C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, June 19 >

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7:00 AM EDT Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. National Journal ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on news of the day. National Journal correspondent Tim Alberta was interviewed from the C-SPAN News Desk about the House Republican Conference election later that day to replace Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and possibly a new majority whip. 6:02 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 21 min. Climate Change Issues Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at ... Four former Republican Environmental Protection Agency administrators were among the witnesses at a hearing on efforts to address global climate change. The former administrators, invited by Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), supported efforts to address climate change. The final three witnesses, invited by Republican members of the committee, opposed efforts to address climate change. Christine Todd Whitman stated she was tired of the talk over the EPA’s authority to regulate, saying the Supreme Court had settled the issue. 7:09 AM EDT Approx. 20 min. High-Speed Stock Transactions and Insider Trading Witnesses testified on stock market conflicts of interest in high-frequency trading practices, and ... Witnesses testified on stock market conflicts of interest in high-frequency trading practices, and their impact on consumer confidence. Committee Chair Carl Levin (D-MI) in his opening statement outlined high-speed trading and addressed the conflicts of interest and negative effects on investors. The witnesses addressed such issues as “maker-taker” pricing, trade routing to high-fee venues, and co-location venue practices. Bradley Katzuyama, the chief executive officer of an alternative stock market exchange, in his testimony said that U.S. financial markets were “rigged,” while the president of the New York Stock Exchange and other major brokerage firms defended Wall Street practices.
7:36 AM EDT Approx. 9 min. LIVE House Leadership Election Tim Alberta; Greta Brawner National Journal correspondent Tim Alberta was interviewed from the C-SPAN News Desk about ... National Journal correspondent Tim Alberta was interviewed from the C-SPAN News Desk about the House Republican Conference election later that day to replace Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and possibly a new majority whip. 8:26 AM EDT Approx. 5 min. House Republican Leadership Elections Daniel Newhauser; Bill Scanlan Daniel Newhauser talked by video from Capitol Hill about House Republican leadership elections ... Daniel Newhauser talked by video from Capitol Hill about House Republican leadership elections being held June 19, 2014. He said Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would win the majority leader position in a “runaway,” but that the election for majority whip would be much closer. 7:31 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Barry Posen on Iraq Daniel Larison; Barry Posen Barry Posen talked about case for restraint in the U.S. response to increased violence in ... Barry Posen talked about case for restraint in the U.S. response to increased violence in Iraq. He said Iraq and Israel were “reckless drivers” in the area of foreign policy and expect the U.S. to assist them. He also said U.S. allies may speak out against U.S. actions at times, but they "really, really, really trust us".

The American Conservative, The American Prospect, and George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies hosted a conference on U.S. foreign policy reform following U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

“The New Internationalism: American Foreign Policy After Afghanistan and Iraq” took place on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
7:48 AM EDT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Representative Scott Perry on U.S. Options in Iraq Scott Perry; Greta Brawner Representative Scott Perry (R-PA), an Iraq war veteran, talked about the military, political, ... Representative Scott Perry (R-PA), an Iraq war veteran, talked about the military, political, and diplomatic options the U.S. should take and consider in reaction to ongoing violence in Iraq. Among his comments he said the U.S. should have maintained a presence in Iraq, and that Iraq should form a news government without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
8:33 AM EDT Approx. 54 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Janet Yellen Janet Yellen held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... Janet Yellen held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections. Ms. Yellen expressed confidence that the economic recovery was largely on track, and this would allow the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates in 2015. She also talked about other policy decisions and their effects on the U.S. economic outlook. 8:34 AM EDT Approx. 55 min. American Views on Intervention Panelists talked about U.S. perspectives on intervention in global conflicts, including whether or ... Panelists talked about U.S. perspectives on intervention in global conflicts, including whether or not the U.S. should have intervened in the Syrian civil war, as well as in Iraq following the increased militant activity and violence in June 2014.

