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program u.s. and canada. people were making insulin pumps , and google has said they do not want to invest in health care because the regulations are complex. possibility or a role for cities to take a greater role in the regulatory process? this would obviously require some work on a national level. if seattle wants to say for example to the faa, we can create a system that will allow amazon to keep their drone program here while they experiment with it. is that a possibility? stab at that.e a i think there are particular aspects of the regulatory environment that are specifically within the purview of local government, and there
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are some aspects that are not within the control of cities. when you're talking that interstate commerce, obviously that is a federal issue. another key aspect advocate for is local control. there is an understanding that if we are charging cities with being our leaders of innovation , both local governments themselves and cities as test grounds for innovation, that we need to empower cities to do that. there are many concerns on local governments to help them facilitate additional innovation in the economy. it is certainly a challenge and one that we recognize. it probably does not get enough attention currently, we put a block of pressure and
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expectation at the federal and state level making the assumption that local governments and cities are handling it, or it is your responsibility. again there is the issue of health and safety, and that is part of how cities are any government balance the regulatory environment. some of it may lead to the businesses have more regulations than they would like. there needs to be a balance. >> i should point out -- >> i think -- >> go ahead. >> it is a good question. job, butant to lose my i want to say as part of her research, you can expand the administrative agreement that is available to cities if you have the managerial capacity that goes along with it.
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when you give more policy -- how to cities, the only way to increase jobs is if they are ready had the capacity to implement that power. in a lot of countries where we looked, you have quick devolution, but you need to be on top of that responsibility because you do not have the human capital. that is a really good question. think it. sorry to interrupt. >> i will say, there is an opportunity for cities to experiment in approaches in how they manage their air, for them to be able to model for the rest of the country how they interact with innovators, whether they are innovators in the drone whether they are in the space.pace -- ride
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how you managed technology well not only for the cities for every citizen. which leads to one other lines. it is important to look at how the city treats its smallest businesses and its poorest communities. look at how they interact with them, see how they can provide an opportunity for all businesses, large or small. i think this is where cities work on one-stop permitting shops. it is so important to lowering the barriers to people getting ahead. it is not just for regulations sake. it is reducing barriers for entrepreneurs to innovate. not just tech entrepreneurs, but a recent immigrant trying to set up a food truck. our chamber work on the regulatory client has shown that this is a tremendous opportunity for cities to work proactively in reducing the regulatory burden in cities, not only for the smallest company for tech entrepreneurs, too.
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>> i would say that cities don't have to do everything. you, they do not try to say what the airspace house he should be, they just increased the speed of their bandwidth. now you can see the amount of data bandwidth available to cities is what is causing the gdp to rise and relativity to rise. there are cities, things can, cities can do. in shanghai, they worked with other cities to create a national health system. they are not necessarily saying somebody from the nation, there policy -- like drug drone policy that cities will not own, but that's ok. -- impact evidence of
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industry? [inaudible] >> what do you see in terms of regulatory, you mentioned in terms of migration, making it easier for entrepreneurs when by --ve samples of graded treated by foreigners. what you see as the role and what is being done right now in u.s. cities? there active things that are happening right now? i remember seeing an article and i think it was bloomberg or newsweek just flying back&forth because they are in a great area. they created a company here and
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they can work in the company and they fly back and forth every 90 days something like that. ,>> i think, especially in the tech space, talent is global. our point of view is the quality of talent given the right conditions and capital can make a huge difference. there have been policies that have been under discussions but one thing i will tell you. the u.s. is the best place to start a company. all the people i talked to, entrepreneurs, if they want to be a global player they need to move their company back to the united states. i think the united states is doing a lot of great rings. -- things. at least from an asian perspective. if you want your company to be
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global, you have to be here. it doesn't mean they are giving up the base, wherever they started. it only means they need to be here and present where they have to interact. there is a political side as well. from a business side, i see very positive direction to the u.s. to be the engine for innovation and growth. >> i think just a couple of other insights from our work on foreign direct investment, there this strategy now there -- analogous strategy there. entrepreneurs within city hall, programs for companies from coming from outside the u.s. helping them to navigate too -- not only local relations, it also states and federal.
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there are things that can do to be more open and be helpful and have that customer oriented approach. that is just specifically within local government. i think it gets at supporting that broader ecosystem ensuring , that entrepreneurs are connected with the community as well. >> the chamber has a long track record working on immigration reform. i will leave that aside for the time being and really just focus on one aspect for innovations matters report. one indicator we looked at is talent. not only the degrees and the skill set but help people came and went from the city, the population flux. it's an indicator of the degree to which your city is open to new people to new people and innovation. the fascinating thing was that the cities with the highest
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population internationally were big start up leaders silicon valley, new york city. it was off the charts. the high domestic population flux, denver and austin were very innovative cities. the degree to which you are open to people coming and going, people from all corners of the globe and america is a great indicator of how innovative you will be going forward. i saw this firsthand when we were in silicon valley. we heard how if you are in indian entrepreneur, there is a support structure, a network that automatically get you plugged in and get you to the right people to founders and funders that can help you start up your business. that is a city that is open to newcomers that has a community and welcomes people in and get s them plugged in so they can start businesses like that. >> -- jacobs who runs the austin
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center for urban mechanics was recently talking about the difficulties with risk and experimentation. he pointed out that some segments of the public, the media and legislators do not think experimentation is a valid use of taxpayer dollars. it occurred to me that if we have the same attitude in the corporate world, it's not inappropriate use of shareholder dollars for dell or apple or ge to experiment. that would be ridiculous. shareholders understand that companies have to experiment. how do we overcome this barrier in public life? this attitude that experimentation is not an appropriate expenditure of taxpayer dollars. what are you seeing out there? >> just from our perspective, i think -- i can understand how that would make sense if you are thinking about a traditional local government that may not necessarily have the resources
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or have the persona of the -- being adaptive and data-driven and welcoming of new technologies. in that case, if you don't take risk you don't know what that will look like. we are seeing cities that don't have the infusion of performance management of innovation delivery teams, of technology officers. there is a more structured risk-taking, a little bit more calculated. people have the tools and potentially the skills. they can take risks in an informed way. i think if people see that local government is transitioning and they understand and see the good work that cities can do with data and technology, taxpayers will be more willing to let their services go down that path. >> i think the question you ask if i put this in the corporate
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setting, it is unthinkable for us to go into an uncertain for, -- future and not one that but clearly and a public setting, that is a difficult thing to do. that is why we believe having a public-private partnership helps you manage that of risk. that is one way to do it. there will be more dynamic leaders who are willing to take risks and what comes with the as well -- and what come with it as well. data-driven and producing the downside risk as well as having a private partnership. curious what some of the
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best case examples have you seen about city should be investing in their technology infrastructure and their broadband infrastructure and how they should be working with the private sector. what are the some -- what are some of the best strategies of smart cities and that can negatively -- and the fact that connectivity will have to be there so they can accomplish what they want to accomplish? >> from our perspective, cities have a huge role to play. especially around the connectivity side. you know, i will give you an example of singapore. singapore has a very robust infrastructure. they evaluated all of their -- and said we are not competitive.
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it says the cost of telco should fouree or should be -- connectivity should be free. there are ways to push this forward and governments have to take an active step beyond the compliance. today, if the connectivity is, conductor, we will apply the same thing to connectivity. connectivity is moving faster than the semi conductor. you can see a new way of interacting. of course we can. our global telcos being born? facebook messenger is a global telco. if you look at the example of e-chat.
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you can get all the local services and get government services. it becomes a portal. the interesting fact i will tell you is that each mobile phone user has 80 plus applications downloaded. 80% of ther four use time. and what is likely is some sort of connectivity tool is going to become the central point of your screen because that is how you are going to do everything you need to do. is that a global framework, or a city framework? i think the physical infrastructure is a city framework. application and software is likely to be national or global framework. importants a hugely -- if you can now change the screen of your mobile phone, you have an application of what services you consume and when.
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i think it's cities play a huge infrastructurey and leave the software infrastructure to the entrepreneur. i am from the accountability office. i have a question. at -- ek, i was [indiscernible] servicenternal revenue -- we have all seen that your cell phone bill has tax upon tax upon tax upon tax.
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maybe in developed countries it is not a big deal, but internet penetration and use of smartphones in non-developing countries is an issue with these add-ons for the taxes associated. i will give you the asia perspective. from my perspective, the cheapest telco structure today i see is in india. call, the cost of making a is nearly zero, less than one cent no matter where you make long-distance. more importantly, 900 million phones, most of the people carry a phone, including if you are at the bottom, which is very interesting. smartphone prices are dropping below $100.
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-- it ise having dropping close to $15. no contract, no service charges, nothing so you can go to a shop, your monthly bill will be less than two dollars. that kind of supports the ability to connect and that has , thealized the agriculture migrant population, and improve the connectivity tremendously. that is a foundation upon which new services can be built. but i think that is just one example. i am not sure if i'm answering your question directly or not. mobile ortivity be it in your home or office is a very critical part of digital transformation of the society. plans islity of mobile a critical component of that. comment?u want to
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>> thank you. in east africa, do you find there is much penetration and mobile telephones and being used in many ways. i am not really sure what the incentive of the add-on structure would be. some of the additional items due at him quite a bit. but that is not the reason that keeps them from expanding the conductivity. if they are in a remote area, or happen to be from a foreign part of the country, a keep some from accessing the services. but it is a good question. i don't know if we have a lots
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of examples from developing countries. we can pick up on the discussion afterwards, if you like. >> the best study is from digital drag. find is that, like a imposeslike brazil, devices, costing brazil's gdp. it is a big challenge. we are at the hour of 1:30. thank you to the audience for a wonderful participation. i want to join me in thanking our stages panel this afternoon -- our prestigious panel this afternoon. thank you for coming today. years after his supreme
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court ruling overturned part of the voting rights act, courts of us the country after down a number of state laws saying they discriminate against specific groups of voters. issues, c-span's spotlight looks at the impact on the 20 16th election. oralll feature part of the argument in shelby versus holder. members of congress look at restoring the civil rights act. here is what the presidential candidates have to say. aretrump: a lot of places not going to have voter id. what does that mean? you just keep walking in and voting? >> what is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other. issues spotlight on
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voting rights tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span.org. >> at a rally in charlotte, north carolina on thursday, donald trump expressed regret for some of his remarks during the campaign. he also told the crowd that the democratic presidential candidate, hillary clinton, have failed to do enough to improve the lives of minorities and those in inner cities. this is just under an hour. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] mr. trump: thank you. [applause] thank you. thank you very much. it is great to be in charlotte. [applause]
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i just met with our many amazing employees right of the road at my property. i will tell you that they like me very much, i guess i pay them a little too much. [applause] i would like to take a moment to talk about the heartbreak and devastation in the louisiana. a state that is very, very special to me. we are one nation. when one state hurts, we all , and we must all work together to lift each other up.
