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from what i gather, boeing has come forward to make some adjustments in flight plans and software and centers of pilot training and all kinds of things. i'm not blaming here. i'm just giving you a narrative. they will not be back on the runways until we are 100% satisfied that they are safe. >> newsmakers with larry cut low, the presidents chief economic advisor, sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. eastern on c-span. >> road to the white house coverage continues as democratic presidential candidate senator kirsten gillibrand visits new hampshire where she met with supporters at a brewery in manchester. several new hampshire polls have her with less than 2% support. the state traditionally holds its first the nation presidential primary. we will be joining the delaware democratic fund-raising dinner
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when it begins. senator. i was not expecting to talk to you tonight, but now that i have you in front of me, i have some important questions to ask you. my husband and i are both teachers and the community. i teach at manchester. my husband teaches at an academy. we don't do it for the money. we do it for the passion and love of education, and educating the poorest of america. summer between teaching math, social studies, english and teaching children to read and be tolerant of each other, the most important part of my job is keeping 24 children safe every single day. not a day goes by where i don't go over exits, evacuation plans in my head. i don't want to get a call for my husband that he is anin fear
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for his life for students' life. i want to know where you stand on your policy for gun control as well as responsible gun owners in the state. sen. gillibrand: so, i believe we have to take on the question that nra stands for. the reason we are unable to pass any gun reform ever is because the nra is largely funded by gun manufacturers. them and maybe russia, we don't know yet. they are largely funded by gun manufacturers. unfortunately, because the gun manufacturers only care about gun sales, they oppose commonsense reform that could save lives. they want to impose universal background checks because they want to sell an assault rifle to a teenager in a walmart or someone who is mentally ill with a violent background or somebody with a criminal conviction. they want to sell those weapons. that is why they oppose universal background checks. that is why they won't oppose
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something as simple as bump stocks or banning assault rifles with large magazines. they want to sell those to anybody. that is why they oppose commonsense things. in a state like new york, our number one problem is the guns and crimes that get traffic right into the hands of gang members. they will not even support an anti-federal gun trafficking law. they are corrupt. this is the definition of corruption, the definition of greed. they have a choke on congress unlike anything i have ever seen. they are so afraid of the nra. we as americans need to fight back. this goes to the democracy part. our democracy only works when everyday people stand up and demand it. we need to create a revolution in this country whatever person's voices heard, we vote. we demand transparency. i think it is great we have a lawsuit right now after the gun
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manufacturers to begin talk about the fact that the way washington works is the powerful and the lobbyists get the right legislation in the debt of night because they have so much power. we have a law that says you can't sue gun manufacturers for a gun crime. there is no other industry ever in the rest of the country that has that kind of protection. that is because it is corruption. it is because of the greed in washington. one of the things i am running on is probably funded elections. we need to get money out of politics. not taking federal lobbyist money, not having individual super pac, because you have to displace the power structure in washington if you have any chance of restoring democracy into your hands. this is that away democracy - -the -- theway democracy -- the way democracy should work. that is the way it is supposed to work and that is what we need to restore because until i'm answering to you and out the
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special interests in washington, we are not going to get the things done we need to get done. that is why i am running on publicly funded elections. [applause] >> hi, senator. thank you for being here today. i want to take a second to ask you about alzheimer's. alzheimer's is the six leading cause of death in the united states. almost 100,000 granite staters are affected directly or indirectly by this disease. i'm wondering if you were elected president what would you do? sen. gillibrand: the first thing i would do is unlike president trump's budget where he cut all the nih research and research necessary to find a cure -- the truth is our baby boomer population is aging and they will have large numbers of cases with alzheimer's and we are not closer to a cure.
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we need to fund basic research, but also fund translational research, which means research that results. we need to be funding in the nih. we also have a challenge for people who do have alzheimer's. they need 24/7 care. one of the biggest challenges we have in this country -- we don't even pay home health aides minimum wage. we need to raise the minimum wage to a living wage, at least $15 an hour. we need to ask of people to actually go into health care fields. it is one of the ways i want to achieve free college for those who need it. i want to expand the g.i. bill. the g.i. bill we know after world war ii was the greatest economic engine of the generation because all of these people who served got to go to college and create a growing economy. why not expand it and say if you are willing to do a year of public service, you can get two years of community college or
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state school. two years of public service, you get four years of college. why can't include health care, education, first responders and military service as a way to get more young people into the pipeline of health care. if we do that, we will then have the home health aides and nurses we need. i would create a better care network for our seniors so they can age in place. i will make sure we find the basic and translational research so we actually find a cure. thank you. [applause] >> thank you so much for joining us. thank you for coming. please have another beer. enjoy yourselves and cool off a little bit. sen. gillibrand: i really want to earn your support. go to kirstengillibrand.com. i want to earn my way to that first debate stage.
