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CSPAN
Jan 12, 2016 7:00pm EST
in chief during world war ii and always picking the right people and counting on george marshall and dwight eisenhower and earnest king and mark clark and george patton and the rest. he was remarkable. i rank him as one of our two debatest presidents. host: barbara is on the democratic line. ello, barbara. caller: i just had a comment that i think what the president is trying to do at this point in time is a very good thing. not only should they put that into law of all people with mental health problems, not having access to guns, because i have a daughter that open carries and one has mental health problems. at the grassroots problem, i don't feel they should be in the same room along with the locking mechanism and only be fired whose thumbprint fits that gun that would be a definite control. those two are very well and should be instituted in our laws to put some kind of control there. guest: i think it's important for people to understand that we need the second amendment issue with guns was not controversial until recent times. people worked around it. as the national rifle asso
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2016 7:00pm EDT
pals me and george w. bush got to be pals. 2003 coming hillary clinton was senator in new york city. we got to be friends for a while and he got kicked out -- he wrote me letters -- host: we have to get to your point here. did onehillary clinton thing for wall street, one thing for the people. in rhode island. independent. caller: good morning. i'm calling because this whole delegate situation from both the extremelyc have been disturbing to me. i do agree with the democrat woman who called from south carolina. a rhode disturbed as , in york, that today it is a closed primary. i am not a trump supporter at all, however, he does speak to the facts of the situation. island, not only do we have a better, more , when we go into primary, we get to affiliate with either a democratic ballot or a republican ballot. host: do you think this could hurt donald trump? i don't think this necessarily hurts donald trump. it hurts bernie sanders. he's relied more on being able to turn over independents to his side. donald trump has been able to attract different factions. but, this is an issue in yo
CSPAN
Dec 7, 2015 7:00pm EST
generals being interviewed. you think general george patton would have been interviewed? being interviewed. these guys -- and just so you understand. bush -- [laughter] mr. trump: bush, he said yesterday after being interviewed, he is talking about me and saying the nicest things about me. he said 3%, right? he said, some things, i said who says that about an opponent? you'll find what he said. he said very nice things. if you look at what happens, where he is upset with me because he says, the tone, the tone of donald trump is not nice. and i said all the time, we have people whose heads are being chopped off in the middle east because they are christian and for other reasons and being dumped and drowned in steel cages. hillary said the same thing. mr. trump's tone is not nice. these people are living in a different planet, different planet. [cheers and applause] and remember what i said about hillary. we need somebody's who is strong and with incredible energy and incredibility intelligence. i know a lot of tough people but they are not smart. we need to you. we need -- we ar
CSPAN
Dec 8, 2015 7:00pm EST
the administration's policies. we know the last five years of george w. bush presidency, his administration was vigorously prosecuting gun violations. but this administration has never prosecuted in the seven years and has never prosecuted as the bush administration did in those times. d we find out, not only were this they were not progress in the last five years of the bush administration, but in recent years, they have been cutting back on the prosecution of gun vigses. we find out in 01, gun violation prosecutions by this administration diminished. and we find out in 014, they diminished even further by this administration. and we find out in 015, this administration sket a record for the last seven rears of prosecuting fewer gun violation crimes than any administration -- well, this was the lowest year, any of his last seven years. the administration as they have increased the demand for more gun control to take guns away from law-abiding citizens, they have been decreasing the number f gun violations they have prosecuted and promote more george w. bush control and what
CSPAN
Feb 24, 2016 8:00pm EST
judiciary and circuit court nominations. president george h.w. bush. in 2015, the first year as chairman with the senate confirming 11 judicial nominations. it was the fewest confirmed ever. it might be a little bit much. certainly in the last 50 to 75 years. it gets worse than that, my friend. the entire 102nd congress with joe biden as chair, they confirmed 120 nominees. 11 under chairman grassley. focusing on the actions and results. joe biden honored his constitutional obligation by considering, confirming, and visiting with nominees in a timely fashion even though they were the republican presidential nominees. i can't say the same of the committee today. as chairman, joe biden did his constitutional duty to the supreme court. , it was the last year of reagan. justice souter and thomas. let's focus on thomas a little bit. thomas got 52 votes and squeaked through the senate. have forcedor could a cloture vote. we didn't do that. now a controversial person -- we have seen along hearing and a long debate in the senate. it was voted down. other nominees have been voted down. bu
