C-SPAN Schedule

< Tuesday, February 26 >

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2:00 am HT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Niels Lesniewski; Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for federal employees to comment on the sequester budget cuts scheduled ... Telephone lines were open for federal employees to comment on the sequester budget cuts scheduled to occur on March 1 unless Congress and President Obama reached an agreement to stop them. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
Niels Lesniewski spoke by phone about the status of sequestration negotiations in Congress, and how various federal agencies would be affected if the budget cuts occur.
1:46 am HT Approx. 56 min. School Choice and Accountability David Figlio; Gail Sasnett-Stauffer David Figlio, a Northwestern University professor of education and social policy and of economics, ... David Figlio, a Northwestern University professor of education and social policy and of economics, spoke about trends in U.S. education policy, the changing education landscape, and evaluating school choice and accountability. He talked about the pros and cons of charter schools and whether vouchers make a difference in school quality. He responded to questions submitted by members of the audience. The Bob Graham Center for Public Service hosted “Pitfalls and Promise of School Choice and Accountability” at the University of Florida Law School. The talk was co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters. 1:59 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s ... Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s Nuclear Program. This event took place at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
2:49 am HT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Representative Loretta Sanchez on Sequestration Military Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; Bobbi Jackson; Loretta Sanchez Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on ... Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on military and homeland security capabilities. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:45 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 14 min. 2013 Agricultural Outlook Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at his department’s annual agricultural outlook ... Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke at his department’s annual agricultural outlook forum. He warned of the human-made and natural risks in the agriculture industry, including the upcoming sequestration automatic budget cuts and climate change. Former Senator Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) talked bout the challenges of global food security and agriculture development. They also responded to questions from the audience. 3:40 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. Housing Policy Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission talked about the findings of ... Members of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Housing Commission talked about the findings of their report calling for the elimination of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac over a five- to ten-year period. They said the government-backed entities, which buy and sell home mortgages, were too dominant in the housing market. They also responded to questions from the audience.
3:25 am HT Approx. 36 min. LIVE Representative Reid Ribble on Sequestration Cuts Greta Brawner; Bobbi Jackson; Reid Ribble Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) talked about the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect ... Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) talked about the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect on March 1 and whether a deal can be reached. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:00 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 38 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 Following leader remarks, the Senate resumed consideration of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become ... Following leader remarks, the Senate resumed consideration of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become secretary of defense. 5:04 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 7 min. LIVE Monetary Policy and the Economy 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. In his remarks he defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus, urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect by the end of the week, and spoke about successful efforts to curb inflation to stimulate the economy.
The first 15 minutes of the hearing were devoted to executive committee business.
4:02 am HT Approx. 28 min. LIVE Sequestration Labor Department Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; Dylan Matthews Dylan Matthews talked about the impact of sequestration on the Labor Department. He also ... Dylan Matthews talked about the impact of sequestration on the Labor Department. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:39 am HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
7:13 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Privacy in the Digital Age Panelists talked about how new technologies have outpaced traditional privacy safeguards and what ... Panelists talked about how new technologies have outpaced traditional privacy safeguards and what the possibilities are for updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA) and other electronic surveillance laws. In their discussion they concentrated on electronic mail and cell phones. They agree that changes were needed to address technology and national security threats but that any reforms should also protect civil liberties. 
The Brennan Center for Justice and the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress presented “Privacy After Petraeus” at the Abramson Family Auditorium of New York University’s Washington, D.C., campus.
4:31 am HT Approx. 30 min. LIVE Sequestration Housing and Urban Development Budget Cuts Jon Prior; Greta Brawner Jon Prior talked about the impact of sequestration on the Housing and Urban Development ... Jon Prior talked about the impact of sequestration on the Housing and Urban Development agency. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:44 am HT Approx. 34 min. Representative Reid Ribble on Sequestration Cuts Greta Brawner; Bobbi Jackson; Reid Ribble Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) talked about the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect ... Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) talked about the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect on March 1 and whether a deal can be reached. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
8:36 am HT Approx. 3 min. Defense Department Budget Cuts Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense ... Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense Department.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
5:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 8 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. 8:19 am HT Approx. 30 min. LIVE President Obama Remarks on Sequestration Barack Obama; Mike Petters President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the ... President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the economy, and citizens of sequestration budget cuts. He criticized some Republicans in Congress for not being willing to “compromise an inch” to avoid the automatic spending cuts.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
8:41 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 57 min. Modernizing the Military Budget Former defense and foreign policy officials talked about cuts to the U.S. defense budget, ... Former defense and foreign policy officials talked about cuts to the U.S. defense budget, maintaining national security, and modernizing the military budget. Among the topics they addressed were joint operations, partnering with allies, troop draw downs, addressing overhead costs, and establishing a an improved defense posture. They also addressed the potential impact of defense budget sequestration. They responded to questions from the audience.
