C-SPAN Schedule

< Wednesday, January 16 >

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4:00 am PT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama using executive order options to ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama using executive order options to enact anti-gun gun contol measures, thus bypassing congressional approval. 4:00 am PT 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. When queried by Opposition Leader Nick Clegg on his upcoming speech on his government’s position on Britain’s role in the European Union, he said he would not propose an in-out referendum on British membership but would protect the national interests at all cost. Other topics included the helicopter crash in Central London that killed two people and injured thirteen. 3:27 am PT Approx. 53 min. Virginia State of the Commonwealth Address Robert McDonnell Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint ... Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell (R) gave the annual state of the commonwealth address to a joint General Assembly session in the Virginia House of Delegates. He talked about transportation funding, education innovation, Virginia’s budget and economy, and mental health. He also criticizes the uncertainty in Washington, D.C., and the increases to the national debt.
4:51 am PT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Sander Levin Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about legislative priorities for the 113th Congress, and ... Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about legislative priorities for the 113th Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed Republican threats against raising the debt ceiling without budget cuts, the chances for tax reform in 2013, and Social Security and Medicare.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:51 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Ben Bernanke on Economy and Monetary Policy Ben Bernanke; Susan Collins Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford ... Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the University of Michigan’s Gerald Ford School of Public Policy about a number of topics related to the U.S. economy, including the “fiscal cliff” agreement, economic recovery, and the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy role. He called on Congress to raise the debt ceiling immediately so the U.S. could pay its bills. He was interviewed by Dean Susan Collins and responded to questions from members of the audience and from Twitter.
This was “Policy Talks @ the Ford School” event was held in Rackham Auditorium.
The “fiscal cliff” agreement reached earlier in the month included extension of most Bush-era tax cuts and of unemployment aid while delaying automatic spending cuts for two months.
4:21 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. House Reading of the Constitution Members of the House read the Constitution aloud.*This was the second time the document was read ... Members of the House read the Constitution aloud.*This was the second time the document was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
5:35 am PT Approx. 34 min. LIVE Representative Bob Goodlatte on Gun and Immigration Laws Nancy Calo; Robert Goodlatte; Greta Brawner Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following ... Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shooting, and proposed changes to immigration laws. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
6:58 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda David Cook; Sander Levin House Ways and Means Ranking Member Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the agenda for ... House Ways and Means Ranking Member Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about the agenda for the 113th Congress at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. He also responded to questions from the audience. 5:30 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 6 min. Background Checks and Gun Trafficking Panelists presented research on gun violence, focusing on background checks for gun ... Panelists presented research on gun violence, focusing on background checks for gun buyers. Hidden camera footage from a gun show was shown. Other topics included tracking the owners of guns used in crimes.
This program was part of a two-day “Summit on Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis,” held at Johns Hopkins University in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting on December 14, 2012.
6:10 am PT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Andy Kroll on Liberal Political Agenda Greta Brawner; Andy Kroll Andy Kroll talked about his recent Mother Jones piece, “Revealed: The Massive New ... Andy Kroll talked about his recent Mother Jones piece, “Revealed: The Massive New Liberal Plan to Remake American Politics,” about a secret meeting that took place a month after President Obama’s election with three dozen liberal groups to devise a plan to “remake American politics.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included some of the organizations involved in the meeting, and the issues the groups were advocating.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
8:03 am PT Approx. 59 min. Middle Class Retirement Security AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand ... AARP CEO Barry Rand talked about the challenges facing middle class retirement. Mr. Rand said the middle class faces declining into the lower class once they retire. He called on congressional leaders to focus more on economic growth instead of just the numbers in finding ways to reduce the nation’s debt. He said, “Washington has focused the debate on big numbers but it should be on people.” 7:38 am PT Approx. 39 min. Arizona State of the State Address Janice Brewer Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) gave her annual state of the state address to a joint session of ... Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R) gave her annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature in the House chamber.*She said that while the state opted out of setting up health exchanges under the federal health care law it could not opt out of the Medicaid expansion. To protect Arizona taxpayers, Governor Brewer proposed a “circuit breaker” or automatic rollback of enrollment if federal reimbursement rates decreased. She also called for the legislature to approve emergency funding to hire additional child protective services case workers and to simplify the sales tax code.
