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legislative speeches. live now to the floor of the house here on c-span. the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order o. -- order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's rooms, washington, d.c. april 24, 2018. i hereby appoint the honorable bruce poliquin to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, paul d. ryan, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: the chair will receive a message. the messenger: mr. speaker, a message from the senate. the secretary: mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: madam secretary. the secretary: i have been directed by the senate to inform the house that the senate has passed s. 2325, an act to incentivize the hiring
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of united states workers in the commonwealth of the northern mariana islands, and for other purposes, which the concurrence of the house is requested. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 8, 2018, i chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties. all time shall be equally allocated between the parties and in no event shall debate continue beyond 1:50 p.m. each member other than the majority and minority leaders and minority whip shall be limited to five minutes. the chair recognizes the the gentlewoman from guam, miss bordallo -- ms. bordallo, for five minutes. ms. bordallo: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to congratulate
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the crew of the u.s.s. frank cable, a submarine tender homeported at naval base guam. the frank cable and her crew were selected for the 2018 secretary of the navy's environmental award for large deck combatants in recognition of the crew's efforts. the frank cable crew have orked diligently to minimize waste aboard and help to clean up local communities both on guam and where they are deployed abroad. caring for our island of guam and conserving guam's natural resources are among my top priorities, and i'm immensely proud of the frank cable crew's achievement. the secretary of the navy's award this year, plus a second award to the frank cable, and hat is the 2017 chief of naval
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operations environmental excellence award are examples of the partnership between the u.s. military and the people of guam that we need. so i again applaud the frank cable crew on their awards and i hope that the military will continue to act as responsible stewards of our island. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from kansas, mr. marshall, for five minutes. mr. marshall: good afternoon, mr. speaker. if i could today i'd like to share a story, a story about one of my favorite communities in kansas, a 3,681-foot of elevation, goodland, kansas, sits on the border of the kansas-colorado line. you can look to the west and e the rocky mountains rising out of the earth literally.
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partially because of that elevation and the many hot dry days there, the farmers have struggled for decades on a great crop. but about 20 years ago one of my good friends, allen townson, and the farmers who make up the 21st century bean company started growing pinto beans. they had some success and they started growing black eyed peas and garbanzos as well. today they grow 40 million pounds of beans every day. they had success at that. they said you know what else we can to? we can process these here and package them. so they formed a processing plant, hired more employees. that was a success so eventually they hired a trucking company. they had their own trucking company to ship those. 21st every day, the century bean company ships out enough beans to feed a million people across this country. and the great thing is, their main customer is food banks across this great country as well. i'm so proud that we made food banks such a priority in this
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year's nutrition bill, the farm bill. this year we're going to increase the spending from $15 million to $06 million for food banks. some other significant products coming out of this nutrition bill is that we're going to make access to nutrition easier for the elderly, for those in i'm litary, and what especially proud of, we're rewarding children for making healthy choices. like fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, as well as the greatest drink known to mankind, wholesome milk. mr. speaker, as an ob-gyn for the past 30 years, i know how important nutrition is from preconception, during pregnancy, to breast-feeding moms, and all wait to the last decades of life. and i'm so proud that this bill is made a priority helping protect those on the edges of life, the newborn as well as the elderly. i'm proud our country spends $115 billion every year to help those who need food asince and another $3 billion of nutrition assistance across the world.
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what i'm really proud of is that this bill gives everybody on food stamps, nutrition asince a chance, opportunity for some type of work training. i think there's not greater gift we could give to people who are in need than teaching them how to fish, as well as giving them fish when they are in need as well. i think that this is a great thing to do. i think it's a great opportunity to people. over 80% of americans believe in this policy. i believe that this is not a punishment but rather an opportunity we give to people and i stand so proudly behind the nutrition component of this farm bill, which we have strived so hard to improve. mr. speaker, with that, i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from florida, ms. castor, for five minutes. ms. castor: thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, i rise today to honor judge paul danahy, a leader of distinction from tampa, florida, and part of
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florida's greatest generation. the judge is celebrating his 90th birthday this week. he was one of the longest serving members of the florida's second district court of appeals. the judge may also wish to be remembered for working his way through college at the legendary tampa valinceo restaurant as the only angelo member of the spanish waiters for many, many years. wherever the judge worked and served, he earned a reputation of working tirelessly and gaining the respect of all with whom he worked. born in massachusetts, he was drawn to tampa to play basketball at the university of tampa. he found both the a new hometown and the love of his life, georgia. the judge enlisted in the army during the korean war and was -- had a very unique military record, including three honorable discharges from two branches of the military.
