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CSPAN
Oct 29, 2013 10:00am EDT
and use of the diplomatic, not military resources. this stands in stark contrast of the george w. bush administration to deliver a freedom agenda sometimes through the barrel of a gun that would bring democracy to a region that has known mostly misrule. that doctrine or its application proved entirely unworkable as the society's freed of their authoritarian shackles had nothing on which to build. we may be relearning this in libya as well. these setbacks and the realization that democracy building is a generational undertaking must not lead us to disengage from the region. the forces freed by the arab spring will not be contained, and i still believe they can lead hundreds of millions of people to more representative forms of government, more economic opportunity and we must hope more tranquility and peace within their borders. the united states needs to help build institutions capable of supporting a transition in the arab world and three dimensions, political, economic and civil society. unmet economic needs are the most pressing. at its heart, the arab spring is the expression of di
CSPAN
Feb 26, 2015 10:00am EST
past and the wave of the future was plastics. it's almost like it was george bailey coming home to say that. so as a county commissioner he was one of the first republicans elected after the civil war and then now at this date it is one of the most republican counties in the state of north carolina. he led the way to establish the valley community college and katava medical center. as a legislator in the north carolina general assembly, he had the open meetings law that was named the most effective republican legislator by the north carolina institute of government. it would take volumes to talk about all of his philanthropic work of him and his wife but they helped the u.s. and central and south america as well. cass was the ultimate character. he could tell a great story and great joke and tell you off and you would all laugh at everything that he said. he -- in addition to being one of the most distinguished members of the north carolina republican delegation and north carolina delegation generally congressman balinger was also very colorful. there are great moments here on the
CSPAN
Feb 12, 2015 10:00am EST
-- crowing. we have to remember, it was george w. bush and his invasion of iraq that got us into this situation so deeply in the first place. host: on assad for a moment, do you seem as a legitimate actor in a process? guest: yes power military -- in world war ii, we helped joseph stalin, for pete's sake. this is really the thing group that brought these are radical fanatic islamists and we need to make sure we can work with those people who will help us defeat that which is our primary enemy. host: how you are on with congressman dana rohrabacher. guest:caller: my biggest concern is that if we central out there that they weren't taking care of the troops a first time. i am a disabled vet and have been waiting a long time for my v.a. claim. the president is in charge of the v.a. and i have to admit i talked to jeff miller and bipartisan support and i have concerns they are not taking care of us >> key should not be doing policy days on what's going to prevent people from attacking us in a islamic world. we should do what makes sense for us, to make sure those people in the islamic wor
CSPAN
Apr 22, 2015 10:00am EDT
, 2007 under the leadership of president george w. bush, and the members of the united states congress in a bipartisan manner the vote in the senate was 98-0, and we had an equally impressive vote here in the united states house of representatives. the question would be why a simpletask of updating this legislation to ensure that thousands, maybe millions are not denied the right to vote. i start with that because the walk across the edmund pettus bridge was particularly brutal, and i want to give credit to all those who marched, many names that i know, our own colleague john lewis josea williams, and many that we have met over the years in selma. though marched and stood nonhaven'tly against violence. might i say under the auspicious of the misinterpretation of the law. those are law enforcement officers misguided of course, that stopped those individuals from expressing their rights. today i come to match the need for the re-authorization of the voting rights act to the enormous need in a bipartisan manner to reform our criminal justice system. over the news airwaves of the last 24 h
CSPAN
Sep 10, 2014 10:00am EDT
on their drinking water after a chemical spill. george ber marched shaw once said, success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time. one would think after two new incidents that left hundreds of thousands of americans without access to clean drinking water, this body would jump into action to prevent this from ever happening again. and yet, mr. speaker, the house hasn't only refused to act, yesterday we actually voted to prevent the administration from acting. again and again my colleagues continue to introduce bills and riders that would endanger our drinking water while ignoring basic scientific principles in the process. today more than 117 million americans get their drinking water from systems that rely on rivers, streams, and wetlands, which at this very moment are not clearly protected under the clean water act. let me say that again. 117 million americans are getting their drinking water from bodies of water that may not be protected from pollution or destruction. american families deserve clarity, and that's exactly what the
CSPAN
Nov 21, 2013 9:00am EST
against, one of the things he mentioned was that king george iii, that george iii had done wrong was for abolishing our most valuable laws and altering fundamentally the form of government. and students in school throughout america are taught, congress passes the law, the president, of course, can sign and veto the law. the president has a duty to enforce the law. now, there are certainly prosecutorial discretion that comes with that. and the president, if they believe a law is constitutional, of course, they have to prefer the constitution to the statutes. here this president has not made any claim that obamacare is unconstitutional. he can't because it's his signature piece of legislation. i think the key thing to just think about is the founding fathers, they did not create separation of powers, checks and balances because they thought students would need something to study in civics class. they did it because ultimately that structure of government was the surest way to protect the individual liberty of the american people and to preserve and maintain the rule of law. and i t
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2015 10:00am EST
