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thursday. on c-span, the house is back at 9:00 a.m. to consider a resolution opposing the trump administration's transgender military band which is set to go into effect next month. later in the day, we are from president trump as he was a campaign rally in grand rapids, michigan. on c-span 2, the senate returns for more debate on a bill to provide additional funding for areas affected by hurricanes, wild fires and other natural disasters. at sign :00 a.m. eastern on senate energy and natural resources committee considers the nomination of david bernhardt to be interior secretary. he has been serving as acting head of the department since january. coming up on today's "washington journal" republican representative buddy carter of georgia joins us to talk about the debate in congress over
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climate change in the health care law. later, we hear from sheila jackson lee of texas about congressional efforts to reauthorize the violence against women act. [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] ♪ host: this is the "washington journal" for march 28. david bernhardt, the interior acting secretary faces the summit -- senate commerce hearing today. you can see that at 10:00 c spin 3,, and our radio app. president trump holds a campaign rally in michigan at 7:00. in an effort to save the brexit deal, theresa may offered to resign in order to gain support from opponents. to start this morning for those of you watching what is going on
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in the united kingdom over this, we wanted to get your thoughts on the effort and what you think it might mean for that country and hours. here is how you can let us know. 202-748-8000 if you live in the eastern and central time zones. 202-748-8001 for the mountain and pacific time zone. for you viewers in the united kingdom, if you want to share your perspective, 202-748-8002. tweet your thoughts to us at @cspanwj and you can post on our facebook page at the news of the last few hours on this effort of the united kingdom reported in the front page of the wall street journal, this is matt call chester and jason douglas saying her gesture of self-sacrifice appeared as a backfire as the northern democratic ireland unionist party would likely reject her deal. lawmakers failed to find a majority for any alternative to
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brexit arrangements, but overwhelmingly agreed they oppose leaving the block without them and the votes showed of the difficulty in breaking the brexit deadlock in parliament appeared to -- that is the wall street journal's rendering of this effort by the united kingdom to separate from the european union. when it comes to the u.k. wanting to leave, saying immigration is one reason. to some people feel there are too many outsiders and brexit voters cited a lack of control. others express a deep skepticism and disdain for the european establishment and jobs are part of it. if you stay on the marketplace website, they have a section of why americans should care about brexit.
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10 years ago during the u.s. financial crisis, brits could have asked what the u.s. subprime market has to do with me. after the referendum vote, the u.k. hasn't left the european union yet. similarly huge british investment in america -- to 2 millionup jobs british and american. it is hard to say how many of which, but that is a lot of jobs it is faraway, detailed, and boring even for british citizens, but it does have an impact. that is from the marketplace website if you want to check that out. to get your thoughts and share those with us, for those of you in the eastern and central time zones, 202-748-8000. if you live in the mountain and pacific time zones, 202-748-8001 .
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u.k. viewers who might be watching, 202-748-8002 if you want to share your perspective. carl from massachusetts, you start us off this morning. what do you think? caller: good morning, thank you for c-span. my brain is not sharp enough to figure out all the intricacies of the economics and the trading, but beyond that, britain is jealous because they the a world power and european union, germany is going to call the shots. that is the rivalry. the brits are jealous. they don't want the germans to run the show. i think basically that is like an undercurrent of what is going on. thank you for c-span. host: in that effort to separate from the european union, you would support this effort, that is what you are saying? bbc, i i watch the
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really do not know what is going on. they want brexit, yet they do not want it. they want it on their own terms, they want to put extra provisions. basically it is a power play. the shotsnts to call and germany wants to call the shots in the e.u. that is what i see. that is my opinion, i could be wrong. thank you very much. host: thank you. let's go to jared in brooklyn, new york. good morning. caller: good morning. my opinion on brexit is it is a justifiable outrage for the british to have a bureaucracy they have absolutely no power over deciding what is good for them and what is not good for them. it's like a huge federal government like we cannot fire any of our employees.
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host: this is a matter of independence, that is what you are saying? caller: i think so, but a germany will not give an inch because if they let britain leave, they won't let any other country leave. other countries will want to leave if they let written leave. -- britain leave. host: do you think it is a concern the european union and that's caller: in the long term, i think everything will go back to normal. host: that is jared in new york. we will hear from indiana where randy is. you are next up, hello. caller: hello. thanks for taking my call. brexit -- are you there? host: yeah, go ahead. , it is about brexit perfect example of the people in
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charge not wanting to do what the people they are representing want them to do. they made a mistake in the referendum because now they are doing everything they can not to do the will of the people. i think it would be in england's frominterest to separate the e.u., but the leaders probably will not let them and they will find a way to have a second referendum. i think it is entirely wrong. host: why do you think it is in the best interest for the united kingdom? because, if i could make like an analogy, it would be just like we are in a union with several other countries and
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those other countries are telling us what we have to do. we be able to determine for ourselves what is best for ourselves instead of someone else telling us what to do? host: that is randy in indiana sharing his thoughts on what is currently going on in the united kingdom and brexit. the wall street journal adding if parliament approves the deal made by mrs. may to leave the e.u. -- britain will leave on may 22. if it doesn't, britain will either have to present a new plan, request a longer delay, or exit without a deal. here are some of the leading players the wall street journal highlights. the lead one is boris johnson, the former foreign secretary adding it was after leading the campaign to leave the european union, he backed up the leadership contest that saw become primee --
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minister. when it comes to the politics going on behind the scenes over this issue of separation from the united kingdom. william is next in cleveland, ohio. go ahead. caller: i just listened to some of the comments that were made. i really have been following brexit, i did not understand it. the only thing i can see that is relative is it may have to do with monetary changes and that kind of thing. aside from that, i don't know, maybe it may work if they go but there arehat, other continents that have to be considered like ireland, wales, -- maybe part of .he u.k. and not part of brexit
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that is the most i am getting out of it at the moment. host: because you offered those thoughts. i was going to ask how closely you have been following it. caller: not very closely because we have had too many issues here in our own country. host: that is william in cleveland, ohio. joe is up next from georgia. caller: i have been calling c-span for nearly 40 years, love the network. i agree, we ought to get out of the european union. it is like us with britain in 1776, we wanted our independence. i think theresa may is not that good of a leader. england needs to have a good leader like thatcher or trump. she should not have -- they need to get out of brexit for
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independence and their sovereignty and i think that is what most of your callers are saying. host: are you saying theresa may wasn't showing good leadership in the separation itself? caller: yes, i agree. i think thatcher would have been much better or trump in our country. host: what did theresa may do wrong in your opinion? caller: pedro, i just think she got it wrong. seen the britain people did not want to be governed by the european union. they wanted freedom and independence does like we wanted. i think she should have anticipated that and she should have been strongly against staying in the european union. host: that is joe, calls us regularly from georgia. for those of you new to the program, we try -- to keep you
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within 30 days of calling so other people can get through. you can always post on our social media sites. the marketplace website also has this section. what about the other 27 member nations of the european union? do they want to see brexit happen. the marketplace keeps saying no because britain is a valuable member of the marketplace. half of britain's exports go to the e.u. conversely. go of each country's experts -- exports go to the u.k. overall, the e.u., at least in nominal terms, is the second biggest economy in the world after the u.s., meaning britain has more to lose. caller: i was listening to some
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of the other callers and this is quite disturbing what i am hearing. obviously they have not been following brexit. this is a nightmare because the u.k. no longer now will get security cooperation meaning for terrorists, high-value threats, that stuff cannot be shared. the second item is they have to renegotiate all trade with the rest of the e.u. countries and what about the scots and the irish? those particular enemies want to break off as well from the -- entities want to break off from the u.k. as well. it when they try to correlate this to the united states, it is ridiculous and anybody who works for the dod knows exactly what i am saying. this is a disaster. host: do you work for the dod and why are you following so closely? caller: when you talk about
