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seditionist expruz president doesn't want the party who worships him to speak his name. and another capitol rioter is very sorry and would like to get out of jail, please. and peel tack emthe she-cessoin. women and the economy, and how we can do right by them. another hour of velshi. good morning, it is sunday march 7th. i'm ali velshi. this morning, covid financial relief is days away from becoming a reality for millions of americans suffering through know fault of their own as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. president biden's $179 trillion covid relief bill finally made it way through the senate on a 50-49 partyline vote with every republican voting no. last year, they passed the $3.3
trillion c.a.r.e.s. act. with the overwhelming support of both parties. but this one, under a new democratic president republicans blasted as part sap and excessive in its spending. seems odd, perhaps politically motivated. it is almost like they are more interested in seeing a democratic president fail than the american public succeed, especially when you consider they were spending on tax cuts for corporations and the rich. now the price tag is too high. that party stands in lock step against struggling americans, their relief checks, extended unemployment checks and getting schools reopened. but the landmark measure passed. and it will become law. it will head back to the haufs for the house vote on the senate's revised bill and then off to the oval office.
>> it wasn't easy. it wasn't always pretty. but it was so desperately needed. urgently needed. when i was elected i said we were going to get the government out of the business of battling on twitter and back in the business of delivering for the american people. of making a difference in their lives, giving everyone a chance a fighting chance. i'm showing the american people that their government can work for them. i'm passing the american rescue -- and passing the american rescue plan will do that. >> let's look at the key funding in the plan. $1,400 stimulus checks. $300 per week jobless benefits through the summer. $350 billion for state aid. d $14 billion for vaccine distribution. so, again, that is what the republican party has stood against. the only thing they have cleanly stood for in the trump era,
apparently, is donald trump himself. but even that is getting tricky. because the expresident has reportedly sent cease and desist letter to a trio of gop campaign committees asking the republican corporations, which include the rnc to stop using his name and likeness in fund-raising appeals. it seems the seditionist former president is holding a grudge against certain republicans who voted to impeach them. he does not want any of them to stand the chance of benefitting from fund-raising appeals that make use of his name or photo. let's get real here. it's probably also about money. with trump it always is. at cpac last weekend he told attendees there is only only one way to contribute to our efforts to reelect trump, that is spoiler alert, by donating to transfer's own pac or own website. to minnesota, where jury selection is set to begin
tomorrow in the long awaited trial the former police officer derek chauvin. he faces second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in the well documented death of george floyd last may. floyd's death sparked worldwide outrage and protests calling for police eform from coast to coast. fence asks barricades will be erected during the trial. money will be sent to support five police precincts. on wednesday, the house voted for police reform. it make it easier to prosecute police officers for wrong done, sets new restrictions for the use of deadly force and effectively bans the use of choke holds. i want to welcome val demings of florida, in addition to representing the states she is a former chief of police in a
district of florida. good to see you. the trial is set to begin tomorrow. what are you thinking as a representative, a member of congress, and as a police chief? >> thank you. it is great to be back with you. i am glad to see us get to this point. as you mentioned, i spent 27 years at the orlando police department. i had the-or of serving as the chief of police. i have worked with some of the bravest most courageous men and women that the uniform has to offer. what we do know is what happened to george floyd was brutal. it was senseless. and it was murder. and this is the beginning of the process of holding those responsible accountable. everybody counts. but everybody is accountable. so we are about to continue to watch our criminal justice system at work. i am actually glad to see this trial beginning. >> let me ask you about this bill that was passed in the house, the george floyd act. it has a number of things,
including overhauling qualified immunity for officers, a federal ban on choke holds for police officers. outlaws racial profiling, creates a national registry of police misconduct. as a police officer and as a chief of police, how much of that stuff is going to help at the local level? because most policing is local. >> you are absolutely correct. look, one of the things i did right after george floyd's tragic death was to reach out to some of my brothers and sisters who serve at the local level and say how important it is to look at what needs to change. one of the top issues for me was banning choke holds and neck restraints. what i said to them is that is something that you can do right now. you don't need to wait on legislation or orders coming down from the justice department. look within your agency, and
