tv US House of Representatives Special Orders CSPAN April 26, 2016 7:00pm-8:31pm EDT
the speaker pro tempore: on this vote, the yeas are 395, the nays are 3. 2/3 being in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from alabama seek recognition? >> i present a privileged report for printing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany
h.r. 5054, a bill making appropriations for agriculture, rural development, food and drug administration, and related agencies' programs for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2017, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the union calendar and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 21, points of order are reserved. >> mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from idaho seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i present a privileged report for printing under the rule. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title. the clerk: report to accompany h.r. 5055, a bill making appropriations for energy and water development and related agencies for the fiscal year ending september 30, 2017, and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the union calendar and ordered printed. pursuant to clause 1 of rule 21, oints of order are reserved.
he house will be in order. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? without objection the gentlewoman is recognized for ne minute. ms. jackson lee: the house is not in order. the speaker pro tempore: the house is not in order. members will take their conversations -- the gentlelady is recognized. ms. jackson lee: i thank you. in the houston, harris county, and surrounding counties last week, eight of our fellow citizens lost their life. i want to offer our thoughts and
prayers on behalf of the families of german antonio anco, claudia melger, tanika bikus, pedro morales, charles dward odom, koresh kamar kalamuri. all loving members of a family who now have lost their life and families are saddened by their loss. in the course of this, i want to thank the first responders for their courageous efforts in, one, seeking to find these individuals, and second, helping those who have been impacted by the flooding. the efforts of houstonians who came to the aid of their neighbors saved more lives and provided comfort to those impact. offer thanks to the generosity of the houston community who fed households left hunger.
we are grateful for the presence and laudable work of the red cross wells houston and harris county, the mayor and county judge, all participating in this effort along with other elected officials. when tragedy strikes, we come together. congressional persons, state persons, local elected officials, because we are texans. it was very sad to lose this many people in a storm that was unexpected. in ecclesiastes chapter 3, there is a time for every purpose under heaven a time to weep, a time to laugh a time to mourn, and a time to dance. we ask as we try to begin to rebuild our lives we have a moment of silence if my colleagues would stand a moment of silence for those names i have called, german antonio franco, claudia, bonita, pedro, charles edward odom, and terry white rodriguez.
ms. jackson lee: thank you. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentlelady is recognized for one minute. >> thank you so much, mr. speaker. ms. ros-lehtinen: along with congressman ted deutch, i introduced h.con.res. 129 a resolution urging nermji to -- germany to honor its commitment and fulfill obligations to holocaust survivors. germany, even by the current government's own admission, has fallen short of the promise to take care of all the needs of all holocaust survivors. due to the horrific physical and mental pain they have endured, holocaust survivor needs are
more complex than other elderly individuals. there can be no more delay, mr. speaker. all holocaust survivors must be provided, all of the medical, mental, and home care needs that they require. mr. speaker, there are nearly 15,000 holocaust survivors in my home state of florida alone. there are many in my district, like my good friend jack reuben, bee, ermelstein, herr joe, and alex. i made a vow i would continue to fight on behalf of them and all holocaust survivors and i urge my colleagues to join me in urging germany to honor its commitment to all holocaust survivors and to please co-sponsor this resolution. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to
address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. langevin: i rise in recognition of april as national autism awareness month. as co-chair of the bipartisan disabilities caucus and the proud uncle of a young man with autism, i understand many of the unique challenge this is condition represents. i'm also aware of the opportunities we can create with a strong commitment to research, education and the right treatment and interveengs. -- intervention. this past sunday, in rhode island, the autism project held its 14th an wrule imagine walk and family fun day. each year it gets bigger and bigger, both because awareness continues to grow but because autism continues to grow as a challenge. thanks to the executive director, joanne quin and the entire team of the autism project, thousands of rhode islanders joined together for a fun-filled day to increase awareness of autism spectrum disorder. every year they inspire me to
fight for programs and resources that will lead to a better future for families with autism. i encourage my colleagues to join me in this fight by supporting autism awareness, not just in april but every month of the year. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from minnesota seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise to congratulate the min tonka girl's basketball tissue the minnetonka girl's basketball team for winning the championship. the team overcame history to win the title. hopkins was seeking its fifth tle in six years and while minnetonka had only made the tournament once in school history. but they were determined from the tipoff and finished with a strong run to claim the
