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>> during august recess, many members of congress hold town halls with constituents. in massachusetts, senator fellowth warren joined democrat representative bill keating and marsh mill. they talked about the health-care law, reducing gun violence, the president's military transgender ban, and the political divide in washington. this is just under an hour. [applause] >> thank you very much for being here. this is a terrific crowd. the crowd that we just spent a few minutes with in the overflow room is here and excited as well . senator warren and i are here, number one, to thank you. as they look back historically that this period of time in our country, they are going to look back right now through a lens of activism and an activism that is
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here tonight in the overflow room that is spreading across the country, and an activism that stops the repeal of the worst piece of legislation that i have ever seen in all my time .n government senator warren and i both represent the united states, the commonwealth, but i also this region and in the course of the evening, we will be talking not just about national issues and international issues, but also issues that affect our region disproportionately, and that terrible piece of legislation, the repeal of the formal care act, in our district alone would have had an economic impact over the next 10 years affecting the biggest employer in my area, the hospital industry, to 2.1 billion dollars in cuts. that's cuts in jobs and services
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and out-of-pocket costs. one of the things i just mentioned to the courts on this issue is this -- people favor thecing the costs in federal budget, but in my district, our district, if you are 55 to 64 years of age, it would have resulted in 5260 nine dollars on average out of your you were onif medicare with prescription drug costs, it would have been another $1100 out of your pocket. tonight is a night for us to get the big picture and the international picture, the global picture, but also the picture right here in our neighborhoods and our towns, and i want to, really with a great deal of excitement, talk about on theson i team up with senate side, and that is senator warren, who is a terrific with us,who is there
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coastalhe biggest district of the entire country is there on environmental issues for us as well. i want to say this -- it also gives me great pleasure to say i'm introducing the person who was actually on the cover of magazine and who is a fighter for us every day. let's get excited and welcome our senator, senator elizabeth warren! [cheers and applause] senator warren: thank you! whoo! you guys are ready. that's terrific.
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thek you so much for introduction, congressman keating. he is out there working for you every day, for all of us. i could not ask or a better partner. we are. it is a beautiful, beautiful summer afternoon. the marshfield fair is practically within walking distance, and all of you came to tounior high to be inside talk policy. i love being from massachusetts. that's my massachusetts crowd. if all of you in here and all the people who do not have air conditioning over in the school cafeteria -- can we hear you? are you cheering over their? i hear nothing. they are all very hot. theregot 200 people over as well. i am so pleased you are here
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with us tonight. my main job here is to try to answer as many of your questions, take as many of your comments as i can, and i think you all got numbers if you wanted to ask a question when you came in. we will do that in just a minute. i will stay at the end if anybody wants to take a picture, do a selfie, little dance. if anybody wants to do that, we will do that, but when i want to say first just for a minute before we got started is i just want to talk to you a little bit about what is going on in washington. it's like things that would have a year, likehs or that was yesterday. it's like dog years are going on or something right now, but there is a lot that is going on. afghanistan, charlottesville, north korea, just in the past
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couple of weeks, but one thing in particular i want to talk about just for a minute is about health care because it touches every one of us. it touches everyone we love. it touches everyone we know, and i just want to remind everybody in this room where we were. over the house of representatives for the past couple of years with a republican majority, they just keep voting to repeal the .ffordable care act 64 times -- is that right? all they did was vote to repeal an vote to repeal. it is important to remember this happened. also voting to repeal in the senate. then last november, we took a look at this after the election
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and said, my god. with republicans in control of the house, with republicans in control of the senate, and with publican's in control of the white house, they are going to roll back health care coverage, and they are going to do it fast. but they didn't. [applause] senator warren: now, i want you to think about that for just a minute. first of all, i want you to think about how important it is. how many people in here have private health insurance? wouldf the repeal efforts have raised your insurance by 20%. that was the best estimate on it, and that was in one year and cut going from there. how many people here know baby or someone who had a baby that was born with complex medical needs?
