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tv   Representative Engel on President Trump  CSPAN  February 28, 2017 1:35pm-1:39pm EST

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president, who will be the one going to capitol hill to negotiate this to work with republicans to get this done? see secretary james mattis going to testify because he is very well respected. i expect him to have a lot of weight. and other secretaries will go up once they are in place to defend what the service needs and talk about unfunded requirements. reportscqueline klimas on defense issues for the washington examiner. >> and the house gaveling back shortly following a debate what's being called the scrub act. it creates a commission to identify regulations that can be repealed to reduce costs. we will have live coverage of the house when members gavel back in. and a look at a tweet from nbc's who writes about congresswoman maxine waters of california who told house
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democrats today she would not attend president trump's address because she couldn't contain her enthusiasm against trump. and here are new york congressman eliot engel's remarks from the floor earlier. recognized for one minute. mr. engel: thank you, mr. speaker. i have long prided myself on working across the aisle to get constituents r my and alt american people. that's what most people want, a government that grapples with tough issues in a constructive way. unfortunately, since january 20, the constituents and alt american people. that's what most people new admn no interest in working with the congress on both sides to tackle problems, including russia's unlawful interference in last year's election. that's why i decided not to stand on the aisle of the house chamber to shake the president's hand during this joint session of congress as i have done in the past through democratic and republican administrations alike. this will be the first time during my 29 years in the house that i have made this decision. i have deep respect for the presidency and i will attend the joint session, but that respect
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between branches must be mutual. the president has attacked the free press by calling the enemy of the people. he's rejected america's traditional role of welcoming refugees which helped to make our country great. he's cozyied up to putin. he's moved to gut the affordable care act, and looked the other way when threats against the jewish community have increased he's cozyied in recent years. this isn't part of our normal political discourse. this goes beyond ideological and political differences. the president needs to work with all people and therefore i will listen to what he has to say today, but will i not greet him and >> watch c-span as president donald trump has his first joint session of congress. president trump: this congress will be the busiest congress we've had in -- aids. >> and following the speech the democratic response given by former kentucky governor steve beshear and your reaction along with comments with members from
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congress. live tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern on c-span and c-span.org and listen free on the c-span radio app. ow is repre barry loudermilk, it representative from georgia. here's doc about budget proposals coming from the administration. good morning to you. when you hear the term 54 billion dollars for defense, what goes through your mind? guest: it is a good start. we are lacking significantly in our military posture. our military spending versus other nations, but we are the largest nation in the world, as far as military history. other nations look to us. those things cost more. our responsiveness isn't just here in the united states but our allies across the world expect us to be responsive as well. whether it is nato or israel

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