VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE DELIVERS REMARKS AT FLAGSTAFF MAGA RALLY
FS21 PENCE TVL MATERIAL POOL 1 1315 FS21 PENCE MAGA FLAGSTAFF POOL 1 1520 FOX POOL INCLUDES MIKE PENCE'S ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE. [15:11:10] PENCE>> Well hello Arizona Thank you all for coming out today. It's great to be with you all to one of the best governors in America, Governor Doug Ducey to a real fighter in Washington DC senator Martha mcsalley friend congressman gozar. Congressman Mullen, say party chair Kelly ward. Tiffany shin and all of you who have been with us every step of the way. It is great to be back in the Grand Canyon State. But we're all here for one reason and one reason only. And that is that Arizona. In America, need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. 151217 You know, it's amazing to think we're just four days away from a great victory all across Arizona and all across America, and the road to that victory goes straight through Arizona. [cheers] And I came here today because we need the freedom loving people of this great state to do just what you did in 2016. On November 3rd, we need Arizona to show America that this is Trump country. [15:12:55] So thank you all for coming out today. It's a real joy to be with you, it is. And I want to thank some, some, some people in particular who are here. I'm honored to be joined by tribal leaders in Arizona and from all across America were with us here today, give them all a round of applause. Especially, one of the strongest advocates in this country for our Native American communities, [15:13:31] Would you join me in thanking the vice president of the Navajo Nation Myron lizer where are you Myron Thank you. Thank you for your support. It's also great to be here with a man that I served with during my years in the Congress, before he was elected. He owned a dental practice in the area was a small business owner for 25 years. [15:13:58] But a good thing for Arizona and America that he responded to the call to serve in our nation's capitol and I can tell you. He's emerged as one of the greatest champions of the Constitution of the United States in the House of Representatives and he's one of the greatest allies of President Trump in our agenda, join me in thanking Congressman Paul cozaar William. Thank you for what a great guy. 151428 And finally, it really is an honor to share the stage with a woman who made history. And some of you may not know, my son is a fighter pilot stationed right here, in Arizona. [cheers] So we're a little bit partial to fighter pilots in our family. We actually have two. My son in law is a Navy fighter pilot. [applause] 151457 But Arizona, you all know, you got a history making woman here. The first female fighter pilot ever to fly in combat, the first woman to command a fighter squadron, and I can tell you from the time she arrived in Washington DC, I was there. I was in the Congress. I saw her time in the House and now, I've seen her time in the Senate. She's emerged as one of the greatest champions of our national defense, of pro-growth policies, less taxes, less government, a strong border, and conservatives on our courts. 151529 So right after you get done reelecting President Donald Trump, the President and I need you to send Martha McSally back to the United States Senate. [cheers] [15:15:40] Would you get on your feet and show how much we're behind this extraordinary woman. Thank you, Martha. Thank you so much, you know, four years ago, here in Arizona you believe we could be strong again. You believe we could be prosperous again. Arizona said yes to President Donald Trump in 2016. And from the looks of it. I know Arizona is gonna say yes to four more years. President Donald Trump in 2020. [15:16:20] That's what I'm talking about. And it really is because of all the we've done all the we accomplished together since Arizona place their faith in the man that would become our president I mean think about four years ago we inherited a military that had been hollowed out by reckless budget cuts, an economy that was struggling to break out of the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. Terrorism was on the rise around the world. [15:16:57] And we witnessed a steady assault on our most cherished values. But in three short years, we rebuild our military. We revived this economy, we secured, our border supported law enforcement and stood for life, liberty and the Constitution of the United States. And the dramatic results on the economy, really speak for themselves. You don't have to Joe Biden. It's been eight years as vice president trying to tax and spend and bail us back to a growing economy. And presided over the slowest recovery in 80, years. 151746 President Donald Trump created the greatest economy in American history, and we're doing it again. [cheers] Did y'all see those new GDP numbers yesterday? AUDIENCE MEMBER>> Historical! PENCE>> I mean -- [chuckles] It is historical. I mean, I -- I mean, the American economy grew by 33% during the third quarter, shattering any previous record. The great American comeback is on. And with four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House, we're gonna bring this economy back, bigger and better than ever before. [15:18:45] I'll tell you the president probably said it best yesterday. He said that third quarter GDP was the best in the history of the country. Not even close. And he said next year will be fantastic. You know this great American comeback I know the governor feels the same way as I do. It's first and foremost a testament to the character, and the resilience and the strength of the American people. But it's also a tribute to a president, [15:19:20] and our allies in the congress who worked with us to create the greatest economy the world had ever seen. It's amazing to think that now In the midst of a global pandemic. Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by $4 trillion. And he's got his own version of the green New Deal with a price tag of $2 trillion. And that's just a down payment. Under President Donald Trump. In our first three years. We cut taxes across the board for working families and businesses. [15:20:00] We roll back more federal red tape than any administration in history. We fought for free and fair trade unleashed American energy, and in three short years businesses created more than 7 million good paying jobs, including more than 250,000 jobs right here in the Grand Canyon State. And that's that's a tribute to this President's leadership in our allies. [15:20:33] But I gotta tell you it's also a tribute to a small businessman who decided to be your governor would you join me in thanking Governor Doug Ducey for being a champion for jobs, and his great comeback in Arizona. Thank you God. You know when Joe Biden was vice president. America actually lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs. It's true. Remember when the last president was out. Four years ago I saw he's back on the campaign trail this week. [15:21:10] When he was out campaigning last time. He said those manufacturing jobs were never coming back remember. Yeah, he said What magic wand Do you have. Well, we didn't need a magic wand we just needed President Donald Trump in the White House. 500,000 manufacturing jobs created in just three years, including 16,000 right here in Arizona. Incredible, Incredible. [15:21:49] And when it comes to trade, so important. You know, and when it comes to trade, so important to a state like Arizona. It's important to remember that when we took off as half of our international trade deficit was with Communist China. And Joe Biden has been a cheerleader for Communist China all along the way. [15:22:27] He actually said that the rise of China was a positive development. Under President Donald Trump. Our first day in office we put China on notice we impose tariffs on Chinese goods coming in to the United States and made it clear that the eranotice. We imposed tariffs on Chinese goods coming in to the United States and made it clear that the era of economic surrender is over, and closer to home. [15:23:00] Closer to home you know I know how important trade with Mexico and Canada is here in the Grand Canyon State the governor and I talked about it many times, you know, four years after NAFTA was signed democrats love to complain about. And the truth is, in the heartland where I grew up. We literally saw thousands of factories closed in the wake of NAFTA, and those jobs shipped south of the border and overseas. The truth is, people like Joe Biden complained about it for years and years but never lifted a finger to make any changes. When the man who wrote the art of the deal. Got to the White House. Man did we get away better deal. [15:23:45] NAFTA is gone, and the US MCA is here to stay. And it's a win for Arizona and a win for America. Stroke stroke. Now y'all in Arizona deserve to know the joe biden's running mate. Kamala Harris. Last year was the most liberal member of the United States Senate. [15:24:20] But she deserved to know that. Kamala Harris was one of only 10 senators right Martha. She was one of only 10 senators to vote against the US MCA, even though it was a huge win for Arizona. And for our country. I mean, Kamala Harris said that the US MCA didn't go far enough on climate change. The truth is Kamala Harris put her radical environmental agenda. Ahead of Arizona jobs and Arizona workers. When it comes to trade I'll make your promise. President Trump will always put American jobs and American workers first. [15:25:15] And I love Arizona. And when it comes to energy. You know Joe Biden and Kamala Harris spent the last year, saying that they were going to ban fracking and abolish fossil fuels. Now Joe Biden was in that presidential debate last week. And how good did President Trump do in that presidential debate Am I just. Am I right, oh great was in. [15:25:26] I mean, it got to the end if you stuck with it, it got the end of the presidential debate, like only a couple minutes left. And he started talking about energy and Joe Biden actually said that America needs to quote transition from the oil industry. [15:26:05] I love to win the president said, that's a big statement. And boy wasn't. 152612 The truth is lately, they've been going to places like Pennsylvania and saying that they're -- they're not going to abolish fracking. They're not gonna [inaud] -- look, Joe Biden said "show the tape," and we've been showing the tape. [applause] I mean, we know what's going on here, folks. I mean, they're gonna -- they're gonna advance their radical environmental agenda. They're gonna work to abolish fossil fuels. [15:26:40] We're President Donald Trump. He's been a champion of American energy every day.And we're now a net exporter of energy for the first time in 70, years. America is energy independent under President Donald Trump. I mean, the truth is, when you look at all those policies. And there's just a few of them. Many women of Arizona. The choice we face this coming Tuesday is a choice between a Trump boom, and a Biden depression. [15:27:20] There was this nonpartisan study that just came out in Washington. It said the joe biden's economic policies would cost America 5 million jobs, and would reduce the average household income of Americans by $6,500, a year. So after you leave here today. Over the next four days. If you come across anybody here in Flagstaff or anybody and neighbors and friends in Arizona or anywhere. I want you to tell them you know I was out at the airport. I ran into Mike Pence. [15:28:00] And he said, he said if you're undecided. They want me to ask you just one question. Okay, you're ready, just look him right in the eye and say, who do you really think can bring the American economy, all the way back. A career politician has spent 47 years raising taxes. Growing government, waving a white flag on international trade or a proven job creator, who's driving the fastest economic recovery in history. [15:28:40] You ask them that. So to bring America, all the way back. We need four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. You tell him that. You tell him. So we're talking about our prosperity but all of you know the security is the foundation of our prosperity, and President Trump from very early on is put the defense in the security and the safety of America First, and we always will. [15:29:25] It all starts with our national defense. After years of budget cuts that literally left. A large portion of the aircraft in our air force on the ground, being used as spare parts to keep other aircraft in the air. When Joe Biden was vice president and Democrats in Washington this last week it was reported are already talking about deep cuts in our national defense to pay for their massive big government programs. [15:29:58] Under President Donald Trump. I'm proud to report. We're finally given our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard, the resources and the support they need to defend this nation is not just about standing with those who serve. It's about standing with all of you who are with us, who wear the uniform of the United States. In fact, [15:30:35] Would the veterans among us either stand or put your hand in the air and give us a chance to say thank you one more time. Thank you. Thank you for your service. Thank you for your service. Thank you for our freedom. You know when Joe Biden was vice president. America saw years of scandal at the VA you remember scandals that shocked the conscience of the nation I mean literally we had veterans that were dying on waiting lists waiting to get the care that they earned in the uniform of the United States. [15:31:15] And some of the worst abuses happen right here in Arizona. But under President Donald Trump. Those days are over. This president signed the most sweeping reforms of the VA, in 50, years. We fired 3000 VA employees that weren't given our veterans the care that they earned, and veterans choice is now available for every veteran in America. [15:31:45] It really is. It's one more reason why we need four more years. And it's also one more reason why we need a combat veteran back on the Senate Armed Services Committee in a Republican majority, we need senator Martha mcsalley back in the United States Senate. So it comes starts with our national defense. Standing beside those who have defended our freedom. When it comes to lawn order. 153230 I couldn't be more proud to serve alongside a President who has stood, every day, with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law enforcement, [cheers] and that includes the men and women of Customs and Border Protection and ICE. 153256 You know, where Joe Biden wants open borders, taxpayer funded health care for illegal immigrants, and Joe Biden wants to end police cooperation with ICE and suspend the Remain in Mexico program, President Donald Trump has stood strong with our great Customs and Border Protection and ICE officers. 153323 And I have to tell you, we couldn't be more proud that the National Border Union and the National ICE Council endorsed President Donald Trump for four more years. The results speak for themselves. [15:33:41] With their courageous efforts in this President's leadership. This summer apprehensions for illegal immigration dropped by 70%. In our first three years I supported over 16,000 gang members and arrested over 2000 members of ms 13, we are keeping Arizona and America's families safe. And here in Arizona I'm proud to report. President Trump has made record investments in border security. [15:34:20] And we're heard today. The Joe Biden will says he'll stop building the wall. Under President Trump we've already built nearly 400 miles of border wall on the southern border including 200 miles here in Arizona, and with four more years we're gonna build it all. You know, I'm so grateful for those that serve in uniform. [15:35:00] My uncle was a police officer in Chicago, Illinois and I remember when I was a little boy my three brothers and I would go up to visit my grandparents. We'd be standing there in the living room and my uncle would come walking out with that blue uniform on the badge side arm. And we just look up at all. All my heroes wear uniforms. Thank you all know the men and women who serve in law enforcement across this state nation, are some of the best people in this country. And they deserve the respect of every American every day. 153545 Now, President Trump and I will always support the right of Americans to peaceful protest. It's enshrined in our Constitution but rioting and looting, like we saw this week in Philadelphia -- it's not peaceful protest. Burning businesses is not free speech. [15:36:02] You remember all summer long all Joe Biden ever talked about was peaceful protesters Well, the American people literally watch businesses in our major cities burned to the ground. businesses like floor Westbrook's little salon and Minneapolis floor is a wonderful African American business owner who I traveled with not long ago. She started that little hair salon 35 years ago. [15:36:32] Build it up with our own two hands it became kind of a center of the community and she told me. In the days that followed the killing of George Floyd how she watched the violent protesters go closer and closer to her little salon to her American dream. Until they burned it to the ground. You know the truth is Joe Biden would double down on the policies that have led to violence in our major cities. [15:37:00] When you start to withdraw support for those who protect and serve our families. You only embolden those who would do harm to our communities. Now Joe Biden explains it all by saying that he thinks America is systemically racist. And he thinks that police have a quote implicit bias against minorities. When Joe Biden was asked if he'd support cutting funding for law enforcement, he said, Yes, absolutely. [15:37:38] But let me make your promise. Under President Donald Trump. We're not going to defend the police not now, not ever. We're gonna back, the blue, and we're gonna back the blue for four more years. You know, the President and I know we don't have to choose between supporting law enforcement and supporting our African American neighbors or other minorities or families that live in our cities. We've done both for the last four years and we'll keep doing both for four more years. [15:38:18] We support a new funding for thousand new police officers on our streets we launched Operation legend. The scene to the arrest of more than 2500 dangerous offenders perpetrating violence in our cities and at the same time, we saw the lowest unemployment ever recorded for African Americans the highest funding ever for historically black colleges and universities, we have fought for school choice for every family in every community in this state. And we've seen billions invested in opportunity zones. [15:38:53] So no matter whether we're gonna have law and order in every city in every state in this nation for every American of every race and creed and color. So help us God. The foundation of the law and the rule of law as found in the constitution and in our judiciary the defense. I'm proud to report to you today with the support of the people of Arizona in 2016. With the strong support of Senator Martha mcsalley, this President's already seen more than 220 conservative judges appointed to our federal courts at every level, [15:39:37] and they are all men and women who will uphold the God given liberties enshrined in our Constitution, like the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech, and the Second Amendment right to keep in bear arms. And that includes justice Neil Gorsuch justice Brett Kavanaugh and justice, Amy Coney Barrett. [15:40:15] Didn't she Great. I'll tell you what those those hearings I, I never thought a judiciary hearing would be fun to watch but boy that was justice Amy Coney bears gonna make an incredible contribution. Because this really is about having a Supreme Court that won't legislate from the bench, a Supreme Court that will uphold our constitution right. And I can assure you, she and the whole generation of men and women, the President is appointed to our courts will because it really is about our liberties. [15:40:50] And you all deserve to know the way Joe Biden was vice president. We saw a steady assault on the freedom of religion of Americans. We did. It was an erosion of the conscience rights of doctors and nurses and religious charities. Under the last administration. And they even hauled, a group of nuns into federal court to force them to compromise their faith to live under the mandates of Obamacare. And two years ago, when Amy Coney Barrett was going through a confirmation for the Court of Appeals. [15:41:28] You might remember the leading democrat on the Judiciary Committee said that her Catholic faith was a concern to the democrats on the committee, she actually said and I quote, the dogma lives loudly within you and Hollywood elites have been criticizing Amy Coney Barrett's face ever since. [15:42:03] Well, I got a message for the democrats in Washington, and their friends in Hollywood. That dogma lives loudly in me. That dogma lives loudly in you, and the right to live and work and worship, according to the dictates of our faith lives loudly in the Constitution of the United States of America. Under President Trump we've stood for the freedom of religion we repealed the Johnson Amendment restored freedom of speech to every pulpit in America, we restored the conscience rights of doctors and nurses and charities [15:42:45] and President Donald Trump ended the assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the Supreme Court made it permanent. And finally, when you're talking about our most cherished values. I couldn't be more proud to serve alongside a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer funding of abortion all the way up to the moment of birth. [15:43:30] And they're calling for a record increasing in taxpayer funding of abortion at home and abroad. President Donald Trump is the most pro life president in American history. So in our first three years we rebuild our military. We revive this economy we stood for Law and Order life and liberties. And none of that would have been possible without the strong and consistent support of Arizona's Republicans in Congress, it's true. 154406 So right after you re elect President Donald Trump for four more years and right after you re elect Senator Martha McSally to the United States Senate, we all need you to send Paul Gosar, Congressman Markwayne Mullen, and Tiffany Shedd to a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives, and retire Nancy Pelosi once and for all. [cheers] 154445 Out! She has got to go. [CROWD CHANTS "LOCK HER UP"] [CHANT INAUD, "I LIKE MIKE" (?)] [15:45:04] You know, you know, when you look at when you look at what we were able to accomplish when we had a Republican House in a Republican Senate. There's only one way you can describe it. In our first three years. We made America great again. And then 2020 arrived in the coronavirus struck from China. But before the first documented case of community spread, men and women of Arizona you deserve to know. [14:45:41] President Trump did what no American president had ever done in our history, he suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world. He put the health of America first. Now Joe Biden said that was Zena phobic, he actually wrote at the time that banning travel in a global pandemic would quote make things worse. But Joe Biden got it wrong. And President Trump got it right. I mean I can tell you, President Trump's action suspending travel from China saved untold American lives [14:45:18] because it bought us invaluable time to stand up the greatest national mobilization, since World War Two. I mean working closely with Governor Ducey with governors around America we reinvented testing. We saw to the manufacturer of billions of supplies of TP ventilators no American ever acquired a ventilator was denied one no one has ever required an ICU but was denied one, 154649 We developed therapeutics and medicines, and we're just a short time away from when we will have the first safe coronavirus vaccine in the world, with 10s of millions of doses for the American people. [15:47:11] You know you all did an incredible job in Arizona during the outbreak across the Sunbelt this summer. It was a demonstration of the extraordinary work of your doctors and nurses first responders in the care and compassion of the people of this state. 154724 And as we see cases rise, particularly across the heartland and even somewhat here in Arizona, I want to assure you, we're going to continue to move heaven and earth to make sure that our doctors and nurses, and here in Arizona and everywhere in America, that every family as access to the health care that we'd want any member of our family to have. We're gonna keep protecting the vulnerable. 154753 We're gonna keep saving lives. We're gonna develop life saving medicines until the day comes when we have that vaccine, and put this pandemic in the past. [15:48:05] And in the midst of all of it. We are opening up America again. It's amazing to think, amazing thing. The last five months after losing 22 million jobs at the height of this pandemic. [15:48:35] It's a testament to the foundation that we poured in those first three years, a testament to the unprecedented relief and recovery support that the congressman and the senator provided to families and small businesses, and is a testament to the resilience and strength of the American people. We've already seen 11 and a half million Americans go back to work, including 170,000, right here in the Grand Canyon State Arizona's unemployment rate has been cut in half, [15:49:14] and an Arizona come back and America comeback is underway. And let me just give credit where credit is due. I have to tell you, I called him one of the best in America at the start, but the progress you made all this year. Through this challenging time progress this summer during the outbreak, the progress that we'll all make until we put this in the past is a credit to the compassionate and steady leadership of Governor Doug Ducey governor. Thank you. Thank you for your strong leadership. [15:49:50] But Working with your governor. We're opening up America again, and the Arizona economy is roaring back. That's why you all deserve to know that Joe Biden is talking about shutting down our economy again in the headlines yesterday told how several European countries are already starting to shut down. So you can bet the Joe Biden will lock down the American economy if he makes it to the White House. Your schools will be closed. Your churches, synagogues and places of worship will be closed, small businesses on Main Street will be shuttered again. 155028 Right at the moment that the American economy is coming back, Joe Biden said he would, quote, "shut it down." But we're not gonna let it happen. Right, Arizona? [cheers] We're gonna keep meeting this moment with American compassion and resolve. We're gonna distribute the vaccine. We're gonna defeat the virus and where Joe Biden says "we're in for a long dark winter," President Trump knows the best is yet to come. [15:51:09] So we've gone through a time of testing this year. But I expect you all came out on this beautiful day. Because you know there were soon put a time for choosing the choice in this election has never been clear. But the stakes have never been higher. mean Arizona has always played an outsized role in presidential politics, the decision that people of Arizona will make this year, could be the most important decision people of Arizona, have ever made. [15:51:45] I mean, you look at their agenda, higher taxes open borders socialized medicine a green New Deal. It's clear. Joe Biden be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left. Now Joe Biden has said that democracy is on the ballot. Well I think our economic recovery is on the ballot. I think law and order are on the ballot. But I also truly believe that there are things much more foundational that are on the ballot as well in this election. [15:52:25] I think it's not going to be whether America ends up more republican or more Democrat, more liberal or more conservative more red or more blue. I think choice in this election is whether America remains America. It's whether we're gonna try to course, build on our great American heritage of faith, and family and freedom and patriotism and the limited government enshrined in the Constitution of the United States, [15:53:05] Or whether we're gonna let Joe Biden. And the Democratic Party surrender our country to the radical left shut down our economy and topple our privilege of freedom and traditional values and lead our nation on an inevitable path to socialism and American decline. So let me say, for all the ideals and values that have always made this nation exceptional and great for the freedom that generations of Americans have defended and bequeath to us in our time. [15:53:57] We need to decide right here and right now that Joe Biden will never be President of the United States. We're going to reelect President Donald Trump for four more years. [15:54:30] You know you always hear people saying this is the most important election ever but I think this might be the most important election in the life of this nation. You know my wife's favorite poem is by Robert Frost. It says, The Two roads diverged in a woods. And I took the road less traveled by. And it made all the difference. [15:55:00] You know, America now. For more than two centuries has taken the road less traveled by the road of freedom of individual responsibility of limited government of the belief that our freedoms are a gift from God. And we need in this election to say, with one voice that we are going to chart a course on everything that's made America great. We're going to chart a course of freedom here in Arizona, and for America. [15:55:45] I don't doubt it. You know, it really is great to be with all of you today I have a couple of things I want to ask you to do before I get your plane to Tucson. And I didn't know the President that well when he called me to join this ticket for years ago. I mean I've seen him on TV, but we'd only met a couple of times. But I gotta tell you I said yes in a heartbeat when he called because I knew he had the he had the vision, any of the leadership qualities to bring this country back. [15:56:25] You know some people think we're a little bit different. But the truth is, we've become very close friends. And having served alongside this president. Every day for the last four years I want to tell the people of Arizona that's against unrelenting resistance obstruction and opposition by the democrats in Washington. Against unrelenting attacks by their allies in the national media. [15:57:05] There has never been a day gone by. that our President hasn't gotten up and fought to keep the promises that he made to the people of Arizona and now it's our turn to fight for him. It's on Arizona. We got four more days to win four more years. [15:57:35] So I got a couple things I want to ask you to do. First and foremost, I checked and you can actually do this today. First and foremost, I need you to vote, Arizona, vote to reelect President Donald Trump to the White House All right. [15:58:08] They who get the most votes, when I checked I literally checked on the way here you can you can vote early now Karen and I voted early just the other day, back in the Hoosier State. But I'm told it today is actually the last last day to vote early in person in Arizona. So after we get done here. You got plenty of time I checked, you can go straight to the Coconino county elections office Flagstaff mall for 4650. [15:58:45] On 89 north. It's right next to dillards. They're open till seven tonight, go vote, Arizona, vote to reelect President Donald Trump to the White House. And remember, friends don't let friends vote alone. [15:59:18] Bring a family member, bring a neighbor and vote to re elect our president vote to reelect Senator mcsalley vote to reelect these great congressman bump victory in Arizona. Secondly, after you vote today, or Tuesday with a friend. [15:59:48] I need you to go tell somebody tell somebody why you feel so strongly about this president and everything we've done to bring this country back in those first three years all of the accomplishment we had. And then how this president working with your governors steered us through one of the most challenging years of my lifetime I've taught I've taught you know I'll always believe the most powerful media in America is not your TV networks, it's not your newspapers it's not even your social media. It's word of mouth. It's when someone who knows you and respects you hears from [16:00:26] you about a candidate or a cause or an issue that you believe is important to them to the State of the Nation. So I just want you to reach out and I want you to tell them all this President's accomplished. Tell him. Tell him about the choice that we face in this election and tell him about all the we can do with four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. You know the president I were on 60 minutes the other night. [16:00:57] The President got asked a question though. He got asked a question and the answer of which it may be one of my favorite answers of his of all time. Because you know, as I've traveled around the country the last four years I've gotten to meet an awful lot of folks who were part of this movement and the reporter was 60 minutes said to him. How would you describe your supporters. And he said without a moment's hesitation. They are people who love our country. So go tell your neighbors and friends. If they love America, if they love all the ideals of America we need four more years. President Donald Trump in the White House. [16:01:45] And finally, and finally I would just ask you maybe to do one more thing if you're inclined. In all the remains between now and Election Day. If you're inclined to bow the head and bend the knee from time to time. I encourage you to do it. You know, there was a little girl in the end of the vice presidential debate. Who sent in a question about how she was watching TV and she was concerned because the country just seemed so divided. [16:02:23] But I tried to tell her that I'll always believe that there's more that unites this country than could ever divide us and Chief among those things is faith. This is a nation of faith. And so if you're so inclined. I encourage you, over the next four days to pray for America. And when you pray pray with confidence in those ancient words. [16:02:59] It's a promise really that Americans have clung to throughout the generations. That if his people who are called by his name will humble themselves and pray and turn that he'll do like he's always done in the long and storied history of this country. He'll hear from heaven, and he'll he'll this land. This one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. [16:03:35] So pray for America.Pray for all the American people. So I want to thank you all for coming out today. You are really. And I am unable to watch him but this is crowd behind me is just amazing. And all of you who are here and all of you that couldn't be here let me just say I leave here today. On the Tucson with renewed confidence, come November 3. [16:04:12] We're gonna deliver a great victory all across Arizona and all across America. And with Senator Martha mcsalley. In a renewed Republican majority in the United States Senate, with Congressman Paul goes our congressman gosar. Congressman markwayne Mullin, and Tiffany shed in a new Republican majority in the House of Representatives. [16:04:45] And with President Donald Trump. Back in the White House for four more years. And with God's help, We're gonna make America great again. Again, thank you all very much. God bless you. God bless America. Now let's get done Arizona. [END]
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HORSE ISLAND (11/14/1997)
A FEATURE PIECE ON CUMBERLAND ISLAND, JUST NORTH OF THE FLORIDA-GEORGIA BORDER....WHERE THE HORSES RUN FREE AND THE NUMBER OF HUMAN VISITORS IS NOW BEING LIMITED. THE ISLAND BECAME POPULAR AFTER JFK JR. GOT MARRIED THERE.
