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CSPAN
Jun 18, 2015 9:00am EDT
. china's businesses have the support of their country's import export bank and we need to give our businesses the same certainty. for years the ex-im bank has helped level the playing field for businesses in my district and across this nation empowering and supporting them to grow and conduct business overseas. i've had the opportunity to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support businesses and create jobs in my home district in san bernardino county. there's no reason we can't continue working together to re-authorize the ex-im bank so american workers and businesses have the opportunity to play a role in the global economy. we cannot force american businesses and workers to pay the price for congress' inaction. the ex-im bank doesn't cost taxpayers a cent and has created or maintained 1 1/2 million private sectors jobs since 2007. we need to stop the political games and re-authorize the ex-im bank. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from michigan seek recognition? >> mr. speak
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2017 5:59pm EST
, exporting oil and gas to other nations so they don't feel the pinch that nations like china and russia are putting on them. with that, thanking my friend, mr. young from alaska, my friend, former governor of south carolina, mr. sanford, madam speaker, i would now yield back. the speaker pro tempore: under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2017, the gentleman from california, mr. garamendi, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the minority leader. mr. garamendi: good evening, mr. speaker. and others who are listening and watching. i believe today is monday, the 30th of january. the been 10 days since the inauguration of our new president. and oh, my goodness. has it been an extraordinary 10 days. i just hardly know where to begin. normally i come up here and we talk about how we can grow the american economy, how we can provide jobs, how we can see a return of our manufacturing industries. but i'm compelled today to pick up comments on the last 10 days. i was at a dinner out in california on friday evening. and a wide, wide variety of people from multiple interest grou
CSPAN
Oct 22, 2015 12:00pm EDT
, the united states has allowed itself to become almost entirely dependent on china and other attorney nations for these resources. america has roadblocks to these critical materials has resulted in china producing producing 97% of the world's supply. that is 97%. our current policies are handing china a monopoly on these elements creating a dependence that has serious implications for american jobs, for our economy and for our national security. burdensome red tape, duplicative reviews, frivolous lawsuits and onerous regulations can hold up mining in 10 years. these delays cost american jobs as we become more and more dependent on foreign countries such as china, for these raw materials. the lack of produced strategic and critical minerals is how the u.s. has regulated itself into a 100% dependency on at least 19 critical and unique minerals and earned the united states the unique and unfortunate distinction dead last when it comes to permitting mining projects. the 2014 ranking of countries for mining investment out of 25 major mining countries found that the seven to 10-yea
CSPAN
May 15, 2015 9:00am EDT
republic of china. the clerk: mr. franks of arizona. mr. pittenger of north carolina. mr. hultgren of illinois. the speaker pro tempore: the chair announces the speaker's appointment pursuant to 22 u.s.c. 3003 and the order of the house of january 6 2015, of the following members on the part of the house to the commission of security and cooperation in europe. the clerk: mr. aderholt of alabama. mr. pitts of pennsylvania. mr. hultgren of illinois. and mr. burgess of texas. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from arkansas -- arizona rise? arkansas rise, excuse me. without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, with this being national infrastructure week, i want to call attention to the crisis facing the federal highway trust fund in my home state of arkansas, the highway department has cancelled several projects due to the depletion of the trust fund. we need to finance the trust fund for a long term and keeps our roads and highways safe for travel and commerce. this is
CSPAN
Oct 1, 2015 9:00am EDT
ability to deliver a nuclear warhead to our allies in south korea and to other places. china is building new islands in the western pacific and daring america to come into what they now claim is their new sea space and airspace. russia has pushed into the crimea. it's consolidating its gains. iran has just now been given the ability to get a nuclear weapon. isis and other terrorist groups are running wild in the area that used to be syria and iraq and yemen and libya. and now, now we have russia coming into that same area in syria and using their jets for military purposes and daring us to get until the skies with them. in the middle of all of this we should be having a bipartisan, unified front to tell the world, to tell our adversaries, to tell our allies, and to tell our service men and women that we are united. there is no republican, there is no democrat when it comes to the defense policy of this country. instead, we are going to have a debate not about the defense policy of our country, but about whether we are going to fund other functions of government. whether we are g
CSPAN
Jun 11, 2015 12:00pm EDT
