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left turn. progressives in congress hold the line on the president's priorities. >> our position is exactly the same as the president's. >> forcing the speaker to delay a planned vote for the second time. is the left the new power block in democratic politics? the woman leading the charge, house progressive caucus chair pramila jayapal will be here. plus after a very public week of infighting democrats go back to the negotiating table but as disagreements remain over
what's in, what's out and how much, can they deliver on president biden's agenda? senate majority whip dick durbin ahead. staggering milestone. more than 700,000 u.s. lives lost to covid. but -- >> we are starting to see a turning around of the curb coming down. >> as the u.s. looks to approve a new covid pill, how safe are you now? dr. fauci will join me. hello. i'm dana bash in washington where the state of the union is watching to see if president biden can deliver. the new clock starts now for democrats after a week of frenzied infighting and two delayed votes. house speaker nancy pelosi set a new deadline for her party writing in a letter to her caucus saturday the bipartisan infrastructure bill must pass before october 31. which means the party must also reach consensus on the larger
social policy bill, the centerpiece of president biden's agenda. because friday president biden made clear now that he believes those two packages are linked saying that to all house democrats during a rare trip to capitol hill to try to calm tensions in the party and while his negotiating skills may have worked in the short term there's signs that his decision to side with progressives by delaying the infrastructure vote may have actually caused real damage with the moderate wing. saturday senator sinema one of two senate holdouts on the social policy bill releasing a statement calling the move to delay infrastructure quote inexcusable and accused democratic leaders of eroding trust within the party. now the question will be whether there is enough trust left for president biden to make significant cuts to his cornerstone legislation to win support of moderate holdouts
without losing votes from the powerful progressive bloc. joining me is the chair of the house progressive caucus pramila jayapal. thank you so much for joining me. it was an extraordinary week. i have covered washington for a long time and this is the first time i have seen progressives have the numbers and the power and the will to use that power to hold the line on the issues that you're pushing. what do you think this week says about the progressive wing of the democratic party? >> it is great to see you and to be with you. what i think is happening right now is progressives have helped push back on to the table, back on to the agenda, president biden's agenda. this is really what happened. there was a build back be thor jand that the president laid out to congress five months with infrastructure, roads and brinls, but it also had 85% of it was around the other important program why is child care. paid family leave for 12 weeks
for everybody. making sure we take on the climate crisis. expanding health care and of course taking on the challenge of giving a path to citizenships for immigrants and ended up in the build back better act all of a sudden we made clear that the two had to move together because we don't want to pit roads and bridges against child care and the president doesn't want to do that either but when that changed and suddenly a small group of people, 4% of the entire house democratic caucus and the senate democratic caucus, said we only want the bipartisan infrastructure bill after five months of negotiating we had to stand up and get the whole thing back together and that's what i think has happened now. we have put the bills basket together as was the original agreement and will deliver both bill just the infrastructure bill which is important and the build back better act. >> i'm sure you have seen
congressman got timer and senator sinema releasing statements. got timer accused you of freedom caucus tactics. senator sinema called the move a stunt. saying that the delay erodes trust and that she does not trade her vote for political favors. pretty harsh words, fellow democrats. >> yeah. it was unfortunate because we believe that it was a bad move to put an arbitrary date on this infrastructure bill and to delink the two to start with. we have been clear for three and a half months and said to news media they're two senators. listen. we have got a very slim majority in the house as well and we should be clear that this was a majority of our caucus so it's not just a few people. we had over 60 votes and that number increasing of people who were desperately committed to the idea that we are not leaving anybody behind. >> right.
but at least senator sinema is opposed to some of the substance of what you are pushing with the 50-50 senate you have leverage in the house. they have leverage in the senate. >> absolutely. >> now the pressure is on for you to deliver and you know that i'm sure. >> yeah. >> i want to talk about negotiations. some top democrats and white house officials are floating a $2.1 trillion package. a lot smaller than what you are currently at. $3.5 trillion. are you open to 2.1 trillion? >> we said it's never been about the price tag but what we want to deliver why the price tag comes out of that so we understand that we -- the 3.5 we thought was negotiated already. clearly not negotiated. we have to get 50 senators on board and keep everyone in the house on board and so we are now going back to make sure what is the way that we can get all of the critical programs that we had identified, those things i talked to you about -- >> yeah. i'll get to that in a second.