The American Conservative, The American Prospect, and George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies hosted a conference on U.S. foreign policy reform following U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

“The New Internationalism: American Foreign Policy After Afghanistan and Iraq” took place on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
8:38 AM EDT Approx. 41 min. LIVE U.S. Options in Iraq Greta Brawner; Eliot Engel Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) talked about he latest in Iraq, the release of Sergeant Bowe ... Representative Eliot Engel (D-NY) talked about he latest in Iraq, the release of Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl and the arrest of one of the individuals responsible for the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
9:29 AM EDT Approx. 9 hr. 19 min. LIVE Senate Session Following a period of morning business, the Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the ... Following a period of morning business, the Senate resumed initial work on H.R. 4660, the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. 9:31 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 53 min. LIVE Power Plant Regulations Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon ... Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon emissions regulations for existing power plants. The regulations would cut carbon pollution through a state-federal partnership and require power plants that burn fossil fuels to identify the best and cheapest way to reduce pollution. Ms. McCabe said that states have flexibility to decide how they want to reach the new target goals for carbon reductions by 2030. She added that If the state chooses not to do anything, the federal government would provide them with a plan to follow.
9:19 AM EDT Approx. 11 min. LIVE General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Greta Brawner; Fletcher Michael Michael Fletcher gave a recap of General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s ... Michael Fletcher gave a recap of General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
6:51 PM EDT Approx. 22 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter William Carpenter; Barack Obama President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a ... President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan. President Obama told the story of how, while manning a rooftop post in the Helmand Province, Corporal Carpenter covered a grenade with his body in order to save the life of a fellow Marine. President Obama talked about Corporal Carpenter’s current activities and said that he was “a shining example of what our nation needs to encourage.” 12:27 PM EDT Approx. 15 min. President Obama on Violence in Iraq Barack Obama President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, ... President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, advise, and support” Iraqi forces in response to violence in that country. He reiterated that American troops “would not be returning to combat in Iraq.” He also said the U.S. was increasing surveillance and intelligence efforts, and that Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region to lead a diplomatic effort. Following his statement, he answered several questions from reporters.
9:33 AM EDT Approx. 26 min. LIVE Neil Irwin on Federal Reserve Meeting Neil Irwin; Ylan Mui Neil Irwin talked about the outcome of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting, ... Neil Irwin talked about the outcome of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting, including its economic forecast for the U.S. and the status of its quantitative easing program. 7:14 PM EDT Approx. 3 min. Medal of Honor Recipient Remarks William Carpenter Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) spoke to the press after being awarded the Medal of ... Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) spoke to the press after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony. He said he would wear the medal in honor of the others who served. 12:43 PM EDT Approx. 15 min. 2014 and 2016 Elections Peter D. Hart; Neil King; Bill McInturff Peter Hart and Bill McInturff talked about the November 2014 elections and the general mood of the ... Peter Hart and Bill McInturff talked about the November 2014 elections and the general mood of the country toward the political process. They also spoke about the 2016 presidential campaign and election.

They spoke at the 2014 Wall Street Journal Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Network Conference, where CFOs from some of the world’s largest corporations world-wide gathered to discuss global financial leadership.
10:00 AM EDT Approx. 45 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. 7:18 PM EDT Approx. 47 min. Representative Scott Perry on U.S. Options in Iraq Scott Perry; Greta Brawner Representative Scott Perry (R-PA), an Iraq war veteran, talked about the military, political, ... Representative Scott Perry (R-PA), an Iraq war veteran, talked about the military, political, and diplomatic options the U.S. should take and consider in reaction to ongoing violence in Iraq. Among his comments he said the U.S. should have maintained a presence in Iraq, and that Iraq should form a news government without Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
1:00 PM EDT Approx. 30 min. Cybersecurity Threats John Bussey; Siobhan Gorman; John Inglis Chris Inglis talked about cybersecurity, and recommended defense and transparency practices for ... Chris Inglis talked about cybersecurity, and recommended defense and transparency practices for the public, private, and government sectors. He also responded to questions about the 2013 Edward Snowden revelations and their effects.