deficit with china cost our nation more than 2.7 million jobs. nearly one million of these jobs mind you, came from communities of color. after these workers lost their job they situation went from bad to worse. these workers saw their wages fall nearly 30% or more than $10,000 a year. the total economic cost of this job loss to these communities is more than $10 billion. that's $10 billion each and every year. we cannot allow another bad trade deal to ship millions more american jobs overseas. we can't allow another bad trade deal to strip billions from struggling communities. we cannot allow this rule or flawed p.a.a. or fast track to pass. make no mistake i support trade. i have the honor of representing the port of oakland and i understand the critical role that trade plays in the economy of my district. in california and also in our country. however, let me just say, trade only grows our economy -- the chair: the gentlelady's time has expired. ms. lee: may i have an additional 30 seconds. ms. slaughter: i'm sorry, we'll be out. ms. lee: this bill is in the fair, not open, not tr
CSPAN
Oct 23, 2015 9:00am EDT
conquer iraq. the u.s. is at odds with russia over syria's civil war. and china is expandingon its territorial claims in the pacific. mr. speaker, frankly, the world's in chaos. while he only has one more year in office, there could not be a worse time for president obama to so selfishly, recklessly push his agenda at the cost of u.s. national security. in god we trust. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yield. props the gentlelady from california seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. ms. chu: i rise today to protect a national treasure. the san gabriel mountains are the crown jewel of los angeles counties, for decades they suffered from a dire lack of resources. this meant that the three million yearly visitors who flock there for the trees, trails, and streams were greeted with graffiti, trash, and safety hazards. for over 10 years i and others who love these mountains fought to get the san gabriels the resources they deserve, and
CSPAN
Jun 2, 2015 12:00pm EDT
discovered a warm-blooded fish for the first time ever and a new species of bird in china. so this is not an age in which discovery is not possible. this is a time for our country when we should be investing in science, in innovation. we have a need to as a country of some -- as i mentioned just some 300 million-plus, when we compete against billion-plus populated countries like china and india, we can't afford to leave any of our young people in the shadows. we can't afford to not invest in science and innovation. i want to thank the chairman for what he's done. i want to tell him that we're going to continue to work with him as we go forward because i believe what we have here today is not a perfect bill but the foundation for what will be i think the best commerce, justice and science bill that could be produced. it's a beginning of that process and i want to thank him and i look forward to the debate and the amendment process, and i would now reserve the balance of my time. the chair: the gentleman from pennsylvania reserves. the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. culberson: than
CSPAN
Jun 16, 2015 12:00pm EDT
infrastructure. right now china is spending 10 times as their percentage of g.d.p. what we are on infrastructure. they're making huge investments in roads bridges ports, rail. meanwhile congress has simply not acted to put us on a competitive path in this global economy. now a lot of debate has occurred here in the last weeks and days about our position in global trade, and we should have a trade deal that protects american jobs. but meanwhile what are we doing about china outspending us on infrastructure, which makes us less competitive? how are we supposed to compete with them when we haven't done anything to deal with our crumbling roads and bridges that are essential to making our manufacturers competitive in delivering their products to market? it's time for bold action, big action on infrastructure like the development of a national infrastructure bank that would leverage public capital with private capital to rebuild our crumbling roads and bridges. mr. speaker, it's long past time for action. there's bipartisan support for this. we need to bring a big infrastructure bill t
CSPAN
Jun 23, 2015 2:00pm EDT
? >> yes. >> a couple on china and then one further. are federal investigators able at this point to exonerate china of culpability in the o.p.m. breach? josh: i haven't heard any firm conclusions from the f.b.i. about who suspects are, who subjects aren't, i refer you to the f.b.i. for a conclusion. >> you would agree that given what we know about chinese cultural sensitivities, if they were innocent and it is within the power of the united states goth to exonerate them amid widespread speculation, that would con deuce to better u.s.-china relations as they're in washington right now. josh: that's something that would be decided by investigators. >> we heard opening statements from the treasury secretary today and others, there seems to be a repetitive quality to these things. we hear year in and year out about how we want frank exchanges and want to find areas for collaboration but certainly we maintain our respective positions but no one is going to lecture anyone and nothing ever comes of it except more o.p.m. breaches. i wonder, what is this accomplishing? josh: james, mr. earne
CSPAN
Oct 21, 2015 12:00pm EDT
elevates the payments of debts to bond holders, including switzerland and the cayman islands, china and they would be paid over the obligations to america's troops, veterans, eniors and students as well as medicare recipients as democratic members of the ways and means put it astutely put it, i quote them, under this legislation, the effect would be to pay china and japan and others first and some americans not at all. we have been down this road before. indeed, the debt limit standoff and government shutdown of 2013 ost an estimated $120 -- 120,000 jobs and disrupted public and credit markets so profoundly that the total estimated borrowing to the government during that crisis totalled approximately $70 million. defaulting on our debt is simply not an option. and h.r. 629 is as treasury secretary jack lew put it, default by another name. we cannot play this game. we need to be about the business of honoring our obligations. the last time we went down this road, our debt rating was lowered and i suggest it may happen again. mr. speaker, i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman
CSPAN
Sep 30, 2015 12:00pm EDT
borders of eastern europe, we have china building islands in the south china sea, we've got isil having established a caliphate of sorts in the middle east, we have a dangerous iran. the worst thing in the world would be to not do this c.r. and then not carry it through to a fuller agreement and undercut our military. so i think the stakes what have we're doing are very, very high here and i want to conclude again by commending my chairman, the committee, our ranking member, for working together as they have this entire year so we can get our bills across as they're doing now -- across, as they're doing now in this process, to buy our leaders time and, frankly, as i now they will do in a normal negotiate on an -- negotiation on an omnibus bill and hopefully on a regular appropriations process next year. again, i urge my fellow members on both sides of the aisle to pass this important piece of legislation. with that i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky reserves. the gentlelady from new york is recognized. mrs. lowey: mr. speaker, i'm very pleased to yield to
CSPAN
Sep 16, 2015 2:00pm EDT
u.k., russia, and china, let alone iran, would agree to come back to the table. and the very sanctions regime we are concerned about would collapse. we need to enforce the sanctions , which they have not. furthermore, the agreement rolled back existing capability for the first time. uranium has to be transported out of the country. 3.67%,el of enrichment, nowhere near it. plutonium actually has to be .ismantled in perpetuity inspections regimes, at the snap of a finger, with the exception of undisclosed sites. what that means is, if somebody says i don't know what is going on over there. maybe nothing. we have to look at it. that has a delay, but it is a delay to review it among our partners, and iran only has three days, not 24, to comply. not to appeal, they have to comply. i think it is a pretty robust regime. so do a lot of back's diplomats, so do a lot of republicans who cannot vote on the deal, like former secretary of state colin powell. they see this for what it is worth, which is a guarantor of a nonnuclear iran. and an avoidance of the adoption of military insurrection. we wi
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2017 7:59pm EST
russia. i don't like some of the things going on in china. i don't like some of the things that are going on in vietnam or you can pick your country. but what we've chosen as an american policy is this notion of engagement. we're all ultimately going to be able to solve more by engaging with other countries. that's why ronald reagan embraced it with countries of the former soviet union in helptology bring down that wall. this is about perpetuating the notion of engagement. it's about government regulation. we have just passed the reins act which is all about say, you know if something doesn't make sense, let's peel it back. let's not have the fourth branch of government going out and perpetuating all kinds of regulations without them going through congress. yet what we have with regard to cuba to travel, you have to sign an affidavit of why you're going there. you have to keep receipts for up to five years proving where you did or didn't spend money. if you fill out a form wrong you could be subject to a $250,000 fine. is that kind of regulation consistent with, again, free travel that we
CSPAN
May 20, 2015 12:00pm EDT
has dropped. from 39% before the turn of this new century to 31%. look at china. by contrast china's r&d spending has increased four fold. it's poised to surpass that of america by 2022. what permanency provides is certainty to u.s. innovators. it makes the federal budget score keeping far more honest and it removes the ast risk from this temporary provision so that pro-growth tax reform can advance. this year we've added a new provision that will allow eligible small businesses to count the credit against the a.m.t., the alternative minimum tax. this is an important provision to enable america's newest innovators to develop even more cutting edge, market dominating technology. i'm proud to have worked on this important tax incentive with my friend john larson, democrat from connecticut, -- from connecticut. the house passed this provision with a strong bipartisan vote last year. while the economy is improving, there are millions of americans still looking for full-time work. and millions more middle class families whose paychecks have been stagnant for years. if we want a permanentl
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2017 4:00pm EST
company called bane capital. and they shipped those jobs to china. i made friends over there named dot turner. she worked there 40-plus years, started right out of high school, and she had the indignity of the last function that she had to do at that plant was to scrape the tape off the floor that laid the area for where the machinery had been. that was what she had to do. so i'm here to tell you those stories but also to say that this is happening to way too many workers. men and women like dot turner understand the dignity that comes with having a good job and putting in a good hard day's work. they understand that a good career is a pathway to a better future for themselves and for their families. but too many people, like dot, have been left behind. so what are we going to do, what's ahead? in just nine days, in just nine days president-elect trump will take the oath of office after running on a platform of making america great again. he said he'd do that by bringing home jobs that had been sent overseas. well, many of my colleagues on this side of the aisle have been fighting