>> how do we get the things in? but perhaps for a shorter period of time and be able to get then to the number from that? the critical thing is get the priorities in and then figure out what it costs. >> i understand that but there's focus and the negotiating is on that top line number. is, for example, is 2.1 trillion your absolute floor? >> we are not thinking about the number. and the president said this to us, too. start with what you are for and what he asked them for and then come to the number from there. >> that makes sense but you -- you have been looking at this for a long time. you have been looking at the policies and what it adds up to and how you can do it. this is what your focus is almost solely. >> yeah. >> so i'm sure you have looked at whether or not you can do what you want to do for $2
trillion. >> we don't know what the number is why jet there's no number on the table yet that's everyone agreed to. >> what do you see? >> i don't feel the need to give a number. my number was 3.5. if you are in a negotiation you need to have a counter offer before you bid at yourself. >> what about 1. 5. >> that won't happen. that's too small to get the priorities in. it will be between 1.5 and 3.5 and i think the white house is working on that right now because remember what we want to deliver is child care, paid leave and climate change. >> so 1.5 is too small and won't say if 2 trillion is too small. >> i don't have a definite number yet. i don't have a counter offer. it would be like buying a house and going in to make an offer and somebody says what's the lowest number you would take? why would i do that? >> let's talk about the substance because that does matter more than anything and so much you're talking about.
i want to put up on the screen the specific policies. universal pre-k. paid medical and family leave. child tax credit making it permanent. dental and vision, hearing coverage for medicare. home care for seniors and sweeping climate provisions. so looking at all of that, congresswoman, what is your strategy to negotiate? are you thinking about keeping all of those programs in and just making the time that you're going to allow them to be out there shorter? are you going to cut some programs? what's your plan? >> the things you mentioned are priorities so our idea now is to look at how you make them funded for a little be the of a shorter time and we are also going through some smaller things in there just to see what are those things and do they need to be in there, as well. that will probably cut out a decent amount. small things that were in there or things that we might be able
to fund through appropriations process. >> for example what would you cut? >> we are not there yet in terms of what but there are a lot of items 2 billion, $3 billion if you put them all together they add up to a bigger number. they might have been put there to keep somebody happy and we have to be careful of who we will lose but that's the process. >> anything in there that's nonnegotiable must be in there for a 10-year period? >> for a 10-year period? i think that the clean electricity standards really do need to be in there for a 10-year period because it takes time to cut carbon emissions and need to have that certainty for the market to move in that direction so that i think is one that needs to be there for ten years. >> what about means testing? that's what joe manchin wants. meaning people that afford it won't get the benefits. >> means testing doesn't target it more but creates a lot of
administrative burden and cost. >> is that a no? >> it's not what i want to do. i had a staff member do a paper on why means testing is not a fiscally prudent thing to do or a policy prudent thing to do. the negotiation is just starting. >> senator joe manchin said this weekend that this reconciliation bill, the bill we are talking about, must include the hyde amendment which bans federal dollars to go for abortions. he said, yeah, we are not taking the hyde amendment off. hyde's going to be on. it has to be. it has to be. it's dead on arrival if this is gone. you shared your experience with abortion in congressal testimony this past week. can you vote for a bill that has the hyde amendment in it? >> no. >> so what happens? >> let's just -- this is a negotiation. we've got to continue to move this forward but the hyde amendment is manager that the majority of the country does not
support. 1 in 4 women have had an abortion and need to have reproductive care in a very, very important time when those protections are being rolled back. that is nobody's business. it is our business as people that carry the babies. and we have to be able to make the choices during our pregnancy. >> just to be clear you want to have in this legislation you want to allow federal dollars to be spent for abortion? >> no. none of the dollars here are going for that. >> that's what the hyde amendment bans so how would -- >> i think the reality is i think what he is asking for from my understanding is something more than that. and so let's just continue to see where we are. but i think the important thing here is this is the beginning of a negotiation. >> okay. thank you so much for coming in. >> thank you, yeah, yeah. >> i really appreciate it. congress blew past two self imposed deadlines this week so october should be fun.
