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7:00 am ET Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Libby Casey Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the verdict in the Bradley Manning case. He ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the verdict in the Bradley Manning case. He was found guilty of espionage but acquitted on the most serious charge of aiding the enemy. Scott Malone of Reuters spoke by phone about the case. 6:57 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. Justice Department Nominations The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney ... The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Stuart Delery also testified about his nomination as assistant attorney general. 6:18 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Special Operations Forces Special operations military leaders talked about the role of American special forces and their ... Special operations military leaders talked about the role of American special forces and their reliance on a coordinated network of armed forces and law enforcement agencies to meet global security threats.
7:03 am ET Approx. 5 min. LIVE Bradley Manning Trial Verdict Scott Malone; Libby Casey Scott Malone was interviewed by phone about the verdict in the Bradley Manning’s espionage ... Scott Malone was interviewed by phone about the verdict in the Bradley Manning’s espionage case. An Army judge acquitted Mr. Manning of the most serious charge of aiding the enemy but found him guilty of most of the other charges. 9:29 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 1 The Senate voted against a measure from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to end U.S. aid to Egypt by a ... The Senate voted against a measure from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to end U.S. aid to Egypt by a margin of 86-13. 7:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Immigration Policy Economists talked about immigration reform and the affect low-skilled and high-skilled immigrant ... Economists talked about immigration reform and the affect low-skilled and high-skilled immigrant workers have on wages, job growth and productivity in the United States. They responded to questions from the audience.
7:48 am ET Approx. 34 min. LIVE News Review with Representative Steve Scalise Nancy Calo; Stephen Scalise; Libby Casey House Republican Study Committee Chair Steve Scalise (R-LA) talked about his party’s ... House Republican Study Committee Chair Steve Scalise (R-LA) talked about his party’s perspective on immigration, the debt ceiling, and implementing the health care law. He also talked about the messages Republicans would take home during the August recess, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
10:30 am ET Approx. 9 min. LIVE Senate Debate on Aid to Egypt, Part 2 Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke ... Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to an amendment to a transportation bill offered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections. The measure would redirect $1.5 billion to bridge construction and repair in the U.S. 9:00 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 22 min. LIVE Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the ... Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather information on U.S. citizens.
8:24 am ET Approx. 53 min. LIVE Bradley Manning Verdict and Treatment of Whistleblowers Libby Casey; Stephen Kohn Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision ... Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision to refuse to find Bradley Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for information given to WikiLeaks. He also discussed federal laws that cover whistleblowers. 11:40 am ET Approx. 5 min. ATF Director Nominee Reid Epstein Reid Epstein talked by telephone about President Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones for ... Reid Epstein talked by telephone about President Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Mr. Jones had been acting director of the ATF since 2011. 11:24 am ET Approx. 5 min. ATF Director Nominee Reid Epstein Reid Epstein talked by telephone about President Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones for ... Reid Epstein talked by telephone about President Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Mr. Jones had been acting director of the ATF since 2011.
9:19 am ET Approx. 41 min. LIVE Technology Businesses and Government Surveillance Programs Michael Hirsh; Libby Casey Michael Hirsh talked about his National Journal article, “How America’s Top ... Michael Hirsh talked about his National Journal article, “How America’s Top Techy Companies Created the Surveillance State,” and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting magazine articles.
11:47 am ET Approx. 30 min. State Department and Ambassadorial Nominations The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered several State Department nominations. They ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered several State Department nominations. They were Steve Linick for inspector general, Evan Ryan as assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, and as U.S. ambassadors: David Hale to Lebanon, Liliana Ayalde to Brazil, Matthew Barzun to the United Kingdom, Kirk Wagar to Singapore, Daniel Sepulveda as U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy, Terence McCulley to Cote d’Ivoire, and James Swan to the Congo. 11:31 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. Federal Budget Process, Panel 1 Former congressional leaders and cabinet officials talked about problems with and ways to reform ... Former congressional leaders and cabinet officials talked about problems with and ways to reform the budget process. David Obey said that members of Congress should spend more time in Washington learning about the substance of issues rather than focusing on politics and campaign fundraising. Kent Conrad said that leaders were willing to solve problems on a short-term basis rather than compromising on long-term solutions. Don Nickles criticized President Obama for a lack of leadership and disinterest in debt. Other topics included sequestration as called for in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Following the discussion, panelists took questions from the audience.
