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5:00 am MT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Alexander Bolton; Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on the Senate’s approval of a border security ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the Senate’s approval of a border security amendment as part of its immigration reform bill, S.744. Alexander Bolton, speaking by phone, talked about some of the details of the amendment. 4:10 am MT Approx. 56 min. Senator McConnell Remarks on Free Speech Arthur Brooks; Mitch McConnell Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about free speech issues and Obama administration ... Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) spoke about free speech issues and Obama administration policies. In his remarks he criticized the administration for bullying efforts, citing as an example recent revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) targeted some conservative groups. He also talked about patterns of intimidation by other government agencies and policies designed to suppress dissent. He responded to questions from members of the audience. 4:41 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Freight and Passenger Rail Safety In reaction to recent rail accidents in Connecticut and Missouri, witnesses testified at a hearing ... In reaction to recent rail accidents in Connecticut and Missouri, witnesses testified at a hearing on ways to improve passenger and freight rail safety.
5:48 am MT Approx. 47 min. LIVE News Review with Representative Mike Pompeo Nancy Calo; Michael Pompeo; Libby Casey Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) reviewed stories in the news and responded to telephone calls ... Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) reviewed stories in the news and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics inlcuded President Obama’s speech on climate change later in the day. the Keystone XL pipeline, and security leaks about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
5:07 am MT Approx. 3 min. Supreme Court Ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Gloria Browne-Marshall Gloria Browne-Marshall explained the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at ... Gloria Browne-Marshall explained the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which challenged the school’s use of race in its undergraduate selection process. 5:49 am MT Approx. 3 min. Supreme Court Ruling on Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin Gloria Browne-Marshall Gloria Browne-Marshall explained the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at ... Gloria Browne-Marshall explained the Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, which challenged the school’s use of race in its undergraduate selection process.
6:38 am MT Approx. 44 min. LIVE News Review with Senator Chris Murphy Nancy Calo; Libby Casey; Christopher Murphy Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, discussed diplomatic ... Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT), a member of the Foreign Relations Committee, discussed diplomatic fallout from Edward Snowden seeking asylum with the aid of Russia and other countries. Also, he discussed next steps for the United States in Syria. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
5:11 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Student Financial Aid, Part 1 Panelists talked about the history and development of student financial aid policies over the ... Panelists talked about the history and development of student financial aid policies over the preceding 50 years and what improvements were needed to better benefit students and families. Daniel Madzelan presented his paper, “The Politics of Student Aid,” and David Mundel presented “Building a Foundation of 'Actionable Knowledge': Research that Can Improve the Performance of Federal Student Aid Policies.” They then were joined in a discussion by Sandy Baum and Diane Auer Jones. Sara Goldrick-Rab moderated. The program was opened by a presentation from Andrew Kelly during which he used slides.
“Back to the future: Lessons from a half-century of financial aid policy” was a panel of the conference, “The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st century.”
5:55 am MT Approx. 40 min. Federal Communications Commission Chair Nomination Hearing, Part 1 The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Thomas Wheeler to serve as chair ... The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Thomas Wheeler to serve as chair of the Federal Communications Commission.
7:24 am MT Approx. 38 min. LIVE U.S. Intelligence Contractors Scott Amey; Libby Casey Scott Amey, general counsel of the Project on Government Oversight, discussed the size and scope ... Scott Amey, general counsel of the Project on Government Oversight, discussed the size and scope of U.S. intelligence contractors. 6:41 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 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.”
6:36 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Communications Commission Chair Nomination Hearing, Part 2 The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Thomas Wheeler to serve as chair ... The Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Thomas Wheeler to serve as chair of the Federal Communications Commission.
8:06 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. LIVE 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. 7:59 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 55 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of ... The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter resumed consideration of S.744, the immigration bill. 8:03 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. LIVE 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.