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working, building, restoring together. we send them our deepest condolences. it through words cannot express the sadness one feels at times like this, i hope everyone in louisiana knows, that our country is praying for them and standing with them to help them .n these difficult hours they are very, very difficult. thank you. we are one country, one people, and we will have one great fantastic future. [applause] together, i would like to talk about the new american future that we are going to create as a team together. last week, i laid out my plan to bring jobs back to our country. they are vanishing, they are vanishing quickly.
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on monday, i laid out my plan to defeat radical islamic terrorism. [applause] on tuesday, in wisconsin, i talked about how we are going to restore law and order to this country. we need law and order. without it, we have nothing. [applause] let me take this opportunity to extend our thanks and our gratitude to the police and law enforcement officers in this country, who have sacrificed so greatly in these very difficult times. and they are difficult. [applause] the chaos and violence on our streets, and the assault on law enforcement, are really and truly an attack against all peaceful citizens.
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if i am elected president, this chaos and violence will end, and it will end very, very quickly. [applause] every single citizen in our land has a right to live in safety. to be one, united nation, we must protect all of our people, all of our people. [applause] but we must also provide opportunities for all of our people. we cannot make america great again if we leave any community behind. [applause] nearly four in 10 african-american children are living in poverty. i will not rest until children of every color in this country are fully included in the
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american dream. [applause] jobs, safety, opportunity, is what we have to have, and it is what we need. fair and equal representation. this is what i promise to african-americans, hispanics, americans of all types, of all colors, of all religions, this is what we promise, everyone in this room promises, this is what we have to do. [applause] but to achieve this new american future, we must break from the failures of the past. as you know, i am not a politician. [applause]
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good. i have worked in business and created a great company built a , lot of jobs. rebuilding neighborhoods. that is what i have done all my adult life. i've never wanted to learn the language of the insiders. and i have never been politically correct. it takes far too much time. [applause] true. truthfully, it takes far too much time and can often make it more difficult to achieve total victory. sometimes, in the heat of debate, and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words, or you say the wrong thing. i have done that. [applause]
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[cheering] and believe it or not, i regret it. >> trump, trump, trump, trump, trump. mr. trump: i do regret it. particularly, where it may have caused personal pain. too much is at stake for us to be concerned with these issues. but one thing i can promise you this -- i will always tell you the truth. [cheers and applause] i speak the truth for all of you and for everyone in this country who doesn't have a voice, of which there are many. [applause] i speak the truth on behalf of
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the factory worker, who lost his or her job, and that is happening more and more in our country. i speak the truth on behalf of the veteran, who has been denied the medical care they need and the medical care they deserve. [cheers and applause] and so many are not making it. but they are going to make it if trump becomes president, that i can tell you. [cheers and applause] they are dying in lines, waiting for a doctor. we are going to take care of our veterans. i speak the truth on behalf of the family living near the border that deserve to be safe
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in their own country, but is instead, living with no security, and no protection at all. [cheers and applause] >> build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. build the wall. mr. trump: we will build the wall. [cheers and applause] believe me, we will build the wall. our campaign is about representing the great majority of americans. republicans, democrats, independents, conservatives, and liberals, who read the newspaper or turn on the television and , don't hear anyone speaking for them. all they hear are insiders
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fighting for other insiders. that's what they do. these are the forgotten men and women in our society. and they are angry at so much and on so many levels. the poverty, the unemployment, the failing schools, the jobs moving to other countries. i'm fighting for these forgotten americans. [cheers and applause] 14 months ago, i declared my campaign for the presidency on the promise to give our government back to the people. [cheers and applause] every day since then, i have
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worked to repay the loyalty and the faith that you have put in me. every day i think about how much , is at stake for our country in the upcoming election. this isn't just the fight of my life, it is the fight of our lives, together, to save our country. [cheers and applause] thank you. i refuse to let another generation of american children be excluded from the american dream, which is what is happening. our whole country loses when young people of limitless potential are denied the opportunity to contribute their talents, because we failed to provide them the opportunities
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that they deserve. [cheers and applause] let our children be dreamers, too. [cheers and applause] our whole country loses every time a kid does not graduate from high school, or fails to enter the workforce, or worse still, is lost to the dreadful world of drugs and crime. and so many are. so, so many. when i look at the failing schools, the terrible trade deals, the infrastructure crumbling in our inner cities, i know all of this can be fixed, and i can fix it, but i know it can be fixed very, very quickly, if we know what we are doing. [cheers and applause]
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in the world i come from, if something is broken, you fix it. if something isn't working, you replace it. if a product doesn't deliver, you make a change. i have no patience for injustice. no tolerance for government incompetence. and that is what it is. it is gross incompetence. and no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens. that's why i'm running to end the decades of bitter failure and to offer the american people , a new future of honesty, justice, and opportunity. [cheers and applause] a future where america and its people always, and i mean,
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always, comes first. america first. remember. america first. america first. [cheers and applause] aren't you tired of a system that gets rich, and this is a system which is getting very expense? your that's what's happening. aren't you tired of the same old lies and the same old broken promises? >> yeah. mr. trump: and hillary clinton has proven to be one of the greatest liars of all time. [cheers and applause] aren't you tired of arrogant leaders who look down on you instead of serving and , protecting you? and that's what's happening. that is all about to change. and it is about to change very,
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very soon. how about november 8? [cheers and applause] we are going to put the american people first again. i've traveled all across this country, laying out my bold and modern agenda for change. and this journey -- i will never lie to you. i will never tell you something i do not believe. i will never put anyone's interest ahead of yours. [cheers and applause] and, i will never, ever stop fighting for you. [cheers and applause] i have no special interest controlling me. and i have no special interest.
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i'm spending millions and millions of dollars on my own campaign. i'm funding my campaign. [applause] my only interest is the american people. that's my interest. this country has been so good to me, i'm giving back. and that's what it's all about -- giving back. [cheers and applause] so while sometimes i can be too honest, hillary clinton is the exact opposite. [cheers and applause] she never tells the truth. one lie after another, and getting worse with each passing day. >> lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up.
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mr. trump: the american people are still waiting for hillary clinton to apologize for all of the many lies she has told them, and all the times she has put them in great danger. tell me. has hillary ever apologized for lying about her illegal e-mail server, and a leading 33,000 e-mails? >> no. mr. trump: has hillary clinton apologize for making the state department into a play-for-pay operation, where favors are sold to the highest bidder, which is exactly what is happening? >> no. mr. trump: has she apologized for lying to the families who
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lost loved ones at benghazi? >> no. mr. trump: has she apologized for putting iran on a path for nuclear weapons? >> no. apologizedhas she for a rack? >> no. mr. trump: for libya? for syria? has she apologized for unleashing isis across the world? she and barack obama unleashed isis, whether you like it or don't like it, whether you want to hear it or you don't, that is what happened. [cheers and applause] mr. trump: has hillary clinton apologized for the decisions she made that have led to so much death, destruction, and terrorism? >> no. mr. trump: speaking of lies, we now know from the state
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department, just announced, that president obama lied about the $400 million in cash that was flown to iran. it was flown to iran. $400 million in cash. he denied it was for the hostages, but it was. just came out. he said, we do not pay ransom, but we did. he lied about the hostages openly and blatantly, just like he lied about obamacare. [booing] you remember, you can have your doctor, you can have your plan. right? you can have your doctor, you can have your plan. didn't work out that way. now, the administration has put every american traveling overseas, including our military personnel, at greater risk of being kidnapped.
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hillary clinton own's president obama's iran policy. one more reason she can never, ever be allowed to be president. let's talk about the economy. here, in this beautiful and great state, so many people had suffered because of nafta. nafta. remember nafta. what it's done to this country. bill clinton signed the deal and hillary clinton supported the deal. north carolina has lost nearly half of its manufacturing jobs since nafta went into effect. bill clinton also put china into the world trade organization, another hillary clinton-backed disaster. your city of charlotte has lost
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1 in 4 manufacturing jobs since china joined the wto, and many of these jobs were lost while hillary clinton was secretary of state. our chief diplomat with china. she was a disaster, totally unfit for this job. totally unfit. [applause] hillary clinton owes the state of north carolina a very big apology, and i think you'll get that apology around the same time you'll get to see her 33,000 deleted e-mails. in other words, you'll never see the apology. another major issue in this
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campaign has been the border. our open border has allowed drugs and crime and gangs to pour into our country and our communities. so much needless suffering, so much preventable death. i've spent time with the families of wonderful americans, whose loved ones were killed by the open borders and sanctuary cities that hillary clinton supports. i've embraced crying parents, who have lost their children to violence spilling across our border. parents like laura wilkerson, and michelle rood, and sabine durdin and my friend jamille shaw, whose children were killed by illegal immigrants so needlessly.
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my opponent supports sanctuary cities. [boos] but where were these sanctuaries for kate steinle? where were they? where were they? where was it? [applause] where was the sanctuary for kate? think about it. where was the sanctuary for the children of laura and michelle and sabine and jamille? where was the sanctuary for every other parent who has suffered so horribly? these moms and dads don't get a lot of consideration from our politicians. they certainly don't get
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apologies. they'll never even get the time of day from hillary clinton. she doesn't even care, i'm convinced. but they will always come first to me. listen closely. we will deliver justice for all of these great american families. [applause] [cheers] we will create a system of immigration that makes us all proud. hillary clinton's mistakes destroy innocent lives, sacrifice national security, and betray the working families of this country. please remember this, i will never put personal profit before national security.
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nobody should. [applause] i will never leave our border open to appease donors and special interests, which is what hillary is doing, and they are doing appeased. i will never support a trade deal that kills american jobs. [applause] [cheers] i will never, ever put the special interests before the national interests. [applause] [cheers] i will never put a donor before a voter, or a lobbyist before a citizen. [applause] [cheers] instead, i will be a champion for the people. the establishment media doesn't cover what really matters in
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this country or what's really going on in people's lives. they will take words of mine out of context and spend a week obsessing over every single syllable, and then pretend to discover some hidden meaning in what i said. [applause] [cheers] just imagine for a second, if the media spent this energy holding the politicians accountable who got innocent americans like kate steinle killed. she was gunned down by an illegal immigrant who had been deported five times. just imagine if the media spent time -- and lots of time -- investigating the poverty and joblessness of the inner cities.