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together to pass president biden's agenda. now the president and congressional democrats have just one month to cut trillions of dollars from a bill stuffed with progressive priorities. all to secure the votes of at least two members of their party, senators manchin and sinema. joining me now is senate majority whip dick durbin joining me from illinois why thank you so much for joining me. so as you well know top democrats are floating $2.1 trillion as a potential compromise. but it would still require you to scale back significantly. you just heard congresswoman jayapal tell me $1.5 trillion won't do. too small. that's where senator manchin is right now so how do you get from where senator manchin and senator sinema are, $1.5 trillion, to a deal with progressives? >> dana, let me tell you i support the $3.5 trillion. i believe the elements have been stated over and over again.
they're good for the country and needed for families and by our nation but i'm a realist, too. i went through the affordable care act and you remember that debate ten or 11 years ago where i we made concessions and i think those con stegss lead to a different number. we want the right result. the most effective number to help families and this economy move forward in a responsible way. >> what do you think that number may be? >> i don't know. i know that's the question of the day for every reporter on capitol hill. i can't tell you how many times i've asked what's your number? i can tell you working with chuck schumer we look at the priorities, we listen very carefully to every single member. every vote counts getting the majority and concessions will be made. thank goodness we have other players committed with the president arriving in the house last week. historic.
shows he wasn't going to stand by the side lean and issue tweets. he walked to capitol hill or traveled to capitol hill and nancy pelosi. never underestimate nancy pelosi. as i saw her deliver the affordable care act i know the power she has when she gets to work. >> let's talk about the substance and the policies that you are describing and i'll put on the screen so the viewers can see it and talked about it with congresswoman jayapal but universal pre-k, community college tuition free to adding benefits for medicare and climate provisions so do you think democrats should eliminate any of these specifically? just excise them or keep them in and scale back all of them, maybe through means testing or shorter time lines? >> there's the question. it's one that we'll face in the next four weeks because october 31 is our new target date. certainly to get the debt
ceiling done long before that but also coming to this issue. reconciliation and the infrastructure bill to have that as our target. we have to ask that very fundamental question. should we do everything to a limited degree or invest ourselves in the most important things and try to make that decision? it's a hard one. >> what do you think? >> support the agenda. >> as somebody that supports the full thing what do you think should be done? >> i think the american people are looking for to us to come up with effective ways to help them in the daily lives. working families, for example. we want to get more people back to work and applying for jobs. child care is essential to that. the reason the women hold back is the schools are not open fully and uncertainty about the pandemic. and there's uncertainty about the availability of child care so we want to workforce that's responsive in building the economy. we need to give mothers and fathers where they leave their children is safe. >> you're saying child care
should stay in there. anything that you think could be delayed for another package? >> there's some -- i'm not going to go through a list but there's some i think -- >> can you give me an example? >> no. i'm not going to because that argues against my case. i do support the entire agenda but i'm listening to sinema and manchin as chuck schumer is every day and deciding what will it take to bring them across the finish line? >> senator joe manchin said this week that this reconciliation bill is dead on arrival if it does not include the hyde amendment which bans federal dollars for most abortion. president biden changed his view on this in campaign. you just heard congresswoman jayapal say that's a nonstarter. she will not vote for a bill with the hyde amendment in it so what's going to happen?
>> dana, i can't tell you how many times in my senatorial career we have seen major pieces of legislation flounder on this issue so i don't want to say anything now to jeopardize the negotiation but i hope we'll keep in perspective what we are trying to do will have a positive impact on families and children and we should move to that goal together. we have to find ways to deal with this issue honestly but i hope it's not the decisive issue. >> you're not just collecting votes but you are a vote. would you, senator dick durbin, vote for legislation with the hyde amendment in it? >> i'll tell you i voted for both in the past because i have to measure it against the value of the package itself. build back better is the future for many working families. it gives them a chance to finally break away from the inequality in our economy and to have some optimism apt the future. i don't want to let the package
break down over that issue. >> i take that as a yes. let's move on to senator sinema. she released a scathing statement yesterday. she said democratic leaders and you're one of them made conflicting promises that could not all be kept and that canceling the infrastructure vote further erodes that trust. the republicans and democrats who negotiated this infrastructure deal took the president at his word. a couple months ago when he told them that these bills are not linked. so did the president go back on that promise? >> no, i don't believe he did. i think what we're witnessing is a strongly held belief by sinema and others that the bipartisan infrastructure package passed the senate with a good, strong vote and it's needed in the future and ought to move with it. at the same time, it's a fact that it's linked in time with the reconciliation package. and we need to deal with both of
