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6:00 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s second inaugural ... Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s second inaugural address.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:25 am CT Approx. 48 min. Cultural Institutions and Book Publishing Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the ... Carla Hayden and Ira Silverberg talked about the role of cultural institutions in fostering the future of the book. The panel was moderated by Harold Evans, former publisher and president of Random House. The International Summit of the Book was hosted by the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. 5:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Birmingham, Alabama Warren Goldstein Professor Warren Goldstein showed slides as he lectured to a class at the University of Hartford ... Professor Warren Goldstein showed slides as he lectured to a class at the University of Hartford about the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.'s time in Birmingham, Alabama, and the civil rights movement there in 1963.
7:32 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. LIVE President Obama's Second Term Agenda Greta Brawner; Susan Ferrechio; Richard Stevenson Richard Stevenson and Susan Ferrechio talked about President Obama’s second term domestic ... Richard Stevenson and Susan Ferrechio talked about President Obama’s second term domestic and international agenda, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included his first term and his relationships with congressional Democrats and Republicans, and national security and foreign policy. 6:14 am CT Approx. 45 min. Book Discussion on Almost Home Cory Booker; Tina Kelley; Kevin Ryan Covenant House president Kevin Ryan and former New York Times reporter Tina Kelley talked about ... Covenant House president Kevin Ryan and former New York Times reporter Tina Kelley talked about their book, Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope, in which they describe the experiences of homeless teens in North America and the efforts by Covenant House help them. Newark Mayor Cory Booker, who wrote the foreword to the book, also participated in the discussion. This event was hosted by Barnes and Noble Booksellers in New York City. 6:32 am CT Approx. 29 min. National Civil Rights Museum Tour Gwen Harmon; Richard Smith In May 2011, historian Richard Norton Smith led a 10-day bus tour from Asheville, North Carolina ... In May 2011, historian Richard Norton Smith led a 10-day bus tour from Asheville, North Carolina to Austin, Texas. The group stopped at several presidential and historic sites along the route. One of the stops was the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee. The museum is on the site of the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968. It opened as the National Civil Rights Museum in 1991; and 2011 marks its 20th anniversary. The museum’s director of governmental and community affairs, Gwen Harmon, led the group on a tour of the museum, which starts with the year 1619 through the death of the Reverend King, and reflects on his legacy.
9:01 am CT Approx. 27 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 7:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Guns and Politics Panelists talked about possible gun control measures and gun violence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel ... Panelists talked about possible gun control measures and gun violence. Mayor Rahm Emanuel said gun control measures needed to include comprehensive background checks and the limit of high capacity magazines. Former Ohio Representative Steven LaTourette said the Republican Party might accept President Obama’s proposals if “common sense” measures that did not place a limitation on the capacity of the ammunition clips were submitted. All the speakers were in favor of closing the loophole that allows any one to buy arms at gun shows and preventing mentally ill people from getting guns. 7:04 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. U.S.-Mexico Border Region Mayors discussed immigration, trade, and safety issues on and near the U.S.-Mexican ... Mayors discussed immigration, trade, and safety issues on and near the U.S.-Mexican border. They focused in particular on increasing trade with Mexico, the future of the Mexican economy, and the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Alan Bersin talked about the changing relationship between the U.S. and Mexico, noting that Mexico had the 13th largest economy in the world and within a generation would have an economy larger than Germany.
9:29 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. President Obama's Second Term Agenda Greta Brawner; Susan Ferrechio; Richard Stevenson Richard Stevenson and Susan Ferrechio talked about President Obama’s second term domestic ... Richard Stevenson and Susan Ferrechio talked about President Obama’s second term domestic and international agenda, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included his first term and his relationships with congressional Democrats and Republicans, and national security and foreign policy. 8:18 am CT Approx. 19 min. Vice President Biden Remarks at U.S. Conference of Mayors Joseph Biden; Michael Nutter Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of ... Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the annual winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. He began with brief remarks on the U.S. economy, but the bulk of his speech concerned President Obama’s gun violence prevention proposals. 8:29 am CT Approx. 22 min. Economic Forecast and Monetary Policy Predictions Scott Anderson Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s ... Chairman Scott Anderson gave the American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee’s economic forecast for 2013. He said that higher taxes, a prolonged congressional debt ceiling debate, and sequestration could stop economic growth. The committee also predicted a continuing recovery for the housing market. Mr. Anderson responded to questions from the reporters in the audience.