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national security and talk about cooperation and agreements and how we interact, most of this stuff and our information and intel that keeps this country protected is intertwined. the bottom line is the u.k. is going to isolate itself and people talk about being able to control their own markets and they look at this as an independent type thing. a lot of that money is not coming back to help, that was a big thing. they are going to see a more prosperous nation. they are going to make themselves more vulnerable and they are not going to be privy to the same type of intel and information they were given. -- the restat think of the e.u. is going to do, it is not because they made the decision to separate. when they do not get that counter cooperation, remember
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this phone call. host: a call was taken december last year conducted by emerson college asking people's thoughts on the european union in the saying a majority of americans support a bilateral trade deal with the united kingdom upon its departure from the european union in march of 2019. 26% were undecided. most americans, 58% believe the states' relationship with the united kingdom is more important today than five years ago and 56% of the british see -- see the u.s. as the most valuable strategic partner. the relationship between the united states and the u.k. is very important. mike from texas, you are next. caller: good morning, pedro. happy birthday, c-span. couple things that have not really been pointed out, the e.u. was formed in the aftermath of world war ii and one of the
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things that has to be taken into account is that while your previous caller did mention some security considerations, each number when the e.u. was formed was essentially a trading organization more than anything else and it has undergone many evolutions over time. the problem with brexit as it stands right now, theresa may is simply doing what the voters of britain asked of their leaders. referendum was held and votes were tallied, the leaves side lost.he remain side what they are doing -- i will
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draw the noticeable conclusion that we have here in the u.s., those who cannot win at the ballot box try to win by some other means. their ideas don't carry enough weight. leaving the e.u. may or may not be a great idea for great written. however, that being said, it is the will of the people and as a result, if a government fails to listen to its governed, it has no credibility. that is just an opinion, my two cents. host: that is mike in texas offering his take of what is going on with brexit and the united kingdom and the e.u. joseph, you are next up. caller: good morning, pedro. i have been a c-span listener for 40 years and i follow you every day. i have two brothers who live
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there and i have lived in england. i think, first of all, i think the e.u. needs the u.k. more than the u.k. needs the e.u. they are not leaving europe. all the security krapp and the fact that they cannot cooperate malarkeyty is a lot of . i think if they make a hard brexit, that then the negotiations will really begin afford the e.u. cannot to isolate the u.k. that is my take on it and that is what i would like to see happen. recentheresa may's comments about willing to leave in order to secure a brexit deal are highlighted on the guardian newspaper's website. when will she go? is the question.
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start the process may 22, the day of the u.k.'s departure agreed with the e.u.. what happens if her deal is defeated? it seems she will stay, the leading brexit or member of congress said after the meeting that is day -- made, deal lost, she would have every right carry on. this could change quickly if political pressure mounted again. how will the next leader be selected? under conservative party rules? a series of votes to whittle down the candidates to two. it happens one by one in every ballot in which every member can vote for one candidate in the bottom place person is eliminated. tople tend toward dropout -- dropout more quickly if they realize they have no chance of winning.
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with mayd person left dropped out and cameron became the leader in 2005, easily beat david davis. if you want to go to the guardian website, there is more about the process should the prime minister actually leave the position. you can find that at the guardian website. allen in new york, brooklyn. caller: good morning. i have a few points. i think the russian interference in the brexit run up, the way they interfered in our 2016 election has been receiving less and less attention in this latter part of the bit -- the debate and people cannot admit they have been manipulated and did not make the proper choice. it is a complicated issue that did not get the proper level of debate before the vote was held. they have a parliamentary system where they have a shorter
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election of candidates and this is one of the situations where a longer campaign with more debate about details like the russian involvement and the relative impact of climate change on block wherehe nato they would benefit from a continued use of fossil fuels and they have incentive to divide the western policy on climate change and also the possible implications for unraveling the peace in ireland was not discussed adequately. the informed consent of the governed is involved here. vote wast of that really not a reflection of the informed consent of the british people, they did not have time to get informed on this and they should admit it. host: we will hear from tracy in oregon. hello. caller: hi, pedro. good morning. from texash the man
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and the guy who spoke after him, i really agree with the points they made. i think the e.u. would be better off if they just did a hard brexit, just leave. i think they would find they would have better negotiations afterwards, the securities of the u.s. with the u.k. would be just fine. i think we will get better trading back and forth that will benefit both countries. i think the main sticking point is with ireland, but i think if they did the hard brexit, they could negotiate the rest of that later and i think they would be in a better position to do so. host: henry from new york up next on this topic of the u.k. and brexit. he lives in cambria heights, good morning. caller: good morning, pedro. the guy who called earlier kind
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of stole my thunder. i think it was not really an informed vote. my opinion is they should revoke article 50, stay in the e.u., basically hit the reset button. i don't think enough information was given, it was an emotional vote. it was a manipulated vote like the guy before me said. revoke article 50, start the process all over again, there is no need to rush into this. the guy that called talking about national security and stuff, these are important matters that meet -- need deep thought and consideration and informed voters. host: what is the value, do you think, of the united kingdom remaining in the e.u.? , of course,obvious the economic cooperation, the ability to move people and capital across borders freely,
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that is a modern, global, good thing economically, right? free movement of people and capital. immigration and even race is tied up in this. there is no way to break out immigration and race and deal with that separately. it's all tied into economics and people want the benefits of trade and so forth, but they are not really into free movement of people's. hit the reset barton -- button. have an informed, intelligent debate and let the people decide again. i think the britain -- people of britain would make more informed decisions after two years of this back-and-forth and getting basically no movement from the e.u. i don't think the e.u. negotiated in good faith with britain.
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let me ask you, you seem very aware of what is going on, why do you pay close attention to it? caller: as an american, we should pay attention to everything that goes on in the world as much as we can. we all have day jobs, we have to feed families and educate our children, but these things are important issues just like what goes on in this country. i don't want to get off topic but with president trump -- i have got into heated arguments with family members not supporting president trump, but honestly, it is the first president in my lifetime i have never seen the american people get behind and it is too personal, they don't seem to be able to honor the office even if they cannot honor the man. i am not liking the way i am seeing things go in this country and other countries where people are manipulated, do not use the fake news thing.
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the old propaganda thing -- term will do. voters andt informed these important matters -- host: that is henry in new york giving his take. this is in virginia, in sterling. , hello. caller: i would also like to make a comment that those who voted for this, i believe they were manipulated. i believe they did not have an opportunity to see how it would work. they went out and made false promises and realized it could not be done. then you have those who are not looking at things -- for example, aerostar being able to go between the u.k. and france now is so easy. i remember years ago we had to be on a ferry and take a train and there was passport control.
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i don't think they really thought about what this was. host: part of a conversation we are having this morning about the u.k. and brexit, several people offer it -- calling and offering opinions. if you wanted to add yours to the mix, you can call us. 202-748-8000 in the eastern and central time zones. 202-748-8001 in the mountain and pacific time zones. if you are a u.k. viewer watching us off the internet, other means, 202-748-8002. you can post thoughts on our twitter feed at @cspanwj and our facebook page available to you as well at let's go to tom, jacksonville, north carolina. caller: good morning. i just wanted to say england is the only country in europe that occupies a precipice. host: meaning what when you come
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to -- when it comes to brexit? caller: after 900 years of occupying northern ireland, raping, murdering, pillaging, it is time they got out and left the catholics alone to rule ireland. host: john is next. good morning. caller: good morning, c-span. it is quite striking no one has raised the issue of how the e.u. has handled all the debt it has accumulated among its members, particularly spain, portugal, italy, and so on. what has really happened with the e.u. is that its members could not control its individual members spending and they accumulated so much debt that now germany is trying to allocate that debt to other members like britain.
