C-SPAN Schedule

< Thursday, March 27 >

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1:00 AM HST Approx. 46 min. LIVE Open Phones Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should the U.S. expect more ... Telephone lines were open for viewer responses to the question, “Should the U.S. expect more from the European Union and NATO?”

USA Today White House correspondent David Jackson spoke by phone about President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis.
11:50 PM HST Approx. 1 hr. 14 min. National Drug Control Policy Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Michael Botticelli testified on his Office of National Drug Control Policy agency’s $25.4 ... Michael Botticelli testified on his Office of National Drug Control Policy agency’s $25.4 billion fiscal year budget request. Director Botticelli also spoke about his office’s efforts on drug abuse and drug trafficking. 12:45 AM HST Approx. 47 min. Exxon Valdez Oil Spill 25th Anniversary Conservation advocates discussed the long-term impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill to mark ... Conservation advocates discussed the long-term impact of the Exxon Valdez oil spill to mark the 25th anniversary of the tanker’s March 24, 1989, accident in Prince William Sound, Alaska. Topics included damage payments, commercial fishing losses, and environmental recovery. They also discussed climate change and energy policy, including the dangers of offshore drilling and the prospects for other oil spills and how they could be avoided or better. They responded to questions from reporters at the National Press Club.
1:23 AM HST Approx. 5 min. LIVE Preview of President Obama's Meeting with Pope Francis ; David Jackson, speaking by phone, previewed President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis at ... David Jackson, speaking by phone, previewed President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis at the Holy See. 1:05 AM HST Approx. 3 min. European Union Summit Closing News Conference ; ; Following a lunch meeting with European leaders, President Obama participated in a press ... Following a lunch meeting with European leaders, President Obama participated in a press conference at the Council of the European Union in Brussels with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso and European Council President Herman Van Rompuy. They called on Russia to stop its intervention in Ukraine. President Obama said “Russia stands alone” in the world and the consequences for Russia’s economy wwould continue to grow. President Van Rompuy said sanctions against Russia were not a punishment but a positive development promoting peace and diplomacy. Topics included the progress on a transatlantic trade agreement and decreasing Europe’s dependence on Russian oil. 1:34 AM HST Approx. 20 min. Defense Department Briefing on Russian Intervention in Ukraine ; Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and British Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond spoke ... Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and British Secretary of State for Defence Philip Hammond spoke to reporters following a meeting that focused primarily on Russia’s intervention on Ukraine. Secretary Hagel aid he had received assurances during a conversation with his Russian counterpart that Russia had no intention to invade other parts of Ukraine, despite the presence of Russian troops along the border with that country.
1:49 AM HST Approx. 32 min. LIVE Keystone XL Pipeline ; ; Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about his work to promote the Keystone XL pipeline, which ... Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about his work to promote the Keystone XL pipeline, which would cut through part of his state. Topics included the State Department’s report on the environmental effects of the pipeline, the pipeline’s proposed route, safety issues, and Democratic objections to it.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
1:09 AM HST Approx. 3 min. Kathleen Hunter on Ukraine Aid and Russia Sanctions Kathleen Hunter talked about bills in both the House and Senate regarding financial assistance for ... Kathleen Hunter talked about bills in both the House and Senate regarding financial assistance for Ukraine and U.S. sanctions against Russia. 1:56 AM HST Approx. 1 hr. 33 min. Discussion on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores ; ; The day before the U.S. Supreme Court was to hear oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby ... The day before the U.S. Supreme Court was to hear oral arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, attorneys Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz debated the case on the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that private businesses' employee health insurance policies include contraceptive coverage.