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just think about how much different things would be if the media in this country sent their cameras to our border, to our closing factories, or to our failing schools. [applause] [cheers] or the media focused on what dark secrets must be hidden in the 33,000 e-mails that hillary clinton illegally deleted. [applause] [cheers] >> lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. lock her up. mr. trump: thank you. instead, every story is told from the perspective of the insider. it's the narrative of the people who rigged the system, never the
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voice of the people it's been rigged against, believe me. so many people suffering for so long in silence. no cameras, no coverage, no outrage from the media class that seems to get outraged over just about everything else. so again, it's not about me. it's never been about me. it's been about all the people in this country who don't have a voice. i am running to be your voice. [applause] [cheers] >> donald trump. donald trump. donald trump. donald trump. donald trump. mr. trump: thank you. i am running to be the voice for every forgotten part of this country that has been waiting and hoping for a better future.
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i am glad that i make the powerful -- and i mean very powerful -- a little uncomfortable now and again, including some of the powerful people, frankly, in my own party. because it means that i'm fighting for real change, real change. [applause] there's a reason hedge fund managers, the financial lobbyists, the wall street investors, are throwing their money all over hillary clinton. because they know she will make sure the system stays rigged in their favor. it's the powerful protecting the powerful, the insiders fighting for the insiders.
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i am fighting for you. [applause] [cheers] here is the change i propose. on terrorism, we are going to end the era of nation-building and, instead, focus on destroying, destroying, destroying isis and radical islamic terrorism. [cheers] we will use military, cyber, and financial warfare, and work with any partner in the world and the middle east that shares our goal of defeating terrorism. i have a message for the terrorists trying to kill our citizens.
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we will find you. we will destroy you. we will absolutely win, and we will win soon. [applause] on immigration, we will temporarily suspend immigration from any place where adequate screening cannot be performed. extreme vetting. remember, extreme vetting. all applicants for immigration will be vetted for ties to radical ideology, and we will screen out anyone who doesn't share our values and love our people. [applause] [cheers] >> usa. usa. usa. usa. usa. usa.
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mr. trump: anyone who believes sharia law supplants american law will not be given an immigrant visa. [applause] [cheers] if you want to join our society, then you must embrace our society, our values, and our tolerant way of life. [applause] [cheers] those who believe in oppressing women, gays, hispanics, african-americans, and people of different faiths, are not welcome to join our great country. [applause] [cheers] we will promote our american values, our american way of life, and our american system of
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government. which are all the best in the world. [applause] [cheers] my opponent, on the other hand, wants a 550% increase in syrian refugees, even more than already pouring into our country under president obama. her plan would bring in roughly 620,000 refugees from all refugee-sending nations in her first term alone, on top of all other immigration. think of that. think of that. [boos] what are we doing? hillary clinton is running to be america's angela merkel. [boos] and we've seen how much crime and how many problems that's
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caused the german people and germany. [applause] we have enough problems already. we do not need more. on crime, we're going to add more police, more investigators, and appoint the best judges and prosecutors in the world. [applause] [cheers] we will pursue strong enforcement of federal laws. the gangs and cartels and criminal syndicates terrorizing our people will be stripped apart one by one, and they'll be sent out of our country quickly. [applause] [cheers] their day is over. and it's going to end very, very
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fast. our trade -- thank you. on trade, we're going to renegotiate nafta to make it better. and if they don't agree, we will withdraw. [applause] [cheers] and likewise, we're going to withdraw from transpacific partnership, another disaster. stand up to china on our terrible trade agreements and protect every last american job. hillary clinton has supported all of the major trade deals that have stripped this country of its jobs and its wealth. we owe $20 trillion. on taxes, we are going to
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massively cut tax rates for workers and small businesses, creating millions of new good-paying jobs. [applause] [cheers] we're going to get rid of regulations that send jobs overseas, and we are going to make it easier for young americans to get the credit they need to start a small business and pursue their dream. [applause] [cheers] on education, so important, we are going to give students choice and allow charter schools to thrive. we are going to end 10-year policies that reward bad teachers and hurt our great, good teachers.
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[applause] [cheers] my opponent wants to deny students choice and opportunity, all to get a little bit more money from the education bureaucracy. she doesn't care how many young dreams are dashed or destroyed, and they're destroyed. young people are destroyed before they even start. we are going to work closely with african-american parents and children. we are going to work with the parent students. we are going to work with everybody in the african-american community, in the inner cities, and what a big difference that is going to make. it's one of the things i most look forward to doing. [applause] [cheers] this means a lot to me, and it
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is going to be a top priority in a trump administration. on healthcare, we are going to repeal and replace the disaster called "obamacare." countless americans have been forced into part-time jobs, premiums are about to jump by double digits yet again. and just this week, aetna announced it is pulling out of the exchanges all over, but also in north carolina. we are going to replace this disaster with reforms that give you choice and freedom and control in healthcare at a much, much lower cost. you'll have much better healthcare at a much lower cost. and it will happen quickly. [applause] [cheers]
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on political corruption, we are going to restore honor to our government. in my administration, i'm going to enforce all laws concerning the protection of classified information. [applause] no one will be above the law. i am going to forbid senior officials from trading favors for cash by preventing them from collecting lavish speaking fees through their spouses when they serve. [applause] [cheers] i'm going to ask my senior officials to sign an agreement not to accept speaking fees from corporations with a registered lobbyist for five years after leaving office, or from any entity tied to a foreign government. [applause] [cheers]
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finally, we are going to bring our country together. it is so divided. we are going to bring it together. we are going to do it by emphasizing what we all have in common as americans. we're going to reject bigotry -- and i will tell you the bigotry of hillary clinton is amazing. she sees communities of color only as votes, and not as human beings. worthy of a better future. it's only votes, it is only votes that she sees, and she does nothing about it. she's been there forever, and look at where you are. if african-american voters give donald trump a chance by giving me their vote, the result for them will be amazing. [applause]
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[cheers] look how badly things are going under decades of democratic leadership leadership. look at the schools. look at the poverty. look at the 58% of young african-americans not working. 58%. it is time for a change. what do you have to lose by trying something new? i will fix it. watch. i will fix it. you have nothing to lose, nothing to lose. [applause] [cheers] it is so bad. the inner cities are so bad, you have nothing to lose. they have been playing with you for 60, 70, 80 years, many decades.
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you have nothing to lose. i will do a great job. [applause] [cheers] this means so much to me, and i will work as hard as i can to bring new opportunity to places in our country which have not known it in a very, very long time. hillary clinton and the democratic party have taken african-american votes totally for granted. because the votes have been automatically there for them, there has been no reason for democrats to produce, and they haven't. they haven't produced in decades and decades. it's time to break with the failures of the past and to fight for every last american child in this country to have a better and a much, much brighter
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future. [applause] [cheers] in my administration, every american will be treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally. we will reject bigotry and hatred and oppression in all of its forms and seek a new future built on our common culture and values, as one american people. [applause] [cheers] this is the change i am promising to all of you. an honest government, a great economy, and a just society for each and every american. [applause] [cheers]
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but we can never ever fix our problems by relying on the same politicians who created these problems in the first place. can't do it. 72% of voters say our country is on the wrong track. i am the change candidate. hillary clinton is for the failed status quo, to protect her special interests, her donors, her lobbyists, and others. it is time to vote for a new american future. [applause] [cheers] together, we will make america strong again. we will make america proud again.
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we will make america safe again. friends and fellow citizens, come november, we will make america great again. greater than ever before. thank you, thank you, and god bless you. thank you. [applause] [cheers] ♪ [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] ♪
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>> register and talks about donald trump's campaign strategy, what to expect from presidential debates, and issues that could affect the election. "newsmakers," sunday on c-span. >> three years after a supreme court ruling overturned part of the voting rights act, courts across the country have struck
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down a number of state laws saying they discriminate against specific groups of voters. tonight, c-span's issues look at voting rights any impact on the 2016 election. argumente part of the of shelley versus hold on. and members of congress look to restore the voting rights act. and discussion on whether the voting rights act is necessary. here's what the presidential candidates have to say. his votermp: all of id, a lot of places are going to have voter id. -- aren't going to have voter ids. what does that mean? you just keep walking into vote? hillary clinton: it's an effort to disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other. >> watcher issue spotlight on voting rights tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and
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c-span.org. >> a discussion on some of the house and senate races in the 2016 elections from today's "washington journal," this is about 45 minutes. joining us is adam wallner, a political correspondent for the national journal to talk about congressional races -- adam wollner with "the national journal" and is here to talk about congressional races to watch this year, and whether or not republicans can hang onto to the majority in the house and the senate. thank you so much for joining us. guest: thanks for having me. host: how many seats are up for grabs this cycle? guest: when we look on the senate side, the democrats, assuming hillary clinton wins the white house, they would need 4 seats to take back control of the upper chamber. that's something democrats think is doable. on the house side, the republicans have a 30 seat majority in the house.
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even with the way we are seeing things shape up, hillary clinton is expanding her leave a little bit. that will be a big hurdle for democrats to pick up that many seats in one election. they still think they can make a sizable dent. on the senate side, 4 seats the democrats need to take control away from the republicans, there is roughly 10 seats right now that are really in play. on the house side, there are not a lot more in play. there are really very few competitive districts. maybe two dozen maximum that are truly competitive races. the way things are shaping up, if you had to place odds, democrats would get slight odds to take back the senate while republicans should hold the house. host: on the senate side, you mentioned there are 10 seats in play.
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where those races? guest: we are working from the top with the seats most likely to flip. two of them are republican held in states that usually go blue. there was illinois and wisconsin. even the optimistic republicans say that will be really tough for them to hold onto those seats. those are seats that are starting to and more to the democratic side of the aisle. meanwhile, a few other states in the next year are indiana, pennsylvania, new hampshire, and even throw in north carolina. these are seats that are republican held. they will be tighter and more competitive races than illinois and wisconsin where democrats have a good opportunity to pick up seats. probably the best opportunity for republicans to gain seats,
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you need to go to nevada where the senate minority leader harry reid is retiring. host: we want to let our viewers know they can join in the conversation at their questions or comments. here are the lines to call. republicans, call (202) 748-8001 , democrats, call (202) 748-8000 . independents, call (202) 748-8002. we are reading your tweets. our handle is @cspanwj. so much attention this election cycle has been focused on the top of the ticket on the battle but donald trump and hillary clinton. how important is the presidential election this year in affecting the races further down the ballot? guest: in presidential years, the top of the ticket always has a big impact because there are more voters that have in presidential years as opposed to midterm years.
