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that, cases would consist governor is already put several hundred wisconsin national guard troops on standby. to respond to any potential community unrest that could result from the verdict. we do not know how long the jury is expected to deliberate, let alone what they are going to ultimately conclude. be aware, we could have a verdict in that case as soon as tomorrow. that's going to do it for us for now. see you again tomorrow night. now it's time for the last word with lawrence o'donnell. good evening lawrence. , >> hydrogen will be joined by white house chief of staff in a moment. we're also be joined later in the hour by pramila jayapal. and we now know that when congresswoman jayapal appears on the rachel maddow show, joe biden watches. he watches, and he calls her. and tells her how great she was, talking to rachel. that has now been reported, that's one of the phone calls she has gotten from president biden. >> that's very unsettling.
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i mean, i don't, that makes me feel self conscious. >> yeah, he's watching. >> yeah, i have to bleach my brain and forget this ever happened. and never think of this. again >> president, of the united states, is watching. he stopped watching now because it's 10 pm, but he was no way tonight, he's busy with the china summit tonight. so don't be offended if he misses some of your show tonight. >> you are trying to undo me lawrence o'donnell. you know how to do it. you have figured it out and now you are putting it into action. >> whatever you do rachel, don't think about it. okay. just don't. when chris say is says, good evening rachel. just do not think joe biden is watching. just don't. >> lawrence, you can never in say these things. i'm lost. goodbye. >> thank you rachel. joe biden is the first
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president in history, to pass a trillion dollar legislation in his first year as president. prior to the covid-19 pandemic the united states congress never legislated at the trillion dollar level. prior to the emergency legislation passed during the pandemic, the word shrilly, and the number trillion although zeroes, never appeared in legislation. president biden's first big bill, was the 1.9 trillion dollar american rescue plan. which funded america's covid-19 vaccination program, and helped people facing loss of income during the pandemic. he signed that into law on march 11th of this year, in today president biden signed a 1.2 trillion dollar infrastructure bill, that was passed with bipartisan support. appoints president biden stressed today. >> i also want to think minority limit mitch mcconnell
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for pushing through this bill and talking about how important it is. the leader of the republican party, donald trump, called mitch mcconnell, an old crow. in a socialist. for voting for the biden infrastructure bill. i'll ask white house chief of staff ron klain about the trump comments in a moment. we have all grown quickly accustomed to reporting on multi trillion dollar legislation, but it's worth noting, that the last major infrastructure legislation, was in 1991. it was passed when both houses of congress were controlled by democrats, signed into law by republican president george h. w. bush. the total cost of that huge bill, which was considered just massive at the time, was 155 billion dollars. in legislation, it carried the technically precise name, the intermodal surface
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transportation efficiency act. since everything in washington need sure, in the shorthand of that bill was, i.s. t e a, which we all pronounced as a city. senator joe biden voted for, never dreaming that he would be signing the next big infrastructure bill into law, as president, and the word billion would be replaced with the word trillion. >> here in washington, her countless speeches in promises, today, we are finally getting this done. my message, to the american people is this. america is moving again. and your life is going to change for the better. >> and with the, as of tonight, the biden presidency has delivered, more policy benefits to the american people on a much larger scale, then the first year of any other presidency in history.
