C-SPAN Schedule

< Tuesday, July 16 >

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3:00 am AKT Approx. 13 min. LIVE Todd Zwillich on Senate Filibuster Rule Changes ; Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International discussed the previous day’s closed-door session ... Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International discussed the previous day’s closed-door session with Senators on efforts to change filibuster rules for non-judicial nominees as well as that day’s cloture votes on several of President Obama’s executive nominations. 1:12 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. Military and Political Transition in Afghanistan Defense and State Department officials testified on regional instability and political and ... Defense and State Department officials testified on regional instability and political and economic challenges in both Afghanistan and Pakistan as U.S. troops prepared to withdraw from Afghanistan.*Special Representative to Afghanistan James Dobbins said that the Obama administration was committed to a long-term strategic partnership with Afghanistan and was still reviewing a range of options regarding U.S. troop levels after 2014. 1:15 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. State Department Nominees The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Victoria Nuland for ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Victoria Nuland for assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, Douglas Lute as ambassador to NATO, and Daniel Baer ss ambassador to the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe.
3:13 am AKT Approx. 33 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on changing Senate filibuster rules on executive ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on changing Senate filibuster rules on executive nominations. 
At the end of the program a portion of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s previous day speech at the Center of American Progress was shown. In the clip he explained his view of what the Constitution says about nominations.
3:17 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. U.S. Strategy Toward North Korea Former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson and former South Korean Ambassador Donald Gregg ... Former United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson and former South Korean Ambassador Donald Gregg talked about U.S. policy toward North Korea and the changes they believe are necessary to engage the country in denuclearization talks. Both recounted personal stories of their travels to the Korean peninsula. Mr. Richardson urged the Obama administration to be more creative in his approach to North Korea. 3:18 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 42 min. FBI Director Nomination Hearing James Comey testified about his nomination to become the director of the FBI.*Among the issues he ... James Comey testified about his nomination to become the director of the FBI.*Among the issues he addressed were the use of water-boarding in interrogations, National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs, and the force feedings of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay detention facility. He also said that the secret surveillance court that approved wiretapping requests, known as the FISA court, was “anything but a rubber stamp.”
3:47 am AKT Approx. 56 min. LIVE Norm Ornstein on Senate Filibuster Rule Changes ; Norman Ornstein talked about the previous night’s meeting among Senators in an effort to ... Norman Ornstein talked about the previous night’s meeting among Senators in an effort to avoid changing Senate filibuster rules on executive branch nominees. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 4:41 am AKT Approx. 30 min. New York Representatives on George Zimmerman Verdict Democratic Representatives from New York City called on the Justice Department to launch a civil ... Democratic Representatives from New York City called on the Justice Department to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. The Justice Department suspended its investigation during the trial. 7:18 am AKT Approx. 14 min. LIVE Improving Embassy Security Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and ... Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and Personnel Protection Act of 2013, which aims to prevent future attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts. Gregory Starr argued that legislation moving through the Senate would provide added protection at embassies, but declined to say if the measure would have prevented the Benghazi attack. Bill Miller said the diplomatic post in Benghazi did not meet basic security standards, and that rules are now in place to avoid that situation in the future.
4:45 am AKT Approx. 21 min. LIVE Senator Bernie Sanders on Senate Filibuster Rule Changes ; Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about Senate Democratic efforts to give the majority leader, ... Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talked about Senate Democratic efforts to give the majority leader, through a simple majority vote, the power to limit the minority party’s ability to filibuster non-judicial nominees, also referred to as the “nuclear option.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 5:17 am AKT Approx. 32 min. Points of Light Volunteer Program President Obama and others honored former President George H.W. Bush at a White House event ... President Obama and others honored former President George H.W. Bush at a White House event marking a milestone for the Points of Light volunteer program. The organization gave its 5000th Daily Point of Light award to a retired couple from Iowa whose charity, called Outreach Inc., provides food, water, education and other services to people in Tanzania. 7:33 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. Boston Marathon Bombings and Domestic Counterterrorism Current and former directors of the National Counterterrorism Center, security officials, and ... Current and former directors of the National Counterterrorism Center, security officials, and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani testified on communications procedures and law enforcement efforts leading up to the Boston Marathon bombings and other domestic terror plots.
The second panel of the hearing “Assessing Attacks on the Homeland: From Fort Hood to Boston” was convened in closed executive session to hear classified testimony.
