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Jan 23, 2017 1:59pm EST
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CSPAN
Apr 27, 2017 3:00pm EDT
the back bone. ut as president george w. bush was going out of office and he got $700 billion handed over to the treasury department so they could reward people like at goldman sachs who had brought us, helped bring us to the brink if speration, and in fact you -- i only saw one of the were drafted by the treasury department some years back and lo and behold, it was one of the firms that was listed as being appropriate for the treasury to contract with for all these different -- yeah, goldman sachs was right in there. d of course with the disdain that secretary paulsen had for goldman sachs he wasn't about to let their competitor lehman brothers survive, so he was able to keep them from surviving, not helping them. god bless ford motor company, they were able to turn down any government assistance that g.m. and chrysler took. but there was a remedy -- remedy if we hadn't panicked and had followed the advice of former fdic chairman isaacs that i found out from my democratic friend brad verman that actually he's the one that first brought former chairman isaacs to the hill. but he had
CSPAN
Jun 13, 2017 3:59pm EDT
time. mr. potter says to george bailey, george, you're worth more dead than alive. is that really who we want to be? as a resident in chicago in the 1980's, one of our responsibilities was to do physical exams on everyone admitted to the hospital, regardless of what they were admitted for. and i can remember a doctor coming up to me and saying, we just admitted our first aids patient. but you don't have to go see him. and this is a time when people didn't know what was going on, what was causing this, how it was being spread. and thought, that's wrong. -- and i thought, that's wrong. i went in anyway to examine this patient. and i had to go in like it was a lunar landing because there was so much uncertainty about what was causing death to so many people. this patient was very sick. and i learned so much from this one patient, because there were so many things wrong. but it didn't compare to what i learned when i finished that exam. and he looked at me and he said , you just examined me more than anyone. i have never forgotten throughout my entire medical career the value of human lif
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2017 9:00am EDT
, president george h.w. bush. rocky knew everybody. of his e the laws walls shop, which looked like a barn, most of his customers were regular folks like me. rocky carroll was larger than life and uniquely texan to the core. we will miss our dear friend, boot maker for the presidents, boot maker for the stars, and boot maker for regular folks. that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from new york rise? missouri, aim soarry. -- i'm sorry. without objection, you are recognized. >> mr. speaker, sometimes it's this well feels like the well of sorrow, such is the case today. i rise to honor crew and selfless public servant whose life was tragically taken before his time, mr. jeffrey anders a. lifelong resident of mayview, missouri, and a firefighter. mr. cleaver: was killed in the line of duty on monday, june 19, 2017. i have decided that i'll be praying through the weekend and next week for his family. mr. jacob was a man who gave a great deal to his community. he was seriously inju
CSPAN
Jun 8, 2017 12:00pm EDT
the war effort because textiles and fibers were in short supply. george washington, thomas jefferson, james madison, and james monroe all grew hemp. today, however, industrial hemp is largely illegal for widespread production because the controlled substances act does not make the distinction between hemp and marijuana. both varieties of the canny bass plant but -- cannabis plant but that's it ends. it only has minuscule amounts of p.s.c. 2004, congress began to recognize the differences when it passed the 2014 farm bill which included language to allow industrial hemp pilot programs. today more than 30 states have enacted laws to legalize industrial hemp for research or commercial purposes. i was proud to lead the effort to create a hemp program in kentucky has been successful. r. comber: now we need to -- comer: now we need to take the step. i look forward to continuing the work of my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance legislation to make industrial hemp a legal crop for the farmers of kentucky and across the united states step. i look forward to continuing
CSPAN
May 19, 2017 11:16am EDT
. time director mueller came along under president george w. bush, they'd gotten pretty good at figuring out what radical islam was. kim jensen with the f.b.i. had a 700-page program to train f.b.i. agents on what radical islam was. how you go about spotting people that have been radicalized. the things they believe. understand which scriptures in the koran they focused on. and really helped f.b.i. agents figure out how to stop radical islam. t the reason the f.b.i. took so much criticism after so many people across america have been killed needlessly from people that weren the f.b.i. radar is because under bob mueller the f.b.i. agents were not allowed to know how to spot radical islam. and in fact, they could hurt their career if they attempted to point out that someone had been radicalized. that's why when russia told the united states twice, once directly told the f.b.i., as i nderstand it, that the older tsarnaev brother had been radicalized, where he'd traveled where he'd been radicalized in the former soviet union area, the f.b.i., the best we can find out from the public
