C-SPAN Schedule

< Wednesday, February 5 >

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7:00 AM EST Approx. 46 min. Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should President Obama ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the question, “Should President Obama negotiate with Republicans on the debt ceiling?” 6:59 AM EST Approx. 37 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition ... Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and opposition about a number of issues. Topics included the strike against London’s metro, system chemical weapons in Syria, and government response to recent floods. Regarding the floods, the prime minister told members that the government had put measures in place and would do whatever was required to help families in need. He also also faced strong criticism from Opposition Leader Ed Miliband on the number of women working in public policy and the growing gap between women and men in salary earnings. 3:54 AM EST Approx. 3 hr. 26 min. Government Surveillance Programs Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign ... Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there was no method to screen out the president or members of Congress from the National Security Agency’s data collection programs, although Deputy Attorney General Cole assured them that no metadata collected was examined without a court order being granted on reasonable grounds.
7:48 AM EST Approx. 48 min. Obama Administration Policy on Marijuana Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; John Mica Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama ... Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama administration’s policy regarding criminal penalties for marijuana. He also discussed his proposal to privatize all federal airport screeners within two years.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
7:37 AM EST Approx. 46 min. Military Sexual Assault Crimes Response, Part 3 Barbara Jones; Sara Zak Two women who were sexually assaulted in the military told their experiences to a federal advisory ... Two women who were sexually assaulted in the military told their experiences to a federal advisory committee conducting an independent review of the military systems for handling cases of adult sexual assault. One of the witnesses described the continuing impact, over 20 years later, of the multiple assaults against her, and both talked about the pressure they felt not to report what happened to them. A third witness, a retired Navy commander who was not a sexual assault victim, gave recommendations based on her own research for improving the system. 7:22 AM EST Approx. 21 min. President Obama in Adelphi, Maryland Barack Obama President Obama spoke at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, about ensuring opportunity ... President Obama spoke at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Maryland, about ensuring opportunity for all. He talked about his goal of connecting 99 percent of students to broadband and wireless technology within five years. He announced that the Federal Communications Commission would contribute two billion dollars as a down payment to connect 15,000 schools and 20 million students to broadband and he announced $750 million in corporate contributions to expanding technology in America’s classrooms.
8:37 AM EST Approx. 40 min. Democratic Agenda for 2014 Nancy Calo; Donna Edwards; Greta Brawner Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included ... Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the workforce, the 2014 elections, and the Keystone XL pipeline.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
8:25 AM EST Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Military Sexual Assault Crimes Response, Part 4 Members of a federal advisory committee conducting an independent review of the systems for ... Members of a federal advisory committee conducting an independent review of the systems for handling cases of adult sexual assault in the military made their final deliberations following testimony from three panels. They considered whether or not to remove authority from commanders, and then voting to maintain the chain of command in dealing with assault cases. 

made a preliminary decision to maintain the chain of command in dealing with assault cases. The panel was made up of four congressional-picked members and five picked by the Pentagon.
7:46 AM EST Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Crude Oil Export Ban Energy and climate change experts testified on the advantages and disadvantages of lifting the ban ... Energy and climate change experts testified on the advantages and disadvantages of lifting the ban on U.S. crude oil exports.
9:20 AM EST Approx. 39 min. Emergency Medical Response to Mass Shootings Greta Brawner; Richard Carmona Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona discussed research and efforts to improve ... Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona discussed research and efforts to improve survival and first responder training for improvised explosive device (IED) and mass shooting incidents. Dr. Carmona also talked about the role of the U.S. surgeon general. 10:03 AM EST Approx. 2 hr. 30 min. LIVE U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform. 9:35 AM EST Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. LIVE IRS Oversight John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return ... John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return filing season. He said recent budget cuts would mean fewer audits and a lower level of customer service during the 2014 tax filing season. When pressed by Republican members of the committee for more documents related to the continuing investigation of alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, he declined to comment.