CSPAN
Sep 12, 2016 7:00pm EDT
that. scott brown far while did delay he socialized medicine program and george washington couldn't have called the affordable care act because george washington tell a lie. probably the worst example of a lame duck session we have seen. at least it was a december session rather than a lame duck session, because it wasn't in an election year. now we're sitting in an election year. we'll elect a new president. by the time the sun comes up on the morning of november 9, odds are we will know clearly who the next president of the united states is going to be. probably have a better -- a good idea that evening before we go to bed. maybe the polls will give us a strong indication going into that day and the exit polls that take place during the day will be released as the polls close and give us a sense of how it breaks across the country. it's an exciting time. but whether the president, the next president of the united states is going to be hillary clinton or whether it's going to be donald trump, is a question that no one at this point knows. and for this congress to make conclusive --
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2016 7:00pm EST
presidents, president reagan and george bush and george w. bush. it only worked for president reagan because we have never been on an eight year sugar high where we cut taxes and spend like crazy. jobs when were went back down to invest in the middle class and lift people up from the bottom. that is what i am trying to do. we had 40% more jobs. 95% of people have higher income games -- gains. the middle class did better. the middle class did 70% better. the working class did twice as well. the thing i am most proud of is the bottom 20% of earners increased their income 30 times sense president reagan. we get it together. the highest income gains were among african-american families led by an followed by latino families and then everyone else gained as well. it is the only time that has happened to come as far as i know. why? we made a deliberate decision that nobody could be successful until everybody could rise. that is what this election is about. [applause] bill clinton: first you need to have ladders for more good jobs and higher incomes. hillary proposes, among other things, that we bui
CSPAN
Nov 29, 2016 7:00pm EST
the department of transportation. she's a former labor secretary and the george w. bush administration, married to senate republican majority leader mitch mcconnell of kentucky. up next on c-span, house majority leader kevin mccarthy talks about repealing the affordable care act, then senator bob corker, who chairs the senate foreign's relation committee discusses his meeting with president-elect donald trump. after that, senate judiciary committee chair sen. grassley meets with senator jeff sessions was donald trump's k for attorney general. ♪ announcer: c-span's washington journal, live, every day with the news and policy issues that impact you. coming up wednesday morning, democratic vice chair congressman eric swalwell talks about the democrats legislative agenda in the next congress and political messaging and strategy. then, intelligence committee member congressman chris stewart on president-elect trump's emerging security team and four on ellis he challenges. new york magazine select all senior max read on his article, fake news and whether the internet is a re
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2016 7:00pm EDT
issue. george mcgovern and bob dole worked together in the 1970's to strengthen our food and nutrition programs. but now, in this chamber, these issues have become controversial. and it is sad because there are a lot of people in this country depending on us to find ways to end hunger in america. they're depending on us to make surer that kids, when they go to school, have access to nutritious food. and that they have access to nutritious food during the summer months as well. why are my friends making it so difficult? enough of this. stop beating up on the most vulnerable people in this country. let's come together, let's reject this awful draft of the child nutrition re-authorization bill. let's come together and do this right. it's the least we can do. with that, i yield back my time. mr. scott: thank you. thank you for all your advocacy on ending hungerer. -- hunger. thank you very much. i now yield to the gentleman from kale, mr. takano. -- from california, mr. takano. mr. takano: thank you, mr. speaker. i appreciate the time allotted. in my 24 years as a public schoolteacher i le
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2015 7:00pm EST