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that is not the way the american news media is framing the first year of the biden presidency, according to polls it does not appear to be most voters see in the first year of the biden presidency. new york governor kathy hochul announced today, that transit fares, will not increase in new york city, things to the funding this system will receive from the biden infrastructure bill, vice president kamala harris reminded members of congress today's bill signing, that their work is not done. >> this bill, as significant as it is, as historic as it is, is part one of two. [applause] to lower cost, and cut taxes, for working families, to tackle the climate crisis at its core. congress must also pass, the
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build back better act. the work of building a more perfect union. it did not end with the railroad, or the interstate, and it will not and now. and this is story today, let us all continue, to believe in our people. believe in our country, and believe in what we can do, when we work together. >> tonight house speaker nancy pelosi said that the other part of the bill, will be passed before thanksgiving. and she said today at the white house, that it could be passed this week. she did of course use the word, hopefully. >> i'm so happy that hopefully this week we will be passing the build back better, to get tax cuts to americans working families. to create millions more jobs, to lower health care costs, and
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all of it paid for by making everyone pay his or her own fair share. >> joining us now is white house chief of staff ron klein, thank you very much for joining us on this important night. we really appreciate. >> thanks for having me lawrence. >> you already have in the biden white house, one of the biggest first year accomplishment lists that we have seen, since the roosevelt presidency probably. that the public does not seem to be counting at that way. do you have a communication strategy at this point? for getting across to the american voters, what's actually happened at the white house today? at this bill signing? >> i think we're going to take our case to the people directly. it starts with the president tomorrow morning, going to new hampshire to talk about a bridge there, that is needed repairs for decades. they're finally going to get it because of that bill. the next day will be in detroit where he'll be helping to open a new plant to build electric
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vehicles, that will have the infrastructure they need to become part of our transportation system, thanks to this bill. not just that of course but the vice president will be on the, road the cabinet will be on the road, we'll have spokespeople on the road, i think with the american people want to see is the results in their communities. and how this bill affects them up close and personal if you will, will spend a lot of time over the months ahead, bringing that case directly to people's hometowns. >> as you know, the leader of the republican party, donald trump, tried to whip republican votes both in the senate and house, against this bill. he said, after the bill was passed, he said, that old crow mitch mcconnell voted for a terrible democrat socialist infrastructure bill. first of all, do you want to dispute whether mitch mcconnell is an old crow? or whether this is a socialist bill? >> i'll dispute both those, think senator mcconnell was
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indeed quite helpful and getting this bill passed. because he saw what a number of his republican colleagues. which was this bill wasn't liberal or conservative, democratic republican, it was common sense. it's with the american people wanted, and i'll say about trump president trump's comments to, words sour grapes. he spent four years promising action on infrastructure, he said he was a great deal maker, he said he knew how to get things done, he said he knew how to build, things but in those four years, he could never pass an infrastructure bill. he could never update our roads, or bridges, he can never bring the kinds of investments we needed to make sustained economic growth, president biden did. he brought democrats and republicans together. he had over 100 meetings in the oval office over the past few months, with democrats and republicans, to put this bill together, and to build the support to pass this bill. it took hard work, it took patience, it took diligence, it's a compromise, those are the qualities joe biden brought to the presidency.
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those are obviously not the qualities trump brought to the presidency, as a result we have the result we have tonight. >> going forward, and speaker pelosi referred to today in her, remarks there is a second part of this legislative addenda. that's the one you intend to pass with only democratic votes. she said, with the score coming on at the end of the week, they might be able to have a vote in the house this week. what is the timetable for that? >> i think lawrence as you, said the speaker tries to intend to bring the bill to the floor this week, once they have the data they need, to validate that the bill is fully paid for as it is, of course once it passes the house, we're off to the senate. and we're working very closely with senator schumer to pass it there. you are right, this bill is one right now that only democrats have supported. i don't think that will change, i think it's unfortunate, the bill addresses another vital set of needs for the american people, costs are too high,
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it's time to bring them down, the bill reduce the cost of prescription drugs. it will save someone that pays $1,000 a month for insulin, will pay just $35. it reduces the cost of childcare. no one will spend more than 7% of their income on childcare, cuts childcare bills and a half for most middle-class families. it reduces the causes of older, carat cuts taxes for middle class families with children, again i think this is the kind of agenda that everyone should be behind. as should unite the country. we are going to press forward, if only democrats vote for, it will pass all that, i don't know why republicans won't join us, in lowering costs for middle class families. >> senator portman, republican senator today, said he believes that the infrastructure bill the president signed today, actually has an anti inflationary components and dynamic builds into its, but as you know, the inflationary curve does not recognize what that bill was signed today.