This was the first panel of “Budgeting on the Brink,” held at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
10:00 am ET Approx. 28 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members speak on a variety of topics. 12:18 pm ET Approx. 25 min. Senate Debate on Aid to Egypt, Part 1 Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to a transportation bill to cut off aid to Egypt ... Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to a transportation bill to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections.*The measure would redirect $1.5 billion to bridge construction and repair in the U.S.
Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK) and Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke in opposition to the amendment.
12:43 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. Federal Budget Process, Panel 2 Former government and congressional staffers talked about reforming the federal budget ... Former government and congressional staffers talked about reforming the federal budget process.
This was the second panel of “Budgeting on the Brink,” held at the Bipartisan Policy Center.
10:31 am ET Approx. 5 min. ATF Director Nominee Reid Epstein Reid Epstein talked by telephone about President Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones for ... Reid Epstein talked by telephone about President Obama’s nomination of B. Todd Jones for director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF). Mr. Jones had been acting director of the ATF since 2011. 12:44 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the Democratic economic agenda. They said they would continue to focus on protecting the middle class and creating good, quality jobs. 1:52 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Bradley Manning Verdict and Treatment of Whistleblowers Libby Casey; Stephen Kohn Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision ... Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision to refuse to find Bradley Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for information given to WikiLeaks. He also discussed federal laws that cover whistleblowers.
10:37 am ET Approx. 14 min. Sequestration Budget Cuts and Economic Growth Charles Schumer; Debbie Stabenow Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer (NY) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) reacted to the Commerce ... Democratic Senators Chuck Schumer (NY) and Debbie Stabenow (MI) reacted to the Commerce Department’s economic growth statistics. The report showed that U.S. economy grew in the 2nd quarter at a modest seasonally-adjusted rate of 1.7 percent. Both senators addressed the impact of the sequestration budget spending cuts on economic growth and urged Congress to stop the cuts that were trigged by the Budget Control Act of 2011. 12:55 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Senate Debate on Aid to Egypt, Part 2 Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke ... Foreign Relations Committee Ranking Member Bob Corker (R-TN) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to an amendment to a transportation bill offered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections. The measure would redirect $1.5 billion to bridge construction and repair in the U.S. 3:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 min. LIVE 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington Dignitaries spoke at a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963, March on ... Dignitaries spoke at a ceremony honoring the 50th anniversary of the August 28, 1963, March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Following the invocation and the presentation of the colors, congressional leaders told stories of their memories of the day, and spoke about the Civil Rights Act of 1963 and the Voting Rights Act. Jessye Norman performed the song “He’s Got Whole World in His Hands.” A clip from the PBS documentary The March was shown.
10:53 am ET Approx. 32 min. News Review with Representative Steve Scalise Nancy Calo; Stephen Scalise; Libby Casey House Republican Study Committee Chair Steve Scalise (R-LA) talked about his party’s ... House Republican Study Committee Chair Steve Scalise (R-LA) talked about his party’s perspective on immigration, the debt ceiling, and implementing the health care law. He also talked about the messages Republicans would take home during the August recess, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program.
1:00 pm ET Approx. 7 hr. 17 min. LIVE Senate Session, Part 2 The Senate took a cloture vote on the nomination of Byron Todd Jones to be director of the Bureau ... The Senate took a cloture vote on the nomination of Byron Todd Jones to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. The nomination was then confirmed 53 to 42. 4:09 pm ET Approx. 4 min. Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the ... Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather information on U.S. citizens.