9:59 AM EST Approx. 27 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. The House met for Morning Hour, during which members spoke on a variety of topics. 12:33 PM EST Approx. 19 min. LIVE Open Phones Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for viewer comments after Congressional Budget Office Director Doug ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments after Congressional Budget Office Director Doug Elmendorf testified before the House Budget Committee on the economic outlook. 11:40 AM EST Approx. 4 hr. 20 min. Government Surveillance Programs Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign ... Legal experts testified on U.S. surveillance programs and techniques in relation to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Members of the committee expressed concern that there was no method to screen out the president or members of Congress from the National Security Agency’s data collection programs, although Deputy Attorney General Cole assured them that no metadata collected was examined without a court order being granted on reasonable grounds.
10:27 AM EST Approx. 1 hr. 31 min. LIVE Consumer Financial Data Breaches Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their ... Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their stores and their companies' ongoing efforts to secure customers' financial data. 12:53 PM EST Approx. 2 hr. 10 min. Global Threats to the U.S. Intelligence officials testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included the operation of ... Intelligence officials testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included the operation of al-Qaida training camps in Syria and Iraq, the impact of NSA wiretaps by Edward Snowden, the use of aerial drones, cybersecurity, and threats made to the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia. 4:00 PM EST Approx. 3 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform.
11:59 AM EST Approx. 7 hr. 51 min. LIVE House Session The House worked to complete action on a bill (HR3590) to ease restrictions on hunters and ... The House worked to complete action on a bill (HR3590) to ease restrictions on hunters and fishermen utilizing federal public lands. Roll call votes on two amendments were scheduled to take place as well as possible motion to recommit and final passage.

Later in the day, the House debated a bill (HR3964) that seeks to address the drought in California by redirecting water to farmers and communities in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley. The structured rule will govern floor debate on two bills - the California water bill (for an hour) as well as a bill to debated Thursday involving public land access and restoration as well as land conveyances. 8 amendments offered by Democrats are allowed under the rule as well as a motion to recommit prior to final passage.
3:04 PM EST Approx. 4 min. Al-Qaida in Iraq Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk testified on the resurgence of ... Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk testified on the resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq. 4:05 PM EST Approx. 24 min. Commerce Secretary Pritzker on Internet Policy Tim Lordan; Penny Pritzker Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker talked about the Commerce Department’s partnerships with ... Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker talked about the Commerce Department’s partnerships with private industry to foster innovation and create jobs. She said that the Internet had become essential to the growth of the U.S. economy. Topics included Commerce Department efforts to foster a backbone for broadband. 

The Internet Education Foundation’s 10th annual State of the Net Conference was held in the Newseusm.
7:51 PM EST Approx. 8 min. House Debate on California Water Bill The House debated a California water rights bill, H.R. 3964, which seeks to address the drought ... The House debated a California water rights bill, H.R. 3964, which seeks to address the drought emergency there by redirecting water to farmers and communities in the state’s central Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley. Topics included state versus federal control of the water in central California. 3:11 PM EST Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney; Thomas Vilsack Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to ... Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to target climate change. Secretary Vilsack announced the creation of seven regional “climate hubs” that would assist farmers and rural communities with the impacts of climate change. The hubs would be station in Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, and New Mexico. He also talked about the Farm Bill which had just been passed. After Secretary Vilsack responded to questions from the reporters, White House spokesman Jay Carney briefed reporters and responded to questions on topics including jobs, the economy, and Syria. 4:31 PM EST Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. Military Sexual Assault Crimes Response, Part 1 Retired senior commanders from the various branches of the U.S. military testified before a ... Retired senior commanders from the various branches of the U.S. military testified before a federal advisory committee conducting an independent review of the systems for handling cases of adult sexual assault in the military. These witnesses testified on why commanders should be taken out of the chain of command in prosecuting sexual assaults. Major General Rainville, Rear Admiral Evans, and Colonel McHale testified by telephone.