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it will have little impact on it immediately. the united states of america of course, still has the lowest gasoline prices of any developed country. european gas prices in the uk, france, germany usually double as they are now double american prices, what can you do, if anything, about the price up the pump, which is the everyday most visible vision of information. >> we're looking at our options, they're the president's been very focused, on this he's already asked previously that federal trade commission to look at, if there's price gouging here. i know it is lawrence that the price of oil on the world market has fallen over the past few weeks. price of gasoline has not. we want to know why there's that gap. russell looking at other options to try to bring down the price of gasoline, as you, say something people really notice, something that really pinches people, in the longer, and we do have a plan to bring down inflation, as you noted, this infrastructure bill is a big part of that.
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one part of inflation is just the inability to move goods to stores quickly. we need better roads for that. we need to improve our supply chains. we've already announced that the first investments made under this bill, will be two ports. to speed up the processing of goods imports to bring down costs their. we're looking at short term measures to address, long term gestures to inflation we have to solve this problem, by making the economy more better and bring down prices. >> what is the president trying to accomplish with his summit tonight? is there a fundamental reset going on in the relationship between china? by that i mean a reset from the obama biden administration's posture on china? >> i don't know about, that i think the president has a number of conversations with president xi, he spent a lot of time with him in person before a came president. given covid, this summit takes the virtual summit takes a place of an in-person summit. we know we have an agenda of some shared interest with,
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china in some areas of competitive difference with china. we know we have some philosophical differences with china, on many important issues, he's going to be pressing those issues with president, she will be finding areas where we can work together, will find areas where we can make the lives of competition clear, i think will make our vital national interest very clear to president xi. i hope we'll have a very productive summit tonight. >> quickly before you go. steve bannon today outside the courtroom said that president biden ordered his attorney general to have steve bannon charged with contempt of congress, what's the white house reaction to that? >> the decision to bring these charges against mr. bannon, was made exclusively by the justice department, the president has nothing to do with it, i'll not come any further than, that other than to say that we have an independent justice department that makes decisions about prosecution. and specific cases on their own. >> ron klain, thank you very much for joining us tonight on this busy night. really appreciated.
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>> thanks lawrence thanks for having me. >> coming, up a connecticut judge today ruled against alex jones, and for the families of the children educators murdered at sandy hook elementary school, who in their grief. have been tortured repeatedly, by alex jones. and his lies about what happened there, tonight chris murphy joins us next. hy joins us next hy joins us next ♪ so light 'em up, up, up light 'em up, up, up ♪ ♪ light 'em up, up, up ♪ ♪ i'm on fire ♪ ♪ so light 'em up, up, up light 'em up, up, up ♪ ♪ light 'em up, up, up ♪ ♪ i'm on fire ♪ ♪ oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh-oohohh ♪ ♪ in the dark, dark ♪ new cheetos boneless wings. exclusively at applebee's.
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professional liar, by which i mean he actually makes his living by lying, is now on his way to financial ruin. in a connecticut court. today in a lawsuit brought by the parents of children who were victims of mass murder at sandy hook elementary school. a judge found alex jones, fully liable for financial damages, to the families of the victims. of the sandy hook massacre. alex jones, invented the lie,
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that the sandy hook massacre never happened. the new york times reports quote, people who believe those false claims, accosted the families, on the street, and ad events honoring their slain loved ones. abused them online, contacted them at their, homes and threatened their lives. donald trump accepted alex jones's endorsement for president, after alex jones told those lies about murdered children. the next stage of the case, is to have a trial, about how much money alex jones now owes, the families of the victims. that will be decided by a jury, in a connecticut courtroom next year. joining us now is democratic senator chris murphy, of connecticut. senator murphy, thank you very much for joining us tonight, this has been a very important cause for you. since that horrible day in connecticut, what was your reaction to the judges finding
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today? >> i'm thrilled for the families, i was in touch with one of the lead plaintiffs, whose mother was the principal, the heroic principle a sandy hook elementary school. and i'm glad that alex jones and his movement is finally being brought to justice. it's really hard lawrence to explain how crippling this conspiracy theory movement led by alex jones, perpetuated by many, others has been to these families. leni pozner dropped his three kids office in a hook elementary school that day, and he never saw one of them again. he died, he was the first funeral we attended just days afterwards. he lives in hiding today, he lives in hiding today, because he is targeted, viciously in violently, by these conspiracy theories. people the alec jones whipped up into a fury incense after these families. these families have been