LAS VEGAS AND THE WILD WEST
United States of America. <br/> <br/>Travelogue showing some of the tourist attractions and landscapes of America. <br/> <br/>Tourists on horseback explore the Grand Canyon - various shots of them riding in beautiful scenery. They are travelling along the "Angel Trail". <br/> <br/>L/S of Hopi Indian woman and her son sitting in a desert landscape with some livestock. M/S of the two then C/Us of their faces. The boy wears a traditional feather head-dress. <br/> <br/>Wild West - replica of Old Tucson. The town was built as a set for various Western films. We see various buildings including General Store and Mission Church. Men dressed in Wild West costumes walk through the town and sit on wagons. C/U of a newspaper one of the men is reading. Headline is "Pathe Pictorial Strikes it Rich in Arizona." C/U of man in cowboy hat chewing tobacco and reading the paper. Staged fight between two cowboys takes place. Two gunslingers shoot it out. <br/> <br/>Death Valley. C/U of a sign which marks the 49ers Gateway. Pan across to show the desert landscape and some ruins of a gold rush town called Ryolite (sp?). <br/> <br/>Hoover Dam - various shots of the dam and reservoir. Pretty impressive! <br/> <br/>L/S of a building which has running water cascading down from a specially constructed roof into a pool. Narrator speaks of the supply of water from Lake Mead, behind the dam. Various shots of a golf course which has been constructed thanks to the plentiful water - shots of irrigation system and of a man made lake. <br/> <br/>Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Shot of the exterior of the museum. Tourists walk in the parkland which features many cacti and flora and fauna of Arizona. C/Us of various animals and plants. Snakes, lizards, chipmunks (?) etc. A marina full of pleasure boats. This is the lake which provides water for sun drenched Arizona. Youngsters sail little yachts on the lake and a man water-skis. Various shots of people having fun on the water. <br/> <br/>L/S of a large aircraft coming into land. Passes the camera - it is a Pan American plane. Passengers disembark. Luggage moves down a conveyor belt. C/U of a lit sign reading "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada". Various shots of the buildings and streets of Vegas. Hotels, swimming pools, casinos, bathing beauties etc. Caesar's Palace - shots of the signs outside, waterfalls, Grecian statues etc. <br/> <br/>Gambling machines. Gaming chips (or coins) are loaded into a machine and they are whizzed around and transported by machine. They are made into stacks of coins covered with paper. Stand proclaims that it holds $150,000.00 in Rolled Coin. Men sit at a table counting paper money. Narrator states: "If you don't gamble, you can have the cheapest and most fabulous holiday that exists." Great night shots of Vegas - the flashing lights, the neon etc. Great 60s cars. Signs advertising Wedding Chapels, Casinos, entertainments (including Freddy Martin, Mitzi Gaynor and Henry Mancini). "Drink it in, the colour, the vulgarity" states the narrator. <br/> <br/>Footage of a stage show featuring a sexy belly dancer and footage of gamblers at the roulette tables and other games. Acrobatic ice skating show, one armed bandits, chorus girls in old fashioned costumes in a show, group of women having fun at the tables etc. All accompanied by fabulous late 60s music. Quintessential Vegas stuff - I want to be there!
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Wonderful World
Wonderful World. Wonderful World Broad documentary surveying global cultures, lifestyles, emphasizing common human activities, sponsored by Coca-Cola. Narrator: Ken Nordine. Parallels in European, American, Asian, South American, Caribbean lifestyles, leisure, hospitality, (racial stereotypes in narration.) Landmarks, history, sports, architecture, travel. Amazingly, everyone drinks Coke - globalism, multinationalism. Intro. Stars & planets in space backdrop. Music, VO host talks of universal of human desire for something beautiful. Revolving model globe of Earth. Aerial POV NYC midtown Manhattan. TD skyscraper. Rockefeller Center Plaza w/ patio tables, international flags. Lever House on Park Ave. Americana. VS baseball stadium. (sports) VO host. Nothing is more American than baseball. Batter makes base hit. Fans in bleachers, beverage vendors. Car drives through covered bridge. VS Small New England town. Tree-lined streets, church steeples, schooners in harbor (ships, boats) in Mystic Seaport, Connecticut, VS Harvard University campus, Cambridge, MA. Students entering columned building. Quebec City, Canada. People ride in horsedrawn carriage. WS Chateau Frontenac Hotel. Peace Tower- Ottawa. Mounted Police (Canadian Mounties!), motorcade by Canadian Parliament. Parliament on Thames River, Great Britain. Westminster Abbey, London. Royal Guards on parade, Buckingham Palace. Portrait of Duke of Wellington. VS English pubs, inns - men play darts. Signs of inns. Shakespeare Memorial Theatre. Actors perform balcony scene in Romeo & Juliet, Stratford-on-Avon. Oxford University. Good scenes of horse racing. Fans holding drinks, watching race. (sports) France. Boat POV Seine River, Eiffel Tower & original Statue of Liberty. Notre Dame Cathedral. People at sidewalk tables on Champs d' Elysee. Arc D' Triomphe. VS People dine in elegant French restaurant; Chefs speak to people at tables (cuisine). Waiter brings main course to table, spoons marinade over it. (Roast animal w/ skewered vegetables). Parade in Montmarte. The Louvre museum. Man paints scene of museum on canvas outdoors. Tour De France bicyclists racing through small towns, cheered by spectators. VO In Europe they live in easy harmony with the old and the new. Belgium. Spires, medieval facades of the Guilds in Brussels. Boat POV canals, downtown bicycle race Amsterdam, WS rural land w/ windmills, Netherlands. Stockholm, Sweden. Town hall, modern buildings along river. Sailboat on water. Swedish smorgasbord (buffets) Guests move in line, serve themselves food from table. Children play in water fountain. Germany. TU modern office building (Frankfurt?). Soccer game. Players, goalie makes kickoff, fans react in bleachers. Aerial POV Rhine Valley, river, trees. Castles on green mountain sides. WS Heidelberg. Lion sculpture on campus of University. Students between classes. Dancers in country town plaza. (Oktoberfest-like). Villagers in traditional costume. CU Tuba player. Munich town clock (Glockenspiel) w/ mechanical jousters. Vienna Opera House. Female dancers perform to Johann Strauss waltz by arch. Festival in Vienna. Couple drinking Coke at table. VS Swiss Alps. Man plays accordion at picnic by river. Italy. La Scala opera house, Milan. Grand Canal, Venice. Children feed pigeons in St. Mark's Square. Gondolier rows gondola in front of Rialto bridge. Florence. Outdoor markets at Ponte Vecchio. Piazza della Signoria. HA WS PAN Florence w/ Arno in FG. VS Rome. Renaissance architecture. St. Peter's Basilica. ZI dome. VS fountains including Bernini fountains, Trevi fountain. Arch of Constantine. Coliseum, Ancient columns at the Forum. Spain. Street festival Pamplona. People carry oversize royal figures. Crowds dancing w/ banners. Running of the Bulls in Pamplona. Crowds run down narrow streets into bullfighting arena. Matador challenges bull in bullfight. (Cruelty to animals). Crowd waves white flags. Madrid. Plaza De Toros. Couples get Cokes from drink vendor stand. City statues. Flamenco dancers perform in plaza, men clap castanets. Middle East / North Africa. Men lead caravan of three camels in silhouette on horizon - GOOD. VS People listen to storyteller outdoors, laugh. Caravan travels over bridge. Arab minarets. VS Casablanca, Morocco. Lamb & bread is served at outdoor meal. Men wear fez. Couple inside bazaar casbah drink bottles of Coke. VS mosques. Egypt. Traditional Felucca sailboat traveling up Nile. VS Sphinx. Tourist family on pyramid. Ancient arches, columns, statues, relics, hieroglyphics in Nile Valley. Africa. Victoria Falls (waterfalls). Wild animals. Female lions, gazelle, lions, giraffes, elephants. Lion hunts. Natives perform primitive art form - Tribal dancing w/ shields & spears & percussion (marimba). Feathered costumes, animal skins. Buildings in Johannesburg, South Africa. National Memorial windmill, Capetown. European mansion. White family picnic on beach. White couple sits on Point of Rocks where Atlantic & Indian Oceans meet. India. Taj Majal. People walk on sides of pool. Women sort colorful silk & satin fabrics. Bride & groom greet guests at their arranged wedding ceremony. VS New Delhi government buildings. Singapore. University of Malaya. Students chat & joke on campus. GREAT LA statues of Balinese gods w/ dramatic music. Thailand. VS Bangkok temples. Buddhist monks in orange robes walking. Women perform dances in traditional costume (pointed headdresses & jeweled satin dresses) on stage. (Architecture) Asia. Hong Kong (China) Neon lights of city signs at night. People dining in restaurant. Good CU table laden with food. Family dines at table w/ chopsticks. Woman wears silk dress. Young girl squints as she eats sweet & sour dish of food. Junk boats & sampans in seaport harbor. Japan. Woman in kimono performs dance w/ fan at outdoor tea ceremony in garden (geishas). Actors dance in traditional costume & masks on stage in Kabuki play (Noh, drama, theater). EST shot Manila, Philippines. Backyard party - Filipino guests serve themselves food at buffet table. VS Couples do traditional Tinkling dance (dancing between bamboo sticks as they are clapped together.) Hawaii (Polynesia)-- Female dancers in leis & grass skirts perform the hula at luau party. Line of surfers stand up on boards, ride wave - dog surfs too (cute animal tricks!). Australia. Sailboats on harbor. Family leaves house for Christmas in Summer, etc. Sailboats on harbor. Koalas in trees at zoo, kangaroos. WS Bondi Beach, Sydney. Children play in water, wet boy runs to mother who eats at picnic on beach (note cunningly placed Coke bottle). Sailboat on water. South America. Peru -- Remains of Inca civilization in Andes mountains. Villagers in traditional dress lead herds of llamas, walk on stone steps. Children play flute, dance outdoors. Argentina -- Man rides horse, rounding up herds of cattle on ranch. Polo match. Group of excited young men & women watching the game. EST shot Buenos Aires. WS traffic on widest street in world. VO: Pioneer countries' hardships. Statue of explorer, wagon & oxen. Couple drinking Coke while sitting next to cannon on cliff, looking out over city of Montevideo, Uruguay. Sao Paolo, Brazil. Modern architecture. Copacabana, beaches in Rio De Janeiro. Dancers & musicians perform for guests on patio during Carnaval. Couple on balcony look out over city of Rio De Janeiro, harbor. Good HA WS EST shot. Dominican Republic (West Indies, Caribbean, Greater Antilles). Monuments, bell towers. Tomb of Christopher Columbus in Santo Domingo. Modern architecture. (Cuba) VS office buildings, palm trees. Musicians perform traditional song in Spanish for diners on balcony. (Guitar, maracas, clave). Mayan pyramids (Mexico). Dancers in colorful feathered traditional costumes perform Aztec dance w/ drums. Buildings w/ ancient art. Mexico City. University of Mexico campus. Man & woman in swimsuit. Man cliff diving into Pacific Ocean (Acapulco). Good EST shot Acapulco. United States. California -- Golden Gate Bridge. VO - path of Spanish conquistadors. Waiter serving platter of shrimp cocktail to people seated at Top of The Mark (Mark Hopkins Hotel) restaurant with view of San Francisco Bay, downtown, Bay Bridge. Family driving in convertible car along hilly road overlooking city. Anaheim, CA -- Old Time train. Tourists walk on Old Western town street in Disneyland. American Indians dance on float w/ teepee in Disney parade. Western railroad cars. Colorado State Fair. People on horseback w/ flags, Rodeo: male rider on bucking horse. Two female fans in cowboy hats, Western wear. Man gets thrown off bucking steer. The West, camping. People ride on horseback along ridge trail, Grand Canyon, Arizona. Canadian Rocky Mountains. Uniformed Canadian Mounties (police) ride along river. Fisherman casting line, reeling in and catching fish in net. Two men cooking fish in skillet over campfire, drinking Coke. Canoeing on Lake Louise. (Alberta, Canada). Americana, hospitality. Boats on harbor in Great Lakes. City skyline of Chicago, IL. Fountain, St. Louis, MO. VS Family & friends' backyard barbecue- Summer. Man wears chef's hat, apron. CU hamburgers & hot dogs on charcoal grill. PAN over food on picnic table. (deviled eggs, vegetable tray, baked beans, bottles of Coke on ice.) Woman serves food. People on horseback ride past mansion (Virginia?) Washington D.C. -- White House, HA WS EST shot of Capitol Building & the Mall. Independence Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ZI Statue of Liberty, NYC. Patriotic summation. Music: America The Beautiful. End credits..
