C-SPAN Schedule

< Monday, December 16 >

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5:00 am MT Approx. 45 min. LIVE Open Phones Juana Summers Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should the U.S. give amnesty ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should the U.S. give amnesty to Edward Snowden?”

CQ Roll Call staff writer Niels Lesniewski previewed the week’s Senate schedule as senators wrapped up business before adjourning for the year. Mr. Lesniewski was interviewed by phone.
4:45 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. Book Discussion on The Letters of John F. Kennedy Martin Sandler Historian Martin Sandler talked about his book, The Letters of John F. Kennedy, in which he ... Historian Martin Sandler talked about his book, The Letters of John F. Kennedy, in which he presents a collection of President John F. Kennedy’s personal correspondences. The letters include Kennedy’s private notes and political communiques, from letters sent to his parents from boarding school to secret missives to Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev during the Cold War. Martin Sandler spoke at the John F. Kennedy Museum in Hyannis, Massachusetts. 4:20 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Women in the CIA Workforce Smith College government professor Brent Durbin talked about the history and impact of women in ... Smith College government professor Brent Durbin talked about the history and impact of women in the CIA, from the World War II to the present. Following his presentation, a panel of female CIA staff members talked about their experiences working for the Agency. The panel spoke about the efforts of senior staff to include more women in leadership roles, and the continuing challenges unique to women in the CIA and other intelligence agencies.
5:15 am MT Approx. 5 min. LIVE Senate Agenda Niels Lesniewski; Juana Summers Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. 6:00 am MT Approx. 30 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
6:00 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Small Business Job Creation Panelists talked about job growth through “micro-enterprises,” businesses that employ ... Panelists talked about job growth through “micro-enterprises,” businesses that employ ten or fewer people, as well as local goods and services. They focused on policies that support the growth of these small businesses and job creation strategies. They responded to questions from the audience.
5:47 am MT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Divisions Among Republicans and Conservatives Nancy Calo; Christine Hanson; Juana Summers Christine Harbin Hanson talked about divisions within the Republican Party over politics and ... Christine Harbin Hanson talked about divisions within the Republican Party over politics and policy, including the two-year budget deal that had recently passed the House. She also spoke about political and campaign strategies of conservative advocacy and fundraising groups, as well as the health care law and immigration.

At the conclusion of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines.
6:32 am MT Approx. 58 min. Federal Reserve in Global Perspective Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal ... Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal Reserve. Topics included what models for central banks work better than others.


“A Global Perspective: The Federal Reserve and Other Central Banks” was a panel at the George Washington University symposium, “The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve System,” which recognized the centennial of the Federal Reserve.
7:36 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 18 min. LIVE 2014 Energy Outlook Wilfrid Kohl; Adam Sieminski Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for ... Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for 2014 as well as projections of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices to 2040. He said the U.S. is closing in on producing 9.6 million barrels of oil a day, the highest since the 1970s. He also stated that if the U.S. stays on track with car fuel standards, the gap between production and demand in would decline and almost reach parity in 2040, and that natural gas would replace coal in energy production in the 2030s.

The projections focused on factors that shape the U.S. energy system over the long term, assuming that current laws and regulations remain unchanged. It also provided a basis for examination of energy production, consumption, technology, and market trends.
6:31 am MT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Nancy Calo; Juana Summers; Alex Wayne Alex Wayne talked about enrollment numbers in the Affordable Care Act’s health care ... Alex Wayne talked about enrollment numbers in the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchanges. He also discussed issues still facing the Healthcare.gov Web site, marketing strategies to encourage people to sign up in the exchanges, how the Obama administration defines enrollees, subsidies for coverage, and other topics.

At the conclusion of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines.
7:40 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 36 min. LIVE 20th Anniversary of NAFTA Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked ... Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked about the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993, the trade deal aimed to pull together the economies of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 8:55 am MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
7:19 am MT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Medicare Part D Anniversary Charles Ornstein; Juana Summers Charles Ornstein talked about the ten-year anniversary of the creation of Medicare Part D, which ... Charles Ornstein talked about the ten-year anniversary of the creation of Medicare Part D, which offers discounted prescription drugs to qualified Medicare recipients. He discussed the program’s strengths and weaknesses, costs, a ProPublica study on waste in the program, among other topics.

