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7:00 AM EDT Approx. 48 min. LIVE Open Phones Greta Brawner Telephone lines were open for responses from women on the question, “Which political party ... Telephone lines were open for responses from women on the question, “Which political party best represents you?” 7:00 AM EDT Approx. 32 min. LIVE Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and the ... Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and the opposition. Topics included his cabinet reshuffle, the new European Commission president, the upcoming Scottish independence referendum, and his record on hiring women. 5:35 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 26 min. Governors on Employing Veterans Governors held a discussion on strategies for helping the nation’s veterans transition to ... Governors held a discussion on strategies for helping the nation’s veterans transition to civilian employment. They heard from representatives from the federal and state governments and private sector companies on what they were doing to employ returning veterans. Topics included impediments such as civilian non-recognition of skills acquired in the military.

This was a meeting of the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee at the National Governor Association’s annual meeting. Governor Jay Nixon (D-MO) was the chair.
7:50 AM EDT Approx. 40 min. LIVE Child Trafficking Legislation Karen Bass; Greta Brawner Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to ... Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 4636), and the problem of sex trafficking in the U.S. The bipartisan legislation is aimed at ensuring child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child trafficking victims. 

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
7:33 AM EDT Approx. 19 min. President Obama in McLean, Virginia Barack Obama President Obama made remarks after touring the Tuner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, ... President Obama made remarks after touring the Tuner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, Virginia. He talked about some of the new technologies and innovations for highway transportation he had seen during his tour. The event was part of a series of events in which President Obama urged Congress to replenish the Highway Trust Fund, which was set to run out of funds in August 2014, and fund road and bridge projects. 7:02 AM EDT Approx. 50 min. National Governors Association, Closing Session on Jobs and the Economy Hubert Joly gave the keynote address at the closing session of the National Governors Association ... Hubert Joly gave the keynote address at the closing session of the National Governors Association (NGA) Summer meeting, which focused on jobs and the economy. He talked about remaining competitive in the contemporary consumer market. Following his speech, Mr. Joly answered questions from governors, and then, outgoing NGA Chair Mary Fallin introduced incoming Chair John Hickenlooper (D-CO).
8:32 AM EDT Approx. 47 min. LIVE Speaker Boehner's Lawsuit Against President Obama Greta Brawner; Michael Burgess Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about the lawsuit filed by House Speaker John Boehner ... Representative Michael Burgess (R-TX) talked about the lawsuit filed by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) against President Obama over his use of executive power. He also discussed Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing later in the morning on a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s lab incident in which which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were not followed. 8:52 AM EDT Approx. 36 min. Cyber Crime Networks Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from ... Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from “botnets,” networks of infected computers that are used to carry out cyber attacks, send spam messages, steal consumers' personal information, and other criminal purposes. 7:54 AM EDT Approx. 50 min. Eric Holder on Civil Rights Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th ... Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964. He talked about the progress made due to the sacrifices of the pioneers of the civil rights movement, and the work that remained to expand the rights of women and members of the gay and transgender community. Other speakers included former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young. It began with remarks by Howard University interim president Wayne Frederick. 

“The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Preserving Progress, Charting the Future” took place on July 15, 2014, sponsored by the Department of Justice and Howard University, was held at the university’s Cramton Auditorium.
9:21 AM EDT Approx. 39 min. LIVE U.S. Companies Reincorporating Overseas Greta Brawner; Allan Sloan Allan Sloan talked about his Fortune Magazine cover story, “Positively ... Allan Sloan talked about his Fortune Magazine cover story, “Positively Un-American,” on U.S. companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes. Companies merge with a foreign company and move the corporate headquarters overseas, a process known as “inversion.”

