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3:00 am AKT Approx. 6 min. LIVE Susan Ferrechio on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Susan Ferrechio; Peter Slen Susan Ferrechio spoke by phone about negotiations on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax ... Susan Ferrechio spoke by phone about negotiations on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.*She also previewed the House vote later in the day on Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” 3:02 am AKT Approx. 28 min. Senator Hutchison Farewell Address Kay Hutchison Senator Kay Baile Hutchison (R-TX) gave her farewell address to the Senate. Senator Kay Baile Hutchison (R-TX) gave her farewell address to the Senate. 1:52 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Multi-Employer Pension Plans Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension ... Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He said that without congressional changes, the agency would end up with little resources to help improve existing multi-employer pension plans or those plans that fail.
3:07 am AKT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Open Phones Susan Ferrechio; Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for gun owners to respond to the question, “Should gun laws be ... Telephone lines were open for gun owners to respond to the question, “Should gun laws be changed?” The question was related to the December 14 Connecticut elementary school shooting that killed 26 people, 20 of whom were children. 3:31 am AKT Approx. 30 min. Senator Kyl Farewell Address Jon Kyl Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) gave his farewell address to the Senate. Senator John Kyl (R-AZ) gave his farewell address to the Senate. 3:23 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Khaled Elgindy; Shadi Hamid; Tamara Wittes Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They ... Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those opposing President Mohammed Morsi, and discussed the future of Egypt. They also answered questions from the audience.
At the time of the program the outcome of the referendum was unknown as only only the first round of voting had taken place,
Mr. Hamid participated from Doha.
3:51 am AKT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Representative John Yarmuth on Gun Control Nancy Calo; John Yarmuth; Peter Slen Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY) talks his call along with other congressional Democrats calling ... Representative John Yarmuth (D-KY) talks his call along with other congressional Democrats calling for action on gun control. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:03 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. LIVE Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said that several recommendations from the report would take effect before the end of 2012, the rest before Secretary of State Clinton’s successor would take office in 2013. Deputy Secretary William Burns in his remarks said that officials at the highest levels of the State Department were aware of the “deteriorating security situation” in Libya prior to the attack. 4:54 am AKT Approx. 56 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2 Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. The rebel group M23 was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed was the effectiveness of the U.N. mission in the Congo.
4:36 am AKT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Representative Huelskamp on Republican House Leadership Tim Huelskamp; Peter Slen Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and ... Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and discontent among some House Republican leaders, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, his removal from the the Agriculture and Budget Committees, and gun control. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:48 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Multi-Employer Pension Plans Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension ... Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He said that without congressional changes, the agency would end up with little resources to help improve existing multi-employer pension plans or those plans that fail. 5:53 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 16 min. Rules for 2013 Defense Programs and Fiscal Cliff Legislation, Part 1 The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on ... The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on House Speaker John Boehner’s amendment to H.J.Res. 66. The amendment would avoid the impending “fiscal cliff” increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012.
5:19 am AKT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Gun Violence Task Force David Ingram; Peter Slen David Ingram talked about President Obama’s for tightening gun control laws with or without ... David Ingram talked about President Obama’s for tightening gun control laws with or without congressional action, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He explained the gun violence task force President Obama announced the previous day, and reviewed the Justice Department’s prior research into potential gun law changes. 7:00 am AKT Approx. 10 hr. 25 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for a legislative session.
The Senate considered H.R.1, the Emergency ...
The Senate convened for a legislative session.
The Senate considered H.R.1, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill for the relief of victims of Hurricane Sandy.
8:10 am AKT Approx. 2 min. LIVE Senate Democrats on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” bill, which would raise income taxes for those making $1million or more. Majority Leader Reid said the speaker’s proposal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was a “non-starter” in the Senate. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sbudget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
5:48 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. LIVE Senator Daniel Inouye Casket Arrival Ceremony Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol ... Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol building prior to being left to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The service included invocation and closing prayer and remarks from congressional leaders and Vice President Biden.
Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient for his World War II service, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history, and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history.
5:26 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said that several recommendations from the report would take effect before the end of 2012, the rest before Secretary of State Clinton’s successor would take office in 2013. Deputy Secretary William Burns in his remarks said that officials at the highest levels of the State Department were aware of the “deteriorating security situation” in Libya prior to the attack. 8:13 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Susan Ferrechio on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Susan Ferrechio; Peter Slen Susan Ferrechio spoke by phone about negotiations on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax ... Susan Ferrechio spoke by phone about negotiations on the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.*She also previewed the House vote later in the day on Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
7:18 am AKT Approx. 5 min. LIVE Majority Leader Cantor on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Spending Cuts Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” bill to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He said that House Republicans had the votes to pass the legislation, which would raise income taxes on earners who make $1 million or more annually. He also said the House would remain in session after the vote so as to be available for further “fiscal cliff” work.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
7:18 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Casket Arrival Ceremony Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol ... Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol building prior to being left to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The service included invocation and closing prayer and remarks from congressional leaders and Vice President Biden.
Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient for his World War II service, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history, and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history.
8:16 am AKT Approx. 20 min. LIVE Senate Democrats on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” bill, which would raise income taxes for those making $1million or more. Majority Leader Reid said the speaker’s proposal to avert the “fiscal cliff” was a “non-starter” in the Senate. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sbudget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
7:25 am AKT Approx. 34 min. Representative Huelskamp on Republican House Leadership Tim Huelskamp; Peter Slen Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and ... Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and discontent among some House Republican leaders, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, his removal from the the Agriculture and Budget Committees, and gun control. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:31 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, State and Defense Officials State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the ... State and Defense Department officials testified on the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. They spoke about violence from the rebel group M23 which was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed were the role of ivory poaching and U.S. federal budget issues that could limit resources available to assist Congo. 8:38 am AKT Approx. 2 min. LIVE Senator Daniel Inouye Lying in State Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket was shown lying in state in the U.S. Capitol ... Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket was shown lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda.
Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient for his World War II service, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history, and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history.
8:00 am AKT Approx. 7 hr. 7 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 At about 12:30 p.m., the House began debate on the rule for the defense authorization conference ... At about 12:30 p.m., the House began debate on the rule for the defense authorization conference report.
At about 1:30 p.m, the House began debate on the rule for the two Plan B-related measures.
At about 2:30 p.m. the House took its first series of roll call votes on the two rules.
At about 3:30 p.m. the House debated the defense authorization conference report.
At about 4:40 p.m. the House debated HR 6684, the sequester/spending reduction bill.
At about 6:30 p.m., the House took its second series of roll call votes of the day: final adoption of the defense authorization conference report, and possible motion to recommit, and final passage of HR 6684, the sequester/spending reduction bill.
10:12 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2 Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. The rebel group M23 was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed was the effectiveness of the U.N. mission in the Congo. 8:41 am AKT Approx. 18 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said that several recommendations from the report would take effect before the end of 2012, the rest before Secretary of State Clinton’s successor would take office in 2013. Deputy Secretary William Burns in his remarks said that officials at the highest levels of the State Department were aware of the “deteriorating security situation” in Libya prior to the attack.
3:09 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. Representatives Dreier and Slaughter Debate Fiscal Cliff Plans Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 11:36 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report, Part 1 State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides testified on the findings of a ... State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides testified on the findings of a report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They detailed security failures that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. 9:02 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. LIVE Benghazi Consulate Attack Report, Part 1 State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides testified on the findings of a ... State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides testified on the findings of a report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They detailed security failures that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
3:34 pm AKT Approx. 23 min. Sequestration Replacement Debate Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached ... Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached about the budget before the “fiscal cliff.” 1:18 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report, Part 2 State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides continued their testimony on ... State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides continued their testimony on the findings of a report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They detailed security failures that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. 10:47 am AKT Approx. 8 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He focused on the ongoing ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. He focused on the ongoing negotiations to avoid the impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. He criticized President Obama’s latest proposal, saying it “fails to meet the test of balance.” The speaker’s “Plan B” legislation to avert the tax hikes and budget cuts was to be voted on by the House later in the day.
3:57 pm AKT Approx. 2 min. LIVE House Republican Meeting on Plan B Members of the House Republican Conference were seen leaving a meeting where House Speaker John ... Members of the House Republican Conference were seen leaving a meeting where House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) decided not to call for a vote on his “Plan B” proposal to avoid impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. The bill would have raised income tax rates for those making $1 million a year or more. 2:38 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Casket Arrival Ceremony Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol ... Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol building prior to being left to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The service included invocation and closing prayer and remarks from congressional leaders and Vice President Biden.
Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient for his World War II service, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history, and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history.
10:55 am AKT Approx. 7 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions primarily on negotiations to avoid the ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions primarily on negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff” of impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. The House of Representatives was preparing to vote on Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal, which would raise income tax rates of those making $1 million or more. President Obama had threatened to veto the Boehner plan. President Obama also had said that he would not negotiate on raising the debt ceiling.
The program ends abruptly due to a live event.
