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MSNBC 11 Mar 2020

Rep. Katie Porter On The Federal Response To Coronavirus

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The House Oversight Committee held a hearing today on the federal response to coronavirus. But the testimony was cut short because President Trump summoned the witnesses an "emergency meeting." One of the members of the committee, Rep. Katie Porter, weighs in.


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>>> WE AREN’T THE ONES THAT
>>> WE AREN’T THE ONES THAT CALLED THE ALARM BEING RAISED
CALLED THE ALARM BEING RAISED ABOUT THIS PANDEMIC AS FAKE
ABOUT THIS PANDEMIC AS FAKE NEWS.
NEWS. THAT CAME OUT OF THE PRESIDENT
THAT CAME OUT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES’ MOUTH.
OF THE UNITED STATES’ MOUTH. AND NO GASLIGHTING IS GOING TO
AND NO GASLIGHTING IS GOING TO HIDE THAT.
HIDE THAT. >> HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
>> HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HELD A HEARING TODAY ON THE
HELD A HEARING TODAY ON THE FEDERAL RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS
FEDERAL RESPONSE TO CORONAVIRUS WHERE DR. ANTHONY FAUCHI
WHERE DR. ANTHONY FAUCHI DELIVERED A SERIOUS WARNING THAT
DELIVERED A SERIOUS WARNING THAT THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC IS YET
THE WORST OF THE PANDEMIC IS YET TO COME.
TO COME. THE TESTIMONY HOWEVER WAS CUT
THE TESTIMONY HOWEVER WAS CUT SHORT ENDING AN HOUR AND A HALF
SHORT ENDING AN HOUR AND A HALF EARLIER THAN PLANNED BECAUSE
EARLIER THAN PLANNED BECAUSE PRESIDENT TRUMP SUMMONS THE
PRESIDENT TRUMP SUMMONS THE WITNESSED TO AN EMERGENCY
WITNESSED TO AN EMERGENCY MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
MEETING AT THE WHITE HOUSE. ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE
ONE OF THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY
COMMITTEE DENIED THE OPPORTUNITY TO QUESTION THE TOP HEALTH
TO QUESTION THE TOP HEALTH OFFICIALS IS KATY PORTER OF
OFFICIALS IS KATY PORTER OF CALIFORNIA WHO JOINS ME NOW.
CALIFORNIA WHO JOINS ME NOW. FIRST, LET ME START DO YOU HAVE
FIRST, LET ME START DO YOU HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT
A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAPPENED THIS MORNING AND WHY
HAPPENED THIS MORNING AND WHY THAT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HEARING
THAT OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE HEARING WAS CUT SHORT?
WAS CUT SHORT? >> WE WERE SIMPLY TOLD THERE WAS
>> WE WERE SIMPLY TOLD THERE WAS A MEETING THEY WERE REQUIRED TO
A MEETING THEY WERE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
ATTEND AT THE WHITE HOUSE. WE UNDERSTAND THE WITNESSES WILL
WE UNDERSTAND THE WITNESSES WILL BE PRESENT AGAIN TOMORROW.
BE PRESENT AGAIN TOMORROW. I BELIEVE AT 1 11:00 FOR THE
I BELIEVE AT 1 11:00 FOR THE HEARING TO CONTINUE AND I LOOK
HEARING TO CONTINUE AND I LOOK FORWARD TO QUESTION THEM AND
FORWARD TO QUESTION THEM AND PRESS THEM ON ADMINISTRATION’S
PRESS THEM ON ADMINISTRATION’S RESPONSE AT THAT TIME.
RESPONSE AT THAT TIME. >> YOU ARTICULATED TWO CONCERNS.
>> YOU ARTICULATED TWO CONCERNS. ONE HAS TO DO WITH WHAT WE WERE
ONE HAS TO DO WITH WHAT WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT, COST.
JUST TALKING ABOUT, COST. IN A LETTER THAT YOU WROTE TO
IN A LETTER THAT YOU WROTE TO ALEX ACZAR AMONG OTHERS, IT IS
ALEX ACZAR AMONG OTHERS, IT IS CRITICAL ANY COST BARRIERS OR
CRITICAL ANY COST BARRIERS OR LIMITS TO COVID-19 BE MOVED.
LIMITS TO COVID-19 BE MOVED. IS THERE CURRENTLY ANY NATIONAL
IS THERE CURRENTLY ANY NATIONAL POLICY OR MANDATE THAT SAYS
POLICY OR MANDATE THAT SAYS ANYONE WHO IS TESTED CAN DO IT
ANYONE WHO IS TESTED CAN DO IT FOR FREE?
FOR FREE? >> I’M REALLY GLAD YOU’RE ASKING
>> I’M REALLY GLAD YOU’RE ASKING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THIS IS
ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT I’M GOING TO BE
EXACTLY WHAT I’M GOING TO BE TACKLING WITH THE WITNESSES
TACKLING WITH THE WITNESSES TOMORROW AT THE HEARING.