championship for the school and community this basketball team is blessed with a number of talented players who worked hard to get to this point including some that will continue to play at the college level. even more than that, they're student athletes who lived up to their obligations in the classroom and our community. coaches, parents an fans of the team are very proud. we wish them well in their accomplishment and congratulations again to the minnetonka girls' basketball team. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman rom hawaii seek recognition? weather the gentleman is recognized for one minute -- without objection the gentleman is recognized for one minute. ai: i rise to recognize carolyn kirio from my district, she's a librarian at a middle school and will be honored at
the white house next week for her unparalleled devotion to her job and her students hsm erecognized that over 1,400 students had limited access to library resources since the school's multitrack calendar conflicted with library hours. to address this, she creatively wove technology into library resources to increase accessibility for both students and teachers. now, students and teachers are able to access library materials at any time online, which in turn has increased their potential in the classroom. our state is fortunate to have libraries such as carolyn who devote time and energy and to ensure that every student has the means he or she needs to succeed. her efforts have truly made a different. congratulations, carolyn, for your well deserved recognition. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. for what purpose does the gentleman from colorado seek
recognition? >> mr. speaker, i request permission to address the house, unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise today to honor the memory of tony castillo a longtime friend of mine from my hometown of aurora, colorado who recently passed away. mr. coffman: we had a friendship that started in our youth. we had so much in common. tony and i both came from military families, our late fathers had both married war brides in the aftermath of world war ii, they were career enlisted soldiers who were transferred to fitzsimmons army medical center for their last assignment in 1964 when we were both just 9 years old. our military families both came from previous assignments in europe.
i followed in my father's footsteps and joined me military, tony stayed in aurora and married the love of his life, nita atkins, of pueblo, colorado. tony and nita raised two extraordinary children, ben and jess , in a loving family that has been inseparable. tony was an extraordinary example of a great friend, a loving husband, a devoted father, and he will always be remembered and missed by all who knew him. thank you, mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from florida seek recognition? without objection. the gentlelady is recognized for ne minute.
>> tomorrow, wear something red wednesday to bring back our girls. i thank leader pelosi for her support and all of my colleagues and i thank representative butter felled and sheila jackson lee for joining me and their support in front of the state department last wednesday, all in red. at the very same time in nigeria, united states ambassador to the united nations had praised them for their bravery. ambassador power promised that president obama had not forgotten and america will not give up until the thousands of women and girls kidnapped by
boko haram. you can watch a piece featuring the vigil at 12:35 a.m. on absence "nightline" tomorrow night. please wear red tomorrow. please continue to tweet, tweet, ourgirls.ringback the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from texas seek recognition? >> i request unanimous consent to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. poe: while the horrific trench war fair was taking place in europe, 1915, the australian and new zealand army corps set ut to capture and met fierce resistance.
it was world war i 100 years ago. battle. into a bloody 8,000 australians died in that campaign. the battle and the losses of so many caused the people of australia and new zealand to remember who died, a die of remembrance april 25. they bit a memorial. having seen it, i was inspired how they show gratitude. join me in honoring our friends and allies across the sea as they honor their fallen. those that died in the war to end all wars. and that's just the way it is. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. for what purpose does the gentlelady from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: i ask for one minute under unanimous consent to
address the house. woiment the gentlelady is recognized. ms. kaptur: i rise tonight for two purposes, the first is to warmly recognize my brother steve. i'm so proud of you and second reason i rise as co-chair of the ukranian caucus to commemorate one of the greatest political tragedies. 30 years ago today on april 26, 986 at 1:23 a.m., operators of reactor number four mishandled the test at chernobyl. the mishandled test led to a catastrophic explosion that burned for 10 days and the radioactive fallout spread over tens of thousands of square miles and plumes reached northern europe as well. chernobyl's legacy is a heavy
burden for the people of ukraine and the soviet union tried to cover up the severity of the disaster. the event over a third of a million people of their homes turned into thyroid cancer and the economic losses have amounted to hundreds of billions of dollars. mr. speaker, the impact of chernobyl lingers. and we, as a free world should help build a bright future for their people who per see verdict . the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: permission to address the house for one minute. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. from our nation's farmers to andlers and hunters and those
who love the outdoors, there are endless benefits. the 2014 farm bill provides substantial opportunities for agricultural conservation. this includes initiatives such as the conserves reserve program, and the conservation stewardship program, just to name a few. these programs are essential to assisting land owners to implement best management practices while improving water quality. the farm bill and the committee have worked to promote well managed forests. our nation's forests are economic engines and providing resources for our nation. our forests deliver significant benefits because they are national water filters. with earth day last friday, i think it's time to recognize the conservation work going on in our communities and our committee and the importance of managed land and water.
