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CSPAN
Mar 8, 2017 11:29am EST
the associated press reported that china has granted preliminary approval for 38 new trade marx -- they are -- trademarks, they are trump trademarks, paving the way for donald trump and his family to, quote, develop a host of branded businesses from hotels and golf clubs to bodyguard and other services. these reports are contained in public documents. all but three are in the president's own nameped and -- own name and the a.p. reports an official as saying that, quote, for all these marks to sail through so quickly and cleanly with no similar marks, no issues with specifications, boy, it's weird. now, the specks is that -- speculation is that these trademarks could not have been issued without approval by the ruling communist party that higher officials had to be involved and that awareness had to involve their approval for these intellectual property interests. so the benefit is to the president, to his private interests, and the fact of the matter is, the president of the united states should be beholden only to the american people, not to personal profit. but in fact, these
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2017 11:59am EST
ranchers from filling the market, willing sellers such as canada and france, china and others benefit at the american farmers' expense. when we can't sell wheat that comes from a kansas wheat field to cuba, they're purchasing that wheat from france, from canada, from other european countries. when the president's rice crop can't be sold in cuba, it's not that they're not buying rice. they're buying it from vietnam, china or elsewhere. it costs about seven or 7 a ton to ship the grain from the european union. this competitive advantage we lose because of the regulations that are in place that drive up the costs of cuba consumers dealing with united states. to understand what we're missing out on in cuba, consider our current relationship -- trade relationship with the dominican republic. the d.r. is a nearby nation. income levels an diet are similar to cuba. between 2013 and 2015, the dominican republic imported an average $1 billion in farm products. during the same time span cuba imported $262 billion. that's right, $1 billion of exports that u.s. farmers are missing of that opportunity
CSPAN
Mar 29, 2017 5:59pm EDT
, today russia, china, india, a great number of other nations are looking to the arctic as an emerging region of international significance and they are seizing the opportunity -- ceasing the opportunities that we continue to defer there. i greatly appreciate my colleagues' attention to this issue, particularly the work of my colleague from maine and the members of the arctic caucus as we work to raise awareness and press administrations to put the same sort of energy and effort into the region that other nations are. they too see the importance of the arctic to our national interest. as commissioner -- just as commissioner wilson did in 1898. after noting the importance of the arctic attributes of alaska, he went on to say, judged from this standpoint alone and supposing the entire country of alaska to be a mere polar desert and utterly uninhabitable, the development of a very few years will show that the acquisition of this territory at the stipulated price is one of the most advantageus arrangements that our diplomacy ever secured. think about those words. 7-point -- $7.2 million an
CSPAN
May 3, 2017 1:29pm EDT
problem without china, whom he called a currency manipulator, whom he said everybody in washington was soft and he was going to fix it. then he sat down with chinese president xi for ten minutes and, quote, realized it's not so easy. the president said, when he was running, maybe nate will -- nato will disolve, and that's okay. he called it obsolete. then he sat down with the nato secretary general and realized it in fact was not obsolete, his words. at a time when nato faces new pressure from russian aggression and american troops are deployed in eastern europe to support our partners and our allies in the region, including the soldiers i met two weeks ago from colorado's fourth infan try division, we need a steady voice and clear vision from washington. they need a steady voice and clear vision from washington. we need an administration that can face reality instead of one that spins its own. this is not a campaign anymore. this is governing. during the campaign, donald trump promised that, quote, there will be no lies. we will honor the american people with the truth and nothing els
CSPAN
Apr 3, 2017 2:59pm EDT
important issue that's happening this week, that is the u.s.-china relationship that will be highlighted this week as president trump prepares to meet with president xi for the first time later in week. this presents a tremendous opportunity for president trump to expressly state our hope for the relationship but also elucidating the valid concerns and questions we have about some of china's policies and its future directions. i'm also leading a bipartisan letter with senator schatz, and i hope my completion will join me in -- my colleagues will join me in expressing our thoughts about this relationship. this relationship is the most consequential relationship in the world and we must get it right. beijing must also get it right. so today i will address it what i hope president trump will focus on in his conversation with president trump xi and also outline a legislative initiative that i am leading in congress to strengthen our policies in the asia pacific region. i believe the most urgent crisis is the coming crisis on the north korean peninsula. north korea conducted a sta
CSPAN
Mar 9, 2017 9:59am EST
