tv Newsmakers Rep Derek Kilmer CSPAN July 20, 2019 7:01pm-7:04pm EDT
"newsmakers", chair of the new democrat coalition and the committee on the modernization of congress talks about his legislative priorities. here is a preview. >> a group of members, democratic members in the house who are forward-looking, ,ro-innovation, economic growth there are a lot of new members, but that is not why we are called new democrats. of these 40 seats in the house but flipped from republican to democrat, 30 two of those new members are members of the new democrat coalition. we call ourselves the new dems in part because we like to look at old problems through a new lens. example.policy for while there was a lot of focus on reduced immediate policies, a lot of our focus is how do you grow the economic pile and make everybody can
aren't a slice of it. a lot of times debate is on one at at government as the problem, and new democrats say, how do we reinvent government and have government work better to solve problems for the american people. we are now 103 members inong, the largest coalition the democratic congress, and we have folks who have been involved in the national security space, and a terry veterans, we even have an nfl linebacker. it is a great coalition that is working hard on behalf of the american people. host: would you say that you are moderates? >> often we are described that way? >>. , our bigic policies focus is, how do you grow that economic pie for everybody. announcer: more of our conversation with congressman "newsmakers"on tomorrow at 10:00 a.m. on c-span. you can also watch online or
listen on our free radio app. robert mueller testifies to congress on wednesday about possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by president trump and russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. life coverage starts at 8:30 a.m. eastern on c-span3, online at c-span.org, or listen wherever you are on the free c-span radio app. before the hearing, listen to the complete report on c-span.org. ine "mueller report audio" the search box at the top of the page. the audio is courtesy of kimberly media. >> our first of two guest this morning. ruiz, democrat of california. yesterday we saw the house judiciary committee forwarding a bill setting new -- new standards for treatment of people in customs and border protection custody.