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victimized over and over again. first by losing their loved, ones in second by having to deal with the temper of a conspiracy theory movement that things are all actors. thinks they're all politically motivated. things this was all done as a stage act to try to promote a political agenda in washington. it's sick. and i'm glad that it least today, several families from sandy hook had their day in court. and have been able to reach some justice. >> let's listen to a bit of a pbs frontline documentary, about how alex jones did this. how he did this kind of work. here they are interviewing one of the editors working for alex jones. >> jones had no evidence whatsoever, to prove that it didn't happen. any said it many times. because, that's just what fit is worldview. on some level if felt like that's where he wanted it to be. >> one of jones's employees,
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longtime editor rob jacobson, brought his concerns directly to jones. >> i stopped him and i was like alex man, they're going to come after you for sandy hook. look man, this is crazy. and he just stopped and looked at me, with no reaction, he had nothing to say to me. like you just stopped a deer in headlights. >> senator, the fact that he was warned, as part of the evaluation of how much damages he should be paying. >> i don't know that there's any number that makes these families whole for what they have experienced, because of this conspiracy theory movements around sandy hook denial. would i know is that alex jones was doing this because if it and his worldview. but also because it got him ratings. because there is unfortunately a constituency out, there of people, who are not in reality, that are willing to believe
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these wild concoctions. whether it be about a true story behind the sandy hook shooting, or the election of donald trump. the reason that this judgment was handed down today, is because alex jones would not produce any of the information that would have been exculpatory toward what the judge wanted to, see in the plaintiffs deserve to see. the records about what his ratings look like. when he went after the sandy hook families. i think what we would find is that it drove his ratings, and that's why he continue to perpetuate these, lies because it made him money. >> there's a similar case in texas, where there's also been a similar finding, it seems now, this case started years ago, but it seems now that there is more at stake in the post january six world, where the notion of just telling any lie you want, at anytime. and one side of our politics is
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just become so wild. to see alex jones, actually financially wiped out possibly, by his lying, might be the kind of lesson that some other people need. >> and then this is a really important point lawrence, we need to start thinking of our legal system as a way to provide some check, some ability to control, the worst most disgusting most abusive of these lies in conspiracy theories. obviously, there are first amendment protections. but they are not completely. in this case, alex jones knew that he was telling a lie. he knew that it was going to cause harm to these families. he did it anyway in order to make money. i think it is important. especially when these purveyors of propaganda and falsehoods are doing it simply for profit, and doing it knowing that it's false. the legal system has to hold into account. maybe that will provide a bit
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of a chilling effect on others, who will try to spread future lies. that ultimately could bring down our democracy. i think the stakes are that high. right now and while our legal system cannot be the complete check, it can be a big part of it. this was a good day today towards the end. >> senator i don't want to leave this subject without asking about the victims families, who are suffering through this to this day. what can you tell us about how they are doing at this point? >> there's no one story when it comes to the victims. i, there's not a week that goes by then i'm not talking to several of the family members, many of moved out of sandy hook. if started new lives other places, some families have had children after sandy hook, have begun to restart their lives. many are working to try to change the laws of this nation to make sure other mad men don't get hit their hands until
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it military style assault weapons. i think what unifies them is the recognition there's far too many families and nobody knows. about 100 people die from gun violence every single day. there's dozens of people murdered by guns every single day. i think many of the sandy hook families appreciate the attention, that their kids have gotten, but they believe that every single kid who loses their life to gun violence, should get the same. i think that's the same -- even when there's not a day, with a mass shooting, with 20 or 30 people dying, there's still an ongoing tragedy, of daily repetitive gun violence in this country. that is robbing us of too many young lives. >> senator chris murphy, thanks for helping keep our attention on this. we really appreciate it. >> thank you. >> coming, up steve bannon surrendered to federal authorities today. after being indicted for contempt of congress in the investigation on the attack on the capitol on january six. congressman dean who served as
