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April 03, 2019 at 4:30 am

Exclusive: Congressman Max Rose (D-NY) of Staten Island discusses the ideological divisions within the democratic party, the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “factor” in congress and around the country, his reaction to perceived anti-Semitism in congress, and his 100 day scorecard.

Aired on April 2, 2019.

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> GOOD EVENING.
WELCOME TO "METROFOCUS."
LAST NOVEMBER, DEMOCRTIC
CONGRESSMAN MAX ROSE HAD A
VICTORY IN NEW YORK'S 11th
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT.
A TRADITIONAL REPUBLICAN STRONG
HOLD WHICH INCLUDES ALL OF
STATEN ISLAND AND PARTS OF
BROOKLYN AND WAS THE ONLY CITY
TO GO FOR PRESIDENT TRUMP IN
2016.
NOW AS HE APPROACHES HIS FIRST
100 DAYS IN OFFICE, ROSE IS
TOUTING HIS WORK AS THE RAREST
OF WASHINGTON LAWMAKERS, A
BIPARTISAN CONCENSUS BUILDER TO
WORK ACROSS THE AISLE.
THAT INCLUDES PROTECTING STATEN
ISLAND FROM FUTURE SUPER STORMS
AND AN EFFORT TO SECURE MORE
FUNNING TO BATTLE THE OPIOID
EPIDEMIC.
A DECORATED VETERAN IN
AFGHANISTAN, HE IS WORKING TO
PASS A BILL FOR THE 9/11 VICTIMS
COMPENSATION FUND.
HE DESCRIBES HIMSELF AS AN OLD
SCHOOL DEMOCRAT AND HE HASN'T
SHIED AWAY.
HE REASONLY CALLED THE GREEN NEW
DEAL A SOCIALIST ECONOMIC
AGENDA.
HE IS HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE
APPARENT DIVISIONS WITHIN TT
CONTRACTIC PARTY.
THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY.
>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.
>> WE'LL GET TO THE WORK YOU'RE
DOING IN WASHINGTON AND HAVE
BEEN DOING THE LAST THREE MONTHS
AND TO YOUR AGENDA IN A MOMENT.
LET'S START WITH THOSE DIVISIONS
AMONG THE DEMOCRATS THAT I
MENTIONED IN THE INTRODUCTION.
AS YOU KNOW, CONGRESSWOMAN
OCASIO CORTEZ HAS BECOME A
POPULAR FIGURE.
MORE THAN SOME CANDIDATES.
IN PART SHE'S ACHIEVED THAT FAME
BECAUSE OF HER GREEN NEW DEAL.
HER PLAN TO HELP SAVE THE PLANET
FROM THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE
CHANGE.
YOU YOURSELF HAVE CALLED CLIMATE
CHANGE A NATIONAL SECURITY
THREAT.
SO WHY DO YOU OPPOSE THE GREEN
NEW DEAL AND CALL IT A SOCIALIST
ECONOMIC POLICY?
>> WELL, LET'S LOOK AT CLIMATE
CHANGE IN AND OF ITSELF.
WE NEED URGENT AND BOLD ACTION.
I THINK THAT COMES IN THE FORM
OF NEED SUBSTANTIVE
AND INCREDIBLE TECHNOLOGICAL
ADVANCEMENT.
WE NEED THE POWER PROJECTS FOR
BATTERY TECHNOLOGY, OTHER FORMS
OF CARBON FREE ENERGY
PRODUCTION, SMART GRID SYSTEMS.
ALL OF THESE HAVE TO HAPPEN.
THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR
MILQUETOAST INCREMENTALISM.
IT JUST ISN'T WITH.
THAT BEING SAID, NOTHING ABOUT
WHAT I JUST SAID WOULD PROVIDE A
JUSTIFICATION FOR A MASSIVE
SOCIALIST ECONOMIC POLICY
PLATFORM.
JUST NOT NEEDED.
