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secretary nominee javier becerra will be back on capitol hill tomorrow for his second capitol hill hearing. he will be testifying before the senate finance committee. you can also listen live on the free c-span radio app. you are watching c-span, your unfiltered view of government. c-span was created by america's cable television companies in 1979. today, we are brought to you by these television companies to provide c-span to viewers as a public service. president biden held his first formal meeting with canadian prime minister justin trudeau to talk about bilateral cooperation on covid-19, climate change and
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migration issues. due to the pandemic, the meeting was held virtually at the white house. it also included the participation of vice president harris, secretary of state tony blinken, and to members of the -- two members of the president's national security team. pres. biden: all right. mr. prime minister, it is good to see you. i wish i could reciprocate the hospitality you gave me when i visited ottawa as vice president in 2016. the sooner we can get this pandemic under control, i look forward to seeing you in person in the future. as you know, we had a private talk about this a lot a while ago. the united states has no closer friend in canada. that is why you are my first call as president, my first bilateral meeting, and of course, my vice president spent
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some time in montreal for high school, so our channels of communication are wide open. as you know, we have a robust agenda today and best served when the united states and canada work together and lead together. in close coordination on the issues i discussed, covid-19, economic recovery, climate change, refugees and migration, fighting for our democratic values and our democracies at home. we spoke about this at the g-7 but worth saying again, the leaders of the nation of democracy, we have the responsibility to prove that democracy can still deliver for our people for a lot of reasons around the world.
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and following the full participation of our people, standing opportunity and equities for everybody this is shared broadly, that is how we are going to win the battle. thank you for your partnership and your epduring commitment to the u.s. canadian relationship and we are going to talk about china and i look forward to a productive discussion. the floor is yours, mr. prime minister. >> thank you very much, mr. president. [indiscernible]
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p.m. trudeau: thank you again for stepping up in such a big way on tackling climate change. u.s. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years. i have to say as we prepared to
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communicate with this -- [indiscernible] we are really excited to be working with you on that. [indiscernible] [speaking french] i'm really looking forward to meeting with you all over the coming hours. i'm looking forward to getting to know your whole team as well.
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vice president harris, i will turn it over to you now. and good to see you and as the president said, i spent many of my teenaged years in montreal when my mom was doing research and i have fond memories and left me with our two countries have in common and shared values and priorities. we have a lot each of us and we can address covid and the impact of the pandemic on our country and working together not only in terms of the economic health but what we have in terms of our shared values and climate change and we look forward to working with you. we are neighbors and friends as
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a country. and the challenges that we face not only as we have said about covid and climate change and also as the president has talked about and mentioned, china and russia and we can do and working in strengthening and modernizing the u.n. and w.t.o. we look forward to working with you and i turn it over to the deputy prime minister. -- [indiscernible]
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president biden: i want to make sure our secretary of state is here. and on the right-hand side and
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not just the security council for the western hemisphere. >> c-span's washington journal. every day, we are taking your call live on the news of the day. we will discuss policy issues that impact you. wednesday morning, the chair of the budget committee discusses the american rescue plan. one point $9 trillion in coronavirus relief. kimberly leonard on this week's confirmation hearings for health and human secretaries nominee. and president for americans for prosperity talks about president biden and covid relief legislation. watch washington journal live at 7:00 eastern wednesday morning. join the discussion with your phone calls, facebook messages
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and tweets. >> here's a look at our live coverage wednesday. the house is back at 10:00 eastern for general speeches, followed by legislative business at noon. members working on a bill that prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation and gender identity when it comes to public accommodations, education, employment and housing. at 10:00 eastern on c-span2, the house oversight committee hears from postmaster general louis dejoy about possible changes to postal operations. then, the senate returns at noon to debate and vote on advancing the nomination of jennifer granholm to be energy secretary. on c-span3, the senate intelligence committee meets at 10:00 eastern to consider the nomination of wilbur burns for cia director. in the afternoon, another confirmation hearing for xavier becerra to become health and
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