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when you begin these new voters are voting for hillary clinton and donald trump, in the past, there was a good chance they would vote for that party down the ticket but there has been a decline in split ticket voting. that can certainly change in 2016 when you have a candidate like donald trump. many democrats, even at the democratic convention, we are the speakers when they were making a push to republicans saying we know donald trump is by no means your traditional nominee. feel free to vote for hillary clinton. if they don't feel comfortable with donald trump. many of the republicans in tough senate races will be able to run a few points ahead of donald trump is voters will distinguish between rob portman the republican senator in ohio and donald trump.
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they are two different types of republicans but how far ahead can they run? with the margin than the states, that will have a huge impact determine which pay the senate races go. host: recently this chart was published that donald trump may be dragging down republican senate candidates and it shows how the donald trump declining poll numbers have impacted gop senate candidates in several contested states. those senate candidates'polling numbers have declined as well as donald trump's numbers. he is down nine points in new hampshire. many down seven points in illinois. pennsylvania, both her down 4 and so on down the line. the only state in which a senate candidate has seen a bond in august is in ohio. how have republican candidates been trying to dance around the
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donald trump issue? are they coming out in support of him or are they holding back? guest: it has been a tricky issue for many of these republican senate candidates to navigate. on the one hand, you cannot distance yourself from donald trump completely. outside of mark kirk in illinois was probably the most vulnerable senator running in a blue stake of a most senators are running competitive races and they will not say i will disavow donald trump completely. at the same time, they have to make sure the distance themselves for controversial comments that donald trump is making so they can win over some of the more republican leaning independents that they will need in their column. it has been a tricky balance and they have another 80 days to go. the democratic opponents will
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try to link to donald trump every step of the way. host: let's go to the phone lines, the democratic line. good morning. caller: there are a couple of points i want to make about the united states election. first of all, i am a democrat and we love to call the republicans that they believe in certain things. the majority of white people in this country are republicans and they believe in taking people's rights. this country will be different if you did not have the african-american population to balance out the election in certain states. the hispanics don't make really a difference. i will give you a statistic. 2/3 of the hispanics in the united states live in 10 states, texas and california and they don't have an effect them a lot
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of the southern states except out west. the democrats, i am a black man, they say they want immigration reform. we are not stupid. they are taking from us. host: we get your point. any thoughts on how minority groups might impact some of the congressional races? guest: this is an issue where the top of the ticket comes into play. donald trump is incredibly unpopular in certain ethnic groups. that will make a difference in these battleground states where minority voters play a big role like florida. that could really hurt him. on the senate level, marco is now running for reelection. he has a good relationship with many cuban voters.
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that's one area where he will outrun donald trump and hold onto his senate seat even as -- even if hillary clinton defeats donald trump. host: what about hillary clinton? how are democrats in key swing states looking to her to help or hurt their cause? guest: even if she is leaving in states where there are key senate races, and the democratic senate candidates have not been unwilling to tie themselves to her. her unfavorability ratings up the high as well. there is the trustworthy issue. you set up play out in the new hampshire senate race which was a tight race between kelly ayotte and the governor of new hampshire running against her. she was asked in an interview a few different times whether she thought hillary clinton was
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honest and trustworthy and she was not able to give a straight answer and eventually she said yes. hillary clinton has plenty of negatives of her own that democratic candidates have to deal with. host: here's a clip of that interview on cnn. >> do you think she is honest and trustworthy? >> i support hillary clinton for the presidency because of her experience and record what you demonstrated she is qualified to hold the job. >> do you think she is honest? >> she has a critical plan among others for making college more affordable. >> do you think she is trustworthy? >> i think she has demonstrated a commitment to something beyond herself, bigger than herself. host: let's turn to the phone lines. let's get your opinion on the down ballot elections, brian from washington, d.c., independent line. caller: how are you doing? i wonder if you could address whether or not republicans would
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be having such a majority if there was not this extreme gerrymandering going on? can you address the rules and how gerrymandering actually affects some of these districts? they don't look like they represent. how do people go about changing those? guest: this is an issue facing democrats this year which could wind up looking good if hillary clinton gets elected. it should have a pretty positive effect. a lot of districts are drawn in a way that makes them pretty uncompetitive. there is really only a couple of dozen house prices that are truly competitive.
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in most states, the redistricting process is controlled by the party in power in that state and republicans have success in recent years at the state level winning governorships and statehouses. it's those republicans who are in charge of re-drawing the district which is why democrats are focused on 2020. in terms of taking over the house. they think they can take back control of some of the statehouses and they will be in charge of drawing districts in the hope they can draw them back in their favor. you have this partisan redistricting process, you are always only going to have a small percentage of these house seats that are going to be truly competitive. host: which house seats do you think are the most in play? guest: there are quite a few, you look at in states like ,irginia, close to where we are the 10th district which is northern virginia. we want to watch that. in colorado's, the six the
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district with mike coffman, who is a spanish-speaking republican lawmaker. saying he was ad stand up to donald trump and hillary clinton in november. the races to watch are going to be the suburban districts where republicans may have a slight advantage, but donald trump has really struggled among white, college-educated voters who actually went for mitt romney pretty handily in 2012. now they are moving into the democratic column in 2016. in virginia, colorado, wisconsin, these suburban district are going to be the ones to watch. host: let's go victor in cartersville, georgia. caller: good morning. first, i would like to ask you something. would you all please see about not publishing the opinion polls?
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they do affect elections, i know people who voted because of it. and i have known people who didn't vote because they thought they would lose. that the american people have got to wake-up and do something about this mess. the best, most effective way i can think of is they ought to defeat every single incumbent. but they need to do more than that. over, we election is need to come together and find a way how we can make our elections more competitive and more equal for everybody. make it a fair ground for everybody. host: we hear you, victor.
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adam wollner. his point about the polls, that's going to be an issue for both sides as we head into november. the polls are showing a pretty sizable disparity for hillary clinton and donald trump. up? may say why show on the flip sides, why bother to show up, she has in the bag. democracy to fight complacency and republicans need to fight defeatism. even if we can't win at the top of the ticket, there are key house races and senate races where we can make a difference. host: do you are parties putting a message out? saying don't forget, there are other elections at stake besides the white house? guest: absolutely. you see this even when hillary clinton and donald trump are holding rallies in battleground states, you will see senate and house candidates do these rallies with them as a reminder
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that there are other pretty important races here but you should make sure you vote for in the polls. stewart from auburn, washington. caller: donald trump is a bit confusing to me. he has run as anti-establishment, and yet he seems to swing back and forth in his support of his own party. you candering is, maybe predict how well he would be greeted by the congress. republicans work with him? or is he depending more on democrats? guest: good question, he certainly has burned a lot of bridges this election, not just with democrats, but with republican leaders. mcconnell,mitch certainly he would pull it off an upset. he would have a lot of work to do to repair his relationships with her public and leaders. point, ad come to that
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lot of republican leaders would come around to the fact that they wouldn't have any other choice. host: kelly from daytona beach, florida on the independent line. caller: i'm getting very disillusioned as a democrat. i supported bernie sanders, and he said he wanted to push hillary to help get progressives elected. we have alan grayson, a wonderful progressive, well-known, nationally. he is a congressman here in florida. a so running against called other democrat, to use to be a republican, pat murphy. i received in the mattel, being i'm a registered democrat, a letter from pat murphy saying that obama and biden have endorsed him. harry reid in the democratic a progressive,ed a good man, a champion of the people, alan grayson, under the bus.
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when hillary says the democratic party is going to help get progressives elected, she has lied again. one more thing. like i said, i'm a registered democrat. i get a lot of requests for donations from the party. in 2013, i was getting letters from a group called ready for hillary every week. they wanted money, the super pac for hillary. some people in the democratic party were angry because she continued this fundraising right up to the midterm elections, listed money away from our candidates that were running for the midterms. i don't trust her, and i don't believe her. host: will you vote in november, considering your feelings about hillary clinton? i think she might be gone. getting into that florida senate race a little bit and talking about something republicans deal with, who is the more conservative democrat and on democrats, who is the
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more progressive candidate. when it comes to the leaders on both sides of the aisle, there foremost concern is electability. who can actually win the race. murphyu look at patrick and alan grayson, both of them face an uphill battle against marco rubio. looking at the polling that's been done, and the past, murphy puts up a better fight than alan grayson. and alan grayson has some baggage she would bring along as well that would make it tough for him to win florida. which is why you have seen barack obama and joe biden get behind patrick murphy, a young congressman from florida. i think he would put the best fight against marco rubio. the marco rubio is the slight favorite in florida. host: florida has yet to hold its primary. guest: one of the few states that still has the whole primary elections. patrick murphy is a pretty heavy favorite over alan grayson. host: michael on the republican line. good morning, michael. caller: good morning.
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the main point i wanted to make between the two candidates, i don't see the american people winning. obviously, hillary clinton does have some trust issues. since been following it whitewater. benghazi. the e-mail scandal. i do feel there's a trust issue. on the other side, i'm a republican, and i look for trump. he could be very insulting. is this the kind of guy want to represent our country? yes, he's recently trying to apologize for certain things. but which is the real trump? the one who said things before with the one who is now apologizing? i don't see the american people winning with any of these candidates. is feltthat sentiment with a lot of people. i don't of its the majority, but a lot of people feel this way. i look at mrs. clinton, her plan is talking about going to increase taxes on the wealthy and pay their fair share.
