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4:00 am PT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Paul Singer; Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s previous day speech in ... Telephone lines were open for comments on President Obama’s previous day speech in Minneapolis. He said that a “vast majority” of Americans support background checks for gun purchases.
Paul Singer spoke by phone about his USA Today front page story on the members of Congress who own guns.
2:32 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 59 min. Conflict in Mali Panelists talked about the conflict in Mali and stability in the greater Sahel region, the ... Panelists talked about the conflict in Mali and stability in the greater Sahel region, the transition area of Africa between the Sahara Desert in the north and the savanna zone to its south. They covered the history of Mali and described tribal tensions and separatist groups, and the consequences of the fall of Libyan ruler Moammar Qadhafi. They discussed the need for Western intervention to protect European and American interests and the dangers of increased al-Qaeda intervention. They also discussed the competing interests and refugees flowing into the region, the prospects for organizing a legitimate Malian state, and other topics. 3:32 am PT Approx. 49 min. South Carolina State of the State Address Nikki Haley Governor Nikki Haley made her annual state of the state of the address to a joint session of the ... Governor Nikki Haley made her annual state of the state of the address to a joint session of the legislature in the South Carolina State House. She urged lawmakers to “start a conversation” on overhauling the public school funding. She also spoke about the need for tax reform and investing in the state’s roads and infrastructure.
Courtesy of South Carolina ETV.
4:47 am PT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Representative McDermott on Medicare Spending Nancy Calo; James McDermott; Greta Brawner Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the differences between congressional Democratic ... Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the differences between congressional Democratic and Republican positions on Medicare spending. Regarding Medicare and Social Security spending, he said that spending per person had not increased, but rather an increasingly higher percentage of the population was becoming eligible for benefits. He said Republicans should “admit that it’s not a spending problem. It’s a revenue problem.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
4:33 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. Economy and Domestic Workers Panelists talked about the impact on the economy of domestic workers, the majority of whom are ... Panelists talked about the impact on the economy of domestic workers, the majority of whom are immigrants. They also discussed the challenges and opportunities specific to this group because these types of jobs are largely unregulated. Topics included health and safety, benefits, and the need for increased awareness of this type of work and strong standards and regulations. 
“Domestic workers” are individuals employed in homes to care for children, the elderly, or the disabled.
4:23 am PT Approx. 55 min. Auto Makers on Fuel Efficiency Automobile manufacturer executives talked about the prospects for electric, natural gas and ... Automobile manufacturer executives talked about the prospects for electric, natural gas and hydrogen-powered vehicles. Topics included challenges to meeting Obama administration fuel efficiency standards, ways to make electric cars competitive with gasoline-fueled vehicles, and “Tier 3” fuel standards rule currently under review by the Obama administration. All three of the panelists expressed support for the Obama administration’s efforts to increase auto fuel efficiency over the upcoming decade. The program included questions from audience members. 
This event was part of a National Journal Live forum entitled: “Affordable Mobility: A Roadmap to Energy Efficiency.” It was held in the Caucus Room of the Cannon House Office Building with the support of the Washington Auto Show.
5:35 am PT Approx. 50 min. LIVE Representative Scott Garrett on the Budget and Government Spending Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Scott Garrett Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) talked about talked about the differences between ... Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) talked about talked about the differences between congressional Republican and Democratic positions on Medicare spending. He said that Republicans compromised with Democrats and President Obama on raising taxes, and that voters in return wanted spending cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and other federal budget spending. Other topics included the release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 2013 economic outlook later in the day and House Republicans' Require a Plan Act, which would require the president to identify a year in which to balance the budget when submitting a budget plan. Representative Garrett also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
5:53 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Immigration Policy and Reform Panelists at the American Enterprise Institute talked about conservative viewpoints on reforming ... Panelists at the American Enterprise Institute talked about conservative viewpoints on reforming the U.S. immigration system. The same week, a bipartisan group of eight Senators had released the outline for a comprehensive immigration reform bill. The proposal included four changes to immigration law including a “tough and but fair” path to citizenship for most of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S. 5:20 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 55 min. Port Maintenance Alabama, California and Louisiana Port Authority officials testified about the state of U.S. ports ... Alabama, California and Louisiana Port Authority officials testified about the state of U.S. ports and harbors. They urged Congress to change the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund (HMTF) to allow excess funds to be used to update America’s ports and harbors.