This program was part of C-SPAN’s “Your Money” series. Each Monday morning the last hour of “Washington Journal” is devoted to a federal program, focusing on its mission, participants, and cost.
9:17 am MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
8:58 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 7 min. Oversight of Surveillance Agencies Leaders from the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI, and the Justice Department testified at an ... Leaders from the National Security Agency (NSA), FBI, and the Justice Department testified at an oversight hearing of government surveillance entities. Among the topics they addressed were data collection programs, privacy issues, and the potential impact of the proposed USA Freedom Act.
8:02 am MT Approx. 4 min. Senate Agenda Niels Lesniewski; Juana Summers Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. 9:20 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 34 min. Health Care Premiums and Provider Networks, Panel 1 Medical doctors testified on how the Affordable Care Act was adversely affecting their ... Medical doctors testified on how the Affordable Care Act was adversely affecting their patients. Their concerns included limited access to care and drug costs for those with chronic conditions. Topics included the cancellation of insurance plans, increased premiums, and physicians being dropped from provider networks. Video clips were shown of President Obama, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, and then White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel.

This hearing was titled “ObamaCare’s Impact on Premiums and Provider Networks.”
11:06 am MT Approx. 5 min. Senate Agenda Niels Lesniewski; Juana Summers Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week.
8:08 am MT Approx. 51 min. Federal Reserve in Global Perspective Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal ... Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal Reserve. Topics included what models for central banks work better than others.


“A Global Perspective: The Federal Reserve and Other Central Banks” was a panel at the George Washington University symposium, “The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve System,” which recognized the centennial of the Federal Reserve.
11:55 am MT Approx. 53 min. Health Care Premiums and Provider Networks, Panel 2 Health care policy experts testified about the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the health ... Health care policy experts testified about the effects of the Affordable Care Act on the health care and health insurance markets.


This hearing was titled “ObamaCare’s Impact on Premiums and Provider Networks.”
11:12 am MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
9:00 am MT Approx. 4 min. LIVE House Session Patrick Riffle; F. Sensenbrenner The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a pro forma session. 12:48 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
11:16 am MT Approx. 33 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and ... Prime Minister Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition. Topics included Great Britain’s long-term economic plan, including cost of living standards and unemployment. At the end of Question Time, the Prime Minister addressed the “selfie” picture he took with the Danish Prime Minister and President Obama during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service.
9:05 am MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
12:54 pm MT Approx. 5 min. Senate Agenda Niels Lesniewski; Juana Summers Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. 12:12 pm MT Approx. 8 min. IRS Commissioner Nomination Hearing, Day 1 John Koskinen; Max Baucus; Orrin Hatch John Koskinen testified at the confirmation hearing of his nomination to be the next commissioner ... John Koskinen testified at the confirmation hearing of his nomination to be the next commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service. Opening statements were heard.

The proceeding recessed for the day when Republican senators invoked a seldom used rule that prohibits Senate committees from meeting later than two hours after the Senate begins its daily session.
9:08 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. Federal Communications Commission Oversight Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on the agency’s ... Members of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) testified on the agency’s goals. Much of the hearing was about the agency’s upcoming spectrum auction, as well as the e-rate. Other issues included 911 service reform related to a new rule for wireless phone calls made from a home. Under current rules if someone calls from a wireless phone in the home, the police do not have to accurately locate that call. 1:00 pm MT Approx. 5 hr. 16 min. LIVE Senate Session After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5:30 p.m.), Senate will vote ... After the transaction of any morning business (not to extend beyond 5:30 p.m.), Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination of Anne W. Patterson, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Ambassador, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Near Eastern Affairs). Upon disposition of the nomination of Anne W. Patterson, Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the nomination of Jeh Charles Johnson, of New Jersey, to be Secretary of Homeland Security, and if cloture is invoked, Senate will vote on confirmation of the nomination thereon. 12:21 pm MT Approx. 5 min. Senate Agenda Niels Lesniewski; Juana Summers Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week.
11:03 am MT Approx. 57 min. LIVE General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. 6:19 pm MT Approx. 30 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
12:28 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 49 min. Afghanistan War Transition Hearings to examine the transition in Afghanistan.
As the ISAF & NATO operational transition ...
Hearings to examine the transition in Afghanistan.
As the ISAF & NATO operational transition in Afghanistan draws closer, State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officials give the Senate Foreign Relations Committee an update on the operation.
12:01 pm MT Approx. 5 min. Senate Agenda Niels Lesniewski; Juana Summers Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. Niels Lesniewski previewed the Senate agenda for the week. 6:51 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 2014 Energy Outlook Wilfrid Kohl; Adam Sieminski Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for ... Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for 2014 as well as projections of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices to 2040. He said the U.S. is closing in on producing 9.6 million barrels of oil a day, the highest since the 1970s. He also stated that if the U.S. stays on track with car fuel standards, the gap between production and demand in would decline and almost reach parity in 2040, and that natural gas would replace coal in energy production in the 2030s.

