C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, July 18 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for comments on Rolling Stone Magazine’s cover story on the ... Telephone lines were open for comments on Rolling Stone Magazine’s cover story on the surviving Boston Marathon bomber. Critics say the cover photo glamorizes him. 4:54 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 44 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. In his testimony he said he was not ready to declare “too big to fail” a thing of the past. He also stated that if Congress did not raise the federal debt limit later in the year, the impact “could provide some shock to the economy if it got out of hand” and that a “default by the U.S. would be extremely disruptive.”
Due to audio difficulties during the first 25 minutes, members' opening statements are difficult to hear.
5:45 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 16 min. Health Care Information Sharing Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel and officials from the Department of ... Internal Revenue Service Acting Commissioner Danny Werfel and officials from the Department of Health and Human Services testified at a House joint subcommittee hearing examining information sharing and the health care law. Members' questions focused on how the IRS and HHS would pass information through a centralized data hub while securing potentially sensitive personal information. There were also questions on the delay of the health care employer mandate and the investigation into the targeting of some conservative groups by the IRS.
7:51 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Representative Reid Ribble on Bipartisanship Nancy Calo; Reid Ribble; Peter Slen Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI), a member of the “No Labels' Problem Solvers ... Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI), a member of the “No Labels' Problem Solvers Coalition,” talked about the bipartisan congressional group’s package of nine reform bills working to make government more efficient and less wasteful. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
7:40 am ET Approx. 23 min. Attorney General Holder Remarks at NAACP Convention Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 104th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the 104th annual NAACP convention. He talked about the Justice Department’s efforts to protect and expand voting rights. He also condemned Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, and about a recent conversation he had with his 15 year-old son to make him aware of the “world he must still confront.” 9:02 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, Technical Perspectives Technical experts talked about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs leaked to ... Technical experts talked about the National Security Agency (NSA) surveillance programs leaked to the press by Edward Snowden. They explained how the collection of “metadata” can be used by the government to pursue terrorism investigations.
“Role of Technology” was a panel at a hearing by the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel.
8:35 am ET Approx. 47 min. LIVE Representative Bill Pascrell on the Affordable Care Act Nancy Calo; William Pascrell; Peter Slen Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) talked about the House vote to delay for one year the portions ... Representative Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) talked about the House vote to delay for one year the portions of the health care law that required employers with 50 or more employees to offer health insurance to employees, and that all individuals have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
8:05 am ET Approx. 52 min. Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist on Immigration Reform Steven Clemons; Rahm Emanuel; Grover Norquist Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist debated immigration reform. Mayor Emanuel ... Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Grover Norquist debated immigration reform. Mayor Emanuel argued that fifty percent of small business applications in Chicago come from immigrants. Mr. Norquist said he favored reform efforts, and argued that the perception that the Republican Party opposes immigration reform isn’t accurate. 10:38 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 35 min. LIVE U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic ... Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. He said that he can only recommend and not “threaten” Congress to take action to improve the economy. He also said the Federal Reserve’s past actions to lower interest rates have carried “an awful lot of the burden” to help the economy and was happy to “share that burden” with Congress. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) chaired the committee
9:23 am ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE Report on Missing in Action Soldiers Lacy Rourke; Peter Slen; Juana Summers Juana Summers and Lacy Rourke talked about two critical reports on the command unit charged with ... Juana Summers and Lacy Rourke talked about two critical reports on the command unit charged with searching for American soldiers missing in action from previous conflicts. They also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:58 am ET Approx. 30 min. Voting Rights Act Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses were members of the Houe of Representatives. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) gave a history of the VRA and said the Court’s decision made him “want to cry.” James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) explained why the VRA remained necessary and criticized justices for disregarding years of congressional work. Constitutional attorney Michael Carvin argued that Section 2 continued to be enough to prevent racial discrimination in voting. The two other witnesses disagreed, citing evidence on the pervasiveness of racial discrimination in voting districts across the country. 12:16 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Young America's Foundation Meeting Ron Robinson Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson led a discussion with high school students ... Young America’s Foundation President Ron Robinson led a discussion with high school students about the conservative movement during the National High School Leadership Conference, an annual event that featured conservative speakers and workshops.