them together. i just hope that we'll all take a pause for a moment as the president suggested and look at the agenda ahead of us. we can do both of these. we should do both and the sooner it will be good for this american economy. >> let's turn to another crisis on capitol hill and that's debt limit. the government will no longer be able to pay its bills on october 18. republicans say they're not going to help you at all and you need to raise the debt limit via what's known with reconciliation. just with democratic votes. leader schumer and house speaker pelosi say they won't do that. are you ruling out raising the debt ceiling with only democratic votes through reconciliation? >> the republican leader in the senate mitch mcconnell is playing games with a loaded weapon here. he's demanded the filibuster be applied to the debt ceiling. it may be the first time in history that's happened and we have been warned by not only the
treasury secretary but by all the financiers across america this would be deadly to our economy. it would cost us 6 million jobs w why? if you're not going to lead and follow then get the hell out of the way. let the democrats accept the political responsibility of extending the debt ceiling and mcconnell said no. he is doing it at the expense of this economy. we'll get this done and in a responsible way and face this as soon as we return next week. >> so yes or no, can you guarantee that the united states of america will not default on its debt on october 18? >> apparently if senator mcconnell has his way we will not do that and a financial disaster. >> you are in charge. will you make sure it doesn't happen? >> i want to add quickly you're a student of the game. to say the democrats are in control of the senate is to ignore it's a 50-50 vote and we
need 60 votes. i think he'll come to his senses. i hope he will if he'll listen to the people back home and around this nation who warn him of the dire consequences of his strategy. >> okay but this is a man who held up merritt garland's nomination for many, many, months and unprecedented. he is known to say something and stick with it despite the pressure that is on him so i'm guessing you understand him. you're a student of mitch mcconnell as much as anybody and that's not going to happen and the reality is that democrats are probably going to have to figure this out on their own. fair? >> well, as i said earlier, schumer said to him, you don't want your fingerprints on the debt ceiling but you voted for all the spending bills that created this extension? then step out of the way. we'll accept that responsibility. the future of our economy is at stake here and if he thinks he's
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lost to covid-19. that grim statistic as health officials suggest we have started to turn the corner on the delta surge and now a new covid pill could help future deaths -- cut them in half. so could the end of the pandemic actually be in sight? joining me now is the president's chief medical adviser dr. anthony fauci. dr. fauci, thank you for joining me this morning. first i want to get your reaction to the milestone i just mentioned. 700,000 deaths happened over the weekend from coronavirus. and that number would have been unthinkable 18 months ago. what's your reaction? >> right. well, it is a very painful statistic, dana. obviously because of the enormity of the challenge of this outbreak and this extraordinary virus that spread so rapidly. many of those deaths were unavoidable but many, many are avoidable. were avoidable and will in the
future be avoidable. the number itself is staggering. you're absolutely correct. but hopefully that will then spur us to realize that we do have interventions in the form of a vaccine to prevent infection, to prevent severe disease, to prevent death. so when you see a number like this, i would hope people would say we have a tool to not let that get any worse. let's utilize it and i refer to something we bring up all the time that we still have 70 million americans in this country who are eligible to be vaccinated who have not gotten vaccinated yet so we don't want that number to continue to go up and we can blunt the very, very well with vaccination. >> merck announced this week that its new covid-19 pill cuts the risk of hospitalization and death by 50%. it would be the first pill authorized to treat covid-19. you have spent your career trying to find treatments for viruses.
so how much of a game changer is this? >> it's extremely important. it is a pill that is given by mouth so you don't need anything special than taking a pill like taking any other pill and the results are really quite impressive. decreases the likelihood of getting hospitalization or dying in people who early in the course of their infection take this particular medication. in addition, there another part of that study that is really impressive. among the deaths in the study, there were eight deaths among the placebo group and no deaths among those who took the medication. that's very impressive so we really look forward to the implementation of this and to its affect on people who are infected. >> obviously has a lot of importance when it comes to viruses in general but you mentioned vaccines before. are you worried that people
hearing about this will say i'll take the pill and not get the vaccine? >> i'm sure there are going to be people to say that but i would reach out to them and say it is not a situation where it is okay. it is never okay to get infected. you heard the numbers. it decreased the risk of -- this pill did of hospitalization and death by 50%. you know the way to reduce the risk by 100%? don't get infected in the first place. >> so some states and cities like where we are in washington d.c., they are seeing thousands of new requests for religious exemptions to coronavirus. do you know of any major religion and this is getting a vaccine for the coronavirus, do you know any major religion that opposes a vaccine? how worried are you that people are abusing religious and medical exemptions in order to not get a vaccine that either
the local government or their company requires?
