let me also thank the hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout this country in every state in the union who work so hard on our
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campaign and the millions of contributors who showed the world that we could run a successful national campaign based on small individual contributions. [applause] sen. sanders: 2 1/2 million of them. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: together, we have begun a political revolution to transform america and that revolution continues. [applause] sen. sanders: together, we will continue to fight for a government which represents all of us and not just the 1%.
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[applause] sen. sanders: a government based on the principles of economic, social, racial and environmental justice. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: i am proud of the campaign we ran here in new hampshire and across the country. our campaign won the primaries campaign we ran here in new and caucuses in 22 states. and when the roll call at the democratic national convention is announced, it will show that we won almost 1,900 delegates. [applause] sen. sanders: far more than almost anyone thought we could
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win. but it is not enough to win the nomination. secretary clinton goes into the convention with 389 more pledged delegates than we have and a lot more superdelegates. and booing] se sen. sanders: secretary clinton has won the democratic nominating process. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders:
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and i congratulate her for that. she will be the democratic nominee for president. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and i intend to do everything i can to make certain she will be the next president of the united states. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: i have come here today, not to talk about the past, but to focus on the future. that future will be shaped more by what happens on november 8 in voting booths across our nation
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than by any other event in the world. i have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why i am endorsing hillary -- [cheers and applause] and why sheers: must become our next president. during the last year i have had the extraordinary opportunity, an extraordinary opportunity to speak to more than 1.4 million
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americans at rallies in almost every state in our country. i was also able to meet with many thousands of other people at smaller gatherings, and the profound lesson that i have learned is that this campaign is not really about hillary clinton or donald trump or bernie sanders or any other candidate who sought the presidency. this campaign is about the needs of the american people and addressing -- [applause] sen. sanders: -- and addressing the very serious crises that we face. and there is no doubt in my mind that as we head into november hillary clinton is far and away
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the best candidate to do that. [applause] sen. sanders: it is very easy to forget, and republicans want us to forget where we were 7 1/2 years ago when president obama came into office. as a result of the greed, recklessness, and illegal behavior on wall street, our economy was in the worst economic downturn since the great depression. some 800,000 people a month were losing their jobs. we were running up a record breaking deficit, and the
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world's financial system was on the verge of collapse. we have come a long way in the last 7 1/2 years, and i thank president obama. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: i thank president obama and vice president biden for their leadership in pulling us out of that terrible recession. but i think we can all agree that much, much more needs to be done. too many americans are still being left out, left behind and ignored. in the richest country in the history of the world, there is
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too much poverty, there is too much despair. [applause] sen. sanders: this election is mother i saw in nevada who told me with tears in her eyes that she was scared to death of the future because he -- she and her daughter weren't making enough to live on the $10.45 an hour she was working. this election is about that woman and the millions of other workers in this country who are falling further and further behind as they try to survive on totally inadequate wages. hillary clinton understands that we must fix an economy in america that is rigged and that sends almost all of the new wealth and income to the top 1%.
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[applause] sanders: hillary clinton understands that if someone in america works 40 hours a week, that person should not be living in poverty. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: she believes, we all believe that we must raise the minimum wage to a living wage. and further, she wants to create millions of new jobs by rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure. our roads, our bridges, our water systems, our waste water plants.
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but her opponent, donald trump, well, he has a very different view. he believes that states should have the right to lower the minimum wage or even abolish the concept of the minimum wage. [audience booing] sen. sanders: if donald trump is elected, we will see no increase in the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour, a starvation wage. this election is about which candidate will nominate supreme court justices who are -- [applause] sen. sanders: -- who will nominate supreme court justices who are prepared to overturn the disastrous citizens united
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decision, a decision which is allowing billionaires to buy elections and is undermining our democracy. this election is about who will appoint new justices on the supreme court who will defend a woman's right to choose. [applause] sen. sanders: who will defend the rights of the lgbt community. who will defend workers' rights, the needs of immigrants and the minorities at and the government's ability to protect our environment.
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[applause] sen. sanders: if anyone out there thinks that this election is not important, take a moment to think about the supreme court justices that donald trump will nominate and what that means to civil liberties, equal rights and the future of our country. [applause] sen. sanders: this campaign is about moving the united states toward universal health care. [applause] sen. sanders: and reducing the number of people in our country who are uninsured or underinsured. [applause] sen. sanders: hillary clinton
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wants to see that all americans have the right to choose a public option in their health care exchange, which will lower the cost of health care for millions. she also believes that anyone 55 years or older should be able to opt in to medicare, and she wants to see millions more americans gain access to primary health care, dental care, mental health counseling and low-cost prescription drugs. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: through a major and dramatic expansion of community health centers throughout this country.