Courtesy of Cox Media.
7:01 am PT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Senate Judiciary Committee Legislative Priorities Patrick Leahy; William Treanor Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence ... Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence Against Women Act as the committee’s top priorities in the 113th Congress. Other topics included immigration reform, a variety of civil liberties and privacy issues, the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s right to know, and judicial nominations. 9:03 am PT Approx. 49 min. LIVE Presidential Inauguration Preparation Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed ... Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed the schedule of planned events for President Obama’s second inauguration and briefed the press on the latest developments. Brent Colburn said the inaugural ceremonies should flow smoothly, lessons having been learned from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Other topics included costs related to the ceremony and training for law enforcement officers and others. 8:20 am PT Approx. 39 min. Wyoming State of the State Address Matthew Mead Governor Matt Mead gave the annual state of the state address in the Wyoming State House. He ... Governor Matt Mead gave the annual state of the state address in the Wyoming State House. He said that Wyoming was very strong compared to other states and listed accomplishments in technology, energy resources, and tourism. He stated his opposition to the Affordable Care Act and asked lawmakers to consider whether to take the 50 million dollars in federal funding to expand Medicaid in the state. 
Courtesy of Wyoming PBS.
7:49 am PT Approx. 32 min. Representative Bob Goodlatte on Gun and Immigration Laws Nancy Calo; Robert Goodlatte; Greta Brawner Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following ... Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shooting, and proposed changes to immigration laws. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
9:55 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Future of Afghanistan Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and ... Former ambassadors and defense policy leaders talked about the political, economic, social, and security transitions facing Afghanistan. Mr. Dobbin said that the Afghan government could collapse in 2014 when significant numbers of U.S. troops would be withdrawn and President Karzai’s term would end. Mr. Jawad focused on political uncertainty facing Afghans and the possibility of insider attacks from the Taliban. The panelists also discussed regional security, including the role of Pakistan. All the panelists agreed that Afghanistan had improved security conditions and a positive economic outlook. 9:01 am PT Approx. 28 min. Kansas State of the State Address Samuel Brownback Governor Sam Brownback (R) gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the ... Governor Sam Brownback (R) gave the annual state of the state address to a joint session of the legislature. He addressed a projected shortfall in the next year’s budget by suggesting that a temporary increase in the state sales tax not be allowed to expire as scheduled.
Courtesy of KPPS-TV.
8:23 am PT Approx. 26 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama using executive order options to ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on President Obama using executive order options to enact anti-gun gun contol measures, thus bypassing congressional approval. 11:27 am PT Approx. 3 min. White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force ... President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures. 
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.
9:32 am PT Approx. 31 min. 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. When queried by Opposition Leader Nick Clegg on his upcoming speech on his government’s position on Britain’s role in the European Union, he said he would not propose an in-out referendum on British membership but would protect the national interests at all cost. Other topics included the helicopter crash in Central London that killed two people and injured thirteen.
8:50 am PT Approx. 27 min. LIVE White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force ... President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures. 
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.
11:30 am PT Approx. 56 min. LIVE Securities and Exchange Commission Agenda Daniel Gallagher; David Hirschmann Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange ... Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2013 agenda. He said he was concerned about the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its Volcker Rule, which increases government oversight of trading in complex financial markets. 10:04 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. LIVE Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research ... Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. They urged Congress to provide some certainty to the transportation industry by producing a five to six year authorization bill. Several award recipients also spoke at the Chairman’s Luncheon, held at the Omni Shorham Hotel.
