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tv   Speaker Pelosi Holds News Conference  CSPAN  May 20, 2022 6:58am-7:26am EDT

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>> up next, house speaker nancy pelosi answers reporters' questions at her weekly briefing on capitol hill. this is about 25 minutes. speaker pelosi: good morning. i just came from the senate side where i >> good morning. i testified and the securities and exchange commission.
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such a trusted intellectual asset to the congress for a long time. senator tester was presiding for shared brown. i could congratulate him to convey two - to senator moran the great news senate democrats and republicans have come to agreement for us on the packed apps. this is something for our veterans and families, for many years people have gotten cancer, and tracing it back to the burn pits which cause terrible harm to our men and women in uniform and water issues at camp lejeune which
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have affected not just our men and women in uniform but their families in terms of cancer. this is a very big deal for us this week, wonderful, wonderful accomplishment in a week that was sad to start off so sadly and continues to be said in terms of what happened in buffalo, not only in buffalo where white supremacist murdered, 3 women were shot in a hair salon in california, and anti-taiwanese attack. yesterday house democrats took action to combat domestic terrorism bypassing the dipstick terrorism protection act. this is very very important to. the bill strengthens the fight against crimes by including giving federal, state, local and tribal laws and law enforcement the resources they
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need to train to prevent against thomistic terrorism and to weed out domestic terrorism wherever they exist. law enforcement and blood terry wherever they exist. our chairman thompson of the homeland security committee has been talking about domestic terrorism and in his hearing the head of the fbi set america is more exposed to violence from domestic terrorism than global terrorism. today on the steps of the capital by joyce beatty and congressional black caucus asian-pacific caucus will go on the steps of the capital to honor those killed and demand action, we will never rest until we address the gun issue, until be solved but we must
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loudly call against replacement theory and announce those who have allowed and even encouraged the bigotry. back to the kitchen table for the babies, the children, we were pleased yesterday that we were able to pass two bills to address the baby formula shortage. this is about hungry babies and parents, we took two bold steps which much of the debate was in the evening, when bill to improve access to the women and innocent children program, and all formula nationwide purchased, lower income families. after that, we could do emergency supplemental. that was under bobby scott
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leadings that emergency supplemental leadership of rosa delaua to do what they need to get formula back on shelves as soon as possible. it wasn't enabled, the defense production act to deal with baby formula, and to bring formula into the country. we want to be as quick as possible but must be safe and cautious for the children. we proceed again to make sure they have the nutrition they have to grow. other kitchen table issue, price gouging, democrats worked to protect americans physical security and laser focused on protecting economic security.
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and pay high prices at the pump, some caused by the putin price hike and some caused by lower supply because of covid and decisions made by other countries. the 7 largest oil companies announcing buybacks totaling $41 billion this year alone and again and again why is it not being passed on to the consumer, when they have all the success they have. a consumer fuel price gouging prevention act to crack down on big oil price gouging which spikes price at the pump for america's family. he enables the president to issue an emergency energy emergency declaration that will prevent oil and gas companies from imposing exploitive excessive gas and home energy prices.
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democrats working to lower food prices, the grocery store, the committee, marking a bipartisan bill by consumers and agriculture producers. and addressing supply chain, boosting meat processing capacity which is part of the problem and holding big meatpacking conglomerates accountable for hurting ranchers and price push up prices. it is about increasing competitiveness, competition to lower cost and look forward to strong votes on these cost-cutting bills.
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one of the inhibitors to inflation and the costs to the increase in prices going up the supply chain, excited about the progress they made and the cost-cutting bill to make more goods in america, make it in america with american workers and lower costs at home. $52 billion for chips and semiconductors, $40 billion in supply chain challenges to make more critical goods in the united states bolstering us research and innovation stressing global leadership. it is such a busy time, so much going on and proceeding in a strong bipartisan way. it is a transformational bill
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for america's it makes us independent, make us self-sufficient and so that consumers can benefit from that. there's a lobbying effort going on, a big lobbying effort going on, but we are confident we will be able to pass the bill in time to celebrate our new independence on 4 july. we have an expeditious timeline, hoping that will -- as we gather we are pleased that the senate will follow the house's lead in passing a $40 billion supplement of funding bill for ukraine. this funding will make an immediate and substantial difference in ukraine's fight with funds for security, weapons, humanitarian assistance, food, giving them
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the opportunity to sell their food abroad, humanitarian assistance, food to people who need it in ukraine, economic assistance and also all of this to combat kootenay's and brutality, part of the discussion we have about sanctions but today, i was trying to anticipate your questions. my presentation today. i had the high honor of meeting the finish ambassador and swedish prime minister, talking about their entry into nato. this is so exciting, so historic. on behalf of the congress i will thank them for their worship and courage in the face of vladimir putin's aggression and warmly welcome, as we welcomed them to nato. >> madame speaker.
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the formula issue, are you satisfied with the urgency with which the white house handled this issue and the senate may or may not before they leave town today? >> i don't know if they will do it when they leave town today but the bill we passed, perhaps you weren't here, for those who were, debbie ststabenow, we ha already gone down that path. we have to have money for the fda to do its job. what is the objection? don't want to spend money on babies crying for food? let's have that debate. >> are you satisfied with the administration?