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i see a democrat, the increased taxes increased socialism, and increase the debt and military. host: that's michael in north carolina. i want to talk about the election in arizona is going on. john mccain versus representative ann kirkpatrick. guest: arizona's becoming an interesting state this election. is normally one that is pretty solidly in the republican column every election. it looks like it's becoming more and more of a battleground state on the presidential side with donald trump at the top of the ticket. recent polls have shown trump and clinton running neck and they, which is pretty surprising. that's going to have a pretty big impact. for john mccain, it may be one of the tougher races. one thing that john and republicans are counting on is
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even if donald trump is in , they've seen in action for a long time. they're able to distinguish between mccain and trump. that race has become a lot more and that race becomes one that competitive. it only increases the democrats odds of retaking the senate, because religions are now being -- republicans are being forced to put resources into states they thought they would have to. host: here's an ad that ann kirkpatrick recently aired. [video clip] >> john mccain has pledged to support donald trump over 50 times. >> i will support the reality for the party. >> i'm never been a big fan of john mccain. i hate the way our veterans have
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been treated by john. i like people who weren't captured. >> he tweeted senator john mccain be defeated in the primaries. i support the nominee. >> if he -- if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. although, the second amendment people, maybe there is. i don't know. >> 50 times. >> are you comfortable with donald trump in control of the national -- nuclear arsenal? >> i support the nominee of the party. if i change my mind, i will you know. >> the only thing that's changed is john mccain. >> i approve this message. this, someus about of the themes in here that you're going to see from other democratic challengers in the states. guest: these the types of ads
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the republican senators are going to be facing now through november. do support donald trump is the nominee, and often times you hear them use the light was the john mccain uses. they don't even say his name, they just say i support the nominee. without actually naming who the nominee is. ads that arees of going to be most effective in battleground states without turning into a battleground state. for those in a like donald trump, maybe they are undecided about john mccain or even voted for him in the past. i see he is supporting someone like donald trump with a have a distaste for. democrats hope that will totally .hange their minds host: ambrose is a democrat caller from atlanta, maryland. caller: good morning. d.c., i'm ington,
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atlanta. by and large, most of -- the one calling from florida is [indiscernible] how are you going to blame hillary clinton for not supporting [indiscernible] democrats don't usually win because they don't fight too hard for too long. here's where we are. because the media knows the truth about hillary [indiscernible] the area where disagree with her is the decision to go to war. i'm originally african, now african american.
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that was her war. that is ambrose from atlanta, maryland. from louisville, kentucky, and other public in line. go ahead. -- calling on the republican line. go ahead. caller: please recall the a couplea primary vote months ago, or days before the vote, the polls were saying that bernie sanders was running neck and neck with hillary, but hillary was running slightly ahead. and when the vote actually , hillary got one
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million votes, almost one million votes, and bernie sanders only got just over a half million votes. to thetle bit forward recent brexit vote, where the u.s. polls cap telling us that this day vote was consistently running slightly ahead of the leave vote, but yet the leave vote warned that over one million votes. -- one by over one million votes. how can you give credibility to the polling information you all are giving us? that thewould argue polling has been pretty reliable throughout this election with the brings about another primaries around the country so far. polling is different from general election polling. usually general elections are easier.
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when the you can do, rather than looking at individual polls, the best way to do is look at the aggregate. looking right now and a lot of the polls, some may have hillary clinton up by double digits, some may have only up in the low single digits. if you look at the politics, you guys are up around six points. a lot can change between now and november, the polls can fluctuate a lot. the should be reason to have some skepticism. i think the track record of public polling has been pretty good so far. host: do we see any down ballot races receive any change of momentum after their party's convention? guest: giving a broader trend the democrats generally gained a little bit on their republican counterparts, there is no much polling to go around in some of these, socially house races read most of the polling is focused on the presidential side. , you the conventions
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sought democratic candidates experience a slight bump. host: let's talk about ad spending. here's a story from the l.a. times, republicans are increasingly being forced to spend resources to defend seats that were once safer. outside groups, including those aligned with the koch brothers and karl rove are pouring millions of dollars into down ballot gop races, believing an effort to save congress is the smarter investment then trumps white house bid. how is that outside money influencing some of these house and senate elections? guest: it's remarkable to see the massive spending advantage hillary clinton has over donald trump. a lot of these traditional republican leaning outside groups to spend big in the 2012 election almost see donald trump is a lost cause. hillary clinton has the air to herself at this point. donald trump only recently lost
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his backing. these groups are focusing their efforts also entirely on these key races. that certainly will give some of these are public and fashion these republican candidates a boost. demo rats are countering with their own outside spending and hillary clinton is writing those coattails as well. certainly republicans on candidates are very happy to see these. they on staying out completely, but they see the importance of holding on to the senate if they can and keeping as many seats in the house as they can. next colors j from homestead, florida. caller: good morning. i want to talk about as a florida democrat, how the party is overlooking. they are overlooking african-americans to support a
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different elections. it makes me believe the donald trump is right. paper, but in on ,y thinking is how do we move how can we continue to move forward in supporting democrats when they have done basically nothing for us when bill clinton was in the white house. from him pushing for legislation policy with the conservatives as well. but that was then, now we have republicans try to change it now. vote for donald trump for the presidency, because something has to give. there's no way for the economic community to move up with the democratic party. tost: i think that speaks the point i made earlier, that we may see more split ticket voting in 2016 then we have in previous election years.
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donald trump is not your typical republican nominee and has incredibly high unfavorability ratings. votersflipside, a lot of are very unhappy with hillary clinton. she also has a very high unfavorability rating, especially those people who lived through the clinic administration of the 90's -- the clinton and administration of the 90's and don't want another clinton in the white house and want to change things up little bit. donald trump maybe a more appealing option to them, even though as our caller said he's a traditional democrat, he wants to see a different type of president in the white house. public in's honor line, calling from creekmore, north carolina. good morning. yeah, i would like to make a statement in regards to the republican conservatives and
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independents.- if you don't vote conservative or it's going to be devastating to think about the fact that if you don't go out and vote, you are still voting for hillary. i was quoting on what you were saying earlier, the republicans are going to be spending more of their time and resources defending their association with trump. what are the chances the republicans are going to keep their seats?
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that's it. thank you. it depends race by race. looking at some of these key senate races, the more competitive they are, say in florida, ohio where trump is only a few points behind hillary rubion, that puts marco and a pretty good position. in pennsylvania it is a different story, where trump is down by as much as 10 points. advantage that hillary clinton has over donald trump, that is too much for someone like pat toomey to overcome. republicans are hoping that trump can at least keep it close enough. >> do have a sense of how turnout might affect some of the senate races we have been talking about so far this
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morning, if folks stay home because they think donald trump will lose or they don't want to vote for hillary clinton, what does that do to the rest of these elections? >> it's probably too early to say at this point. we are still only in august and they get out the vote efforts are going to get underway post-labor day. early voting is not that far away either. some states it begins september 23rd. i think it is going to be an issue for both sides. has ay clinton comfortable lead, but that doesn't mean you should not show up and vote for her and other democrats on the ballot, and republicans. there's still a lot of senate and house races that we need your vote for. next caller is diane from toledo, ohio.
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good morning to you. caller: i'm an independent, fiscally conservative more than socially. i'm in a tight race state and i will support rob portman. race and most interested in is that of wisconsin. i think ron johnson is probably the person with most integrity than i've ever seen in congress. i've seen him on c-span many times. i've heard him on hearings. he seems to be the right guy that says all the right stuff. i recently read an article learning about poverty programs he's working on in wisconsin. he seems to really care, really be the guy. it's disappointing to hear that he has such a tight race with polls leaning against him. guest: in our hotline rankings we have ron johnson as the
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second most vulnerable senator up for reelection. wisconsin, while oftentimes it goes red in off years, ron 2010,n won his seat in typically goes blue in presidential election years. clinton has a sizable lead over trump in wisconsin and ron johnson has a formidable opponent in russ feingold. it's a rematch of that race. next caller is many from new orleans,- from louisiana. know that a lot of the officecans running for
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-- they got into congress, but how did they get there? they weren't debating the democratic party. they were debating president obama. them --every one of until he got the people attention. the same way the republicans did. let's turn to a battleground states, jacksonville, florida. what do you think? was thinking about this election and how telling it's all been since donald trump has been in its. who isly lets you know thinking about party versus country. i have gotten so much respect republicans who are
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loyal to their party but more loyal to their country. you know donald trump could not lead this country. about that supreme court thing, i think that's really important. i am a democrat and i'm a christian, and it seems like in most cases the democrats act more christian like than the conservatives do, when they talk and being and caring welcoming to all people. court, i'me supreme thinking we do need a democrat the way theyecause thought of the judge that died, his decisionsw and i saw what the court was like and how they sided with timerations 90% of the
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when the people versus the corporation, it was for the corporation. host: your thoughts? been the supreme court has a big issue in this campaign and probably the number one argument we hear from republican leaders to skeptical republican voters or those who are skeptical of trump, saying we know you don't agree with donald trump and everything and you may question how good of a president he would be, that we have this opening in the supreme court, there's a chance at more openings will come up over the next four years. would you rather have donald trump picking those supreme court justices or hillary clinton? there's better odds that donald trump will pick someone who aligns with your values. that's an argument we are hearing a lot. host: helen is on the independent line. caller: i'm not really independent, democrat, or
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republican. i vote for people, not a party. anybody that knows the party is just throwing away their vote. i can't believe that donald trump has the guts to call somebody ugly, to talk about bill clinton's sins, to talk about hillary being stupid -- she has more brains in her little finger than he has in common sense. host: we have time for one last caller with our guest, adam wollner of "the national journal." that will be gabriel, a republican from fort lauderdale, florida. caller: my opinion, i commend --ald trump for having issues that are sensitive to all the population. there are pros he has followed,
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i am not going to vote for him right i wish republican party have decided, ok, let's have pence nominate john kasich as vp, and i will vote for that ticket. host: we are talking about the ballot elections in that segment. not voting for donald trump, will that impact whether you go out and vote for the republican nominee for senate? differentere are candidates that are keeping a because to donald trump he's becoming a liability against them, against the congress. if they don't keep a distance and they start supporting blind support to donald trump because he's from the gop, they are going to lose big. im really concerned because
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believe it will be both parties that have a balance in power. donald trump, the approach you has followed, i don't support at all. host: final thoughts from our guest? adam: think republicans may be encouraged ryan answer like that . theink that's going to be most fascinating thing to watch over the next 80 days, how these republican senate candidates navigate their ties to donald trump. they can't alienate their support completely, but they want to risk losing some of the more independent leaning voters who have negative views of donald trump. is a adam wollner political correspondent for "the national journal." take you for joining us this morning. >> c-span's "washington journal"
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live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. sunday morning, the presidential candidate's positions on foreign policy. a senior fellow on secretary clinton's foreign policy agenda, and then a foreign-policy advisor for the trump presidential campaign, looks a donald trump's foreign-policy agenda. c-span's "washington journal" life beginning at 7:00 eastern on sunday morning. join the discussion. >> tonight on c-span, our issues spotlight is on voting rights, and this story in today's "the washington post," virginias mcauliffe to announce restoration of voting rights to 13,000 felons. governor terry mcauliffe announce monday he has restored voting rights to 13,000 felons on a case-by-case basis of the republicans and to print court justices last month stopped his clemency effort.