6:26 am PT Approx. 33 min. LIVE Freedom of the Press in Afghanistan Greta Brawner; Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and ... Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and described the climate in Afghanistan for journalism and journalists. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 7:10 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 18 min. National Black Caucus of State Legislators Annual Conference Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about ... Analysts from the fields of education, race relations, politics and law enforcement talked about institutional bias and racism, and recommendations for addressing it within the educational and criminal justice systems. This event was the closing plenary session of the annual legislative conference of the National Black Caucus of State Legislators held in Washington, DC. It was moderated by author, professor and radio talk show host Michael Eric Dyson. 7:17 am PT Approx. 3 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Immigration Richard Durbin; Harry Reid; Charles Schumer Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke to reporters about ... Senators Harry Reid (D-NV), Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) spoke to reporters about the need for immigration reform. They have set a goal of passing an immigration bill through the Senate by late spring or summer, paving the way for House passage before the end of the year. Senator Durbin said a bipartisan group of senators was making progress on some of the toughest immigration issues.
7:00 am PT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 9:31 am PT Approx. 32 min. Wisconsin State of the State Address Scott Walker Governor Scott Walker (R) gave the annual state of the state address. Governor Scott Walker (R) gave the annual state of the state address. 7:28 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. LIVE Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
7:50 am PT Approx. 3 min. House Legislative Agenda Daniel Newhauser Daniel Newhauser was interviewed via Skype about House Republican bill, “Require a Plan ... Daniel Newhauser was interviewed via Skype about House Republican bill, “Require a Plan Act.” It would require the president to identify a year in which to balance the budget when submitting a budget plan. 10:03 am PT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation. 9:23 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. LIVE Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 2 Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.*
There was a brief disturbance by protestors.
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of the program before the committee recessed for a floor vote.
7:54 am PT Approx. 8 min. House Republican Agenda House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about their “Require a Plan Act,” which ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about their “Require a Plan Act,” which would require the president to submit a budget with an estimate for when the federal government would have a balanced budget again. 10:53 am PT Approx. 7 min. President Obama on Automatic Spending Cuts Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax ... President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax revenue so that sequestration could be delayed for a few months. He said the economy was moving in the right direction, but Congress needed more time to come up with a “balanced mix of spending cuts and tax reform.”
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
11:14 am PT Approx. 40 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
8:05 am PT Approx. 44 min. Representative McDermott on Medicare Spending Nancy Calo; James McDermott; Greta Brawner Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the differences between congressional Democratic ... Representative Jim McDermott (D-WA) talked about the differences between congressional Democratic and Republican positions on Medicare spending. Regarding Medicare and Social Security spending, he said that spending per person had not increased, but rather an increasingly higher percentage of the population was becoming eligible for benefits. He said Republicans should “admit that it’s not a spending problem. It’s a revenue problem.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
11:01 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. LIVE U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 11:55 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. LIVE Immigration Policy, Panel 2 At a hearing on immigration reform proposals witnesses testified on how current immigration laws ... At a hearing on immigration reform proposals witnesses testified on how current immigration laws were being enforced. 
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of program 310814-2, before the committee recessed.
8:51 am PT Approx. 6 min. Gun Ownership Among Congressional Members Greta Brawner; Paul Singer Paul Singer spoke by phone about his USA Today front page story on the members of Congress ... Paul Singer spoke by phone about his USA Today front page story on the members of Congress who own guns. 12:07 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. Washington and the Start-Up Economy A panel of entrepreneurs and policymakers examined what Congress and local governments could do to ... A panel of entrepreneurs and policymakers examined what Congress and local governments could do to help start-up businesses create jobs and spur the economy. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), who authored the START UP Act, legislation aimed to help new businesses grow the economy, talked about the role of government in small business. 
“Washington and the Start-Up Economy: First, Do No Harm” was a panel of the Innovation Policy Summit held during the International CES, a show sponsored by the Consumer Electronics Association January 8-11, 2013, in Las Vegas. 
1:42 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Immigration and Lobbying Kevin Bogardus Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on ... Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on congressional immigration reform efforts.