9:59 am MT Approx. 28 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. 10:55 am MT Approx. 7 min. Attorney General Eric Holder on Voting Rights Act Decision Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 9:32 am MT Approx. 50 min. Defense Policy and Spending Jefferson Sessions Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) talked about missile defense, defense spending, and defense budget ... Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) talked about missile defense, defense spending, and defense budget cuts due to sequestration. In his speech he spoke about his opposition to President Obama’s speech in Berlin in which he called for additional reductions in nuclear weapons with Russia. Senator Sessions called the proposal dangerous and one that could be misinterpreted world-wide.
10:31 am MT Approx. 8 min. Student Financial Aid, Part 1 Panelists talked about the history and development of student financial aid policies over the ... Panelists talked about the history and development of student financial aid policies over the preceding 50 years and what improvements were needed to better benefit students and families. Daniel Madzelan presented his paper, “The Politics of Student Aid,” and David Mundel presented “Building a Foundation of 'Actionable Knowledge': Research that Can Improve the Performance of Federal Student Aid Policies.” They then were joined in a discussion by Sandy Baum and Diane Auer Jones. Sara Goldrick-Rab moderated. The program was opened by a presentation from Andrew Kelly during which he used slides.
“Back to the future: Lessons from a half-century of financial aid policy” was a panel of the conference, “The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st century.”
11:02 am MT Approx. 34 min. NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 10:24 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. State Department Confirmation Hearing The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Daniel Russel to ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Daniel Russel to replace Kurt Campbell, outgoing Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Mr. Russell spoke about North Korean nuclear programs and allegations of cyber attacks by China.
10:39 am MT Approx. 7 min. LIVE Attorney General Eric Holder on Voting Rights Act Decision Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 11:37 am MT Approx. 27 min. U.S.-Mexico Relations Experts in U.S.-Mexico relations talked about the Mexican President Peña Nieto’s shifting ... Experts in U.S.-Mexico relations talked about the Mexican President Peña Nieto’s shifting strategy for security in his country, and ways the United States and Mexico can work together to curb drug violence on both sides of the border. 11:33 am MT Approx. 8 min. Open Phones Alexander Bolton; Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for comments on the Senate’s approval of a border security ... Telephone lines were open for comments on the Senate’s approval of a border security amendment as part of its immigration reform bill, S.744. Alexander Bolton, speaking by phone, talked about some of the details of the amendment.
10:47 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Student Financial Aid, Part 1 Panelists talked about the history and development of student financial aid policies over the ... Panelists talked about the history and development of student financial aid policies over the preceding 50 years and what improvements were needed to better benefit students and families. Daniel Madzelan presented his paper, “The Politics of Student Aid,” and David Mundel presented “Building a Foundation of 'Actionable Knowledge': Research that Can Improve the Performance of Federal Student Aid Policies.” They then were joined in a discussion by Sandy Baum and Diane Auer Jones. Sara Goldrick-Rab moderated. The program was opened by a presentation from Andrew Kelly during which he used slides.
“Back to the future: Lessons from a half-century of financial aid policy” was a panel of the conference, “The trillion-dollar question: Reinventing student financial aid for the 21st century.”
12:05 pm MT Approx. 9 min. Senate Republican Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly their weekly lunch. Among the ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly their weekly lunch. Among the topics addressed were President Obama’s new energy program and the status of the immigration bill. 11:42 am MT Approx. 1 min. Senators McConnell and Durbin on Climate Change Senators McConnell (R-KY) and Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the Senate floor about the climate change ... Senators McConnell (R-KY) and Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the Senate floor about the climate change proposals being made later that day by President Obama. Senator McConnell commented on a presidential adviser’s plans for a “war on coal,” calling it “tantamount to declaring a war on jobs.”
11:59 am MT Approx. 17 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2383 - ...