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hillary is committed to seeing thousands of young doctors, nurses, psychologists, dentists and other medical professionals practice in underserved areas as we follow through on president obama's idea of tripling funding for the national health service corps. [applause] in new hampshire, in vermont and across this country, we have a major epidemic of oipiate and heroin addiction. people are dying every day from overdoses. hillary clinton understands that if we are serious about addressing this crisis, we need major changes in the way we deliver mental health treatment
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throughout this country. [applause] sen. sanders: and that is what expanding community health centers will do, and that is what getting medical personnel into the areas we need them most will do. and what is donald trump's position on health care? well, no surprise there. same old, same old republican contempt for working families. he wants to abolish the affordable care act, throw -- ] udience booing -- throw 20 million people off of the health insurance they currently have and cut medicaid for low-income americans. [audience booing]
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sen. sanders: the last thing we need today in america is a president who doesn't care about whether millions of americans will lose access to the health care coverage they desperately need. [applause] sen. sanders: we need more people with access to quality health care, not fewer. [applause] sen. sanders: hillary clinton also understands that millions of our seniors, disabled veterans and others are struggling with the outrageously high cost of prescription drugs. she and i are in agreement that medicare must negotiate drug prices with the pharmaceutical industry. [applause] sen. sanders: and that we must expand the use of generic medicine. drug companies should not be making billions in profit while
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one out of five americans are unable to afford the medicine they need. [applause] sen. sanders: the greed of the drug companies must end. this election is about the grotesque level of income wealth inequality that currently exists, the worst it has been in our country since 1928. hillary clinton knows that something is fundamentally wrong when the very rich become richer while many others are working longer hours for lower wages. she knows that it is absurd that middle-class americans are
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paying an effective tax rate higher than hedge fund millionaires. and that there are corporations in this country that make billions of dollars a year in profit, yet, because of the loopholes that their lobbyists created in a given year, they don't pay a nickel in federal taxes. that is wrong. [audience booing] sen. sanders: while hillary clinton supports making our tax code fairer and more progressive, donald trump wants to give hundreds of billions of dollars in tax breaks to the very wealthiest people in this country. [audience booing] sen. sanders: his reckless economic policies will not only exacerbate income and wealth inequality, they will increase our national debt by trillions
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of dollars. this election is about the thousands of young people i have met throughout this country who have left college deeply in debt, the many others who cannot afford to go to college and the need in this country to have the best educated work force in a highly competitive global economy. [applause] sen. sanders: hillary clinton believes that we must substantially lower student debt and that we must make public colleges and universities tuition-free for the middle class and working families of this country. [applause]
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sen. sanders: this is a major initiative that will revolutionize higher education in this country and improve the lives of so many of our people. think of what it will mean. think of this -- when every child in this country, regardless of the income of his or her family, knows that if they study hard, if they take school seriously, yes, they will be able to get a college education and leave school without debt. [cheers and applause] sanders: this election is about climate change, the greatest environmental crisis facing our planet. and the need to leave this world in a way that is healthy and habitable for our children and
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future generations. [applause] sen. sanders: hillary clinton is listening to the scientists who tell us that if we do not act boldly in the very near future, there will be more drought, more floods, more acidification of the oceans, more rising sea levels. she understands that we must work with countries around the world in transforming our energy system into energy efficiency and sustainable energy. [applause] sen. sanders: and that when we do that we can create a whole lot of good-paying jobs.
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well, donald trump, like most republicans, sadly and tragically is choosing to reject science. something no presidential candidate should ever do. he believes that climate change is a hoax. in fact, he wants to expand the use of fossil fuels. that would be a disaster for our country and for the entire planet. this election is about the leadership we need to pass comprehensive immigration reform and repair a broken criminal justice system. [applause] sen. sanders: it's about making
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sure that young people in this country are in good schools or at good jobs, not in jail cells. [applause] sen. sanders: secretary clinton understands that we do not need to have more people in jail than any other country on earth at an expense of $80 billion a year. in these stressful times for our country, this election must be about bringing our people together, not dividing us up. [applause] sanders: while donald trump is busy insulting mexicans and muslims and women and african-americans and our
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veterans, hillary clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths. [applause] sen. sanders: understands that -- yes, we become stronger when black and white, latino, asian american, native american, all of us stand together. yes, we become stronger when men and women, young and old, gay and straight, native-born and immigrant fight to rid this country of all forms of bigotry. [applause]
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sen. sanders: it is no secret that hillary clinton and i disagree on a number of issues. that is what this campaign has been about. that is what democracy is about. but i am happy to tell you that at the democratic platform committee, which ended sunday night in orlando, there was a significant coming together between the two campaigns and we produced -- [applause] sen. sanders: we produced by far the most progressive platform in the history of the democratic party. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: our job now is to see that platform implemented by
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a democratically controlled senate -- [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: a democratically controlled house -- [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and a hillary clinton presidency. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: and i intend to be in every corner of this country to make certain that happens. i have known hillary clinton for 25 years. we were a bit younger then.
