C-SPAN Schedule

< Tuesday, September 16 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE Open Phones ; Phone lines were open for viewer comments on whether an international coalition is needed to fight ... Phone lines were open for viewer comments on whether an international coalition is needed to fight ISIS* militants. Tamar Hallerman spoke by phone to about lawmaker efforts to pass a stopgap measure to fund the government beyond the end of fiscal year 2014 on September 30.

*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
6:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 51 min. Domestic Threat by Western Terrorists Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State testified at a House ... Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and Department of State testified at a House Homeland Security subcommittee hearing on the threat posed by ISIL* terrorists with western passports.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an extremist Sunni militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
6:19 am ET Approx. 53 min. Politics of Immigration Panelists talked about state and federal policy surrounding the increase of Central American ... Panelists talked about state and federal policy surrounding the increase of Central American illegal immigrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Then, Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) talked about the response to the border crisis in his state and ongoing humanitarian efforts on the matter. Governor Perry criticized President Obama for not enforcing the nation’s immigration laws and exceeding his lawful authority with his executive orders. He answered questions from audience members on topics including the president’s responses to the escalating violence in Iraq. He also said that he would fight the abuse of power charges laid against him in Texas.

“The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration” at the Heritage Foundation was co-sponsored by National Review.
7:17 am ET Approx. 4 min. LIVE Stopgap Funding Measure ; CQ Roll Call appropriations reporter Tamar Hallerman talked by phone about lawmaker efforts ... CQ Roll Call appropriations reporter Tamar Hallerman talked by phone about lawmaker efforts to pass a stopgap funding measure for the federal government beyond the end of fiscal year 2014 on September 30. 8:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Scottish Independence Referendum Panelists talked about the Scottish independence referendum that would take place September 18, ... Panelists talked about the Scottish independence referendum that would take place September 18, 2014. They discussed the pros and cons of the question and what the outcome would mean for Scotland, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. Topics included voter attitudes and perceptions. 7:14 am ET Approx. 34 min. Attorney General Holder at Hispanic National Bar Association Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the keynote address at the Hispanic National Bar ... Attorney General Eric Holder delivered the keynote address at the Hispanic National Bar Association’s 39th annual convention. He said more minorities were needed in the legal profession, and announced grants to train lawyers representing immigrant children in courts. Federal Trade Commission Chair Edith Ramirez also spoke about the need for more minorities and women in the legal profession and how she came to work in Washington.

The Hispanic National Bar Association’s 39th annual convention, held September 10-13, 2014, at the Renaissance Hotel,celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Civil Right Act of 1964.
7:39 am ET Approx. 43 min. LIVE U.S. Strategy Against ISIS ; ; Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), chief deputy minority whip in the U.S. House, talked about the ... Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), chief deputy minority whip in the U.S. House, talked about the White House’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS* militants and whether lawmakers would ultimately support President Obama’s proposal.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
9:59 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 32 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 ... The Senate convened for a period of morning business with senators permitted to speak for up to 10 minutes each. 7:49 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Consequences of Surveillance Panelists talked about the political and public consequences of the National Security ... Panelists talked about the political and public consequences of the National Security Agency’s (NSA) domestic surveillance programs. Matthew Olsen, the director of the National Counterterrorism Center, defended the programs, saying they were crucial to U.S. efforts to fight ISIS*, but acknowledged the NSA must regain the public’s trust through transparency. Laura Donahue, the director of Georgetown University’s Center on National Security, argued against the NSA’s programs, calling them unconstitutional.

* The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
8:22 am ET Approx. 39 min. LIVE U.S. Strategy Against ISIS ; ; Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and ... Representative Doug Collins (R-GA), a member of the House Foreign Affairs and Oversight and Government Reform Committees, talked about President Obama’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS*militants, and whether Congress would offer support.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
12:33 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Nebraska Senate Debate Nebraska Senate Candidates David Domina (D) and Ben Sasse (R) debated various issues. The ... Nebraska Senate Candidates David Domina (D) and Ben Sasse (R) debated various issues. The debate took place at North Platte High School. Courtesy NET News and the Nebraska Broadcasters Association. 9:34 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 41 min. LIVE Secretary Hagel and General Dempsey on ISIS Threat Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on ... Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Martin Dempsey testified on President Obama’s strategy for combating ISIS* militants. Secretary Hagel outlined the administration’s approach that includes expanded airstrikes, additional U.S. personnel in Iraq, and training Syrian rebel forces opposed to ISIS. General Dempsey said he supports the president’s strategy but added that if building a coalition fails, his recommendations could include ground forces.

The hearing was briefly interrupted throughout by protestors.

Armed Services Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) spoke with reporters for several minutes after the hearing ended. 

