tv U.S. House of Representatives Morning Hour CSPAN March 2, 2016 10:00am-12:01pm EST
[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms,
washington, d.c. march 2, 2016. i hereby appoint the honorable jody b. heiss to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 5, 2016, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties . each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip limited to five minutes. but in no event shall the debate continue beyond 11:50 a.m. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. dold, for five minutes. mr. dold: thank you, mr. speaker. rise today to recognize future high school wrestling
coach who is leaving after leading the program for over 30 years. when he arrived, he truly injected new life into the program. and i should know because i was a senior on the wrestling team when he came in as a coach. as a senior and captain of the team, i often had to wrestle coach babe, i have to tell you wrestling him was like wrestling a bear. unfortunately, i only had one year of coaching from mike and i certainly could have been fitted from many more -- benefited from many more. during his time as coach mike won eight superbian league he central championships, 13 i.a. regional championships, and seven state place winners. he's also been a leader, friend, and mentor to many students over the past 30 years. all of whom are better off having been under his leadership and that includes myself. i offer my sincere thanks to coach babe for his friendship, for his leadership, and i wish him all the best in his future endeavors. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the
gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. gutierrez, for five minutes. when we got our first colored tv, it was a big deal in my family. we were working class, puerto rican, and not used to such luxury, so when we got a colored tv, we had really arrived in america. every sunday night me and my sister would watch "wonderful world of disney" that always started with the same announcement of the the following program is brought to you in living color on nbc. and then you would hear, the nbc chimes. see if i get it right. that was a long time ago, now you turn on nbc and the farthest thing from your mind is color. what's going on at nbc? last week wake forest university professor and msnbc
television host, melissa harris perry, was abruptly pulled from the airwaves without a chance to say goodbye. nbc said they wanted a show more about politics. i have to say when i watch the show melissa was talking about politics in a unique way, like few others on the airwaves. she brought diverse voices to the table to talk directly and unapologetically about the politics of race in america. a major theme among candidates in a critical conversation to include on the airwaves. i'm sad to see her go, just like alex wagner before her, but i am even sadder because i don't think these are isolated cases. anchorman, jose diaz-balart, is another voice that seems to be disappearing from english language airwaves. you remember him? he's the telemundo anchorman, nbc would bring out to ask a querks only one question, about immigration during the republican presidential debates in 2012. you mate have met his brother,
lincoln, he used to sit over there, and his other brother, mario, still does. jose had a two-hour show on msnbc, and did a very good job. but jose's a lot harder to find these days. they cut him back and now it seems they are cutting him out. for example, msnbc announced that they were sending a team of reporters to florida to report on the primary next tuesday, but not jose. one of the most respected and recognized journalists in america who happens to be from -- miami. and a florida political dynasty. apparently, he's not the right guy to report on politics in florida. and let's not forget the great nbc racism flip-flop last year when nbc severed its ties to donald trump because of his racist remarks about latinos. only to have him host their flag ship comedy show "saturday night live" a few months later. that was right about the same time last fall when nbc's
executives met with members of the congressional hispanic caucus and nbc news president told us, we love the hispanic community. and she updated us on strides they were making on diversity in hiring. she made it very clear that she had our communities' interest heart when she said [speaking spanish] in her beautiful british accent. she used the term illegals to describe immigrants, which in case you need add reminder, is not a good idea when you're meeting with members of the hispanic congressional caucus. forgive me for not noticing just how much progress nbc was making on diversity when some of the those visible people of color at nbc like alex wagner, melissa, and jose diaz-balart are disappearing. but let's be clear, this is not about quota, window dressing, or checking the diversity box. journalists of color bring a
different texture, a different perspective on what issues matter and what should be discussed and debated on television. the reality is that our nation has become more diverse and our television and our news media and our political institutions, including the democratic and republican parties, have not kept up. when nbc has a bad year when it comes to race, or when the oscars have a couple of bad years when it comes to people of color, these are moments to talk about and confront the emotions and ideas we all have. about race and ethnicity. in a good -- it's a good time to think about the phrase, e pluribus unum really means in america today. this is a discussion we should all be having, all of the time, here in this body, on news programs, and jintjent at the same time. it's a discussion i hope every family is having at their inner table.
the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from west virginia, mr. jenkins, for five minutes. mr. jenkins: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, every west virginian knows about the consequences of the war on coal. we see it everywhere we go. mines are closing. school districts are laying off employees. county commissions are forced to lay off deputy sheriffs. retailers are going out of business. mom and pop stores are struggling, barely able to hang on. a pink slip doesn't mean just a loss of a job. it means a loss of a way of life. it means hard choices. for some, it means having to leave west virginia entirely to find work elsewhere. the war on coal is killing west
virginia jobs. tammy bateman and her family had to make a difficult decision. it changed the life of every member of her family, in particular that of her daughter. tammy is a west virginia coal voice. this is her family. here is what tammy wrote to me. my husband worked for cecil walker machinery for over 20 years at the logan branch in west virginia. we have lived here for all of our lives. due to the decline in coal industry, we had to move to another state and move our daughter from the school that she loves. we have a lot of friends and family that have either had to pack up and move away also, and some that have stayed and have been laid off and are suffering. this is all due to obama's war on coal. you see, when coal is affected,
so are small businesses, schools, and much more. especially people's livelihoods. mr. speaker, the people of my district want to work. they want a paycheck to provide for their families. they want a better future for their children. thanks to the war on coal, thanks to the e.p.a.'s regulations putting coal mines out of business, west virginians are suffering. this administration needs to put west virginians back to work not put west virginians out of work. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields. the chair recognizes the gentleman from oregon, mr. lumenauer, for five minutes. mr. blumenauer: thank you, mr. speaker. today, a bipartisan group of members of several dozen members of both sides of the kinzinger and am
myself were going to be sending a letter to secretary kerry. i am pleased to say we don't have to send it. the origin of the request dealt with our military operations in the middle east, the brave iraqi and afghan men and women who provided sensitive and trusted services to the united states military personnel. for over a decade, i have been working to try and protect them. these iraqis and afghans who worked with americans, whether as drivers or interpreters, worked shoulder to shoulder with our troops, often in dangerous circumstances. in some instances, we have heard how their services literally made the difference as to whether our soldiers lived or died. now thousands of our allies who helped us face kidnapping, torture, and murder as a direct result of their assistance
provide the -- provided the united states because members of the taliban and self-proclaimed islamic state and other hostile elements on the ground see these individual service as an act of betrayal, and they have long memories. to reward their faithful service and fulfill our moral obligation, i have worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle and with senators starting with senator mccain and the late senator kennedy, in 2007, to create a special immigrant visa program known as the s.i.v. program. that would enable the safe relocation of thee afghans and iraqis to the united states. since 2007, our bipartisan team in congress, including a number of members who have recently joined us, who served in iraq and afghanistan, and know these circumstances fairs hand, -- first hand, have been working