9:00 am PT Approx. 29 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 One Minute Speeches
Begin Consideration of H.R. 444 - Require a PLAN Act (Structured Rule) ...
One Minute Speeches
Begin Consideration of H.R. 444 - Require a PLAN Act (Structured Rule) (Sponsored by Rep. Tom Price / Budget Committee)
The rule provides for one hour of general debate. Amendments will not be considered until Wednesday.
Special Order Speeches
1:07 pm PT Approx. 2 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 1:48 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. National Health Policy Conference Secretary Sebelius talked about Obama administration efforts to implement the health care law, the ... Secretary Sebelius talked about Obama administration efforts to implement the health care law, the Affordable Care Act. Following her remarks, panelists talked about electronic health care records, information sharing, and security. The “Health Information Technology” panel discussion included questions from the audience.
This was part of the National Health Policy Conference held by AcademyHealth at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
9:29 am PT Approx. 32 min. Representative Scott Garrett on the Budget and Government Spending Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Scott Garrett Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) talked about talked about the differences between ... Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) talked about talked about the differences between congressional Republican and Democratic positions on Medicare spending. He said that Republicans compromised with Democrats and President Obama on raising taxes, and that voters in return wanted spending cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and other federal budget spending. Other topics included the release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 2013 economic outlook later in the day and House Republicans' Require a Plan Act, which would require the president to identify a year in which to balance the budget when submitting a budget plan. Representative Garrett also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
1:11 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Conflict in Mali Panelists talked about the conflict in Mali and stability in the greater Sahel region, the ... Panelists talked about the conflict in Mali and stability in the greater Sahel region, the transition area of Africa between the Sahara Desert in the north and the savanna zone to its south. They covered the history of Mali and described tribal tensions and separatist groups, and the consequences of the fall of Libyan ruler Moammar Qadhafi. They discussed the need for Western intervention to protect European and American interests and the dangers of increased al-Qaeda intervention. They also discussed the competing interests and refugees flowing into the region, the prospects for organizing a legitimate Malian state, and other topics. 3:20 pm PT Approx. 20 min. Representative Michael Burgess on Health Care Michael Burgess; Lisa Simpson Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) spoke about the state of national health policy. He was ... Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) spoke about the state of national health policy. He was “wary” of the Affordable Care Act, the 2010 health care law, and its health care exchanges for the uninsured. He warned that looming congressional budget struggles and sequestration would affect health care and that the insurance exchanges would not be ready when scheduled.
“The Congressional Agenda” was part of the National Health Policy Conference held by AcademyHealth at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
10:01 am PT Approx. 2 hr. 27 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 3:11 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. China's Economic Future Panelists talked about China’s economic future and the policy changes needed to move the ... Panelists talked about China’s economic future and the policy changes needed to move the country forward. Panelists included economic professors from China and the U.S., and the CEO of China Merchants Bank. The panel took place at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an annual event is attended by thousands of world leaders and experts in politics, economics, philanthropy and business. 3:43 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Lessons from the 2012 Election, Campaign Workers Presidential and congressional campaign workers talked about the lessons they learned from the ... Presidential and congressional campaign workers talked about the lessons they learned from the 2012 elections. The discussed the impact of the Supreme Court Citizens United decision, social media, management of the Obama campaign, and improvements that could be applied to 2014 elections, for which they were already hiring campaign managers. During the audience participation portion they answered questions on the evolving roles of regional political directors and general consultants with the advent of super political action committees (super PACs), the effects of social media and the 24-hour media cycle on making policy, and more.
“The Campaign Operatives” was a panel of “Campaigns and Legislation: Applying Lessons from the 2012 Campaign Cycle to the 113th Congress,” held at the Georgetown Law Center Hart Auditorium.
12:29 pm PT Approx. 12 min. House Republican Agenda House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about their “Require a Plan Act,” which ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about their “Require a Plan Act,” which would require the president to submit a budget with an estimate for when the federal government would have a balanced budget again. 4:16 pm PT Approx. 43 min. Senator Murkowski on Energy Policy Lisa Murkowski Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to reporters on her energy plan titled, “Energy 20/20: A ... Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) spoke to reporters on her energy plan titled, “Energy 20/20: A Vision for America’s Energy Future.” It includes drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) as well as approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 5:00 pm PT Approx. 25 min. Family Medical Leave Act 20th Anniversary House Democrats marked the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). President Bill ... House Democrats marked the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). President Bill Clinton signed the act in 1993 to “balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the landmark legislation reflects “America’s family values” but added that the next step would be to include paid leave for working families. Two of the mothers on the stage told stories about how they used the FMLA.
