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they want to do us harm. that is my concern now that we are winning, if you will, and iraq in soon to win in syria that the fighters go back to their homes in europe and very possibly make the trip to the united states. >> sobering, but i'm glad you're to thethat foresight returning forwar foreign fighter issue is a challenge. i might note that other foreign terrorist organizations have potentially been biding their time. al qaeda is down but not out and the reality is there's a direct concern of the united states . let me just ask the final question. you have served at a very intinguished military career all sorts of roles and capacities. saysone i've spoken to
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this is a soldiers general. >> you can watch all this program online at c-span.org. just search homeland security. you live now to the beginning of the annual policy conference for the committee for economic development. they are getting underway this morning with discussions from national leaders from business, policy, and from the academic sector. getting started first with the discussion on the trump economic policies. live coverage here on c-span. >> you should see signs and we will put them up during the day, but without these wonderful people, we will not be able to do this. triple creek ranch, rand corporation, tia, caltech, harmon, pace communications, kelly services, thank you, carl for everything you do. -- and attendant when humans independent women's forum, the aerospace corporation, and the
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enormous issues that we are dealing with today. pleased to have a great panel this morning. i'm here to leave the first discussion with michelle kabul, contributing editor to "the atlantic," one of the countries most esteemed publications. by lisa nelson, ceo of the american legislative exchange council. the reporter from cnbc, and we keep trying to get more cnbc involvement since we are heavily involved. our member, bob walker, the executive chairman of wexler and walker. michelle, i will let you take it away. michelle: thank you so much. as noted, we are down and dirty havingand we will not be high-minded policy discussions. we are here to talk about the nitty-gritty of the new political landscape.
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this is a great event because we talk to you and usually everybody has great questions. not to put pressure on, but be thinking of them as we go on. we will dig down i am sure into specific areas as this progresses, but i want to start with the kind of picture question for you. bob, i think you have been around town a decade or three. five.r four or [laughter] michelle: what has struck you about the political climate in the early trump era in terms of like -- what about it looks like , and whatld, same old about it is particularly unusual? bob: i use my state of pennsylvania as the example. pennsylvania was not expected to go for donald trump in any way, shape, or form. it was the first time in my 50 year history of politics in pennsylvania where the rural areas beat the urban areas.
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not because the urban areas did not turn out their vote. the democrats worried about pennsylvania, but they thought they would lose it because they would not turn out the vote in philadelphia. they turned out almost for 50,000 people in philadelphia, which is what they needed. they were still overwhelmed by what happened in the rural areas of pennsylvania. what was that? if you notice the two earliest members of congress who endorsed donald trump, they were tom marino and lou barletta. both of them are from the small towns in upper pennsylvania that have constituency far different than suburban philadelphia or suburban pittsburgh or the cities themselves. those are towns that were affected by illegal immigration. they were towns that lost jobs. they were towns that have a strong nationalist leaning. that is the constituency that donald trump brought to the forefront. aat constituency helped elect republican senator in the state that was considered to be in trouble.
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it also elected dozens of members to the pennsylvania legislature. we have an overwhelming republican edge in the legislature. the question at the present time is measuring those constituencies against what will be the case in 2018. because donald trump's constituency, those people he brought in, think he is being overwhelmingly successful. they think he is doing very well on the jobs front because he has used a lot of micro-targeting to tell them that i save jobs at carrier,ave jobs at and they believe he is doing well there. they believe he has shut down the border, down to a trickle at the present time. therefore he is winning on immigration, and they love the top talk he is doing on foreign policy. if you measure that constituency, they think he is being successful. if you go to the rest of the republican constituency, then they have concerns about donald
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trump, but also the trump constituents have some concerns about the republican congress. they don't think he's doing very well. then you have the whole resistance movement out there by people who are angered by the fact that they were sure they were going to win and they didn't. there are a lot of cross currents in politics right now that are running, but the people who don't watch "morning joe" in the morning are people who believe that donald trump is doing quite well. michelle: now lisa, when you talk to policymakers and just other people around, what is --ir sense of being able to i understand the micro-targeting and why rural pennsylvania voters would think this is going to investors, but as for why? republican lawmakers don't they get some ago well the glitches that have cropped up. are they optimistic that this is
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going to iron itself out or are they anxious that this is kind of how it's going to be going forward? lisa: i think a little bit of both perhaps. i would agree with bob that in washington, d.c., any member of congress is going to be looking at how is what donald trump saying and doing going to impact me in my race in a year and a half from now. they are going to measure their activities and temperature around their support and around their reelection. unfortunately, that is just the name of the game. where i sit is with the state legislators around the country and it's interesting juxtaposition working in the beltway, but also talking to the state legislators on a regular basis around the country. just in terms of the pennsylvania example, we had a pretty good sense at my organizations that donald trump
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was going to win because we were hearing from the state legislators saying i see the numbers in wisconsin and it's looking good. i see the numbers in michigan and it's looking good. textingion night, i was with the majority leader of michigan and the majority went in wisconsin. sure enough by 8:30 p.m., they knew they had the state locked up. a very similar story to bob's and it was tracking the different turnout models. i was just thinking about this before we walked up, having been a part of the 1994 contract with america and take over of the republican house back then. it's an interesting comparison to see because that was as equal of a shakeup, i think, in d.c. as this election in terms of kind of a wake-up maybe.