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2017 11:02am EDT
to be more like it was when george washington was president and he was known to have said, i cannot tell a lie. we need to be straight with the american people. microwaves cannot take pictures or surveil your house and the past president is an honorable man who committed no crime and should not be accused of such. i yield back the balance of my polini movie this ends quickly. the speaker pro tempore: members are reminded to refrain from engaging in personalities or profanities toward the president. the chair lay tpwhevers house the following personal requests. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mr. mccutchen of virginia for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the request is granted. under the speaker's policy of january 3rks2017, the gentleman from texas, mr. fwomeert is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. gohmert: thank you, mr. speaker. happy st. patrick's day. february 17, st. patrick's day. a day like so many that has become a reason for frivolity and joy, fun, some think it's a day just for drinking. ut st. patrick is remem
CSPAN
Jun 13, 2017 1:59pm EDT
. poliquin: thank you, mr. speaker. thank you to the gentleman. i think it was george washington who said something to the effect that, we can never expect our young men and women to step forward and fight for our country unless those who have already returned from the battlefield are taken care of. this is a solemn oath that we all have to honor. it's critically important. i'll tell you, mr. chairman, that in the state of maine, we have about 125,000 veterans and we love our veterans. we understand what it's like to fight for our freedom and to stand up for our way of life. in the state of maine, we have a medical center which was the first veterans medical facility or hospital i should say in the country, 150 years old. we understand this. they have great employees and many of them are veterans themselves. however, a couple years ago our country was shocked to learn that there were and are some bad actors in this whole process. a couple years ago we learned that some of the folks at the veterans facility in phoenix, arizonaers were cooking the scheduling books -- arizona, were cook
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2017 12:00pm EST
. threatened by the nazis and the japanese, franklin roosevelt, and george c. marshall knew america had tonight arsenal of democracy. at the beginning of the cold war, harry truman, dwight eisenhower, john f. kennedy roused the nation to defend freedom and liberty against communism. john f. kennedy knew america had to be, quote, the watchman on the walls of freedom. in the 1980's, president reagan oversaw the defense buildup we're still benefiting from today. he knew, and i quote, war comes not when the forces of freedom are strong. it is when they are weak that tyrants are tempted. and in the aftermath of 9/11, it was george bush and dick cheney who kept us safe. who knew we could not win this war on defense, who understood we had to have a military strong and capable enough to defy terrorists the safe havens from which they plot and plan and launch attacks against our fellow citizens. mr. speaker, now it is our turn. across the globe our adversaries challenge us from china to north korea to iran to russia. across the middle east in syria, iraq, and afghanistan. 34 years ago ronald rea
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2017 1:59pm EDT
then changed to project safe neighborhoods under george bush. through strong partnerships, federal, state, and local governments create local gun crime reduction task forces and form coalitions with other agencies, community groups, and citizens committed to reducing gun crime. so between 2001 and 2009, when data was collected on the program, cities that were first to implement the program achieved a significant decline in violent crime. we need to fund this program. the data connected with this program, the statistics we collected that shows this is a proven solution was ignored by the previous administration. despite the success for cities that implemented this program, funding for the program has been steadily decreased. my amendment to increase funding for project safe neighborhoods is fully offset by a reduction to the general administration account at the department of justice. i urge all members to support this amendment. i yield. the chair: the gentleman from texas reserves. gentleman from new york. mr. serrano: mr. speaker, before i yield back, i just like to take a moment
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2017 12:00pm EST
consultation rulemaking process have been ignored. accordingly, to a policy center at george mason university, agencies usually satisfy 60% or less of the requirements called for in the regulatory analysis. meaning, that certain times we have found the executive branch did not even follow the well-known processes that are there to protect the people who they are trying to provide services to. mr. speaker, we believe that is partially why we are here today to clarify and correct these problems. for example, between 2000 and 2013, 98% of the environmental protection agency's final rules contained no estimated compliance costs. that means that the agency chose not to follow the process that is prescribed by the executive order. additionally, the e.p.a. routinely justifies its regulatory activities by claiming benefits from matters unrelated to the underlying legislation. mr. speaker, you can well see why there is consternation, not only among people in the united states, but uncertainty with business that is attempting to follow the well-understood rules and regulations and the proces
