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< Wednesday, February 13 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the previous night’s State of the Union ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the previous night’s State of the Union address. 7:00 am ET Approx. 33 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. Topics included claims of mislabeling of horse meat as beef products in some British supermarkets, the British economy, and the European Union budget vote. 6:15 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Deficit Reduction and the Federal Budget Thomas Price; Christopher Van Hollen; Robert Weiner House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways ... House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways Republicans and Democrats could work together on debt reduction and reaching compromise on upcoming budget deadlines. Topics included sequestration, tax policy, and Social Security and Medicare.
8:02 am ET Approx. 31 min. LIVE Representative Keith Ellison on the State of the Union Address Keith Ellison; Greta Brawner Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the ... Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the Union address. 7:35 am ET Approx. 20 min. Secretary Sebelius on Health Care Law Implementation Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked about the Obama administration’s plans for implementing ... Secretary Kathleen Sebelius talked about the Obama administration’s plans for implementing the health care law, along with issues facing physicians and patients. 7:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Journalism and Social Media Chris Hughes; Alex Jones Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of ... Chris Hughes discussed digital journalism and trends in social media. The co-founder of Facebook, he recently purchased The New Republic. He talked about his vision for the company and how to better engage an online audience. He said that there was a surfeit of opinion pieces available, and called for dialogue rather than provocative writing. He was interviewed by Alex Jones and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“The Changing Media Landscape: Smart News in the Age of Social Media” was held at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
8:34 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Representative Tom Cole on the State of the Union Address Greta Brawner; Tom Cole Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the ... Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the Union address. 7:56 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Vote on Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of ... The Senate Armed Services Committee approved the nomination of Chuck Hagel to be secretary of defense by a 14-11 margin. All 14 Democrats supported the nomination, and 11 Republicans opposed. Senator David Vitter (R-LA) was not in the room at the time of the vote. Several Republican members voiced concerns over the nominee. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) accused former Senator Hagel of taking money for foreign entities and implied he lied about speeches he had given in the past. Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) reminded members of the committee’s bipartisan history, saying, “We have survived party lines vote before. We will survive this one.” 8:39 am ET Approx. 53 min. Town Hall with Senator Ben Cardin Benjamin Cardin; Francis Collins Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke with federal workers at the National Institutes of Health in ... Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke with federal workers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland about looming budget cuts through the sequestration process. Sen. Cardin said that it was “unlikely” that an alternative to the severe budget cuts called for in sequestration would be avoided before the March 1st deadline. Sequestration calls for across-the board cuts to government agencies totaling $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years, with $1.6 billion coming out of the NIH budget. 
Sen. Cardin told NIH employees to “put a face on and personalize what you do” saying that people are not attacking federal workers but government.
9:07 am ET Approx. 23 min. LIVE Representative Marcy Kaptur on the State of the Union Address Greta Brawner; Marcia Kaptur Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the ... Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the Union address. 10:00 am ET Approx. 8 hr. 47 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate convened for a legislative session. 9:34 am ET Approx. 25 min. Alaska State of the State Address Sean Parnell Governor Sean Parnell gave his annual state of the state address before a joint session of the ... Governor Sean Parnell gave his annual state of the state address before a joint session of the legislature in the House chamber, urging the lawmakers to make wise political decisions to strengthen Alaska.
9:31 am ET Approx. 25 min. LIVE Representative James Inhofe on the State of the Union Address James Inhofe; Greta Brawner Representative James Inhofe (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the ... Representative James Inhofe (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the Union address. 6:48 pm ET Approx. 20 min. Representative James Inhofe on the State of the Union Address James Inhofe; Greta Brawner Representative James Inhofe (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the ... Representative James Inhofe (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the Union address. 10:09 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 18 min. LIVE Treasury Secretary Nomination Hearing The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s ... The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s nomination as secretary of the treasury. Mr. Lew answered questions on tax reform, sequestration budget cuts, his knowledge about the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In his testimony he said that he saw no conflicts of interest from his Cayman Island investment while serving as Citigroup’s chief operating officer.
9:57 am ET Approx. 3 min. LIVE Senate Agenda Ginger Gibson; Greta Brawner Ginger Gibson talked about the Senate agenda for the week, including confirmation hearing for ... Ginger Gibson talked about the Senate agenda for the week, including confirmation hearing for Treasury Secretary nominee Jack Lew, former Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel’s confirmation vote to be Defense Secretary, and a possible vote on John Brennan’s nomination for CIA director. 7:13 pm ET Approx. 1 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
1:30 pm ET Approx. 53 min. Town Hall with Senator Ben Cardin Benjamin Cardin; Francis Collins Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke with federal workers at the National Institutes of Health in ... Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) spoke with federal workers at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland about looming budget cuts through the sequestration process. Sen. Cardin said that it was “unlikely” that an alternative to the severe budget cuts called for in sequestration would be avoided before the March 1st deadline. Sequestration calls for across-the board cuts to government agencies totaling $1.2 trillion over the next 10 years, with $1.6 billion coming out of the NIH budget. 
Sen. Cardin told NIH employees to “put a face on and personalize what you do” saying that people are not attacking federal workers but government.