, general george c. marshall observed the post-world war i conditions. he urged american involvement in support of recovery knowing that it is logical that the united states should do whatever it is able to do in returning normal economic health in the health without which there can be no political stability and assured peace. those words apply to ukraine today as it did to western europe. our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos. its purpose should be the revival of a working economy in the world so as to permit the emergence of political and social conditions in which free institutions can exist. he added that struggling nations must take the lead in their own rebuilding and that america's role should be a supporting one. it was really remarkable to go back and to look at the films of the berlin airlift from world war ii and see what this country did. this crisis is not commensurate with what happened after world war ii. but we have a model. we know what to do. why aren't we doing it? i would like to insert into t
CSPAN
Jun 21, 2016 7:00pm EDT
support children and families. i also want to thank pam rodriguez and george williams who are tasked in chicago as well as nancy young with children and family futures for sharing their expertise about what policies work to support parents affected by substance abuse so that we can strengthen families. finally, this is not a perfect deal but -- perfect bill, but it is a historic bill and a unique opportunity to strengthen families. i look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to enact additional support for kinship care givers, enhanced services for expectant and parent and foster -- and parenting foster youth, and to protect the social security benefits of foster youth. i attended a high school graduation last friday. and the young lady who got the biggest applause was one whose mother and grandmothers -- and grandmothers both had chied -- died within the last three years. she also has given birth to two children. but she graduated with honors. and it is the assistance and help that we give to these young people who really prove that we can have an effective welfare help sys
CSPAN
May 23, 2016 7:00pm EDT
re-authorized five times. most recently in 2006 under a republican president. president george bush. who was with us on that glorious day on the 50th anniversary of the selma to montgomery march, to make sure that his support for the voting rights act of 1965 was there. and so i say to you, in 10 years, since 2006, when we re-authorized voting rights act of 1965, overwhelmingly in both house of congress, overwhelmingly we re-authorized the voting rights act for 25 years, had it not been for the shelby decision, which gutted section 5, which provided that preclearance formula, and made the full protections of the voting rights act null and void we would still be living under a regime where, as the said, it so rightly was not only the deep south states that were part of the coverage formula, but new york was a part of the coverage formula as well. so you know, the supreme court in the shelby decision really issued a challenge to congress, to come up with a modern-day formula. the challenge was that we shouldn't hold alabama, states like alabama and the deep south, for past discriminat
CSPAN
May 24, 2016 7:00pm EDT
. she's a first generation immigrant, struggling to pay tuition at george mason university and now works odd jobs to make ends meet. her experience at the pentagon has inspired her to go to law school to help workers defend their rights. mr. chairman, research shows that federal contractors break federal laws somewhat on a regular basis. the u.s. senate report, for example, found that over 30% of the biggest penalties for law breaking were filed against the biggest u.s. contractors. people who the procurement process got money from the u.s. taxpayer. but workers aren't the only ones who would benefit from this new office. this new office would also benefit law-abiding businesses, mr. chairman, and high road employers, employers who play by the rules, but who get put at a competitive disadvantage because they obey the law. the office of good jobs would direct taxpayer dollars to american businesses that play by the rules and ensure that cheaters don't get a leg up. it is unfair for companies willing to cut corns. now the federal government is going to give your competitors that are willin
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2015 7:00pm EST
ahead in society. . sunday morning at 10:00 we look back at the 2000 campaign of george w. bush, his announcement to run while in new hampshire, and his visits to a lemonade stand, tour of local small businesses, and a pumpkin festival. bush went on to win the general lection defeating al gore. then "why nato" on the efforts of general dwight eisenhower to convince 12 other nations to support the treaty. >> in december, 1950 the north atlantic council decided to give to a single commander, general eisenhower, sufficient authority to organize, equip, and train an integrated nato force for the defense of europe. the task before him was unprecedented. though each of the nato countries would see to the supply and support of its own national forces the supreme commander would be responsible for the coordination into a single international force. >> and at 8:00 the changing of mary l discussion todd lincoln and why some of her critics labeled her crazy. for our complete schedule go to -span.org. >> earlier today former federal reserve chair alan greenspan said extending the visa progr