4:00 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Sequestration Replacement Debate Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached ... Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached about the budget before the “fiscal cliff.” 11:04 am AKT Approx. 28 min. Representative Huelskamp on Republican House Leadership Tim Huelskamp; Peter Slen Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and ... Representative Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) talked about the “fiscal cliff” negotiations and discontent among some House Republican leaders, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” bill to avoid the fiscal cliff, his removal from the the Agriculture and Budget Committees, and gun control. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:08 pm AKT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Reaction to Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Telephone lines were open for comments on the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. Members of the House Republican Conference had just completed a meeting where House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) decided not to call for a vote on his “Plan B” proposal to avoid impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. The bill would have raised income tax rates for those making $1 million a year or more. 11:32 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. LIVE Benghazi Consulate Attack Report, Part 2 State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides continued their testimony on ... State Department Deputy Secretaries William Burns and Thomas Nides continued their testimony on the findings of a report on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. They detailed security failures that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
4:38 pm AKT Approx. 24 min. Sequestration Replacement Debate Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached ... Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached about the budget before the “fiscal cliff.” 1:01 pm AKT Approx. 38 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Casket Arrival Ceremony Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol ... Scenes were shown of Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket arriving at the U.S Capitol building prior to being left to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. The service included invocation and closing prayer and remarks from congressional leaders and Vice President Biden.
Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient for his World War II service, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history, and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history.
5:02 pm AKT Approx. 54 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 Following the initial debate on the “Plan B” proposal to avoid impending “fiscal ... Following the initial debate on the “Plan B” proposal to avoid impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013, the House concluded the session without a vote. 1:40 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Senator Daniel Inouye Lying in State Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket was shown lying in state in the U.S. Capitol ... Senator Daniel Inouye’s (D-HI) casket was shown lying in state in the U.S. Capitol Rotunda. Senator Inouye, who died at the age of 88 on December 17, 2012, was a Medal of Honor recipient for his World War II service, the highest-ranking Asian-American politician in U.S. history, and the second-longest serving U.S. senator in history.
5:58 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Kathleen Hunter on Speaker Boehner's Plan B Kathleen Hunter Kathleen Hunter, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, was interviewed by telephone about ... Kathleen Hunter, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, was interviewed by telephone about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then.  3:31 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Senator Roy Blunt Tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye Roy Blunt Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away on December ... Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away on December 17, 2012, at the age of 88.
6:01 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Representatives Dreier and Slaughter Debate Fiscal Cliff Plans Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 3:34 pm AKT Approx. 5 min. Senator Richard Shelby Tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye Richard Shelby Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away ... Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away December 17, 2012, at age 88.
7:05 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Sequestration Replacement Debate Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached ... Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached about the budget before the “fiscal cliff.” 3:40 pm AKT Approx. 9 min. Senator Christopher Coons Tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye Chris Coons Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away ... Senator Christopher Coons (D-DE) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away December 17, 2012, at age 88.
8:30 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. ... Senior State Department officials testified on the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that led to the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Deputy Secretary Thomas Nides said that several recommendations from the report would take effect before the end of 2012, the rest before Secretary of State Clinton’s successor would take office in 2013. Deputy Secretary William Burns in his remarks said that officials at the highest levels of the State Department were aware of the “deteriorating security situation” in Libya prior to the attack. 3:50 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. Senator Daniel Akaka Tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye Daniel Akaka Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away December ... Senator Daniel Akaka (D-HI) paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who passed away December 17, 2012, at age 88.
10:18 pm AKT Approx. 4 min. Kathleen Hunter on Speaker Boehner's Plan B Kathleen Hunter Kathleen Hunter, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, was interviewed by telephone about ... Kathleen Hunter, congressional reporter for Bloomberg News, was interviewed by telephone about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” for avoiding the “fiscal cliff” of automatic tax increases and spending cuts scheduled for January 2013 if Congress does not reach a budget agreement before then.  4:00 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on ... Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on the damage done by Hurricane Sandy to the regional transportation systems, and the needed repairs to rebuild infrastructure capable of withstanding a similar storm. At the time, Congress was considering a passage of a $60 billion relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The package has come under criticism for containing pet spending projects like a new car for the Justice Department’s inspector general, repairs at the Kennedy Space Center and funding for the Federal Transportation Administration.
10:22 pm AKT Approx. 57 min. Representatives Dreier and Slaughter Debate Fiscal Cliff Plans Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 5:10 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Control Task Force Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden made opening remarks prior to a meeting at the White House with cabinet ... Vice President Joe Biden made opening remarks prior to a meeting at the White House with cabinet members and law enforcement leaders to discuss ways to curb gun violence. The Gun Control Task Force, led by Vice President Biden, was charged with delivering legislative proposals by January as part of the administration’s response to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and other tragedies.