with that in mind it continues to manage stewardships. thank you, mr. speaker. and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute -- my ise and extend for remarks. >> i rise today to recognize the dedicated and hard working member of my office who is graduating and will be a leader in our nation's armed forces. over the course of two semesters, max wilcox made a lasting impression with his good attitude and commitment to public service. mr. davis: despite being a full-time student and a member of their rotc program he volunteered to assist constituents and communities
throughout my congressional district. max has distinguished himself. he will graduate as a distinguished military graduate, signifying, finishing in the top 10 cadets. he served as the battalion commander for the first semester of this academic year and deputy battalion career. he will be graduated and commissioned as a second lieutenant in the u.s. army. he is a motivated leader who will serve our nation. i'm proud of max and his dedication to our country and wish him nothing but the best. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the chair lays before the house the following personal requests. the clerk: leave of absence requested for mrs. napolitano of california for today.
the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the request is granted. for what purpose does the gentleman from illinois seek recognition? mr. davis: mr. speaker, i move that the house do now adjourn. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning for morning hour debate.
today voters in connecticut, delaware, maryland, pennsylvania and rhode island have been heading to the polls to cast their votes. starting live about 8:30 p.m. eastern we'll have those results and candidate speeches. we'll take your comments and reactions. see it all here on c-span. >> madam secretary, we proudly give 72 of our delegate votes to the next president of the united states --
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snonde ♪ >> we're waiting for ted cruz to arrive at his campaign rally. this is live coverage in knightstown, indiana. in about an hour we'll have live results and candidate speeches from primary results from five states today. for more on today's primaries we talk to a political reporter. ad. host: it seems like from the
polling it is going to be a good day for front runners. is right. donald trump and hillary clinton are both entering as the favorites in their respective parties for the five states holding primaries today. all in the northeastern part of the country. the state will offer the most delegates today will be pennsylvania, but the roles are a little quirky on the republican side. even though donald trump, polls show him with a double-digit lead, it does not mean he can walk away with the lions share of the 71 delegates up for grabs because only 17 of those delegates will go to the overall statewide winner. are elected directly on the ballot. voters when they enter their polling stations today they will vote for someone for president and each district they will vote for three delegates to send to the national convention. they're going to be unbound. they will be able to vote for whoever they want on the first ballot. delegates could wind up
playing a big role if we get to a national convention and donald trump does not enter with that 1237 number. host: for viewers who might have questions about those strange or you need delegate rules in pennsylvania, i would encourage them to stick around because we are going to spend 45 minutes talking about that with terry madonna. adam wollner, if there is an upset today in one of those five states, what is the state that you would put the money on? adam: boy, it is really tough to say because especially on the republican side, all five states are really not very favorable territory for ted cruz. especially as he emerged as the most viable trump alternative. he has relied pretty have agreed an evangelical base. on the democratic side, bernie sanders might be able to do a little bit better than others is
rhode island's of the because independent voters will be able to cast ballots in rhode island. most of the other states voting closed primaries, meaning that only registered democrats can vote. and those are the contest where bernie sanders has especially struggled. rhode island is maybe a little closer -- but it is still. trump and clinton do enter all five states as pretty considerable favorites. host: back to the republican side for a minute, yesterday we saw a lot of reporting about this agreement between the cruz and kasich camps to look ahead to three upcoming primaries and duty them out. some -- divvy them up. some reporting today that that agreement seems shaky. adam: it is. less than 12 hours after that deal was announced. you have to wonder what the parameters are.