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the marine reserves, the u.s. army infantry, and finally from the service in the army counterintelligence corps, a precursor to the c.i.a. upon return from military service, he found his true calling and earned his law degree from the university of florida in 1957. e became an influential member of the florida house of representatives, serving from 1966 to 1974. and true to form, he played a significant role as part of what many believe to be tampa's greatest legislative delegations during the 1960's and 1970's. there monks other progressive policies he drafted and championed the first ethics law in the state of florida, which continues in force to this day and is now flirm ensconced in florida's constitution. the florida that we know and love today would not be possible without the
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contributions of the judge and his partners in florida's greatest generation. after leaving the legislature, his service was only beginning. he was appointed to the second district court of appeals in 1977 and sat on the bench a record shattering 33 years. serving as chief judge from 1986 to 1988. in his 30th year at the court, he received a knitting -- fitting recognition, the largest conference room at the tampa branch was named after him. this recognition not only honored his record of setting time on the bench but also his legislative accomplishments. he was largely responsible for obtaining the legislative funding to bring the branch to tomorrow -- tampa. it gives me great pride to honor and send my wishes to a great man, part of florida's great generation of leaders, udge paul w. danehy jr. on his
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90th birthday. his lens.lessons and beliefs will echo for the years to come. thank you. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from california, mr. lamalfa, for five minutes. thank you, mr. speaker. today, mr. speaker, the tax cuts and jobs act is already having an incredibly positive impact on our economy. hundreds of companies have already offered billions and bonuses and raises to their employees. far from the cruments predict bide some of my colleagues on -- crumbs predicted by some of my colleagues. the best part, this is just beginning as the law won't even take full effect until next year when we retire much of the current tax calculation process
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and burdens of it. that's when taxpayers will notice the biggest difference when filing their tax returns. despite these early positive signs, some individuals claim people should pay more in taxes still. think themselves should pay more like our friend, bill gates. he says, i need to pay higher taxes. i have paid more think taxes ov than anyone else. the government should require people in my position to pay significantly hire taxes. interesting. mr. gaetz tdone, fell billionaire buddy, warren buffett, has offered similar ideas. but the social security established by people like this is far from the mainstream americans and what they earn themselves. before they had amassed their current fortunes, where they as considerably outspoken for the need of progressive taxation, long before establishing them
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70's as some of the richest men in the world? i don't think so. indeed, these days, much of their funds are stashed away in foundations and not voluntarily paid forward to taxes to the u.s. government. find that interesting. in short, no amount of taxation would truly impact their lives as it would for mainstream middle income americans. it does impact everyone else. what's more, i do hear some people in the mainstream saying they wouldn't mind paying more in taxes for this, for that. what i don't get is why do they demand that their neighbor does so, too? ? america, many middle income families enjoy lower rates and do question how well their government is spending and managing what they tax from them now. for them, the government report card isn't so good. they don't wish to entrust
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government with more of their earnings, more of their hard work, sweat of their brow, to an inefficient bureaucracy. even if their neighbors demand that they do. or that the government demands it by its power of taxation from them. what i'm proposing is a bill with my colleague, majority steve scalise, going to introduce the bill called the donate extra money against national debt, or the demand act. for those who demand to pay more. this bill steve scalise, will a want to pay more than required to simply check a box on their tax return and donate as much money to the treasury as they'd ike. our bill would add to the 1040 tax form a tax box and line stating by checking here i
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signify that in addition to my tax liability, i would like to donate the included payment to be used exclusively for the purpose of paying down the national debt. before there was no simple or obvious way to accomplish this. this makes it easy and obvious in how to do so. this way anyone who feels that the need to pay more in taxes has an easy way to do so. for millions of other hardworking americans and business owners who suffered under our previous tax code and tax law, they will not be forced to do so under that code any longer. bill, indeed, someone of those rare win-wins. bill gates and warren buffett or anyone who feels they are not paying enough can donate as much money to the treasury as they like. everyday american business also thrive in a pro business and pro growth climate. all this without congress demanding more or people haranguing their neighbors to pay more in taxes.