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accused of federal crimes, donald trump was spending his final days of the white house and pardons deepen and before that case could go to trial. today, facing two charges of criminal contempt of congress, and with president biden now with the white house, steve bannon surrendered to for the role of for these. bannon's next court appearance is scheduled for thursday 11 am. former trump trump -- mark meadows also refused to comply with subpoenas from the house select committee investigating the january 6th attack on the capitol. yesterday, on meet the press, committee member adam schiff was asked if mark meadows will also be referred for criminal contempt prosecution. >> you know, we have been moving very quickly to make these decisions and i'm confident we will very quickly with respect to mr. meadows
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also. but we want to make sure that we have the strongest possible case to present to the justice department and for the justice department to present to a grand jury and that means making sure that we bend over backwards to reach any agreement with, witnesses that are showing any willingness to engage. but, when ultimately, witnesses decide to as meadows has that they are not even going to bother showing up, that they have that much contempt for the law, then it pretty much forces are hand. and will move quickly. >> joining us now, is democratic congresswoman natalie dean, she's a member of the house judiciary committee and was an impeachment manager in the second impeachment trial of donald trump. thank you very much for joining us, i really appreciate it. we saw steve bannon make the most of his public moment today, he'll be doing more of that on wednesday. no doubt. one of the people who know steve bannon well, who appeared on this program several weeks ago, that this indictment is everything he needs for his
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business, for his fundraising, that this is everything steve bannon wanted. >> surely this is a sideshow, and good to be with you lawrence, i apologize at a little bit of a sore throat. and surely, mr. bannon might enjoy the sideshow that he is offering himself to show for one. maybe four to. today. but what i think we should celebrate is the rule of law. last friday, when the federal grand jury indicted mr. bannon in contempt and held him in context of congress, and he made to surround himself today to the court, to the rule of law, we celebrate a good day for the rule of law. we also celebrate today, you were just talking with senator marshy, we celebrate the rule of law today. when that huckster, whose name i will not use, attempted to put out and continue to put out and profit from grievous scandalous, i don't even know
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what you call them, conspiracy lies. around the good greatest tragedies of our country's history, for our children. the little the rule of law prevailed. today, and last week, and it will prevail some more. >> and that is an interesting take and during those two stories -- what do you see going forward with the january six committee, the mark meadows defiance of the subpoenas, we're gonna have to see more strengthening of the rule of law in order for that committee to continue to do its work. >> well, it is doing its work, it's doing it with good speed and unfortunately now we have a department of justice that actually understands it is a department of justice. and it represents all of us. it does not represent a party of one, like mr. trump previous department of justice. so, i look forward to the continued work of the committee. when i saw, for example, today, with mr. bannon coming forward
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is that mr. meadows prepare yourself. i think you know this. you are a former member of congress, you are not the same clown show, i think, that mr. bannon has proven himself to be. but mr. meadows is in a very deep place, we know that in the days leading up to the insurrection, mr. meadows spent a tremendous amount of time around the president. and it will be very important to understand exactly what advice and counsel he was giving him. what advice and counsel did he give the president as the insurrection took place, not just leading up to it, but as it took place. we saw today, was some of the reporting from jonathan carl, some of the absurd statements by the president, where he said, when asked, what about your vice president? did you worry about him? after all, they were chanting hang mike pence in the capital where i was doing my job. and, the president he didn't say i checked in on mike pence, i checked in on my price president, he is my governor
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partner, he said i thought he was okay. i heard he was in good shape. and then, pivoted immediately as the narcissistic former president does, to it was a fraud. but of course common sense will tell you that of course if there would be an attack on his own vice president. we have to reject this insane, anti-democratic, authoritarian, narcissistic movement of the former president, that sadly has affected so many others. >> in that passage of that interview that you just were quoting, it sounded like donald trump was saying, it was perfectly okay that they were threatening to hang mike pence. let's actually listen to the tape of that. >> were you worried about him during that siege? were you worried about his safety? >> no, i thought he was well protected, and i had heard that he was in good shape. no, because i had heard he was in very good shape.
