C-SPAN Schedule

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3:00 am AKT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria; Ed O'Keefe Telephone lines were open for comments on Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech at the NAACP ... Telephone lines were open for comments on Attorney General Eric Holder’s speech at the NAACP convention in which he referred to the Florida trial in which George Zimmerman was acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. He said that “stand your ground” laws “senselessly expand the concept of self-defense.”
Ed O’Keefe, speaking by phone, talked about the compromise reached by senators to avert changes to Senate filibuster rules.
3:00 am AKT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included changes to the National Health Service and the shortage of nurses in hospitals as well as Britain’s future relationship with the European Union. 2:42 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Dodd-Frank Financial Law Implementation Government regulators testified on their efforts in implementing the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial ... Government regulators testified on their efforts in implementing the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its provisions to improve financial stability and mitigate systemic risk.
3:50 am AKT Approx. 43 min. LIVE Representative John Fleming on the Affordable Care Act Nancy Calo; John Fleming; Pedro Echevarria Representative John Fleming (R-LA), a medical doctor and chair of the House Republican Doctors ... Representative John Fleming (R-LA), a medical doctor and chair of the House Republican Doctors Caucus, talked about the Affordable Care Act, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the upcoming House vote to delay until 2015 two requirements of the law: that businesses with 50 or more employees offer health insurance, and the individual mandate.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
3:37 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Domestic Oil and Gas Prices Witnesses testified on the impact of changes in domestic oil production, refining and distribution ... Witnesses testified on the impact of changes in domestic oil production, refining and distribution on price of U.S. gasoline and fuel. Adam Sieminski, the head of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, told the committee that while domestic crude oil is at its highest output since 1992, it’s still the international market that determines prices at the gas pumps. He said that the increase in U.S. exports on the world market has helped to keep gas prices from spiking even higher. 4:05 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Presidential Trip to Africa Review Panelists spoke about President Obama’s recent trip to Africa and his “Power ... Panelists spoke about President Obama’s recent trip to Africa and his “Power Africa” initiative, which would provide $7 billion to double access to electric power in the sub-Saharan region of the continent. They focused on the project’s public and private sector strategies, possible impediments to the initiative, and how competition from the Chinese government may impact U.S. investment. They responded to questions from the audience.
4:35 am AKT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Representative Gene Green on the Affordable Care Act Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; Gene Green Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health ... Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health care law’s individual mandate. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
5:29 am AKT Approx. 9 hr. 56 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate confirmed the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to continue as president of ... The Senate confirmed the nomination of Fred P. Hochberg, of New York, to continue as president of the Export-Import Bank. 6:01 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 12 min. LIVE U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his testimony he said he was not ready to declare “too big to fail” a thing of the past. He also stated that if Congress did not raise the federal debt limit later in the year, the impact “could provide some shock to the economy if it got out of hand” and that a “default by the U.S. would be extremely disruptive.”
Due to audio difficulties during the first 25 minutes, members' opening statements are difficult to hear.
5:17 am AKT Approx. 42 min. LIVE James Fallows on California Governor Jerry Brown James Fallows; Pedro Echevarria James Fallows talked about his article in The Atlantic, “The Fixer,” on ... James Fallows talked about his article in The Atlantic, “The Fixer,” on California Governor Jerry Brown. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included Governor Brown’s first tenure as governor from 1975-83, and differences between California in the 1970s and in the present.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting magazine articles.
3:25 pm AKT Approx. 33 min. Senator Grassley on Labor Secretary Nominee Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) spoke in opposition to the nomination of Thomas Perez for ... Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) spoke in opposition to the nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of Labor. 9:14 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. LIVE Voting Rights Act Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses were members of the Houe of Representatives. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) gave a history of the VRA and said the Court’s decision made him “want to cry.” James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) explained why the VRA remained necessary and criticized justices for disregarding years of congressional work. Constitutional attorney Michael Carvin argued that Section 2 continued to be enough to prevent racial discrimination in voting. The two other witnesses disagreed, citing evidence on the pervasiveness of racial discrimination in voting districts across the country.
6:00 am AKT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. 4:00 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. United Nations Ambassador Nomination Hearing The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Samantha Power to serve as ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Samantha Power to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Power was pressed by several committee members on previous statements she had made about U.S. foreign policy. In response to Senator Rubio’s query about a 2003 article in which she wrote that U.S. foreign policy should be “overhauled” and needed “a historical reckoning with crimes committed, sponsored, or permitted by the United States,” she said she would “never apologize for America.” Other topics included the civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program. 11:19 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. United Nations Ambassador Nomination Hearing The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Samantha Power to serve as ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Samantha Power to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Power was pressed by several committee members on previous statements she had made about U.S. foreign policy. In response to Senator Rubio’s query about a 2003 article in which she wrote that U.S. foreign policy should be “overhauled” and needed “a historical reckoning with crimes committed, sponsored, or permitted by the United States,” she said she would “never apologize for America.” Other topics included the civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program.
