C-SPAN Schedule

< Friday, February 15 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day. 6:20 am ET Approx. 43 min. Ceremony Honoring Former Secretary Clinton Hillary Clinton; Martin Dempsey; Leon Panetta Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey honored former ... Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey honored former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the Department of Defense’s highest award for public service. Secretary Panetta credited her with inspiring the decision to expand the role of women soldiers in combat. He noted that many of the issues facing Congress today are the same ones he and the secretary dealt with during the Clinton administration and joked about the delays in confirming former Senator Hagel as his successor. The ceremony was held in the Pentagon Auditorium. 5:51 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. British Prime Minister Cameron on European Union Summit Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year ... Prime Minister David Cameron reported on his meetings with European Union leaders on a seven-year budget cut deal. He told lawmakers this the agreement was a “good deal for Britain.”
7:02 am ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE Meredith Shiner (Roll Call) on Chuck Hagel Meredith Shiner; Libby Casey Meredith Shiner spoke about efforts in the Senate on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary ... Meredith Shiner spoke about efforts in the Senate on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. 7:05 am ET Approx. 4 min. Financial Regulations Law Implementation Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. There was occassional applause, such as when Senator Warren said that she was concerned that “too big to fail” was too big for trial. 8:54 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.
7:07 am ET Approx. 38 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day. 7:10 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Government Accountability Office Report on Waste, Fraud and Abuse Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified on the most recent report of entities and programs ... Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified on the most recent report of entities and programs identified as high risk for waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The report examined a wide range of agencies and programs, including a new focus on the costs and risks climate change policy. Other topics included federal property management, FDA drug shortages, and Medicare and Medicaid costs. 10:01 am ET Approx. 59 min. LIVE Drone Use Over Domestic Airspace Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as ... Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as well as federal research and development efforts to ensure the safe operation of drones.
7:47 am ET Approx. 33 min. LIVE Representative Marsha Blackburn on U.S. Energy and Climate Policy Marsha Blackburn; Libby Casey Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also ... Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 9:00 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 37 min. LIVE Department of Homeland Security Oversight Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including ... Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including budget priorities, future strategy, and areas for improvement. 11:00 am ET Approx. 2 min. 2013 State of Indian Nations Address Maria Cantwell; Jefferson Keel; Jacqueline Pata Jefferson Keel his annual State of Indian Nations address. President Keel said he plans to ... Jefferson Keel his annual State of Indian Nations address. President Keel said he plans to ask the federal government to exempt Natives American tribes from the sequestration cuts, scheduled to go into effect March 1, 2013. He also called on the U.S. House to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The address took place at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The event also included remarks from Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Maria Cantwell. President Keel was introduced by Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians.
8:23 am ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE Senator Chris Murphy on Gun Violence and Manufacturing Christopher Murphy; Libby Casey Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about methods to reduce gun violence and means of regulation for ... Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about methods to reduce gun violence and means of regulation for gun manufacturers. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:40 am ET Approx. 25 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.” 11:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. Government Accountability Office Report on Waste, Fraud and Abuse Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified on the most recent report of entities and programs ... Comptroller General Gene Dodaro testified on the most recent report of entities and programs identified as high risk for waste, fraud, abuse, or mismanagement by the U.S. Government Accountability Office. The report examined a wide range of agencies and programs, including a new focus on the costs and risks climate change policy. Other topics included federal property management, FDA drug shortages, and Medicare and Medicaid costs.
9:00 am ET Approx. 4 hr. 1 min. LIVE House Session The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 11:05 am ET Approx. 54 min. LIVE Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 12:51 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony Barack Obama; Clinton Romesha; Donald Rutherford President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton ... President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to former Army Staff Sergeant Clinton Romesha. Sergeant Romesha was honored for his actions during an October 3, 2009, battle with the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan, during which eight American soldiers were killed and 24 others were wounded.
In remarks President Obama said U.S. troops should never again be asked to “defend the indefensible,” a reference to Sergeant Romesha’s outpost, which was positioned at the bottom of a valley, making it vulnerable to attack.