11:01 am CT Approx. 49 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House convened for legislative business and debated pandemic preparedness. The House convened for legislative business and debated pandemic preparedness. 8:39 am CT Approx. 20 min. Gun Violence Prevention and Transportation Security Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, and Mayor Mike ... Attorney General Eric Holder, Transportation Security Administrator John Pistole, and Mayor Mike McGinn addressed the U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting. 
John Pistole talked about balancing access and security in airports. He noted overly stringent security could work against the goals of business and tourism. 
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn gave an update on domestic human trafficking.
Mr. Holder talked about President Obama’s gun control proposals to curb gun violence in reaction to the December 2012 elementary school shooting in Connecticut. He emphasized the need for a balance between protecting the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners and giving the Justice Department and police departments around the country the tools to prevent criminals and the mentally ill from acquiring weapons.
8:53 am CT Approx. 18 min. Obama at Commander-in-Chief's Ball President Obama appeared at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball at the Washington ... President Obama appeared at the Commander-in-Chief’s Inaugural Ball at the Washington Convention Center. He spoke to the guests, including active duty and reserve service members, Medal of Honor recipients, and wounded warriors. Major General Robert Abrams, commanding general of the Third Infantry Division, and five other warriors spoke by video link from Kandahar, Afghanistan. Then President and Mrs. Obama danced as Jennifer Hudson sang. They also danced with service members.
11:50 am CT Approx. 54 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, ... Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, including raising the debt ceiling and deficit reduction. Representatives Schweikert, Labrador, Duncan, and Massie gave tentative support for a Republican plan that would suspend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013, but calls for a Senate budget by April and a balanced budget in 10 years. Representative Schweikert said they would trust the Republican leadership but warned that if they fail, “there would be hell to pay.” Other topics included American perceptions of the Republican Party, immigration reform, and tax reform. 
Conversations with Conservatives is a group of conservative House of Representatives members holding monthly meetings with the press to talk about the conservative agenda and issues of the day. This event in the Rayburn House Office Building was held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation’s weekly Bloggers Briefing.
9:00 am CT Approx. 2 hr. 39 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened for a period of morning business. The Senate convened for a period of morning business. 9:35 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. LIVE Inaugural Prayer Service President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ... President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ministers representing various religious traditions offered prayers for the country and the president. The service also included devotional music.
12:46 pm CT Approx. 14 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s second inaugural ... Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s second inaugural address.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
11:41 am CT Approx. 18 min. Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research ... Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. They urged Congress to provide some certainty to the transportation industry by producing a five to six year authorization bill. Several award recipients also spoke at the Chairman’s Luncheon, held at the Omni Shorham Hotel. 11:32 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s second inaugural ... Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s second inaugural address.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
1:01 pm CT Approx. 3 hr. 6 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House passed a bill on pandemic preparedness.
A letter of resignation from Representative ...
The House passed a bill on pandemic preparedness.
A letter of resignation from Representative Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) was read.
11:59 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. LIVE Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party ... Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party leaders spoke at the committee’s winter meeting on their agenda and challenges for the 113th Congress. 12:34 pm CT Approx. 39 min. LIVE History of the Debt Limit Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past ... Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past Congresses and presidents to raise the limit, and executive branch constitutional options when the debt limit is reached. They also addressed congressional options such as Social Security and Medicare reforms, the sources of national debt, tax revenue, and the consequences of reducing the debt too quickly.
