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CSPAN
May 11, 2016 10:00am EDT
, but it's a necessary sacrifice because we have to contain china. as the ranking member of the asia subcommittee, i'm here to tell you the t.p.p. is great for china. first, we are told, we get to write the rules. no, these are wall street's rules. they are not the rules of the american working family. second, t.p.p. enshrines the idea that currency manipulation is just fine. so china gets the single most important change in the rules of international trade. but finally and most obscurely, there are the rules of origin. we know under this rule goods made in vietnam and japan come right into the united states with no tariffs. what you don't know is goods that are 50%, 60%, 70% made in china then go to vietnam and japan where they can put a made in japan sticker on it and send to the united states. that's when' they admit that it's 50% or 60% made in china. if you're in a position to admit that your goods are 60% made in china, that means they can be 90% made in china. so china gets to fast track their goods into the united states, no tariffs, and we get no access to the chinese market
CSPAN
May 24, 2016 10:00am EDT
countries to save his corrupt regime. india has offered medicine in exchange for venezuelan oil. china may offer loans to venezuela in exchange for oil. but these attempts are possibly too late and venezuela may not be able to survive this incredible economic downward spiral. to put it simply, mr. speaker, venezuela is on the verge of total collapse. and what an impact that will have throughout our hemisphere. it is not a matter of if, it is a matter of when. on top of that, venezuela is also facing medical shortages that have become a humanitarian crisis. recently a group of venezuelan legislative members were in d.c. meeting with us to ask for humanitarian assistance for their people and medical supplies to take care of the sick in venezuela. now, these members are the opposition of him but they know he doesn't care about helping the people so they are rising up to the chore. the venezuelan medical federation has asked the regime to accept humanitarian aid to handle the massive shortages of medicine in the country. a request that has not been agreed upon by madudle. the venezuelan neurol
CSPAN
Jun 9, 2016 10:00am EDT
an assault on the country, an act of espionage by china, but also protect the private sector, critical infrastructure by getting these codes to be able to lock the door so that networks can't be penetrated and intruded by criminals, espionage and nation state actors. ms. mitchell: that concludes our time with this first panel, but i want to thank chairman mccaul and goodlatte for participating and we have a lot more to come. thank you for starting the conversation. mr. mccaul: thanks for having us. mr. goodlatte: thank you, andrea. ms. mitchell: and while we change places here, our next speaker is house majority leader, kevin mccarthy. leader mccarthy was first elected to congress in 2006, representing california's 23rd district. after serving as majority whip, leader mccarthy was elected as majority leader in 2014. following the paris terrorist attacks in november last year, leader mccarthy had a task force on counterterrorism to address critical security gaps here and abroad as far as tackling the foreign fighter flow to iraq and syria. he stays in regular contact with our
CSPAN
Sep 7, 2016 10:00am EDT
, yesterday the republican nominee for president said that he would ask china to handle the problem of a nuclear north korea. now, i know that the republican nominee for president has outsourced jobs to china. now, he's outsourcing our national security to china. he's insulted gold star families, mr. speaker. that's not supporting our troops and their families. he has announced he would weaken our commitment to nato. that is not building robust alliances. he has said that he has asked russia to commit cyberespionage against the united states of america. with not being tough our adversaries. and outsourcing a nuclear equipped north korea to china is not being smart on foreign policy. mr. speaker, with our the republican nominee for president is dangerously unfit for command. i understand that some don't have all the facts and may not be well-read. that's one thing. not having the facts and not being well-read and being dangerous is a threat to the united states of america. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from florida, mr.
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2016 10:00am EST
decline in the chinese stock market and also some of their military activity in the south china sea, just how concerned are you about china and what this means to the world? the speaker: i would say this shows we need a strong navy and not have a president lowering our ship count to pre-world war i levels. that means we need to have a strong military and strong navy and a real foreign policy which we do not have. i would simply say the best thing we can do for a strong america and to have a peaceful globe, especially in the south and east china seas is to have a strong military and strong navy. a healthy economy. >> do you see that as a deterrent? the speaker: having a strong navy, i sure do, absolutely. >> now that leader pelosi said there will be sanctions on the house floor regarding north korea. can you elaborate that? the speaker: i'll let the majority leader release the schedule on the vote that's going to occur. so kevin, i think, i don't know if he'll announce it but will be announcing it very shortly. >> what does it look like? the speaker: i'll let the majority release it.