11:29 am ET Approx. 19 min. LIVE House Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it a “very enthusiastic meeting” in which members questioned the president on a range of issues from immigration reform to job creation. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer talked about the upcoming House debate over raising the debt ceiling and said the president told them he was willing work with Republicans on this issue but was “not prepared to put at risk the creditworthiness of the U.S.” 8:19 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 8 min. Health Care Law Tax Provisions Witnesses testified on the Internal Revenue Service’s power to provide subsidies and tax ... Witnesses testified on the Internal Revenue Service’s power to provide subsidies and tax credits for those buying insurance on health exchanges, as well as the power to apply penalties for those who refuse to buy insurance. Topics included the lawsuit brought by the state of Oklahoma over the tax credits. There were some heated exchanges over interpreting the legislation and over the Treasury Department providing more information about its rule-making process. 4:16 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1 Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of ... Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final version of the immigration legislation would pass the House and Senate during the year and that it would include a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants. Topics included securing the borders and recent remarks by Representative Steve King (R-IA). Then other supporters of immigration reform held a panel discussion. Mr. Vargas talked about his recent decision to reveal that he was an undocumented worker. 
“Immigration Forum: Why Citizenship Matters” was held at the AFL-CIO headquarters, co-sponsored by the Economic Policy Institute
11:50 am ET Approx. 5 min. Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the ... Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather information on U.S. citizens. 11:29 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Senate Debate on Aid to Egypt, Part 1 Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to a transportation bill to cut off aid to Egypt ... Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to a transportation bill to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections.*The measure would redirect $1.5 billion to bridge construction and repair in the U.S.
Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK) and Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke in opposition to the amendment.
5:27 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2 Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in ... Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act.
“Immigration Forum: Why Citizenship Matters” was held at the AFL-CIO headquarters, co-sponsored by the Economic Policy Institute
12:00 pm ET Approx. 8 hr. 37 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 12:02 am ET Approx. 33 min. Senate Debate on Aid to Egypt, Part 3 Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to ... Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to an amendment to a transportation bill offered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections.*The measure would redirect $1.5 billion to bridge construction and repair in the U.S. Senator Paul responded to their remarks. Further debate included Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ). 6:39 pm ET Approx. 18 min. House Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it a “very enthusiastic meeting” in which members questioned the president on a range of issues from immigration reform to job creation. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer talked about the upcoming House debate over raising the debt ceiling and said the president told them he was willing work with Republicans on this issue but was “not prepared to put at risk the creditworthiness of the U.S.”
8:38 pm ET Approx. 18 min. House Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it a “very enthusiastic meeting” in which members questioned the president on a range of issues from immigration reform to job creation. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer talked about the upcoming House debate over raising the debt ceiling and said the president told them he was willing work with Republicans on this issue but was “not prepared to put at risk the creditworthiness of the U.S.” 12:35 am ET Approx. 18 min. Book Discussion on Abigail Adams Woody Holton Woody Holton talked about his biography Abigail Adams (Free Press; November 3, 2009). ... Woody Holton talked about his biography Abigail Adams (Free Press; November 3, 2009). Mr. Holton focused on the first lady’s writings and reported that she championed the education of women and decried sexual discrimination. Her written debates included correspondences with her husband, John Adams, as well as George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. Mr. Holton talked about his research, especially in the papers at the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the discoveries he made. Topics included her handling of money and her disposition of her property, which as a married woman she did not legally own. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
This official book launch event was held by the Massachusetts Historical Society on Monday evening, November 9, 2009.
6:58 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the Democratic economic agenda. They said they would continue to focus on protecting the middle class and creating good, quality jobs.
8:57 pm ET Approx. 10 min. Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the Democratic economic agenda. They said they would continue to focus on protecting the middle class and creating good, quality jobs. 12:54 am ET Approx. 46 min. Tina Tchen on Women in Politics Christina Tchen Tina Tchen, chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama and executive director of the White House ... Tina Tchen, chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama and executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, talked about her role in helping military families, and advocacy work in women’s issues and lesbian and gay rights.
This interview was part of the Atlantic's series, “Women of Washington: A View from the Top.”
7:09 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Bradley Manning Verdict and Treatment of Whistleblowers Libby Casey; Stephen Kohn Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision ... Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision to refuse to find Bradley Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for information given to WikiLeaks. He also discussed federal laws that cover whistleblowers.
9:08 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the ... Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather information on U.S. citizens. 3:22 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Health Care Law Tax Provisions Witnesses testified on the Internal Revenue Service’s power to provide subsidies and tax ... Witnesses testified on the Internal Revenue Service’s power to provide subsidies and tax credits for those buying insurance on health exchanges, as well as the power to apply penalties for those who refuse to buy insurance. Topics included the lawsuit brought by the state of Oklahoma over the tax credits. There were some heated exchanges over interpreting the legislation and over the Treasury Department providing more information about its rule-making process. 8:03 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 8 min. Transportation Security Administration Misconduct Officials testified about a report on misconduct accusations for Transportation Security ... Officials testified about a report on misconduct accusations for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport security employees. The report found that incidents of misconduct rose 27 percent over two years.