george mason university law school and magna cum laud from penn state with b.s. in information sciences and technology. professor elizabeth price foley is a founding member and professor at florida international university college of law where she teaches constitutional law. prior to joining f.i.u., professor foley was a professor of law at michigan state university college of law and served as a law clerk to the honorable carolyn king of the united states court of appeals for the fifth circuit. professor foley is the author of multiple books on constitutional issues including, "ribert for all, reclaiming individual privacy in a new era of public morality." and presently serves on the editorial board of the cato supreme court review. professor foley graduated from the university of tennessee college of law and holds a b.a. in history from emory university and l.l.m. from harvard law school. professor stephen h. lagumsky is a university professor at washington university school of law, focusing on u.s. comparative and international immigration and is the founding director of the
CSPAN
Mar 24, 2015 10:00am EDT
decades to come. as george washington once said, liberty when it begins to take root is a plant of rapid growth. this held true in greece in 1821 as it did in america in 1776. freedom or death was the battle cry of the revolutionaries nearly 200 years ago. it rings true today. freedom is a powerful and beautiful notion. the greek people achieved that for themselves 194 years ago and i'm proud to celebrate in memory of those who fought bravely to shed the shackles of the ottoman empire. we celebrate greek independence to reaffirm the common democratic heritage we share. and as americans, we must continue to pursue the spirit of freedom and liberty which characterizes both of our great nations. god bless america. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman will provide a translation for the record. the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas mr. weber for five minutes. mr. weber: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, today i rise to speak on the recent introduction of my bill, h.r. 1332, the deny amnesty credit act of 2015 in order to pu
CSPAN
Nov 18, 2014 10:00am EST
face. archbishop superage is succeeding cardinal francis george who has been archbishop of chicago for 17 years. cardinal george was ordained to the priesthood in 1963 at his home parish in chicago, illinois. his older sister remembers a young cardinal george holding pretend mass in his bedroom as a child. after earning several degrees, including his masters in theology from the university of iowa in 1971, george embarked on a journey croost the globe as a student and missionary. from 1974 to 1986 he served as vicar general of the oblates in rome. he led numerous priests and brothers as they journied across the world. george then went on to serve two doctorates in 1997 he was appointed by st. pope john paul ii as archbishop of chicago. in 1988, he was elevated to cardinal. despite being diagnosed with polio at age 13 and battling cancer currently, cardinal george has never slowed down. even illness can be a gift in some way he has said. his spirit and demeanor is well-known to catholics. bishop francis cane has said, he's involved on so many levels. he's involved nationally, in our who
CSPAN
Oct 28, 2013 12:00pm EDT
director last month, replacing robert moeller. a former deputy attorney general during the george w. bush administration. live coverage when it gets underway here on c-span. while we wait for that to get underway, a discussion from this morning's "washington journal." >> joining us to continue on a discussion about the health care law. joining us for the discussion, senior health correspondent. welcome. >> what is the latest? but unfortunately the sub contractors that runs the data hub had an outage last night. it was still down this morning. i checked before i arrived. yet another woe in the long saga that has dogged the website. there was a congressional hearing last night. they recommended more testing earlier. talked about how federal officials decided to turn off of browsing function that required a double make accounts. that created a backlog. a lot of attention and focus on the website. www.c-span.orghost: you get the homepage and then i was able to set up an account. i will give that a try. got a message the website was down. >> the smiling girl on the website, a story about
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2015 12:00pm EDT
the president of the united states and it was not president obama. it was president george w. bush. now, listen, i think george bush is a good man. he's an honorable man but in this instance he signed a two-paragraph order that attempted to order the state courts to obey the world court. now, i got to admit it's a fairly unusual situation for the state of texas to be litigating against the president of the united states who was a texan, who was the former governor of texas who was a republican and a friend. yet, i sat down with our attorney general and i'm proud that twice i stood before the u.s. supreme court with george w. bush's lawyer on the other side and we argued, number one, that the united nations and the world court has no authority over our justice system. [applause] and number two that no president of the united states democrat or republican, is give up the sovereignty of the american people. [applause] and we won 6-3. [applause] so this iran deal matters for a lot of reasons. it is an acute threat to our national security. a nuclear iran is an ex-- existential threat a
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2015 10:00am EST
george paton. he was awarded the bronze star and the combat infantry badge for his services. in 1951 he was recalled to active duty and served another two years in the korean war where he received his field commission as lieutenant. he led 11 combat patrols and was awarded a second bronze star and a second combat infantry badge as well as 18 other ribbons and decorations. after his retirement, he remained active in the community and stayed involved with a number of veterans' organizations, including the korean war veterans organization, and quanas and ilitary officers of military association. he was preceded in death by his first wife and second wife as well as the last love of his life. additionally, mr. fargo lost his grandson, adam joseph fargo, on july 22, 2006, when he was killed in action while fighting in iraq. doug will also be buried in the arlington national cemetery. bill and doug were fantastic men who served their country and their communities with honor. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentle
CSPAN
May 6, 2014 12:00pm EDT
, george h.w. bush and george w. bush. i have known henry my entire life. he's a respected mentor and ally, and our family's paths have crossed for more than a century. his late father, paul cool, and my late father, wesley lance, were life-long friends. henry's devotion to public service has been matched by his devotion to his family, church, community and business. he and his beloved late wife, elsa, raised two fine sons who today are raising with their spouses their own families. a dedicated member of the flemmington presbyterian church, henry has been involved in many charitable endeavors. he's a proud alum niss of flemmington high school and -- alumnis of flemmington high school. cool corporation is a world leader in manufacturing egg washing and our patented equipment. based on the agricultural community of the county and of the cool family when the republican committee reorganizes following the june primary election, henry will assume the role of chairman emeritus and continue to advance the causes to which he has dedicated his life. me in , heidi, joins thanking the honorable