change the things you can right now. and so i spoke to the major county sheriff's association this past week. i also said to them how important it is to heal or fix your own brokenness. look at the policies within your department, and change those things that you have the power and authority to change. not only is it the right thing to do. but it certainly shows good faith as we work hard to restore and build trust with the community. so we have much work to do. but you know, chiefs and sheriffs and other law enforcement executives can play a major role in this and change their own policies. >> part of it is under donald trump so many of these -- particularly the unions but a lot of police thought, finally, someone on our side. and there was a lot of that over the last four years. there was a lot of -- i mean, police unions across the country supported donald trump. and part of that was because he
felt -- they felt that he unshackled them. is there enough good will amongst police across this country -- i know we can't generalize for all police. is there enough will to say better policing is going to take something else, curtail men what have police believe to be their rights and privileges? >> well, you know -- and thank you for talking about the former president and how he really basically tried to use law enforcement as a pawn for his own benefit. but where was he on january 6th when law enforcement officers were being beaten down by bicycle racks, poles, and other instruments, pipes. however -- you know, it really starts at hiring, too. we need to hire better people. i mean, as i said earlier, we have hundreds of thousands of good, decent, courageous people who go to work every day, do the job right, protect and serve, and are willing to lose their
lives in order to do that. but we know that we have some who have no intentions on doing the job right. and it really starts with hiring. we have to hire the brightest and the best. we have to hire diversity. because police departments should reflect the diverity of the communities in which they enforce. we have to continue to try to build that relationship, talking to the community, asking them what they would like to see within the police department, having advisory boards made up of citizens so they can hear on a regular basis from citizens, and get that report card, if you will, about how they are doing. and so it's going to take all of that. i think there is, look, a spark can start a fire. i think there is good will there. and we need to capitalize on that. >> yeah, i think that's going to be the tricky part, making it not feel us and themmish and looking like a process that can be good for everybody, police and communities involved. it is a hard line to walk.
but thank you, val, determination you are somebody with a good deal of experience on this front. we appreciate your up put into it. val demings is a member of congress, former orlando police officer and police chief. i want to bring in democratic senator tammy baldwin, a member of the senate appropriations and health committee. senator, good the see you. congratulations on the senate getting this bill passed. that was -- i don't think i have ever watched the senate as closely as i have. obviously there have been big things that you have done there. but this thing was a marathon before that bill passed early yesterday afternoon. >> thank you for having me. yes, it was a marathon, but this the end we delivered. and all 50 democrats our razor thin majority, stuck together to bring this much-needed relief. a couple more steps before it hits the president's desk, but as the president himself said,
help is on the way. >> can you help me understand or help my viewers understand why there was no republican support this? it is a wildly popular initiative as have been the three that preceded. the republicans were prepared to be involved in those other ones. we heard from a lot of republicans about increasing the payouts to americans. what happened? >> i think your analysis at the top of the show hit it on the head, that the big change between the past relief packages and this one is a new administration and a new report is in the u.s. senate. and this measure as noted enjoys huge popular support among democrats, independents, and republicans. however, in the u.s. senate, not a single republican vote occurred. and i think that if you look at
the individual elements of this measure, these are things that republicans have supported last year, but yet the change in administration and the change in majority in the senate seem to be the only explanations of why we are quite taken by the big elements of this thing, the $1,400 payouts, the unemployment extensions. but in fact there were a lot of things in there, including the funding for vaccines. and something that you were working on, which was an ability -- funding and ability by the cdc to ramp up the ability to spot virus mutations. you really -- >> yes. >> -- wanted to make sure that that was in there. because that is our future. once everybody gets vaccinated from this thing it doesn't just go away. we are going to be dealing with mutations until the whole world is vaccinated. >> yes, ali, i think that the
ability to detect variants that might elude or escape our various treatments or the vaccines that are being deployed is the future front this fight. it is, to me, just like the importance of testing was at the very beginning of the pandemic a year ago. because if we see the development or evolution of mutations, variants of the pandemic that can elude treatment and elude the vaccinations that people are getting, we have another pandemic on our hands. so this is really the next front. and we, as a nation have been falling quite behind in terms of our ability to surveil and do these genomic sequencings that we need to do to keep on top of this. i do view the american rescue