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LE 20H: [broadcast of July 27, 2022]
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DONALD TRUMP ARRIVES MANCATO MINNESOTA
1420 WH MANKATO MN ARRIVAL FS23 73 CBS POOL President Donald Trump arrives at Mancato Regional Airport and delivers remarks on jobs and the economy WASH 3 PRESIDENT TRUMP MANCATO MN ARRIVAL AND ECONOMY REMARKS POOL TRUMP>> Well thank you very much Minnesota. There were supposed to only have like 100 people you know we're supposed to have these tiny little crowds. You can't have any more than that. It's very heavily restricted. That's a lot of people that showed up. I want to thank you. We'd love to have those rallies but I guess you just can't do that, you're not allowed to do that now, so we don't do that but we do the little airport hops, and people like them, and a lot of people come back. But unfortunately we had to held off a lot of people in the back, which I feel badly about. 144757 144829 It's 78 days, we're going to be 78 days -- we're going to win this state, we're going to take back the White House, and we're gonna have an election that's all about the survival of our nation. This is a very important, in my opinion, I used to say 2016 -- and I must tell you I think this is going to be the most important election in the history of our country. This is a very, very big deal going on. 144858 Joe Biden is the puppet of left wing extremists trying to erase our borders, eliminate our police, indoctrinate our children, vilify our heroes, take away our energy. You know all about that -- take away our energy, if you can believe it. No fossil fuel. Destroy our Second Amendment, attack the right to life and replace American freedom with left wing fascism. Left wing. We're going left wing all the way. Fascists. They are fascists. Some of them. Not all of them but some of them. 144932 But they're getting closer and closer. We have to win this election. But the proud people of Minnesota will not let this happen. You will deliver a historic victory for our values, our citizens, and our treasured way of life. We'll save our cities and our suburbs from the future of crime and chaos, corruption and economic collapse that puppet Joe Biden would unleash on America. 145000 This is a puppet. He won't do it intentionally. He just says, "well whatever they want," because he has no clue. He has no clue. I ended low Income housing being built in the suburbs and destroying people's American dream, you know that. If Biden and Harris get into power, they pledge to raise your taxes by $4 trillion, which put in very simple terms mean many of you will have to pay double and triple the taxes that you're paying right now. 145031 This includes a tax of over $3,000 on a typical family of four. Biden-Harris also pledged to eliminate fracking, natural gas, oil and coal production, forcing us to beg for energy from foreign suppliers. On my watch, America will proudly remain energy independent. First time. Energy independent. 145102 We've made a lot of progress on energy. I want to thank your terrific representatives in Congress, Tom (?), where's Tom? Tom, Tom. There he is. What a man. These are warriors. Jim Hagedorn. Pete Sauber. And this is a very important one fellas. This is very important. 145134 Your next senator from Minnesota, a fantastic man. I just see that he's even in the poll. Normally, that doesn't mean much but that's a big step. And he's fantastic. Jason Lewis, he's going to be a fantastic senator. That's big Jason. That's ahead of schedule. And I hear we're doing very well in the poll, too. We win Minnesota, it is over. It is over, right? 145158 We win Minnesota. But our great Republican candidates for Congress, Michelle fishbach, where's Michelle? I hear so many great things about you. I have heard so many great things. Go out and do it, you're going to do it, we're going to be out there working with you. Tyler kisner, Tyler. Tyler. Tyler. Tyler. This is a great group. 145228 And a man whose name I love, Lacey Johnson. Great job. I've been following you Lacey. You're doing good. You're doing good. Thank you Lacey very much. We really have to get them. They're warriors, all of them. All of them. We have to get them in, because we have to stop this craziness that's going on. No law enforcement, no anything. They don't know what they're doing. They'll lose the country. 145257 You know, there's somebody said the other day, and I say it very strongly, "sir, you're the only one between that and the greatness of the American dream." And there's truth to it. We don't stop. We don't keep this position. We're going to win the house. I feel confident we're going to win the house. We're gonna win the house, I'm very much involved in every single race. And with the senate we're working very hard, I think we're gonna be in great shape in the Senate. And I think we're in great -- did you see that CNN, they raised us 10 points in one poll that took place over a short period of time. 145332 And it's still not good enough. Still not good enough. You mean they're getting more honest because I'll tell you what, there's never been enthusiasm like we have, there's never been -- including, right, Tom? Including in 2016. We've never had this. We had more enthusiasm than anyone's seen maybe ever in a presidential campaign, and it pales in comparison to what's going on right now. It does. 145401 Even this, we wanted to restrict the crowd. We didn't tell anybody and look at what happens but look at voters for Trump. Look at bikers for Trump. They have highways with thousands of people, thousands of people, -- you know, bikers going -- and I don't know if I'm driving along and I get passed by 2000 bikers. I don't know what I'm gonna do. And then they have they set the Guinness Book -- I hear, the world record yesterday for boats. 145428 But no matter where you -- in Florida. No matter where you go, a river, a lake and ocean the boats are there by the thousands on the weekend. The weekend is unbelievable. Minnesota Senate Majority Leader, Paul gazelka. Paul, thank you, Paul. Good job, Paul are we doing good. We're doing good, right? I think we are too. And, Minnesota House Republican leader, another great one, Kurt Doudt. Kurt. Thank you very much. Thank you, Kurt, very much. 145501 I'm having a lot of fun today because it's so windy you can't see these teleprompters at all. So I'm sort of making it up as I go along and that's okay, I've had to do that plenty(?). Now these suckers are blowing like I'm saying what the hell. Fortunately I know these people. If I didn't know these people you would have been in big trouble I will tell you that. 145529 Another one I know very well, he's the single greatest ad buyer in the history of the world. And he also happens to make a very good product: his pillow. I use it when I sleep well, I'm using his pillow. And these suckers are about to fall down but that's okay because I know very him well, Mike. Mike Glendel. Mile, thank you. And he's the chairman of our campaign. 145554 If I don't win Minnesota with you as the chairman of our campaign, I would say that would be very bad for me because this guy can do anything. Thank you, Mike. It's an honor. And we appreciate it very much. Thank you. You do a great job. Thank you. And it's all made in Minnesota right? All made in Minnesota. Thank you very much. Before the China virus invaded our shores, we built the greatest economy in history. There was nothing like it. We were beating everybody including China, they had the worst year in 67 years. 145630 We were taking in billions and billions and billions of dollars in tariffs, beautiful thing tariffs when used properly, especially when you're being taken advantage of by every nation in the world. We achieved record low unemployment for African American, Hispanic American, Asian American, young people, people with diplomas, people without diplomas. College students, crummy students, great students, horrible students, dumb people, liberal people, conservative people, everybody was doing the best they've ever done. 145707 PhDs from MIT, PhDs from crummy colleges, everybody was doing the greatest, the best they've ever done. Median household income soared to the highest level ever recorded. Numbers were unbelievable, to open new opportunities for Minnesota farmers and factory workers. 145733 We replaced the disaster known as NAFTA with a brand new USMCA, which has been a big hit. Dairy exports to Canada are now expected to surge by at least 50%. I know how good the deal is, don't tell Canada I said this, because they were not happy about it. They had, they had they had pickets. When they have pickits about a deal that makes you feel good, but they've been taking advantage of -- you know, Canada, Oh Canada, wonderful song right? 145807 Oh Canada nice, nice song. Only one problem. They took advantage of us like crazy with your dairy tariffs 297% tariff on your dairy products right. I learned that when I came up here. They had specialty milk, a little thing, specialty milk. And I met a farmer, and he said what had happened with specialty milk and that got me over the edge. And I said we got to change this, because you were taking time, you were taken advantage of by Canada very badly and by Mexico and by China and by Japan and by friends and foe. 145842 And in many cases friends were worse than the foe. For years you watched as politicians like sleepy Joe Biden, who's been in office for 47 years allowed foreign nations to crush Minnesota's mining. Look at your mining industry, it was crushed by dumping tons and tons of cheap iron, and steel into our country. I saw what was happening. I did something about it. I did something about it. 145911 I will tell you, China wants me to lose so badly. They all do. They all do and yet I get along with all of them, although China I don't speak to them after the, after the plague came in. You know, we made a great deal with China. They announced last week that China ordered the largest amount of corn in history, and the largest amount of soybeans in history, and big cattle purchases, one of the biggest that anybody has seen. 145941 And I said, "see how smart they are?" If they weren't smart they would have stopped and we would have said let's decouple. But by ordering so much the farmers come to me "sir we like this deal a lot, please don't do anything irrational." 145955 How smart is China, right? The biggest corn order.Think, they said the biggest corner in history. So I have to say. But I tell you my view has changed a lot. We made a great deal with China but my view has changed a lot. USMCA is the biggest deal ever made, and that one is working out great between Canada and Mexico. And remember this, Minnesota, under the last administration, the last administration Minnesota iron range was wiped out. Seven plants were idled and more than 2000 workers were laid off. 150033 Obama and Biden closed it down. Do you remember that? The finest iron ore in the world they say, I don't know, what do I know? To me it all looks the same, but they say it's the finest iron ore in the world. That's good enough to me. And what did I do? Almost immediately after getting into office, I heard about this disaster just like Keystone pipeline, just like so much else, Jason, and you'll be working on that with me in the halls of -- the beautiful halls of the Senate. 150110 And he's going to stay with us; he's not going to be one of those who gets elected. He's not going to be one of them, they get elected and then he walks into those gorgeous buildings when they had those big beautiful dollar bills, and they built marble columns and it's so beautiful and so rich. He's not gonna say, "darling, we finally arrived. Now we can go with majority." He's gonna do what's right. 150133 He's gonna do what's right. I know Jason, you need Jason, get Jason elected please. But they closed it up, and I was here, and a worker, I was making speeches before you had to stand 200 feet away from everybody. Before you had to stand like two football fields away. And the worker came up to me with a group of his friends and they were all crying and they were tough. They never cried before in their life. Maybe when they were babies but I doubt it. 150201 They were all crying. He said, "Sir, you gave us back our life." He said that. I had that just recently in Maine. They took away 5000 square miles. Think of a square mile, and then multiply it times 5000. Took away 5000 square miles -- that was Obiden. That was, Obiden as I call them. Obiden. That was Obama, and Biden. Short. 150226 I like that term, Obiden, because you save a lot of time. But that was, that was Obama and Biden in Maine, took away 5000, Mike, square miles -- you know what that is? That's like -- I said "let me see what it looks like on a map." They basically took away the Atlantic Ocean from Maine. And made is the greatest in the world for lobster, and the greatest in the world just about for fishing. I said, "Why did he take this area?" They didn't know except that was the great fishing area. 150257 And I gave it back to them. I redid it, I took it off, I wiped it out. I gave an executive order that wiped it out immediately. And then we wiped out the tariffs that they were being charged by China, and by, as you know, the United Kingdom was charging tariffs. They were all charging tariffs to our fishermen. But we don't charge tariffs to them. So I made it, I made it fair. European Union was a disaster charging tariffs. 150331 They were charging big tariffs. We wouldn't. So here's what was happening. So Canada, they would sell the fish and lobster to Canada for nothing, for peanuts and Canada would then sell it to China, and also to the European Union. Because Canada had a deal where they didn't have to pay the tariffs. This was before my time. How this could have happened is incredible. So I said, "Listen, if you don't change your tariffs I'm going to put tariffs in your car." It was amazing. They said "we'll change them immediately." Thank you very much. 150359 That took about two minutes. So I did a lot for Maine, we're going to see whether or not they remember but I think Maine's gonna remember but I did similar for you when I opened up your great iron ore. And I put tariffs, I put tariffs on foreign steel and the Iron Range came roaring back to life. You know that, right? Right. But these guys came up to me, "You've given us back our life." I've never forgotten that. "You've given us back our life." 150429 They didn't say thanks. They didn't say thanks for the job. They said that's what they've done all their life and Obama just came in and closed it up. I don't say Biden cuz I don't think he knows what the hell's happening. I think if you mentioned, if you mentioned, you know you shouldn't have done that to Minnesota, he'll say "Where's Minnesota? I don't know anything about -- I don't know what Minnesota is. Where is that please?" How many times, by the way, has he been up at a speech, where he'll say the wrong -- wrong state? Right? 150456 He'll get up, "It's great to be in the wonderful state of Ohio." "Sir, sir you're in Florida." That's the bad one, you know, when you see palm trees, "Wonderful to be in Ohio." Or, "I love being with the people from Iowa." "Sir, you're in Idaho." And he always gets New Hampshire mixed up with Vermont, but all the time he does that. I haven't done it yet. If I do I'm just leaving because there's no way you can save it, you know? 150527 There is no way you can save it. We recently issued a directive protecting workers on the Iron Range from unfair job killing regulation, and frivolous litigation in addition to everything else. We started construction on the new Sula(?), right? Sula, big deal. That's been deteriorating for many years, just about gone and we're redoing it now, rebuilding it. That's a big deal for your state, and for others, so that the iron ore can quickly get to market. Sula. 150603 Our miners are back on the job and wages have increased by as much as 50%, and they're doing great even during the China plague, they're doing great. And the China plague will fade, but we will not forget. But if Biden wins, the Iron Range will be shut down forever. You know that. He'll shut it down, very early on, forever. I took a lot of heat by doing that, I took a lot of heat from the so called environmentalist, summit(?) environmentalists too, in a big sense. We just signed something the other day. 150635 Cory Gardner, Steve Daines, senators great senators, and we signed a bill that's going to really be something incredible from an environmental standpoint. The biggest we've ever signed, they say, other than Teddy Roosevelt, it goes back to Teddy Roosevelt. I said, Why is theirs bigger? Because we also did something tremendous for Utah, you know that. 150700 Thousands and thousands of acres. We opened it up. "I said why isn't it bigger than Teddy Roosevelt, I want bigger. Otherwise I'm not signing it." And they said, "Sir, he did the Grand Canyon and a few other things." I said, "Oh, that's pretty big. Grand Canyon is big." Do we agree, even for Mike lyndale the Grand Canyon. Even Mike would admit the Grand Canyon's tough to beat right? So anyway, but we did, we signed it and it's one of the biggest acts -- I say the biggest thing, environmentally, done since Teddy Roosevelt. That's a long time ago. We achieved together. 150734 And what we're doing together is nothing short of an economic miracle and now we're doing it again. We did it. We built the greatest economy in the history of the world that now I have to do it again. You know what that is? That's right. That's God testing me. So, if you know, you did it once. And I said, "Did I do a great job, god? I'm the only one that could do it." He said, "That you shouldn't say. Now we're gonna have you do it again." 150802 I said, "Okay, I agree. You got me." But I did it once, and now I'm doing it again and you see the kind of numbers that we're putting up. They're unbelievable. Best job numbers ever. Three months, more jobs in the last three months than ever before. Best retail sales in history, best car sales. Did you see where the car sales are actually above what they were? 150828 Did you see the manufacturer, you remember you're not gonna have manufacturing back? You'd need a magic wand for manufacturing. Yeah, well we got the magic wand because the manufacturing numbers are through the roof. And your state last year had the best year it ever had, right, best year it ever had. And now you're going to have something that's even better. So I just want to tell you, we're going to do it again. By the way, third quarter numbers come out, and interestingly, they will come out just before November 1, and we're gonna see how I did. 150900 But I think you're gonna have a great third quarter. People are now starting to predict it much to their chagrin, right, much to their chagrin. They're -- just like CNN said, he's up 10 points. They all said 10 points. 10 points. First of all, the first poll was rigged, and wrong. It was a rigged poll. Just like they want to try and rig the election with all these mail in balance. Let's send out 62 million ballots. Let's send -- well, you know, some people say "gee, you shouldn't talk --" I got to talk about it. 150930 Because absentee ballots are good. You send for the ballot, you're not going to be in your state and you get it back and you do something and you send it back in and it's a process. You have to work for it a little bit. But these ballots, they what to send them out, in some states they want to send them out and they want to just have millions of ballots. They said "oh we drop them in a lock box." I just saw the great thing about Air Force One, there is no lack of television. You have televisions on the ceilings, and the closets, on the floors. 150959 No matter where you go there's a television. You open the closet there's a television. I say "no too much Trump, I can't watch anymore." I try and get away. You put yourself in the closet, but they have a lot of stuff. And they showed this person getting on -- Fox, you know Fox now puts on more democrats just about than they do republicans. They have certainly changed a lot. Fox has changed a lot. They're probably turning off right now as I speak but I don't -- see I don't care. I tell the truth. It's ridiculous. 151028 One of the biggest differences between this year and four years ago is Fox. Fox is like from a different planet, and too bad. And you know what's gonna happen if we don't win? They're gonna go down the tubes along with every other media outlet. They'll all be busted. They'll all be gone, I can tell you that. Nobody's gonna want to cover sleepy Joe. We'll end up with one very boring socialist country that will go to hell. 151056------------------ But when you look at it and when you look at what's happening. That's why we have to win this election. And if we don't win this election, every one of you, me, all of us. It'll never be the country I don't think the country can ever come back to it. I used to use Venezuela a lot, you know, I don't know if I even really fully believed it but I'd say Venezuela, we would indeed become when I look at these maniacs in Portland. These anarchists in Portland, when I look at these people that's what they want. For the rest of the country. They wanted to fund their police they want to terminate the police, you know something about that you've had your little you've had your little stance, where they want to do they actually do that, they actually are terminating the police department right they are actually doing it, they're not even talking about it, they're terminating the police department these people are crazy. And by the way, when I sent in the National Guard that's when it all stopped, and I kept calling. I kept calling and saying send in the National Guard, send in the National Guard, they should have done it a lot sooner. Right. That was a beautiful I just said I just stop someplace else and I said to me it was a beautiful sight. They were riding all over they felt, full of vim and vigor they thought nobody was going to stop them. The police department is very good, but they were told you can't do anything. They have to be able to do what they do very well. So they were told they couldn't do anything and the city was a blaze. It was a blaze I'll never forget the CNN reporter he's standing there with his very nice shaved head right now I wish I had a shaved head to appear to settle the wind. But you know what, he's standing there, vulture right how he felt, and he said he There seem quite calm right now. And behind him. They have the entire city looks like it's burning down for blocks. He's standing there talking, because the fake news doesn't report the truth, and they don't talk about how serious it is and how bad it is. But remember this it's only a small part of our country it's not a big part, very small, but they don't report the facts because they don't want to report those facts, because those facts are very bad for Joe Biden, and for the radical left, and they want them to win, for whatever reason, I don't know, because they'll all lose their networks, they'll all lose their wealth, everything will be done, but they'll figure it out someday, but we're not going to let them have that chance. As much as in many ways they should not be rewarded. They're going to be rewarded if I win because our country is only going up in one direction so that's the way to fight the China virus we've enacted the largest financial relief package in American history through the paycheck protection program we saved 1 million Minnesota jobs. We've also delivered nearly $5 billion in economic relief straight to Minnesota families you know that have kept it all going, and would like to do it again. Except the democrats all they want is $1 trillion 1 trillion, that they're not interested in the people, they're not interested in the post office. It's all a ruse it's all a con. They're only interested in getting a trillion dollars you guys know that getting a trillion dollars for states that are badly run blue states, very badly run by governors and mayors, like, New York, Illinois, California. I won't name any more because to be honest. He's going to Minnesota I don't know, I don't like to be so impressed so but you do have some issues I will say that, of all places I would be very surprised I was very surprised, unlike sleepy Joe Biden our approach to the pandemic is based on science, not left wing ideology. slow Joe oppose the travel ban on China that I instituted he remember he came out oh it's xenophobe because I said, what does that mean Joe Tell me Joe, can you describe. Remember he came out he called me all sorts of things are racist and everything and then he said, I was right. I was early way earlier we would have lost hundreds of thousands of additional lives. And that's pretty much agreed by everybody that I put the ban on Europe coming in because they were ahead of us and when I looked at Italy and I looked at France and Spain I said we got to put it on, and a lot of people didn't want that they said we were right about that. And then we started getting into the manufacturing business with the ventilators and all of the equipment and what we did is incredible the governors were not prepared. We made a lot of Governor's look good by supplying massive amounts of equipment, massive not one person in this country we didn't have very many ventilators at all. Way undersupplied. Not one person in this country that needed a ventilator didn't get the ventilator so every single person that needed one got one, which is pretty amazing we have a big country with a lot of diversity a lot of different states. And now we're supplying we're making thousands of ventilators a month that was applying them to the rest of the world because they're not equipped to make a ventilator it's very complex very expensive we're making thousands a month we have all we can use. Now Biden wants to lock all Americans in their basements for months on end, which would inflict permanent irreversible harm in our nation's children family's health and economy. By contrast, my administration is following data driven and science based approaches that apply to common sense mitigation aggressively sheltering those at greatest risk our seniors, we have to shelter them, and delivers effective medical treatments to save thousands and thousands of lives and when you look at the rest of the world you know they were trying to say oh we weren't doing now all of a sudden a lot of the places that they were using to hold up. They're having a big search. They have a gift, and I don't want that. I don't want that. But they were holding up names of countries and now there's a looks fact even New Zealand you see what's going on in New Zealand. They beat it, they beat it it was like front page they beat it, because they wanted to show me something. The problem is, big surge in New Zealand so you know it's terrible. We don't want that. But this is a, an invisible enemy that should have never been led to come to this country to Europe or the rest of the world but China, just remember this remember they fake. That's right, the fatality rate for Americans over 70 has declined by 85%. Since April, we've learned we know we have some great things now to Europe by contrast has experienced a 40% higher rate of excess mortality than the United States, think about that you don't hear those stories they don't tell you that Tom do they, you don't hear that in Congress right, we launched the largest mobilization of American goods. Since the World War Two. Think of it since World War Two. This is the largest mobilization, since World War Two, creating the most advanced testing system in the world, producing thousands of ventilators in launch during Operation warp speed to deliver and distribute a vaccine before the end of the year in record time. We're at a very very close point to the vaccine and to therapeutics and therapeutics to me are more important right now you go into the hospital, whether it's a transfusion, or whether it's a shot. And you feel better. Two days later, or a day later or three days later, but that would be a great thing and we're very close we have great great companies working on it. because we will defeat the China virus we're going to be stronger than we ever were next year is going to be record setting numbers and you see that when you look at the Wii. And the Wii is turning out to be true you know I was saying the Wii and everybody was saying, the Wii is impossible, but the Wii is, it's beyond the Wii it's a super Wii based on the numbers that we have now. So we'll see what happens. And we would like to give additional money to people we would like to it wasn't their fault that they got hit by China, but you know what we want to give them additional money, and we'll take care of. Biden . That's a new business but we have to you know we're being taken advantage of by all of those companies, and they should pay not the people, my administration also understands that economic health is vital to public health. Over the past three months we've gained 9 million jobs nationwide which is a new record retail spending is fully recovered and is now at an all time high. 152114 We have more retail spending now than we did before the plague came in from China. Auto production surged 28%. 152124 Joe Biden would crush this unprecedented economic recovery. During his 47 years in Washington, think of that, 47 years. Joe Biden -- and you know it's really amazing. For 47 years, he did nothing. Now he's telling everybody how he's gonna make it wonderful, right? Doesn't work that way. And he's not exactly primetime now either, by the way. 152145 Joe Biden supported every globalist attack on the American worker. NAFTA which was a disaster. TPP, which I didn't allow to happen. The horrible Korea deal. South China's entry into the World Trade Organization might have been the worst of them all. It created China. Now Biden is running on the most extreme far left agenda ever put forward by a major party. Biden's joint manifesto -- we call it a manifesto -- with Bernie Sanders, crazy Bernie, would raise taxes and increase regulations at an unprecedented rate. 152222 He will kill the stock market. He will kill everything that we're talking about today. He'd also abolish immigration enforcement, abolish bail, abolish the suburbs, abolish effective policing, abolish American energy, and abolish the American way of life. Otherwise he'd do quite a good job, I think. 152242 He raised his hand and pledged to give free healthcare to illegal aliens, okay? A lot of you people, when you get -- when you have a problem, you don't get free health care. But he wants to give it. He wants to give lawyers, lawyers, free legal assistance to people that come into our country illegally. 152302 And as vice presidential candidate Biden picked Kamala. Kamala Harris. She's another. She's a beauty. Who co-sponsored a $32 trillion socialist takeover of health care and our country, because our country would be ruined, destroyed. And the 33 -- think of this you had 33 in healthcare and $93 trillion on the socialist green new deal, which doesn't work. 152332 It's like written by a child. It was written by a child. A foolish child. 