C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, June 27 >

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1:00 am HT Approx. 49 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the Supreme Court ruling ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the Supreme Court ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act. 12:24 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Senate Debate on Immigration Bill Amendments Senators debated amendments to the immigration bill and the amendment process itself. Senators debated amendments to the immigration bill and the amendment process itself. 11:51 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 48 min. Federal Emergency Management Agency Grants Witnesses testified on the value of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness ... Witnesses testified on the value of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) preparedness grants. Since September 11, 2001, governments at all levels had spent $40 billion to prepare for natural and human-caused disasters. In opening remarks, Timothy Manning said that “the grant programs have contributed significantly to the overall security and preparedness of the nation.” David Maurer said the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA had “struggled to effectively manage and measure these grant programs.” Other issues addressed were the role that federal, state, and local governments play in measuring preparedness for both natural disasters and terrorist attacks.
1:52 am HT Approx. 43 min. LIVE News Review with Will Rahn Nancy Calo; Will Rahn; Peter Slen Will Rahn talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and the ... Will Rahn talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act, the Senate’s work on immigration reform, and reports that the IRS was targeting liberal groups as well as conservative ones. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo also read news headlines.
1:26 am HT Approx. 6 min. Immigration Bill Fawn Johnson; Bill Scanlan Fawn Johnson talked about the status of the Senate immigration bill. Earlier in the day, ... Fawn Johnson talked about the status of the Senate immigration bill. Earlier in the day, members voted to limit debate on the bill, setting up a possible final vote later in the week. She was interviewed via Skype. 1:42 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. Medicare Drug Prescription Abuse Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ... Officials from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and Health and Human Services Department testified on prescription drug abuse in the Medicare program. They spoke about initiatives by the Obama Administration to reduce the fraudulent diversion of prescription drugs from the Medicare program, as well as additional opportunities to improve oversight. They also spoke about opportunities for stronger coordination among federal agencies, private sector entities and others.
2:37 am HT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Representative Joseph Crowley on Supreme Court Decisions Nancy Calo; Joseph Crowley; Peter Slen Representative Joseph Crowley (D-NY) talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the ... Representative Joseph Crowley (D-NY) talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage and Voting Rights Acts, what the House will do with immigration in light of passage in the Senate, and other news of the day. He also spoke about the race for New York City Mayor and said that Anthony Weiner’s return to the political arena was “premature.”
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo also read news headlines.
1:35 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Private Student Loans Witnesses testified on the $150 billion in debt generated by the private student loan market and ... Witnesses testified on the $150 billion in debt generated by the private student loan market and the likely effect of scheduled hikes in education loan rates. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD) presided over the discussion. Government regulators testified that a hike in federal student loan interest rates could affect future borrowers and increase the attractiveness of private financial products. 3:33 am HT Approx. 25 min. State of the Army Raymond Odierno General Ray Odierno briefed reporters on the state of the Army. He announced combat and ... General Ray Odierno briefed reporters on the state of the Army. He announced combat and civilian personnel cuts and said that sequestration could force more reductions. He also commented on Afghanistan and National Security Agency surveillance programs.
3:24 am HT Approx. 36 min. LIVE Diplomatic Immunity and Edward Snowden Matthew Lee; Peter Slen Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ... Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included how it works, who receives it, and its role in reference to former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden, who leaked details of classified programs. He said that Edward Snowden was in limbo, and that Ecuador had not approved Mr. Snowden’s asylum request, because he was not yet in Ecuador. He also spoke about Julian Assange and his protection by Ecuador. 3:00 am HT Approx. 22 min. Senator Cowan Farewell Speech Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) delivered his farewell speech to the Senate. He ... Senator William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) delivered his farewell speech to the Senate. He was the temporary replacement for Senator John Kerry, who resigned to become the secretary of state, until a special election could be held. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) added remarks. 3:59 am HT Approx. 3 hr. 10 min. LIVE IRS Scrutiny of Non-Profit Organizations Daniel Werfel testified on the status of the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ... Daniel Werfel testified on the status of the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its reported targeting of tax-exempt status applicants for more stringent review based on their ideology. Mr. Werfel testified that his review had found ideological diversity in the groups flagged by the tax exempt division, and that groups on both sides of the political spectrum were being considered for expedited tax exempt status. He also said he cannot go into detail about which groups received deeper scrutiny due to privacy laws.
4:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 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. 3:22 am HT Approx. 6 min. Immigration Bill Fawn Johnson; Bill Scanlan Fawn Johnson talked about the status of the Senate immigration bill. Earlier in the day, ... Fawn Johnson talked about the status of the Senate immigration bill. Earlier in the day, members voted to limit debate on the bill, setting up a possible final vote later in the week. She was interviewed via Skype. 7:14 am HT Approx. 2 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) gave her weekly press briefing. She said that the ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) gave her weekly press briefing. She said that the House bill on student loans makes “matters worse” for the economy, and that she was confident that the Senate would act on a student loans bill even if it was retroactive. She also called on Republicans to pass a budget and craft a jobs bill. Topics included an immigration bill.
5:16 am HT Approx. 18 min. News Review with Will Rahn Nancy Calo; Will Rahn; Peter Slen Will Rahn talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and the ... Will Rahn talked about the Supreme Court’s decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and the Voting Rights Act, the Senate’s work on immigration reform, and reports that the IRS was targeting liberal groups as well as conservative ones. 
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo also read news headlines.
3:29 am HT Approx. 9 hr. 50 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate passed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, S. 744, on a vote of 68 to 32. The Senate passed the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, S. 744, on a vote of 68 to 32. 7:16 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Twitter, Journalism, and Surveillance Dick Costolo; Cecilia Kang Dick Costolo talked about Twitter, including ways the media can best use the technology as well as ... Dick Costolo talked about Twitter, including ways the media can best use the technology as well as future enhancements. When asked about his company’s refusal to take part in the National Security Agency’s “PRISM” surveillance program, he said the company generally responds to specific data requests by the government but pushes back when the requests are too broad. He was interviewed by Cecilia Kang and also answered questions from audience members at the 2013 American Society of News Editors Convention luncheon at the Capital Hilton.
5:35 am HT Approx. 11 min. LIVE House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave his weekly press briefing. He said that the House ... House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave his weekly press briefing. He said that the House would not take up a vote on “whatever the Senate passes.” The speaker said any legislation must have the support of the majority of the Republican members, and that the House would move forward with immigration reform after the 4th of July break. 1:21 pm HT Approx. 7 min. Senator Rubio on Immigration Bill Senator Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. Senator Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. 8:21 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Broadcasting Board of Governors Witnesses testified on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency ... Witnesses testified on the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG), an independent federal agency that includes the Voice of America, Radio Free Asia and other services. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the agency “defunct” during one of her last appearances before Congress. Former BBG Chairman James Glassman disputed that characterization, but said the agency should be supervised by the State Department, and its mission more clearly defined.
5:47 am HT Approx. 13 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) gave her weekly press briefing. She said that the ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA) gave her weekly press briefing. She said that the House bill on student loans makes “matters worse” for the economy, and that she was confident that the Senate would act on a student loans bill even if it was retroactive. She also called on Republicans to pass a budget and craft a jobs bill. Topics included an immigration bill. 1:28 pm HT Approx. 26 min. Final Immigration Bill Senate Debate Senators spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. Senators spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. 10:00 am HT Approx. 3 min. Border Security Officials testified on border security issues related to immigration. Among the topics they ... Officials testified on border security issues related to immigration. Among the topics they addressed were recidivism, tracking of border crossings. and border surveillance technology. David Murphy in his testimony confirmed that after foreign nationals cross the border into the country, Customs and Border Protection does not track their exits.
6:00 am HT Approx. 5 hr. 21 min. House Session, Part 1 1:55 pm HT Approx. 4 min. Offshore Oil and Gas Legislation Amy Harder; Bill Scanlan Amy Harder was interviewed via Skype about the offshore oil and gas legislation being considered ... Amy Harder was interviewed via Skype about the offshore oil and gas legislation being considered in the House of Representatives. Topics included the bill’s prospects in the Senate and President Obama’s threat to veto the legislation. 10:07 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Chemical Threats Barry Breen; Rafael Moure-Eraso; Barbara Boxer Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds ... Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds of others. Witnesses testified on ways to mitigate chemical threats and avoid future disasters.
