C-SPAN Schedule

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6:00 am CT Approx. 53 min. LIVE Open Phones Niels Lesniewski; John McArdle; Jonathan Strong Telephone lines were open for comments on House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” ... Telephone lines were open for comments on House Speaker John Boehner’s “Plan B” to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement. The proposal would allow tax cuts to expire for people making over $1 million per year and keep current tax rates for everyone else.
Jonathan Strong gave an update by phone on the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations and Speaker Boehner’s meeting with rank-and-file members the previous day.
Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone about Senator Patrick Leahy’s new role as Senate President Pro Tempore following the death of Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI).
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
6:00 am CT 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. He announced that 3,800 British troops would be withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2013. Members queried the prime minister on the United Kingdom’s immigration policy and concerns over proposed National Health Service spending cuts. 5:35 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Syrian Transition After Assad Regime Gregory Aftandilian; Joseph Holliday; Mona Yacoubian Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to ... Panelists talked about the civil war in Syria and the potential for the Assad regime to fall. The Institute for the Study of War’s Joseph Holliday said the fall of the Assad regime will not be a collapse but a slow decline today/Tuesday at a panel discussion on the future of Syria after Assad. He was joined in the discussion by the Stimson Center’s Mona Yacoubian. Both agreed that If the Assad Regime falls, it could lead to less stability in the region. 
Syria’s civil war began as an uprising in March 2011 with peaceful protests but turned into a civil war after the government’s crackdown on dissent.
6:56 am CT Approx. 52 min. LIVE Federal Mental Health Programs Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues ... Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues and the federal government’s role in providing and funding mental health services. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:39 am CT Approx. 56 min. Senatorial Tributes to Senator Daniel Inouye Senators paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. Senators paid tribute to Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), who died the previous day. 6:41 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Khaled Elgindy; Shadi Hamid; Tamara Wittes Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They ... Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those opposing President Mohammed Morsi, and discussed the future of Egypt. They also answered questions from the audience.
At the time of the program the outcome of the referendum was unknown as only only the first round of voting had taken place,
Mr. Hamid participated from Doha.
7:50 am CT Approx. 28 min. LIVE School Emergency Plans Nancy Calo; John McArdle; Francisco Negron Francisco Negron talked about the status of schools' emergency plans around the country, and he ... Francisco Negron talked about the status of schools' emergency plans around the country, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also outlined the resources available to school boards on the state and federal level plus, and issues such as allowing the arming of select teachers or staff within a school.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
7:36 am CT Approx. 53 min. Future of the U.S. Military Leon Panetta; Theresa Werner Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in 2013. He said that the U.S. military force would be “smaller and leaner.” In addition, he discussed the state of the Defense Department if sequestration takes effect, the situation in the Middle East, and America’s role in the Pacific region.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and were to take effect in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
8:11 am CT Approx. 52 min. Presidential Appointment Process James Pfiffner George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential ... George Mason University professor and author James Pfiffner talked about the presidential appointment process and how it can be improved. The president’s political appointees often face delays in getting approved by Congress. Senate rules allow lawmakers to anonymously delay a vote on a nominee for 30 days. 
Mr. Pfiffner is a public policy professor at George Mason University, and has written several books on the presidency.
8:21 am CT Approx. 40 min. LIVE U.S. Manufacturing John McArdle; Scott Stossel Scott Stossel talked about his two recent Atlantic stories, “Mr. China Comes to ... Scott Stossel talked about his two recent Atlantic stories, “Mr. China Comes to America” and “The Insourcing Boom.” The articles detail the rise in manufacturing in the United States due to new tools that “greatly speed up development from idea to finished product” and a second piece about big companies like General Electric moving its manufacturing operations back home. Mr. Stossel also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
8:30 am CT Approx. 7 hr. 49 min. Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of ... The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. 9:06 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. LIVE Consumer Credit Reports Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed ... Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed were the practices of credit reporting agencies, the low number of consumers who request their credit reports, the impact of medical debt on credit scores, and the dispute process.