Mr. Inglis was a featured speaker at this year’s Wall Street Journal Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Network Conference where CFOs from some of the world’s largest corporations world-wide gathered to discuss global financial leadership.
10:47 AM EDT Approx. 5 min. House Leadership Election Tim Alberta; Greta Brawner National Journal correspondent Tim Alberta was interviewed from the C-SPAN News Desk about ... National Journal correspondent Tim Alberta was interviewed from the C-SPAN News Desk about the House Republican Conference election later that day to replace Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) and possibly a new majority whip. 8:06 PM EDT Approx. 29 min. President Obama on Violence in Iraq Barack Obama President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, ... President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, advise, and support” Iraqi forces in response to violence in that country. He reiterated that American troops “would not be returning to combat in Iraq.” He also said the U.S. was increasing surveillance and intelligence efforts, and that Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region to lead a diplomatic effort. Following his statement, he answered several questions from reporters. 1:32 PM EDT Approx. 56 min. National Security Threats and Responses Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues and national security. Topics included the ... Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues and national security. Topics included the Syrian civil war, militant activity in Iraq, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions.

The American Conservative, The American Prospect, and George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies hosted a conference on U.S. foreign policy reform following U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

“The New Internationalism: American Foreign Policy After Afghanistan and Iraq” took place on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
10:53 AM EDT Approx. 24 min. LIVE House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. She said that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) needed a new technology system when asked about the missing emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner. She also discussed the House Republican leadership race and other issues. 8:35 PM EDT Approx. 50 min. Senate Republicans on U.S. Foreign Policy Senate Republicans spoke on the Senate floor about U.S. foreign policy. Senator John McCain ... Senate Republicans spoke on the Senate floor about U.S. foreign policy. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said President Obama was “playing golf, fiddling while Iraq burns.” The Republican senators had different ideas on how to handle the escalating violence in Iraq, but all said President Obama was not doing enough. 2:29 PM EDT Approx. 22 min. LIVE Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter William Carpenter; Barack Obama President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a ... President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan. President Obama told the story of how, while manning a rooftop post in the Helmand Province, Corporal Carpenter covered a grenade with his body in order to save the life of a fellow Marine. President Obama talked about Corporal Carpenter’s current activities and said that he was “a shining example of what our nation needs to encourage.”
11:19 AM EDT Approx. 9 min. General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Greta Brawner; Fletcher Michael Michael Fletcher gave a recap of General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s ... Michael Fletcher gave a recap of General Motors Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra’s testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
9:27 PM EDT Approx. 54 min. Christian Science Monitor Lunch with Governor Rick Perry David Cook; Rick Perry Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) answered reporters questions at a luncheon installment of the ... Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) answered reporters questions at a luncheon installment of the “Monitor Breakfast” series held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included his tenure and service as governor of Texas, environmental issues, border security and immigration issues, and the potential for a 2016 presidential run. 2:55 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 17 min. General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker ... Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker waited so long to issue a recall on a defective ignition switch found in certain vehicles. Mr. Valukas was the attorney hired by GM to conduct the internal investigation. Ms. Barra, GM’s chief executive officer, told the committee she was saddened and disturbed by the findings in the report and vowed to continue to make changes. She also said she expected an independent committee to begin processing compensation claims by August 1, 2014, for victims seriously harmed.
11:29 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. LIVE House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of ... House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He discussed U.S. policy in Iraq, the increasing number of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico, and the missing emails of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, among other issues. 10:23 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 54 min. Power Plant Regulations Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon ... Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon emissions regulations for existing power plants. The regulations would cut carbon pollution through a state-federal partnership and require power plants that burn fossil fuels to identify the best and cheapest way to reduce pollution. Ms. McCabe said that states have flexibility to decide how they want to reach the new target goals for carbon reductions by 2030. She added that If the state chooses not to do anything, the federal government would provide them with a plan to follow. 4:12 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. LIVE House Republican Leadership Election Results House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was chosen to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) won the vote for the new majority whip.