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aauliffe's action comes about month after the supreme court of virginia invalidated an executive order the governor issued in april. with that he restored voting rights to more than 200,000 felons who completed their sentences. the original order, mcauliffe, said would move virginia away from a disenfranchisement policy that hits african-americans particularly hard. republicans said and covered violent and nonviolent offenders alike, and was really a bid to add democrat friendly voters to the polls ahead of november's presidential elections. that from today's "washington post." on voter spotlight tonight the 2016 election, and voting rights gets underway at 8:00 p.m. eastern time. the program, three years after a supreme court ruling overturning parts of the voting rights act. here's a preview of tonight's program with a democratic presidential nominee, hillary clinton telling her supporters, the voting rights act needs to
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be restored. ms. clinton: we have a responsibility to say clearly and directly what's really going on in our country. happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other. [applause] because since the supreme court eviscerated a key provision of the voting rights act in 2013, many of the states that previously faced special scrutiny because of a history of racial discrimination had proposed and passed new laws
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that make it harder than ever to vote. >> that's part of our program ,onight at 8:00 eastern time issue spotlight, 2016 election and voting rights here on c-span. the summer break for congress continues for a couple of more weeks. members return on tuesday, september 6 with remaining federal spending bills for the next fiscal year on the plate, as well as legislation inserting and research,n defense policy and programs, and on the house side, possible consideration of impeachment of an irs commissioner. a couple more weeks left and members in the meantime spending time in their district and state. some has spent time abroad, and members holding town hall meetings, touring businesses, attending events in their beennities, and we have following their activities as they chronicle them via social media.
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this sweet represents iowa's third congressional district, tweeting he had a busy week meeting with folks in his district and he attached this short video montage of pictures he took from those meetings in his district this week. meanwhile, in pullman, washington, it is lentil festival, and representative cathy mcmorris rodgers was there and tweeted this picture from her activities at the event yesterday. thanks to lentil fest for letting me stir the giant pot of lentil chili. and, this tweet from john sam -- johnson. -- senator john thume. lots of members, as i mentioned, holding town hall meetings and
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attending conferences. here's a tweet from the maryland representative john delaney, meeting with folks from washington county, maryland at macocon, maryland association of counties conference taking place in ocean city, maryland. senator ben cardin of maryland attended that same event. he held a town hall at the maco convention. he took questions ranging from the rise in prescription drug use the recent justice thertment report finding baltimore police department regularly uses unconstitutional and discriminatory policing practices. here is that event, it runs just under an hour. >> welcome to maco's town hall forum with senator cardin. my name is robin clark and i'm research director with maco. at this time i would like --
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[no audio] an exceptional leader and i'm looking forward to introducing him for a second. my colleague does a great job as
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executive director of the maryland association of counties. the senator will be talking about a wide range of issues that the u.s. senate and congress are dealing with. u.s. county official are dealing with the same issues. i often get asked what does the national association work on and i say domestic policy a-z. for a long time i did not have the z, but now i can say asphalt to zika. an industry, we invest $560 billion a year in our communities. we own and operate 46% of the roads, 40% of the bridges. we own 1000 hospitals, we run the nation's jails and criminal court system. you do it all every day and you oversee it. the leadership role in the separate -- senate foreign affairs committee, as well as the tax committee, deals with many of the same issues and so we are looking forward to
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hearing him today. if you listen to the national media, it sounds like not much is going on in washington. list between now and the end of congress is incredibly lengthy. you have the budget appropriations process that really impacts county government. you have some issues that the senate and the house that is still with the opioid crisis and we want to implement that. they finish the transportation bill, which was the first time in years that we have a long-term deal. the senator was instrumental in restoring over $3 billion for local government infrastructure improvements. the previous bill had shifted that money to the state and were able to reallocate some of that money back down towards the local levels. policing and communities --
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inmates lose their medicaid -- we are trying to overturn it because it is a huge burden on the county jails. the senator has plenty to talk about. he is a third generation marylander and is dedicated his life to public service. he is a national leader on health care and the environment, and has a very prestigious role on the senate floor relations committee which has more and more ties into cyber security and our nation's security. he works on the environment and the list goes on. it is an honor to introduce your senator, senator cardin. [applause] sen. cardin: matt chase, thank you for your national leadership on behalf of our counties. i come here first to say we are in this business together. we have the same mission. and that is to use all the tools at our disposal to help the people of our communities. and we want to work together as
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federal official with our county officials, state officials, local officials. i start by saying thank you because it is not an easy time to serve in public life. and you all are helping our communities and you are willing to step forward. so thank you. i also bring you greetings on behalf of your federal congressional delegation. i say that because we do have -- we do have team marylander. she has been an incredible advocate for maryland in our country and she has a great legacy she will be leaving to maryland in our nation. -- and our nation. she will be sorely missed in the next congress. the reality is that we need to move forward. i will become the senior center in january.
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in that capacity -- i will become the senior senator in january. in that capacity, it is my intent to continue the strong leadership and use every tool we have in order to deal with the challenges we have from the chesapeake bay to employment opportunities to health care problems, addiction problems, to dealing with transit issues, all those issues, we will work together as team maryland. one of the reasons i enjoy being here is it gives me a chance to get a long list of deeds we have out there. i just finished a meeting with the mayor of ocean city. he gave me a list he wants me to present, not just to worcester county, but to berland. there is a long -- but to maryland. there is a long list of issues we want to deal with. congress is in recess and we will be in session for three weeks before we take another recess for the elections. then we will be returning shortly after the november elections.
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i want to talk a little bit about what i hope congress will do a september and what we will do before the end of the year. and we will invite your questions. when congress is in recess, a -- it gives me a chance to get around maryland and to visit. i always enjoy a town hall forum because it is your agenda, what you want to hear. we did this two years ago at the conference and we had a really enjoyable exchange of ideas and questions and information. so, please be understand -- i look for to your questions, but i am a united states senator, and i can talk a while. let me just start by some of the visits i have had during the past week. i was in silver springs of the -- at the tragic side of the explosion that took place in the
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community. what a tragedy. i have had conversations with the victims of that particular episode. how can the federal government help? we have federal agencies on the ground. we have teams on the ground, national safety transportation board and agencies on the ground and we want to make sure they are working with it local county officials, and they are. i was pleased to thank the federal workers there from all over the country that are helping the people of montgomery county. we also have other issues we are going to need to deal with. from issues of dealing with immigration papers that may require federal congressional help. that is the type of cooperation of trying to get these people back to housing and to meet their needs. a loss of seven lives. we followed that closely.
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i was in ellicott city, and i must tell you, the devastation that was caused by that heavy rainfall. it was the flooding conditions, but it wasn't because the river elevation increased, it was because of the heavy volume of water coming down main street and the devastation caused. -- and the devastation it caused. your federal team was on the ground before the declarations were made. they were there looking at where they could help in dealing with the challenges of trying to relocate. this is main street america, small businesses. this is the mainstream of our economy. we need to be there to help. and to help the governments deal with the infrastructure challenges. we had fema there. we had our team on the ground working with the county. working with maryland to do everything we can as team
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maryland to the people of ellicott city. i was just in hagerstown and meeting with county officials in dealing with rural health care needs. and there are challenges in rural health care needs. what can we do to deal with the workforce issues? i have had several roundtable discussions in regards to the crisis of heroin and opioid addiction in america. this is a crisis in every community in america. no community is exempt. and the numbers continue to grow at alarming rates. what can we do to deal with this crisis? the roundtable discussion i had yesterday i thought was helpful and gave us additional information that we need. at the national level, we passed a comprehensive act and passed
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it in this congress. and that provides different ways to get the stakeholders engaged in dealing with this crisis. from our schools and educating young people about the risk factors to the medical community using different methods to deal with pain. four out of five heroine addicts started with prescription drugs. we have to see how we can work with law enforcement. and we desperately need more facilities in our community 24/7. right in worchester county, you have such a facility thanks to the generous help of individuals, but we should be able to have facilities like that available in all our communities and we are working to provide that funding. i had a chance to meet on economic development issues. we are working on the development act.
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we are working on that bill. a part of which is the chesapeake bay and dealing with how we deal with wastewater and runoff water. every meeting i had with the roundtable, more resources are needed to deal with a local issues with clean water. we are working on that. but we have major port issues. -- port facilities. i had a chance to talk to the mayor of saliabury so that is more than an import port instead of an export port. now we mentioned the fact that we were able to pass an authorization act that is very important. we are taking advantage of it and we did preserve the taft program. thank you for alluding to that.
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working with senator cochran, local control over money so you can do what you need to do in your county without having to always go through the state. because you know best what can be done to enhance your quality of life in your own communities. and the taft funds give you the chance to do exactly that. we expended that program and that has now has had a multi-year authorization. there are some of the things we have been able to get done. i was meeting with some of the educators, the every child succeed act, and we have found the right balance on how to deal with accountability on pre-k-12. so we have made progress in this congress, but we return after labor day with a very heavy agenda that we need to get done. and we need to get it done. first and foremost, we need to pay up the budget.
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the good news is that we have a level that has been agreed to on a two-year budget, so we should be in too much -- so we shouldn't be in too much of a delay of appropriation. it is not helpful to you to work under a continuing resolution when you are trying to deal with programs that go beyond just one or two months. you need to know that the federal partnership will be here. fiscal year begins october 1 and we need to get a budget done in september that gives you predictability that your federal partner will be there to help you. so, we want to get a budget done. but we also need to pass an emergency appropriation act. we need to do that on zika. zika desperately needs additional resources in order to develop a vaccine that will keep
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us safe because we are being told by experts that the virus that we are experiencing in america today, zika, is not a one-time only shot. it is going to be here. and we need to keep people safe. the results of the zika virus can be catastrophic. we know that it is already here, and we know that people have already been impacted by the virus. we need to provide the resources to fund the work being done at nih to keep america safe. they are very optimistic that they will be able to develop a vaccine, but we want to make sure it is done in a timely way to save lives in our country. that is one thing we need to get done. the other thing on an emergency appropriation that needs to be done is the funding of the drug addiction issues, the care act. we passed the bill, but we did not put any money into it.
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when we look at how we are going to deal with drug addiction in our community, one of the things that becomes clear is to need an integrated, collaborative mental health addiction health care model. that is when you go to an emergency room at 2:00 in the morning on an od and they take care of keeping you alive, if they don't have the ability at 2:00 in the morning to do the follow-up as to how you're going to get your life back to where it needs to, if the treatment -- get the treatment you need, the program in place, that person will be returning to the hospital unfortunately shortly thereafter on another od, costing the system a lot of
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money and perhaps costing that person's his life or her life. that is what we have to break and requires additional resources that will save us money in the health care system. but we have to put in that investment and we are hoping to get that done in an emergency bill in september. we have a lot of work to be done in the three weeks when we return in september. and i know that our whole team is going to be focused on trying to get that done. i am not naive. we are in the middle of an election. everything i talked about should not be a partisan decision. -- division. we had a strong bipartisan support on addiction and zika. there is strong support to make sure we have robust funding for infrastructure in america. let's get together in september. let us put aside the election for three weeks and get a budget done, and deal with these emergency issues that are out there. i hope that even pass may be a water resources development act.