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it was a wake-up call. theink in 1994, contract of america had the first 100 days. that was one of the first policy initiatives that laid out the things that the new republican congress was going to affect and pass in the first 100 days. i don't think this president or frankly speaker ryan or mitch mcconnell were prepared for the first 100 days in the same way that the republican congress tried to prepare themselves back then. you are seeing some of this play out with their inability to get a health care bill. i know health care is on the panel down the road. when i talked to mike legislators, they want to try to find solutions. they want to be productive. my legislators are republicans and democrats, admittedly more republican to democrat because we are free market and limited government.
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we have legislators who want to work with this congress and this administration on the issues that are playing out, but they are having a hard time trying to figure out exactly where the sands are shifting as they offer up their support. >> i will take the shot now for the media and say that we did not see the trump wave coming in november. but even so, the thing that has struck me most and as we near the first 100 days mark is that ,ven with a unified house senate, and white house, there is still remarkable division within the republican party that seems to have hampered the economic agenda that both the president and the republican leadership had hoped to push through by this time. it's sort of strikes me that we had this debate just before we walked up.
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was donald trump elected for his policies or was he really elected because he was giving voice to frustration that was workerslt by so many who have felt left behind by globalization perhaps? case, thener is the perhaps we can be considered successful simply by continuing to be that mouthpiece, continuing to identify with that worker. but if he was elected truly on a when you lookhen at the record so far, it doesn't seem like it has truly panned out. donald trump doesn't have a prior policy record or prior governmental record or prior voting record to contend with. he is someone interested clearly in making a deal. however when you look at paul ryan and republican leadership, they operate from a sort of
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comprehensive policy framework that limits their ability to make the compromises needed to, for example, pass a health care bill. politicalat opportunism that, trump was able -- donald trump was able to use to create a new coalition that took him to the white house, right now it is sort of running against policy principles in congress that might limit how far they can actually go in achieving some of those agenda items. michelle: this is a question then for everybody. i focus primarily on congress. when i talked to the republicans staffers, members, whatever, they are not all that upbeat about things so far, or at least they are very anxious. obviously there is a range of opinions and a range of what can be done. what are you hearing in terms of where they think this is going?