WE CAN HAVE A SEPARATE
DISCUSSION, A SEPARATE DEBATE
ABOUT WHETHER THIS IS THE TIME
AND WHETHER AMERICA NEEDS THOSE
TYPES OF ECONOMIC POLICY
PRESCRIPTIONS, JOB GUARANTEES,
HOUSING GUARANTEES, THINGS THAT
ON ITS FACE SOUND GOOD BUT I DO
NOT BELIEVE ARE POSSIBLE.
THEY'RE NOT ECONOMICALLY
FEASIBLE.
THERE IS NO NEED TO LIE TO
VOTERS.
WE DON'T NEED DEMOCRATIC VERSION
OF REPEAL AND REPLACE.
WE DON'T NEED.
THAT LET'S DEAL WITH THIS
PROBLEM.
I'LL TELL YOU.
I'M JUST BUILDING A FAMILY RIGHT
NOW.
I DON'T WANT MY FUTURE CHILDREN
AND THEIR CHILDREN TO LIVE IN A
WORLD THAT IS UNSUSTAINABLE,
INHOS
INHOSPITABLE.
WE HAVE TO DO SOMETHING.
>> SO CONGRESSWOMAN
OCASIO-CORTEZ AND MANY OTHER
CLIMATOLOGISTS BELIEVE THE
RECENT WEATHER EVENTS WE'VE BEEN
EXPERIENCING INCLUDING THE
HURRICANE IN PUERTO RICO ARE THE
CONSEQUENCES OF CLIMATE CHANGE.
RECENTLY IN THE TOWN HALL, LAST
WEEK SHE TALKED ABOUT HURRICANE
MARIA.
WE HAVE A CLIP OF THAT.
I WONDER IF WE CAN GET A LOOK AT
THAT.
>> ON THE EVENTS OF SEPTEMBER
11, 2001, THOUSANDS OF AMERICANS
DIED IN THE LARGEST TERRORIST
ATTACK ON U.S. SOIL.
AND OUR NATIONAL RESPONSE,
WHETHER WE AGREE WITH IT OR NOT,
OUR NATIONAL RESPONSE WAS TO GO
TO WAR IN ONE AND THEN
EVENTUALLY TWO COUNTRIES.
3,000 AMERICANS DIED IN PUERTO
RICO IN THE AFTERMATH OF
HURRICANE MARIA.
WHERE IS OUR RESPONSE?
>> SO CONGRESSMAN, SOME PEOPLE
BELIEVE HER ANALOGY, HER
COMPARISON, IS JUST RIGHT.
WHAT'S YOUR TAKE?
>> I'M NOT HERE TO SPEAK TO WHAT
OTHER MEMBERS ARE SAYING WITH
EACH AND EVERY QUESTION.
BUT I CAN TELL THAT YOU THE
GOVERNMENT FAILED PUERTO RICO.
IT FAILED THEM.
WHAT WE DID WAS NOT ENOUGH.
WE DID NOT DIRECT ENOUGH
RESOURCES.
AND PEOPLE SUFFERED AND DIED AS
A CONSEQUENCE OF THAT.
AND THIS FAILURE, THIS
GOVERNMENTAL FAILURE TO BE THERE
IN THE WAKE OF A NATUTURAL
DISASTER DIDN'T JUST HAPPEN IN
PUERTO RICO.
I'VE SEEN IT HERE IN THE WAKE OF
SUPER STORM SANDY.
THE GOVERNMENT FAILED THERE,
TOO.
WE ARE JUST FINISHING AND
INITIATING THE RESILIENCY PRONGS
FROM THAT TIME SIX YEARS AGO
NOW.
MY FIRST PIECE OF LEGISLATION
WAS TO ELIMINATE LAST PIECE OF
RED TAPE PREVENTING THE SEAWALL
IN STATEN ISLAND FROM BEING
BUILT.
SIX YEARS LATER PEOPLE ARE STILL
STARING OUT AT WHAT DECIMATED
THEIR LIVES.
WE HAVEN'T EVEN STARTED YET.
>> I PROMISE YOU, WHEN WE HAVE
HER BACK ON THE SHOW, WE'LL ASK
HER A LOT ABOUT YOUR POSITION.
SO I HAVE A COUPLE MORE
QUESTIONS WITH HER NAME
INVOLVED.