152336 -------- It's written by a foolish child I have a very different vision for america's future you got to see it before the plague, but you're seeing it again right now even more so. It starts with creating 10 million jobs in the next 10 months. And that's what's happening over the next four years we will cut, even more taxes substantially and regulations that's why people are pouring into our country to open up factories they're bringing it back to Minnesota and everyplace else in Michigan we have auto plants opening up left and right and expanding they haven't seen that in 42 years, we will end our reliance on China, we will make our critical drugs and supplies right here in the United States. And you know when you see the drug companies are very rich very sophisticated when you see them taking ads against Donald Trump, those ads are for one reason because I'm bringing you drug prices way down. I instituted a favored nations clause so if Germany or any place anywhere in the world is getting their drugs for less which they do a tiny fraction of what we pay. They have to meet those prices. So instead of saying he's somebody should have done this Obama by anybody should have done other presidents should have done this, I drug prices are many times higher than other countries many many times in Canada, the prices have been better than that and I gave Florida, Rhonda census a great governor gave him the right to buy his drugs directly from Canada. He's going to save half. So everyone you know right now you can't do that I gave him, and I gave another state Colorado have the authority to go to if they want they could go by prior to the favored nations kicking in. But the favored nations laws could reduce drugs by 50 6070 even 80% think of that one. and I'm the only president in 51 years that had a year last year where drug prices came down but that was peanuts stuff compared to what I'm talking about. So when you see those ads, if you don't mind, and you see the drug companies hitting me, you'll say, Thank you President Trump for reducing drug prices. I guarantee you if they were going up they wouldn't be taking it's make sense I guess right. I hope people understand that because they are spending a lot of money they don't like me, I did something that was unthinkable. Check out the words favored nation, check out the word rebate, because now I take the rebate for the people, and I take the rebate to reduce the prices. They took the rebate went to a middleman, the middleman. I never heard the term middle woman but I guess probably that too. But the middleman got all this money was, I don't know who they are, nobody knows who they are the middleman you always hear. They made more money than the drug companies at least the drug companies made a product, but the middleman is not liking Donald Trump too much. I probably have a lot of friends that are middlemen I don't even know what they have beautiful homes, I say I wonder where they made their money. They're very wealthy but they're not so wealthy anymore, we are getting the rebates we're keeping the money for our people we will create tax credits for companies that bring jobs from China back to America. And we will impose tariffs on companies that leave America to produce jobs overseas, one of the things in the US MCA that was very important. I don't want our companies going to Mexico going to Canada anymore. I watched that I was Man of the Year 11 years ago in Michigan, I don't know why but they picked me those long before I thought in terms of running a weed glad I ran. Thanks. Thanks. So what do you think yeah I vote. But that was long before I thought about this, Mike. And I said, You know, I was in Michigan very nice man of the year that was great, and I said you know they're taking your car companies and moving them all to Mexico. Anyway, 32% of our cars are made in Mexico, how crazy, but it's that way that's the way it happened. But I said the most important deal in the US MCA I don't want anybody. Moving to Mexico firing their people moving there making a car selling it in for no tax. I don't want that anymore. can happen. And that's not going to happen there is such a huge economic disincentive to do that. So we'll strip federal contracts from companies that outsource critical industries, we're going to strip it with the help of Minnesota workers, we will be the premier medical and pharmaceutical manufacturer anywhere in the world. And you see it already, the drug companies are starting to give up now I'll tell you. If for some reason the other side happens to have a victory on November 3. Forget everything I said, it'll all be made in China plus it'll all be made in other countries like Vietnam and other places. And you can just forget everything I said, because they're typical politicians but radical left wing, they will go right back to it but even more. 152855 To protect our families and workers during the China pandemic, I sealed our border against illegal immigration and suspended the entry of foreign workers who threaten American jobs. And yet if you're a farmer, a factory owner and you had people coming in from years, we made it easier for those people to keep coming in. I can't shut them off, you'd have to close up your business. Joe Biden, on the other hand has pledged to allow virtually unlimited immigration during a global pandemic, spreading the virus, overwhelming our healthcare system and displacing millions of American jobseekers. 152933 The Biden plan would institute catch and release -- I got rid of it -- along the entire southwest border. This is where you catch, perhaps a murderer, perhaps a rapist. You catch somebody, you take their number and you release them. You say, "Please show up to court in three years." Nobody shows up. 152954 ------------ 1% show up you know the one percenter. The ones that are very smart. They're the ones that show up they're the only ones that show up. So we built almost 300, miles of border wall, and we're adding 10 new miles each way. And if we didn't have that we'd be in trouble because, sadly, and I think the, the President of Mexico is a friend of mine he's a great guy Lacey's a great guy like you. But I said to him, you know, we have to do this and you have to In the meantime, you have to give us a lot of troops along our border because we're paying you a lot of money with your cars and otherwise I'm gonna have to tear up and he said no no no we will give you trips, we have 27,000 Mexican soldiers on our southern border nobody's coming through unless we want them to we have to come in illegally into our country on the southern border. And also, they have to come in we have 27,000 troops You didn't even know that 27,000. Furthermore, Joe Biden has pledged to increase refugee resettlement by. Not a bad number 700% you read that right that's in the manifesto. He would overwhelm Minnesota with refugees from terror hotspots to pleading public services burdening schools and straining city budgets you already know about the hotspots don't you how you know about it you haven't plenty of problems in Minnesota. But I'm going to be so politically correct I'm not going to say anything. But I know all about your hotspots you got some hotspots very unfair to Minnesota I will tell you that. 153133 And I'll tell you, if I don't win Minnesota, I'm never going to do it if I run for a third or fourth term, okay? I'll never be back if I run. I've given up. I almost won last time. One more speech, Mike, why didn't you have -- I almost won. I went to Michigan. I had a choice. I shouldn't tell you this but we won Michigan. One more speech, I would have won, it was so close. 153154 But if I don't win it this time, I'm not coming back. Never. Not for term three, four, five or six. 153204 Under my administration we've dramatically reduced refugee resettlement. And we've suspended refugee resettlement during the pandemic. You know that. We've totally suspended it. Nobody comes in. Lucky we have the wall. We're up to 300 miles almost. We didn't have that wall, we would be in would be inundated with people and you know unfortunately, and we're helping them, we sent them a lot of ventilators and other equipment, but Mexico is being overrun with the pandemic and we would really have a problem. 153232 We've completely reformed refugee policy. We've instituted rigorous national security checks. We've protected religious minorities. And we've shifted refugee admissions away from terror afflicted nations like Syria and Somalia. And remember you know they say we don't have -- we do have, they understand that. 153259 They just don't want to say it. We have a major -- we have a ban. You know that. We have a ban on people coming into our country illegally. We have a ban on countries, because we want people to come into our country who love our country, who can love our country, who respect our country, and who are going to come in on merit. Merit. Merit. Which is the exact opposite of what was happening. 153325 Many of them hated our country and they didn't come in on merit. All they do is complain. You know anybody like that? They just complain. Does anybody know anybody like that? Do you know anybody -- one of your colleagues, you call, you call her a colleague. ---------------------- All she does is complain I won't mention the name because you'll never get complaints complaints complaints. I don't like that. I don't like it. She does is complain not good enough. Oh really tell us about it. To protect your security my administration instituted a travel ban on the world's most dangerous regions. Biden is pledged to immediately end this travel ban, and allow unlimited migration from terror zones including Syria Somalia, Libya, Iran and Yemen, trouble, trouble. I also kept the promise I made to Minnesota four years ago, I signed an executive order requiring state and local consent before any refugees are admitted Biden would immediately shred that executive order overriding local communities like yours you know that did you know I signed up. You have to give approval now a little different than the old days, isn't it a little bit different, the old days was a lot different. I signed that approval they have to go through a process now and you have to approve it. Why should we send everybody up to Minnesota or anyplace else. In recent weeks democrat control cities have shown that Democrats plan, and what they plan for America, and Minneapolis 700 buildings were burned damaged or destroyed costing more than $1. billion. I just left incredible people were on a runway like this. And I introduced them their businesses were burned down God. And they don't know what they're gonna do but we're gonna try helping them to get them rebuild but five groups of people that were just incredible people successful wonderful people, their stores and businesses were burned down destroyed. Dozens of business owners have announced they are considering moving hundreds of jobs out of democrat run Minneapolis you know that you know that criminals are terrorizing civilians in Chicago Cortland and now New York City, this radical left Mayor de Blasio has led our beautiful diamond, I loved it I left it four years ago, I could see there with the seeds of problems he was there. But I left it it was wonderful. Four years ago I left it. And over the last years especially over the last six months, crime has gone up hundreds of percentage points hundreds 273 points, 368 points numbers that you wouldn't believe. And we're talking about shootings murders you saw what happened this weekend you saw that Jason terrible my city I love that city, but that has great potential. And we're going to do something we're going to do something strong. They've just let it go to hell. And I don't know is it because they're bad people or they have no common sense or they just don't know what they're doing, but are beautiful diamonds of this country has been let go to hell. 153653 Top Democrats have demanded the defunding of police departments. Biden even referred to the police as the enemy. And that's what it is. He's not going to control -- Look, he's not going to control the situation. He's dealing with -- how about the Congresswoman that I watched over the weekend, right, saying "I have total control over Bidne, he'll do anything I say. I have total control." 153718 What she's saying is, "I have total control over this jerk, he'll do whatever the hell I want." That's putting it in more common language, but she said it just as mean as that. You know who I'm talking about, right? You saw that. What a horrible statement to make. And frankly, Kamala -- nobody treated Joe Biden worse than Kamala. I mean nobody. He was called a racist and just about everything else under the book, then all of a sudden she says, "he's such a fine man." 153749 Look, nobody treated -- including Pocahontas, nobody on the debate stage, nobody treated Joe Biden worse than Kamala Harris. And she's got some big issues. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. (boos) I mean I hear the boos. How the hell did she win the primary? How did she win that, Lacey? What the hell happened, Lacey? Ah, it's Jason's fault. How the hell did she win? 153821 This woman is crazy. She's a horrible woman who hates our country. She-- yeah, mail-in vote, you're right. We'll have to check that. Let's check the mail in vote. No, seriously, how does a woman who hates our country, who says nothing but bad things about our country and Israel and other of our allies, how does this woman win? Where are the people that would vote for her? Omar called the Minneapolis police a cancer, and said they were rotten to the root. 153853 But Joe Biden did not condemn the comments. He didn't want to talk about it. He didn't disavow her endorsement. He displays it proudly on his website. This is what's going to be running the country. This is the biggest change between what happened between now and Crooked Hillary. Crooked Hillary was bad news right. She still, remember she said, "Will you accept the results of the election? Will you accept the results of this election?" 153924 And I sort of said, "Yeah, maybe. You know." But she didn't accept them, right? She -- will you accept -- I remember that question. It was probably the toughest question I had, out of all of them, but she hasn't been exactly a gracious loser. She's a loser but not a gracious one. If Joe Biden and the radical Dems --(applause) -- if Joe Biden and the radical dems take power, they will pass legislation gutting every single police department in America. That's going to happen. 153958 The Biden-Bernie manifesto calls for appointing far left prosecutors, judges, and justices of the United States Supreme Court. Look, you know we have a big thing with a court. The next president has a chance to do three, four, could even be five. You will change this country around, it will be irreversible. It will be irreversible. And they'll coddle criminals and punish law abiding citizens, these judges will. 154028 They'll take away your guns while letting criminal gangs, like Ms-13 roam free. Your second amendment will -- look it was under siege, but not really because they had never cha--- right fellas? They did have -- they played, they played the game which they had no chance. When I'm here, they have no chance. Your second amendment is cherished. You need your second amendment. They will either take it away or obliterate it into meaningless, nothing. 154058 In Joe Biden's America, the protections of American citizenship will be stripped away, and your community will be left at the mercy of the mob. I mean i'm saying these things but I mean them. When I look at what happened in Minneapolis, when you look at what's going on in different cities that are just unbelievable cities. Remember this, though, most of the country's very safe. In fact crime stats outside of Chicago and New York, a couple of them, crime stats are, are record low. 154132 Our country's, even during the pandemic. We're doing well but when they're run by the liberal-- liberal Democrats, we're not doing well. And we have to get in. You know, they have to ask us, we had to be asked here. They have to ask us, unless we take a very severe action which ideally you don't want to take. But every time we go in we solve the problem, and we solve it very quickly. 154156 Seattle, look at what's going on with Seattle. I mean, this is a city, this is a real city, and they took over a large portion of that city, and they knew we were going in the following day. They knew it. So they sent their police in, and it was like nobody ever gave up so easily as those characters. But they're radical left anarchists. Whether you're registered as a Democrat Independent or Republican, I'm asking for the vote of every American who believes that police officers are not enemies, but heroes who keep us safe. 154228 I also want to send our special thanks to the members of the Minnesota national guard who did such an incredible job stopping the rioting, violence, mayhem in Minneapolis, they were great. They were great, I love it. I loved that. It's just a beautiful thing to -- it's the way it's supposed to work. They cause problems, you have to do it. And the sooner you do it, the easier it is to do. 154302 My administration has made clear to every mayor and governor in the country that the federal government is ready to send the National Guard and federal reinforcements, we will wipe out the problem within minutes. You saw it happening right here. You wouldn't have a city if we didn't demand that that take place, you wouldn't have a city. All you have to do is say the word, every voter should ask themselves a simple question: Do you want the radical left policies of Chicago, Minneapolis, San Francisco imposed on the entire country? 154340 Look at Nancy Pelosi. San Francisco's going to hell and she's in Congress saying what -- what we should be doing. Look at the homeless problem in San Francisco. Look at what's happening in San Francisco, and then she's telling us about the post office. She has no clue. 154356 And I must tell you this, does she love our country? Does she love our country? I don't think so, to be honest with you. What she's done is a disgrace to our country. What she's done and Schumer crying. Chuck. Cryin Chuck. He cries whenever it's important to cry. Do you want the failed policies of Mayor Bill de Blasio or Mayor Lori Lightfoot, Chicago? CROWD>> No. TRUMP>> Or Mayor Jacob Frye? CROWD>> No. 154423 TRUMP>> Brought to every city and town in this nation? If left wing democrats can't run a city, why on earth would you let them run your country? We have some such incredibly run cities, such incredibly run cities. The problems we have are the radical left. 154443 And now she wants $1 trillion. And she's holding it up using a phony excuse of the post office, cause she wants a trillion dollars to go -- and you guys all know this. She wants $1 trillion to go to these badly run democrat cities and states. That's what she wants. And she's using the post office. We want to fix the post office and make it better, it should have been fixed 30 years ago. 154506 Over the next four years, we're going to implement an aggressive strategy to fight violent crime. It's already been implemented and we'll expand the surge of federal law enforcement into crime plagued cities, and we can do that at will. We just have to hear from your Governor. Call up, just let us know, we'll be there. We are ready, willing and able. We will hire more tough violent crime prosecutors, we will hire more police, we will dismantle violent left wing extremist groups like Antifa. They don't even want to say the name Antifa. 154542 They don't even want to say the name, and we will pass new laws to prosecute drive by shootings and enact(?) of domestic terrorism, they will suffer gravely. We will fight for a nation in which every American child is safe on our streets, in which every American family is secure in their homes, and in which all of the American people are confident in our destiny. 154608 But to achieve this vision, we must finish the job and drain the Washington swamp, once and for all. And get Jason in there please. Jason Lewis. Get him in. Jason, you gotta win. Get Jason Lewis. Jason Lewis. Gotta win, Jason. You're certainly against a weak opponent, you got to win. 154634 For years left wing politicians like Joe Biden talked about supporting American workers. Then they got elected and gave away your jobs, shipped away your factories, and they sold off your dreams, your, your beautiful beautiful American Dreams. They sold them off to the highest bidder. But under this administration those days are over. Now you have a president who is fighting for you. 154701 Over the next four years we will fully restore America's manufacturing independence. We will again rebuild the greatest economy in history. It's happening very fast. You're going to see it very soon. I'd lift it to even more incredible heights than what we had last year. You had the greatest year in the history of your state last year. We will revitalize police departments and reclaim our cities for law abiding Americans. 154730 We will protect religious liberty, defend the lives of our beautiful unborn children. Appoint conservative judges, uphold free speech on college campuses, and safeguard the Second Amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. 154754 We will ensure American dominance in space, send in military, and pave the way to becoming the first nation to plant its flag on Mars. We're working on that, we're doing very well. By the way, when I took over NASA, it was dead. It was gone, right? It was gone. There was nothing. There was grass growing on the runways. Grass through the crevices on the runway. It was terrible. And now it's the most vital space program anywhere in the world. Not only the jobs but the importance of it and the psychology of it. 154827 And by the way, for military defense. And we created Space Force. Think of that. We created another one of many, many things. First time in 78 years. Last one was the Air Force, right? Space force. That's a big deal by itself. If a president did that they would have achieved something. We did that and we did hundreds of other things. We will teach our children to love our country, to honor our history, and to respect our great American flag. 154855 We will never waver in defense of our families, our values, our faith, our jobs, our borders, our rights, or our freedoms. Together we will unite citizens of every race, color, religion and creed, as one people, one family and one glorious nation, under God. I want to thank you. You are incredible people, Minnesota. Thank you very much. I'll be back. November 3, we have to win. God bless you. God bless the great state of Minnesota, God bless America. Thank you all very much. ###
FEA - Cernan
Profile of Astronaut Eugene Cernan, the last man to walk on the earth, who's trying to inspire kids to reach for more in outerspace.
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VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE DELIVERS REMARKS AT TUCSON MAGA RALLY
FS21 PENCE TUSCON MAGA POOL 1 1715 FOX POOL INCLUDES MIKE PENCE'S ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE. 172751 PENCE>> Well, hello, Arizona! [crowd chants "USA"] Thank you all. Thanks for coming out. I was so excited to see you. I ran here every bit as fast as I could. So give yourselves a round of applause for coming out on a beautiful day. 172821 Just four more days till four more years .It's great to be with all of you. And it's also always a privilege for me to be with a man who I -- I consider one of the best governors in America, Governor Doug Ducey. [applause] With your great senator Martha McSally, with Congressman Andy Biggs, Brandon Martin. 172901 And all of you have been with us every step of the way. It is great to be back in the Grand Canyon stage. But I can tell looking out at all of that you know we're all here for one reason and one reason. And that is that Arizona and America need 4 more years of President Donald Trump in the White House. 172929 And the road to victory goes right through Arizona. (cheers) You know, we need the freedom loving people of this great state to do just what you did in 2016. We need you to send a message to America that Arizona is Trump country. (cheers) 173000 ["Four More Years" chant] 173007 But thank you all for coming out. And I want to say it's great to be here with some very special people. A man who served 11 years in the Army Reserves, he deployed to Afghanistan, served with great distinction as an intelligence officer, kept our troops safe in the field, now he stepped forward, strong conservative convictions and I believe he's going to be the next congressman from Southeast Arizona give it up for Brandon Martin everybody. 173034 We gotta get him there. What a great American. Brandon, thank you. Thanks for stepping up to serve your country again. It's also great to be here with a man who served in the Arizona Legislature for 14 years. He was even president of the State Senate. I got to know him when he arrived on Capitol Hill but I can tell you, having served with him in the Congress and also served alongside him as your vice president, he has emerged as one of the strongest allies of our President and this administration. 173112 And one of the most respected conservative voices in the Congress. Join me in thanking congressman Andy Biggs. [cheers] What a great American and a leader, a leader of conservatives on the Hill. And finally, it's an honor for me to share the stage with another Arizona veteran who made history as a fighter pilot. And you all may not know that my son is a fighter pilot, stationed right here in Yuma, Arizona. 173152 In fact, my son in law is a Navy pilot, currently deployed with the United States Navy. So we're a little partial to fighter pilots in the Pence family, to be quite honest with you, but she was the first female fighter pilot ever to fly in combat, the first woman to command a fighter squadron. She's a champion of our national defense, a champion of less taxes, less regulation, a growing economy, securing our border. 173226 And I couldn't be more proud to be here in the hometown of Senator Martha McSally. [cheers] And right after you reelect President Donald Trump for four more years, the President and I need you to send senator Martha McSally back to the United States Senate. [cheers] 173254 Isn't she great? You know, four years ago, a movement was born -- a movement of everyday Americans from every walk of life. You believed we could be strong again. You believed we could be prosperous again. You said "yes" to President Donald Trump. In 2016, and from where I'm standing, I know Arizona is going to say "yes" to four more years of President Donald Trump in 2020. 173324 And it's because of what we've done. It's what we all accomplished over the last four years. Think about where we started. Four years ago we inherited a military that had been hollowed out by devastating budget cuts. An economy that was struggling to break out of the slowest recovery since the Great Depression. Terrorism was on the rise around the world. And we witnessed a steady assault on our most cherished values. 173350 But in three short years, we rebuilt our military. We revived our economy. We secured our border, supported law enforcement, and stood for life, liberty, the second amendment, and the Constitution of the United States. And it's amazing when you think about the difference on the economy. When Joe Biden was vice president they spent eight years trying to tax and spend and bail and regulate us back to a growing economy, didn't they, (?) 173431 It's true. I mean, Joe Biden when he was vice president, presided over the slowest economic recovery in nearly 80 years. President Donald Trump? He created the greatest economy in American history and we are doing it again. Did you all see those new GDP numbers yesterday? 173459 I mean the American economy grew by 33% during the last three months. It shattered any previous record, by a lot. The Great American comeback is on. And with four more years of President Donald Trump in the White House, we're gonna bring this economy back bigger and better than ever before. 173536 You know the president probably said -- ["We Love you" chant] 173555 Well, we love Arizona. Thank you. You know the president probably said it best yesterday. He said the third quarter was best in the history of our country, not even close. And he said next year, one word. It's gonna be fantastic. And you know, I think you all know this great American comeback is a testament. It's a testament to the character, resilience and the strength of the American people. It's also a tribute to a president, to our allies in the house and the Senate, with advanced policies that created the greatest economy the world has ever seen. 173637 That's why it's so -- I haven't got a word. It takes my breath away. It's just -- it's just -- it's just mind boggling that, in the middle of a global pandemic, Joe Biden wants to raise taxes by $4 trillion. [boos] He got a $2 trillion version of the green New Deal. [boos] And he wants to put a public option in Obamacare, and threaten the private health insurance of 180 million Americans. 173714 President Donald Trump, we cut taxes across the board for working families and businesses. We rolled back more federal red tape than any administration in history. We fought for free and fair trade, unleashed American energy, and we made it clear that America will never be a socialist country. [cheers] 173744 And in just three short years, businesses large and small created 7 million good paying jobs, including a quarter of a million jobs right here in Arizona. Now, none of that would have been possible without our partners in Congress. But I also want to tell you, none of that would have been possible without having a man who brought his own business background into public life. 173812 Would you join me in thanking Governor Doug Ducey for doing a great job for growing Arizona? [cheers] You know, when Joe Biden was vice president, America actually lost 200,000 manufacturing jobs, remember? 173831 I mean, out in the heartland we always like to say you know we do two things well: we make things and we grow things, right? But we actually had a president four years ago who said those manufacturing jobs are never coming back. Remember? He asked -- You got it. He asked, "What magic wand do you have?" 173900 Well, we didn't need a magic wand. We just needed President Donald Trump in the White House. 500,000 manufacturing jobs in just three years, including 16,000 right here in the Grand Canyon State. Incredible. It's about taxes and regulation and bringing, bringing back our industry. It's also been about international trade. You know when Joe Biden was Vice President, half of our international trade deficit was with Communist China. 173932 It's true. We were losing $500 billion a year to China. And Joe Biden never lifted a finger to do anything about it. In fact he said the rise of China was a positive development for America. Under President Donald Trump? We put China on notice. We imposed tariffs on China on what they sell into our country. 174002 And we're going to keep standing strong until they open their markets to what we make and what we grow. The era of economic surrender is over. (cheers) And then closer to home, you know here in Arizona where trade with Mexico and Canada is so central to your economy and your jobs, you all remember NAFTA, right? 174029 I mean for 25 years after NAFTA was signed into law, out in the heartland of the country we literally saw about 60,000 factories close. Thousands of jobs moved south of the border. Now Joe Biden and the Democrats, you might remember, they, they liked -- every election they liked to complain about NAFTA, say how bad it was. Remember? But Joe Biden never lifted a finger to do anything to fix what was wrong with NAFTA. 