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c-span, gore unfiltered view of politics. -- your unfiltered view of politics. >> massachusetts senator elizabeth warren spoke to young voters on a virtual campaign fundraiser for her party's presumptive democratic presidential nominee joe biden, urging them to vote and answering questions. symone: i am excited to introduce you to some super amazing young folks. before i do that i
want to bring , it my friend stephanie. thank you so much for all of the work you do. we are very excited to be partnering with you today. give a warm welcome to stephanie taylor. stephanie: hello, everybody. of progressiveer campaign committee, i am so excited to be here. i want to start by saying thank you to everyone on this call for getting involved in this election. we always say every election is the most important of our
lifetime but this one really is. ,between the economy and coronavirus, people's lives depend on replacing donald with joe biden in the white house, and young people are going to make it happen. to give you a quick introduction to the progressive change committee we are a grassroots , organization with one million members. we
elect great people to office at the local, state, and federal levels, and we work with them once they are in office to push forward progressive priorities. lifecycle we supported over 1100 , candidates. symone: 1100 candidates? stephanie: 1100 candidates. had school board to senate, now i can say school board to president. if you are thinking about running for office, check out boldprogress.org. when we first started working with elizabeth warren years ago
when she was a harvard professor, she was working with a group of former volunteers and students to create the consumer financial protection bureau. even then, she was inspiring people to take action with the power of her ideas. later, we ran the draft elizabeth warren for senate campaign, we organized hundreds of house parties in massachusetts. we raised over $1 million and small grassroots organizations. we kept working with her ever since. i wanted to say a word about why elizabeth warren is such a special leader. she knows that progressive ideas are popular. she knows progressive ideas can win. like us, she knows that young people are the ones moving our country in a progressive direction. young people are leading us. if you remember one thing from this call, remember this -- young people will determine the outcome of the 2020 election. the more young people vote, the more enthusiastic we are to volunteer, the better the
chances of victory and the bigger our victory will be. if joe biden keeps going bigger and bolder with his policies like he has been doing, our chances of victory get bigger too. that is why we are so happy to have this conversation, just as joe biden announced a very ambitious climate and clean energy plan. polling this past week shows that 60% of folks under 45, whether republican, independent, or democratic, support a $1 trillion investment in clean energy infrastructure and jobs. 60%. that's good news, because joe biden proposed $2 trillion. polling also from harvard's institute of politics shows a whopping 85% of young americans, including 94% of democrats and 76% of republicans, favor student debt reform. joe biden and elizabeth warren both endorse the idea of
canceling $10,000 worth of student debt during the coronavirus crisis. when data for progress polled the idea, it was popular by a 2:1 margin. elizabeth warren is an incredibly effective advocate for these popular ideas. we are thrilled to be with her today, talking about the stakes in this year's election. every day counts. thank you for getting involved with joe biden's league 46 initiative and thank you for caring about this country. sen. warren: it is terrific to be here with you. i love being with powerful women. symone, good to see you. stephanie, good to see you. it is fabulous to be here. i also brought a special guest today, if i can get him to stand up. come here. bailey. he's asleep right now. stephanie: we love bailey. sen. warren: let me see if i can get him up. bailey, bailey. come here. come here, bud. i'm bribing him here. say hello.
come on, say hello, bailey. can everybody see bailey? a little bit? there we go. symone: greetings, bailey. sen. warren: bailey is definitely going to vote in november and he is voting democrat all the way. bailey for biden. we had start with bailey. good to see you. stephanie, you've got some questions? stephanie: yeah, actually, senator, we do have questions. symone: before we let stephanie ask, i want to bring in jackson hurely. he is going to ask you the first couple of questions today. we appreciate you for bringing bailey to hang out with us. where's jackson? i see you. jackson: hi, how's it going? i think you have heard, my name is jackson. i'm the president of northeastern university for biden in your home state of
massachusetts. sen. warren: northeastern rocks. jackson: love northeastern. yeah, i'm going to ask you a couple of quick questions to introduce you to everyone in the call. i remember your grab a drink series throughout the primary with voters. i was just wondering what is your go to drink. coffee, tea, something else? sen. warren: oh, all day long, it is tea. i don't drink coffee. can you imagine me with caffeine? jackson: what type of tea? sen. warren: tea that has stuff in it. like vanilla tea, hazelnut tea. i love the flavored teas, with lots of cream. jackson: i'm a big iced tea fan. that resonates with me. so, moving on a little bit more, there's a lot of great music out now. what song or songs are you listening to or tuning into these days? sen. warren: good question. i spend a lot of time with powerful women.