9:01 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 17 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. 4:22 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Future of the U.S. Military Leon Panetta; Theresa Werner Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta talked about the future of the U.S. military. In his remarks he said that Afghan forces were on schedule to take the lead for securing their country in 2013. He said that the U.S. military force would be “smaller and leaner.” In addition, he discussed the state of the Defense Department if sequestration takes effect, the situation in the Middle East, and America’s role in the Pacific region.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and were to take effect in January 2013 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
10:27 am CT Approx. 34 min. Brian Moynihan on the Future of Homeownership Karen Dynan; Brian Moynihan Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and ... Brian Moynihan gave the keynote address of a Brookings Institution forum on lending practices and the future of homeownership. In remarks he said the housing market was showing signs of “real, sustained recovery” and called for an “orderly transition” that returned the Federal Housing Administration, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, to its original focus on helping low and moderate income borrowers.
10:19 am CT Approx. 41 min. LIVE Gun Violence Prevention Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House ... Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House members spoke to reporters about legislation that would ban high-capacity gun magazines with a capacity for more than ten rounds of ammunition. 5:29 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Multi-Employer Pension Plans Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension ... Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He said that without congressional changes, the agency would end up with little resources to help improve existing multi-employer pension plans or those plans that fail. 11:01 am CT Approx. 37 min. LIVE Gun Control, Mental Health, and Security Barack Obama In response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama announced ... In response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama announced the formation of a task force on gun violence reduction that would be led by Vice President Biden. Following his statement, the president answered questions from reporters, which were primarily about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 
11:00 am CT Approx. 9 hr. 52 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 7:01 pm CT Approx. 12 min. Senators Corker and Durbin on Benghazi Report Bob Corker; Richard Durbin Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations ... Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 11:40 am CT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of ... Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of their investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. According to the findings in the report, the State Department left security officers on the ground ill-equipped to deal with the attack. They also responded to questions from reporters.
8:55 pm CT Approx. 37 min. Gun Control, Mental Health, and Security Barack Obama In response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama announced ... In response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama announced the formation of a task force on gun violence reduction that would be led by Vice President Biden. Following his statement, the president answered questions from reporters, which were primarily about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 
7:14 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Senator Barrasso on Benghazi Report John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, ... Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 12:12 pm CT Approx. 13 min. LIVE Senate Democrats on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Thomas Harkin; Charles Schumer Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) spoke to reporters about House Speaker ... Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Tom Harkin (D-IA) spoke to reporters about House Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress cannot reach a new budget agreement.
Only a portion of the news conference was shown.
9:33 pm CT Approx. 14 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotations Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. The bill would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax. 7:16 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Senator Kerry on Benghazi Report John Kerry Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, ... Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 12:28 pm CT Approx. 27 min. Gun Laws and School Safety Barbara Boxer Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was introducing, and her support for stricter gun laws. The first bill would expand access to certain grants that schools can use to create tip lines or other safety and security measures. The second would allow governors to bring in the National Guard to help provide school security.
9:48 pm CT Approx. 19 min. Conservatives on Speaker Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Legislation Conservative leaders spoke to reporters about the “Plan B” proposal to avoid ... Conservative leaders spoke to reporters about the “Plan B” proposal to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 that Speaker Boehner (R-OH) proposed the previous day. The bill, which the House Rules Committee would take up that evening, would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax. Representative Todd Huelskamp (R-KS) said that he would deserve a primary challenge if he voted for the bill. 7:21 pm CT Approx. 31 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of ... Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of their investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. According to the findings in the report, the State Department left security officers on the ground ill-equipped to deal with the attack. They also responded to questions from reporters. 12:57 pm CT Approx. 18 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
10:10 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
7:58 pm CT Approx. 28 min. Gun Laws and School Safety Barbara Boxer Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was introducing, and her support for stricter gun laws. The first bill would expand access to certain grants that schools can use to create tip lines or other safety and security measures. The second would allow governors to bring in the National Guard to help provide school security. 1:16 pm CT Approx. 1 min. LIVE House Speaker Boehner on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations John Boehner House Speaker Boehner made a brief statement about his “Plan B” proposal to avoid ... House Speaker Boehner made a brief statement about his “Plan B” proposal to avoid impending “fiscal cliff” tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. The bill would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax. He said that President Obama’s latest offer of revenue increases and spending cuts was not balanced and that he hoped the president would get serious soon in working with Republicans on a balanced proposal to avert the “fiscal cliff.” He did not respond to the reporters.