1:02 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Meredith Shiner (Roll Call) on Chuck Hagel Meredith Shiner; Libby Casey Meredith Shiner spoke about efforts in the Senate on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary ... Meredith Shiner spoke about efforts in the Senate on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. 12:00 pm ET Approx. 3 min. LIVE Senate Pro Forma Session Carl Levin The Senate convened for a pro forma session. The Senate convened for a pro forma session. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Chris Dodd on the Motion Picture Industry Christopher Dodd; Angela Keane Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the ... Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the state of the motion picture industry and the challenges presented by new and changing technologies. He was introduced by Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club. He warned about the regulation of content in movies and talked about mental health and its relation to gun violence. Other topics included the industry’s movie ratings system, intellectual property and copyright infringement, and the growth of the industry both in the U.S. and abroad.
1:08 pm ET Approx. 6 min. Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day. 12:06 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Military Nominations The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of General Lloyd Austin to ... The Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the nominations of General Lloyd Austin to be commander of United States Central Command, which is responsible for operations in the Middle East and Afghanistan, and General David Rodriguez to be commander of United States Africa Command. 
The witnesses were questioned about their experiences. General Austin, former commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, said that he finds recent developments in that country “very troubling.” . He also expressed support for maintaining a large Afghan security force and warned about potential consequences of budget cuts. Among other issues, General Rodriguez commented on weapons proliferation out of Libya.
2:03 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. 2013 State of Indian Nations Address Maria Cantwell; Jefferson Keel; Jacqueline Pata Jefferson Keel his annual State of Indian Nations address. President Keel said he plans to ... Jefferson Keel his annual State of Indian Nations address. President Keel said he plans to ask the federal government to exempt Natives American tribes from the sequestration cuts, scheduled to go into effect March 1, 2013. He also called on the U.S. House to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act and for Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The address took place at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The event also included remarks from Senate Indian Affairs Committee Chairman Maria Cantwell. President Keel was introduced by Jacqueline Pata, Executive Director, National Congress of American Indians.
1:14 pm ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE House Democratic Leaders News Conference Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and ... Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions. They talked about budget sequestration and attempts to prevent the automatic federal budget cuts from going into effect on March 1, 2013. 2:06 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. 3:19 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband Remarks on the British Economy Edward Balls; Edward Miliband British Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband outlined his party’s plan to rebuild the British ... British Labour Party Leader Ed Miliband outlined his party’s plan to rebuild the British economy. He called his party’s agenda “One Nation” and focused on re-introducing the ten pence tax rate for low income earners and creating gold-star vocational institutions for students who want an alternative to traditional university. He spoke to residents in Bedford, England, at Bedford Training Group and took questions following his speech.
2:01 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Department of Homeland Security Oversight Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including ... Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including budget priorities, future strategy, and areas for improvement. 5:27 pm 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. 4:21 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. U.S. and European Economy Matthias Machnig; Richard Trumka; Janet Yellen Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, ... Janet Yellen, vice chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, and Matthias Machnig, minister of economy for the German Federal State of Thuringia, discussed the U.S. and European economies and their relationships. Ms. Yellen focused on factors contributing to a weak U.S. economic recovery, unemployment, and Federal Reserve monetary policy. Minister Machnig discussed the Eurozone financial crisis, major challenges of the European economy, and the impact of environmental and industrial policies on full employment and prosperity.
“Restoring Shared Prosperity and Full Employment” wsa the luncheon program of the “Trans-Atlantic Agenda for Shared Prosperity” economic summit held by the AFL-CIO with the Friedrich Ebert Foundation and the Macroeconomic Policy Institute (IMK) of the Hans Boeckler Foundation at the AFL-CIO headquarters.
3:38 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 7:10 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Impact of Extreme Weather on Agriculture A climate scientists, an economist, and ranchers and farmers testified on the effects of extreme ... A climate scientists, an economist, and ranchers and farmers testified on the effects of extreme weather on agriculture. 5:53 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Kentucky State of the Commonwealth Address Steven Beshear Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address. The governor ... Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address. The governor outlined what he termed as “weaknesses.” Governor Bashear called on state legislators to find new ways of fund programs cut during the recession including funding for education and school books. He also asked lawmakers to modernize Kentucky’s tax code and warned against the vitriolic politics of Washington saying “we are Kentuckians first, Republicans and Democrats second.” Courtesy of Kentucky Educational Television.
