C-SPAN Schedule

< Friday, April 26 >

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1:00 am HT Approx. 39 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on reports that Syria had used chemical weapons ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on reports that Syria had used chemical weapons against its citizens. 12:14 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. FAA Fiscal Year 2014 Budget and Sequestration Michael Huerta testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) fiscal year 2014 ... Michael Huerta testified on the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) fiscal year 2014 budget request. Many of the questions he answered focused on the impact of sequestration budget cuts on the air traffic control system and recent furloughs imposed by the FAA. 12:41 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Immigration Policy, Enforcement Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on ... Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform.*Among the topics they addressed were border security, law enforcement operations, and potential benefits to the economy of current immigration reform proposals. They also talked about the public debate over links between immigration and terrorist attacks, such as a recent bombing event at the Boston Marathon.
1:40 am HT Approx. 8 min. Free Candy Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video ... Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest. He was a tenth grader at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, Pennsylvania.
The local cable company was Comcast. 
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary on a specific theme.*In the 2013 contest participants were asked to send a message to the president on the issue they consider most important in 2013.
2:09 am HT Approx. 7 min. Use of Chemical Weapons in Syria Lindsey Graham; John McCain Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke to reporters following an intelligence ... Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke to reporters following an intelligence briefing. Senator McCain said President Obama told him in a letter that Syrian President Assad likely used chemical weapons on a small scale against his people. He said he hoped President Obama would in reaction establish a no-fly zone over Syria and provide weapons to Syrian opposition, but not to send U.S. troops to the country. 2:12 am HT Approx. 18 min. Attorney General Eric Holder Remarks Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address at the Mexican American Legal Defense and ... Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund annual awards dinner. Among the topics he addressed were civil rights, immigration policy and voting issues.
1:48 am HT Approx. 34 min. LIVE U.S. Homeland Security Policy Jason Chaffetz; Pedro Echevarria Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke about U.S. homeland security policy following the ... Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke about U.S. homeland security policy following the Boston Marathon bombings. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:19 am HT Approx. 2 min. Immigration Policy David Cook; John McCain; Charles Schumer Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talked about their joint immigration bill ... Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talked about their joint immigration bill with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. Among their comments they said they and the six other members of the “Gang of Eight” senators working on the legislation would be open to amendments to address national security following the Boston Marathon bombings. 2:31 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Immigration Policy for Agriculture and Labor Agriculture and labor interest representatives testified at the second in a series of Senate ... Agriculture and labor interest representatives testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform.*Topics included worker visas, border security, and undocumented workers.
2:26 am HT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation Pedro Echevarria; Robert Scott Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) talked abouit FBI and Homeland Security conduct in the ... Representative Bobby Scott (D-VA) talked abouit FBI and Homeland Security conduct in the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombing. He focused on the type of information available about the two suspects, and potential improvements to information sharing. He also discussed the effects on current immigration bill efforts in Congress. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 2:22 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 5 min. Health Care Law Implementation Gary Cohen testified about the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s ... Gary Cohen testified about the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight’s progress in building the state health insurance exchanges as called for in the health care law. He told committee members the exchanges were on schedule and ready to begin enrollment on October 1, 2013, with full implementation of the health care law on January 1, 2014. He also assured Republican members that the cost of health care premiums would go down over time but could not say whether or not premiums would go up in 2014.
The hearing was joined already in progress.
4:34 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. LIVE Islamic Extremism in Chechnya Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential ... Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential links between extremist groups and the Boston Marathon bombing. Among the topics they addressed were levels of security cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, the political goals of separatist movements in Chechnya, immigration policy, and the degree to which suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were influenced by their ethnic ties to the region.
3:13 am HT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Renting and Homeownership Trends Arthur Cresce; Pedro Echevarria; Rolf Pendall Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and ... Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included single and multi-family units, advantages and disadvantages of owning versus renting, geographic trends, and government policies that affect homeowners and renters. 
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
4:32 am HT Approx. 57 min. LIVE FDA Commissioner on Budget and Inspections FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request ... FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request for 2014 and the agency’s inspections of food producers. 6:04 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. Freight Transportation System Witnesses from FedEx, Norfolk Southern, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Werner Enterprises, ... Witnesses from FedEx, Norfolk Southern, the South Carolina Ports Authority, Werner Enterprises, and the AFL-CIOtestified on the future of freight transportation.