This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
9:29 AM EDT Approx. 8 hr. 5 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the ... The Senate confirmed 53-44 the nomination of Ronnie L. White to be U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Missouri. Members voted to block consideration of S. 2578, a bill to reverse the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision that deals with employer-provided contraception coverage under the Affordable Care Act. 8:47 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. Missing Children John D. Ryan testified on his National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s ... John D. Ryan testified on his National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s organization ongoing efforts to find missing children and investigate violent crimes against children. Questions focused on public-private partnerships, the role of local law enforcement agencies, and training for parents and teachers. Mr. Paul also discussed the influence of the internet on child trafficking crimes.
10:00 AM EDT Approx. 25 min. LIVE Morning Hour The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics. 5:35 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. Question Time David Cameron; Edward Miliband Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and the ... Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from members of the government and the opposition. Topics included his cabinet reshuffle, the new European Commission president, the upcoming Scottish independence referendum, and his record on hiring women. 12:13 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. LIVE House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts.
10:26 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. LIVE Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which ... Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were not followed. 5:43 PM EDT Approx. 7 min. LIVE President Obama on Ukraine and Russia Barack Obama President Obama spoke about Ukraine and other U.S. foreign policy issues after meeting with ... President Obama spoke about Ukraine and other U.S. foreign policy issues after meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry. The president announced sanctions against Russia’s financial services, energy, and defense sectors in response to Russia’s destabilization efforts in eastern Ukraine. He also spoke about the disputed elections in Afghanistan, the possibility of a ceasefire in Gaza, and continued negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. 2:49 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 24 min. Embassy Construction Costs and Security Witnesses testified on the State Department’s transition from a standard design program for ... Witnesses testified on the State Department’s transition from a standard design program for embassy construction to one focused on unique, open, and innovative designs. State Department Overseas Buildings Operations Director Lydia Muniz said that all embassy construction projects were on schedule and budget and met the security standards established by Diplomatic Security Bureau. In response, committee members voiced their concerns as to whether this new model was secure and cost efficient.
11:59 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 46 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House continued debate on H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that ... The House continued debate on H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange Commission. 5:54 PM EDT Approx. 20 min. Senators Schumer and Cruz on Birth Control Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable ... Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act, contraceptive coverage, the First Amendment, and religious freedom. They were debating on a measure offered by Senate Democrats in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. That bill would prevent employers from refusing to cover contraception. 5:43 PM EDT Approx. 7 min. LIVE President Obama on Ukraine and Russia Barack Obama President Obama spoke about Ukraine and other U.S. foreign policy issues after meeting with ... President Obama spoke about Ukraine and other U.S. foreign policy issues after meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry. The president announced sanctions against Russia’s financial services, energy, and defense sectors in response to Russia’s destabilization efforts in eastern Ukraine. He also spoke about the disputed elections in Afghanistan, the possibility of a ceasefire in Gaza, and continued negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program.
1:46 PM EDT Approx. 24 min. Child Trafficking Legislation Karen Bass; Greta Brawner Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to ... Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 4636), and the problem of sex trafficking in the U.S. The bipartisan legislation is aimed at ensuring child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child trafficking victims. 

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
6:16 PM EDT Approx. 38 min. Child Trafficking Legislation Karen Bass; Greta Brawner Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to ... Representative Karen Bass (D-CA) talked about the Strengthening the Child Welfare Response to Trafficking Act (H.R. 4636), and the problem of sex trafficking in the U.S. The bipartisan legislation is aimed at ensuring child welfare agencies have systems in place to properly identify, document and serve child trafficking victims. 

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
5:53 PM EDT Approx. 58 min. Assistance for War Veterans Panelists talked about ways to help veterans as they become civilians following service in the ... Panelists talked about ways to help veterans as they become civilians following service in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Speakers included Jeane Case, wife of AOL co-founder Steve Case, and Joe DePinto, the CEO of 7-11, who served in the Army for five years. They described the challenges of getting resources for programs and measuring the success of those programs. 

This event was part of the George W. Bush Institute’s Military Service Initiative Summit, “Empowering Our Nation’s Warriors,” held at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
2:10 PM EDT Approx. 5 hr. 2 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House considered H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the ... The House considered H.R. 5016, a $21.3 billion spending bill for fiscal year 2015 that funds the Internal Revenue Service, Treasury Department, and Securities and Exchange Commission. 6:58 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts. 6:53 PM EDT Approx. 3 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic conditions for the financial sector. She said the economy was improving but was incomplete. She sad the housing sector was sluggish and that short-term interests might be increased in late 2015.
7:13 PM EDT Approx. 22 min. House Democratic Agenda House Democrats held a press conference on unveil their 100-day legislative agenda to help the ... House Democrats held a press conference on unveil their 100-day legislative agenda to help the middle class, called the “Middle Class Jumpstart.” The plan included a bill that would allow students and graduates to refinance student loan debt at a lower rate. There were also calls for Republicans to do their jobs in the House instead of suing the president. 7:04 PM EDT Approx. 55 min. Republican Committees on Midterm Elections Staff leaders of several Republican committees held a joint news conference on the political ... Staff leaders of several Republican committees held a joint news conference on the political landscape leading up to the fall midterm elections. They discussed some of the specific races in the House and Senate, and the competitive elections for governor. They also talked about the money being spent, the grassroots campaign. and what the their party was doing with data and digital outreach. 6:58 PM EDT Approx. 50 min. Eric Holder on Civil Rights Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th ... Attorney General Eric Holder was the featured speaker at an event commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act by President Lyndon B. Johnson on July 2, 1964. He talked about the progress made due to the sacrifices of the pioneers of the civil rights movement, and the work that remained to expand the rights of women and members of the gay and transgender community. Other speakers included former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young. It began with remarks by Howard University interim president Wayne Frederick. 