AND THE NEXT ONE IS THIS --
>> WE'LL JUMP IN.
I WON'T DODGE YOU.
>> YOU WERE AMONG THE 20 OR SO
DEMOCRATS WHO JOINED HOUSE
REPUBLICANS TO VOTE FOR AN
AMENDMENT THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO
BE NOTIFIED IF AN UNDOCUMENTED
IMMIGRANT TRIED TO BUY A
FIREARM.
THE PROGRESSIVES DIDN'T LIKE AND
IT CONGRESSWOMAN OCASIO-CORTEZ,
OF THOSE WHO STRAYED FROM THE
FOLD.
>> SHE'S GOING TO KEEP A LIST.
>> YES.
THEIR THIS IS VERY SIMPLE.
I'M NOT ONE TO DEAL IN
SUBTLETIES.
>> I'VE HEARD.
>> I THINK IT IS BEST NOT TO BE
PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE.
IF THEY WANT TO PRIMARY ME, I'LL
LAY OUT THE RED CARPET.
WE CAN SETTLE THIS AT THE POLLS.
THIS IS VERY, VERY, VERY SIMPLE.
WITH THAT BEING SAID, I WAS
HONORED TO VOTE FOR UNIVERSAL
BACKGROUND CHECKS, THE FIRST
PIECE OF SUBSTANTIVE AND
COMPREHENSIVE GUN REFORM AND GUN
LEGISLATION PASSED BY CONGRESS
IN A GENERATION.
>> IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS,
ANOTHER FRESHMAN DEMOCRATIC
MEMBER, ILHAN OMAR, HAS MADE
SOME REMARKS THAT MANY BELIEVE
REPEATED OLD ANTI-SEMITIC
TROPES.
SHE SEEMED TO SAY THAT THOSE WHO
SUPPORTED ISRAEL, AND SHE SAID
THAT SUPPORT FOR ISRAEL IS ALL
ABOUT THE BENJAMINS.
MONEY.
YOU REASONLY ATTENDED A MEETING
OF THE JEWISH ASSOCIATION IN
STATEN SXILD ACCORDING TO THE
REPORTS, YOU WERE ROUNDLY
CRITICIZED FOR YOUR IMMEDIATE
REACTION.
TO THE CONGRESSWOMAN'S
STATEMENTS.
WERE THE CRITICISMS FAIR?
>> I'M NOT SURE IF I'M READING
THE SAME REPORTS AS WHAT YOU'RE
REFERRING TO.
WHAT I SAW THOUGH WAS CERTAIN
HEY COMMUNITY.
MOSTLY JEWISH STATTEN ISLANDERS
WHO HAD BEEN HURT BY THOSE
COMMENTS.
WHAT I CAME OUT AND SAID, LOOK,
I DO APOLOGIZE AND TAKE
RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FACT THAT
THIS HAPPENED.
WE HAVE A BIG PROBLEM IN OUR
POLITICS TODAY.
AND THERE IS THE FACT THAT
PEOPLE ARE JUST CONSTANTLY
POINTING FINGERS.
CONSTANTLY TRYING TO SKIRT
RESPONSIBILITY.
ILHAN OMAR MADE COMMENTS THAT I
FOUND DEEPLY OFFENSIVE.
I WAS THE FIRST TO CRITICIZE HER
IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND
WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK THOUGH TO
MAKE SURE THESE COMMENTS DON'T
CONTINUE.
YOU CAN CRITICIZE ISRAEL.
YOU CAN CRITICIZE BENJAMIN
NETANYAHU.
THAT'S YOUR RIGHT IN THIS
COUNTRY.
>> THAT'S WHAT THEY SAY THEY'RE
DOING.
>> BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO DO IT
WHILE ALSO RAISING ANTI-SEMITIC
TROPES.
THIS SHOULD NOT BE DIFFICULT.
AND I BELIEVE WE HAD A THOROUGH
CONVERSATION IN THE COMMUNITY.
THAT'S MY JOB.
>> WE SHOULD TELL OUR AUDIENCE
THAT YOU'RE JEWISH YOURSELF.
>> I AM.
AND FIRST JEW TO EVER HOLD A
CONGRESSIONAL SEAT IN MY
DISTRICT.
