C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, December 13 >

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5:00 am MT Approx. 33 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer commentary on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer commentary on news of the day. 4:43 am MT Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. Broadband Access Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan. 4:58 am MT Approx. 35 min. Fiscal Challenges and States Joseph Califano; Thomas Donohue; Richard Ravitch Following opening remarks from Tom Donohue and Joe Califano, former Lieutenant Governor Richard ... Following opening remarks from Tom Donohue and Joe Califano, former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch (D-NY) summarized a report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force on the fiscal challenges of states in the midst of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Among the findings were health care expenses rising faster than revenue, pension system underfunding, and a disconnect between federal policies and their impact on states.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
This program was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum entitled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
5:36 am MT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Fiscal Cliff, Taxes, and the Republican Party Nancy Calo; Grover Norquist; Peter Slen Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and ... Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included sequestration, states that raise taxes versus those that do not, and the anti-tax pledge that the majority of congressional Republicans had signed.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
7:30 am MT Approx. 9 hr. LIVE Senate Session The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session and therafter resumed consideration of S.3637, ... The U.S. Senate convened for a legislative session and therafter resumed consideration of S.3637, the TAG extension legislation. 5:36 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. Future of Network News Christopher Callahan; Jeff Fager CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter ... CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager spoke about the future of network news to students at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State University in Phoenix. 
Jeff Fager became the first chairman of CBS News in February 2011, after re-shaping its flagship broadcast, “60 Minutes.”
6:18 am MT Approx. 42 min. LIVE Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff Mary Carey; Peter Slen Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, ... Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included funding for Medicare; its annual budget; the differences between its A, B, C, and D parts; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law) on Medicare;and reform proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
4:34 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Fiscal Cliff Issues Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases ... Panelists talked about issues related to the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. They agreed raising taxes won’t solve all the problems, and called for changes to entitlement spending.
The panel “The Grand Bargain” was part of a National Chamber Foundation forum titled, “A Balancing Act: Tough Decisions in the Face of Fiscal Challenge,” held at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
6:46 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Promoting Energy Efficiency Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency ... Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency could be implemented in broader tax reform efforts.
7:00 am MT Approx. 32 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. 5:39 pm MT Approx. 16 min. Senator Joe Lieberman Farewell Address Joseph Lieberman Senator Joe Lieberman [I-CT) gave his farewell address to the Senate. Senator Joe Lieberman [I-CT) gave his farewell address to the Senate. 8:07 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. LIVE Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York ... Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the hearing was focused on the amount SBA takes to process loan applications and disbursements, and SBA loan interest rates. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer urged Congress to approve supplemental funding for New Jersey and other states affected by Hurricane Sandy, saying that funding was crucial to her city’s recovery.
7:34 am MT Approx. 28 min. Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and the Economy Christopher Van Hollen House Budget Committee ranking member Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke about the ... House Budget Committee ranking member Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) spoke about the latest developments in “fiscal-cliff” negotiations, and the economy at a Christian Science Monitor Breakfast event for reporters at the St. Regis Hotel. Among his remarks, he said he was concerned that House Speaker John Boehner might be stalling the negotiations until he is re-elected to his leadership post in January 2013. Other topics included the future of the Democratic Party and gubernatorial races.

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
5:56 pm MT Approx. 4 min. Senator Herb Kohl Farewell Address Herbert Kohl Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) delivered his farewell address to the Senate. Senator Herb Kohl (D-WI) delivered his farewell address to the Senate. 9:56 am MT Approx. 5 min. Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff Mary Carey; Peter Slen Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, ... Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included funding for Medicare; its annual budget; the differences between its A, B, C, and D parts; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law) on Medicare;and reform proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
8:02 am MT Approx. 35 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 6:04 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Vladimir Putin State of the Nation Address Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in ... Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow. It was his first state of the nation address since winning a third term as president. He outlined a broad range of economic goals over the next few years and vowed to root out corruption in the political system. 
This is a Russian television broadcast. Simultaneous interpretation into English.
Courtesy of Russia Today Television.
10:01 am MT Approx. 20 min. LIVE Senate Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Majority Leader Harry Reid urged House Speaker John Boehner to act regarding middle class tax cuts. In addition, the briefing focused on the Senate Democratic agenda including Hurricane Sandy legislation. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) said help was desperately needed and that he was hopeful that a bill could be passed.