CSPAN
Oct 30, 2013 10:00am EDT
the one-year anniversary of the death of my friend, senator george mcgovern of south dakota. we shared the same last name but we weren't related. i interned for him when i was in college and he was in the united states senate. and i embraced his liberalism. i admired his service to our country in world war ii where he served as a bomber pilot. and i respected very much his politics. the way he did politics. understanding the importance of reaching across the aisle. working to build coalitions, to solve big problems. and in particular i admired the work that he did to end hunger. working with people like senator bob dole, a republican from kansas, even worked with president richard nixon, who defeated him in the 1972 election, winning 49 states over senator mcgovern, but president nixon held the first and only white house conference on food and nutrition. that conference helped spur a whole bunch of legislative activity aimed at improving nutrition for everybody in this country, and aimed at ending hunger, which was a problem. george mcgovern and bob dole, and even richard nixon
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2015 10:00am EST
written ourselves. we had a great deal of success with president bush, president george w. bush. we passed the biggest energy bills in the history of our country. we passed a stimulus that was very positive for low-income people. we passed the tarp working with him, with his own party deserted him on the tarp, the democrats came through. there is a recent memory a time when the opposing party worked with the president of the united states to get some things done. that's what we would hope they would do with president obama. so far they have not. but let us hope that we can find -- and the biggest -- i think the biggest force for all of that are the american people. public sentiment is is everything. they want to see how we can work together. but if their first shot out of the box is tax cuts for the rich and that's how we create jobs in our country, we have a disagreement there. now, we'll see what happens on the homeland security bill. homeland security, we take an oath protect and defend. this is really an important responsibility for members of congress to protect and defend. and the ho
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2015 10:00am EST
sarkozy an opportunity to lecture republicans and george bush about our disastrous policy in iraq. republicans would have been -- would not have been happy. this is not good for israel either. it's creating a backlash at home for netanyahu. it's creating heartburn for some of the strongest supporters of israel in congress and straining the relationship between the administration and the government of israel. this is coming at a time when the majority of israelis think their country is headed in the wrong direction, when netanyahu doesn't have a majority support of his countrymen, when the election is quite close with the significant number of undecided voters and polls tell us a majority of israelis think this speech is a bad idea. it's unnecessary it's unfortunate and it's a bad precedent. joint sessions involving heads of state and other world leaders should advance american interests and be a positive expression of our values and our opportunities not a partisan or ideological device. this proposed speech fails that test. the invitation should be withdrawn or rescheduled or the
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2015 12:00pm EDT
and that bill was signed by president george bush. it was an overwhelming bipartisan conclusion that preclearance was still necessary some 45 years after the passage of the voting rights act. this has traditionally been an issue that brings democrats and republicans together and i'm proud to have co-sponsored a bipartisan compromised bill sponsored by republican former chairman of the judiciary committee jim sensenbrenner, who was the sponsor and chairman of the committee when the re-authorization was effective in 2006. the bill we introduced called the voting rights amendment act with republican former chairman of the judiciary committee jim sensenbrenner and ranking member john conyers as well as john lewis, great hero of the civil rights movement that would answer the supreme court with an updated preclearance formula as they suggested. in fact, in the past two years since the court's ruling, we've seen a resurgent of efforts to limit when and where minorities can vote. the editorial goes on to say mr. speaker and again, i quote, voting discrimination no longer takes the form of l
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2015 12:00pm EST
logan, troy mason, george mercado, mike and bryce. in fourth grade dominick, johnny j.a. matthew and tyreke. and in fifth grade john, anthony, william, william, steven and andre. today, these young men serve as role models to the rest of fugit elementary school and are held to a high standard both academically and behaviorally. i rise today to recognize their efforts and commend the leadership of fugit who are committed to the leadership of growing these men into future leaders. i'd like to recite their poem. it's a fitting tribute from 21 young men to the exceptionalism of our nation. we are the beacon of light, the hope of man kinde, that shining city on a hill, the most beautiful the most bountiful, the most generous people in the world, the country that has birth the great titans of science and industry, the country that put a man on the moon, the country that has liberated millions from the clutches of evil the home of the brave, the great republic the united states of america. i thank the fugit honor guard for serving as an inspiration of so many, including to this member of co
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2013 10:00am EST
. virginia delegate and co-author of our bill of rights, george mason, explained opposition to senate tax originations when he declared, quote, the senate did not represent the people but the states and their political care. it was important, therefore, it should tax the people. again, the senate is not like the house of representatives chosen frequently and obliged to return frequently among the people. they are chosen by the states for six years, will probably settle themselves at the seat of government, will pursue schemes for their agran diesment, and taking advantage of their impatience at the close of a long session to extort measures for that purpose, end quote. mr. speaker, america's founding fathers did not trust the senate to originate and raise taxes because senators sat unchallenged for six years, greater part of a decade, and too insulated and unaccountable for the taxes they forced on american citizens. mr. speaker, no american court in history has ever held -- upheld the constitutionality of taxes upped the circumstances presented by obamacare. doing so now would underm
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2013 10:00am EST