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obviously it has been very bumpy from a policy standpoint. you cannot overestimate what a spectacular, epic fail it was not to repeal obama care when they said they would. ylan: paul ryan said clearly that the republican party is going through growing pains. we have heard rumblings that the spending bill, they may punt that down the road as well and do a one-week cr perhaps. the timeline for achieving some of these items keeps getting pushed back and then the question becomes from our networks perspective, one that is really focused on business and the markets, is at what point do you start to doubt whether or not some of these reforms come through at all? thepresident has said -- treasury secretary has said that they look at the stock markets as a scorecard, another measure of potential success. we have seen stock markets flatten out and people wonder whether the trump trade
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may be over and that gives him cause when you look at a cabinet and administration so filled with wall street bankers and a number of people from goldman sachs, etc. they are very attuned to those dynamics in a way that previous demonstrations may not have been. bob: if you are a republican on capitol hill and you're not concerned at the present time, you better get concerned. the fact is that they are being assessed in a far different way than the president is being assessed. the president is being assessed by his constituency that he put in place, but a lot of those people who voted for donald trump were also traditional republicans. the folks on capitol hill are used to talking to those traditional republicans. many of them are unhappy with what they see happening and certainly the trump people in that coalition are unhappy with what they see happening. there has to be concerned. the problem is they are dealing with the white house where the
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president said in the midst of the health care debate, who knew it was this complicated? well, the fact is anybody who has spent any time in it knows that it's a complex issue. he says you pull out one part and the whole thing collapses. well, yeah, that's exactly the problem in the health care arena. they are faced now with the fact that the health care bill was needed in order to do the tax bill. the tax bill may be more complicated than the health care bill was. you have got a series of things here that this administration needs to get on board with. the in ministry should needs to decide whether or not they will work exclusively with the republicans divided in their own conference or whether or not they are going to have to go to a more bipartisan formula. donald trump doesn't care. all he cares about at the end is success. i think one of the interesting things happening in town right now is this administration trying to figure out who it is they are so they know where they
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go to make their deals. the one thing that i would hope and i agree with all the comments that have been said in terms of the health care bill and the failure that took place -- we would hope or one would hope that because of donald trump's message and because of ch to the forgotten man and worker, at least their message of devolution of power and shrinking the federal government could start to beat an underpinning of how they might take the next step on health care. lisa: we have been talking with some of the governors at the national governors association. thatg to figure out a way maybe the state legislators on both sides of the aisle and the governors can get together and say, look, raise our hands and say, let's find a way for us to
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maybe seek the waivers that have been thrown around. --be figure out a way to from some states that have taken medicaid, figure out a way to address the fact that they have taken it. of the other states that have not taken medicaid, figure out a way to get a waiver so they can come up with their own policy. i would hope at least that there would be some commitment to at least addressing the balance of trying to devolve some of that power down to the state level. michelle: bring it back to the bloody politics of this all, as you noted, trump in the republican congress are being assessed somewhat independently. usually the situation is that if you break it, you own it as a president during a particular term. this president has a particular gift for -- you know, blame the freedom caucus for when the bill
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fails or blame the democrats. how nervous are the republican congress members about -- whatever happens, they wind up blamed for it. if you want someone less popular than trump, you on the have to look at the speaker of the house, whose numbers are in the toilet. ylan: i was looking at some polling numbers coming back on recess. it was interesting to me and a low bit surprising that the polling and the recess experiences at the freedom caucus members are having is moderatean the more republicans who are willing to go along. on the health care bill , this base that bob was talking about that elected many of the kind of new members participating in the freedom caucus i think our kind
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of cheering them on, which is a little bit nerve-racking. when you want to get something done and you might want to compromise with whoever comes to aretable, i think they going to be coming back from recess with a lot of different opinions on how to move forward and paul ryan is going to have to figure that out. ylan: if you want to consider nervousness, look at the elections in kansas and georgia, which was much closer than anyone had necessarily anticipated. the other thing to think about is that we have spent so much time already talking about the forgotten man and the base that helped put trump in the white house and elected him to begin with and how they sort of were voicing that frustration. a number demographic that you can remember that will be critically important in 2018 are the folks in the suburbs, the affluent suburbanites who where
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they voting in november as an anti-hillary clinton vote and sort of holding their nose and voting for donald trump or was of visionic and sort of america that he was putting forth, was that something truly appealing to them? it was interesting to me that brian fallon, hillary clinton's former spokesperson, tweeted out after the georgia lecture that the path to success in 2018 is through 10 arab red of america. nera bread of america. is the democratic party going to rekindle that spark with role america or go after the college educated centrists who might feel they have a better chance of winning over? it will be really interesting to see where they focus those efforts. lisa: i think that's going to be a case by case basis in each dise are talkin.
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we are talking about 2018, right? we know there are a lot of senate races on the block. when you start to dissect state-by-state and look into what is the political dynamic in wisconsin, is it going to be tammy baldwin's year to get reelected? there's already four or five republicans in that race. they see some elements or at least expressing interest in that race. they see some elements of an opportunity there. i the congressional side, just think that each house member is going to have to play their cards the way the district would read out. they're going to maybe have to step aside their loyalty to the white house and actually play out their own district as they should. bob: look, paul ryan's numbers reflect the fact that a lot of people think that the speaker of the house can simply tell his members what to do and they will do it. it doesn't work that way.
