tv House Speaker Says Presidents Tweet About Mika Brzezinski Not Appropriate CSPAN June 29, 2017 7:39pm-8:03pm EDT
does the gentleman have a motion? mr. lamalfa: mr. speaker, i move that the house be adjourned. 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 11:00 a.m. on monday, july 3, 2017.
mr. ryan: our job here is to make sure those professionals have the tools they need and the resources they need to carry out their work and protect our communities. that is what these measures are all about. we look forward to their passage in the house today. i know secretary kelly has a very busy schedule today so we appreciate him taking a few minutes to come out and visit with us. i'd like to turn it over to secretary kelly.
mr. kelly: thank you, mr. speaker. the word sanctuary calls to mind someplace safe. but too often for families and victims affected by illegal immigrant crime, sanctuary cities are anything but safe.
instead these cities are places that allow some criminals go free. undermine federal law enforcement. and make our communities less safe. when a sanctuary jurisdiction fails to honor an i.c.e. detainer and instead releases a criminal back to the streets, it doesn't mean i.c.e. stops looking for the bad guy. instead it means that i.c.e. has to take its targeted operations out of the safe, secure and private confines of a jail and go into neighborhoods, businesses and other public places. that's infinitely more dangerous for the law-abiding public and for my i.c.e. officers and it creates unnecessary and avoidable anxiety for many in the legal immigrant community. arresting a criminal while they are still in custody is always, always the best option. additionally, failing to honor and i.c.e. detainer means these criminals are out on the street that much longer. whether that is days or weeks or months, a criminal is back
on the street and oftentimes breaking our laws again. it is beyond my comprehension why federal, state and local officials sworn to enforce the laws of the nation, as i am, would actively discourage or outright prevent law enforcement agencies from upholding the laws of the united states. and why they would set public funds aside to pay for the legal representation of illegal aliens who are also law breakers. in doing so, they prioritize criminals over public and law enforcement officer safety. the two bills up for a vote this week, kate's law and the no sanctuary for criminals act, will help immigration and customs enforcement uphold our nation's immigration laws and help make our communities more safe. president trump has been clear that our borders are not open to illegal immigration, that we are a nation of laws, and whether he no longer look the other way. well, we will no longer look the other way in the interior
either. since the president's executive order on immigration enforcement was signed, i.c.e. has arrested nearly 66,000 individuals who are either known or suspected of being in the country illegally. 48,000 of those individuals are in fact convicted criminals. many of the rest were charged with crimes, often multiple ones, or had gang affiliations. so far in f.y. 2017, i.c.e. homeland security investigations has over 32,700 arrests, criminal arrests, crimes include illegal gang activity, childhood exploitation, human trafficking, narcotics trafficking, financial crimes, and many, many others. i appreciate congress' effort to address the dangers of sanctuary cities and illegal immigrant offenders. as i have said many times before, d.h.s. does not make the laws, congress does. and whether he enforce the laws that are passed by congress.
and i am offended when members of this institution exert pressure and often threaten me and my officers to ignore the laws they make and i am sworn to uphold. mr. speaker, chairman goodlatte, gentlemen, lady, i appreciate your time and your effort in working to protect the men and women of i.c.e. and the citizens of these so-called sanctuary cities. from public officials who have chosen politics, in my opinion, over public
safety. thank you. mr. ryan: chairman goodlatte, thank you very much. thank you for coming, mr. secretary. mr. goodlatte: mr. speaker, thank you very much. i want to thank -- start by thanking you and leader mccarthy, as well as secretary kelly, and president trump, of course, for taking the lead on moving these bills forward. yesterday i had the opportunity to meet at the white house with the president and, most importantly, with a dozen family members of victims, all
of whom were killed by people who were not lawfully present in the united states. the important thing to note here is that when our immigration laws are properly enforced, all of the types of crimes we're talking about here are entirely avoidable. so one of the most important aspects of immigration reform is bolstering enforcement. secretary kelly and his team at the department of homeland security have done an outstanding job of living up to the president's commitment to enforce our immigration laws, but as they have done that, they have discovered that there are a number of laws that need to be changed. and today's bills, the no sanctuary for criminals act, and kate's law, are living up to that commitment that we have made in the congress to provide that kind of support to the administration so that those laws can be better enforced. i look forward to passage of these bills and then we'll turn to our friends in the united states senate, where these bills should be taken up
promptly so that we avoid the kind of tragic circumstances that have totally involved the lives of the people who are at the white house yesterday speaking up for their loved ones. they would much rather have preferred to have been spending time with those loved ones than be at the white house. but they are completely dedicated to seeing that these laws are changed to protect american citizens. this is all about enforcing our laws and having respect for the rule of law and securing our borders and keeping americans safe. thank you. mr. ryan: now a member of our leadership team, a member of the judiciary committee, doug collins. ms. collins: thank you, mr. speaker. it was good to have the secretary here and the chairman and raul as well. john adams once said that we are a nation of laws and not men. today is a good day for the rule of law. today is when we go back and we state, these are the laws and instead of politics and localities determining what they're going to follow and not follow, it goes back to the basics of already being a law that you're going to follow,