One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2383 - To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” (Sponsored by Rep. Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.R. 1092 - To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center” (Sponsored by Rep. Ann Kuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) H.R. 2289 - To rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA (Sponsored by Rep. Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee)
Special Order Speeches
12:15 pm MT Approx. 4 hr. 48 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate resumes consideration of S.744, the immigration bill, and voted to confirm the ... The Senate resumes consideration of S.744, the immigration bill, and voted to confirm the nomination of Penny Pritzker to be secretary of commerce. 11:44 am MT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Climate Change and Energy Policy Barack Obama President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He ... President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He announced that he had directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin federal regulations on carbon pollution by new and existing power plants. He also stated that approval of the Keystone Pipeline project needs to be in the “nation’s interest” and not exacerbate the effects of carbon pollution. The president, speaking on the campus of Georgetown University, addressed the students in the audience and spoke about preparing the country for the impacts of climate change and leading global efforts to fight it.
12:18 pm MT Approx. 13 min. NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 5:07 pm MT Approx. 9 min. Senate Republican Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly their weekly lunch. Among the ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly their weekly lunch. Among the topics addressed were President Obama’s new energy program and the status of the immigration bill. 12:36 pm MT Approx. 25 min. Securities and Exchange Commission John Bussey; Francesco Guerrera; Mary White Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Jo White talked about the structure and ... Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Chairman Mary Jo White talked about the structure and processes at the commission. She said one of her highest priorities was to complete the Dodd-Frank rule-making process as quickly as possible, including the Volcker rule placing restrictions on banks. She was interviewed by Francesco Guerrera, with the assistance of John Bussey, and responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Securities and Exchange Commission, Change at the Top: What’s in Store for Disclosure and Accounting Rules?” was part of the Wall Street Journal’s CFO Network annual conference, held at the Park Hyatt Washington.
12:32 pm MT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Congressional Black Caucus on Voting Rights Act Decision Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision ... Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 5:16 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Democratic Agenda Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters about a number of issues including including ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters about a number of issues including including President Obama’s climate change speech, the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act, the immigration bill and student loan interest rates. 1:11 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. LIVE Financial Regulation Agencies Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Requests The chairs of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange ... The chairs of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) testified on their agencies' fiscal year 2014 budget requests. The President’s 2014 budget request called for $1.67 billion for the SEC, a $353 million increase from 2013. The CFTC 2014 budget request is $315 million.
1:22 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Shelby County v. Holder Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns Congress' 2006 re-authorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act under the pre-existing coverage formula of Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress exceeded its authority under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and thus violated the Tenth Amendment and Article IV of the United States Constitution. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act says that states and localities with a history of disenfranchising minorities, mainly in the South, must get federal approval before changing their voting procedures. Justice Scalia stated that congressional support for the Voting Rights Act is due to the “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” He then went on to say, “Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”
This program contained audio with still images of participants as they spoke.
5:25 pm MT Approx. 28 min. Alan Krueger Remarks Alan Krueger; David Wessel Alan Krueger spoke about the global economy. He said that if sequestration budget cuts ... Alan Krueger spoke about the global economy. He said that if sequestration budget cuts continued past the end of fiscal year 2014, the economy in 2014 would be very similar to economic conditions in 2013, with economic growth around three percent. Other topics included deficit reduction, income inequality, and the health care law.
“The Global Economic Outlook: Growth in the U.S., Stutter-Steps in Europe, and Unceratinty in the BRICS” was part of the Wall Street Journal's CFO Network annual conference, held at the Park Hyatt Washington.
2:49 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Climate Change and Energy Policy Barack Obama President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He ... President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He announced that he had directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin federal regulations on carbon pollution by new and existing power plants. He also stated that approval of the Keystone Pipeline project needs to be in the “nation’s interest” and not exacerbate the effects of carbon pollution. The president, speaking on the campus of Georgetown University, addressed the students in the audience and spoke about preparing the country for the impacts of climate change and leading global efforts to fight it.