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as a result of that, britain is like, we don't agree with how all these members are spending money and these other members including spain, portugal, italy, so on and so forth are going into bankruptcy. that is the whole reason why if you have a member of your family that is spending beyond their means and unwilling to control their spending and you have no control over that and they are going to direct you into bankruptcy, what do you do? i think that is the issue. host: that is john in maryland, one of the many commenting on events featuring the united kingdom and the e.u. over brexit . in washington, d.c., several events take place today that you can watch and monitor. president trump's nominee to head the interior appears before a cabinet hearing to talk about his policy when it comes to the management of public land and related issues.
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you can see that at 10:00 on c-span 3,, and our radio app. tonight is our road to the white house campaign coverage. a rally featuring president trump in grand rapids, michigan. you can see it on c-span,.org, and our radio app. in california, susan, good morning. caller: good morning. thank you for taking my call. i have been trying to watch what is going on with brexit because it affects everybody in the world. i saw two things happening. theresa may and her supporters did not think the thing through before they had a vote. it was almost half, people did not want it or did want it, it was almost a half-and-half vote. one thing is they should have talked about the problems they were having with the e.u. before
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they took the vote and the other thing is people have established themselves through all these years from one country to the other. people from britain moved to europe and people from europe moved to britain and we have businesses and jobs and created laws and all this trade and all these businesses, what are they going to do about those people? they are going to be hurt and this is the problem -- a lot of people do not want to leave the european union because they have already been established with businesses moving back and forth . i understand there were problems with trade and other laws, but they should have worked those things out before they took a vote and made a decision because they jumped ahead and now they are having problems and that is really i believe the whole problem. they jumped ahead before thinking brexit through. host: you suggested this was an important issue to watch particularly for those of us in the united states.
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what case would you make as the reason why? caller: i see some things happening similar with us in our government where we are not talking to each other and thinking things through with each other and our government in washington, d.c. before passing these laws and it is affecting -- i think the reason we are fighting with each other here like they are there is we are not thinking about how our laws are affecting the other americans we are in the same country with and they are not thinking about -- we are not thinking about how that affects each other when we pass laws and i don't think the politicians like theresa may and those people are thinking about how they are affecting their own people when they pass these laws just like washington isn't
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thinking about how they are affecting americans. we have a lot of similarities, i just feel like we do. host: that is susan in california. from milton, florida, martin joins us. hello. caller: all this talk about trade, as soon as england gets loose, america will fulfill all -- anything vacuum england was getting from europe, we will fulfill that. try won't say that now because he does not want to make the e.u. mad, but we would take care of all the trade, there would not really be any trade disruption. my main point is this, when you are in agreement with somebody or some organization and you decide for a variety of reasons you want to get out of that agreement, you should get out of
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the agreement and they hold your feet to the fire and say you cannot get out or we are going to punish you and charge you and so forth, for example, here in the u.s., if you get in an agreement with a cell phone company or cable tv company and --'s say -- it doesn't say which one and you use it for then forod of time but various reasons you decide i don't want to do this anymore and they say, we are going to -- charge your credit card $500 for leaving us, that is what is happening over there. brussels is saying we have control of you, we own you, we tell you how to live and how to operate and a few try to get away from us, this is all the pain and suffering we are going to put on you. host: that is martin in florida giving his thoughts on the u.k. and brexit.
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back to california in anaheim, steve, hello. caller: i think if they voted for that, they passed it and they have to continue with what the people went -- went for and voted for. whether they wanted to go back to the e.u. in five to 10 years when this is over, that is what they can do. they voted for that and that is what they should go with. why people are arguing, they decided, the people voted. may is just trying to do what the people voted. host: you see the comparisons between whether people voted and the referendum versus what the politicians are doing. caller: the people's vote has to mean something. if they don't, what is the whole point of them having a government? if the vote doesn't mean anything? host: in new york, tom, good morning. you are next up.
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much.: good morning, a the problem in europe and britain is the same problem in america, the losers are crybabies. they cannot stand losing and they cannot be dignified about losing and this is the way they vent, they are crybabies. they just cannot take the loss. it is pretty much all around the world, too, the losers cannot stand losing and they have to learn to suck it up. donald trump is the best president this country ever had and they have to learn to eat it. shut up, get on board, and help get this country back on track. gaithersburg, hi. should bee reason we paying attention to it is it is very interesting and another reason is there is some talk every few years about a state here that wants to secede or do
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whatever and i think a lot of the challenges britain is going to be facing would be similar challenges here when it gets brought up and we can sort of learn if they end up going through this, how did it work, was it better for them? was it worse for them? in addition, i think it would be kind of interesting if donald trump's proposed a similar position with theresa may. give me my wall, but -- give me my wall and i will resign. mimi, hi.ana is next, caller: i have never gotten on before, i am nervous about it. i was in england before brexit started. my son is living there with his wife who is an english woman who is a doctor and he has become an english citizen, actually. one of the points they are missing is health care was very much at the top of the list, people were terribly concerned
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about the english health system because it has some problems and some funding issues. many people come over from freee to enter england for , obviously, because they can travel between the countries and they end up in the english health system and it has caused the english health system to teeter even more. that was one of the big issues they were talking about at the time. everywhere you went in england at that time, you would see people on the street corners making their pitch. you would also see all kinds of signs and many of them dealt with health care. at the time when you were there, the pitches that were made, how many for, how many against, do you have a general sense? caller: i would say they were mostly against.
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they had a huge group of people fighting to get rid of it and i reiterate it was a lot about health care. my daughter-in-law is a doctor and she was going to vote against it, at which point her mother called her a philistine. anyway, she ended up voting for it and my son ended up voting for brexit and she ended up voting to stay in. they split their vote. my son still feels they should leave. host: i was going to ask what your son's opinion is on this. as i understand, he became a british citizen. caller: he did and he ended up thinking let's get out and it had a lot to do with the health care. my daughter-in-law is a doctor and works in that system and she would be annoyed sometimes. sheough shw voted to --
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voted to stay in. she would be annoyed at the people who had very low money and they would enter into the health system. host: how long have you been watching? caller: years. i have tried it to call in, usually it is a more political issue than this, but i do have a pretty good experience with this brexit thing. host: you sound like you do. thank you for watching and congratulations for getting through today. david in georgia, hello. caller: hello, good morning, "washington journal." i have been sitting here amused listening to all the callers. it is so similar to what is going on here. your caller from new york hit the nail on the head, it is a bunch of sore losers. this was voted on in a referendum, it needs to go through. britain was being treated
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unfairly. the last caller speaking of the health care and what was being taken advantage of, borders are there for a reason. i was a never trumper in this last election and i was so totally wrong. this man understands it. host: what is wrong with the representatives expressing concerns about this plan? caller: the thing is it goes back to what your new york caller said, it is a bunch of sore losers that want to redo stuff. you can see what is going on over here, folks want to redo the election of the last presidency. host: let's go to andrew in white plains, new york. you are next up. taking myank you for call. i would like to point out the european union came into existence about this -- because of big -- because of disputes
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about trade. income it is unfortunate -- i think brexit will be seen as a mistake on their part. it is interesting how what is happening in england seems to have certain reflections in this country as well. host: why do you think it is a mistake? caller: because i think globalization is a necessity. people talk about globalization as if it is a dirty word. finding more efficient ways to use labor capital and resources. it is not just something that is going to go away. asking folksbeen why they pay attention to things -- why do you pay attention to this issue? caller: the united states, if you go back to geopolitical theory, the united states is
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considered an island nation. we are not the european-asian landmass. the united states has to maintain a trading status throughout the rest of the world and that was part of the reason why our u.s. navy is so keen on keeping shipping routes open around the world. we hurt ourselves when we cut ourselves off from other people. i understand the frustration with washington and brussels. at the same time, they also purpose.eneficial it needs to be more reflective of what people want rather than partisan politics. as far as i'm concerned, mr. trump should have retired yesterday. host: on the topic of the u.k. and brexit from portland, oregon, this is claude. hello. caller: yes, i just want to say that i think if they gave the
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people a chance to vote on it again, they would definitely vote to stay in. it has been nothing but a big mess from the start. once they voted on it, the first thing-- the number one that was googled the next day was what is brexit? most people did not even know what they were voting on. i think now that people know what they voted on, they would definitely vote against it. in florida, good morning. go ahead. the problem we have for the brits is the same problem we have here in america. the problem is one size does not fit all. they see it when they look at europe and they do not want parts of what is going on in europe to affect them.
