C-SPAN Schedule

< Tuesday, July 22 >

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7:00 am ET Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Pedro Echevarria Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the United States' role in foreign conflicts. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the United States' role in foreign conflicts. 6:04 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Economic Development in Africa Jennifer Cooke; Abdoulaye Dukule; Daniel Runde Abdoulaye Dukule talked about the African Union’s vision for economic development after ... Abdoulaye Dukule talked about the African Union’s vision for economic development after 2015. Mr. Dukule was the special envoy of Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf to the United Nations High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 UN Development Agenda. Among his comments he described factors that affect development, such as education, good governance, public-private partnerships, and investments from other countries like China. 

“Millennium Development Goals Post-2015: The View from Africa” was a program of the Center for Strategic and International Studies Africa Program and the Project on Prosperity and Development.
6:05 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Veterans Administration Whistleblowers, Part 2 The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower ... The House Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the increasing number of whistle-blower complaints within the Veterans Health Administration. Officials spoke about allegations of retaliation against those who speak out. Special Counsel Carolyn Lerner said that her agency was currently investigating 67 retaliation complaints from employees who reported health and safety concerns and that the numbers were constantly increasing.
7:48 am ET Approx. 44 min. LIVE U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Challenges Matthew Lee; Pedro Echevarria Matthew Lee talked about foreign policy and diplomatic challenges U.S. in the face of ongoing ... Matthew Lee talked about foreign policy and diplomatic challenges U.S. in the face of ongoing conflicts in Eastern Europe between Ukraine and Russia, and the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas. 9:18 am ET Approx. 40 min. Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which ... Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were not followed. 7:51 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 53 min. U.S. Postal Service Nomination Hearing The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on four nominees to ... The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee held a hearing on four nominees to the U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors, including Victoria Reggie Kennedy and former Office of Management and Budget Director James C. Miller III. Committee Chair Tom Carper (D-DE), the only senator present to ask questions, asked the nominees about the security and management of the Postal Service (USPA, as well as possible ideas for innovation to ensure the future viability of the USPS.

The USPS earlier in the month announced it would consolidate up to 82 mail processing facilities starting in January 2015.
8:34 am ET Approx. 49 min. LIVE Border Security and Enforcement Thad Bingel; Pedro Echevarria Thad Bingel, a former Customs and Border Patrol employee, talked about the influx of Central ... Thad Bingel, a former Customs and Border Patrol employee, talked about the influx of Central American immigrants to the U.S.-Mexico border and possible feasible long-term solutions. 10:00 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 29 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate took cloture votes on three district judge nominations. The Senate took cloture votes on three district judge nominations. 9:48 am ET Approx. 4 hr. 11 min. LIVE Tax Code and International Taxation Finance and tax policy experts testified on the U.S. system of international taxation and ways to ... Finance and tax policy experts testified on the U.S. system of international taxation and ways to reverse the growing trend of American companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying corporate taxes, also known as “inversion.”
9:24 am ET Approx. 35 min. LIVE Peace Corps Recruitment Process Carrie Hessler-Radelet; Pedro Echevarria Carrie Hessler-Radelet talked about changes in the Peace Corps' recruitment process. She also ... Carrie Hessler-Radelet talked about changes in the Peace Corps' recruitment process. She also talked about ow her own experiences as a volunteer would influence her newly-confirmed directorship. TBD Approx. 19 min. Prime Minister Cameron on Ukraine and Gaza David Cameron Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement regarding the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot ... Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement regarding the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down over Ukraine, and the ongoing conflict in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas. He called on European Union leaders to toughen economic sanctions against Russia. On Gaza he urged an immediate ceasefire but also said that Israel had a right to defend itself. TBD Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Military Personnel Costs Panelists talked about the rising costs of military personnel on active duty. Topics ... Panelists talked about the rising costs of military personnel on active duty. Topics addressed include military compensation, military procurement and overhead costs, and TRICARE costs. TRICARE is the health care system for active military members and veterans as well as their families.
10:02 am ET Approx. 55 min. Transportation Infrastructure Investments Anthony Foxx Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about infrastructure spending. Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about infrastructure spending. TBD Approx. 9 min. Executive Order on LGBT Employees Barack Obama President Obama made remarks before signing an executive order barring federal contractors from ... President Obama made remarks before signing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. TBD Approx. 2 hr. 5 min. President Karzai's Legacy in Afghanistan Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he ... Panelists talked about the legacy of Afghan President Hamid Karzai, including the obstacles he faced as president and the future of Afghanistan. Former Afghanistan Commander John Allen among his comments said that crises in Afghanistan could have been avoided if the U.S. had listened to President Karzai. Kabul-based reporter Mujib Mashal said that President Karzai’s biggest weakness was relying on personal relationships instead of building strong institutions.
11:17 am ET Approx. 42 min. LIVE Israel-Palistinian Conflict Ki-moon Ban; Eugene-Richard Gasana The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza. The United Nations Security Council held a meeting on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. LIVE Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) Tom Frieden spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) ... Tom Frieden spoke at a National Press Club Luncheon about Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and an increase in cases of measles and antibiotic resistant diseases. 3:00 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. LIVE Veterans Affairs Nomination Hearing Richard Burr; Bernard Sanders The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be ... The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Robert McDonald to be secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 42 min. U.S. Foreign Policy and Diplomatic Challenges Matthew Lee; Pedro Echevarria Matthew Lee talked about foreign policy and diplomatic challenges U.S. in the face of ongoing ... Matthew Lee talked about foreign policy and diplomatic challenges U.S. in the face of ongoing conflicts in Eastern Europe between Ukraine and Russia, and the Gaza Strip between Israel and Hamas. 2:15 pm ET Approx. 4 hr. 15 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate convened for a legislative session. The Senate convened for a legislative session. TBD Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. Health Insurance Provider Networks Panelists used slides as they talked about provider networks, health care costs, and access to ... Panelists used slides as they talked about provider networks, health care costs, and access to care under health plans sold through insurance marketplaces. They discussed whether networks hampered provider access and choice or helped consumers by creating competition and controlling costs. 

“Network Adequacy: Balancing Cost, Access and Quality” was a briefing by the Alliance for Health Reform and WellPoint in the Senate Hart Office Building.
12:00 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 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. 5:30 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. British Ambassador Peter Westmacott on NATO Kevin Baron; Peter Westmacott British Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott talked about the future of NATO and transatlantic ... British Ambassador to the U.S. Peter Westmacott talked about the future of NATO and transatlantic security issues ahead of the September 2014 NATO summit in the United Kingdom as well as British relations with the U.S. and the European Union. He also addressed the shooting down of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine and additional sanctions on Russia. After his remarks he responded to questions from Kevin Baron and the audience.

“NATO and The Changing Face of Transatlantic Security” was an event held at the Watergate headquarters of Atlantic Media’s Defense One.
2:00 pm ET Approx. 4 hr. 30 min. LIVE House Session The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules. The House considered several bills under suspension of the rules.