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tv   Sen. Bob Casey  CSPAN  November 21, 2020 6:25pm-6:31pm EST

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responsible for over a third of the premiums that our seniors pay. so the bottom line is, higher drug costs lead to higher premiums and higher co-pays. doctors do well, drug companies do well. the patients pay more. this effort is going to save over $85 billion over seven years, and saving seniors over $28 billion, as well. and so i want to thank the president for being a problem solver, for willing to think big and to act boldly on behalf of the american patients. his record of success over the last four years is a testimony to that mentality. thank you. pres. trump: thank you. >> mr. president. >> mr. president. >> [indiscernible] nothe white house did release a weekly address this weekend. senator bob casey of
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pennsylvania gave the weekly democratic address. he talked about the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. i am senator bob casey. this week our nation as lost over 1000 americans a day to covid-19. as daily case counts have 150,000, we mourn those we lost and pray for those still suffering and their families. prayers and condolences are insufficient. the united states senate must act. in may, the house of representatives passed a bipartisan heroes act in order to contain the virus and help americans suffering from the virus. the heroes act took a range of steps we desperately need, including providing direct relief to workers and families, increasing testing capacity, and helping small businesses stay
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afloat. for all these months this vital legislation has collected dust in the senate because majority leader mcconnell refuses to bring it to the floor for a vote. instead of providing real help to all of americans, republicans in the senate avenue been focused on broad corporate immunity, which has put more americans at risk and do nothing to contain covid-19. like president trump, senate republicans are in denial about the severity of the pandemic and in denial about the result of the presidential election. wonbiden and kamala harris the election and are now president-elect and vice president-elect. they have called for a nation to come together during this time and confront our common challenges, especially with the public health crisis. should stoplicans
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-- and to get to work on protecting our country. transition soth that the biden-harris administration have the resources they need to confront the pandemic and the national security threats in the months ahead. in a time when we are losing more than 1000 americans a day to covid-19, our nation cannot waste another day. recently, we have received good news about vaccines that we hope will be deemed safe and effective by the fda. in order to distribute those vaccine doses efficiently, contain the virus, and help our nation go back a better, the trump administration has an obligation to work with the biden-harris transition. it is trying -- time for majority leader mcconnell and senate republicans to work with democrats in the senate to pass
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covid-19 relief legislation that meets the needs of stte struggling -- of struggling small businesses and families out of work and who cannot pay rent or put food on the table. it is time to pass legislation that helps hospitals, nursing home andd community-based providers overrun by the virus. the lives of our grandparents, our parents, sisters and brothers, neighbors and friends depend upon passage of a bill by the end of this year. we need a bill now to help all americans, and that the trump administration must engage in an orderly transition. both of these actions will make a substantial difference in the fight against covid-19, will save lives and livelihoods, and put our country on a stronger footing when a new administration takes office on january the 20th of next year.
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thank you for listening. may god bless you, your family, and our country and this time of crisis. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit ncicap.org] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2020] withlive conversation former president barack obama discussing his book, "a promised land." this is on boat tv, on c-span2. tv, on is on book c-span2. >> you are watching c-span, your unfiltered view of government, created by america's cable television company as a public service and brought to you today by your television provider. peter: this week on the "the

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