package as the transition from being in the middle of a pandemic to seeing it in the rearview mirror, let's do it right, let's do it comprehensively. >> quick question. you and senator murphy spent a lot of time last year to try to get the administration to invoke the defense production act to deal with the shortages in supplies and testing materials we had. you said so with the current administration. do you feel we are doing that enough? has the defense production act been deployed enough to get us everything we need? >> well, it has been invoked in a number of different areas. but i think -- one thing i could say is that even the threat of it, because this president has said he will use it where necessary, has resulted in some really amazing things. let's take one example. the idea that the merck pharmaceutical company is going to team up with a competitor,
johnson & johnson, to manufacture the johnson & johnson vaccine, which is that one-dose vaccine. that is something that is -- well, first of all, very welcome. it is going to make a huge difference but probably never would have happened if there wouldn't the threat that the defense production act might have been used to mandate it. >> senator, good to see you as always, thank you for joining us. senator tam autoey baldwin of wisconsin, one of these when we are not always talking about coronavirus you and i are going to talk about health care like we used to in the old days. >> yes. >> we have to get back to that. thank you for your time senator tammy baldwin of wisconsin. >> thank you. you are looking at a live shot of a stadium in irbil, iraq, where pope francis is holding a mass for the christian community. later, he is expected to lead homily. it is the pontiff's trip to the
middle eastern country. it does look crowded at the event. we are told that attendance was limited due to covid concerns. we will keep our eye on that for you. it was a vota rama that took more than 24 hours to come together but finally the senate officially passed president biden's $179 trillion covid relief bill yesterday. it heads to the house where it will likely pass, meaning another round of stimulus checks will be on the way. we will break down who is eligible and when you can see the bank. and tonight, the medhi hasan show airs tonight. asan show airs tonight. and get the same fast relief in a delightful chew with pepto bismol chews. if you love it, spoon it. introducing colliders.
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an even longer year for the americans struggling to make ends meet during the pandemic. it is about time. the bill is headed become to the house. there will be another discussion on it on tuesday. once the legislation comes to fruition, who actually gets a check? when will you see it in your bank account? here's what you need to know, single people who make less than $75,000. heads of household who make $112,500 and married couple who make $150,000 or less will all receive the full $1,400 check. those who receive over $75,000 will get checks but not the same amount. same for heads of households making up to $120,000 and couples making up to $160,000. it is important to note that the income cap is lower than on previous stimulus checks which means some of those who got the checks in the past will not get
them this time. because you qualified then doesn't mean you will qualify now. parents you will receive another $1,400 for every dependent child on your tax return. this part is crucial. if you lost your job last year or if your income decreased file your taxes now because the irs is going to process the 2019 income, the income from before the pandemic hit. if something changed you need to file a new tax return in order the get the maximum amount of relief. don't wait to file your 2020 income taxes if your income was decreased or you lost it. how do you get this check? if the irs has your bank account information on file you will get a direct deposit. if you got a detective deposit for the last checks you will get it now. if not, you will get a check in the mail. direct deposit is by far the fastest option. when does it happen? that is the $1,400 question. there is not an exact time line
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u.s. job numbers out this week paint a new picture of our country's changing economy. 379,000 new jobs were added in february. and the unemployment rate ticked down just a tenth of a percent to 6.2%. those numbers seem positive but they don't tell the whole story. over the last year the retail sector has seen a net loss of 363,000 jobs, 98% of which belonged to women. let that sink in. 9 %. as you can imagine, women of color have been affected even more than their white counter-parts. an economy reporter from the 19
says black women in particular continue to be left behind, quote they were the only group of women who saw their unemployment rate rise in february from january and the only group of women that lost workers in the labor force. everything else was a net gain. with women of color it was a net loss. those numbers are nearly two times worse than prepandemic unemployment rates or trends. when tabulating unemployment numbers the government doesn't count workers who left the labor force by the way or those who stopped looking for work, who have just given up trying to find a job because they don't see it coming back. that number is largely thought to be made up of women given the disproportionate role they play in child care responsibilities. given those numbers,t it is said the unemployment rate for women would be closer to 8.8% with black women at a high of 14.1% and latinas as high as 13.1%.
