tv Key Capitol Hill Hearings CSPAN March 23, 2016 6:00am-7:01am EDT
bernie sanders: what women all over this country are saying is, they are sick and tired of working for $.79 on the dollar. compared to men. cheers and applause] bernie sanders: i know every man in this huge room -- huge room -- will stand with the women in the fight for pay quity. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: by the way, when we talk about women's rights, i when everybody to know that all over this country -- if republicans running around talking about family alues.
let us be very clear what these republicans mean. what they mean is that no woman here tonight, or in this state, should the right to control her own body. i disagree. what they also mean is that our gay brothers and sisters should have the right to be married. i disagree. this campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the latino community. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: there are, today, some 11 million undocumented people in this country. many of them are living in the shadows, living in fear. they are being exploited every day. they have no legal rights. i am the proud son of an immigrant, and i know something about immigrant life. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: what i know is that we will stand with our latino brothers and sisters. [cheers and applause]
sisters. in the year 2016, candidates for president should not be resorting to hatred, and bigotry. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the african-american community. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: they are asking, how does it happen, if this country could spend trillions of dollars fighting a war in iraq we never should've gotten into, how does it happen that we do not have the funds to rebuild crumbling communities like flint, michigan? [cheers and applause]
mr. sanders: how does it happen that there are minority communities all over this country where unemployment is skyhigh? thee education is failing kids? where health care is not acceptable, and were too many of our young men and women instead of getting great jobs, are ending up in jail. together, we're going to change the national priorities of this country. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: together, we are going to invest in our communities. together, they're going to rebuild our crumbling
infrastructure to great millions of jobs. flint, michigan, is not the only city in america with serious water problems. all over this country, cities and towns have water problems. all over this country roads and bridges are failing. our rail system is what behind other countries. our airports, levies -- and dams only to be repaired. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this campaign is listening to our brothers and sisters in the native american community. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: everybody here knows that the way this country goes back even before we were a country, the way the native american people have been treated from day one is a national disgrace. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: native americans have been lied, to cheated, traties negotiated test treaties negotiated have been broken. all over this country we're finding many native american communities in deep economic despair. if elected president, we will begin treating our native
american people with the respect they deserve. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this campaign is listening to young people. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and what young people are saying is, how does everybody told us we need to get an education, when they told us that we needed the best educated workforce, why are we leaving school debt?0 and $50,000 in
[cheers and applause] bernie sanders: in my view, in the year 2016, when we talk about public education, it is not good enough just to talk about the first grade to the 12th grade. the world has changed, the economy has changed. our public school systems have to change. that means making public colleges and universities tuition-free. [cheers and applause] "bernie!] bernie sanders: i want -- this is not a radical idea -- i want every kid in this country studies hard, does well in school, to be able to go to college regardless of his or her income. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: i am a member of the u.s. senate committee on the environment. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and i have talked to scientists all over the world. the debate is over, climate change is real. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: it is caused by human activity. together, we are going to break our dependence on fossil fuels. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: and transform our energy system into sustainable energy, and energy efficiency. [cheers and applause]
bernie sanders: i have been criticized for saying this, so let me say it again. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: i believe that health care is a right for all people. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: i believe there is something wrong when every other major country on earth provides health care as a right, and we do not. today, -- [crowd chanting "bernie!"]
bernie sanders: the affordable care act -- it is done a lot of good. but we need to do more. today, 29 million people have no health insurance, and even more are underinsured. today, we are being ripped off big time by the drug companies. were charging us the highest prices for prescription drugs. they cannot afford the prescriptions their doctors write. i think we join the rest of the industrialized world, and pass a medicare for all single-payer program.
[cheers and applause] bernie sanders: everybody here knows that change in america always takes place from the bottom on up, not from the top down. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: that is the history of the trade union movement more workers came dignity.to fight for that is the history of the civil rights movement. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: where african-americans and their allies stood together and said that racism, bigotry, and discrimination will not continue
in america. that is the history of the women's movement. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: let us not forget, 100 years ago that women did not have just the right to vote, the right to get an education. they did not have the right to do the jobs they wanted to do. but what happened was women stood up with their male allies. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: they said, together, that in this country women will not be second-class citizens. [cheers and applause]
incredible hatred, and opposition, the gay community and their straight allies said in this country people will have the right to love whomever they want, regardless of gender. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: that is how change takes place. change takes place in a very profound moment when people look around them, and say the status quo is not working,. not good enough. today, all over this country people are looking around and seeing grotesque levels of income inequality -- it is unacceptable. they are saying that we should not be the only major country on earth that does not guarantee paid family medical leave. they are saying that we should not have the highest rate of childhood poverty of any major country on earth.
