C-SPAN Schedule

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7:00 AM EDT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day and on the question, “Should college athletes be able to unionize?”

Huffington Post correspondent Dave Jamieson also spoke by phone about his story on football players at Northwestern University who were attempting to unionize. 

National Journal correspondent Billy House also spoke by phone about the House voice vote on the Medicare “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill was an annual measure to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014.
6:17 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. Federal Student Loan Program Witnesses testified on ways the Higher Education Act can be improved to help students and their ... Witnesses testified on ways the Higher Education Act can be improved to help students and their families navigate the federal student loan process. Issues discussed included the need for more financial counseling, and oversight of large loan-servicing companies like Sallie Mae. One witness told the panel that federal law did not require financial counseling once the initial student loan had been made. 4:29 AM EDT Approx. 3 hr. 29 min. Investigation of IRS Targeting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified about his agency’s response to ... Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified about his agency’s response to allegations that it had targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny when determining tax-exempt status. Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) threatened to hold the witness in contempt of Congress, accusing him of trying to “manage political fallout.” Commissioner Koskinen said it would take years for his agency to comply with the full scope of document requests from Congress related to the IRS targeting scandal. Many of the document requests were for the electronic correspondence of former IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, who had twice refused to testify before the cmmittee, citing her Fifth Amendment rights.

After the hearing gaveled out, Mr. Koskinen answered questions from reporters.
7:03 AM EDT Approx. 4 min. LIVE Dave Jamieson on College Football and Unionizing Dave Jamieson; Peter Slen Huffington Post correspondent Dave Jamieson spoke by phone about his story on football ... Huffington Post correspondent Dave Jamieson spoke by phone about his story on football players at Northwestern University who were attempting to unionize. 8:19 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. George Washington Bridge Closure Review Report Randy Mastro Randy Mastro, lead attorney with the internal review team tasked with investigating the George ... Randy Mastro, lead attorney with the internal review team tasked with investigating the George Washington bridge lane closures in New Jersey, briefed reporters and answered questions on the team’s findings. Mr. Mastro said the review showed that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had no knowledge beforehand and played no role in the implementation of the lane closure decision. The report also found that former New York/New Jersey Port Authority official David Wildstein and former Governor Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures. 8:00 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Nuclear Security Co-chairs of the Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise outlined ... Co-chairs of the Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise outlined their interim report on the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Co-chair Norman Augustine said the viability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent was not in question but that the NNSA had failed and needed reform.

The NNSA’s nuclear security enterprise consists of eight major facilities across the nation and is responsible for carrying out various missions including maintaining nuclear stockpiles and preventing nuclear proliferation. 

The Nuclear Security Enterprise consists of eight major facilities across the nation and is responsible for carrying out various missions including maintaining nuclear stockpiles and preventing nuclear proliferation.
7:35 AM EDT Approx. 5 min. LIVE Billy House on Medicare Billy House; Peter Slen National Journal correspondent Billy House spoke by phone about the House voice vote on the ... National Journal correspondent Billy House spoke by phone about the House voice vote on the Medicare “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill was an annual measure to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014. 9:31 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 29 min. LIVE Federal Marijuana Policy Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse ... Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize marijuana while removing large corporations from the picture. Professor Mark Kleiman said the current state-by-state approach to legalization had the potential to increase marijuana abuse and decrease tax revenues as the industry grew in size and influence. Topics included Washington and Colorado, the two states that had legalized recreational use of marijuana.