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we had it right in the beginning with the founding fathers when people should live and let live and we would not have the problems we have today if we did not try to homogenize everybody and that is what the brits are afraid of. right, vive le it e difference . host: that is john in florida. for 45 minutes we have been talking about events of the u.k. and brexit and for the remaining 15 minutes, you are welcome to do the same. 202-748-8000 for those in the eastern and central time zones. 202-748-8001 if you live in the mountain and pacific time zones. i don't believe we have had a u.k. viewer yet, but if you are watching and want to give your thoughts, 202-748-8002. while those things are taking place internationally, several
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things taking place domestically. the twitter feed -- the president saying on his twitter feed the fbi and the department of justice -- they will review the jussie smollett case, it is an embarrassment to our nation. something else to watch on capitol hill today particularly on the house side. this comes to an effort by democrats in the house side about a response to the president's ban on transgender troops saying they will vote on a resolution that expresses opposition to banning services in the armed service by openly transgendered individuals. the service has had minimal impact on the military since it was permitted in 2016. thousands of transgender personnel now serve in the military and disputes the contention there is scientific uncertainty regarding the efficacy of related care. watch for that on the house side
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happening today. if you go to our website, you can see if you don't have a chance to watch live on the networks or the radio app or online, go to our website at that is where all that information is archived and you can look at the topics. perhaps it is one of the ones we mentioned or the topic we are dealing with now with the u.k. or brexit. pittsburgh, pennsylvania. this is cassie. hi. caller: i have a couple of quick comments rather than going into detail on any one of them after listening to the comments today. i keep in touch regularly with friends in the u.k. and they are all against brexit. i think another gentleman covered eloquently the difference in the system that brits were not sufficiently informed before making such a momentous decision. i want to address the loser comments people made.
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there is no dispute. buehler commented there was solid evidence for the russian interference. host: to your friends you talk to, do they tell you why you are against -- they are against it? caller: it is alienating the u.k., isolating them in a number on a security level. we don't go into great depths on this, so i don't want to go into that right now. i am sorry i cannot give you more information. they are all bright, well-educated persons and uniformly against brexit. i think the problem is similar in the u.s. that there is clear russian interference and the attempt to isolate us from our former allies seems pretty clear to many of us. host: i will stop you there only
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because we will keep to the topic at hand. bob in massachusetts, you are next up. caller: good morning. i think they want to leave -- doesn't run the e.u. well and the financial stuff is kind of crazy. another thing would be they don't want the unlimited mass east.ion from the middle a lot of people think they are turning their country into the middle east. have a nice day. host: the wall street journal i showed you before had some of the other players. you heard from orest johnson, it highlights a small profile of the current foreign secretary, jeremy hunt. the wall street journal highlighting he campaigned for the u.k. to stay in the e.u., but now supports brexit. cemented brexit credentials
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during the annual conference by comparing the e.u. to the soviet union. it highlights the home secretary saying he played a minor role in the campaign to remain in the e.u., but now bracts -- backs brexit. the first home secretary from an ethnic minority background and echoes on some of the other topics as well, highlighting the former brexit secretary. dominic rabb, who voted to leave he resigned in deal --of the withdraw threatens the integrity and sovereignty of the u.k.. that is some of the varying perspectives of politicians in the united kingdom dealing with this on a day to day basis. you can give your thoughts on maybe things they have shared or other collars have shared.
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several of the callers have jumped on comments made by other collars. you can add those to the mix as well. host: if you live in the eastern -- 202-748-8000 if you live in the eastern and central time zones. 202-748-8001 if you live in the mountain and central -- pacific time zones. if you want to give a call and you are a u.k. viewer or a u.k. citizen in united states, 202-748-8002. kenneth in buffalo, new york, good morning. thanks for calling. caller: good morning. i would like to say i think brexit is a bad thing. conversely, the european union is a great thing. i lived through world war ii when all the nations of europe .ere at each other's throats , by the about standards
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way. the british are talking about immigration. as far as immigration goes, for britain it is like closing the barn door after the horses got out. they have let all kinds of and they areritain complaining about the recent immigrants who are irish, polish, and i don't know who else. host: is that the basis for you saying leaving the e.u. would be a bad thing? caller: yes, i think it is a bad europe needs to .ct -- needs to cooperate i think, especially with regard and like i said, progress -- europe is a progress, social progress and about standards. host: why do you think the e.u.
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is as a whole -- correct me if i am misinterpreting your words, why do you think the e.u. as a whole is better than the united kingdom? puttingbecause they are the common good above their own individual good, if you know what i mean. host: let's go to illinois. john is next up. hello, john. good morning. caller: i read a lot of the problem over there is because of all the foreigners moving into the country, especially the muslims and all of europe. the police cannot even go to some places. thingssummer, -- the they are doing i am not even going to repeat. the thing in brussels -- brussels makes 75% to 80% of all the decisions. right in front of our own eyes, you can see this border situation, that is the global
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government thing. host: that is the reason the u.k. should leave? caller: a lot of thing about the e.u. is good, but the individual people, their cultures, they are destroying that. host: that is john in illinois. if you go to the lloyd website, they take a look at brexit when it comes to u.s. financial institutions. decisions by voters in the united kingdom to exit the european union was a surprising one. financial service institutions in the u.k. and europe will bear the brunt of this event over short and longer term and they offered a series of stories from the center for financial services taking a look at banking and capital markets, the real estate market, the insurance market. the website is where you can find all those pieces of information if you want to add that to your reading list.