business interests have been granted approval on a number of trademarks in china. the president spent most of his campaign talking tough on china. he said china was ripping us off, killing our companies. he promised to label them a currency manipulator, a cause near and dear to my heart on day one. on day one, the president promised. many times over to say we're going to label china a currency manipulator, and there was nothing stopping him from doing it. he could have done it with the stroke of a pen. my views on trade, particularly with respect to china, might be closer to the views president trump expressed in his campaign than those of either president obama or president bush, but since the election, president trump has been remarkably soft on china. as you know, mr. president, i was the original person, myself and senator graham, who came up with the idea that china was manipulating its currency. we discovered it. i did when i went up to crucible steel up near syracuse and they told me how their business was being hurt by china manipulating the currency. at first when linds
CSPAN
Jun 7, 2017 3:29pm EDT
undermined our interests at nearly every turn. at a time when china proposes to spend over $1 trillion to expand its global influence with new railroads from hungary to kenya, new bridges and tunnels linking southeast asia together, new electrical plants to power pakistan, president trump proposes to slash our foreign assistance advancing u.s. interests around the world. at a time when nato faces challenges to its east and south, president trump publicly rebukes the alliance and refuses to reinforce its bedrock principle of collective security. as the recent terrorist attack unfolded in london, president trump took to twitter to promote his political agenda and sow fear in the wake of that attack. in the face of challenges like extremism and instability that demand four-year strategies like the ones president truman had in mind, president trump is conducting his foreign policy 140 characters at a time. and now as the world unites to confront the perils of climate change, our president withdrew from the landmark paris agreement that we helped forge, in a shameful abdication of
CSPAN
Jun 12, 2017 4:00pm EDT
encourage distributed solar, solar panels on the tops of commercial buildings and homes? was it china, china where the use of cars has absolutely exploded and the pollution in beijing is among the worst pollution in the world, driven largely by the combustion of fossil fuels? or was it canada, canada which has a new prime minister, prime minister trudeau, who has prioritized tackling climate disruption? well, if you guessed germany, you were almost right, but not quite. germany's upper legislative chamber passed a nonbinding resolution last october calling for a phaseout of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2030. but that's not the question quite that was asked. the question is which country's power minister said they would only sell electric cars by the year 2030? and the answer to that is india. speaking at this year's annual conference of the confederation of indian industry, power minutester goyal said, quote, we are going to introduce electric vehicles in a very big way. we are going to make electric vehicles self-sufficient. the idea is that by 2030, not a single petrol or diesel car
CSPAN
Mar 7, 2017 9:59am EST
competitors. mr. president, china and russia are already developing advanced technologies regardless of what we do here in the united states. america needs to be a leader of nuclear development. we need to create an environment where entrepreneurs can flourish. this is the way to create jobs here at home and revitalize our nuclear energy sector at the same time. one way to enable innovation for advanced reactors is to provide a regulatory framework that is predictable and cost-effective, a regulatory framework that maintains the n.r.c.'s safety and security commission because that is their mission. well, mr. president, this bill we're introducing today, the nuclear energy innovation and modernization act, does all of these things. this broadly bipartisan bill -- and you heard the list of cosponsors. this broadly bipartisan bill will strengthen american energy independence and foster innovation and job creation. so i want to thank senators whitehouse, inhofe, booker, crapo, fischer, capito and manchin for cosponsoring this legislation, and i urge its support. thank you, mr. president. i yield
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2017 10:29am EDT
, almost $020 trillion g.d.p. the closest is china. then she drops off the scale with japan and then russia -- russia is $2.5 trillion, $3 trillion. no one compares to the united states of america, the economy and the military might. the hope of the world, the united states of america. i tell them, they don't think they have to. they don't have to fight you. they don't have to try to take over youry economy. they think that you'll give it to them because you have a lack of skill sets. your education and attain is not as high as what they are achieving today. you won't be clean enough to be able to perform. so they are are a. going to sit back and wait. time is on their side. they can sit back and wait for you to turn it over. you might be the last generation that lives in the superpower of the united states of america. god i hope that doesn't happen. but we've got to fight this. we just can't continue to keep talking about it. we've got good pieces of legislation. jesse's law -- think about this. i introduced this bill a year ago. it's from jesse grubb. her mom and dad -- her dad ser
CSPAN
Mar 14, 2017 2:00pm EDT
members were on board the russian ship and an unreported number of crew members remained on the china ship. finally, the u.s. coast guard came along and they were able to pull them out. the ship was called the polar star. i remember when that happened. it was kind of funny because they went there for the express purpose to explain to the world the problems that they have in the antarctic. okay. let's talk about bears. you don't get people talking about this without dancing out the polar bears and talking about what's happening to polar bears. it's kind of interesting because when we look at the bear populations they say in the davis straits they flourished despite the antarctic sea ice since the 1970s. in fact, they were in 2007, they escalated to 2,158 bears and when they started they only had 1,400 in 1993. another way of looking it at, when al gore was born, there were 5,000 polar bears in 2005 that number grew to 22,000 and today there are 30,000. so don't worry about the polar bears. it's a serious problem because they are overpopulated. but it is such good theater to dance out t