“The Corporate Takeover of Marijuana: How Not To Make a Hash out of Marijuana Legalization” discussion at the New America Foundation was co-sponsored by Washington Monthly.
9:35 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 8 min. Wisconsin State Economy Becky Norton Dunlop; John Edward Hilboldt; Rebecca Kleefisch Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) talked about the state’s successful ... Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch (R) talked about the state’s successful efforts to revive its economy, spur job creation, and revitalize its education system through state-based policy reforms.
7:51 AM EDT Approx. 56 min. LIVE Faith, Religion, and Politics Barry W. Lynn; Russell Moore; Peter Slen Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, ... Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, talked about the roles that faith and religion play in politics. Topics included what is meant by “religious freedom,” separation of church and state, abortion and same-sex marriage, and President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis. 11:05 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 25 min. FBI Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request FBI Director James Comey testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. He ... FBI Director James Comey testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. He also talked about FBI reforms since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, pointing to cyber crime, gangs, and domestic terrorism as major areas of concern. 10:47 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 12 min. Fiscal Year 2015 Budget for U.S. Forces in Asia-Pacific Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti testified on the fiscal year 2015 budget ... Admiral Samuel Locklear and General Curtis Scaparrotti testified on the fiscal year 2015 budget request for U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Forces in Korea. The hearing was primarily focused on North Korea’s nuclear program and China’s military dominance in the region. General Scarparrotti said that sanctions and pressure on North Korea alone were enough to make the country denuclearize,
8:50 AM EDT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Heroin Use in the U.S. Kiristina Lindborg; Peter Slen Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. ... Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. She said that heroin used to be perceived as an urban problem, but had become more common in suburban and rural America than ever before. 1:30 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. LIVE Deborah Lee James on Women in National Security Chantal De Jonge Oudraat; Deborah Lee James; Zan Larsen Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She ... Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She spoke at an event hosted by Women in International Security in Washington, D.C. 1:03 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. Capitol Police Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Chief Kim Dine testified on the Capitol Police fiscal year budget 2015 request. The proposal ... Chief Kim Dine testified on the Capitol Police fiscal year budget 2015 request. The proposal sought $291 million for salaries, $23 million for overtime, and $64 million for safety expenses.
9:24 AM EDT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Open Phones Peter Slen Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. 2:36 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. George Washington Bridge Closure Review Report Randy Mastro Randy Mastro, lead attorney with the internal review team tasked with investigating the George ... Randy Mastro, lead attorney with the internal review team tasked with investigating the George Washington bridge lane closures in New Jersey, briefed reporters and answered questions on the team’s findings. Mr. Mastro said the review showed that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had no knowledge beforehand and played no role in the implementation of the lane closure decision. The report also found that former New York/New Jersey Port Authority official David Wildstein and former Governor Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures. 2:21 PM EDT Approx. 2 min. Federal Marijuana Policy Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse ... Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize marijuana while removing large corporations from the picture. Professor Mark Kleiman said the current state-by-state approach to legalization had the potential to increase marijuana abuse and decrease tax revenues as the industry grew in size and influence. Topics included Washington and Colorado, the two states that had legalized recreational use of marijuana.

“The Corporate Takeover of Marijuana: How Not To Make a Hash out of Marijuana Legalization” discussion at the New America Foundation was co-sponsored by Washington Monthly.
9:57 AM EDT Approx. 2 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1992 In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline ... In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives. On February 5, 1992, first-term Representative John Boehner (R-OH) spoke during the House debate on the Post Office scandal, saying that an “outraged public” demands greater accountability and effectiveness from Congress . 3:52 PM EDT Approx. 3 hr. 29 min. Investigation of IRS Targeting Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified about his agency’s response to ... Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen testified about his agency’s response to allegations that it had targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny when determining tax-exempt status. Chair Darrell Issa (R-CA) threatened to hold the witness in contempt of Congress, accusing him of trying to “manage political fallout.” Commissioner Koskinen said it would take years for his agency to comply with the full scope of document requests from Congress related to the IRS targeting scandal. Many of the document requests were for the electronic correspondence of former IRS Tax Exempt Organizations Director Lois Lerner, who had twice refused to testify before the cmmittee, citing her Fifth Amendment rights.