12:41 pm PT Approx. 7 min. President Obama on Automatic Spending Cuts Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax ... President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax revenue so that sequestration could be delayed for a few months. He said the economy was moving in the right direction, but Congress needed more time to come up with a “balanced mix of spending cuts and tax reform.”
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
5:01 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation. 5:28 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 16 min. Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Michael Copps; Jonathan Fanton Michael Copps spoke at the Roosevelt House in New York City about the Future of the Federal ... Michael Copps spoke at the Roosevelt House in New York City about the Future of the Federal Communications Commission He warned that the agency is headed towards allowing a new wave of media consolidation that will hurt the public interest and limit diversity. He also noted that as a candidate, President Obama had expressed concerns about media consolidation. After serving on the Commission from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Copps is now a Senior Adviser at the activist group Common Cause.
12:50 pm PT Approx. 2 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 5:49 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
6:46 pm PT Approx. 33 min. Freedom of the Press in Afghanistan Greta Brawner; Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and ... Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and described the climate in Afghanistan for journalism and journalists. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
12:54 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation. 5:54 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Debt and Deficit Reduction Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic ... Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic spending cuts and deficit reduction. During the briefing, Representatives Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison,caucus co-chairs, unveiled legislation called “The Balancing Act.” The bill would eliminate automatic spending cuts and provide proposals for long term deficit reduction. 7:21 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
1:43 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
6:26 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 23 min. Federal Income Tax Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ... Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
7:27 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Immigration and Lobbying Kevin Bogardus Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on ... Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on congressional immigration reform efforts.
1:49 pm PT Approx. 26 min. Family Medical Leave Act 20th Anniversary House Democrats marked the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). President Bill ... House Democrats marked the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). President Bill Clinton signed the act in 1993 to “balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the landmark legislation reflects “America’s family values” but added that the next step would be to include paid leave for working families. Two of the mothers on the stage told stories about how they used the FMLA. 7:52 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia. 7:31 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Health Care Policy and the States Colorado, Rhode Island, and New Mexico officials talked about the process of setting up in their ... Colorado, Rhode Island, and New Mexico officials talked about the process of setting up in their state health insurance exchanges, which were part of the 2010 health care law.
“Opportunities & Challenges for State Officials” was a plenary session of the National Health Policy Conference held by AcademyHealth at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
In conclusion, the Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award was presented by Mary Durham to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment. The award was accepted by Katherine Baicker, the co-principal investigator of the study.
2:17 pm PT Approx. 3 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
8:55 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation. 8:54 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. China's Economic Future Panelists talked about China’s economic future and the policy changes needed to move the ... Panelists talked about China’s economic future and the policy changes needed to move the country forward. Panelists included economic professors from China and the U.S., and the CEO of China Merchants Bank. The panel took place at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an annual event is attended by thousands of world leaders and experts in politics, economics, philanthropy and business.
2:20 pm PT Approx. 4 min. Immigration and Lobbying Kevin Bogardus Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on ... Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on congressional immigration reform efforts. 9:44 pm PT Approx. 5 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
10:01 pm PT Approx. 19 min. Japanese Prime Minister Policy Speech Shinzo Abe Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first policy speech to Japanese National Diet in Tokyo ... Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first policy speech to Japanese National Diet in Tokyo since being re-elected as prime minister.
2:26 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 9:52 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Debt and Deficit Reduction Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic ... Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic spending cuts and deficit reduction. During the briefing, Representatives Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison,caucus co-chairs, unveiled legislation called “The Balancing Act.” The bill would eliminate automatic spending cuts and provide proposals for long term deficit reduction. 10:21 pm PT Approx. 26 min. Family Medical Leave Act 20th Anniversary House Democrats marked the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). President Bill ... House Democrats marked the 20th anniversary of the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). President Bill Clinton signed the act in 1993 to “balance the demands of the workplace with the needs of families.” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said the landmark legislation reflects “America’s family values” but added that the next step would be to include paid leave for working families. Two of the mothers on the stage told stories about how they used the FMLA.