4:00 am HT Approx. 4 hr. 50 min. LIVE House Session 5:30 am HT Approx. 31 min. LIVE Senate Pro Forma Session Timothy Kaine The Senate met in a pro forma session. The Senate met in a pro forma session. 8:38 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Drought Effects on Water and Energy Resources Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water ... Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water supplies and the energy sector. Topics included global climate change, and increased collaboration between states, regions, and governmental agencies.
8:52 am HT Approx. 8 min. Free Candy Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video ... Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest. He was a tenth grader at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, Pennsylvania.
The local cable company was Comcast. 
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary on a specific theme.*In the 2013 contest participants were asked to send a message to the president on the issue they consider most important in 2013.
6:01 am HT Approx. 6 min. LIVE FDA Commissioner on Budget and Inspections FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request ... FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request for 2014 and the agency’s inspections of food producers. 10:13 am HT Approx. 47 min. Renting and Homeownership Trends Arthur Cresce; Pedro Echevarria; Rolf Pendall Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and ... Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included single and multi-family units, advantages and disadvantages of owning versus renting, geographic trends, and government policies that affect homeowners and renters. 
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
9:00 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. FDA Commissioner on Budget and Inspections FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request ... FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request for 2014 and the agency’s inspections of food producers. 6:07 am HT Approx. 8 min. Representative Ruppersberger on Syrian Chemical Weapons Use C.A. Ruppersberger Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed ... Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed briefing on the possible use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. 11:01 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. Washington Classroom with Stephen Farnsworth Stephen Farnsworth; Robert Lichter; S. Lichter Stephen Farnsworth talked about the press and the presidency, and the changing media ... Stephen Farnsworth talked about the press and the presidency, and the changing media environment.
This course was a joint educational partnership between C-SPAN, the Washington Center, George Mason University, and Purdue University.*The semester focused on “The Presidency, Congress, and Media,” examining all facets of politics in the TV and digital age, taking a look at the issues and events shaping the agenda for the next Congress and next round of elections, as well as the historical process of public policy making.*Additionally, the class analyzes the changing role of media, especially social media, in shaping public opinion.
10:37 am HT Approx. 19 min. President Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood Barack Obama; Cecile Richards President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion ... President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion access across the country represented an effort to “turn back the clock” on women’s progress. He criticized several states for enacting stricter laws on abortion and efforts to inhibit the work of family planning clinics. This was the first time a sitting president had addressed the group. 6:15 am HT Approx. 13 min. President Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood Barack Obama; Cecile Richards President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion ... President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion access across the country represented an effort to “turn back the clock” on women’s progress. He criticized several states for enacting stricter laws on abortion and efforts to inhibit the work of family planning clinics. This was the first time a sitting president had addressed the group. 12:15 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense ... House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense issues. Topics included U.S. response to reports of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, differences between Iraq in 2003 and Syria in 2013, and the Boston Marathon bombings.
10:58 am HT Approx. 50 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney spoke with reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including Syrian use ... Jay Carney spoke with reporters and answered questions on a number of issues including Syrian use of chemical weapons on its own people. He also talked about legislation allowing flexibility in spending under budget sequestration by the FAA and the impact of other automatic spending cuts. 6:29 am HT Approx. 48 min. Immigration Policy David Cook; John McCain; Charles Schumer Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talked about their joint immigration bill ... Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talked about their joint immigration bill with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. Among their comments they said they and the six other members of the “Gang of Eight” senators working on the legislation would be open to amendments to address national security following the Boston Marathon bombings. 12:17 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 42 min. Immigration Policy, Visas and Family Policy Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on ... Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform. Topics included visa waiver programs, family reunification, and immigration policy toward married same-sex couples. They also talked about the potential benefits of immigration policy reforms to the economy.
11:49 am HT Approx. 49 min. Debate on FAA Furlough Bill Members debated a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility in implementing ... Members debated a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility in implementing the budget sequestration to prevent furlough of flight traffic controllers. 7:21 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. Hearing on HIPPA Privacy Rules Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of ... Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of medical records was widely misunderstood and misused, resulting in innumerable situations where parents were unable to obtain the information they needed in order to help their children with mental illness. Family members affected by improper use of a law known as HIPAA, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, also talked about disclosure of health records, especially in cases of mental illness. 2:02 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. FDA Commissioner on Budget and Inspections FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request ... FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request for 2014 and the agency’s inspections of food producers.