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2017 3:29pm EST
unfortunately, mr. president, there are a lot of candidates. one could certainly be china. china has been very provocative in the china seas. raising concern about maintaining maritime security, which is so critically important to world commerce, so clearly china could be a candidate. or north korea could be a candidate. you know in north korea, they have a nuclear capacity. we know that their government will gas and poison people that disagree with them, including family. it's a repressive regime. and that they are developing the capacity not only to have a nuclear weapon but the capacity to be able to deliver that nuclear weapon beyond just the region in which they are located. so we could pick north korea. or we certainly could mention the threat of isis, which is a growing threat of terrorism that challenges not only the middle east but our own country at home. or we could mention the security threat of iran. iran was one of the greatest sponsors of terrorism of any country in the world, which is causing major problems for the sunni gulf states, causing problems in syria, causing
CSPAN
Mar 8, 2017 1:29pm EST
the trademarks that have been issued to donald trump in china. they deserve an explanation by a special prosecutor on the russian meddling and trump ties to that meddling, whether the independent and special prosecutor broadens the scope of that investigation to include the entanglements or conflicts of interest involving china is a question that will have to be addressed by that official. but this much we know now. we are rapidly careening toward a constitutional crisis, a crisis of credibility as well as legal challenge and the historic opportunity and obligation that this nominee owes the country cannot be avoided. thank you, mr. president. i yield the floor. and i suggest the absence of a quorum. apparently there is another speaker. i withdraw that request for the absence of a quorum. the presiding officer: the senator from colorado dioguardi thank you, mr. president. mr. president, i have six requests for committees to meet during today's session of the senate. they have the approval of the majority and minority leaders. the presiding officer: duly noted. dioguardi thank yo
CSPAN
Jun 7, 2017 1:29pm EDT
systems, like saudi arabia or china. but the fact is that wall street investors are not investing in rural communities, and that's -- i would argue that that's not a good strategy anyway, but we no he that when you depend on that -- but we know that when you depend on that kind of a strategy, foreign country investment or wall street investor efforts, those investments are not being done in small towns like where i grew up. towns with populations of a few hundred people can't afford the high interest rates or the toll roads, by the way, that come with a lot of the projects in this kind of an approach. the budget also undermines rural jobs and businesses and communities where unemployment is already too high. usda's small business loans are eliminated under the president's budget. again, i can go from community to community around michigan and see wonderful small businesses operating with the support of rural development loans. these are programs that have saved almost 800,000 jobs and have helped finance more than 107,000 businesses in the last eight years alone. this proposal that t
CSPAN
Jun 5, 2017 2:59pm EDT
the moment. that's not to say that russia and china are not trying to become superpowers. china most decidedly and certainly. putin is trying to reconstruct the soviet union in whatever way he possibly can. all of this is true. iran does engage in the line activities in the region by the matches -- >> you can see all of this debate later in a program schedule a later online at c-span.org. on c-span2 the ascendant returning from their memorial day break. gaveling in momentarily to take up a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the reunification of jerusalem. with the vote on the resolution scheduled for 5:30 p.m. eastern. live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the senate will come to order. the chaplain dr. barry black will lead the senate in prayer. the chaplain: let us pray. mighty god, the source of all life and the light of all seeing, lift our thoughts from the smallness of our labors to the greatness of your majesty. we pray for the victims of the terrorism in the united kingdom. teach our lawmakers to love in the presence of hate, t
CSPAN
Mar 6, 2017 1:59pm EST
, mostly in china. it's coming through the mail system. why? because the traffickers don't want to use other private carriers, u.p.s. or fedex or others because they require that there be advanced digital information on where the package is from, what's in it, where it's going. guess what? we don't require that in the mail system. so the bad guys choose to send it through the mail system instead. well, that certainly is something the federal government ought to address. so we've introduced legislation. it's called the stop act. it's very simple. it says that if you want to send something to the united states of america, it's got to say where it's from, what place in china, what's in it, in the package, where is it going. and of course it's only going to go to the place where they say it's going. that gives our law enforcement a new tool that they are desperate to have because they're not going to be able to look at a million packages, but they can look at hundreds. and this helps them to be able to ferret out those packages that look most suspicious. by the way, this new stuff is fenta
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