BUT I'M CONFIDENT THAT WE ARE
GOING TO MOVE PAST THIS
RESPONSIBLE SGLI MAKE SURE THAT
ISRAEL IS SUPPORTED, PROTECTED,
THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK TOWARD
OUR NORTH STAR, BEING A
TWO-STATE SOLUTION.
EVERYBODY WANTS PEACE HERE AND I
REPRESENT ONE OF THE LARGEST
MUSLIM COMMUNITIES IN ANY
CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN
AMERICA OF I THINK WE'RE BEING
PRESENTED WITH A FALSE CHOICE.
WE CAN CLEARLY ESTABLISH TRUE
PEACE IN THE REGION AND I INTEND
ON BEING PART OF THAT STORY.
>> ONE LAST QUESTION ON THAT
MEETING.
AFTER THE MEETING, THE PRESIDENT
OF THE ORGANIZATION WHO PUT THE
MEETING TOGETHER SAID YOU HAD
NOT PUT THE ROOM TO REST.
SOMEONE ELSE SAID THAT.
HOW DO YOU REACT?
>> MY JOB IS NOT TO MAKE
EVERYBODY HAPPY.
I HAVE BEEN A LEADER IN TERMS OF
PROTECTING WHAT I BELIEVE, THE
JEWISH COMMUNITY HAS MANY WAYS
RECENTLY, SUFFERED AN ONSLAUGHT
OF RISING ANTI-SEMITISM.
IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO
SPEAK TO.
THERE'S BEEN RISING INSTANCES OF
ISLAM PHOBIA.
IT'S TIME TO BRING AMERICANS
BACK TOGETHER AND I'LL CONTINUE
TO WORK WITH THE JEWISH
COMMUNITY AND EVERY COMMUNITY IN
MY DISTRICT TO MAKE SURE THAT
THEY FEEL FREE TO PRAY, TO
OBSERVE THEIR RELIGIOUS FAITH,
AND TO BE WHO THEY ARE.
IT IS ABSOLUTELY IMPERATIVE.
>> TURNING TO THE ISSUES OVER
THE LAST THREE MONTHS AND YOUR
AGENDA.
AS I MENTIONED THE INTRODUCTION,
YOU WORKED ON A BIPARTISAN BILL
TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE
CONSTRUCTION OF THE EAST SHORE
SEAWALL.
IT WAS JUST TWO WEEKS AGO.
WHY WAS THAT WALL NECESSARY AND
WHAT ROLE DID YOU --
>> THE GOAL WITH THIS WALL IS TO
PROTECT COMMUNITIES ON STATEN
ISLAND FROM FUTURE SUPER STORMS.
IT IS RELATIVELY
SELF-EXPLANATORY HOW IT WILL DO
THAT.
AND IT COULD BE TIED INTO OTHER
RESILIENCY AND OTHER PROJECTS
THROUGHOUT THE BURREAUX RELATED
TO FLOOD MITIGATION AND OTHER
MATTERS.
IT IS AN ABSOLUTELY EXTENSIVE,
HUGELY COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT
WHICH WOULD INVOLVE BRINGING IN
OVER A MILLION POUNDS OF STONE
JUST TO BUILD THIS THING.
IT WILL TAKE YEARS TO FINISH.
WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THE
BENEFITS.
NOT JUST FROM A MATTER OF
REDUCING STRESS.
NOT JUST THE ECONOMIC BENEFITS.
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN THE AREA.
PEOPLE'S HOME PRICES RISING
BECAUSE THERE ARE THESE
PROTECTIONS.
ALSO, FOLKS' FLOOD INSURANCE
BILLS WILL BE REDUCED.
WE'LL ACTUALLY PUT MONEY BACK IN
PEOPLE'S POCKETS.
WE GOT THIS LAST PIECE OF
LEGISLATION SIGNED IN REGARD TO
REDUCING AN EASEMENT.