they are saying that millions of our people should not have to be buried in student debt for decades. they are saying that we should not have more people in jail in any other country. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: they are saying that we should not get involved in wars that are killing our young people. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: this is a pivotal moment in american history. either we continue down the path in which the politics, and economics of this country is controlled by a handful of billionaires, or whether we make a political revolution. [cheers and applause]
[crowd chanting "bernie."] bernie sanders: and what that revolution is about is people standing up from coast to coast, saying enough is enough. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: that our government belongs to all of us, not just a handful of campaign contributors. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: in early june, california, the largest state in our nation will have a major role to play in taking this country forward. [cheers and applause] bernie sanders: if there is a
and takes a stand on terrorism. announcer: ladies and gentlemen, please give a warm welcome to our mayor and his husband. [applause] >> hello. it is great to see so many democrats. and, i hope our friends in the thea saw the clouds -- saw crowds out for blocks and blocks and blocks for the next president. i want to ignore knowledge the hard work of the students, teachers, principals of the
schools at the beach. including mr. brooks and mr. chapelle. want to take a moment to be serious. actually the whole campaign is serious, but on behalf of the people of the city of seattle, i condolencesess my to the people in brussels. we stand with you, our hearts are with you, you will get through this. you know, i am so proud to be a democrat. together we have fought for so much. we fought for marriage equality. [cheers and applause] mayor murray: we fought for
civil rights. we fought to raise the minimum wage. and, we are fighting for affordable housing. and as a city with president obama in the white house, we have had a partner. between need a progressive partner in the white house so we do not lose what we have game. we cannot afford to go backwards. we cannot afford to lose the gains. we cannot afford the hateful politics of donald trump. and, we must make sure that never becomes the president of the united states. i am also proud to be a democrat because we have had candidates discuss the issue seriously and with respect. and, when i look at hillary clinton's agenda, when i see it,
i see seattle's agenda. i see agenda that calls for quality pre-k. clinton agenda that calls for raising the minimum wage. i see the clinton agenda that is about police reform in the about providing affordable housing for everybody in this country. and those are the reasons that am calling on progressive mayors around the country. in hillarymebody clinton that will be our partner in the white house. committed to working with cities and urban problems in washington. that is why i am proud to be here tonight and i am proud to support hillary clinton for president of the united states. novembershe wins in
-- [applause] murray: my husband, the first gentleman of seattle, is willing to give bills some pointers about how to be the first husband. and i want to thank just a little bit about battering ceilings. we are way past shattering the glass ceiling and electing the first woman of president -- as president of the united states. own i know from my aperience that when you break barrier, when you break a ceiling, when you are the first, it matters and it makes a difference. and it will make a road difference to finally have a qualified, experience, brilliant, progressive woman
wow. thank you. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: thank you. thank you all. thank you very much. [crowd cheering] mrs. clinton: thank you. wow. thank you all. well, wow. i am just thrilled to be here. i am excited to be in seattle and i want to thank mayor murray for his enters meant. i look forward to being a good partner with you on behalf of and ireat american city will take you up on the offer to have michael talk to my husband. applause]
mrs. clinton: i want to thank attorney general bob ferguson, the county executive, state senator kevin ranker, i want to thank the president of the american nurses association. and the president of washing state nurses association for endorsing me today. i am so proud to be endorsed by the nurses of america. [applause] mrs. clinton: and i want to thank all of the elected officials who are here with us and i particularly want to pay tribute to this great high school. a great, great high school. rainier beach is not only the champion of ascot fall all, it is the champion of the international
baccalaureate- and the great students here. it makes me so proud to know what the school's competition and i will tell you if i am fortunate enough to be your president i want to be a partner with principals and teachers and students and families like the ones here at the beach. to allso very great role of our volunteers who are working so hard in this campaign . across this great state. you are knocking down barriers, you are building ladders of opportunity, you are helping us make the point that this campaign is about both the growing and sharing the promise of america. we are determined. we are determined that we are going to give up back the hope that to every american should
have that to their hard work will get them ahead. will enable them to have a better future. we'll give their children, and yes, their grandchildren, their chance to give -- live up to their god-given potential. that is what we want for ameca and that is what we are doing together in this campaign. somethingl part of bigger than your selves. you are part of the most consequential election we have had for a long time in america. i know that the state's higher by the day. i am sorry that to all the people outside could not be it into this gymnasium. but i saw the excitement that they had while standing in line. some of them with their children. and i want them to know if we
can get the word out to them that i'm grateful that they came, i am sorry they could not in an. but they, too, understand what is at stake. i am very proud to have won arizona tonight. [cheers and applause] mrs. clinton: it is exciting to see that come in. because arizona, like a lot of others, is going to be expressing themselves through their votes. is not justhat this a contest between different candidates.