CSPAN
Apr 28, 2016 7:00pm EDT
able to feed all those employees that are working the dinner. >> 12 years that means george w. bush and barack obama have been your two presidents. have you had the chance to meet either one of them? andre: no, unfortunately. i hope one day i get a picture one with -- with one of the presidents. i think that would be nice. but no, i don't get to meet them. i have season mrs. obama walk through the kitchen quickly a couple of times. >> on her way to this event or other events? >> to other events. but that's it. >> what's your biggest worry? andre: failure. >> what kind of failure? andre: just anything that i didn't think of something that could go wrong and does go wrong. at -- it is a high profile group. but every group here, i would say half of them are high profile system of from a chef's standpoint you're concerned from, you know, last week, two weeks ago, to groups coming in, maybe get a little less sleep with white house correspondents' dinner but you know, i don't stress over it. ou didn't know i was 90. i just walk through the process, every process, every step that we do tha
CSPAN
Jun 9, 2016 7:00pm EDT
these. and our constituents like them. take a look at the december, 2012, politico, george washington battleground poll, 75% approve of them. january, 2013, "the hill," six in 10 approve. look what happened in december, 3% across the board cut. in march they did a 4% across the board cut. why is it that our governors do these? because they work. because department heads like to be able to go in there and find a way to cut a little bit more in that budget and still meet the needs that the people have said they want to see their government meet. we have $19.3 trillion in debt. we are working to get the cost of government down. but we have to do a little bit more. this is a way to engage rank and file federal employees. to say to them, it is time for us to get our fiscal house in order. a penny on the dollar, that is what our constituents are doing. we should do likewise. it is what our states are doing. because they can't crank the printing press. they can't go borrow money. they can't have more of our debt that is owned by china and japan and opec. and the entities that own
CSPAN
May 12, 2016 8:14pm EDT
. keep in mind, george bush came to presidency, there was a $10 trillion debt -- i mean surplus, sorry. surplus over 10 years. i misspoke. it was $7 trillion over 10 years. for,ith two wars unpaid causing trillions of dollars. and tax cuts not being paid for. that is long since gone. that is surplus. they can talk about that. they -- talk about how how trump has said they think that they should default on america's debt. people need to take less money. that is what he said. he does not want to pay our national debt. that there is little distance between him and the republican leader. senator mcconnell has taken america to the brink of the monopolies of which is shutting this great government down for 17 days, closed, out of business. so, donald trump and the republicans have a long conversation, a lot of talk about. at some point in the conversation, donald trump should talk to the senior senator of kentucky. he owes his candidacy to the leader and the policies of obstruction, anti-women, anti-women, anti-muslim, anti-obama, antienvironment. everything obama has done in the last eight
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2015 7:00pm EST
. michael. alifornia, bar rah cooper, 25, chen wan hong, 20, veronica weiss, 19, george chen, 19 years old. mr. peters: rose berg, oregon, october 1, 2015. lawrence lavine, 57 years old. kim deeths, 59. is a re-- serena, 4. jason johnson, 33. von taylor onsbach, 30 years old. lucas ibold, 18 years old. gwen cooper, 18 years old. rebecca karns, 18. albuquerque, new mexico, january 13, 2013, greg griego, 51 years old. sara griego, 40. thank you, mr. speaker, i'll be back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized. >> thank you, mr. speaker mr. thompson: this yeek the government accountability office found that the environmental protection agency broke federal laws by promoting its highly controversial watts of the united states role. while the clean water act needs clarifying this rule would drastically expand federal jurisdiction beyond the historical limits of the law and would app
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2015 7:00pm EST
adopted through a process that involves public participation. that wasn't from ronlt reagan or george bush. that was barack obama. each agency where feasible and appropriate shall seek the views of those who are likely to be affected. not ronald reagan. not george bush. but barack obama. this stuff makes sense. open the process up. let the american people see the impact and the rules that are being proposed. just like in every other government agency. the e.p.a. shouldn't get special treatment. transparency, good government, american involvement from the people and the process is what this amendment is about. i would encourage all of my colleagues to support good government and a great amendment and i would reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the gentleman from new jersey is recognized. mr. pallone: madam chair, let me just say that this process with the e.p.a. is very transparent. they do consider cause and i disagree with the gentleman. i would urge opposition to this amendment. i yield back the balance of my time. the chair: th