john kasich yesterday said it does not necessarily mean that in indiana should vote for ted cruz, just that he is not going to be spending a lot of time or money there. ted cruz's super pac is still running an ad on kasich in indiana. so, clearly, neither one of them are going to be seeding these stat -- ceding these states. you thought that john kasich was going to stay out of indiana. and ted cruz would stay out of oregon. these are two candidates have not always gotten along. their supporters, there is not a lot of crossover there. be difficult, even if john kasich wanted to, to convince is more moderate meaning supporters in indiana to vote for a much more conservative candidate like ted cruz. even in the ultimate goal of stopping, chop. -- stopping trump. host: adam wollner covers it all
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we have learned anything about this primary season, it's that each state has its own rules for who can vote and how the vote works. take us through the rules governing pennsylvania today. who can vote in today's primary? guest: you have to be of legal age, 18 and over. we have not part, had very much controversy in this state about it. there has been a lot of controversy over felons and once they pay their dues and get out of resin and get back into society, whether they can vote. we have not had a big issue here. one of the things that is fascinating is we have had a pretty substantial uptick in voter registration. 5.5% overicans are up last year and the democrats are up 2.5%. intereststrates this we have seen throughout the primary and caucus process. on the republican side of the
aisle, largely because of the competition. at one point, 17 republican candidates and of course the energy level that donald trump is brought to the campaign. we are looking for a very substantial turnout today on the republican side. i'm not sure about the democrats. one of the other situations is trump on a side and hillary clinton on the democratic side have double-digit leads. as the voters turnout, the drama is not so much who wins but how close is the margin. on the republican side, the focus has been on these delegate rules that have been cited in innumerable times throughout the country in terms of how different they are for most other states. host: you talk about the turnout among democrats and republicans, independents cannot participate today? guest: yeah, i think we have one
ballot question that matters. it has to do with the philadelphia traffic court. independents can turn out to vote for that particular question on the ballot but they cannot vote for the democratic and republican primary. another question on the ballot will not count. you go and vote and the vote will not count because the ballot question has been ruled impermissible by a judge. that has to do with whether we should raise the retirement age ,f state judges in pennsylvania mandatory age from 70-75. . i judge said it's not valid and we will push it off to the fall. -- people will put their eczema block but it will not matter. host: the delegate allocation matters.
they are being closely watched him a number needed to win the democratic side is 2383. is 1237.publican side, take us through how the delegates will be allocated in pennsylvania? guest: the democrats are fairly easy to do. 210 delegates on the democratic side, 21 of the superdelegates. democratic officeholders and every democratic member of congress in pennsylvania. there are five of 18 members of the congressional delegates who are democrats. there are a number of other party people. from what we can tell, they are mostly committed to secretary clinton as we have found out nationally where she has a huge 516 of theem, about 712 overall.
189 are on the ballot area in pennsylvania, democrats pledged to a candidate so it would be mary jones pledged to bernie sanders. bob smith pledged to hillary clinton. the fascinating side which is being reported is how the republicans pick their delegates. there are 71 delegates. 17 go with the popular vote winner. whoever wins this date, you don't have to have a majority, a plurality does it -- 17 goes to the popular vote winner. then you get into the issue of the 54 other delegates that are unbound. without getting into the weeds on this, pennsylvania has 18 congressional districts. there are three delegates elected out of each congressional district, three times 18 is 54. so 54 total.
when individuals go to vote today, they will get to pick three names from a choice of names that are on the ballot but no connection to a presidential candidate. no connection at all. of 162re a total delegate candidates who want to go to the republican convention in cleveland in the third week of july. three out of each congressional district. this is where gets interesting -- the campaign just started and has reached out trying to get the delegate candidates known and their choice. there will be slate cards handed out. the donald trump people are little behind but they are starting to catch up. vote for mary jones, if she goes to the convention, she will vote for donald trump. here is the rub -- no matter what they have said they will do, whatever candidate
i have stated a preference for, they are unbound by the rules and they are free to vote for anyone, any candidate on any ballot. host: we like getting down into the weeds on this program. we are asking our callers to join in. we have a special line for pennsylvania voters. we can discuss the franklin and marshall poll that has been in the state for over two decades. you talked about donald trump with a big lead in this poll but a month a go, john kasich was much closer. what has changed in pennsylvania in the past month? basically, in march, john
kasich one ohio a net gave him a big lift and marco rubio dropped out. since that time, it has been tough for john kasich. he has not won a single state since ohio. the delegate selection is relatively low. short ofr 1000 votes getting the magic 1737. mathematically, he is eliminated. he is basically around if there is a second or third ballot at the convention. i think he has lost a lot of momentum. what's going on in pennsylvania, every poll done the past two weeks shows donald trump somewhere between 40-50% with ted cruz and john kasich in the mid to high 20's so the polls are consistent. what has happened is >> we leave this program and
take you back to knightstown, indiana, for the ted cruz rally. >> donald trump is the one man on earth hillary clinton can beat in a general election. so the media has told us the candidates in this race, the republican and democrat, they're both going to be new york liberals. senator cruz: but i've got good news for you. tonight this campaign moves back to more favorable terrain. cheers and applause] tonight, campaign moves back to indiana and -- cheers and applause] and nebraska and north dakota and montana and washington and alifornia.