After the hearing gaveled out, Mr. Koskinen answered questions from reporters.
2:27 PM EDT Approx. 42 min. Telecommunications Policy, Commissioner Clyburn Remarks Mignon Clyburn; Randolph May; Deborah Taylor Tate Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn gave the opening keynote ... Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn gave the opening keynote address at the Free State Foundation day-long conference on the Federal Communications Commission and telecommunications policy. She disputed the argument for increased deregulation, citing the FCC’s policy on Wifi had led to a billion dollar wireless industry. She also said that marketplace realities show that the FCC cannot be in “standby” mode.
10:03 AM EDT Approx. 4 min. Billy House on Medicare Billy House; Peter Slen National Journal correspondent Billy House spoke by phone about the House voice vote on the ... National Journal correspondent Billy House spoke by phone about the House voice vote on the Medicare “doc fix.” The “doc fix” bill was an annual measure to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014. 7:23 PM EDT Approx. 36 min. Air Force Nuclear Corps Investigation Deborah Lee James; Stephen "Steve" W. Wilson Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Commander ... Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Commander Lieutenant General Stephen Wilson provided results of an investigation into allegations of compromised test materials, and an update on the Force Improvement Program. They acknowledged systemic cultural problems in the program and said resources would be redirected on core values. They also said the Air Force was removing nine commanders from their posts, but that they would be allowed to continue to serve. 3:13 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 43 min. Federal Emergency Management Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agency’s $10.38 ... Craig Fugate testified on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agency’s $10.38 billion fiscal year 2015 budget request. The proposal includes $7 billion for the Disaster Relief Fund. Administrator Fugate addressed changes to the National Preparedness Grant Program, the importance of social media to emergency response ,and FEMA efforts regarding the mudslides in Washington State.
10:08 AM EDT Approx. 49 min. Debate on Ukraine Aid and Russia Sanctions House members debated H.R. 4278, which provides aid to Ukraine and expands sanctions on Russian ... House members debated H.R. 4278, which provides aid to Ukraine and expands sanctions on Russian officials involved in the recent annexation of Crimea. 8:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Federal Marijuana Policy Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse ... Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize marijuana while removing large corporations from the picture. Professor Mark Kleiman said the current state-by-state approach to legalization had the potential to increase marijuana abuse and decrease tax revenues as the industry grew in size and influence. Topics included Washington and Colorado, the two states that had legalized recreational use of marijuana.

“The Corporate Takeover of Marijuana: How Not To Make a Hash out of Marijuana Legalization” discussion at the New America Foundation was co-sponsored by Washington Monthly.
4:59 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. Washington Classroom with Craig Shirley Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in ... Students from the Washington Center, George Mason University in Virginia, and Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana, participated by broadband feed in a distance learning class. 

Republican consultant Craig Shirley, author of Rendezvous with Destiny: Ronald Reagan and the Campaign that Changed America and Reagan’s Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All, talked about Ronald Reagan’s presidency.

This course was a joint educational partnership between C-SPAN, the Washington Center, George Mason University, and Purdue University. The semester focused on “The Presidency, Congress, and Media,” examining all facets of politics in the TV and digital age, taking a look at the issues and events shaping the agenda for the next Congress and next round of elections, as well as the historical process of public policy making. Additionally, the class analyzes the changing role of media, especially social media, in shaping public opinion.
10:59 AM EDT Approx. 2 min. LIVE House Pro Forma Session Patrick J. Conroy; Frank R. Wolf The House convened for a pro forma session. The House convened for a pro forma session. 9:32 PM EDT Approx. 31 min. Heroin Use in the U.S. Kiristina Lindborg; Peter Slen Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. ... Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. She said that heroin used to be perceived as an urban problem, but had become more common in suburban and rural America than ever before. 6:27 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 32 min. Nuclear Security Co-chairs of the Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise outlined ... Co-chairs of the Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise outlined their interim report on the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). Co-chair Norman Augustine said the viability of the U.S. nuclear deterrent was not in question but that the NNSA had failed and needed reform.

The NNSA’s nuclear security enterprise consists of eight major facilities across the nation and is responsible for carrying out various missions including maintaining nuclear stockpiles and preventing nuclear proliferation. 

The Nuclear Security Enterprise consists of eight major facilities across the nation and is responsible for carrying out various missions including maintaining nuclear stockpiles and preventing nuclear proliferation.
11:03 AM EDT Approx. 2 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1992 In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline ... In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives. On February 5, 1992, first-term Representative John Boehner (R-OH) spoke during the House debate on the Post Office scandal, saying that an “outraged public” demands greater accountability and effectiveness from Congress . 10:04 PM EDT Approx. 5 min. John Shaw on Congressional Agenda Bill Scanlan; John T. Shaw John Shaw talked about the week ahead in Congress. He said the release of Representative Paul ... John Shaw talked about the week ahead in Congress. He said the release of Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget is the “main event” on Capitol Hill. Mr. Shaw also talked about Senate efforts on extending unemployment benefits and completing work on the “Doc Fix” bill. 8:01 PM EDT Approx. 57 min. U.S.-China Relations, Sports and Cultural Diplomacy Panel Retired basketball star Yao Ming joined NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern to discuss the role ... Retired basketball star Yao Ming joined NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern to discuss the role that basketball and the public diplomacy and soft power have played in U.S.-China relations. 