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2016 7:00pm EDT
the voting rights act. and then in 2006 president george w. bush signed into law the re-authorization of the voting rights ac. this significant piece of -- act. this significant piece of civil rights legislation enacted into law, and then re-enacted on every single occasion with the signature of a republican president. indicating that voting participation in the franchise, having the american people in their full, gorgeous mosaic, elect their representatives, is an american thing. but all of a sudden, it's become controversial. now, i don't know if the timing of the election of our current president has anything to do with that. historians will make that analysis as they move forward. it's above my pay grade. but i just find it interesting that this notion of voter fraud , which was always a fiction put forth by the defenders of the race-based southern hierarchy to deny african-american the right to vote, and was not an issue when richard nixon was elected, wasn't an issue when reagan was elected, wasn't an issue when george herbert walker bush was elected, it wasn't an issue when geo
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2016 7:00pm EST
of george w. bush this country lost 650,000 jobs. in almost eight years of barack obama, we've gained more than 15 million private sector jobs. 79 consecutive months of private sector job creation. the deficit has been reduced by more than $1 trillion. under the presidency of barack obama. when he came into office, the unemployment rate was at 10%, now it's at 5%. when barack obama took office, the stock market was at 6,000, ow it's over 18,000. when 20 million americans who were priestly uninsured now n.o.w. have health coverage and more than 300 million americans dent have to worry about being denied health coverage because of a pre-existing condition or as a result of the presidency -- all as a result of the presidency of barack obama. i could go on and on but america is a better place today because of the 44th president of the united states of america. but of course now we find ourselveses in a situation where we have to continue to address the issues of great importance to the american people in this democratic republic, time marches on. as abraham lincoln once referenced, we're
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2016 7:00pm EST
served in the administration of george h.w. bush from 1989 to 1993, 24 years. and three two-term presidents, two democrat, one republican. anyone familiar with life in the beltway would certainly see that the city's traffic has become unbearable. and the number of places to eat has really been improved in those 24 years. but tonight, i don't want to talk about the enrichment of life along the national mall with new monuments to f.d.r. and m.l.k. and new visionary sites such as the native american museum and now our african-american museum. instead, it's not urbanization or night life that's happened that i've noticed that i talk about when i see my constituents. but it's really the changes i see in public policy as i wander back, like rip van winkle, 20 years later, through our nation's capital. the politics and productivity of our city are more stymied and less successful than my experience in the executive branch led by george h.w. bush or even in my service as a legislative aide on the senate banking committee staff back during the days of the first term of president reagan. t
CSPAN
Feb 29, 2016 7:30pm EST
the economy around. he inherited a train wreck from george bush and gotten the economy back on track, not a single member from the other side of the aisle voted for the stimulus package which was necessary to sthries the economy and build it up. 71 consecutive months of private private sector jobs. the unemployment rate has gone from 10% to under 5%. d the deficits have been reduced. gas prices are below $2 and americans now have health coverage. and not a sink will one of those accomplishments occurred with a vote from the other side of the aisle. what is it about this president that you don't like? and now in his final term, by the way, speaking to strict constructionalist, when you look at the united states constitution, i can't find a three-year term. i can't find it. the four-year term. .he 325 days left and all we are asking is that you do your job. it's pretty simple. give whoever the president puts forth, a fair hearing. you have the votes to defeat any of his nominees. so let me ask my colleague from ohio, what i haven't been able to understand, this justice who agrees
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2016 7:00pm EDT