“Everybody’s Business: The Legal, Economic, and Political Implications of Religious Freedom” was an event at the Willard Hotel co-sponsored by the Religious Freedom Project at Georgetown University’s Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs and Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion.
2:23 AM HST Approx. 36 min. LIVE U.S. Defense Priorities ; House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about U.S. defense ... House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about U.S. defense priorities and policy. Topics included in Russia’s intervention in Crimea and U.S.-Russian relations, and the impact of defense spending cuts on U.S. and NATO military readiness. He responded to telephone calls, including a line for military personnel, and to electronic communications. 2:18 AM HST Approx. 1 hr. 11 min. Online Data Security Breaches Representatives from Target, Visa and the Federal Trade Commission were among the witnesses who ... Representatives from Target, Visa and the Federal Trade Commission were among the witnesses who testified at a hearing on security breaches at Target and the University of Maryland where people’s personal information was compromised. Panelists recommended that Congress pass a law to make dealing with consumer data breaches more unified. The suggested that government could help with international coordination of security. They also talked about the use of EMV chip cards that are already used in Europe. "EMV" stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, a global standard for inter-operation of integrated circuit cards. 3:31 AM HST Approx. 2 hr. 34 min. LIVE 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.
3:00 AM HST Approx. 21 min. LIVE House Session, Part 1 The House debated an aid bill for Ukraine. Members also considered a year-long extension for ... The House debated an aid bill for Ukraine. Members also considered a year-long extension for Medicare reimbursements for physicians, and extensions of several Medicare and Medicaid payment provisions. 3:29 AM HST Approx. 8 hr. 49 min. LIVE Senate Session The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began debate on the ... The Senate convened for a period of morning business and thereafter began debate on the House-passed H.R. 4152, which would make Ukraine eligible for U.S. loan guarantees. Members voted by a 65-34 margin in favor of invoking cloture on H.R. 3979, a bill that contains a five-month extension of long-term unemployment insurance. 6:09 AM HST Approx. 2 hr. 23 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.
3:21 AM HST Approx. 3 min. Kathleen Hunter on Ukraine Aid and Russia Sanctions Kathleen Hunter talked about bills in both the House and Senate regarding financial assistance for ... Kathleen Hunter talked about bills in both the House and Senate regarding financial assistance for Ukraine and U.S. sanctions against Russia. 12:20 PM HST 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. 8:33 AM HST Approx. 44 min. LIVE Air Force Nuclear Corps Investigation ; 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.
3:25 AM HST Approx. 17 min. Keystone XL Pipeline ; ; Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about his work to promote the Keystone XL pipeline, which ... Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about his work to promote the Keystone XL pipeline, which would cut through part of his state. Topics included the State Department’s report on the environmental effects of the pipeline, the pipeline’s proposed route, safety issues, and Democratic objections to it.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
2:03 PM HST Approx. 2 hr. 34 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. 9:18 AM HST Approx. 5 min. Preview of President Obama's Meeting with Pope Francis ; David Jackson, speaking by phone, previewed President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis at ... David Jackson, speaking by phone, previewed President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis at the Holy See.
3:43 AM HST Approx. 1 hr. 41 min. LIVE House Session, Part 2 The House debated an aid bill for Ukraine. Members also considered a year-long extension for ... The House debated an aid bill for Ukraine. Members also considered a year-long extension for Medicare reimbursements for physicians, and extensions of several Medicare and Medicaid payment provisions. 4:40 PM HST Approx. 45 min. Air Force Nuclear Corps Investigation ; 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. 9:24 AM HST Approx. 1 hr. 9 min. FBI Reforms Since the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 Security policy experts testified on FBI reform efforts since the terrorist attacks of September ... Security policy experts testified on FBI reform efforts since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. In the first panel, FBI Director James Comey cited cyber crime and homegrown terrorism as major areas of concern. He also spoke about the Malaysia Airlines flight that disappeared over the Indian Ocean on March 8, 2014. In the second panel, members of an independent commission reviewing the FBI testified, pointing to Syria-based terrorism and cyber attacks as areas of concern.
5:25 AM HST Approx. 20 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding the House bill on a year-long “doc fix” extension for Medicare reimbursements for physicians, she called it a “missed opportunity” and called for a permanent fix. Other topics included Democrats' effort to allow a vote in the House on immigration reform through a discharge petition, and raising the minimum wage.

“Doc fix” refers to the sustainable growth rate, the formula for paying doctors under Medicare.
5:26 PM HST Approx. 5 min. George Washington Bridge Closure Review Report 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. 10:34 AM HST Approx. 1 hr. 39 min. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Hearing, Government Officials Panel The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the ... The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gives the government the authority to conduct surveillance overseas. Senior government officials in the first panel said the government was conducting lawful surveillance of foreign persons abroad under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Rajesh De said the value of surveillance could not be judged by how many plots a single program may have stopped. 

Section 702 was meant to apply only to non-U.S. persons abroad. The scope of the program was revealed through the leaks of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
5:31 AM HST Approx. 1 min. LIVE House Session, Part 3 Having recessed for a period of less than 15 minutes at 11:31 a.m.--

11:31:00 A.M. ...
Having recessed for a period of less than 15 minutes at 11:31 a.m.--

11:31:00 A.M. The House convened, returning from a recess continuing the legislative day of March 27.
11:32:26 A.M. The Speaker announced that the House do now recess. The next meeting is subject to the call of the Chair. 

This session was not televised.
5:33 PM HST Approx. 2 hr. 18 min. Transportation Infrastructure Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal ... Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation authorization bill. Vermont Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said projects in her state have already been delayed due to uncertainty over the federal highway trust fund. Chairman Boxer (D-CA) said that fund could run out of money in September 2014 if Congress does not act. 12:13 PM HST Approx. 1 hr. 25 min. Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Hearing, Academics and Advocates Panel The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the ... The Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board held a hearing on the section 702 portion of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) that gives the government the authority to conduct surveillance overseas. Legal experts testified in the second panel, some of whom advocated stricter legal procedures on foreign surveillance.