this is a contest between fundamentally different views of our country, our values, and our future. what we saw happen today in brussels, the horrible terrorist attack, reminds us of how high the stakes are. we live in a complex and dangerous world. and we need a commander-in-chief that is strong, smart, and above all, steady in taking on these threats. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: the last thing we need, my friends, to incite -- our leaders who incite more fear. in the face of terror, america does not panic. or turnt build walls our backs on our allies. out everything we know about what works and what does not and start torturing people. suggesting trump is
is not only wrong, it is dangerous. it will not to keep us safe. this is a time for america to lead, not cower. and we will lead. and we will defeat terroristic threats. and we will not threaten our friends and allies. fight to isishe from the air. on the ground with local forces. and online where they recruit and propagandize. stop the global terror pipeline. stop the flow of fighters, weapons, and moneys. work closely with our allies because that cooperation will help make our own country safe.
what i will do as president. and that is yet another reason this election really matters. your hard work, your commitment, your optimism about what we can do together, it's what i am counting on. we need to keep working together, we need to make a point that we are going into the future with confidence and optimism. there is a lot of pessimistic talk, and negativity. it is as though we, as americans, nobody can beat us up we're up to the game. if we go after what matters to ourselves, and our country. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: that is why so many people have joined this campaign. i want you to think about the next president, whoever it is
walking into the white house. [cheers and applause] [crowd cheering "hillary"] hillary clinton: well -- [crowd chanting "hillary"] mrs. clinton: well, i believe -- i do believe i'm the most ready of everybody running. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i want you to think about this. i know that the caucus on saturday here in washington is an important milestone on this path to the nomination, and the election. i am well aware that we have to work hard between now and saturday to convince people in washington. and i want you to ask them with me, what they answer her to the next president's three big test. inc. as this will be true whoever it is.
-- because this will be true whoever it is. number one, can you make a positive difference in the lives of americans? number two can you keep us safe? number three, can you bring us together instead of driving us apart? [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i have given a lot of thought to these tests, because i know, having traveled across our country that each one of them really matters to americans. start with the first, can you make a positive difference? a lot of folks ask me, why are so many of these people who go to these of rallies so angry. well, a lot of people are follow --, worried
worried. a lot of people feel that their therefore our it country's best days, are behind them. think back, we have the worst financial crisis since the great depression. 9 million americans lost their jobs. 5 million homes were lost. $13 trillion in family wealth was wiped out. a lot of americans haven't recovered from that. a lot of americans haven't had a raise in 15 years. a lot of americans worry that life is not going to be better for their kids. i want you to understand that. because sometimes when all we see is the ugliness of these protests, the mean-spiritedness, we see people running to be president of the united states who are literally inciting bigotry and violence. it is easy to say -- i will not even pay attention to that. but what i want you to know is,
but we have got to reclaim the promise of america for all of our people. every single one of them. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: to me, that starts with more good jobs with rising income. it includes standing up for unions, and the american labor movement. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: it means more infrastructure jobs because it is not just what you see, the roads, bridges, tunnels, it is what you don't see. it is the deteriorating water systems across america. it is the leaking pipelines across america. it is what we saw in flint, michigan. as horrible as that is, i wish i could tell you it is the only place. but it is not. children, 500,000 a year are affected by lead poisoning.
we've got work to do. it is important work. it will put millions of americans to work. you can't export those jobs, they have to be done right here in seattle, in washington, and across the united states. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we need more manufacturing jobs. there are some who say we can't make things in america. i was out at everett today. i met with the machinists, and the aerospace workers. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: yes, we can make things better than anybody else can. right here in america. but we have got to make sure that we change the incentives in our tax code, which unfortunately encourages people to move jobs out of our country. we're going to take that on, and we are going to make sure that we have advanced manufacturing, and the good jobs that come with it. we are going to start by making
sure the machinists and aerospace workers officer making the best planes, and doing the most advanced work of anybody in the world. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we're going to combat climate change with more jobs.renewable energy [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: this is one of the most consequential ideas facing us this election. i am proud that as a secretary of state, i began the work with president obama and our team that led to the paris agreement. -- thate as possible made it possible for us to say this has to be a top level priority. but if we do not fulfill it, it means nothing. it is just a piece of paper signed by 190 nations. work presidenthe
obama did against implacable hostility from the republicans in congress. [cheers and applause] ,rs. clinton: i will build protect that work. i set some big goals, i want half a million more solar panels by the end of my first term. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i want enough clean, renewable energy to power every home in america by the end of my second term. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we know how to take on big challenges in our country. it is time we start acting like it again. i am tired of the denial, the deception, and the koch brothers manipulation of our political process. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: as we grow our economy, let's do more for small businesses, particularly young people who want to start small businesses.
[cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i want to thank your mayor, and everybody, fighting to raise the minimum wage in washington. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: we need to raise it on the federal level. it is just wrong that anybody who works full time would still be mired in poverty. and you know, it two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women. let us finally guarantee equal pay for women's work. i am telling you what i am going to do. i am laying it out and we are going to do it together. that also goes for education. countryild in this deserves a good school and a good teacher regardless of the zip code that child lives in. said, i want more
early childhood education. i want to be a partner with today's teachers. i want them to know the president will be on their side as you do the work to gather to get the kids the education and skills they need. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i am also going to launch a campaign with your help, the help of our construction and trade unions, and others, to enhance more apprenticeship programs to encourage more young people to go and seek the skills they need to be able to be employed. we have made a grave error in any way undermining the work that is done by carpenters, and plumbers, and machinists, and electricians, and welders. this is work that is in demand
across our country. we are going to need more than one million people right now to fill these jobs. to start doing this again and high schools, community colleges, and apprentice programs. to make ahy i want community college free, so that to a young people can afford to yet those skills. going to makee four-year colleges and universities debt-free tuition so that you can afford to attend. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: i do differ with my esteemed opponent who says free for everybody. i want to concentrate on middle-class families, working families, for families -- poor families. personally, i think if you can afford to send it your child to college, like donald trump, we should not pay to send your
child for free. are going to take on the problem of student debt stalking the lives of millions of americans. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: this is probably one of the most pressing problems that i encounter as i travel around. and i asked the crowds as i travel around, how many have student debt? ok, a huge majority. huge, huge majority. but ok i want to ask you this, , does anybody here have an interest rate higher than 10%? i mean, this is outrageous. 8%? how many have eight percent? how about more than 6%?
have not had interest rates for most things besides a student debt that time in years. you can refinance your mortgage and get a better deal. you can financial car to do a better deal, corporations can refinance their debt. i am going to make it possible for you to refinance your student debt and get that interest rate down the. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: then i want to and then, i wanthillary clinton: then i want to to switch as many of you as will go into contingency repayment programs. you know what that is? when i graduated from law school, i didn't have any help going to school, i had to work and borrow money. i came out with the debt. but my husband and i were in a contingency repayment program. we paid it back as a percentage of our income. so, i could go to work for the children's defense fund right out of law school, which was a job i wanted to do. [applause] mrs. clinton: and i don't know,
i think i made $14,000 a year and i could pay my debt back as a percentage. i want everyone of you do have that chance. furthermore, i want a date certain when your obligation will end. [cheers and applause] hillary clinton: when i think about health care, tell you this. i am proud to the nurses and doors met because, you know, nurses are on the front lines of education. they see what happened in so many different families and settings. you know, when we were in the hospital with my daughter, when she had our granddaughter charlotte. was talking to one of the nurses, and she said, you know, so many of the mothers in here do not have been a time off.
have any time off. they don't have earned sick days, don't have paid family leave, they can't afford to take unpaid leave under the family and medical leave act that my husband signed into law. that made a big impression on me. the nurses see everything. we will have paid family leave, we will have earned sick days, -- [no audio] [no audio]
[no audio] hillary clinton: we're going to make progress on health care, we are going to get universal health care coverage. we are at 90% and we are going to get there. so there is a big agenda for us that i want you to be part of. secondly, i want is to keep ourselves safe. that is something i'm committed to. it is not only about stopping terrorist attacks, although clearly that has to be the front of mind. i want us to have the kind of levels,hat includes all intelligence cooperation, working with our friends and -- to to deep right defeat isis, to get under the threat that terrorism poses.