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maybe needs breathing tubes? maybe needs special therapists? need special help. anyone here know someone who needs a care assistant to drop by, maybe confined to a wheelchair, and that is how they are able to live at home instead of being put in an institution? anyone here know someone who lives in a nursing home? medicare andace of medicaid in america today. that's the face of health care in america today. we are a country that has said we don't know who is going to have a baby that is suddenly going to run up to million dollars in health care bills before they are three weeks old. we don't know who is going to be and haveible accident
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to get by in a wheelchair. we don't know who is going to end up in a nursing home and outlive all the assets that they tried to put away, the savings they try to put away during their lifetime. none of us know exactly who that is, but here is what we do know. as a people, we are also going to pitch in a little to help make that work. we're all going to pitch in a little so that everybody in this country has a shot at health care, a shot at being able to create a future for themselves, a shot at being able to live with dignity. that's what we do together. in fact, it is what republicans put on the line when they said we are going to roll back health care. only 25placement was million people will lose health care coverage. there replacement was the cost of your insurance will go up. there replacement was that there will be tax breaks for millionaires and billionaires and giant corporations paid for
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on the backs of people who will lose their health care coverage. well, i'm telling you this -- we did not have the votes in the united states senate. we did not have the votes in the house of representatives, but enough people in this country tweeted -- how many of you? countryeople in this made phone calls. enough people sent emails. enough people showed up for protests and marches and said, "as an american, i believe that health care is a basic human right, and i will fight for basic human rights." that is why we won. that is why we won. [applause] senator warren: yes. yes. yes. tonight to say i draw two lessons from that.
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the first is that it matters when you speak out. it matters when you use your voice. it matters when you getting gauged. .he second is to say i hear it democracy is changing in this country. more.acy is no you hear from them years later. you hear from them during a presidential election, maybe an election in between. democracy has become what we, what the grassroots do every single day. democracy has become a personal commitment, a commitment to to your, a commitment family, a commitment to your community, and a commitment to your country, and i'm here tonight to say just veto boards to you -- thank you. thank you for what you have done. thank you. [applause]
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senator warren: yes. thank you. so, we are going to do this. what we are going to do now -- gym, where are you? jim is in here. jim can well, come on out, representative can well. here he is. my guy. is going to be our master of ceremonies tonight, and he is going to keep us going on the questions. all right, make it happen, jimmy. explain how it works. came, thank you. first of all, 11 hundred people came out tonight. senator warren: all right. representative cantwell: we would like folks to come down here either side so you get to one of the microphones.
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please make sure to state your name and where you are, ask your one question to the senator. please no speeches. we want to get as many questions as we possibly can, so let's have the first three numbers. first number is 149. senator warren: 149! where's 149? representative cantwell: second number is 179. senator warren: 179. they are all laying low at this point. cantwell: moving backwards, 177. senator warren: are those things stuck together? come on down. make it a good one. [laughter] representative cantwell: it's not powerball. >> tim williams from marshfield,
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vice chair of the marshfield coastal coalition. many constituents are concerned many of the bills currently proposed could remove grandfathering provisions which currently provide a lower premium to those that do the right thing in the past years. do you plan on preserving this critical part of the program going forward? senator warren: yes. [laughter] [applause] senator warren: can we say a little bit more? i am talking to one of the flood control experts here. we have been working on this bill. you want to say a word about it, congressman? cantwell: we have been trying to fight for that to do that. but that, as well as what the percentage increase is is very
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important. we also are doing some things that we learned from this district of mine, and we have a provision where we will able to bye sure to do cost savings regional lysing, which jim involvedhas been very with, and making sure that smaller communities can benefit from this. there is a lot going on. we do not like on the house side would originally came out, but we are forcing changes as we speak. warren: right. only other thing i would add to that -- we are about to take this up in the senate -- is that there is as well just like in the house -- there is a proposal already on the table. we have a bipartisan amendment. it includes senator rubio and senator menendez, and two of the things we are looking for in this amendment is to put a cap on increases so that annual
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increases cannot go of as they can under current law by as much as 25% a year. we are trying to get a cap on that. the second thing we are trying to do is get long-term stability .nder the program that's good for people trying to buy houses, good for people houses, or for people trying to borrow money against the houses from the bank. what they are really looking for is long-term stability in this program. thank you, congressman. is, a month ago, trump instated a ban on trans-genders in the military.