174059 But when the man who wrote the art of the deal got to the Oval Office, America got a better deal. NAFTA is gone, the USMCA is here, and it's a huge win for Arizona. It's true. But you know, I got to tell you something about Joe's running mate on that as well. I mean, Kamala Harris is actually rated as the most liberal member of the United States Senate. 174136 And let me -- Yeah, we had a little debate. a couple weeks ago in Salt Lake City. (cheers) Thank you. Thank you. It was -- But I brought up a couple things I don't think she really wanted me to bring up. Like one of them, one of them was, believe it or not, the USMCA is a huge -- the governor is nodding. He knows this is a huge, huge win for Arizona. And frankly for the upper Midwest for auto workers, every -- for agriculture, everything. 174209 But Kamala Harris was one of only 10 members of the Senate to vote against the USMCA. She said it didn't go far enough on climate change. I mean, Arizona you deserve to know Joe Biden's running mate put her radical environmental agenda ahead of Arizona jobs and ahead of American workers. 174234 But I'm telling you what, with President Donald Trump in the White House, when it comes to trading with nations around the world, we will always put American workers first. And the contrast is just as clear on energy. You know Joe Biden and Kamala Harris spent pretty much the last year saying that they were going to ban fracking and abolish fossil fuels. Right? 174304 I mean, in the presidential debate the other night -- how great did President Trump do in a debate? Am I right? Wasn't that great? Great night. Got to the end of the debate, I couldn't -- actually I couldn't believe it. We get to the end of the debate, and Joe Biden says yes we need to transition from the oil industry. 174329 Joe -- the president, President kind of looked at him and said, "that's a big statement." And and he said it. But you know, for now, for the last couple months, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have been running around saying that, no they're not going to ban fracking. They're not going to abolish fossil fuels. Even though he's got that green New Deal thing, he's got this plan to abolish fossil fuels, by, I don't know, 2035 or sometime. You know, I mean the -- I remember when Joe Biden said the debate, he said, "show the tape." 174400 And we've been showing the tape. We've been showing it. I mean, how many times they gotta say we're gonna ban fracking, abolish -- go look at it. It's just amazing. Now they're trying to convince -- they're telling the American people Groucho Marx used to say "who you gonna believe? Me or your own eyes?" Right? I mean, the truth of the matter is, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are gonna abolish fossil fuels if they make their way into the White House. 174431 But President Donald Trump, he has been a champion for American energy. We're now a net exporter of energy for the first time in 70 years. Under President Trump we are energy independent in America. It's true. Men and women of Arizona, we have a choice to make. [17:44:59] On this economy, it's really a choice between the Trump boom, and a Biden depression. I mean, a recent study just came out, nonpartisan thing. That said Joe Biden's economic agenda would cause 5 million American jobs. And the average income and the average American family would drop by about 6500 a year. Those are real numbers. [17:45:23] So after you leave here every day over the next four days if you if you run across a family member a neighbor a co worker friend that hasn't made a decision yet. I got one question. I want you to ask them if nothing else. I mean, you ought to just say, you look I ran into Mike at the airport. And he ran just as fast as he could to get to the stage. [17:45:52] And he said there was one question. One question. Look him right in the eye and say no really said everything is just say, who do you really think can bring this economy all the way back. Okay. I mean, right at a time, America is beginning to stand back up. After the most challenging year in my lifetime. Americans are getting back on our feet, going back to work. [17:46:20] You need to ask, Who do you really think can bring this economy all the way back, a career politician who spent 47 years raising taxes stifling our economy under an avalanche or regulation, waving a white flag of economic surrender on trade or a proven job creator who's leading the fastest economic recovery in American history. To bring America back. We need four more years. President Donald Trump in the White House. [17:46:55] I'm sorry it's just got to ask him that question just so just give me just a or b. Tell me who. We all know that. While security, prosperity is extremely important that the security of our families in our nation is first order of business for the federal government. [17:47:29] And from early on. I'm proud to report President Trump has put the defense security, and the safety of America first. And it all starts with our national defense. After years of deep budget cuts in our national defense that impacted our readiness. The ability of our troops here and around the world to defend our nation and Democrats in Washington DC, we're already talking yesterday in the news about how they're gonna bring deep budget cuts to our national defense to pay for their big government programs if they win. [17:48:07] But under President Trump We signed the largest investment in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan. And we're finally given our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guard, the resources and the support that they deserve to defend this nation. We're doing it. [17:48:31] It's not just about those that are serving. But it's about those of you who did serve. You know when Joe Biden was vice president we saw years of scandal at the VA. The shock the conscience of the nation in some of the worst abuses happened right here in Arizona You remember. But under President Donald Trump. We signed the most sweeping reforms of the VA in 50 years we fired 3000 VA employees that weren't given our veterans, the care that they earned, and veterans choice is now available for every veteran in America. [17:49:11] For all we've done to support our troops and support our veterans. It's just one more reason why we need four more years of President Donald Trump, and why we need a combat veteran back on the Senate Armed Services Committee from Arizona we need Martha mcsalley back in the United States Senate. And this President's been about law and order, and the rule of law. [17:49:51] And President Donald Trump has stood every day with the men and women who serve on the thin blue line of law enforcement and we always will. And that includes the courageous men and women of Customs and Border Protection, and I know where Joe Biden wants open borders taxpayer funded health care for illegal immigrants were Joe Biden wants to end the police cooperation with ice and suspend the remain in Mexico program that has literally transformed our southern border. [17:50:40] President Donald Trump has stood strong for the great men and women of Customs and Border Protection and eyes, and we couldn't be more honored that the national Border Patrol council endorsed President Donald Trump for four more years in the White House. [17:50:57] And would you just would you just by way of showing your appreciation to them. Their presence here today, the President and the Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, Brandon, Judd, and our del Suharto are here. Give them a big round of applause for all that they do for this country. Thank you. [17:51:32] You know, with their courageous work, and your president's support apprehensions for illegal immigration dropped by 70% this year. In our first three years, ice has deported over 16,000 gang members and arrested over 2000 members of ms 13. With this president and these courageous Americans, we are keeping Arizona and America's families safe. And this President has made record investments in border security. And I just heard two days ago Joe Biden has actually said he wants to stop building the wall. [17:52:17] But under President Trump. We've already built nearly 400 miles of that wall on our southern border, including 200 miles, right here in Arizona. And with four more years we're gonna build it all. We're gonna keep building that wall we're gonna keep supporting these heroes. And we're gonna fix this broken immigration system once and for all. [17:52:53] I promise you. you know, all my heroes wear uniforms. In my family and across this country. You all know just like those we just acknowledge. Many women who put on the uniform of law enforcement every day are some of the best people in this country. And they deserve the respect of every American every day. [17:53:25] Now Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have a different view. They think America's systemically racist. And they think police officers in this country have a quote implicit bias against minorities. When asked if he'd support cutting funding to law enforcement, Joe Biden said yes, absolutely. And Kamala Harris recently praised the mayor of Los Angeles for cutting $150 million out of the LAPD. Well let me make you a promise with four more years of President Trump in the White House. [17:54:07] We're not going to defund the police, not now, not ever. We're gonna back a blow and we're gonna back the blow for four more years. And we're gonna have law and order in every city in every state in this nation, for every American of every race and creed and color so help us God. So it's been about upholding standing with those who have old along. [17:54:45] It's also been about strengthening the foundations of the rule of law. As I stand here today. I'm proud to report with strong support of Senator Martha mcsalley, President Trump has seen more than 220 conservatives appointed to our federal courts, [17:55:05] and they're all men and women who will uphold all the God given liberties enshrined in our Constitution, like the freedom of religion, the freedom of speech and the Second Amendment right to keep in bear arms. [17:55:22] And that includes justice Neil Gorsuch justice Brett Kavanaugh and justice, Amy Coney Baron integrate. And I don't mean you know not just because she's from Indiana. I'll tell you what, what an extraordinary jurist with a brilliant intellect and how much did you love it. And in that hearing. When they asked her to hold up theWhen they asked you to hold up the pad of paper and show all over notes. [17:55:54] Great was that. Well, it just it's incredible. Because you know about pointing these conservatives to our courses. It's about. It's about having a Vanguard for our liberties. I mean we live in a country where we have believed since our founding that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights, and an independent judiciary and appointing men and women to our courts, at every level. [17:56:31] They will not legislate from the bench but will uphold our liberties is central to preserving them. You know here in Arizona you all deserve to know that when Joe Biden was Vice President, freedom of religion of Americans in this country was under attack. We saw the last administration compromise the conscience rights of doctors and nurses and religious charities. [17:57:01] They even hold a group of nuns who took a vow of poverty into court to force them to compromise their faith to live under the mandates of Obamacare. And when judge Barrett was being considered for the Court of Appeals two years ago you saw that democrat intolerance to faith. Come out loud and clear. Do you remember the leading democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said she was concerned because Amy Coney Barrett's Catholic faith was so sincerely held. [17:57:37] She said, and I quote, the dogma lives loudly within you and Hollywood liberals were quick to attack. Judge Barrett and I've been attacking her ever since. Well that guy and me have a message for the democrats in Washington, and their friends in Hollywood. That dog by lives loudly admit that dog believes loudly in you, [17:58:10] and the right to live and work and worship according to the dictates of our faith lives loudly in the Constitution of the United States of America. It's true. Under President Donald Trump I'm proud to report that you have a champion of every American of every faith. [17:58:34] We repeal the Johnson Amendment to free up the pulpits in every place of worship in America, we restore the conscience rights of doctors and nurses and charities and President Donald Trump ended the assault on the Little Sisters of the Poor, and the Supreme Court made it permanent. [17:58:55] And when we talk about our most cherished values. I will tell you I couldn't be more proud to serve alongside a president who stands without apology for the sanctity of human life. Think of all the progress that we've made over the last three years. We revived our economy we rebuild our military reserve for our veterans for law and order for liberties in life. Let me say none of that would have been possible without the strong and consistent support of Arizona's republicans in the Congress. [17:59:40] It's true. So right after you reelect President Donald Trump for four more years. Right after you reelect senator Martha mcsalley to the Senate. We need Arizona. The same congressman Andy Biggs and Brandon Martin to a new Republican majority that retires Nancy Pelosi, once and for all. Gotta go out. I mean when you look at what we were able to accomplish when we had a republican house and Republican Senate, just in two short years. [18:00:30] I think there's only one way you can describe it. We made America great again. And then 2020 arrived in the coronavirus struck from China on our shores. Before the first case of community spread anywhere in this country. President Trump did what no American president had ever done he suspended all travel from China, the second largest economy in the world, President Trump put the health of America first. [18:01:05] Now Joe Biden said that was senior phobic sincerely suggested it was racist. He said the closing off travel from any country in a global pandemic would quote, make things worse. But Joe Biden got it wrong. President Donald Trump got it right. And I'm here to tell you, as the head of the White House coronavirus Task Force these last eight months. President Trump's actions shutting down travel from China. [18:01:40] Saved untold American lives because it bought us time to stand up the greatest national mobilization, since World War Two. We reinvented testing. We saw to the manufacturing, distribution of billions of medical supplies. First we dealt with the outbreak in the Pacific Northwest then New Jersey, New York, Louisiana then across the Sunbelt this summer. [18:02:07] I couldn't be more proud that in the United States of America, no one who required a ventilator was ever denied a ventilator. No one who required an ICU bed has ever been denied an ICU bed. The American people responded. Our great research companies have been developing therapeutics that are saving lives to this day. And we are literally a short time away. [18:02:33] Under operation warp speed from having the first safe coronavirus vaccine in the world with 10s of millions of doses for the American people. I promise you until that day comes that we have that vaccine and we put this pandemic in the past, we're gonna continue to move heaven and earth to make sure your governor and every state every doctor and nurse has the resources they need to give anyone impacted by the coronavirus. [18:03:06] The level of care that we'd want one of our loved ones to have. We're gonna keep protecting the vulnerable. We're gonna keep saving lives. We're gonna keep developing life saving medicines and under President Donald Trump, we are opening up America again. [18:03:25] It's amazing to think in just the last five months, we've already seen, 11 and a half million Americans go back to work, including 170,000 people right here in Arizona. 180347 I mean, with the great leadership of Governor Ducey you've cut the employment -- the unemployment rate in Arizona in half. Arizona and America are coming back. [cheers] But you all deserve to know, Joe Biden's talking about shutting down our economy again. It's true. 180414 And yesterday, newspapers around the country reported that countries in Europe are already starting to lock down. So you can bet Joe Biden will shut down the American economy if he ever makes it to the White House. He actually said on ABC, back in August -- he said, "I'd shut it down." I mean, your schools would be closed. Your places of worship would be closed. Main Street would be shuttered again. 180446 Joe Biden says we're in for a long, dark winter. [18:04:50] But under President Donald Trump. We're going to distribute the vaccine we're going to defeat the virus and the best is yet to come So man a webinar today I'm so glad you came out today because I think, you know, we've gone through a time of testing this last year but we're coming to a time for choosing choice in this election has never been clear stakes have never been higher.When you look at their agenda of higher taxes open borders socialized medicine. The green New Deal defunding the police abortion on demand. 180538 It's clear. Joe Biden would be nothing more than a Trojan horse for the radical left. I mean, they're already talking about cabinet appointments. Maybe you read about that. I'm hearing that Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are looking to be on the cabinet, and drive America's policies to the left. [18:06:06] Now Joe Biden says that democracy is on the ballot. Well I think our economic recovery is on the ballot. I think law and order are on the ballot. I also want to say that. I think there's things much more foundational to our country that are on the ballot as well. In this election i think it's not gonna be so much. Whether we end up more republican or more democratic more liberal or more conservative more red or more blue I think the choice in this election is whether America remains America. [18:06:42] It's whether we're going to chart a course. Based on our heritage of faith, and family and freedom and patriotism and all the God given rights enshrined in our Constitution, or whether we're gonna let Joe by, and the Democratic Party's surrender to the radical left shut down our economy topple our heritage of freedom, traditional values, and lead America inexorably on a path of socialism and national decline. [18:07:27] So many women. For our prosperity. And for Atlanta boundless opportunity for our children and grandchildren. For all the ideals that have always made this country great. And for the freedom that are heroes to the generations, one for us. We need to decide right here and right now. The Joe Biden will never be President of the United States. [18:08:03] We're gonna reelect President Donald Trump for four more years. Is that important. Is that important. No, I gotta tell you, when I got the phone call to join this ticket four years ago I really didn't know the President that well. But I joined up with him in a heartbeat, because I saw he had the vision, and he had the leadership qualities to bring our country back. [18:08:44] Some people think we're a little bit different. But honestly, we've become very close friends. We really have. I've served with him every day. center to the congressman know that when we're both at the White House we'll spend three four hours a day together. When we're on the road like we are right now, you know, we talk early on the phone or talk later. [18:09:13] Check in through the day. And I can tell you firsthand. Having been there when the bright lights are off when the cameras are on against unrelenting resistance and opposition from the Democratic Party against unfair and constant attacks by their allies in the national media. There has never been a day that I didn't see our president. [18:09:47] Get up and fight to keep the promises that he made to the people of Arizona. Now it's our turn to fight for him. It's a Tucson. I need you to bring it. I need you to fight for President. Let Freedom rank deliver a great victory. All across Arizona and all across America. A couple things I want to ask you to do for takeoff. First and foremost, I need you to vote, Arizona, vote to reelect President Donald Trump to the White House. [18:10:35] I heard this is actually the last day for early voting. Karen and I voted early in Indianapolis the other day the president cast his ballot. So right after we get done here. If you haven't voted already. I want you to go vote. And if you don't know where you can go down to the county recorders office. 240 North stone Avenue. They are open till five. [18:11:12] And remember, friends don't let friends vote alone, bring a family member, bring a neighbor, bring a co worker and vote to reelect President Donald Trump in the White House First things first. Secondly, after you vote with a friend. I want you to take the next four days and tell somebody why you came out. Why you came out today. We love you. [18:11:50] I want to tell you, President I rode 60 minutes the other day. Right. So, but he had an answer to a question that actually is one of my favorite things that he's ever said, because it was you know it was what we call not a friendly interview. Right. But the reporters has to with a tone, you know, it kind of says, How would you describe your supporters. [18:12:25] Right. And you remember his answer, he said. They are people who love our country. So go tell your neighbors and friends that you love our country that we have a president who loves our country and we need four more years. President Donald Trump in the White House. And finally, you know, as I've traveled around this country the last four years as your vice president, which is the greatest privilege of my life. [18:13:04] I'm convinced of two things. I'm really convinced of two facts about our nation. More than ever before. For all I've seen across this country. I know that America is a freedom loving niche. And America is a nation of faith. So finally, If you're of a mind about the head and bend the knee from time to time I'd encourage you to do that too, over the next four days. [18:13:42] Go to that wellspring of strength at a scene our nation through every day. Since those pilgrims first arrived on our shores and created a land of freedom. And when you pray, pray with the confidence that comes from those ancient words that if his people who are called by his name will humble themselves and pray and turn [18:14:17] that he'll do like he's always done in the long and storied history of this great nation. He'll hear from heaven, and he'll he'll this land. This one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. So pray for America. Pray for all the American people. It'll make a difference. 181448 I promise you. And I just truly believe if all of us do all that we need to do, in four more days, it's gonna be four more years. We're gonna have a great victory all across Arizona and all across America. [18:15:08] And with Congressman Andy Biggs and Brandon mark in a new Republican majority in the House with Senator, Martha mcsalley, and a renewed Republican majority in the Senate. With President Donald Trump. Back in the White House for four more years. [18:15:33] And with God's help, we will make America great again. Again, thank you all very much. God bless you. God bless America. Now let's go get it done Arizona. God bless you. God bless America. Now let's go get it done Arizona. [END]
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SENATE FLOOR DEBATE (Live Web/ Mobile): The Senate convenes for a period of morning business concerning the government shutdown and republican efforts to defund Obamacare. 10:57:00members of congress. this notion that you can't have an employer's contribution when it comes to the insurance exchanges, flat-out wrong. a business with fewer than 50 employees, for example, can send their employees to the exchanges and continue to contribute for their premiums. 10:57:16it's already accepted under law. there is no special treatment in this. it's just another diversion. trying to find ways to create chaos and uncertainty when it comes to the affordable care act. that is the message of the republican party. and unfortunately, it's being 10:57:31delivered at the expense of 800,000 furloughed federal employees, the services this government offers and 200 people turned away this week for clinical trials at the national institutes of health. i yield the floor. CORNYN (R-TX):madam president? 10:57:47THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the republican whip. CORNYN (R-TX):madam president, i've listened with great interest at the comments of the distinguished deputy democratic majority leader, and i was reminded of a radio commentator who is perhaps not remembered as 10:58:06frequently now, but when i grew up, he had a radio show where when he started out he would say, "and now for the rest of the story." so i'd like to offer the rest of the story. i listened as senator durbin talked about the fact that the 10:58:24national institutes of health is not open for business. well, the good news is that republicans and democrats both agree that we should reopen the national institutes of health. in fact, it's my understanding that the house of 10:58:39representatives will pass a bill perhaps as early as today and send it over here to the united states senate, and i hope that senator reid, unlike over the last few days, where he has killed every reasonable offer by the house of representatives, 10:58:56that he will reconsider and he will not kill that funding for the national institutes of health during this partial government shutdown. so there's some other areas where i think we could work together. 10:59:11senator reid knew that republicans were going to come to the floor and try to make sure that our uniformed military continued to get their full pay on time during this impasse in congress. and like the good politician he is, he actually beat us to the 10:59:29punch. he got down here first. he made the same offer. and the good news is there was bipartisan support for funding our troops, our uniformed military, on a timely basis in full during this impasse. but this has been sort of a 10:59:47surreal experience in so many ways because my friends on the other side of the aisle have been making what i consider to be some very strange arguments. very strange arguments. the argument they have been 11:00:03making is that president obama's h bg, the affordable care act -- 11:00:08health care law, the affordable care act otherwise known as obamacare is untouchable and our efforts to modify it in any way are illegitimate, or their favorite word is "extreme." or the product of some effort by 11:00:25the tea party republicans or some other disparaging connotation. i'm not sure exactly how to respond except to say this, if obamacare is untouchable, if obamacare is perfect, if we 11:00:44can't change one word and one sentence about obamacare, then you need to tell the obama administration. after all, since 2010 the administration has granted more 11:00:57than 1,000 different waivers to its friends and political allies. it suspended all work on a large portion of obamacare known as the class act. it's delayed obamacare's basic 11:01:14health program. and delayed the employer mandate. and when we tried to delay the individual mandate so that average americans get the same sort of consideration from this administration that employers 11:01:33get, that businesses get, we're told, this is -- this is an unreasonable request. senator reid tabled that, in essence killing that provision rather than take it up and embracing it and saying, you 11:01:45know what? if employers get a break for a year, then let's give average americans a break. the obama administration, has, likewise, delayed the eligibility verification for the 11:02:02exchanges that started yesterday. in other words, you can apply for one of these insurance exchanges, but you don't have to prove what your income is. if there's a bigger open invitation for fraud, i'm not 11:02:17aware of what it might be. but that's what the obama administration has done, delayed the eligibility verification for the obama exchanges. and they've delayed the cap on out-of-pocket expenses. 11:02:33in short, the obama administration has, by its very actions, demonstrated that obamacare is not perfect, that itself has made the -- the administration itself, by its own actions, has acknowledged 11:02:50that obamacare is not ready for primetime. now, this became painfully obvious to millions of americans yesterday when the obamacare exchanges widespread problems well, going to give you another 11:04:06example. during the obamacare debate, democrats voted in a party-line vote to impose a medical device tax on medical device manufacturers. it is not based on their 11:04:22incomes. it is based on their gross receipts, how much money comes in the don't, before they even deduct their cost of doing business and their overhead. so they would actually is to pay taxes without generating any net income, because of the nature of 11:04:36this tax. this is a job-killing tax. i've had constituents come into my office and say, we have operations in costa rica, so we're going to have to move jobs we would create in dallas to 11:04:54costa rica because of this job-killing medical device tax. and you know what? medical devices are some of the most innovative part of our health care system. how better to discourage medical 11:05:07innovation and lifesaving discoveries and manufacturers than to impose this gross receipts tax on medical devices? that's not just my opinion. last time we had a debate on the budget resolution, 79 senators 11:05:24voted against the medical device tax because they realized it was a terrible mistake. in this law that we're told today and yesterday and the day before is perfect in every way, wouldn't change a thing. 11:05:42and yet senate democrats are now lining up to repeal the medical device tax. and yet somehow in a schizophrenia i don't quite 11:05:55understand, other democrats are saying an attempt to do that would represent partisan extremism. well, which is it? i think the american people know. i'm not really sure exactly how our friends on the other side of the aisle define "extremism." 