10:00 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 7:18 pm ET Approx. 40 min. Defense Secretary Panetta Remarks Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking the Pentagon press corps and announced the creation of a new military award, the Distinguished Warfare Medal. He addressed such issues as North Korea’s nuclear program, the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, and sequestration defense budget cuts. He also remarked that he was “disappointed” and “concerned” by congressional partisanship, and that he often felt a lack of “a full partnership with my former colleagues on the Hill in trying to do what’s right for this country.” 2:26 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Representative Tom Cole on the State of the Union Address Greta Brawner; Tom Cole Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the ... Representative Tom Cole (R-OK) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the Union address.
10:51 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. LIVE U.S. Postal Service Oversight Witnesses testified on the financial problems and long-term viability of the U.S. Postal ... Witnesses testified on the financial problems and long-term viability of the U.S. Postal Service. The hearing happened one week after Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced plans to end Saturday letter delivery in an effort cut costs.
The chair and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee testified, disagreeing on whether the postmaster general’s announced move to a five-day letter delivery service was the right one, but saying they believed a bipartisan-bicameral deal was within reach. Mr. Donahoe detailed the postal service’s financial problems and said that according to his attorneys he does have the constitutional authority for his plans. Union leaders and representatives of private industry that rely on Saturday letter mail service protested his plan.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
2:42 pm ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Defense Secretary Panetta Remarks Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking the Pentagon press corps and announced the creation of a new military award, the Distinguished Warfare Medal. He addressed such issues as North Korea’s nuclear program, the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, and sequestration defense budget cuts. He also remarked that he was “disappointed” and “concerned” by congressional partisanship, and that he often felt a lack of “a full partnership with my former colleagues on the Hill in trying to do what’s right for this country.”
12:00 pm ET Approx. 4 hr. 14 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. 9:29 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 55 min. U.S. Postal Service Oversight Witnesses testified on the financial problems and long-term viability of the U.S. Postal ... Witnesses testified on the financial problems and long-term viability of the U.S. Postal Service. The hearing happened one week after Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced plans to end Saturday letter delivery in an effort cut costs.
The chair and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee testified, disagreeing on whether the postmaster general’s announced move to a five-day letter delivery service was the right one, but saying they believed a bipartisan-bicameral deal was within reach. Mr. Donahoe detailed the postal service’s financial problems and said that according to his attorneys he does have the constitutional authority for his plans. Union leaders and representatives of private industry that rely on Saturday letter mail service protested his plan.
3:26 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 40 min. Gun Violence Reduction Proposals Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as ... Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines.
4:14 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Violence Against Women Act House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) urged House ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) urged House Republicans to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which the Senate voted in favor of the previous day by a 78-22 margin. 12:27 am ET Approx. 40 min. Defense Secretary Panetta Remarks Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta held his probable final news conference. He began by thanking the Pentagon press corps and announced the creation of a new military award, the Distinguished Warfare Medal. He addressed such issues as North Korea’s nuclear program, the troop drawdown in Afghanistan, and sequestration defense budget cuts. He also remarked that he was “disappointed” and “concerned” by congressional partisanship, and that he often felt a lack of “a full partnership with my former colleagues on the Hill in trying to do what’s right for this country.” 6:09 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Public Health Effects of State Marijuana Laws Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s ... Panelists talked about the public health effects of Colorado and Washington state’s marijuana laws and lessons learned from alcohol and tobacco regulations. Health policy professors as well as economists and behavioral scientists talked about the restrictions on the use, sale, and advertising of marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco.
Alexander Wagenaar and Rebecca Collins participated by telephone.
4:35 pm ET Approx. 21 min. President Obama Remarks on Jobs and Economy Barack Obama President Obama spoke about jobs and the economy to Linamar Corporation employees. He held ... President Obama spoke about jobs and the economy to Linamar Corporation employees. He held the company up for its successes in manufacturing, and called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour and establish universal preschool education. 1:11 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
10:17 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
4:59 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 37 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
4:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. U.S. Postal Service Oversight Witnesses testified on the financial problems and long-term viability of the U.S. Postal ... Witnesses testified on the financial problems and long-term viability of the U.S. Postal Service. The hearing happened one week after Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe announced plans to end Saturday letter delivery in an effort cut costs.
The chair and ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee testified, disagreeing on whether the postmaster general’s announced move to a five-day letter delivery service was the right one, but saying they believed a bipartisan-bicameral deal was within reach. Mr. Donahoe detailed the postal service’s financial problems and said that according to his attorneys he does have the constitutional authority for his plans. Union leaders and representatives of private industry that rely on Saturday letter mail service protested his plan.
10:19 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Army Chief of Staff Odierno on the Impact of Sequestration Raymond Odierno General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after ... General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after testifying in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the effects of the possible budget sequestration and operating under a continuing resolution. He said that among other consequences, the military would have to look at additional base closures if the sequester took effect.
7:19 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 7:19:00 P.M. The House returned from a recess continuing the legislative day of February ... 7:19:00 P.M. The House returned from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 13.
7:20:02 P.M. Mr. Woodall asked unanimous consent that, notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1) of rule X, the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence be composed of not more than 21 Members, Delegates, or the Resident Commissioner. Agreed to without objection.