CSPAN
May 19, 2015 12:00pm EDT
what europe does. we invest only one quarter of what china does. and as you look at this chart, this shows the amount of road traffic volume is up 297%. yet the public spending on road maintenance is so much lower, 125%. it's nearly 2.5 times faster that we are spending and having volume go up but we're not investing in our infrastructure to keep up with this volume. one out of every four bridges is structurally deficient or functionally obsolete in the united states. we've had two bridges that literally collapsed in recent history with cars on them. the question of whether to fix our infrastructure is not about the money. we're already spending the money. fixing our cars when they hit yet another pothole or wasting our time sitting in traffic. why do we have high speed -- why don't we have high speed rail like the rest of the world? let's save ourselves some time and money by investing wisely to support our transportation infrastructure through the highway trust fund. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from washington continue trose serve. th
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2017 6:30pm EST
investment. >> we had a great meeting. he loves this country. and he loves china, too. we will talk about that on wednesday. we will be talking to you very
CSPAN
Oct 6, 2015 2:00pm EDT
cuba or china. countries where the u.s. government may be hesitant to draw attention to religious rights violations because it is concerned about upsetting foreign governments. it needs to be noted that in the begin, the clinton administration actively opposed passage of the international religious freedom act of 1998. i know because i chaired the hearings. we heard from people like assistant secretary john shadegg who said it would create a hierarchy of human rights which it did not. it put religious freedom nits rightful place and years later, people from the administration pointed out none of that happened. it was a very important addition to our work. i also want to note that a very broad coalition supporting and and ine to support ucirf the end president clinton did sign the legislation into law. u.s. conference of catholic bishops endorses ucirf re-authorization as to over 80 different -- as do over 80 different nongovernmental organizations. part of the international religious freedom round table. these groups sent a letter to every member of congress that said in pertinent
CSPAN
May 14, 2015 12:00pm EDT
. we are spending barely enough to repair the infrastructure of yesterday as china and europe build a transit system worthy of the 21st century. in my district alone we have two large infrastructure projects. the second avenue subway and the east side access. and both of them depend as does large infrastructure projects on federal funding. they create thousands of jobs. and they will cut commute times. they are investments in productivity and economic growth for our country. after a dozen short-term extensions, it's time for a long-term highway bill. our future depends on it. our economic growth depends on it. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from arizona seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. extension of remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to draw attention to the serious issue facing my home state of arizona. for several years, i have been actively involved in th
CSPAN
Jan 9, 2017 1:59pm EST
deported as soon as he finished his sentence, but china would not take back the outlaw. so under american law the attacker could not be held indefinitely in our prison an and was turned loose on american streets. as soon as he was released from prison, he tracked down quang and murdered her. mr. speaker, the law requires that a person who illegally enters the united states and ordered deported must be repatriated to their native contry. the lack of cooperation from countries that refuse or delay repatriation allows criminals like kwan's killer to remain in america and commit more crimes. my identical bill, the timely repatriation act of 2017, restricts diplomatic visas to countries that deny the repatriation of criminal aliens deported from the united states. countries like china must take back their lawfully deported criminal citizens or pay the price of losing diplomatic visas. that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas, mr. smith, seek recognition? without objection. mr. smi
CSPAN
Jun 12, 2015 10:00am EDT
signed. the u.s. is a party to none of those. china is negotiating seven agreements right now including one with 16 countries. in the global economy, if you are standing still, you are falling behind. because all these other countries are negotiating agreements without us. what that basically means is, other countries are lowering their trade barriers between those countries and as a result of them lowering their trade barriers making their products more affordable, getting more market share, they are putting up barriers against our products. making it harder for us to get access to those markets. look, big companies can set up a factory in another country, make something there, and sell it there. getting trade agreements means we move those barriers so we keep those factories here, so all businesses, big and small, can make things in america, grow things in america, and sell them overseas. let me just give you an example. since the year 2000, there have been 48 trade agreements in east asia alone. america has been a party to overwhelm two of them. and as a result of that -- o
CSPAN
May 21, 2015 9:00am EDT