the procedures ask for, when the probable cause is issued, you're going to respond to that in a positive way instead of dividing us through politics, putting american lives in jeopardy. i was amazed at the issue of this simple commonsense, and trying to pit that this was the locals' choice. let me remind you, this is not simply one locality making a choice that doesn't affect others. if one locality chooses not to enforce the law and that person leaves and goes to another locality, who does enforce the law, they're dealing with those consequences. this is not simply, isolated in a vacuum situation. so this law is actually just saying, if you choose to put politics before people's safety, you're not going to get the public funds, you're not going to get the grants that you are supposed to be using to enforce the law. in kate's law, it's simply an understanding. something that tragic that should never have happened. that's why we're increasing the penalty so those who illegally cross our borders -- so i simply say today, as you look at what's going on, i'm the son of a georgia state trooper. yesterday it was said that if
you supported this law, that you are not supporting local law enforcement. i'm a 50-year veteran of supporting law enforcement. i can tell from you talking to my dad and hundreds and hundreds of law enforcement across this country, what they want to be able to do is enforce the law and keep people safe and not have to have politics of other areas affect how they do their job. thank you. mr. ryan: chairman of the immigration subcommittee, raul labrador. mr. labrador: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. chairman. the bills we're voting on today are vital first step in fixing our broken immigration system. i've long believed since i first came to congress that fixing our immigration system starts first and foremost with enforcement of the law. government at all levels have a basic responsibility to protect our citizens from those who are in our country illegally, and especially from those who commit criminal acts while staying here illegally. for too long the federal government has looked the other way while sanctuary cities violate the law.
and undermine public safety. the bills we're voting on today bring commonsense to an issue where commonsense has been in -- has been in short supply for far too long. we're showing the people that the house majority is serious about keeping its promises and i'm especially glad that the bills we're voting on are from the davis oliver act. as a new chairman of the immigration and border security subcommittee, i look forward to having the davis oliver act come to the floor sometime soon. i'm also looking forward to having a floor vote on the judiciary committee's other immigration enforcement bills, including e-verify and other issues that we have been working on for the last few months. i'm eager to work with secretary kelly, chairman goodlatte, and leadership to make that happen. on a particular note, what secretary kelly said today, i think he understands the role of the federal government and the executive. he said that his job is to enforce the law. and it is our job to make the laws.
to me the most ironic thing about this debate is most of the people that have come to the united states illegally, they come here because they're fleeing countries where the law is not enforced. and yet some people on the other side want to turn this country into the countries that they're fleeing from. we need to enforce the law and we need to mike schauer that the american people feel
safe and secure. thank you. mr. ryan: questions? reporter: i'd like to ask about health care. you said this morning on a wisconsin radio station that it will take longer than expected. but how long will it take for the senate and house to reach an agreed upon health care bill and what does that mean for the rest of the agenda? mr. ryan: we're still on schedule and on track with our agenda. we have tax reform that's later in the year, in the fall. so we still have the summer here to work on health care. so we think we're perfectly on time with our schedule. i can't answer the question as how long it's going to take because i don't know when the senate is going to bring their bill to the floor to vote. as soon as the senate gets a bill passed and done, i believe
we can move fairly quickly around here. we still think that we're on track. i'm familiar with this. this is exactly what we did here in the house. we brought it to the floor and pulled it back, then brought it and passed it. i think that's basically the process the senate's going through. it's a bit of a since of deja vu. i told senator mcconnell i know how he feels. but i do think they're going to persevere through this. we have a promise to keep. and the promise we made is we would repeal and replace this health care law. not to mention the fact that the health care law is in the clams.of a the insurers are pulling out left and right around america. 41% of the counties in america today are down to one health insurer left. just one left. blue cross-blue shield just pulled out of wisconsin, missouri, ohio. 94 out of 99 counties in iowa, no health insurers left next year. double-digit premium increases. so this problem's getting much worse. i think because of that, our friends in the senate will step up and get this done.
reporter: you said the white house is working hand in glove with you guys. the president's tweeting and targeting vulnerable -- [inaudible] mr. ryan: let me -- reporter: let me pick up on that. you have been critical of the president when he has made some comments that you have felt were out of line are these comments out of line? mr. ryan: are you talking about this morning's tweet? i saw it a little bit ago. i don't see that as an appropriate comment. what we're trying to do around here is improve the tone, the civility of the -- the civility of the debate. this obviously doesn't do that. reporter: how do you get past that you? said strong things on the campaign trail -- mr. ryan: we're doing our jobs. look at what we're doing today. we're keeping promises. we're bringing kate's law to the floor and doing sanctuary cities today. just today. reporter: they're talking about -- mr. ryan: yesterday we did medical liability reform. we're going to walk and chew gum at the same time. that means what our constituents care about, are we solving their problems? are we doing what we said he would do when we campaigned? and asked for this opportunity to serve? and the answer is yes. we did medical liability reform yesterday.