11:06:15but i submit to you that very few extreme ideas gain the support of 79 senators in the united states senate on a bipartisan basis. how is it extreme to delay 11:06:29obamacare's individual mandate when the administration has unilaterally done the same thing for businesses? how is it extreme to ask members of congress to live by the same laws that apply to everyone else? 11:06:46the majority leader, senator reid, tabled two amendments to the continuing resolution that would change this special carve-out for congress that would provide a delay of the individual mandate for average americans like the 11:07:02administration has already done for businesses, and we're told that that's extreme? that somehow we're the ones that caused the government shutdown? i'm absolutely convinced that president obama and harry reid 11:07:19think that this shutdown is the best thing that ever happened to them politically in recent memory. and so, rather than come out and tell sympathetic stories about what's happening at n.i.h., 11:07:35let's work together to mitigate some of the hardship and inconvenience. let's talk about working through this impasse. why can't we get the president of the united states to do what he apparently, reportedly intended to do in the first 11:07:52place, which is to convene a meeting at the white house of republicans of democrats to work through this? they're not just refusing to make big compromises. they're refusing any compromise. my way or the highway. they won't even agree to keep 11:08:09the war memorials open for our honor flights that are coming to washington, d.c. i would urge the majority leader and president obama to join with us in passing a bill today that will keep our war memorials open. 11:08:27my father was a world war ii veteran. he's dead now, but he was a b-17 pilot in world war ii. on his 26th bombing mission, he was shot down and captured as a prisoner of war. my father-in-law landed on utah beach the second day of the 11:08:46normandy invasion. he is 95 years old now. his mind is still sharp, his body not quite what it used to be, and he would love nothing better than to come to washington, d.c., on one of these honor flights, but, unfortunately, his health won't allow him to do it. 11:09:02the chairman of the honor flight network, james mclaughlin, has said that it is beyond belief that those deserving men and women who've waited decades to see their memorial and selected the trip of a lifetime to discover they may not be able to 11:09:19see their memorial. and for many of them, madam chairman -- madam president, this may be the last time they get during their lifetime. so i would ask for the president to cancel his trip to asia that he's leaving on on saturday, to 11:09:36overrule senator reid and convene that meeting at the white house and to come together to try to work through some of these differences. we can fund n.i.h., we could do it today if senator reid and president obama would allow it. but, no, instead, we're told 11:09:52it's my way or the highway, and we actually like this shutdown, they're saying to themselves, because they think they're winning politically, but they are not winning 11:10:07politically when the american people are the net losers. SCHUMER (D-NY):madam president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from new york. SCHUMER (D-NY):[inaudible] -- sometimes stretches credulity. 11:10:20was it harry reid? no i kept passing messages to keep it going. it was his junior clieg in the senate, ted cruz, who had the 11:10:36idea of shutting down the government. as leader reid said, we're not in 184. truth has some degree of credulity here. for my colleague from texas to get up and say, harry reid and barack obama, open up the 11:10:55government, when his junior colleague led the charge to shut it down, when the cries of the tea party are shut it down, and we are desperately reagan to keep it open? it makes no sense, and it's not going to wash. 11:11:10one of the amazing things about our politics, madam president, is how rhetoric has become so detached from reality, and then you have talk radio and some of the networks -- fox news -- who repeat it. i saw a cartoon in "the new york 11:11:26post" yesterday saying that senators and congressmen are exempt from obamacare. it's just not true. we are part of obamacare, and we will join the exchange. i will, and so will my colleagues. that's what they have to do. but it doesn't even matter. 11:11:42the hard right is so angry at obamacare and frankly at president obama and the fact that he just trounced them in 2012 on an election that was run on their issues that they are so angry and white-hot that they 11:12:02are rhetoric just becomes totally detached from reality and totally detrached from the trunnel. i feel -- from the truth. i feel bad for the veterans that couldn't get to the memorial. why was the government shut 11:12:16down? because speaker boehner and the republicans wouldn't keep it open. after others paved the way to keep the government open with a vote that allowed us to go forward, that got 25 republicans, even though ted 11:12:32cruz, his junior colleague, was urging him not to vote that way. that was the right vote. we know that. he knew, senator cornyn did, to his credit, that shutting down the government was a bad thing. so on the one procedural vote that mattered where he could 11:12:48have had the senate say shut down the government, he voted the other way. so, madam president, the real onus here is on speaker boehner. the entire focus of this debate should be on speaker boehner. now, some might say it should be 11:13:05on ted cruz, senator cruz, the senator from texas. some might say it should be on the 30 or 40 hard-line tea party people in the house. but in my view, it is the speaker of the house who has the responsibility not to listen to 11:13:21a small faction of his party when so much is at stake. instead, speaker boehner seems to be listening to the junior senator from texas. the junior senator of texas has 11:13:37become the de facto speaker of the house. if he says "jump," the house jumps. the junior senator wanted the house to embark on a crusade to defund obamacare so the speaker, speaker boehner, did it. the junior senator from texas 11:13:54told the house to delay obamacare for a year so the speaker, speaker boehner, did it. and now the junior senator from texas is telling the house to pass piecemeal bills in a cynical attempt to pit important 11:14:11programs against each other. and now the speaker's trying to do just that. senator cruz has driven speaker boehner to pit kids who should be enrolled in head start against kids who should be enrolled in cancer trials. he's driven the speaker to pit 11:14:26families who want to visit the statue of liberty against families who own a small business and need help from the s.b.a. he's pitted research and cancer against help for our veterans. 11:14:44it's a cynical strategy. and like all the others that they have sent us and that have failed, as these will fail today, it is -- it has one purpose. 11:14:57not to get anything done but to try to wriggle out of this view 11:15:05that they've shut down the government. senator cornyn's rhetoric won't work. it's too far detached from reality. so they try to come up -- speaker boehner tries to come up with these gizmos, these gimmicks, these legislative 11:15:18ploys to say, hey, i'm trying to do something. at the same time when he's in a vice lock grip of the tea party members of his house who are taking their orders from the junior senator from texas. 11:15:35and so there's a simple way to open up the government, i'd say that to my friend -- and is he my friend -- senator cornyn of texas, and my other colleagues on the republican side in the house, there's a bill saight sig there waiting for a vote. 11:15:52it will open up n.i.h. it will open up the veterans administration. it will open up the world war ii memorial t. will open up the statue of liberty so the guy with the little sandwich shop right by that statue of liberty gets some business back. because, make no mistake about 11:16:08it, madam president, this crisis doesn't just hurt -- quote -- "the federal government," it doesn't even just hurt 800,000 families who aren't getting their paychecks and who depend on them. that's not abstract. it hurts lots of private-sector 11:16:25people as well. whether they be the construction worker building a road, using federal dollars, or the veteran waiting for that disability claim to come through, or the guy with the sandwich shot next 11:16:43to this closed statue of liberty who's making no sales. it's not abstract. i get a little resentful when i hear my colleagues talk about the federal government, as if it's some big ogre -- "shut it down." 11:16:58and, by the way, if you watched rachel madow the other night, she had a variety of tea party congressmen running for the congress in 2010 who said they're going to shut the government down. i saw one, i think it was congressman mulvaney of small-business supreme court, he 11:17:16said, when i'm going to get -- of south carolina, he said when i get to congress, i'm going to shut the federal government down. and the tea party cheered. and i think that's their real goal, because they hate "the federal government" so much. that's their goal -- to shut it 11:17:32down. obamacare is an excuse. but in any case, mainstream republicans know that shutting the government down is a bad thing and know that they are, indeed, paying a political price. so speaker boehner should follow the majority of his party. 11:17:51stop being scared of the tea party. he'll face them down easily in a challenge for speaker. speaker boehner knows, as the "national review" said this morning, that more than a hundred house republicans would 11:18:03vote for our bill to reopen the government if he put it on the floor. instead, republicans are wasting time on political stunts and asking to go to conference on a short-term c.r. 11:18:22well, the -- in conclusion, madam president, the republicans have this exactly backwards. they say, let's talk and then maybe we'll open up the government. they ought to say, we'll open up the government and then we can 11:18:37talk. if republicans would simply switch all of the lights back on, allow hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees to go back to work, allow cancer research to continue, veterans to get their disability claims, kids to go back into head start, 11:18:53we can have a discussion about the budget which they've rejected 18 times. madam president, i yield the floor. MURRAY (D-WA):madam president? 11:19:08THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from washington. MURRAY (D-WA):madam president, i woke up this morning feeling like i think most americans feel today -- pretty disappointed in the antics of washington, d.c. as my colleague from new york just pointed out, we all know why we're here. 11:19:25speaker boehner and the republicans in the house demanded a ransom in order to keep our government open. and their ransom was to repeal a law that they do not support, obamacare. 11:19:39and they made it very clear that government was going to shut down, and my constituents in washington state, who are -- were supposed to go to work today, thousands of them, aren't going to get their paycheck because of that ransom. they made it very clear that they were not going to open government over a policy that they cared passionately about. 11:19:57well, 11:20:00madam president, i just have to say, i started my morning thorning talking to people involved in the construction industry in the state of washington. they told me this unserchts, this crisis, this shutdown of government is impacting their 11:20:16small businesses at home in the state of washington because, who's going to sign a contract to build something new when it's so unclear where our economy is going to be as a result of this shutdown and the looming debt ceiling crisis? so they're seeing real 11:20:30intraction in their own businesses, not because of a government funding of a programmer 0 anything else that's ongoing, but because of this shutdown today. just a few minutes ago, i talked to some moms and dads in head 11:20:48start, from my home state of washington. a young mom from birmington, washington who has a two-year-old daughter who told us that a few years ago she was on the streets homeless, a victim of an abusive partner, 11:21:05and because of head start and the wrap-around services they provided found her place to stay, got her and her child involved in early childhood education, and because of that support and that start as a head 11:21:21start mom, she now is back at school work on their degree, her daughter is doing well and she's a back on track. thousands of moms and dads like that exist across the country today. 11:21:36a helping hand at the right moment with the right program. but because of sequesttion and now because of the government shutdown, we're telling moms and dads like her, sorry, we're not going to be there for you. now, i happen to be a very 11:21:52passionate advocate for early childhood education. i was a former preschoolteacher. i'm using my skills as a preschool teacher right now. i think all of our colleagues would learn a lot from those kind of skills. 11:22:07no bullying, it is my turn to t, teaching our kids not to throw sand in the sandbox. i think we could all learn from that. about i think about that and i think about those head start kids and the children that i 11:22:24taught before and -- who are not being taught now because of the sequestration and what lesson we're giving them that if i don't get my way right now about a bill that i voted 11:22:43against and i'm so mad that i'm not going to let you have anything else because i'm just so en-- entrenched in that, that's not a lesson i. we should teach our kids. 11:22:59what if i said, i am so passionate about funding early childhood education and for research because i no what that will do for our nation, and if i don't get my way to make sure every child in this country gets 11:23:15that head started, this government is going to shut down. that's not the way we run a country. i compassionately fight for any cause i believe in. any legislator can. but the way you get your way isn't to hold that policy 11:23:31hostage. we have a country that is counting on us to be responsible adults, to come to the table, to work out our disagreements between each other, and they are large -- there is no doubt about that -- but you don't do it by hurting every family, every 11:23:47neighborhood, every community, every part of this country by holding this country hostage. madam president, we have a responsibility. it's to pass a clean continuing resolution. it is to get our government working again. 11:24:01it's to tell people they're going to get their paychecks. we're going to responsibly do that and then we are going it take ow differences it a negotiating table and hammer them out in. i may want $1 million for something. my house counterparts may say 11:24:17no. we may meet in the middle. i may have to say, gee, i didn't get my way. you got yours. you don't do it by holding your country hostage. so we say to speaker boehner today, open up the government. let everybody go back to work. 11:24:33don't hold our economy hostage. and we will then sit down with you and work out our agreements. we have asked 18 times now do it and have been told "no," we're not going 0 to let you go to that negotiating table, by the 11:24:49same people that wanted this government shutdown. i find myself in a very odd place where we have a country that is closed to business, 11:30:11[no caption text available] 11:30:11[no caption text available] 11:33:15DURBIN (D-IL):madam president? 11:33:16THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from illinois. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask consent the quorum call be suspended. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask unanimous consent there be a period of morning business for debate only until 2:00 p.m. with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees and with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each and the majority leader will be 11:33:31recognized at 2 00 p.m.. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i suggest the absence of a quorum. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the clerk will call the roll. DURBIN (D-IL):madam president? 11:34:06THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from illinois. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask the quorum call be suspended. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask that the time that is used in quorum calls during this period of morning business be equally divided between democrats and republicans. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i suggest the absence of a quorum. 11:34:22THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the clerk will call the roll. 11:47:30THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 11:47:30senator from tennessee. CORKER (R-TN):i'd like to ask unanimous consent to vitiate the quorum call. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. CORKER (R-TN):madam president, we find ourselves in a very predictable situation, and what is unpredictable is what our 11:47:47response to this situation is going to be. for some time i've talked about the box canyon that we were taking ourselves into, and i think it's now become very apparent to folks on both 11:48:08sides of the aisle that to overturn an essential piece of legislation, it takes more than one-third of government to do so. and when you have the presiding president over that piece of legislation, it actually takes two-thirds of the -- each of the 11:48:30bodies to make that happen. and i think everybody's realized that. and that gives me no joy but this is obviously something i've talked about for some time. and we find ourselves in this box canyon now that we are in. 11:48:41and what is also -- was also very predictable is my friend, tom coburn, the great senator from oklahoma, laid out very clearly here on the senate floor that even if you were to shut 11:48:58down government, the health care bill could continue o. and i think what meernz -- would continue o. and i think what americans are waking up and seeing, even though republicans have strongly opposed the health care bill at every turn, that even with government being shut 11:49:12down, the health care bill is continuing on and people around the country are signing up for what people call obamacare. so both of these were very, very predictable outcomes. and now what is unpredictable is what our response to that is 11:49:35going to be. and i'm speaking to a number of people on side of the aisle, and there have been a number of people on the other side of the aisle who have spent a great deal of time on the last couple of years trying to find ways to reduce government and making our country stronger in the process. and i think to a person over 11:49:52here, and i think many on the other side of the aisle, understand that our inability to deal with the fiscal situation that we find ourselves in in this country has hurt us economically. 11:50:05because people have not been willing to invest in capital investments within their companies and around the world, in many cases, because they don't know what's going to happen here in our country. and i think -- i know firsthand, being in the position i'm in on the ranking -- as ranking member 11:50:24on foreign relations, that as i travel the world, no doubt it has affected us around the world as people are really not understanding whether we're going to be able to -- to meet the obligations that we've made in many ways from a security standpoint. so again, where we are today is very predictable. 11:50:43and i don't want to be crass. i do, you know, obviously is creating -- is creating a hardship for some people that have been furloughed and certainly affecting people around our country and that 11:50:58obviously is -- is not a good thing. on the other hand, if there's some way for some good policy outcome here that strengthens our country over the longer haul, which is why we're all here, then that's a -- that's a good tradeo. and so we'll see what happens. 11:51:13here's my concern. while the situation that we're in is very predictable and many people in this body have been predicting we'd end up exactly where we are today in this box canyon and that people would still be, in spite of the fact that government is shut down, 11:51:30signing up for the new health care law, that, you know, was attempted to be defunded, what i'm concerned about is this -- is we've made great strides as a nation, we've made great strides 11:51:46in this body to reduce government outlays that we have control over. this hasn't happened in this nation since 1955 and 1956. two years ago, we were at $1.43 trillion in annual yowlt 11:52:03lays from a discretionary standpoint and that's what we deal with in a c.r. last year we were at $998 billion. and this year, if we continue to uphold the law that we all put in place, we're going to be at $967 billion, $967 billion that. 11:52:18is a phenomenal thing for us to have achieved as a body and for our country to have achieved as 11:52:31a way to strength he were our nation. and for us to change the way the outlays are done and maybe the mandatory spending that's substituted for discretionary spending and maybe there's way of doing it that make it more sensible to people in this body, what we have done is truly 11:52:45remarkable. is truly is remarkable -- it truly is remarkable that washington figured out a way to reduce the amount of spending that was taking place. and again, i know that we can figure out a way to do that even smarter. but let me get to the unpredictable point. 11:53:01sometimes when people find themselves in a box canyon or in a place that is difficult, people begin doing things that are not in the interest of themselves and certainly not in the interest of the body that they want. 11:53:21and what i'm worried about is that while so many people have been focused on this shiny thing over here and so much. the nation's focus has been on this shiny thing over here, what people have not been focused on 11:53:36in the way that i would hope is the gains that we've made in controlling spending as a nation. and what i worry about, as we now begin to, it looks like, combine the continuing resolution process with the debt 11:53:52ceiling is i'm beginning to be very concerned that people forget about the tremendous gains that we've made in strengthening this nation. and while i'm saying this to an empty chamber, like most of us do when we come to speak on the senate floor -- and i understand 11:54:08that; i know people are busy and have other things to do -- my talk today is really focused on people in the other chamber. i know there's a lot that's happening over there. and what i'm worried about is, as the leadership over there tries to cobble together 218 11:54:25votes to maybe do something relative to the continuing resolution and at the same time do something relative to the debt ceiling, that somehow or another, because we're in this box canyon that was very 11:54:40predictable, they deal away the very gains that have been -- been gotten. and so what i hope that we will do on this side, and to all of those -- and there are many on the other side that have fought so hard to try get the momentum 11:54:55going so that we will save our country from huge deficits down the road and do what we can do to make sure we leave this country a better place for young people like these interns that are here on the floor and pages, 11:55:10what i hope we will do is keep our eye focused on the fact that whenever negotiations take place around a debt ceiling, they traditionally and always have been about making sure that we're trying to do those things 11:55:25to keep us from having more debt down the road and that we will keep our eyes focused on the reforms that are necessary to keep that process going. to be candid, this is the first time i've said this publicly, 11:55:41but to look at a continuing resolution at $988 billion, i'm sorry, the law says, as it now is, that we would be spending beginning a couple days ago in 11:55:57this new year at $967 billion. and i know that the discussions here on the floor have been, well, in six weeks, the sequester -- the sequester, by the way, is that mechanism that 11:56:11was put in place in the budget control act to continue to put downward pressure on spending, the sequester will kick in, in six weeks according to all the discussions that have taken place. but i think most of us who have fought hard to try to save our nation from these mounting 11:56:27deficits down the road candidly were a little disappointed that we would even be looking at extending last year's spending for six weeks and really not taking ourselves down to $967 trillion. and i realize -- you know, i 11:56:42realize what has happened. but here's my -- my -- my point to the other side of the building, the house. whatever you do, please -- please -- whatever you have to do to cobble together 9 -- 218 votes to pass a bill relative to 11:56:59maybe the c.r. and the debt ceiling, please -- please -- do not negotiate away the hard-won gains that we were able to put in place to reduce spending and to help make our country stronger for the people, for young people like those sitting 11:57:14in front of me. that is my message. we're in a place that is very predictable. the outcome is unpredictable. but what i hope the outcome will be is an outcome that causes us 11:57:29not to -- not only to not deal away the gains that have been put in place but to maybe put in place -- and i hope mandatory reforms that we all know need to occur to make this country stronger. 11:57:42there's tremendous, trenl tremes bipartisan support. the president's budget -- the president himself in april laid out a budget that had numbers of mandatory reform as that he was in agreement with. and so what i hope will happen is we will keep the 11:58:01discretionary levels at levels we've already agreed to and will take up some of those mandatory reforms that the president himself has already said he thinks are in the interest of our nation and use those to help us raise the debt ceiling and in the process -- in the process 11:58:18have an outcome that causes this country to be stronger, causes this economy to grow and causes us over time to continue to honor the commitments we've made around the world. 11:58:33and with that, madam president, i notice the absence of a quorum. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the clerk will call the roll. 12:00:00THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 12:00:21senator from kansas. MORAN, JERRY (R-KS):madam president, thank you very much. i would ask the quorum call be lifted. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. MORAN, JERRY (R-KS):madam president, i had a great honor this morning, and it will change the nature of the remarks i intended to make on the senate floor this 12:00:37morning, but i just returned from the world war ii memorial. we have a group of 90 world war ii veterans on an honor air flight. honor air is a program, a national program in which funds are raised by friends and 12:00:53neighbors and community individuals to help bring their world war ii veterans to the nation's capital. i have probably visited the world war ii memorial dozens of times, maybe 40, 50, every time 12:01:08there is an honor air flight from my home state and i am in washington, d.c., i want to be there to say thank you, welcome, it's an honor to have you at the memorial that was built for you. i visited the world war ii memorial. 12:01:22it's especially meaningful to me personally. my dad is a world war ii veteran. my dad has been on an honor air flight. he was the oldest veteran on that flight at age 93. my dad will now be 98 in november. and just a few days before the 12:01:44world war ii memorial opened, i walked down there. i was a house member at the time, not a senator. i walked down to the memorial and got a glimpse of what it was going to be like. it's a -- it's a wonderful place, and it reminds us of many things. 12:01:56that day, i stepped away from the memorial and used my cell phone to call my dad at home in plainville, kansas, and i was fortunate, i got the answering machine because these are difficult things to tell your parents. dad, i'm at the world war ii memorial. thank you for your service to our country. 12:02:14i respect you and i love you. and it was great to be able to say that to an answering machine instead of to your own parent. my dad actually one-upped me a few moments later. my cell phone rings and my dad 12:02:28says gerald, i couldn't understand what you said. and so i repeated it in person. it's a great thing about that memorial in which it causes us to reflect and to say things and to express ourselves in ways that we otherwise would never do. 12:02:43and so that memorial, like others, that honor our service men and women is one that calls us to say we thank you for your service, we respect you, we love you, and that's the experience 12:03:00again this morning. again, i try to be there every time that a group of veterans come from kansas. i was hoping today wouldn't be any different, with the shutdown of our government, with the funding for the national parks. 12:03:15there was some concern about whether or not these veterans would be able to actually get to the memorial. it all worked fine. i appreciate the way that the morning's events transpired, and there was no confrontation and 12:03:31no one wanted to deny those veterans that chance to visit that memorial for their first time. in addition to those sentiments about these individual veterans, i think what may be of value, as we approach today and tomorrow 12:03:49and try to find the solutions that are necessary to solve the circumstance we find ourselves in, is a recognition that our veterans -- i have had this thought every time i walked to the vietnam wall or the korean 12:04:04war memorial or now to this newer memorial, the world war ii memorial, not a single person represented on that wall or memorialized in the world war ii memorial, the korean war memorial, not one of them, i just can't imagine a single one 12:04:21of them volunteered or was drafted for purposes of a fight between republicans and democrats. no one went to serve our country. no one volunteered to serve our country, because they believed in republicans or they believed in democrats. 12:04:36my view, knowing veterans as i do, is they answered the call to duty, they were willing to serve because they believed in america. they believed in what the united states and our principles and freedoms and liberties that it provides, and they knew that 12:04:51their service would make a difference in the lives of their kids and grandkids. they knew that this would help make america a better place for everyone, but certainly for people that they knew, they are family members. 12:05:07i -- i hope that i can portray to my colleagues here in the senate and here in this capitol building and down pennsylvania avenue that the battles we engage in need to be a lot less about republicans and democrats 12:05:25and much more about what's good for the country. we ought to use the veterans that we met with this morning and those that are memorialized on the national mall in every circumstance to remind ourselves that there is a higher calling to what we do in our nation's 12:05:43capital. there is something more important than the political skirmishes. i don't say this in any pollyanna way, i don't say this in a way to suggest there are partisan differences. 