to say.what i want donald trump and ted cruz -- [boos] mrs. clinton: have made our jobs harder in the last few days. saying we need to get out of nato. other things. we need to modernize and make it tougher than it is today. including terrorism. we will do. ted cruz saying we need to police everywhere muslims live. you, butknow about that is not only offensive, it is dangerous. it is we want everybody to feel like we are together on our common defense against terrorism. [applause] mrs. clinton: so remember when
you go to caucus and your friends go to caucus on saturday, this is about not only selecting a president but also selecting a commander-in-chief. and we need to be sure that we steady hands, because we are going to face a lot of challenges but also opportunities that the united states has a lead on. the third test, can you bring our country together instead of dividing it? well, i feel so strongly that this may be one of the most important issues not just for the president but for all of us. i read an interesting article the other day. the man writing and said, we now get along with people different from us on nearly everything but politics. progress we have
made on civil rights, women's rights, gay rights. on all of the tough issues. but when it comes to politics, we do not want to talk to each other. we want to draw a line. i believe we have to seek and find common ground wherever poible. i also believe we have to stand our ground on an important matters of principle and values. but we cannot let our nation be divided. we cannot lead a demagogue insight violence. model for children the kind of bullying behavior that, honestly, you send somebody to time out you are in elementary school. [applause] mrs. clinton: i feel that each of us has a role to play in this. you know, i have been saying we
need more love and kindness and respect in america right now. that does not mean we agree with people who have a very different set of political views just for the sake of agreeing. no. but let us figure out how to bek for something that would good for our country. i will tell you a story. when i was first lady, after we lost the health care fight, because remember, before was called obamacare it was called -- and what we understood was we had to keep working. we could not get it all at once. get thet to work to children's health care problem and before coming out here i had a young man say to me, a long time ago, the late 1990's,
ancient history, he said to me -- i want to take you because you saved my family from bankruptcy because of the children's health insurance program. i could not have done that if we had not worked with republicans. if we had not sought and found common ground together. so, as i go through this campaign, i am going to stand up for what i believe. i am going to fight for the issues and the plans that i think will help move our country forward. but i will always say, i will go anywhere, anytime, to find that common ground. thenere is good faith, maybe we can make progress. maybe not as much as i would like, but enough that we can solve the problems of some americans. that is what we have got to start doing again. we have got to be able to point to the results that make people's lives better. able to lifto be
each other up, not put each other down because people disagree with us or they do not have the right to say what they say. when you go to the caucuses on saturday, i hope that you will, and everybody you talk with, will really think about not only the consequences and the stakes of this election, but how far we have come together. i am proud of the progress we have made in america. i am proud of the rights we have extended to people. i am proud that we have so much that has really made a difference in the lives of not just americans but people around the world. i went to 112 countries when i was secretary of state and i saw that even when countries disagreed with us, how they watched us. how they wondered how we did big,we did in this
sprawling, pluralistic country of ours. how we held it together. progress.e i was always so proud. i do not want to lose that. i want us to continue to make progress. i want us to continue to sees the future, make it what it could be. and i particularly believe that on behalf of our children. know, our volunteers here in washington proved each and every day why i believe in what i am doing and why i know that together we can make the difference is i am talking about. justan ellis, 14-years-old, skipped a sleepover with her friends to get trained as a caucus cap than here in's -- caucus cap denny here in seattle. james freberg, father and son, have been knocking on doors for weeks. an immigrant from ecuador, dreams of becoming an american citizen and has been
volunteering 20 hours a week for us in bellevue. valerie, arie, caucus captain arrived on social security and food stamps to get high. she worries about rising drug prices, but she volunteers every other day because she knows that we have got to make progress together. that this campaign is about helping people like hers. you know, it is easy to say what you are against. let's start talking about what we are for. the people we are for. who we want to help. the difference we want to make. these people believe that america's best days lie ahead and said why. if you believe that, i hope you'll come out and caucus for me this saturday. thank you so much seattle! god bless you asked nation point
thank you. [cheers and applause] ♪ announcer: today, hillary clinton speaks on counterterrorism at stanford university. live coverage starting at 2:15 pm eastern time on c-span two. live today, washington journal is next. at 9:00 a.m. the legislature returns. they will consider a resolution condemning the terrorist attacks in brussels. then they turned to anti-trust cases. announcer: coming up in one hour, a look at congress with lance of new jersey, a member of the congress committee.
then delegate to eleanor holmes norton on security issues to protect the public transportation and infrastructure. >> we ask that the househost: ae house floor yesterday for the victims of the brussels terrorist attacks tuesday. it is wednesday, march 23, day after those terrorist attacks. many are wondering, presidential candidates, lawmakers in washington and the president himself, wondering, how does the u.s. respond? democrats, 202-748-8000