to reform and revise the program, and sometimes just to keep it alive. in november of last year, the national defense authorization act extended and expanded the afghan s.i.v. program to ensure the continued protection of these souls. over, the final version of the bill also lengthened the period of service from one to two years required for individuals submitting a petition, "after september 30, 2015." the state department's initial announcement on the interpretation of the law would have left more than 3,000 of our afghan allies who had already begun the cumbersome application process to demonstrate they have to start over to demonstrate the two years of qualifying employment. that's why representative kinzinger and i were prepared
this bipartisan letter to call on the state department to revisit the interpretation. thankfully after review and consideration of the concerns from members of congress, the state department agreed to apply the two-year requirement only to new applicants. this is welcomed news. every hour that is delayed to relocate these souls, these vital partners to safety, puts their lives at risk and lives of their families. but i'm glad we have put this behind us, perhaps, but we cannot keep operating in this inefficient manner while our allies and their families face consistent threats. they deserve wetter -- bet earn we can do better. it's shameful that we cannot better serve those who put their lives on the line to help us. it seems that this would be -- there's always another roadblock that occurs. this should be a bipartisan issue that members of congress
and the administration can work together to save the lives. but it's not just saving the lives of the people who helped us. it ensures the safety of our troops and other american personnel currently serving in harm's way, it will ensure the success of our future missions. no one in their right mind will cooperate with american forces under dire circumstances if we abandon them after their vital assistance. . i applaud the state department of their interpretation of this requirement and look forward to working with my colleagues on the improvements this year. but i hope we can do a better job to meet our responsibility to these souls who risk so much to help americans. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from new jersey, mr. lance, for five minutes. mr. speaker, i rise
today in strong support of reforming our nation's broken mental health care system. too often we are reminded that the country's mental health care system is not working nearly as well as should be the case. many americans hide behind the curtain of shame and insecurity while many others lack access, assistance or even information on how they may receive treatment. it's a vicious cycle where the vulnerable who need the most care are instead left out of society, unemployable and in some cases a danger to themselves and others. recent data suggest that fewer than 1/3 of americans with diagnosisable mental illness actually get treatment. experts also estimate that more than half of those that suffer from severe mental disorders do
not receive treatment in any given year. and at least 25% of returning troops from iraq and afghanistan will experience some type of mental health condition. we owe our service men and women and veterans this effort to get them the care they need and deserve. i am proud to partner with democratic congresswoman doris matsui of california, with whom i serve on the energy and commerce committee, in recently introducing a bill to expand access significantly and strengthen community mental health and behavioral health services across the country. the expand excellence in mental health care act aims to expand mental health care planning grants in two dozen states, including new jersey, through an initiative based on our 2014 excellence in mental health care act that was signed into
law by president obama in 2014. this measure is directly tackling one of the most significant mental health care challenges -- access. the expand excellence in mental health act will enable more states to experiment with the tools and practices to fix this broken system. by expanding the law to include more states, we encourage greater collaboration and testing and finding out what solutions work, how best we care for those who need treatment and what we can do to keep the people of the united states safe. the excellence in mental health act is one of the most significant works congress has already passed into law on mental health care. we should expand it and keep the momentum going. i am also proud to be working with republican congressman tim murphy of pennsylvania on this issue. dr. murphy is a ph.d. psychologist who has been using
his expertise to lead a serious discussion in the house energy and commerce committee on this critical issue. his helping families in mental health crisis act, which i am proud to co-sponsor, takes a clinical approach to supporting families and individuals undergoing sudden or long-term mental health care crises. the bill views those who need care through the mental health lens, not just through the criminal justice system. our work on these bills is part of a larger conversation on improving mental health care in this country. these bills will help struggling families who seek the best care for their loved ones. it will help those who fear stigma to get the care they need and it will give our service men and women and veterans the care they deserve. i urge support for these measures and welcome all good ideas to the table for
reforming our mental health care system. mr. speaker, i yield back the alance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. ruiz, for five minutes. i rise to recognize and celebrate the life of a magnificent human being, remarkable leader and close personal friend, mr. george zander of palm springs, california. many in our community knew george as an advocate for equality. george was a gentle man with a burning passion to make our nation a more perfect union, particularly for our lgbt brothers and sisters. my years working in the
achella valley, i and many knew george as an advisor, a dear friend. george left this world on december 10, 2015. nonetheless, his vision, passion and vigorous strength to fight for a more just cochella valley, a more just nation and a more just world are what remain. george's legacy is one of social justice. for over three decades, he was actively engaged in the communities that make up the desert of the coachella valley. he was a leader among us and steadfastly guided our community toward a more inclusive and welcoming place. so today i would like to take a moment to memorialize the life of george zander, whose legacy will live on for future generations, not just in the
coachella valley, but in the history of our nation. as a young man, he heeded president kennedy's call to service and joined the peace corps, where it became clear he was a natural leader. george's leadership and advocacy of the lgbt community spanned decades and began in a time where it was far less politically or socially acceptable to do so. but that didn't stop him. in seattle, washington, george was a member of the first openly gay and lesbian association called the dorian group. this vanguard organization advocated for the advancement of the rights of lgbt individuals at a difficult time in our nation's history. it took great courage, but george was never one to shy away from taking a stand. george had a passion for public service and a sincere fate that our representative government plays a role in improving
lives. he worked alongside his good friend, seattle's mayor, ed murray, was chair of the king county democratic party and worked for the 1996 clinton-gore campaign. later, moving to san francisco, he worked side by side with cleeb jones and other lgbt rights activists. from washington to san francisco to our beautiful desert in the coachella valley, george made an enormous impact. after moving to the valley, george worked in the office of the great senator boxer. he was a member of the palm springs police advisory board and the palm springs police department lgbt outreach committee and vice chair of the warm sands neighborhood organization. george was a contributor for the lgbt publication, the bottom line, co-founded the desert stone democrats and later became the palm springs field officer manager for equality california. george played a key role
advocating for laws that protect the lgbt community locally and statewide, working tirelessly to defeat proposition 8. george also collaborated with other local lgbt groups such as the palm springs human rights campaign, the lgbt center, desert age project and trans-palm springs. mr. speaker, community george was a leader who was the victim of a hate crime. weeks before his death. i condemn these acts. there should be no space for these types of actions towards any human being, regardless of race, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. for more than three decades, george spearheaded the efforts advocating for human rights and , in my for all here