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it passed in the environmental public works committee by a near unanimous vote. there is no reason we cannot get that bill done in the september session. there are things we can get done to give you better predictability in where we are going as a nation. i just want to open this up for questions. i like the format of answering your questions. but i want to thank the people of maryland. it is a real privilege to represent them in the united states senate. this is a great state. every time i get to travel around here, i realize and appreciate the beauty of all regions of maryland. at the county level, you are the closest to the people. you know the problems in your community better than any other. that is why it is so important that we work together as a team. we like to have these policies developed from the local communities up. that was very clear last night and the healthy water roundtable
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that we had, and we need to do that more. i am very interested in the chesapeake bay. i spent a lot of time to make sure everyone is engaged. we are making progress. we recently got some good news from the oyster restoration issue and working very closely to make sure we have a robust federal investment in maryland and in our nation. it is an honor to represent you in the united states senate. i always look for the first brave person who is ready to get up and ask a question. what is on your mind? >> i will be that brave person. my name is melinda and i'm from the great city of mount rainier, maryland. all right. start over. thank you. ok.
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it is working. i will be that brave person. my name is melinda and i am the mayor of the great city of not rainier. -- great city of mount rainier, maryland. i wanted to get my question in today. i want to ask the question with regard to that very subject. what is being done, and i know that there is an act on the books that has to deal with, and i wrote it down so i could get it right, ending racial profiling. where is that and where does that stand? sen. cardin: thank you for the question. in maryland, we have seen horrible episodes and loss of life and our prayers go out to the families who have been impacted. we want to have the right type of policing in our community. we also admire the men and women who are first responders and law enforcement.
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the overwhelming majority that do their work every day in a professional manner to keep us safe. the tragedies that have been the -- befallen our law enforcement have been outrageous. one in which we had to pay a great deal of collective community attention to make sure that does not happen in america. but we have seen too many episodes where we have seen the consequences of just unprofessional policing. it has turned community against law enforcement. surely, after the freddie gray tragedy, i visited the town and i met with a lot of leaders who i know. they were telling me that they thought it was difficult to work with the police because they did not think the system was fair. even though someone broke the law in their community, they did not know if they wanted that person in a criminal justice is
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-- in our criminal justice system because they would not be treated fairly. there was this mistrust between our police department and the community. that cannot continue. mayor stephanie rawlings blake in the delegation requested an investigation in baltimore. that was just recently completed. it brought out some significant, historical problems we have had in policing and baltimore. the good news is that the leadership of the baltimore city police department understands that report and accepts it, and is now working to implement what needs to be done. the good news is that communities want to establish the right relationship between the communities and police, and they are working with us. and we will have a consent order in baltimore that will implement the findings. it will require all of us, all elected officials from the
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baltimore city to the state of maryland to the federal, to provide a wherewithal and tools so that baltimore and all communities could have adequate policing. the one thing we need to do is what you brought up first, and that is, racial profiling must end in america. it is counterproductive, it is costly, and it can be deadly [applause] so before the trayvon martin tragedy, i introduced a bill to end racial profiling. racial profiling is when you do policing, not based upon individual information about a crime committed. that is not racial profiling. but when you target a community because of its race or ethnicity and they get special treatment. we know for too long of a period of time, when you were a minority in certain communities, you would be stopped. it was wrong. if you talk to minority communities and they have how
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many people who have been subject to arbitrary stops in their vehicles, you know that we have a problem. we have to end that problem. my legislation would end that effectively at the national, state and auxiliary level because we need to get it done. i've also introduced the baltimore act that deals with some of the other issues that we need to deal with. some of the sentencing is moving forward. too many nonviolent criminals are discriminatory and we are looking at how we could have more sensible guidelines. democrats and republicans are working together on that also -- on that. reentry programs, not one of us have gone through life without a second chance and we have to be open to allowing -- too many of
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our citizens are being denied the opportunity to return to our community in a way they can be productive. there are things we can do, restore voting rights, we have done that in maryland. there are things we're working on that we think can make a follow-up to what happened. >> thank you. i want to address marijuana use. i'm not a proponent of marijuana. i don't smoke, i never have. my concern is, i get a contact high if i smell marijuana 150 feet away. i've heard no concerns about
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individuals like me, and there are many of us, who get contact high. my concern is, what happens when i get stopped by a police officer and i have not smoked marijuana, and i'm high. how do i justify and what are you all doing about helping individuals like me to overcome it? >> the legalized use of marijuana is now being debated and acted on on a state level, including maryland and some states have gone further than maryland has gone on the legal use of marijuana. federalism is about our states initiating policies, we see how it works, and we see if we need a national law to deal with these issues.
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it's premature to determine whether there will be a national law on this or not. at this moment we will wait to see how colorado and other states are responding. but the point you raised is a very valid point. secondary smoke can be deadly. many of our counties have acted by county ordinances. we have state and federal laws to protect the non-smoking public. we're always interested if there are greater protections that are needed to protect the majority of people today who don't smoke and find it as a health risk to be near a smoking environment. in public places, rarely are you allowed to smoke today. workplace areas, most employers have provided safety for their employees. if we need to do more, we will listen and try to protect those from the smoking environment.
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>> katie nash from frederick county. my question has to do with homelessness. in frederick county we have a lot of great assets. we have a county executive that gets it, robin that gets it. my question has to do with hud funding. hud made a shift a couple years ago into putting folks into immediate housing. my question has to do with, what can we do in maryland to accelerate those practices that hud has said they want to move forward with, and how can we get more of those resources in maryland? senator cardin: thank you. i know there's been incredible efforts made by officials in regards to affordable housing, dealing with not only those who are homeless, but those who are desperate for affordable housing.
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we made special efforts on behalf of target populations, like veterans groups. we have particular programs to deal with homeless veterans that are separately funded. we also have separate programs for people who have been victimized to make sure they are protected, to deal with domestic abuse. we have separate programs that can provide housing in regards to people who are desperate because of the domestic threats that exist. there are special programs that are out there. i want to make a general points. if you look at the public support for affordable housing, it's been a diminishing pie over a long period of time. the largest tools we have available towards the low income housing tax credit that provides affordable housing, and we have bipartisan support to strengthen that law, and we did that in
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this congress and i hope we will continue to strengthen the federal tools that are available so we can have a stockpile of affordable housing in this nation, because market rates don't work for a lot of people. we are looking for ways to provide that. the problem of people who are homeless is not as simple as having an affordable house. there are multiple issues usually involved, and we have to be able to provide those comprehensive services so people don't have to live on the street. in the wealthiest nation in the world, we should not have homeless people on the street. far too many, there are alternatives that could have been available that we have not used all the tools we have to accomplish that. this is a partnership, not only with the federal government and counties and states, it also involves the private sector and we need to find ways to make it more effective so we don't have homeless people in our community. thank you for what you are doing
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locally. >> cecil county council. i know you are an advocate -- i was in a meeting -- you convened a meeting of the environment and public works committee in june 2014, of which army corps of engineers was present. you heard a lot of briefings on the possibility of dredging all that sediment behind that dam that is essentially polluting the chesapeake bay and defeating all the efforts they epa is trying to impose on surrounding states to clean up that bay. the governor has been issued to find solutions. at what point are you involved currently and what are you planning to do once that rfi is made public and the state comes back to say, how can you help us
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with federal funding to clean up this major source of pollution in chesapeake bay? senator cardin: the health of the chesapeake bay is one of my top priorities. in my role in the environment of public works committee, that has jurisdiction over the bay, so i've had a great deal of opportunities to try to strengthen the partnership. we have special attention to the chesapeake bay and the farm bill. we have the grant programs that help our community organization in doing their part to clean up the chesapeake bay. we've been the leader on oyster restoration and we've seen significant improvements on the oyster population on the bay. these oysters are delicious and they are providing a crash -- cash crop, but it's important for the quality of the water in the chesapeake bay. we have got extra money put into the oyster restoration program.
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this week we know that money is being released. we are very happy about that, that we will have that in maryland. you raise a very important issue. the susquehanna river is the largest source of fresh water that comes into the chesapeake bay watershed. it starts up in new york and comes through. we have 3 dams located on the susquehanna. one gets the most attention. it is one of the largest power sources in the east coast of the united states. it's a major source of power in our community. it is now going through licensure. part of the issue is how do you handle the environmental impact. there's major concern because you are correct, the sentiment
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on the upside of the dam is at maximum capacity. during storms, you get a surge of sediment that goes over the dam and makes its way into the chesapeake bay. sediment is a significant polluter of the bay. it's a significant issue. what the studies are showing is what is the best way to manage that. there's different views. we want the best science to judge what we should do. is it better to do what some say is dynamic equilibrium, or is it better to drag and remove and allow it to refill naturally rather than using the surge that causes the sediment to move forward? we want this to be based on science, and we want this from the local community up. the chesapeake bay program has been accessible because all stakeholders are at the table.
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we want to make sure that continues. we need the farmers, including the farmers of the eastern shore who feel they are being impacted by what is being done in the susquehanna. we need everyone together as we come off with a solution. this is army corps, this is national permitting. there's a lot of connections to the federal delegation. it's on our radar screen. we assure you of that. >> thank you for being here today. i was wondering if you could touch a bit on what congress is doing national level for cyber security. senator cardin: let senator mikulski know that was not intentional, to leave that out.
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maryland is the cyber security center of the universe. the work done at fort meade and cyber command located there, work done at the center of excellence, at the university of maryland, as a private companies -- the private companies located here in cyber, and you can go to almost anyone of our communities in maryland, they are growing in the cyber field. it's one of the areas in which there are increased resources being made available to deal with the threat of cyber. every day we are being attacked. every day we are being attacked by criminals who are stealing. i don't think there is a person in this room who hasn't experienced a problem with identity theft, somebody in their family own a credit card. they are stealing money, they are stealing intellectual property, they are stealing every day. and companies are being violated and some of them don't even know it. or they know it and they don't want to tell us about it. we have cyber criminals. we also have cyber soldiers out there.