now, the media want to say everything is decided. and the question is, can the state of indiana stop the media's chosen republican candidate? cheers and applause] well, as you all know, we're here on the hickory basketball court and bruce, who travels with me, bruce, i want to ask you something. do you have a tape measure with you? tell me something. how tall is that basketball rim? 10 feet. you know, the amazing thing is, that basketball ring here in indiana is the same height as it is in new york city and every other place in this country. and there is nothing that
oosiers cannot do. there's ban lot of media speculation lately about vice-presidential vetting and i have an announcement to make. a major announcement. hillary clinton has decided on her vice-presidential nominee. hillary has picked donald trump. [laughter] now, it's important to note, hillary had a very careful vetting process that went into this. she wanted someone who shared her vision of the federal government. you know, donald trump did recently a town hall. he was asked, name the top functions of the federal
government he said, security, and then he said health care, ducation, and housing. funny thing is, you asked hillary, she'd say the same thing. if you asked bernie, he'd be like, wow, that's aggressive you don't only want socialized medicine, you also want to put the federal government in charge of all education, education, common core. according to donald, that's the core responsibility of the federal government and housing. how many people are ready for the federal government taking over the housing market? and you know, donald and hillary, they are flip sides of the same coin. hillary clinton has made millions of dollars selling power and influence in washington.
and donald trump has made billions of dollars buying politicians like hillary clinton. but some in the media might say, oh, come on, that's not fair. it's not reasonable to suggest that donald trump and hillary clinton could ever run as a ticket. i'm going to walk you through 13 policy issues where donald and hillary have the very same views. let's start with the area of jobs, my number one priority is jobs, bringing back jobs and economic growth. bringing manufacturing jobs back to the state of indiana. raising wages for the hard working men and women in this country. but it's interesting, donald trump on job, donald and hillary
both agree that our taxes should be increased. last week, donald trump went on national television and said, yes, we should increase jobs. that's a great idea. increase taxes. that's a great idea if you want to kill jobs. if i'm president, we're going to cut taxes. [applause] second critical area under jobs, donald and hillary both support the obamacare individual mandate. both of them think it's a terrific idea. now, you care about jobs you know that obamacare is the biggest job killer in america and as president i will repeal every word of obamacare. a third area where donald and hillary get it wrong on jobs is
immigration. both donald and hillary believe that illegal immigrants who are here should be able to become u.s. citizens. now, donald thinks we should fly them back to their home country first but then let them in, right back , in and make them u.s. citizens. let me tell you what i'm going to do as president. we're going to stop amnesty, secure the borders, end sanctuary cities and end welfare benefits for those here illegally. but let's talk about freedom, the fundamental freedoms of the bill of rights. amen. donald trump and hillary clinton both support taxpayer funding for planned parenthood. indeed, donald trump and hillary clinton both described planned
parenthood has frisk. as president, i will instruct the department of justice to open an investigation into planned parenthood. [applause] donald trump and hillary clinton both supported bill clinton's national ban on many of the most important firearms in america. as president, i will defend the second amendment right to keep and bear arms. donald trump and hillary clinton both believe we should negotiate with harry reid and chuck schumer and the democrats on supreme court nominations.
i give my word to the people of indiana and the people of america that every justice i appoint to the court will be a principled constitutionalist. [applause] and unlike donald and hillary, i will not compromise away your religious liberty. and donald trump and hillary clinton both agree that grown men should be allowed to use the little girls' restroom. now let me say, it is just common sense. this isn't a matter of right or left or democrat or republican. this is basic common sense that grown adult men, strangers, should not be alone in a bathroom with a little girl.