CSPAN
Apr 6, 2017 9:00am EDT
the u.s. government. and it seemed that president george w. bush pretty well had a status of forces agreement teed up. he probably could have finalized it. for all the criticism that some heap on to president bush, he is really actually a very gracious man. you look at the times he entertained people at the white house. was so gracious. people like ted kennedy, that would walk right outside and trash him after he'd been so gracious to him. hanging ually left a curveball for president obama to hit after he came in as president. and from what i understood from people in the bush administration, they thought this will help his presidency. to come in and very quickly sign the status of forces agreement, that should be easy to get done. but one of the things, well, there were two main things it seems from what i can figure out, that stood in the way of the status of forces agreement, one was president obama really didn't want to leave troops in iraq. t even a small force to help solidify what we had taken away .rom the radicals and he didn't use good judgment. which has now cost the live
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2017 4:45pm EDT
of veterans affairs in butler township, butler county, pennsylvania, as the sergeant joseph george kusick v.a. community living center. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from florida, mr. dunn, and the gentleman from california, mr. takano, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida. mr. dunn: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days to revise and . tend their remarks the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. dunn: mr. speaker, i yield to myself as much time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. dunn: mr. speaker, i rise today in support of h.r. 2210, a bill to designate the department of veterans affairs community living center in butler county, pennsylvania, as the sergeant joseph george kusick v.a. community living center. sergeant kusick served in the united states special forces during the vietnam war. november 8, 1967, sergeant kusick was ambushed by enany forces, wounded and refusing aid, he remained in the midst of battle. the
CSPAN
Feb 15, 2017 4:30pm EST
hussein's hands, we had many who -- other countries that joined with us. president george w. bush was going to liberate iraq, as so many democrats, who had screamed at president george w. bush, as troops were moving into iraq after the liberation of kuwait screaming stop, stop, stop, they are giving up. president george w. bush orders the stoppage and immediately thereafter, the democrats are screaming for him to stop, began berating bush, because he didn't finish the job in iraq. some of those same people were around to condemn his son when he actually did finish the job. there was yellow cake uranium at was taken out that showed that the joseph wilson that apparently said one thing to to . agents and testified something totally different, who said something totally different from his original interview when he got back from africa. e was heralded as a here ooveh - heralded by the mainstream media. and reflecting back, as i did earlier today as so much from my democratic friends in judiciary was made about connections between the trump administration and russia, it's just hard no
CSPAN
Jun 20, 2017 6:00pm EDT
: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise tonight to recognize george logostades, chairman and c.e.o. of the libra group, a private organization in my congressional district that's dedicated to bolstering local communities through education and business programs. george is a visionary who recognizes the value of promoting startup businesses as a catalyst for financial self-sufficiency, economic development, and job creation. in 2015, george created the american entrepreneurship award, a nonprofit with one goal in mind, to make prix enterprise accessible to every underserved community across our nation. this friday, june 23, george will host a.e.a.'s annual awards ceremony in our home city of miami where george will announce the winners of the 2017 business plan competition from miami and the brn,. the awardees will receive a cash prize as well as vital consultation and mentorship to get their new business ventures off the ground. i'd like to thank george for his leadership in promoting innovation and i look forward to his future success as well as the a.e.a.'s. thank you so much, mr. speaker
CSPAN
Jun 27, 2017 1:59pm EDT
george washington of ireland was a prominent historical figure known for his role in the irish rebellion of 1803 and or his classic speech from the dock to gain irish independence. the small national park service reservation that is redesignated by this bill includes a statue of robert emmet originally cast in 1916 by irish american artist jerome connor. in april of last year, the statue was rededicated at a ceremony that also marked the centennial of the 1916 easter rising. the statue and park located just a few blocks from the irish embassy are a source of pride to the irish community. i wish to thank representative crowley for his sponsorship of this bill and also mr. jack 'brien of the ancient order of hibernians for his tireless support and his life-long dedication to irish cultural projects. i urge adoption of the measure and reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. beyer: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized.