7:20:30 P.M. The Chair announced, without objection, the Speaker’s appointment, pursuant to clause 11 of rule X, clause 11 of rule I, and the order of the House of January 3, 2013, and notwithstanding the requirement of clause 11(a)(1)(C) of rule X, of the following Member of the House to the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence: Ms. Sewell of Alabama.
7:20:56 P.M. Mr. Woodall filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 66.
7:21:44 P.M. Mr. Woodall moved that the House adjourn.
7:21:53 P.M. Motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:21:54 P.M. The House adjourned.
This House session was not shown on TV.
5:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Gun Violence Reduction Proposals Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as ... Attorneys and victims of gun violence testified on proposals to reduce gun violence, such as universal background checks on gun buyers, banning assault weapons and limiting high capacity magazines. 10:24 pm ET Approx. 1 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
7:37 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Representative Marcy Kaptur on the State of the Union Address Greta Brawner; Marcia Kaptur Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the ... Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) reacted to President Obama’s previous night State of the Union address. 10:27 pm ET Approx. 18 min. Violence Against Women Act House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) urged House ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) urged House Republicans to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which the Senate voted in favor of the previous day by a 78-22 margin.
8:01 pm ET Approx. 2 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
10:47 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. Federal Housing Administration Oversight Carol Galante testified on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). She ... Carol Galante testified on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). She expressed confidence in the agency despite a 2012 report that showed a projected deficit in its mortgage insurance fund. She said even if the FHA needed to borrow money from the Treasury Department, the funds would only be used to shore up the agency’s reserve fund.
8:04 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 19 min. Treasury Secretary Nomination Hearing The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s ... The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s nomination as secretary of the treasury. Mr. Lew answered questions on tax reform, sequestration budget cuts, his knowledge about the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In his testimony he said that he saw no conflicts of interest from his Cayman Island investment while serving as Citigroup’s chief operating officer. 4:12 am ET Approx. 1 min. Sequestration Defense Budget Cuts Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget ... Military leaders testified on the potential effects of sequestration military budget cuts. They said the reductions would mean less training, furloughs for thousands of workers, and a total revision of military strategy. When asked to rate the danger posed by the sequester on a one to ten scale, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey said it “feels like a ten.” The officials also warned against forcing the military to operate under a continuing resolution for the rest of the year. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic, across the board budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
11:27 pm ET Approx. 1 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
4:14 am ET Approx. 5 min. Army Chief of Staff Odierno on the Impact of Sequestration Raymond Odierno General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after ... General Raymond Odierno talked to reporters in Dirksen Office Building hearing room G-50 after testifying in a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the effects of the possible budget sequestration and operating under a continuing resolution. He said that among other consequences, the military would have to look at additional base closures if the sequester took effect.
11:30 pm ET Approx. 21 min. President Obama Remarks on Jobs and Economy Barack Obama President Obama spoke about jobs and the economy to Linamar Corporation employees. He held ... President Obama spoke about jobs and the economy to Linamar Corporation employees. He held the company up for its successes in manufacturing, and called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour and establish universal preschool education. 4:20 am ET Approx. 1 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
11:55 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Cybersecurity Policy Rebecca Blank and other senior officials provided an update on cybersecurity policies. The ... Rebecca Blank and other senior officials provided an update on cybersecurity policies. The Obama administration announced an executive order that established voluntary cybersecurity standards and would improve information sharing and bolster collaborative efforts among federal agencies within the private sector to reduce cybersecurity risks. 4:22 am ET Approx. 18 min. Violence Against Women Act House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) urged House ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) urged House Republicans to pass the Violence Against Women Act, which the Senate voted in favor of the previous day by a 78-22 margin.
12:41 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 19 min. Treasury Secretary Nomination Hearing The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s ... The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s nomination as secretary of the treasury. Mr. Lew answered questions on tax reform, sequestration budget cuts, his knowledge about the terrorist attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya. In his testimony he said that he saw no conflicts of interest from his Cayman Island investment while serving as Citigroup’s chief operating officer. 4:43 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. Federal Housing Administration Oversight Carol Galante testified on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). She ... Carol Galante testified on the financial health of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). She expressed confidence in the agency despite a 2012 report that showed a projected deficit in its mortgage insurance fund. She said even if the FHA needed to borrow money from the Treasury Department, the funds would only be used to shore up the agency’s reserve fund.
4:04 am ET Approx. 1 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
4:07 am ET Approx. 21 min. President Obama Remarks on Jobs and Economy Barack Obama President Obama spoke about jobs and the economy to Linamar Corporation employees. He held ... President Obama spoke about jobs and the economy to Linamar Corporation employees. He held the company up for its successes in manufacturing, and called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $9 per hour and establish universal preschool education.
4:32 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 26 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2013 federal budget and economic outlook. He said that 750,000 jobs would be lost during the year if Congress does not reach an agreement to avoid automatic spending cuts, also known as sequestration. Mr. Elmendorf also said that 2013 would see slow economic growth, and that any improvements would be offset by cuts to federal spending that Congress would be forced to enact. 
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.