7:59 PM EST Approx. 3 hr. 17 min. Consumer Financial Data Breaches Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their ... Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their stores and their companies' ongoing efforts to secure customers' financial data. 4:15 PM EST Approx. 3 min. LIVE Government Surveillance Leaks Howard McKeon; William Thornberry House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Vice Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ... House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Vice Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chair of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities (IETC), spoke to reporters in the Rayburn Building Horseshoe Lobby following a closed-door briefing of the IETC on the impact of government surveillance leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Representative McKeon said that Mr. Snowden was not a whistle-blower but a traitor and a criminal as the majority of the information he took was not related to telephone surveillance programs but would compromise U.S. military operations and put members of the military at risk. 6:12 PM EST Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. Military Sexual Assault Crimes Response, Part 2 Retired senior commanders from the various branches of the U.S. military testified before a ... Retired senior commanders from the various branches of the U.S. military testified before a federal advisory committee conducting an independent review of the systems for handling cases of adult sexual assault in the military. These witnesses testified on why taking the commanders out of the chain of command in prosecuting sexual assaults would be a bad practice. Vcie Admiral Vitale and Lieutenant General Jodice testified by telephone.
11:18 PM EST Approx. 4 min. Senate Retreats Burgess Everett; Bill Scanlan Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional ... Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional agenda. 4:18 PM EST Approx. 3 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform. 8:00 PM EST Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. IRS Oversight John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return ... John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return filing season. He said recent budget cuts would mean fewer audits and a lower level of customer service during the 2014 tax filing season. When pressed by Republican members of the committee for more documents related to the continuing investigation of alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, he declined to comment.
11:24 PM EST Approx. 3 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform. 4:22 PM EST Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. IRS Oversight John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return ... John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return filing season. He said recent budget cuts would mean fewer audits and a lower level of customer service during the 2014 tax filing season. When pressed by Republican members of the committee for more documents related to the continuing investigation of alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, he declined to comment. 10:04 PM EST Approx. 3 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform.
11:29 PM EST Approx. 2 hr. 4 min. Al-Qaida in Iraq Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk testified on the resurgence of ... Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran Brett McGurk testified on the resurgence of al-Qaida in Iraq. 6:26 PM EST Approx. 2 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney; Thomas Vilsack Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to ... Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to target climate change. Secretary Vilsack announced the creation of seven regional “climate hubs” that would assist farmers and rural communities with the impacts of climate change. The hubs would be station in Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, and New Mexico. He also talked about the Farm Bill which had just been passed. After Secretary Vilsack responded to questions from the reporters, White House spokesman Jay Carney briefed reporters and responded to questions on topics including jobs, the economy, and Syria. 10:08 PM EST Approx. 22 min. Defense Department Briefing John Kirby At the regular Defense Department briefing, Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby provided an ... At the regular Defense Department briefing, Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby provided an update on the investigation into alleged cheating on tests by members of the Navy and Air Force nuclear forces. A report on the investigation into a pattern of cheating and ethics violations by military trainees was expected to be given to Defense Secretary Hagel within 60 days.
1:36 AM EST Approx. 4 min. Senate Retreats Burgess Everett; Bill Scanlan Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional ... Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional agenda. 6:29 PM EST Approx. 45 min. Obama Administration Policy on Marijuana Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; John Mica Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama ... Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama administration’s policy regarding criminal penalties for marijuana. He also discussed his proposal to privatize all federal airport screeners within two years.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
10:32 PM EST Approx. 45 min. Obama Administration Policy on Marijuana Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; John Mica Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama ... Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama administration’s policy regarding criminal penalties for marijuana. He also discussed his proposal to privatize all federal airport screeners within two years.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
1:41 AM EST Approx. 39 min. Emergency Medical Response to Mass Shootings Greta Brawner; Richard Carmona Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona discussed research and efforts to improve ... Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Richard Carmona discussed research and efforts to improve survival and first responder training for improvised explosive device (IED) and mass shooting incidents. Dr. Carmona also talked about the role of the U.S. surgeon general. 7:16 PM EST Approx. 4 min. Senate Retreats Burgess Everett; Bill Scanlan Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional ... Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional agenda. 11:18 PM EST Approx. 38 min. Democratic Agenda for 2014 Nancy Calo; Donna Edwards; Greta Brawner Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included ... Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the workforce, the 2014 elections, and the Keystone XL pipeline.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
2:22 AM EST Approx. 3 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform. 7:20 PM EST Approx. 38 min. Democratic Agenda for 2014 Nancy Calo; Donna Edwards; Greta Brawner Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included ... Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the workforce, the 2014 elections, and the Keystone XL pipeline.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
11:59 PM EST Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Iran Nuclear Deal Panelists talked about the Iranian nuclear deal and U.S. policy in the Middle East. This ... Panelists talked about the Iranian nuclear deal and U.S. policy in the Middle East. This event was hosted by the Hudson Institute.