CSPAN
Jul 11, 2017 4:01pm EDT
an acre of federal land within the boundary of the george washington memoria parkway of the national park service to the department of transportation and transfers from the department of transportation approximately half of an acre of federal land within the boundary of the turner fairbank highway research center of the federal highway administration. the transfer centers on colonial farm road which provides public access to claud moore colonial farm and also serves as an entrance road to the turner fairbank highway research center and as a secondary entrance to the central intelligence agency. the configuration of the property lines between the farm and research center requires farm -- requires farm staff to travel across research center property to access their facilities. the three federal agencies have discussed concerns over crossing property lines. the need to have uninterrupted access to the properties and the need to improve security near perimeter fencing of the research center. the agencies have identified properties suitable for exchange on their boundary which is
CSPAN
Feb 6, 2017 6:30pm EST
coming to this special place as a 10-year-old coming down the george washington parkway in virginia. with excitement to see our nationalmon youments and the capitol in which i now speak. we americans approach this city with awe. as we know how washington is intertwined with this nation's history and this city guards the declaration of independence and the constitution and hosts the very government that our constitution envisioned. those founding documents frame a republicic grounded in the sovereignty of the people, subject to the protection of alienable rights such as right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. nowhere is the view of this city more beautiful than from the hills of arlington, virginia, where is the resting place of john f. kennedy. one cannot think of president kennedy of his inaugural address which is a call to action for a new generation of americans. that call was grounded in the exceptional nature of our land. yet, president kennedy said, the same revolutionary beliefs are still at issue around the globe. the belief that the rights of man come not from the
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Jun 27, 2017 3:59pm EDT
years. president george washington sent a personal letter to the congregation to honor its members and wish them well. since then, numerous presidents have made similar gestures, each one act noning the congress regation's longevity and importance to the jewish community. i would also like to acknowledge their importance and congratulate them on reaching this impressive milestone. i know this religious community will continue to serve, a caring -- will continue to serve a care, faithful, integral role in savannah, georgia. the speaker pro tempore: are there any further one-minute requests? the chair lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mr. stivers of ohio for today through thursday, june 29. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the request is granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2017, the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. murphy is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority leader. mr. murphy: thank you, mr. murphy: thank you, mr. speaker. tonight i'm joined by a number of members her
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2017 6:00pm EDT
for the chief, george washington, who said, and i paraphrase, we can never expect young men and women to rise to the occasion to fight for our country and for our freedom unless we take care of those who have already sacrificed on the the battlefield. so the wonderful thing about serving on the committee for veterans affairs, mr. speaker, is that it is completely bipartisan. this is all about our veterans. we just love them in the state of maine. 66,000 veterans strong in our second district of maine, mr. chairman. and we have one of the highest percentage of our population that are veterans in the country. and we're very, very proud of that. must say that in my dealings first military hospital in the country, it's about 150 years old now they set up to take care of civil war veterans about 150 years ago, but in talking to the folks there, they made clear to me one of the biggest problems they have, and it's ongoing, how do we hire quickly and retain the best quality doctors, nurses and medical technicians to care for our heroes. that's why i'm so excited and grateful for this o
CSPAN
Jul 17, 2017 6:30pm EDT
butler township as the sergeant joseph george kusick. the speaker pro tempore: will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house proceedings for political or commercial purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of representatives.] the speaker pro tempore: on this vote the yeas are 401, the nays are zero. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid upon the table. the unfinished business is the vote on the gentleman from virginia, mr. goodlatte, to suspend the rules and pass h.j.res. 9 on which the yeas and nays were ordered. the clerk will report the of the joint resolution. the clerk: house joint resolution 92. joint resolution granting the consent and approval of congress for the commonwealth of
CSPAN
May 25, 2017 8:59am EDT
