C-SPAN Schedule

< Tuesday, March 28 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 59 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 1 Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on House Democratic calls for ... Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on House Democratic calls for Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (D-CA) to recuse himself from the investigation of Russia’s actions leading up to the 2016 presidential election. 6:22 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Women in Combat The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in ... The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in combat. Naval Postgraduate School Professor Anna Simons talked about the challenges and changes to the military since the 2015 decision to allow women in combat units. 5:55 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 24 min. Agriculture Secretary Confirmation Hearing Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) testified before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and ... Former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue (R) testified before the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee about his nomination to be agriculture secretary. He pledged to be a strong advocate for farmers and rural communities and stressed the importance of trade to the agriculture industry. Ranking Member Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) raised concerns about the proposed White House budget cuts to farm programs. Other issues addressed included crop insurance, forest management, immigrant labor, and farm bill reauthorization. Former U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) and Representative David Scott (D-GA) provided introductory remarks in support of Mr. Perdue.
8:02 am ET Approx. 29 min. LIVE Kyle Pomerleau on Tax Policy ; Kyle Pomerleau previewed the upcoming tax policy debate in Congress and examined various ... Kyle Pomerleau previewed the upcoming tax policy debate in Congress and examined various Democratic, Republican, and bipartisan proposals to update the tax code. 7:37 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 50 min. Crimes Against Children Four law enforcement experts testified at a hearing on efforts to identify and prosecute crimes ... Four law enforcement experts testified at a hearing on efforts to identify and prosecute crimes committed against children, particularly those of a sexual nature perpetrated online. 8:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Genetically Modified Foods Food and agricultural experts talked about the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops ... Food and agricultural experts talked about the controversy surrounding genetically modified crops and environmental sustainability. Genetically modified organisms, also known as GMOs, are a result of organisms whose DNA has been genetically modified or altered.
8:35 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Representatives Walter Jones and John Garamendi on U.S. Troops from Afghanistan ; ; Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they ... Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they co-sponsored which calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. 9:31 am ET Approx. 20 min. AIPAC Policy Conference, Vice President Pence Vice President Pence, speaking at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) ... Vice President Pence, speaking at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference, reaffirmed the Trump administration’s support and defense of Israel. In his speech, he said the administration was seriously considering moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. 9:32 am ET Approx. 30 min. Encryption Technology and Terrorism The George Washington University Extremism Program hosted a panel discussion with technology ... The George Washington University Extremism Program hosted a panel discussion with technology experts and government officials on combating online radicalization. Following opening remarks, British Minister for Internet Safety and Security Baroness Joanna Shields gave a keynote speech in which she outlined efforts by the U.K. to counter online extremist recruitment and propaganda by ISIS.* Then, technology experts and government officials talked about encryption technologies and the challenges they pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations.

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
9:22 am ET Approx. 37 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2 ; Telephone lines were open for viewer call and social media comments on the question: “Are ... Telephone lines were open for viewer call and social media comments on the question: “Are there areas on which Republicans and Democrats can work together?” E&E News' Emily Holden, speaking by phone, previewed President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan. 9:52 am ET Approx. 6 min. Majority Leader McConnell on Supreme Court Nominee Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) encouraged Democrats to drop any thoughts of ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) encouraged Democrats to drop any thoughts of filibustering Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to become the next Supreme Court justice. 11:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Sexual Abuse and Young Athletes The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse ... The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act. The bill, intended to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes, was introduced in response to allegations of sexual abuse against personnel with USA Gymnastics., USA Swimming and USA Taekwondo. Witnesses included three former Team USA Olympic athletes, who all testified in support of the legislation. Rick Adams, chief of Paralympic Sport and National Governing Body Organizational Development United States Olympic Committee, also testified on the SafeSport initiative and what the committee was doing to protect young athletes.
9:32 am ET Approx. 3 min. LIVE Clean Power Plan Executive Order E&E News' Emily Holden, speaking by phone, previewed President Donald Trump’s executive ... E&E News' Emily Holden, speaking by phone, previewed President Donald Trump’s executive order to roll back the Clean Power Plan. 9:59 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 53 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate resumed debate on a treaty to allow Montenegro to join the NATO alliance. The Senate resumed debate on a treaty to allow Montenegro to join the NATO alliance. 1:16 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Restructuring Three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals testified at a hearing on proposals to split ... Three judges from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals testified at a hearing on proposals to split the court, which is the largest of the 13 U.S. Courts of Appeals.

The hearing began with committee members first marking up other legislation, and there is an approximate five-minute break as the witnesses were being seated.