koskinen's i.r.s. has behaved, you'd be looking at huge penalties and maybe prison time. george will, noted conservative, congress should impeach the i.r.s. commissioner or risk becoming obs lute. le -- obsolete. red state, why the impeachment of the i.r.s. commissioner is a sign that congress might actually work. you see, the american people have given up on congress. congress is the legislative branch which is a co-equal branch of government. it should be a check on the executive branch. and the judicial branch for that matter. and yet congress has shriveled up and atrophied so much, the american people have given up on congress ever doing anything about corruption at high levels of our government. and then americans for tax reform. why congress should impeach i.r.s. commissioner john koskinen. quote, since then, koskinen has failed toe are reform the i.r.s. with the agency becoming increasingly politicized. under koskinen, the agency destroyed several sources of lois lerner's emails while he gai numerous false statements to congress under oath, end quote. it's very clear, ver
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2016 7:00pm EDT
assaults up over 1800 illegals released by st. george cities -- sanctuary crimes,ommitted more including rape and child sex abuse. they encourage further illegal immigration and waste public resources as they force the federal government to find and arrest deportable criminals already taken into custody by local law enforcement. this spring, i advocated for legislation in the louisiana that would increase the safety by incentivizing the government agencies to follow the law. because of this effort, lafayette parish is no longer a sanctuary city parish. the city of new orleans has changes policy allowing the police to cooperate with federal authorities. light, this bright committee has already provided a catalyst for change. i'm not trying to become the immigration police. between catching child predators, rooting out corruption and fighting federal overreach, i have more than enough to do. but i'm here to push for change because the administration has not only decided not to enforce the law, but they have used their power to coerce local jurisdictions in my state to institute century cit
CSPAN
Jan 6, 2016 7:00pm EST
from george mason university. they did a good report, the consequences of acouple mation and something that is still on the books. the food and strug strays have creating rules. there is still a regulation that strings the wibt of on canned string beans. that's still on the books. you are breaking laws. this is the kind of stuff that should be out there. they have the liability hanging over their head. what was in 190e6, somebody thousand thought that was a good rule. but it's not anymore. it is burdensome and still on the books. let's have a bipartisan group of people look at this and find the width of stringbeans. that's what the scrub act does and what jason smith is talking about. it was according to the "wall street journal," the e.p.a. had gar treated as a dangerous chemical and it wasn't until just last month the e.p.a. said it isn't a dangerous chemical and the f.d.a. prevailed. but there are conflicts, a commission looking at this with commissionals, staffs, are going to find these regulations and try to go, weed them out of the it will streamline what they are doing
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2016 7:00pm EDT
support to belgium after the terrorist attacks in brussels. on c-span2 book tv, the discussion on george washington's political career and on c-span3, the congressional gold medal ceremony for the soldiers in the 1965 selma to montgomery voting ights marches. c-span's "washington journal" live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. coming up wednesday morning, republican congressman leonard lance of new jersey talks about the 21st century cures act and progress being made to get the legislation passed by the senate. mr. lance will also discuss colorectal cancer awareness month which takes place this month and being named champion of health care innovations. then democratic delegate eleanor holmes norton of the district of columbia on infrastructure and issues involving the d.c. metro, including a recent shutdown of the system. she'll also discuss the flint, michigan water crisis and oversight. be sure to watch "washington journal" beginning live at 7:00 a.m. eastern up, remarks from president obama and cuba. republicanr from lawmakers on the brussels attack and the presid
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2016 7:00pm EDT
, the george w. bush administration reclassified overburden as fill. this cleared the path for it to e dumped in mountain valleys once teaming with life. if overburden was not enough, the definition of fill was expanded also to include materials such as wood chips, construction debris and plastics. as a result, every year 120 miles of head water streams are buried in mining debris. these so-called valley fills can be more than a mile long each and hundreds of feet deep. this overburden doesn't just take up space, it's also an environmental hazard. mining debris can contain chemicals and toxins that pose health risks to humans and ecosystems alike. for example, studies have found substantially higher levels of a material, a mineral that is tox to fish in high doses, in rivers near mountaintop mine sites. these hazard out -- hazardous substances also pose real dangers to the down stream users of the of the water. overburden dumping and the mining that causes it produce soil erosion and waterway siltation. a 2008 e.p.a. study found that 90% of streams down stream of surface mining had i