11:30 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Spending Bill Scanlan; Megan Scully Megan Scully was interviewed by video from Capitol Hill about fiscal year 2015 defense ... Megan Scully was interviewed by video from Capitol Hill about fiscal year 2015 defense spending. House debate began that day on the 2015 defense spending bill. Ms. Scully reported on how the bill addressed spending for Afghanistan, military pay raises, and the proposed retirement of the Air Force A-10. She said that the Senate would mark up its version of the bill later in the summer. 1:42 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 12 min. Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Prisoner Exchange Witnesses testified on the national security implications of the exchange of five Taliban ... Witnesses testified on the national security implications of the exchange of five Taliban detainees for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. Witnesses included a soldier who served alongside Sergeant Bergdahl and the father of a soldier killed while looking for him. Topics included details of his disappearance, and the history of prisoner exchanges and negotiations with enemies. 4:19 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker ... Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker waited so long to issue a recall on a defective ignition switch found in certain vehicles. Mr. Valukas was the attorney hired by GM to conduct the internal investigation. Ms. Barra, GM’s chief executive officer, told the committee she was saddened and disturbed by the findings in the report and vowed to continue to make changes. She also said she expected an independent committee to begin processing compensation claims by August 1, 2014, for victims seriously harmed.
11:32 AM EDT Approx. 7 min. LIVE House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of ... House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He discussed U.S. policy in Iraq, the increasing number of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico, and the missing emails of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, among other issues. 3:57 AM EDT Approx. 54 min. Christian Science Monitor Lunch with Governor Rick Perry David Cook; Rick Perry Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) answered reporters questions at a luncheon installment of the ... Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) answered reporters questions at a luncheon installment of the “Monitor Breakfast” series held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. Topics included his tenure and service as governor of Texas, environmental issues, border security and immigration issues, and the potential for a 2016 presidential run. 5:46 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. President Obama on Violence in Iraq Barack Obama President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, ... President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, advise, and support” Iraqi forces in response to violence in that country. He reiterated that American troops “would not be returning to combat in Iraq.” He also said the U.S. was increasing surveillance and intelligence efforts, and that Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region to lead a diplomatic effort. Following his statement, he answered several questions from reporters.
11:40 AM EDT Approx. 19 min. Neil Irwin on Federal Reserve Meeting Neil Irwin; Ylan Mui Neil Irwin talked about the outcome of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting, ... Neil Irwin talked about the outcome of the Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting, including its economic forecast for the U.S. and the status of its quantitative easing program. 4:54 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 53 min. Power Plant Regulations Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon ... Janet McCabe testified on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed carbon emissions regulations for existing power plants. The regulations would cut carbon pollution through a state-federal partnership and require power plants that burn fossil fuels to identify the best and cheapest way to reduce pollution. Ms. McCabe said that states have flexibility to decide how they want to reach the new target goals for carbon reductions by 2030. She added that If the state chooses not to do anything, the federal government would provide them with a plan to follow. 5:51 PM EDT Approx. 54 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Janet Yellen Janet Yellen held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) ... Janet Yellen held a news conference following the quarterly Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting on current economic projections. Ms. Yellen expressed confidence that the economic recovery was largely on track, and this would allow the Federal Reserve to begin raising interest rates in 2015. She also talked about other policy decisions and their effects on the U.S. economic outlook.
11:59 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 24 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House continued work on H.R. 4870, the fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The ... The House continued work on H.R. 4870, the fiscal year 2015 Defense Appropriations bill. The measure included $570.4 billion in discretionary funding, of which $79.4 billion supports military operations in Afghanistan and anti-terrorism efforts. 6:47 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 12 min. United Nations Oversight Two former United Nations whistleblowers were among the panelists at a Heritage Foundation ... Two former United Nations whistleblowers were among the panelists at a Heritage Foundation discussion on reforms needed to curb corruption within the U.N. and increase protections for whistleblowers. According to an Associated Press report, the U.N. Office of Internal Oversight Services regularly does not pursue allegations of corruption including major cases uncovered by the U.N.'s Procurement Task Force, a fraud unit established to investigate corruption, disbanded in 2008.