district and across the nation. george was not only an extraordinary leader, activist, friend and husband, but overall a gentle, loving and caring human being. in honor of george zander, let us pay our respects and never forget his legacy and let us continue fighting for a more just and tolerant world. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from indiana, mrs. brooks, for five minutes. mrs. brooks: mr. speaker, last week a u.n. panel released a deeply troubling report on the grave and horrific atrocities taking place across syria. the report was mandated by the u.n. human rights commission to investigate and record all violations of international law since march of 2011. the report outlines in painstaking detail the mass human rights abuses that
innocent civilians must endure from both the russian-backed syrian offensive and terrorist groups like isis. hospitals are deliberately targeted. 33 in alepo alone, resulting in massivelyian casualties. in blatant disregard of core human rights laws, starvation has system @ically been used as a -- systematically been used as a weapon of war. people are trapped in besieged towns and villages and thousands are at risk of starving to death. playgrounds and other public spaces are routinely shelled to inflict the maximum amount of terror on citizens. the report tells of attacks of a school where 19 civilians were killed and even though there were no military objectives, government forces attacked the school twice. the second attack takes place during first aid evacuation efforts. now, last month secretary kerry helped negotiate a temporary
two-week cease-fire with russia, which was supposed to end the fighting and allow delivery of aid to besieged towns. unfortunately, like the deal we struck with russia on assad's use of chemical weapons, this cease-fire merely locks in the gains achieved by the assad regime and gives russia influence in shaping the future of the middle east. regardless, the terms of the agreement were almost immediately violated. any hope of a sustained peace was dashed this week with the almost immediate and predictable breach of cease-fire agreement. on sunday, the syrian opposition released a letter documenting violations of the cease-fire agreement by the assad regime, russia and iranian-backed militia. and mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent to submit this letter for the record. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mrs. brooks: these violations
discussed in this letter are comprised of barrel and cluster bomb attacks and a number of ground incursions against opposition groups which had entered in the truce. in the first two days alone, there were more than 29 documented deaths of mostly women and children and dozens of injuries. this is during the alleged cease-fire. some believe that this far off conflict isn't affecting communities throughout america, but mr. speaker, i rise today to say they are wrong. i routinely meet with syrian americans in indiana who share stories of the devastation their loved ones are experiencing back in their homeland. listening to them recount the struggling of their family reminds me if we are to adhere to the values of our nation, we must expand basic human liberty. standing idly by as bombs rain down on hospitals or as assad use starvation as a method of warfare is not what we stand
for as a nation but that's exactly what we've done. this president's insistence on diminishing american power abroad has empowered putin to step into the leadership vacuum, has bolster assad in syria and has prolonged the conflict. we must not succumb to difficulty. we must take a stand and start meaningfully engaging our allies and strengthen the moderate syrian forces, like the kurds on the ground, to fight to replace the assad regime. both my constituents and the nation's top military advisors know that doing so is the only way to bring any long-term stability to syria. thank you, mr. speaker. yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. costa, for five minutes. mr. costa: unanimous consent to address the house for one minute -- to address the house for five minutes. to amend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. costa: mr. speaker, i rise
today to speak about one of the most important issues facing the san joaquin valley, that is the access to water. received has well above average rainfall during the months of december and january. but for the past several weeks, we have seen dry conditions once again come back. for the last several weeks, i have tried to speak on behalf of the need to make changes so that we can urge the federal agencies to pump water at maximum levels that are allowed under the biological opinions, so we can bring water to the san joaquin valley and the farms located south of the delta. it is welcomed news that they are pumping at moreau bust -- more robust levels, and it's my hope we'll continue to pump at maximum levels when alowl especially because these el nino conditions we have had in december and january are now fading, sadly. the possibility of california's
rainy and snow seasons coming to an end, much less precipitation than we had hoped for, we must take advantage of every drop of precious water that is in the system. but we need a comprehensive plan to fix california's broken water system that provides short-term operational flexibility and at the same time increases the state's long-term drought resiliency that will provide real water reliability and actually recover species that have been listed in the sacramento-san joaquin delta. it's time to address these issues that are impacting these species and the delta and implement a plan to recover them so that we can stop operating the water system primarily with the blunt tools of the endangered species act that clearly aren't working. they are not working because the species are not recovering. studies have indicated that on some rivers feeding into the delta over 98% of the juvenile
salmon are eaten by invasive species like the striped bass that aren't even native to california. and despite this knowledge, the clear protections provided even listed species by the endangered species act, the administration has established a goal to double the amount of striped bass in california. it should not. it should not be the policy of the united states to increase the populations of invasive species that prey on native salmon in california. i don't get it. this makes absolutely no sense. and needs to be corrected. we should be implementing a predator control program which i might add, is supported by the salmon fisheries institute. they got over 31 programs on predator control that they had like -- that they'd like to implement. they can't implement one of them.
we should be focusing on trying to make a difference, and that's why i'm proud to be a co-sponsor of representative jeff denham's legislation, save our salmon act. the save our salmon act by congressman denham would eliminate the policy of doubling striped bass populations in the delta. a policy which has very serious negative impacts to our native salmon species, and causes tremendous harm to the farm communities of the san joaquin valley. we have to determine if virginia is going to operate -- if california is going to operate with a broken system or if kronk, -- congress, the administration, and state could come together with federal and state legislation to provide meaningful solutions to fix our broken water system for the future, for the 21st crentry. -- century. will we allow communities to dry up and blow away as some of my colleagues i believe sometimes infer? or are we going to come together and craft a solution
that can improve conditions for everyone across the state while focusing on drought recovery for those most affected in areas that i represent. i'm talking about farm workers. i'm talking about farmers. i'm talking about farm communities that put food every night on america's dinner table. i will continue to believe that we still can come together if we focus on achievable solutions. after years of moving more and more water through the delta in an attempt to halt species' decline, we haven't recovered any of these species. it's high time, i believe, to try something new. i remain committed to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to craft solutions that increase california's drought resiliency, provide water to the communities who have been most impacted by the recent drought, because, ladies and gentlemen, after all, this is about security. it's about job security. it's about economic security.
it's about the future security of our valley and the state of california. we must fix california's broken water system for the short term and long term. time is of the essence and every day of delay only results in losses of these vital water supplies. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from pennsylvania, mr. thompson, for five minutes. mr. thompson: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the miller v.f.w. post 6221 in empore yum cameron county, located in pennsylvania's fifth congressional district. the post is named after two sets of brothers, who answered the call to defend the united states of america in world war ii. jack and harry miller, along with sam and frank, jack and harry were killed within one month of each other in 1944.