aretha franklin, patsy cline. those are kind of -- dolly parton. i love hearing this kind of thing. i love hearing the oldies that i can sing along with because it brings me comfort. johnny cash, hank williams, maybe a little jazz. dave brubeck. so kind of a mix. things that feel familiar. that is the kind of music that feels good to me right now. jackson: i definitely agree with you there. it sounds like you have a lot of great music choices. so, this one is a little more serious. in all of your time as a u.s. senator, you have cast many votes. out of all of those votes, what did you think has been the most critical and most important? sen. warren: oh, that's a good question. before i start, i do want to say how frustrating it has been to have mitch mcconnell calling the shots in the united states senate.
we need to vote him out so that we can make real change. that is what we've got to do. let me think. there have been a lot of really important votes. the dream act, gun reform after sandy hook. but there is one vote that really shows the power of democracy. and that was the vote to stop the republicans from repealing obamacare. it's why millions of people still have health care coverage today. jackson: well, thank you so much for casting that vote. i'm sure i speak for everyone on this call that obamacare is definitely one of the most critical pieces of legislation, especially in my lifetime. i'm very fortunate to not remember life before obamacare. thinking of it not existing and not having that option for americans across the country is honestly terrifying. as a young person, as a student,
i do really appreciate you casting that vote. so, you had mentioned everything that's going on right now. what is it like being a senator at home? how does that compare being in d.c.? you showed bailey, i am sure he enjoys having you around the house more. sen. warren: you know, i really miss being able to connect with people face-to-face. but, i like being able to spend time with my sweetie bruce. bailey is in dog heaven. he flopped down and is snoozing right here. he seems to have found ways to maximize getting exactly between wherever bruce and i are. i think he studied geometry or something. and wherever it is you might want to step next, bailey is stretched out there. he really is in dog heaven.
that's what matters. jackson: he is always one step ahead of the game, apparently, getting in between the two of you. yeah, symone, that is all the questions i have. symone: they were great questions. thank you. senator, i must be honest. i did coach them and tell them you have to ask him about the coffee because i find it interesting you don't drink coffee. i don't know how you have this energy off the tea, but it is definitely on my rubble -- definitely at my rubble -- definitely admirable. we appreciate you. we are 110 days out officially from election day today. i want to bring in another good friend of mine. nevada state senator yvanna cancela who has been a good friend of ours since the primary. she is helping lead our efforts in nevada. hey, senator. i want to bring her in to talk policy, because frankly, people
like to organize around issues as well. yes, this is an important moment, but we also know this is an important moment for policy. there are lots of things we are talking about on the campaign trail. i am going to kick it over to her and she will ask you some policy questions. senator, have at it. sen. cancela: thank you. it is so good to see you. i'm in my legislative office because we are in special session in nevada dealing with our budget crisis as a result of our public health crisis. it couldn't be a better time to talk about policy, not only because we have 110 days until we kick donald trump out of the white house, but because young people need to be engaged in policymaking and in formulating ideas and reaching out to their representatives at all levels of government. and especially as we get ready to really kick the election into high gear.
i'm so excited to know that our -- to know that there are young people all over the country who want to make their voices heard. i can't think of a better person to talk to about policy than you because of your ability to take these complicated ideas, these 800, 900 page bills, and explain them only as a former professor could. two issue areas i would like to chat with you about. before we do, let me say, as someone who has grown very codependent with my dog during the quarantine, i love how much you love bailey. it is incredibly sweet. sen. warren: he is a sweet boy. sen. cancela: the first area i want to chat about relates to the high cost of prescription drugs. people often think about health care holistically and it is important to talk about health care reform. i spent a lot of time digging into prescription drug costs because they can be very, very life-changing for individuals that face them.