James Wasserstrom in his remarks said that he suffered severe retaliation from reporting a kickback scheme. He said the U.N,'s Dispute Tribunal ruled in his favor but that the financial sum was so small that his treatment could discourage others from coming forth to report corruption. Brett Schaeffer noted in his introduction that the United Nations was invited to send a representative to the event but did not provide one.

Rogert Appleton participated via Skype.
1:32 PM EDT Approx. 29 min. LIVE President Obama on Violence in Iraq Barack Obama President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, ... President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, advise, and support” Iraqi forces in response to violence in that country. He reiterated that American troops “would not be returning to combat in Iraq.” He also said the U.S. was increasing surveillance and intelligence efforts, and that Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region to lead a diplomatic effort. Following his statement, he answered several questions from reporters. 8:01 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Faith and Freedom Coalition Luncheon Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others spoke at the ... Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others spoke at the legislative luncheon of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” policy conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Topics included American exceptionalism, the threat to religious liberties, traditional values, and living the American Dream.
2:01 PM EDT Approx. 27 min. LIVE Open Phones on House Republican Leadership Election Results, Part 1 Bill Scanlan Following President Obama’s announcement of the U.S. response to violence in Iraq, telephone ... Following President Obama’s announcement of the U.S. response to violence in Iraq, telephone lines were open for viewer comments. Live scenes and replays were shown outside the Longworth Meeting Room, where House Republican leadership elections were taking place. A replacement was being elected for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who lost his primary election, and possibly a new majority whip if the current whip would win that election.