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tom is next in florida, hello. caller: hello. i spent two weeks over there before brexit and i am quite sure it has to do with immigration. polish, french, italians, mideast people were going over there and taking the local s' jobsman and scot and working for less, just like the illegal immigrants that come to the united states and work for less. host: tom in maryland, go ahead. caller: good morning. how is everybody doing today? i feel everybody wants to talk about how the e.u. is a great thing. the e.u. is not a great thing. it eliminates countries. it does what adolf hitler wanted
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to do when he created the olympic flag, four rings ruled by one. they say no borders, no walls, no usa at all, it's about globalization. for those who like to some on the bible, it is biblical to a degree and that is why you have everybody wanting to be on this great president we have, the greatest president in the history of the world, leader of the pack, because he wants to separate us and make us an individual country. host: the countries in the e.u. still exist as individual countries. caller: why do they have one rule? why do they have an international court system? why do these countries have one rule? why is there a president of the e.u.? if that is the case, european union, they ours -- you are saying they are individual countries, know they are not, they have a european rule of law that can be imposed. england can vote against germany or germany can vote against
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england, there is no individuality, there is no country. host: maggie is next and she will be the last call on this topic, socrates, new york. irelandi was living in -- one moment, i am trying to shut the sound off. i was living in ireland when this all happened and i was coinage inse the ireland was really beautiful. it was heavy and had lovely shapes. i could not understand why a country would give up their currency, it just seemed so defeating. it.en wrote a poem about i don't understand why they did it. i thought it was a bad move and obviously i was right. in newhat is maggie york, she will be the last call on this topic.
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the house comes in at 9:00 and when they come in, we will take you to them. up until them, -- until then, we will have two members of congress. buddy carter of georgia talking about health care and the issue of climate change and later, sheila jackson lee about referent -- efforts to reauthorize the efforts of the women -- violence against women act. ♪ >> this weekend, book tv has coverage of the virginia festival of the book from charlottesville with author discussions on music and social movements, race, politics, and crime in america starting saturday at 1:00 p.m. eastern with the book "may we forever
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and the first thing the came to mind was the bill of rights. especially freedom of speech because that is something that is so ingrained in the american identity and it is a topic that has been at the forefront, especially the past few years in terms of the press and are increasingly develop -- our increasingly divided political climate. >> see the top 21 winning entries on c-span in april. you can watch every winning studentcam documentary online. >> "washington journal" continues. host: center buddy card -- representative buddy carter serves on the house select committee on the climate crisis. thank you for joining us. guest: thank you for having me. host: what do you think of the current administration's push on obamacare? guest: obamacare has been a
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failed experiment and we know that. it has increased cost, decreased choices and something needs to be done. we did our best and we were in the majority last session to pass the american health care act. it was a good plan but we ended up one vote short and unfortunately that is what we are stuck with, but we have to do the best we can and i think the administration and what they have come out with recently, they are going to support the case in texas and respect that. host: and that approach is a sound one? guest: it is certainly an approach and i do agree that we need changes. the only way we are ever going to have a health care system that is going to serve everyone is through competition. that is what we need. i competed in the health care
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market and that is what is going to lower cost and increase choices, when you have the free market, competition within health care. what is the alternative? one thing you want to make sure of, and we make share of this in the american health care act, we want to make sure we cover pre-existing conditions. thoset to make sure that children, 26 years and younger can stay on their parents insurance and we always want to make sure that we had an offramp, a path so we did not pull the rug out from underneath anyone and that is very important. we should have some kind of transition from what we have currently to what we want to go to in a free market competition system. ideasthe gop will need
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that can persuade americans that competition will drive more affordable rates than obamacare. what are those ideas? guest: certainly the association plans. those are going to be important and play a big part of what we are talking about. we are in favor of those. private insurance has to continue. that is very important. yesterday, we had a markup of bills in the subcommittees i served on and we talked about short-term plans. insurance andd at my situation as just being coverage for catastrophic injuries or catastrophic situations. i recognize my situation is different but i never looked at insurance as being for every doctor's visit or to cover everything. i knew i would have some
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responsibility and i was willing to do that and that option was taken off of the market and i was stuck with what i had to pay , what was being offered by the government. that is not the way we should be offering health care. if i am in a situation where i can afford to take that chance and i want to take that chance, i should be able to do that. host: the democrats offering their own alternative to bolster obamacare. what do you think about that effort and what about their arguments? guest: i want to go back to yesterday because i think it was a very important day in our subcommittee. we talked about the short-term plans. theyey are junk plans now, were junk plans when they were created. nothing has changed. the president and this administration has extended them where you can get them for 364
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days, that part of it has changed, but at the same time, there is still the plans created under the obama administration, it is nothing different from that. i fail to see how -- i offered an amendment yesterday that we should allow the navigators and fund navigators and educate people about these short-term plans that are available. that was rejected by the democratic majority. i think that was the wrong decision. ,e are making the argument people don't know what they are buying. that is why we should be educating them through navigators to let them know what they are buying. host: buddy carter who serves as a republican from georgia, joining us for this conversation. (202)-748-8000 for democrats. (202)-748-8001 for republicans and for independents, (202)-748-8002. this is rich in zimmerman.
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caller: hello. now.on obamacare right i am on social security, low income. it works great for me. plan, we have minnesota care and if your $16,500, less than they automatically put you on it is covered through blue cross blue shield. i know that a lot of states don't have the medicaid expansion but minnesota has. i am just wondering if your plan you are coming up with is going to help the seniors because we are low income, if that is going to change as far as what is
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going to be covered. guest: first of all, let's get back to medicaid. medicaid was created for those who needed the most -- need it the most. it was not a program that was intended to be for people who need to be on another program. it was intended for those that needed it the most. what we tried to do in the american health care act was to focus on that group of people. we could make medicaid better for that group of people. there may be plans we need out there to address the situation for lower income people. we tried to do that with the american health care act. we understand that and we get it. to expand medicaid to cover people it was never intended to cover is the wrong decision. we did not extend medicaid in georgia.
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i understand they are working out a waiver and certainly that is something we need to look at but at the same time, medicaid was never intended for a great mass of people. it was intended for one group of people. host: republican line from maryland. caller: hello. long have you been in congress? guest: this is my third session, my fifth year. caller: so you were around to vote for the health care reform act of 2010? guest: i was not in congress then. i did not start until 2014. caller: the republicans had six years before president trump was elected to come up with a plan. they hassled and argued amongst themselves. the senate refused to pass it due to john mccain changing his
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mind but you cannot support this itsuit and do away with constitutionally if you don't have another plan. your biggest problem among the republicans is that you don't have a plan. i sometimes wonder about this medicaid for all thing, not medicare but you said medicaid was of censure -- was originally set for the aged, disabled, all of that stuff. we still have 20 million people that don't have insurance. i don't know why medicare could not take care of those. a combination of private insurance for the rest of the people. guest: certainly when we came up with the american health care it and as you pointed out, was because one senator said this instead of this, it did not pass. i was part of the health care subcommittee that came up with
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that. i was in the meeting that we passed that legislation and i voted for it out of committee and on the house floor. i do feel like we had a great plan that would have made medicaid even better. it would have been the most entitlement reform that i had ever seen in my career because it would reform medicaid and that was very important but we did have a plan and we do have a plan and that plan is still on the shelf. we can pull the american health care act right off the shelf and tweak it and work it. we are not going to pull the rug out from anyone. we are going to make sure people are covered. we want to cover pre-existing conditions. we have been adamant about that and we have made it very clear that we are not going to leave anyone hanging. host: when you hear the president talk about the
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republican party being the party of health care, do you have your own ideas? how does that work? guest: my hope is that we will work together and we will have to work together. neither congress nor the administration can do it without the other. we have the american health care act. we can pull it back off the shelf and tweak it and then resubmit it. the key is, we have to have competition. the only way we will ever lower cost and increased choices is to have competition among those providing services. host: from our democrats line in florida, linda. caller: how are you this morning? guest: good. idea aboutt is your forcing states to have some kind of insurance other than florida?
