C-SPAN Schedule

< Tuesday, July 29 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones John McArdle; Leo Shane Telephone lines were open for viewer thoughts on a compromise reached on legislation to overhaul ... Telephone lines were open for viewer thoughts on a compromise reached on legislation to overhaul the Veterans Affairs Department. Both chambers were expected to tackle pending Department of Veterans Affairs overhaul legislation, crafted by Senator Bernie Sanders and Representative Jeff Miller, the chairs of the Senate and House Veterans' Affairs committees.

Leo Shane talked by phone about the bicameral $15 billion deal to overhaul health care services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also discussed Robert McDonald’s nomination to be the new Veterans Affairs Department secretary.
5:52 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 5 min. President Karzai's Legacy in Afghanistan Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he ... Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he faced as president and the future of Afghanistan. Former Afghanistan Commander John Allen among his comments said that crises in Afghanistan could have been avoided if the U.S. had listened to President Karzai. Kabul-based reporter Mujib Mashal said that President Karzai’s biggest weakness was relying on personal relationships instead of building strong institutions. 6:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Economic Development in Africa Jennifer Cooke; Abdoulaye Dukule; Daniel Runde Abdoulaye Dukule talked about the African Union’s vision for economic development after ... Abdoulaye Dukule talked about the African Union’s vision for economic development after 2015. Mr. Dukule was the special envoy of Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf to the United Nations High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda. Among his comments he described factors that affect development, such as education, good governance, public-private partnerships, and investments from other countries like China. 

“Millennium Development Goals Post-2015: The View from Africa” was a program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Africa Program and the Project on Prosperity and Development.
7:04 am ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE VA Health Care Overhaul Leo Shane; John McArdle Leo Shane talked by phone about the bicameral $15 billion deal to overhaul health care services ... Leo Shane talked by phone about the bicameral $15 billion deal to overhaul health care services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also discussed Robert McDonald’s confirmation to be the new Veterans Affairs Department secretary. 7:59 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Congress and National Security Panelists talked about congressional oversight of the Homeland Security Department. Former ... Panelists talked about congressional oversight of the Homeland Security Department. Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge called the current oversight committee structure “archaic, antiquated and out of date,” saying Congress did not reform the process of oversight because of power struggles.

They spoke at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center marking the 10th anniversary of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks report.
7:37 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 22 min. National Leadership Assembly for Israel Members of Congress and the Obama administration and other dignitaries spoke at the National ... Members of Congress and the Obama administration and other dignitaries spoke at the National Leadership Assembly for Israel, a gathering of the nation’s largest Jewish organizations and communities
7:48 am ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE Senator Roger Wicker on the Congressional Agenda Nancy Calo; Roger Wicker; John McArdle Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) talked about the VA reform bill and ongoing negotiations for ... Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) talked about the VA reform bill and ongoing negotiations for immigration and border security legislation. A member of the Budget and Armed Services committees, Wicker also discussed the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
9:14 am ET Approx. 3 min. Veterans' Health Care Bill Negotiations Jeff Miller; Bernard Sanders The chairs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees announced a bipartisan deal ... The chairs of the House and Senate Veterans' Affairs Committees announced a bipartisan deal authorizing 17 billon dollars for veterans' health care. The agreed bill would provide 10 billion dollars for contracting out of health care so that veterans would not have to wait for care. In addition it would provide 5 billion dollars for make the VA more accountable and recruit more health care professionals, and 1.5 billion dollars to lease 27 new facilities around the country. The legislation still needed to be passed by the conference committee and both houses of Congress. 10:30 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. LIVE Immigration Services Oversight Leon Rodriguez testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration law enforcement ... Leon Rodriguez testified at a House Judiciary Committee hearing on immigration law enforcement efforts.
8:33 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Representative Beto O'Rourke on the Congressional Agenda Nancy Calo; Beto O'Rourke; John McArdle Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) talked about the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) reform ... Representative Beto O’Rourke (D-TX) talked about the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) reform deal and the negotiations to handle the flood of unaccompanied immigrant minors across the southern border. Rep. O’Rourke is a member of the House Veterans' Affairs and Homeland Security committees.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
9:18 am ET Approx. 40 min. International Religious Freedom Report John Kerry Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters on the latest congressionally-mandated State ... Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to reporters on the latest congressionally-mandated State Department report on religious freedom around the world. Following his remarks, Tom Malinowski discussed the report with reporters and answered questions. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Conflict in Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin; Damon Wilson Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin talked about Ukraine’s conflict with Russia and efforts to ... Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin talked about Ukraine’s conflict with Russia and efforts to strengthen international support for Ukraine.
9:24 am ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE Workforce Training Law Anthony Carnevale; John McArdle Anthony Carnevale talked about a new workforce training law and President Obama’s latest ... Anthony Carnevale talked about a new workforce training law and President Obama’s latest executive actions aimed at spurring job creation. 9:59 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 Following leaders' remarks and a period of morning hour, The Senate considered the nomination of ... Following leaders' remarks and a period of morning hour, The Senate considered the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. TBD Approx. 36 min. Social Security and Medicare Trustees Report Jacob Lew Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the ... Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and other officials briefed reporters and answered questions on the annual “Trustees Report.” The report detailed the future financial health of Social Security and Medicare,
TBD Approx. 3 hr. LIVE Iran Nuclear Negotiations Witnesses testified at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear negotiations with ... Witnesses testified at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on nuclear negotiations with Iran. 12:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE U.S. Pacific Operations Samuel Locklear Admiral Samuel Locklear spoke to reporters and answered questions about the Navy’s ... Admiral Samuel Locklear spoke to reporters and answered questions about the Navy’s operations and presence in the Pacific. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. LIVE Truck Safety Richard Blumenthal Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight ... Regulators, safety advocates, and industry representatives testified on ways to improve freight truck safety on U.S. roads.
10:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. TBD Approx. 5 min. VA Health Care Overhaul Leo Shane; John McArdle Leo Shane talked by phone about the bicameral $15 billion deal to overhaul health care services ... Leo Shane talked by phone about the bicameral $15 billion deal to overhaul health care services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. He also discussed Robert McDonald’s confirmation to be the new Veterans Affairs Department secretary. TBD Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Iraq Violence and Politics State and Defense Department officials, a former CIA analyst, and a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq ... State and Defense Department officials, a former CIA analyst, and a former U.S. ambassador to Iraq testified about the dominance of the militant group ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) in ongoing violence and terrorism in Iraq. Brett McGurk told the committee that the situation in Iraq was extremely serious, and that ISIS was no longer just a terrorist organization but a full-blown army. 
12:00 pm ET Approx. 8 hr. LIVE House Session The House debated a rule governing H.R. 4315, a bill that includes a package of four bills to ... The House debated a rule governing H.R. 4315, a bill that includes a package of four bills to change the reporting requirements for the Endangered Species Act. TBD Approx. 41 min. Senator Roger Wicker on the Congressional Agenda Nancy Calo; Roger Wicker; John McArdle Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) talked about the VA reform bill and ongoing negotiations for ... Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) talked about the VA reform bill and ongoing negotiations for immigration and border security legislation. A member of the Budget and Armed Services committees, Wicker also discussed the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East and Ukraine.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
2:15 pm ET Approx. 6 hr. 45 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of ... The Senate resumed debate on the nomination of Robert McDonald for secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. A vote on his confirmation was expected.
2:45 pm ET Approx. 5 hr. LIVE U.S. Senate: Votes, Then Debate on Highway Funds