5:06 am AKT Approx. 21 min. LIVE Senator Barrasso on Senate Filibuster Rule Changes ; Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) talked about Senate Democratic efforts to give the majority leader, ... Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) talked about Senate Democratic efforts to give the majority leader, through a simple majority vote, the power to limit the minority party’s ability to filibuster non-judicial nominees, also referred to as the “nuclear option.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
5:50 am AKT Approx. 9 min. Todd Zwillich on Senate Filibuster Rule Changes ; Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International discussed the previous day’s closed-door session ... Todd Zwillich of Public Radio International discussed the previous day’s closed-door session with Senators on efforts to change filibuster rules for non-judicial nominees as well as that day’s cloture votes on several of President Obama’s executive nominations. 11:36 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Wildfire and Forest Management Wildfire and Forest Service officials testified on ways to reduce the risk of catastrophic ... Wildfire and Forest Service officials testified on ways to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. The hearing also focused on the increasing number and intensity of wildfires in the West and Southwest. 
Representatives Doug Lamborn (R-CO), Scott Tipton (R-CO), Paul Gosar (R-AZ), and Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) testified in the first panel. Experts in forestry testified in the second panel.
5:28 am AKT Approx. 34 min. LIVE WikiLeaks and National Security ; Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s ... Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s leaking of National Security Agency surveillance programs. Topics included how Wikileaks has changed since its founding, its funded, and international influence. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:00 am AKT Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened and swore in Senator-elect Edward Markey (D-MA).
Members voted in favor of ...
The Senate convened and swore in Senator-elect Edward Markey (D-MA).
Members voted in favor of invoking cloture on the nomination of Richard Cordray to be Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
If cloture is invoked (i.e., gets 60 votes to cut off debate) on the nomination (meaning it ), there will be up to eight hours of debate on the nomination, followed by a roll call vote on confirmation of the Cordray nomination.
If cloture is not invoked on the Cordray nomination, the Senate will move to the next cloture vote on the list previously announced:
Richard F. Griffin, Jr. to be a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Sharon Block to be a Member of the NLRB
Mark Gaston Pearce to be a member of the NLRB
Fred Hochberg to be President of the Export-Import Bank of the United States
Thomas Edward Perez to be Secretary of Labor
Regina McCarthy to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency
1:01 pm AKT Approx. 1 min. WikiLeaks and National Security ; Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s ... Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s leaking of National Security Agency surveillance programs. Topics included how Wikileaks has changed since its founding, its funded, and international influence. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
6:02 am AKT Approx. 32 min. LIVE 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. 8:32 am AKT Approx. 4 min. Senators McCain and Reid on Senate Filibuster Rules Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster ... Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster rules. 1:03 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. LIVE Health Care Law Employer and Individual Mandates Delay - Part 1 The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying for one ... The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying for one year provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the employer mandate and penalties for individuals without health insurance. The Authority for Mandate Delay Act would delay enforcement of the employer mandate portion of the health care law until 2015. The Fairness for American Families Act would also allow a delay for individuals until 2015. The individual mandate in the health care law is still set to begin January 1, 2014. The employer mandate has been delayed by Obama Administration until 2015. The hearing was chaired by Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX).
6:36 am AKT Approx. 41 min. LIVE 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. 8:37 am AKT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Open Phones on Senate Filibuster Rules Deal Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Senate compromise to avert changes to the ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the Senate compromise to avert changes to the filibuster rule.
David Drucker from the Washington Examiner described over the telephone the details of the agreement reached by senators.
3:15 pm AKT Approx. 18 min. LIVE Health Care Law Employer and Individual Mandates Delay - Part 2 The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying provisions ... The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the employer mandate and penalties for individuals without health insurance, for one year.
7:19 am AKT Approx. 4 min. Senators McCain and Reid on Senate Filibuster Rules Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster ... Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster rules. 9:08 am AKT Approx. 58 min. Senator Carl Levin on the Senate Agenda ; Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, ... Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, talked about the Senate agenda at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast meeting with reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included filibuster rules, national intelligence, the departure of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. aid to Egypt and Syrian rebels, sexual assaults in the military, and sequestration at the Defense Department. 3:34 pm AKT Approx. 30 min. New York Representatives on George Zimmerman Verdict Democratic Representatives from New York City called on the Justice Department to launch a civil ... Democratic Representatives from New York City called on the Justice Department to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Trayvon Martin. The Justice Department suspended its investigation during the trial.