while the country may be recovering, this recovery is unequal, to say the least. let's bring in erin hayes, the editor in large for the 19th. one of the points you made in a tweet -- good morning to you -- you said while the labor market made modest gains in february black women continue to be left behind. the stagnant growth has been reflected in the number of jobs yet to return, 9.5 million. about 50% of those jobs are held by women, a we are celebrating a good jobs report, but you are saying there are still 9 million jobs not the come back and most of them belong to the women. >> we know that women have been disproportionately impacted by in responding to this pandemic, especially from our economic perspective. just imagine for a minute, if
you can, ali, overperforming at the polls politically, and being left behind in this economic recovery. and that is exactly the situation that black women now find themselves in. last month, black history month showed, just as you showed in the reporting there, that unemployment went up for black women, the only group for whom unemployment went up, even as the jobs report was touting some 379,000 jobs gained in this economy last month. you know, these are the kinds of issues that are highlighted in the inequality that was present before the pandemic, but certainly that the biden harris administration says they are attempting to address in this relief package, the unequal efforts of the pandemic -- making sure that maybe the pandemic response is somewhat less unequal because we know that those disparities are present, and need to be
addressed if black women are going to have a new normal on the other side of this pandemic crisis. >> i am going the ask my control room to keep this graphic up for a second. it is kind of shocking to look at. >> it is striking. >> the conversation i was having with dr. jones earlier was about the inequities for black people in health care. it led to less testing. it is now leading to less vaccination. >> right. >> what we don't want to do is end up at the ends this recession with the same old problem that triggered this problem. that's the same when it comes the black women. we can't ends up at the end of this thing with the same structural problem that led this to happen in the first place. what is the solution? is it having blac women at the center of this conversation, more women in general at the structural conversation of our economy? women do a disproportionate amount of certain work in this country. when things like this happen, they are getting hit a lot harder and they are not going to come back as fast? >> that's exactly what i hear from the plaque women organizers
who work so hard to galvanize and organize voters last year. when you center the kind of governing and policy agenda of women of color in marginalized communities, that really helps everybody because those are the folks who are the the bottom in so many areas across our society who are being disproportionately negatively impacted kbas across our society. so if -- you know, we really at the 19th are looking so much at what is in that pandemic relief package from an equity perspective not just in terms of race, but at the krushl crucial intersection of race and gender. you talk about $14 billion in this package for hopefully a more equitable vaccine rollout, which we know has not been something that is happening so far. black folks -- black women -- so many of them being those kind of front line essential workers, right, and yet not getting vaccinated at the same rate as their white counter-parts in
cities like philadelphia where i am based. $50 billion to expand testing, especially at schools. we know so many teach remembers women. so many are teachers of color in a lot of cities. and they need to return safely to the classroom. and this is why so many of those activists were fighting for some of the things that didn't stay in the package, like the minimum wage, like paid leave. >> up. >> and like the moratorium on the evictions, because we know that those things also impact, marginalize women of color. >> that's sort of my thinking on this, why don't we take this opportunity to fix all those things that are broken that can make it a better society for all of us. thank you in the meantime erin to you and your colleagues at the 19th for the worn work you do researching and writing this and lettings see what thing we have to fix. erin haynes is the editor in large for the 19th. thank you. we appreciate your time as