4:07 pm CT Approx. 2 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the ... In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president would “welcome” congressional action on a three month extension of the debt ceiling. The House was expected to vote the next day on a measure that would extend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. He said President Obama supported eliminating the debt ceiling as an issue, but “would not stop in the way” of the House bill becoming law. He also responded to a question on global climate change. 1:15 pm CT Approx. 1 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern over the growing national debt and deficit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called President Obama’s inaugural address a disappointment, stating that the president’s agenda puts the nation back to an “era of liberalism,” is “far left of center,” and would not garner Republican support. 1:15 pm CT Approx. 45 min. President Obama's Second Term Agenda Greta Brawner; Susan Ferrechio; Richard Stevenson Richard Stevenson and Susan Ferrechio talked about President Obama’s second term domestic ... Richard Stevenson and Susan Ferrechio talked about President Obama’s second term domestic and international agenda, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Other topics included his first term and his relationships with congressional Democrats and Republicans, and national security and foreign policy.
4:10 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Debt Ceiling Debate Rules The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension ... The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension of U.S. borrowing capacity by four months by waiving the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. The proposed bill also requires both chambers of Congress to pass a budget plan by April 15 or have their salaries withheld. 1:17 pm CT Approx. 4 hr. 46 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate re-convened from recess to continue as if the first legislative day of the session. The Senate re-convened from recess to continue as if the first legislative day of the session. 2:01 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. LIVE History of the Debt Limit Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past ... Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past Congresses and presidents to raise the limit, and executive branch constitutional options when the debt limit is reached. They also addressed congressional options such as Social Security and Medicare reforms, the sources of national debt, tax revenue, and the consequences of reducing the debt too quickly.
5:12 pm CT Approx. 11 min. LIVE House Republican Agenda House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about a “No Budget. No Pay” provision ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about a “No Budget. No Pay” provision in debt ceiling legislation that would be voted upon in the House the next day. The measure that would extend the debt limit until May 19, 2013, would include a provision that if Congress failed to pass a budget by April 15, lawmakers' salaries would be held in escrow until a budget was passed. 6:05 pm CT Approx. 13 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern over the growing national debt and deficit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called President Obama’s inaugural address a disappointment, stating that the president’s agenda puts the nation back to an “era of liberalism,” is “far left of center,” and would not garner Republican support. 3:40 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Contemporary Photojournalism in America A panel of African-American photojournalists discussed their profession and the stories behind ... A panel of African-American photojournalists discussed their profession and the stories behind some of their photographs. The panel included Pulitzer Prize-winners Ozier Muhammad and Michelle Agins, both of whom work for the New York Times. Grace Aneiza Ali moderated.
“Contemporary Photojournalism in America” was the initial event in the “Visually Speaking” series at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.
5:24 pm CT Approx. 1 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the ... In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president would “welcome” congressional action on a three month extension of the debt ceiling. The House was expected to vote the next day on a measure that would extend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. He said President Obama supported eliminating the debt ceiling as an issue, but “would not stop in the way” of the House bill becoming law. He also responded to a question on global climate change. 6:18 pm CT Approx. 6 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate ... Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate legislative agenda. Majority Leader Reid said that he was happy to receive what he called a “clean debt ceiling bill” from the Republican-led House that was not tied to entitlement cuts. He said that Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray would lead in shaping the budget resolution. 5:02 pm CT Approx. 1 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the ... In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president would “welcome” congressional action on a three month extension of the debt ceiling. The House was expected to vote the next day on a measure that would extend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. He said President Obama supported eliminating the debt ceiling as an issue, but “would not stop in the way” of the House bill becoming law. He also responded to a question on global climate change.
