C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 am ET Approx. 47 min. Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic, “Federal Budget Uncertain As ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the topic, “Federal Budget Uncertain As Congress Recesses.” 6:55 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 6 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. 7:12 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Postal Service Reform Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service ... Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe and others testified on how to make the U.S. Postal Service successful in the 21st Century. Postmaster General Donahoe urged Congress to allow the service to drop Saturday deliveries to save costs, and do away with a requirement that the U.S. Postal Service pre-pay future retiree health benefits.
7:51 am ET Approx. 32 min. Representative Lee Terry on the Keystone XL Pipeline Peter Slen; Lee Terry Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he ... Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he supports, and the Obama administration’s policy on its construction. He also spoke about Republican efforts to stop implementation of the health care law. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 8:04 am ET Approx. 56 min. FBI Director Robert Mueller Retirement Ceremony The Department of Justice held a farewell ceremony for outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller, who ... The Department of Justice held a farewell ceremony for outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was retiring after 12 years in the post. Speakers included Attorney General Eric Holder. 8:59 am ET Approx. 20 min. LIVE National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons.
8:25 am ET Approx. 34 min. Representative Tony Cardenas on Budget Negotiations and Immigration Tony Cardenas; Peter Slen Representative Tony Cardenas (D-CA) talked about outstanding issues between Democrats and ... Representative Tony Cardenas (D-CA) talked about outstanding issues between Democrats and Republicans, specifically budget negotiations and immigration, as Congress finishes up legislative action to break for the month of August. He responded to telephone calls and electronic mail. 9:02 am ET Approx. 25 min. LIVE Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
9:20 am ET Approx. 49 min. Politico Playbook Lunch with Alan Krueger Mike Allen; Alan Krueger Outgoing White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger talked about job creation ... Outgoing White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger talked about job creation and the economy at Politico’s Playbook Luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel. Topics included President Obama’s economic speech in Chattanooga the next day, the next Federal Reserve chair, and the debt ceiling and possibility of a government shutdown. In his remarks he explained some of his personal economic pop culture terms, such as the “Kramer effect” to describe middle-aged men who have dropped out of the work force, and compared the U.S. defaulting on its debt to “Sharknado,” a science fiction movie in which a giant tornado causes sharks to rain down on Los Angeles.
9:00 am ET Approx. 5 hr. 57 min. LIVE House Session 9:27 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 8 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.
10:16 am ET Approx. 19 min. Military Strategy Mackenzie Eaglen; Raymond Odierno Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno talked about military strategy and the impact of ... Army Chief of Staff General Raymond Odierno talked about military strategy and the impact of budget cuts. He discussed the U.S. relationship with India and the greater Asia-Pacific region, troop preparedness and military pay in light of sequestration, the U.S. military relationship with Egypt, and other topics. He was interviewed by Mackenzie Eaglen and answered questions from audience members.
“Squaring the Circle: General Raymond T. Odierno on American Military Strategy in a Time of Declining Resources” was the second installment of the four-part series “A Conversation with the Joint Chiefs of Staff.”
2:59 pm ET Approx. 1 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons. 10:36 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 37 min. Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
10:35 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 19 min. LIVE National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons.
3:01 pm ET Approx. 19 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly press briefing. She criticized House Republicans for not producing a jobs or budget bill and threatening to shut down the government saying “it is an aimless Congress that is falling into chaos.” In addition, she urged members not to leave for August break until they addressed these various challenges. She also acknowledged that the House leadership had been briefed about the embassy closings on Sunday and worldwide travel alert issued by the State Department for the month of August. 11:44 am ET Approx. 1 min. Senate Pro Forma Session 11:58 am ET Approx. 2 hr. 10 min. Nuclear Waste Management Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified with other government officials and energy experts on S. ... Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz testified with other government officials and energy experts on S. 1240, the Nuclear Waste Administration Act of 2013, which deals with the use of interim waste storage sites to replace overcrowded cooling pools at nuclear reactors. 