11:15 pm CT Approx. 59 min. Rules for 2013 Defense Programs and Fiscal Cliff Legislation, Part 1 The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on ... The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on House Speaker John Boehner’s amendment to H.J.Res. 66. The amendment would avoid the impending “fiscal cliff” increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. 8:26 pm CT Approx. 20 min. Gun Violence Prevention Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House ... Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House members spoke to reporters about legislation that would ban high-capacity gun magazines with a capacity for more than ten rounds of ammunition. 1:17 pm CT Approx. 45 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
12:20 am CT Approx. 36 min. Gun Control, Mental Health, and Security Barack Obama In response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama announced ... In response to the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, President Obama announced the formation of a task force on gun violence reduction that would be led by Vice President Biden. Following his statement, the president answered questions from reporters, which were primarily about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 
8:47 pm CT Approx. 35 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 Jeffery Merkley; Harry Reid The Senate convened for a legislative session and resumed consideration of H.R.1, the legislative ... The Senate convened for a legislative session and resumed consideration of H.R.1, the legislative vehicle for the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill to provide relief for victims of Hurricane Sandy. 2:02 pm CT Approx. 17 min. LIVE Conservatives on Speaker Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Legislation Conservative leaders spoke to reporters about the “Plan B” proposal to avoid ... Conservative leaders spoke to reporters about the “Plan B” proposal to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 that Speaker Boehner (R-OH) proposed the previous day. The bill, which the House Rules Committee would take up that evening, would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax. Representative Todd Huelskamp (R-KS) said that he would deserve a primary challenge if he voted for the bill.
12:58 am CT Approx. 14 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotations Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. The bill would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax. 9:22 pm CT Approx. 50 min. Federal Mental Health Programs Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues ... Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues and the federal government’s role in providing and funding mental health services. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:20 pm CT Approx. 14 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotations Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. The bill would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax.
1:13 am CT Approx. 18 min. Conservatives on Speaker Boehner's Fiscal Cliff Legislation Conservative leaders spoke to reporters about the “Plan B” proposal to avoid ... Conservative leaders spoke to reporters about the “Plan B” proposal to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 that Speaker Boehner (R-OH) proposed the previous day. The bill, which the House Rules Committee would take up that evening, would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax. Representative Todd Huelskamp (R-KS) said that he would deserve a primary challenge if he voted for the bill. 10:15 pm CT Approx. 52 min. 2012 Drug Abuse Survey The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug ... The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug use. The survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that drinking and cigarette smoking was down among high school students in 2012, but marijuana use remains high. The abuse of drugs like adderall was also a concern cited by the Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse Nora Volkow. 2:37 pm CT Approx. 51 min. Gun Violence Prevention Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House ... Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House members spoke to reporters about legislation that would ban high-capacity gun magazines with a capacity for more than ten rounds of ammunition.
1:35 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction Kent Conrad; Robert Weiner Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” ... Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements he said he would prefer to see a bigger deal when it comes to negotiations and called Speaker Boehner’s latest “fiscal cliff” "Plan B" proposal “an utter waste of time.” He used charts to illustrate his talk and then responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
11:11 pm CT Approx. 12 min. Senators Corker and Durbin on Benghazi Report Bob Corker; Richard Durbin Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations ... Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 3:31 pm CT Approx. 31 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of ... Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of their investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. According to the findings in the report, the State Department left security officers on the ground ill-equipped to deal with the attack. They also responded to questions from reporters.