terms of per capita military service. in the forward to that book, former president george h.w. bush noted, i quote, this patriotic service and sacrifice of americans from puerto rico touched me all the more deeply for the very fact they have served with such devotion, even while denied a vote for the president and members of congress who determine when, where and how they are asked to defend our freedoms, end quote. as i address this chamber, men and women from puerto rico are serving in harm's way in afghanistan and other locations. since the attacks of 9/11, island residents have deployed about 35,000 times in overseas contingency operations. many have deployed on multiple occasions. each time they go they leave behind spouses, children and parents. as veterans will tell you, military life requires enormous sacrifice from their loved ones, those quiet heroes who support our uniformed personnel who must live and work in their absence and who pray for their safe return. . on veterans day we honor not overwhelm those who fought but their families as well. there is a frame in my offic
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2014 10:00am EST
minority rights you are always going to have these conflicts. in northern ireland, george mitchell was sent over there for five years. the last iteration was 202 months. he -- 22 months. he didn't think peace was possible in northern ireland. he says in his book, "making peace" that the great intangible of solving conflict is exhaustion. not only at the negotiating table, but also on the battlefield. the warring factions have to realize that their commitment to the fight, commitment to the culture of violence, has not produced any kind of lasting peace and therefore they need to move in a different direction. so what were the two sides in the northern ireland, what were they required to do, the catholics and protestants? they were required to denounce violence and actually participate in the destruction of their arms so that the culture of physical force to achieve political ends was over. both sides had to give something in order to achieve that. you may say how request you compare northern ireland with the middle east? guess what? when george mitchell was finished negotiating the goo
CSPAN
Jan 10, 2017 10:00am EST
, you hate republicans. no, i went to george bush's inauguration and i work with republicans all the time. . st read right bart but this is different. i knew that george w. bush and i would disagree on many issues from trade to health care to the war in iraq, but i never thought that george w. bush was trying to make my own country hostile to me, personally, to my wife, to my daughters, to my grandson. i never felt he was a threat to the nation that i love so deeply and have served now for nearly a quarter of a crentry. the reason i'm not going is that i can't bring myself to justify morally or intellectually the immense power we're placing in that man's hands. i could not look at my wife, my daughters, or my grandson in the eye if i sat there and attended as if everything that the candidate said about the women, the latinos, the blacks, the muslims, or any of the other things he said in those speeches and tweets and that all that is erased from our collective memberry. we all heard the tape when donald trump was bragging, bragging about grabbing women by their private parts without
CSPAN
Jun 2, 2015 10:00am EDT
carper: can you give me a number, 10:1? 50:1? mr. george: we did find that program was operated successfully and was justified. senator carper: thank you. outside hope hep you're not in this by yourself. other federal agencies have responsibilities to be of assistance to you at the i.r.s. one of them is the department of homeland security. i'd just ask you for the record, what help have they provided and is there more that other agencies should be doing? mr. koskinen: we have regular communications with homeland security. i've met with the secretary of homeland security actually at your suggestion. they provide us technical expertise. we alerted them immediately even when we thought it was just a denial service attack, this was an issue we alerted them about. homeland security has been very supportive. what they provide is updated information about what they're seeing and -- across the spectrum. there is a good working relationship across the government agencies under attack trying to see what are the patterns, what is going on, what can we learn each other? senator carper: than
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2017 10:00am EST
for america to exhibit the same kind of leadership exhibited by george w. bush in the bullhorn speech after the fall of the world trade center. he showed americans unity, strength, resolve, and he reminded the world that our found agentses will not -- foundations will not be shaken even if you shake the foundations of our biggest buildings. you can shatter the steel but you cannot shatter the steel of the american resolve. i haven't heard speeches like that in quite a while from the oval office. mr. speaker, it's been a rough election cycle for our country. it's been a tough, very divisive and difficult time, but now it's time to come together. we're going to have our partisan differences and battles, and that's fine. that's what we're out here for. mr. speaker, america needs to remember our mission, our god given mission. i believe that's to be an example of self-governance to billions of people that don't have what we have but are sess desperate for t we use that kind of leadership in the cold war as millions live behind the iron curtain and saw what freedom could be. those i
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2015 10:00am EDT
a -- part of our diplomatic corps. he served under george h.w. ush, and he also served as u.n. ambassador under -- he also served under reagan. now, i'm just wondering -- let me go back to that question, why are people in libya and benghazi made so many requests. and then i want you to comment, seems to be an implication that the a.r.b., the accountability review board, was not independent. and i think the chairman said they were hand picked by you. of course that's done by law. but i'm just -- would you comment on those two things, please? secretary clinton: yes. i'd be happy to. you know, as i said in my opening statement, i take responsibility for what happened in benghazi. i felt a responsibility for all 70,000 people working at the state department and usaid. i take that very seriously. as i said with respect to security requests in benghazi back when i testified in january of 2013, those requests and issues related to security were rightly handled by the security professionals in the department. i did not see them. i did not approve them. i did not deny them. ambassador
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2015 10:00am EDT