The opening remarks of the conference were made by Cheng Li and Qu Xing.

“Sports and Cultural Diplomacy” was a panel of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
11:08 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. George Washington Bridge Closure Review Report Randy Mastro Randy Mastro, lead attorney with the internal review team tasked with investigating the George ... Randy Mastro, lead attorney with the internal review team tasked with investigating the George Washington bridge lane closures in New Jersey, briefed reporters and answered questions on the team’s findings. Mr. Mastro said the review showed that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie had no knowledge beforehand and played no role in the implementation of the lane closure decision. The report also found that former New York/New Jersey Port Authority official David Wildstein and former Governor Christie aide Bridget Kelly were behind the closures. 10:12 PM EDT Approx. 26 min. National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Senior army officials spoke at a National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event ... Senior army officials spoke at a National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event hosted by the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Office. 8:58 PM EDT Approx. 58 min. U.S.-China Relations, Chinese Economy Panel Prominent young scholars from both countries discussed U.S.-China relations, concentrating on the ... Prominent young scholars from both countries discussed U.S.-China relations, concentrating on the role of discussed China’s economic growth and economic politics. 

“Young Scholars on U.S.-China Relations” was a panel of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
12:21 PM EDT Approx. 56 min. Faith, Religion, and Politics Barry W. Lynn; Russell Moore; Peter Slen Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, ... Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, talked about the roles that faith and religion play in politics. Topics included what is meant by “religious freedom,” separation of church and state, abortion and same-sex marriage, and President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis. 10:40 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Deborah Lee James on Women in National Security Chantal De Jonge Oudraat; Deborah Lee James; Zan Larsen Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She ... Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She spoke at an event hosted by Women in International Security in Washington, D.C. 9:56 PM EDT Approx. 23 min. U.S.-China Relations, Closing Remarks Cheng Li; Evan S. Medeiros Evan Medeiros, senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, talked about ... Evan Medeiros, senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, talked about the state of U.S.-China relations.


“Y35 Years of Diplomatic Ties” were the closing remarks of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
1:19 PM EDT Approx. 2 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1992 In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline ... In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives. On February 5, 1992, first-term Representative John Boehner (R-OH) spoke during the House debate on the Post Office scandal, saying that an “outraged public” demands greater accountability and effectiveness from Congress . 11:45 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Federal Marijuana Policy Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse ... Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize marijuana while removing large corporations from the picture. Professor Mark Kleiman said the current state-by-state approach to legalization had the potential to increase marijuana abuse and decrease tax revenues as the industry grew in size and influence. Topics included Washington and Colorado, the two states that had legalized recreational use of marijuana.

