tv President Meets With Republican Appropriators CSPAN June 26, 2018 8:02pm-8:44pm EDT
about the trump spoke supreme court decision to uphold the travel ban during a meeting with republican lawmakers who serve on the appropriations abouttee and he spoke border security, spending abuse crisis -- opioid abused crisis. trump: thank you very much. you have all seen -- otherwise you would not be at the top of your game -- that the supreme andt ruling just ce out is a tremendous success and a victory for the american people and for our constitution. this is a great victory for the constitution. we have to be tough and we have to be safe and we have to be secure. at a minimum, we have to make sure that we vet people coming
into the country and we know who was coming in and where they are coming from. we just have to know who is coming here and this ruling shows that all of the attacks from t media and the democratic politicians are wrong and have turned out to be very wrong! well we are looking for, as republicans, is strong borders and no crime. what the democrats are looking for is open borders and tremendous crime. 3 and lotsbring ms-1 of others that we do not want to have an the country. it will bring tremendous crime and i will always defend the sovereignty, the safety, and the security of the american people and that is why i was put here and we are discussing the funding of the wall today. we very much need that. we started the wall and we are spending a lot of energy and a lot of time. we started in san diego and other places. it is under construction and we
are going to ask for an increase of wall spending to complete this quicker. it stops the drugs and things people do not want to have. it gives us safety and security. with that, i will take a spin around the room and talk to some of the folks. ofyou want to say a couple words about why we are here and what we are doing? >> the work of the chairmen, it is trying to get the appropriation bill to the anor and to your desk not in omnibus. the last time we had a conference report was 2011. so, we just pass the first three lls past and we are doing
our best to g ss in a transparent way for the people to see what the government is doing. >> we are in the first quarter tothe appropriation class, football analogy. both sides realize that it is in the best interest of them and the american people for us to pass this on time and bring things back to regular order to to-crisis and the threat of shutdowns. we are making progress and we hope to stay the course. you have said this several times. you are not signing the big omnibus. trump: we got military taking care of. we had to have it and we all
knew it and nobody at this table loved what we did, but we loved the fact that we got more for the military than people thought was possible and we got drug problem and all the problems we are having with drugs at every level. we had $600 billion for that. the opioid epidemic and other things, that was a good thing. then, we had to do things we didn't want to do, but we don't have to do those, but we had to get the military funded and it is now funded and has never been funded as well. >> thank you for having us. on the appropriation bills, we have a couple of parts to the budget and one part goes through the roof, the entitlement part.
the part we are working on has gone up over the last 10 years and is about the rate of inflation. these are, for the most part, rings that you have advocated. more than half of this is defense. that is good. the other thing that is good is the national laboratory. competition which i do to see who has the number one supercomputer and, thanks to the signed, bills that you we are now the number one super computing country. >> we moved ahead. >> we moved ahead. the senator just reported record funding for the national institutes of health and you have great people over there and working on cancer and other things. i would suggest that part of items inda would be your appropriations for science,
i think that fits your agenda. a lot of what we are doing is on your agenda and it goes at the rate of inflation. we are watching the budget as we do that. >> you mentioned entitlements and we were all set to repeal and welace obamacare were surprised ba gentleman who decided against it after campaigning for it for 14 years since the inception and it would have saved about $1 trillion. cutting and, we are you have seen some of the association plans we have come up wotj/ -- with. acosta. with secretary that was a great step.