CSPAN
Feb 2, 2016 7:46pm EST
george w. bush. maybe almost 20 years. this is caroline. caroline had a long plane flight last night but she wanted to come up on stage and say hello to you. caroline is 7. can you say hi, babe? [applause] she is a little shy. but she wore her exclamation mark sweater this morning. this is a good morning to be a republican. [applause] you can go down if you want. catherine is 5 and she is not with us today. she had a very important engagement for consistenter garden this morning -- kindergarten this morning. we're sad she's not with us. i wanted to spend a couple minutes here with you this morning. ted is on his way, he's just a few minutes out. and i always love being able to introduce ted when he's not in the room. then i can really say whatever i want. [laughter] but i want to spend the time this morning telling you just a couple things about ted. three things really. that caused me to fall in love with hit you have a very, very important decision to make on february 9. and it's just a few days away now. if i could give you something to take home with you that you didn't hav
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2016 7:00pm EDT
accepted a low-level job as a federal prosecutor in president george h w bush's administration and took a 50% pay cut. traded in the elegant office for a windowless closet that smelled of stale cigarette smoke. this was a time when crime here in washington had reached epidemic proportions, and he wants to help, and he quickly made a name for himself going after corrupt politicians and violent criminals. his sterling record as a prosecutor led him to the justice department where he oversaw some of the most significant prosecutions in the 1990's, including overseeing every aspect of the federal response to the oklahoma city bombing. in the aftermath of that act of terror, when 168 people, many of them small children, were murdered, merrick had one evening to say good-bye to his own young daughters and boarded a plane to oklahoma city. and he would remain there for weeks. -- four weeks. and worked side by side with first responders, rescue workers, local and federal law enforcement. he led the investigation and supervised the prosecution that brought timothy mcveigh to justice. but pe
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2016 7:00pm EDT
that. as i pointed out before, both president reagan and president george h.w. bush did it as well. it takes a long time to make a wire transfer to iran because u.s. sanctions against iran are so powerful and so comprehensive that there are virtually no banking relationships between the united states and iran. therefore, wire transfer was not an option it would have taken too long. in order to abide by the settlement, the u.s. government had to make an immediate payment. so mr. chairman, that's the reason i will have to oppose this amendment even though i appreciate that the chairman is seeking to clarify and make -- clarify the bill and make it better. and i reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from california is recognized. , royce: reclaiming my time mr. chairman. i will just make the following points. did have another way to ansfer any agreed upon settlement without transferring palettes of cash. we know that because the administration had made other transfers to iran, so this bill does not withdraw the u.s. from the claims tribunal or al
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will be voting to sustain the president's veto former ael mukasey, the attorney general under george w. bush, steven headly, the former national security , visor for that president richard clark, the former white house counterterrorism advisor for bill clinton and george w. bush, thomas pickering, the former united states ambassador to the united nations, all gree that we must be considerate of the long-term interests of our own country. and so for the foregoing reasons and those stated by the national security experts, the international law scholars, the president of the united states, i find that i must vote to . stain the president's veto and mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from virginia is recognized. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to override the president's veto. it is the right thing to do. it is the right thing to let american citizens have access to their courts for torts, for terrorist attacks that occur on american soil. this bill is a m