[applause] and yet, donald and hillary care more about the p.c. police than they do about speaking the truth on basic common sense. let's talk about security. the eighth policy issue where donald and hillary's views are identical is donald trump and hillary clinton both believe the u.s. government should be neutral between israel and the palestinians. as president, i will not be neutral. we will stand with israel. [applause]
area they agree is donald trump and hillary clinton both said they would keep this catastrophic iranian nuclear deal in place. as president, i will rip to shreds this nuclear deal with iran. [applause] the 10th area of agreement, donald trump and hillary clinton both believe that hillary clinton was one of the greatest secretaries of state of all time. [booing] that is what donald said. why do you think he kept contributing to her? why do you think he gave money to hillary clinton's presidential campaign? then, let's talk more broadly about washington corruption. style trump loves to
himself an outsider. when it comes the human decency, when it comes to politeness, respect, he is right. you know, most people in indiana are raised that you don't yell and scream and curse and insult everyone you see. [applause] but, donald trump and hillary clinton campaigns are both run by washington lobbyists. washington lobbyists run their entire campaigns for both of them. donald trump and hillary clinton both supported obama's failed stimulus plan. and, donald trump and hillary clinton both supported obama's bailout of wall street. now, it was striking this
past week, donald's lobbyist campaign manager was talking to the top officials of the republican party and he said donald is just playing a role. he is just playing a part. he does not believe any of this. he will change and pivot away from everything he is saying. now, when that was first reported, the trump campaign immediately tried to deny it. the problem was they caught trump's lobbyist campaign manager on tape. they have him on tape saying donald is just playing a role and will be a completely different person. as donald put it, he could be the most politically correct arson operson on earth. we have had enough of having the most politically correct person on earth in the white house. [applause]
donald is telling us he's lying to us. with one of us is fed up politicians who betray us, who make promises and then don't do it. donald is telling us he is lying to us. he says he can be a different person tomorrow that he is n he is today. i was the same person today that i was yesterday and that i will be tomorrow as president. [applause] the federal government out of , out-of-control taxes and regulations are killing jobs. the working men and women of this country, the men and women with callouses on your hands are paying the price that is captive
to the washington lobbyists like the trump and clinton campaigns. [applause] theoreticalonger a threat. this is a real threat that has come home. ,"ke the movie "hoosiers there is a wonderful quote. look, mister, there is two kinds of dumb. the guy who gets naked and runs out aon the snow and barks at the moon and the same guy who does the same thing in your neighborhood. the first one don't matter. the second one, you are kind of forced to deal with. let me tell you right now, this out-of-control federal government, these regulators and bureaucrats destroying coal jobs across indiana, small businesses across indiana, that are hammering farmers, ranchers, they have become the guy naked
barking at the moon in our living room. we are going to deal with it. [applause] this race is real simple. donald trump and hillary clinton are both big government liberals . they both think the federal government is the answer to every problem. thatee with ronald reagan arescariest words i'm from the government and i'm here to help you. [applause] i want to thank the people of indiana because you are going to have now the opportunity, the eyes of the nation are gazing upon you. the eyes of the nation are
looking at the state of the crossroads of america to make a decision for our country. do we want to support a campaign that is based on yelling and screaming and cursing and insults? or do we want to unite behind a positive, optimistic, forward-looking, conservative campaign based on real policy solutions to the problems facing america? [applause] election is about jobs, freedom, about security. -- thank president you, sir. nice that you have one donald trump supporter who comes in and disrupts. tonow what he does is wants
scream and yell and disrupt. thank you, sir. one of the things that donald trump does not understand is the first amendment gives everyone the right to speak, but it does not give you the right to disrupt. it does not give you the right to try to silence others. it does not -- hey, hey, treat him with respect. everybody keep your hands off of him. everyone keep your fans off of him. hands off of him. rally, ias a trump would be encouraging people to punch him. instead, i'm encouraging people to treat him with respect and civility. he is an american and i can tell you -- [cheering] [applause] even as he comes
here and tries to scream and yell and insult, very much following the trump pattern, i'm running to be his president as much as i am running to be everyone's president. [applause] we are tired of a president who divides us. tired of a president who rips us apart. we need a president who unites us, who remembers who we are as americans. together, the people of indiana are going to send a powerful to theto the media, washington establishment that the chosen candidate of washington, the chosen candidate of big money and the lobbyists, they are not going to decide the republican nominee. it is going to be we the people taking our country back and doing it together.