The projections focused on factors that shape the U.S. energy system over the long term, assuming that current laws and regulations remain unchanged. It also provided a basis for examination of energy production, consumption, technology, and market trends.
2:21 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Iran Nuclear Deal Panelists analyzed the talks going on in Vienna during the week between Iran and six global powers ... Panelists analyzed the talks going on in Vienna during the week between Iran and six global powers on freezing parts of Iran’s nuclear program. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.

“The Iranian Nuclear Deal: A New Direction for Tehran and the West?” was part of the series of CSIS-Schieffer School Dialogues, monthly discussions held at CSIS and hosted by Bob Schieffer on public policy and the media. The series is a partnership between CSIS and The Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas.
12:07 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
8:14 pm MT Approx. 2 min. General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. 3:26 pm MT Approx. 2 min. General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations.
1:10 pm MT Approx. 33 min. Nuclear Deal with Iran Wendy Sherman and David Cohen testified on ongoing talks with Iran to freeze the country’s ... Wendy Sherman and David Cohen testified on ongoing talks with Iran to freeze the country’s nuclear program. Ms. Sherman, the lead U.S. negotiator in the agreement reached between the U.S. and five other global powers (P5+1), urged Congress not to pass new sanctions on Iran as talks continue on freezing country’s nuclear program. 8:16 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Federal Reserve 100th Anniversary Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke and two of his predecessors, Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan, ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke and two of his predecessors, Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan, made remarks at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the central bank with the signing of the Federal Reserve Act December 23, 1913. Each of the former chairmen recounted their time at the Fed and the crises they dealt with while at the Federal Reserve. Chair Bernanke also defended the Fed’s monetary policies thus far to recover from the current economic crisis. The event also included a ceremonial signing of a certificate commemorating the signing of the Federal Reserve Act by each of the current members of the Board of Governors and each Reserve Bank president. Short videos were shown about the history of the Federal Reserve.

This event at the Federal Reserve Board Building was held by the Federal Reserve System Centennial Sponsoring Committee, chaired by Jeffrey Lacker.
3:29 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
1:46 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
9:25 pm MT Approx. 58 min. Federal Reserve in Global Perspective Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal ... Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal Reserve. Topics included what models for central banks work better than others.


“A Global Perspective: The Federal Reserve and Other Central Banks” was a panel at the George Washington University symposium, “The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve System,” which recognized the centennial of the Federal Reserve.
3:31 pm MT Approx. 46 min. Financial Stability Oversight Council Meeting on Cyber Security Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which was created as a provision of ... Members of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC), which was created as a provision of the 2010 financial regulations law, held a meeting on cyber security. Among the topics they addressed were inter-agency information sharing, security background checks for government personnel, and public-private partnerships in cybersecurity programs.
1:47 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 2014 Energy Outlook Wilfrid Kohl; Adam Sieminski Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for ... Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for 2014 as well as projections of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices to 2040. He said the U.S. is closing in on producing 9.6 million barrels of oil a day, the highest since the 1970s. He also stated that if the U.S. stays on track with car fuel standards, the gap between production and demand in would decline and almost reach parity in 2040, and that natural gas would replace coal in energy production in the 2030s.

The projections focused on factors that shape the U.S. energy system over the long term, assuming that current laws and regulations remain unchanged. It also provided a basis for examination of energy production, consumption, technology, and market trends.
10:26 pm MT Approx. 2 min. General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. 4:21 pm MT Approx. 50 min. Government Printing Office Davita Vance-Cooks testified about a report on the future of the Government Printing Office and ... Davita Vance-Cooks testified about a report on the future of the Government Printing Office and the steps it must take to modernize its operations and move to digital formats.
3:07 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
10:30 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Small Business Health Options Program Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status ... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges which were created to encourage small business owners to offer health care insurance. Implementation delays have prevented small businesses from enrolling in the SHOPs online. 5:12 pm MT Approx. 2 min. General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations.
3:10 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Bipartisanship and Budget Agreement Participants talked about the Budget Conference Committee two-year agreement and its implications ... Participants talked about the Budget Conference Committee two-year agreement and its implications for congressional bipartisanship. The agreement at the time of this event had passed in the House, and the Senate had not yet voted on it. Speakers included two former U.S. Representatives, Republican Gil Gutknecht and Democrat Martin Sabo. They also discussed the farm bill and changes that had taken place in Congress since leaving office. 12:06 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 2014 Energy Outlook Wilfrid Kohl; Adam Sieminski Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for ... Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for 2014 as well as projections of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices to 2040. He said the U.S. is closing in on producing 9.6 million barrels of oil a day, the highest since the 1970s. He also stated that if the U.S. stays on track with car fuel standards, the gap between production and demand in would decline and almost reach parity in 2040, and that natural gas would replace coal in energy production in the 2030s.