3:32 pm PT Approx. 30 min. Debt and Deficit Reduction Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic ... Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus held a press conference addressing automatic spending cuts and deficit reduction. During the briefing, Representatives Raul Grijalva and Keith Ellison,caucus co-chairs, unveiled legislation called “The Balancing Act.” The bill would eliminate automatic spending cuts and provide proposals for long term deficit reduction. 10:25 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Federal Income Tax Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ... Panelists talked about the history of the federal income tax, which was enabled by the ratification of the Sixteenth Amendment one hundred years previously. They also discussed proposals for replacing and changing the income tax system.
“Happy Anniversary? 100 Years of the Federal Income Tax” was a forum at the Urban Institute.
10:48 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 15 min. Former FCC Commissioner Michael Copps Michael Copps; Jonathan Fanton Michael Copps spoke at the Roosevelt House in New York City about the Future of the Federal ... Michael Copps spoke at the Roosevelt House in New York City about the Future of the Federal Communications Commission He warned that the agency is headed towards allowing a new wave of media consolidation that will hurt the public interest and limit diversity. He also noted that as a candidate, President Obama had expressed concerns about media consolidation. After serving on the Commission from 2001 to 2011. Mr. Copps is now a Senior Adviser at the activist group Common Cause.
4:04 pm PT Approx. 2 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 11:53 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia. 12:07 am PT Approx. 33 min. Freedom of the Press in Afghanistan Greta Brawner; Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and ... Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar talked about his work cultivating independent media in Afghanistan, and described the climate in Afghanistan for journalism and journalists. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
4:09 pm PT Approx. 48 min. Representative Scott Garrett on the Budget and Government Spending Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; Scott Garrett Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) talked about talked about the differences between ... Representative Scott Garrett (R-NJ) talked about talked about the differences between congressional Republican and Democratic positions on Medicare spending. He said that Republicans compromised with Democrats and President Obama on raising taxes, and that voters in return wanted spending cuts to Medicare, Social Security, and other federal budget spending. Other topics included the release of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) 2013 economic outlook later in the day and House Republicans' Require a Plan Act, which would require the president to identify a year in which to balance the budget when submitting a budget plan. Representative Garrett also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
Nancy Calo read news headlines from C-SPAN Radio at the end of the program.
12:57 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Meeting to Make America Work Members of the group No Labels, a bipartisan group of grassroots activists, met in New York City ... Members of the group No Labels, a bipartisan group of grassroots activists, met in New York City to unveil the group’s new bipartisan Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus. The caucus hopes to make a statement during the President’s upcoming State of the Union Address by wearing orange pins on their lapels. Among other musical offerings, No Labels Co-Chair Jon Huntsman’s daughters sang “God Bless America.” Senators Heller and Ayotte and Representative Kingston participated by pre-recorded video messages. Other videos were shown.
“Meeting to Make America Work” was held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City.
12:42 am PT Approx. 5 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
5:01 pm PT Approx. 7 min. President Obama on Automatic Spending Cuts Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax ... President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax revenue so that sequestration could be delayed for a few months. He said the economy was moving in the right direction, but Congress needed more time to come up with a “balanced mix of spending cuts and tax reform.”
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
2:54 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 12:48 am PT Approx. 4 min. Immigration and Lobbying Kevin Bogardus Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on ... Kevin Bogardus was interviewed by telephone about the effect lobbyists were having on congressional immigration reform efforts.
5:09 pm PT Approx. 35 min. Balanced Budget Bill Debate House floor debate on a measure that would require the president to submit a balanced budget by ... House floor debate on a measure that would require the president to submit a balanced budget by April 1st. 12:52 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Health Care Policy and the States Colorado, Rhode Island, and New Mexico officials talked about the process of setting up in their ... Colorado, Rhode Island, and New Mexico officials talked about the process of setting up in their state health insurance exchanges, which were part of the 2010 health care law.
“Opportunities & Challenges for State Officials” was a plenary session of the National Health Policy Conference held by AcademyHealth at the Grand Hyatt Washington.