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>> these things, first you have to analyze how did this happen? where is the problem? in the private sector, where did that fall down, seeking, one thing to solve the problem as we go forward and another thing in the here and now, the infant formula on the shelves, the president has been clear we want to be as fast as we need to be, safe and cautious and they've taken the steps, what they have been doing, it is never soon enough to have food for a crying baby. >> the fantastic thing, what is your message to the american
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people looking for right now, why aren't you doing something that would involve more? >> market manipulation today as well. this situation had to be addressed for now? how do we keep it from ongoing? it might take a while to implement, is not a reason not to do it when they are exploiting the market in a manner in which they are. we are very proud of the work the committees have done. we announced that here. health and senate, a couple weeks ago, lost track of time. but recently. we will do this and other things to help the prices at the pump. a lot of it is about supply and
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those are negotiations, countries just not ratcheting up the supply or people here not drilling using the permits, this is for the ongoing. stop price gouging of the american people, tools, that we need, what these bills will do. >> a couple members of both parties, another incremental phased reopening at the campus may 30th. members of both parties say they would like it to happen wider and faster, can they use the office to make it happen faster? >> no, i can't.
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if i ruled the world we wouldn't have covid and we certainly would have treated it differently two years ago when it reared its ugly head. this is all based on the capital physician and what he enables us to do. we all want our kids, this is the people's house, and others come. there is a lineup, trying to move people in as quickly as possible as safely as possible. it's not up to me. it is up to the people. what have you got? >> all the democrats on the
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same page, patrick maloney, some younger member of the party going after him. is he putting himself in the position to manage things? >> not getting involved in politics of new york and redistricting. other members of the delegation said they would run in districts where they will find out what district that is when the announcement was made, the comment period ended yesterday and friday they will make an announcement. that is all. it doesn't. we have a great chairman of the dc cc, the mobilization on the ground, it is non-menacing,
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fuels get out the vote, the money, the resources needed to do that. he is elected by the members and welcome to our world. have you heard about politics? don't agonize, they organize. >> number one on covid relief. and then, the fda had a whistleblower, has not even as of the fda commissioner was in front of the senate didn't talk about why they didn't respond to the whistleblower report that rosa delauro put out.
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>> the fda, i got two heads of state. i will be brief. you going to be there? you care about heads of state? nato security, the whole thing, here is the thing. to the point of the whistleblower, there was a whistleblower in october was reported regionally and was investigated, there wasn't found to be the problem described and wasn't reported up the line. that doesn't excuse it but that is what it was. the fda writ large never received that report and that is a report that madam chair was telling us about.
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the federal drug administration, they had a small food budget and one of the reasons they have a small food budget with resistance from the food industry to pay the fees on the drug side that help fund the fda as i understand it and mr. paul loan talked about it the other day and this is the obstacle, on the food side, twee 8 people doing formula, really. we have to think in terms of here and now and future and give more resources to the fda to protect the american people, the fda doesn't have the
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authority to recall on the drug side, you think they do, didn't you think they had authority? to recall? they don't. they can talk about it, bad press or whatever it is. we have the ability to recall, rosa's bill has a small amount, that helps with the here and now but we have to look at how we deal with the food part of the food and drugs. >> how concerned you are, for the shortage impacting the ability to hold the house. >> we know our elections one
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district at a time and candidates this week, more to come as primaries happen. spectacular. when i talk about 3ms, mobilization, message, money there are 3 legs of the stool that hold up the platform, the candidate will largely tell, that is what we are proud of. there are challenges. we would like covid to not have had air there -- other variants emerge but it is being dealt with. the inflation issue is related to covid and other factors in terms of supply and the rest and even some apologists for the wealthy say it has nothing to do with unemployment going down, it does have something to do with that. it is not about whether it exists or not, but what are we
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doing about it and one of the biggest things we are doing is in the competes act. another is to take down the price at the pump. and baby formula is something we don't consider political. we think from the standpoint of the kitchen table that there is no comparison between -- they don't even vote, domestic terrorism, 3 sponsors of the bill, for domestic terrorism, safety to protect and defend is a critical issue, and we hope
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it would be bipartisan, to meet the needs of the american people. no intention of the democrats not winning the house in november. in terms of the work this president has done, he has been a great president. i don't know about bad polls but i do know about winning the race as one district at a time. when we won in 18, 40 seats, 31 in trump districts, giving us the clip, 30 one in trump districts, he wasn't on the ballot, now comes the hard part, we lost a third of those seats but the ones who won are practically ironclad, some of them have different weeks but we expect them to come back and
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to add to our number and to talk about the optimism we have about how urgent this election is. our democracy is on the ballot, people expect that to be taken care of. we want to know what they are doing about kitchen table issues, food, education, prescription drugs, with insulin cheaper, our democracy, freedom springs from our democracy on the ballot. a woman's right to choose is on the ballot and that is a kitchen table issue. the candidates emerged from their district as will our message emerge from the people and people want us to win so
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from the standpoint of their generosity in terms of ideas and volunteering time as well as necessary resources to win the day they feel pretty confident and proud of that. >> got two minutes. >> here's what is coming up on the c-span networks, live at 11 a.m. on c-span the chair of the white house council of economic advisers is part of the discussion on the current state of the us economy and c-span2 at 9:30 a.m. eastern, the center for national policy looks at russia's invasion of ukraine and implications for world order, we hear from ambassadors
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