The projections focused on factors that shape the U.S. energy system over the long term, assuming that current laws and regulations remain unchanged. It also provided a basis for examination of energy production, consumption, technology, and market trends.
5:16 pm MT Approx. 39 min. Cybersecurity Threats Kate Randal Kate Randal talked about internal cyber security threats, such as that demonstrated by Edward ... Kate Randal talked about internal cyber security threats, such as that demonstrated by Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who leaked documents about the NSA’s surveillance of domestic telephone and electronic communications.
4:25 pm MT Approx. 2 min. General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. 1:28 am MT Approx. 2 min. White House Briefing on the Budget and Debt Limit James Carney White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating ... White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating over the debt limit had not changed and that he did not expect Republicans to threaten default again. He said that Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) deserved credit for reaching a budget deal and urged the Senate to follow what the House did in passing the legislation. 

This is a portion of the regular daily briefing.
5:57 pm MT Approx. 1 min. Mobile Health Care Innovations During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi ... During a tour of the first annual mHealth Innovation Expo Matt Quinn and Lygeia Ricciardi explained the government’s role in supporting mobile health care technology. Kent Dicks, an exhibitor at the exposition, described current and future applications from his company’s mobile health care products.

The exposition was held by the Federal Communications Commission’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau in the FCC headquarters in Washington, D.C.
4:29 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. 20th Anniversary of NAFTA Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked ... Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked about the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993, the trade deal aimed to pull together the economies of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. 1:32 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Federal Reserve 100th Anniversary Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke and two of his predecessors, Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan, ... Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke and two of his predecessors, Paul Volcker and Alan Greenspan, made remarks at an event celebrating the 100th anniversary of the creation of the central bank with the signing of the Federal Reserve Act December 23, 1913. Each of the former chairmen recounted their time at the Fed and the crises they dealt with while at the Federal Reserve. Chair Bernanke also defended the Fed’s monetary policies thus far to recover from the current economic crisis. The event also included a ceremonial signing of a certificate commemorating the signing of the Federal Reserve Act by each of the current members of the Board of Governors and each Reserve Bank president. Short videos were shown about the history of the Federal Reserve.

This event at the Federal Reserve Board Building was held by the Federal Reserve System Centennial Sponsoring Committee, chaired by Jeffrey Lacker.
6:01 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. 20th Anniversary of NAFTA Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked ... Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked about the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993, the trade deal aimed to pull together the economies of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
6:01 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. 2:40 am MT Approx. 58 min. Federal Reserve in Global Perspective Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal ... Panelists with experience with central banks around the world discussed the Federal Reserve. Topics included what models for central banks work better than others.


“A Global Perspective: The Federal Reserve and Other Central Banks” was a panel at the George Washington University symposium, “The Past, Present, and Future of the Federal Reserve System,” which recognized the centennial of the Federal Reserve.
7:32 pm MT Approx. 3 min. White House Briefing on the Budget and Debt Limit James Carney White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating ... White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating over the debt limit had not changed and that he did not expect Republicans to threaten default again. He said that Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) deserved credit for reaching a budget deal and urged the Senate to follow what the House did in passing the legislation. 

This is a portion of the regular daily briefing.
7:02 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. First Lady Edith Roosevelt Kathleen Dalton and Stacy Cordery talked about the life and influence of first lady Edith ... Kathleen Dalton and Stacy Cordery talked about the life and influence of first lady Edith Roosevelt and responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Edith Roosevelt managed the creation of the West Wing as a private residence for her large family and handled security, the press, and publicity for her children. She professionalized the office of the first lady and hired a social secretary to assist with an intense social schedule. Topics included her active social conscience and their relations with Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Video clips were shown of Amy Verone showing artifacts from the Roosevelt home, Sagamore Hill, in Oyster Bay, New York, and of Paula Beazley giving a tour of the Pine Knot retreat in Albemarle County, Virginia. Also shown was a clip of Edith Roosevelt speaking at a rally in 1932.