thank you and god bless you! [applause] ♪ >> live coverage continues on this election night. ted cruz wrapping up an event in pennsylvania. all eyes are on next tuesday's primary where this week in pennsylvania, maryland and connecticut, donald trump has been declared the winner. hillary clinton is the winner in maryland.
bernie sanders began a short while ago in virginia. live coverage here on c-span. mr. sanders: and, in the last severalwe weeks, the national polls have us ahead a few points. [applause] what is also extremely important if the democratic party is to look at which candidate is the candidate to defeat donald trump or any other republican -- [cheering] what we are seeing on national polls that have us 15, 20 points ahead of donald trump, far more than secretary clinton.
[applause] almost every national poll and every state poll has us defeating trump and that margin for us is significantly larger than that of secretary clinton. and, the reason that we are doing so much better against republican candidates is that not only are we winning the overwhelming majority of democratic votes, but we are winning independent votes and some republican votes as well. [applause] and, that is a point that i hope the delegates to the democratic
convention truly understand. everyone,al election, democrat, independent, republican, has the right to vote for president. the election do not close in the primaries. we were in new york state last week. 3 million people in new york state could not vote. [booing] because they were independents. those folks and independents all over this country will be voting in november for the next president of the united states. [applause] in most cases, we win the independent vote by a 2:1 margin.
[applause] this campaign is doing as well as it is with the extraordinary energy and enthusiasm that we are generating all across this country. look at this room here tonight. we have over 6000 people. [cheering] [chanting "bernie"] and, the reason that we are generating this enthusiasm is because we are doing something very unusual in contemporary american politics. we are telling the truth. [applause]
now, the truth is as every person here knows whether it is in our own personal lives or our national political life, truth is not always pleasant. it is not always something you are happy to hear, but if we go forward as human beings, if we go forward as a nation, we cannot sweep the hard realities of our lives underneath the rug. we need to bring it out and deal with it. [applause] unfortunately, media in this country for a variety of reasons, largely because they are owned by major corporations, cases --al in most
there are great exceptions -- they do not deal with the realities of our lives in a way that we need to be discussing. me -- let me just give you a few examples of what i mean and making it really relevant to life here in west virginia. i have been all over this country and the things that i have seen are incredibly heartbreaking. michigan where, children are being poisoned by lead in the water that they are drinking. [booing] michiganen to detroit, where their public school system is on the verge of a fiscal collapse. [booing] i have been to baltimore, maryland where tens of thousands of people are addicted to
heroin. [booing] i know that addiction is a problem here and we will get to that in tha second. the point is -- never forget it -- we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world. but, most people in our country do not know that because almost all of the new income and wealth is going to the top 1%. [booing] we are the wealthiest country in the history of the world and that means that public school systems should not be collapsing. youth unemployment in this country should not be 30%, 40% or 50%. our infrastructure should not be disintegrating.
[cheering] as a people have got to ask some very hard questions and then have the guts to take on some very powerful people. know, a great nation is not judged by the number of billionaires it has or the number of nuclear weapons it has. it is judged by how it treats the weakest and most vulnerable amongst us. [applause] it is not acceptable to me that in america we have the highest
rate of childhood poverty of almost any major country on earth. that is not the way we should be treating the young people of this country. [applause] right here in west virginia, 100,000utiful state, children in this great state live in poverty. of the total number of kids right here in west virginia. [booing] when we talk about employment, inficially" unemployment america is supposed to be 5%, but you know that is not the case. real unemployment is much higher than that.