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there is nothing here. and i havem disabled blue cross blue shield which helps me immensely. issues withre are that also. year. less than $12,000 a no one can live on that. i cannot work due to a brain injury that was no fault of mine. how does that work. guest: i am not in favor of forcing states to do anything. we want to encourage them and incentivize them that i am not going to be in favor of forcing them to offer something. of florida is one of the more progressive states that we have and certainly i would
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think that they would have available plans that would meet the needs of most of their district goes all the way down to the florida state border and i am aware of the situation in florida and i think there would be opportunities out there for coverage and as i have said before, one of our primary goals in addressing the situation is always to make sure pre-existing conditions are covered and no one is going to have the rug pulled out from under them, that everyone is going to have the opportunity to go into something else. that has been one of our top priorities. host: our guest serves on the energy and commerce committee and also the select committee on call -- on climate crisis. guest: this was a committee created by the speaker. the democrats have appointed members and republicans have appointed members and later on
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today we will have our organizing meeting. we will have an organizational meeting on that and i look forward to it. it is a situation and certainly a topic that needs to be discussed. i have the honor and privilege of representing 100 miles of coastline. this is important to us, to everyone in the country but particularly to us on the coast. area, i think it is the greatest district in the nation. i hope -- i am looking forward to being involved. host: what is your personal approach to climate change? guest: climate change is real and protecting our environment is real. i have recognize that for a long time. -- recognized that for a long time. we need to make sure we are addressing that. i believe it is very important to our national security.
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we have to have affordable reliable energy and it needs to be clean. we need to do everything we can to incentivize it and encourage clean energy. the reality is that we can't rely on clean energy and only clean energy right now. it is going to be a while before we get to that point. i am very optimistic. i look at this as a great opportunity and i believe we have the greatest scientists and innovators in the world and i look at this as an opportunity for us to capitalize on that, for us to lead the world in this realm. support the tenants of the green new deal as it has been described? guest: the green new deal is high in the sky. that would destroy our economy. it will cost $93 trillion.
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it is 14 pages, it is not a long read but it goes in so many things that have nothing to do with our environment whatsoever. haveact that we will universal health care, jobs for people who don't want to work, a living wage, i don't know what the intention of the green new deal was, but i will tell you that if the intention was to bring more emphasis on the subject, then it it -- then it has achieved that. host: a story in usa today about the democrats making a push for the united states to be put back in the paris climate agreement. would you support that? sure the paris agreement was good for us. i understand why the president had reservations about it. i feel like we need to be the world leader in renewable
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energy. we have been the world leader in oil and gas production. look at what we have done. at one time we were dependent on the middle east and now we are exporting it. how phenomenal is that? oft shows you the resilience americans, what we can do. that is why i view this as an opportunity for us to be the world leader in this. is it going to cost jobs? no, it is going to create jobs. we have a great opportunity to create more jobs. host: representative buddy carter joining us, republican from georgia. our next caller is from west virginia. caller: good morning. congressman, it is good to talk to you. i am a lifelong democrat that walked away from the party in #walknd i joined the
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away movement. i agree with everything you said about climate change. the next thing you guys come up with, please don't take away the expanded medicare. it saved my husband's life because he was able to get a medical card and he developed cancer. luckily we caught it in time and he had an operation done but he has to have a colostomy bag for life now and with expanded medicaid, it is really what brought it home because we could never get a medicaid card before. i am on disability so i am covered, but he is not. whatever you do, i pray that it would be to keep that expanded medicaid somewhere. host: thank you. guest: let me reiterate again that we are committed to making sure that the rug is not pulled
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out from anyone. that has always been one of our priorities. we are not just going to stop it one day and you have to regroup. there will be a glide path for everyone. there may be a product out there that we come up with that will help some of these people who have been previously on the medicaid expansion. in my mind, the best way we can do medicaid from a government standpoint is to have block grants. the states can do a much more efficient, more effective job at running medicaid then we can in washington, d.c. with a cookie-cutter approach. i would rather us a lot of money money toates -- allott the states and let them come up with different programs. the health care needs in the state of georgia may not be the same as the needs in new jersey or illinois or california.
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they may be different. i think block grants or having something like that for medicaid would be a perfect idea. host: would you change anything to the way that doctors and hospitals are paid? guest: the way they are paid now, bundle payments, we have done some innovative things. if you look at what has been done in the past decade, you will see we have tried a number of innovative ways to reimburse for health care and some of it has worked and some of it has not but that is what we have to continue to do is be innovative and to see what will work and what won't work. host: republican line, maryland. go ahead. caller: good morning. representative, you are fighting the good fight. we are at a crossroads right now. i am a 30-year-old male paying $2000 a month for health care for my family of four. i am finding everyone who does
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not want to pay for health care and does not want to work, that is the reality of our situation now. it is a horrible boondoggle. it has totally screwed up america for generations. cost thatg to be the drives my generation under. givers calling and saying me my free health care, medicare and medicaid is going to stay around. we need to privatize this stuff. it is absurd. we are looking at $2000 a month. as for climate change, don't fall for that trap. or paris climate accords $100 billion for developing countries. it is a boondoggle. we say climate change now because it is not global warming
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-- warming anymore because that is not it. guest: first of all, thank you for your call. you make a valid point. i think you are subsidizing other people's health care. that should not be the case. why shouldn't you be able to go out and find plans out there that meet your needs and have more choices? i don't know what is going to take or how long it is going to take before the other side of the aisle recognizes the fact that obamacare has been a failed experiment. it has increased cost, decreased choices. we need the opposite in health care. we need to decrease cost. let me decide what is best for my family. havee state of georgia, we one choice. we only have one and 75% of all the counties in the state, that
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is not what we need. we need more competition and that is what is going to be the case. americato watch out for and yes we are a global player. i recognize that and other people look to us for leadership. we can do that but we also have to make sure we are not footing the bill for everyone else. percent, 10% to 15% of all the pollution in california is coming from china. if we are not addressing what is going on in china and some of these other countries on the global theater, then we are not doing our job. that is why i feel like america can be a leader in this. i am optimistic about this. this is a great opportunity for us. host: when it comes to climate what are some of the
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views you hold with other republicans? guest: for the most part, the republican party that climate change is real. there are some deniers. i don't dispute that. the climate has been changing since day one. you just have to look back in history and you can see examples of where you had groups of people who actually moved higher into the mountainous areas when the temperature changed and heated up the lower areas. we can prove that. this is the kind of thing we have had to deal with. it is going to have to be a combination of adaptation and mitigation. a barrier island outside my district. islandshe most popular in the district. we are building a new road out there. a couple weeks ago, we had spring tides and it was flooded
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and people were unable to traverse it. now that we are building a new road, we need to make sure we build it up. let's think ahead on these things. when we are passing building regulations, you build a house near the marsh, guess what, it is fully going to flood. we need to him -- it is public going to flood. we need to be practical. these things we are offering for climate change need to be reasonable solutions. host: from virginia, marion is next, democrats line. caller: i want to say that all blinds cutting for the
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children, for special olympics, for obamacare, it all has to do one the fact that they gave point $2 trillion of that tax cut to the very rich and somehow the republicans know they have to pay for those tax cuts even though the rates did not ask for it and did not need it. we did not get much of it at all. about you to tell me block grants because block grants are just a way to give money to each state and it would be less. what if virginia had a huge epidemic and we needed a lot more money than a block grant? that is ridiculous. we are all individual people. we are not just a group of bricks. if millions need money for health care, they need money for health care. quit trying to make it something
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like we are some kind of commodity you can just throw away when you want to. guest: certainly we are not trying to make you some kind of commodity. there will be situations. grant system, there would be situations where we would have to respond. if there were something that happened in the state, the federal government would have to step in and we would have to address that situation. we would do it now. that is an example of where the federal government has stepped in and responded to a situation where people needed it. don't think that the block grant is it, and if something happens you are on your own.
