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there are pressure few avenues to influence the legislative agenda. since february, we have been asking the chairman publicly and privately to address these issues in our committee. our requests and letters have gone unanswered. . . so that we can have an open debate, an up or down vote on these issues. if we win, we win. if we lose, we lose. we attempted to amend the deborah sampson act with these amendments two weeks ago on the advice of the parliamentarian about the appropriateness of these particular amendments. which addresses serious issues facing female and male veterans alike in each one of our states and districts. and this of course bill. but the chairman denied us even this opportunity. that kind of partisanship has never been how this committee has operated, as long as i've been there.
under the eight previous years of republican chairmen, debate was never cut off when democratic members offered difficult amendments during -- democrats members -- democratic members offered difficult amendments during the process. we took tough votes when we needed to. mr. speaker, i wish we could have had such a different conversation today, the day after veterans day, than this one. but i would be remiss in my duty as ranking member if i did not call out this behavior and ways in which it fails our nation's veterans. chairman takano has spoken movingly about how he want us to use his chairmanship to stand up for the rights of minority veterans and i commend him for that. and have stood alongside him in doing that work. including in may when we stood side by side to launch the bipartisan women veterans task force. yet i urge him now in carrying out this -- that commitment not to spurn the historical bipartisan traditions of the veterans' affairs committee, not to trouns on the rights of the minority members of that
committee, not to cut corners, and not to cast aspersions against me or any other member of our committee when we could be debating the issues at hand like our constituents sent us here to do. despite our deep disagreements here, i consider chairman takano a friend. and i know him to be a good and fair man. who is motivated by a sincere desire to do the right thing for the millions of veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much for this great nation. that desire is shared by me and every member of our committee, republican and democrat alike. i do not doubt that for a second. i also do not doubt our ability under the chairman's leadership to put this unfortunate recent chapter of the committee's history behind us, in return to -- and return to productive bipartisan traditions that our committee is known and respected throughout the united states congress and the nation. in doing so, we will once again
live up to the example that our nation's veterans, including deborah sampson herself, has said. i thank the chairman in advance for that. i stand ready to assist him however i can, as ranking member and as his friend, and i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves the balance of his time. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california. mr. takano: mr. speaker, i appreciate the final comments that the ranking member made, i believe in good faith and sincerity. and they were words of generosity. but i have to rebut some of the claims that he has made. while i spent six years of my time in congress in the minority, and in the minority on this committee, i can tell you that the minority staff and and other members of the minority did offer amendments
in good faith, but we never did o in order to derail or to obstruct passage of important and meaningful legislation. and therefore the chairman can point to many great piecess -- the ranking member, while he was chairman, can point to many great pieces of legislation, including the forever g.i. bill. and numerous other bills. it was a very productive congress in the last congress because the minority worked with him. look, bipartisan spirit means that the minority also works in good faith and ms. brownley, in order to bring the deborah sampson act to the floor under suspension, made some significant concessions for which there was nothing offered in return. mr. barr's amendment on crimes
against children has been offered on the floor as a motion to recommit. interestingly enough, to ms. broubly -- ms. brownley's bill on child care on the floor. that bill was voted down. it was voted down on the house floor. and i can only believe that this very same legislative language was offered as an amendment to the deborah sampson bill in defines of that , the house already expressing its will on that bill. i refute the contention that it was offered in good faith before we brought ms. brownley's legislation on the deborah sampson act in committee. the ranking member fails to mention that three of the amendments related to anti-labor -- legislation that s hostile to labor, this was
-- to talk -- to say that this was offered in good faith, when he knows that the legislation we were bringing forward was intended to be suspension legislation, and normally the majority and minority come to an agreement for a very expeditious legislative hearing when it comes to suspension bills. finally i'll mention that i watched the ranking member try to subvert the landmark h.r. 8, the universal background checks bill, by raising this issue of the next list and trying to whip up opposition by our veteran service organizations. i thought that -- so i have seen him act in a different context against h.r. 8 and why he sought in committee to attach legislation related to guns to a woman's health bill and to expanding opportunities
for women, women veterans to utilize fully the benefits fully earned, i cannot comprehend that attempt. so, i can say in many instances i've responded to the ranking member's request to actually go outside of regular order for the minority's benefit. let me just say, i want to use this time now to yield three minutes to the author of this truly historic legislation, chairwoman of our subcommittee on health, and also author of the legislation, representative brownley from california. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from california is recognized. thank you, mr. speaker. thank you, mr. speaker. and thank you, mr. chair, for bringingmy bill, the deborah sampson act, to the floor. i thank the ranking member for
his support as well. in 1782, deborah sampson disguised herself as a man so she could serve in the revolutionary war to protect and defend our democracy. she was wounded in that war, her forehead had a gash from a sword and she was shot in the leg. but serving as a man made her invisible. too many decades later congress finally granted her petitions for the benefits she deserved and she became one of the first american women recognized for her military service. women have served on land, air and sea in every conflict in every conflict in our nation's history. yet their remarkable and brave service is often overlooked. through my work as chair of the women veterans task force, i have met with countless women veterans across the country who, like deborah sampson, feel invisible. their service often goes
unnoticed, while veteran men around them are always thanked. and sadly, women veterans are often harassed when they go to the v.a. for help. this denies them the equitable access to the benefits and care they have earned and deserve. . on a recent visit to v.a.'s only women-sent rick residential substance -- women-centric residential substance abuse rehabilitation program, an army veteran said the program saved her life. when women focus resources -- women-focused resources exist, women veterans use them and they thrive. that is why this bill is vital for america's two million women veterans. it will ensure that women have consistent access to comprehensive, gender-specific care and services. it will help stop harassment and ensure that women veterans
are fully recognized for their service. in 1836, john quincy adams stood on the house floor and called deborah sampson's heroism, fidelity and courage of the very highest and noblist order. congress recognized deborah sampson's service and in doing so ensured that she was no ocker -- longer invisible. to america's women veterans of today, i stand here to say, we see you and you are invisible no longer. i'd like to thank representatives cunningham, delgado, levin, lee, pappas, rose, underwood, velazquez and wild who contributed to this legislation. and i urge my colleagues to support h.r. 3224, to fully ecognize and honor women
veterans' services. with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back the balance of her time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: mr. speaker, may i inquire as to how much time i have remaining? the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has 9 1/2 minutes remaining. mr. takano: thank you. at this time i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee has 6 1/2 minutes. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: thank you, mr. speaker. at this time i'd like to yield three minutes to my good friend from lexington, kentucky, andy barr, he's been a -- he's a member of our veterans' affairs committee, has been a tireless supporter of veterans. i've been in his district on several occasions and the veterans have no better friend than congressman barr. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from kentucky is recognized. mr. barr: thank you, mr. speaker. and thank you to my good friend, dr. roe, happy belated veterans day to you, sir, and hope you had a good weekend. i certainly did back home in lexington, kentucky. at veterans park with the veterans park elementary choir singing to our great veterans back home. mr. speaker, i rise today in