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with thedealing freedom caucus and the tuesday group and a whole bunch of factions inside his conference. fact is this constituency out there that trump appeals to seize paul ryan also as being someone who the president lied upon to get the health care bill passed and he didn't do it. some of those numbers are driven by that fact as well. there is time yet, but the republicans need to figure out a way to govern. republicans are great at opposition and going out could we are . we are not so good i governing. -- at governing. that is the frustration this administration is going to feel and the frustration that many members of congress feel. michelle: that begs the question
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of -- the next presidential election is maternity away. the midterms on the not so much. what will congress need to get done bottom line in order to not have the wrath of voters come down on their heads? bob: i think they have to come up with some kind of health care solution. it won't necessarily be the bill that paul ryan wanted. i think lisa has identified one way in which they could begin to do this by default in power back to the states and making certain that everybody is covered, but covering them under the medicaid program largely run by the states. there are solutions out there that might even attract some bipartisan support in the congress. i think they have to get something done on that front. i think they have to get something done on the jobs front, on economic growth. they have to come up with some kind of a tax reform package.
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again, it may not be the big tax reform that people have talked about. it may be a series of smaller tax changes that they ultimately are able to pass. i think in those two areas they have to perform. have somethingo to keep the government up and operating. they have to pass a budget that keeps the government in place and assures that people are not adversely affected by a government shutdown or a government unable to meet their basic needs. michelle: i think we would all like to avoid the government shutdown this month. ylan:his is sort of an out there question. do republicans have to do anything an order to see success in 2018? meaning do basically have to avert disaster of a government shutdown, disaster of nuclear
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war with north korea, for simple? here in order to be successful. the economy is doing a lot better. we are seeing estimates for economic growth at 2% or perhaps even better. the trump administration will tell you it will be 3% even. perhaps if they get some small tax cut through, that could temporarily boost gdp. if americans were voting on the economy in november and sort of adding up all the angst that they had gone through during the great recession and the long and slow recovery, we are kind of back. if we are kind of back, is that enough in itself in order to hand republicans another victory in 2018? >> i would think it would be a huge disappointment if there wasn't a tax bill that was transformational.
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disappointment. 1986 was a -- a long time ago and that was the last time we had a big panel tax bill. opportunity.missed the democrats had all three branches of government to get there issues worked on some of the i would think the health care bill and the tax reform are some elements of tax reform. i would add to bob's list potentially some infrastructure. infrastructure package that seems to be talked about as well. bob: republicans are in decent political shape. the democrats have huge
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divisions they are wrestling with and it is not clear that you can maintain the kind of specialat is driving elections right now. the republicans are in decent shape. marginal losses will keep them winlace, but they need to several senate seats. they have a good chance to do that based on the numbers. a stronger economy will make for a much better election season, but a strong sonnet -- economy will depend upon getting some of these tax changes because the economy right now is getting some momentum just out of the
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belief that some of the things are going to take place in washington. the one thing that trump is help keepthat will the economy going because a lot of the changes in the regulatory atmosphere will make a big for companies being able to keep jobs on board. >> what you think democrats need to do if they want to march around with resistance? this goes to be extent of policy?itics shape agenda or the economic message to her voters is going to be different than the one you deliver if you're trying to reach a soccer mom who
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drives a minivan. right now, i think it seems like democrats are trying to figure that out. see thees in georgia challenger in kansas was a bernie sanders reporter -- supporter. in georgia, a very different situation where a lot of the money was outside. that candidate was considered much more moderate. the sender's wing of the party. heartis going to be the of the democrats? it is still being debated. georgiainteresting in
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-- >> what was it? a $.5 million came out of the state of georgia for that race, which was interesting. i would say to your point maybe republicans can coast and avert some kind of disaster. again, my state legislative hat would implore everyone going on. when bob says the republican party is doing well, all you have to do is look at the map that i passed around on the tables that shows the chambers ofhave 69
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99. those are state legislative chambers. you can drive from key west canada to the border of and not believe a republican trifecta estate. governor, senate, and house. i think that is a high water mark for state legislative control and what democrats may need to be focused on is another looking at it and thinking about all of it seems to me the moving parts we have to think about in terms of how things will play out,
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redistricting is going to become a huge issue on all sides and that those have been drawn every 10 years, they will stayswn again is this map the same by mostly republican membership. all the state legislators are the farm teams and right now the number kratz lacked a farm which is an ongoing problem they will have to solve. maps are drawn, i don't think anyone is looking for the democrats to retake 2018, but do you wind up with a situation where republicans control everything in washington and can't do passed? past? --
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you can't get a major tax bill done, a major health care overhaul done. how big of a concern is that? even if your party is still winning? bob: for instance, you can do immigration without legislative reform. you can't get to that issue without doing legislation. some of it can be done by executive order. >> infrastructure will require -- bob: lots of money. got forbid anyone try to tackle title meant reform. anything substantial would require congress going through that.