one of the areas that is most exemplary of this is in the high cost of insulin. so, if you have type 1 diabetes, you rely on insulin to live. you have type 2 diabetes, you likely need it and the cost of the drug skyrockets. as a result, young people are forced to make decisions about what jobs they seek, where they live, the care they are able to access. you've been an outspoken supporter of making sure we rein in those costs, not only as it relates to insulin, but across the board. i would love to hear from you about how we can get young people to engage in this issue and what we can do under a biden administration to bring in the high costs of prescription drugs generally, but especially insulin. sen. warren: you frame this exactly the right way. it is about our health and our finances, and how these two
link together. my daddy had a heart attack when i was a little girl and it nearly sent our family over a financial cliff. today, i think about the young people who are facing the double blow. an illness or a really bad diagnosis, and then they turn around and have their lives upended while they are trying to pay medical bills. no american should ever, ever die or go bankrupt because of health-care costs. no more gofundme campaigns to pay for care. no more rationing insulin to try to make it last longer. no more choosing between medicine and groceries. why are drug costs so high? the health care industry spent $4.7 billion lobbying over the last decade. so, if we want to pass
meaningful health care changes in washington, we are going to need to start with comprehensive anticorruption reforms to rein in these drug companies. that means closing the revolving door between drug company lobbyists and the government. it means ending the practice of large pharmaceutical companies vacuuming up all of the senior government officials so that they can get them in their businesses and then use them to have influence on people who are currently in government. it works in the other direction, too. no more drug lobbyists in charge of federal health care policy. and there's another part of this. it is insane that members of congress who can pass health care policy are currently allowed to own stock in drug companies. vice president biden and i have
both long refused to own or trade in individual stocks while we are in office and this should be a requirement of every elected official, not a choice. a requirement for members of congress, a requirement for other senior government officials. that is where i start. it is going to be tough. it is going to be a hard fight and we can't do this alone. that is why it is that joe needs a grassroots movement fighting alongside him. the folks who have power are not going to give it up easy. the only way that's going to happen with a president in the white house and a grassroots movement to back him up. that is how we get real change. sen. cancela: i couldn't agree more. as a former union organizer, i have gotten to live the power of the collective and it is so true that in this election, we have
an opportunity not only to elect joe biden to the white house, but to build a grassroots army to enact the policies we all care about. the second question is unrelated, but it goes along the same vein and it has to do with the work you spent a lifetime in, and it is consumer protection. i have worked on legislation here in nevada to rein in payday lenders. they are one example of short-term high-interest loans that can put people into the quicksand of economic despair. in a moment where we see such economic hardship created by donald trump's supreme mismanagement of the covid-19 crisis, a lot of folks are vulnerable to what sounds like really good opportunities for quick cash. what can we do, not only in the short term to ensure that people have the best information to make financial decisions, but as policymakers and as leaders
within our communities, whether we are at our college campuses or across-the-board, to make sure that we continue to push for consumer protection? sen. warren: so, it is a great question. let me, if i can, say a word about the consumer financial protection bureau. we are about to celebrate the 10th anniversary of president obama's signing it into law. and the republicans have had the cfpb in their crosshairs from the moment that we began calling for a watchdog to bark back at the big banks. now, donald trump has gone right along with that and he has proven time and time again that the only priority he has is to line the pockets of himself and his billionaire buddies. if that means cheating consumers, he doesn't care. but after years of industry
attacks and gop opposition, i want to note a couple of weeks ago, a conservative supreme court recognized what we have known all along. that is that the cfpb itself and the law that created it are constitutional. so, cfpb is here to stay. now, joe biden knows that at its core, the fight to protect consumers is a fight to get rid of corruption in washington. as president, he is going to make sure that the cfpb can do its job and put consumers first, while also putting some teeth back into the cfpb in order to scare away these greedy companies that target hard-working consumers. we know that some corporations are going to see this pandemic as an opportunity to exploit people and to rip people off. you are already seeing it.
that is why we need the cfpb to be actively monitoring and focusing its resources on industries that are ripe for consumer abuses, including debt collectors, including payday lenders, including mortgage servicers. the cfpb should be using its enforcement powers to the greatest extent possible to punish companies that violate the law. in so many policy areas we talk about, we talk about legislation we have to get through congress -- we've got legislation on this one. what we need is a president in the white house who will put a director as the head of that agency and then stand behind that director as that director gets in there and fights on behalf of consumers. that agency can work and it does work. we just need joe biden in the white house to give it its full
head to make it happen. symone: thank you, senator. yes, thank you. so, senator warren, i know how much you love the economy and i am sure you were wondering why we have yet to talk about the build back better plan. we are going to get back to it. i'm saving the best for last for you. i saved it for last. for the folks out there who don't know, vice president biden recently unveiled his build back better plan because he believes we don't need to build back to where we were before trump, we need to build back and be better , because there are issues long before the coronavirus, covid-19, was felt not just across the country but across the world. we have been rolling and trucking around when it comes to our build back better plan. the first plank was about innovation and manufacturing.