10:00 am ET Approx. 36 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. 9:29 am ET Approx. 9 hr. 16 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter confirmed the nomination of ... The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter confirmed the nomination of Thomas Perez for secretary of the Department of Labor and of Regina McCarthy for administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. 1:36 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. U.S. Trade Policy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade ... U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade agenda. He said that an Asia-Pacific trade deal including Japan could be finished by the end of 2013 and assured the committee members that Japan had made concessions in its trade barriers to allow more U.S. cars to be imported into Japan. Other topics included ongoing trade negotiations with the European Union and investment treaties with China, India, and Pakistan.
10:36 am ET Approx. 51 min. LIVE Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African ... Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like “talking to an old friend.” Representative Maxine Waters, who organized anti-apartheid protests and attended Mandela’s inauguration, said he was “the most significant historic figure in the world in the past 100 years.” The beginning and end of the program included performances by an African dance company, and at the close of the ceremony audience members sang “Happy Birthday.” 6:48 pm ET Approx. 46 min. U.S. Tax Policy Max Baucus; David Camp; David Rubenstein Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave ... Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) talked with David Rubenstein about their efforts to reform the tax code. Representative Camp called the tax code “indefensible” while Senator Baucus said their proposal was starting with a “blank slate.” 2:45 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 39 min. LIVE Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Panel 2 Witnesses testified on allegations that senior Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington ... Witnesses testified on allegations that senior Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington wrongly delayed the processing of tax-exemption applications from conservative groups. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George responded to criticism from Democrats that his office withheld evidence that left-leaning groups were also targeted.
11:28 am ET Approx. 18 min. LIVE President Obama on the Affordable Care Act Barack Obama President Obama made a statement on insurance premiums savings the public has experienced as a ... President Obama made a statement on insurance premiums savings the public has experienced as a result of the health care law. He also discussed rebates that some have started to receive from their insurance companies due to a provision in the law that insurance companies must issue rebates if they do not spend 80 percent of premium dollars on medical care. 7:35 pm ET Approx. 22 min. Media Shield Bill A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice ... A bipartisan group of Senators introduced media shield legislation that would codify the Justice Department’s recently announced media guidelines into law. Senators Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) were the main sponsors of this bill. The bill would make it harder for prosecutors to obtain reporters' phone records without advance notice, and ensure journalists can protect the identity of their anonymous sources with some exceptions. 5:35 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 3 min. Voting Rights Act Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Witnesses testified on the implications of the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder, which overturned a key provision of the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Two of the five witnesses were members of the Houe of Representatives. Representative John Lewis (D-GA) gave a history of the VRA and said the Court’s decision made him “want to cry.” James Sensenbrenner (R-WI) explained why the VRA remained necessary and criticized justices for disregarding years of congressional work. Constitutional attorney Michael Carvin argued that Section 2 continued to be enough to prevent racial discrimination in voting. The two other witnesses disagreed, citing evidence on the pervasiveness of racial discrimination in voting districts across the country.
11:47 am ET Approx. 11 min. LIVE Open Phones on the Affordable Care Act Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s on insurance premiums ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama’s on insurance premiums savings the public has experienced as a result of the health care law.  8:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 41 min. Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Panel 1 Witnesses testified on allegations that conservative groups were wrongly targeted for closer ... Witnesses testified on allegations that conservative groups were wrongly targeted for closer scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. A focus was on if senior IRS officials in Washington or agents in the Cincinnati office delayed the processing of applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups. There were at times heated exchanges between Republicans and Democrats on the committee. 7:40 pm ET Approx. 19 min. President Obama on the Affordable Care Act Barack Obama President Obama made a statement on insurance premiums savings the public has experienced as a ... President Obama made a statement on insurance premiums savings the public has experienced as a result of the health care law. He also discussed rebates that some have started to receive from their insurance companies due to a provision in the law that insurance companies must issue rebates if they do not spend 80 percent of premium dollars on medical care.