2:40 am CT Approx. 59 min. Rules for 2013 Defense Programs and Fiscal Cliff Legislation, Part 1 The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on ... The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on House Speaker John Boehner’s amendment to H.J.Res. 66. The amendment would avoid the impending “fiscal cliff” increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. 11:24 pm CT Approx. 2 min. Senator Barrasso on Benghazi Report John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, ... Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 4:04 pm CT Approx. 27 min. Federal Mental Health Programs Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues ... Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues and the federal government’s role in providing and funding mental health services. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
3:44 am CT Approx. 27 min. Gun Laws and School Safety Barbara Boxer Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was introducing, and her support for stricter gun laws. The first bill would expand access to certain grants that schools can use to create tip lines or other safety and security measures. The second would allow governors to bring in the National Guard to help provide school security. 11:26 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Senator Kerry on Benghazi Report John Kerry Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, ... Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 4:31 pm CT Approx. 3 hr. 37 min. LIVE Rules for 2013 Defense Programs and Fiscal Cliff Legislation, Part 1 The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on ... The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on defense programs and on House Speaker John Boehner’s amendment to H.J.Res. 66. The amendment would avoid the impending “fiscal cliff” increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012.
4:12 am CT Approx. 51 min. Gun Violence Prevention Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House ... Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House members spoke to reporters about legislation that would ban high-capacity gun magazines with a capacity for more than ten rounds of ammunition. 11:32 pm CT Approx. 31 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of ... Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of their investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. According to the findings in the report, the State Department left security officers on the ground ill-equipped to deal with the attack. They also responded to questions from reporters. 8:08 pm CT Approx. 14 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotations Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters about Speaker Boehner’s “Plan B” proposal to avoid to avoid “fiscal cliff” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012. The bill would raise income taxes on those making $1 million a year or more, and addressed the estate tax, investment income, and the alternative minimum tax.
5:07 am CT Approx. 12 min. Senators Corker and Durbin on Benghazi Report Bob Corker; Richard Durbin Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations ... Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 12:05 am CT Approx. 27 min. Gun Laws and School Safety Barbara Boxer Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was ... Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) spoke with reporters about two school safety bills she was introducing, and her support for stricter gun laws. The first bill would expand access to certain grants that schools can use to create tip lines or other safety and security measures. The second would allow governors to bring in the National Guard to help provide school security. 8:23 pm CT Approx. 12 min. Senators Corker and Durbin on Benghazi Report Bob Corker; Richard Durbin Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations ... Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
5:19 am CT Approx. 2 min. Senator Barrasso on Benghazi Report John Barrasso Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, ... Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 12:34 am CT Approx. 51 min. Gun Violence Prevention Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House ... Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Carolyn McCarthy (D-NY) and other Democratic House members spoke to reporters about legislation that would ban high-capacity gun magazines with a capacity for more than ten rounds of ammunition. 8:36 pm CT Approx. 4 min. Senator Kerry on Benghazi Report John Kerry Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, ... Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
5:21 am CT Approx. 4 min. Senator Kerry on Benghazi Report John Kerry Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, ... Senator John Kerry (D-MA) spoke to reporters after a Foreign Relations Committee top-secret, closed-door meeting on the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2012, attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. 1:27 am CT Approx. 50 min. Federal Mental Health Programs Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues ... Representatives Tim Murphy (R-PA) and Grace Napolitano (D-CA) talked about mental health issues and the federal government’s role in providing and funding mental health services. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:41 pm CT Approx. 15 min. LIVE Rules for 2013 Defense Programs and Fiscal Cliff Legislation, Part 2 The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on House Speaker John ... The House Rules Committee met to set guidelines for the floor debate on House Speaker John Boehner’s amendment to H.J.Res.*66. The amendment would avoid the impending “fiscal cliff” increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012.