the second plate was around and they -- the clean energy economy and infrastructure. the third plank is around the caring economy. i want to bring in my good friend kyle. kyle on the mic right here. looks better than all of us put together today. kyle is going to kick off our rapid response section for you, senator warren. your first question is going to be about the build back better plan. we will have a stopped clock. weight bill lee timing you. you. will be timing this is in fact a test to see how close you can stay in the time. hopefully we will get through a lot of great questions. i will leave it to you. have at it. kyle: hello, again. my name is kyle l. jones, known as the millennial hype man. influencing millennials around the world. i'm so excited to be here. thank you to league 46 for having me. senator warren, thank you for having the as well. i'm excited to talk to you. sen. warren: i am excited to
talk to you. kyle: i know you are ready, no pressure. you have 45 seconds to answer a few questions i have for you. are you ready? sen. warren: yes, i'm ready. kyle: our first question is about the bring back better plan, for those who don't know is joe's economic plan to bring millions of good jobs back to uplift the middle-class community. i want to ask you, what is your favorite piece of the bring back better plan? sen. warren: i love this about the bring back better plan, build back better is that we are not going to go and try to patch over the cracks where it is all broken. this is about making it really work and he wants to use the power of government to make that happen. so, think about it this way. right now, the government buys all kinds of stuff from steel for battleships to toilet paper for federal offices. the federal government spends a lot of money. joe biden says we are going to spend that money to build a
greener economy, to restore manufacturing in the united states, to strengthen unions, and put $300 billion in investment in innovation right here in america. it is fabulous. kyle: i like that. that was right at 45 seconds. are you ready for your second question? sen. warren: i'm ready. kyle: the second question is from activist little miss flynn. her question is, large infrastructure improvement and tighter regulations are obviously the long-term solution for water equality. the problem is it can take decades to execute. senator warren, what should we be doing to help people whose water is contaminated now? start the time. sen. warren: we have to say first, access to clean water is a basic human right. our government should enforce strict regulations to ensure clean water is available to every american. that starts with restoring the obama-era water rules that
protected our lakes and our rivers and our streams, and gives people the drinking water that they use every day. we also need a strong, nationwide safe drinking water standard that covers chemicals. we should be fully enforcing the safe drinking water act. you are right. we need to make long-term investments in our infrastructure, but we need to start by enforcing the rules right now. that is something joe biden can do as president the day he gets started. kyle: right on time, right on time. i am with you, senator warren. ok, ready for question number three? sen. warren: i am ready. kyle: i like your energy right now. i am loving it right now. sen. warren: you are giving it to me. kyle: the third question is, with all the systematic issues we are facing right now, what is something we can do -- how can we all come together to actually eliminate that as americans?
what can we do to come together to eliminate these systemic issues we are facing right now? sen. warren: as a nation as a society, we've got some serious soul-searching to do. racial disparities persist in wealth, education, employment, education, and health care. at a time when covid-19 is disproportionately killing black americans and black businesses are disproportionately going under, it can feel as if this is the way things have always been and they always will be. but we are not without hope. the one thing we can do right now is elect democrats up and down the ballot. put leaders in who have progressive values. put them into positions of power because that is how we are going to make real change. kyle: i believe you, i definitely do. ready for question number four? you are three for three. sen. warren: ready.
kyle: all right. question number four -- i'm also a millennial if you don't know and i want to ask you this question. what would you say to a lot of millennials like myself who are on the fence of voting for joe in november? what would you say to them? sen. warren: vote like your life depends on it, because it does. pick any issue you care about. i guarantee it is on the line in this election and joe biden has a vision for how to make change. if it is dismantling systemic racism, joe biden has been clear, as president, he will strengthen america's commitment to justice and reform the -- anti-reform the criminal justice system. if it is for student debt, joe is in the fight to help cancel student loan debt. if you believe in science and think we need to take action on climate change, joe has just put out a plan to do that. if you know the importance of appointing judges who are committed to justice, joe biden is committed to doing that.