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i remember her as a great first lady who broke precedent in terms of the role that a first lady was supposed to play. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and as she helped lead the fight to universal health care. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: i served with her in the u.s. senate and know her as a fierce advocate for the rights of our children. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: and i know her and all of you know her as one of the most intelligent people that we have ever met. [cheers and applause] sen. sanders: hillary clinton
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will make an outstanding president, and i am proud to stand with her today. thank you, all, very much. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: hello, new hampshire! cheers and applause] it is so great, it is so great to be here with so many friends, old and new. thank you. [audience shouting "hillary"] ms. clinton: thank you. thank you so much. i -- i have to say it is such a great privilege to be here with senator sanders, being here with
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with him in new hampshire, i cannot help but reflect how much more enjoyable this election is going to be now that we are on the same side! [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: because, you know what, we are stronger together! and i want to give a special thanks to someone who has been with senator sanders every step of the way, not just throughout this campaign but over the years, his wonderful wife, jane sanders. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and also i've had the pleasure of meeting his son, levi sanders, thank you.
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i also appreciate greatly having the opportunity for all of us to hear from the speakers beforehand, governor maggie hassan, the next senator from the state of new hampshire. [applause] ms. clinton: senator jeanne shaheen, who is doing a tremendous job for you. and we are delighted to have heard from and have with us bill mckibbon and jim dean. over these last few weeks, bernie and i have worked together on plans to put college within reach for more people and to ensure that everyone in america has access to quality, affordable health care.
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now, with your help, we are joining forces to defeat donald trump, win in november and, yes, together build a future we can all believe in. [applause] ms. clinton: just as bernie said, over the years i've gotten to know him as a colleague and a friend. his reputation for passionate advocacy hasn't always made him the most popular person in washington, but you know what, that's generally a sign you're doing something right. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and throughout this campaign, senator sanders has brought people off the sidelines
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and into the political process. he has energized and inspired a generation of young people who care deeply about our country and are building a movement that is bigger than one candidate or one campaign. so thank you, thank you, bernie, for your endorsement but more than that -- [cheers and applause] >> yeah, bernie! secretary clinton: thank you for your lifetime of fighting injustice. i am proud to be fighting alongside you because, my friends, this is a time for all of us to stand together. these have been difficult days for america. taking -- yes, they do. and taking on the systemic racism that plagues our country
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and rebuilding the frayed bonds of trust and respect between law enforcement and the communities they serve will require contributions from all of us. and we have to begin by starting to listen to each other, and more than that, we then have to come together to do something that will help us fix these problems and heal these wounds. we have to reform our broken criminal justice system, take back our democracy from the wealthy special interests and make our economy work for everyone, not just those at the top. [applause] and you know what, we have to do all these things at the same time. that's why throughout this campaign we've been calling for
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eliminating racial profiling and disparities in sentencing, ending the era of mass incarceration, dismantling the school to prison pipeline, providing more employment opportunities for formerly incarcerated people. in addition to that, i am proposing two new steps that get law enforcement the support they need while also stopping the tragedy, the tragedy of black men and women and black children being killed in police incidents. [applause] ms. clinton: first, let's bring law enforcement and the communities they swear to protect and serve together to
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develop national guidelines on the use of force by police officers. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and second, let's provide better training on implicit bias. that took remains a problem may even in our best release departments, but it also remains a problem across society and i am asking for all of us to really search our hearts and -- s to make sure we don't have those implicit biases. let's learn from police departments like dallas who had made strong progress and apply nationwide.s because everyone in every community benefits when there is respect for the law and everyone
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is respected by the law. [cheers and applause] remember, when gunfire broke out in dallas, the peaceful protesters and the crowds that had gathered to support them ran to safety while the police officers, who just minutes before had been talking with and taking pictures with and protecting protesters -- the police officers ran the other way. they ran the into the gunfire. [applause] is the kind ofat spirit and courage our police officers show every day. so yes, let's take real, theingful action to end
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epidemic of gun violence in america. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: from sandy hook to orlando to dallas and so many other places, these tragedies tear at our sole and so do the incidents that don't even -- dominate the headlines. just this past sunday, a young man, jeff rich, who worked at the democratic national committee to expand voting killed theshot and in his neighborhood and washington, d.c. he was just 27-years-old. surely we can agree that weapons of four have no place on the streets of america.