to be free after sexual abuse of a child. prince george's county police officers responded to a home in laurel, maryland, based on a report of a missing 7-year-old child known as b.h. officers found the child at the fence that separated her house and her neighbor's house. upon investigate it was uncovered that the neighbor, anthony palomino coronado, a 19-year-old male, had sexually molested the child. found the l the your hild -- found the person guilty for the purpose of producing a visual of the misconduct, in other words, child pornography. incredibly, the fourth circuit vacated the defendant's conviction, finding there was insufficient evidence the defendant's sexual abuse of the 7-year-old girl was, quote, for the purpose of, end quote, creating an image of such conduct. the court found that though the defendant engaged in sexual conduct with a child, quote, the fact that only one image was produced militates against finding that his intent in doing so was to take a picture, end quote. essentially the court decided that the defendant had engaged in sexual conduct with a 7-year-
CSPAN
Aug 4, 2017 1:00pm EDT
george kusich v.a. living center. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to section 3-b of house resolution 481, the house stands adjourned until 11:00 a.m. on tuesday this afternoon on c-span, the special presidential envoy for the global coalition to counter prices will be briefing reporters at the state department scheduled for 3:30 eastern. attorney general jeff sessions today announced justice department is considering changes to the policy on cnet -- the painting news organizations in an effort to identify people leaking organization to journalists.
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2017 7:59pm EDT
stockpiles, saving money and making the world safer. presidents ronald reagan and george h.w. bush were at the forefront of this effort with the start one -- with the start one and start two treaties. there's a long precedent of negotiating these treaties in a bipartisan fashion because these leaders knew that a world with less of these weapons meant a safer world for all of us. yet over the last several years, our nuclear weapons proliferation has continued on auto pilot. right now we're on track to pend $1.2 trillion on unneeded nuclear weapons. in fact, the pentagon has concluded that already united states security needs could be met with one third fewer strategic war heads deployed than new start limits of 1,550. we can and should safely right size the arsenal as envisioned by ronald reagan and the first president bush. that's why these treaties are so important. they hold us and our adversaries accountable. we see some confusing signals from the administration, at times appearing to favor nuclear escalation, while at the same time being deeply concerned about managing costs. t
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Jun 26, 2017 6:29pm EDT
senate, culminating in a two-year, bipartisan, bicameral effort issued by president george bush on june 6 of 2006. since the declaration, the white house has issued annual proclamations recognizing june as caribbean american heritage month and it gives those of us of caribbean american heritage great honor and a real opportunity to extol and let other americans know about the contributions, the issues that are important to us. we want to thank you, congresswoman lee, for bringing that forward and ushering that through. it is really, we feel, quite often that we get subsumed, that the experiences of caribbean americans often get glossed over. we want to thank you for the -- for affording us the opportunity to have this month to be able to talk among ourselves and among other americans about the things that we have done. so at this time, i would yield five minutes to you to discuss health care as well as caribbean american heritage month. thank you. ms. lee: thank you very much. i want to thank you, congresswoman blast debt, for hosting this special order, for your kind words, and also fo
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May 23, 2017 3:59pm EDT
chief, george washington, who said in effect that we can never expect our young men and women to step forward and serve our country in uniform unless and until we make sure we take care of those who have already returned from the battlefield. now, in the state of maine, mr. speaker, we love our veterans. we have about 125,000 of our heroes in our state of maine, more than half of which in the rural part of our state, the second congressional district of maine that i'm honored to represent. and i think it is a great idea and about time that we make sure that we come before the american people, republicans and democrats together, to make sure our veterans receive a cost-of-living adjustment, those who have been disabled as a result of their service for our country. with that, mr. speaker, mr. chairman, again, thank you very much. i ask all members my republicans and democrats on this committee, in this body to please support h.r. 1329. it is the right thing to do to give a cost of living increase to our veterans. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from min
CSPAN
May 2, 2017 5:59pm EDT