5:27 pm CT Approx. 32 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, ... Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, including raising the debt ceiling and deficit reduction. Representatives Schweikert, Labrador, Duncan, and Massie gave tentative support for a Republican plan that would suspend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013, but calls for a Senate budget by April and a balanced budget in 10 years. Representative Schweikert said they would trust the Republican leadership but warned that if they fail, “there would be hell to pay.” Other topics included American perceptions of the Republican Party, immigration reform, and tax reform. 
Conversations with Conservatives is a group of conservative House of Representatives members holding monthly meetings with the press to talk about the conservative agenda and issues of the day. This event in the Rayburn House Office Building was held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation’s weekly Bloggers Briefing.
6:26 pm CT Approx. 34 min. Syria and the Middle East A bipartisan group of Senators who traveled to Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan and Israel the previous ... A bipartisan group of Senators who traveled to Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan and Israel the previous week spoke to reporters about their trip. They called for more humanitarian aid to Syria. Senator McCain and others urged for a shift in aid to the region, to provide aid directly to the Syrian opposition. 5:05 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion ... The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion law. Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal experts, religious leaders and advocacy groups on recommendations for more clarity in Ireland’s abortion laws. In this panel, maternity doctors and health professionals testified on abortion law in Ireland. Doctors told committee members that “there is a degree of legal uncertainty” and recommended new laws that were “workable and practical” and protected the rights of doctors.
6:01 pm CT Approx. 29 min. LIVE Indiana State of the State Address Mike Pence Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a ... Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a joint session in the House Chamber. 7:01 pm CT Approx. 10 min. Senate Leaders' Priorities for the 113th Congress Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined ... In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined their priorities for the 113th Congress. Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke about the inauguration and introduced the first ten bills of the session. Senator Reid said the Senate would be dealing with immigration, transportation spending, education, gun control, tax loopholes, postal service changes, Hurricane Sandy aid and renewing both the Violence Against Women Act and Farm Bill. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President Obama on his inauguration and said the Senate should begin the session by dealing with federal spending and reducing the debt. 7:01 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Greek Economic Challenges William Antholis; Domenico Lombardi; Alexis Tsipras Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic ... Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament, talked about his country’s economy and economic challenges. Greece had been in an economic crisis since 2009 and dependent on international monetary loans to rescue its economy. He criticized the austerity measures set by the European Union and added that the European Union needed radical changes and "a rational reconsideration of review and strategy". Other topics included Greece’s foreign policy and relationships with other countries, including the U.S. and Israel. After opening remarks, he was interviewed by Mr. Antholis and Mr. Lombardi. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
Mr. Tsipras spoke in Greek, with simultaneous translation.
6:32 pm CT Approx. 29 min. Connecticut State of the State Address Dannel Malloy; Nancy Wyman Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he ... Governor Dan Malloy gave his annual state of the state address. In opening remarks, he remembered the victims of the Newtown elementary school shooting and honored several officials from that city. He advocated the need for creating safer communities, saying more guns was not the answer. Other topics included Connecticut’s economy and budget, energy security, and response to Hurricane Sandy and winter storms. He said the federal government not providing storm aid was unacceptable. 7:12 pm CT Approx. 13 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern over the growing national debt and deficit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called President Obama’s inaugural address a disappointment, stating that the president’s agenda puts the nation back to an “era of liberalism,” is “far left of center,” and would not garner Republican support. 8:29 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party ... Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party leaders spoke at the committee’s winter meeting on their agenda and challenges for the 113th Congress.
7:02 pm CT Approx. 12 min. House Republican Agenda House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about a “No Budget. No Pay” provision ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about a “No Budget. No Pay” provision in debt ceiling legislation that would be voted upon in the House the next day. The measure that would extend the debt limit until May 19, 2013, would include a provision that if Congress failed to pass a budget by April 15, lawmakers' salaries would be held in escrow until a budget was passed. 7:25 pm CT Approx. 6 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate ... Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate legislative agenda. Majority Leader Reid said that he was happy to receive what he called a “clean debt ceiling bill” from the Republican-led House that was not tied to entitlement cuts. He said that Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray would lead in shaping the budget resolution. 10:17 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion ... The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion law. Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal experts, religious leaders and advocacy groups on recommendations for more clarity in Ireland’s abortion laws. In this panel, maternity doctors and health professionals testified on abortion law in Ireland. Doctors told committee members that “there is a degree of legal uncertainty” and recommended new laws that were “workable and practical” and protected the rights of doctors.