An interview about the election from earlier in the day with National Journal correspondent Tim Alberta was shown.
9:27 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. Human Rights in Iran Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking ... Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking office on August 4, 2013. Cler Baheri, an Iranian-born member of the Baha’i community, spoke about the imprisonment and execution of her father due to his religion. Lawmakers also heard about the persecution of gay Iranians. The panelists urged Congress to make human rights part of ongoing talks with Iran. The also called for caution against thinking President Rouhani was a reformer.
2:29 PM EDT Approx. 24 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing Nancy Pelosi House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. She said that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) needed a new technology system when asked about the missing emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner. She also discussed the House Republican leadership race and other issues. 11:16 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 51 min. General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker ... Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker waited so long to issue a recall on a defective ignition switch found in certain vehicles. Mr. Valukas was the attorney hired by GM to conduct the internal investigation. Ms. Barra, GM’s chief executive officer, told the committee she was saddened and disturbed by the findings in the report and vowed to continue to make changes. She also said she expected an independent committee to begin processing compensation claims by August 1, 2014, for victims seriously harmed.
2:54 PM EDT Approx. 5 min. LIVE Open Phones on House Republican Leadership Election Results, Part 2 Bill Scanlan Live scenes and replays were shown outside the Longworth Meeting Room, where House Republican ... Live scenes and replays were shown outside the Longworth Meeting Room, where House Republican leadership elections were taking place. A replacement was being elected for Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), who lost his primary election, and possibly a new majority whip if the current whip would win that election. 2:09 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Faith and Freedom Coalition Luncheon Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others spoke at the ... Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others spoke at the legislative luncheon of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” policy conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Topics included American exceptionalism, the threat to religious liberties, traditional values, and living the American Dream.
2:59 PM EDT Approx. 7 min. House Speaker Weekly Briefing John Boehner House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of ... House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of issues. He discussed U.S. policy in Iraq, the increasing number of unaccompanied children crossing the border from Mexico, and the missing emails of former Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner, among other issues. 3:35 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 47 min. Human Rights in Iran Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking ... Witnesses testified on Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s human rights record since taking office on August 4, 2013. Cler Baheri, an Iranian-born member of the Baha’i community, spoke about the imprisonment and execution of her father due to his religion. Lawmakers also heard about the persecution of gay Iranians. The panelists urged Congress to make human rights part of ongoing talks with Iran. The also called for caution against thinking President Rouhani was a reformer.
3:07 PM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 5 min. Open Phones on House Republican Leadership Election Results, Part 3 Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on House Republican leadership elections. Live ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on House Republican leadership elections. Live scenes were shown from outside the Longworth Meeting Room where the elections were taking place. During the program House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was announced as winning the election to replace outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost his Virginia primary. Later, Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) was announced to have won the election to replace Representative McCarthy as the majority whip. 5:24 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 51 min. General Motors Ignition Switch Recall Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker ... Mary Barra and Anton Valukas testified on General Motor' internal report on why the automaker waited so long to issue a recall on a defective ignition switch found in certain vehicles. Mr. Valukas was the attorney hired by GM to conduct the internal investigation. Ms. Barra, GM’s chief executive officer, told the committee she was saddened and disturbed by the findings in the report and vowed to continue to make changes. She also said she expected an independent committee to begin processing compensation claims by August 1, 2014, for victims seriously harmed.
4:12 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. LIVE House Republican Leadership Election Results House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was chosen to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) won the vote for the new majority whip.
4:19 PM EDT Approx. 15 min. LIVE Open Phones on House Republican Leadership Election Results, Part 4 Bill Scanlan Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the results of House Republican leadership ... Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the results of House Republican leadership elections. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) won the election to replace outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who lost in the Virginia primary. Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) was elected as the new majority whip. Representative McCarthy and Scalise were shown talking to reporters as they walked back to the Capitol.
4:35 PM EDT Approx. 6 hr. 35 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House convened for a legislative session. The House convened for a legislative session.
11:10 PM EDT Approx. 6 min. House Republican Leadership Election Results House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was chosen to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) won the vote for the new majority whip.
11:17 PM EDT Approx. 29 min. President Obama on Violence in Iraq Barack Obama President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, ... President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, advise, and support” Iraqi forces in response to violence in that country. He reiterated that American troops “would not be returning to combat in Iraq.” He also said the U.S. was increasing surveillance and intelligence efforts, and that Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region to lead a diplomatic effort. Following his statement, he answered several questions from reporters.
11:48 PM EDT Approx. 50 min. Senate Republicans on U.S. Foreign Policy Senate Republicans spoke on the Senate floor about U.S. foreign policy. Senator John McCain ... Senate Republicans spoke on the Senate floor about U.S. foreign policy. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said President Obama was “playing golf, fiddling while Iraq burns.” The Republican senators had different ideas on how to handle the escalating violence in Iraq, but all said President Obama was not doing enough.