9:17 am PT Approx. 19 min. LIVE Open Phones on Obama Administration Gun Violence Plan Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s announcement of anti-gun ... Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s announcement of anti-gun violence proposals recommended to the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. 12:29 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Lessons from Disasters William Fugate; Peter Saundry; Margareta Wahlstrom Margareta Wahlstrom and Craig Fugate spoke at a conference on the impact and response of natural ... Margareta Wahlstrom and Craig Fugate spoke at a conference on the impact and response of natural and man-made disasters, along with environmental challenges, to help develop recommendations and solutions for scientists and policymakers. Mr. Fugate warned that budget constraints would make it difficult to get federal aid after a disaster. He emphasized the need for local communities to have better tools to manage risk. 
These were the opening keynote addresses of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
11:12 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Constitutionalism and China Stephen Breyer; Martin Indyk; John Thornton Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the ... Justice Stephen Breyer talked about China’s judicial shortcomings, and U.S. history and the power of the Constitution. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
“Constitutionalism and its Significance for China” was a session of the Brookings Institution event “Rule of Law in China: Prospects and Challenges” to launch Professor He Weifang’s book In the Name of Justice: Striving for the Rule of Law in China.
9:37 am PT Approx. 45 min. Senate Judiciary Committee Legislative Priorities Patrick Leahy; William Treanor Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence ... Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence Against Women Act as the committee’s top priorities in the 113th Congress. Other topics included immigration reform, a variety of civil liberties and privacy issues, the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s right to know, and judicial nominations. 1:44 pm PT Approx. 49 min. Japan's 2011 Earthquake Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the ... Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan that triggered a series of events from tsunami to the meltdown of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Topics included business recovery and the use of nuclear power.
“Japan 2011: Cascading Disasters” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
12:16 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. The Constitution and Its Promise Anthony M. Kennedy; Edwin Meese Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal ... Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s Center for Legal and Judicial Studies as part of the foundation’s lecture series “Preserve the Constitution.” He said it’s the duty of every American, not just public servants, to preserve, protect and defend the U.S. Constitution. Justice Kennedy also stressed the importance of educating children on how the Constitution was formed, and what is in it and why. He said that you can not preserve what you do not comprehend. 
President Ronald Reagan nominated Justice Kennedy to the high court in 1987. He took his seat in 1988.
10:23 am PT Approx. 40 min. Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Sander Levin Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about legislative priorities for the 113th Congress, and ... Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about legislative priorities for the 113th Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed Republican threats against raising the debt ceiling without budget cuts, the chances for tax reform in 2013, and Social Security and Medicare.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:34 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. The Gulf Coast and Natural and Human-Caused Disasters Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, ... Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, including potential future disasters. U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt said that people should not live below sea-level due to “extreme events” and the gradual rise of sea level. In addition, the panel discussed potential vulnerabilities to hurricanes and other disasters due to loss in wetlands and degradation of ecological barriers. 
“The Gulf Coast: Diverse Converging Issues” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
1:20 pm PT Approx. 43 min. Shareholders and Investors Charles Fleeman; Lynn Stout Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues ... Author Lynn Stout talked about her book, The Shareholder Value Myth, in which she argues that corporations placed too much emphasis on increasing their stock price. She said the focus on shareholder value has prevented corporations from making a full contribution to solving the problems of the world, and described a corporate world where the effort to maximize profits in the short term had degraded the long-term value of many companies. She responded to questions from the audience.
11:07 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. LIVE Gun Violence Prevention Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson ... Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their personal experiences with gun violence. They also talked about ways to prevent future gun violence. 
The hearing was held in reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting in December 2012.
3:36 pm PT Approx. 21 min. Representative Sander Levin on the Congressional Agenda Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Sander Levin Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about legislative priorities for the 113th Congress, and ... Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talked about legislative priorities for the 113th Congress, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He discussed Republican threats against raising the debt ceiling without budget cuts, the chances for tax reform in 2013, and Social Security and Medicare.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
2:06 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Presidential Politics David Axelrod; Steve Edwards David Axelrod, an adviser to both of President Obama presidential campaigns, talked about his life ... David Axelrod, an adviser to both of President Obama presidential campaigns, talked about his life and career in journalism and politics. Topics included campaign finance and ads, Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign, and voter demographics. At the end of the interview, Mr. Axelrod answered questions from audience members.