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applause] -- weapons of war have no place on the streets of america. our police officers should never a racist,ce a madman, a person will of hatred with in assault weapon. whonly to every officer puts his or her life on the line to protect us. so let's protect them. we cannot stop there. this is part of a broader challenge across our country. inequality is too high, wages are too low, and it is just too hard to get ahead for too many americans. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: we need an economy
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that works for everyone, not just those of the top. nudges the millionaires and billionaires but everybody and to do that we need to go big hand we need to go back. this is not a time for half-measures. [cheers and applause] we are setting five ambitious goals for starters. in my first hundred days as president we will make the investment in new, good-paint job since world war ii. jobs here in new hampshire and across our country, especially in places that have been left out and left behind. in communities of color, and coal country, indian country, everywhere where a person deserves the same shot at the american dream as anybody else in our country.
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[cheers and applause] clinton: and when i say good paying jobs, i mean it. as bernie said, donald trump thinks wages are too high. he actually stood on a debate stage and said so. get rid of the federal minimum wage altogether. well, both senator sanders and that believe anyone who is willing to work on should be able to find a job that pays well enough to support a family. bernie is right, $7.25 an hour is a starvation wage. [cheers and applause] clinton: so sorry donald, if you are watching. applause]
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cuttington: we are not the minimum wage, we are raising the minimum wage! [cheers and applause and stomping]- ms. clinton: and we're going to the clean energy and superpower of the 21st century. as bernie reminds us a powerfully, we are to future generations to work together to combat climate change and we are going to do it. we have the intelligence, the innovation. where going to roll up our sleeves and demonstrate to the world what america is made of. we are going to have that clean energy economy and we're going to make it work for everybody!
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applause] make noton: and mistake, we will defend american jobs and american workers by saying no on the assault on the to organize and bargain collect deadly. -- and bargain collectively. to organize and bargain and, we're going to say no to attacks on working families and no too bad it trade deals and unfair trade practices, including the transpacific partnership. applause] it ms. clinton: second, we are going to make college debt-free-for-all and help millions of people struggling with student debt save thousands of dollars. here in new hampshire, you know
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students are gearing one of the highest debt loads in the country. i have heard from young people who cannot start a business, move out of their parents on, or even get married because of all of the student debt holding them back. so with your help, we are going to make it so future students will not have to borrow a dime to attend public colleges or universities. applause] ms. clinton: thanks to the new proposal senator sanders and i worked on together, for families making less than 120 $5,000 per year, we will eliminate tuition at those schools altogether! hand, we will do more to help ofdents cover all the costs
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getting an education including books, supplies, and living expenses. because in the words of a student i met here in new hampshire, paying for college should not be the hardest thing about going to college. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: we are going to companies thate ship jobs and profits overseas. let us reward the companies that share profits with their employees instead. and, we will defend and the tough reforms president obama put in place for the financial industry. not let donald trump tear them up. because we do, we do need to make sure wall street can never recommend street again.
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wreck main street again. we're going to make sure businesses pay the corporate taxes. when people say the game is rigged, the best evidence is our tax code. it is riddled with scams, loopholes, and special breaks. it is wrong that some millionaires pay a lower tax rate band their secretaries and we are going to stop it. compare what senator sanders and i intend to do with donald trump's plan. his tax plan would make our current system even worse. independent analysts say he would add dirty trained dollars to the national debt in order to give a massive gift to the .ealthiest of americans
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wall street money managers and our largest corporations. but after all, what else should we expect from someone who calls "the king of debt."\ we have been pointing out the problems with his text transform is and i think donald is starting to feel the pressure. he iss we speak, apparently bringing in the biggest names in trickle-down supply-side economics to help them figure out what to do. now, these are the same advisers who brought us 30 years of a disastrous republican philosophy that gave the huge breaks to those at the top. now, you do not have to be a psychic to know what is going to happen next. they are going to come back with another plans with maybe some bells and whistles, bernie, but you are going to not disguised defects they are still flashing
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taxes -- still flashing taxes to the richest into donald trump himself. and they will use it voodoo economics. to tell us all the ways this will actually help the economy. but they are not fooling anybody. at least i hope we are not. just like his current lan, which he calls an, tremendous, and amazing. you know, he uses a lot of adjectives to avoid telling you any specifics. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: here is what we know for sure, whatever he comes up with will give huge cuts in taxes to the rich and it will be at the expense of the middle class. here is the old saying, you have
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hear it awe used to lot and arkansas. you can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pagan. rigged -- a pig! the first time republicans pulled voodoo economics, shame on them. but if they come back with the same argument and people fall for it -- shame on us. but i will promise you this. sanders and i will spare no effort to make sure the people of america know that once again trump and his cronies are trying to pull the wool over our eyes and come back with the same stale policies that hurt as before. we are going to let them get away with that again. applause]
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ms. clinton: hand, finally our fifth goal as we are going to step up and respond to the way american families actually live and work in the 21st century. families and our workplaces have changed, so isn't it time too?ur policies to change, let's expand social security to match today's realities, not call for privatizing. let's join the rest of the developed world and offer paid family leave. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and finally, let's guarantee you pay for women once and for all. for women once and for all.