2:27 AM EST Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. Consumer Financial Data Breaches Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their ... Senior officials from Target and Neiman Marcus testified on the recent security breaches at their stores and their companies' ongoing efforts to secure customers' financial data. 8:01 PM EST Approx. 2 hr. 28 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform. 1:28 AM EST Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. IRS Oversight John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return ... John Koskinen testified on Internal Revenue Service (IRS) operations and the 2014 tax return filing season. He said recent budget cuts would mean fewer audits and a lower level of customer service during the 2014 tax filing season. When pressed by Republican members of the committee for more documents related to the continuing investigation of alleged targeting of conservative groups by the IRS, he declined to comment.
4:28 AM EST Approx. 2 hr. 28 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform. 10:29 PM EST Approx. 4 min. Senate Retreats Burgess Everett; Bill Scanlan Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional ... Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional agenda. 3:32 AM EST Approx. 3 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform.
10:35 PM EST Approx. 3 min. Government Surveillance Leaks Howard McKeon; William Thornberry House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Vice Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ... House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Vice Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chair of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities (IETC), spoke to reporters in the Rayburn Building Horseshoe Lobby following a closed-door briefing of the IETC on the impact of government surveillance leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Representative McKeon said that Mr. Snowden was not a whistle-blower but a traitor and a criminal as the majority of the information he took was not related to telephone surveillance programs but would compromise U.S. military operations and put members of the military at risk. 3:37 AM EST Approx. 21 min. Defense Department Briefing John Kirby At the regular Defense Department briefing, Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby provided an ... At the regular Defense Department briefing, Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby provided an update on the investigation into alleged cheating on tests by members of the Navy and Air Force nuclear forces. A report on the investigation into a pattern of cheating and ethics violations by military trainees was expected to be given to Defense Secretary Hagel within 60 days.
10:39 PM EST Approx. 2 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney; Thomas Vilsack Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to ... Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to target climate change. Secretary Vilsack announced the creation of seven regional “climate hubs” that would assist farmers and rural communities with the impacts of climate change. The hubs would be station in Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, and New Mexico. He also talked about the Farm Bill which had just been passed. After Secretary Vilsack responded to questions from the reporters, White House spokesman Jay Carney briefed reporters and responded to questions on topics including jobs, the economy, and Syria. 4:01 AM EST Approx. 45 min. Obama Administration Policy on Marijuana Greta Brawner; Nancy Calo; John Mica Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama ... Representative John Mica (R-FL) talked about the previous day hearing on the Obama administration’s policy regarding criminal penalties for marijuana. He also discussed his proposal to privatize all federal airport screeners within two years.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
10:42 PM EST Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. West Virginia Chemical Spill West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking ... West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking water following a January 2014 chemical leak that left several thousand West Virginia residents without access to clean drinking water. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) in his testimony said he was “angry, upset, shocked and embarrassed” by the response to the chemical spill and added that his state has always been “soft on regulation.” The witnesses talked about the anxieties and fears of many residents regarding the safety of the water. They told committee members more information should be made available about the kinds of chemicals involved in the spill, and that their state needs better regulation to ensure a chemical spill never happens again. 4:46 AM EST Approx. 38 min. Democratic Agenda for 2014 Nancy Calo; Donna Edwards; Greta Brawner Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included ... Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) talked about the Democratic agenda for 2014. Topics included the impact of the Affordable Care Act on the workforce, the 2014 elections, and the Keystone XL pipeline.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
12:40 AM EST Approx. 4 min. Senate Retreats Burgess Everett; Bill Scanlan Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional ... Burgess Everett talked by telephone about members of the Senate on retreat and the congressional agenda. 5:27 AM EST Approx. 1 hr. 27 min. Iran Nuclear Deal Panelists talked about the Iranian nuclear deal and U.S. policy in the Middle East. This ... Panelists talked about the Iranian nuclear deal and U.S. policy in the Middle East. This event was hosted by the Hudson Institute.