In conclusion, the Health Services Research (HSR) Impact Award was presented by Mary Durham to the Oregon Health Insurance Experiment. The award was accepted by Katherine Baicker, the co-principal investigator of the study.
5:46 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases. 2:15 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. China's Economic Future Panelists talked about China’s economic future and the policy changes needed to move the ... Panelists talked about China’s economic future and the policy changes needed to move the country forward. Panelists included economic professors from China and the U.S., and the CEO of China Merchants Bank. The panel took place at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, an annual event is attended by thousands of world leaders and experts in politics, economics, philanthropy and business.
6:51 pm PT Approx. 5 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia. 3:21 am PT Approx. 19 min. Japanese Prime Minister Policy Speech Shinzo Abe Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first policy speech to Japanese National Diet in Tokyo ... Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made his first policy speech to Japanese National Diet in Tokyo since being re-elected as prime minister.
6:58 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
3:44 am PT Approx. 55 min. John Sopko on Afghanistan's Reconstruction Robert Lamb; John Sopko Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko talked about the ... Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John Sopko talked about the specific goals of the inspector general and outlined seven key questions facing the U.S. concerning the future of Afghanistan reconstruction efforts. His quarterly report, released on January 30, 2013, showed that the U.S. government has appropriated almost $90 billion to rebuild Afghanistan was critical of how that money was spent, including over $7 million on a largely unused building for the Afghan police and nearly $1 billion in fuel possibly purchased from Iran. Special Inspector General Sopko responded to questions from members of the audience.
8:43 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 2 Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.*
There was a brief disturbance by protestors.
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of the program before the committee recessed for a floor vote.
10:30 pm PT Approx. 7 min. President Obama on Automatic Spending Cuts Barack Obama President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax ... President Obama urged Congress to pass short-term legislation to cut spending and increase tax revenue so that sequestration could be delayed for a few months. He said the economy was moving in the right direction, but Congress needed more time to come up with a “balanced mix of spending cuts and tax reform.”
“Sequestration,” a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. They were originally to happen on January 1, 2013, but were delayed until March 1, 2013.
10:37 pm PT Approx. 35 min. Balanced Budget Bill Debate House floor debate on a measure that would require the president to submit a balanced budget by ... House floor debate on a measure that would require the president to submit a balanced budget by April 1st.
11:14 pm PT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. U.S. 2013 Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and ... Douglas Elmendorf held a news conference on the just released projection of the federal budget and the economy for the next decade. Topics included debt levels, gross domestic production, and demographics. He said that unemployment was expected to remain above 7.5 percent through 2014, and budget deficits in the upcoming decade would total approximately $7 trillion. The report also showed that 2013 economic growth would be about half of what it could have been if not for scheduled budget cuts and tax increases.
12:19 am PT Approx. 4 min. U.S.-Pakistan Relations David Cook; Sherry Rehman Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of ... Pakistani Ambassador to the U.S. Sherry Rehman talked with reporters about the status of U.S.-Pakistan relations at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event at the St. Regis Hotel. She said that drone strikes are a direct violation of international law and Pakistan’s sovereignty and warned that continued U.S. operations are a red line for Pakistan. She also said that drones are counter-productive and only result in more terrorists and militants on the ground. Other topics discussed included America’s exit from Afghanistan and empowering women and girls in Southeast Asia.
12:26 am PT Approx. 1 min. Republican Agenda for 2013 Arthur Brooks; Eric Cantor House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th ... House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) talked about the Republican Party agenda for the 113th Congress and the role of government. He talked about policy proposals called “Making Life Work,” focused on areas where Congress can help make life work for more people, including: education, health care, workforce reform, immigration, and innovation.
12:27 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 1 Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses testified on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill. San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro emphasized the need to include a path to citizenship for the nearly 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the U.S.
This was a portion of the testimony, before a recess.
2:13 am PT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Immigration Policy, Panel 1, Part 2 Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a ... Witnesses resumed testifying on immigration reform proposals and what needed to be included in a comprehensive immigration bill.*
There was a brief disturbance by protestors.
The members of the second panel were introduced at the end of the program before the committee recessed for a floor vote.