always. one of the other things that's been clear from this pandemic as erin just said is minimum wage, how much our economy runs on hourly low wage workers who need to be paid a fair wage. i sound off on that particular issue in my most recent column and reit gate the need for a wage that can actually help our citizens make ends meet. alejandro majorca sat down with jacob soboroff. we will look at the key takeaways including his thoughts on the biden administration's immigration policy. that's next. biden administrati immigration policy that's next. door. it's just to be sure. just to be sure! tide antibacterial fabric spray. trelegy for copd. ♪ birds flyin' high, you know how i feel. ♪ ♪ breeze drifting on by you know how i feel. ♪
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as a way of countering the previous administration's horrific migrant policy on friday immigrations and customs enforcement said will it start to transfer it is detention centers to facilities that only hold families for a short period of time. i.c.e. says migrant families will no longer spend more than 72 hours in those facilities. according to the filing 13 members remained in i.c.e. detention by friday and all were scheduled to be released by today. during the -- the day before the news broke, department of homeland security secretary alejandro majorcas hinted at the
policy change with my colleague, jacob soboroff. >> president biden tweeted during the campaign children should be released from i.c.e. detention with their parents immediately that would seem like he would like to end family detention. that's not the case is this or you can't commit to that at this point. jacob, a detention facility is not where a family belongs. >> it was a pretty direct answer there. jacob soboroff joins me now, the author of separated inside an american tragedy. i don't think anybody is more well versed on the issues at the border than you are. give us the lay of the land. what has the administration fixed compared to the last one, and what remains to be done. >> the overarching goal is -- this is lofty rhetoric, move to a more fair, safe, humane, and orderly immigration system, ali. they hold up the example of the trump administration's separation policy as uniquecally cruel. it certainly was.
we talked about many times how figs for human rights called that torture, how the american academy of pediatrics called what the trump administration did child abuse. moving away from that is a large goal, a large effort. the family detention move, the idea they are going to stop detaining families in in the three what activists call baby jails is a huge announcement if they completely follow through with it. they were opened during the obama administration, expanded touring trump. a lot of people have questions about accountability. they want to know what they are going to do about abuse in border detention centers. that's what i asked secretary majorcas about.
i think we have a clip. >> the task force can issue a report so that it never happens again if there is not a holistic investigation into potential criminality of the trump administration. >> well, i -- i haven't excluded anything, but what i am focused on right now is reuniting the families. and in terms of not happening again, our intention also in the task force after the reunification of the families, after restoration of the families to the best of our abilities and as fully as the law permits, is to build institutional safeguards to make sure it does not happen again. >> ali, i think -- i mean the key there is the secretary said he has not excluded everything as the leader of the task force when it comes into looking into the criminality of the trump administration. on one hand you have looking back at how to unwind the
cruelty of the trump administration and on the other hand looking forward. which is hur cuelyian task to wholesale reform what immigration is in the united states of america. >> jacob, you were somewhere on the border when you were conducting that interview. you didn't include the best part of what happened to you when you were at the border. >> i think you might be referring to when -- when i had to do a little dodge of the light that came flying down. i have to say, in fairness to everyone involved, i love my crew very much, it gets very, very windy down there in otay mesa at the border you. >> didn't miss a beat. the light came down on you, you doned it and you carried on with the reporting. i appreciate all the reporting you have done and the knowledge you bring to this. despite the fact that the other administration is gone the problem remains with us and we will have to continue to hold this administration accountable to fixing immigration in this country.