strong support of h.r. 3224, as amended, the deborah sampson act. as my colleagues before me have already pointed out, women have served our country since the very earliest days of the american revolution. but as the fastest growing segment of our veteran population, they are only now starting to get the recognition that they deserve. i'm proud to be here today to support this bill that will ensure that the department of veterans affairs provides them the care and benefits that their service and their sacrifices have entitled them to and i commend the gentlelady from new york for her leadership on this important legislation. i do have to say, mr. speaker, however, that any characterization that my republican colleagues on the veterans' affairs committee and i feel anything less that be pride in the many women -- than pride in the many women who served and continue to serve today, and a steadfast commitment to support them and meet their needs, is simply untrue. and had i or my colleagues been allowed to speak on this bill in committee, they would have -- that would have been very
evident to any member of this house. what my colleagues and i do object to are the overly partisan tactics that were deployed by the majority when this important bill was being considered. i am new to the veterans' affairs committee in this congress, but i know that the committee has a long tradition of bipartisanship, where members check their party affiliations at the door, and do not shy away from debates or disagreements in the spirit of living up to the very democratic ideals that our veterans fought to defend. unfortunately we seem to have lost sight of that great tradition this year. as dr. roe referenced in his comments earlier, i have been trying since february to address an unintended consequence of a house-passed bill that could allow an accused child molester who is awaiting prosecution to care for a veteran's child in a v.a. child care program. i do not know any parent in any political party who would want one of their own children to be
cared for by someone who has been charged with a serious crime like a sexual assault against a minor, before they have been fully cleared. yet the majority has twice used parliamentary procedures rarely if ever seen in the veterans' affairs committee to refuse to allow our committee to consider my legislation to prevent that from happening to a child of one of our nation's' veterans. most recently the majority did that when this bill was being considered. their action were so unexpected that my colleagues and i left the markup when it became clear that the chairman was not going to allow us or any other member the opportunity to speak, much less offer amendments, and declared that we were done voting on the bill. i resent the comment that this amendment was not offered in good faith. as a former president -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. roe: i yield to another 30 seconds, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the
gentleman has the floor for another 30 seconds. mr. barr: as the former president of prevent child abuse kentucky, this amendment was offered very much in good faith. it is disappointing and it's deeply ironic, given the lack of child care, while certainly not solely a woman's issue, is a well-known barrier to care for many women veterans as mying democrat colleagues have pointed out over this past year. given that, it continues to astound me that the chairman would not allow us to even discuss my amendment, much less vote on it, and that immediately -- and then immediately sent a -- send a press release out accusing me and my fellow republicans of walking out the women veterans that my opponent would have -- amendment would have helped to have better served. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. roe: i continue to reserve. he speaker pro tempore: mr. roe: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. takano: it is the essence of
bad faith to stand here on the floor and imply to the democrats don't care about the safety of our children. the gentleman from tennessee offered this as a motion to bill it to ms. brownley's and after fervently arguing why it was so necessary to include it in ms. brown leah's bill, voted for ms. brownley's bill. cite that as evidence that there's some crocodile tears being crired -- cried here. i would like to yield two minutes to the gentlelady from the committee on health, ms. underwood. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady is recognized. ms. underwood: this past sunday, our office honored over 200 vietnam war period veterans at my district in illinois in a ceremony to show our
appreciation. today, the day after veterans day, i'm proud to be on the house floor to continue our work on behalf of veterans. i would first like to thank representative brownley and my other colleague who was work sod hard to compile this important bill in the house. in addition to providing better access to resources and benefits offered by the v.a., the deborah sampson act contains several provisions to ensure that women veterans have equitable access to high quality, gender-specific health care. i'm proud my bill, the care for women veterans act is included in the deborah sampson act. we know the v.a. is committed to providing care to all veterans, but many v.a. facilities are not equipped to provide care to women veteran. the caring for our women veterans act, now section 30's5 to 307 of the deborah sampson act will enable the v.a. to fulfill its noigs care for all veterans. they are required to report where gender specific services
are available. this will provide the data it needs toup grade clinics and hospitals to hire, train, and retain staff and most importantly to provide earned health care to women veterans. these changes are long overdue and it's now even more pressing that this legislation is passed. women have servedonorably in the armed forces since the founding of these united states and women veterans are the fastest gwing group within the veteran population. we have a collective responsibility to care for our veterans when they return home and the deborah sampson act helps achief that by removing veterans women veterans face on a daily basis. i urge my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to support my bill,he caring for our women veterans act and the underlying deborah sampson act and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. t gentleman from california. mr. takano: i reserve.
the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tpore: the gentleman continues to reserve. the gentleman from california. mr. takano: at this time i would le to yield one minute to my friend, the gentleman from california, mr. co-rayia. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. correa: mr. speaker, i rise in suprt of h.r. 3224, the deborah sampson act, as amended. i'm proud to join my colleague, representative brownley of california, in support of this most important bill to improve the health care provided for america's more than two million womeneterans. i thank the chairwoman of the house veterans affairs subcommitte for including my bipartisan bill, improving oversight of women's veterans care act. in 2016, the government accountability office reported that the veterans health administration had limited information on the v.a.'s medical centers' compliance with certain health standards for women veterans and on access to
gender specific care provided -- provided by non-v.a. doctors. in response, this legislation requires an annual report on the access of gender specific service prossvided under community care contracts, including the average wait and driving times. this bill is also directing the v. toomplet establish a report on facility compliance -- mr. takano: i yield 20 seconds. mr. correa: i urge my colleagues to pass h.r. 324 and yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the gentleman from california reserves. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: i continue to reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. tacawne: at this time i'd like to yield -- mr. takano: at this time i'd like to yield to the gentlewoman from pennsylvania, ms. wild. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman has the floor. ms. wild: today in my community and across our country, far too
many americans lack adequate access to fair housing, quality health care, and simple legal services. and too many of those americans are veterans. today, women continue to take on new roles and responsibilities in every branch of our armed services. according to iraq and afghanistan veterans of america, more than 345,000 women have deployed since 9/11. when these women return home they face different challenges than their male counterparts. and they are disproportionately affected by crises that affect veterans of both genders, like homelessness. with women veterans making up the fastest growing portion of the homeless vet population. last week, i had the privilege of speaking with women veterans in my district about these issues and other issues and i heard how critical these problems are for them. that's why i am so proud to have introduced -- that's whoo i'm so proud to have introduced the
improving legal services for veterans act, included in the deborah sampson act. the very least our men and women in uniform should be able to expect once they come home is they won't have to fight for basic dignity, support, after they put their lives on the line for our country. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california. mr. takano: i have no further speakers, mr. speaker. i'm prepared to close. i reserve. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman reserves. the gentleman from tennessee. mr. roe: thank you, mr. speaker. i too have no further speakers and am prepared to close. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman has the floor. mr. roe: mr. speaker, certainly i think on our side of the aisle we'll call for a recorded vote on this. this bill will pass overwhelmingly. i congratulate congresswoman brownley who is a good friend, for bringing this legislation forward. she's worked tirelessly for this. i think you'll see great