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after all, the tax cuts and jobs act is already working. u.s. companies are already paying out more than $4 billion in bonus, while over four million american workers have already received a pay raise, bonus, or other financial i.n.s. vestments. even warren buffett recently referred to the new tax law as for a huge tailwind american business. as much as senator schumer or minority leader pelosi would like to trump tax reform is unpopular or bad for the economy or armageddon or just crumbs for people, they are missing the point. tax reform grows more popular each day, especially as more and more americans see more in their paychecks begin to realize how they stand to benefit under this new law. especially when the full extent of the law hasn't been felt yet until next year. instead of taking away these savings, the majority whip and i are giving people who feel so strongly to pay down the deficit voluntarily. i applaud the work of mr. gaetz and buffet and others like
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that. the demand act doesn't force anyone to do anything. allow certain individuals who ghand to pay more in taxes to put their money where their outh is. snard biden a few years ago -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. mr. lamalfa: let those that want to pay snard biden a more lead the way in the few patriotism. i thank you, mr. speaker. . the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from new york, mr. jeffries, for five minutes. i jeffries: mr. speaker, rise today to address another egregious misrepresentation coming from you know who. ow dare anyone refer to an overpriced, luxury golf course as the southern white house? let's be clear about something.
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the civil war is over. jefferson-davis failed. the confederacy lost. there is no such thing as the southern white house. thousands of americans died on the battlefield and shed blood, sweat, and tears to make certain that in this country, only one institution connected to the executive branch stood in the land of the free and the home of the brave. that institution is located right here in our nation's capital. the address is 1600 pennsylvania avenue. it was built by slaves. the white house does not belong to the ghosts of the confederacy. the white house does not belong to vladimir putin or his
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indigenous collaborators. the white house does not belong to a privately owned real estate cartel to be used and bused as a prop for an infomercial. we are a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. the white house belongs to the american people. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from north carolina, ms. foxx, for five minutes. thank you, mr. speaker. mr. speaker, today i rise to dispute the absurdity that the tax cuts and jobs act benefits only the wealthy, leaving nothing but crumbs for the rest. as someone who started contributing to my family's household income at age 12, i'm all too familiar with the many
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struggles of our country's working and middle classes. despite their steady perseverance in the face of politicians whose fiscal philosophy was, government knows best, the working poor and middle class have been hewed up by the system, that same philosophy promulgated. republicans' tax cuts and jobs act delivers a modern tax code that is fiscally responsible, levels the playing field, and supports working class americans. republicans understand that pro-growth tax reform means simpler, fairer taxes that provides much-needed relief to the middle class and our small businesses. it also means security for american jobs, more take-home pay for the work force, and a level playing field for americans' farms and businesses. by doubling the standard deduction, the tax cuts and jobs act will move more
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low-income americans into the zero tax bracket. for a married couple filing jointly it translates to $24,000 yearly that's free, free from federal taxes. it means that working class americans will be able to take home more of their hard-earned paychecks. currently over 70% of the people in the united states already take the standard deduction. by doubling the standard deduction even more americans will be spared from itemizing and the process will be so simple they can file on a postcard. for those few americans who do elect to itemize, the tax cuts and jobs act preserves the child and dependent care tax credit, the adoption tax credit, the deduction for charitable contributions, the home mortgage interest deduction for existing mortgages and the deduction for newly purchased homes for interest up to $750,000 of mortgage principal. it also continues to allow for write-off of state and local
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property taxes, up to $10,000. finally, it expands the medical expense deduction in 2018 for medical expenses exceeding 7.5% of adjusted gross income and rises to 10% beginning in 2019. last, by lowering the crippling taxes on businesses, the tax cuts and jobs act translates to an increase in employment and workers' wages who are seeing the lowest unemployment rate since 2000 and four million americans -- four million workers and counting have seen the benefits of these historic tax cuts in their income. businesses across the country are giving bonuses, pay raises and new investments. bonuses alone amount to $4 billion across businesses countrywide. the evidence that tax cuts provide substantial relief for the working and middle classes is clear. the democrats' approach was to defend a tax code riddled with high taxes and loopholes, but