sadly, sam and frank also made the ultimate sacrifice on the same day, yet miles apart from one another, also in 1944. after the war ended, the community welcomed back the surviving men and women who formed the miller post 6221, which was officially opened on march 5, 1946. mr. speaker, we owe so much to the members of our nation's armed forces. and especially to those members of the greatest generation who travel to places such as europe and asia to fight tirnifment i'm proud to -- tyranny. i'm proud to salute the members of the v.f.w. on this important anniversary and wish them the best of success in the future. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from illinois, mr. lahood, for five minutes. mr. lahood: i ask unanimous consent to address the house. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. lahood: mr. speaker, i rise
today to formally congratulate the 404th maneuver enhancement brigade from normal, illinois, for receiving the reserve family readiness award from the department of defense at the pentagon last friday. this award is bestowed on the top unit in each reserve component for their outstanding drams that support unit missions and family readiness. the 404th maneuver enhancement brigade under unit commander captain mudder, has more than 2,000 soldiers in various functional units from engineering to military police to support units. these family readiness support programs allow our soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen, and guardsmen to serve throughout the world with peace of mind knowing that their home front is safe. this is a prestigious title and it makes me proud and illinois
proud that these remarkable men and women call central illinois home. today we applaud their families for the sacrifices they make so their soldiers can defend our country abroad. and we congratulate them on this well deserving award. to those in our armed forces keeping our homes and families safe, thank you. and to the fathers, mothers, wives, husbands, and children behind our troops, you also deserve our gratitude for your ongoing sacrifice and bravery. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa, for five minutes. mr. lamalfa: thank you, mr. speaker. yesterday the national resources committee, i questioned and demanded the interior department explain its involvement in creating what appears to be a shell corporation which it calls a nonfederal entity. which would work to remove dams
on the klamath river. this without any authorization from congress. interior officials refused to answer in committee whether it would be subject to the freedom of information act, or even explain why stakeholders are required at these meetings to sign nondisclosure agreements before learning how they will be affected by the actions at these secret meetings. they don't like having them called secret meetings. they have other words, such as private conversation, what have you, or even organizing bylaws for an incoming board at these meetings. mr. speaker, the very idea that federal and state government employees are involved in a project designed explicitly to avoid open government, open government laws, and public disclosure, should give us all pause. especially since tax dollars are being used to pay for the salaries of those folks involved, their travel, the
meeting spaces, etc. they are not doing this probono. while this is billed as a california-oregon project, the intouror secretary's signature is on a pact to create this entity, this suggests that the administration is, again, trying to end run congress to achieve a political goal. i'll continue working to get answers on this klamath issue on the removal of the dams and effect it will have on the klamath basin water users, but in the meantime, the administration needs to end its focus on dam removal and work towards a solution that doesn't ignore the water supply issues that affect so much of the west, affects many thousands of northern california, and especially those directly in the line of fire in the klamath basin that have been clamoring for so long to a long-term solution to keep the water flowing to their farms. at a time of extreme drought in california and the western ates, and even more burden
such as the electric -- electricity renewable mandate that's going to affect california to 50% of required renewables, the concept of removing hydroelectric dams that also make a little water storage and have some positive effects on river temperature, is absurd. why is the priority something that's going to hurt the people of the region hurt their goals, instead we should be pursuing water storage in california and put this issue aside. on top of that insult to injury, it's being done in secret without congressional approval, without the chance for alt stakeholders that really have an effect in the area to be involved. this is the wrong-headed way to do things. it's offensive to me. it's offensive to my constituents. mr. speaker, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back. pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1rks the chair declar
white house economic advisor jason furmon is on capitol hill furman is on -- capitol hill today to talk about future economic growth. live hearing at 2:30 eastern over on c-span3. >> c-span's "washington journal" live every day with news and policy issues that impact you. and coming up tomorrow morning -- new york democratic congressman chris gibson and minnesota congressman tim walz talk about the drawdown to the
lowest levels. icks.hen thomas h be sure to watch c-span's "washington journal" join the discussion. >> so many of my former books were horizontal studies. many countries across the whole region, the ends of the earth, balkan goes, covering a minimum of six countries. here i look at one country in depth and i use it to explore great themes. i think great themes. the holocaust, the cold war, the challenge of vladimir putin. remember, romanian-speaking muldova have a longer border with ukraine than even poland has so to study romainea is to study em-- romania is to study empires. >> robert kaplan, two cold wars and a 30-year journey through
romania and beyond. he talks about the history of the balkan states and romania's struggle to gain democracy since the fall of communism. >> romania was indemically a corrupt country, extremely corrupt because it indemically had weak institutions that were very -- everything was based on bribe and doubling-dealing. and what this shows is this is not nothing. what's happening is the romanian population has grown up and become far more sophisticated. and is demanding clean government. it is its number one demand. >> sunday night at 8:00 eastern on c-span's "q&a." >> looking at the super tuesday republican results -- donald trump won seven of the 11 states in which republicans voted yesterday. georgia, virginia, arkansas, alabama, tennessee, massachusetts and vermont. ted cruz winning the g.o.p. caucuses in alaska. it was his third win on super
tuesday. adding to victories in the texas and oklahoma primaries. marco rubio scored his first win in minnesota. john kasich and ben carson haven't won any races. meanwhile, donald trump says his presidential candidacy is a movement and that he's expanding the republican party even as many of his leaders have distanced themselves from him. here's his appearance after the super tuesday votes were counted. t's about a half-hour. >> good evening. tonight, donald trump is the clear winner on super tuesday. [applause] but the win is important for our country. tonight, donald trump has won georgia and massachusetts,
alabama and virginia, and he's also won the great state of tennessee. tonight is the beginning of donald trump bringing the republican party together for a big victory this november. tonight is the beginning of donald trump bringing the people of our nation together to help america win again. [applause] governor christie: and tonight in all those states who supported mr. trump today, all the ones who voted across this country, are messages to begin to get ready for the fight that is coming this fall. the fight this fall is to mick sure that a united -- is to make sure that a united republican party and a united american people makes sure that hillary rodham clinton never gets in the white house.
[applause] governor christie: since june 16, when mr. trump declared his candidacy, he's shown himself to be tough and strong and bold. he showed himself to be a fighter, a leader who speaks plainly to the american people. he has listened to the american people. the american people are listening to him, and he's bringing the country together. that, ladies and gentlemen, is not a campaign, it's a movement. [applause] governor christie: america wants to come together. america wants to be strong and successful again, but they know that to do that they need to have a strong, bld, tough, decisive -- bold, tough, decisive leader back in the oval office and they have that man after tonight.
ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce to you the next president of the united states, donald trump. cheers and applause] donald trump: chris, thank you very much. i appreciate it. this has been an amazing evening. already we've won five major states, and it looks like we could win six or seven or eight or nine. [cheers and applause] donald trump: it's really been great. i want to congratulate ted on the winning of texas. he worked hard on it and he -- i know how hard he worked, actually, so i congratulate ted cruz on that win. that was an excellent win. we are going to make america great again, folks. we're going to make it great again. you know, i watched hillary's speech and she's talking about wages have been poor and everything's poor and everything's doing badly. she's been there for so long. i mean, if she hasn't straightened it by now, she's not going to straighten it out
in the next four years. it's going to become worse and worse. she wants to make america whole again. what that o figure is about. making america great again is making america whole again. it's so great to be in florida. it's so great to be at mira lago with the press and media and everybody. i know it was a very tough night for marco rubio. he had a tough night but he worked hard. he spent a lot of money. he is a lightweight, as i've said many times before. but, you know what, we're going to go to florida, we're going to spend so much time in florida. we have about a 20-point lead. i know a lot of groups, a lot of the special interests and a lot of the lobbyists and the people that want to have their little senator do exactly as they want, they're going to put $20 million to $25 million into it in the next two weeks from what came over the wires and
frankly that's fine. as far as i'm concerned, it's fine. if he wins, they'll have total control but he's not going anywhere anyway. we'll see what happens. the virginia win was just a great win because it's a place that is just spectacular and a place that we have big investments in, as we have in florida. remember, we have thousands of employees in florida. all along miami, doral and mira lago and so many other places and it's been an amazing place to invest. it's been an amazing place to have so many wonderful employees, some of whom are here tonight, really urging us on. you know, i have thousands of employees all over the country. actually all over the world, but for purposes of tonight we'll just say all over the country. and it's been just so beautiful to watch this company grow and to watch it grow so strongly. recent articles came out talking about how great a company we built, and now we want to put that same ability into doing something for our
nation. i mean, our nation is in serious trouble. we're being killed on trade. absolutely destroyed. china is just taking advantage of us. i have nothing against china. i have great respect for china. but their leaders are too smart for our leaders. our leaders don't have a clue, and the trade deficits at $400 billion and $500 billion are too much. no country can sustain that kind of trade deficit. it won't be that way for long. we have the greatest business leaders in the world on my team already, and believe me, we're going to redo those trade deals and it's going to be a thing of beauty. you look at countries like mexico where they're killing us on the border. absolutely destroying us on the border. they're destroying us in terms of economic development. companies like carrier air-conditioner just moving into mexico. ford moving into mexico. nabisco closing up shop in chicago and moving into mexico. we have to stop it, folks. i know how to stop it.