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senator warren: yeah. >> what are you doing in washington to help protect the rights of trans-genders in this country? [applause] senator warren: let's start with values. right is right. if someone wants to serve in the united states military, and they are otherwise qualified, then we want them to serve. gender identity does not matter. [applause] senator warren: i have talked to our military leaders about this. this is again one of these where we have to make clear the values of the united states people. i do not believe that when donald trump says that he wants to prevent transgendered people from serving in the military that he represents our values. people whoare about
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are patriotic, who are willing to put it all on the line of people, and what we should say to people who want to do that if they are transgendered people or not, thank you very much. we respect your service, and we want you. thank you. [applause] representative keating: i have organized with my colleagues a letter going to president trump telling him how upset we are. i cannot imagine a veteran who is transgendered, given the service they have to their country how they feel or how the people who are actively thishing -- serving country. it is a disgrace. we are doing everything we can to have our voices be heard to try to change what is a pernicious policy. so we are there.
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we are there. good. >> i'm from hanover massachusetts. my question is what are you doing in the senate to help prevent the 93 unnecessary gun deaths per day in this country. [cheers and applause] senator warren: i just spoke about this. i think it is time we stop tiptoeing around. there are stenciled regulations that would help save lives that the overwhelming majority of americans want. let's start there, on sensible gun reform, and let's have it all across the country. that is where i start on this one. -- there are sensible regulations that would help save lives. we cannot hold back on this any
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longer. we got so close a few years ago, and now we have reached a point -- i watched it in the united states senate. one of the bills we push for last year was if you are on a no-fly list -- think about who is on a no-fly list -- that if it was no-fly, no buy. buy aould not be able to gun. if you are too dangerous to get on an airplane, you are too dangerous to go out and buy an assault weapon. we need to start bringing this together with some sensible reforms. there are sportsmen who use their guns -- i grew up in a family with guns. first time i saw a gun, i was probably eight or nine years old. i understand that, but that does not mean we can continue as a regulationsave no
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or so few regulations over the guns and who can purchase them. we just need some sensible sensible reforms that are supported by the overwhelming majority of americans. thank you for your question. thank you. [applause] representative keating: tonight is about democracy. what we need is a vote. put it on the floor. let your voice be heard and be accountable for your positions, but we, as you know, cannot get a vote in the house even on the most basic issues, and we had a sit in. when we could not get anything to the floor, we decided to bring ourselves to the floor. senator warren: i brought the dunkin' donuts. representative keating: this senator came over from the senate and brought coffee and donuts. regardless of where you stand on
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these issues, shouldn't it the a vote? shouldn't it be democracy aqua if we had that, we will take our chances because i think common sense prevails on those issues in a think we will have a great chance of winning on this issues, but we cannot even get to first base. the activism we are seeing i hope generates votes. senator warren: good. [applause] senator warren: ok, jim, what do you got? cantwell:presentative 44. we have number 122. and number 113. senator warren: somebody is out of the game now. representative keating: jim, you got one job. [laughter] >> thank you.
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i am vice president of the massachusetts fisherman's partnership as well as the president of the fishermen's association. warren: i.e. your product. lots of it. >> thank you. over 90% of all seafood consumed in the united states is imported. that is something that should be addressed and we are trying to address it industrywide. the point being that we have in massachusetts research in regards to video in ground fisheries to get more accurate surveys of the biomass of groundfish. the association i represent was able to get a grant to work on .ertical line breaking strength
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hopefully the is people who represent massachusetts could give us more support in a few areas, one of ofch is that the director the national marine fisheries service is going to be replaced, and with the industry input trying to do collaborative research with scientists, we would hope that our representatives would help us be able to gain some input of who the next director is. senator warren: the answer is yes. we will do our best. we know how important fishing is, not just to the economy of eastern massachusetts, but it is a way of life. it is a part of massachusetts, a part of massachusetts heritage, us are here as strongly as we possibly can to support the fishing industry.