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i'm proud that republicans delivered on our promise to bring relief to american workers and happy to say that we're only beginning to see the benefits of this historic tax cut for america's businesses, workers, families, and job creators. thank you, mr. speaker. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from tennessee, mr. cohen, for five minutes. mr. cohen: thank you, sir. -- me aker, me left nent nevada lent actions have people rise to heroic actions. america is a country familiar with heroes. and a sad and awful event this weekend in nashville, davidson county, at a waffle house, here four individuals were killed and four members were injured with a crazed individual with an ar-15, a man
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names james shaw jr. rallied ll of his courage and strength to rise to the occasion of heroics to get the assailant and to take his gun from him and to save his life and other people's lives. james shaw jr. is a laughtime nashvillian. didn't plan to be a hero that day but he rose to the occasion. i take my hat off to him and commend his actions on saving other lives. just a week or so earlier, we had a southwest airlines plane that almost -- would have crashed if it weren't for a great pilot, possibly. a plane that tragically had a piece of the wing come off and fly into the airplane and cause the death of a passenger and
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chaos on the plane. navy e pilot, a trained fighter pilot stayed calm and ought that plane in safely without any other life or injuries. she is a sullyberger. we all honored sully, as we should, and should have. we need to honor tammy joe schultz in the same way. hero. a and james nash jr. of nashville is of the same dimension and saved many lives. those acts need to be remembered, reflected on and honored. and i do so today and i know other members of this house do
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as well. thank you, mr. speaker. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentlewoman from indiana, mrs. brooks, for five minutes. mrs. brooks: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise today to honor the life of judge patricia gifford who recently passed away unexpectedly just shy of her 80th birthday. she was a pillar in the marian county and indianapolis, indiana, community, a role model for so many lawyers and judges and a dear friend. she'll be forevered remembered for inspiring women and redefining the role of women in the courtroom. she was the one of only two females in her law school class. she was part of the team of the first women in the country appointed to prosecute only sex crimes cases, primarily rape cases and she is the sixth female to assume the bench in indiana. in 1992, judge gifford gained international recognition for providing over the famous trial of the former heavyweight
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boxing champion mike tyson's rape trial. the extensive international media coverage could have easily turned that trial into a circus but not under her watch. judge gifford was widely praised throughout the country for keeping order throughout the trial and presiding over a fair trial. those of us who practiced in her court expected nothing less. she retired after a 30-year distinguished career on the bench. the people of indiana's fifth congressional district and especially those in marian unty are forever grateful -- marion county are forever grateful. we join her family, her husband bob bush and daughter jennifer bush pettitt and her family in mourning their loss. thank you and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from minnesota, mr. paulsen, for five minutes. mr. speaker, ell,
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i rise today to ask my colleagues to support a resolution that i am introducing to raise awareness of the danger of meningitis b. nearly a thousand americans every year contract meningitis disease each year and for more than 15% of the victims it's tragically fatal. i want to share the stories of two of those victims today. emily was born on september 11, 1993, and she joked she had the unluckiest birthday but her mom alicia was quick to reply, no, it was the luckiest days of our lives. emily was a 19-year-old sophomore at kalamazoo college in michigan when she contracted meningitis b and on january 31, 2013, emily called home, complaining of a headache. and then she was hospitalized for just 36 hours and then she passed away. emily had a rare strain of meningitis for which there was no approved vaccine yet in the
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united states. it was a shock, of course, to the stillman family that their young daughter who was so vibrant and full of life was taken away at young age. and a little later the vaccine was made available in the united states after i and several other of my colleagues had been advocating for its approval. yet, even today, fewer than 10% of young people receive the men b vaccine. emily's mother alicia who is in the gallery with us today, founded the emily stillman foundation to help preserve her daughter's memory and also advocate both for vaccination and organ donation. mr. speaker, also, petty lost her 17-year-old daughter kim berle in 2012. petty is joining us in the house gallery here today. er daughter, kimberly, coffee, was a high school senior in long island, when she was 17 years old when she contracted meningitis b. her parents were blindsided
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thinking she was vaccinated. after hours being hospitalized she went into cardiac arrest and her organs began to fail. her mother had to make that agonizing decision to actually remove her from life support berly memory, im she founded a foundation to talk about the importance of the vaccination of meningitis b. the resolution i'm introducing today will help educate other peernts and other young people about the dangers of men giants and about the important need for -- meningitis and about the important need for vaccination. they already know alerting families about a simple vaccine can prevent a tragedy. it's time also, for us, mr. speaker and members, to broaden awareness so they are not just doing this on their own. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. thank you, mr.