12:05:56i always assume that the american people send a variety of people to washington, d.c., to represent their interests. my state of kansas will probably send somebody different than some other state, and we all come here with a philosophy, a background, the way we grew up, the way we think about things. the instructions our 12:06:13constituents have given us. and all of that is to reflect in the way that we vote, the issues we pursue, the priorities that we have. so it's not that we're all supposed to agree, but surely there ought to be a recognition that when there is disagreement, 12:06:29as there often is, there is a desire, just as our service men and women had, to serve the country, much more important than the desire to serve our political party. so today's trip to the world 12:06:44war ii memorial, while it is a common experience for me, today was especially useful and meaningful. at a time when these veterans came not knowing whether or not they would be able to gain entry to the memorial, to be there, to 12:07:00encourage them and to see that they were welcomed and greeted, but perhaps as equally important is to make sure that what we do is a reminder to me as to what we do in the united states senate is motivated by the best of intentions and the greatest 12:07:18of goals, the idea that america is a special place and that we who serve here have a special responsibility. we have a chance to try to do 12:07:27something good for the country. one of the things that has always inspired me, pleased me about kansans, and i assume it's true elsewhere, most of the conversations i have with folks back home, a lot less about what they want me to do for them but 12:07:43more about what decisions they want me to make to make certain that their kids and grandkids have a better life. it's something very great about how we have an interest as human beings, as parents, in the well-being of the next generation and not just the 12:07:58well-being of ourselves. and so my -- my efforts and trying to find resolution to the circumstance we find ourselves in has strengthened the resolve i have to try to work with 12:08:13others here in the united states senate is one that is highlighted by my experience this morning on the national mall. i think about where we are and where we need to go, and it's -- again, having decried the high 12:08:34partisanship nature of this place, i don't want to detract from that, but we need to be able to have leaders who are willing to have discussions, conversations and a coming together. it's true of republicans and it's true of democrats and it's 12:08:49certainly true of whoever is the president of the united states. we need to make certain that we have the ability to recognize that not all of us agree on everything, but with the efforts that we make to find a solution to a problem, there is a coming 12:09:07together, and it seems to me we have now gotten ourselves in this entrenched position. and while i was pleased moments ago to learn that our president has called congressional leaders to the white house, it's disturbing to me that the 12:09:22message is but we're not negotiating. i'm not certain what the purpose of the white house visit will be. i hope it results in movement, in success. and it's my understanding that my colleagues on the democrat side of the aisle have agreed 12:09:38this morning to -- quote -- "not negotiate." all i know about that is what i read in the press. and i don't, again, in an attempt to make certain that this doesn't sound partisan and detract from what i was attempting to convey moments ago, we need to make certain 12:09:54that republicans understand that we can make progress in the positions that we hold even without getting everything we want. and so this experience of being a united states senator, the 12:10:11great deliberative body, hasn't been my experience in the short time that i have been a member of the united states senate. and the idea that we can't negotiate just seems to me to be contrary to the purpose of this 12:10:26historic body. so i hope that the attitude and approach changes, that every senator recognizes that it's not an all-or-nothing proposition. it's an opportunity for us to 12:10:42resolve differences, and each find some satisfaction in moving in the direction or preserving the status quo, if that's your position, that because america is a diverse place and that people care differently about 12:10:56different issues and have different opinions, we certainly have a responsibility to represent those views of the folks back home but recognizing that the country doesn't always agree with us. surely there is that common ground, that opportunity to find solutions. 12:11:11and so my call is for leadership , to say -- and leadership i mean broadly all 100 of us, not leadership in the position of somebody who occupies a position of leadership beyond being a member of the united states senate. but all of us to demonstrate the 12:11:28leadership to find the necessary resolve to solve our country's problems. the affordable care act is a very controversial piece of legislation. it's been said here on the senate floor it's the law. 12:11:44it's not negotiable. it doesn't make sense to me that that's the position. in fact, the president has delayed, excluded, found exemptions for what's the law. 12:12:01so surely if the president can, for example, delay the implementation of the employer mandate, it's not without the realm, in fact, i would say it's within the constitutional 12:12:13responsibility of congress to have the debate, discussion and consideration of whether to delay the individual mandate. it's the law of the land, but if the president can make changes in the law of the land, surely 12:12:27the body created by article 1, the legislative branch, has that opportunity to do as well. so it ought not be nonnegotiable. it's time for the senate to function. 12:12:40it's time for us as individual senators to provide the leadership to resolve our problems. and, madam president, in my view, we desperately need leadership from the president. and while i have serious policy and philosophical disagreements 12:13:00with president obama, my greatest complaint about his presidency is his lack of leadership. we need somebody to rally us to come together and find solutions 12:13:14to those problems, to better resolve our differences. and again, i don't want to detract from the observations about the -- how partisan this place has become by talking about president obama. in this case, he is a democrat and i'm a republican. 12:13:30but regardless of who is the occupant of the white house, in order for the congress to resolve difficult issues, it takes the leadership of a president. and so my call as it was earlier to my colleagues in the senate 12:13:47to provide leadership, i hope the president will, in his meeting with the leadership of the senate -- senate and house today, will provide the leadership necessary to help us move in the direction and step 12:14:04back from the statement that while we're meeting, nothing is negotiable. madam president, i appreciate the opportunity to address the senate, and i yield the floor. MANCHIN (D-WV):madam president? 12:14:23THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from west virginia. MANCHIN (D-WV):thank you. first, i want to apologize to the people of west virginia. i'm embarrassed and ashamed as a united states member of congress how we are acting. i have been up answering phones in my office. they're upset. 12:14:39i said well, you're not as upset as i am. i have a front row seat, and it's not pretty. this is not what we were sent here to do. it's not what i signed up for. it's not what i asked the people in west virginia to allow me to represent, what i consider the greatest state in the nation. 12:14:54and i'm sure each one of us feel the same way about our states and the wonderful people. i have always looked at public service as an opportunity to fix problems, to make life better, to be able to use the wisdom and skills as we received through just our experiences in life and 12:15:14watching people and the compassion we have for people to try to make it better. shutting down government is simply unacceptable. i don't care any way you look at this, it's unacceptable. this is the first time in 17 years, madam president, that 12:15:28our government is not open for business. first time in 17 years that we're not open. this is self-inflicted. this didn't happen by any outside forces. this has all been self-inflicted. it not only hurts the people of virginia deeply, it hurts heem 12:15:46all over the opportunity. this is only the second day but it's two days too long. most of you know know i'm pretty moderate. i'm very conservative on fiscal issues, this is how we were raised. we were accepted to pay our bills, to take care of our 12:16:03debts and take care of ourselves and our family. when i game became governor the first thing i did was try to put the financial house in order in west virginia so that basically i could take care of our values and that was our priorities, based on who we wanted, our 12:16:17children to have an opportunity. we never cut any services during the recession. we took care of our seniors with the dignity and respect and pride they should have. we took care of our veterans. we just couldn't be everything to everybody but we watched our dollars and got our financial 12:16:32house in order. so i look at it from that standpoint where i come from as a proud west virginia democrat. but also i'm very compassionate on social issues. i believe watching my grandparents and watching my 12:16:47family in the little town of farmington, west virginia where i grew up, people expected you to do things. they expected you to chip in and help people. but they expect you to help yourself also. and they expect you to take care of those who couldn't, the less fortunate. and i've always taken that with me in every aspect of public 12:17:05service. i think i'm reasonable and willing to compromise and work with anybody on any issue. i've always put my state's interest ahead of my party application. -- party politics. 12:17:20i don't make any excuses. i really believe that i'm 12:22:24that's the fix we're talking about. but we're not talking about. we're talking about things we don't like and people we don't like, calling people names and just doesn't fix things. it doesn't make it right. so you will hear me continue to talk about the grand bargain. 12:22:38this is a time between now and the debt ceiling and i will say this about the debt ceiling -- raising the debt doesn't fix the debt. continue to raise the debt, we need to have a path to fix it. we shouldn't be going through this political fight every three, six months. 12:22:53this is the fifth time that i've been in a debt ceiling, how many times have we voted on the so-called health care, obamacare? it's ridiculous to continue to fight the same fight over and over. i would hope that we are in a reform and repair and then 12:23:09repeal when you can't fix it. when you've given it ul all for the betterment of our country and it's not fixable or doable, then you change. we haven't gotten there yet. we got all naysayers and people just basically that just don't want change. 12:23:25i've got too many people that need the services of government. i've got too many people that depend on it. and not that i believe that they shouldn't be dependent, i would hope people would be 12:23:39independent, but government is so intertwined in all of our lives and just to say you want to stop it all is wrong, and so i would ask my dear friends and my colleagues on the republican side to please think about a continuing resolution. please, we've come to the 12:23:55agreement on the number that you wanted of 986. health care, if you wanted to bring up the keystone pipeline, i'm a total supporter of keystone pipeline for energy independence. i'm an all energy person, use
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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 11:00
HOUSE FLOOR DEBATE: The House meets at 10:00 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business. One Minutes// H.J.Res. 70 - Open Our Nation Parks and Museums Act (Rep. Simpson / Appropriations) // H.J.Res. 71 - Provide Local Funding for the District of Columbia Act (Rep. Crenshaw / Appropriations) // H.J.Res. 72 - Honoring our Promise to America's Veterans Act (Rep. Culberson / Appropriations) 10:57:47 THE PRESIDING OFFICER :the republican whip. CORNYN (R-TX):madam president, i've listened with great interest at the comments of the distinguished deputy democratic majority leader, and i was reminded of a radio commentator who is perhaps not remembered as 10:58:06frequently now, but when i grew up, he had a radio show where when he started out he would say, "and now for the rest of the story." so i'd like to offer the rest of the story. i listened as senator durbin talked about the fact that the 10:58:24national institutes of health is not open for business. well, the good news is that republicans and democrats both agree that we should reopen the national institutes of health. in fact, it's my understanding that the house of 10:58:39representatives will pass a bill perhaps as early as today and send it over here to the united states senate, and i hope that senator reid, unlike over the last few days, where he has killed every reasonable offer by the house of representatives, 10:58:56that he will reconsider and he will not kill that funding for the national institutes of health during this partial government shutdown. so there's some other areas where i think we could work together. 10:59:11senator reid knew that republicans were going to come to the floor and try to make sure that our uniformed military continued to get their full pay on time during this impasse in congress. and like the good politician he is, he actually beat us to the 10:59:29punch. he got down here first. he made the same offer. and the good news is there was bipartisan support for funding our troops, our uniformed military, on a timely basis in full during this impasse. but this has been sort of a 10:59:47surreal experience in so many ways because my friends on the other side of the aisle have been making what i consider to be some very strange arguments. very strange arguments. the argument they have been 11:00:03making is that president obama's h bg, the affordable care act -- 11:00:08health care law, the affordable care act otherwise known as obamacare is untouchable and our efforts to modify it in any way are illegitimate, or their favorite word is "extreme." or the product of some effort by 11:00:25the tea party republicans or some other disparaging connotation. i'm not sure exactly how to respond except to say this, if obamacare is untouchable, if obamacare is perfect, if we 11:00:44can't change one word and one sentence about obamacare, then you need to tell the obama administration. after all, since 2010 the administration has granted more 11:00:57than 1,000 different waivers to its friends and political allies. it suspended all work on a large portion of obamacare known as the class act. it's delayed obamacare's basic 11:01:14health program. and delayed the employer mandate. and when we tried to delay the individual mandate so that average americans get the same sort of consideration from this administration that employers 11:01:33get, that businesses get, we're told, this is -- this is an unreasonable request. senator reid tabled that, in essence killing that provision rather than take it up and embracing it and saying, you 11:01:45know what? if employers get a break for a year, then let's give average americans a break. the obama administration, has, likewise, delayed the eligibility verification for the 11:02:02exchanges that started yesterday. in other words, you can apply for one of these insurance exchanges, but you don't have to prove what your income is. if there's a bigger open invitation for fraud, i'm not 11:02:17aware of what it might be. but that's what the obama administration has done, delayed the eligibility verification for the obama exchanges. and they've delayed the cap on out-of-pocket expenses. 11:02:33in short, the obama administration has, by its very actions, demonstrated that obamacare is not perfect, that itself has made the -- the administration itself, by its own actions, has acknowledged 11:02:50that obamacare is not ready for primetime. now, this became painfully obvious to millions of americans yesterday when the obamacare exchanges widespread problems well, going to give you another 11:04:06example. during the obamacare debate, democrats voted in a party-line vote to impose a medical device tax on medical device manufacturers. it is not based on their 11:04:22incomes. it is based on their gross receipts, how much money comes in the don't, before they even deduct their cost of doing business and their overhead. so they would actually is to pay taxes without generating any net income, because of the nature of 11:04:36this tax. this is a job-killing tax. i've had constituents come into my office and say, we have operations in costa rica, so we're going to have to move jobs we would create in dallas to 11:04:54costa rica because of this job-killing medical device tax. and you know what? medical devices are some of the most innovative part of our health care system. how better to discourage medical 11:05:07innovation and lifesaving discoveries and manufacturers than to impose this gross receipts tax on medical devices? that's not just my opinion. last time we had a debate on the budget resolution, 79 senators 11:05:24voted against the medical device tax because they realized it was a terrible mistake. in this law that we're told today and yesterday and the day before is perfect in every way, wouldn't change a thing. 11:05:42and yet senate democrats are now lining up to repeal the medical device tax. and yet somehow in a schizophrenia i don't quite 11:05:55understand, other democrats are saying an attempt to do that would represent partisan extremism. well, which is it? i think the american people know. i'm not really sure exactly how our friends on the other side of the aisle define "extremism." 11:06:15but i submit to you that very few extreme ideas gain the support of 79 senators in the united states senate on a bipartisan basis. how is it extreme to delay 11:06:29obamacare's individual mandate when the administration has unilaterally done the same thing for businesses? how is it extreme to ask members of congress to live by the same laws that apply to everyone else? 11:06:46the majority leader, senator reid, tabled two amendments to the continuing resolution that would change this special carve-out for congress that would provide a delay of the individual mandate for average americans like the 11:07:02administration has already done for businesses, and we're told that that's extreme? that somehow we're the ones that caused the government shutdown? i'm absolutely convinced that president obama and harry reid 11:07:19think that this shutdown is the best thing that ever happened to them politically in recent memory. and so, rather than come out and tell sympathetic stories about what's happening at n.i.h., 11:07:35let's work together to mitigate some of the hardship and inconvenience. let's talk about working through this impasse. why can't we get the president of the united states to do what he apparently, reportedly intended to do in the first 11:07:52place, which is to convene a meeting at the white house of republicans of democrats to work through this? they're not just refusing to make big compromises. they're refusing any compromise. my way or the highway. they won't even agree to keep 11:08:09the war memorials open for our honor flights that are coming to washington, d.c. i would urge the majority leader and president obama to join with us in passing a bill today that will keep our war memorials open. 11:08:27my father was a world war ii veteran. he's dead now, but he was a b-17 pilot in world war ii. on his 26th bombing mission, he was shot down and captured as a prisoner of war. my father-in-law landed on utah beach the second day of the 11:08:46normandy invasion. he is 95 years old now. his mind is still sharp, his body not quite what it used to be, and he would love nothing better than to come to washington, d.c., on one of these honor flights, but, unfortunately, his health won't allow him to do it. 11:09:02the chairman of the honor flight network, james mclaughlin, has said that it is beyond belief that those deserving men and women who've waited decades to see their memorial and selected the trip of a lifetime to discover they may not be able to 11:09:19see their memorial. and for many of them, madam chairman -- madam president, this may be the last time they get during their lifetime. so i would ask for the president to cancel his trip to asia that he's leaving on on saturday, to 11:09:36overrule senator reid and convene that meeting at the white house and to come together to try to work through some of these differences. we can fund n.i.h., we could do it today if senator reid and president obama would allow it. but, no, instead, we're told 11:09:52it's my way or the highway, and we actually like this shutdown, they're saying to themselves, because they think they're winning politically, but they are not winning 11:10:07politically when the american people are the net losers. SCHUMER (D-NY):madam president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from new york. SCHUMER (D-NY):[inaudible] -- sometimes stretches credulity. 11:10:20was it harry reid? no i kept passing messages to keep it going. it was his junior clieg in the senate, ted cruz, who had the 11:10:36idea of shutting down the government. as leader reid said, we're not in 184. truth has some degree of credulity here. for my colleague from texas to get up and say, harry reid and barack obama, open up the 11:10:55government, when his junior colleague led the charge to shut it down, when the cries of the tea party are shut it down, and we are desperately reagan to keep it open? it makes no sense, and it's not going to wash. 11:11:10one of the amazing things about our politics, madam president, is how rhetoric has become so detached from reality, and then you have talk radio and some of the networks -- fox news -- who repeat it. i saw a cartoon in "the new york 11:11:26post" yesterday saying that senators and congressmen are exempt from obamacare. it's just not true. we are part of obamacare, and we will join the exchange. i will, and so will my colleagues. that's what they have to do. but it doesn't even matter. 11:11:42the hard right is so angry at obamacare and frankly at president obama and the fact that he just trounced them in 2012 on an election that was run on their issues that they are so angry and white-hot that they 11:12:02are rhetoric just becomes totally detached from reality and totally detrached from the trunnel. i feel -- from the truth. i feel bad for the veterans that couldn't get to the memorial. why was the government shut 11:12:16down? because speaker boehner and the republicans wouldn't keep it open. after others paved the way to keep the government open with a vote that allowed us to go forward, that got 25 republicans, even though ted 11:12:32cruz, his junior colleague, was urging him not to vote that way. that was the right vote. we know that. he knew, senator cornyn did, to his credit, that shutting down the government was a bad thing. so on the one procedural vote that mattered where he could 11:12:48have had the senate say shut down the government, he voted the other way. so, madam president, the real onus here is on speaker boehner. the entire focus of this debate should be on speaker boehner. now, some might say it should be 11:13:05on ted cruz, senator cruz, the senator from texas. some might say it should be on the 30 or 40 hard-line tea party people in the house. but in my view, it is the speaker of the house who has the responsibility not to listen to 11:13:21a small faction of his party when so much is at stake. instead, speaker boehner seems to be listening to the junior senator from texas. the junior senator of texas has 11:13:37become the de facto speaker of the house. if he says "jump," the house jumps. the junior senator wanted the house to embark on a crusade to defund obamacare so the speaker, speaker boehner, did it. the junior senator from texas 11:13:54told the house to delay obamacare for a year so the speaker, speaker boehner, did it. and now the junior senator from texas is telling the house to pass piecemeal bills in a cynical attempt to pit important 11:14:11programs against each other. and now the speaker's trying to do just that. senator cruz has driven speaker boehner to pit kids who should be enrolled in head start against kids who should be enrolled in cancer trials. he's driven the speaker to pit 11:14:26families who want to visit the statue of liberty against families who own a small business and need help from the s.b.a. he's pitted research and cancer against help for our veterans. 11:14:44it's a cynical strategy. and like all the others that they have sent us and that have failed, as these will fail today, it is -- it has one purpose. 11:14:57not to get anything done but to try to wriggle out of this view 11:15:05that they've shut down the government. senator cornyn's rhetoric won't work. it's too far detached from reality. so they try to come up -- speaker boehner tries to come up with these gizmos, these gimmicks, these legislative 11:15:18ploys to say, hey, i'm trying to do something. at the same time when he's in a vice lock grip of the tea party members of his house who are taking their orders from the junior senator from texas. 11:15:35and so there's a simple way to open up the government, i'd say that to my friend -- and is he my friend -- senator cornyn of texas, and my other colleagues on the republican side in the house, there's a bill saight sig there waiting for a vote. 11:15:52it will open up n.i.h. it will open up the veterans administration. it will open up the world war ii memorial t. will open up the statue of liberty so the guy with the little sandwich shop right by that statue of liberty gets some business back. because, make no mistake about 11:16:08it, madam president, this crisis doesn't just hurt -- quote -- "the federal government," it doesn't even just hurt 800,000 families who aren't getting their paychecks and who depend on them. that's not abstract. it hurts lots of private-sector 11:16:25people as well. whether they be the construction worker building a road, using federal dollars, or the veteran waiting for that disability claim to come through, or the guy with the sandwich shot next 11:16:43to this closed statue of liberty who's making no sales. it's not abstract. i get a little resentful when i hear my colleagues talk about the federal government, as if it's some big ogre -- "shut it down." 11:16:58and, by the way, if you watched rachel madow the other night, she had a variety of tea party congressmen running for the congress in 2010 who said they're going to shut the government down. i saw one, i think it was congressman mulvaney of small-business supreme court, he 11:17:16said, when i'm going to get -- of south carolina, he said when i get to congress, i'm going to shut the federal government down. and the tea party cheered. and i think that's their real goal, because they hate "the federal government" so much. that's their goal -- to shut it 11:17:32down. obamacare is an excuse. but in any case, mainstream republicans know that shutting the government down is a bad thing and know that they are, indeed, paying a political price. so speaker boehner should follow the majority of his party. 11:17:51stop being scared of the tea party. he'll face them down easily in a challenge for speaker. speaker boehner knows, as the "national review" said this morning, that more than a hundred house republicans would 11:18:03vote for our bill to reopen the government if he put it on the floor. instead, republicans are wasting time on political stunts and asking to go to conference on a short-term c.r. 11:18:22well, the -- in conclusion, madam president, the republicans have this exactly backwards. they say, let's talk and then maybe we'll open up the government. they ought to say, we'll open up the government and then we can 11:18:37talk. if republicans would simply switch all of the lights back on, allow hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees to go back to work, allow cancer research to continue, veterans to get their disability claims, kids to go back into head start, 11:18:53we can have a discussion about the budget which they've rejected 18 times. madam president, i yield the floor. MURRAY (D-WA):madam president? 11:19:08THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from washington. MURRAY (D-WA):madam president, i woke up this morning feeling like i think most americans feel today -- pretty disappointed in the antics of washington, d.c. as my colleague from new york just pointed out, we all know why we're here. 11:19:25speaker boehner and the republicans in the house demanded a ransom in order to keep our government open. and their ransom was to repeal a law that they do not support, obamacare. 11:19:39and they made it very clear that government was going to shut down, and my constituents in washington state, who are -- were supposed to go to work today, thousands of them, aren't going to get their paycheck because of that ransom. they made it very clear that they were not going to open government over a policy that they cared passionately about. 11:19:57well, 11:20:00madam president, i just have to say, i started my morning thorning talking to people involved in the construction industry in the state of washington. they told me this unserchts, this crisis, this shutdown of government is impacting their 11:20:16small businesses at home in the state of washington because, who's going to sign a contract to build something new when it's so unclear where our economy is going to be as a result of this shutdown and the looming debt ceiling crisis? so they're seeing real 11:20:30intraction in their own businesses, not because of a government funding of a programmer 0 anything else that's ongoing, but because of this shutdown today. just a few minutes ago, i talked to some moms and dads in head 11:20:48start, from my home state of washington. a young mom from birmington, washington who has a two-year-old daughter who told us that a few years ago she was on the streets homeless, a victim of an abusive partner, 11:21:05and because of head start and the wrap-around services they provided found her place to stay, got her and her child involved in early childhood education, and because of that support and that start as a head 11:21:21start mom, she now is back at school work on their degree, her daughter is doing well and she's a back on track. thousands of moms and dads like that exist across the country today. 11:21:36a helping hand at the right moment with the right program. but because of sequesttion and now because of the government shutdown, we're telling moms and dads like her, sorry, we're not going to be there for you. now, i happen to be a very 11:21:52passionate advocate for early childhood education. i was a former preschoolteacher. i'm using my skills as a preschool teacher right now. i think all of our colleagues would learn a lot from those kind of skills. 11:22:07no bullying, it is my turn to t, teaching our kids not to throw sand in the sandbox. i think we could all learn from that. about i think about that and i think about those head start kids and the children that i 11:22:24taught before and -- who are not being taught now because of the sequestration and what lesson we're giving them that if i don't get my way right now about a bill that i voted 11:22:43against and i'm so mad that i'm not going to let you have anything else because i'm just so en-- entrenched in that, that's not a lesson i. we should teach our kids. 11:22:59what if i said, i am so passionate about funding early childhood education and for research because i no what that will do for our nation, and if i don't get my way to make sure every child in this country gets 11:23:15that head started, this government is going to shut down. that's not the way we run a country. i compassionately fight for any cause i believe in. any legislator can. but the way you get your way isn't to hold that policy 11:23:31hostage. we have a country that is counting on us to be responsible adults, to come to the table, to work out our disagreements between each other, and they are large -- there is no doubt about that -- but you don't do it by hurting every family, every 11:23:47neighborhood, every community, every part of this country by holding this country hostage. madam president, we have a responsibility. it's to pass a clean continuing resolution. it is to get our government working again. 