6:11 am HT Approx. 48 min. LIVE U.S. Economic and Budgetary Outlook Robert Greenstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin testified on the U.S. economic and budgetary ... Robert Greenstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin testified on the U.S. economic and budgetary outlook. Hr. Holtz-Eakin cited entitlement spending as an area needing reform. Mr. Greenstein recommended a more gradual approach to spending cuts than the automatic budget sequestration scheduled for March 1, 2013.
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf was present as scheduled but provided only written testimony due to time constraints.
8:50 am HT Approx. 10 min. House Republican Leaders on Sequestration House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on March 1. They said that President Obama and Senate Democrats bear responsibility for the automatic spending cuts. Speaker Boehner stated that the House had already passed two bills to address sequestration, adding, “We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
10:39 am HT Approx. 6 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy 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. In his remarks he defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus, urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect by the end of the week, and spoke about successful efforts to curb inflation to stimulate the economy.
The first 15 minutes of the hearing were devoted to executive committee business.
7:00 am HT Approx. 57 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. A debate was held on ... The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. A debate was held on creating an annual academic competition in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in each congressional district 9:01 am HT Approx. 14 min. LIVE Open Phones on Budget Cuts Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for comments on “How will budget cuts affect you?” Telephone lines were open for comments on “How will budget cuts affect you?” 10:47 am HT Approx. 34 min. Jackie Salit on Independent Voters Jacqueline Salit Jackie Salit talked about independent voters and the history and evolution of their influence in ... Jackie Salit talked about independent voters and the history and evolution of their influence in American politics. She also spoke about the two-party system, partisanship as a stumbling block to policy making, and independent voters in elections.
This was the keynote address of the “Independents Rising” National Conference of Independents held by IndependentVoting.org in NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.
7:58 am HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
9:16 am HT Approx. 4 hr. 28 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate confirmed former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense with a 58-41 vote. The Senate confirmed former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense with a 58-41 vote. 11:22 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Panel on the Independent Voter Movement Panelist spoke about the independent voter movement and how election reforms efforts would impact ... Panelist spoke about the independent voter movement and how election reforms efforts would impact political culture. They responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Changing the System to Change the Culture” was a panel of the “Independents Rising” National Conference of Independents held by IndependentVoting.org in NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts in New York City. 
8:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy 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. In his remarks he defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus, urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect by the end of the week, and spoke about successful efforts to curb inflation to stimulate the economy.
The first 15 minutes of the hearing were devoted to executive committee business.
1:45 pm HT Approx. 3 min. President Obama Remarks on Sequestration Barack Obama; Mike Petters President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the ... President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the economy, and citizens of sequestration budget cuts. He criticized some Republicans in Congress for not being willing to “compromise an inch” to avoid the automatic spending cuts.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
12:55 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Electric Vehicles A General Motors vice president expressed confidence in the future of electric automobiles, noting ... A General Motors vice president expressed confidence in the future of electric automobiles, noting that sales volume had increased significantly as more Americans became used to the technology. State officials talked about state efforts to build the infrastructure necessary to support electric vehicles (EVs).
“State and Regional Efforts to Advance Electric Vehicle Deployment” was a panel of a Georgetown University Climate Center state-federal workshop titled, “Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together.” The program opened with a video.
9:00 am HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
1:50 pm HT Approx. 37 min. Defense Department Briefing George Little George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a ... George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a Defense Department briefing. Other topics included statistics on the number of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and the process to confirm former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.
“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.
2:31 pm HT Approx. 28 min. Future of Clean Energy Senior staff from the House, Senate, and Energy Department presented their priorities for clean ... Senior staff from the House, Senate, and Energy Department presented their priorities for clean energy policy.
“The Path Forward on Clean Energy” was a panel of a Georgetown University Climate Center state-federal workshop titled, “Promoting Low-Carbon Solutions and a Resilient Future Together.”