2:41 pm MT Approx. 9 min. Senate Republican Agenda Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly their weekly lunch. Among the ... Senate Republican leaders spoke to reporters following weekly their weekly lunch. Among the topics addressed were President Obama’s new energy program and the status of the immigration bill. 5:56 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Vice President Biden Remarks on the Federal Minimum Wage Joseph Biden; Gene Sperling Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th ... Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also commented on the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review 2:50 pm MT Approx. 34 min. Vice President Biden Remarks on the Federal Minimum Wage Joseph Biden; Gene Sperling Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th ... Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also commented on the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review
2:50 pm MT Approx. 8 min. Senate Democratic Agenda Harry Reid Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters about a number of issues including including ... Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid spoke to reporters about a number of issues including including President Obama’s climate change speech, the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Voting Rights Act, the immigration bill and student loan interest rates. 5:59 pm MT Approx. 49 min. Climate Change and Energy Policy Barack Obama President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He ... President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He announced that he had directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin federal regulations on carbon pollution by new and existing power plants. He also stated that approval of the Keystone Pipeline project needs to be in the “nation’s interest” and not exacerbate the effects of carbon pollution. The president, speaking on the campus of Georgetown University, addressed the students in the audience and spoke about preparing the country for the impacts of climate change and leading global efforts to fight it. 3:26 pm MT Approx. 3 min. Oil and Gas Drilling Bills Elana Schor Elana Schor talked by Skype about the oil and gas drilling bills coming up in the House during the ... Elana Schor talked by Skype about the oil and gas drilling bills coming up in the House during the week.
3:00 pm MT Approx. 56 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2383 - ...
One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2383 - To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St.*Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” (Sponsored by Rep.*Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.R. 1092 - To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center” (Sponsored by Rep.*Ann Kuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) H.R. 2289 - To rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA (Sponsored by Rep.*Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee)
Special Order Speeches
6:49 pm MT Approx. 13 min. Senators McConnell and Durbin on Climate Change Senators McConnell (R-KY) and Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the Senate floor about the climate change ... Senators McConnell (R-KY) and Durbin (D-IL) spoke on the Senate floor about the climate change proposals being made later that day by President Obama. Senator McConnell commented on a presidential adviser’s plans for a “war on coal,” calling it “tantamount to declaring a war on jobs.” 3:34 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. LIVE National Security Agency PRISM Surveillance Program Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic ... Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic surveillance and data collection within the U.S., and the impact of leaks by former CIA consultant Edward Snowden. 
“A Discussion of Data Surveillance, PRISM, Snowden and the NSA” was part of the series of CSIS-Schieffer School Dialogues, monthly discussions held at CSIS and hosted by Bob Schieffer on public policy and the media. The series is a partnership between CSIS and The Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, made possible with support by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
3:57 pm MT Approx. 33 min. Congressional Black Caucus on Voting Rights Act Decision Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision ... Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 7:04 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. National Security Agency PRISM Surveillance Program Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic ... Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic surveillance and data collection within the U.S., and the impact of leaks by former CIA consultant Edward Snowden. 
“A Discussion of Data Surveillance, PRISM, Snowden and the NSA” was part of the series of CSIS-Schieffer School Dialogues, monthly discussions held at CSIS and hosted by Bob Schieffer on public policy and the media. The series is a partnership between CSIS and The Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, made possible with support by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
4:38 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Internet Caucus on Privacy The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee spoke about privacy law and technology ... The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee spoke about privacy law and technology following the recent leaks of information about a NSA program collecting vast amounts of metadata including phone and email records.
4:30 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 50 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2383 - ...
One Minute Speeches
Legislation Considered Under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 2383 - To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St.*Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the “Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge” (Sponsored by Rep.*Rodney Davis / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
2) H.R. 1092 - To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the “Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center” (Sponsored by Rep.*Ann Kuster / Transportation and Infrastructure Committee)
3) H.R. 2289 - To rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA (Sponsored by Rep.*Sam Johnson / Ways and Means Committee)
Special Order Speeches
8:09 pm MT 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. 5:45 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Book Discussion on Lean In Sheryl Sandberg; Eric Schmidt Sheryl Sandberg talked about her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, in which ... Sheryl Sandberg talked about her book, Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead, in which she explores why it’s still difficult for women to achieve leadership roles in the United States. She also talked about her own career choices and experiences. During this event, hosted by the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, Ms. Sandberg was interviewed by Eric Schmidt, executive chair of Google.