. speaker, i know george w. bush has taken his licks for his policy in the middle east, but at the end of the george w. bush administration, if you looked at the middle east then compared to the middle east today it is no comparison. mr. speaker, i hope i wake up tomorrow and hear on the news that president obama has said that america will reassert its leadership in the middle east, but i won't hold my breath. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair now recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. quigley, for five minutes. mr. quigley: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has described the republican house and senate as a, quote, responsible, right of center governing majority. but how responsible is it that we're about to start a new fiscal year with no plan for how to fund our government? we are hours away from a shutdown and congress has yet to even begin budget negotiations. instead of doing the job the american people sent us here to do, we're celebrating that maybe we have found a way to keep
CSPAN
Jun 1, 2015 12:00pm EDT
make king george the third plush. think about this. a warrant that covers every, every american. let me read the fourth amendment to our constitution here. about, and this is specifically about your right to privacy. the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses papers, and effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated. and no warrant shall issue but upon probable cause. supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. the warrant they issued, the one that went to verizon that authorized collection of everybody's phone records, was not constitutional. yet we trusted them with the oversight. and they betrayed us. they betrayed that trust. since 1979, there were been 34,000 surveillance orders requested of the fisa court by the intelligence community. 12, 12 of the 34,000 have been denied. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. macy: folks things have changed. i urge my colleagues not to re-authorize the patriot act, the freedom act does not go
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2017 10:00am EST
george wallace, one of the great segregationists of his time and perhaps the greatest segregationist of his time, had paid it clear to his troops that if you maintain order, there will be law to protect you. and as a result, those troops beat the marchers all the way back to the church where they started. they were peaceful protestors. the honorable john lewis said he thought he might die. that was what law and order meant to a good many people in the south. law and order without justice is what took place on that day. but thank god there was a judge, the honorable frank m. johnson, the honorable frank m. johnson issued the order to allow those marchers to move from selma to montgomery, and he did it notwithstanding his classmate, george wallace, having said that they were banned from doing t -- it. this was justice, not law and order alone. this is our fear that the justice department will go back to the hands of someone who may consider it a law and order department. a department where there is a belief that you can do anything to maintain the order and there will be law to support yo
CSPAN
Feb 1, 2017 10:00am EST
by political consideration. josh bolten, chief of staff to president george w. bush, may have put it best. explaining why president bush excluded political counselor karl rove from all n.s.c. meetings. quote, the president knew that the signal he wanted to send to the rest of the administration, the signal he wanted to send to the public and the signal he especially wanted to send to the military is that the decisions i'm making that involve life and death for the people in uniform will not be tainted by any political decision. i'm filing this bill because i believe that president trump's directive, organizing the n.s.c., breaks from this long-standing, bipartisan tradition of constructing a wall to separate national security policymaking from domestic politics to the greatest extent possible. specifically, the president's directive authorizes the assistant to the president and chief strategist, steve bannon, to be a permanent member of the n.s.c. and to attend all n.s.c. principles meetings. his role in the administration has a strong political component. indeed, it appears unpreced
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2015 10:00am EDT
know about the legacy of george herbert walker bush. after finish that i will take a breath and look at what is happening. it will get hot and heavy in new hampshire after labor day. host: you write about the competitive nature of the bush family. explain. guest: they are committed to doing things right. one of the aspects of competition weather sports or politics or business is that you learn very late way too sick is to do -- to succeed is to do things right. his mother said it do not brag about yourself and then journeys when you volley. the second part has a message. the second part says there is a right way to do some ink and when you do that, do it the right way. he took that directive to just about everything he did. if not everything he did. host: you saw the family of close when you were the chief of staff. did you see the same characteristics and george w. bush? guest: i saw it in all the boys. the family is really one of the great american families. they come from a perspective of trying to get more than they take. i think they have demonstrated that. host: you ran for off
CSPAN
May 20, 2015 10:00am EDT
mostly taughty north not on our watch and george clooney for using his public profile for raising awareness of the genocide in darfur where 300000 civilians were tarring yetted and murdered and -- targeted and murdered and two million displaced. samantha power for her groundbreaking book published in 2003, "a problem from hell" which recounts the history of genocide and offers a framework for policymakers that can help protext and prevent genocide. mr. speaker, these riders carried this important message of truth and gratitude with them across our great nation. it's an honor to do my small part to make sure they are heard. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey, mr. lance, for five minutes. mr. lance: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the town of clinton in new jersey. established as a separate municipality in 1865, clinton has a rich history and is known for its natural beauty and sense of commute. -- community. the 2010 census counted the tow
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Jun 3, 2015 10:00am EDT
george emery sipil shot and killed bertha smith known to everyone as birdie. he was convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison without patrol. 30 years later he died in prison. because he was a military veteran he was buried in indian town gap national cemetery in 1999. he was buried there despite a federal law that was passed in 1997. the law said that veterans convicted of federal or state capital crimes are not permitted to be buried in veterans affairs national cemeteries or arlington national cemetery. for birdie smith's family, this is a heartwrenching situation that has gone on for three decades. jackie katz, birdie's daughter has called it hell and a horror to live with the fact that george silip was memorialized and buried with full military honors. when i first began to look into this issue it was clear to me it was as frustrating as it was heartbreaking. back in 1997, led by our pennsylvania senators, congress passed the law that said that veterans found guilty of capital crimes could not be buried in our national veterans sem tears. at the time -- cemeteries.