[applause] in fact, right here in west virginia, this state has the lowest labor force participation rate in the country. of the working4% age population in this state has a job. about the grotesque level -- i talk about this a lot -- when i talk about the grotesque levels of income and wealth inequality, west virginia is almost at the top of that list. [applause] again, again, this is a national problem. believe me, it exists in my state of vermont.
this is an issue we have to deal with in every state of this country. listen to this -- from 1979 to 2012, the top 1% of the people in west virginia saw their income go up by more than 60% on average, while the bottom 90% .aw their income go down [booing] 1%.own by 4/10 of that is what we are seeing all over america. we have an economy today that is doing really, really great if you are in the top 1%. if you are in the bottom 90%, the likelihood of i yois you are working longer hours for lower wages, if you are lucky enough to have a job. [applause]
i want everybody here to know this is not just -- i'm using west virginia statistics tonight because i'm here -- this is a national issue and that is why together we are going to create an economy that works for all of our people, not just the people on top. [applause] a couple of years ago, i was chairman of the subcommittee in the senate. we did a hearing on poverty as a death sentence. you know what i mean by that? this is what i mean by that. when you hear about people being poor, people say that is too bad.
they don't have a good car, their housing is not good. then don't have enough money to go out and eat. being poor is much more than that. what being poor is about in america is you die at a significantly lower age than people who have money. [applause] mcdowell county in west virginia counties the poorest in the united states of america. the united states of america being the richest country in the history of the world. in mcdowell county, 77% of the children under 18 are living in poverty in the united states of america. [booing] men can onlyounty,
expect to live until the age of 63. now, i want you to think about this. not justing poor means that you have the big flat screen tv or the fancy car, it at a you are dietin at aying significantly lower age. if you drive six miles north from this county, you are going to fairfax county, virginia. in fairfax county, men live on average until the age of 82 years of age. 18 years more than men live in mcdowell county. [booing] the average life expectancy for a woman in fairfax county is 85.
in mcdowell county, it is 73 years of age. it's not just mcdowell county. we have counties like them. all over the country. these are issues of inequality that as a nation we have got to address. [applause] you know, one of the issues that i talk about a whole lot and is directly related to poverty, to unemployment is the fact that we have a broken criminal justice system. [applause]
again, what this campaign is asking all of you is to think outside of the box. think outside of the status quo. think beyond the options that corporate television allow you to choose. [applause] people int why mcdowell county die at a significantly lower age than people in wealthier communities. think about why it is in city after city in america, we have youth unemployment levels of 40%, 50%, 60% and that relates to an international embarrassment that we have more people in jail than any other country on earth.
[booing] this is the united states of america. we should have the best educated people in the world. [applause] our people should have decent paying jobs, not rotteting in jail. [applause] this campaign is going to win because we are doing something unusual. we are talking to the american people and not just a wealthy campaign contributors. [applause] when i talk about unpleasant truths that all of us have to
address, truth number one is that we have a corrupt campaign finance system which is undermining american democracy. [applause] think outside of the box. what does democracy mean? it is not a complicated concept. it means you have a vote, you have a vote, you have a vote. majority wins. democracy does that mean the koch brothers and a few other billionaires can spend hundreds of millions of dollars to buy elections. [applause] that is not democracy, my friends. that is called aligar--
if we do not turn things around, we will increasingly see an economy and a government run by handful ofo billionaires and together we will not allow that to happen. [applause] but, it is not just a corrupt campaign-finance system that we are going to have to address, it is a rigged economy. this is what a rigged economy means. it means today -- listen to this 1%,he top 1/10 of 1%, not now owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90%. [booing]
in america today, the wealthiest 20 people own more wealth than the bottom half of america. 150 million people. in america today, one family, the walton family of walmart, one family owns more wealth than the bottom 40% of the american people. [booing] you know what i say? i say enough is enough. [applause] but, it is not only an unfair distribution of wealth. it is income as well. i want to say this to the young people who may not believe me. i want you to google it after you get out of here, not now. here is the facts.
40 years ago before the explosion of technology, before the cell phones and the space age technology, before the global economy, it was possible in america for one breadwinner to earn enough money to take care of the entire family. one breadwinner could earn enough money to take care of the entire family. then, you got the whole global economy, all of the technology and you know what happens? today, mom and dad are working, the kids are working and they have less disposable income than one breadwinner family had 40 years ago. something is wrong with our economy. [applause] in america today,