6:42 am AKT Approx. 17 min. Representative John Fleming on the Affordable Care Act Nancy Calo; John Fleming; Pedro Echevarria Representative John Fleming (R-LA), a medical doctor and chair of the House Republican Doctors ... Representative John Fleming (R-LA), a medical doctor and chair of the House Republican Doctors Caucus, talked about the Affordable Care Act, and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the upcoming House vote to delay until 2015 two requirements of the law: that businesses with 50 or more employees offer health insurance, and the individual mandate.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
6:02 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 45 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his testimony he said he was not ready to declare “too big to fail” a thing of the past. He also stated that if Congress did not raise the federal debt limit later in the year, the impact “could provide some shock to the economy if it got out of hand” and that a “default by the U.S. would be extremely disruptive.”
Due to audio difficulties during the first 25 minutes, members' opening statements are difficult to hear.
1:21 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. British Foreign Secretary on Foreign Policy Issues British Foreign Secretary William Hague appeared before the Foreign Affairs Committee to answer ... British Foreign Secretary William Hague appeared before the Foreign Affairs Committee to answer questions on United Kingdom foreign policy. Members focused on foreign policy issues in the Middle East, specifically Syria, Iran, Egypt, and Afghanistan. On Syria, the foreign secretary told members the government had made no decision on whether to arm the opposition and that decision would have to come to a vote first in the House of Commons.
7:03 am AKT Approx. 15 min. LIVE President Obama Remarks on Richard Cordray Confirmation Richard Cordray; Barack Obama President Obama made a statement on the confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the ... President Obama made a statement on the confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mr. Cordray was confirmed after the Senate came to an agreement on administration nominees and filibusters. 8:48 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Voting Rights Act Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses were members of the Houe of Representatives. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) gave a history of the VRA and said the Court’s decision made him “want to cry.” James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) explained why the VRA remained necessary and criticized justices for disregarding years of congressional work. Constitutional attorney Michael Carvin argued that Section 2 continued to be enough to prevent racial discrimination in voting. The two other witnesses disagreed, citing evidence on the pervasiveness of racial discrimination in voting districts across the country. 3:26 pm AKT Approx. 35 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. Topics included changes to the National Health Service and the shortage of nurses in hospitals as well as Britain’s future relationship with the European Union.
7:19 am AKT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care ... Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate deadline from 2014 to 2015 and the legal justification for the decision. Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) accused the Obama Administration of not listening to average Americans and argued, “Warren Buffet gets a break but not Joe Sixpack.” 10:52 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. United Nations Ambassador Nomination Hearing The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Samantha Power to serve as ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a nomination hearing for Samantha Power to serve as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Ms. Power was pressed by several committee members on previous statements she had made about U.S. foreign policy. In response to Senator Rubio’s query about a 2003 article in which she wrote that U.S. foreign policy should be “overhauled” and needed “a historical reckoning with crimes committed, sponsored, or permitted by the United States,” she said she would “never apologize for America.” Other topics included the civil war in Syria and Iran’s nuclear program. 4:02 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 42 min. Postal Service Reform Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service ... Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service successful in the 21st Century. Postmaster General Donahoe urged Congress to allow the service to drop Saturday deliveries to save costs, and do away with a requirement that the U.S. Postal Service pre-pay future retiree health benefits.
7:54 am AKT Approx. 5 min. Representative Gene Green on the Affordable Care Act Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; Gene Green Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health ... Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health care law’s individual mandate. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
12:54 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 44 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his testimony he said he was not ready to declare “too big to fail” a thing of the past. He also stated that if Congress did not raise the federal debt limit later in the year, the impact “could provide some shock to the economy if it got out of hand” and that a “default by the U.S. would be extremely disruptive.”
Due to audio difficulties during the first 25 minutes, members' opening statements are difficult to hear.
6:45 pm AKT Approx. 5 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his testimony he said he was not ready to declare “too big to fail” a thing of the past. He also stated that if Congress did not raise the federal debt limit later in the year, the impact “could provide some shock to the economy if it got out of hand” and that a “default by the U.S. would be extremely disruptive.”
Due to audio difficulties during the first 25 minutes, members' opening statements are difficult to hear.
8:00 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 H.R. 2667 - Authority for Mandate Delay Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tim ... H.R. 2667 - Authority for Mandate Delay Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tim Griffin / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 2668 - Fairness for American Families Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Todd Young / Ways and Means Committee)
6:51 pm AKT Approx. 22 min. Media Shield Bill A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice ... A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice Department’s recently announced media guidelines into law. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were the main sponsors of this bill. The bill would make it harder for prosecutors to obtain reporters' phone records without advance notice, and ensure journalists can protect the identity of their anonymous sources with some exceptions.