CSPAN
Jul 12, 2016 10:00am EDT
between iran and six major world powers, including some of our key western allies plus russia and china. the agreement was designed to force iran to back away from the nuclear threshold acquiring nuclear weapons, which everyone agreed would be a disaster. instead of silver reflection on the success of the agreement, where we are and where we're going, we will instead be discussing legislation that is designed to have the united states break that agreement. in a very dangerous world, that agreement has made us a little bit safer. this would be a mistake of tragic proportions to undermine it. last year, prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu, on this house floor as part of his campaign to scuttle a potential agreement, warned that iran was on the verge of acquiring nuclear weapons as thousands of centrifuges were whirling to enrich uranium. while today, 14,000 centrifuges have been removed from service and placed under international supervision. iran has removed nuclear aterial from its once secret facility, it's reduced its stockpile from enriched ukraine yum from 6,000 kilograms t
CSPAN
Sep 27, 2016 10:00am EDT
collected as a result of dumped crawfish from china from 2000 to 2007. well over 100 million in abuses and duties owed. unfortunately slow enforcement from c.b.p., unjustifiable delays from the insurance companies, these collections are still under way and going painfully slow. they had a breakthrough with $6 million selected from one insurance company. instead of turning over that money to these crawfish producers who are going out of usiness, c.p.b. chose to pay 90% of that itself interest. section 605 was designed by mimyself and senator thune to stop that and ensure these poor producers going out of business are paid what they are owed under american law. is understand now c.b.p. simply ignoring this section 605 as written and putting its own wishful analysis in place to hold on to the interest. that's unacceptable and i'm not going to let up until this abuse is corrected. commissioner kerlikowske: a couple things i mentioned on that. one it wasn't until, the crawfish producers and others came to washington, d.c., asked to meet with me and we sat down that i had the recognition and
CSPAN
Jul 14, 2016 10:00am EDT
-palestinian conflict and start a trade war with china. he looks to people like vladimir putin, kim jong un and saddam hussein as role models. if i were in the majority's shoes i would want to change the conversation too. this bill doesn't make the majority strong on foreign policy. it only makes congress appear to be divided on issues on which we cannot afford division. this bill weakens us as a congress when congress should be finding ways to make americans safer. i oppose this measure. i urge my colleagues to do the same, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york reserves. the gentleman from california. mr. royce: i always prefer to work things out with the ranking member. working together we put three bipartisan bills on the president's desk this last week alone. this congress, mr. engel and i, working on the foreign affairs committee, have seen some 14 bills signed into law. so he is right, this isn't the norm. earlier this year, there were intense discussions with the minority on legislation to push back on iran's missile progra
CSPAN
Jan 26, 2016 10:00am EST
on g.d.p., it would have the third largest g.d.p. in the world after the u.s. and china. and again what's the opportunity here? when i'm speaking to young people, one of the things i say is, if you want to -- a green field, if you want an opportunity to get involved in something that presents more exciting opportunities, think about the intersection of demography and innovation. at the intersection of demographic change and innovation is where economic growth occurs, and there could be no more exciting opportunity in that regard than the opportunity to serve older adults. this is just some ideas. it ranges, obviously, from digital health tools and range of technology options to, frankly, even things like the sharing economy. uber and lyft and others are thinking how they could represent that last mile in getting people to the doctor's office or to their work environments. so the longevity economy presents a wonderful opportunity for not only for economic growth, for our country, but for new products and services as i often say, a door that can fit a 25-year-old may not be able to f
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2017 10:00am EST
of china and other places. you remember the french and the germans during world war i pics of been a lot of history. what we want to see living on the borders, we want have a secure border. there's different ways you can do that. first of all you have to listen to the men and women on the ground, the border patrol are actually there and they will tell you that they want the right mixture of technology, the right mixture of personnel, and some strategic fencing in hotspots. the other thing is i'm a big believer in extending our goal line which is the us border. where we spend over $18 billion. if you work with our friends to the south, mexico, and work with our central american friends i think we could do a lot more to secure the borders and put in a 14th century solution to a 21st century problem we have house of representatives what are the issues after president trump's mentioned the wall in a joint address to congress last week was the private property that is along u.s.-mexico border and the challenges the present would have been building wall along the property line. explain tha