9:38 pm ET Approx. 2 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 9:38:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July ... 9:38:00 P.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of July 31.
9:38:05 P.M. Mr. Cole filed a report from the Committee on Rules on H. Res. 322.
9:40:00 P.M. Mr. Cole moved that the House do now adjourn.
9:40:10 P.M. On motion to adjourn Agreed to by voice vote.
9:40:15 P.M. The House adjourned. The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on August 1, 2013.
This session was not televised.
4:51 am ET Approx. 31 min. Senate Debate on Aid to Egypt, Part 1 Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to a transportation bill to cut off aid to Egypt ... Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) offered an amendment to a transportation bill to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections.*The measure would redirect $1.5 billion to bridge construction and repair in the U.S.
Armed Services Committee Ranking Member James Inhofe (R-OK) and Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ) spoke in opposition to the amendment.
10:42 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. State Department and Ambassadorial Nominations The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered several State Department nominations. They ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered several State Department nominations. They were Steve Linick for inspector general, Evan Ryan as assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, and as U.S. ambassadors: David Hale to Lebanon, Liliana Ayalde to Brazil, Matthew Barzun to the United Kingdom, Kirk Wagar to Singapore, Daniel Sepulveda as U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy, Terence McCulley to Cote d’Ivoire, and James Swan to the Congo.
11:00 pm ET Approx. 52 min. Bradley Manning Verdict and Treatment of Whistleblowers Libby Casey; Stephen Kohn Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision ... Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision to refuse to find Bradley Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for information given to WikiLeaks. He also discussed federal laws that cover whistleblowers. 5:23 am ET Approx. 33 min. Senate Debate on Aid to Egypt, Part 3 Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to ... Senators Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and John McCain (R-AZ) spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to an amendment to a transportation bill offered by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to cut off aid to Egypt until it holds democratic elections.*The measure would redirect $1.5 billion to bridge construction and repair in the U.S. Senator Paul responded to their remarks. Further debate included Foreign Relations Chairman Bob Menendez (D-NJ). 11:55 pm ET Approx. 42 min. Vatican, Italy, and Austria Ambassadorial Nomination Hearing The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered President Obama’s nominations of John ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered President Obama’s nominations of John Phillips to be ambassador to Italy and San Marino, Kenneth Hackett to be ambassador to the Holy See, and Alexa Lange Wesner to be ambassador to Austria.
11:52 pm ET Approx. 5 min. House Tribute to Former Representative Lindy Boggs Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) along with several members of the Louisiana House delegation ... Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) along with several members of the Louisiana House delegation paid tribute to former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs (D-LA) who passed away July 27, 2013, of natural causes at the age of 97. Lindy Boggs assumed the congressional seat of her husband, Majority Leader Hale Boggs, who died in a plane accident in 1972. She served for 17 years in the House, later serving as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican. 5:58 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. Tina Tchen on Women in Politics Christina Tchen Tina Tchen, chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama and executive director of the White House ... Tina Tchen, chief of staff to first lady Michelle Obama and executive director of the White House Council on Women and Girls, talked about her role in helping military families, and advocacy work in women’s issues and lesbian and gay rights.
This interview was part of the Atlantic's series, “Women of Washington: A View from the Top.”
12:38 am ET Approx. 53 min. Water Infrastructure Witnesses testified on the state of aging dams, reservoirs and hydroelectric plants around the ... Witnesses testified on the state of aging dams, reservoirs and hydroelectric plants around the nation.
11:59 pm ET Approx. 51 min. Defense Secretary Hagel on Budget Cuts Chuck Hagel; James Winnefeld Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to reporters about significant military force cuts due to ... Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to reporters about significant military force cuts due to sequestration. He outlined options from a strategic guidance review of actions the Defense Department could take to deal with the realities of cuts, including a 20 percent reduction in major headquarter budgets and possibly reducing Army troops to 380,000 soldiers and Marines to 150,000. He urged Congress to become partners in reductions, saying, “We need to help them understand what we’re facing here. We’re not crying wolf. I don’t want to put in a word that’s not fact.”