10:00 am ET Approx. 13 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House convened for Morning Hour, when members were permitted to speak on a variety of topics. The House convened for Morning Hour, when members were permitted to speak on a variety of topics. 12:54 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Representatives Walter Jones and John Garamendi on U.S. Troops from Afghanistan ; ; Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they ... Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they co-sponsored which calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. 3:19 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Interview with Representative Lloyd Smucker ; Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) spoke with C-SPAN for a House freshman profile interview. He ... Representative Lloyd Smucker (R-PA) spoke with C-SPAN for a House freshman profile interview. He is serving his first term representing the 16th Congressional District of Pennsylvania. He was born into an Amish family and is the tenth child out of twelve. Representative Smucker talked about how he convinced his parents to let him leave the Amish community to go to high school. He eventually started his own construction company and is now a new member of the 115th Congress.
10:13 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. LIVE Corporation for Public Broadcasting Budget Corporation for Public Broadcasting officials testified at a hearing on cuts to public ... Corporation for Public Broadcasting officials testified at a hearing on cuts to public broadcasting funding in President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget plan. President Trump’s plan includes completely defunding the CPB by 2018. During her testimony CPB President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison highlighted the success of some of the CPB’s initiatives including early childhood education programming and access to rural and poor communities. She stressed that without federal funding, public media would not survive. Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) expressed concerns that the CPB could have an agenda in some of the content it produces for air. 1:01 pm ET Approx. 30 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing During his daily briefing with reporters, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White ... During his daily briefing with reporters, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White House took no action to prevent former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the committee’s investigation into the president’s wiretapping claims and possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. He also took questions about energy and environmental policy, the Supreme Court nomination of 10th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, what’s next for health care legislation, and the administration’s hopes for bipartisan cooperation from the Senate. 3:29 pm ET Approx. 36 min. Representatives Walter Jones and John Garamendi on U.S. Troops from Afghanistan ; ; Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they ... Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they co-sponsored which calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. LIVE House Session The House debated two rules governing bills on FCC and EPA regulations. They then debated H.R. ... The House debated two rules governing bills on FCC and EPA regulations. They then debated H.R. 1431, a bill requiring members of the EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board to disclose conflicts of interest. 1:35 pm ET Approx. 39 min. Representatives Walter Jones and John Garamendi on U.S. Troops from Afghanistan ; ; Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they ... Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they co-sponsored which calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. 4:06 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 35 min. LIVE President Trump's Financial Information The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury ... The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury secretary to provide tax returns and other financial information of President Trump covering the 2006 through 2015 tax years. The resolution was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and was derided by the committee’s chair, Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), and other Republican members as a political exercise in opposition of President Trump.
2:02 pm ET Approx. 3 min. House Republican Agenda Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news ... Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news conference following a meeting with the party’s caucus. The leaders said they would continue to pursue a replacement of the Affordable Care Act but would not give a timeline in which they expected it to happen. The party was instead moving forward with other priorities, including an overhaul of the nation’s tax code, they said. Speaker Ryan also took a few questions from reporters, and in response to one said House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) did not need to recuse himself over his handling of an ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and potential connections to the Trump campaign. 2:14 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 58 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate resumed debate on a treaty to allow Montenegro to join the NATO alliance. The Senate resumed debate on a treaty to allow Montenegro to join the NATO alliance. 6:42 pm ET Approx. 48 min. National Review Institute Ideas Summit, Immigration Panel Conservative pundits participated in a panel discussion on immigration policy at the National ... Conservative pundits participated in a panel discussion on immigration policy at the National Review Institute’s annual Ideas Summit.
2:06 pm ET Approx. 28 min. President Trump's Executive Action on Environmental Regulations Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the ... Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the committee reacted to President Trump’s executive action to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Rule, as well as other climate initiatives. 6:13 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Senator Schumer on Supreme Court Nominee Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) explained why he was not voting for Judge Neil Gorsuch ... Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) explained why he was not voting for Judge Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. He went on to talk about the domestic cuts that will likely be needed to pay for construction of the wall on the U.S.-Mexico border. 7:34 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Executive Action on Power Plant Emissions President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ... President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters aimed at rolling back the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change. The order called for a review of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and lifted the moratorium on federal leasing for coal production. Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry also provided remarks. A group of coal miners joined the president on stage for the executive order signing.