This was the 17th episode in the C-SPAN series “First Ladies: Influence and Image.”
3:42 am MT Approx. 2 min. White House Briefing on the Budget and Debt Limit James Carney White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating ... White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating over the debt limit had not changed and that he did not expect Republicans to threaten default again. He said that Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) deserved credit for reaching a budget deal and urged the Senate to follow what the House did in passing the legislation. 

This is a portion of the regular daily briefing.
7:36 pm MT Approx. 47 min. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon End of Year News Conference Ki-moon Ban United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a year end press conference. He said ... United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a year end press conference. He said “a cessation of hostilities” would be necessary in order for political negotiations on a transitional government in Syria to begin. He also congratulated newly-elected Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, and called on world leaders to emulate former South African President Mandela’s example to bring peace. He called the recent execution of the second-ranking North Korean leader both “dramatic and surprising.” Other topics included Iran, Central African Republic, and extreme weather conditions such as Typhoon Haiyan and the resulting disaster relief needed in the Philippines.
8:39 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Identity Theft and Consumer Protection, Part 1 Panelist talked about consumer protection from identity (ID) theft. Topics included the ... Panelist talked about consumer protection from identity (ID) theft. Topics included the evolution of ID theft since 2006 and actions consumers can take to protect themselves. 

“The Evolution of ID Theft” was a panel at a day-long conference on The State of ID Theft held by the National Consumers League at the Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
3:48 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Small Business Health Options Program Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status ... Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Deputy Administrator Gary Cohen testified on the status of the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges which were created to encourage small business owners to offer health care insurance. Implementation delays have prevented small businesses from enrolling in the SHOPs online. 8:26 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Women's Participation in American Politics Simmons College held a forum honoring women in politics and Angelina Grimke, a white Southerner ... Simmons College held a forum honoring women in politics and Angelina Grimke, a white Southerner from Charleston, South Carolina, who became the first American woman to address a legislative body. Ms. Grimke spoke about slavery and women’s rights before the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1838. The event included an actress' dramatic reading of Ms. Grimke’s speech. Other speakers included Gloria Steinem; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who participated via video uplink from Washington, D.C.; and Ayanna Pressley, the first woman of color ever elected to the Boston City Council. The program concluded with a panel discussion on women in public affairs.
10:00 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 1 min. General Motors and the Automobile Industry Daniel Akerson; Angela Keane Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the ... Daniel Akerson about the progress of General Motors (GM) and its investment plans, as well as the state of the auto industry. He also remarked on GM’s selection of Mary Barra to replace him when he retires in January 2014, calling her selection “historic” and that GM has a history of promoting minorities and women. He also announced that GM was investing $1.3 billion in five U.S. plants mainly in Michigan to increase GM jobs and manufacturing and said the entire US auto industry was backed due to “swift action” of both the George W. Bush and Obama administrations. 10:31 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Stand Your Ground Laws, Panel 2 Academics were joined by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Sanford, ... Academics were joined by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Sanford, Florida, and by Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, who was killed in Jacksonville, Florida, testified about “stand your ground” self-protection laws. At the time 30 states had some type of “Stand Your Ground” laws on the books. They allowed a person the right to use deadly force to protect themselves if they thought their life was in danger. The hearing focused on the origins of those laws, their impact on the legal definition of self-defense, whether they provoke unnecessary shooting confrontations, and if they encourage racial profiling.
11:03 pm MT Approx. 44 min. Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment Nancy Calo; Juana Summers; Alex Wayne Alex Wayne talked about enrollment numbers in the Affordable Care Act’s health care ... Alex Wayne talked about enrollment numbers in the Affordable Care Act’s health care exchanges. He also discussed issues still facing the Healthcare.gov Web site, marketing strategies to encourage people to sign up in the exchanges, how the Obama administration defines enrollees, subsidies for coverage, and other topics.

At the conclusion of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines.
11:57 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. 20th Anniversary of NAFTA Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked ... Former U.S. trade representatives from the George H.W. Bush and Clinton administrations talked about the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Signed into law by Bill Clinton in 1993, the trade deal aimed to pull together the economies of the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
11:49 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Identity Theft and Consumer Protection, Part 1 Panelist talked about consumer protection from identity (ID) theft. Topics included the ... Panelist talked about consumer protection from identity (ID) theft. Topics included the evolution of ID theft since 2006 and actions consumers can take to protect themselves. 