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but -- now >> because you heard those chants, that was terrible, i mean -- >> he could have, while people are very angry. >> they were saying hang mike pence. >> because it's common sense, it's common sense that you are supposed to protect -- how can you protect -- if you know a vote is fraudulent, right? how can you pass on a fraudulent vote to congress? >> so, after jonathan carl says they were saying hang mike pence, he says it's common sense. meaning, it's common sense for those people to be angry that mike pence didn't do with a wanted him to do, and so of course hang mike pence. >> it's madness, it's absolute madness. and we're talking about the president speaking after he knew of the desecration, the destruction, the harm that people died, people were maimed, police officers were attacked, in a medieval kind of way. and guess what, the president did nothing for hours. can you imagine any other
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president, with that kind of attack, on our capital, of course, we can't even imagine that kind of attack on our capital, not moving for four hours. not doing a single thing. let alone, not checking in on his own vice president. he was desperate, we know in the reporting, that in the days, the final days, leading up to january the 6th, that he was absolutely desperate. he wanted mike pence to do whatever he could to overthrow the certification of the election. that we were dare to do our constitutional duty. and you remember what the president, in his most vulgar way said, you can be a patriot or you can be something else, that i will not repeat. this president, that former president, never had any regard for the oath, for the rule of law, for our constitution, he wanted to claim power and he would bully anybody who was in his way. including his own vice president, who they threatened
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democrats will gather once again for their weekly caucus meeting, and joining us now is democratic congressman primala jayapal, from the state of washington. she is the chair of the congressional progressive caucus, thank you very much for joining us tonight, we always appreciate it. >> lawrence, it's great to see you. >> and, you know, you began this hour in my little chat with rachel, where we talked about the recent revelation that after an appearance that you made on rachel's show, you got a call from the president of the united states, i believe you check them out your voice mail and there he was, with his review of how things went with rachael. >> well, that's right. that is the case. it was september 21st, and i had a great interview with rachel. and i went down to my little birthday party and came back up, and found the voice mail from the president. and i'll tell you, lawrence, this is all about the presidents agenda. the build back better act is
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the presidents agenda, and the progressive caucus has been fighting so hard, four months, to make sure that we get that agenda across the finish line. and that is what we are going to do this week, in the house. we will pass the build back better act as agreed to by our colleagues, that are waiting for some fiscal information from the cbo. but, in the agreement that we have, it says no later -- no event later than the week of november 15th. so, i am fully expecting will pass it through. and then of course, it will go to the senate, where the president has said it is he is confident he can get 51 votes in the senate to pass the build back better act. >> let me take a step back, because i want to get into more detail about what you just said, especially the november 15th deadline, and how that's going to work. but let me take a step back to where you were earlier today, at that bill signing for the infrastructure bill. your district, and what it means to your district, seattle
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is a city of bridges. 124, according to the official count. and, dependent on those bridges, what is this bill that the president signed today, going to mean for your district? >> well, it's just huge, lawrence. 8.6 billion dollars is going to flow to washington state, we are going to have in my district, sound transit. which is our light rail, our public transportation system. it's gonna get 300 and $80 million, plus additional grant -- we are going to have money for our port, it's gonna be one of the first investments that's made into the ports, into the seattle port, and it's a very important port along the west coast. we are also going to get money for electrification of our ferries, we're gonna get money to build up our ev network across the state, money for bridges, the west seattle bridge, very important priority of mine. i spoke to -- many times about the west seattle bridge, but we have
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many more as you said. but, in addition, restoration of -- the epa is going to have money to really clean up our sound and restore our sound. that's very important. as well, as removal of fish passage barriers, that is also funded in it. so, there's just so much, lawrence. it really is an important bill tonight. it is part one of two parts, as vice president harris said, but it is a critically important bill that is going to deliver real results for people. and, i just have to say, lawrence, i have to shout out heather -- who was the saddle seattle iron board who spoke so beautifully today at the ceremony, and of course, this is the work that we had done in the state senate, even earlier. to fund pre-apprenticeships that helped get women, groups of color, and people who are incarcerated, into pre-apprenticeship programs. heather is the perfect example of that, and man wasn't she