support. the v.a. has a long way to go in doing. this i will say this. if i'm privileged enough to get re-elected to this body and be place thond veterans affairs committee again and to chair this committee, i will make this statement right here on the floor now, i will in the treat the minority the same way we have been treated. the only way we have to bring legislation up on this floor when we're shut out is the amendment possess. we can debate it and vote it up down, that's what americans do. we should bring these bills up and if they don't float on their merit, i'm a big boy, i understand that. if you lose, you lose, if you win, you win. we should be allowed to be heard. with that i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. takano: i'm pleased to hear that the ranking member recommends to his colleagues, all members of the house that they support this excellent legislation by representative
brownley. the minority knew in committee that this was excellent legislation. i am sorry to see that they chose a procedural game to play politics with an excellent piece of legislation that they now say they're supporting. i'm very pleased that they are going to support this legislation. with that, i urge my colleagues to pass this excellent bill. we worked hard to put this legislation on the -- in a form that would be acceptable to all members of the house. that's why we are moving this legislation under suspension of the rules. i yield back the balance of my time. i urge all my colleagues to support the bill. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the question before us is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill h.r. 3224 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the confused opinion of the chair -- the bill is passed and
without objection the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. mr. roe: i request the recorded vote. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman requests the yeas and nays. the yeas and nays are requested. those in favor of taking this vote by the craze and nays will rise and remain standing until counted. a sufficient number having risen, the yeas and nays are ordered. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, further pr seedings on this uestion will be postponed. the chair lays before the house a message. kellie: the congress of the united states, section 202-d of the national emergency act 50rk u.s.c. 1622-d provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days before the anniversary date of its declaration, the president publishes in the federal register and transmits to the congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date.
in accordance with this provisio i have sent to the federal register for publication the enclosed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to iran declared in executive order 121-70 is to continue in effect beyond november 14, 2019. our relations with iran have not yet normalized and the process of implementing the agreement dated januy 19, 1981, is ongoing. for that reason i have democratted it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in executive order 121-70 with respect to iran, signd, sincerely, donald trump, the white house, november 12, 2019. the speaker pro tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed. the chair lays before the house a message. the clerk: to the congress of
the united states. section 202-d of the national emergencyct 50 u.s.c. 1622-d provides for the automatic termination of a national emergency unless, within 90 days before the anniversary date of its declaration, the president publishes in the federal register and transmits to the congress a notice stating that the emergency is to continue in effect beyond the anniversary date in accordance with this provision, i have sent to the federal register for publication the encsed notice stating that the national emergency with respect to the proliferation of weapons of massdz destruction declared in executive order 129-38 of november 14, 1994, is to continue in effect beyond november 14, 2019. signed, sincerely, donald trump, the white house, november 12, 2019. the speaker p tempore: referred to the committee on foreign affairs and ordered printed.
pr seedings will resume on questions previously postponed. votes will be taken in the following order. motion to prules and pass h.r. 4162 and.r. 3224 and agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal if needed. the first electronic vote will be conducted as a 15-minute vote. pursuant tolause 9 of rule 20, remaining electronic votes will be conducted as five-minute votes. pursuant to clause 8 of ule 20, the unfinished business is t vote on the motion of the gentleman from california, mr. takano to suspend the rules and pass h.r. 4162 as amended on whh the yeas and nays ar ordered. the clerk will report the title. the clerk: h.r. 4162, a bill to extend the period under which an election must be made for entitlent to education assistance under the all volunteer educational assistance program of department of
veterans' affairs, to phase out the use ofuch programs and for other purposes. the speaker p tempore: the question is, will the house suspend the rules and pass the bill as amended. members will record their votes by electronic device. this is a 15-minute vote. [captioning made possible by the national captioning institute, inc., in cooperation with the united states house of representatives. any use of the closed-captioned coverage of the house preedingfor politil or commerci purposes is expressly prohibited by the u.s. house of reentatis.]
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the speaker pro tempore: on his vote the yeas are 399, the nays are 11. 2/3 of those voting having responded in the affirmative, the rules are suspended, the bill is passed and, without objection, the motion to reconsider is laid on the table. pursuant to clause 8 of rule 20, the unfinished business is the question agreeing to the -- on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal which the chair will put de novo. the question is on agreeing to the speaker's approval of the journal. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, the ayes have it. the journal stands approved.
the speaker pro tempore: the ouse will be in order. the chair will now entertain requests for one-minute speeches. for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> i ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute, revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the gentleman is recognized for one inute. mr. payne: mr. speaker, i rise
today to praise my colleagues in this chamber for their support of the low drug cost act -- now act. the bill would make it easier for elderly and disabled citizens to get the life-saving and life-preserving medications they need at prices they can afford. it would finally give medicare the power to negotiate directly with the drug companies to get these prices lower. once they agree on a new price, this bill would make that price available to the american people with private insurance as well as medicare. then it would take some of the savings from these lowered prices and use it for -- to find new cures for cancer and ther diseases through n.i.h. -- through n.i.h. i am proud of this bill and my
party's continued commitment to the people over profits. and with that, mr. speaker, i eld back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from south carolina seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank you, mr. speaker. mr. wilson: on saturday we marked the fall of the berlin wall. this day marks a turning point in history and i'm thankful of the leadership of president reagan with pope john paul ii. veterans worked to put their vision of democracy into action with victory over communism. u.s. military veterans can cite we have more countries living in freedom and democracy than in the history of the world. yesterday we observed veterans'
day and freedom is not free from tearing down the berlin wall to the recent operation in syria, the continued resolve our service members have toll protect american families is steadfast. we will honor these veterans and military families and will be appreciative. god bless our troops and we will never forget september 11 and the global war on terrorism. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from rhode island seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. langevin: in schools across my home state, career counselors provide counselors with the needs to if they were critical these counselors have information about all the
options available to their the c.t.e. when coupleors ensure that students are aware and local work force trends, they can make informed choices. whether that is a bachelor's degree or apprenticeship. i'm introducing the career counseling act with g.t. thompson. our bill would encourage states to develop frame works with businesses and other community leaders to provide counselors with the resources and training to best support their students who will help to lead them to reach their career goals in life. so, mr. speaker, i urge my colleagues to co-sponsor our legislation. and i yield back. for eaker pro tempore: what purpose does the gentleman
from pennsylvania seek recognition? mr. thompson: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. thompson: i rise to recognize our nation's veterans. men and women who made the decision to commit their lives to service and defend our nation. this past july i traveled to for the drum new york and promote my son logan to private first class. my wife and i couldn't have been more proud. more than 20 million veterans living in the united states today. and we have the opportunity and responsibility to equip them to succeed while defending our nation and ease their burdens. our men and women have committed their lives and we are forever indebted to them for their service and sacrifice.