“The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: Preserving Progress, Charting the Future” took place on July 15, 2014, sponsored by the Department of Justice and Howard University, was held at the university’s Cramton Auditorium.
7:37 PM EDT Approx. 3 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic conditions for the financial sector. She said the economy was improving but was incomplete. She sad the housing sector was sluggish and that short-term interests might be increased in late 2015. 8:00 PM EDT Approx. 3 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic conditions for the financial sector. She said the economy was improving but was incomplete. She sad the housing sector was sluggish and that short-term interests might be increased in late 2015. 7:49 PM EDT Approx. 14 min. Micro Philanthropy Charles Best; Darren Walker Charles Best talked about his micro philanthropy Web site and the impact of technology on everyday ... Charles Best talked about his micro philanthropy Web site and the impact of technology on everyday life. He was interviewed by Darren Walker.

“The New Philanthropy” was a presentation of the third Annual New York Ideas forum, held at the New-York Historical Society, co-sponsored by Atlantic magazine and the Aspen Institute.
7:44 PM EDT Approx. 13 min. Representatives Nolan and Crenshaw on Treasury Spending Bill Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN) offered a motion to recommit on the Treasury Department spending ... Representative Rick Nolan (D-MN) offered a motion to recommit on the Treasury Department spending bill. The motion would have amended the bill to increase the Consumer Product Safety Commission budget by $5 million and increase the Small Business Administration Entrepreneurial Development Program by $5 million. Representative Nolan spoke passionately about small business development and about children dying from faulty products. Representative Ander Chenshaw (R-FL) then spoke against the motion to recommit. House member made a commotion during the remarks by both speakers. 8:04 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 16 min. Veterans Administration Health Care Sloan Gibson; Richard Burr; Bernard Sanders The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to spotlight the steps taken by the Veterans ... The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to spotlight the steps taken by the Veterans Administration to provide health care to patients on long waiting lists. 8:05 PM EDT Approx. 3 hr. 1 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic conditions for the financial sector. She said the economy was improving but was incomplete. She sad the housing sector was sluggish and that short-term interests might be increased in late 2015.
7:59 PM EDT Approx. 7 min. LIVE President Obama on Ukraine and Russia Barack Obama President Obama spoke about Ukraine and other U.S. foreign policy issues after meeting with ... President Obama spoke about Ukraine and other U.S. foreign policy issues after meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry. The president announced sanctions against Russia’s financial services, energy, and defense sectors in response to Russia’s destabilization efforts in eastern Ukraine. He also spoke about the disputed elections in Afghanistan, the possibility of a ceasefire in Gaza, and continued negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. 10:22 PM EDT Approx. 20 min. Senators Schumer and Cruz on Birth Control Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable ... Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act, contraceptive coverage, the First Amendment, and religious freedom. They were debating on a measure offered by Senate Democrats in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. That bill would prevent employers from refusing to cover contraception. 11:10 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts.
8:10 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 2 min. House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts. 10:45 PM EDT Approx. 1 min. House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts. 12:12 AM EDT Approx. 36 min. Cyber Crime Networks Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from ... Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from “botnets,” networks of infected computers that are used to carry out cyber attacks, send spam messages, steal consumers' personal information, and other criminal purposes.
10:15 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 42 min. Centers for Disease Control Anthrax Lab Incident Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which ... Witnesses testified about a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) lab incident in June 2014 in which potentially dozens of staff members were exposed to anthrax because safety procedures were not followed. 10:47 PM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 5 min. Long-Term Budget Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified at a House Budget Committee hearing on the Congressional Budget ... Douglas Elmendorf testified at a House Budget Committee hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual report on the long-term budget outlook. CBO Director Elmendorf said the report reveals that the nation’s deficit levels were unsustainable. In addition, the nation’s debt was 74 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). He said changes were needed to sustain health programs such as Medicare or taxes would need to be increased to keep the programs. 12:50 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 2 min. Governors on Education and Workforce Development The nation’s governors discussed the role of education in a state’s economic ... The nation’s governors discussed the role of education in a state’s economic development. Guest speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who as the ranking member of the Senate committee on education, addressed congressional legislation. He was also a former governor of Tennessee and the secretary of Eduction for President George H. W. Bush.