8:39 am MT Approx. 16 min. LIVE House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on the negotiations between House leaders and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to the potential tax increase and budget cuts taking place at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
7:27 pm MT Approx. 36 min. Senator Olympia Snowe Farewell Remarks Olympia Snowe Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) gave her farewell address to the Senate. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) gave her farewell address to the Senate. 10:25 am MT Approx. 38 min. Fiscal Cliff, Taxes, and the Republican Party Nancy Calo; Grover Norquist; Peter Slen Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and ... Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included sequestration, states that raise taxes versus those that do not, and the anti-tax pledge that the majority of congressional Republicans had signed.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
8:56 am MT Approx. 4 min. Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff Mary Carey; Peter Slen Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, ... Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included funding for Medicare; its annual budget; the differences between its A, B, C, and D parts; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law) on Medicare;and reform proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
8:09 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York ... Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the hearing was focused on the amount SBA takes to process loan applications and disbursements, and SBA loan interest rates. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer urged Congress to approve supplemental funding for New Jersey and other states affected by Hurricane Sandy, saying that funding was crucial to her city’s recovery. 11:04 am MT Approx. 4 min. Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer commentary on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer commentary on news of the day.
9:01 am MT Approx. 4 hr. 20 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. The U.S. House of Representatives convened for a legislative session. 9:56 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 46 min. Broadband Access Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan. 11:09 am MT Approx. 49 min. LIVE White House Daily Briefing James Carney Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Topics included “fiscal ... Jay Carney briefed reporters and answered questions. Topics included “fiscal cliff” negotiations, the civil war in Syria, and North Korea’s recent long-range missile launch.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
1:21 pm MT Approx. 9 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the economy. He criticized President Obama for not being serious about spending reductions and blamed him for the lack of a resolution to the negotiations.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
12:45 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 21 min. Vladimir Putin State of the Nation Address Vladimir Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in ... Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the state of the nation address to the Federal Assembly in Moscow. It was his first state of the nation address since winning a third term as president. He outlined a broad range of economic goals over the next few years and vowed to root out corruption in the political system. 
This is a Russian television broadcast. Simultaneous interpretation into English.
Courtesy of Russia Today Television.
12:01 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. NFL Human Growth Hormone Testing Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the ... Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the National Football League (NFL), and the science behind human performance drugs and the health risks. They told the committee that HGH testing was reliable and should begin immediately in the NFL. Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus praised the NFL Players Association for agreeing to the testing in 2011, but said “now let’s get on with it,” referring to the process which had been held up in part by the association’s concerns over the method of testing.
1:31 pm MT Approx. 16 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on the negotiations between House leaders and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to the potential tax increase and budget cuts taking place at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
2:08 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York ... Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the hearing was focused on the amount SBA takes to process loan applications and disbursements, and SBA loan interest rates. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer urged Congress to approve supplemental funding for New Jersey and other states affected by Hurricane Sandy, saying that funding was crucial to her city’s recovery. 1:50 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 45 min. Broadband Access Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum ... Federal Communications Commission (FCC) members testified on the FCC’s broadband spectrum auction plan.
1:47 pm MT Approx. 20 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Majority Leader Harry Reid urged House Speaker John Boehner to act regarding middle class tax cuts. In addition, the briefing focused on the Senate Democratic agenda including Hurricane Sandy legislation. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) said help was desperately needed and that he was hopeful that a bill could be passed. 3:56 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. NFL Human Growth Hormone Testing Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the ... Scientists, doctors, and former players testified on human growth hormone (HGH) testing in the National Football League (NFL), and the science behind human performance drugs and the health risks. They told the committee that HGH testing was reliable and should begin immediately in the NFL. Hall of Fame linebacker Dick Butkus praised the NFL Players Association for agreeing to the testing in 2011, but said “now let’s get on with it,” referring to the process which had been held up in part by the association’s concerns over the method of testing. 4:40 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Promoting Energy Efficiency Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency ... Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency could be implemented in broader tax reform efforts.
2:12 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 44 min. Small Businesses Affected by Hurricane Sandy Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York ... Small Business Administration (SBA) employees and local officials from New Jersey and New York testified on the impact to small businesses of Hurricane Sandy. Much of the hearing was focused on the amount SBA takes to process loan applications and disbursements, and SBA loan interest rates. Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer urged Congress to approve supplemental funding for New Jersey and other states affected by Hurricane Sandy, saying that funding was crucial to her city’s recovery. 6:01 pm MT Approx. 35 min. Protecting the Infrastructure Harvey Rishikof; Suzanne Spaulding Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against ... Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical deterioration. She mentioned incidents such as a train crash due to aging infrastructure that leaked toxic chemicals into a creek and Hurricane Sandy. Topics included the appropriate role of government and the private sector in addressing these hazards, and increasing trust between government and business.