and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new york seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. will the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> thank i extend my greetings o my friends in the sheikh community, the founder of the sheikh religion. according to the traditions, many events in his life, he has been marked with divine grace and traveled to many places and one god and constitutes eternal truth. he set up a unique social and political platform based upon equality, eternal love, goodness and virtue, attributes we could use today.
his birth is the perfect time to reflect on the contributions to the sheikh community. the strength of the united states relies on our diversity and we are blessed with the people of many faiths and cultures and those who contributed to our entire world. speaking foreign language] the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from georgia seek recognition? mr. carter: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. mr. carter: i recognize the has beener that sham school to winning the championship. i could not be more proud of their excellent representation of the first district of georgia
and now in private in schools has won back-to-back titles. in the match this year, players rose to the challenge on the state's largest stage. 33 assists and jordan chipped in 28 kills. mackenzie had five kills. the team had an overall 32-6 record for the year. congratulations to tever member of the volleyball team. mr. speaker, i yield back the remainder of my time. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from texas seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. gentlewoman is recognized for one minute. ms. jackson lee: this past weekend, we honored the men and women of the united states military, the veterans that we so much admire and respect.
i attended a number of veterans' commemorations and i intend to re-introduce my the called the ew battle buddy bill to ensure that they have a buddy to assist them. they are freedom loving and reminded of the words of president contendy that said when the price of freedom is high and americans are willing to pay the price. i congratulate. the president of turkey now comes to the united states where in his own country, freedom is not real. the locking up of political opposition, journalists and others. the question is why would he be extended an invitation for a state visit. the united states needs to stand for freedom, democracy and
justice. free the political prisoners in turkey and respond to the devastation of the kurds. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from florida seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my marks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise to share the inspiring story of a world war ii veteran. 102 years young,er young is what heroism is all about. e enlisted in the u.s. navy. she was able to apply our teaching schools as a ground school instructor and developed classified films that were used in troop training. she used her g.i. bill to atabe her teaching bill. she served at home and for
nearly 40 years 40 years of great minds. mr. spano: she had sacrifice when the doors were barely open and plaid a critical role in protecting democracy and expanding the role of women. thank you for your service, your sacrifice and being a great model for generations of american young women. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlewoman from ohio seek recognition? ms. kaptur: ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. kaptur: this week, freddie mac lovers around the world celebrate the 0th anniversary of the fall of the berlin wall. it symbol ised and forced separation between liberty and trirny. no wall could by the captive people. in poland shipyards, the
workers' solidarity movement brought democracy to the polish people as millions of others. and in germany, 100,000 protestors led to the the reunification of a civilized germany. many assumed that the work was done and the roots of democracy were firmly entrenched. tragically, russian influence as putin wages his war in ukraine on the european continent. the fartives are being fed that led to centuries of bloody conflict. democratic nations must unite so that liberty, justice and equality exists across our globe. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
from virginia seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> yesterday was veterans' day and we were back in our district and we should thank our veterans and we can all join as americans. i rise to congratulate one business, tactical and specialties for being awarded the higher vets medallion. this honor is the only program within the federal government that recognizes the efforts undertaken by job creators to retain our veterans. this company was founded by a senior chief petty officer and the business is the oldest tactical sflires in the united
states. they provide response. i applaud to being one of the select few across the nation and i thang the employers who have demonstrated efforts to hire, train and retain our veterans. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman from new jersey seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. >> i'm here today to thank the american legion post 469 of longport south jersey to honor our wounded veterans and our families with the annual wounded warrior week. during the week, we hosted a wounded warrior with all-expenses paid vacation to south jersey and parade with police escort and outings that
include fishing trips and nights on the ocean city, new jersey boardwalk. all of this is a celebration that brings together the south jersey community to honor our heroes. o honor our military for the many sacrifices for our soldiers and the sacrifices they make. i would like to say thank you for their continuous efforts in the armed forces and having a positive impact on the south jersey community. i would like to say thank you for joseph being a hero and thank you for the wonderful community that has hosted this year after year and may god bless them and may god bless our heroes. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentleman
from wisconsin seek recognition? >> ask unanimous consent to address the house for one minute and to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. the gentleman is recognized for one minute. >> i rise to commemorate the observance of the national apresence tiesship week. whether you are talking to people who are manufacturers or people in the medical community, you know one of the biggest problems we have in america today, we don't have enough people to fill the vital jobs that are vital to our economy. to a certain extent, this is because the education system has let people down and expend tens of thousands of dollars without getting the skills needed in these two vital areas. have focused on a vague four-year-agree path and we are ruining peoples' lives and putting them in a difficult
position where they become 0 ears old and don't have a job. apresence tiesships are good for workers and good for our countries. as members of congress, people on the education committee must do more to expand and promote program. and i yield back. . . the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from new york is recognized for one minute. >> mr. speaker, it is with great frustration that i rise today to speak on the supreme court hearing arguments today in three cases relating to former president obama's daca policy. mr. engel: president trump's decision to rescind dakota -- daca has thrust fear into hundreds of thousands of dreamers. these are active members of our society who pay taxes, create jobs and help drive our nation forward. to subject these individuals to
the threat of deportation is absolutely wrong. i've heard directly from many constituents who depend on daca and i am heartbroken by the trauma and fear they now face. my colleagues and i did our job earlier this year in passing h.r. 6, the american dream and promise act. however, senator mcconnell has failed to consider this important legislation. as a result, we're now dependent on the supreme court, offering a favorable decision that upholds daca. i urge senator mcconnell to bring h.r. 6 for a vote and hope the supreme court will give a favorable decision on these cases. thank you, and i yield back the alance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair lays before the house the following personal request. the clerk: mr. danny k. davis of illinois for today. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, the request s granted. under the speaker's announced policy of january 3, 2019, the gentlewoman from the district
of columbia, ms. norton, is recognized for 60 minutes as the designee of the majority eader. ms. norton: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five legislative days in which to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous materials on the subject of this special order. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. ms. norton: thank you, mr. speaker. i want to recognize my partner, my equal partner, in this special order, my very good friend from texas, representative al green. representative green represents the parents and for that matter