7:28 am AKT Approx. 31 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. 10:07 am AKT Approx. 7 min. LIVE Senate Republicans on Filibuster Rules Deal Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to ... Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to avoid filibuster rule changes. 5:15 pm AKT Approx. 41 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.
7:59 am AKT Approx. 12 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. 10:15 am AKT Approx. 3 hr. 50 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate confirmed the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer ... The Senate confirmed the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection. 5:57 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Young America's Foundation Meeting Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson led a discussion with high school students ... Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson led a discussion with high school students about the conservative movement during the National High School Leadership Conference, an annual event that featured conservative speakers and workshops.
8:12 am AKT Approx. 3 min. Swearing-In of Senator-Elect Edward Markey Former Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) was sworn in to to take the Senate seat which Senator ... Former Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) was sworn in to to take the Senate seat which Senator John Kerry (D-MA) resigned to become secretary of state. 2:06 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. Senate Republicans on Filibuster Rules Deal Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to ... Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to avoid filibuster rule changes. 7:16 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Security Situation in the Sahel ; Djibrill Bassole talked about the changing security situation in the Sahel and Sahara regions, and ... Djibrill Bassole talked about the changing security situation in the Sahel and Sahara regions, and upcoming presidential elections in Mali.*Beginning in 2012, northern separatists fought against the government, leading to the removal of the president. He also responded to questions from the audience.
8:17 am AKT Approx. 56 min. Dodd-Frank Financial Regulation Law ; Daniel Tarullo talked about the status of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial ... Daniel Tarullo talked about the status of the implementation of the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law, which sought to regulate financial sector practices that may have led to the 2008 financial crisis. He also discussed the economy, which he said was more stable than it was leading up to the financial crisis, despite slow growth. He credited the law, increased household savings, and other factors as contributing to economic improvement.
This event was part of Politico’s"Morning Money Breakfast Briefing."
2:21 pm AKT Approx. 17 min. Senate Democrats on Filibuster Rules Deal ; ; Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Republicans to avoid filibuster rule changes. 8:42 pm 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.
9:16 am AKT Approx. 4 min. Senators McCain and Reid on Senate Filibuster Rules Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster ... Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster rules. 2:39 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. Senate Debate on Nominations Senators debated the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial ... Senators debated the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and other executive branch nominations. 11:15 pm AKT Approx. 41 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.
9:21 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. 3:13 pm AKT Approx. 4 min. Senators McCain and Reid on Senate Filibuster Rules Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster ... Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster rules. 11:57 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Young America's Foundation Meeting Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson led a discussion with high school students ... Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson led a discussion with high school students about the conservative movement during the National High School Leadership Conference, an annual event that featured conservative speakers and workshops.
9:55 am AKT Approx. 3 min. WikiLeaks and National Security ; Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s ... Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s leaking of National Security Agency surveillance programs. Topics included how Wikileaks has changed since its founding, its funded, and international influence. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 3:18 pm AKT Approx. 6 min. Senator Grassley on Executive Nominations In an excerpt from the Senate floor, Senator Grassley discussed the executive nomination process ... In an excerpt from the Senate floor, Senator Grassley discussed the executive nomination process that was agreed to. 1:16 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Security Situation in the Sahel ; Djibrill Bassole talked about the changing security situation in the Sahel and Sahara regions, and ... Djibrill Bassole talked about the changing security situation in the Sahel and Sahara regions, and upcoming presidential elections in Mali.*Beginning in 2012, northern separatists fought against the government, leading to the removal of the president. He also responded to questions from the audience.
10:00 am AKT Approx. 11 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2576 - To amend title 49, United ...
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2576 - To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents, and for other purposes (Sponsored by Rep. Jeff Denham / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.R. 1848 - Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013, as amended (Sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) H.R. 2611 - To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the "Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building", and for other purposes (Sponsored by Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3:25 pm AKT Approx. 33 min. White House Daily Briefing Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions at the daily White House briefing. He ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions at the daily White House briefing. He said the White House supports Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s position on the Senate filibuster rules deal, but would not comment further until an official agreement had been announced. Other topics included the political situation in Egypt, former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, racial relations following the verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial for the death of Trayvon Martin, immigration reform, and intelligence surveillance.
This is only the first half of the briefing.
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.