CSPAN
Sep 14, 2016 10:00am EDT
no country the een a better friend to united states than the republican lick of china or more commonly known as taiwan. i want to recognize them for the 105th anniversary of the country. f that great on october 10, the country. on october 10, the people of taiwan will commemorate the founding of a nation which has much to be proud of in this year. over the past 50 years, taiwan has undergone political, social and economic changes and is now the only drauks in the chinese-speaking -- democracy in the chinese-speaking world. they have witnessed the third peaceful transition of power. this election was meaningful with the election of the first woman president, dr. wen. there are important common values and principles that fundamentally link the united states and taiwan, including respect for human rights, freedom and democracy, and i the president for refreshing taiwan's commitment to renewing taiwan's commitment to these values. the republic of china on taiwan as become a trailblazer in the industrialized world with a vibrant and growing economy and a flourishing free people. ta
CSPAN
Mar 15, 2016 10:00am EDT
the castro regime. this is the same castro regime whose weapons systems from china to cuba was intercepted by the colombian government just last march and which were suspected of being intended for the farc while negotiations were taking place they were doing these illicit arms shipments. incredible. it's the same cassor regime that for decades has supported the farc and trained many of its leaders in the terror camps. mr. speaker, cuba has no interest in a peaceful resolution to the conflict in colombia. the castro regime is only interested in leveraging a strengthened and lemized farc as a dominant player in colombia. the proposed deal as well as those requests by colombia of the u.s. government are not only dangerous to our colombian partners, but they are also dangerous to our national security and to our interest in the region. i urge my fellow members of congress to speak out against this terrorist group, the farc, as well as to block any attempts by our administration to go soft in these negotiations because this weak position could threaten our safety and block american
CSPAN
May 18, 2016 10:00am EDT
chinese military expansion in the south china sea and has also left our allies saying where are you. you're not present, as we try to address these issues. what we have seen with president obama i think is inexcusable. for example, when the evil lade of isis decapitated steven sotloff in 2014, president obama was on the golf course minutes after telling the american people, and i quote, we will be relentless and we will be vigilant to see that justice is done, end quote. or as he also calls it, leading from behind. two other glaring issues we face are the syrian refugee program and our southern border. there is no way, there is currently no way to vet syrian refugees, and i think this president is delusional if he thinks there is. i've introduced h.r. 4218, to suspend refugee admissions until congress passes a joint resolution approving the president's plan. . meanwhile our southern border is overrun again. through the first six months of fiscal year 2016, which ended on march 31 is it, border officials apprehended 27,754 unaccompanied children. that is just shy of the 28,579 number
CSPAN
Sep 22, 2016 10:00am EDT
every other country. countries like china, russia, vietnam, saudi arabia, venezuela and cuba use the council as a way to detract attention from their abuses and play upon the natural anti-israel bias at the council and the ohchr. so tomorrow when the council meets to discuss agenda item seven, it will be another bash israel day that the administration failed to prevent, it will be another example of how this administration's influence fails to protect our friend and ally, the democratic jewish state of israel. instead of continuing to legitimatize the sham of a body, congress must withhold all contributions and participation at the council and to the ohchr and call for the disillusion of the council. and the administration must press the high commissioner to denounce agenda item seven and work against the inherent anti-israel bias of the council and the office of the high commissioner of human rights. earlier this year, aidian professor michael link was -- canadian professor michael link was appointed for the palestinian territories. despite his obvious bias and conflicts of interest
CSPAN
Apr 19, 2016 10:00am EDT
greater threat to national security than russia, china, north korea, iran, and isis. last year the house majority took the budget irresponsibility further by threatening to shut down the department of homeland security over a partisan fight over immigration. all the while, congress continues to prioritize billions in funding to respond to threats posed by a cold war that ended decades ago. for example, we are spending $350 billion over the next decade on our outdated nuclear weapons policy. by simply eliminating our strategically stockpile of icbm's, we could free up $2.6 billion a year. money that could be given -- could be spent on intelligence, cybersecurity, and homeland security. while the goal of our intelligence and law enforcement community to deter, detect, and prevent terror attacks remains the same, how we accomplish and fund that goal must continue to evolve to meet the new challenges we face. protecting against new and evolving threats will not necessarily require additional spending, but it will require smarter spending. when it comes to national security, we must con
CSPAN