-- lace where austin ties tyce, the person we're speaking about today, was born -- tice, the person we're speaking about today, was born. austin tice, though born in texas, moved to the district of columbia. like many in the house and nate, we have grave concerns about austin tice and want to xpress those concerns. and call upon those who have -- are keeping him in syria to let him go. mr. speaker, i can't say enough bout how strongly a bipartisan -- bipartisan this matter is. bipartisan, yes, and bicameral. there are dozens upon dozens of members of the house and the senate who have written the
president to ask him to do all he can to bring austin tice home from what we believe is captivity in syria. despite the difficulties our country is having as i spoke -- this, , we are not we believe, is not a lost cause. in fact, we are encouraged that there are americans who syria has let go. sam goodwin is one. canadian christian baxter is another. so, we do more than hold out hope that we can bring austin tice home. so let me explain who austin tice is and why he has attracted such concern and interest in the house of representatives and in the
senate. first of all, i want to pay tribute to his mother and , mark mark and deborah and deborah tice, who have never lost hope that they can bring their son home, have visited members of the house and senate, and have never stopped seeking his return to the united states. first let me tell you who us a tib tice is -- austin tice is and why he is of special concern to me. austin tice not only lived in the district of columbia, and continues to live here when he returns, he's a marine. he served in the armed forces of the united states. when he came home, he enrolled in georgetown law school and had only a year to go when he left the law school because he
so yearned to be a reporter and ent to syria in the early days of the civil war. now, because he didn't speak to a lawyer first, he entered syria without a visa. that is why he's being held. it's not the kind of reason you'd expect someone to be held n a foreign country. after all, syria holds more american hostages, however, than any country in the united ates or any group that's holding people. we think about half a dozen. but you wouldn't think that not having a valid visa could be anything but easily corrected. but he's been there, we
believe, now he'll turn 38, he may have turned 38 by now. for seven years -- by now, for seven years, with no word from him. that's why we come to the floor of the house tonight. because we're very concerned. because we cannot be in touch with him, despite working through the embassy. we've not been able to receive word. lebanon by left for he fell damascus, then into rebel hands and was detained at the checkpoints. that's the last we've heard of him. january 3 and the very first day of the 216th -- 116th congress, i and my partner offered a resolution for syria to return austin tice and that
as as soon as the house began. frankly i am concerned that, as i note in our house resolution that there has been a video clip on youtube, so that clip shows us austin tice blindfolded and being prodded p a hillside by masked militants. you can imagine, since we haven't heard from him since, why we are on the floor this evening. now, the syrian government has not acknowledged that they are or detaining austin tice his wherebies. officials of the -- whereabouts. officials of the united states, however, believe that austin believe ive and they
that he is being held either by the government of bashar al-assad or some group affiliated with that government. the f.b.i. has offered $1 million reward for information leading to the return of austin tice. and we are preece pleasted that so many -- pleased that so many journalism organizations are working for his return. it is important to note that austin tice was anything but a combatant. he was a journalist. he only went to syria because he wanted to talk about the people who were living through an awful civil war. he was freelance, so he wasn't rking through any powerful media and his concern and his interest in journalism is what drove him.
not any undermining of syria or even views on the syrian government. he's acting as a journalist to find out what was happening. now, we recognize that syria does not have a policy of never releasing american citizens. we refer to sam goodwin, 30 years old, who was being -- who also made a mistake. he crossed, just like -- just made a mistake. crossed the boarder from iraq nto northeast syria. without a visa. because he was trying to visit every country in the world. all the innocence of that. and it was that kind of innocence that i think we should assign to austin tice.
because he's much like austin tice in that regard. and we call upon the syrian government to understand austin tice in that context. ve day of a young man -- nivete of a young man, not seeking to undermine government or any way interfere with overnment. there are others that are held and believed to be in custody who are beginning to speak out. it's interesting to note that many families whose relatives are held in syria do not speak out because they are concerned that in doing so they will be acting against the best interest of the family member held. so you can see how concerned the parents of austin tice must be, that they have fell they had to speak out after seven
years. bear in mind that the united states has leverage with syria. because this country is the largest single humanitarian donor to syria. we're providing or have provided more than $8 billion in humanitarian assistance for those displaced inside of syria and the region since the start of that crisis in syria. the u.s. government itself is supporting emergency food assistance, shelter, safe drinking water, urgent medical care, ewe -- humanitarian protection activities, and other urgent relief. and i believe if the syrian government understands or that it's id from --
coming from the united states, they will see that they have nothing to lose by freeing this american citizen. last month the president told reporters that he himself is interested on working on securing the release of many hostages in syria. however, we do not know what action the president is taking and call upon him to become involved, as he said he would. the only intervention we know is his intervention into the captivity in north korea of otto. by the time he got home it was too late and he died shortly after being released. we believe that this young man is alive and can in fact come home safe to us. in any e that negotiation with syria, the
fate of our hostages should be front and center. senator e pleased that lindsey graham has indicated exactly that as well. again, showing you the bipartisan concern about those being held in syria. on august 11 of this year, austin tice's parents wrote an op-ed that appeared in papers around the country, which was the birthday of austin tice. they said today we wish we could remind him of how glad we are he was born, how blessed we are to be his parents, and how truly we believe the world is a better place for him -- for having him in it. those are the words of his parents.
we're on the floor of the house today to speed austin tice ome. i want to ask my partner to come to the floor now, representative al green, who, of course, is the representative from the home state of austin tice's parents and where austin tice was born nd raised. mr. green: i thank the gentlelady for more than her kind words. i thank her for the many years of service here in the house of representatives. you have acquitted yourself as a m.a., person, yale, yale, m.l.b. and in this
congress many years not able to vote as other congress people do. i just believe that you and i will see the day that you will cast that first vote. i thank you for all of your endeavors and i thank you for what you are doing for austin tice. the tice family, mark and deborah, are the equivalent of family with me. i have known them for many years now. they are withcere the efforts to bring their son home. i know their trips to lebanon. i know that they have corresponded with people that some of us might not find
suitable for such correspondence, but because they want their son, they are willing to talk to anyone who might lead to his return. i know that they have made a difference in the lives of others who have friends, relatives, children, if you will, captured, because they have worked with the state department to help fashion protocol and worked with two presidents. they want their son home but justice for all persons being held captive. their son son is an all-american lad at 38 years of age. i'm 71. everyone under 71 is young to me. is an all-american person, if you will. yes, he has served his country
in the military. yes,, he was an eagle scout annie, he did georgetown and georgetown law as a matter of fact. he was a freelanced journalist and he was there to go to different places. dare to risk life and limb so that we might know the truth about circumstances in places where the eyes of camera did not pierce. yes, he was a person who had the courage and fortitude to go into syria without the consent of the government. i ish he hadn't done it, but understand why he done it. i understand why he wanted to let people know the conditions.