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Feb 2, 2017 9:59am EST
billionaires, george soros and communists. host: we believe it there so we can bring you to the floor of the house of representatives, live coverage here on c-span. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2017] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 2, 2017. i hereby appoint the honorable mike bost to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2017, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour ebate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally llocated between the parties and in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. each member or other than the major
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Jan 31, 2017 10:00am EST
during my tenure, president george w. bush was president during 9/11. i was in this capitol on september 9 -- september 11, 2001, and so i was physically evacuated as we were leaving with no understanding of what was happening, particularly for those of us who had come for early morning meetings. not having the full impact what happened in new york and not having the full impact but as we were leaving, i might say, fleeing this building, we took a look to our right. becould see the building black smoke in the pentagon. we were running for our lives. we were running as americans, muslims, jews, christians, people of many faith, many races, many genders, many orientations. we were running as americans. i imagine those families at ground zero were also as they watched in horror or heard in horror their loved ones lost in spite of the heroic efforts of first responders. it was a multitude of the united nations. this nation has always welcomed and respected people from all over the world. and so it disturbs me when those of us who have now taken visible and stoic stand against an un
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Sep 28, 2015 12:00pm EDT
any one individual is gone. that's why our strongest leaders, from george washington to nelson mandela, have elevated the importance of building strong democratic institutions over a thirst for perpetual power. leaders who amend constitutions to stay in office only acknowledge that if he failed to build a successful country for their people. because none of us last forever. it tells us that power is something they cling to for its own sake rather than for the betterment of those they purport to serve. i understand democracy is frustrating. democracy in the united states is certainly imperfect. at times it can be dysfunctional. but democracy, the constant struggle to extend rights to more of our people, to give more people a voice, is what allowed us to become the most powerful nation in the world. [applause] it's not simply a matter of principle, it's not an abstraction. democracy, inclusive democracy makes countries stronger. when opposition parties can seek power peacefully through the ballot, the country draws upon new ideas. when a free media can inform the public corruptio
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Jun 11, 2015 10:00am EDT
everybody. my question is the president has spent more from george washington to today. where did all that money go? i don't see anything that shows all that money that has been borrowed because you guys have plenty of money for all the money that has been borrowed by the president. i don't understand why we have such a lack of money and all these different areas of the government. guest: does the budgets simply don't add up. the president came into office at the height of the greatest downturn economic downturn since the great depression. we did at that point the recovery act under democratic leadership. we did a recovery act legislation, which i think most economist would agree got the economy off that downward track and started a steady process month after month of growth and come back. it is still too slow. i think the recovery act did that. the money was borrowed. a lot of it came back. the investments in the auto industry pay rich dividends and saved the industry. since then, we have had a political turnaround. in 2010, there was a backlash election. we felt it here. the leaders
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May 14, 2015 10:00am EDT
. the the speaker's room, washington, d.c., may 14, 2015. i hereby appoint the honorable george holding to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 6 2015, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited to five minutes, but in no event shall debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. blumenauer for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. as we're dealing with the defense authorization legislation, we should step back and look at the big picture. are we taking tough stands dealing with us clating personnel costs procurement issues excess facilities? are we honoring our responsibility of the military to clean up after itself? one of the bes
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Jun 16, 2015 10:00am EDT
. george bush knew it. why are we doing this? we are not doing it for the average working person. in the long run, as president bush said, you will to buy things cheaper. that is not the bottom line. the bottom line is, what is good for the most, as pope francis says. host: do you hear enough from hillary clinton on trade in the past couple of days? she did not say she is against it or for it. she is just saying maybe it needs to be looked at again. guest: i think hillary hit the right tone. we are not backing off on this, the democrats that are there. we are not lapdog spirit we are independent thinkers. we support our president we love our country, but this is a deal that stinks. the president has every right to do those kinds of things. that is the power of the presidency. he came to our ballgame the night before. it was kind of a circus atmosphere when he was there. god bless him. i love to see him at these kinds of things. i wish at times he would have done more of these kinds of his over the past 6.5 years. the president came and spoke and left. we were stronger after the speec
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Mar 2, 2016 10:00am EST