“The Evolution of ID Theft” was a panel at a day-long conference on The State of ID Theft held by the National Consumers League at the Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
1:29 am MT Approx. 2 min. White House Briefing on the Budget and Debt Limit James Carney White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating ... White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that the president’s position of not negotiating over the debt limit had not changed and that he did not expect Republicans to threaten default again. He said that Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) deserved credit for reaching a budget deal and urged the Senate to follow what the House did in passing the legislation. 

This is a portion of the regular daily briefing.
1:07 am MT Approx. 59 min. Identity Theft and Consumer Protection, Part 2 Michael Kaiser; Deborah Majoras; Edith Ramirez Federal Trade Commission Chairperson Edith Ramirez and former Commission Chairperson Deborah ... Federal Trade Commission Chairperson Edith Ramirez and former Commission Chairperson Deborah Majoras talked about efforts by their agency to protect consumers from identity theft.

This was the luncheon keynote at a day-long conference on The State of ID Theft held by the National Consumers League at the Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
1:32 am MT Approx. 47 min. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon End of Year News Conference Ki-moon Ban United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a year end press conference. He said ... United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon gave a year end press conference. He said “a cessation of hostilities” would be necessary in order for political negotiations on a transitional government in Syria to begin. He also congratulated newly-elected Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, and called on world leaders to emulate former South African President Mandela’s example to bring peace. He called the recent execution of the second-ranking North Korean leader both “dramatic and surprising.” Other topics included Iran, Central African Republic, and extreme weather conditions such as Typhoon Haiyan and the resulting disaster relief needed in the Philippines.
2:07 am MT Approx. 53 min. Identity Theft and Consumer Protection, Part 3 Panelists talked about Federal Trade Commission and the financial services industry efforts to ... Panelists talked about Federal Trade Commission and the financial services industry efforts to combat identity (ID) theft. Among the topics they addressed were medical, tax, and child ID theft, and efforts to work with foreign countries on data security.

“The Future of Consumer Protection from ID Theft” was a panel at a day-long conference on The State of ID Theft held by the National Consumers League at the Columbus Club at Union Station in Washington, D.C.
2:22 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Women's Participation in American Politics Simmons College held a forum honoring women in politics and Angelina Grimke, a white Southerner ... Simmons College held a forum honoring women in politics and Angelina Grimke, a white Southerner from Charleston, South Carolina, who became the first American woman to address a legislative body. Ms. Grimke spoke about slavery and women’s rights before the Massachusetts State Legislature in 1838. The event included an actress' dramatic reading of Ms. Grimke’s speech. Other speakers included Gloria Steinem; Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), who participated via video uplink from Washington, D.C.; and Ayanna Pressley, the first woman of color ever elected to the Boston City Council. The program concluded with a panel discussion on women in public affairs.
3:03 am MT Approx. 34 min. Divisions Among Republicans and Conservatives Nancy Calo; Christine Hanson; Juana Summers Christine Harbin Hanson talked about divisions within the Republican Party over politics and ... Christine Harbin Hanson talked about divisions within the Republican Party over politics and policy, including the two-year budget deal that had recently passed the House. She also spoke about political and campaign strategies of conservative advocacy and fundraising groups, as well as the health care law and immigration.

At the conclusion of the program, C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines.
4:27 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Stand Your Ground Laws, Panel 2 Academics were joined by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Sanford, ... Academics were joined by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who was killed in Sanford, Florida, and by Lucia McBath, the mother of Jordan Davis, who was killed in Jacksonville, Florida, testified about “stand your ground” self-protection laws. At the time 30 states had some type of “Stand Your Ground” laws on the books. They allowed a person the right to use deadly force to protect themselves if they thought their life was in danger. The hearing focused on the origins of those laws, their impact on the legal definition of self-defense, whether they provoke unnecessary shooting confrontations, and if they encourage racial profiling.
3:40 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. 2014 Energy Outlook Wilfrid Kohl; Adam Sieminski Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for ... Adam Sieminski presented the Energy Information Administration’s annual Energy Outlook for 2014 as well as projections of U.S. energy supply, demand, and prices to 2040. He said the U.S. is closing in on producing 9.6 million barrels of oil a day, the highest since the 1970s. He also stated that if the U.S. stays on track with car fuel standards, the gap between production and demand in would decline and almost reach parity in 2040, and that natural gas would replace coal in energy production in the 2030s.

The projections focused on factors that shape the U.S. energy system over the long term, assuming that current laws and regulations remain unchanged. It also provided a basis for examination of energy production, consumption, technology, and market trends.