“The Corporate Takeover of Marijuana: How Not To Make a Hash out of Marijuana Legalization” discussion at the New America Foundation was co-sponsored by Washington Monthly.
10:23 PM EDT Approx. 56 min. Faith, Religion, and Politics Barry W. Lynn; Russell Moore; Peter Slen Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, ... Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, talked about the roles that faith and religion play in politics. Topics included what is meant by “religious freedom,” separation of church and state, abortion and same-sex marriage, and President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis.
1:24 PM EDT Approx. 31 min. Heroin Use in the U.S. Kiristina Lindborg; Peter Slen Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. ... Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. She said that heroin used to be perceived as an urban problem, but had become more common in suburban and rural America than ever before. 1:16 AM EDT Approx. 31 min. Heroin Use in the U.S. Kiristina Lindborg; Peter Slen Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. ... Christian Science Monitor contributor Kristina Lindborg talked about heroin use in the U.S. She said that heroin used to be perceived as an urban problem, but had become more common in suburban and rural America than ever before. 11:20 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. NASA Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget ... NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The request is $17.5 billion with the goal sending humans to an asteroid by 2025, the first-ever mission to redirect an asteroid, and extending the International Space Station. Mr. Bolden said that despite tensions with Russia, he was confident his agency’s partnership with the country to take U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station would continue.
1:57 PM EDT Approx. 2 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1992 In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline ... In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives. On February 5, 1992, first-term Representative John Boehner (R-OH) spoke during the House debate on the Post Office scandal, saying that an “outraged public” demands greater accountability and effectiveness from Congress . 1:50 AM EDT Approx. 26 min. National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month Senior army officials spoke at a National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event ... Senior army officials spoke at a National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event hosted by the Army Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Program Office. 1:15 AM EDT Approx. 42 min. Telecommunications Policy, Commissioner Clyburn Remarks Mignon Clyburn; Randolph May; Deborah Taylor Tate Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn gave the opening keynote ... Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Commissioner Mignon Clyburn gave the opening keynote address at the Free State Foundation day-long conference on the Federal Communications Commission and telecommunications policy. She disputed the argument for increased deregulation, citing the FCC’s policy on Wifi had led to a billion dollar wireless industry. She also said that marketplace realities show that the FCC cannot be in “standby” mode.
2:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 13 min. LIVE U.S.-China Relations, Sports and Cultural Diplomacy Panel Retired basketball star Yao Ming joined NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern to discuss the role ... Retired basketball star Yao Ming joined NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern to discuss the role that basketball and the public diplomacy and soft power have played in U.S.-China relations. 

The opening remarks of the conference were made by Cheng Li and Qu Xing.

“Sports and Cultural Diplomacy” was a panel of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
2:18 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Deborah Lee James on Women in National Security Chantal De Jonge Oudraat; Deborah Lee James; Zan Larsen Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She ... Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talked about women in national security. She spoke at an event hosted by Women in International Security in Washington, D.C. 2:01 AM EDT Approx. 57 min. U.S.-China Relations, Sports and Cultural Diplomacy Panel Retired basketball star Yao Ming joined NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern to discuss the role ... Retired basketball star Yao Ming joined NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern to discuss the role that basketball and the public diplomacy and soft power have played in U.S.-China relations. 

The opening remarks of the conference were made by Cheng Li and Qu Xing.

“Sports and Cultural Diplomacy” was a panel of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
3:31 PM EDT Approx. 59 min. LIVE U.S.-China Relations, Chinese Economy Panel Prominent young scholars from both countries discussed U.S.-China relations, concentrating on the ... Prominent young scholars from both countries discussed U.S.-China relations, concentrating on the role of discussed China’s economic growth and economic politics. 

“Young Scholars on U.S.-China Relations” was a panel of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
3:24 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Joint Strike Fighter and Combat Aviation Programs Military leaders and government officials testified on the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal for ... Military leaders and government officials testified on the fiscal year 2015 budget proposal for Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Combat Aviation Programs, with special focus on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Air Force Lieutenant General Christopher Bogdan and Michael Sullivan highlighted concerns with software delays, cost estimates, and acquisitions by U.S. allies. 2:58 AM EDT Approx. 58 min. U.S.-China Relations, Chinese Economy Panel Prominent young scholars from both countries discussed U.S.-China relations, concentrating on the ... Prominent young scholars from both countries discussed U.S.-China relations, concentrating on the role of discussed China’s economic growth and economic politics. 

“Young Scholars on U.S.-China Relations” was a panel of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
4:36 PM EDT Approx. 26 min. LIVE U.S.-China Relations, Closing Remarks Cheng Li; Evan S. Medeiros Evan Medeiros, senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, talked about ... Evan Medeiros, senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, talked about the state of U.S.-China relations.


“Y35 Years of Diplomatic Ties” were the closing remarks of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
4:52 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 34 min. Republicans and the Tea Party Panelists talked about the influence of the tea party movement on the Republican Party and future ... Panelists talked about the influence of the tea party movement on the Republican Party and future election strategies. Speakers included Republican political strategist Jeffrey Lord, author David Horowitz, and radio host Mike Rosen. 3:56 AM EDT Approx. 23 min. U.S.-China Relations, Closing Remarks Cheng Li; Evan S. Medeiros Evan Medeiros, senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, talked about ... Evan Medeiros, senior director of Asian Affairs for the National Security Council, talked about the state of U.S.-China relations.