5:26 am CT Approx. 31 min. Benghazi Consulate Attack Report Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of ... Tom Pickering, Admiral Mike Mullen, and William Burns spoke to reporters about the results of their investigation into the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in which Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed. According to the findings in the report, the State Department left security officers on the ground ill-equipped to deal with the attack. They also responded to questions from reporters. 2:20 am CT Approx. 52 min. 2012 Drug Abuse Survey The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug ... The National Institute of Drug Abuse released the results of its annual survey on drug use. The survey by the National Institute on Drug Abuse shows that drinking and cigarette smoking was down among high school students in 2012, but marijuana use remains high. The abuse of drugs like adderall was also a concern cited by the Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse Nora Volkow. 8:56 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Consumer Credit Reports Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed ... Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed were the practices of credit reporting agencies, the low number of consumers who request their credit reports, the impact of medical debt on credit scores, and the dispute process.
3:15 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Consumer Credit Reports Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed ... Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed were the practices of credit reporting agencies, the low number of consumers who request their credit reports, the impact of medical debt on credit scores, and the dispute process. 10:16 pm CT Approx. 34 min. International Banking Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $1.5 billion settlement against a Japanese subsidiary of ... Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $1.5 billion settlement against a Japanese subsidiary of UBS financial services. The Justice Department found that traders at the company had been providing false information on various interest rates in order to increase their own profits. Attorney General Holder also briefly commented on his role in a new presidential task force on gun violence headed by Vice President Biden.
4:35 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Gary Locke on U.S.-China Relations Gary Locke; Orville Schell; George Stephanopoulos U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George ... U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, the Asia Society’s Orville Schell, and ABC News' George Stephanopoulous, who moderated the event, talked about what’s next in U.S.-China relations. Ambassador Locke said that there will be continuity in U.S.- China relations, and that the new Chinese leader Xi Jinping is “more at ease with people” but noted that it’s too soon to get a “sense” of his policies.The event took place at the Asia Society in New York City 10:54 pm CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Multi-Employer Pension Plans Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension ... Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He said that without congressional changes, the agency would end up with little resources to help improve existing multi-employer pension plans or those plans that fail.
12:25 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Egypt's Constitutional Referendum Khaled Elgindy; Shadi Hamid; Tamara Wittes Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They ... Khaled Elgindy and Shadi Hamid talked about Egypt’s vote on a draft constitution. They reviewed the referendum, explained the key factions involved in writing the constitution and those opposing President Mohammed Morsi, and discussed the future of Egypt. They also answered questions from the audience.
At the time of the program the outcome of the referendum was unknown as only only the first round of voting had taken place,
Mr. Hamid participated from Doha.
1:57 am CT Approx. 56 min. Conflict in Eastern Congo, Panel 2 Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and ... Witnesses testified about the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Rwanda’s involvement in the eastern Congo, where U.N. Security Council experts had alleged Rwandan support of rebels against the Congolese army. The rebel group M23 was terrorizing people in Eastern Congo. Among the issues discussed was the effectiveness of the U.N. mission in the Congo.
2:54 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Consumer Credit Reports Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed ... Witnesses testified on the accuracy and regulation of consumer credit reports. They discussed were the practices of credit reporting agencies, the low number of consumers who request their credit reports, the impact of medical debt on credit scores, and the dispute process.
4:13 am CT Approx. 34 min. International Banking Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $1.5 billion settlement against a Japanese subsidiary of ... Attorney General Eric Holder announced a $1.5 billion settlement against a Japanese subsidiary of UBS financial services. The Justice Department found that traders at the company had been providing false information on various interest rates in order to increase their own profits. Attorney General Holder also briefly commented on his role in a new presidential task force on gun violence headed by Vice President Biden.
4:52 am CT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Multi-Employer Pension Plans Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension ... Josh Gotbaum testified on the fiscal health of multi-employer pension plans and the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC). He said that without congressional changes, the agency would end up with little resources to help improve existing multi-employer pension plans or those plans that fail.