and i'm not sure he went with preconceived notions, but i'm sure of this, that he would tell the truth and present the truth and know the truth whatever that truth might be. i regret he has been held captive for some seven years. he truly is a great american. but more than this, for me, he represents the son i never had. i have no children. but if i had a son, i would want him to be like austin tice. i would want my son to have the courage to not measure his days in years and tears. i would want my son to use the god's thumbre under
and what others have done. austin tice was trying to help somebody. he wasn't there to help himself but wanted to help others. that's the kind of son i would like to have, a courageous person who would dare to go where others do not, a person risks but tood the also under stood the need. sometimes people like this have to stand alone, but they know it s better to stand alone than not stand alone. he is a here oove. i miss him. his parents miss him and this country miss. and those that can reach the proper authorities in syria,
perhaps it's the president and perhaps people that could get to the president, but as a gesture of goodwill, let austin tice come home. s a gesture of an attempt to chasms that have you concreted, let's bring him back. giving him his freedom. i can tell you this, there are some members of congress who will be appreciative. there are american people who won't forget it and opportunity available to mepped some fences. i pray this word will get to the proper authorities. mr. president, if this word gets to you, i'm the kind of congress
person who is willing to come to syria. i'm willing to come and be there to thank you and to welcome austin tice back into the hands of the agent of the united states government. this is a great opportunity. i beg we take advantage of it. and mr. and mrs. tice, i want you to know that we have not given up and will not give in. we want austin returned. and we will do everything. we will not leave nor stone unturned. i thank the gentlelady for the ime, and i yield back. ms. norton: i don't think there could have been a morelle quent
statement than the statement you have just heard from our good friend al green. i'm inclined to believe, representative green, that if the syrian authorities were listening that they could not resist the eloquence, the depth of our very intelligent and heart-felt statement. i know that statement is very ch appreciated by austin tice's parents who had to go the seven years with only your help as their member of congress. i am really grateful to the members of congress who don't necessarily represent any one connected with austin tice as al green and i do in your
floor. ty coming to the i would like to ask the representative from massachusetts to share a few words. >> i would like to thank the gentlelady from district of columbia and dedication. i rise to call attention to an issue of critical importance to our country. our fellow american is in his eighth year of captivity where was unjustly detained and held by the syrian government. austin was risk ink his life to shed light on the syrian people. his reporting has reported in
the washington post and other news outlieutenants. austin was graduate, a marine corp. captain. he was no stranger to rick. he knew the importance of the work he was undertaking. his dedication to service has the very best he has to offer. austin is still alive and i have joined with my colleagues to use the full resources of the united states government to bring austin home. i had the privilege of meet hinge his parents a couple of months ago and awe stroke of their hope and commitment to seeing their son returned and i'm comforted that their strong bipartisan support behind this
effort. i know we can get this done. i thank the gentlelady from the colombia and keep cus on this very important issue and a i want to thank you nd i yield back. ms. norton: i want to thank my good friend from massachusetts whose relationship with austin tice's family and people when hey hear about his captivity e inclined to be eloquent of ho just spoke, spoke with such
envyable and praiseworthy remarks and i thank her so much and i know i speak for parents in thanking her for as well. i want to introduce one of my good friends from the region. we were so pleased to welcome her into our delegation and anxious to hear what she has to say because she is neither from texas or the district of columbia and she has asked to press her views on the captivity of austin tice. spanberger to ve come forward at this time.
i thank erger: congresswoman homes north odge for organizing this special hour nd thankful for the comments she has made and representative green to see austin tice freed and proud to associate myself with many of his comments. i rise today because he has been days.tivity for 2,647 those days of fear and anguish for his parents, friends, classmates and community and represented 2,647 days of austin's remarkable life and his determination and his will to live despite his captivity.
he is a jourmist with a deep sense of service and also a veteran. seven years ago he traveled to syria to report on the night of syrian children and wanted to report of a war of the abuse of syria and in syria he was abducted. 2,647 days ago. he remains held in syria and we have every reason to believe that he is still alive and being held in syria and in september i joined a letter sent by republicans and democrats directly to the president of the ubse. and in that letter with called on the administration to use to secure his safe return home. his parents have been among the strongest advocates and made
countless trips quorking to secure his release and been pillars of strength to bring his son home. i met mark and to see the tenacity, strength and devotion to his child. it makes me understand how he can be a parent to a young man who would seek adventure and seek information as a journalist. t is my hope that we can come together and bring austin tice home. i'm in awe of austin's story, as a veteran, a journalist, someone who traveled the world seeking information and stories, i have been compelled to take part in this event tonight. i thank my colleagues for their ireless efforts on behalf of
austin tice. their work to bring him home. their work to bring a voice to his story, and knowledge of his continued capture and detainment in syria. and i thank them for their work and i look forward to continuing in small part to work with them where i am able, where i can be of aid. to bring information and light to austin's story and to continue to be an advocate to bring him home. it is my hope that in some days, we will be able, here, on the house floor, to celebrate the homecoming of an american, a veteran, of a journalist, of a man who sought to tell the story of children in syria. yield back.
ms. norton: i want to thank my good friend, representative spanberger, for those compelling remarks. once again, we are hearing from a member who, as she says, did not know austin tice. i hope that debra and mark tice, when they see representative spanberger give such eloquent and intelligent and deeply felt remarks, i hope they are comforted to know that they are not alone. their ing the release of son. mr. speaker, there are a number of other members, not to mention all the many members of the house and senate who have signed on letters to the president for help with austin tice.
but it is worth noting again that on the very first day of congress, i introduced h.res. -- house resolution 17. and people began to come onto that resolution in very large numbers. that resolution introduced with -- that resolution, introduced with representative al green, sought from the very beginning of the 216th congress, to draw attention to austin tice. and we will not cease drawing just that kind of attention until we have learned where austin tice is and when he is coming home. that resolution that i introduced expressed concern over the detention of austin tice. and laid out many of the factual matters that the members have offered here today.
and that resolution -- in that resolution we asked, we of the house of representatives, not only expressed our concern regarding the detention of austin tice, we asked the state department and the intelligence community and the interagency hostage recovery fusion cell to jointly continue investigations to and pursue all information. we have every reason to believe that that is being done by our agency. we encourage, in our resolution, the state department and the special presidential envoy for hostage affairs to engage directly with syrian officials to facilitate austin's safe release.
in our resolution we encourage the state department to work with foreign governments, nobody to have diplomatic influence with the government of syria, and we requested the state department and the intelligence community to continue to work with and to inform congress and austin tice's family regarding his safe release and his condition at this time. we, i think, in bringing this very young man to the attention f the american people have shown our concern and shown that we remain hopeful. n this case, no word is good word. is word that he is alive. the best word would be word to
the parents, debra and mark tice, that he is on his way home, safe and sound. let me pledge on behalf of the many members of the house and who have written the president, let me assure these parents, mark and debra tice, that this special order devoted to your son, austin tice is not the end of the work. e will continue to do until we bring your son, austin tice, home. we appreciate the devotion you have shown as parents and we by to honor that devotion continuing to do all we can in the congress.
to make sure that austin tice is returned to you safe and sound. thank you, mr. speaker, and i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: does e gentlewoman wish to make a motion? ms. norton: i do, mr. speaker, i move that the house do now adjourn until tomorrow. the speaker pro tempore: the question is on the motion to adjourn. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. the motion is adopted. accordingly, the house stands adjourned until 10:00 a.m. tomorrow for morning hour debate.