TOMORROW AT THE HEARING. I DON’T THINK I’M KNOWN FOR
I DON’T THINK I’M KNOWN FOR TIPPING MY HAND TO THE WITNESSES
TIPPING MY HAND TO THE WITNESSES BUT I REALLY WANT THEM TO GET
BUT I REALLY WANT THEM TO GET THIS ANSWER RIGHT WHEN I PUT IT
THIS ANSWER RIGHT WHEN I PUT IT TO THEM TOMORROW AT THE HEARING.
TO THEM TOMORROW AT THE HEARING. THERE IS AN EXISTING REGULATION
THERE IS AN EXISTING REGULATION ALREADY IN U.S. LAW THAT
ALREADY IN U.S. LAW THAT PROVIDES DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH
PROVIDES DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY THAT THE CDC CAN PAY
EMERGENCY THAT THE CDC CAN PAY FOR TREATMENT AND EXAMINATION
FOR TREATMENT AND EXAMINATION AND TESTING ALL OF THOSE THINGS
AND TESTING ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND SO THAT’S ALREADY IN OUR
AND SO THAT’S ALREADY IN OUR CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS.
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS. THAT’S ALREADY ONE OF THE TOOLS
THAT’S ALREADY ONE OF THE TOOLS THAT HAS BEEN AT THE DISPOSAL OF
THAT HAS BEEN AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AND CDC THIS
HUMAN SERVICES AND CDC THIS ENTIRE TIME.
ENTIRE TIME. SO I’M GOING TO CALL ON THEM
SO I’M GOING TO CALL ON THEM TOMORROW PUBLICLY TO MAKE SURE
TOMORROW PUBLICLY TO MAKE SURE THAT TESTING AND TREATMENT IS
THAT TESTING AND TREATMENT IS FREE AND THAT INSURERS PAY THEIR
FREE AND THAT INSURERS PAY THEIR PORTION AND NO AMERICAN IS LEFT
PORTION AND NO AMERICAN IS LEFT PAYING OUT-OF-POCKET OR DETERRED
PAYING OUT-OF-POCKET OR DETERRED FROM GETTING TESTING OR
FROM GETTING TESTING OR TREATMENT BECAUSE OF COST
TREATMENT BECAUSE OF COST BAYERERS.
BAYERERS. >> WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO TRACK
>> WE’VE BEEN TRYING TO TRACK DOWN WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH
DOWN WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH TESTING AND BOTTLENECKS.
TESTING AND BOTTLENECKS. I KNOW IT’S A CONCERN YOU HAVE.
I KNOW IT’S A CONCERN YOU HAVE. DO YOU HAVE A CLEAR IDEA, IS
DO YOU HAVE A CLEAR IDEA, IS THERE GOOD COMMUNICATION WHAT
THERE GOOD COMMUNICATION WHAT EXACTLY THE PRECISE STATUS IS
EXACTLY THE PRECISE STATUS IS AND WHAT THE OBSTACLES TO
AND WHAT THE OBSTACLES TO SCALING UP ARE?
SCALING UP ARE? >> THERE IS ACTUALLY BEEN A REAL
>> THERE IS ACTUALLY BEEN A REAL GAP BETWEEN WHAT WE HEAR AT
GAP BETWEEN WHAT WE HEAR AT THESE WEEKLY CORONAVIRUS
THESE WEEKLY CORONAVIRUS BRIEFINGS AND THEN WHAT WE HEAR
BRIEFINGS AND THEN WHAT WE HEAR WHEN WE GO HOME AND TALK TO
WHEN WE GO HOME AND TALK TO FAMILIES AND CONSTITUENTS.
FAMILIES AND CONSTITUENTS. >> RIGHT.
>> RIGHT. >> I HAD A TELEPHONE CALL THIS
>> I HAD A TELEPHONE CALL THIS WEEK, A CONFERENCE CALL WITH
WEEK, A CONFERENCE CALL WITH HOSPITALS IN MY AREA.
HOSPITALS IN MY AREA. THEY WERE ALL EXPRESSING THAT
THEY WERE ALL EXPRESSING THAT THEY DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE
THEY DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE ACCESS TO TESTING THAT IF THEY
ACCESS TO TESTING THAT IF THEY ARE SENDING TESTING IN, IT’S
ARE SENDING TESTING IN, IT’S TAKING DAYS AND DAYS TO GET
TAKING DAYS AND DAYS TO GET RESPONSES.
RESPONSES. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’RE
ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE’RE EXPLORING IS THERE IS MULTIPLE
EXPLORING IS THERE IS MULTIPLE FAILURES IN THIS TESTING
FAILURES IN THIS TESTING PROCESS.
PROCESS. ONE OF THEM IS NOT ENOUGH SWAB
ONE OF THEM IS NOT ENOUGH SWAB KITS, NOT ENOUGH KITS
KITS, NOT ENOUGH KITS DISSEMINATED TO THE LOCATIONS
DISSEMINATED TO THE LOCATIONS AND QUICKLY ENOUGH BUT ONE THING
AND QUICKLY ENOUGH BUT ONE THING WE DO HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL IS A
WE DO HAVE AT OUR DISPOSAL IS A LOT OF RESEARCH LABS USE THE
LOT OF RESEARCH LABS USE THE SAME EQUIPMENT TO DO TESTING
SAME EQUIPMENT TO DO TESTING THAT IS CURRENTLY USED IN THE
THAT IS CURRENTLY USED IN THE CLINICAL HEALTH CARE SETTING.