we're going to create jobs. we're going to create jobs like you've never seen. we're going to lower taxes. i have a plan that larry kudlow and so many others think it's the best plan we've seen. we're going to lower taxes substantially for the middle class. the middle class has been forgotten in our country. it really helped and really probably was the predominant factor in making our country into a country that we all love so much and we're all so proud of but we've forgotten the middle class and we're going to lower taxes. we're lowering taxes on business. you look at all the companies that are moving out. when you see pfizer moving to ireland and you see so many other companies constantly, now they're leaving. they used to move from new york to florida or move from new jersey to someplace else, chris. but now they're moving here -- not that many people are leaving new jersey. but chris understands the problem, fully understands. now they're leaving from places from where they used to move to
into other parts of the world. we can't let that happen. we've lost our manufacturing jobs. we've lost our manufacturing. millions and millions of jobs, thousands and thousands and thousands of plants, manufacturing plants, warehouses. i mean, we are losing so much. we can't let it happen. i tell the story often about a friend of mine who is in the excavation business and he always orders caterpillar and recently he got kamatsu from china because they devaled the yen that it was virtually impossible for caterpillar to compete. i don't want that to happen. they shouldn't be allowed to do it. we have tremendous power over everybody because we are really the source. we have great, great power. the problem is we have politicians that truly, truly, truly don't know what they're doing. so we're going to work very, very hard. i'm so honored by this evening. if you would have told me on june 16 when i was with my wife, melania, and we came down
thess can lator of trump tower and it looked literally like this. you have a lot of cameras here tonight. it looked literally like the academy awards. i never saw so many cameras in my life and it takes courage to run. i tell you what, it takes a lot of courage to run for president. i've never done this before. i've been a job producer. i've done a lot of things, but this is something i've never done. but i felt we had to do it. when you look at the incompetence of the iran deal where we give $150 billion, we get absolutely nothing. when you look at all of the problems our country has and you look at our military, which is really being depleted, rapidly depleted, we're going to make our military bigger and better and stronger than ever before and nobody, nobody, nobody is going to mess with us, folks. nobody. [cheers and applause] donald trump: so it's just an amazing honor to have you with me tonight. if you want press, i think we told you before we'll be ok if you want to ask a few
questions. yes, go ahead. >> mr. trump, you said your campaign is focused on uniting, not dividing. [indiscernible] the country, not just your party. a report [indiscernible] some strongly worded statements coming out in recent days, including the senator of nebraska said, if donald trump ends up as the republican a inee, we will need to find third party option. donald trump: they can do that and then they'll lose everything. that will be the work of a loser. let me just explain something. if you've seen what's happened, whether you go to south carolina, where i had a huge victory, we had a tremendous victory in new hampshire, tremendous in nevada, you look at what's happened. and tonight, of course, is the best of all. i mean, right now they're projected i guess six but we could be seven, eight, nine and major states. it's georgia, alabama, massachusetts.
[cheers and applause] donald trump: tennessee, virginia and, you know, these are amazing states. so we're probably going to get a lot more. in fact we're projected to have some pretty good additional numbers. but i will say this, look, we have expanded the republican party. when you look at what's happened in south carolina and you see the kind of numbers that we got in terms of extra people coming in, they came from the democratic party or the democrat party and they're democrats and longtime democrats and they were never going to switch and they all switched and they were independents. and we've actually expanded the party. look at the number of votes we had in that area as an example. four years ago they had 390,000 or so votes. we doubled -- we were almost 800,000. whereas the democrats went down. there's much less enthusiasm for the democrats. so i -- look, i'm a unifire. i know people will find that a
little hard to believe but, believe me, i'm a unifire. once we get all of this finished i'm going to go after one people, that's hillary clinton. on the assumption that she's allowed to run. that's a big assumption. i don't know if she's going to be allowed to run and i think that's frankly going to be an easy race. you've seen the polls. i beat hillary in many polls. i don't think marco will be able to beat her. i think ted will have a very hard time. but ted at least has a shot because at least he's won a little bit. so i just tell you this. we are going to be a much finer party, a much -- we're going to be a unified party. i mean, to be honest with you. and we are going to be a much bigger party. and you can see that happening. we're going to be a much bigger party. our party is expanding. and all you have to do is take a look at the primary states where i've won and just look. we've gone from x number to a much larger number. that hasn't happened to the republican party in many, many decades. so i think we're going to be
more inclusive. i think we're going to be more unified. and i think we're going to be a much bigger party and i think we're going to win in november. ok. yeah. [applause] >> [inaudible] along those lines [inaudible] planned parenthood and immigration. are you trying to adjust your tone to something more general? donald trump: i'm doing what's right. planned parenthood did good work for millions and millions of women. i know the so-called conservatives, they say that's really -- i'm a conservative but i'm a commonsense conservative. but millions of women have been helped by planned parenthood. but we're not going to allow and we're not going to fund as long as you have the abortion going on at planned parenthood and we understand that. i said it loud and clear. but -- and we'll see what happens. but planned parenthood, millions of people -- and i've had thousands of letters from women that have been helped.