paintings. and in one of these paintings, george washington is depicted. he is resigning his commission before the continental congress. this painting occupies a pride of place in our nation's capital because it shows a profound and historic shift in the understanding of power. general washington won the revolutionary war. he enjoyed the support of his army. yet, he was not tempted to use at power for his own glorification. and instead, he returned it to the people. power is a tricky thing. it can be absolutely corrupting or it can be used for great good. exceptional persons throughout story have used power to contribute to civilization. for others, power is a weapon to kill and plunder and to crush others. our country, america, we embrace the noble way. indiana our constitution, in its deepest sense, it really is about one thing -- and in our constitution, in its deepest sense, it really is about one thing. about the proper positioning of power. the proper control of power. and the proper transfer of power. so, mr. speaker, let's now fast forward to a recent event where a pr
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2017 11:59am EST
on, i've only been here under two presidents, president george w. bush, president obama, now the third, president trump. but under the first two administrations i served with, we were told repeatedly that use or he section 215 program he 702 program that allows wiretapping of foreign agents, we were assured, you know, that if an american citizen were picked up, nobody knows the name, it's immediately masked. the conversation is minimized so you don't have access to that. we were told a lot of things that turned out to be lies. and it does appear that snowden was guilty of treason from what we've seen. but nonetheless, what he was released, and he should be tried and if convicted, punished severely. but we -- i sure learned a lot from what got released. i learned that we were lied to ring the obama years about int was or wasn't being done surveiling american citizens. and at least the last part of the bush administration, and it could be the president's -- it could be the presidents didn't know. somebody knew. nd if we do not in this body give president trump the ability to do wha
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Apr 5, 2017 11:59am EDT
presidency. i think the lowest rating ever was with president george w. bush that was at 28% but it took eight years, two unpopular wars and a staggering economy to get to that point. but with president trump, we're already at 35%. and gallup poll says his approval is at 39%. and, you know, and by the way, the caroline hyde, according to kaiser, is -- the affordable care act, according to kaiser, is at 55% approval rating. and the republican congress is about as low as president trump is right now. i'm trying to think of the words to help my colleagues understand what these polls mean. i guess, you know, not good comes to mind, or very, very bad. i don't think even if you tried you could get poll numbers so low so early on in a new congress, so early on in a new administration. and i will say to my friends, the reason for this unpopularity is the way you are conducting business in our government. the closed processes that are being used with regard to legislation i think is unprecedented. there's never been a more one.d congress than this and you were pretty closed last year, last sessio
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Apr 26, 2017 3:59pm EDT
picasso's guernica and george orwell's "animal farm," you didn't have to agree with any painting or sculpture in the capitol complex, right? we have great champions of freedom and justice and the republic who are portrayed all over the capitol complex like abraham lincoln, for example, like rosa parks, like martin luther king, like lyndon johnson, like sojourner truth. you know what, we have people who are traitors to the country, people who were confederate conspirators against the united states like john breaken ridge, a guy who -- breaken ridge, a guy who defected from the union, took up arms against the united states of america and was stripped of his -- what was declared a traitor and stripped of his titles as a former vice president and a former senator. or jefferson davis, the president of the confederacy, who there is a statue of him up. robert e. lee, obviously the confederacy.he john c. calhoun who also defected from the union, took up arms against us. so we had these portraits and statues, these busts of great americans who stood for freedom and justice and equality and t
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May 23, 2017 5:59pm EDT
or obama or trump or george bush budgets, those budgets are a statement of priorities. they are a statement of the what it is ues that that the president thinks is important and how that fits into the american society. and we need to really understand and value a statement that the president that president trump has made in presenting to us his priorities. we ought not to wave it aside and said it is of no consequence and reject it and write our own, which is the tradition. however, it would be a gross it ke not to analyze what is that the president of the united states of america, the strongest, the wealthiest country in the world has proposed. so take a look, america. don't just brush it aside. this is what the president wants. his is what he wants us to be. this is his vision of america. is must tell you, it awful. not my words only. the words of many republican the s of obviously democrats. take a look, america. and what is he proposing? we are going to run through some of this, because we need to understand, members of congress, we americans need to understand what it is that
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2017 6:00pm EST