11:59 am ET Approx. 7 hr. 10 min. LIVE House Session Begin Consideration of H.R. 5 - Student Success Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) ... Begin Consideration of H.R. 5 - Student Success Act, Rules Committee Print (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. John Kline / Education and the Workforce Committee)
The rule provides for one hour of general debate and makes in order the following amendments:
Rep. Kline / Rokita Amdt
Reps. Young (AK) / Gabbard / Hanabusa / McCollum Amdt
Rep. Cardenas Amdt
Rep. Luetkemeyer Amdt
Rep. Jackson Lee Amdt #5
Rep. Bentivolio Amdt
Rep. McMorris Rodgers Amdt
Reps. Reed / McKinley / Owens Amdt
Rep. Benishek Amdt
Rep. Heck Amdt
Reps. Schock / Meehan Amdt
Reps. Scalise / Bishop Amdt
Reps. Moore / Wilson (FL) Amdt
Rep. Rob Bishop Amdt
Rep. Paul Tonko Amdt
Reps. Brooks / Polis Amdt
Reps. Polis / Petri Amdt
Rep. Nydia Velazquez Amdt
Rep. Markwayne Mullin Amdt
Rep. Scott Garrett Amdt
Rep. Paul Broun Amdt
Rep. John Culberson Amdt
Reps. Fitzpatrick / Meehan Amdt
Rep. Shelia Jackson Lee Amdt #24
Reps. Cantor / Bishop Amdt
Rep. George Miller Amdt
Special Order Speeches
10:42 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 38 min. Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Panel 2 Witnesses testified on allegations that senior Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington ... Witnesses testified on allegations that senior Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington wrongly delayed the processing of tax-exemption applications from conservative groups. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration J. Russell George responded to criticism from Democrats that his office withheld evidence that left-leaning groups were also targeted. 8:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. U.S. Trade Policy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade ... U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade agenda. He said that an Asia-Pacific trade deal including Japan could be finished by the end of 2013 and assured the committee members that Japan had made concessions in its trade barriers to allow more U.S. cars to be imported into Japan. Other topics included ongoing trade negotiations with the European Union and investment treaties with China, India, and Pakistan.
8:04 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Joint Chiefs of Staff Confirmation Hearing The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, ... The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, both of whom had been nominated to remain in their senior military posts on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During one tense exchange on Syria with Senator McCain, General Dempsey did not rule out the use of force in Syria, but declined to give his own opinion. Other topics included Afghanistan, Iran, and sex assaults in the military. 1:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African ... Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like “talking to an old friend.” Representative Maxine Waters, who organized anti-apartheid protests and attended Mandela’s inauguration, said he was “the most significant historic figure in the world in the past 100 years.” The beginning and end of the program included performances by an African dance company, and at the close of the ceremony audience members sang “Happy Birthday.” 9:57 pm ET Approx. 9 min. Joint Chiefs of Staff Confirmation Hearing The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, ... The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, both of whom had been nominated to remain in their senior military posts on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During one tense exchange on Syria with Senator McCain, General Dempsey did not rule out the use of force in Syria, but declined to give his own opinion. Other topics included Afghanistan, Iran, and sex assaults in the military.
9:42 pm ET Approx. 46 min. U.S. Tax Policy Max Baucus; David Camp; David Rubenstein Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave ... Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) talked with David Rubenstein about their efforts to reform the tax code. Representative Camp called the tax code “indefensible” while Senator Baucus said their proposal was starting with a “blank slate.” 2:54 am ET Approx. 30 min. U.S. Policy Toward the Asia-Pacific Region Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks on U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. He ... Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks on U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. He spoke about the United States commitment to Asia, India’s growing role in the Asia-Pacific region, and the importance of deepening U.S. trade relationships. 10:08 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. G-20 Summit in Russia Preview, Part 3 Panelists talked about the upcoming G-20 summit to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, ... Panelists talked about the upcoming G-20 summit to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 5-6, 2013.*Topics included reinforcing the global economy and stirring markets to produce more job growth.*They responded to questions from the audience.
“The G-20 St. Petersburg Agenda” was the first panel of the event “Outlook for G-20 St. Petersburg.”