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at what point do they care? >> going back to your previous question on what democrats need to do for progress for their party, there is a real question for how much to cooperate with .he president i think there is a warning there which we saw over the past week. president trump had come out and changed his position on staying on the campaign trail that he was opposed to it and meeting with some business ceos and democrats.
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something someone that heidi heitkamp had been a very vocal candidate for. it turns out it was for people who had opposed and extremely conservative and put forth bills that would have eliminated xm bake. -- the presidentg can give and take away. double-edgede a sword in trying to cooperate and willing to come on board with some of these republican proposals. >> that is a perfect example of him able to find the deal. i'm sure a lot of people are upset that he flip-flopped on he position, but i'm sure will figure out a way to split the baby and say i came out and
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learned a few things, but have put a few people in place that are maybe going to try to dismantle it in a different way. someoneeresting having who is a dealmaker and a negotiator by trade is a very different thing. bob: this is one of the real failures of this administration does far and that is to get personnel in place. the fact that some of these departments and appointed that exists is the secretary and assistant secretary. a lot of them have not been in place yet. will haveistration trouble moving forward and .egotiating with the agenda
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>> there was a discussion yesterday -- we probably have time for one more thought from you guys before we tossed to the audience. is there anything you particularly think there has been a controversy or that people should be concerned about? the conflict of interest? >> i think the russia issue is an interesting one. interfered in other people's elections. we should expect they will continue to interfere with our that is notnk
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warranted given the realities of it. generalld say in politics are really hurting. the people who are in the government relations for the companies to have to explain to your sweet what to -- what is going on. just the general politics of disruption and orchestrated events and calibrating that is going to become i've kind of caught at the new normal. it is really sad. i'm watching is business influences on washington.
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is this a shift we are seeing in a president permanently or something he is reacting to the most recent advice? >> with that, i think we have microphones running around. anything you want to ask the esteemed experts here? right up front. she's coming with a mic. >> good morning. i'm from the university of central florida. -- the president
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put forth his guidance for the fy's 2017 spending. the guidance he put forward he propose cutting by 19% and if extents one agency, what do you think congress is going to have to push back on the president. bob: i don't think there's going to be a problem with regard to the 2017 spending which is what the bills are. honesty,hink in all
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-- e's no way this administration is going to look at changing some of the structures for those savings and i think that is a good pattern for the next few months. >> the democrats are never going 54 millionnd or cut out of nondefense. they would have to find a way around that.
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>> what is the likelihood we will move back towards census?se or worldly throw whatever parties out over time and back and forth in a compass very little? >> who wants that one? bob: we live in very difficult times for a lot of people out there. the way people adjust to it is moving to their own tribes. on one side you watch msnbc.