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speaker. have courage and be kind, these were the words megan ron deany left behind -- rondeni left behind on a white board. at a sexual assault forum at rice university in texas, megan's father, mike, spoke these words. he's from austin. he tries to live by these words every day. megan was sexually assaulted while a student at the university of alabama in 2015. doing everything a sexual assault victim should do, megan immediately called the police and went to the hospital. . but the hospital did not have a forensic examiner on staff. meaning no one was there with a to properly deal
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sexual assault victim or properly collect d.n.a. evidence for a rape kit. as a former prosecutor and judge, i have seen firsthand the trauma and pain that rape causes victims. never goes t pain with a away. the hospital's failure to provide adequate care left megan feeling hopeless and alone. after the hospital, she went to the police station and there she was treated with disdain. the police didn't believe her and instead read her the victim, get this, the miranda warnings. are you kidding me? pe is never the fault of the victim. when megan sought counseling at the university, the counselor abruptly interrupted her and ld her, she was close to the rapist and promptly turned megan away providing no other counselor. megan was completely failed was the system, by the rapist and university, d megan away the hospital, and the police.
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mr. speaker, not long after she took her life. megan's story is heartbreaking, but her memory reminds us we must be tenacious in fighting sexual assault on campus and everywhere else. the unfortunate reality, mr. speaker, that stories like megan university, are common. congressman olson and culberson, and i joined together at the forum yesterday and we have all heard stories about this firsthand from victims. it's always personal. when victims are ignored and rejected, they feel like they have been abandoned and in many ases they have been. they are forced to they are forced to relive their attack over and over again. last year i introduced along with my friend, carolyn maloney, the bipartisan megan rondini act, a bill that would require hospitals to provide access to a safe or plan in place to get a victim to a nearby hospital that can provide forensic medical services. professor and professional assault nurse examiner from texas a&m testified yesterday,
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by providing this to rape victims a hospital can dramatically improve a victim's chance to recover emotionally and medically from the attack. in addition, carolyn maloney and i have also introduced bipartisan legislation to require colleges to have a sexual assault victim advocate on staff to assist and advise sexual assault victims. there should be no more school counselors that turn victims away. the director of public policy for texas association against sexual assault also testified and he talked about how the association and other associations are working on many levels to provide a culture of change within law enforcement and the attitude of peace officers regarding this type of crime. and also more reporting to be required. treating victims like criminals is never ok. remember, mr. speaker, rape is never the fault of a victim.