father served our country as part of the flying tigers in india and china during world war ii which inspired my military service as well as the service of my four sons who all currently are on military duty. this weekend i am thankful for the opportunity to join county councilman ronnie young in the aiken memorial day parade and reinstate the parade as well as wes and betsy for their work to honor our armed forces and their families. in conclusion god bless our troops and may the president by his actions never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from new york seek recognition? without objection, the gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. mrs. maloney: mr. speaker, press reports this week show that the rain of terror brought by boko haram in northern nigeria has reached appalling new depth of deprafity. they have chosen to use as a weapon of war widespread organized sexual violence against young girls and women. hundreds of women and girls as young as 11 have been subj
CSPAN
Feb 13, 2017 4:29pm EST
philippines, china, germany and panama and earned a number of accolades, including the purple heart and survived, mr. speaker, the baton death march and for 3 1/2 years in captivity being beaten, shot and starved. following his rescue, instead of returning immediately to the united states, master sergeant abraham agreed to stay behind to recover the remains of his fallen comrades and ensure they received the recognition they were certainly due. following his service, urge sergeant abraham devoted his time caring for his fellow brothers and sisters in arms as a life-long member of several veteran service organizations and as a volunteer at the v.a. butler health care center where he spent a total of almost 40,000 hours over the course of 23 years tending to the veteran patients there. in his spare time, he authored two books, made personal -- made public appearances at schools and community centers and participated in documentary films that have aired on the discovery and history channel. and in addition to all of that, he was also a lightweight boxing champion and trainor. master sergea
CSPAN
Jan 11, 2017 11:59am EST
occurred to them that we've been in a trade war for many years and we've been losing. china has followed a china-first policy for years, to their great benefit. while we have sent millions of good jobs to other countries and several million of our young people now can find jobs only in restaurants. with only 4% of the world's population, we buy 21.7% of the world's goods. we used to buy about 25%, but we have more competition around the world now, as most countries are trying to move away from socialism while we sometimingly move toward it. we still have tremendous leverage on trade that we have not used because every country wants desperately into our markets. we need to negotiate trade deals that will create more jobs in this country. we need, mr. speaker, to tell foreign leaders that we want to buy things from them, but they need to start buying from us too. friendship is a two-way street. mr. dunford: i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> unanimous consent to addres
CSPAN
Jun 10, 2015 12:00pm EDT
came from the united states or china. think about that. what consumer, what parent would tell you they don't care what country the food came from that they're about to serve their children? so let's just talk about the w.t.o. ruling for a minute. first of all the world trade organization ruling says that labels for ground beef were acceptable but doesn't even consider complaints from canada or mexico about chicken. so why are we voting on repeal of the labeling requirements for those products? and secondly the w.t.o. has not even ruled about the extent to which country of origin labeling affects exports from canada and mexico. and it can't be much since mexico exports more beef into the united states than before this law went into effect. we do not have to give into the w.t.o. this easily. these kinds of disputes are frequently settled by negotiations with canada and mexico, not by giving up and throwing out an entire set of consumer protections. we don't back down this easily and we shouldn't back down this easily. maybe lobbyists and powerful special interests behind this repeal
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2015 2:00pm EDT
, commission on care, congressional executive commission on the people's republic of china, signed, sincerely, robert f. breed, eputy clerk. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will entertain requests for one minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? mr. poe: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman from texas is recognized for one minute. mr. speaker, friday in the blistering heat of houston, texas, 11,000 people, including the governor, attended. many more stood outside. he ceremony was broadcast live on all four local tv stations. helicopters were overhead. peace officers from the united states, canada and united kingdom were there. the city and state gave their final tribute and respect for one of its fallen, harris county deputy sheriff darren gopher. he left behind a widow, and children. he was assassinated the week before while he was putting gasoline in his patrol car. apparently targeted because he was a peace officer. he was shot in the back of the head 1
CSPAN
Jun 17, 2015 12:00pm EDT
countries like china russia, and countless others all of which have their own version of the bank supporting american competitors. mr. speaker, democrats are coming to the floor today to implore our numerous republican colleagues who support the export-import bank, starting with speaker boehner, to stand up for jobs, businesses, and american competitiveness by standing up to the extremists who want to close the bank. let's send a strong message to america's manufacturers businesses, and workers that we are committed to preserving an institution that for decades has helped this nation create jobs and grow the economy. so i would urge a no vote on the previous question and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. burgess: at this time i would like to yield one minute to mr. bilirakis of florida, a valued member of the energy and commerce committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. bilirakis: thank you. i rise in support of the