11:22 am HT Approx. 4 min. Offshore Oil and Gas Legislation Amy Harder; Bill Scanlan Amy Harder was interviewed via Skype about the offshore oil and gas legislation being considered ... Amy Harder was interviewed via Skype about the offshore oil and gas legislation being considered in the House of Representatives. Topics included the bill’s prospects in the Senate and President Obama’s threat to veto the legislation. 2:00 pm HT Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. IRS Scrutiny of Non-Profit Organizations Daniel Werfel testified on the status of the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ... Daniel Werfel testified on the status of the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its reported targeting of tax-exempt status applicants for more stringent review based on their ideology. Mr. Werfel testified that his review had found ideological diversity in the groups flagged by the tax exempt division, and that groups on both sides of the political spectrum were being considered for expedited tax exempt status. He also said he cannot go into detail about which groups received deeper scrutiny due to privacy laws. 11:56 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Student Financial Aid, Part 3 Panelists talked about the re-examining the current system of student financial aid, focusing on ... Panelists talked about the re-examining the current system of student financial aid, focusing on grants. Sara Goldrick-Rab presented her paper, “Making College Affordable: Rethinking Voucher-Driven Approaches to Federal Student Aid,” Lashawn Richburg-Hayes presented, “Incentivizing Success: Lessons from Experimenting with Incentive-Based Grants,” and Lesley Turner presented “Rethinking Institutional Aid: Implications for Affordability, Access, and the Effectiveness of Federal Student Aid.” They used slides during there presentations and then were joined in a discussion by Bob Shireman. Andrew Kelly moderated. 
“Rethinking grant aid” was a panel of the conference, “The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st century.”
11:27 am HT Approx. 33 min. Diplomatic Immunity and Edward Snowden Matthew Lee; Peter Slen Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ... Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included how it works, who receives it, and its role in reference to former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden, who leaked details of classified programs. He said that Edward Snowden was in limbo, and that Ecuador had not approved Mr. Snowden’s asylum request, because he was not yet in Ecuador. He also spoke about Julian Assange and his protection by Ecuador. 5:08 pm HT Approx. 8 min. Internal Revenue Service Scrutiny of Non-Profit Groups, Part 1 Top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department officials testified about practices and ... Top Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Treasury Department officials testified about practices and culture within the IRS, as well as revelations that the IRS had inappropriately scrutinized conservative non-profit organizations applying for tax-exempt status. Lois Lerner made a brief statement denying any wrong-doing before invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self incrimination.. 1:22 pm HT Approx. 36 min. Diplomatic Immunity and Edward Snowden Matthew Lee; Peter Slen Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ... Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included how it works, who receives it, and its role in reference to former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden, who leaked details of classified programs. He said that Edward Snowden was in limbo, and that Ecuador had not approved Mr. Snowden’s asylum request, because he was not yet in Ecuador. He also spoke about Julian Assange and his protection by Ecuador.
12:00 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 Richard Hastings 5:20 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Military Sexual Assault Crimes, Morning Panel The Defense Department’s independent review panel investigating the military’s ... The Defense Department’s independent review panel investigating the military’s handling of sexual assault heard testimony about the differing approaches taken towards victims of sexual crimes in the civilian and military justice systems.
This was the first meeting of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel. It was held at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
2:01 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Chemical Threats Barry Breen; Rafael Moure-Eraso; Barbara Boxer Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds ... Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds of others. Witnesses testified on ways to mitigate chemical threats and avoid future disasters.
2:12 pm HT Approx. 4 min. Offshore Oil and Gas Legislation Amy Harder; Bill Scanlan Amy Harder was interviewed via Skype about the offshore oil and gas legislation being considered ... Amy Harder was interviewed via Skype about the offshore oil and gas legislation being considered in the House of Representatives. Topics included the bill’s prospects in the Senate and President Obama’s threat to veto the legislation. 6:53 pm HT Approx. 36 min. Diplomatic Immunity and Edward Snowden Matthew Lee; Peter Slen Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic ... Matthew Lee talked about diplomatic immunity, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included how it works, who receives it, and its role in reference to former National Security Agency (NSA) employee Edward Snowden, who leaked details of classified programs. He said that Edward Snowden was in limbo, and that Ecuador had not approved Mr. Snowden’s asylum request, because he was not yet in Ecuador. He also spoke about Julian Assange and his protection by Ecuador. 3:50 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. Federal Reserve and Large Financial Institutions Current and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) officials and Federal Reserve Bank ... Current and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) officials and Federal Reserve Bank presidents testified about provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law regarding “Too Big to Fail” bank bailouts.
2:18 pm HT Approx. 2 min. Immigration Bill Final Senate Vote Vice President Biden presided as Senators voted from their seats on the immigration ... Vice President Biden presided as Senators voted from their seats on the immigration bill. There was disorder in the gallery after it was announced that the bill had passed. 7:32 pm HT Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. IRS Scrutiny of Non-Profit Organizations Daniel Werfel testified on the status of the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ... Daniel Werfel testified on the status of the investigation into the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and its reported targeting of tax-exempt status applicants for more stringent review based on their ideology. Mr. Werfel testified that his review had found ideological diversity in the groups flagged by the tax exempt division, and that groups on both sides of the political spectrum were being considered for expedited tax exempt status. He also said he cannot go into detail about which groups received deeper scrutiny due to privacy laws. 6:52 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Student Financial Aid, Part 5 Student financial aid experts discussed reforming the system. Andrew Kelly ... Student financial aid experts discussed reforming the system. Andrew Kelly moderated.