this wasn't a setup. this is people writing letters. i'm going to be good for women and women's health issues. it's very important to me. very important to me. and maybe that's not a perfect conservative view but i can tell you one thing. i'm more conservative than anybody on the military, on taking care of our vets, on the border. [cheers and applause] donald trump: on the war. on getting rid of obamacare and coming up with something much, much better. and certainly getting rid of common core and bringing education to a local level so that you're going to have good education for our children who are being absolutely starved for proper education. so, sarah, i mean, you can call it what you want. but i am a truth teller and i will tell the truth, ok? yeah, go ahead. finish it. >> [inaudible] donald trump: i feel awfully good. i mean, i'm watching your
people and i'm going to be very nice. i'm watching your people on cnn and i'm watching the fox people and i'm watching the msnbc people too. ok. see. i'm becoming diplomatic. [laughter] they are being very and, they are declaring marco rubio the big loser of the night. he hasn't won anything. i have to tell you, he was very nasty. i never heard a person get up and speak on an evening like this and be nasty. he has a right to be nasty. he has not won anything. and he is not going to be very nice. i do congratulate ted cruz. i know how hard ted cruz has worked on texas. that is a big get. i did very well in texas. i came in second. one of the things my son told me which i didn't realize is that not only do i win most of the states, some are coming in, i came in second, no worst than second. so, it wasn't like i won and
then i disappeared. the worst i had was a second. so i am very honored by the turnout. ok, yes, go ahead. >> washington today, paul ryan, speaker of the house, and senator mcconnell, thought it necessary that you had not been sincere enough -- [inaudible] donald trump: right, right. oh, they are totally wrong. i disavowed. chris is my -- he gave me the honor of joining the campaign. he called me, he said, now what you have is a movement. we spoke. today in kentucky. you have never seen a crowd like that. it had to be 20,000 people inside this massive convention center. every place we are speaking. if we have 10,000 people it is a small group. we had 35,000 people in alabama.
when chris called he said this is a movement. they have never seen what is happening now. i'm honored by it. when chris joined we had a news conference. and they asked me the exact same question. and i said, i disavow. now, right after the program we are talking about, i thought it was clear, we are talking about groups, groups, groups. who knows. right after i reviewed it, i put out a tweet and on facebook, i put out i disavow. i disavowed them. i disavowed then, i disavowed today with george stephanopoulos on abc. disavowed it today. but, i disavowed and i hope it is the final time i have to do it. but, if you look at facebook and twitter i put out a statement because i wanted everyone to be sure. >> you call yourself a negotiator, deal maker is this
campaign sort of a negotiation for you? mr. trump: no, it is not. but there is always going to be some negotiation. and, it's going to be a good negotiation. not a bad negotiation. it's going to be a negotiation where we start at certain levels. hopefully i will make a great deal and lots of great deals for the american people. now look, you cannot go around just signing notices the president signs all the time, executive orders. he is like, executive order, executive order. i don't know, does he deal with ongress anymore? does he speak with congressmen and get them into a room and get things done? a good example is something that i think is important to me. corporate inversion. carl icahn, a great businessman who endorses me, i talked to him about where we are losing companies. the taxes are too high.
we have the highest taxed nation in the world. and very importantly they have trillions, trillions of dollars outside of this country. the democrats agree it should be brought back in. the republicans agree it should be brought back in. everyone agrees it should be brought back in. i could sit in a room or the oval office for literally half hour and i believe i could get everybody, every single person. it is one thing if they do not agree on health core -- on health care or common core or ther things. here's one thing where everybody were almost everybody agrees. these trillions and trillions of dollars should be brought into the country. the president can't make a deal. the reason is he doesn't know how to make a deal. he probably does not work at it. he probably doesn't care. you are talking tremendous amounts of money. so, when you have something that everybody wants and you cannot make a deal, there is
something going on that is wrong. you have the wrong leader. >> is immigration negotiableable? donald trump: we are going to have a wall. i can tell you. we are going to have a wall. i watched the ex-president of mexico. the arrogance of this man. i get along with hispanics. you saw in nevada, i won in the poll, the hispanic vote. i have thousands who work for me right now that are hispanic. i've had thousands of thousands over my lifetime. these are great people. the mexican leaders are too smart for our leaders. you saw it. first of all, vincent fox, no one even talked about the word he used. he was angry at the concept of somebody saying they were going to pay for the wall. mexico is going to pay for the wall. we have a trade deficit with mexico. $58 billion.
the wall is going to cost $10 billion. it is so easy. i have had these guys that i am on the stage with come up and say, you don't really mean mexico is going to pay for the wall. as sure as you are standing there, 100% mexico is going to pay. [applause] mr. trump: the reason is i'm a businessman. i know how to do this. politicians are all talk. no action. except for chris christie, of course. it is not going to happen. when you think of that, and they say you are never going to be able to build a wall, it is 2000 miles but we need 1000 miles. the deprate wall of china built 2,000 years ago is 13,000 miles, folks. bill 2000 years ago. and, they didn't have caterpillar tractors. i love john deere. they didn't have tractors. they didn't have cranes. they didn't have excavation equipment.
the wall is 13,000 miles long. we need 1,000 miles. we have all of the materials. this is going to be a serious wall. this is going to be a high wall. this is going to be a very serious wall. we are going to stop drugs from coming into new hampshire. you know, when i won new hampshire, those people were so incredible to me. when you go to new hampshire, it is so beautiful, it is so bucolic. and yet, when you go to a meeting in new hampshire, the number one problem, heroin is pouring in. they have so many young people and other people addicted. i told them i'm going to stop it. i'm going to stop it. we are going to have a strong border. we are going to have a strong border. people are going to come into this country, but they are going to come in legally. >> what do you think of rick scott?
mr. trump: he is a friend of mine and i have a lot of espect for rick scott. >> are your plans --donald trump: we have a big problem. [inaudible] mr. trump: we have a big, big problem. i will tell it like it is. we have a big, big problem. we have to figure it out. radical islamic terrorism, big problem. not only for us. you take a look at germany, sweden, brussels. you look at these places. it is like a disaster. and, we are not going to allow people to come into our country, we have no idea where they come from. they have no paperwork. they are young and they are strong. you look at that migration line. they are young, they are strong, they are powerful. and you say, why aren't they back fighting for their country? with that being said i feel strong.
i have a bigger heart than anybody. we're going to build a safe zone in syria. and i will get the gulf states, who have more money than anybody. we have to loosen their wallets. they are not accepting people. but wait, wait, wait. we are going to get the gulf states to pay for it. and they should. >> you have been talking about your plan -- mr. trump:you heard what i said. i gave you a good answer. o ahead. inaudible] mr. trump: we are going to do great the african-americans. you see the polls. you see that in the polls, one poll i am 25%. and one of the commentators, who i think is standing in the back of the corner said, if donald trump gets 25% of the african-american vote, this election is over.
you watch. the reason i am getting that and i will do great with hispanics and virtually every group. the reason, i am going to bring jobs back. i will get apple build their computers and iphones on our land, not china. how does it help us when we make it in china? [applause] reporter: if marco rubio cannot win florida, is it time for him to get out? do you plan to spend the $25 million that he --mr. trump: look, i'll was liked marco until about a week ago when he went hostile. he decided to become a don rickles. but don rickles has a lot more talent. honestly, i did. he is losing very badly. the only way you can possibly win, take the hail mary, they called t. the folks in the back, and go hostile, it's hurt him. in fact, one of the newscast
said he went down 15% or 20%. it has really hurt him. but look, i am not going to tell him what to do. i am not going to tell anybody what to do. he had a bad night. according to cnn, fox. i watched their broadcast. they said of the loser of the night was marco rubio. he has not won anything. at least you can say that ted has won something. marco has not won. you got to be able to win, you cannot talk. you know these politician, all talk, no action. you have to be able to win something. he actually has not come very close. we will see what happens. yes, go ahead. reporter: there is a criticism from speaker ryan and senate majority leader mcconnell. mr. trump: i was not equivocating. let's not say it again, who are you? good job. who are you? ho are you with?