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i'm going to make a small point to the side. i am deeply proud of our fishermen because our fishermen try to work with the scientists to get the best possible information so that we can and sustainable fishing overtime . and i am just really proud of the work you do. thank you for all that you do. [applause] have been terrific partners, the fishermen in the fishing industry. and they have more at stake with sustainability than anybody else, has that is their livelihood. we had a districtwide meeting in our office yesterday, with all the stakeholders, and the input and that was received has been tremendous. and i think it made a difference. sen. warren:? who is next? ? here we go. >> hi i am for marshfield,
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massachusetts. marshfieldm massachusetts. what you both going to do at the state level to insulate marshfield, and massachusetts. it is everything that we get out there and fight for. fighting for health care, we are creating alliances across this country, as we need the votes in the united states senate. and when we do that, we protect families right here in massachusetts. and fight for our values, is the best way i know to make us strong, to make our voices heard, and to protect us here in massachusetts. i'm just going to take one part of that and say, i hear your
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point, it is scary about what is going on in washington. donald trump got elected promising that he was going to work for working people. and then before he's even sworn chief of goldman sachs in to run the economy. shey have enough goldman sach bankers in the white house now, that they could open up a branch office, in the white house. [applause] these are the guys that said, let's roll back those thosetions, don't need regulations. if we had fewer regulations over folks like goldman sachs, what could possibly go wrong in this economy, right? no one remembers what happened in 2008. it has been the same thing with workers. the promise, we are going to help workers, we are going to be there for workers.
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the republican congress said, the laws to make it easier for federal contractors to steal wages from their employees. and then the next week it's, let's roll back the rules that protect employees from being exposed to seleka, and things that cause really, really horrible diseases. after another, they have rolled back protections for employees, put people in charge, betsy devos at the department of education? yeah. say no more. the building would shake to its foundations to hear that someone who doesn't believe in public education is now secretary of education. so, i am worried. i am worried about what happens to us here in massachusetts. in massachusetts, we get it.
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make those investments. you have to make those investments in education. yep to make those investments in infrastructure. you have to have some rules in place to have a level playing field, so that small businesses at least get a shot at trying to grow and build something for themselves. we need those kinds of rules in place, and right now donald trump and the republicans are heading everything they can in the opposite direction. are we not giving up, the people of massachusetts are not giving up. [applause] we are not backing down. we are fighting back, and that is our best defense, to go on offense and say, we will be out there every day to fight for our values. to fight for our future. that is why we are here. you bet. that is what we are going to do. >> in terms of the public safety side of that, which i think is
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important, i had the privilege to be the ranking member in foreign affairs on terrorism and nonpareil inflation -- nonproliferation. it is important that we deal soft power and diplomacy. they have cut so much from the state department that would prevent conflicts and wars, that we are in danger right now. we should be speaking in one voice. we should not have the secretary of state saying one thing, and the president of the united states saying another. that is dangerous for one thing, and it upsets our security. i just came back from korea, and i know the dangers there. i am also in the homeland to -- homelandmittee security committee, and i know the dangers of some of the cuts that were proposed. a grant that has regional the responders, police, fire, medical responders, that was cut.
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incredibly, cut. we are fighting to restore that. and also, in the first line of defense for homeland security, i am always asked what is the most important issue, and the answer is the safe almost every time. it is your frontline police and fire, and emergency responders. my dad was a police officer, my brother is a police officer, i nieces a police, i was ada. it is so important to have those and grants available. you have terrific people here, but they need help. and when these training grants, that towns can't afford themselves, or when they be regionalized to make us say, those grants should be there. and i are being cut. and we are when a fight to restore those grants. going to fight to restore those grants. [applause] lynn white from
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hannover messe chugach from hannover, massachusetts. my question is about giving away the store. we are basically giving away the store of so many things, including things like privatizing the air traffic controllers, thinking about privatizing military operations, thinking about cutting back on our national monuments and giving them to corporations, to be able to expedite and use. sen. warren: mining and drilling on public lands. concerning to me, that we don't have enough time to stop this. sen. warren: let me start by saying, i agree with you, lynn. i'm very worried about this.
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there are things that are absolutely, best done by the private sector. and the excitement, and the change, and the discipline that they can bring, fantastic. that are public. inhold our public lands trust. we all have to breathe this air and drink this water. we have things that we need to own together, and that we have a moral responsibility to take care of, together. ultimately, it is about what makes us richer. we make these investments together. and it gives us an opportunity to build a future. i think one of the biggest fights that we have going on right now in washington, is this whatever itsomehow, is that government does, business could do it better. and the answer is, or something's, that maybe true. but for many, no.