7:14 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Debt Ceiling Debate Rules The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension ... The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension of U.S. borrowing capacity by four months by waiving the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. The proposed bill also requires both chambers of Congress to pass a budget plan by April 15 or have their salaries withheld. 7:34 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Inaugural Prayer Service President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ... President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ministers representing various religious traditions offered prayers for the country and the president. The service also included devotional music. 12:12 am CT Approx. 38 min. Arizona State of the State Address Janice Brewer Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) gave her annual state of the state address to a joint session of ... Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) gave her annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature in the House chamber.*She said that while the state opted out of setting up health exchanges under the federal health care law it could not opt out of the Medicaid expansion. To protect Arizona taxpayers, Governor Brewer proposed a “circuit breaker” or automatic rollback of enrollment if federal reimbursement rates decreased. She also called for the legislature to approve emergency funding to hire additional child protective services case workers and to simplify the sales tax code.
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8:37 pm CT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. History of the Debt Limit Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past ... Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past Congresses and presidents to raise the limit, and executive branch constitutional options when the debt limit is reached. They also addressed congressional options such as Social Security and Medicare reforms, the sources of national debt, tax revenue, and the consequences of reducing the debt too quickly. 9:05 pm CT Approx. 55 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, ... Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, including raising the debt ceiling and deficit reduction. Representatives Schweikert, Labrador, Duncan, and Massie gave tentative support for a Republican plan that would suspend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013, but calls for a Senate budget by April and a balanced budget in 10 years. Representative Schweikert said they would trust the Republican leadership but warned that if they fail, “there would be hell to pay.” Other topics included American perceptions of the Republican Party, immigration reform, and tax reform. 
Conversations with Conservatives is a group of conservative House of Representatives members holding monthly meetings with the press to talk about the conservative agenda and issues of the day. This event in the Rayburn House Office Building was held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation’s weekly Bloggers Briefing.
12:54 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Greek Economic Challenges William Antholis; Domenico Lombardi; Alexis Tsipras Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic ... Alexis Tsipras, leader of the SYRIZA, the primary opposition party in Greece’s Hellenic Parliament, talked about his country’s economy and economic challenges. Greece had been in an economic crisis since 2009 and dependent on international monetary loans to rescue its economy. He criticized the austerity measures set by the European Union and added that the European Union needed radical changes and "a rational reconsideration of review and strategy". Other topics included Greece’s foreign policy and relationships with other countries, including the U.S. and Israel. After opening remarks, he was interviewed by Mr. Antholis and Mr. Lombardi. He also responded to questions from members of the audience. 
Mr. Tsipras spoke in Greek, with simultaneous translation.
10:48 pm CT Approx. 1 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the ... In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president would “welcome” congressional action on a three month extension of the debt ceiling. The House was expected to vote the next day on a measure that would extend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. He said President Obama supported eliminating the debt ceiling as an issue, but “would not stop in the way” of the House bill becoming law. He also responded to a question on global climate change. 10:02 pm CT Approx. 29 min. Indiana State of the State Address Mike Pence Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a ... Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a joint session in the House Chamber. 2:20 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Democratic National Committee Winter Meeting Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party ... Democratic National Committee Chair Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and other party leaders spoke at the committee’s winter meeting on their agenda and challenges for the 113th Congress.