"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
1:32 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 8 min. Transportation Security Administration Misconduct Officials testified about a report on misconduct accusations for Transportation Security ... Officials testified about a report on misconduct accusations for Transportation Security Administration (TSA) airport security employees. The report found that incidents of misconduct rose 27 percent over two years.
12:53 am ET Approx. 18 min. House Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House ... House Democratic leaders spoke to reporters following a meeting with President Obama. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi called it a “very enthusiastic meeting” in which members questioned the president on a range of issues from immigration reform to job creation. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer talked about the upcoming House debate over raising the debt ceiling and said the president told them he was willing work with Republicans on this issue but was “not prepared to put at risk the creditworthiness of the U.S.” 4:12 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. State Department and Ambassadorial Nominations The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered several State Department nominations. They ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered several State Department nominations. They were Steve Linick for inspector general, Evan Ryan as assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, and as U.S. ambassadors: David Hale to Lebanon, Liliana Ayalde to Brazil, Matthew Barzun to the United Kingdom, Kirk Wagar to Singapore, Daniel Sepulveda as U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy, Terence McCulley to Cote d’Ivoire, and James Swan to the Congo.
1:12 am ET Approx. 10 min. Senate Democratic Caucus Meeting with President Obama Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters after a meeting with President Obama on the Democratic economic agenda. They said they would continue to focus on protecting the middle class and creating good, quality jobs. 5:25 am ET Approx. 42 min. Vatican, Italy, and Austria Ambassadorial Nomination Hearing The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered President Obama’s nominations of John ... The Senate Foreign Relations Committee considered President Obama’s nominations of John Phillips to be ambassador to Italy and San Marino, Kenneth Hackett to be ambassador to the Holy See, and Alexa Lange Wesner to be ambassador to Austria.
1:25 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the ... Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather information on U.S. citizens. 6:07 am ET Approx. 53 min. Water Infrastructure Witnesses testified on the state of aging dams, reservoirs and hydroelectric plants around the ... Witnesses testified on the state of aging dams, reservoirs and hydroelectric plants around the nation.
3:16 am ET Approx. 52 min. Bradley Manning Verdict and Treatment of Whistleblowers Libby Casey; Stephen Kohn Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision ... Stephen Kohn of the National Whistleblowers Center discussed the military court’s decision to refuse to find Bradley Manning guilty of “aiding the enemy” for information given to WikiLeaks. He also discussed federal laws that cover whistleblowers.
4:09 am ET Approx. 4 min. House Tribute to Former Representative Lindy Boggs Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) along with several members of the Louisiana House delegation ... Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) along with several members of the Louisiana House delegation paid tribute to former Congresswoman Lindy Boggs (D-LA) who passed away July 27, 2013, of natural causes at the age of 97. Lindy Boggs assumed the congressional seat of her husband, Majority Leader Hale Boggs, who died in a plane accident in 1972. She served for 17 years in the House, later serving as the U.S. ambassador to the Vatican.
4:16 am ET Approx. 51 min. Defense Secretary Hagel on Budget Cuts Chuck Hagel; James Winnefeld Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to reporters about significant military force cuts due to ... Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to reporters about significant military force cuts due to sequestration. He outlined options from a strategic guidance review of actions the Defense Department could take to deal with the realities of cuts, including a 20 percent reduction in major headquarter budgets and possibly reducing Army troops to 380,000 soldiers and Marines to 150,000. He urged Congress to become partners in reductions, saying, “We need to help them understand what we’re facing here. We’re not crying wolf. I don’t want to put in a word that’s not fact.”
"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which every federal agency has the same percentage of its budget taken back in order to cut deficit spending, was part of a debt ceiling and tax increase agreement for the Budget Control Act of 2011 and began March 1, 2013.
5:09 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Government Surveillance Programs and Privacy Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the ... Deputy heads from the FBI, National Security Agency, (NSA) and Justice Department testified on the Obama administration’s use of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to gather information on U.S. citizens.