1:12 pm PT Approx. 27 min. White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force ... President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures. 
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.
3:58 pm PT Approx. 52 min. LIVE Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions Richard Fisher; C. Gray Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to ... Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to fail” remain a threat to the economy and proposed a plan to split the banks into smaller businesses. He also said the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial regulations were too confusing and should be simplified. He spoke at a Committee of the Republic event held at the National Press Club. 3:39 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. New York State of the State Address Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza ... Governor Andrew Cuomo gave his annual state of the state address from the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany. He used slides and audiovisual material as he talked about education and campaign finance reform, raising the state minimum wage, tourism in upstate New York, Hurricane Sandy, and his call for a New York state assault weapons ban in light of the elementary school shootings in nearby Newtown, Connecticut. The event also included an official recognition of public service employees and first responders who had distinguished themselves in service to the state.
Courtesy of NYS Media Services Center.
1:39 pm PT Approx. 23 min. Gun Control Activists Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House ... Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House shortly after attending President Obama’s announcement of his proposals to reduce gun violence through new legislation and executive orders. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called on Congress to ignore pressure from the National Rifle Association and others as they begin consideration of the president’s plan. 4:53 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Presidential Inauguration Preparation Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed ... Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed the schedule of planned events for President Obama’s second inauguration and briefed the press on the latest developments. Brent Colburn said the inaugural ceremonies should flow smoothly, lessons having been learned from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Other topics included costs related to the ceremony and training for law enforcement officers and others. 5:01 pm PT Approx. 31 min. 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. When queried by Opposition Leader Nick Clegg on his upcoming speech on his government’s position on Britain’s role in the European Union, he said he would not propose an in-out referendum on British membership but would protect the national interests at all cost. Other topics included the helicopter crash in Central London that killed two people and injured thirteen.
2:04 pm PT Approx. 47 min. Presidential Inauguration Preparation Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed ... Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed the schedule of planned events for President Obama’s second inauguration and briefed the press on the latest developments. Brent Colburn said the inaugural ceremonies should flow smoothly, lessons having been learned from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Other topics included costs related to the ceremony and training for law enforcement officers and others. 5:42 pm PT Approx. 18 min. Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research ... Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. They urged Congress to provide some certainty to the transportation industry by producing a five to six year authorization bill. Several award recipients also spoke at the Chairman’s Luncheon, held at the Omni Shorham Hotel. 5:33 pm PT Approx. 34 min. Washington Gubernatorial Inauguration Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint ... Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint session of the legislature in the State House. Topics included the nearly $1 billion state deficit,climate change, gun control, and transportation. 
Courtesy of TVW.
2:55 pm PT Approx. 37 min. State Department Daily Briefing Victoria Nuland Victoria Nuland led the daily State Department briefing. She said the department had no ... Victoria Nuland led the daily State Department briefing. She said the department had no credible evidence to corroborate reports that the Syrian military used chemical weapons against its own people in the city of Homs in December 2012. She also confirmed U.S. citizens were among hostages held by Islamists in a gas facility in Algeria. 6:01 pm PT Approx. 44 min. LIVE Nevada State of the State Address Brian Sandoval Governor Brian Sandoval gave the annual state of the state address in the Nevada State House in ... Governor Brian Sandoval gave the annual state of the state address in the Nevada State House in Carson City. He touted job growth in the state, and spoke in depth about his plans to improve education in the state. 
Courtesy of Nevada Broadcasters Association.
6:10 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. House Reading of the Constitution Members of the House read the Constitution aloud.*This was the second time the document was read ... Members of the House read the Constitution aloud.*This was the second time the document was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
3:34 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Securities and Exchange Commission Agenda Daniel Gallagher; David Hirschmann Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange ... Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2013 agenda. He said he was concerned about the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its Volcker Rule, which increases government oversight of trading in complex financial markets. 6:47 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Securities and Exchange Commission Agenda Daniel Gallagher; David Hirschmann Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange ... Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2013 agenda. He said he was concerned about the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its Volcker Rule, which increases government oversight of trading in complex financial markets. 7:36 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research ... Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. They urged Congress to provide some certainty to the transportation industry by producing a five to six year authorization bill. Several award recipients also spoke at the Chairman’s Luncheon, held at the Omni Shorham Hotel.