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reinforcedr opinions constantly. so long as the country is reacting to world events and international events. -- to deal with the whole issue of congressional reform but i think in fact could may congress thanhat more responsive it's been the last few years. >> that's a very long way of -- ng don't start
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>> my question is we seem to focus on the republicans versus democrats, but yet when you look at the number of republican governors who don't support trump and still don't support have inwe really reality a republican party or do we have a whole bunch of different parties just under the "r" heading? bob: it's not just republicans. the democrats have a problem as well. there are divisions in both parties from finding government. donald trump is a phenomenon. he caught a wave of anger and
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frustration in the country. their livingm in years and if i really want to shake things up in washington, here's the guy. if it means seeking help from .ur democrats time talkinglot of about the house freedom caucus
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in, hen trump got sworn assured me they would be giving trump the save -- same work over they gave obama and i doubted him, but sure enough they stuck to their positions for the health care debate. talking with house leadership, they were pretty confident in the name of opportunity. this was going to be the republican party's big opportunity to come together and put aside their small forwardces and move that may happen, but right now no one is terribly optimistic. the failure of the obamacare replacement bill makes it really do a big taxm to
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reform. the odds of that have gone up. you have not one republican , the house.ithin that is not mean they won't him together on certain things, but the answer to your question is they started out thinking oh my god, this is it. we can do this so everyone is going to pull together even if they don't like every clause of the bill. they will put that aside and pass it and that has not happened. they are not talking like they are looking like that happening in the next couple of revenue -- revolutions -- resolutions create >> i would say identity politics is playing out. donald trump i think is an evolving political figure. it is safe to say that he is
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still learning on the job and little bit and whether he knew he was a republican or thought hemight be a republican said, why don't you check it nationally and see what it would look like. --tapped that nerve and saw i haven't seen the figures, but i would venture to guess that a lot of that that we thought were traditional reagan republicans are reagan democrats that maybe went back to being democrats and have been the forgotten guy for a while. mores elected with a lot broad-based then i think a traditional republican candidate. are ideological differences within the white house as well. when you think of the banner and
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, it seems like the president and white house can settle the differences between some of the factions that can be difficult for what happens in other elections and on the road. >> that is a good point. the treasury secretary says he does not like to play with the debt ceiling. who mulvaney is the person really likes to play with the debt ceiling and has made it his signature issue. >> there is no -- i would venture to say the president does not want that. he's looking for all of these crosscurrents to play themselves out and he is going to take the
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best deal he can get or in the last person who talk to him, but a lot of managers like a little chaos because they want people to get out and really argue for their positions. i can't see them. blinded by the light. their ego. -- there we go. -- : how overwhelming the response was in pennsylvania for president trump and that has been replicated all over the country, yet there's more polarization that has become evident.
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one is big news -- big business and small business. and small business. [no audio] something like a new homestead millions of farmers on both sides of the border. i don't see anything about the current agriculture secretary saying we need to prepare these broken down factories or causing an or increase in health care costs. that is a lot to say in a few minutes. developmentre is no project going on in the current
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administration? side,n the agricultural it would help to have someone there. secondly, i believe the infrastructure bill they come up thanwill be very different the and shelter bills from the past and it reflects the need of the small cities and communities across the country. from what i'm hearing, we are going to see an infrastructure bill that is far broader than we've had before. >> i would add to that keep your eye on secretary carson. anhink you're going to see notcy overlooks and
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followed. whether they are folded into the infrastructure or not, those are going to start getting some traction. >> the democrats have made clear they won't sign and israstructure bill that soliciting private investors for toll roads or things like that. a want something more comprehensive as well, so that will be one of the more .nteresting projects talking to conservatives on the hill, they flip out when they talk about the $1 trillion price tag and they talked about how they will make up for that and keep it budget neutral, but it will be one of the more interesting areas when they get around to that, so nobody really knows.
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trumpst of all, president says he will bring back coal jobs. that might not be done necessarily through comprehensive legislation. .e can start the process to havenk you will have the last word because we are out of time, but thank you so much. [applause] >> thank you to michelle and the panel for these insights. lunch and then
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during lunch, we will have a policy panel. i want to recognize our partners , dave davie in graham are here. we will do a quick break and then we will be in this room for lunch after we've had a bit to eat. thank you.
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>> we will be back at 1:45 eastern wendy discussions resume expected under the trump administration and how those reforms might impact voters and you can find the session that just wrapped up online at c-span.org. utah representative jason javits says he won't run for any office in 2018. advocated has long that public service should be for a limited time and not a full career. he says he has no alter motives and is healthy and confident he would be reelected. we will let you know of coverage
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programs profiling donald trump's first 100 days. can secretary of state nominee, rex tillerson, and russia and white house budget director nominee mick mulvaney on preserving entitlement programs future generations. that is coming up tonight beginning at 8:00 eastern. following the breakup of the soviet union, they were mistreated in some respects. they believe they deserve a rifle role because they are a searchingwer in their how to establish that and for
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20 plus yearsst since the demise of the soviet union, they were not in a position to assert that. capability --the all these years is the capability to do that. >> our country is more than just numbers. healthy economy also helps us to take care of the most viable. my mother relied on medicare to help her before she died on cancer. pam and i would also like that for heret to be there grandchildren. >>

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