Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question: “Are new U.S. and European Union sanctions on Russia the right strategy?”
Robert Barnes talked about the federal appeals court ruling striking down Virginia’s gay marriage ban, and what the ruling means for broader marriage equality efforts. He also discusses the Fourth Circuit Court’s reputation and its conservative leaning.
Representative Steve Pearce (R-NM) talked about the House Republican working group formed to address the flood of unaccompanied Central American immigrant children crossing into the U.S. Southern border. Some of the group’s recommendations were part of a House bill introduced the previous day to deal with the situation. He said that approximately two-thirds of the bill was for border security, and the other third was for humanitarian assistance.
C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO) talked about congressional work to keep the Highway Trust Fund solvent through at least the end of 2014 and her legislative efforts following the Supreme Court’s Burwell v. Hobby Lobby decision.
Paul Krawzak talked about his CQ Weekly article, “The Budget Act Comes of Age,” on the 40th anniversary of the 1974 Budget Act. He discussed the reasons Congress decided to reform the budget process, and some of the results of the law’s passage, such as the creation of the Congressional Budget Office and House and Senate Budget committees, and the modern budget process.
This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting magazine articles.