3:47 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE President Obama on Gun Violence Rahm Emanuel; Barack Obama President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and ... President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle class, education reform, the economy, and his proposal to raise the minimum wage. He renewed his call for Congress to vote on his various gun measures, and pointed to recent incidences of violence, including the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was killed nearby shortly after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Drone Use Over Domestic Airspace Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as ... Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as well as federal research and development efforts to ensure the safe operation of drones. 6:38 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Health Care Policy and the States Colorado, Rhode Island, and New Mexico officials talked about the process of setting up in their ... Colorado, Rhode Island, and New Mexico officials talked about the process of setting up in their state health insurance exchanges, which were part of the 2010 health care law.
“Opportunities & Challenges for State Officials” was a plenary session of the National Health Policy Conference held by AcademyHealth at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
In conclusion, the Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award was presented by Mary Durham to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment. The award was accepted by Katherine Baicker, the co-principal investigator of the study.
3:50 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Meredith Shiner (Roll Call) on Chuck Hagel Meredith Shiner; Libby Casey Meredith Shiner spoke about efforts in the Senate on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary ... Meredith Shiner spoke about efforts in the Senate on the confirmation of Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. 8:59 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Department of Homeland Security Oversight Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including ... Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including budget priorities, future strategy, and areas for improvement. 8:01 pm ET Approx. 48 min. Pennsylvania Budget Address Tom Corbett Governor Tom Corbett (R) delivered the annual address on the state budget to a joint session of ... Governor Tom Corbett (R) delivered the annual address on the state budget to a joint session of the Pennsylvania legislature. He announced a rejection of Medicaid expansion under the 2010 health care law called the Affordable Care Act. Governor Corbett also called for new education funding, expanding services for the disabled, and the privatization of liquor sales by selling the state-run liquor stores. This event took place at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
3:55 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 10:36 pm ET Approx. 59 min. Chris Dodd on the Motion Picture Industry Christopher Dodd; Angela Keane Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the ... Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the state of the motion picture industry and the challenges presented by new and changing technologies. He was introduced by Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club. He warned about the regulation of content in movies and talked about mental health and its relation to gun violence. Other topics included the industry’s movie ratings system, intellectual property and copyright infringement, and the growth of the industry both in the U.S. and abroad. 8:50 pm ET Approx. 43 min. Kentucky State of the Commonwealth Address Steven Beshear Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address. The governor ... Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address. The governor outlined what he termed as “weaknesses.” Governor Bashear called on state legislators to find new ways of fund programs cut during the recession including funding for education and school books. He also asked lawmakers to modernize Kentucky’s tax code and warned against the vitriolic politics of Washington saying “we are Kentuckians first, Republicans and Democrats second.” Courtesy of Kentucky Educational Television.
4:00 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE President Obama on Gun Violence Rahm Emanuel; Barack Obama President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and ... President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle class, education reform, the economy, and his proposal to raise the minimum wage. He renewed his call for Congress to vote on his various gun measures, and pointed to recent incidences of violence, including the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was killed nearby shortly after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. 11:38 pm ET Approx. 56 min. Drone Use Over Domestic Airspace Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as ... Witnesses testified about the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), commonly called drones, as well as federal research and development efforts to ensure the safe operation of drones. 9:37 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. North Korean Nuclear Threat Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North ... Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North Korea’s escalating nuclear threat with its recent third nuclear test. Then he was joined by a panel of discussants. They agreed that the U.S. would need a new strategy to respond, what one called a shift from defensive to offensive containment and that the U.S. should apply more pressure on China. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Sang Joo Kim moderated. 
“North Korea’s Nuclear/Missile Threat?” was a presentation at the ICAS Winter Symposium titled “Humanity, Peace and Security - The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security” held by the ICAS Liberty Foundation in the Rayburn House Office Building.
4:03 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Representative Marsha Blackburn on U.S. Energy and Climate Policy Marsha Blackburn; Libby Casey Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also ... Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 12:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Department of Homeland Security Oversight Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including ... Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including budget priorities, future strategy, and areas for improvement. 11:13 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. South China Sea Dispute Jacques deLisle, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about about security ... Jacques deLisle, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about about security issues with the Korean peninsula. The dispute over areas of the South China Sea, with China, Vietnam, and the Philippines claiming ownership over the area, was contributing to the tensions in the region raised by North Korea’s nuclear tests. Professor deLisle talked about the dispute and its implications for American national security. He was then joined by a panel of discussants. 