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government is not designed to make a profit. let me give you an example of that. one that infuriates me. kid who grew up in a family without much. my daddy had a lot of different jobs. he ended up as a janitor. my mom ended up working minimum-wage jobs at sears. older brothers all joined the military, the oldest one was career military, the second worked construction and had a good union job and that is why he had a penchant today. [applause] the third one started his own small business, and when that failed he started another one, and when that failed, he started another one. today he has retired and lives on his social security. we have aeminds me, moral obligation to protect social security and medicare for people who work hard all their lives. [applause] but for me, i knew what i wanted
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to be. from the time i was in second grade, what i wanted to be was a public school teacher. can we hear it for public school teachers? [applause] you bet. don't get to be a public school teacher unless you can go to college. and by the time i was a senior in high school, my family did not have enough money for a college application, much less money to send me to college. and it is along a complicated story, i was a debater, i got married, just at a school or eight i lost my dream forever. chance is there was a commuter college nearby, that cost $50 a semester. that doors how it is, open for me and i got to be a
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public school teacher. and once one door opened, another door opened, and another door opened. and i stand here today, the daughter of a senator -- the daughter of a janitor who was a united states senator, has america invested in public education. [applause] i am grateful. you bet. but here is where the wheels have come off. my story can't be replicated today. it is not out there, that $50 option, that option that you could pay for a part-time waitressing job, it is not out there today for our kids. instead, it has all been turned on its head. so, there is less investment in higher education, which means
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family has to pick up more of the ticket. and where does the united states government stand on this? when it was a kid, the united states government said we will lead you the money, and we will subsidize it erie today, the united states government is on to make tens of millions of dollars in profit, off the backs of young people trying to get an education. is -- thatcene that obscene. obscene. [applause] understand what exactly you have in mind here. if what you have in mind, is that we are no longer a government that is about opportunity for kids who otherwise would not have those
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chances, if we are no longer a government about building something for everyone, but we are really a government that works for the richest, that works for those at the top, that works for the giant corporations, then we are not -- no longer the america of opportunity, the america that we hear it. -- the america that we inherited. i believe that we need an america that works for working people. i'm with you on this, lynn. you bet i am. this one matters. this one matters. what have we got? >> three more members. sen. warren: i am just warming up, here. 209? 25, 109?
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come on down. [applause] don't make this too hard. , what is your is favorite part of your job? [applause] you.warren: thank let me tell you one favorite part, is that ok? because i actually have lots of favorite part. but i'm going to tell you one favorite part that you might like. i never planned to run for public office. i wanted to be a schoolteacher. and i added up teaching in law school, and doing a lot of research about what was happening to working families. and the more i studied, the more i saw that working families were
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taking one punch after another. and i reached a point where i thought, i am just going to have to get into this fight, and start fighting back. and this was in 2011. how old were you in 2011? what year were you born? when you were four years old i was thinking about running for the united states senate. and a lot of people called and said, you should run, you should definitely run. and there were people who called and said, if you run, i will help you. and there were people who called and said, you are terrific, you are wonderful, but don't run. don't run. because massachusetts is not ready to elect a woman to the united states senate.
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[groan] and i heard that, and i said, i think i had better run. [applause] out, it was over a year, campaigning for office. i met a lot of people and shook a lot of hands. and every time a medical like you, i would say cans and say, my name is elizabeth, and i am running for the united states senate because that is what girls do. [applause] thank you, thank you sweetie.
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goodbye. that is one of the best parts of the job. >> last two questions. sen. warren: ok. last two. good evening. my name is al green, from worchester. i heard a little rumble over there. the lgbt taskof force. [applause] are the only organization of our kind, and the people that we support our queer, mostly black, and sometime muslim. who haveimmigrants fled hatred and violence in their home countries.
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with the president, his alt right supporters, and his gop enablers creating an atmosphere where there are restrictions on minorities, queers and what do you say to those of us who are just as scared here as we were in our home countries? [applause] al, looken: i say, around. you are not alone. [applause] come on, guys. al is not alone. [applause] that is all you need to know.
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we are with you, al. you are never going to be alone. not ever. not here in massachusetts. not here, in the united states of america. one more? >> 109. sen. warren: 109? anybody? last one is 137. sen. warren: nobody wants to be the last one. try another one. >> 142. sen. warren: do we have 142? no. go ahead. >> 153. sen. warren: 153? all right.