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and one of the most common stories is how hard it is for small business owners to get the financial relief they need, especially when it comes to ppp, the paycheck protection program. since its initial launch last year, the program has come under a lot of criticism. while it was created to help small business, most of the money actually went to larger companies that didn't need the funds. in recent weeks the biden administration has made changes to the ppp program to make sure small business owners can get access to the loans they need more easily, including instating a two-week period where only businesses with 20 employees or fewer can apply. that period is under way right now. the deadline is in two days. tuesday, march 6th. it doesn't end then, but the window for just small businesses closes. if you're a small business you can still continue beyond that. so this is something that you need to think about. march 31st is the deadline to apply for the entire round. i want to bring in kim weisel with inc. magazine and former
editor of "businessweek" to offer thoughts on applying for this new round of ppp. good to see you again. what's the special thing going on right now for very small businesses and sole proprietors. >> there's a lot going on right now for the smallest businesses and for sole proprietors. the most important one that's on everybody's mind right now is that until march 9th, only businesses with 20 or fewer employees can apply for ppp. and the rationale behind that is that last time around, the banks were trying to take care of their best customers first. that meant the smallest businesses really had a hard time getting served. so the idea is to give those window -- those businesses a window of opportunity where they are the only ones able to get loans. the other thing that happened recently is the guidelines for how much you can get as a sole proprietor changed. but unfortunately, not every lender is up to speed now on the new paperwork and everything else that's required for that. so we're in a bit of a confusing
time right now but the biden administration has definitely made some changes that should make this easier for the smaller businesses to get it, which is who it's intended for in the first place. >> your two pieces of advice, if you're a small business, under 20 employees, don't wait for march 31st. try and get something done in the next two days because there's a special window for you in order to get a priority. the other piece of information that you give is don't stop at your bank. if your bank isn't able to provide you with the loan or information on this go beyond your bank. >> yeah, that is super important, that second piece. if you don't make it by the window for small businesses, it's not the end of the world. we heard from so many businesses and continue to that say, you know, my bank isn't offering ppp or my bank told me they couldn't get a loan or i never heard back from my bank. last time around a lot of the smallest businesses got loans through online lenders. so i would encourage people to continue to do that.
go to the intuit website. they own quickbooks go to square capital. those companies have technology that they are ready to use to get these loans out a lot faster than some of the traditional lenders can. the other thing you can look at is something called the cdfi which is -- go to the sba website to find those. they are specifically skilled in helping the smallest businesses get financing. that's what they do, whether it is part of a pandemic or part of the ppp or not. don't just stop at the bank where you're used to going. >> there are two things that have changed that i think is important for people to understand. if you have a felony conviction, you are now able to access the loans. and if you were a student who had defaulted or had defaulted on student debt, you are now not prevented from accessing these ppp loans. >> yeah. you know, super important, i think, both philosophically and in practice. we know student debt is a big
barrier to people starting their own companies. and frankly, if someone's business goes under, they're not going to be able to pay back their student debt, right? so we want -- there's a good reason to allow those people to apply for ppp. for people incarcerated. when your three years is over, the idea is not that you get randomly published in perpetuity, the idea is you've paid your penance and you're done. if you have a felony conviction and you've started a small business, you're doing basically exactly what society would ask of you. so why wouldn't we help these people? they've over come such odds and they may be creating jobs for someone else. so i personally was very pleased to see both those changes. >> and if you are a sole proprietor, if you are an entrepreneur on your own, there are a few more advantages for you now. >> yeah, if you are a sole
proprietor, they've changed the way you can calculate the amount you get. it's a little complicated but the problem is for sole proprietors, their revenue is close to being their income so they are now allowed to get help based on the total amount of sales basically that their business brings in and not just the amount that counts as profit. changing this should solve some of the problems we had last time where business would get only a couple hundred bucks which is not enough to be 2 1/2 months of payroll for anyone. >> kim, thanks a million. you always make things really clear for us. if you're watching this and you're not a business owner but know someone who is, alert them to the fact there are important changes, one of which they should take advantage of over the next couple of days. as always, thank you. that does it for me. thank you for watching "velshi." catch me here next saturday and sunday at 10:00 a.m. eastern. you can listen to the full velshi show wherever you get your podcasts. head to tunein.com msnbc2021 to
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