for me, this is about having a president who understands what's important and he is willing to fight for it. that is joe biden. kyle: amen to the student loan debt because i will need that help, all right? question number five, the last question. you ready? sen. warren: i'm ready. kyle: so, the democratic national convention is coming up this year, august 17. what are you looking forward to? sen. warren: we are not going to be able to get together as we usually would, so it is not going to be the big selfies and doing all the hugs, but i am still looking forward to coming together. i have to say, the part for me that is really exciting -- the policy part. that is my love language. we have to get out there and talk about the policies. the platforms, the things we are arguing that will really matter in people's lives, that is what we are going to do. that is why we are in this. to elect joe biden to make a difference in people's lives. kyle: you answered that quickly
and i love your answer. i want to thank you so much for being part of our rapidfire segment. symone, back to you. i think she did well. what do you think? symone: she passed the test i had. i love the energy. kyle, your energy is so infectious. senator warren, i think we need to bring kyle back for another segment. sen. warren: he raises the game. all dressed up, looks good. symone: makes me want to step my game up. thank you, kyle. kyle: thank you, have a nice one. symone: thank you. senator warren, again, we really appreciate you for joining us today. everybody, if you are out there on your laptop or on the phone and text "joe" to 30330, so you can download our team joe app and get more connected because we have 110 days until this election.
before we get final comments, i want to delve back into the question kyle asked you about young people. young people who may be feeling as though either their vote does not count or mean much this election season or young people who supported you during your presidential campaign and are disappointed you are not the democratic nominee. what do you say to those young people about why it is so important we have our voices heard at the ballot box and support joe biden's campaign? sen. warren: as democrats, we know that government can be a force for good. but, only when decisions are made in washington that begin with compassion and with a determination to uplift everyone. that is what donald trump is incapable of doing. and that is what joe biden is committed to doing. for me, it is that simple.
we need joe biden to be the next president of the united states to heal this nation, to save our democracy, to help us build the america that we can be. but, we can't do it without your help. this one really is on you. vote as if your life depends on it, because it does. symone: vote as if your life depends on it, because it does. i do believe a biden administration will save lives. there is so much happening with covid, economic devastation, the public health crisis. it seems like there is a weight on people's shoulders. i will give you the last words, senator warren. what do you want to leave us with 110 days out? what kind of encouragement do you want to give to people as we are dashing very quickly to the finish line that is november 3?
sen. warren: here we are, 110 days. i want to say thank you to you, symone. to stephanie, to jackson, to yvanna, to kyle. you guys are all fabulous. i will not sugarcoat this. this is a time of unprecedented crisis for our nation. across the country, the fight for social, racial, and economic justice wages on. as we fight for justice, we are battling a pandemic that has already killed more than 135,000 americans. now more than ever, our country is in need of leadership that protects the most vulnerable. let's face it. donald trump and the republicans in congress are pursuing a cruel and heartless agenda. so, democrats, it is up to us. we have a job to do in november. beat donald trump. but if we are going to defeat donald trump and elect joe biden and flip the senate and hold the
house and pass progressive reforms, we are going to need everyone to make their voices heard at the ballot box. now more than ever, we must be intentional and intersectional in our fight for change. so, step one -- register. go to joebiden.com right now and register. make sure your voice is heard in november. encourage your family and friends and loved ones, people you only kind of like, get them in the fight as well, because it is going to take all of us to make change. step two -- make sure that everyone can vote safely in november. that means we've got to step up the pressure on congress to expand vote by mail so people who want the option voting from home can do so. it also means enhancing the
safety of in-person voting locations so that voters who need to vote in person can do so without risking their health and safety. the heroes act, which is already past the house of representatives, puts $3.6 billion directly into our states to protect our elections. so, let's put the pressure out there. it is time for mitch mcconnell to put that bill to a vote in the united states senate. this election is going to be powerfully important. it will determine the kind of world that we all live in together. it will also determine the kind of world we will leave for future generations. the contrast between joe biden and donald trump, it couldn't be clearer. in this election, we have a chance to choose compassion over cruelty, empathy over ego, facts over fear, hope over hate.