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these are agents of other countries that are trying to compromise america, trying to compromise our system, to embarrass america, to take advantage of us and our open society, and they are actively engaged. there's been open reports about what russia is doing, about what china is doing. and there are other countries that are trying to compromise america and in some respects trying to understand our national defense so they can compromise our national defense. this is pretty serious stuff. there's also cyberterrorists who are trying to cause terrorism through cyber in america, to bring down our financial grid, to bring down our energy grid, our transportation grid. cyber security is one of our top
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priorities. i have introduced an amendment to make the cyber command a full military command, comparable to our regional command structures within dod. we think it needs that type of attention. we will continue to provide the resources so america, which already is the best in developing technology to deal with cyber threats, worked on many of these facilities are great, but we've got to be better at it. we've got to get more confidence between the private and public sector on sharing information. there is some concern about that. we also need to recognize that in maryland, we have an incredible economic opportunity for business growth, for cyber. maryland can lead the country and providing a mission critically important for america's future.
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>> good afternoon. prince george's county. you mention senator mikulski concerning the cyberspace. she's been integral to the state of maryland, in particular prince george's county. what will life be like after senator mikulski? senator cardin: senator mikulski has been our united states senator for 30 years. she served before that in the house of representatives. we had jen gardner here who probably knows senator mikulski as well as anyone know senator mikulski. she's been an inspiration. i can tell you that her legacy is represented in the women united states senators currently in the senate. all will tell you they learn so much from senator mikulski, how they could be better united states senators. we can show you what has been done in health care in america. senator mikulski has been personally responsible.
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we can show you what has been done, our program that senator mikulski is taking strong leadership on. life without senator mikulski -- we are going to lose a person with a proven record on leadership and getting results. i have my own views as to who should fill that seed, but this -- seat, but this is a nonpartisan event so i won't tell you who i think it should be. let me just say -- i would only recognize my colleagues anyway, who have been walking in at the right time. [laughter] we are going to move on. senator mikulski has already met with me on what we call handoff issues as to what we need to do to make sure wallace gets the support it needs to continue its
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critical functions in this community. we've already talked about what we will do at nih, on the funding issues. we've already met to talk about areas from the manufacturing to transportation. we are going to carry on. it will be my responsibility to make sure that team maryland uses all of its members of the congressional delegation, its 8 members of congress working with governor hogan, working with the state team, working with the county officials, working with the municipal officials, that we carry on in the tradition of senator mikulski and team maryland.
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>> with the ever rising number of overdose deaths, despite billions of dollars spent by law enforcement and maximum effort with the treatment modalities we currently have, can you please talk about what congress is doing to foster basic research and understanding why certain people are more susceptible to addiction, the interrelationship between mental health problems and addiction, and better ways of treating chronic pain that don't involve the risk of opioids? thank you. senator cardin: we saw in a four-year period, the number of d deaths in maryland rose by about 4 times. we saw in the first three months of this year equaling ll of last year. we haven't hit the worst
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numbers yet. we're still seeing a larger number of cases of people who are od and on drugs. here's the cycle we have seen. you can't understand the cycle before you can stop it. we've seen 200,000 marylanders who today are using prescription drugs for onmedical reasons. the number of pills that are on the street that were acquired through prescription and are not being used for medical is in the millions. there is a flood of prescription drugs being used illegally in our community. four out of five heroin ddiction started with some sort of prescription drugs. he became too expensive. her when it's cheaper and easier to get. here's the problem. we now have synthetic drugs being produced that is far more potent and dangerous mixed in with the heroine so that
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individuals who thought they could handle heroine are finding out -- they end up in the emergency rooms because they are using the synthetic drug, usually coming in from asia. what we need to do is work on all these levels, work with the medical community so we have lternatives for how they handle primarily pain. fewer pills being dispensed. alternative ways of handling pain other than using opioids. etter training for health care professionals so they understand the risk factors. part of it is education for children. some of this is better law enforcement. we heard an example of a doctor who comes here and becomes a drug dealer.
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we've got to take those people of the street. we have drugs coming in from asia. we have a drug network that comes in through the south. and we got to put away those people who are causing the problem. ost people who have been victimized, we've got to get them the help that they need so they constrain themselves out. i'm not a health care professional. i don't have all of the background. i'm being told by health care rofessionals that it takes years to get someone back totally on the right track. you can't do this by telling the person you've got to follow this course and assume that person can do it on his or her own. can't be done. they are going to need counseling and help for a long period of time to get them where they need to be an we've got to provide them the resources to do that. it will be less expensive for us to do that. it will cost us less money if
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e provide that help. i've introduced the collaborative care model for mental health and addiction, which says let's provide reimbursement for health care triage for mental health and drug addiction in our hospital emergency rooms and our primary care offices, so they can provide the ongoing care that we need. i can't tell you how many law enforcement officers or hospital people i've met who say, a person comes in at 2:00 in the morning, what do we do with them? there is nothing open. we have to send him home. this is a crisis. it's in every community in maryland and the nation. this is not an issue and low income or ethnic communities only. this is in everyone of our communities and we have to do a better job of countering this crisis. thank you.
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[applause] . i am being told -- if i might, i've been around for the last ay talking to many of you. you give me great encouragement. you all are coming up with great ways to handle problems. i just met with a person here at ocean city who's the main sponsor for this 24/7 program to deal with drug addiction. one person's making a difference for the people in orcester county. 've met with some of the county officials today and what they are doing for their high school students going on to community college, they are making a difference. you all are making a difference every day in the lives of people of your community by the work you are doing.
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as dr. king said, each one of us is here for a reason. each one of us can make a difference. collectively, we can bring about real change. we are fortunate to represent people in maryland who really get it. you give me great optimism about our future. thank you for giving me this opportunity. please stand by. [applause] . >> on behalf of the maryland association of counties and the 24 counties across the state, and want to thank you for your ncredible remarks. i can tell you he's an exceptionally brilliant, in-depth leader to cover the diversity of issues he covered today is incredible. i want to make a couple of comments to wrap up here. on cyber security we had a meeting this morning with the house committee on cyber and elections.
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now the cyber attacks are interfering with our nation's elections. the opera eight, heroine issue, the national association of counties will have our second ask force meeting on city-county collaboration around this crisis and the anne rundel county executive serves n that task force, to put it into perspective, we now have more deaths through drug overdose in highway fatalities. those two drugs, the between -- heroin and opioids, are over 18,000. uffalo, new york had 17 deaths in one day through the fentanyl being laced in the heroin. on zika, the florida association of counties will be here this afternoon to talk about that. n the opioids, what we are finding, our counties are declaring a public health emergency. law enforcement is the one telling us at the national
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level, we can't arrest our way out of it. we have to look at a comprehensive solution through public health. i will leave you with that. i want to thank carson van hollen for attending, and our good friends at c-span for broadcasting today's presentation. thank you for all of your participation. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016
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senator cardin: a lot of this is changing the training in the medical community. they have a responsibility here. i know you are a lot of pressure once somebody has ain. but they don't have total clean hands here. >> i put a bill in last year holding physicians accountable. >> it's not an easy issue. >> how are you? >> i'm good, my friend. good to see you. >> always good to see you. i just wanted to stop and say hello.
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>> peter, thank you. >> i know every county applied for federal dollars and that is what is driving so much of the initiative where trying to do and be at the forefront of anne arundel county. nything you can do to help all of our counties to try to get funding down to try to support this, because we are looking for anything we can do. we are doing our overdose sos program, where we are putting
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these peer support people into the hospitals and making the connections with people as they come in, before they walk out, to try to connect them with treatment. we are showing incredible success in doing that. we are looking forward to making that a pilot program even further in the county -- that spreads even further in he county. announcer: democrat senator ben cardin of maryland hosting a town hall at the association of counties conference on thursday. if you missed any of it, look for it again anytime on c-span.org. other members of congress are hosting town halls as well as the summer break continues. senator rand paul from are kentucky with this notice on the event break website promoting his town hall in louisville, fernandez creek --
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person creek on monday. and a town hall with senator chris murphy from connecticut. a tweet signing up for our telephone town hall with chris murphy, august 23. a unique town hall in washington state, representative rick larson, they're leading a bicycle town hall today with local cyclists in the cascade neighborhood of seattle. congress returns to work here in the nation's capitol on tuesday, september 6, you see there some of what is ahead for the house and senate, federal spending bills that remain for the next fiscal year, legislation concerning zika, defense policy and on the house size, members may consider an impeachment of the i.r.s. commissioner. the house is it live here on c-span when members return on
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the 6th. the senate live on c-span 2. this news from bloomberg politics, clinton avoids deposition but still must answer email questions. hillary clinton won a u.s. court order denying a conservative watch dog's bid to force her to submit to questioning under oath about the use of a private email server while secretary of state. she'll need to answer at least some of those queries in writing. there is an october 14 deadline for judicial watch to submit its questions to the democratic presidential nominee meaning her replies may not come until after the november 8 election. judicial watch says it will act quickly signaling clinton's answers may arrive in the final weeks of the campaign. by the way, we'll talk to tom from judicial watch. he is our 7:30 a.m. watch on monday's "wall street journal." tomorrow on "washington journal," a look at hillary
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clinton and donald trump's foreign policy. brian katulis will join us to talk about the agenda on the democratic side and walit phares outlines the agenda for the republican presidential nominee. as always we'll take your calls and you can join the conversation on facebook and twitter. "washington journal" live here on c-span. now it's a look at the future of work in america. two authors and university professors involved in workplace studies and migration analyze the effect of climate change on today's economy compared with the 1930's dust bowl and great depression. this is about an hour and 15 minutes.
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>> ok, i think we're going to get started. i'm margaret leafy. i'm the director of advanced study in behavioral sciences. i'm delighted to have you all here tonight for what promises to be a great talk by two people. i have to hold it up, ok. you may be wondering why there are so many cameras in the back. we have not only our normal videographer here so we can put this talk on the web for those who were unfortunate not to be here who want to here it again, but we also have c-span here tonight. so those of you who want it watch it sometime later this year at some hour or another, it will be available we're told. we will let you know when that's the case. ok, let me introduce our two seekers and i will be very short and, therefore, somewhat
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unfair to them as i want to get on to hearing them and not having you hear me. so lewis simon is associate professor of history and as of this fall, director of the institute for workplace studies, industrial and labor relations, cornell university which moves him from ithaca to new york city. he went to columbia where he got his b.a., a harvard p.h.d. and a fellow baltimorean by birth. he is the author of the well reviewed and popular book, the american way of debt and debtor nation, the history of america in red ink, a certain theme there. he is now completing temp, the deep history of the gig economy and co-authoring a book with me titled supply sided. he is one of the leaders among a group who

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