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invitation to the white house. and the third question, did president trump or his administration try to with hoiled information to the american people about his conduct? to read the full document go to our website. c-span.org/impeachment. ues. ist: adam guillette president of accuracy in media. byst: it was founded in 1969 rita irvine. we used a great combination of citizen activism to create a healthy skepticism toward the media. host: which type of media? guest: all media. these days we are expanding in other areas as well. host: who funds your organization? people who fund a lot of politically oriented charities. a great combination of individual donors of all dollar level.
do you findny times inaccuracies in conservative media? guest: we don't as much go after conservative media because there's a lot of people already doing that as they should. inaccuracies anywhere should be exposed. we go after the ankle that isn't caught by other folks. your process for investigating inaccuracies? guest: we look at the areas in which we think there is greatest opportunity to educate people. if it is someone speaking in an echo chamber that is less exciting than going after inaccurate media to an audience that could be persuaded. rather than going after cnn or msnbc which people would probably expect to be centerleft , rather than going after fox largely byis watched conservatives, i think it's important to go after now this
and buzz feet. people subscribe on facebook because of upbeat videos. then they started putting out incredibly slanted content to an audience that wasn't even suspecting it and many of their viewers are younger. they signed up for puppy videos. didn't even have strong political leanings. now they get fat content that's host: whataccurate have you allegedly exposed in recent weeks? guest: our organization is launching tomorrow night with our 50th anniversary gala. we are going to bring back the history of investigative journalism that our organization has. we will go after online media targets as well as some of the traditional mainstream media target. host: do you believe reasonably there is fake news? guest: of course there is fake news. that's the greatest threat to real journalism.
people try to make the case that donald trump or anybody else attacking journalism as a threat to our democracy. fake news is the greatest threat to our democracy because it's a threat to real journalism. when it's not called out people don't know to trust. i think it's immature to call everything fake news when you don't like what they're saying. host: david lenhart wrote this about media bias. yes it's real. most mainstream journalists do lean left. the local reporters and washington reporters are usually professional have to keep these views from affecting their coverage. instead they are more likely to suffer from both side is him. even when both sides story isn't the most accurate one. the coverage of hillary clinton's emails certainly did suffer from this bias. guest: it certainly did. the if that is something that had happened with the republican
we never would have heard the end of it. cnn made a big deal of donald trump pouring too much fish food in a koi pond. again and again the media treats stories dramatically different from one side than they do the other. i appreciate when they acknowledge there is some bias. defines hard for them to what centerleft bias when so many of them live in a neck of chamber. it's hard for them to identify it. host: we want to hear your thoughts on this as well. democrats (202) 748-8000. republicans (202) 748-8001. independents (202) 748-8002. conservative male bias is real, too. fox news and talk radio are huge
influential parts of the media. readers with misleading or outright false information like her for some conspiracy theories. much of the media tries hard to and stories accurately correct itself when it airs. host: i think we are an environment where since the media augments -- audience is already so fragmented. since print and cliques are down these folks are forced on all ends to go after the audience they are seeking to appease and create content that's going to be interesting to that audience whether or not they know it's journalistically true. i think it's a bigger issue to the left on the right because most of the media is dominated i the left rather than the right. they've been chasing endlessly for years the trump bump where there's a fervent audience of folks who want to read anti-trump stories about trump is going to be impeached and this is going to happen.
they write these stories even though they know they are not accurate because that's what's going to sell. host: how do you fix that? guest: you expose it relentlessly again and again and again. not in facts and studies which are powerful but also with investigative journalism to show these people privately with private conversations of why they are creating stories that they are creating. once they have used investigative journalism to get people's attention that's when studies showing the facts and statistics related to media bias can be brought in. host: you served as head of development for project veritas. will you have concealed cameras for accuracy in media? guest: we are going to be using investigative journalism to expose media bias in bringing the truth to the american people.
host: terry in woodbridge. republican. host: terry in woodbridge. republican. guest: good morning. my concern is the way our country is going and i do believe in the free press. officesident has been an this is when i have really been paying attention because this is when i retired. wouldn't it be more accurate because you set a lot of people go on the internet and get their news and everything. but you would have to agree with me that more senior citizen vote in any other population. on social us are security checks and stuff and we can't afford the internet and some of us like me don't even believe in it. i won't even touch it because it's too harmful to our country i believe. if we't it be effective showed the public exactly how they are and create a law about false media?
i know we have to have free press but if they can prove that what they are saying is false and they won't retract the right to shouldn't there be a lot protect the citizens from getting misinformation when they are standing on the floor of capitol hill. guest: i don't want to see a law specifically saying your news is false and now we are going to have legal ramifications from it. that's a terrible slippery slope. we already have laws in place for libel and slander and defamation of character. to be not only going exposing content from online news sources. i'm simply making the case that that's a particularly dangerous area where no one is currently active. lou, independent. i've been trying to call
c-span so much that i don't even know where to start you i'm 87 years old and my first vote was for dwight eisenhower and i have almost a photographic memory so i know what's been going on for the last 60 years. and my question -- will first of all i want to ask greta and c-span what happened when brian lamb used to have christopher -- somebody sitting on each side. i guess it's because the newspapers are gone now. host: when we would have people of different opinions sitting across from each other? we try to do that. people are not always game for that anymore. we like that format as well.
caller: it's just a different world. being 87 world constantly changes and changes. i don't know what to say. i'm a donald trump supported. poor man canis stand it. he's trying so hard to be presidential and run the country. guest: you brought up a great point when you brought up dwight eisenhower. in his farewell address, everyone remembers his warning about the military-industrial complex. a lot of people overlook the warning he gave about the rise of a dangerous powerful technological elite who could hijack our republic and control our elections without us even realizing it. that's what we are facing with google and facebook and the tremendous influence they have over our lives. facebook knows your political leanings so they can tell people to go vote only if they have the political leanings they want to advance. eisenhower was ahead of his time
to recognize it and warned us about it. host: do you think it's ok for the president of the united states to tweet false news? guest: i don't think it's ok for anybody to tweet false news. host: david, republican. caller: i was a truck driver for 30 years and there's a lot of bias against truck drivers same with the airliners. back in 1988 they had a really bad accident where a drunk truck driver went across the median and hit a bus head-on and they kept saying that. i got home that night and saw the newspaper says drunk truck driver hits bus head-on.