*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
9:02 am ET Approx. 18 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a variety of news topics. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on a variety of news topics. 2:04 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Ebola Virus Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) discussed their ... Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) discussed their support for the president’s initiative to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. 1:19 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Implementing the Affordable Care Act in Southern States Reports were presemted giving an overview of the progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act ... Reports were presemted giving an overview of the progress in implementing the Affordable Care Act in southern states. and then state reports were presented for seven of the states: Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia. Then panelists talked about the issues raised by the reports and how reactions to the ACA in the southern states affect overall progress in implementing national health care reform. 


“Affordable Care Act: Southern States Overview” was held in the National Press Club by the Rockefeller Institute of Government, the Brookings Institution and the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. The event was co-sponsored by West Virginia University and the Governing Institute.
9:24 am ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE University of Wisconsin President Ray Cross ; University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross talked from Madison about public policy issues ... University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross talked from Madison about public policy issues impacting higher education institutions as well as the role of the Big Ten athletic conference. 

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series of interviews with university officials during a C-SPAN Bus tour of the universities of the Big Ten Conference. Topics included college costs and student debt, university admission policies, curricula, academic standards, campus safety, faculty issues, research capabilities, and how universities were preparing graduates for careers and adult life.
2:09 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Senator Bernie Sanders on Unemployment Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about unemployment. He said the real unemployment rate ... Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) spoke about unemployment. He said the real unemployment rate was about 12 percent, and noted that African Americans needed jobs. He also said that there was a correlation between unemployment and the number of African Americans in jail. 2:52 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 37 min. LIVE Ebola Threat Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, ... Federal health officials and health workers testified at a joint hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the possible risk to the U.S.
10:00 am ET Approx. 57 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. 2:15 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 44 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate held votes to confirm the following nominations:

Jeffery Baran and Stephen ...
The Senate held votes to confirm the following nominations:

Jeffery Baran and Stephen Burns were confirmed by roll call to be members of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Voice votes on:
Linda Schwartz to be an assistant secretary of Veterans Affairs (Policy and Planning)
Matthew Harrington to be U.S. ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Kingdom of Lesotho
Todd Robinson to be U.S. ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary oto the Republic of Guatemala
Jane Hartley to be U.S. ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of to the French Republic
Jane Hartley to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as U.S. ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to the Principality of Monaco
Nina Hachigian to be U.S. representative to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, with the rank and status of ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary
Gordon Tanner to be general C=counsel of the Department of the Air Force
TBD Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. Scottish Independence Referendum Panelists talked about the Scottish independence referendum that would take place September 18, ... Panelists talked about the Scottish independence referendum that would take place September 18, 2014. They discussed the pros and cons of the question and what the outcome would mean for Scotland, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States. Topics included voter attitudes and perceptions.
10:58 am ET Approx. 3 min. Stopgap Funding Measure ; CQ Roll Call appropriations reporter Tamar Hallerman talked by phone about lawmaker efforts ... CQ Roll Call appropriations reporter Tamar Hallerman talked by phone about lawmaker efforts to pass a stopgap funding measure for the federal government beyond the end of fiscal year 2014 on September 30. 6:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Islamic Radicalization Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and ... Islam and foreign policy experts talked about the causes for the rise of radicalism in Iraq and Syria and the creation of militant groups such as ISIS*. They discussed the intentions of ISIS and the threat posed to the Middle East and the rest of the world. The panelists provide criticism of the Obama administration’s response to ISIS and offered recommendations for moving forward.

The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy’s event, “ISIS, Radicalization, and the Politics of Violence and Alienation,” was held at the National Press Club.

*The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
11:07 am ET Approx. 26 min. LIVE House Democrats on Benghazi Committee Democratic members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi held a press conference in advance of ... Democratic members of the House Select Committee on Benghazi held a press conference in advance of the panel’s first open hearing. They spoke about their website, which they say answers common questions about the attack and pushes back against some Republican claims. 7:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. LIVE Debate on War and the Constitution ; John Yoo, author of Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, ... John Yoo, author of Point of Attack: Preventive War, International Law, and Global Welfare, and Bruce Fein, author of Constitutional Peril: The Life and Death Struggle for Our Constitution and Democracy, met in a debate on war, foreign policy, the use of drones, and the meaning of the Constitution. This event, held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., was hosted by the Committee for the Republic.
11:35 am ET Approx. 25 min. U.S. Strategy Against ISIS ; ; Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), chief deputy minority whip in the U.S. House, talked about the ... Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), chief deputy minority whip in the U.S. House, talked about the White House’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS* militants and whether lawmakers would ultimately support President Obama’s proposal.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 7 hr. 59 min. LIVE House Session Following one-minute speeches, the House was expected to debate for an hour a rule governing ... Following one-minute speeches, the House was expected to debate for an hour a rule governing H.J.Res. 124, a continuing resolution funding the federal government until December 11th.
TBD Approx. 3 min. U.S. Strategy Against ISIS ; ; Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), chief deputy minority whip in the U.S. House, talked about the ... Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), chief deputy minority whip in the U.S. House, talked about the White House’s strategy to “degrade and destroy” ISIS* militants and whether lawmakers would ultimately support President Obama’s proposal.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.

*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.