Phone lines were open for viewer comments on the House’s authorizization to arm Syrian rebels to combat ISIS militants. The House amended H.J. Res 124, which contained an amendment to fund training of Syrian rebels fighting ISIS militants.
Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) talked about her vote in favor of the previous-day House vote on a measure to fund federal government operations through December 11, 2014, which included an authorization to fund training of Syrian rebels fighting ISIS* militants. She also discussed Ukrainian President Poroshenko’s address before a joint session of Congress happening later that morning.
C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
*The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), is a militant group that has called itself the Islamic State.
Representative Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Emerging Threats Subcommittee, reacted to President Obama’s speech from MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, as well as the ongoing dispute between Ukraine and Russia over control of Crimea.
Indiana University President Michael McRobbie talked from the C-SPAN Bus in Bloomington about public policy issues impacting higher education institutions as well as the role of the Big Ten athletic conference. He responded to telephone calls and electronic communications, including telephone lines divided for parents, educators, students, and Indiana residents.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series of interviews with university officials during a C-SPAN Bus tour of the universities of the Big Ten Conference. Topics included college costs and student debt, university admission policies, curricula, academic standards, campus safety, faculty issues, research capabilities, and how universities were preparing graduates for careers and adult life.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivered remarks to a joint meeting of Congress about the situation in his country and the ongoing conflict with Russia. He called on the U.S. to give his country a special defense and security status as a non-NATO member in the wake of Russia’s annexation of Crimea almost one year ago.
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns discusses his new documentary series The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, which chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt. He speaks at a luncheon hosted by the National Press Club.
Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro talks from Evanston, Illinois, about public policy issues impacting higher education institutions as well as the role of the Big Ten athletic conference.