Mar 1, 2016 10:00am EST
, admiral harry harris testified. he's our commanter of pacomm. the region of the world where china today is blatantly violating maritime law by creating islands out of nothing, creating landing strips, militaryizing those new land masses in a clear attempt to, again, violate the u.n. convention law of the sea treaty by creating an economic zone that is going to interfere with the free passage of commercial traffic, 95% of the world's commodities goes by sea. and their intentions are crystal career. and admiral harris when he testified the other day made it clear that exceeding to the convention, the law of the sea treaty, would give us the moral high ground to criticize those countries that would have freedom to maneuver in the oceans, including the avea pacific region. -- asia pacific region. the commander of nato -- european command for the u.s. came in and without any prompting testified to exactly the same policy position. because what he's seeing in his region of the world is that a resurgent russia is militarizing the arctic circle, that they are using this, again, melting of the i
CSPAN
Dec 2, 2015 10:00am EST
, a picture of beijing, china. couldn't even see across the street. article goes on to say principally from the production of coal. so while we have a chance here in the united states, and we have been at there for many years, reducing the effect of coal and the production of coal, both in terms of pollution as well as in terms of its carbon emissions, the house of representatives, majority party yesterday, voted to take a -- not a step, but to take a whole mile backwards and eliminate the ability and the effort of this nation to continue to reduce our consumption of coal and the pollution that is caused from there. not only that, but today, maybe tomorrow, we'll be taking up h.r. 8, a bill that would, again, turn us away from the world problem and the solutions to it and to take a mighty step back into the last century. h.r. 8 is said to be energy security. it is the security of the coal and oil industry to be sure. but not the security of our nation's ability to survive in a climate changed environment. it does, in fact, increase the production and the use of coal. it doe
CSPAN
Sep 21, 2016 10:00am EDT
do not have america's best interest or values at heart. like china or russia or iran. and they have no protections for free speech. they have no value for free speech. and they will do what they want to to put sensorship on the internet, particularly as a way of controlling their own populations within their country. if we don't act, at that is going to be something that happens and i think we can guarantee it. stopping this move by the obama administration will also assure that the united states government would maintain ownership and control over the dot-gov and dot mil domain games and that's necessary to protect our commuret. just think what would happen if a hostile power like iran would be able to get control of both -michigan. and dot l domain games. it would be much easier to hack. they would be easier able to spread around prop granda and disinformation, and unwitting people would think this is coming from the united states government. how denigrating will that be? it will be huge. i think we all know the answer to that. now, who is best able to protect a free and open inte
CSPAN
Feb 11, 2016 10:00am EST
changing climate. this contribution from the world's biggest polluters, including china and india, represents 90% of global greenhouse gas emissions. these international contributions demonstrate how seriously the world is taking its moral responsibility to care for our common home, our families and our neighbors. this road map to the world reduces climate damage in greenhouse gas emissions, assists the most vulnerable communities in adapting to climate change. but the united states has to do its part. this pause on the clean power plan slows down the progress we've been making and puts u.s. leadership on climate in question. i am deeply troubled by the supreme court's decision, but i am optimistic that the clean power plan will ultimately be upheld. by acting to reduce carbon pollution, we will create more opportunity today and a better future tomorrow for all of us. thank you and i yield back my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. dold, for five minutes. mr. dold: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, today february 11, a day that
CSPAN
Sep 28, 2016 10:00am EDT
reported -- perpetrators have been reported to be state sponsors of actors with china and russia to be among the likely suspects. yet, in the face of such vulnerabilities, president obama wants to give the chinese and russian governments more control over how the internet operates. the president has even promised to shut down the federal government budget so he can meet his goal of giving away a portion of america's control over the internet to these foreign governments by october 1, 2016. . rushing headlong to meet an arbitrary debate to hand over our internet control is incredibly foolish. it is stupid. no one rewards a criminal for their criminal acts. but that is exactly what the president's policy does. sadly, it is yet another example of how this administration has sacrificed u.s. leadership and values across the world to advance a reckless agenda. the policies from this administration have only led to american losing standing an influence across the globe on a wide range of fronts, and it must end. our adversaries have become bolder, take advantage of the vacuum of leadership cr
CSPAN
Dec 16, 2015 10:00am EST