3:23 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
12:13 pm ET Approx. 42 min. Social Security and Retirement Costs Stephen Goss Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss talked about the challenges in providing ... Social Security Administration Chief Actuary Stephen Goss talked about the challenges in providing Social Security projections. He explained that current law and an ever-changing economy greatly impacted the accuracy of long term projections to the solvency of the Social Security Trust Fund. He also reiterated projections from an annual report that Social Security’s Disability Insurance Trust Fund would deplete its reserves by 2016. 2:16 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 3 min. Health Care Law Implementation Witnesses testified on the status of their agencies' implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Witnesses testified on the status of their agencies' implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
3:35 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 38 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons. 12:58 pm ET Approx. 1 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly press briefing. She criticized House Republicans for not producing a jobs or budget bill and threatening to shut down the government saying “it is an aimless Congress that is falling into chaos.” In addition, she urged members not to leave for August break until they addressed these various challenges. She also acknowledged that the House leadership had been briefed about the embassy closings on Sunday and worldwide travel alert issued by the State Department for the month of August. 5:20 pm ET Approx. 2 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly press briefing. She criticized House Republicans for not producing a jobs or budget bill and threatening to shut down the government saying “it is an aimless Congress that is falling into chaos.” In addition, she urged members not to leave for August break until they addressed these various challenges. She also acknowledged that the House leadership had been briefed about the embassy closings on Sunday and worldwide travel alert issued by the State Department for the month of August.
5:16 pm ET Approx. 2 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly press briefing. She criticized House Republicans for not producing a jobs or budget bill and threatening to shut down the government saying “it is an aimless Congress that is falling into chaos.” In addition, she urged members not to leave for August break until they addressed these various challenges. She also acknowledged that the House leadership had been briefed about the embassy closings on Sunday and worldwide travel alert issued by the State Department for the month of August. 1:00 pm ET Approx. 14 min. House Republican News Conference House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about their legislative agenda which included efforts ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters about their legislative agenda which included efforts to block the IRS from enforcing or implementing the Affordable Care Act. 5:24 pm ET Approx. 2 hr. 36 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.
5:18 pm ET Approx. 55 min. FBI Director Robert Mueller Retirement Ceremony The Department of Justice held a farewell ceremony for outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller, who ... The Department of Justice held a farewell ceremony for outgoing FBI Director Robert Mueller, who was retiring after 12 years in the post. Speakers included Attorney General Eric Holder. 1:15 pm ET Approx. 19 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) spoke to reporters and answered questions at her weekly press briefing. She criticized House Republicans for not producing a jobs or budget bill and threatening to shut down the government saying “it is an aimless Congress that is falling into chaos.” In addition, she urged members not to leave for August break until they addressed these various challenges. She also acknowledged that the House leadership had been briefed about the embassy closings on Sunday and worldwide travel alert issued by the State Department for the month of August. 8:02 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons.
6:14 pm ET Approx. 1 min. Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
1:35 pm ET Approx. 1 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons. 9:45 pm ET Approx. 3 hr. 20 min. Affordable Care Act Implementation Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified on ... Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified on implementation of the online insurance exchanges as required in health care law.
6:17 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Debate on Blocking IRS Implementation of Health Care Law Members of the House of Representatives debated a bill that would block the IRS from implementing ... Members of the House of Representatives debated a bill that would block the IRS from implementing any part of the Affordable Care Act. 1:40 pm ET Approx. 32 min. Representative Lee Terry on the Keystone XL Pipeline Peter Slen; Lee Terry Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he ... Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about the future of the Keystone XL pipeline, which he supports, and the Obama administration’s policy on its construction. He also spoke about Republican efforts to stop implementation of the health care law. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. 1:06 am ET Approx. 54 min. Politico Playbook Lunch with Alan Krueger Mike Allen; Alan Krueger Outgoing White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger talked about job creation ... Outgoing White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Alan Krueger talked about job creation and the economy at Politico’s Playbook Luncheon at the Mayflower Hotel. Topics included President Obama’s economic speech in Chattanooga the next day, the next Federal Reserve chair, and the debt ceiling and possibility of a government shutdown. In his remarks he explained some of his personal economic pop culture terms, such as the “Kramer effect” to describe middle-aged men who have dropped out of the work force, and compared the U.S. defaulting on its debt to “Sharknado,” a science fiction movie in which a giant tornado causes sharks to rain down on Los Angeles.
7:27 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer on Congressional Stalemate Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the status of budget negotiations. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the status of budget negotiations. 2:26 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. LIVE National Governors Association, Day 1 Opening Session Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of ... Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of the National Governors Association summer meeting. He talked about about health care spending, using many slides and graphs in his presentation. He outlined several problems with the U.S. health care model. One of his recommendation was to push for hospitals to merge and consolidate. 2:01 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons.
8:00 pm ET Approx. 49 min. Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
4:06 pm ET Approx. 5 min. Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
3:45 am ET Approx. 3 hr. 19 min. Affordable Care Act Implementation Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified on ... Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testified on implementation of the online insurance exchanges as required in health care law.