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now -- i can just and vision the tweets donald is putting together and you know, donald trump can accuse me of playing the woman card all he wants. pay anding for equal paid family leave is playing the me in.ard, then deal [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: and these are not just my fights. these are bernie's fights. these are america's bites. in i feel with all of my being, these are fights we have to wage and win together. america's fights.
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my being, with all of these are fights we have to wage and win together. we will not get anywhere unless we overhaul our campaign finance system. to and thetime stranglehold of wealthy special interests in washington and get back to government of the people, by the people, and for the people. that is why as president from my very first days, i will make campaign-finance reform a top priority. we will do everything we can to overturn citizens at united. united.ens and, we will require everybody. democratic's, republicans, independents, whoever, to disclose all of their donors and while we at it, we're going to
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create a small donor matching system to make it easier for more americans to be elect did at every level of government. because, just like bernie, i have met so many impressive people here in new hampshire and across america with great ideas for our country. you run for office and win. and, here is another radical idea. let's make it easier to vote. not harder. [cheers and applause] ms. clinton: let's fight back against attack on voting rights across the country. -- a tax that disproportionately affect people students,the poor,
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and the elderly. we need to restore the voting rights act and keep going. all americans should be automatically registered to vote on their 18th birthday. ] heers and applause ms. clinton: every state should have at least 20 days of the in-person voting and no one in america should ever have to wait more than 30 minutes to cast their ballot. applause] says senator sanders and i will be working to get unaccountable money out of politics and working for the people of america again. because as bernie said, this is issue, it isative not a liberal issue, it is an american issue. let me close with this, to
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everyone here and across the country who poured your heart and soul into senator sanders campaign -- thank you. thank you. i was proud of the campaign we rant. it was a campaign about issues, not insults. and, our country desperately needs that your voices and involvement. in most so does this campaign and so does the democratic party. because you know what? we need to take back the senate and stay back the house and make sure we have democratic governors and democratic state legislatures. doors to everyone who shares our progressive values. this is one of the most
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important in elections in our lifetime, so i am asking you to stand with us and then i am asking you to keep working in the weeks, months, and years ahead. will always have a seat at the table when i am in the white house. applause] clinton: as bernie will to you, talk is cheap. we need to keep fighting to make sure everything we have stood for is real in the lives of the people across america. this amazing country of ours is worthy of our best efforts. this election, let us send a clear message. in america, we do not tear each other down. we lived each other up. we build bridges, not walls. we put common interest above self interest. we stand together because we are stronger together.
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so, i need your help. please join this campaign. make it your own. take out your phone right now and text join 47246 or go to a hillary clinton.com. $20, $27 donations to, you know. applause] ms. clinton: i cannot tell you how grateful i am to be standing here with senator sanders. because, i think both of us realize that each of our together represent the and now it is are time for us to take that message to the rest of the country. i am fully aware that the other side will do everything possible .o distort, dis-inform
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we cannot let that happen. standing up and fighting for the america that we know we can create together. i am confident and optimistic about our future. particularly when it comes to young people. i think america's best years are still ahead of us. so join with us. let's make this happen together and win the election. thank you very much. [cheers and applause] ♪
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announcer: today on c-span, washington journal is next. facebook, tweets, and live comments. today, 2017 interior spending bill at the u.s. house. we will talk about the endorsement of hillary clinton by bernie sanders with representative peter welch.
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lettingill talk about voters vote their conscience on the first ballot in election reforms. i understandma: how americans are feeling. i'm here to say that we must reject such despair. i'm here to insist that we are not as divided as we think. ♪ host: that was president obama at theay in dallas park memorial service for the five slain police officers on this "washington journal" for wednesday, july 13. we will start our program talking about the violence against police, asking you about th

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