that with this cash already russia and china all have signed agreements to get the most sophisticated weapons there is. this bill will help us because in it very clearly in section 201, it clearly states that the president shall identify any country that is helping to finance the terrorism coming out of hezbollah. we will be able to track this. we are sending a powerful message with this. and it is my hope that we will be able to -- once iran has this cash and no boundary on what they can use it for, i guarantee you, because hezbollah is an rm, a very trick arm of -- trirk arm. we can't stop there because israel as i said is a target and have got to put forth a new understanding memorandum -- mr. engel: i yield another minute to the gentleman. mr. scott: we need to do this, members of the house, and we need to do it right away, the president and the executive branch needs to go work to identify these people who are providing this support. but there's another step we have to go through right away. we support israel with a memorandum of understanding, of military aid. ight now it is at
CSPAN
Apr 27, 2016 10:00am EDT
china and russia, and we were sort of floating in between. it's kind of embarrassing as an american to see the united states not leading. i come back to washington, d.c., more committed than ever for the new administration and the next congress to be a voice of reform to change these failed policies. we need to put an end to the mindless military action and hard-edge policies that fail and replace them with policies that will make a difference, saving lives and having effective regulations as tools. now, the united states is moving ahead at reform at the state and local level. 40 states now provide some access to medical marijuana. four states and the district of columbia deal with adult use, and there will be four, five more states that will join this year. in 2019 when we go back to the united nations, hopefully to be able to make some of these reforms, the world's going to look a little different. first of all, there are moves in both canada and mexico to expand the use of medical marijuana and to legalize adult use. in 2019, virtually every american will have a legal access to m
CSPAN
Sep 29, 2016 10:00am EDT
model of the old communist countries at the time. china, russia. all of those sort of places. a very glowing discussion. i don't know that i have a particular question for you about what's going on. i think between the other committee and my colleagues here, they've done an exceptional job of getting the facts and i suspect, as a number of my colleagues have discussed quite straightforwardly, this has legal implications far and beyond the activities of this committee or the other committee in the other body. but i'd say, mr. chairman, the challenging things you've done, by actions of your company, by management of your company, you have a hard time who defend the have a time y, time to drive this free market system. that's probably the most tragic thing about this. now, in those econs lectures, they used to lecture about enlightened self-interest. that's the nature of any business. that's the nature of any business person. but then there are the responsibilities of good corporate citizenship, about self-restraint, about not pursuing greed. i guess i just simply note to you, sir. what
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2016 10:00am EDT
mentioned, the russias, chinas, and north korea and iran. we knew were we not make those capability investments this year, if you look out three, four, five years we would not be where we needed to be. from my perspective it isn't so much force structure over modernization, it's trying to get within the top line we have the right balance between force structure and capability with sufficient investment in tomorrow's force to make sure that the force that we have today and that i'm proudly able to say is the best in the world is the best in the world in 2021 and 2022. that's why i think the secretary directed us this year to make a slight course in speed direction in terms of how we are investing our funds to get bert balance between today's fight and tomorrow's fight. mrs. davis: i think, mr. mccourt, as well, i think what's maybe understandable in terms of the defense budget isn't understandable to folks looking at their budgets in other departments. that's partly where the rub comes. mr. mccourt: that's correct. just one point on your earlier question. to get a marge until increas
CSPAN
Jun 22, 2016 10:00am EDT
disastrous nafta. just like she supported china's entrance into the world trade organization. we have lost nearly 1/3 of our manufacturing jobs since these two, hillary backed agreements were signed. among the worst we have ever done. among the most destructive agreements we have ever signed. our trade deficit with china sought soared 40% during hillary clinton's time as secretary of state. a disgrace full performance for which she should not be congratulated but rather scorned. then she left than china -- [applause] mr. trump: then she left china and what happened is billions and billions of dollars in our intellectual property, and china has taken it. it's a crime which continuously going on and it's going on right now. they are stealing billions and billions of dollars of our intellectual property. hillary clinton gave china millions of jobs. our best jobs. and effectively let china completely rebuild itself. in return, hillary clinton got rich. the book clinton cash, documents how bill and hillary used the state department to enrich their family and america's and at america's expe
CSPAN