look, i don't want to waste a lot of time. i am going to get along great with congress. paul ryan, i do not know him well, but i'm sure we will get along. and if we don't, he will have to pay a big price, ok? ok. [laughter] go ahead, on the right. ok, yes? reporter: mr. trump, you say what you will do for the united tates -- mr. trump: i am going to be a big, good president. but look. we have a country that is in big trouble. our infrastructure is going to hell, our hospitals and airports -- i go throughout the world. you go to qatar, you go to so many places, in china, asia, different places in the middle east. you look at some of the airports they have, the roadways they have, the transportation systems they have and the trains. we are like a third world country.
so i am going to be very good for the world and get along with the world. you are going to be very proud of me, even you will be very proud of me as a president. but, we have to rebuild our country because our country is going to hell. people don't understand that. and hillary clinton does not have a clue. she can't do that. she is talking about -- you know, one thing that really bothered me, the reason i have such great support, is that people in the middle income groups are making less money today than they made 12 years ago. and in her speech she just said they are making less money, she has been there with obama for a long period of time. why hasn't she done anything about it? she's picked up what i say. the difference is she's been there for a long period of time. why haven't they done anything about it? then you look at her record as secretary of state, it is abysmal. you look at what goes on with syria. you look at what is going on with everything. it is a disaster. we are going to have an interesting period of time.
i do not know if she is going to be allowed to run. what she did was a criminal act. if she is allowed to run i will be surprised. but if she is allowed to run, it will be a sad day for this country. because what she did was wrong. and what she did, let me just tell you -- [applause] mr. trump: what she did was wrong, and other people have done far worse than her and paid -- far less they on her and they paid a very, very big price. ok, one or two more questions. reporter: yesterday you said that everything is negotiable. mr. trump: where did i say that? where? where? i did not say that. yes, i will take two feet off the wall. ou did not listen, jeremy.
reporter: would you allow them to stay in the country? mr. trump: at this moment, absolutely not. no. we either have a country or we do not. we have borders or we do not. and at this moment, the answer is, absolutely not. [applause] mr. trump: one or two more questions. make it a nice question, david, please. reporter: we are hearing questions some people inside the republican national committee are considering monkey wrenching at the state level --trying to clear you away -- mr. trump: i think, you know, t david -- ok, go ahead. reporter: should they commit to honoring their agreement with you? mr. trump: well, look, i do not expect -- i have a lot of respect. i like the rnc, i don't know if i have been treated fairly or not. but i can tell you that i do respect him. what i do have is a great number of people. i have millions and millions of
people. when i was watching those of broadcasts just a little while ago before i came in here because i wanted to see exactly where we were before he started speaking. i was amazed at the numbers. republicans have tremendous energy. the democrats don't. they don't have any energy. their numbers are down. our numbers are through the roof. people are making statements they have never seen in modern times, a party that was so energized. i think if someone is doing as well as i am doing, and i am ot just speaking for myself, but if it was me or anyone else. if i am going to win 5 -- i already won 5 -- it could be nine. i could win nine states tonight. if i'm going to win all of these states with tremendous numbers and worst is second in the two or three i might not win, i think we are a democracy, i think it's awfully hard to say that's not the person we want to lead the party.
you know, it is very hard. it i think it is a going question -- a great question, david, because i really think that one of the biggest things everyone it sees happening, is the republican party has become more dynamic and diverse. we are taking from the democrats and the independents. we have a lot more people. we have a lot more people. i mean, take a look at south carolina. look at the numbers from four years ago. when nobody even wanted to waste their time and vote. then -- i was there, you had lines a mile long. it virtually more than doubled. we have a very, very dynamic party. and i think we will be able to unify the party. i think we will get along with everybody. i don't know paul ryan well, but i hope to be able to get along with him. i do know mitch mcconnell a little bit. but i hope to the able to get along with him. remember this, i have millions and millions and millions of people. this is not a close match. it is too bad winner did not
take all, because this thing would be over, and we would have a celebration. [applause] mr. trump: you know, we are having a celebration. so anyway, i just want to -- look, i want to end by thanking everyone. this has been an amazing period in my life. my wife just called and ivanka will have a baby very soon. she's a special person. it's going to be great. that could certainly be within the next week. this has been an amazing period of time, even from an educational standpoint. and i think honestly, we have done something that almost nobody thought could be done. and i am very proud. i just want to leave you with this. i am a unifier, i would love to see the republican party and everybody get together and unify. when we unify, there is nobody that is going to beat us. thank you very much everybody. [applause] mr. trump: thank you very much, thank you.
[applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. isit ncicap.org] >> donald trump wound up winning seven of 11 states. meanwhile, on the democratic side of super tuesday, hillary clinton widened her lead over democratic rival, bernie sanders, and minority voters helped her secure key victories in seven states -- georgia, virginia, arkansas, alabama, tennessee, texas, and massachusetts. giving her 1,001 delegates. senator sanders won four states, his home state of vermont, as well as oklahoma, minnesota, and colorado for a total of 373 delegates.
hillary clinton spoke to reporters after last night's results are announced. her comments are about a half-hour. secretary clinton: thank you. thank you-all so much. thank you. thank you-all so much. what a super tuesday! [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: you know all across our country today, democrats voted to break down barriers so we can all rise ogether. i am so delighted to be here with you in florida. i congratulate senator sanders
on his strong showing and campaigning and i'm grateful to all of you who voted for me. to the volunteers and organizers. i know you worked your hearts out. and to all my friends, many of a lifetime who traveled to all the states to tell people about the candidate they knew and to the hundreds of thousands of people who went to hillaryclinton.com to give what they could. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: now this campaign moves forward to the crescent city, motor city, and beyond. we are going to work for every vote. and we will need all of you to keep volunteering, contributing, doing everything you can, talking to your friends and neighbors because this country belongs to all of us, not just those at the top.
[cheers and applause] secretary clinton: not just the people who look one way, worship one way, or even think one way. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: america prospers when we all prosper. america is strong when we are all strong. and we know we've got work to do. but that work, that work is not to make america great again. america never stopped being great. we -- [cheers] secretary clinton: we have to make america whole. we have to fill in. fill in what's been hollowed out. [chanting u.s.a.! ]
secretary clinton: we have to make strong the broken places, restitch the bonds of trust and respect across our country. now, it might be unusual as i have said before for a presidential candidate to say this, but i'm going to keep saying it. i believe what we need in america today is more love and kindness. cheers and applause] because you know what? you know what? it works. instead of building walls, we are going to break down barriers and build -- [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: build ladders of opportunity and empowerment so every american can live up to his or her potential, because then and only then can america live up
to its full potential, too. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: it's clear tonight that the stakes in this election have never been higher. and the rhetoric we are hearing on the other side has never been lower. [booing] secretary clinton trying to divide america between us and them is long and we are not doing going to let it work. -- not going to let it work. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: you know, whether we like it or not, we are all in this together, my friends. and we all have to do our part, but, unfortunately, too many of those with the most wealth and the most power in this country today seem to have forgotten that basic truth about america.