4:35 pm PT Approx. 24 min. Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research ... Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. They urged Congress to provide some certainty to the transportation industry by producing a five to six year authorization bill. Several award recipients also spoke at the Chairman’s Luncheon, held at the Omni Shorham Hotel. 7:48 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Lessons from Disasters William Fugate; Peter Saundry; Margareta Wahlstrom Margareta Wahlstrom and Craig Fugate spoke at a conference on the impact and response of natural ... Margareta Wahlstrom and Craig Fugate spoke at a conference on the impact and response of natural and man-made disasters, along with environmental challenges, to help develop recommendations and solutions for scientists and policymakers. Mr. Fugate warned that budget constraints would make it difficult to get federal aid after a disaster. He emphasized the need for local communities to have better tools to manage risk. 
These were the opening keynote addresses of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
8:02 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Federal Government Role in the Economy and Jobs Panelists talked about the role of federal government in economic growth. They cautioned ... Panelists talked about the role of federal government in economic growth. They cautioned against over-regulation as the nation looked to increase economic growth and job creation.
Both Philip Knight and Robert Taubman criticized the complexity of the Dodd-Frank financial law. The discussion was one of three panels at Brookings forum on jobs and the economy titled “Fostering Growth Through Innovation.”
5:00 pm PT Approx. 27 min. White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force ... President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures. 
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.
9:05 pm PT Approx. 51 min. Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions Richard Fisher; C. Gray Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to ... Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to fail” remain a threat to the economy and proposed a plan to split the banks into smaller businesses. He also said the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial regulations were too confusing and should be simplified. He spoke at a Committee of the Republic event held at the National Press Club. 9:15 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. Immigration Reform Antonio Villaraigosa; Theresa Werner Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about immigration policy, saying that the ... Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about immigration policy, saying that the “time is now” for reform. It was noted that President Obama vowed to push for comprehensive immigration reform in his second term and various Republicans had been raising the issue. He said Congress should be able to tackle immigration reform while still debating gun safety laws and dealing with sequestration and not defaulting on its bills. Following his remarks, Mayor Villaraigosa answered questions submitted by members of the audience on topics including illegal immigration, the defense budget, President Obama’s cabinet picks, and his own political future.
5:28 pm PT Approx. 23 min. Gun Control Activists Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House ... Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House shortly after attending President Obama’s announcement of his proposals to reduce gun violence through new legislation and executive orders. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called on Congress to ignore pressure from the National Rifle Association and others as they begin consideration of the president’s plan. 10:00 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Presidential Inauguration Preparation Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed ... Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed the schedule of planned events for President Obama’s second inauguration and briefed the press on the latest developments. Brent Colburn said the inaugural ceremonies should flow smoothly, lessons having been learned from President Obama’s 2009 inauguration. Other topics included costs related to the ceremony and training for law enforcement officers and others. 10:17 pm PT Approx. 31 min. 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. When queried by Opposition Leader Nick Clegg on his upcoming speech on his government’s position on Britain’s role in the European Union, he said he would not propose an in-out referendum on British membership but would protect the national interests at all cost. Other topics included the helicopter crash in Central London that killed two people and injured thirteen.
5:52 pm PT Approx. 1 min. National Rifle Association Ad The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a statement after President Obama announced his ... The National Rifle Association (NRA) released a statement after President Obama announced his proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures.*
An advertisement from the NRA was shown.
10:53 pm PT Approx. 43 min. Nevada State of the State Address Brian Sandoval Governor Brian Sandoval gave the annual state of the state address in the Nevada State House in ... Governor Brian Sandoval gave the annual state of the state address in the Nevada State House in Carson City. He touted job growth in the state, and spoke in depth about his plans to improve education in the state. 
Courtesy of Nevada Broadcasters Association.