7:21 pm MT Approx. 13 min. NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 9:41 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 40 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. 7:03 pm MT 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.
7:25 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Project on Fair Representation on Voting Rights Act Decision Edward Blum Eric Blum responded to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. ... Eric Blum responded to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. His organization helped Shelby County bring suit against the Justice Department over the unfairness of some provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Mr. Blum praised the decision as a victory for equal application of the law and as a demonstration of the nation’s progress toward equality. 11:25 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. National Security Agency PRISM Surveillance Program Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic ... Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic surveillance and data collection within the U.S., and the impact of leaks by former CIA consultant Edward Snowden. 
“A Discussion of Data Surveillance, PRISM, Snowden and the NSA” was part of the series of CSIS-Schieffer School Dialogues, monthly discussions held at CSIS and hosted by Bob Schieffer on public policy and the media. The series is a partnership between CSIS and The Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, made possible with support by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
8:54 pm MT Approx. 33 min. Vice President Biden Remarks on the Federal Minimum Wage Joseph Biden; Gene Sperling Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th ... Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also commented on the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review
7:27 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Attorney General Eric Holder on Voting Rights Act Decision Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 12:28 am MT 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. 9:29 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision Greg Stohr Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review.
7:35 pm MT Approx. 48 min. Congressional Black Caucus on Voting Rights Act Decision Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision ... Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 2:01 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Internet Caucus on Privacy The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee spoke about privacy law and technology ... The Congressional Internet Caucus Advisory Committee spoke about privacy law and technology following the recent leaks of information about a NSA program collecting vast amounts of metadata including phone and email records. 9:33 pm MT 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.
8:23 pm MT Approx. 21 min. LIVE Open Phones on Voting Rights Act Decision Telephone lines were open for reactions to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Shelby ... Telephone lines were open for reactions to the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review.
A telephone interview about the decision with Greg Stohr, a Supreme Court reporter for Bloomberg News, was shown.
Scenes from outside the Supreme Court that morning were shown in the background.
3:09 am MT 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. 11:00 pm MT 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.”
8:45 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Shelby County v. Holder Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns Congress' 2006 re-authorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act under the pre-existing coverage formula of Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress exceeded its authority under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and thus violated the Tenth Amendment and Article IV of the United States Constitution. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act says that states and localities with a history of disenfranchising minorities, mainly in the South, must get federal approval before changing their voting procedures. Justice Scalia stated that congressional support for the Voting Rights Act is due to the “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” He then went on to say, “Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”
This program contained audio with still images of participants as they spoke.
4:59 am MT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the ... Prime Minister Cameron answered questions from members of his coalition and the opposition. The prime minister defended his government’s proposed spending plans that covers departmental cuts, housing costs, and changes to the National Health Service. 12:25 am MT 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.
10:04 pm MT Approx. 49 min. Climate Change and Energy Policy Barack Obama President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He ... President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He announced that he had directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin federal regulations on carbon pollution by new and existing power plants. He also stated that approval of the Keystone Pipeline project needs to be in the “nation’s interest” and not exacerbate the effects of carbon pollution. The president, speaking on the campus of Georgetown University, addressed the students in the audience and spoke about preparing the country for the impacts of climate change and leading global efforts to fight it. 2:16 am MT Approx. 33 min. Vice President Biden Remarks on the Federal Minimum Wage Joseph Biden; Gene Sperling Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th ... Vice President Biden urged Congress to increase the minimum wage at an event honoring the 75th anniversary of President Franklin Roosevelt signing the Fair Labor Standards Act. He also commented on the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review
10:55 pm MT Approx. 11 min. Massachusetts Senate Victory Speech Edward Markey Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) gave a victory speech after winning the special election for the ... Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) gave a victory speech after winning the special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by now-Secretary of State John Kerry. He spoke at a celebration at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.