i get it. none of this is going to be easy. we face an uphill battle to save our economy, to save our government, and to save our democracy. but, you don't get what you don't fight for. i hope you are ready to fight uphill for the next 110 days because joe biden is going up that hill and i am going to be right there with him and we need you in this fight. this, this is our moment in history. our moment to restore the soul of our nation. our moment to build back our economy and our government better than ever before. so, think about this. when your children and your grandchildren ask what you did to end one of the worst chapters in our nation's modern history, you can look them squarely in
the face and say, i changed america. it is an honor to fight alongside you. symone: you know what, senator warren, i grew up baptist. where i am from, we would have passed the plate after those remarks. thank you so much. we know you are super busy. i look forward to seeing you very soon. sen. warren: see you soon. symone: thank you so much. guys, you heard senator warren. you heard her very loud and very clear. this is an all hands on deck activity. i feel so privileged to work for joe biden because joe biden correctly articulated what was happening in america when america was going through. he diagnosed the issue well before anyone knew what it was. more than a year and a half ago, he said we are in the battle for the soul of this nation and we need to rebuild the backbone of this country and we have to
unite america. vice president biden made that very strong plea when he launched his campaign. people laughed at him. people said that he was not focused, out of touch. time and time again, that mantra, those values, that theory has been reaffirmed. i believe now more than ever, it is so important that we are doing everything we can to not just beat donald trump, because, yes, we have to beat him. but we are voting for something. we are voting for change. the people out in the streets right now, young folks who have raised our voices online, in person, all over this country are doing so because we want change. i live in washington, d.c. right now. on the first night of the protest, let me tell you, the protesters in d.c. did not go to the department of justice, even though we are talking about
issues of criminal justice in this country. the protesters did not go to the wilson building, where the mayor of washington, d.c. works. the protesters went to the white house and they stayed outside of the white house, raising their voices, demanding that they be heard. why did the protesters go to the white house? because those young people in the streets know more than we do who the president is matters. what the president says matters. president obama told us a couple months ago when he endorsed vice president biden that this crisis has laid bare for us a number of things. that good government matters. that a president that listens to science matters. that having a plan matters. that is what is on the line in this election. that is what we are fighting for. so we need you. joe biden needs you. we need your energy, your enthusiasm. we need your feedback, your constructive criticism. we want you to with us. i encourage everybody right now to go to -- excuse me, i'm fired up. i got choked up. i want you all to go to
joebiden.com/league46 and join us. sign up. text "joe" to 30330. join us and sign up. as president obama said, all of us can do more. if you thought you were doing enough, you are not. i'm not doing enough. we can all do more and we have to. it is critical. if it sounds like i am making the last pitch to pass the plate in the church because the lights are about to go off, that is what we are doing. we have 110 days to get this done. everyone this week, we are talking about our really amazing climate plan, clean energy plan, our plan for infrastructure that was praised from the sunrise movement to folks like uaw. the unions know that joe biden plan will pay good union jobs. they know it will help save not just our country but our planet. to be clear, none of that happens if donald trump gets
another four years in the white house. i will end with this. as my good colleague vincent evans tweeted at the onset of this unrest in this crisis in the country, he said, i cannot take another four years of the last four to seven days. i cannot take another four years of the last four to seven weeks. i refuse to do so. the crisis and unrest in this country did not just come on the heels of the killings of george floyd and breonna taylor and rayshard brooks and ahmaud arbery. those are just the names we know in the last couple of weeks. it comes on the heels of more than 20 million people filing for unemployment. millions of people who have lost -- hundreds of thousands of people who lost their lives to covid-19. many of those jobless and many of those deaths are african-americans and latino folks in this country. young people, it is on us. we absolutely can do this. as vice president biden always says, this is the united states
of america. there is nothing we cannot do. i believe that to my core. i hope you will believe it. together, we will do this. 110 days out, let's go. thank you for joining us today. again, joebiden.com/league46. get in the game and get involved. thank you so much and we will see you soon. ♪ >> the democratic and republican party, the campaigns of donald trump and joe biden are adjusting plans for the smuts conventions be shaped by the coronavirus pandemic. the democrats will convene for a scaled-back convention in milwaukee starting august 17, and republicans meet the following week on tuesday, august 25 in jacksonville, florida for their convention. the democratic and republican national conventions live on c-span, beginning august 17. wash any time c-span.org or listen live with the free c-span radio app.
c-span, your unfiltered view of politics. a look at our live coverage monday. the house is back for legislative business at 10 i click a.m. eastern starting with defense programs. later, they will vote on whether to remove statues of confederate leaders from the capital. plus an additional spending package also on the agenda. the schedule is subject to change due to the death of congressman john lewis. on c-span two, a discussion on russian influence in the u.k. and europe, that gets underway around noon. at 1:00, a look at election systems in the u.s. in ways to increase voter turnout. the stats returned at 3:00 to consider the nomination of russell vote to be director of the office of management and budget. c-span3 avenue, a conversation marking the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage. at 1:30, a hearing on how the pandemic has exposed outdated i.t. and computer systems in the
federal government. treasury secretary steven mnuchin suggests that the government should consider forgiving all taxpayer backed small loans. he and the head of the small business administration testified before a house panel about the effectiveness of the emergency loan program. part of the coronavirus relief packages path by congress. -- passed by congress. >> good morning. i call this hearing to order. without objection, the chair is authorized to declare a recess at any time. i want to thank everyone, especially our witnesses, for joining us today for our committee's hearin