10:51 pm PT Approx. 34 min. Washington Gubernatorial Inauguration Jay Inslee Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint ... Governor Jay Inslee gave his inaugural address the governor of the state of Washington to a joint session of the legislature in the State House. Topics included the nearly $1 billion state deficit,climate change, gun control, and transportation. 
Courtesy of TVW.
5:53 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Gun Violence Prevention Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson ... Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their personal experiences with gun violence. They also talked about ways to prevent future gun violence. 
The hearing was held in reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting in December 2012.
11:38 pm PT Approx. 58 min. Securities and Exchange Commission Agenda Daniel Gallagher; David Hirschmann Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange ... Dan Gallagher talked about his views on financial regulation and the Securities and Exchange Commission’s 2013 agenda. He said he was concerned about the shortfalls of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law and its Volcker Rule, which increases government oversight of trading in complex financial markets. 11:27 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. U.S. House Reading of the Constitution Members of the House read the Constitution aloud.*This was the second time the document was read ... Members of the House read the Constitution aloud.*This was the second time the document was read on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.
7:55 pm PT Approx. 13 min. Representative Bob Goodlatte on Gun and Immigration Laws Nancy Calo; Robert Goodlatte; Greta Brawner Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following ... Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shooting, and proposed changes to immigration laws. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
12:40 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Lessons from Disasters William Fugate; Peter Saundry; Margareta Wahlstrom Margareta Wahlstrom and Craig Fugate spoke at a conference on the impact and response of natural ... Margareta Wahlstrom and Craig Fugate spoke at a conference on the impact and response of natural and man-made disasters, along with environmental challenges, to help develop recommendations and solutions for scientists and policymakers. Mr. Fugate warned that budget constraints would make it difficult to get federal aid after a disaster. He emphasized the need for local communities to have better tools to manage risk. 
These were the opening keynote addresses of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
12:54 am PT Approx. 24 min. Transportation Infrastructure Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research ... Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and John Horsley spoke at the Transportation Research Board’s annual meeting. They urged Congress to provide some certainty to the transportation industry by producing a five to six year authorization bill. Several award recipients also spoke at the Chairman’s Luncheon, held at the Omni Shorham Hotel.
8:12 pm PT Approx. 45 min. Senate Judiciary Committee Legislative Priorities Patrick Leahy; William Treanor Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence ... Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence Against Women Act as the committee’s top priorities in the 113th Congress. Other topics included immigration reform, a variety of civil liberties and privacy issues, the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s right to know, and judicial nominations. 1:56 am PT Approx. 50 min. Japan's 2011 Earthquake Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the ... Scientific, business and government leaders examined the impact of the 2011 earthquake off the coast of Japan that triggered a series of events from tsunami to the meltdown of Fukushima nuclear power plant. Topics included business recovery and the use of nuclear power.
“Japan 2011: Cascading Disasters” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
1:20 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Federal Government Role in the Economy and Jobs Panelists talked about the role of federal government in economic growth. They cautioned ... Panelists talked about the role of federal government in economic growth. They cautioned against over-regulation as the nation looked to increase economic growth and job creation.
Both Philip Knight and Robert Taubman criticized the complexity of the Dodd-Frank financial law. The discussion was one of three panels at Brookings forum on jobs and the economy titled “Fostering Growth Through Innovation.”
8:59 pm PT Approx. 27 min. White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force ... President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures. 
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.
2:46 am PT Approx. 1 hr. The Gulf Coast and Natural and Human-Caused Disasters Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, ... Panelists talked about the various natural and human-made issues impacting the Gulf Coast, including potential future disasters. U.S. Geological Survey Director Marcia McNutt said that people should not live below sea-level due to “extreme events” and the gradual rise of sea level. In addition, the panel discussed potential vulnerabilities to hurricanes and other disasters due to loss in wetlands and degradation of ecological barriers. 