PREVENTING THE FEDERAL
GOVERNMENT FROM WORKING WITH,
WHETHER IT IS THE CITY OR THE
STATE OR AN ASSORTMENT OF OTHER
AGENCIES AFFILIATED WITH THIS
PRONG AND IT SPEAKS TO WHAT SOME
OF THE FAILURES OF GOVERNMENT
HAVE BEEN.
I THINK WE CAN BOIL THEM DOWN TO
AN ABSENCE OF URGENCY.
SIX YEARS TO GET THIS THING
DONE.
NOW WE'RE JUST STARTING ON THIS.
THE PROBLEM WITH OUR POLITICS
TODAY IS THAT MEMBERS OF COMING
THINK THE SINGULAR JOB IS TO
SIGN A PIECE OF LEGISLATION,
WRITE A PIECE OF LEGISLATION AND
GET IT PASSED.
WE ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE OUR EYE
OFF THIS PRONG.
IT WILL TAKE YEARS.
WE HAVE TO CONTINUE ON WORK WITH
THE CITY AND STATE, THE ARMY
CORPS OF ENGINEERS, FEMA,
WHOEVER IT IS, TO MAKE SURE IT
IS NOT DISRUPTIVE.
WE'RE THINKING OF KEEPING THE
BEACH OPEN.
THINGS THAT MATTER TO PEOPLE AND
IT MATTERS TO US.
AND WE'LL SHOW THEM GOVERNMENT
CAN WORK.
GOVERNMENT DOESN'T JUST HAVE TO
BE THE PROBLEM.
>> SO YOU ALSO SAID THAT
COMBATTING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
WOULD BE ONE OF YOUR PRIORITIES.
>> I'M LEADING THE EFFORT IN THE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES TO CALL
FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING SO WE CAN
PUSH MORE MONEY TO STATE, CITIES
AND NONPROFIT WHO'S ARE ENGAGING
IN THE TRENCHES TO PROVIDE
FURTHER TREATMENT, TO PROVIDE
FURTHER WRAP-AROUND SERVICES.
IT IS ALL TOO RARE THAT SOMEONE
IS JUST DEALING WITH A SUBSTANCE
ABUSE ISSUE.
THEY HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH ISSUE.
HOUSING ISSUES.
LAST YEAR OVER 70,000 PEOPLE
DIED FROM OVERDOSES.
IF IT HAD BEEN A GANG, A VIRUS,
SOMETHING THAT KILLED 70,000
PEOPLE, WE WOULD HAVE FOUND TENS
OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS.
WE WOULD HAVE DONE EVERYTHING TO
GET AROUND IT.
FOR SOME REASON WE HAVEN'T DONE
THIS IN THE PUBLIC HEALTH
CRISIS.
WE HAVE IN THE PAST.
THINK OF WHAT WE DID WITH HIV
AIDS.
IN YEARS TO COME, HIV AIDS WILL
NO LONGER BE CONSIDERED AN
EPIDEMIC IN THIS STATE AND
THAT'S BECAUSE WE MADE MASSIVE
INVESTMENTS IN TREATMENT AND
EDUCATION.
WE NEED TO DO THE SAME WHEN IT
COMES TO THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC.
>> THE OTHER THING YOU'VE DONE
IS TO SECURE FOR THE VICTIM OF
95th FUND.
WHY IS THAT SO DIFFICULT?
>> WHEN IT SPEAKS TO WASHINGTON,
D.C., HOW WASHINGTON, D.C. DOES
NOT WORK FOR THE PEOPLE.
RIGHT NOW MEMBERS OF BOTH THE
DEMOCRATIC PARTY AND THE
REPUBLICAN PARTY, FOR THE LAST
17 YEARS, ON 9/11, THEY TWEET
OUT, WE'LL NEVER FORGET.
THEY HAVE PICTURES OF THE TWIN
TOWERS.
WHEN THEY COME TO NEW YORK TO
RAISE MONEY, THEY MAKE SURE TO
VISIT A FIRE HOUSE AND THANK
EVERYBOD TAKE PICTURE FOR
THEM.
NOW WE'RE DEBATING WHETHER WE
SHOULD BE THERE FOR THE FIRST
RESPONDERS AND THE COPS AND THE
FIREMEN AND THE CONSTRUCTION
WORKERS WHO WERE THERE AT GROUND
ZERO IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS THAT
FOLLOWED THE INCIDENT?