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2017 3:59pm EST
mandate. s that body that allows the worst abusers of human rights like cuba, venezuela, and china, to actually sit in judgment of human rights worldwide. what a pathetic joke. yet the only thing they can agree on is to attack israel, the only democracy in the middle east and the only place in the region where human rights are protected. we've seen this scheme to delegitimize israel at the general assembly where in its closing legislative session, the general assembly passed 20 -- 20 -- anti-israel resolutions and only four combined for the entire world. these institutions have no credibility and now we have the unfortunate circumstance of the white house deciding to abstain from this anti-israel, one-sided resolution at the security council. our ally was abandoned and credibility and momentum were given to the palestinian schemes to delegitimize the jewish state, to undermine the peace process, and while the damage has been done, mr. speaker, by this act of cowardice, at the security council, we will have an opportunity to reverse that damage. in the coming weeks and months, this
CSPAN
Jan 5, 2017 11:59am EST
, alepp poe, china, iran, and the list goes on. by abstaining from the vote to censure israel, president obama vetoed the u.s.-israel alliance and violated the faith of the american people. i look forward to a new day, to a new administration that will support israel and refuse to abandon our allies on the world stage. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? without objection, so ordered. >> mr. speaker, it's been my observation that often in this bdy there are people who suggest to us their motivations are guided by their adherence to the judeo christian eth ex. jesus said, the spirit of the lord is upon me to bring good news to the poor. e have den that with the affordable care act. mr. mceachin. -- mr. mceachin: this is true of the affordable care act. millions of americans have benefited from this act. it is my hope that reason will prevail and while we may tweak the affordable care act it will not be repealed. thank you and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields
CSPAN
Oct 8, 2015 12:00pm EDT
airlines or freight kfments our manufacturing sector is vulnerable also. china may now be the largest importer of oil, but we are still the world's largest consumer of oil. this policy is not just about whether we open up trade on another commodity. it is a matter of national security and economic security. it is in our national interest that we can and do export crude oil and refine petroleum products now. and when we export refined products, we gain the extra benefit of jobs in the refining industry, as well as those in oil production. this bill eliminates presidential authority to restrict trade in crude oil. it allows decisions about oil exports be made by the oil companies. and they put a higher value on their proves than on our national security. -- profits than on our national security. our united states consume sumers or our environment. the oil companies see this window of low global oil prices as the opportunity to lift the ban on crude exports. the advocates for this policy point to the current slow down and new drilling activity as evidence that our export policy is elimin
CSPAN
Jun 3, 2015 12:00pm EDT
the world. we can't do it on the cheap and be number one. china builds science only universities in five years. it would take us 20 years to have one. we don't have the same kind of decisionmaking process obviously and it takes us a while to formulate our decision package but even when we get there we have this debate about whether or not we're going to stand up and be the leading country in the world rather in space exploration, rather in space enterprise when we used to have a relative lead now only have a little lead. we are working in ways that are adverse to insisting on america being number one and those are people who want to tell the american public that we can continue to have the best military in the world and not pay for it. or the best education system and not pay for it. or you look at our national laboratories, and i visited oak ridge, i visited lows alamos and -- los alamos and sandina. these were major investments. now, some may call it spending but it helped america win wars but also when the economic fight against our competitors by making these investments. so i j
CSPAN
Jun 1, 2015 2:00pm EDT
to challenge our interests. putin seized ukrainian territory and threatened nato allies. china is build, literally building, their own island in the resource rich waters claimed by other nations and challenging free navigation to the seas. our allies feel the absence of mesh leadership. our adversaries are taking advantage. american weakness anywhere hurts us everywhere. our enemies are embold and our friends are going it alone. both reactions are detrimental to our national security interests. it is time for north korea come back. and come back we will. and the way you come back is to make sure that the next president must be an informed and decisive commander in chief. ready immediately to deal with the threats i have just described. we learn oferede the past six years that speeches aloan won't make us safe. if that were true, we'd be really safe. superior power and resolve is the only way to be safe. i'm running for president of the united states because i am ready to be command for the chief on day one. [cheers and applause] i am ready on day one to defend our nation. with sou
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