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that is not the situation at all. we understand perfectly well that the federal government knows there may be situations where it has to step back in. i am convinced the states can do a better job, can be much more effective and efficient at administering these programs we can.can -- than host: what input would you offer on efforts by the white house and democrats to lower prescription cost? guest: no question about it. it is transparency. $600.ns had gone up to it was outrageous. everyone was talking about it and we had the ceo for the company at that time and i asked her, this epi-pen, when it leaves the manufacturer, how much does it cost and she said
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it costs $150. the one whormacist, is dispensing it. the beginning is $150. in the end, i am dispensing it for $600. i said what happened in between? there is no transparency. i can tell you what happened. you have all these middlemen like the pharmacy benefit managers who are getting their slice of it. they are the ones bringing no value whatsoever to the system yet they are causing the cost to go up. if you look at the mission of say they arey will there to lower prescription cost. how is that working out? why is that one of the pressing issues of our time if they are doing their job? we have to have transparency within the drug supply chain. that is what is going to make the difference. that are three pbms
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control 80% of the market. had gross one pbm revenues that exceeded that of mcdonald's, pfizer pharmaceuticals and ford motor company combined. those three companies are global companies. the pbm is domestic. i am not opposed to anyone making money but at the same time, show me the value they are bringing. they are not putting that money into research and development. at least the pharmaceutical manufacturers are putting some of their money back into development. host: let's hear from our independent line in alabama. stephen hello. caller: good morning. c-span.rthday i am 60 nine years old, a 69 yearslistener --
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old, a longtime listener. jonathan gruber, and m.i.t. professor, the affordable care act, he was hired by obama and nancy pelosi. i want every listener to google grubergate.rch it was set up as a scam. they knew it would fail in the beginning when it was created. it was mandated that those who did not buy any health insurance would pay a cadillac tax to the irs. americans pay $2.6 million in taxes. anyone that is hearing this voice can look this up and research it. i am federal return -- federal retired. i know what i say is the truth and facts. i want you to comment on this. guest: certainly this is a situation.
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i have not googled this or looked at it. i don't feel comfortable in commenting on it to be honest. i assure you i will look into it more. host: david bernhardt will face a hearing, to become the next interior secretary. what do you think about the nomination? ryan zinke and i were close friends. ryan came in at the same time i did. i think ryan did a great job. i look forward to working with the new secretary. he seems to be very qualified and certainly his concerns and what he is going to be focusing on will be the same as what we are looking for. host: some of the critics including the los angeles time editorial saying his expertise -- does that mean public land in georgia?
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host: it could be that -- guest: it could be that and will be something we will keep a close eye on. let's let him in and give him a chance. host: let's go to sam in georgia, republican line. i am one of those people who lives in the county who has one health care option and we see constantly, people having to month for their is most oftenich more than what their mortgage is. the reason i called was i wanted to speak to you about what your committee is going to look like today when you meet on climate change. as you know, there is an old saying.
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congress actshow publicly, it seems like it has become accustomed to just prorate the other side -- just berate the other side. doors,u go behind closed how does it act? do you have a sense of respect for one another and his work getting done? -- and is working getting done? guest: this is a very important question and i appreciate you bringing it up. i get frustrated quite often because of the coverage of congress. there are times when we have very partisan issues. ,mmigration is a tough issue even within our own party but if you look at what we do in congress, you will see that 75% of the time, we do things in a bipartisan fashion.
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we work together. some of my best friends are on the others of the aisle. m every the member gy morning. it is like living in a dormitory. i have a democrat working out next to me. nonpartisan fashion, particularly on the energy and commerce committee. you conceivably past 21st century -- legislation passed by congress in the past decade. the comprehensive addiction recovery act, the support act addressing the opioid epidemic. all of those things were done in a bipartisan fashion. partisanship does exist in washington, d.c.. it would be ridiculous of me to try and deny it. at the same time, i would submit that a lot of what we do is done in a bipartisan fashion.
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we work together and get things done. host: time for one more call? guest: yeah. host: let's go to virginia. this is brian. caller: you made the statement that you want the state to take care of the health care programs. each state has different health peopleeds and different have different ways of accomplishing that. disease is disease no matter what state you live in. cancer is cancer no matter in montana or alaska. diseases isse pretty much the same metal care -- medical care throughout the 50 states but if you do it the way you are doing, then you have all kinds of different coverage. it is like building a railroad with different tracks in each state. of uniformity would undermine the treatment of diseases when everyone has the same diseases.
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could you answer that? guest: you are right. cancer is cancer and it is the same all over but you do find differences. i live in the south, the cardiac belt. and it iser reason, publicly our diet, we have a lot of cardiovascular issues. that is what i mean when i say health care needs may be different. in georgia we have one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation. we need to put more money into that. this is the kind of thing we depend on the national institute of health for. all of these things work together. i am convinced that states can do a much more efficient effective job at administering the medicaid program than we can from washington, d.c.. and insurance is
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going to be different in states. we ought to be able to buy insurance over state lines. we did that in the republican conference. we passed that in the republican-controlled congress. that is something that is helping us now. at the same time, i remain adamant and steadfast in believing that the closer the government to the people, the better the government and that includes health care. host: representative buddy carter, thank you for joining us. coming up, we will hear from representative sheila jackson lee, she is here to talk about the violence against women act and efforts to get it back. ♪ >> this weekend on american history tv, world war ii navajo code talkers and a look at the 1979 three-mile island nuclear power accident. saturday at 2:00 p.m. eastern on
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the cofounder of concerned mothers and women in middletown, pennsylvania. america,.m. on real watch the 1979 cbs report, fallout from three mile island. >> at this time there is no evacuation. please stay indoors with your windows closed. >> the people of middletown, pennsylvania lived in fear of an enemy they could not see, hear or feel. >> watch american history tv this weekend on c-span3. >> "washington journal" continues. host: this is representative sheila jackson lee. she serves the 18th district of texas and is a member of the dish -- of the judiciary committee. guest: good morning. i wish you a happy 40th anniversary and birthday for c-span, to brian and the whole team. we appreciate the service you
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give to the nation. one of the reasons we asked you here is because of the current status of the violence against women act. guest: we actually have a bill that we think makes a great deal of difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable to violence. we have added for law 291rcement and prosecutors, million dollars so they can prosecute cases 291 million dollars so they can prosecute cases faster. we have added support for dna kits being processed. we have expanded it to men and women, families. we recognize that domestic violence continues as an epidemic. because of that, the weapon should -- the weapon of choice in a domestic violence incident is a gun. if you have been convicted, you have to put your gun in a lockbox. common sense that will hopefully
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save a lot of lives. finally, we recognize the devastation of indian women, women who aren subject to violence, domestic violence in higher proportions than anyone else. of congressman torres as bill that would have a reporting of the incidents involving native american women. that the senate will pass this bill and the president will sign it. host: one of those pushing back against the features is the nra. the only thing that women
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can say in large refrain and large chorus is what is the issue? the only thing that women canit has nothing to do with the second amendment. it is simple that if you have a conviction, you have to put your theon in a lockbox because incidence of domestic violence comes about with a gun. host: until 9:00, you can call in. (202)-748-8000 for democrats, (202)-748-8001 for republicans and for independents, (202)-748-8002. one of the things going alongside this reauthorization effort was paycheck fairness. guest: we are so excited about the passage of the paycheck fairness bill. delighted to be able to speak on the floor and be a sponsor of this legislation. it is a simple process of not womenng employers to ask their previous salary, to
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emphasize a fair days work for women and men are paid the same and to emphasize legal options for women who feel they have been discriminated against. counters the facts of today. under $.80 per dollar of men. more women are heads of household, more women have to provide for their family. it is good for families because if there are two working parents, they are both paid equally to support their families and children. host: does the senate hold the same view? guest: we think it is a solid bill. it is not excessive or exaggerated. we can't imagine this bill will not move through the senate. we asked the senate leader to put this on the floor. host: we have some calls lined up. our first one from gordon, in
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kansas city on our republican line. know ifi would like to you are about to introduce a bill for violence against women act. guest: the good news is the legislation is neutral. it covers men and women and thank you for asking that question. that is important and i think that was important. i want fairness in every aspect of legislation. ensureour commitment to that men and women are protected. host: democrats line into portland, -- in new orleans. caller: good morning representative. i am proud of the efforts that you make in congress to stand up for women. about theconcerned attitude taken by the religious people now in congress that
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believe a woman needs to serve her man, which includes getting and and i am also concerned about yesterday. -- a homosexual can be stoned. this is 2019. this is not the dark ages. thank you for your efforts. please keep up the good work. host: god bless you -- guest: god bless you and thank you for your enlightenment and positive attitude. i served on the helsinki commission and the human rights commission and i am concerned womenhe attitudes about and the lgbtq community around the world. they are human beings, every one of them and women and the lgbtq community around the it is important for the united states to be a role model in that instance. the legislation we proposed is a role model because it will
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protect men and women and young people as we promote the idea that offenses against women and men that violate their dignity should not be allowed. we work with united nations as well as we try and protect women .round the world bruce onm maryland, the republican line. caller: i am actually with the independents. it is good to hear that you are protecting men. i am looking at, women are more aggressive or at least as aggressive as men in the relationship so i don't think men are going to get up with -- get the production they deserve.