12:41 AM EDT Approx. 22 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter William Carpenter; Barack Obama President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a ... President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan. President Obama told the story of how, while manning a rooftop post in the Helmand Province, Corporal Carpenter covered a grenade with his body in order to save the life of a fellow Marine. President Obama talked about Corporal Carpenter’s current activities and said that he was “a shining example of what our nation needs to encourage.”
1:04 AM EDT Approx. 3 min. Medal of Honor Recipient Remarks William Carpenter Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) spoke to the press after being awarded the Medal of ... Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) spoke to the press after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony. He said he would wear the medal in honor of the others who served.
1:08 AM EDT Approx. 55 min. Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Jay Carney James Carney; David Cook Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney talked with reporters at a “Monitor ... Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. His last briefing with the press corps was the previous day. He answered questions on his time working in the White House and his relationship the media and President Obama. Topics included his advice to his successor, Josh Earnest, and the 24-hour news/social media cycle. He said that the rollout of the HealthCare.gov Web site was the most difficult period for him in the White House.
2:07 AM EDT Approx. 6 min. House Republican Leadership Election Results House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was chosen to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) won the vote for the new majority whip.
2:13 AM EDT Approx. 29 min. President Obama on Violence in Iraq Barack Obama President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, ... President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, advise, and support” Iraqi forces in response to violence in that country. He reiterated that American troops “would not be returning to combat in Iraq.” He also said the U.S. was increasing surveillance and intelligence efforts, and that Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region to lead a diplomatic effort. Following his statement, he answered several questions from reporters.
2:46 AM EDT Approx. 50 min. Senate Republicans on U.S. Foreign Policy Senate Republicans spoke on the Senate floor about U.S. foreign policy. Senator John McCain ... Senate Republicans spoke on the Senate floor about U.S. foreign policy. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said President Obama was “playing golf, fiddling while Iraq burns.” The Republican senators had different ideas on how to handle the escalating violence in Iraq, but all said President Obama was not doing enough.
3:39 AM EDT Approx. 22 min. Medal of Honor Ceremony for Kyle Carpenter William Carpenter; Barack Obama President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a ... President Obama awarded Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) with the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony for his heroic actions during a November 2010 grenade attack in Afghanistan. President Obama told the story of how, while manning a rooftop post in the Helmand Province, Corporal Carpenter covered a grenade with his body in order to save the life of a fellow Marine. President Obama talked about Corporal Carpenter’s current activities and said that he was “a shining example of what our nation needs to encourage.”
4:01 AM EDT Approx. 3 min. Medal of Honor Recipient Remarks William Carpenter Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) spoke to the press after being awarded the Medal of ... Marine Lance Corporal Kyle Carpenter (Ret.) spoke to the press after being awarded the Medal of Honor by President Obama at a White House ceremony. He said he would wear the medal in honor of the others who served.
4:07 AM EDT Approx. 55 min. Christian Science Monitor Breakfast with Jay Carney James Carney; David Cook Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney talked with reporters at a “Monitor ... Outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney talked with reporters at a “Monitor Breakfast” held by the Christian Science Monitor at the St. Regis Hotel. His last briefing with the press corps was the previous day. He answered questions on his time working in the White House and his relationship the media and President Obama. Topics included his advice to his successor, Josh Earnest, and the 24-hour news/social media cycle. He said that the rollout of the HealthCare.gov Web site was the most difficult period for him in the White House.
5:05 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Barry Posen on Iraq Daniel Larison; Barry Posen Barry Posen talked about case for restraint in the U.S. response to increased violence in ... Barry Posen talked about case for restraint in the U.S. response to increased violence in Iraq. He said Iraq and Israel were “reckless drivers” in the area of foreign policy and expect the U.S. to assist them. He also said U.S. allies may speak out against U.S. actions at times, but they "really, really, really trust us".

The American Conservative, The American Prospect, and George Washington University’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies hosted a conference on U.S. foreign policy reform following U.S. military intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan. 

“The New Internationalism: American Foreign Policy After Afghanistan and Iraq” took place on the campus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C.
6:09 AM EDT Approx. 10 min. Faith and Freedom Coalition Luncheon Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others spoke at the ... Senators Mike Lee (R-UT), Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) and others spoke at the legislative luncheon of the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s “Road to Majority” policy conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Topics included American exceptionalism, the threat to religious liberties, traditional values, and living the American Dream.
6:20 AM EDT Approx. 29 min. President Obama on Violence in Iraq Barack Obama President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, ... President Obama announced that the U.S. would send up to 300 military advisers to “assist, advise, and support” Iraqi forces in response to violence in that country. He reiterated that American troops “would not be returning to combat in Iraq.” He also said the U.S. was increasing surveillance and intelligence efforts, and that Secretary of State John Kerry would travel to the region to lead a diplomatic effort. Following his statement, he answered several questions from reporters.
6:51 AM EDT Approx. 6 min. House Republican Leadership Election Results House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip ... House Republican leaders spoke to reporters following leadership elections. Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was chosen to succeed outgoing Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), and Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA) won the vote for the new majority whip.