9:02 am HT Approx. 3 min. President Obama Remarks on Sequestration Barack Obama; Mike Petters President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the ... President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the economy, and citizens of sequestration budget cuts. He criticized some Republicans in Congress for not being willing to “compromise an inch” to avoid the automatic spending cuts.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
2:29 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Defense Department Budget Cuts Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense ... Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense Department.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
3:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. U.S. Economic and Budgetary Outlook Robert Greenstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin testified on the U.S. economic and budgetary ... Robert Greenstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin testified on the U.S. economic and budgetary outlook. Hr. Holtz-Eakin cited entitlement spending as an area needing reform. Mr. Greenstein recommended a more gradual approach to spending cuts than the automatic budget sequestration scheduled for March 1, 2013.
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf was present as scheduled but provided only written testimony due to time constraints.
10:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 2:34 pm HT Approx. 26 min. House Armed Services Republican Leadership on Sequestration J. Forbes; Robert Wittman The Republican chairmen of two House Armed Services Subcommittees introduced a bill that would ... The Republican chairmen of two House Armed Services Subcommittees introduced a bill that would redistribute the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin March 1, 2013, under sequester. They responded to questions from reporters.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
4:25 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
11:49 am HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
3:00 pm HT Approx. 22 min. Attorney General Eric Holder Remarks Douglas Gansler; Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. He warned that sequestration budget cuts would have a “profound” effect on the Justice Department’s ability to fight crime. He also outlined the Justice Department’s and Obama administration’s efforts to pass gun violence measures. 4:29 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 25 min. American-U.S. Airways Merger Airline and business group representatives and antitrust analysts testified about the impact on ... Airline and business group representatives and antitrust analysts testified about the impact on competition and consumers of the proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways.
11:53 am HT Approx. 21 min. President Obama Remarks on Sequestration Barack Obama; Mike Petters President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the ... President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the economy, and citizens of sequestration budget cuts. He criticized some Republicans in Congress for not being willing to “compromise an inch” to avoid the automatic spending cuts.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
3:22 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Supreme Court 2012-2013 Term Overview Walter Dellinger; Theodore Olson; Dan Schweitzer Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger gave ... Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger gave an overview of the cases before the Supreme Court during the 2012-13 term. Cases discussed included drug-dog sniffing cases, a voting rights case, an affirmative action case, and same-sex marriage cases. They also reflected on the previous term’s cases over the Affordable Care Act.
“U.S. Supreme Court Perspectives” was a luncheon program at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
6:55 pm HT Approx. 7 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy 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. In his remarks he defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus, urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect by the end of the week, and spoke about successful efforts to curb inflation to stimulate the economy.
The first 15 minutes of the hearing were devoted to executive committee business.
12:16 pm HT Approx. 10 min. House Republican Leaders on Sequestration House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on March 1. They said that President Obama and Senate Democrats bear responsibility for the automatic spending cuts. Speaker Boehner stated that the House had already passed two bills to address sequestration, adding, “We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
4:28 pm HT Approx. 3 min. President Obama Remarks on Sequestration Barack Obama; Mike Petters President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the ... President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the economy, and citizens of sequestration budget cuts. He criticized some Republicans in Congress for not being willing to “compromise an inch” to avoid the automatic spending cuts.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
7:02 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s ... Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s Nuclear Program. This event took place at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
12:27 pm HT Approx. 16 min. House Democratic Caucus on Sequestration House Democratic leaders briefed Capitol Hill reporters on the sequestration debates. They ... House Democratic leaders briefed Capitol Hill reporters on the sequestration debates. They told reporters that the House Republican leadership should schedule a vote on their plan to avoid the automatic spending cuts. 4:32 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Defense Department Briefing George Little George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a ... George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a Defense Department briefing. Other topics included statistics on the number of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and the process to confirm former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.
“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.
8:43 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Defense Department Briefing George Little George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a ... George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a Defense Department briefing. Other topics included statistics on the number of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and the process to confirm former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.
“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.
12:43 pm HT Approx. 26 min. House Armed Services Republican Leadership on Sequestration J. Forbes; Robert Wittman The Republican chairmen of two House Armed Services Subcommittees introduced a bill that would ... The Republican chairmen of two House Armed Services Subcommittees introduced a bill that would redistribute the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin March 1, 2013, under sequester. They responded to questions from reporters.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
4:37 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 49 min. Defense Department Budget Cuts Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense ... Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense Department.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
8:48 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. U.S. Economic and Budgetary Outlook Robert Greenstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin testified on the U.S. economic and budgetary ... Robert Greenstein and Douglas Holtz-Eakin testified on the U.S. economic and budgetary outlook. Hr. Holtz-Eakin cited entitlement spending as an area needing reform. Mr. Greenstein recommended a more gradual approach to spending cuts than the automatic budget sequestration scheduled for March 1, 2013.
Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf was present as scheduled but provided only written testimony due to time constraints.
1:10 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Defense Department Briefing George Little George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a ... George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a Defense Department briefing. Other topics included statistics on the number of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and the process to confirm former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.
“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.
7:26 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
10:11 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
1:15 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. U.S. Border Security Witnesses testified on border and maritime security challenges and metrics for measuring ... Witnesses testified on border and maritime security challenges and metrics for measuring progress. Topics included defining when a border was secure, technology, operational control, immigration, and the possible impact of budget sequestration.
“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.
7:30 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. U.S. Border Security Witnesses testified on border and maritime security challenges and metrics for measuring ... Witnesses testified on border and maritime security challenges and metrics for measuring progress. Topics included defining when a border was secure, technology, operational control, immigration, and the possible impact of budget sequestration.
“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.
10:16 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 25 min. American-U.S. Airways Merger Airline and business group representatives and antitrust analysts testified about the impact on ... Airline and business group representatives and antitrust analysts testified about the impact on competition and consumers of the proposed merger between American Airlines and U.S. Airways.
2:13 pm HT Approx. 1 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 Richard Nugent 7:13:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of ... 7:13:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of February 26.
7:13:10 P.M. Mr. Nugent filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 83.
7:14:00 P.M. Mr. Nugent moved that the House do now adjourn.
7:14:03 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
7:14:10 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on February 27, 2013.
This session of the House was not aired on television.
9:17 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Representative Loretta Sanchez on Sequestration Military Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; Bobbi Jackson; Loretta Sanchez Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on ... Representative Loretta Sanchez (D-CA) talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on military and homeland security capabilities. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
12:41 am HT Approx. 6 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy 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. In his remarks he defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus, urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect by the end of the week, and spoke about successful efforts to curb inflation to stimulate the economy.
The first 15 minutes of the hearing were devoted to executive committee business.
3:01 pm HT Approx. 25 min. Debate on Hagel Nomination as Defense Secretary The Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become ... The Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become secretary of defense. 9:50 pm HT Approx. 34 min. Representative Reid Ribble on Sequestration Cuts Greta Brawner; Bobbi Jackson; Reid Ribble Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) talked about the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect ... Representative Reid Ribble (R-WI) talked about the sequestration cuts expected to go into effect on March 1 and whether a deal can be reached. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
Bobbi Jackson read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
12:49 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Iran's Nuclear Program Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s ... Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering and other panelists talk about negotiations over Iran’s Nuclear Program. This event took place at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC.
3:28 pm HT Approx. 10 min. House Republican Leaders on Sequestration House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on March 1. They said that President Obama and Senate Democrats bear responsibility for the automatic spending cuts. Speaker Boehner stated that the House had already passed two bills to address sequestration, adding, “We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
10:26 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 49 min. Defense Department Budget Cuts Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense ... Senior military leaders testified on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the Defense Department.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
3:39 pm HT Approx. 24 min. President Obama Remarks on Sequestration Barack Obama; Mike Petters President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the ... President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the economy, and citizens of sequestration budget cuts. He criticized some Republicans in Congress for not being willing to “compromise an inch” to avoid the automatic spending cuts.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
1:18 am HT Approx. 40 min. Dr. Oz on Personal and Governmental Responsibility Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke about the balance between personal and state responsibility for ... Dr. Mehmet Oz spoke about the balance between personal and state responsibility for health. He urged governors to make health a top priority in their states, warning against obesity, a sedentary lifestyle, and smoking. 
This was the keynote speech of the closing session of the National Governors Association (NGA) 2013 Winter Meeting, an annual meeting in which a bipartisan group of U.S. governors gathers in Washington, D.C. to discuss issues affecting the states.
4:05 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 6 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy 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. In his remarks he defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus, urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect by the end of the week, and spoke about successful efforts to curb inflation to stimulate the economy.
The first 15 minutes of the hearing were devoted to executive committee business.
6:13 pm HT Approx. 4 min. Sequestration Labor Department Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; Dylan Matthews Dylan Matthews talked about the impact of sequestration on the Labor Department. He also ... Dylan Matthews talked about the impact of sequestration on the Labor Department. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
6:20 pm HT Approx. 21 min. Attorney General Eric Holder Remarks Douglas Gansler; Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. He warned that sequestration budget cuts would have a “profound” effect on the Justice Department’s ability to fight crime. He also outlined the Justice Department’s and Obama administration’s efforts to pass gun violence measures.