9:37 am AKT Approx. 38 min. Representative Gene Green on the Affordable Care Act Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; Gene Green Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health ... Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health care law’s individual mandate. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:14 pm AKT Approx. 3 hr. 16 min. Health Care Information Sharing Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel and officials from the Department of ... Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel and officials from the Department of Health and Human Services testified at a House joint subcommittee hearing examining information sharing and the health care law. Members' questions focused on how the IRS and HHS would pass information through a centralized data hub while securing potentially sensitive personal information. There were also questions on the delay of the health care employer mandate and the investigation into the targeting of some conservative groups by the IRS.
10:16 am AKT Approx. 36 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 H.R. 2667 - Authority for Mandate Delay Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Tim Griffin / ... H.R. 2667 - Authority for Mandate Delay Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Tim Griffin / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 2668 - Fairness for American Families Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Todd Young / Ways and Means Committee)
10:33 pm AKT Approx. 2 hr. 42 min. Postal Service Reform Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service ... Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service successful in the 21st Century. Postmaster General Donahoe urged Congress to allow the service to drop Saturday deliveries to save costs, and do away with a requirement that the U.S. Postal Service pre-pay future retiree health benefits.
10:53 am AKT Approx. 4 min. Representative Gene Green on the Affordable Care Act Nancy Calo; Pedro Echevarria; Gene Green Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health ... Representative Gene Green (D-TX) talked about the scheduled vote in the House to delay the health care law’s individual mandate. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
1:15 am AKT Approx. 5 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his testimony he said he was not ready to declare “too big to fail” a thing of the past. He also stated that if Congress did not raise the federal debt limit later in the year, the impact “could provide some shock to the economy if it got out of hand” and that a “default by the U.S. would be extremely disruptive.”
Due to audio difficulties during the first 25 minutes, members' opening statements are difficult to hear.
10:57 am AKT Approx. 7 hr. 4 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 H.R. 2667 - Authority for Mandate Delay Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Tim Griffin / ... H.R. 2667 - Authority for Mandate Delay Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Tim Griffin / Ways and Means Committee)
H.R. 2668 - Fairness for American Families Act (Subject to a Rule) (Sponsored by Rep.*Todd Young / Ways and Means Committee)
1:21 am AKT Approx. 22 min. Media Shield Bill A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice ... A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice Department’s recently announced media guidelines into law. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were the main sponsors of this bill. The bill would make it harder for prosecutors to obtain reporters' phone records without advance notice, and ensure journalists can protect the identity of their anonymous sources with some exceptions.
6:01 pm AKT Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. NSA Data Collection and Surveillance Oversight, Panel 1 The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use ... The House Judiciary Committee held an unclassified hearing on the Obama administration’s use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) revealed by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden. Witnesses from the Department of Justice, NSA, and FBI explained the legal grounding of the programs, but Republican and Democratic representatives criticized the scope of the government’s surveillance and data collection programs and talked about not renewing the enabling legislation. 1:45 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 16 min. Health Care Information Sharing Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel and officials from the Department of ... Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel and officials from the Department of Health and Human Services testified at a House joint subcommittee hearing examining information sharing and the health care law. Members' questions focused on how the IRS and HHS would pass information through a centralized data hub while securing potentially sensitive personal information. There were also questions on the delay of the health care employer mandate and the investigation into the targeting of some conservative groups by the IRS.
9:10 pm AKT Approx. 58 min. House Debate on Delaying Health Care Mandates Representatives debated delaying the mandates in the Affordable Care Act for employers of more ... Representatives debated delaying the mandates in the Affordable Care Act for employers of more than 50 people to provide health care coverage and for uncovered individuals to provide their own coverage or pay a tax.
10:10 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care ... Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate deadline from 2014 to 2015 and the legal justification for the decision. Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) accused the Obama Administration of not listening to average Americans and argued, “Warren Buffet gets a break but not Joe Sixpack.”
12:05 am AKT Approx. 15 min. President Obama Remarks on Richard Cordray Confirmation Richard Cordray; Barack Obama President Obama made a statement on the confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the ... President Obama made a statement on the confirmation of Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Mr. Cordray was confirmed after the Senate came to an agreement on administration nominees and filibusters.
12:22 am AKT Approx. 32 min. Sexual Assaults in the Military A bipartisan group of senators spoke to reporters about their efforts to pass a law that would ... A bipartisan group of senators spoke to reporters about their efforts to pass a law that would take the reporting of sexual assaults in the military outside the chain of command.
12:56 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. Voting Rights Act Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses were members of the Houe of Representatives. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) gave a history of the VRA and said the Court’s decision made him “want to cry.” James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) explained why the VRA remained necessary and criticized justices for disregarding years of congressional work. Constitutional attorney Michael Carvin argued that Section 2 continued to be enough to prevent racial discrimination in voting. The two other witnesses disagreed, citing evidence on the pervasiveness of racial discrimination in voting districts across the country.