10:52 pm CT Approx. 17 min. House Speeches on Roe v. Wade House members spoke on the chamber floor on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ... House members spoke on the chamber floor on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Roe v. Wade abortion case. 10:33 pm CT Approx. 10 min. Senate Leaders' Priorities for the 113th Congress Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined ... In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined their priorities for the 113th Congress. Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke about the inauguration and introduced the first ten bills of the session. Senator Reid said the Senate would be dealing with immigration, transportation spending, education, gun control, tax loopholes, postal service changes, Hurricane Sandy aid and renewing both the Violence Against Women Act and Farm Bill. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President Obama on his inauguration and said the Senate should begin the session by dealing with federal spending and reducing the debt. 4:08 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Irish Parliament Examining Current Abortion Law The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion ... The Irish Parliament held a three-day public hearing to examine their current abortion law. Committee members heard testimony from medical and legal experts, religious leaders and advocacy groups on recommendations for more clarity in Ireland’s abortion laws. In this panel, maternity doctors and health professionals testified on abortion law in Ireland. Doctors told committee members that “there is a degree of legal uncertainty” and recommended new laws that were “workable and practical” and protected the rights of doctors.
11:12 pm CT Approx. 11 min. House Republican Agenda House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about a “No Budget. No Pay” provision ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about a “No Budget. No Pay” provision in debt ceiling legislation that would be voted upon in the House the next day. The measure that would extend the debt limit until May 19, 2013, would include a provision that if Congress failed to pass a budget by April 15, lawmakers' salaries would be held in escrow until a budget was passed. 10:43 pm CT Approx. 13 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern over the growing national debt and deficit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called President Obama’s inaugural address a disappointment, stating that the president’s agenda puts the nation back to an “era of liberalism,” is “far left of center,” and would not garner Republican support.
11:24 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Debt Ceiling Debate Rules The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension ... The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension of U.S. borrowing capacity by four months by waiving the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. The proposed bill also requires both chambers of Congress to pass a budget plan by April 15 or have their salaries withheld. 10:57 pm CT Approx. 7 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate ... Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate legislative agenda. Majority Leader Reid said that he was happy to receive what he called a “clean debt ceiling bill” from the Republican-led House that was not tied to entitlement cuts. He said that Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray would lead in shaping the budget resolution.
1:21 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. History of the Debt Limit Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past ... Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past Congresses and presidents to raise the limit, and executive branch constitutional options when the debt limit is reached. They also addressed congressional options such as Social Security and Medicare reforms, the sources of national debt, tax revenue, and the consequences of reducing the debt too quickly. 11:06 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Inaugural Prayer Service President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ... President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ministers representing various religious traditions offered prayers for the country and the president. The service also included devotional music.
2:57 am CT Approx. 1 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the ... In this portion of the daily White House briefing, White House spokesman Jay Carney said the president would “welcome” congressional action on a three month extension of the debt ceiling. The House was expected to vote the next day on a measure that would extend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. He said President Obama supported eliminating the debt ceiling as an issue, but “would not stop in the way” of the House bill becoming law. He also responded to a question on global climate change. 12:37 am CT Approx. 55 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, ... Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, including raising the debt ceiling and deficit reduction. Representatives Schweikert, Labrador, Duncan, and Massie gave tentative support for a Republican plan that would suspend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013, but calls for a Senate budget by April and a balanced budget in 10 years. Representative Schweikert said they would trust the Republican leadership but warned that if they fail, “there would be hell to pay.” Other topics included American perceptions of the Republican Party, immigration reform, and tax reform. 
Conversations with Conservatives is a group of conservative House of Representatives members holding monthly meetings with the press to talk about the conservative agenda and issues of the day. This event in the Rayburn House Office Building was held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation’s weekly Bloggers Briefing.
3:02 am CT Approx. 16 min. House Speeches on Roe v. Wade House members spoke on the chamber floor on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ... House members spoke on the chamber floor on the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Roe v. Wade abortion case. 1:34 am CT Approx. 29 min. Indiana State of the State Address Mike Pence Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a ... Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a joint session in the House Chamber.