This breakfast program of the of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security was held at The University Club of Washington, D.C.
3:59 pm MT Approx. 34 min. Protecting the Infrastructure Harvey Rishikof; Suzanne Spaulding Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against ... Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical deterioration. She mentioned incidents such as a train crash due to aging infrastructure that leaked toxic chemicals into a creek and Hurricane Sandy. Topics included the appropriate role of government and the private sector in addressing these hazards, and increasing trust between government and business.
This breakfast program of the of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security was held at The University Club of Washington, D.C.
6:38 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 17 min. High-Speed Rail Program Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the ... Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the Northeastern United States, which includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.
4:36 pm MT Approx. 43 min. Representatives Cantor and Hoyer on House Agenda Eric Cantor; Steny Hoyer Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) discussed the fiscal cliff ... Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD) discussed the fiscal cliff negotiations during an exchange on the floor about the House schedule for the next week. House Republican Leader Eric Cantor told members to be ready for a weekend session. He said the House would not adjourn until the “fiscal cliff” issue was settled. "Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. 8:59 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Promoting Energy Efficiency Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency ... Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency could be implemented in broader tax reform efforts.
5:19 pm MT Approx. 39 min. Tribute to Representative Boswell Members of the House paid tribute to the service of retiring Representative Leonard Boswell ... Members of the House paid tribute to the service of retiring Representative Leonard Boswell (D-IA). Representative Boswell made remarks in response. 10:20 pm MT Approx. 1 hr. Voting and Social Media Panelists talked about the role social media played in the 2012 presidential election. Among ... Panelists talked about the role social media played in the 2012 presidential election. Among the topics they covered were the cost of old voting technology versus new, and the availability to voters of real-time information via mobile devices through Twitter and Facebook while waiting in line. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program.
“Elections: Technology, Social Media, and Administration” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
6:01 pm MT Approx. 20 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Majority Leader Harry Reid urged House Speaker John Boehner to act regarding middle class tax cuts. In addition, the briefing focused on the Senate Democratic agenda including Hurricane Sandy legislation. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) said help was desperately needed and that he was hopeful that a bill could be passed. 11:25 pm MT Approx. 34 min. Protecting the Infrastructure Harvey Rishikof; Suzanne Spaulding Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against ... Suzanne Spaulding talked about strengthening and securing national critical infrastructure against hazards such as extreme weather, cyber- and human-made threats, and physical deterioration. She mentioned incidents such as a train crash due to aging infrastructure that leaked toxic chemicals into a creek and Hurricane Sandy. Topics included the appropriate role of government and the private sector in addressing these hazards, and increasing trust between government and business.
This breakfast program of the of the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security was held at The University Club of Washington, D.C.
6:23 pm MT Approx. 9 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the economy. He criticized President Obama for not being serious about spending reductions and blamed him for the lack of a resolution to the negotiations.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
1:11 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 7 min. High-Speed Rail Program Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the ... Witnesses testified on the future of high-speed rail in the transportation infrastructure of the Northeastern United States, which includes Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston.
6:34 pm MT Approx. 16 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on the negotiations between House leaders and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to the potential tax increase and budget cuts taking place at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
2:22 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 20 min. Promoting Energy Efficiency Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency ... Witnesses testified on proposed reforms to the tax code and how incentives for energy efficiency could be implemented in broader tax reform efforts.
6:52 pm MT Approx. 13 min. Peter Orszag on the Federal Budget Zanny Beddoes; Peter Orszag Peter Orszag was interviewed at The Economist's “World in 2013 Festival.” He ... Peter Orszag was interviewed at The Economist's “World in 2013 Festival.” He said concerns over the “fiscal cliff” had been overblown, and that the focus should shift to the debt limit increase. He predicted that Republicans would ultimately relent to tax increases, and that both Democrats and Republicans were relying on “gimmicks” by not providing details on spending cuts. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
3:45 am MT Approx. 1 hr. Voting and Social Media Panelists talked about the role social media played in the 2012 presidential election. Among ... Panelists talked about the role social media played in the 2012 presidential election. Among the topics they covered were the cost of old voting technology versus new, and the availability to voters of real-time information via mobile devices through Twitter and Facebook while waiting in line. They answered questions from audience members at the end of the program.