“Will East/South China Sea Be Boiling?” was a presentation at the ICAS Winter Symposium titled “Humanity, Peace and Security - The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security” held by the ICAS Liberty Foundation in the Rayburn House Office Building.
4:29 pm ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE President Obama on Gun Violence Rahm Emanuel; Barack Obama President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and ... President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle class, education reform, the economy, and his proposal to raise the minimum wage. He renewed his call for Congress to vote on his various gun measures, and pointed to recent incidences of violence, including the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was killed nearby shortly after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. 2:14 am ET Approx. 59 min. Chris Dodd on the Motion Picture Industry Christopher Dodd; Angela Keane Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the ... Chris Dodd, chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), talked about the state of the motion picture industry and the challenges presented by new and changing technologies. He was introduced by Angela Greiling Keane, President of the National Press Club. He warned about the regulation of content in movies and talked about mental health and its relation to gun violence. Other topics included the industry’s movie ratings system, intellectual property and copyright infringement, and the growth of the industry both in the U.S. and abroad. 12:40 am ET Approx. 54 min. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Remarks Christiane Amanpour; Ki-moon Ban United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about ... United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about several international disputes, including North Korea’s nuclear tests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He urged Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to agree to peace talks with the opposition. He also addressed criticism of the U.N. and spoke about the threat of climate change. After his remarks he was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour and responded to questions from members of the audience.
There was poor audio quality for a few minutes.
5:16 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 5:04 am ET Approx. 52 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. 1:37 am ET Approx. 20 min. Pentagon Farewell Address Leon Panetta; Michael Rhodes Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North ... Secretary Leon Panetta made farewell remarks to Defense Department staff. Regarding North Korea’s announcement that it conducted a third nuclear test, he said the country posed a “serious threat” to the U.S, He also urged Congress to end the uncertainty posed by looming sequestration defense budget cuts scheduled to happen on March 1. He said his highest priority in his final days as defense secretary would be protecting soldiers and civilian employees from the effects of sequestration.
6:24 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. Department of Homeland Security Oversight Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including ... Witnesses testified about Department of Homeland Security operations and programs, including budget priorities, future strategy, and areas for improvement. 5:59 am ET Approx. 2 hr. Financial Regulations Law Implementation Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Government regulators testified on the implementation of the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulations law. There was occassional applause, such as when Senator Warren said that she was concerned that “too big to fail” was too big for trial. 2:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. Pennsylvania Budget Address Tom Corbett Governor Tom Corbett (R) delivered the annual address on the state budget to a joint session of ... Governor Tom Corbett (R) delivered the annual address on the state budget to a joint session of the Pennsylvania legislature. He announced a rejection of Medicaid expansion under the 2010 health care law called the Affordable Care Act. Governor Corbett also called for new education funding, expanding services for the disabled, and the privatization of liquor sales by selling the state-run liquor stores. This event took place at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. 2:50 am ET Approx. 43 min. Kentucky State of the Commonwealth Address Steven Beshear Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address. The governor ... Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address. The governor outlined what he termed as “weaknesses.” Governor Bashear called on state legislators to find new ways of fund programs cut during the recession including funding for education and school books. He also asked lawmakers to modernize Kentucky’s tax code and warned against the vitriolic politics of Washington saying “we are Kentuckians first, Republicans and Democrats second.” Courtesy of Kentucky Educational Television.
9:07 pm ET Approx. 31 min. President Obama on Gun Violence Rahm Emanuel; Barack Obama President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and ... President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle class, education reform, the economy, and his proposal to raise the minimum wage. He renewed his call for Congress to vote on his various gun measures, and pointed to recent incidences of violence, including the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was killed nearby shortly after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade. 3:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. North Korean Nuclear Threat Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North ... Patrick Cronin, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about North Korea’s escalating nuclear threat with its recent third nuclear test. Then he was joined by a panel of discussants. They agreed that the U.S. would need a new strategy to respond, what one called a shift from defensive to offensive containment and that the U.S. should apply more pressure on China. The panelists also responded to questions from members of the audience. Sang Joo Kim moderated. 