>> thas a great plan and secretary azar has a phenomenal not cost thel country anything and is fantastic. i'm glad that you saw it, lamarck. -- lamar. we got rid of the individual mandate. we could've saved on entitlements. we didn't get that vote and it is too bad. >> i was at an air force base and one third of the nation's icbm's are in montana. we need no more cr's and omnibuses. these people are grateful for the increase in defense spending. a commander says that scaring the hell out of america upon -- [indiscernible]
soon. i will be there i want to emphasize how much progress we are making in the appropriations committee. by the end of the week, we will have approved every one of the appropriations bills and it has been years since that has happened. that is under the leadership of by and that allows us to avoid continuing resolutions where you lock-in the priorities and end up spending more and the omnibus tols that you have vowed never sign again and a threat of government shutdown. i see this as tremendous progress and, in the infrastructure area, in the appropriations bill, we are working closely with the secretary of transportation and the money forn
grant programs that are matched a state funds and will be down payment on the infrastructure program. that went through the committee, 31-0. trump: that is right. we have done a lot of infrastructure that nobody knows about and we are doing it in it is a much and better way of doing it. thank you very much. together lastre night and it was an exciting evening and those were excited people who must have been excited to see you. >> thank you for coming to help henry. the job of the federal government is to defend the nation. we are taking the broken military and rebuilding it. we are on track to have the -- to have an army
that is consistent with threats that we face and every bill gets past with bipartisan support. senator shelby has gotten every democrat to vote for every bill. to keep this country strong, we will have to make trade-offs. i am willing to work with es."crats to get to "yw you never change. have you ever changed? >> not on this. >> has he changed? but he is right. >> it is my pleasure to work with shleelby. we have always worked together and we believe in regular order. on the floor today, we have the appropriation bill and we worked olosely with thornberry t
get that passed with bipartisan support to address the defense needs and the intelligence needs. thank you. trump: thank you very much. how is anwr. anwr and moving on scoping process. how is the beautiful road doing in alaska? incrementally,g nots st as either one of us uld like, but we recognize the process is important here and we are standing by the process. >> this is a road they were trying to build for 30 years and we are going to get it done very quickly. >> it is a non-commercial use road that we have been fighting about for 30 years. >> it will be complete and ey can build it and they will have a good road that they have
wanted for a long time. >> i want to follow on the recognition of process. process is not an interesting or sexy thing to talk about, but is very necessary within the legislative process to have some semblance of regular order around here and does not mean much to people on the outside, other than that there is a level of transparency that will calm and you can see what you are signing and others can see what we have been working towards, in terms of priority. this process is only successful, if we are allowed to work with our colleagues on the other side and i want to highlight what lindsay noted. it is exceptional that we have through and itls does not come without hard work and a standing down on priorities. some in alaska are saying, i
thouyou supported this, but i said i do and not in an appropriations process. to do the business of appropriations, we have to work with colleagues and it means that those in the authorizing area need to be working to advance priorities, whether it is defense or taking care of public lands, but we have to be able to work wit colleagues on the other side. so, thank you for encouraging us to do that. it makes a difference. >> this is a great group of people to work with. we are not finished, but it has been a great group of people. reedley, to what senator collins talked about, i think that a lot of colleagues do not understand what the appropriations process is about.
one of the priorities has been infrastructure. if you look at what has been payment is a huge down on a priority of the american people. and it is important to have the regular order. i am optimistic. whore led by our chairman has been very aggressive in getting hills done on time. it is important to all of us to let our colleagues know that the appropriations process is the way to get a lot of priorities done quickly, every single year, and we are getting our job done and thank you for the help. >> i appreciate it. i appreciate your time.
i just want to speak to what the senator was speaking about and i think that we are moving along along, but iving wet to caution us that cannot have continuing resolutions and government shutdowns with defense. you are doing great work with negotiating to make sure we have the funding we need and the training for the men and women out there every day, but these continuing resolutions are devastating and we have to make sure that we are shepherding the process and make sure we don't do that again. trump: we all agreed. >> your statement from a few months ago about the omnibus when a long to stop way and sent a message to the democrat colleagues that we have to get the bills done. your statement in saying, "no
goes a long way. >> we will be sticking around in august. here is roy. >> we could get things done earlier! >> that could be possible, but we have to get appointments done. wouldhink all of us probably say that defense is the number one priority and the number one bill. it is probably the only reason you signed that omnibus, but i sit next to the key. for republicans, defense is number one. for democrats, labor, health and human services, and education are number one. they will hold you hostage in the senate until we move this. we have to move this. i think that is what we should do. >> it would be nice to work at
her with democrats and it would be nice to work better with us. we will see what they can do. this whole campaign is based around the word, "resist." around, "getting things done -- the proper things." this omnibus was a miracle. when do we need a stronger military than now? hopefully, we will never knew it. you if you don't have it, will have to use it. >> 61% of the spending was defense and you throw in the homeland and you are better than 70%. most of the bill was priorities we fall for an we were out of dollar for,
for defense dfollar plan. choice, they thought that would never happen. there was a long line and we now pay for the doctor for the great veterans and it is less expensive. you have people standing in line for so long that they have a minor problem and it ends up becoming terminal because i cannot see the doctor and those days are over. nobody would have thought we would get accountability or choice. that has been talked about for many years. 35 years and it never happened, but we now have it and it is all good stuff. go ahead. >> i echo what everybody else said. we are in the first quarter and
we are driving and making good headway. the idea that you get into march with a fiscal year that started in october and you don't know what the budget is makes no sense and it does not matter if you are talking to defense or any of the cabinet agencies. they will all say the same thing. notinuing resolutions make sense and cost money and i think that the good news is that we are working hard to get this done. >> there has been a lot of teamwork. butperfect agreement, pretty good. we are going to ask for additional money for the wall and border security and i think it is probably deserve it. -- deserved. we need border security and we are going to run on that. they are going to run on open and nobody wants that. >> i want to thank you for your work on opioid abuse.