2:35 pm ET Approx. 8 min. House Republican Agenda Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news ... Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news conference following a meeting with the party’s caucus. The leaders said they would continue to pursue a replacement of the Affordable Care Act but would not give a timeline in which they expected it to happen. The party was instead moving forward with other priorities, including an overhaul of the nation’s tax code, they said. Speaker Ryan also took a few questions from reporters, and in response to one said House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) did not need to recuse himself over his handling of an ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and potential connections to the Trump campaign. 6:23 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Senator Durbin on Supreme Court Nominee Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) explained his objections to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch ... Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) explained his objections to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to replace Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. He said he will not be voting for the Judge. 8:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. AIPAC Policy Conference, Members of Congress Members of Congress spoke at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy ... Members of Congress spoke at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addressed the gathering as well as the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). All the leaders expressed support for Israel from the United States.
2:44 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Representatives Walter Jones and John Garamendi on U.S. Troops from Afghanistan ; ; Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they ... Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they co-sponsored which calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. 6:46 pm ET Approx. 30 min. Encryption Technology and Terrorism The George Washington University Extremism Program hosted a panel discussion with technology ... The George Washington University Extremism Program hosted a panel discussion with technology experts and government officials on combating online radicalization. Following opening remarks, British Minister for Internet Safety and Security Baroness Joanna Shields gave a keynote speech in which she outlined efforts by the U.K. to counter online extremist recruitment and propaganda by ISIS.* Then, technology experts and government officials talked about encryption technologies and the challenges they pose to law enforcement and counterterrorism operations.

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or DAISH/DAESH in Arabic is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
9:11 pm ET Approx. 45 min. AIPAC Policy Conference, Senators Harris and Menendez ; Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) addressed the annual American Israel Public ... Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) addressed the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. In prepared remarks, both senators pledged economic and military support for Israel and addressed security threats Israel faces in the Middle East.
3:00 pm ET Approx. 4 hr. 47 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House debated and voted on a disapproval resolution to roll back a Federal Communications ... The House debated and voted on a disapproval resolution to roll back a Federal Communications Commission rule dealing with privacy and internet service providers. 7:17 pm ET Approx. 41 min. Representatives Walter Jones and John Garamendi on U.S. Troops from Afghanistan ; ; Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they ... Representatives Walter Jones (R-NC) and John Garamendi (D-CA) examined H.R. 1666, a bill they co-sponsored which calls for complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. 10:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Women in Combat The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in ... The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in combat. Naval Postgraduate School Professor Anna Simons talked about the challenges and changes to the military since the 2015 decision to allow women in combat units.
7:47 pm ET Approx. 8 min. House Republican Agenda Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news ... Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news conference following a meeting with the party’s caucus. The leaders said they would continue to pursue a replacement of the Affordable Care Act but would not give a timeline in which they expected it to happen. The party was instead moving forward with other priorities, including an overhaul of the nation’s tax code, they said. Speaker Ryan also took a few questions from reporters, and in response to one said House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) did not need to recuse himself over his handling of an ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and potential connections to the Trump campaign. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Executive Action on Power Plant Emissions President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ... President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters aimed at rolling back the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change. The order called for a review of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and lifted the moratorium on federal leasing for coal production. Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry also provided remarks. A group of coal miners joined the president on stage for the executive order signing. 11:15 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Moore v. Texas Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' criteria for determining if an intellectually disabled person can be sentenced to death. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that executing a “mentally retarded” person violated the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.

In 1980 Bobby Moore was convicted and sentenced to death for shooting and killing a Houston store clerk in a robbery. After numerous court proceedings, a lower court judge ruled Moore intellectually disabled and ineligible for the death penalty. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the ruling, citing the lower court judge’s use of current medical standards in defining intellectual disability, not the 1992 standards set by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
7:59 pm ET Approx. 31 min. White House Daily Briefing During his daily briefing with reporters, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White ... During his daily briefing with reporters, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White House took no action to prevent former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the committee’s investigation into the president’s wiretapping claims and possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. He also took questions about energy and environmental policy, the Supreme Court nomination of 10th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, what’s next for health care legislation, and the administration’s hopes for bipartisan cooperation from the Senate. 8:26 pm ET Approx. 7 min. Senator McConnell on Environmental Executive Orders Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) touted President Trump’s expected executive ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) touted President Trump’s expected executive order rolling back some environmental rules regarding energy production, specifically coal. 12:21 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Defense Budget and Readiness Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on ... Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the U.S. military’s readiness and the fiscal year 2018 budget. Much of the focus of the hearing was on the impact of budget restrictions, many of them related to the 2011 Budget Control Act, on the military’s overseas offensive and defensive abilities. Subcommittee members questioned the two Pentagon leaders on the possible effects of various budget cuts on military installations or projects in their states.