chamber last night, i thought about george or well. not because of "1984 "ing request. although ied a might -- admit my copy of this novel is sitting on my desk right now and the words, war is peace and ignorance is strength, have been running through my minds over the last several weeks. no, i thought of orwell not because of $1984" but waws of a great essay he once wrote called notes on nationalism. and in this in this essay , he contrasted pay tro -- patriotism and nationalism. two concepts that often get conflated. but at least in his view, they represent two very different things. patriotism, he argued, was a positive emotion. a passionate belief in one's own community. its people, its institutions, its values, its history, its culture. an american patriot today, i would argue, believes in our magnificent constitutional democracy. our constitution. our bill of rights. our judiciary, our judges, our states and our communities. our poets. like emily dickinson and walt whitman and langston hughes. our philosophers like john dewey and ralph waldo emmerson, our ex-trirednafere -- ex
CSPAN
Apr 4, 2017 1:59pm EDT
to pressure. let me do a quick example. george was one of 21,000 people who work frd enron. after working at enron for 30 years , he had $14 -- he had 14,000 shares of company stock valued at $1.3 million. when enron collapsed, he had literally nothing, mr. speaker. all his retirement was in enron stocks. if you haven't watched the movie "enron rlt the smartest guys in the room," or you can read the book by the same name. one image stuck with me. a staff rally where leaders extoled the virtues of the firm whipping them up to buy the stock even when they knew it was worthless. leaders had sold their stock while urblinging employees to buy it. they pressured new employees to buy enron stock to keep the price inflated and usually fired 10% of the workers every year. workers felt pressure to buy stock to show commitment to the firm. i can't support a bill that gives employees fewer protections. i can't support a bill that encourages employees to forego cash in their paychecks in exchange for an unverified investment option. i see you reaching for the gavel, i submit the rest of my com
CSPAN
Mar 10, 2017 6:20pm EST
interesting. here's an nfl, a picture of -- envelope, a picture of george washington printed on it. it says, beware of traitors. and it says, the war for the union. so here's an nfl that was printed -- envelope that was printed as a patriotic envelope during the civil war. it just stuck in this commonplace book. in this common place book. people come in this store all the time and they say do you appraise books and what they really mean is do i buy books often. i do buy them. that's a written appraisal if they want to know something what they really generally want is to sell the books. and you know, they say -- the internet has created everyone's an expert and they're not. i had some guy, bless his heart. he was a very simple man out in the country. he showed up one saturday with a pick up truck full of books. every book had a little slip of paper with a value of a book that he saw online. and he had things like a really, really beat up copy of the decline and fall of the roman empire from the 1930's and he had a value in there of $10,000. and he had seen the first for on online signed
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Feb 1, 2017 12:00pm EST
we all should agree on. in 2007, president george w. bush signed a bipartisan bill to identify individuals ineligible to possess firearms because of severe mental health issues. this rule allows for reporting method to ensure the law is implemented effectively. it is intended to save lives every year in the united states. more than 21,000 people kill themselves, and mental illness is also an important factor. a gun is used in the majority of these cases. the people listed on nicks are the 75,000 dealing with the most severe mental illnesses. these are people who need help, not access to a dangerous weapon like a gun. i think this rule is a critical step. we must close the online gun show loopholes, and must ensure universal background checks. i think we ought to bring to the floor a bill that says that if the f.b.i. and our security agencies have put you on a terrorist watch list and think that you are too bruss to fly on an airplane -- too dangerous to fly on an airplane, you ought not be able to buy a gun. under the way this house is run, we can't even bring those things to t
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May 17, 2017 8:45pm EDT
hale law firm. he served as the director of the 2013, having until been appointed by president george w. bush. before that, he worked as u.s. attorney, serving as chief of the criminal division in the northern district of california, and a prosecutor in boston and washington dc. president trump issued a statement in reaction to the special counsel appointment. he states "there was no collusion between my campaign any foreign entity. i look forward to this matter concluding quickly." house speaker paul ryan issued his own statement this evening. he writes, "i rock on -- i welcome robert moguls rule -- mueller's role." ownpoke about congress is investigation into the ties with russia and the firing of an vi director james comey. paul ryan: there's been a lot of reporting lately. it requires close examination. we need the facts.
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