we are losing thousands a year to the overdoses and we ha made some progress on introdu pill -- reducing the , butpart of the problem all of this comes from mexico, along with fentanyl. makes aith fentanyl user have no idea the size of the dosage. thank you for your work on the problem, especially on closing the border. we hope that takes place and we want to be of help. fentanyl used to come it nowy here, but comes from mexico. so, we ang to close the border and dual we have to do
and everybody understands it. you for having us and alabama seems to be well-represented in the room today! i just want to say, to add to most people int the house have never seen regular order, when it comes to the appropriations process, and we spend a lot of time back in ts talking to constituents about having an open and transparent process that does not end with people negotiation -- negotiating how to fund the government. so, i am just grateful that we today to discuss this and i am very encouraged by how much action is taking place inside the house and the senate and i look forward to getting these bills across the finish
line. >> thank you. i would like to hear what you have to say. >> thank you. your engagement on appropriation is distinct from other administrations and it results in a better work product. we are tough on spending, make sure that we are not spending than required. taxpayers require us to do our job and the oversight is making a difference. you are seeing the investments in defense and some of this is historic. the work done on medical research, we have thick a lot of credit. we are seeing an increase in chncer and alzheimer' researt
and people do not know the work we are doing in that regard and you want to take credit for it. securing the borders, that's something that both parties want. when you see $64 billion worth of drugs coming across the borders, across the ports of entry, and coming across the ports of entry, you need to do a better job of that and your budget speaks to that. the budget stops the mexican cartels from trafficking the drugs and the humans into the , which and abusing them leads to an abuse of the american people. doing that requires all of us around the table to get our jobs done. trump: thank you very much and an important thing is "right to try." people would have to leave the
country if they had the money and most of them did not. they had no hope. they had no hope at all. now, you have the right to try. there are people who were terminally ill and it took 35 years and it is incredible. i would have said that was easy to get done. there are the pharmaceutical companies and we have it approved. everybody worked very hard. in west virginia, there has been butt of progress on opioid, i hear that we have made a dent. >> i want to add what was said
about the opioid crisis. melaniae been great and has been appreciative. there is some portion of the is -- at the three of us met last week i want you to know that your andage is loud and clear the message that you carry is one that we all share and our bill once out and did not go out unanimously. it did go out with robust credit support from our committee and
we understand that, in order to and we that priority, see that in and around the state. a strong coast guard and a strong secret service. >> i think it is important. i hope that it becomes more important. s is notmnibu acceptable. is something that we have fought against. thank you for recognizing that it lacks transparency . so, we are working through that. thank you for that. there is a different frustration that we have recognized in the fiscal frustration with the country. american people are upset about the trillions of dollars in debt
and trillions in deficit. moneyecause you can spend means that you should not. so, we have saved money and put it into a fund that cannot be spent unless we are deficit-neutral. i want to thank mick for his assistance at o.m.b. trump: i want you to look at the penny plan. as small as it sounds, it is very effective. a dollar penny out of and i cannot imagine that these secretaries cannot cut a little bit. i would like you to look at that. mick, take a look at that. anything to say?
what we need is border security! a lot of bad things are happening! i think we are doing it well. we have the worst immigration laws in the history of the world! it is a joke and people cannot believe it. other countries look at us and say, "how is that possible?" they want us to choose 5000 judges. how do you choose 5000 judges? can you imagine that corruption? just from a common-sense standpoint. the barbershop and grab somebody and make somebody a judge! they want 5000 judges and it is crazy. in other countries, it is called, "you cannot come in here and you have to leave." in this country, it is insane and we have to change everything.
, was saying, in south carolina i came in and i inherited some things. north korea is going well. we inherited horrible trade deals and it is going really well. the country's that -- really, i us't blame them -- i blame -- but they wanted to negotiate. you have no idea. it makes the least sense. this was a hodgepodge of laws put together over the years and we have to change it. it is so simple. it is called, "i'm sorry. you cannot come in!" you have to do the legal process. judge, told you to see a but then you are some place in the country and it is really bad
when is a criminal and we are plenty of them coming into the country and they are using the children. they use these young children for their own benefits and we have to change the whole picture and we will be able to do that. we need the border wall and we need the border and we need border security and we need modern equipment and we will get it done. anybody want to say something question mark we will let them -- something? we will let these guys go to lunch. >> there are people saying that the tariff threat threatens to e economy into a recession. harley davidson is going to -- >> they are using this as an excuse and i don't like that because i have been good to them and they are using this as an excuse and i think of the people who ride the motorcycles are not happy and i would not be.