12:39 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Adam Snider on FAA Furlough Fix Bill Adam Snider Adam Snider was interviewed on Skype about the bill passed to allow the Federal Aviation ... Adam Snider was interviewed on Skype about the bill passed to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make adjustments to the budget cuts mandated by the sequestration agreement.
“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 part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
9:55 am HT Approx. 2 min. Islamic Extremism in Chechnya Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential ... Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential links between extremist groups and the Boston Marathon bombing. Among the topics they addressed were levels of security cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, the political goals of separatist movements in Chechnya, immigration policy, and the degree to which suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were influenced by their ethnic ties to the region. 3:38 pm HT Approx. 47 min. Renting and Homeownership Trends Arthur Cresce; Pedro Echevarria; Rolf Pendall Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and ... Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included single and multi-family units, advantages and disadvantages of owning versus renting, geographic trends, and government policies that affect homeowners and renters. 
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
12:43 pm HT Approx. 8 min. Free Candy Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video ... Alan Shimp’s video, Free Candy, was the high school-section first prize-winning video in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest. He was a tenth grader at Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School in Midland, Pennsylvania.
The local cable company was Comcast. 
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary on a specific theme.*In the 2013 contest participants were asked to send a message to the president on the issue they consider most important in 2013.
9:57 am HT Approx. 16 min. Presidential Remarks at Memorial Service for Victims of Plant Explosion in West, Texas Barack Obama President Obama spoke at a memorial service for the victims of the April 18, 2013, explosion of a ... President Obama spoke at a memorial service for the victims of the April 18, 2013, explosion of a fertilizer plant in West, Texas. The service was held at Baylor University’s Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas. 4:29 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Immigration Policy, Immigrant Perspectives Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on ... Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform. Among the topics they addressed were the experiences of undocumented or unauthorized residents, proposals to create a “pathway to citizenship,” and the potential impact of implementing the DREAM Act.
12:52 pm HT Approx. 34 min. U.S. Homeland Security Policy Jason Chaffetz; Pedro Echevarria Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke about U.S. homeland security policy following the ... Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) spoke about U.S. homeland security policy following the Boston Marathon bombings. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 10:16 am HT Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. Fiscal Year 2014 Foreign Aid Budget Rajiv Shah and Daniel Yohannes testified on the budget request for their respective foreign ... Rajiv Shah and Daniel Yohannes testified on the budget request for their respective foreign assistance programs, the Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. They addressed such issues as foreign assistance openness and restructuring of USAID’s food aid program. Several committee members raised concerns regarding U.S. foreign aid to the Syrian opposition, the Palestinian Authority, and Pakistan. 6:23 pm HT Approx. 1 min. Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense ... House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense issues. Topics included U.S. response to reports of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, differences between Iraq in 2003 and Syria in 2013, and the Boston Marathon bombings.
1:29 pm HT Approx. 31 min. New England Representatives on Boston Bombings Representatives from New England spoke on the floor of the House about the bombings at the Boston ... Representatives from New England spoke on the floor of the House about the bombings at the Boston Marathon. 12:27 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Drought Effects on Water and Energy Resources Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water ... Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water supplies and the energy sector. Topics included global climate change, and increased collaboration between states, regions, and governmental agencies. 6:26 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Drought Effects on Water and Energy Resources Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water ... Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water supplies and the energy sector. Topics included global climate change, and increased collaboration between states, regions, and governmental agencies.
2:00 pm HT Approx. 11 min. U.S.-Jordan Relations Abdullah II; Barack Obama President Obama spoke to the press prior to meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.*During his ... President Obama spoke to the press prior to meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.*During his remarks, he mentioned the week’s developments in Syria, along with the role of Jordan in moving towards peace in Israel. 2:01 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. Hearing on HIPPA Privacy Rules Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of ... Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of medical records was widely misunderstood and misused, resulting in innumerable situations where parents were unable to obtain the information they needed in order to help their children with mental illness. Family members affected by improper use of a law known as HIPAA, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, also talked about disclosure of health records, especially in cases of mental illness. 8:02 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. FDA Commissioner on Budget and Inspections FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request ... FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request for 2014 and the agency’s inspections of food producers.