Feb 25, 2016 10:00am EST
and myself is that she supported nafta, she supported permanent normal trade relations with china. [audience booing] senator sanders: i helped lead the opposition to those trade agreements. was right, she was wrong. [cheers and applause] senator sanders: look, you don't need -- you know, i suppose we have some ph.d.'s in economics here, but you don't need one to understand what these trade policies are about. it's not complicated. you have a large corporation, and right now you're paying a worker in the united states $15, $20, $25 an hour. you have to provide health care, you have to protect the environmental legislation and regulations. why would you want to do that when you could shut down in america, move abroad, pay people pennies an hour, not worry about unions, not worry about the environment and bring your product back into america? that's what these trade agreements are. nothing more complicated than that. since 2001, we have lost 60,000 factories in america, a lot of that having to do with disastrous trade agreements. if elected president, we will fundamentally rewrite tr
CSPAN
Mar 2, 2016 10:00am EST
serious trouble. we're being killed on trade. absolutely destroyed. china is just taking advantage of us. i have nothing against china. i have great respect for china. but their leaders are too smart for our leaders. our leaders don't have a clue, and the trade deficits at $400 billion and $500 billion are too much. no country can sustain that kind of trade deficit. it won't be that way for long. we have the greatest business leaders in the world on my team already, and believe me, we're going to redo those trade deals and it's going to be a thing of beauty. you look at countries like mexico where they're killing us on the border. absolutely destroying us on the border. they're destroying us in terms of economic development. companies like carrier air-conditioner just moving into mexico. ford moving into mexico. nabisco closing up shop in chicago and moving into mexico. we have to stop it, folks. i know how to stop it. we're going to create jobs. we're going to create jobs like you've never seen. we're going to lower taxes. i have a plan that larry kudlow and so many others think i
CSPAN
Feb 10, 2016 10:00am EST
explanation while hiking in the providence of southwest china. david is an outstanding young man who speaks fluent korean and spent the summers studying mandarin in beijing with plans to return to the us in august to finish his degree. he paid a housing deposit. the u.s. state department and chinese government eventually concluded that david fell into a gorge while hiking, but david's family conducted their own exhaustive investigation. david's father and two older brothers flying to china shortly after his disappearance to retrace his steps. in the course of talking with numerous eyewitnesses, david's family discovered facts which contradict the official explanation and which i believe are compelling evidence of another possibility which i'll get to in a moment. my staff and i met david's family and heard his story soon after i was elected three years ago. they are remarkable people of great faith who have continued to pursue an explanation for david's disappearance for the past 11 years. the resolution i am introducing today regarding david's disappearance is a result of the ha
CSPAN
Sep 8, 2016 10:00am EDT
which clarified maritime claims by the philippines and china in the south china sea. we discussed the important of adhering to steps to which they already agreed, including respecting international law, not militarizing disputed areas and not occupying uninhabited islands, reefs and shores. and i reiterated the u.s. will stand with allies and partners in upholding fundamental interests. among them, the freedom of navigation and overflight, lawful commerce that is not impeded and peaceful resolution of disputes. the united states and asean also continue to deepen our discussions about the importance to share information to prevent terrorism and the flow of foreign fighters, given the threat of climate change to all our nations, especially countries in this region, we agreed on the importance of bringing the paris agreement into force as soon as possible. we agreed to cooperation in the fight against human trafficking, including sharing more information on smugglers, closer law enforcement cooperation and more support for victims. and at the summit, our 18 nations expressed our grave co
CSPAN
Jan 12, 2016 10:00am EST
to russia, china, and north korea turn over to the u.s. the hellfire missile it had been in possession of since june of 2014. i don't need to remind my colleagues of how incredibly dangerous it is for the castros to be in possession of this sensitive military technology. or how incredibly damaging it could be to our own national security interests , when not if, the regime turns that technology over to one of our adversaries. last year, both the russian minister of defense and china's top military official, visited havana to discuss ways to strengthen their military cooperation efforts with cuba, and a senior castro regime official traveled to north korea for military talks. mr. speaker, not only has the president's cuban policy been a disaster for the people of cuba, it has been a disaster for our own safety and security. there should be, there must be a full and thorough investigation into this hellfire missile incident, and if this administration won't do what is necessary to hold the cuban regime accountable, then we in congress must use every available tool in order to
CSPAN
May 17, 2016 10:00am EDT