“North Korea’s Nuclear/Missile Threat?” was a presentation at the ICAS Winter Symposium titled “Humanity, Peace and Security - The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security” held by the ICAS Liberty Foundation in the Rayburn House Office Building.
9:39 pm ET Approx. 43 min. House Democratic Leaders News Conference Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and ... Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions. They talked about budget sequestration and attempts to prevent the automatic federal budget cuts from going into effect on March 1, 2013. 5:13 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. South China Sea Dispute Jacques deLisle, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about about security ... Jacques deLisle, a fellow at the Institute of Corean-American Studies, talked about about security issues with the Korean peninsula. The dispute over areas of the South China Sea, with China, Vietnam, and the Philippines claiming ownership over the area, was contributing to the tensions in the region raised by North Korea’s nuclear tests. Professor deLisle talked about the dispute and its implications for American national security. He was then joined by a panel of discussants. 
“Will East/South China Sea Be Boiling?” was a presentation at the ICAS Winter Symposium titled “Humanity, Peace and Security - The Korean Peninsula Issues and US National Security” held by the ICAS Liberty Foundation in the Rayburn House Office Building.
10:25 pm ET Approx. 33 min. Representative Marsha Blackburn on U.S. Energy and Climate Policy Marsha Blackburn; Libby Casey Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also ... Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 6:40 am ET Approx. 54 min. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Remarks Christiane Amanpour; Ki-moon Ban United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about ... United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon spoke at the Council on Foreign Relations about several international disputes, including North Korea’s nuclear tests and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He urged Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad to agree to peace talks with the opposition. He also addressed criticism of the U.N. and spoke about the threat of climate change. After his remarks he was interviewed by Christiane Amanpour and responded to questions from members of the audience.
There was poor audio quality for a few minutes.
10:58 pm ET Approx. 36 min. Senator Chris Murphy on Gun Violence and Manufacturing Christopher Murphy; Libby Casey Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about methods to reduce gun violence and means of regulation for ... Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about methods to reduce gun violence and means of regulation for gun manufacturers. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
11:37 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.
12:45 am ET Approx. 31 min. President Obama on Gun Violence Rahm Emanuel; Barack Obama President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and ... President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle class, education reform, the economy, and his proposal to raise the minimum wage. He renewed his call for Congress to vote on his various gun measures, and pointed to recent incidences of violence, including the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was killed nearby shortly after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade.
1:17 am ET Approx. 43 min. House Democratic Leaders News Conference Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and ... Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions. They talked about budget sequestration and attempts to prevent the automatic federal budget cuts from going into effect on March 1, 2013.
2:02 am ET Approx. 33 min. Representative Marsha Blackburn on U.S. Energy and Climate Policy Marsha Blackburn; Libby Casey Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also ... Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) spoke about U.S. energy and climate policy. She also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
2:36 am ET Approx. 36 min. Senator Chris Murphy on Gun Violence and Manufacturing Christopher Murphy; Libby Casey Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about methods to reduce gun violence and means of regulation for ... Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) spoke about methods to reduce gun violence and means of regulation for gun manufacturers. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
3:15 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.
4:34 am ET Approx. 31 min. President Obama on Gun Violence Rahm Emanuel; Barack Obama President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and ... President Obama spoke at Hyde Park Academy, near his family home on the south side of Chicago, and shared stories about his family. He spoke about his proposals to help the middle class, education reform, the economy, and his proposal to raise the minimum wage. He renewed his call for Congress to vote on his various gun measures, and pointed to recent incidences of violence, including the murder of Hadiya Pendleton, the Chicago teenager who was killed nearby shortly after performing in President Obama’s second inaugural parade.
5:06 am ET Approx. 43 min. House Democratic Leaders News Conference Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and ... Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and other House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions. They talked about budget sequestration and attempts to prevent the automatic federal budget cuts from going into effect on March 1, 2013.
5:52 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Future of the U.S. Army Michael O'Hanlon; Raymond Odierno General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed ... General Raymond T. Odierno spoke about the future of the Army. Among the topics he addressed were the potential of budget sequestration, the future size and readiness capabilities of the U.S. Army, and planned troop withdrawals from Afghanistan.