12:47 AM EST Approx. 2 hr. 28 min. U.S. Economic Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The ... Douglas Elmendorf testified on the 2014 federal budget and economic outlook. The Congressional Budget Office report showed that the federal budget deficit would decrease in the short term before increasing over the upcoming decade. Regarding the impact of the Affordable Care Act, he told Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) that health insurance subsidies would create a disincentive to work for approximately 2.5 million workers, but during questioning from Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) he also said the law would reduce the unemployment rate, Other topics included Social Security solvency and immigration reform. 6:57 AM EST Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. State of the Indian Nations Address Brian Cladoosby; Jacqueline Pata; Jon Tester The National Congress of American Indians held its annual State of Indian Nations ... The National Congress of American Indians held its annual State of Indian Nations address. Current President Brian Cladoosby delivers the address. He urged Congress to uphold its commitments to Native Americans, stressing the importance of education and infrastructure improvements in tribal communities. Senator John Tester (D-SD) gave the congressional response.
3:16 AM EST Approx. 2 min. White House Daily Briefing James Carney; Thomas Vilsack Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to ... Appearing at the White House briefing, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a new plan to target climate change. Secretary Vilsack announced the creation of seven regional “climate hubs” that would assist farmers and rural communities with the impacts of climate change. The hubs would be station in Iowa, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon, and New Mexico. He also talked about the Farm Bill which had just been passed. After Secretary Vilsack responded to questions from the reporters, White House spokesman Jay Carney briefed reporters and responded to questions on topics including jobs, the economy, and Syria.
3:21 AM EST Approx. 3 min. Government Surveillance Leaks Howard McKeon; William Thornberry House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Vice Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), ... House Armed Services Committee Chair Buck McKeon (R-CA) and Vice Chair Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chair of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats, and Capabilities (IETC), spoke to reporters in the Rayburn Building Horseshoe Lobby following a closed-door briefing of the IETC on the impact of government surveillance leaks by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Representative McKeon said that Mr. Snowden was not a whistle-blower but a traitor and a criminal as the majority of the information he took was not related to telephone surveillance programs but would compromise U.S. military operations and put members of the military at risk.
3:26 AM EST Approx. 2 hr. 11 min. Global Threats to the U.S. Intelligence officials testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included the operation of ... Intelligence officials testified on global threats to the U.S. Topics included the operation of al-Qaida training camps in Syria and Iraq, the impact of NSA wiretaps by Edward Snowden, the use of aerial drones, cybersecurity, and threats made to the Sochi Winter Olympics in Russia.
5:39 AM EST Approx. 1 hr. 58 min. West Virginia Chemical Spill West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking ... West Virginia state representatives and environmental experts testified on the safety of drinking water following a January 2014 chemical leak that left several thousand West Virginia residents without access to clean drinking water. Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) in his testimony said he was “angry, upset, shocked and embarrassed” by the response to the chemical spill and added that his state has always been “soft on regulation.” The witnesses talked about the anxieties and fears of many residents regarding the safety of the water. They told committee members more information should be made available about the kinds of chemicals involved in the spill, and that their state needs better regulation to ensure a chemical spill never happens again.