human being, remarkable leader and close personal friend, mr. george zander of palm springs, california. many in our community knew george as an advocate for equality. george was a gentle man with a burning passion to make our nation a more perfect union, particularly for our lgbt brothers and sisters. my years working in the achella valley, i and many knew george as an advisor, a dear friend. george left this world on december 10, 2015. nonetheless, his vision, passion and vigorous strength to fight for a more just cochella valley, a more just nation and a more just world are what remain. george's legacy is one of social justice. for over three decades, he was actively engaged in the communities that make up the desert of the coachella valley. he was a leader among us and steadfastly guided our community toward a more inclusive and welcoming place. so today i would like to take a moment to memorialize the life of george zander, whose legacy will live on for future generations, not just in the coachella valley, but in the history of our nation. as a young man, he heeded president kenned
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May 1, 2017 11:59am EDT
. mr. mcgovern: i rise today in support of the george mcgovern, robert dole education for food nutrition and child nutrition program. one of the child signature child nutrition security programs. established by congress in the two farm bill, over the past 15 years it has provided lifesaving meals and school settings to over 14 million of the world's most vulnerable children. administered by the department of agriculture, this bipartisan supported program provides u.s. and international organizations with u.s. commodities, grans, and technical assistance to strengthen child nutrition and education. it receives a modest $201 million each year. regrettably the president's f.y. 2018 budget would cruelly eliminate the entire program. mcgovern-dole is named after two senators who worked in a bipartisan way during their long tenure in the senate to end hunger, especially among children in the united states and around the world. they continued their work together after leaving the senate. they are models for what can be accomplished when members of congress actually put petty partisans
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Feb 25, 2016 10:00am EST
. holding: i rise and recognize george. he lived a long and full life. the eldest of four children. he attended st. mary's school in oak ridge, north carolina, and during the second world war, george served in the pacific. after the war, george returned home to work in the family business, which was originally established back in the 1890's by two prominent north carolina families to market local produce, chickens and seed and eggs. and the business was successful and in the 1920's, george's father and uncle took over the business, renaming it jeffries and sons and the two brothers began offering beverage distribution and after the end of prohibition became a licensed distributor for an hicer busch products and the company was so big that it was divided into separate seed beverage and cabinet companies and it continued to expanding in gulfsboro, greensboro and today it is the oldest an hicer-busch distributor in north carolina as well as the oldest family distributers in the united states. the distributing company has services almost every grocery store, convenient store and restaurant
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Apr 20, 2016 10:00am EDT
this chamber, this is a painting of george washington, thomas jefferson, george mason, the visionaries of this nation who envisioned a nation and a government that was committed to liberty tempered by law and justice and their idea of justice was an equal application of the law to everyone. that there wasn't two sets of laws, one law for the citizen and a different law for the bureaucrat or the elected official but all laws were equally applied to every person. i want to tell you the story of two johns and how the law doesn't apply equally. the first john is mr. john yates who in twoven was fishing for grouper -- 2007 who was fishing for grouper in the gulf of mexico. one approached his boat and asked to inspect his catch. upon the inspection, he found that there were 72 grouper that were suspected to be under the minimum size. he ordered mr. yates to return to shore. now, mr. yates understood that this was not a serious crime. it was actually a civil action and he could face a fine or he could lose his fishing license, a license issued by the government that he made his living with. b
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Sep 25, 2017 12:00pm EDT
friend and mentor, senator george mcgovern, a democrat from south dakota, a bob dole a republican from kansas, led the select committee on nutrition and human needs. this bipartisan panel worked to exam the issue of hunger and malnutrition in the united states. they held field hearings to witness firsthand how devastating the curse of hunger was across this country. they worked together to educate the public and other members of congress on hunger and work together to find common ground on how best to tackle this terrible problem. out of this work came important updates to the food stamp program. the food stamp act of 1977 established national standards of eligibility for the program and eliminated the requirement that recipients pay for their stamps. it was revolutionary and helped to dramatically reduce extreme poverty and hunger in the united states. since the 1970's, congress has worked to strengthen the program, making it even more effective and efficient, we have modernized benefit processing and replaced the paper food stamps with e.b.t. cards, with added incentives for the
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Mar 21, 2017 9:59am EDT
george's county have irreversible kidney failure or end stage renal disease, off because of complications of diabetes and high blood pressure where you cannot survive without a kidney transplant or dialysis treatment. and 70% of those patients are on treatment at least three times per week. this is serious -- a serious issue for us to consider today because nearly 50% of all end-stage renal disease patients rely on medicaid. if we pass the republican plan to gut medicaid, we're making life and death choices for these patients who are disproportionately seniors, north, and some of our most vulnerable neighbors. i saw the potential impact of these brutal cuts on my constituents when i toured a dialysis facility in my district. nearly half of all people with end-stage renal disease in prince george's county are being treated at a davita facility. there i got to speak to several patients receiving lifesaving treatment and i heard how important it was for them to have access to dialysis. many of theseaties simply would not get care if it wasn't for the medicaid expansion subdies
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Apr 5, 2017 10:00am EDT