6:43 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Supreme Court 2012-2013 Term Overview Walter Dellinger; Theodore Olson; Dan Schweitzer Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger gave ... Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger gave an overview of the cases before the Supreme Court during the 2012-13 term. Cases discussed included drug-dog sniffing cases, a voting rights case, an affirmative action case, and same-sex marriage cases. They also reflected on the previous term’s cases over the Affordable Care Act.
“U.S. Supreme Court Perspectives” was a luncheon program at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
7:51 pm HT Approx. 25 min. Debate on Hagel Nomination as Defense Secretary The Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become ... The Senate resumed consideration of the nomination of former Senator Chuck Hagel to become secretary of defense.
8:18 pm HT Approx. 10 min. House Republican Leaders on Sequestration House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about the sequestration budget cuts set to begin on March 1. They said that President Obama and Senate Democrats bear responsibility for the automatic spending cuts. Speaker Boehner stated that the House had already passed two bills to address sequestration, adding, “We should not have to move a third bill before the Senate gets off their ass and begins to do something.”
"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
8:29 pm HT Approx. 22 min. President Obama Remarks on Sequestration Barack Obama; Mike Petters President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the ... President Obama spoke to employees at Newport News Shipbuilding about the impact on jobs, the economy, and citizens of sequestration budget cuts. He criticized some Republicans in Congress for not being willing to “compromise an inch” to avoid the automatic spending cuts.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
8:52 pm HT Approx. 8 min. Sequestration Housing and Urban Development Budget Cuts Jon Prior; Greta Brawner Jon Prior talked about the impact of sequestration on the Housing and Urban Development ... Jon Prior talked about the impact of sequestration on the Housing and Urban Development agency. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
9:03 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 6 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy 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. In his remarks he defended the U.S. central bank’s bond-buying stimulus, urged lawmakers to avoid sharp spending cuts set to go into effect by the end of the week, and spoke about successful efforts to curb inflation to stimulate the economy.
The first 15 minutes of the hearing were devoted to executive committee business.
11:12 pm HT Approx. 4 min. Sequestration Labor Department Budget Cuts Greta Brawner; Dylan Matthews Dylan Matthews talked about the impact of sequestration on the Labor Department. He also ... Dylan Matthews talked about the impact of sequestration on the Labor Department. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
11:19 pm HT Approx. 21 min. Attorney General Eric Holder Remarks Douglas Gansler; Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C. He warned that sequestration budget cuts would have a “profound” effect on the Justice Department’s ability to fight crime. He also outlined the Justice Department’s and Obama administration’s efforts to pass gun violence measures.
11:41 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Supreme Court 2012-2013 Term Overview Walter Dellinger; Theodore Olson; Dan Schweitzer Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger gave ... Former Solicitor General Theodore Olson and Former Acting Solicitor General Walter Dellinger gave an overview of the cases before the Supreme Court during the 2012-13 term. Cases discussed included drug-dog sniffing cases, a voting rights case, an affirmative action case, and same-sex marriage cases. They also reflected on the previous term’s cases over the Affordable Care Act.
“U.S. Supreme Court Perspectives” was a luncheon program at the National Association of Attorneys General Winter/Spring Meeting at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.
12:49 am HT Approx. 2 min. Senator Grassley on Nomination of Jack Lew Charles Grassley Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be ... Senator Charles Grassley explained why he would vote against the nomination of Jack Lew to be secretary of the treasury.
The nomination of Jack Lew was approved by a vote of 19-5 during an executive session of the Senate Finance Committee held at the beginning of a hearing titled “The Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2013 to 2023.”
12:53 am HT Approx. 25 min. House Armed Services Republican Leadership on Sequestration J. Forbes; Robert Wittman The Republican chairmen of two House Armed Services Subcommittees introduced a bill that would ... The Republican chairmen of two House Armed Services Subcommittees introduced a bill that would redistribute the automatic defense cuts scheduled to begin March 1, 2013, under sequester. They responded to questions from reporters.
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget cut in order to take back deficit spending, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011 and scheduled to happen on March 1, 2013.
1:20 am HT Approx. 37 min. Defense Department Briefing George Little George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a ... George Little talked about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the military during a Defense Department briefing. Other topics included statistics on the number of Taliban attacks in Afghanistan and the process to confirm former Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense.
“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.