mostly, companies are coming back to our country. i explained to harley davidson , wherehe tax in india there was the tariff of 100% and i got it to a lower number. it is 50%, but they were paying 100% and the prime minister brought it down, but it is high. i will say that other countries are negotiating and, without the tariffs, you could never do that. if they don't want to do that, we will do the tariffs. remember that we are the bank that everybody wants to steal from amp under and that cannot be that way anymore. we lost $500 billion with china and we lost $151 billion with the european union. they put up trade balers and make our farmers not trade. we cannot send the farm products
in and it is hard to send in cars. in india, they charge as much as a 100% tariff and we want the tariffs removed. what i would like to do and what i offered at t g7 is dropping all the tariffs and all of the barriers. that?rybody ok with i said, let's do that and they could not leave the room fast enough. >> it is a risky business in here. and were very high up have picked up numbers. it is up nearly 40%. the real market is the overall and the overall is more, but we have picked up a train dollars in value doing what we are doing and we have some uncertainty
from trade. to me, there is no uncertainty. other people who are smart have no uncertainty. we cannot allow the european union to take out $151 billion from the united states and we cannot allow mexico to have a deal that gives them $100 billion. ll that "profit." divide that however you want and i call it profit. we cannot getw mexico or china to billions. it depends on your formula, but it is $375 billion or $504 billion and it is a tremendous amount of money from our income and we have to straighten that out and what is happening is that we are putting steel tariffs on and our steel
industry is going through the roof with u.s. steel announcing new facilities. last night, in south carolina, right, georgetown steel, the factory plant was closed for how long? >> three years. a manufacturer in britain purchased georgetown steel to make steel here. >> tariffs on solar panels. they were all getting made in china and we have 32 different factories and they are starting to open. solar is a new technology. we had two of them open and everyone else was closed because of what happened and what came infrom other places, particular, china. now, we have seven opening and many morbeing considered and the ones that were going to close are now thriving. washing machines were getting dumped all over the country. not good ones.
ones that do not work well. now, they are opening up washing behines and the tariffs can a positive thing. in the old days, we didn't have the income tax. you look at william mckinley and people came in and did have to pay a price. raid theanted to treasury, they had to pay a price. we didn't have income tax. so, we are doing this. any country you mentioned has they want to negotiate the deal. that's and itn to is going to be very strong. we are putting those tariffs on certain industries. we cannot lose our steel industry. our aluminum industry was ready to go out of business.
now, our industry is thriving. is actuallys steel expanding and going up and is building new places. thisetown steel announced after being closed for four years. no, we're doing the right thing. 100%. some people are green some people do not agree, but the bottom line is that countries are coming back to negotiate, including the european union, who want to negotiate and, if they don't, we will tax the cars and they pay almost no taxes. we send the cars to the european union and they charge the tremendous tax that is greater than what we are charging them and they don't want our cars.
if we get it in, we pay the tax. with china, if we sent the car to china, they charge us a 25% tax and, if we want to compete, that is not free trade. trade." stud when they send the car here, we charge them 2.5%. so, we get 2.5% and china gets 25%. ist is not fair or free and just stupid. >> in terms of chinese investment restrictions -- >> trump: we don't want people saying -- hey, look, we are a smart country with incredible people and we don't want china and other countries -- not other countries.
there was a leaker who did know his business well and they gave this to the wall street journal and it was a bad leak and they probably made up the story. i am not really sure. i think a lot of the leaks are not leaks and they are made up by the writers. this was off and we want to have jewels.l we have to protect those companies and cannot let people steal those companies. people copy this and steal it. we have to protect that and we are going to and that is what we are doing.and what we i the bottom line is that we have charged a substantial tax to
some and they are coming to negotiate and, frankly, if they do not, i am ok because i would rather just get the tax. so, the supreme court ruling was a tremendous victory for the country and the constitution and the supreme court ruling was a tremendous victory for the country. >> will you go ahead question mark >> what do you think? >> what about deporting people without due process? >> we need a system where you don't need thousands of judges at the border. other countries look at us and think that we are crazy and say, what kind of a thing is that? they have other countries where they don't have people pouring in. you look at the european union and they are meeting to toughen up immigration policies because they have been overrun.
frankly, a lot of the countries are not the same places anymore and i am sad to say that. we had a tremendous victory it was a big victory and i can tell you that everybody at this table is happy about it. it was a victory for our country. i think that is privileged the final word. they are the supreme court. >> do i want to go in with a different one or a different variety? it is a very strong variety. >> you say you wanted the increase. another is a plan for $1.6 billion and i would like to increase that, in light of what drugs,pened, with the
the human smuggling, all the problems, we have to have the walls. you have ports of entry and that is where people come through and they can come through legally. by the way, i want people to come into the country because it is doing so well and we have companies moving into our country, like it numbers that nobody has seen in a long time and we need the workers, so i want the people coming in, but they have to come in through the merit system. in wisconsin, you have a great company of the world that makes the laptop for apple and the -- they are lot of building a tremendous plant right now in wisconsin and people need to come in through merit that love the country and can help the country. thank all of you very much.