“Looking ahead: Financial aid reform” was a panel of the conference, “The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st century.”
2:20 pm HT Approx. 7 min. Senator Rubio on Immigration Bill Senator Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. Senator Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. 10:44 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Chinese Cyberattacks Witnesses testified about industrial espionage by Chinese hackers at a hearing on cyber crimes and ... Witnesses testified about industrial espionage by Chinese hackers at a hearing on cyber crimes and human rights in China. They spoke about the impact of Chinese cyber attacks on Chinese activists and human rights organizations, as well as on American businesses and industries harmed by intellectual property theft. 8:10 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Chemical Threats Barry Breen; Rafael Moure-Eraso; Barbara Boxer Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds ... Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds of others. Witnesses testified on ways to mitigate chemical threats and avoid future disasters.
2:27 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. Final Immigration Bill Senate Debate Senators spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. Senators spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. 12:18 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Chemical Threats Barry Breen; Rafael Moure-Eraso; Barbara Boxer Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds ... Recent explosions at chemical plants in Texas and Louisiana killed 16 people and injured hundreds of others. Witnesses testified on ways to mitigate chemical threats and avoid future disasters. 9:59 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 59 min. Federal Reserve and Large Financial Institutions Current and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) officials and Federal Reserve Bank ... Current and former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) officials and Federal Reserve Bank presidents testified about provisions of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law regarding “Too Big to Fail” bank bailouts.
3:28 pm HT Approx. 2 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave his weekly press briefing. He said that the House ... House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave his weekly press briefing. He said that the House would not take up a vote on “whatever the Senate passes.” The speaker said any legislation must have the support of the majority of the Republican members, and that the House would move forward with immigration reform after the 4th of July break.
3:34 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 33 min. Border Security Officials testified on border security issues related to immigration. Among the topics they ... Officials testified on border security issues related to immigration. Among the topics they addressed were recidivism, tracking of border crossings. and border surveillance technology. David Murphy in his testimony confirmed that after foreign nationals cross the border into the country, Customs and Border Protection does not track their exits.
6:10 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Mobile Medical Applications Entrepreneurs who invent and market medical applications (aps) for use on consumer mobile devices ... Entrepreneurs who invent and market medical applications (aps) for use on consumer mobile devices spoke about the role of government to encourage or block innovation. During their testimony they demonstrated some of their aps. Topics addressed during question and answer included federal regulations with mobile medical devices, privacy and cybersecurity concerns, interoperability challenges, and cost savings benefits of this technology.
7:34 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Immigration Bill Final Senate Vote Vice President Biden presided as Senators voted from their seats on the immigration ... Vice President Biden presided as Senators voted from their seats on the immigration bill. There was disorder in the gallery after it was announced that the bill had passed.
7:36 pm HT Approx. 7 min. Senator Rubio on Immigration Bill Senator Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. Senator Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the immigration bill before final passage.
7:44 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. Final Immigration Bill Senate Debate Senators spoke on the immigration bill before final passage. Senators spoke on the immigration bill before final passage.
8:45 pm HT Approx. 2 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave his weekly press briefing. He said that the House ... House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) gave his weekly press briefing. He said that the House would not take up a vote on “whatever the Senate passes.” The speaker said any legislation must have the support of the majority of the Republican members, and that the House would move forward with immigration reform after the 4th of July break.
8:50 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 33 min. Border Security Officials testified on border security issues related to immigration. Among the topics they ... Officials testified on border security issues related to immigration. Among the topics they addressed were recidivism, tracking of border crossings. and border surveillance technology. David Murphy in his testimony confirmed that after foreign nationals cross the border into the country, Customs and Border Protection does not track their exits.
11:28 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. Military Sexual Assault Crimes, Morning Panel The Defense Department’s independent review panel investigating the military’s ... The Defense Department’s independent review panel investigating the military’s handling of sexual assault heard testimony about the differing approaches taken towards victims of sexual crimes in the civilian and military justice systems.
This was the first meeting of the Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel. It was held at the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.
12:59 am HT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day and Senate passage of immigration reform ... Telephone lines were open for comments on news of the day and Senate passage of immigration reform legislation.