2:12 pm HT Approx. 8 min. Representative Ruppersberger on Syrian Chemical Weapons Use C.A. Ruppersberger Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed ... Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed briefing on the possible use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. 4:35 pm HT Approx. 19 min. President Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood Barack Obama; Cecile Richards President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion ... President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion access across the country represented an effort to “turn back the clock” on women’s progress. He criticized several states for enacting stricter laws on abortion and efforts to inhibit the work of family planning clinics. This was the first time a sitting president had addressed the group. 9:38 pm HT Approx. 47 min. Renting and Homeownership Trends Arthur Cresce; Pedro Echevarria; Rolf Pendall Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and ... Arthur Crese and Rolf Pendall talked about changes in the cost of renting and homeownership, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included single and multi-family units, advantages and disadvantages of owning versus renting, geographic trends, and government policies that affect homeowners and renters. 
This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
2:20 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Islamic Extremism in Chechnya Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential ... Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential links between extremist groups and the Boston Marathon bombing. Among the topics they addressed were levels of security cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, the political goals of separatist movements in Chechnya, immigration policy, and the degree to which suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were influenced by their ethnic ties to the region. 4:56 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Future of the European Union Michael Higgins Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including ... Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including unemployment and its standing in the world. 10:29 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. Immigration Policy, Immigrant Perspectives Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on ... Witnesses testified at the second in a series of Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on immigration reform. Among the topics they addressed were the experiences of undocumented or unauthorized residents, proposals to create a “pathway to citizenship,” and the potential impact of implementing the DREAM Act.
3:50 pm HT Approx. 49 min. Debate on FAA Furlough Bill Members debated a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility in implementing ... Members debated a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility in implementing the budget sequestration to prevent furlough of flight traffic controllers. 5:29 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. Hearing on HIPPA Privacy Rules Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of ... Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of medical records was widely misunderstood and misused, resulting in innumerable situations where parents were unable to obtain the information they needed in order to help their children with mental illness. Family members affected by improper use of a law known as HIPAA, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, also talked about disclosure of health records, especially in cases of mental illness. 12:23 am HT Approx. 1 min. Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense ... House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about an array of defense issues. Topics included U.S. response to reports of Syria’s use of chemical weapons, differences between Iraq in 2003 and Syria in 2013, and the Boston Marathon bombings.
4:39 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Adam Snider on FAA Furlough Fix Bill Adam Snider Adam Snider was interviewed on Skype about the bill passed to allow the Federal Aviation ... Adam Snider was interviewed on Skype about the bill passed to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make adjustments to the budget cuts mandated by the sequestration agreement.
“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 part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
8:03 pm HT Approx. 19 min. President Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood Barack Obama; Cecile Richards President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion ... President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion access across the country represented an effort to “turn back the clock” on women’s progress. He criticized several states for enacting stricter laws on abortion and efforts to inhibit the work of family planning clinics. This was the first time a sitting president had addressed the group. 12:26 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Drought Effects on Water and Energy Resources Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water ... Witnesses testified on the impact of drought in Southwestern and Great Plains states on water supplies and the energy sector. Topics included global climate change, and increased collaboration between states, regions, and governmental agencies.
4:43 pm HT Approx. 30 min. New England Representatives on Boston Bombings Representatives from New England spoke on the floor of the House about the bombings at the Boston ... Representatives from New England spoke on the floor of the House about the bombings at the Boston Marathon. 8:23 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Future of the European Union Michael Higgins Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including ... Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including unemployment and its standing in the world.
5:16 pm HT Approx. 11 min. U.S.-Jordan Relations Abdullah II; Barack Obama President Obama spoke to the press prior to meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.*During his ... President Obama spoke to the press prior to meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.*During his remarks, he mentioned the week’s developments in Syria, along with the role of Jordan in moving towards peace in Israel. 8:56 pm HT Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. Hearing on HIPPA Privacy Rules Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of ... Witnesses from the government and the health sector testified that the law on disclosure of medical records was widely misunderstood and misused, resulting in innumerable situations where parents were unable to obtain the information they needed in order to help their children with mental illness. Family members affected by improper use of a law known as HIPAA, the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act, also talked about disclosure of health records, especially in cases of mental illness.