10:12 am AKT Approx. 1 min. Senator Carl Levin on the Senate Agenda ; Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, ... Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, talked about the Senate agenda at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast meeting with reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included filibuster rules, national intelligence, the departure of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. aid to Egypt and Syrian rebels, sexual assaults in the military, and sequestration at the Defense Department. 4:00 pm 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.
10:14 am AKT Approx. 52 min. Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist on Immigration Reform ; ; Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist debated immigration reform. Mayor Emanuel ... Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist debated immigration reform. Mayor Emanuel argued that fifty percent of small business applications in Chicago come from immigrants. Mr. Norquist said he favored reform efforts, and argued that the perception that the Republican Party opposes immigration reform isn’t accurate. 4:34 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Improving Embassy Security Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and ... Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and Personnel Protection Act of 2013, which aims to prevent future attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts. Gregory Starr argued that legislation moving through the Senate would provide added protection at embassies, but declined to say if the measure would have prevented the Benghazi attack. Bill Miller said the diplomatic post in Benghazi did not meet basic security standards, and that rules are now in place to avoid that situation in the future.
11:08 am AKT Approx. 5 min. Senators McCain and Reid on Senate Filibuster Rules Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster ... Senators McCain and Reid spoke about resolving the controversy over changing the Senate filibuster rules. 6:02 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. Senate Debate on Nominations Senators debated the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial ... Senators debated the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and other executive branch nominations.
11:14 am AKT Approx. 47 min. Senator Carl Levin on the Senate Agenda ; Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, ... Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, talked about the Senate agenda at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast meeting with reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included filibuster rules, national intelligence, the departure of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. aid to Egypt and Syrian rebels, sexual assaults in the military, and sequestration at the Defense Department. 6:37 pm AKT Approx. 6 min. Senator Grassley on Executive Nominations In an excerpt from the Senate floor, Senator Grassley discussed the executive nomination process ... In an excerpt from the Senate floor, Senator Grassley discussed the executive nomination process that was agreed to.
12:02 pm AKT Approx. 17 min. LIVE Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director ; Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke to reporters about the Senate 71-29 ... Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) spoke to reporters about the Senate 71-29 vote in favor of allowing debate on the nomination of Richard Cordray to become director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. 6:46 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Wartime Contracting Officials from the Defense and State Departments and U.S.A.I.D. testified on wartime contracting ... Officials from the Defense and State Departments and U.S.A.I.D. testified on wartime contracting reforms they put into place under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. Richard Ginman said he could not explain how the Pentagon spent $34 million constructing an useless building in Afghanistan. He told the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee that he would have to wait for the results of a U.S. Army investigation into the matter.
12:20 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. Senate Republicans on Filibuster Rules Deal Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to ... Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to avoid filibuster rule changes. 8:29 pm 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.
12:35 pm AKT Approx. 17 min. Senate Democrats on Filibuster Rules Deal ; ; Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Republicans to avoid filibuster rule changes. 10:15 pm AKT Approx. 15 min. Improving Embassy Security Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and ... Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and Personnel Protection Act of 2013, which aims to prevent future attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts. Gregory Starr argued that legislation moving through the Senate would provide added protection at embassies, but declined to say if the measure would have prevented the Benghazi attack. Bill Miller said the diplomatic post in Benghazi did not meet basic security standards, and that rules are now in place to avoid that situation in the future.
12:53 pm AKT Approx. 8 min. David Drucker on Senate Filibuster Rules Deal ; In a telephone interview, David Drucker described the details of the agreement reached by senators ... In a telephone interview, David Drucker described the details of the agreement reached by senators to avert changes to Senate filibuster rules. 10:33 pm AKT Approx. 34 min. Senate Debate on Nominations Senators debated the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial ... Senators debated the nomination Richard Cordray to be director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection and other executive branch nominations.
1:01 pm AKT Approx. 36 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 11:10 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Wartime Contracting Officials from the Defense and State Departments and U.S.A.I.D. testified on wartime contracting ... Officials from the Defense and State Departments and U.S.A.I.D. testified on wartime contracting reforms they put into place under the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. Richard Ginman said he could not explain how the Pentagon spent $34 million constructing an useless building in Afghanistan. He told the Senate Homeland Security Subcommittee that he would have to wait for the results of a U.S. Army investigation into the matter.
1:38 pm AKT Approx. 1 min. House Speaker Boehner Health Care Mandates House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) talked about delaying not only employer mandates in the Affordable ... House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) talked about delaying not only employer mandates in the Affordable Care Act, but also individual mandates. 12:53 am 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.