11:24:01it's to tell people they're going to get their paychecks. we're going to responsibly do that and then we are going it take ow differences it a negotiating table and hammer them out in. i may want $1 million for something. my house counterparts may say 11:24:17no. we may meet in the middle. i may have to say, gee, i didn't get my way. you got yours. you don't do it by holding your country hostage. so we say to speaker boehner today, open up the government. let everybody go back to work. 11:24:33don't hold our economy hostage. and we will then sit down with you and work out our agreements. we have asked 18 times now do it and have been told "no," we're not going 0 to let you go to that negotiating table, by the 11:24:49same people that wanted this government shutdown. i find myself in a very odd place where we have a country that is closed to business, 11:30:11[no caption text available] 11:30:11[no caption text available] 11:33:15DURBIN (D-IL):madam president? 11:33:16THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from illinois. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask consent the quorum call be suspended. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask unanimous consent there be a period of morning business for debate only until 2:00 p.m. with the time equally divided and controlled between the two leaders or their designees and with senators permitted to speak therein for up to ten minutes each and the majority leader will be 11:33:31recognized at 2 00 p.m.. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i suggest the absence of a quorum. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the clerk will call the roll. DURBIN (D-IL):madam president? 11:34:06THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from illinois. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask the quorum call be suspended. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i ask that the time that is used in quorum calls during this period of morning business be equally divided between democrats and republicans. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. DURBIN (D-IL):i suggest the absence of a quorum. 11:34:22THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the clerk will call the roll. 11:47:30THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 11:47:30senator from tennessee. CORKER (R-TN):i'd like to ask unanimous consent to vitiate the quorum call. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. CORKER (R-TN):madam president, we find ourselves in a very predictable situation, and what is unpredictable is what our 11:47:47response to this situation is going to be. for some time i've talked about the box canyon that we were taking ourselves into, and i think it's now become very apparent to folks on both 11:48:08sides of the aisle that to overturn an essential piece of legislation, it takes more than one-third of government to do so. and when you have the presiding president over that piece of legislation, it actually takes two-thirds of the -- each of the 11:48:30bodies to make that happen. and i think everybody's realized that. and that gives me no joy but this is obviously something i've talked about for some time. and we find ourselves in this box canyon now that we are in. 11:48:41and what is also -- was also very predictable is my friend, tom coburn, the great senator from oklahoma, laid out very clearly here on the senate floor that even if you were to shut 11:48:58down government, the health care bill could continue o. and i think what meernz -- would continue o. and i think what americans are waking up and seeing, even though republicans have strongly opposed the health care bill at every turn, that even with government being shut 11:49:12down, the health care bill is continuing on and people around the country are signing up for what people call obamacare. so both of these were very, very predictable outcomes. and now what is unpredictable is what our response to that is 11:49:35going to be. and i'm speaking to a number of people on side of the aisle, and there have been a number of people on the other side of the aisle who have spent a great deal of time on the last couple of years trying to find ways to reduce government and making our country stronger in the process. and i think to a person over 11:49:52here, and i think many on the other side of the aisle, understand that our inability to deal with the fiscal situation that we find ourselves in in this country has hurt us economically. 11:50:05because people have not been willing to invest in capital investments within their companies and around the world, in many cases, because they don't know what's going to happen here in our country. and i think -- i know firsthand, being in the position i'm in on the ranking -- as ranking member 11:50:24on foreign relations, that as i travel the world, no doubt it has affected us around the world as people are really not understanding whether we're going to be able to -- to meet the obligations that we've made in many ways from a security standpoint. so again, where we are today is very predictable. 11:50:43and i don't want to be crass. i do, you know, obviously is creating -- is creating a hardship for some people that have been furloughed and certainly affecting people around our country and that 11:50:58obviously is -- is not a good thing. on the other hand, if there's some way for some good policy outcome here that strengthens our country over the longer haul, which is why we're all here, then that's a -- that's a good tradeo. and so we'll see what happens. 11:51:13here's my concern. while the situation that we're in is very predictable and many people in this body have been predicting we'd end up exactly where we are today in this box canyon and that people would still be, in spite of the fact that government is shut down, 11:51:30signing up for the new health care law, that, you know, was attempted to be defunded, what i'm concerned about is this -- is we've made great strides as a nation, we've made great strides 11:51:46in this body to reduce government outlays that we have control over. this hasn't happened in this nation since 1955 and 1956. two years ago, we were at $1.43 trillion in annual yowlt 11:52:03lays from a discretionary standpoint and that's what we deal with in a c.r. last year we were at $998 billion. and this year, if we continue to uphold the law that we all put in place, we're going to be at $967 billion, $967 billion that. 11:52:18is a phenomenal thing for us to have achieved as a body and for our country to have achieved as 11:52:31a way to strength he were our nation. and for us to change the way the outlays are done and maybe the mandatory spending that's substituted for discretionary spending and maybe there's way of doing it that make it more sensible to people in this body, what we have done is truly 11:52:45remarkable. is truly is remarkable -- it truly is remarkable that washington figured out a way to reduce the amount of spending that was taking place. and again, i know that we can figure out a way to do that even smarter. but let me get to the unpredictable point. 11:53:01sometimes when people find themselves in a box canyon or in a place that is difficult, people begin doing things that are not in the interest of themselves and certainly not in the interest of the body that they want. 11:53:21and what i'm worried about is that while so many people have been focused on this shiny thing over here and so much. the nation's focus has been on this shiny thing over here, what people have not been focused on 11:53:36in the way that i would hope is the gains that we've made in controlling spending as a nation. and what i worry about, as we now begin to, it looks like, combine the continuing resolution process with the debt 11:53:52ceiling is i'm beginning to be very concerned that people forget about the tremendous gains that we've made in strengthening this nation. and while i'm saying this to an empty chamber, like most of us do when we come to speak on the senate floor -- and i understand 11:54:08that; i know people are busy and have other things to do -- my talk today is really focused on people in the other chamber. i know there's a lot that's happening over there. and what i'm worried about is, as the leadership over there tries to cobble together 218 11:54:25votes to maybe do something relative to the continuing resolution and at the same time do something relative to the debt ceiling, that somehow or another, because we're in this box canyon that was very 11:54:40predictable, they deal away the very gains that have been -- been gotten. and so what i hope that we will do on this side, and to all of those -- and there are many on the other side that have fought so hard to try get the momentum 11:54:55going so that we will save our country from huge deficits down the road and do what we can do to make sure we leave this country a better place for young people like these interns that are here on the floor and pages, 11:55:10what i hope we will do is keep our eye focused on the fact that whenever negotiations take place around a debt ceiling, they traditionally and always have been about making sure that we're trying to do those things 11:55:25to keep us from having more debt down the road and that we will keep our eyes focused on the reforms that are necessary to keep that process going. to be candid, this is the first time i've said this publicly, 11:55:41but to look at a continuing resolution at $988 billion, i'm sorry, the law says, as it now is, that we would be spending beginning a couple days ago in 11:55:57this new year at $967 billion. and i know that the discussions here on the floor have been, well, in six weeks, the sequester -- the sequester, by the way, is that mechanism that 11:56:11was put in place in the budget control act to continue to put downward pressure on spending, the sequester will kick in, in six weeks according to all the discussions that have taken place. but i think most of us who have fought hard to try to save our nation from these mounting 11:56:27deficits down the road candidly were a little disappointed that we would even be looking at extending last year's spending for six weeks and really not taking ourselves down to $967 trillion. and i realize -- you know, i 11:56:42realize what has happened. but here's my -- my -- my point to the other side of the building, the house. whatever you do, please -- please -- whatever you have to do to cobble together 9 -- 218 votes to pass a bill relative to 11:56:59maybe the c.r. and the debt ceiling, please -- please -- do not negotiate away the hard-won gains that we were able to put in place to reduce spending and to help make our country stronger for the people, for young people like those sitting 11:57:14in front of me. that is my message. we're in a place that is very predictable. the outcome is unpredictable. but what i hope the outcome will be is an outcome that causes us 11:57:29not to -- not only to not deal away the gains that have been put in place but to maybe put in place -- and i hope mandatory reforms that we all know need to occur to make this country stronger. 11:57:42there's tremendous, trenl tremes bipartisan support. the president's budget -- the president himself in april laid out a budget that had numbers of mandatory reform as that he was in agreement with. and so what i hope will happen is we will keep the 11:58:01discretionary levels at levels we've already agreed to and will take up some of those mandatory reforms that the president himself has already said he thinks are in the interest of our nation and use those to help us raise the debt ceiling and in the process -- in the process 11:58:18have an outcome that causes this country to be stronger, causes this economy to grow and causes us over time to continue to honor the commitments we've made around the world. 11:58:33and with that, madam president, i notice the absence of a quorum. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the clerk will call the roll. 12:00:00THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the 12:00:21senator from kansas. MORAN, JERRY (R-KS):madam president, thank you very much. i would ask the quorum call be lifted. THE PRESIDING OFFICER:without objection. MORAN, JERRY (R-KS):madam president, i had a great honor this morning, and it will change the nature of the remarks i intended to make on the senate floor this 12:00:37morning, but i just returned from the world war ii memorial. we have a group of 90 world war ii veterans on an honor air flight. honor air is a program, a national program in which funds are raised by friends and 12:00:53neighbors and community individuals to help bring their world war ii veterans to the nation's capital. i have probably visited the world war ii memorial dozens of times, maybe 40, 50, every time 12:01:08there is an honor air flight from my home state and i am in washington, d.c., i want to be there to say thank you, welcome, it's an honor to have you at the memorial that was built for you. i visited the world war ii memorial. 12:01:22it's especially meaningful to me personally. my dad is a world war ii veteran. my dad has been on an honor air flight. he was the oldest veteran on that flight at age 93. my dad will now be 98 in november. and just a few days before the 12:01:44world war ii memorial opened, i walked down there. i was a house member at the time, not a senator. i walked down to the memorial and got a glimpse of what it was going to be like. it's a -- it's a wonderful place, and it reminds us of many things. 12:01:56that day, i stepped away from the memorial and used my cell phone to call my dad at home in plainville, kansas, and i was fortunate, i got the answering machine because these are difficult things to tell your parents. dad, i'm at the world war ii memorial. thank you for your service to our country. 12:02:14i respect you and i love you. and it was great to be able to say that to an answering machine instead of to your own parent. my dad actually one-upped me a few moments later. my cell phone rings and my dad 12:02:28says gerald, i couldn't understand what you said. and so i repeated it in person. it's a great thing about that memorial in which it causes us to reflect and to say things and to express ourselves in ways that we otherwise would never do. 12:02:43and so that memorial, like others, that honor our service men and women is one that calls us to say we thank you for your service, we respect you, we love you, and that's the experience 12:03:00again this morning. again, i try to be there every time that a group of veterans come from kansas. i was hoping today wouldn't be any different, with the shutdown of our government, with the funding for the national parks. 12:03:15there was some concern about whether or not these veterans would be able to actually get to the memorial. it all worked fine. i appreciate the way that the morning's events transpired, and there was no confrontation and 12:03:31no one wanted to deny those veterans that chance to visit that memorial for their first time. in addition to those sentiments about these individual veterans, i think what may be of value, as we approach today and tomorrow 12:03:49and try to find the solutions that are necessary to solve the circumstance we find ourselves in, is a recognition that our veterans -- i have had this thought every time i walked to the vietnam wall or the korean 12:04:04war memorial or now to this newer memorial, the world war ii memorial, not a single person represented on that wall or memorialized in the world war ii memorial, the korean war memorial, not one of them, i just can't imagine a single one 12:04:21of them volunteered or was drafted for purposes of a fight between republicans and democrats. no one went to serve our country. no one volunteered to serve our country, because they believed in republicans or they believed in democrats. 12:04:36my view, knowing veterans as i do, is they answered the call to duty, they were willing to serve because they believed in america. they believed in what the united states and our principles and freedoms and liberties that it provides, and they knew that 12:04:51their service would make a difference in the lives of their kids and grandkids. they knew that this would help make america a better place for everyone, but certainly for people that they knew, they are family members. 12:05:07i -- i hope that i can portray to my colleagues here in the senate and here in this capitol building and down pennsylvania avenue that the battles we engage in need to be a lot less about republicans and democrats 12:05:25and much more about what's good for the country. we ought to use the veterans that we met with this morning and those that are memorialized on the national mall in every circumstance to remind ourselves that there is a higher calling to what we do in our nation's 12:05:43capital. there is something more important than the political skirmishes. i don't say this in any pollyanna way, i don't say this in a way to suggest there are partisan differences. 12:05:56i always assume that the american people send a variety of people to washington, d.c., to represent their interests. my state of kansas will probably send somebody different than some other state, and we all come here with a philosophy, a background, the way we grew up, the way we think about things. the instructions our 12:06:13constituents have given us. and all of that is to reflect in the way that we vote, the issues we pursue, the priorities that we have. so it's not that we're all supposed to agree, but surely there ought to be a recognition that when there is disagreement, 12:06:29as there often is, there is a desire, just as our service men and women had, to serve the country, much more important than the desire to serve our political party. so today's trip to the world 12:06:44war ii memorial, while it is a common experience for me, today was especially useful and meaningful. at a time when these veterans came not knowing whether or not they would be able to gain entry to the memorial, to be there, to 12:07:00encourage them and to see that they were welcomed and greeted, but perhaps as equally important is to make sure that what we do is a reminder to me as to what we do in the united states senate is motivated by the best of intentions and the greatest 12:07:18of goals, the idea that america is a special place and that we who serve here have a special responsibility. we have a chance to try to do 12:07:27something good for the country. one of the things that has always inspired me, pleased me about kansans, and i assume it's true elsewhere, most of the conversations i have with folks back home, a lot less about what they want me to do for them but 12:07:43more about what decisions they want me to make to make certain that their kids and grandkids have a better life. it's something very great about how we have an interest as human beings, as parents, in the well-being of the next generation and not just the 12:07:58well-being of ourselves. and so my -- my efforts and trying to find resolution to the circumstance we find ourselves in has strengthened the resolve i have to try to work with 12:08:13others here in the united states senate is one that is highlighted by my experience this morning on the national mall. i think about where we are and where we need to go, and it's -- again, having decried the high 12:08:34partisanship nature of this place, i don't want to detract from that, but we need to be able to have leaders who are willing to have discussions, conversations and a coming together. it's true of republicans and it's true of democrats and it's 12:08:49certainly true of whoever is the president of the united states. we need to make certain that we have the ability to recognize that not all of us agree on everything, but with the efforts that we make to find a solution to a problem, there is a coming 12:09:07together, and it seems to me we have now gotten ourselves in this entrenched position. and while i was pleased moments ago to learn that our president has called congressional leaders to the white house, it's disturbing to me that the 12:09:22message is but we're not negotiating. i'm not certain what the purpose of the white house visit will be. i hope it results in movement, in success. and it's my understanding that my colleagues on the democrat side of the aisle have agreed 12:09:38this morning to -- quote -- "not negotiate." all i know about that is what i read in the press. and i don't, again, in an attempt to make certain that this doesn't sound partisan and detract from what i was attempting to convey moments ago, we need to make certain 12:09:54that republicans understand that we can make progress in the positions that we hold even without getting everything we want. and so this experience of being a united states senator, the 12:10:11great deliberative body, hasn't been my experience in the short time that i have been a member of the united states senate. and the idea that we can't negotiate just seems to me to be contrary to the purpose of this 12:10:26historic body. so i hope that the attitude and approach changes, that every senator recognizes that it's not an all-or-nothing proposition. it's an opportunity for us to 12:10:42resolve differences, and each find some satisfaction in moving in the direction or preserving the status quo, if that's your position, that because america is a diverse place and that people care differently about 12:10:56different issues and have different opinions, we certainly have a responsibility to represent those views of the folks back home but recognizing that the country doesn't always agree with us. surely there is that common ground, that opportunity to find solutions. 12:11:11and so my call is for leadership , to say -- and leadership i mean broadly all 100 of us, not leadership in the position of somebody who occupies a position of leadership beyond being a member of the united states senate. but all of us to demonstrate the 12:11:28leadership to find the necessary resolve to solve our country's problems. the affordable care act is a very controversial piece of legislation. it's been said here on the senate floor it's the law. 12:11:44it's not negotiable. it doesn't make sense to me that that's the position. in fact, the president has delayed, excluded, found exemptions for what's the law. 12:12:01so surely if the president can, for example, delay the implementation of the employer mandate, it's not without the realm, in fact, i would say it's within the constitutional 12:12:13responsibility of congress to have the debate, discussion and consideration of whether to delay the individual mandate. it's the law of the land, but if the president can make changes in the law of the land, surely 12:12:27the body created by article 1, the legislative branch, has that opportunity to do as well. so it ought not be nonnegotiable. it's time for the senate to function. 12:12:40it's time for us as individual senators to provide the leadership to resolve our problems. and, madam president, in my view, we desperately need leadership from the president. and while i have serious policy and philosophical disagreements 12:13:00with president obama, my greatest complaint about his presidency is his lack of leadership. we need somebody to rally us to come together and find solutions 12:13:14to those problems, to better resolve our differences. and again, i don't want to detract from the observations about the -- how partisan this place has become by talking about president obama. in this case, he is a democrat and i'm a republican. 12:13:30but regardless of who is the occupant of the white house, in order for the congress to resolve difficult issues, it takes the leadership of a president. and so my call as it was earlier to my colleagues in the senate 12:13:47to provide leadership, i hope the president will, in his meeting with the leadership of the senate -- senate and house today, will provide the leadership necessary to help us move in the direction and step 12:14:04back from the statement that while we're meeting, nothing is negotiable. madam president, i appreciate the opportunity to address the senate, and i yield the floor. MANCHIN (D-WV):madam president? 12:14:23THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from west virginia. MANCHIN (D-WV):thank you. first, i want to apologize to the people of west virginia. i'm embarrassed and ashamed as a united states member of congress how we are acting. i have been up answering phones in my office. they're upset. 12:14:39i said well, you're not as upset as i am. i have a front row seat, and it's not pretty. this is not what we were sent here to do. it's not what i signed up for. it's not what i asked the people in west virginia to allow me to represent, what i consider the greatest state in the nation. 12:14:54and i'm sure each one of us feel the same way about our states and the wonderful people. i have always looked at public service as an opportunity to fix problems, to make life better, to be able to use the wisdom and skills as we received through just our experiences in life and 12:15:14watching people and the compassion we have for people to try to make it better. shutting down government is simply unacceptable. i don't care any way you look at this, it's unacceptable. this is the first time in 17 years, madam president, that 12:15:28our government is not open for business. first time in 17 years that we're not open. this is self-inflicted. this didn't happen by any outside forces. this has all been self-inflicted. it not only hurts the people of virginia deeply, it hurts heem 12:15:46all over the opportunity. this is only the second day but it's two days too long. most of you know know i'm pretty moderate. i'm very conservative on fiscal issues, this is how we were raised. we were accepted to pay our bills, to take care of our 12:16:03debts and take care of ourselves and our family. when i game became governor the first thing i did was try to put the financial house in order in west virginia so that basically i could take care of our values and that was our priorities, based on who we wanted, our 12:16:17children to have an opportunity. we never cut any services during the recession. we took care of our seniors with the dignity and respect and pride they should have. we took care of our veterans. we just couldn't be everything to everybody but we watched our dollars and got our financial 12:16:32house in order. so i look at it from that standpoint where i come from as a proud west virginia democrat. but also i'm very compassionate on social issues. i believe watching my grandparents and watching my 12:16:47family in the little town of farmington, west virginia where i grew up, people expected you to do things. they expected you to chip in and help people. but they expect you to help yourself also. and they expect you to take care of those who couldn't, the less fortunate. and i've always taken that with me in every aspect of public 12:17:05service. i think i'm reasonable and willing to compromise and work with anybody on any issue. i've always put my state's interest ahead of my party application. -- party politics. 12:17:20i don't make any excuses. i really believe that i'm 12:22:24that's the fix we're talking about. but we're not talking about. we're talking about things we don't like and people we don't like, calling people names and just doesn't fix things. it doesn't make it right. so you will hear me continue to talk about the grand bargain. 12:22:38this is a time between now and the debt ceiling and i will say this about the debt ceiling -- raising the debt doesn't fix the debt. continue to raise the debt, we need to have a path to fix it. we shouldn't be going through this political fight every three, six months. 12:22:53this is the fifth time that i've been in a debt ceiling, how many times have we voted on the so-called health care, obamacare? it's ridiculous to continue to fight the same fight over and over. i would hope that we are in a reform and repair and then 12:23:09repeal when you can't fix it. when you've given it ul all for the betterment of our country and it's not fixable or doable, then you change. we haven't gotten there yet. we got all naysayers and people just basically that just don't want change. 12:23:25i've got too many people that need the services of government. i've got too many people that depend on it. and not that i believe that they shouldn't be dependent, i would hope people would be 12:23:39independent, but government is so intertwined in all of our lives and just to say you want to stop it all is wrong, and so i would ask my dear friends and my colleagues on the republican side to please think about a continuing resolution. please, we've come to the 12:23:55agreement on the number that you wanted of 986. health care, if you wanted to bring up the keystone pipeline, i'm a total supporter of keystone pipeline for energy independence. i'm an all energy person, use 12:24:11whatever we have. it's not -- it's not the place for it. it's not the place for me to draw the line to inflict so much pain on so many americans, so many west virginians because of one issue i like or don't like. there's a time for that. 12:24:27there will be a time for this health care bill. the obamacare. it will either succeed or fail on its own. but we ought to try to make it better if we can. if we can't, come to the conclusion we can't. but don't shut down government because you don't think it will work. 12:24:41or maybe you're afraid it will work. that could be it, too. so with all that being said i'd say to my friends, you never hear me say anything derogatory about you, you can always reach across the aisle to me, i'm always going to talk to you, i'm willing to compromise and 12:24:57work on any issue that% the position that -- betters the quality of life, that creates opportunities, makes us the strongest and most powerful nation on earth and i will continue to fight for that but i'm asking you this time, don't allow the self-inflicted pain to 12:25:13continue. this is not fair to my state, it's not fair to the people of west virginia, it's not fair to your state of west virginia, madam president, or anybody in this great country of ours. thank you for allowing me to say what has been on my mind. i'm a proud american and it's 12:25:29about this country first and always about this country first. if the united states of america does well, i'm guarantee you, the great to have west virginia is going to do fine. we're going to do -- we have to work together and put our priorities in place. thank you, madam president, and 12:25:44i yield the floor. A SENATOR:madam president? THE PRESIDING OFFICER:the senator from pennsylvania. CASEY (D-PA):first i have four unanimous consent requests for committees to meet during today's session of the estimate. tremendous the approval of the majority and minority leaders,
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PREsident bill Clinton / First Formal Press Conference After Impeachment PT. 2 (1999)
President Bill Clinton conducts a press briefing for reporters, the first since the Impeachment was concluded.