5:28 pm HT Approx. 8 min. Representative Ruppersberger on Syrian Chemical Weapons Use C.A. Ruppersberger Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed ... Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed briefing on the possible use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria. 11:31 pm HT Approx. 19 min. President Obama Addresses Planned Parenthood Barack Obama; Cecile Richards President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion ... President Obama spoke to supporters of Planned Parenthood, saying efforts to restrict abortion access across the country represented an effort to “turn back the clock” on women’s progress. He criticized several states for enacting stricter laws on abortion and efforts to inhibit the work of family planning clinics. This was the first time a sitting president had addressed the group.
5:36 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Islamic Extremism in Chechnya Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential ... Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential links between extremist groups and the Boston Marathon bombing. Among the topics they addressed were levels of security cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, the political goals of separatist movements in Chechnya, immigration policy, and the degree to which suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were influenced by their ethnic ties to the region. 11:51 pm HT Approx. 32 min. Future of the European Union Michael Higgins Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including ... Irish President Michael Higgins addressed challenges facing the European Union, including unemployment and its standing in the world.
7:05 pm HT Approx. 49 min. Debate on FAA Furlough Bill Members debated a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility in implementing ... Members debated a bill to allow the Federal Aviation Administration flexibility in implementing the budget sequestration to prevent furlough of flight traffic controllers. 12:26 am HT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. FDA Commissioner on Budget and Inspections FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request ... FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg testified on the president’s $4.7 billion budget request for 2014 and the agency’s inspections of food producers.
7:54 pm HT Approx. 3 min. Adam Snider on FAA Furlough Fix Bill Adam Snider Adam Snider was interviewed on Skype about the bill passed to allow the Federal Aviation ... Adam Snider was interviewed on Skype about the bill passed to allow the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to make adjustments to the budget cuts mandated by the sequestration agreement.
“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 part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
7:58 pm HT Approx. 30 min. New England Representatives on Boston Bombings Representatives from New England spoke on the floor of the House about the bombings at the Boston ... Representatives from New England spoke on the floor of the House about the bombings at the Boston Marathon.
8:32 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Human Space Exploration Officials from NASA and the commercial space sector testified on current and future human space ... Officials from NASA and the commercial space sector testified on current and future human space exploration plans. Topics included the SLS heavy lift launch vehicle, the Orion program, and the NASA asteroid retrieval mission.
9:59 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Russian President Vladimir Putin's Annual Call-In Program Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to questions from an audience and those submitted by ... Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to questions from an audience and those submitted by text, electronic mail, telephone, and live video during his annual question and answer session in Moscow. Three million questions were submitted during the nearly five hour program. He spoke about topics including Russia’s economy, the global economic crisis, and corruption in government. During the first hour of the program President Putin also responded to the Boston Marathon bombings. He said more security cooperation was needed between the U.S. and Russia and that it was not a problem of ethnicity or religion but "extremist sentiments.
This is a portion of the call-in program.
Russian with English translation in voice over.
11:02 pm HT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Islamic Extremism in Chechnya Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential ... Witnesses testified about Islamic extremism in the Northern Caucasus and Chechnya, and potential links between extremist groups and the Boston Marathon bombing. Among the topics they addressed were levels of security cooperation between the U.S. and Russia, the political goals of separatist movements in Chechnya, immigration policy, and the degree to which suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing were influenced by their ethnic ties to the region.
12:30 am HT Approx. 11 min. U.S.-Jordan Relations Abdullah II; Barack Obama President Obama spoke to the press prior to meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.*During his ... President Obama spoke to the press prior to meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan.*During his remarks, he mentioned the week’s developments in Syria, along with the role of Jordan in moving towards peace in Israel.
12:41 am HT Approx. 8 min. Representative Ruppersberger on Syrian Chemical Weapons Use C.A. Ruppersberger Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed ... Representative Ruppersberger (D-MD) spoke to reporters and answered questions following a closed briefing on the possible use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime in Syria.
12:51 am HT Approx. 7 min. Unemployment in America Josh Stokes' video, Unemployment in America, was the grand prize-winning video in C-SPAN ... Josh Stokes' video, Unemployment in America, was the grand prize-winning video in C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest.*He was a twelfth grader at Daniel Hand High School in Madison, Connecticut.
The local cable company was Comcast. 
C-SPAN Classroom’s StudentCam video documentary contest was an annual national competition in which middle and high school students produced a documentary on a specific theme.*In the 2013 contest participants were asked to send a message to the president on the issue they consider most important in 2013.