we're doing two important promises on immigration today. that's what we do. we go to bat and work on solving people's problems. reporter: with the c.b.o. score of the senate bill, there is a couple hundred extra billion hanging around that mitch mcconnell may be able to use to try to improve the bill's chances. there's some talk about rolling back some of the tax cuts that are in the bill. what would that do over here? what is your feeling on the idea of trying to use that extra money -- mr. ryan: as tempting as it is to comment on what they should do with this bill. [laughter] i'm going to resist doing. that only because -- doing that. only because the senate leadership did not weigh in on our deliberations. i want to respect their process. so i'm not going to intervene in their deliberations while they get through this. reporter: on the immigration bills, you're talking about rule of law, making the public safer. but actual law enforcement chiefs have complained that
their funds? mr. goodlatte: at simple principle. if you're going to receive taxpayer dollars from the federal government to keep people safe, you've got to follow the law. and keep them safe. that's the reason why we included that. reporter: can we get an update on the russia sanctions bill? there were some democrats complaining that your conference is watering down the bill. mr. ryan: we're protecting the constitution. they wrote the bill incorrectly. we've told the senate, you have to write it correctly to follow the constitution. i won't go through what a blue slip is, but all revenue measures must originate in the house. there's a constitutional issue here. we have lent the technical assistance to the senate that they need to write this bill correctly and they're working on that. reporter: do they need to pass it again before it comes back -- mr. ryan: yes, because they did not do it correctly. they violated constitutional protocols. >> last question. reporter: can i follow up on that question? mr. ryan: no offense, but we've
done cnn a couple of times. reporter: didn't the city of san francisco hold mr. lopez sanchez for almost three weeks on a marijuana charge that i.c.e. didn't boggetter to come and pick him up? mr. goodlatte: both the federal government and the city of san francisco messed up in that case. because the bureau of prisons, where he had just been held for illegally entering the country, did not turn him back over to i.c.e. but instead turned him over to the city of san francisco. the city of san francisco then released him onto the streets. whether i.c.e. was quick enough contacting them, given the priorities of the last administration, or whether they were quick enough contacting i.c.e., clearly they failed when they put him back out on the street. reporter: how do you respond to the democrats' criticism that this bill would not have prevented that murder? mr. goodlatte: what would have prevented that murder would have been for either the bureau of prisons or the city of san
francisco to have turned him back over to i.c.e. having said that, the kate's law bill is designed not to deal with that. that's the no sanctuary for criminals act. kate's law, the bill named for her, gives judges increased discretion to enhance the amount of time someone can be incarcerated. so i would argue that if that law were in effect, and if the judge had given this individual a longer sentence, that murder would not have taken place. reporter: it's ironic that they e pose the policies -- mr. labrador: the ironic that they oppose the policies again and again and again. mr. ryan: thank you. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national able satellite corp. 2017]
>> sunday night on afterwords. temple university professor heath davis examines gender identity in his book "beyond trance: does gender matter." mr. davis is interviewed by sara ellis, glad president and c.e.o. >> when we're talking about transgender discrimination, i think we're really talking about something different, which is about the predicates of those stereotypes. it's not so much about what you should and shouldn't do as a man or woman, but do you get to belong to the category of man or woman in the first place. i think that's an important kind of distinction to draw. transgender people, just like anybody, experience traditional sexism. but what i try to point out in the book, there's something else going on when we're talking about transgender discrimination. which is sex identity discrimination. which is about belonging to the categories themselves.
>> right. and so you put forward in this book that we should eliminate those categories. in a lot from the birth certificate to college or professional-level sports and everything in between, or most everything in between. p.m.nday night at 9:00 eastern. chuck grassley met with president trump's fbi nominee. senator grassley spoke to the reporters about the nominee and gave a timeframe for a vote. senator grassley:
congratulations to you. you have an important job, and a lot of work ahead of you. i am just going to say to or three things and you should not expect a nominee to say anything, so do not ask him any questions. most important law-enforcement position in the united states. it should not stay open very long. that is what was common andledge when mueller comey came before our committees. it was my intention to have the nominee before the committee during july, and hopefully get it done in time so that he can summerirmed before our break. thank you, all, very much. thank you. former acting attorney general sally eight said she
learned about the details of president trump's immigration order by reading about it online. you will hear from her next on c-span. then president trump lays out his energy policy priorities. after that a hearing looks at oil and gas drilling on federal lands. house voted on two immigration measures today, including one that penalizes so-called sanctuary cities. that debate is later. c-span's "washington journal," friday morning. a review of the week in washington including the latest health care reform issues. discussing the tensions between the media and the trump white house. be sure to watch "washington