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as we become more aware of this dastardly crime, some schools like rice university, have made excellent strides to address sexual assault on campus. the rice dean of undergraduate, and former rice student body president both testified about the many positive proactive steps rice has taken. a guide for other universities. the universities require all students to participate in a student driven six-week course that teaches young college students to notice the signs of sexual assault and work to that allow ulture sexual assault to occur on campus. it's worked like this that will help foster a culture change where survivors of sexual assault will feel support bide our community. sexual assault on campus must end. we must change culture to prevent this crime. we must give victims support to recover and become survivors. and we must let offenders know they will be held accountable
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for their acts and they will meet the law. mr. speaker, we should follow the words of megan ron deany. have -- rondini, have courage and be kind. that's just the way it is. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to clause 12-a of rule 1, the chair declares the house
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therwise, according to the court. special election taking place today in add, it is the eighth election today in that state. joining us on the phone for a about who iso talk in it at ronald hampton with rizona republic, congressional reporter. good morning. guest: good morning. host: could you set the stage to us when it comes candidates involved in this race? guest: sure. o this is the special election to replace trent franks, the congressman who resigned in after being linked to office.misconduct in he was said to have offered be a surrogate mother of his child. the republican in the race who endorsement and financial backing is debbie former state legislator opponent is aatic
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physician in cancer research political novice. host: who does the race favor?ly guest: this sdikt voted for by 21% two years ago and didn't have a democratic congressional races since 2012. his is a very red district, probably the second reddest district in arizona. things, you have to advantage the g.o.p. has had. candidate and has really run a fairly sharp and there's some sense hat the g.o.p. in arizona as we've seen else. where in other elections, less voters thisamong the year. so it is a little more competitive than we would expect
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it to be. when it comes to then, the cases they make or what they ampaign on, give us a sense of what both women are campaigning on? guest: sure. debbie wescoe has embraced the agenda, advocating building the wall and she wants to see immigration reform. issues e two of the big in her campaign. he wants to make the trump tax cuts permanent and really has (lesko)be he idea of replacement for trent franks, member.reedom caucus she has been fairly conservative advocate in add, this legislature and would continue this kind of work in washington. and the democrat talked about things like the healthcare, universal coverage through ublic option to compete with private insurance markets, she ensuring that ut
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and earned benefits as she describes them like social that thosed medicare are there and preserved for eople who are in those programs. she has also talked openly about evidence-based policy making, especially as through o gun violence common sense gun reforms. as somewhat of mainstream democrat or epublican in fairly conservative district. host: when it comes to fundraisi has advantage o groups much has outside played in adding to cofers of the candidates? outraised est reports 360,000, i 00 to think it was. s is often the case in these races. outside spending is greater than
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raising. like rnc and ink nc put in a million dollars so far. equivalents haven't invested in the race. money put in in elatively small amounts from emocratically democratically aligned groups, such as people for the american way, but the democratic organizations have not invested in it the way republicans have. really been, though, a sense that republicans are seat, i'm keep this slipping into another upset from march. host: that depends on turnout experience oes your tell you as far as potential turnout for today? turnout ll, we expect to be relatively low, as we see with all special elections. know in arizona, we're pretty aggressive early voting ballots by ack the
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day-by-day party on basis. what we've seen so far republicans have ballots early, so mean they oesn't voted for the republican or democrat, but it means these are people who primarily consider themselves republicans so far. ost: ron >> french president mack ron was -- macron was welcomed by the white house this morning. they are scheduled to hold a news conference shortly. originally set for 11:45. now at 12:30. it's still not started. under way, get you'll be able to watch it live on c-span3. and president trump will be
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hosting his first white house state dinner for the french und you'll be able leader. live coverage of that begins at 6:30 eastern. also on c-span3. and a reminder that that news conference held by the two leaders today, it will reair tonight at 10:00 eastern here on c-span. >> "new york times" versus the united states, pentagon papers case. president nixon is using his executive authority to try to prevent "the new york times" from publishing these top secret documents related to the vietnam war. lower court judge has actually stopped the presses for the first time in american history, the presses have been stopped by someone who fears the exposure of the information might be dangerous to national security. another judge refuses to stop the presses and is very proud of that. supreme p to the court. >> the pentagon papers case i have seen in the movie. it's a great story. but it only stands for the proposition that the government can't stop the presses in advance. the court actually acknowledges
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there is a possibility that once "the new york times" and "the washington post" publish this, there could be prosecutions jf ward. >> the gravitational force of the "new york times" case has create add political atmosphere where within hugely broad bounds we do not go after the press for publishing things even where the statutes seem to say we could. >> watch landmark case, "new york times" v. united states, with guests floyd abrams, who represented "the new york times" and its case against the nixon administration, and ted olson, the former u.s. solicitor general under president gorge w. bush. live monday night at 9:00 eastern on c-span. >> c.i.a. director mike pompeo's nomination to be the next secretary of state cleared the senate foreign relations committee yesterday by a vote

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