11:19 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Sequestration Replacement Debate Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached ... Members debated automatic spending cuts due to begin in January 2013 if no compromise was reached about the budget before the “fiscal cliff.” 5:13 pm AKT Approx. 29 min. Gun Violence Task Force David Ingram; Peter Slen David Ingram talked about President Obama’s for tightening gun control laws with or without ... David Ingram talked about President Obama’s for tightening gun control laws with or without congressional action, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He explained the gun violence task force President Obama announced the previous day, and reviewed the Justice Department’s prior research into potential gun law changes.
12:46 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on ... Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on the damage done by Hurricane Sandy to the regional transportation systems, and the needed repairs to rebuild infrastructure capable of withstanding a similar storm. At the time, Congress was considering a passage of a $60 billion relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The package has come under criticism for containing pet spending projects like a new car for the Justice Department’s inspector general, repairs at the Kennedy Space Center and funding for the Federal Transportation Administration. 5:44 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Syrian Transition After Assad Regime Gregory Aftandilian; Joseph Holliday; Mona Yacoubian Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to ... Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad regime will not be a collapse but a slow decline today/Tuesday at a panel discussion on the future of Syria after Assad. He was joined in the discussion by the Stimson Center’s Mona Yacoubian. Both agreed that If the Assad Regime falls, it could lead to less stability in the region. 
Syria’s civil war began as an uprising in March 2011 with peaceful protests but turned into a civil war after the government’s crackdown on dissent.
1:55 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Representatives Dreier and Slaughter Debate Fiscal Cliff Plans Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases ... Members debated proposed measures to avoid the “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement. 6:49 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Private Computerized Stock Trading Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool ... Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The existing legislation was examined and possible changes to regulations to prevent major market disruptions were discussed. Also discussed was fairness, transparency, and a level playing field for all types of investors.
9:17 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Federal Government Modernization The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, ... The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of information technology systems and the Web. Panelists in the first session talked about successes and challenges of the act ten years after its passage. Participants in the second discussion focused on upcoming decade and ways the government might continue to modernize.
10:24 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Hurricane Sandy Recovery Efforts Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on ... Federal government and New York City and New Jersey transportation system officials testified on the damage done by Hurricane Sandy to the regional transportation systems, and the needed repairs to rebuild infrastructure capable of withstanding a similar storm. At the time, Congress was considering a passage of a $60 billion relief package for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. The package has come under criticism for containing pet spending projects like a new car for the Justice Department’s inspector general, repairs at the Kennedy Space Center and funding for the Federal Transportation Administration.
11:34 pm AKT Approx. 3 min. Vice President Biden on Gun Control Task Force Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden made opening remarks prior to a meeting at the White House with cabinet ... Vice President Joe Biden made opening remarks prior to a meeting at the White House with cabinet members and law enforcement leaders to discuss ways to curb gun violence. The Gun Control Task Force, led by Vice President Biden, was charged with delivering legislative proposals by January as part of the administration’s response to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, and other tragedies.
11:37 pm AKT Approx. 29 min. Gun Violence Task Force David Ingram; Peter Slen David Ingram talked about President Obama’s for tightening gun control laws with or without ... David Ingram talked about President Obama’s for tightening gun control laws with or without congressional action, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He explained the gun violence task force President Obama announced the previous day, and reviewed the Justice Department’s prior research into potential gun law changes.
12:08 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Syrian Transition After Assad Regime Gregory Aftandilian; Joseph Holliday; Mona Yacoubian Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to ... Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad regime will not be a collapse but a slow decline today/Tuesday at a panel discussion on the future of Syria after Assad. He was joined in the discussion by the Stimson Center’s Mona Yacoubian. Both agreed that If the Assad Regime falls, it could lead to less stability in the region. 
Syria’s civil war began as an uprising in March 2011 with peaceful protests but turned into a civil war after the government’s crackdown on dissent.
1:13 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Private Computerized Stock Trading Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool ... Witnesses testified on the increase in off-exchange trading, often referred to as “dark pool trading” or the buying or selling of large quantities of stocks in private exchanges. The existing legislation was examined and possible changes to regulations to prevent major market disruptions were discussed. Also discussed was fairness, transparency, and a level playing field for all types of investors.
2:38 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Federal Government Modernization The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, ... The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation hosted a forum on the E-Government Act, intended to improve government productivity, services, and public access through use of information technology systems and the Web. Panelists in the first session talked about successes and challenges of the act ten years after its passage. Participants in the second discussion focused on upcoming decade and ways the government might continue to modernize.