3:22 am CT Approx. 38 min. Syria and the Middle East A bipartisan group of Senators who traveled to Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan and Israel the previous ... A bipartisan group of Senators who traveled to Egypt, Afghanistan, Jordan and Israel the previous week spoke to reporters about their trip. They called for more humanitarian aid to Syria. Senator McCain and others urged for a shift in aid to the region, to provide aid directly to the Syrian opposition. 2:04 am CT Approx. 10 min. Senate Leaders' Priorities for the 113th Congress Mitch McConnell; Harry Reid In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined ... In the first Senate session since the inauguration Democratic and Republican leaders outlined their priorities for the 113th Congress. Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke about the inauguration and introduced the first ten bills of the session. Senator Reid said the Senate would be dealing with immigration, transportation spending, education, gun control, tax loopholes, postal service changes, Hurricane Sandy aid and renewing both the Violence Against Women Act and Farm Bill. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell congratulated President Obama on his inauguration and said the Senate should begin the session by dealing with federal spending and reducing the debt.
4:01 am CT Approx. 34 min. Washington Gubernatorial Inauguration Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint ... Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint session of the legislature in the State House. Topics included the nearly $1 billion state deficit,climate change, gun control, and transportation. 
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2:15 am CT Approx. 13 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern over the growing national debt and deficit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called President Obama’s inaugural address a disappointment, stating that the president’s agenda puts the nation back to an “era of liberalism,” is “far left of center,” and would not garner Republican support.
4:37 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Debt Ceiling Debate Rules The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension ... The committee met to set rules to allow amendments for floor debate the next day on an extension of U.S. borrowing capacity by four months by waiving the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013. The proposed bill also requires both chambers of Congress to pass a budget plan by April 15 or have their salaries withheld. 2:28 am CT Approx. 7 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate ... Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate legislative agenda. Majority Leader Reid said that he was happy to receive what he called a “clean debt ceiling bill” from the Republican-led House that was not tied to entitlement cuts. He said that Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray would lead in shaping the budget resolution.
2:37 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Inaugural Prayer Service President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ... President and Michelle Obama and Vice President and Jill Biden attended the National Prayer where ministers representing various religious traditions offered prayers for the country and the president. The service also included devotional music.
4:08 am CT Approx. 55 min. House Conservative Republican Agenda Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, ... Conservative Republican congressmen spoke to the press about issues facing the 113th Congress, including raising the debt ceiling and deficit reduction. Representatives Schweikert, Labrador, Duncan, and Massie gave tentative support for a Republican plan that would suspend the debt ceiling until May 19, 2013, but calls for a Senate budget by April and a balanced budget in 10 years. Representative Schweikert said they would trust the Republican leadership but warned that if they fail, “there would be hell to pay.” Other topics included American perceptions of the Republican Party, immigration reform, and tax reform. 
Conversations with Conservatives is a group of conservative House of Representatives members holding monthly meetings with the press to talk about the conservative agenda and issues of the day. This event in the Rayburn House Office Building was held in conjunction with the Heritage Foundation’s weekly Bloggers Briefing.
5:05 am CT Approx. 13 min. Republican Senate Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly party lunches, voicing their concern over the growing national debt and deficit. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called President Obama’s inaugural address a disappointment, stating that the president’s agenda puts the nation back to an “era of liberalism,” is “far left of center,” and would not garner Republican support.
5:19 am CT Approx. 7 min. Democratic Senate Agenda Harry Reid Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate ... Senator Reid spoke to reporters following the weekly party lunches on the upcoming Senate legislative agenda. Majority Leader Reid said that he was happy to receive what he called a “clean debt ceiling bill” from the Republican-led House that was not tied to entitlement cuts. He said that Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray would lead in shaping the budget resolution.
5:28 am CT Approx. 29 min. Indiana State of the State Address Mike Pence Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a ... Newly-inaugurated Governor Mike Pence delivered a report on the state of the State of Indiana to a joint session in the House Chamber.