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i want to take on president trump because i know i am the best candidate to win. i'm the one to win states like michigan, pennsylvania, wisconsin. you need someone who actually has won in places before and someone who can bring this country back together again. i will do that. thank you for coming out. [applause] >> one second. thank you. >> talking about how you worked with ted cruz on a bill. the bipartisanship translates -- your core values. walking across the aise. sen. gillibrand: you need to listen to everyone and find out what they believe in and care
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about and you will find something that you both agree on. senator cruz and i both wanted to rent the sexual-harassment framework in washington. we had that common ground. we got senators on the bill and ultimately it passed unanimously. >> thank you so much. >> my name is tina. [indiscernible] >> thank you for coming. >> so good to see you. thank you for coming. >> i will spend a few minutes with her. sen. gillibrand: take care. >> you were my senator are almost a decade. i lived close to new york city. i think it is wonderful listening to a powerful, intelligent woman talking about major issues surrounding our country. sen. gillibrand: terrific.
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i want to give you a hug. >> the democratic women's caucus. i will go talk to him. we want to hear in particular from female candidates. --a former new yorker >> how are you? >> hi, i'm sarah. the four of us are currently student conservation association. we are here as private citizens. >> we are doing education about why we should conserve state parks. i hope if you do get elected as president, you help improve the
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national parks system. sen. gillibrand: i definitely well. -- will. the state and national parks. >> from niagara falls. [indiscernible] >> thank you so much. thank you for the good questions. thank you for asking it. >> i really appreciate all the things you mentioned. really appreciate the last 10 years. there was a long time before that that we were looking for support. that is what i really wanted you to see. the time earlier on because the people in my community, those years have stayed with us.
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where is the help when we were fighting for basic equality? sen. gillibrand: only in the house for two years, i was so junior, i do not take a lead in the issue. i was entirely in favor of gay rights. i have so many who are gay through my entire life. i fully support gay rights and i always have. i think when an article comes out and focus on the last how many years, the people who have been in that light for a lot longer, a lot of things happened before that. i just did a lead on it. once i was a senator, this is a platform for me because i care and i want to do something. >> i hope you continue to talk about those issues and lift up the trans community because it is a vulnerable community right now. sen. gillibrand: i'm a leader in protecting transgender groups. the leaders. . >> thank you. >> thank you.
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sen. gillibrand: thanks for being here. >> thank you so much. >> thank you. >> how are you? >> i'm a recent new york city transplant, so you were our state senator. i saw you talk on behalf of hillary if you want to go. it is very exciting to me. sen. gillibrand: thank you very much. >> great to meet you. a shameless plug for my buddy, keith bauers. lower east side. do you mind if we take a quick photo? thank you.
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i wore my pin. thank you. nice to meet you. >> i wanted to rescue a question. obviously a very crowded field this time around and i wanted to know how you differentiate yourself from the rest of the class. sen. gillibrand: being on a red part of my state, i have a unique ability to be able to reach across the aisle, get things done. i understand what it is like to grow up in a rural area or red area or purple area. find common ground and actually get things done. i think this country needs to heal. we also need -- you have to have a big enough grassroots to inspire the base of the democratic party. that is what i think i am at the right candidate. i'm at the forefront of women's rights, gay rights, green energy and addressing climate change. the forefront of immigration reform. i have been doing it for the
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last decade in the senate. >> absolutely. sen. gillibrand: inspire the base of the primaries, win a place like new hampshire or iowa. meeting your community, asking for your vote. and then in the general winningthat we lost. we have to win ohio, wisconsin, pennsylvania. >> would you mind if i took a quick picture? sen. gillibrand: i would love it. >> on there. all right. >> here we go. >> thank you, senator. >> i have a different question of the like to ask. i have been thinking about the new zealand tragedy that happened earlier. it made me think of what is
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happening in our country right now too. obviously, the best way we can start to tackle that and that sentiment is kicking people like trump out of the office that stokes those kinds of fears. i'm thinking about winning those people back in the long-term instead of kicking that from their conscious. some people are islamophobia in the u.s., trying to go back to being normal? how do we fix those people? sen. gillibrand: we have to remind everyone what our story is as a country. countryolks that our was not only found it by immigrants and founded on religious freedom. we don't fear people who are unlike us, we welcome them. in fact, in our worst moments is when we close our borders, build walls.
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countrywhat makes this -- people who have them and welcoming. we actually celebrate them. our economy is only as strong as the diversity. entrepreneurs and innovation, ways of thinking about things. i really urge people to think about what actually makes us strong. >> state president pro tem david mcbride. and speaker of the house. [applause] >> i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america. and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under god, indivisible with liberty and ic

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