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  1. Wm96

    Attorney General Nomination

    Also, similarly, high level financial crimes are extremely underpoliced, such as money laundering, insider trading, or market manipulation. I mean, very few of the culprits of the financial crisis of 2008 were prosecuted, and we knew who they were—James Comey even called them the “chickenshit club.” Do you intend to crack down on this type of crime? If so, how do you intend to do it?
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    Attorney General Nomination

    Mr. Williams, As I’m sure you know, the US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, largely believed to be due to the policies my colleague has been asking you about, namely stringent marijuana enforcement and mandatory minimums. Since you have come out in favor of these two policies, what do you believe the cause of high rates of incarceration are, and what do you intend to do to lower that rate?
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    Mark Rambor Holds Town Hall in Austin

    Thank you for your question. I will absolutely not be running for President in 2020. The people of Texas elected me to represent them in the Senate for six years, and that’s what I intend to do.
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    Mark Rambor Holds Town Hall in Austin

    Hello, and thank you for your question. I don’t know that I would say I ran on a “liberal” agenda, as I am definitely not a rubber-stamp or partisan firebrand. I mean, I support southern heritage, carry at all times, and believe in supporting our veterans at every turn, but yes, I am definitely more moderate and less conservative than my friend Mr. Bennett. I believe Mr. Bennett to be a man of conviction, and I like to believe I am also a man of conviction myself. I did not “run on a platform,” as many say—I ran on what I believe in, as I believe Mr. Bennett did. The only way I can explain our differences is that we are different people, and different people have different beliefs, so if everyone is to be authentic, there are going to be varying viewpoints. The great thing about the Democratic Party is that we are all able to stand up for what we believe, as long as we have the people’s best interest at heart. Also, for the record, I do not believe Mr. Bennett is a “pseudo conservative.” He is a right-leaning Democrat with Democratic values that I respect. I hope that answers your question. Thank you again.
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    Bennett travels to Cedar Rapids

    Mr. Bennett, What do you say to critics that say you’re too far to the right for the National Democratic Party?
  6. Senate Minority Leader Mark Rambor holds mid-term town hall at a convention center in Austin, Texas Hello everyone, and thank you for being here. I know, it’s not an election year, or even close to an election year for—five years away to be exact. But I made a promise to you, and that promise is that I’d never stop listening to you, the people of Texas. I intend to keep that promise, even during nonelection years. So, with that being said. Ask me anything—I’ll answer the best I can.
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    @KarlCox

    These tariffs are reckless and dangerous. Trade helps all Americans, and to claim anything different is to deny history.
  8. The Office of Karl Cox (D-TN) released the following statement regarding President Fitzgerald's steel and aluminum tariffs applied today: Today, the President of the United States demonstrated a complete lack of economic literacy as well as an intent to mislead the American people. First, let me say, that tariffs are not taxes on foreign producers; they are taxes on American consumers. The President today signed an Executive Order mandating high taxes on American consumers purchasing foreign steel and aluminum. That is the truth, and as such, it's going to hurt the American economy with higher taxes and higher prices. The President also talked incorrectly about our trade deficit. Yes, we run a large trade deficit, but that is not "lost" money that could be going toward American jobs. A trade deficit means that we have the money to purchase more foreign goods than we sell, meaning that the wealthier we are, the higher our deficit, and the better off we are, since our consumers are buying more products for a lower cost. Plus, trade allows us to specialize, making more of what we're better at making and buying what other countries are better at producing. We all end up better that way, because we produce more overall. This is a principle that Republicans used to understand. Somewhere along the line, they lost their economic literacy, though. But it's not just about consumers. In Tennessee, we have one of the largest Volkswagen manufacturing plants in the country that employs about 600,000 Tennesseans. They rely on foreign steel to build their cars, and will likely have to lay off workers because of rising costs. This policy may protect steel workers, but it comes at the expense of many other workers and all American consumers. Then comes the worst of it. No economic policy, particularly tariffs, happens in a vacuum. Do you really believe that other countries are going to just tolerate a random slapping of tariffs on their exports without retaliation? Of course not. Any international business or producer in the country should now be worried about retaliatory tariffs, which will undoubtedly come. This is the beginning of a trade war, and everyone loses in a trade war. American protectionism has a long history, and its legacy is failure. It leads to economic hurt and nothing more. This economically reckless policy should be repealed before it hurts the American people, because it's based in untruth, a lack of knowledge, and a tradition of failure.
  9. Karl Cox The Office of Karl Cox (D-TN) released the following statement regarding President Fitzgerald's steel and aluminum tariffs applied today: Today, the President of the United States demonstrated a complete lack of economic literacy as well as an intent to mislead the American people. First, let me say, that tariffs are not taxes on foreign producers; they are taxes on American consumers. The President today signed an Executive Order mandating high taxes on American consumers purchasing foreign steel and aluminum. That is the truth, and as such, it's going to hurt the American economy with higher taxes and higher prices. The President also talked incorrectly about our trade deficit. Yes, we run a large trade deficit, but that is not "lost" money that could be going toward American jobs. A trade deficit means that we have the money to purchase more foreign goods than we sell, meaning that the wealthier we are, the higher our deficit, and the better off we are, since our consumers are buying more products for a lower cost. Plus, trade allows us to specialize, making more of what we're better at making and buying what other countries are better at producing. We all end up better that way, because we produce more overall. This is a principle that Republicans used to understand. Somewhere along the line, they lost their economic literacy, though. But it's not just about consumers. In Tennessee, we have one of the largest Volkswagen manufacturing plants in the country that employs about 600,000 Tennesseans. They rely on foreign steel to build their cars, and will likely have to lay off workers because of rising costs. This policy may protect steel workers, but it comes at the expense of many other workers and all American consumers. Then comes the worst of it. No economic policy, particularly tariffs, happens in a vacuum. Do you really believe that other countries are going to just tolerate a random slapping of tariffs on their exports without retaliation? Of course not. Any international business or producer in the country should now be worried about retaliatory tariffs, which will undoubtedly come. This is the beginning of a trade war, and everyone loses in a trade war. American protectionism has a long history, and its legacy is failure. It leads to economic hurt and nothing more. This economically reckless policy should be repealed before it hurts the American people, because it's based in untruth, a lack of knowledge, and a tradition of failure. View full PR
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    Attorney General Nomination

    Mr. President, I second the motion to extend the debate and yield
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    Attorney General Nomination

    Mr. President, If the nominee will not speak, answer questions, or advocate for why he is the best choice for Attorney General, I do not see how we can confirm him. I yield.
  12. Mr. Truboenski, Could you go further into that? What is going right with the Democrats, and why does the 2018 election show that to be true?
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