“The Gulf Coast: Diverse Converging Issues” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
2:33 am PT Approx. 1 hr. Immigration Reform Antonio Villaraigosa; Theresa Werner Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about immigration policy, saying that the ... Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa talked about immigration policy, saying that the “time is now” for reform. It was noted that President Obama vowed to push for comprehensive immigration reform in his second term and various Republicans had been raising the issue. He said Congress should be able to tackle immigration reform while still debating gun safety laws and dealing with sequestration and not defaulting on its bills. Following his remarks, Mayor Villaraigosa answered questions submitted by members of the audience on topics including illegal immigration, the defense budget, President Obama’s cabinet picks, and his own political future.
9:27 pm PT Approx. 23 min. Gun Control Activists Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House ... Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House shortly after attending President Obama’s announcement of his proposals to reduce gun violence through new legislation and executive orders. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called on Congress to ignore pressure from the National Rifle Association and others as they begin consideration of the president’s plan. 3:48 am PT Approx. 57 min. Consequences of Aridity and Drought Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. ... Scientific and government officials discussed the complexity of aridity and drought. U.S. Geological Survey research scientist Margaret Redsteer said climate change would affect not only the magnitude but the severity and duration of droughts. Topics included the economic impacts from wild fires throughout the U.S. in 2012 to the famines that impact sub-Saharan Africa. 
“Aridity and Drought and their Consequences” was a plenary session of 13th National Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment, titled “Disasters and Environment: Science, Preparedness, and Resilience,” held for three days in the Ronald Reagan Building by the National Council for Science and the Environment.
3:36 am PT Approx. 51 min. Richard Fisher Remarks on Large Financial Institutions Richard Fisher; C. Gray Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to ... Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Richard Fisher said banks that were “too big to fail” remain a threat to the economy and proposed a plan to split the banks into smaller businesses. He also said the recently passed Dodd-Frank financial regulations were too confusing and should be simplified. He spoke at a Committee of the Republic event held at the National Press Club.
9:52 pm PT Approx. 2 hr. 1 min. Gun Violence Prevention Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson ... Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their personal experiences with gun violence. They also talked about ways to prevent future gun violence. 
The hearing was held in reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting in December 2012.
11:54 pm PT Approx. 13 min. Representative Bob Goodlatte on Gun and Immigration Laws Nancy Calo; Robert Goodlatte; Greta Brawner Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following ... Representative Bob Goodlatte talked about the possibility of enacting stricter gun laws following the Newtown, Connecticut elementary school shooting, and proposed changes to immigration laws. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
12:10 am PT Approx. 45 min. Senate Judiciary Committee Legislative Priorities Patrick Leahy; William Treanor Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence ... Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about gun violence and the Violence Against Women Act as the committee’s top priorities in the 113th Congress. Other topics included immigration reform, a variety of civil liberties and privacy issues, the Freedom of Information Act and the public’s right to know, and judicial nominations.
12:57 am PT Approx. 27 min. White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force ... President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures. 
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.
1:25 am PT Approx. 23 min. Gun Control Activists Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House ... Gun-control activists, including shooting survivors, spoke with reporters outside the White House shortly after attending President Obama’s announcement of his proposals to reduce gun violence through new legislation and executive orders. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter called on Congress to ignore pressure from the National Rifle Association and others as they begin consideration of the president’s plan.
1:50 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. Gun Violence Prevention Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson ... Local government officials, the mother of a congressional staff member killed at a 2011 Tucson mass shooting, and the superintendent of Newtown, Connecticut, schools recounted their personal experiences with gun violence. They also talked about ways to prevent future gun violence. 
The hearing was held in reaction to the Newtown, Connecticut, elementary school shooting in December 2012.
3:30 am PT Approx. 27 min. White House Anti-Gun Violence Task Force Proposals Joseph Biden; Barack Obama President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force ... President Obama announced anti-gun violence proposals recommended by the White House task force chaired by Vice President Joe Biden. In his remarks he outlined proposals for legislative and executive actions to ban assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, implement universal background checks for all gun buyers, and to establish mental health and school safety measures. 
The task force was formed in response to the December 14, 2012, elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. President Obama also read portions of letters received about gun violence by some of the children who joined him on the dais.