“Elections: Technology, Social Media, and Administration” was part of a Pew Center on the States day-long conference on the voter experience in 2012, held in the Newseum.
7:07 pm MT Approx. 39 min. Fiscal Cliff, Taxes, and the Republican Party Nancy Calo; Grover Norquist; Peter Slen Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and ... Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included sequestration, states that raise taxes versus those that do not, and the anti-tax pledge that the majority of congressional Republicans had signed.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
4:50 am MT Approx. 3 hr. 41 min. Financial Industry Regulations Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations ... Witnesses testified on the implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations law, which deals with over-the-counter derivatives and swaps market regulations. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary Gensler said that his agency was making progress in fully implementing the law. Robert Cook testified that the Securities and Exchange Commission was continuing with a complex rule-making process. Then a panel of financial industry stakeholders and representatives testified about concerns such as compliance costs and lack of clarity in the rules and definitions.
7:46 pm MT Approx. 41 min. Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff Mary Carey; Peter Slen Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, ... Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included funding for Medicare; its annual budget; the differences between its A, B, C, and D parts; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law) on Medicare;and reform proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
8:31 pm MT Approx. 2 hr. 50 min. Health Care Law Implementation Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health ... Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health care insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). Health secretaries from three states that decided against running an exchange also testified. Other topics included the expansion of Medicaid as contained in the law.
11:23 pm MT Approx. 20 min. Senate Democratic Leaders on Fiscal Cliff Negotiations Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” ... Senate Democratic leaders spoke to reporters about the status of “fiscal cliff” negotiations. Majority Leader Harry Reid urged House Speaker John Boehner to act regarding middle class tax cuts. In addition, the briefing focused on the Senate Democratic agenda including Hurricane Sandy legislation. Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) said help was desperately needed and that he was hopeful that a bill could be passed.
11:44 pm MT Approx. 9 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the economy. He criticized President Obama for not being serious about spending reductions and blamed him for the lack of a resolution to the negotiations.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
11:55 pm MT Approx. 16 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on ... Minority Leader Pelosi held her weekly legislative briefing with reporters. She focused on the negotiations between House leaders and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.”
"Fiscal cliff" referred to the potential tax increase and budget cuts taking place at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
12:12 am MT Approx. 13 min. Peter Orszag on the Federal Budget Zanny Beddoes; Peter Orszag Peter Orszag was interviewed at The Economist's “World in 2013 Festival.” He ... Peter Orszag was interviewed at The Economist's “World in 2013 Festival.” He said concerns over the “fiscal cliff” had been overblown, and that the focus should shift to the debt limit increase. He predicted that Republicans would ultimately relent to tax increases, and that both Democrats and Republicans were relying on “gimmicks” by not providing details on spending cuts. 
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
12:28 am MT Approx. 39 min. Fiscal Cliff, Taxes, and the Republican Party Nancy Calo; Grover Norquist; Peter Slen Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and ... Grover Norquist talked about raising taxes as part of negotiations between House Republicans and President Obama to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included sequestration, states that raise taxes versus those that do not, and the anti-tax pledge that the majority of congressional Republicans had signed.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement. "Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011.
1:08 am MT Approx. 41 min. Medicare and the Fiscal Cliff Mary Carey; Peter Slen Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, ... Mary Agnes Carey talked about Medicare and its role in “fiscal cliff” negotiations, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included funding for Medicare; its annual budget; the differences between its A, B, C, and D parts; the impact of the Affordable Care Act (the health care law) on Medicare;and reform proposals for the program.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a budget agreement.
1:52 am MT Approx. 9 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included ... House Speaker John Boehner held his weekly briefing with reporters. Topics included “fiscal cliff” negotiations and the economy. He criticized President Obama for not being serious about spending reductions and blamed him for the lack of a resolution to the negotiations.
“Fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.
3:17 am MT Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Health Care Law Implementation Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health ... Federal officials testified on their efforts to help states with the process of setting up health care insurance exchanges mandated by the Affordable Care Act (the health care law). Health secretaries from three states that decided against running an exchange also testified. Other topics included the expansion of Medicaid as contained in the law.