CLINICAL HEALTH CARE SETTING. SO IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO USE
SO IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO USE RESEARCH LABORATORIES AT
RESEARCH LABORATORIES AT UNIVERSITIES FOR EXAMPLE TO DO
UNIVERSITIES FOR EXAMPLE TO DO CLINICAL TESTING.
CLINICAL TESTING. THERE IS A PROCESS AND SOME
THERE IS A PROCESS AND SOME ADMINISTRATIVE BARRIERS TO
ADMINISTRATIVE BARRIERS TO GETTING THROUGH THAT.
GETTING THROUGH THAT. I’M INTERESTED IN CONTINUING TO
I’M INTERESTED IN CONTINUING TO EXPLORE HOW CAN WE BRING
EXPLORE HOW CAN WE BRING EXISTING RESOURCES TO BEAR.
EXISTING RESOURCES TO BEAR. >> YOU REMEMBER THE DEMOCRATIC
>> YOU REMEMBER THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS
CAUCUS CAUCUS, IT APPEARS SOME STIMULUS
CAUCUS, IT APPEARS SOME STIMULUS PACKAGE WILL BE UNVEILED I THINK
PACKAGE WILL BE UNVEILED I THINK TOMORROW BY DEMOCRATIC
TOMORROW BY DEMOCRATIC LEADERSHIP, THAT’S THE
LEADERSHIP, THAT’S THE INDICATION WE HAVE.
INDICATION WE HAVE. DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF THAT OR
DO YOU HAVE A SENSE OF THAT OR HAVE YOUR OWN PRINCIPLES AND
HAVE YOUR OWN PRINCIPLES AND PRIORITIES FROM WHAT YOU WANT TO
PRIORITIES FROM WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE OUT OF A PACKAGE TOMORROW?
SEE OUT OF A PACKAGE TOMORROW? >> ABSOLUTELY.
>> ABSOLUTELY. I’M GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR
I’M GOING TO BE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING PUTTING FAMILIES
SOMETHING PUTTING FAMILIES FIRST, THAT’S GOING TO BE
FIRST, THAT’S GOING TO BE PRIORITIZING PUBLIC HEALTH
PRIORITIZING PUBLIC HEALTH COMMITMENTS.
COMMITMENTS. THE HOUSE ALREADY PASSED A BIG
THE HOUSE ALREADY PASSED A BIG BILL LAST WEEK, 8.3 BILLION.
BILL LAST WEEK, 8.3 BILLION. THOSE WERE THE THINGS THAT DR.
THOSE WERE THE THINGS THAT DR. FAUCHI IN PARTICULAR, WHO I
FAUCHI IN PARTICULAR, WHO I THINK IS THE MOST RELIABLE
THINK IS THE MOST RELIABLE ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL IN TERMS
ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL IN TERMS OF UNDERSTANDING REALLY THE
OF UNDERSTANDING REALLY THE SCIENCE BEHIND THIS AND WHAT WE
SCIENCE BEHIND THIS AND WHAT WE CAN DO TO SAVE LIVES.
CAN DO TO SAVE LIVES. WE ALREADY DID THAT LAST WEEK.
WE ALREADY DID THAT LAST WEEK. THIS WEEK WE’RE LOOKING TO FOCUS
THIS WEEK WE’RE LOOKING TO FOCUS ON UNDERSTANDING AND PROTECTING
ON UNDERSTANDING AND PROTECTING FAMILIES WHO MAY BE NOT ABLE TO
FAMILIES WHO MAY BE NOT ABLE TO GET MEALS, DEALING WITH
GET MEALS, DEALING WITH TRANSPORTATION OR SCHOOL
TRANSPORTATION OR SCHOOL CLOSURES AND MAKE SURE WE PUT
CLOSURES AND MAKE SURE WE PUT FAMILIES FIRST IN THIS.
FAMILIES FIRST IN THIS. THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR THE
THIS IS NOT THE TIME FOR THE STOCK MARKET.
STOCK MARKET. IT WILL STABILIZED WHEN FAMILIES
IT WILL STABILIZED WHEN FAMILIES STABILIZE.
STABILIZE. THE MARKET WILL RESPOND.
THE MARKET WILL RESPOND. I’M DISAPPOINTED WE HAVE A
I’M DISAPPOINTED WE HAVE A PRESIDENT WHO IS THINKING MORE
PRESIDENT WHO IS THINKING MORE ABOUT THE INTEREST OF SPECIAL
ABOUT THE INTEREST OF SPECIAL INTEREST AND BIG CORPORATIONS
INTEREST AND BIG CORPORATIONS THAN HE IS ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE
THAN HE IS ABOUT THE HEALTH CARE AND LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION OF
AND LIFE AND DEATH SITUATION OF OUR AMERICAN FAMILIES.

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