8:49 pm ET Approx. 1 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons. 4:12 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. POW/MIA Accounting Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military ... Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD, there were an estimated 83,000 “prisoners of war” or “missing in action” (POW/MIA) service members from past conflicts in Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, Persian Gulf, and World War II. The Government Accountability Office released a report that showed DPD had given multiple department agencies overlapping authority and control of POW/MIA searches and that recovery operations lacked a cohesive mission.
8:52 pm ET Approx. 2 min. IRS Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Jennifer Haberkorn; Bill Scanlan Jennifer Haberkorn was interviewed via Skype about House Republicans' bill that would prevent the ... Jennifer Haberkorn was interviewed via Skype about House Republicans' bill that would prevent the IRS’s ability to impose penalties upon taxpayers who do not purchase health insurance as mandated in the Affordable Care Act. 5:35 pm ET Approx. 1 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons.
8:54 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Debate on Blocking IRS Implementation of Health Care Law Members of the House of Representatives debated a bill that would block the IRS from implementing ... Members of the House of Representatives debated a bill that would block the IRS from implementing any part of the Affordable Care Act. 7:26 pm ET Approx. 31 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.
10:04 pm ET Approx. 1 min. National Park Service Weapons Management Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons ... Witnesses testified on the findings of an Interior Department Inspector General report on weapons management at the National Park Service (NPS). According to the report, the NPS chief of police and commanders had a ark police could not account for numerous weapons. 9:10 pm ET Approx. 15 min. Improving Embassy Security Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and ... Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and Personnel Protection Act of 2013, which aims to prevent future attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts. Gregory Starr argued that legislation moving through the Senate would provide added protection at embassies, but declined to say if the measure would have prevented the Benghazi attack. Bill Miller said the diplomatic post in Benghazi did not meet basic security standards, and that rules are now in place to avoid that situation in the future.
10:07 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Reform Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform ... Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform at Ames Middle School. Participants included Iowans from the business, union, and faith sectors as well children who were brought into the U.S. illegally, who are also known as “dreamers.” "Dreamers" refers to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Both senators discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform and criticized controversial comments made by Representative Steve King, who represents Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, where the meeting was held. Senator Durbin, who authored the DREAM Act, said Representative King’s comments “do not reflect the reality of those eligible under the DREAM Act” and that the purpose of the meeting was to introduce the real feelings of how Iowans felt about immigration. 9:28 pm ET Approx. 49 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference Members of the National Governors Association Executive Committee spoke to reporters on the ... Members of the National Governors Association Executive Committee spoke to reporters on the opening day of their summer meeting in Milwaukee. They outlined the meeting’s agenda, which included the economy, infrastructure, health care, cyber security. Reporters questions focused on implementation of the health care law.
11:18 pm ET Approx. 14 min. Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Policy Richard Durbin; Thomas Harkin Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform ... Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform they co-sponsored at a middle school in Ames, Iowa. 10:18 pm ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. National Governors Association, Day 1 Opening Session Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of ... Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of the National Governors Association summer meeting. He talked about about health care spending, using many slides and graphs in his presentation. He outlined several problems with the U.S. health care model. One of his recommendation was to push for hospitals to merge and consolidate.
11:35 pm ET Approx. 31 min. Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer on Congressional Stalemate Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the status of budget negotiations. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the status of budget negotiations. 11:55 pm ET Approx. 12 min. Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
12:11 am ET Approx. 49 min. Identity Theft and Tax Fraud Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which ... Treasury officials testified at a hearing on identity theft-related tax fraud at the IRS, which had grown by 413 percent over the preceding five years. Georgia State Revenue Commissioner MacGinnitie testified from a personal as well as a state perspective about identity theft.
The majority of the questions were about political targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, with Committee Chairman Issa (R-CA) accusing the IRS of stonewalling his investigation and issuing a subpoenaing for more internal documents. Acting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel cited the 16,000 pages of documents the IRS had provided as refuting the allegations of stonewalling.
1:19 am ET Approx. 15 min. Improving Embassy Security Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and ... Security officials testified on their progress toward implementing the Embassy Security and Personnel Protection Act of 2013, which aims to prevent future attacks on U.S. diplomatic posts. Gregory Starr argued that legislation moving through the Senate would provide added protection at embassies, but declined to say if the measure would have prevented the Benghazi attack. Bill Miller said the diplomatic post in Benghazi did not meet basic security standards, and that rules are now in place to avoid that situation in the future.