8:34 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. President Trump's Financial Information The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury ... The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury secretary to provide tax returns and other financial information of President Trump covering the 2006 through 2015 tax years. The resolution was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and was derided by the committee’s chair, Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), and other Republican members as a political exercise in opposition of President Trump. 8:33 pm ET Approx. 30 min. President Trump's Executive Action on Environmental Regulations Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the ... Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the committee reacted to President Trump’s executive action to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Rule, as well as other climate initiatives. 2:08 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. AIPAC Policy Conference, Members of Congress Members of Congress spoke at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy ... Members of Congress spoke at the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) addressed the gathering as well as the Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). All the leaders expressed support for Israel from the United States.
10:01 pm ET Approx. 39 min. President Trump's Financial Information The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury ... The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury secretary to provide tax returns and other financial information of President Trump covering the 2006 through 2015 tax years. The resolution was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and was derided by the committee’s chair, Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), and other Republican members as a political exercise in opposition of President Trump. 9:06 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Sexual Abuse and Young Athletes The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse ... The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act. The bill, intended to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes, was introduced in response to allegations of sexual abuse against personnel with USA Gymnastics., USA Swimming and USA Taekwondo. Witnesses included three former Team USA Olympic athletes, who all testified in support of the legislation. Rick Adams, chief of Paralympic Sport and National Governing Body Organizational Development United States Olympic Committee, also testified on the SafeSport initiative and what the committee was doing to protect young athletes. 3:16 am ET Approx. 45 min. AIPAC Policy Conference, Senators Harris and Menendez ; Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) addressed the annual American Israel Public ... Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) addressed the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee policy conference. In prepared remarks, both senators pledged economic and military support for Israel and addressed security threats Israel faces in the Middle East.
10:42 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. House Judiciary Hearing on Immigration Laws A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on border security and immigration enforcement. ... A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on border security and immigration enforcement. Witnesses included a former immigration judge and immigration policy experts who discussed santuary city policies and federal enforcement operations. 10:38 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. Corporation for Public Broadcasting Budget Corporation for Public Broadcasting officials testified at a hearing on cuts to public ... Corporation for Public Broadcasting officials testified at a hearing on cuts to public broadcasting funding in President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget plan. President Trump’s plan includes completely defunding the CPB by 2018. During her testimony CPB President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison highlighted the success of some of the CPB’s initiatives including early childhood education programming and access to rural and poor communities. She stressed that without federal funding, public media would not survive. Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) expressed concerns that the CPB could have an agenda in some of the content it produces for air. 4:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Women in Combat The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in ... The Institute of World Politics and the Foreign Policy Initiative hosted a discussion on women in combat. Naval Postgraduate School Professor Anna Simons talked about the challenges and changes to the military since the 2015 decision to allow women in combat units.
12:55 am ET Approx. 8 min. House Republican Agenda Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news ... Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news conference following a meeting with the party’s caucus. The leaders said they would continue to pursue a replacement of the Affordable Care Act but would not give a timeline in which they expected it to happen. The party was instead moving forward with other priorities, including an overhaul of the nation’s tax code, they said. Speaker Ryan also took a few questions from reporters, and in response to one said House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) did not need to recuse himself over his handling of an ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and potential connections to the Trump campaign. 12:44 am ET Approx. 25 min. Executive Action on Power Plant Emissions President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters ... President Trump signed an executive order at the Environmental Protection Agency headquarters aimed at rolling back the Obama administration’s efforts to combat climate change. The order called for a review of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan and lifted the moratorium on federal leasing for coal production. Vice President Mike Pence, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Energy Secretary Rick Perry also provided remarks. A group of coal miners joined the president on stage for the executive order signing. 5:21 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Moore v. Texas Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Moore v. Texas, which concerns whether Texas' criteria for determining if an intellectually disabled person can be sentenced to death. In 2002, the Supreme Court ruled that executing a “mentally retarded” person violated the Constitution’s Eighth Amendment ban against cruel and unusual punishment.