ronald reagan and agriculture secretary under president george h.w. bush. he ran the chicago mercantile exchange for a few years. as we mourn the loss of this influential nebraskan i extend my condolences to his wife and children and grandchildren and great granddaughter as well. at this time i'd like to yield to my colleague from nebraska, mr. fortenberry. mr. fortenberry: i thank my friend, congressman adrian smith, for the time and thank him for honoring the life and memory of our mutual good friend clayton yider in my office in my domestic -- yider. in my office in my desk there was a letter from a couple years ago. of course we receive a lot of letters but sometimes we get one you just want to keep close to you. clayton yider was a gentleman, he was a farmer from nebraska and he was a true statesman. in that letter, he basically kindly and gently encouraged me in public service. he was the ideal public servant. he expressed his sentiments to me personally, but in his public life a great nobility, a great yearning and care for our country and he committed himself in multiple ways to
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Apr 13, 2016 10:00am EDT
those desires and generations of greeks for decades to come. as george washington once said, liberty when it begins to take root is a plan of rapid growth. this held true in greece in 1821 as it did in america in 1776. freedom or death, was the battle cry of the revolutionaries nearly 200 years ago. it rings true today. freedom is a powerful and beautiful notion. the greek people achieved at for themselves 195 years ago. and i am proud to celebrate the memory of those who bought bravely to shed the shackles of the ottoman empire. greece has its own unique challenges today but also a history of resilience and ability to climb its way out of turmoil. as centuries long allies, we must continue to creatively come up with solutions to help greece control the flow of refugees arriving on its shores. and i'm encouraged by the growing cooperation and collaboration that our closest allies in the eastern mediterranean are proving this year. the try lateral -- tri lateral agreements between greece, cyprus, and israel are a refreshing reminder we stand united with our allies in the fight for sec
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Dec 1, 2016 10:00am EST
the case, at least i know it is not in texas. host: a couple of tweaks. george asks -- tweets.uple of -- george asks -- jodie ask -- guest: historically, health care has been tied into unemployment. one of the only countries that provide health care based on your employment area that is traditional. therefore both here at tried to build on the employer-based and that is why the president and people said if your company likes of the insured's and you do, you can keep it. a lot of companies realize they can send their employees to the affordable care act. i would not mind looking at other options, but i am hoping our new secretary of health and human services work with us. the bottom line is that people need health care whether the medicare is a senior or affordable care act, whatever they want to call it. healthgoing to need care. they are going to need the health care. they will show up in emergency world we will pay out of tax rates if they do not share the cost for host: is at the aca a cash cow? guest: insurance companies are part of it. originally, they opposed it because some
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Nov 16, 2016 10:00am EST
dirks nelson rockefeller, george mcgovern, hubert humry, jimmy carter, ronald reagan, george h.w. bush, michael dukakis, and bill clinton all stopped by at a model convention as they campaigned ahead of oregon's presidential primaries. . but former students know that his -- he also connected with and motivated his students in smaller, quieter ways as well. his psychology, philosophy and current affairs courses were legendary at the high school where he spent most of his career. he challenged them to think critically. he encouraged them to consider new perspectives on information they consume. and as a teacher he saw potential in every student. with his dry wit, his deep knowledge and genuine enthusiasm for his subject matter, mr. bar low created a learning -- mr. barlow created a learning atmosphere where everyone felt and everyone was welcomed and valuable. there was mg that helped with the welcoming -- there was something that helped with the welcoming, doughnuts. long before doughnuts were a craze in portland, mr. barlow students in to his the starlight room. there was no star
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May 24, 2017 10:00am EDT
, i wrote the following in a newsletter to my 760,000 constituents. quote, a few weeks ago george mason university released a report saying that since the financial crisis, u.s. banking assets and deposits have continued to consolidate in handful of large banks. the five largest banks now hold 44% of u.s. banking assets compared to 23.5% in early 2000. liberals in congress passed the dodd-frank law which i opposed supposedly to get back at the banks that caused our most recent financial troubles. the george mason report also said that dodd-frank law is disproportionately burdensome to small banks and creates a market expectation that says firms are too big to fail. a columnist wrote that the number of small banks has dropped dramatically over the years. this has been driven by regulatory burdens that make it harder and expensive for small banks to survive. i have been told by several east tennessee bankers that unfortunately their fastest growing departments have been their regulatory compliance sections. the more any business or industry comes under federal regulation, the more i
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Nov 15, 2016 10:00am EST
president george w. bush came into the white house, taking a very strong role and lead in this transition to make sure that the right people get put into place. i expect to see vice president pence in the halls of congress quite a bit. and mike pence and paul ryan are very good friends. host: as far as the mentor role, what kind of influence over donald trump do you think he might have? guest: well, you know, i actually think that mr. trump brought pence in and it was strategic and clearly it worked. it helped him win. and i think part of the influence that he's going to have is going to be very, very similar to what dick cheney had with george w. bush. the difference is that donald trump is going to need a bit more understanding of how the government here actually works and mike pence is an expert in that. host: brenda is in st. louis, missouri. democrats' line. hi there. caller: hi, there. thank you for taking my call. the thing is listening to this guy here on tv, he sounds like he's doing a song and a dance. he wants everybody to embrace donald trump because he is now our p
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