1:40 pm 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.
2:14 pm AKT Approx. 15 min. WikiLeaks and National Security ; Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s ... Josh Meyer talked about the organization WikiLeaks and its involvement with Edward Snowden’s leaking of National Security Agency surveillance programs. Topics included how Wikileaks has changed since its founding, its funded, and international influence. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
2:30 pm AKT Approx. 3 hr. 28 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session.
6:00 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. Senate Republicans on Filibuster Rules Deal Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to ... Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to avoid filibuster rule changes.
6:14 pm AKT Approx. 17 min. Senate Democrats on Filibuster Rules Deal ; ; Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Republicans to avoid filibuster rule changes.
6:32 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Senator Carl Levin on the Senate Agenda ; Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, ... Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, talked about the Senate agenda at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast meeting with reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included filibuster rules, national intelligence, the departure of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. aid to Egypt and Syrian rebels, sexual assaults in the military, and sequestration at the Defense Department.
7:37 pm AKT Approx. 24 min. Attorney General Holder Remarks at NAACP Convention Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 104th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 104th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the Justice Department’s efforts to protect and expand voting rights. He also condemned Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and about a recent conversation he had with his 15 year-old son to make him aware of the “world he must still confront.”
8:04 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Health Care Law Employer and Individual Mandates Delay - Part 1 The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying for one ... The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying for one year provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the employer mandate and penalties for individuals without health insurance. The Authority for Mandate Delay Act would delay enforcement of the employer mandate portion of the health care law until 2015. The Fairness for American Families Act would also allow a delay for individuals until 2015. The individual mandate in the health care law is still set to begin January 1, 2014. The employer mandate has been delayed by Obama Administration until 2015. The hearing was chaired by Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX).
9:48 pm AKT Approx. 18 min. Health Care Law Employer and Individual Mandates Delay - Part 2 The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying provisions ... The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the employer mandate and penalties for individuals without health insurance, for one year.
10:06 pm AKT Approx. 1 min. House Speaker Boehner Health Care Mandates House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) talked about delaying not only employer mandates in the Affordable ... House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) talked about delaying not only employer mandates in the Affordable Care Act, but also individual mandates.
10:09 pm AKT Approx. 14 min. Senate Republicans on Filibuster Rules Deal Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to ... Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Democrats to avoid filibuster rule changes.
10:23 pm AKT Approx. 17 min. Senate Democrats on Filibuster Rules Deal ; ; Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the agreement they reached with Senate Republicans to avoid filibuster rule changes.
10:42 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Senator Carl Levin on the Senate Agenda ; Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, ... Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI), also a member of the Intelligence Committee, talked about the Senate agenda at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast meeting with reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included filibuster rules, national intelligence, the departure of Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. aid to Egypt and Syrian rebels, sexual assaults in the military, and sequestration at the Defense Department.
11:45 pm AKT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Office of Personnel Management Nomination Hearing Katherine Archuleta testified at her nomination hearing to lead the Office of Personnel Management ... Katherine Archuleta testified at her nomination hearing to lead the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). OPM is the agency responsible for conducting security background checks, managing federal retirement benefits, and overseeing the hiring and firing of federal employees. She answered questions on OPM’s implementation of the health care law, backlogs in processing federal retirements, and the security clearance process.
1:05 am AKT Approx. 23 min. Attorney General Holder Remarks at NAACP Convention Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 104th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 104th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the Justice Department’s efforts to protect and expand voting rights. He also condemned Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and about a recent conversation he had with his 15 year-old son to make him aware of the “world he must still confront.”
1:30 am AKT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Health Care Law Employer and Individual Mandates Delay - Part 1 The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying for one ... The House Rules Committee held a hearing on the rules for debate on two bills delaying for one year provisions of the Affordable Care Act, the employer mandate and penalties for individuals without health insurance. The Authority for Mandate Delay Act would delay enforcement of the employer mandate portion of the health care law until 2015. The Fairness for American Families Act would also allow a delay for individuals until 2015. The individual mandate in the health care law is still set to begin January 1, 2014. The employer mandate has been delayed by Obama Administration until 2015. The hearing was chaired by Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX).
2:56 am AKT Approx. 1 min. House Speaker Boehner Health Care Mandates House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) talked about delaying not only employer mandates in the Affordable ... House Speaker Boehner (R-OH) talked about delaying not only employer mandates in the Affordable Care Act, but also individual mandates.