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tv   Congressional Leaders Remarks after Meeting with President Trump  CSPAN  January 4, 2019 1:33pm-1:39pm EST

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while select committee does not contain all the elements of the legislation we had introduced, notably it doesn't include senate reform, this is an important step forward that we can achieve today, immediately, through house rules. the select committee will be able to make recommendations on a wide range of issues affecting work in congress, including procedural reform, leadership development, staff recruitment and retention, technology innovation, and administration. and the committee gives both parties an equal say in the process of developing the package of reforms. i'm grateful for my party's leadership, especially speaker pelosi and incoming rules committee chairman mcgovern for making this a part of the house rules package for the 116th congress. madam speaker, i look forward to continuing to work to restore public trust in this institution by making congress more transparent and effective.
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[captioning performed by the national captioning institute, which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] ms. pelosi: the american people and our border security will suffer if we do not resolve this issue. we are committed to keeping our borders safe. that has always been our principle. to honor the oath of office that we take to protect and defend our country and our constitution. we can do that best when government is open. we've made that clear to the president. mr. leader.
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mr. schumer: basically same thing as the speaker said. the bottom line is very simple. we made a plea to the president once again. don't hold millions of americans , hundreds of thousands of workers hostage. open up the government and let's continue the discussions. i pointed out to him, for instance, the call i got in my office this morning. a fire dispatcher from upstate new york, his wife is pregnant, signed a mortgage, can't get the f.a.a. to approve it now. f.h.a. to approve it. because the government is closed. this kind of situation is happening in millions of instances across the united states in one way or another. so we told the president we needed the government open. he resisted. in fact, he said he'd keep the government closed for a very long period of time. months or even years. the discussion then -- we discussed a bunch of issues,
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ased leader said. they were somewhat contentious. we'll continue discussing, of course, but it's very hard to see how progress will be made unless they open up the overnment. [inaudible] -- reporter: did you make any progress on a dollar figure of what the president wants or what you all want from him? ms. pelosi: how do you define progress in a meeting when you have a better understanding of each other's position? when you eliminate some possibilities? if that's a judgment, we made some progress. reporter: is this a potential opportunity for -- [inaudible] what about -- [inaudible] r. schumer: thank you. [captioning performed by the national captioning institute,
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which is responsible for its caption content and accuracy. visit] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2019] >> and so apparently no deal yet to end the government shutdown. house and senate democrat leaders making remarks after their meeting with the president this afternoon. speaker pelosi saying that democrats are committed to keeping the borleder safe. president trump continuing to insist on building a wall on the border. with mexico. we are expecting comments from
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the president from the white house rose garden, shortly. we are planning to bring that to you live here on c-span when it gets under way. while we wait for the president, we'll show you now debate on legislation to provide temporary funding to keep the government operating. this took place yesterday. minu mrs. lowey: as this new congress begins our work for the american people, i thank my colleagues to the honor of electing me chairwoman of the appropriations committee. i would like to congratulate my colleague and friend kay granger on becoming ranking member. i look forward to working with her and all of the members of this committee and the members of this house in the 116th congress. for the first time in our nation's history, however, we convene this new congress during a federal government


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