UNBELIEVABLE.
IT NEEDS TO BE FUNDED FOR THE
DUR ACHES OF THE CENTURY.
THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT DOING THE
RIGHT THING.
WE'VE DONE IT BEFORE.
WE CONTINUE TO PUN THE BALL,
DELAY, DELAY, DELAY, KICK THE
CAN DOWN THE ROAD AND WE'RE
PUTTING THESE FAMILIES THROUGH
AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF
STRESSFUL IS THE GOVERNMENT
GOING TO BE THERE FOR ME?
IS MY FAMILY GOING TO BEMPOR SA
AFTER I PASS?
AN UNBELIEVABLE OPPORTUNITY TO
SPEND TIME WITH SOME OF THESE
FIRST RESPONDERS.
PEOPLE WHO WERE THERE AFTER HAVE
ANY.
TO A TEE THEY ALL DAY KNOWING
WHAT I KNOW NOW.
WITH THE INCREDIBLE HEALTH
ISSUES MY FRIENDS HAVE GONE
THROUGH.
I WOULD MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.
KNOWING WHAT I KNOW NOW.
THAT'S THE QUALITY OF THESE
HEROES.
WE HAVE TO BE THIS FOR THEM IN
THE SAME WAY THEY WERE HERE FOR
US.
IF THEY'RE NOT, YOU CANNOT TWEET
OUT I'LL NEVER FORGET.
>> YOUR BEST GUESS.
>> YES.
I AM CONVINCED THAT NOT ONLY
WOULD THE SENATE DO THE RIGHT
THING BUT THE PRESIDENT WILL AS
WELL.
THE PRESIDENT HAD TAKE CARE OF
HIS HOME TOWN HEROES.
HE'LL REMEMBER HE'S A NEW
YORKER.
>> TRANSIS IT A BIG ISSUE FOR
YOU AND FOR STATEN ISLAND.
THE DAILY COMMUTE IS A HORROR.
ON TOP OF IT BEING A NIGHTMARE,
NOW THE TOLLS HAVE BEEN RAISED.
SO ACCORDING TO ONE REPORT, IT
IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE ONE-WAY
TOLL IN THE COUNTRY.
WHAT CAN YOU DO ABOUT ALL THIS?
>> NOT ONLY ARE STATEN ISLANDERS
AND FOLKS IN SOUTH BROOKLYN
EXPERIENCING THE COMMUNITY
NIGHTMARE, BUT WE'RE SEEING IT
IN THE COUNTRY AS WELL.
I'M SICK AND TIRED OF BEING THIS
VIEW, THIS PEDESTRIAN, OUTER
BURROUGH THING.
WE'RE SEEING COMMUTING
NIGHTMARES THROUGHOUT THE
COUNTRY.
BUT IT IS PARTICULARLY STARK ON
STATEN ISLAND.
70-MINUTE COMMUTES ON AVERAGE.
AMONG THE TOP THREE OF ANYONE IN
THE COUNTRY.
>> EACH WAY.
>> EACH WAY.
NOW THEY'RE JUST MAKING IT IS
MORE EXPENSIVE.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE
IGNORE THESE PROBLEMS FOR A
GENERATION.
THE CHICKENS ARE COMING HOME TO
ROOST.
NO SILVER BULLET.
WE NEED EXPAND THE FERRY
SERVICES.
EXPANDED ROADS FOR PEOPLE WHO
ARE NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF
THEIR CARS.
EXPANDED BUS RAPID TRANSIT SO
MORE PEOPLE CAN SEE THAT THEIR
COMMUTING TIME IS NOT JUST LOWER
BUT MORE ENJOYABLE WHEN THEY GET
OUT OF THEIR VEHICLE.
WE SEE THIS IN OTHER COUNTRIES,
OTHER STATES.
IT REQUIRES THE RIGHT RESOURCES
AND PRIORITIES.
WITH CONTINUED ADVOCACY AND
FINALLY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT
PARTNERED.
>> ALL RIGHT.
WE'LL END IT THERE.
>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

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