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-- thank you very much. guest: let me take the first paycheck question as well. the numbers really fall around $.53 and lower for women. take different variables into account in the paycheck variables -- paycheck fairness act. i think it is a very fair bill. additionally, let me indicate that the violence against women act is a very large part of it that deals with intervention in families, men and women, to try and provide counseling, mental health counseling. we understand the human factor but we do have real statistics we will stand by that indicate the violence against women act and how it has had a major impact over the years and we are proud of the fact that it is
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gender-neutral and will protect aggressively, anyone that feels that they have been subjected to this kind of violence. domestic violence has been an epidemic and it impacts men and --en and we are talking incidences occurring and of course the failures in technology that might impact every aspect of our lives. i have introduced legislation for the federal government to take an assessment of what would happen if we had a major attack -- electromagnetic pulses that
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president -- i think it is important for us to do the kind of legislation that will be forceful and effective in protecting our system. it is important to know how our internet and technology has been used. at ticket is important to ensure --t human dignity decision,book made a do you think social media companies are doing well enough when it comes to monitoring that kind of content? guest: i think they recently got a wake-up call. they were not doing enough. let me make this clear. people can espouse issues of , but when youism begin to intrude in the space of
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, tragedyd cause danger and horrific acts of mass violence, some of which has been attributed, the recording the the -- the recording of the fishes killing, no child, woman or man should be subjected to killing,f the vicious no child, woman or man should be subject did to that -- subjected to that. i am very pleased that they are beginning to step in. host: this is john in ohio, democrats line. caller: thank you for taking my call. the question i have is why don't democrats push unions more? neverd the representative mention unions. women at work in unions make the same exact pay as men for the
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same job and as far as the nra, theyes, the already bought the republicans so you really have your job cut out for you. that is my comment. thank you. guest: i love you in ohio, i love unions. i want to make an enthusiastic affirmation if you will of the work that unions have done now that have -- that has gone on for nearly 100 years, the idea of a decent, safe workplace where you can work and live because people were dying because of the dangers. unions have been the first to open doors for equal pay and open the doors for nontraditional jobs that women could have. i am a strong supporter of
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unions and the opportunities that they have given, not only to women, but to men and minorities. they open doors with apprenticeship programs. i applaud them and i can assure my that democrats and friends who are republicans will embrace and work with the great leadership that unions have given. some of my best friends are heads of major union organizations and they are very much a part of working with us to ensure that the right kind of workplace, quality of work and more work for the american people. host: our guest serves on the homeland security, budget and judiciary committees. how long until attorney general william barr comes before you? guest: hopefully immediately. we are disappointed in the summarization. to have summarized the mother report is not what the taxpayers
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of america paid for. they paid for the full espousing of the report for them to read it. the special counsel language says that in the public interest, this report should be released. we want it released now. the attorney general has now indicated an unnecessary delay in my opinion. we want to understand why he interjected. he could have sent us a letter saying there were two aspects to the report. that is all we needed from a political point of view -- political appointee. we also want to hear from director mueller. he is a stand up person. we believe if we ask him to come, he will. he might be blocked by the administration and we will have
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to subpoena him or the documents to release them to the american people. attorney general barr, we hope you will come -- we hope he will come. andcrats made a commitment publicans in the house made a commitment, voting 222 to zero to release the mother report. and publicans in the house made a we will see attorney general barr and mueller before the judiciary committee as quickly as possible. host: our next caller in massachusetts on the independent line. caller: it is a pleasure to talk to you. we both hail from jamaica queens. i have a feel for where you're coming from. one thing about america, what makes us great is that we can disagree and discuss things and have different opinions and that is why i am very troubled with
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what you just said about limiting people's free speech. the first amendment and our right to free speech is the most important thing that americans have and this so-called movement to eliminate quote, hate speech i am against that. as much as i don't like it, i defend it because i think once you start limiting people's speech, that is the beginning of the end, like we are seeing in the european union. that is why it is breaking up because people don't want their rights to freedom taken away and i think you are making a big mistake when you push these special status groups like gays or the gay caucus or the black caucus or the muslim caucus. everyone should be equal. can you imagine if there was a white caucus? i don't think that would work.
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guest: i love your independent spirit and let me also give a great good morning to my constituents in houston, texas. a wonderful charitable giving people. let me be very clear about this. the first amendment is an amendment that we all take great pride in and respect. the bill of rights is the foundation of the greatness of this nation but we do know the laws have been crafted and framed and you cannot cry fire in a crowded theater and that means the first amendment has some restraints of decency and the question would be whether or not hate speech in the realm of the social network that provokes a teenager to suicide or creates
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,avoc and danger to others innocent persons. i believe that there is no attempt to quash the first amendment. i would be very hesitant to do that. i'm not even saying that these groups who have the ability to spew out hatefulness don't have a platform. the question is, the monitoring of such, they don't put others in danger, the fact that a mass violence killer is so arrogant and evil in his white nationalists beliefs that he has a video of mass murdering innocent persons. as relates to caucuses, we are all americans but it has nothing to do with separation and it is about unity and being so excited that we are blessed with diversity of religions, backgrounds, language, but we are still one nation. i love that spirit in america. we are americans. i think you have nothing to
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worry about as we have the opportunity to view each other in our uniqueness and as one nation. host: the hill reported in -- she that you were wanted to talk to your office about a sexual assault and she was fired in response. guest: that matter has been handled in the courts and we look forward to her doing well. host: what about the claims? guest: it has been handled. host: representative sheila jackson lee joining us on washington journal to talk about the violence against women act. congress is just about to come in in just a matter of moments. when they do come in, local matters as we talked, paycheck fairness, other issues as well. if you go to our website, you can keep track of all the hearings that will take place including the interior secretary. more


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