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just fantastic today. really, really, tremendous. >> she actually it -- was very unusual for a bill signing, to see the vice president and president walk out and have someone coming with them. we had no idea who she was until she made her own statement, and as you've just described. so, that was unusual. it was also unusual for a bill signing to have members of congress speak, it's usually on the big ones, it's usually just the president, and you get down to business pretty quickly. but clearly, president biden is trying to share as much credit as he can. in the hope that this will help this, the sharing of credit and intention and all of that, will help get all of 50 votes that he needs in the united states senate for part two. >> that's right, and i think we should be clear, the president is incredibly generous with sharing leadership, as you said. but let's just be clear here, this is president biden's
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victory, it is a massive win for him. as the chief of staff was saying earlier on your show, he had numerous meetings with these legislators and the senate, in the house, and just as he has done on the build back better act. and this is really the leadership that the president shows every day, in trying to get people to the table. and, again, pushing on his agenda, the agenda he laid out to congress back in february, now divided into two bills. but listen, the whole build back better act is about lowering costs for american families, about giving people more opportunity, about providing university childcare, pre-k, and the roads and bridges, clean water, everything that was in the build, that he signed today. and so as much as he is generous with sharing the credit, really the credit belongs to the president of the united states. >> so, all of you house democrats going to gather tomorrow morning and you've made this point that there is
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an agreement in place, that says you would vote on build back better even without a cbo score. as of a certain date. is that agreement holding? or, are you holding are you waiting for the cbo score? >> well, i think we want to get that cbo information to the members, there has already been a tremendous amount of fiscal information provided by cbo. all of it has been consistent with what was provided by the white house, and the joint committee in taxation. but in our agreement, it does say in no event later than the week of the 15th. so, that was regardless of whatever information came. we just didn't want this to be delayed again, and again, and again, and again. and those individuals and democrats who signed that statement, and we agree that that we that would be in that agreement. so, i am very confident we are going to vote on this this week. and maybe it's the end of the week, but it will be this week.
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and hopefully it will be sooner than that, because i think everybody wants to get this done, lawrence. we want to cut costs for families, we want to show people that we've got their backs, we want to have the biggest investment in housing, plus, of course, we just came off of cop 26. and the reality is, this is the bill, lawrence, this build back better act, this is the bill that really takes on climate change. and we should just be very clear about that, the united states will not be able to lead on climate change, or fulfill even the promises made at cop26 without the build back better act. so we gotta get it passed, we got we will get it passed through the house this week, and then on to the senate, and then hopefully done, and a great christmas present if not sooner for the country to see that america is moving forward and government has your back. >> and, house democrats are prepared to deal with what's the sentiment parliamentarian
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rules on wood can and cannot be in a senate reconciliation bill? >> well, you are a senate expert, lawrence. so you know how this works. i have the parliamentarian scrub, that will happen. very soon. and anything that the parliamentarian says cannot be in their, unless there is a decision to overrule the parliamentarian. will have to be scrubbed out of their. and that's the problem with the parliamentarian principles, we twist ourselves into, because of the filibuster this is the only way we can pass the bill with 50 democratic votes and the vice president to tie. >> congressman formula jayapal, thank you very much for joining us tonight, always appreciate it. >> all thank you lawrence, always great to be with you. >> tonight's last word, is next. tonight's last word, is next next oh, it's just a cold. if you have high blood pressure, a cold is not just a cold. unlike other cold medicines, coricidin provides powerful cold relief without raising your blood pressure be there for life's best moments with coricidin.
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