“Y35 Years of Diplomatic Ties” were the closing remarks of “35 Years of U.S.-China Relations: Diplomacy, Culture and Soft Power.” The event marked the anniversary of the establishment of full diplomatic relations on January 1, 1979.
5:06 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. NASA Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget ... NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The request is $17.5 billion with the goal sending humans to an asteroid by 2025, the first-ever mission to redirect an asteroid, and extending the International Space Station. Mr. Bolden said that despite tensions with Russia, he was confident his agency’s partnership with the country to take U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station would continue. 6:29 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. Federal Marijuana Policy Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse ... Panelists talked about the impact of marijuana legalization and argued that certain adverse consequences could be avoided through strong federal actions that would allow states to legalize marijuana while removing large corporations from the picture. Professor Mark Kleiman said the current state-by-state approach to legalization had the potential to increase marijuana abuse and decrease tax revenues as the industry grew in size and influence. Topics included Washington and Colorado, the two states that had legalized recreational use of marijuana.

“The Corporate Takeover of Marijuana: How Not To Make a Hash out of Marijuana Legalization” discussion at the New America Foundation was co-sponsored by Washington Monthly.
4:23 AM EDT Approx. 56 min. Faith, Religion, and Politics Barry W. Lynn; Russell Moore; Peter Slen Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, ... Reverend Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church and State, and Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, talked about the roles that faith and religion play in politics. Topics included what is meant by “religious freedom,” separation of church and state, abortion and same-sex marriage, and President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis.
7:01 PM EDT Approx. 5 min. John Shaw on Congressional Agenda Bill Scanlan; John T. Shaw John Shaw talked about the week ahead in Congress. He said the release of Representative Paul ... John Shaw talked about the week ahead in Congress. He said the release of Representative Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget is the “main event” on Capitol Hill. Mr. Shaw also talked about Senate efforts on extending unemployment benefits and completing work on the “Doc Fix” bill. 5:20 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 54 min. NASA Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget ... NASA Administrator Charles Bolden testified on his agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget proposal. The request is $17.5 billion with the goal sending humans to an asteroid by 2025, the first-ever mission to redirect an asteroid, and extending the International Space Station. Mr. Bolden said that despite tensions with Russia, he was confident his agency’s partnership with the country to take U.S. astronauts to and from the International Space Station would continue.
7:07 PM EDT Approx. 52 min. Supreme Court Case on Birth Control Coverage Edward Whelan and Elizabeth Wydra talked about the key arguments in Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby ... Edward Whelan and Elizabeth Wydra talked about the key arguments in Sebelius vs. Hobby Lobby Stores. The case involves the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage, and whether for-profit corporations can deny employees that coverage based on the religion of its owners under the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
8:00 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the case of Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation. The cases involved the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage, and whether for-profit corporations can deny employees that coverage based on the religious beliefs of its owners. The case was subsequent renamed Burwell v. Hobby Lobby after Sebellius resigned as HHS secretary.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
9:31 PM EDT Approx. 3 min. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Reaction Representatives from both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores reacted following oral ... Representatives from both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores reacted following oral arguments in the Supreme Court case. The case involves the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage, and whether for-profit corporations can deny employees that coverage based on the religion of its owners under the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
9:35 PM EDT Approx. 30 min. Republican Senators on Supreme Court Contraception Case Republican Senators James Inhofe (OK), Roy Blunt (MS), Tom Coburn (OK), and Kelly Ayotte (NH) ... Republican Senators James Inhofe (OK), Roy Blunt (MS), Tom Coburn (OK), and Kelly Ayotte (NH) spoke on the Senate floor about the Hobby Lobby case before the U.S. Supreme Court. All agreed that Hobby Lobby should not have to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees.
10:06 PM EDT Approx. 8 min. Senator Patty Murray on Supreme Court Contraception Case Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke on the Senate floor about the anniversary of the Affordable Care ... Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke on the Senate floor about the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and also about Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court case about the contraceptives mandate in the health care law. She sat in on the oral argument for the case earlier that same day.