yesterday i was at the old south meeting house in boston where nearly 2 1/2 centuries ago american patriots organized the original tea party, and i had to wonder what they would make of corporations that seem to have absolutely no loyalty to the country that gave them so much. what would they say about student loan companies that overcharge young people struggling to get out of debt? even young men and women serving our country in the military, or corporations that shift their headquarters overseas to avoid paying their fair share of taxes. like johnson controls, an auto parts company from wisconsin, that all of us, we taxpayers, helped to bail out with the auto rescue back in 2008, now they are turning their back on
america. [booing] secretary clinton: i'm not interested in condemning whole categories of people or businesses. i'm just interested in making things right. so let there be no doubt, if you cheat your employees, exploit consumers, pollute our environment, or rip off the taxpayers, we are going to hold you accountable. cheers and applause] secretary clinton: but, but if you do the right thing, if you invest in your workers and in america's future, then we'll stand with you. we all need to work together to break down the barriers holding back our families and our country. because the middle class needs a raise. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: and more good jobs, jobs that pay enough
for a family to live on. even put a little away for retirement. jobs that provide dignity and a bright future. that's why we have to invest in manufacturing and infrastructure and small business and clean energy. enough clean energy to power every home in america. cheers and applause] secretary clinton: don't let anybody tell you we can't make things in america anymore, because we can. we are, and we will. and together we can break down the barriers that face working class families across america, especially in struggling rust belt communities and small appalachian towns that have been hollowed out by lost jobs and lost hope. families, who for generations, kept our lights on and our factories running.
together we can break down barriers for our kids so they get the education they need and deserve. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: every child in america should have a great school and a great teacher, no matter what zip code they live in. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: together we can break down barriers for women and finally guarantee it will pay to work. cheers and applause] ecretary clinton: and -- [chanting "hillary"] secretary clinton: we can break down barriers for families who have seen too many black
children harassed, humiliated, and even killed. we can break down barriers for voters in north carolina who have been systematically disenfranchised and disempowered. we can break down barriers for hardworking immigrants everywhere who are too often exploited and intimidated. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: we have to defend all our rights, workers' rights, and women's rights, civil rights, and voting rights, lgbt rights, and rights for people with disabilities. cheers and applause] secretary clinton: that starts by standing with president obama when he nominates a strong justice to the supreme court. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: i know, i
know too many americans have lost faith in our future. we hear it in the voices of parents who don't know how they are going to give their kids the opportunities they deserve. we see it in the eyes of working men and women who don't expect anything to come easy but wonder why it has to be quite so hard. like many of you, i find strength and purpose in the values i learned from my family and my faith. they gave me simple words to live by, an old methodist saying, do all the good you can, for all the people you can, for as long as you can. and that is why -- [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: that is why i believe deeply that if we resist the forces trying to drive us apart we can come together to make this country work for everyone, the struggling, the strife again and the successful. if we all do our part, we can
restore our common faith in our common future. that's the spirit powering this campaign. it comes from the young janitor in arkansas who stopped buying junk food and put off getting a haircut so he could contribute to it. it comes from the disabled combat veteran from nebraska who sent in $10. in 70 years of his life he had never donated to a political campaign until now. you can join us, too. go to hillaryclinton.com, make donation, text, join to 47246. let me leave you with a story that inspired so many of us by now we all know what happened in flint, michigan, don't we? our city's children were poisoned by toxic water because their do you have goff wanted to save a little -- governor wanted to save a little money. but there's another story in
flint, it's the story of a community that's been knocked down but refused to be knocked out. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: it is hundreds of union plumbers coming from across the country to help install new water fixtures. it's students raising funds for water deliveries and showing up to contribute supplies. it's the united auto workers and general motors donating millions of dollars to help. and when i visited flint a few weeks ago, i went to the house of prayer missionary baptist church, the congregation locked arms and sang, we've come too far from where we started from, they are not about to quit now. we know there are many other flints out there. communities that are hurting and need help. but we've come too far in this country to let us turn back. we are going to build on the progress that we have made.
we saved the auto industry thanks to president obama. now we've got to create new jobs and industries of the future. [cheers and applause] secretary clinton: we have ensured 90% of americans thanks to president obama, now we have to finish the job and get to 100%. we have come too far to stop now. we've got to keep going. keep working. keep breaking down those barriers and imagine what we can build together when each and every american has a chance to live up to his or her own god-given potential. thank you-all so very much. thank you. [cheers and applause] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2016] [captioning performed by the
a little more about texas. abby livingston is a reporter with the texas tribune. it was not just the presidential primary in the lone star state yesterday. there was also congressional primaries. walk us through -- where their were there -- challengers to these republican incumbents? guest: there was a lot of fear, but i would not say -- what was happening in texas was record turnout on the republican and democratic side. we are not because typically relevant by the time the presidential primary comes. it is hard for us to look to history to gauge how presidential turnout affects these congressional races.
given that it is such an antiestablishment here on both -- thend hillary clinton hispanic community has an affinity for hillary clinton, it made us unsure how things were going. one incumbent that had a scary night was kevin brady, the chair of the ways and means committee in the house. .e narrowly avoided a runoff ok.others came out pretty the race was called early. culberson,ns, john , that may be it. on the democratic side -- host: what do you make of ted texas?victory there in what was his ground game like in his home state? he laid it down the mark before
super tuesday saying if you cannot win your own state, you should get out. not spend asuz did much time in texas campaigning as we anticipated. the infrastructure was not there when you compare to his efforts in south carolina. he spent a lot of time in those estates. what is key to remember is he still has very high favorability ratings among texas republicans. it was only four years ago that he ran a brilliant senate campaign. a lot of that goodwill seemed to have held over. the big point to notice in ted cruz's texas campaign is not necessarily the statewide turnout. he did not clear 50%, which is what he needed to really do well. texas 155 delegates
are broken down by congressional district and he really cleaned up. donald trump did not eat into the texas margins that much. ted cruz did not do that well beyond texas. host: you can >> this tweet shows how the democratic vote count went last night during super tuesdayer. hillary clinton won seven states and 1001 delegates. bernie sanders as 371 delegates. the next round will be divided up march 15 when florida, illinois, missouri, north carolina, and ohio vote. but as sean davis with the federalist points out, there is a primary voting in nearly a dozen more states as well as the district of columbia and a couple of protectorates between
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>> the supreme court today is taking up the biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century. you can see a crowd of people outside the court holding competing rallies. the justices are considering whether a texas law hampers a woman's constitutional right to obtain an abortion. the law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and clinics, to meet the standards for ambulatory surgical centers. look for the oral argument coverage of that on the c-span networks in our upcoming program schedule. next, the u.s. house gaveling in. they'll debate a bill that will require states to report when they remove a doctor or dentist from their medicaid provider list. live coverage here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the prayer will be offered by our chaplain, father conroy. chaplain conroy: let us pray. dearor