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come on down. come on down. >> good evening, my name is finn.m i am wondering if you could update us on your hearing aid legislation. sen. warren: you bet i can't. . -- you bet i can. bill is not a plant. we have never met before tonight. we have never met before. so, here's the deal. 40 million people in this country who have hearing million people who
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in this country who have hearing loss. and only one in eight is able to get a hearing aid. and the reason is cost. hearing its cost thousands of dollars, most people need to when they need them, and they are not covered by medicare, medicaid or most private insurance. a lot of people just don't have that kind of money. i want everybody to understand. where you can't hear the television without blasting everybody else out of the room. it is that you can't talk to your family. and you can't go to the grocery store, because you can't hear what people are saying. and it is dangerous to drive. hearing loss is about isolation, it is about living by yourself. -- there is aes reason why people who have hearing loss tend to have other problems. we could do a lot about this.
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so why the heck do hearing aids cost thousands of dollars? did you ever think about that? come on. look at the electronics now in phones, music, miniaturization. i can't believe hearing is cost a lot of money. it is not because of the hardware. the reason is because of much of regulations. there are regulations at state government everywhere, and you got it nicely regulated -- and who got it nicely regulated? the six companies that make hearing aids. that is why it made the cost and up. very high profits on hearing aids that are sold, but not as many sold as people need. so, i thought, i feel a little law coming on. what could we do about that?
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what could we do about that? weot the team together, and sit down, and write a bill. and the bill said it simply, hearing aids can be sold over-the-counter. hello? [applause] the same way you can buy glasses over-the-counter, get your blood pressure checked at the drugstore, right? you should be able to buy hearing aids over-the-counter. we need the fda for warnings, about when you should see a informatione can be that comes with it, but how about if we just sell them over-the-counter? told me, if experts we do that, the price is likely to go from thousands of dollars, to hundreds of dollars. and that would make a huge difference for a lot of people. [applause] so i feel a little law coming on, and then i thought, how do you get the law
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passed? you can have a lot of good ideas in washington today, but not get them all through. so i thought, i need a republican partner, and i called chuck grassley, the republican from iowa. and i said, chuck? and he said, what? i want to do ak, bill on hearing aids. and he said, what? and i said, chuck, i want to do a bill on hearing aids. and we talked for about two minutes, and he said, count me in. claire mccaskill come out in missouri, susan collins, up in and so we got a bipartisan group together. you are going to like this part, before the industry even knew what we were up to. download.
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-- down low. kept it quiet. and here comes the best part. health, education, labor, and pensions committee. it is one of the committees i sit in. and there was a bill that had to move, the fda reauthorization, and it is like a train coming through the station. this is how laws really get made. there is this train coming through the station, and we had enough people interested in the hearing aid bill, and we hoped hearing aidar, our bill, on the back of the train, as it came through. we said, as long as we are doing reauthorization, let's do this. so, we made it through the wemittee, and by the way, on thesome help
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house side, and joe kennedy said, i will take a piece of the houseit passes unanimously, and passes the senate, and it just this past weekend, donald trump signed it into law. [applause] can you get something done? .ou bet you can sometimes we can get something done in washington, right? and we can get a good thing done. are we caught up now, jim? >> we are caught up, senator. [applause] thank you, so very much. i want to say a very big thank you, to jim cantwell for organizing this. [applause] i want to say a very big thank you, to my partner, congressman
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keating, for all that you have done. i want to say a really big thank you, to you. it is hard right now, in washington. it is really hard. was going onard, in washington. donald trump promised to drain the swamp, and it is getting worse than ever down there. we have a government that is working great, for the rich and powerful. we need a government that works for the rest of us. and the only way that is going to happen, is not just from leadership, not just from people who get elected to the senate and house, but from all the people across this commonwealth across this country, who say, i'm going to make this country work for me. we need you in this fight.
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and we need you in this fight, not just on the first day. how many people went to the women's march? how many people went to the rally for immigrants? science march? that was a good one. good. good. and this past weekend, anybody could on to boston? good. climate change, that's right. hard, and i know, some people say i am getting tired. and the answer is, you did not make the commitment because it is easy. you may the commitment cousin is right. beinging here tonight, part of this town hall, is a way of saying we come together because we really do believe in people, by thehe people, and for the people.
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that is why we are here. it is a great privilege, to represent massachusetts, a great privilege to represent you in the united states senate. it more than anything else, is a great privilege to fight alongside thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you.
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