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enter the fray ? who might they be? george clooney? he certainly has taken political positions. darfur, in work in africa. it is a very intoxicating kind of forum, and if you have a profile, by one means, you might want to use it in the political realm as well. kanye west, whether it is deranged or not, he is talking about it for a reason. though.teresting, when al franken entered the toate, he assiduously tried tamp down his celebrity profile, and to stop acting like a celebrity, like a comedian. he became studious and serious and took his place in the back of the line of the u.s. senate, which is a strict seniority system. i do not know that that is what celebrities have in mind, to gain political power. i do not know that that is what they would be doing it for, to become someone other than themselves. draw, is a very powerful so i would not be surprised to see more going forward. on our republican line, we have lisa calling in from new york. you're on with mark warren. guest: i actually -- caller: good morning. i think it is the 24-hour news cycle that caused this. i was watching a
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reaganomics. before becoming the president, the vice president tonight -- presidential pick, george h bush economics.he voodoo he ended up becoming the most reliable wingmen resident reagan ever had. we also recognized the similarities are guest shares with the president reagan. a belief in god. american exceptionalism. the power of individual liberty. the importance of fiscal responsibility. the capacity for american business. the need for a strong military to provide a safer world. and a desire to be home with his wife for dinner every night. to ensure that you will make it home tonight, i shall be seated. ladies and gentlemen, it is my great honor to introduce to you governor mike pence. [applause] gov. pence: thank you for that overly generous introduction. i'm very humbled by that. and frankly, quite moved. move that so many of you would come out to welcome me. as well as my favorite oldest daughter. [laughter] this great and important place. the governor wilson and gail, john high bush, the trustees , it, my former colleagues is a joy. it is a privilege to be in reagan country. [appl
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success rate at sustaining vetoes is over 90%. that's a percentage that's higher than president george w. bush, president reagan, president ford and president nixon. reporter: there's a scale probably. mr. earnest: there is a scale. i think it is -- but again, i think that would speak to the effectiveness of the president and his team. reporter: [inaudible] mr. earnest: the president learned about it from public reports. reporter: was he watching the vote take place? mr. earnest: no, the president was on road yesterday. reporter: who told him about it? mr. earnest: i think he read it himself in news reports. reporter: you mentioned in your discussion of jasta earlier that ignorance is not an excuse for lawmakers. does that same maxim, ignorance is not an excuse, apply to secretary clinton professing to have been unaware of the classification markings on her private email? mr. earnest: i'll let secretary clinton and her team talk about what she was thinking about and what she was aware of in the use of her email. reporter: last question, different subject. during the presidential town hal
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clinton would have lost to ted cruz in the popular vote by 4%. hillary clinton would have lost to george w. bush by 8%. she would have lost to marco rubio by 10%, mitt romney by 12%, and she would have lost to the speaker of this house, paul ryan, by 14%. again, note one thing that draws all these matchups together. the fact that the candidate who actually was the nominee of his party would have done worse against any alternative opponent. and the candidate who would have been the nominee of her party would have done worse against any alternative opponent that was tested here. let's continue. ust for those who are curious. if neither of the candidates had been nominated by their parties we would have had some interesting matchups. i'll give you three examples here. i told you already that sanders would have defeated -- senator sanders would have defeated donald trump by 12 points he would have defeated ted cruz by 10 points hsm ewould have defeated marco rubio by four points. interesting matchups, all. but here's the thing. the fact is that the great majority of americans had no choice a
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obama and president george w. bush, to my hometown. it was to celebrate america's promise, a promise that became reality through the sacrifice of blood, sweat and tears of average americans. and we all came on that beautiful day, march 7, 2015, it was glorious. but you know, it was a kumbaya moment in time. we owe more to the sacrifices of those foot soldiers like john lewis than a gold medal. although i was proud to put forth that bill and even prouder to be able to bestow the gold medal to those foot soldiers that did march in the selma to montgomery march. it was a great day. but mr. speaker, we came back to this body, to this house of representatives, and we did absolutely nothing to restore the voting rights act of 1965. there have been several bills that have come forth. there's been voting rights amendment act. , at had bipartisan support both from congressman conyers and congressman sensenbrenner of wisconsin. that bill didn't get more than 30 cow sponsors. then my bill, the voting rights advancement act, which has over 187 co-sponsors. we have to meet in the middle, mr. spea
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