1:01 am ET Approx. 1 min. IRS Implementation of the Affordable Care Act Jennifer Haberkorn; Bill Scanlan Jennifer Haberkorn was interviewed via Skype about House Republicans' bill that would prevent the ... Jennifer Haberkorn was interviewed via Skype about House Republicans' bill that would prevent the IRS’s ability to impose penalties upon taxpayers who do not purchase health insurance as mandated in the Affordable Care Act. 1:38 am ET Approx. 49 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference Members of the National Governors Association Executive Committee spoke to reporters on the ... Members of the National Governors Association Executive Committee spoke to reporters on the opening day of their summer meeting in Milwaukee. They outlined the meeting’s agenda, which included the economy, infrastructure, health care, cyber security. Reporters questions focused on implementation of the health care law.
1:03 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. Debate on Blocking IRS Implementation of Health Care Law Members of the House of Representatives debated a bill that would block the IRS from implementing ... Members of the House of Representatives debated a bill that would block the IRS from implementing any part of the Affordable Care Act. 2:28 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. National Governors Association, Day 1 Opening Session Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of ... Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of the National Governors Association summer meeting. He talked about about health care spending, using many slides and graphs in his presentation. He outlined several problems with the U.S. health care model. One of his recommendation was to push for hospitals to merge and consolidate.
2:16 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Reform Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform ... Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform at Ames Middle School. Participants included Iowans from the business, union, and faith sectors as well children who were brought into the U.S. illegally, who are also known as “dreamers.” "Dreamers" refers to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Both senators discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform and criticized controversial comments made by Representative Steve King, who represents Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, where the meeting was held. Senator Durbin, who authored the DREAM Act, said Representative King’s comments “do not reflect the reality of those eligible under the DREAM Act” and that the purpose of the meeting was to introduce the real feelings of how Iowans felt about immigration. 4:05 am ET Approx. 2 min. Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Policy Richard Durbin; Thomas Harkin Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform ... Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform they co-sponsored at a middle school in Ames, Iowa.
3:26 am ET Approx. 14 min. Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Policy Richard Durbin; Thomas Harkin Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform ... Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform they co-sponsored at a middle school in Ames, Iowa. 4:09 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 22 min. POW/MIA Accounting Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military ... Witnesses testified on the Defense Department’s (DOD) management of missing military personnel accounting. According to the DOD, there were an estimated 83,000 “prisoners of war” or “missing in action” (POW/MIA) service members from past conflicts in Vietnam, Korea, the Cold War, Persian Gulf, and World War II. The Government Accountability Office released a report that showed DPD had given multiple department agencies overlapping authority and control of POW/MIA searches and that recovery operations lacked a cohesive mission.
3:44 am ET Approx. 31 min. Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer on Congressional Stalemate Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the status of budget negotiations. Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke on the House floor about the status of budget negotiations. 5:33 am ET Approx. 49 min. National Governors Association Opening News Conference Members of the National Governors Association Executive Committee spoke to reporters on the ... Members of the National Governors Association Executive Committee spoke to reporters on the opening day of their summer meeting in Milwaukee. They outlined the meeting’s agenda, which included the economy, infrastructure, health care, cyber security. Reporters questions focused on implementation of the health care law.
4:18 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.
6:23 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. National Governors Association, Day 1 Opening Session Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of ... Dr. Jeffrey Brenner was the featured speaker at the opening session subject in first day of the National Governors Association summer meeting. He talked about about health care spending, using many slides and graphs in his presentation. He outlined several problems with the U.S. health care model. One of his recommendation was to push for hospitals to merge and consolidate.
5:34 am ET Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Reform Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform ... Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) held a town hall meeting on immigration reform at Ames Middle School. Participants included Iowans from the business, union, and faith sectors as well children who were brought into the U.S. illegally, who are also known as “dreamers.” "Dreamers" refers to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Both senators discussed the need for comprehensive immigration reform and criticized controversial comments made by Representative Steve King, who represents Iowa’s 4th Congressional District, where the meeting was held. Senator Durbin, who authored the DREAM Act, said Representative King’s comments “do not reflect the reality of those eligible under the DREAM Act” and that the purpose of the meeting was to introduce the real feelings of how Iowans felt about immigration.
6:44 am ET Approx. 14 min. Senators Durbin and Harkin on Immigration Policy Richard Durbin; Thomas Harkin Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform ... Senators Tom Harkin and Dick Durbin spoke to reporters following a forum on immigration reform they co-sponsored at a middle school in Ames, Iowa.