“Pathway to Work: The Role of Education in Economic Development” was a meeting of the Education and Workforce Committee at the National Governors Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The committee was chaired by Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) and Governor Brian Sandval (R-NV) was the vice chair.
12:57 AM EDT Approx. 3 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic conditions for the financial sector. She said the economy was improving but was incomplete. She sad the housing sector was sluggish and that short-term interests might be increased in late 2015. 1:27 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 45 min. Veterans Administration Health Care Sloan Gibson; Richard Burr; Bernard Sanders The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to spotlight the steps taken by the Veterans ... The Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee held a hearing to spotlight the steps taken by the Veterans Administration to provide health care to patients on long waiting lists. 1:54 AM EDT Approx. 3 hr. 1 min. Monetary Policy and the Economy Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House ... Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic conditions for the financial sector. She said the economy was improving but was incomplete. She sad the housing sector was sluggish and that short-term interests might be increased in late 2015.
1:03 AM EDT Approx. 55 min. Republican Committees on Midterm Elections Staff leaders of several Republican committees held a joint news conference on the political ... Staff leaders of several Republican committees held a joint news conference on the political landscape leading up to the fall midterm elections. They discussed some of the specific races in the House and Senate, and the competitive elections for governor. They also talked about the money being spent, the grassroots campaign. and what the their party was doing with data and digital outreach. 3:14 AM EDT Approx. 20 min. Senators Schumer and Cruz on Birth Control Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable ... Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Ted Cruz (R-TX) spoke on the Senate floor about the Affordable Care Act, contraceptive coverage, the First Amendment, and religious freedom. They were debating on a measure offered by Senate Democrats in response to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores. That bill would prevent employers from refusing to cover contraception. 5:00 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts.
1:59 AM EDT Approx. 22 min. House Democratic Agenda House Democrats held a press conference on unveil their 100-day legislative agenda to help the ... House Democrats held a press conference on unveil their 100-day legislative agenda to help the middle class, called the “Middle Class Jumpstart.” The plan included a bill that would allow students and graduates to refinance student loan debt at a lower rate. There were also calls for Republicans to do their jobs in the House instead of suing the president. 3:38 AM EDT Approx. 1 min. House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts. 6:02 AM EDT Approx. 36 min. Cyber Crime Networks Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from ... Witnesses testified at a Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on the threat from “botnets,” networks of infected computers that are used to carry out cyber attacks, send spam messages, steal consumers' personal information, and other criminal purposes.
2:24 AM EDT Approx. 4 hr. 34 min. House Republican Lawsuit Against President Obama Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought ... Legal scholars testified on the merits and viability of a lawsuit against President Obama brought by Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans to ensure the president was properly and faithfully executing the laws, without abusing his executive authority, specifically in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Professors Jonathan Turley and Elizabeth Price Foley both supported the lawsuit, saying it could roll back a shift toward increased executive branch power and restore power to Congress. Professor Turley said that although he personally supported many of President Obama’s actions, the trend of expanding presidential power, which he said began even before President George W. Bush, had reached a “tipping point.” Simon Lazarus and Walter Dellinger spoke against going forward with legal action. Mr. Lazarus argued that Congress should pass laws to address the issue instead of suing. Mr. Dellinger’s position was that a lawsuit would give too much power to the courts. 3:40 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 5 min. Long-Term Budget Outlook Douglas Elmendorf testified at a House Budget Committee hearing on the Congressional Budget ... Douglas Elmendorf testified at a House Budget Committee hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual report on the long-term budget outlook. CBO Director Elmendorf said the report reveals that the nation’s deficit levels were unsustainable. In addition, the nation’s debt was 74 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP). He said changes were needed to sustain health programs such as Medicare or taxes would need to be increased to keep the programs. 6:39 AM EDT Approx. 1 hr. 3 min. Governors on Education and Workforce Development The nation’s governors discussed the role of education in a state’s economic ... The nation’s governors discussed the role of education in a state’s economic development. Guest speakers included Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), who as the ranking member of the Senate committee on education, addressed congressional legislation. He was also a former governor of Tennessee and the secretary of Eduction for President George H. W. Bush.

“Pathway to Work: The Role of Education in Economic Development” was a meeting of the Education and Workforce Committee at the National Governors Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. The committee was chaired by Governor Steve Beshear (D-KY) and Governor Brian Sandval (R-NV) was the vice chair.
5:46 AM EDT Approx. 12 min. Senator Mikulski on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor about the ... Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) spoke on the Senate floor about the increase in the number of unaccompanied children attempting to cross the U.S. southern border. She asked for compassion from her fellow senators, and for more money to address the situation.
6:01 AM EDT Approx. 2 hr. 9 min. Women's Health Protection Act Members of the U.S. House and Senate, doctors, and advocates with differing perspectives on ... Members of the U.S. House and Senate, doctors, and advocates with differing perspectives on reproductive rights testified at a hearing on the Women’s Health Protection Act (S.1696). The bill would prohibit laws restricting women’s access to abortion services.