looked at the picture and it was a guy in a pickup truck. but a lot of people got mad at truck drivers over that. people driving 18 wheelers. guest: the media has an incredibly powerful influence and it's for that reason they have a response delete to get stories right. we would never expect news getly -- a news outlet to 100% of stories right. what we are seeing as there are news outlets who are knowingly publishing false information merely because it will sell to their audience. that's wrong. lisa on twitter once to ask about the abc epstein coverage story. guest: we never know what's going on behind closed doors in a newsroom. weconfirms the suspicions have that powerful people have a greater influence over the media behind closed doors than the rest of us do. how can journalism be speaking truth to power when they are being influenced by those powerful people. that's terrifying and that's a problem.
host: david in grand rapids. independent. we have a news organization like fox news that refuses to report whole news. they refused to tell the truth in the sense that they always on what is true. fox news is really good at that. issue lately with the other news organizations is why does everything seem to be breaking news. 24 hours a day. breaking news it's what's happening right now. withss i would like to end we know when it's fake news when what's happening in the world doesn't match what's happening with the news that we are
getting. that's the measuring stick is real life. we know what's really happening. i also have to say don't get your news from the internet. enqueue. guest: in a 24-hour news cycle think desperately have to -- they created for themselves when they decided to publish news 24/7. host: in pennsylvania. democratic caller. areer: my family and i astonished by the number and the range of the lies told by this president. we cannot understand why the media doesn't call him out, why we don't have fact checking daily especially after his rallies. we would like to see npr or c-span, pbs, someone have a regular fact checking program to point out the lies that are being told by the president.
to fact you ever go check.org or political at? caller: i would like to see it broadcast out. there should be a program mandatory the day after each of his rallies with fact checking. guest: mandatory for whom? color coat by the free press pete mandatory is the wrong word ok. -- caller: by the free press. mandatory is the wrong word ok. that: wouldn't you agree nbc, cnn, the new york times call out trump on a daily basis? caller: the new york times, the washington post, yes i hope so. msnbc is seen as biased. i may agree with what they put out treat that's a good point. they do put on both sides.
guest: all right. host: john in orlando, florida. republican. guest: all right. caller: i listen to these people talking about the president's lies. it's despicable to think that they are so biased against this president and the lies that are being told as far as i've been following this since he was elected. the liberal media is the most despicable lying propaganda organizations i've ever seen. it's disrespectful to this country. president, talking about spin. nobody spends more than the liberal media. it's dangerous and when the president calls them out and he defends himself from all the attacks you've got the liberal him as that's not presidential. let me tell you something. i'm a regular joe. if some but he called me and my family out the way the liberal left and the cnn and the rest of the news networks are doing, i would defend myself any which
way i could. he's doing the best he can to defend himself from all these false accusations. it's sickening to me. glad toreat point and hear from a florida caller. i would say of course anybody in a position where they are being called out and treated that way that trump has been treated by the media on a daily basis, of course they are going to get morally outraged. and regardless of what a candidate you should always be against seeing in accurate treatment, biased media towards any candidate because if it can happen to somebody that you are opposed to it could just as easily happen to a candidate that you like from other media outlets. we shouldn't allow ourselves to be caught in this tribal warfare where they are going after our guy. we should all be for accurate honest mainstream journalism. will you useiteria to determine that something is fake or accurate? most of the time it's
pretty darn simple. one of the most famous examples of now this being inaccurate is when they reported that trump was alive after they pointed out -- trump pointed out that clinton signed nafta. many of us live through. clinton signed nafta. anybody with access to a history book called out now this to this but they still refused to correct the record. that goes to the point that media is going to make mistakes. that's fine. when you have a blatant falsehood and you are called out even by left-wing media, you've got to collect -- correct the record. host: were they talking about a hillary clinton? guest: bill clinton. it's terrifying. host: in ohio. go ahead. caller: i am very concerned that we have a certain ethnic
interest in this country who wants to shape the media only in their direction and i have a very problem with that as a christian person that we have a dominance in this country of certain people in new york city shading the media constantly in their directions. we as white christians do not get our voice heard in this media. it's always about what the new york jewish establishment wants. host: we are going to skip that. .ancy democratic caller. caller: thank you for shaping my call. when i'm calling about, that guy from michigan was right on fact. let's start with kellyanne conway. used the term alternative facts which just about knocked him off his chair. alternative facts.
and that what is mainstream media? let me finish, ma'am. news on the cable i have then your so-called left-wing stations. guest: i would define mainstream media as those outlets that get the most views. the new york times, the washington post. i think those are the most definitions of mainstream media simply because they have the largest audience. theoint as well is that online news outlets like now this and buzz feet are incredibly dangerous because they are primarily viewed by young people and it's much easier to change the minds of an impressionable and 18-year-old than to change the mind of a 48-year-old so that makes them a much greater threat in my eyes. there's no denying that we should call out fake news when
it happens but i'm most concerned when it's going after easily impressionable young people. caller?at about daily think daily caller is more opinion pieces so i don't think it's as likely to persuade in ae who are open-minded variety of topics and influence them in the manner that now this is. people going to daily caller are genuinely -- generally going to be center-right looking for opinion pieces. people following buzz feed on facebook are doing so why there's a list of 14 reasons why d.c. is the greatest city in america, you want leave number seven. number seven.ve host: what about alternative facts? guest: any facts that are not in favor of me are obviously fake news. the reason you see trump go
crazy about the media. the reason we hear about people saying alternative facts and things like that is because we are in a historically dangerous environment for press coverage. we are seeing incredibly biased media on all levels and there's no shock that there's some sort of response to it. the root problem is the bias in our media. columbia station, ohio. republican. caller: i want to make points on the fake news and just as bad if news ise as the fake the admission that fake news like msnbc. i watch those channels and i am a conservative. slaughterede nine , i'm not counting the murders of illegals that got out
of jails. most times it's illegals they kill. ms gangs like the cage pictures, those are from obama. . they are so far left and lost it. theyl a derangement and expose themselves at every topic. kentucky kept their mouth shut. everyone surrounded them and yelled at them and then weeks later they were getting sued and it's still going on. guest: i love the point you brought up about the kids in cages on the border. kids in cages on the border, they were put there by trump we were told and then it turned out the photo was taken during the
obama administration. people were outraged by they thought trump did. froms credit, george takei star trek shade those photos. --rybody pointed out to him i think more or less need to do in media.ccuracy sharing fake news we can politely ask them to correct the record. host: charlie in florida. democratic caller. caller: good morning. 13,000 lives. 13,000 in three years. trump has made lying the coin of
the realm in washington. guest: i appreciate your concerns on ethics. even when trump is head of office the next politician might die, too. politicians live. it's oftentimes a prerequisite for the job but the job journalists are supposed to do is call them out when they are lying and report the news factually when instead they become activists on their own or when they publish lies simply because they know it will be appealing to their audience. that's wrong.