Courtesy of WBZ-TV.
2:50 am MT Approx. 2 min. Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision Greg Stohr Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review.
11:10 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision Greg Stohr Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 2:55 am MT 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.
11:13 pm MT Approx. 34 min. NAACP on Voting Rights Act Decision NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... NAACP leaders spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. 4:21 am MT 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.”
11:47 pm MT Approx. 2 min. Project on Fair Representation on Voting Rights Act Decision Edward Blum Eric Blum responded to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. ... Eric Blum responded to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Shelby County, Alabama v. Eric H. Holder, Jr. in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review. His organization helped Shelby County bring suit against the Justice Department over the unfairness of some provisions of the Voting Rights Act. Mr. Blum praised the decision as a victory for equal application of the law and as a demonstration of the nation’s progress toward equality.
11:50 pm MT Approx. 7 min. Attorney General Eric Holder on Voting Rights Act Decision Eric Holder Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby ... Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review.
11:57 pm MT Approx. 48 min. Congressional Black Caucus on Voting Rights Act Decision Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision ... Members of the Congressional Black Caucus spoke to reporters following the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review.
12:46 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Shelby County v. Holder Oral Argument The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns ... The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Shelby County v. Holder. The case concerns Congress' 2006 re-authorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act under the pre-existing coverage formula of Section 4(b) of the Voting Rights Act, and whether Congress exceeded its authority under the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments and thus violated the Tenth Amendment and Article IV of the United States Constitution. Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act says that states and localities with a history of disenfranchising minorities, mainly in the South, must get federal approval before changing their voting procedures. Justice Scalia stated that congressional support for the Voting Rights Act is due to the “perpetuation of racial entitlement.” He then went on to say, “Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes.”
This program contained audio with still images of participants as they spoke.
2:02 am MT Approx. 2 min. Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Decision Greg Stohr Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. ... Greg Stohr was interviewed by telephone about the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder in which the court ruled that the preclearance provisions of the Voting Rights Act could not be enforced until Congress established new guidelines for review.
2:05 am MT Approx. 45 min. News Review with Representative Mike Pompeo Nancy Calo; Michael Pompeo; Libby Casey Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) reviewed stories in the news and responded to telephone calls ... Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) reviewed stories in the news and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics inlcuded President Obama’s speech on climate change later in the day. the Keystone XL pipeline, and security leaks about the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
2:53 am MT Approx. 49 min. Climate Change and Energy Policy Barack Obama President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He ... President Obama outlined his comprehensive plan to address global climate change. He announced that he had directed the Environmental Protection Agency to begin federal regulations on carbon pollution by new and existing power plants. He also stated that approval of the Keystone Pipeline project needs to be in the “nation’s interest” and not exacerbate the effects of carbon pollution. The president, speaking on the campus of Georgetown University, addressed the students in the audience and spoke about preparing the country for the impacts of climate change and leading global efforts to fight it.
3:44 am MT Approx. 11 min. Massachusetts Senate Victory Speech Edward Markey Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) gave a victory speech after winning the special election for the ... Representative Ed Markey (D-MA) gave a victory speech after winning the special election for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by now-Secretary of State John Kerry. He spoke at a celebration at the Park Plaza Hotel in Boston.
Courtesy of WBZ-TV.
3:57 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. National Security Agency PRISM Surveillance Program Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic ... Panelists talked about PRISM, the National Security Agency’s (NSA) program for electronic surveillance and data collection within the U.S., and the impact of leaks by former CIA consultant Edward Snowden. 
“A Discussion of Data Surveillance, PRISM, Snowden and the NSA” was part of the series of CSIS-Schieffer School Dialogues, monthly discussions held at CSIS and hosted by Bob Schieffer on public policy and the media. The series is a partnership between CSIS and The Schieffer School of Journalism at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, made possible with support by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.