10:31 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic ... Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. He said that he can only recommend and not “threaten” Congress to take action to improve the economy. He also said the Federal Reserve’s past actions to lower interest rates have carried “an awful lot of the burden” to help the economy and was happy to “share that burden” with Congress. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) chaired the committee 5:48 am ET Approx. 20 min. Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Panel 1 Witnesses testified on allegations that conservative groups were wrongly targeted for closer ... Witnesses testified on allegations that conservative groups were wrongly targeted for closer scrutiny by the Internal Revenue Service. A focus was on if senior IRS officials in Washington or agents in the Cincinnati office delayed the processing of applications for tax-exempt status from conservative groups. There were at times heated exchanges between Republicans and Democrats on the committee. 12:09 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Postal Service Reform Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service ... Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service successful in the 21st Century. Postmaster General Donahoe urged Congress to allow the service to drop Saturday deliveries to save costs, and do away with a requirement that the U.S. Postal Service pre-pay future retiree health benefits.
12:02 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 50 min. Joint Chiefs of Staff Confirmation Hearing The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, ... The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, both of whom had been nominated to remain in their senior military posts on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During one tense exchange on Syria with Senator McCain, General Dempsey did not rule out the use of force in Syria, but declined to give his own opinion. Other topics included Afghanistan, Iran, and sex assaults in the military. 6:09 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Affordable Care Act Employer Mandate Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care ... Mark Iwry testified on the Obama Administration’s decision to move the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate deadline from 2014 to 2015 and the legal justification for the decision. Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) accused the Obama Administration of not listening to average Americans and argued, “Warren Buffet gets a break but not Joe Sixpack.” 1:56 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. U.S. Trade Policy U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade ... U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman testified on the Obama administration’s trade agenda. He said that an Asia-Pacific trade deal including Japan could be finished by the end of 2013 and assured the committee members that Japan had made concessions in its trade barriers to allow more U.S. cars to be imported into Japan. Other topics included ongoing trade negotiations with the European Union and investment treaties with China, India, and Pakistan.
2:56 am ET Approx. 46 min. U.S. Tax Policy Max Baucus; David Camp; David Rubenstein Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave ... Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) and House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) talked with David Rubenstein about their efforts to reform the tax code. Representative Camp called the tax code “indefensible” while Senator Baucus said their proposal was starting with a “blank slate.” 3:53 am ET Approx. 8 min. Joint Chiefs of Staff Confirmation Hearing The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, ... The Senate Armed Services Committee heard from General Martin Dempsey and Admiral James Winnefeld, both of whom had been nominated to remain in their senior military posts on the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During one tense exchange on Syria with Senator McCain, General Dempsey did not rule out the use of force in Syria, but declined to give his own opinion. Other topics included Afghanistan, Iran, and sex assaults in the military.
3:44 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Congressional Ceremony to Honor Nelson Mandela Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African ... Congressional leaders celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela on the occasion of the South African leader’s 95th birthday. Speakers read quotes from his public life. House Speaker John Boehner said talking about Mandela was like “talking to an old friend.” Representative Maxine Waters, who organized anti-apartheid protests and attended Mandela’s inauguration, said he was “the most significant historic figure in the world in the past 100 years.” The beginning and end of the program included performances by an African dance company, and at the close of the ceremony audience members sang “Happy Birthday.” 4:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. G-20 Summit in Russia Preview, Part 3 Panelists talked about the upcoming G-20 summit to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, ... Panelists talked about the upcoming G-20 summit to be held in St. Petersburg, Russia, September 5-6, 2013.*Topics included reinforcing the global economy and stirring markets to produce more job growth.*They responded to questions from the audience.
“The G-20 St. Petersburg Agenda” was the first panel of the event “Outlook for G-20 St. Petersburg.”
4:57 am ET Approx. 30 min. U.S. Policy Toward the Asia-Pacific Region Joseph Biden Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks on U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. He ... Vice President Joe Biden delivered remarks on U.S. policy toward the Asia-Pacific region. He spoke about the United States commitment to Asia, India’s growing role in the Asia-Pacific region, and the importance of deepening U.S. trade relationships. 6:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Postal Service Reform Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service ... Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service successful in the 21st Century. Postmaster General Donahoe urged Congress to allow the service to drop Saturday deliveries to save costs, and do away with a requirement that the U.S. Postal Service pre-pay future retiree health benefits.
5:30 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic ... Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook for the year and the future of economic growth. He said that he can only recommend and not “threaten” Congress to take action to improve the economy. He also said the Federal Reserve’s past actions to lower interest rates have carried “an awful lot of the burden” to help the economy and was happy to “share that burden” with Congress. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) chaired the committee