>> well, dana, we looked at this years ago when people were claiming religious exemptions to avoid getting measles vaccines, when we had the measles outbreak in certain clusters of undervaccinated people. there are precious few religions that say you cannot do that. very, very few. literally less than a handful. but people, you know, sometimes confuse a philosophical objection with a religious objection. when you talk about established religions there are so few that will not allow you to be vaccinated. >> how do you though tell somebody that their faith -- if they say this is my faith and doesn't fall into that traditional religion and then on the flip side how do you kind of tell whether or not that's just
an excuse? >> yeah. no. dana, that's going to be very difficult. i would hope that people would understand that this is for their ben if the, for the safety of themself, their family and societal responsibility. other situations locally dealt with that. there was a situation back in california years ago when governor jerry brown was the governor and he said no religious exemptions because it was being abused. i would encourage people to realize the importance of this to get this outbreak under control. the idea of getting vaccinated, for example, getting children in school vaccinated which is gone right now with governor newsom in california, things like that are not new. there are school situations where my own children had to get vaccinated in a variety of vaccines to go to school so there's nothing new about that. >> should other states follow
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panel will meet october 26 to consider whether to recommend pfizer's vaccine for children 5 to 11. only one third of those parents say that they will get their child vaccinated right away. what's your message to parents who are hesitant? and also, will the shots go into arms of children by halloween? >> well, let me answer the second question first, dana, is that you don't want to get ahead of the fda. they said they'll look at the data and they will meet. i believe that if the recommendation is to go ahead that the fda will move expeditiously so i can't predict whether it's going to be before halloween or into november. i think it's going to be as quickly and as expeditiously as possible an enfda will do the usual good job. my message to parents would be although it's clear that a child
getting infected has less of a chabs of having a severe outcome than an elderly person or a person with an underlying condition but it is not completely a benign situation in children. we are seeing now very clearly if you go to pediatric hospitals that although this risk is less than the adult there are children in hospital who are getting seriously ill. in addition, there's an issue which we call long covid which means that some people including children get infected, recover and may get minimal symptoms who have a linger of certain symptomatology that can be disruptive of their lyes so you want to protect your child but you want to make the child a part of the solution. mainly so that there's not spread of infection either within your own household or to other vulnerable people why that's what i would try to articulate to parents to convince them that it is a very
positive, good thing to get their children vaccinated. >> dr. fauci, a new kaiser family foundation poll asked americans what they thought the major rbc for high coronavirus spread are and the top reasons the republicans gave was immigrants and
tourists bringing covid-19 into the u.s. are immigrants a major reason why covid-19 is spreading in the u.s.? >> no. absolutely not. if you just look at the data and look at the people who have gotten infected, look at the people who are in the hospital, look at the people that died, this is not driven by immigrants. this is the problem within our country, the same way it's a problem with other countries throughout the world. the idea when you have 700,000 americans dead and millions and millions and millions of americans getting infected that you don't want to look outside to the problem. the problem is within our own country, certainly immigrants
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the driving force of this. >> the cdc director said on friday that the agency is re-evaluating what's known as title 42. that was an order done on an emergency basis that allows the u.s. immigration officials to expel migrants more easily because of the pandemic. you have talked about this. there are widespread vaccines and testing now. as a public health official, do you see a medical reason still to continue to impose that rule? >> you know, i'm not going to -- i'm sorry, dana, but i am not as familiar with the intricacies of that to make a comment about that rule. i just -- you know, my feeling has always been that focusing on immigrants, expelling them is not a solution to an outbreak. >> president biden got the booster shot this week. he did it in public.
fo former president trump said this weekend he would get the booster shot if he felt it was necessary. would it be helpful if the former president got his booster shot on camera in public? >> well, you know, first of all i would think everybody should get their boosters any way whether the president does the or not. i'm sure that there are people who religiously follow what former president trump says and does that that -- they may look and say, okay, i'll get vaccinateed. we'll see. i don't know. i think we need to appeal to the rational of why it's important. whether trump gets vaccinated or not. there are very, very good reasons beyond someone specifically getting vaccinated for people to get vaccinated with a booster shot. the protection is waning as we know and boosters are going to be something that will be very helpful to contain the outbreak
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. this is "gps," the global public square. welcome to all of you in the united states and around the world. i'm fareed zakaria, coming to you live. on the program today, a pivot takes a big step forward. >> we will examine what the u.s., australia, uk security pact tells us about america and australia's focus. and where is america pivoting from? europe, of course. where the angela merkel chancellorship may diminish th