, she was in japan, she was in china. while her husband worked, so did fran. she created postwar education programs for children in japan and she went to class with young german students who accepted her as the caring american that she was. she had among her friends bob hope, winston churchill, billy graham and steve forbes. fran kenny brought bop hope and jack benny together for their only joint appearance, and that was at jacksonville university. she's listed in over 25 who's who in similar publications and six facilities in iowa and florida are named in her honor. her autobiographer is aptly named, iowa girl, the president wears a skirt. never intending to leave florida, she came here with her husband and she never left. she was born in iowa. she was educated at drake university. she dwrad waited with a bachelors and masters in music education. she remains a member of the board of trustees at drake university. she's on the board of mayo clinic, florida, and since 1994, she has been the chancellor emeritus at jacksonville university. her infectious enthusiasm for life and posit
CSPAN
Dec 1, 2016 10:00am EST
prime example is the iranian nuclear agreement, one of the few things that china, russia, great britain, france and germany and the united states all agreed upon. it's not perfect, and there are certainly iranian leaders who are dangerous people, but this agreement was the best alternative and the only thing that all these parties could agree upon. now, it's easy to talk on the campaign trail about blowing it up. it's harder to do in reality when it is actually working, as it was supposed to do, and in fact it's supported by an even overwhelming majority of jewish voters. we all have responsibility for a thoughtful foreign policy, and democrats must stand firm to reject some of the reckless proposals from the trump administration. but our republican friends in congress should not allow a half century of bipartisan foreign policy to become a casualties of some of the most extreme voices of american and israeli politics. the time to speak out is now. everyone must find their voice. failure to support a two-state solution and reject the misguided settlement efforts which would make that so
CSPAN
Nov 16, 2016 10:00am EST
climate change. it would allow our international rivals like china to set the terms of a new global economy to benefit them at the expense of our people and our businesses. the fact is our climate is changing and will only continue to do so. we cannot afford inaction. we cannot afford to undo the progress we've already made. i call on my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to stand up for coastal communities, farmers, vulnerable people all over the world and future generations to not fall victim to the self-serving propaganda from those who seek to profit by polluting the world. to defend the work we've done, we must meet the challenge of a global call to act on climate. regardless of who sits in the oval office, we must continue to fight for commonsense action in congress that will address the pressing environmental threats of today in order to create a more sustainable future for tomorrow. no partisan rhetoric or repudiations of fact can stand in the way of our important work to fight and win this battle. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields bac
CSPAN
Dec 6, 2016 10:00am EST
relationship with china as though he were the secretary of state, but he has not even found anyone to do that job. he should be in the transition office figuring out how he makes a smooth transition of the american government from the efficiently run government of mr. obama to his administration, not making the decisions himself and going out and announcing them through his tweet at 3:00 in the morning because he can't sleep. this kind of operation is the operation of somebody who's used to running a big business. when he's president of trump casino or trump towers, he can act like that. he can come in and say, do this, do that, do this, do that. i don't know if he understands, mr. speaker, that you and the house of representatives are the ones who made the contract and put -- appropriated the money for that plane. that's the process. that's the democratic process of this country. it's not done by the president getting up in the morning and tweeting out 147 characters and ending a contract with hundreds in my at risk of people district, good, hardworking americans. he'll go down to india
CSPAN
May 25, 2016 10:00am EDT
banks in europe, japan, china all hold dollars in their vaults. our sanctions don't extend to those dollar bills. and foreign actors aren't under our jurisdiction if they choose to give those to any actor, including an iranian actor. i just want to be clear in response to off-shore dollar clearing. mr. royce: but that seems to have a different intent than the response the treasury secretary gave me when i asked him in the financial services committee this question. i asked the treasury secretary, i think it was two months ago, if he stood by his testimony during the agreements consideration and which we were assured they would not have access. instead of shutting the door right there, secretary lew said his focus was on making sure that iran gets relief. and two months since, the president still has not responded to my letter on this question. so there's been ample time for the administration to bring absolute clarity to this question and the concern is that while iran wouldn't be allowed direct access to the dollar, you could structure a scheme off-shore that would have similar imp
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