In 1980 Bobby Moore was convicted and sentenced to death for shooting and killing a Houston store clerk in a robbery. After numerous court proceedings, a lower court judge ruled Moore intellectually disabled and ineligible for the death penalty. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed the ruling, citing the lower court judge’s use of current medical standards in defining intellectual disability, not the 1992 standards set by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
1:05 am ET Approx. 31 min. White House Daily Briefing During his daily briefing with reporters, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White ... During his daily briefing with reporters, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said the White House took no action to prevent former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates from testifying before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the committee’s investigation into the president’s wiretapping claims and possible connections between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. He also took questions about energy and environmental policy, the Supreme Court nomination of 10th Circuit Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, what’s next for health care legislation, and the administration’s hopes for bipartisan cooperation from the Senate. 1:10 am ET Approx. 6 min. Senator McConnell on Environmental Executive Orders Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) touted President Trump’s expected executive ... Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) touted President Trump’s expected executive order rolling back some environmental rules regarding energy production, specifically coal. 6:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Defense Budget and Readiness Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on ... Defense Secretary James Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair General Joseph Dunford testified on the U.S. military’s readiness and the fiscal year 2018 budget. Much of the focus of the hearing was on the impact of budget restrictions, many of them related to the 2011 Budget Control Act, on the military’s overseas offensive and defensive abilities. Subcommittee members questioned the two Pentagon leaders on the possible effects of various budget cuts on military installations or projects in their states.
1:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. President Trump's Financial Information The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury ... The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury secretary to provide tax returns and other financial information of President Trump covering the 2006 through 2015 tax years. The resolution was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and was derided by the committee’s chair, Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), and other Republican members as a political exercise in opposition of President Trump. 1:17 am ET Approx. 30 min. President Trump's Executive Action on Environmental Regulations Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the ... Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Ranking Member Tom Carper (D-DE) and members of the committee reacted to President Trump’s executive action to roll back the Obama administration’s Clean Power Rule, as well as other climate initiatives.
2:33 am ET Approx. 39 min. President Trump's Financial Information The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury ... The House Ways and Means Committee began a markup of H. Res. 186, a measure requiring the Treasury secretary to provide tax returns and other financial information of President Trump covering the 2006 through 2015 tax years. The resolution was introduced by Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and was derided by the committee’s chair, Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX), and other Republican members as a political exercise in opposition of President Trump. 1:51 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Sexual Abuse and Young Athletes The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse ... The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act. The bill, intended to prevent the sexual abuse of minors and amateur athletes, was introduced in response to allegations of sexual abuse against personnel with USA Gymnastics., USA Swimming and USA Taekwondo. Witnesses included three former Team USA Olympic athletes, who all testified in support of the legislation. Rick Adams, chief of Paralympic Sport and National Governing Body Organizational Development United States Olympic Committee, also testified on the SafeSport initiative and what the committee was doing to protect young athletes.
3:13 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. House Judiciary Hearing on Immigration Laws A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on border security and immigration enforcement. ... A House Judiciary subcommittee held a hearing on border security and immigration enforcement. Witnesses included a former immigration judge and immigration policy experts who discussed santuary city policies and federal enforcement operations. 3:19 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. Corporation for Public Broadcasting Budget Corporation for Public Broadcasting officials testified at a hearing on cuts to public ... Corporation for Public Broadcasting officials testified at a hearing on cuts to public broadcasting funding in President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget plan. President Trump’s plan includes completely defunding the CPB by 2018. During her testimony CPB President and CEO Patricia de Stacy Harrison highlighted the success of some of the CPB’s initiatives including early childhood education programming and access to rural and poor communities. She stressed that without federal funding, public media would not survive. Representative Andy Harris (R-MD) expressed concerns that the CPB could have an agenda in some of the content it produces for air.
5:26 am ET Approx. 8 min. House Republican Agenda Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news ... Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and other members of the House Republican leadership team held a news conference following a meeting with the party’s caucus. The leaders said they would continue to pursue a replacement of the Affordable Care Act but would not give a timeline in which they expected it to happen. The party was instead moving forward with other priorities, including an overhaul of the nation’s tax code, they said. Speaker Ryan also took a few questions from reporters, and in response to one said House Intelligence Committee Chair Devin Nunes (R-CA) did not need to recuse himself over his handling of an ongoing investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election and potential connections to the Trump campaign. 5:22 am ET Approx. 1 hr. Health Care and the Pharmaceutical Industry ; Pfizer CEO Ian Read delivered remarks on health care and the pharmaceutical industry. He said he ... Pfizer CEO Ian Read delivered remarks on health care and the pharmaceutical industry. He said he opposed any legislation that placed price controls on pharmaceutical drugs, calling it bad policy. He also outlined recommendations on how to improve America’s health care system. These recommendations included the need for more incentives in health care prevention and eliminating the approval backlog for generics.
5:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. FCC Internet Privacy Rule Earlier today the House debated a bill that repeals a 2016 FCC regulation prohibiting internet ... Earlier today the House debated a bill that repeals a 2016 FCC regulation prohibiting internet service providers from selling customers' personal information. The rule covers health, financial, web browsing info, Social Security numbers & content of communication.