10:16 PM EDT Approx. 2 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1992 In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline ... In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives. On February 5, 1992, first-term Representative John Boehner (R-OH) spoke during the House debate on the Post Office scandal, saying that an “outraged public” demands greater accountability and effectiveness from Congress .
10:19 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 4 min. Governor Chris Christie News Conference Christopher Christie Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) briefed reporters and answered questions on his office’s ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) briefed reporters and answered questions on his office’s 360-page internal review of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal released the previous day. The internal review, conducted by the New York law office of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, exonerated Governor Christie and some members of his staff. In remarks, Governor Christie announced the resignation of New York-New Jersey Port Authority Chain David Samson. Governor Christie spoke from his New Jersey Statehouse office.
11:26 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the case of Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation. The cases involved the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage, and whether for-profit corporations can deny employees that coverage based on the religious beliefs of its owners. The case was subsequent renamed Burwell v. Hobby Lobby after Sebellius resigned as HHS secretary.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.
12:56 AM EDT Approx. 3 min. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Reaction Representatives from both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores reacted following oral ... Representatives from both sides of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores reacted following oral arguments in the Supreme Court case. The case involves the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage, and whether for-profit corporations can deny employees that coverage based on the religion of its owners under the 1993 Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
1:01 AM EDT Approx. 30 min. Republican Senators on Supreme Court Contraception Case Republican Senators James Inhofe (OK), Roy Blunt (MS), Tom Coburn (OK), and Kelly Ayotte (NH) ... Republican Senators James Inhofe (OK), Roy Blunt (MS), Tom Coburn (OK), and Kelly Ayotte (NH) spoke on the Senate floor about the Hobby Lobby case before the U.S. Supreme Court. All agreed that Hobby Lobby should not have to provide contraceptive coverage to its employees.
1:32 AM EDT Approx. 8 min. Senator Patty Murray on Supreme Court Contraception Case Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke on the Senate floor about the anniversary of the Affordable Care ... Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) spoke on the Senate floor about the anniversary of the Affordable Care Act and also about Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court case about the contraceptives mandate in the health care law. She sat in on the oral argument for the case earlier that same day.
1:44 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Governor Chris Christie News Conference Christopher Christie Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) briefed reporters and answered questions on his office’s ... Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) briefed reporters and answered questions on his office’s 360-page internal review of the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal released the previous day. The internal review, conducted by the New York law office of Gibson Dunn and Crutcher, exonerated Governor Christie and some members of his staff. In remarks, Governor Christie announced the resignation of New York-New Jersey Port Authority Chain David Samson. Governor Christie spoke from his New Jersey Statehouse office.
2:48 AM EDT Approx. 2 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1992 In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline ... In celebration of the 35th anniversary of C-SPAN, a video clip was shown from the yearly timeline of memorable moments in the House of Representatives. On February 5, 1992, first-term Representative John Boehner (R-OH) spoke during the House debate on the Post Office scandal, saying that an “outraged public” demands greater accountability and effectiveness from Congress .
2:51 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 33 min. Environmental Protection Agency Fiscal Year 2015 Appropriations Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on her agency’s ... Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on her agency’s fiscal year 2015 budget request. She defended the EPA’s proposed rule under the Clean Water Act that would give the agency authority over streams and intermittent waters that feed into navigable waterways. She called the rule a “clarification,” refuting assertions by Full Committee Chair Hal Rogers (R-KY), who called it an EPA “power grab.” Other topics during questioning included how the agency would deal with budget and staff cuts, proposed new rules on coal ash and fracking, and converting waste to other materials.
5:30 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 28 min. Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores Oral Argument The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the ... The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, combined with the case of Conestoga Wood Specialties Corporation. The cases involved the provision of the Affordable Care Act that mandates contraception coverage, and whether for-profit corporations can deny employees that coverage based on the religious beliefs of its owners. The case was subsequent renamed Burwell v. Hobby Lobby after Sebellius resigned as HHS secretary.

This program contains the audio recording released by the court. Still images of participants were shown on the screen as they spoke. Justice Thomas did not speak.