Section 702 was meant to apply only to non-U.S. persons abroad. The scope of the program was revealed through the leaks of former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden.
5:48 AM HST Approx. 20 min. U.S. Defense Priorities ; House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about U.S. defense ... House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about U.S. defense priorities and policy. Topics included in Russia’s intervention in Crimea and U.S.-Russian relations, and the impact of defense spending cuts on U.S. and NATO military readiness. He responded to telephone calls, including a line for military personnel, and to electronic communications. 7:55 PM HST Approx. 1 hr. 10 min. George Washington Bridge Closure Review Report 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. 1:39 PM HST Approx. 19 min. Keystone XL Pipeline ; ; Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about his work to promote the Keystone XL pipeline, which ... Representative Lee Terry (R-NE) talked about his work to promote the Keystone XL pipeline, which would cut through part of his state. Topics included the State Department’s report on the environmental effects of the pipeline, the pipeline’s proposed route, safety issues, and Democratic objections to it.

C-SPAN Radio’s Bobbi Jackson read news headlines at the conclusion of the program.
6:08 AM HST Approx. 2 hr. 31 min. LIVE House Session, Part 4 The House approved by voice vote a temporary “doc fix” bill. "Doc fix" refers to ... The House approved by voice vote a temporary “doc fix” bill. "Doc fix" refers to the sustainable growth rate, the formula for paying doctors under Medicare. Members also passed H.R. 4278, which provides aid to Ukraine and expands sanctions against Russia over its recent annexation of Crimea. 9:08 PM HST Approx. 45 min. Air Force Nuclear Corps Investigation ; 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. 2:00 PM HST 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.
8:40 AM HST 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. 9:56 PM HST Approx. 2 hr. 18 min. Transportation Infrastructure Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal ... Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation authorization bill. Vermont Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said projects in her state have already been delayed due to uncertainty over the federal highway trust fund. Chairman Boxer (D-CA) said that fund could run out of money in September 2014 if Congress does not act. 4:01 PM HST Approx. 26 min. Public Health and Drug Use ; Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug ... Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug abuse and opiate overdoses, their impact on public health and safety, and government efforts to address the issue. Mr. Botticelli said the growing abuse of opioids, which includes both heroin and prescription painkillers, is at “epidemic levels.” He also described the administration’s approach to drug abuse as one based in treatment, calling the war on drugs “outdated.”
9:30 AM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal. 12:17 AM HST 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 PM HST 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. Chairman 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 Committee, citing her Fifth Amendment rights.


After the hearing gaveled out, Mr. Koskinen answered questions from reporters.
9:34 AM HST Approx. 46 min. House Debate on Medicare Payment Bill The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to ... The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would go into effect April 1, 2014. 8:00 PM HST 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.
10:21 AM HST Approx. 1 min. House Vote on Medicare Payment Bill The House passed the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to ... The House passed the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014. The measure passed using a voice vote under suspension of the rules. 10:01 PM HST Approx. 26 min. Public Health and Drug Use ; Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug ... Michael Botticelli talked to the National Lieutenant Governors Association about prescription drug abuse and opiate overdoses, their impact on public health and safety, and government efforts to address the issue. Mr. Botticelli said the growing abuse of opioids, which includes both heroin and prescription painkillers, is at “epidemic levels.” He also described the administration’s approach to drug abuse as one based in treatment, calling the war on drugs “outdated.”
10:23 AM HST Approx. 7 min. Representative Gohmert on Medicare Payment Voice Vote Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) complained about House leaders allowing a voice vote on the ... Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) complained about House leaders allowing a voice vote on the “doc fix” bill without informing members. Representative Gohmert vowed to never let that happen again, and bemoaned the fact that he could not “trust” his own leadership. 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. 10:29 PM HST 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. Chairman 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 Committee, citing her Fifth Amendment rights.


After the hearing gaveled out, Mr. Koskinen answered questions from reporters.
10:31 AM HST Approx. 45 min. Air Force Nuclear Corps Investigation ; 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.
11:19 AM HST Approx. 20 min. House Minority Leader Weekly Briefing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding ... House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) briefed reporters and answered questions. Regarding the House bill on a year-long “doc fix” extension for Medicare reimbursements for physicians, she called it a “missed opportunity” and called for a permanent fix. Other topics included Democrats' effort to allow a vote in the House on immigration reform through a discharge petition, and raising the minimum wage.

“Doc fix” refers to the sustainable growth rate, the formula for paying doctors under Medicare.
11:40 AM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal.
11:41 AM HST Approx. 2 hr. 18 min. Transportation Infrastructure Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal ... Witnesses testified on national, state and local perspectives on the need for federal transportation infrastructure investment and priorities for the next surface transportation authorization bill. Vermont Deputy Transportation Secretary Sue Minter said projects in her state have already been delayed due to uncertainty over the federal highway trust fund. Chairman Boxer (D-CA) said that fund could run out of money in September 2014 if Congress does not act.
2:01 PM HST Approx. 2 min. President Obama Arrival at the Vatican President Obama arrived at the Vatican for a visit Pope Francis. The president’s visit ... President Obama arrived at the Vatican for a visit Pope Francis. The president’s visit with the leader of the Catholic Church was part of his European trip, during which he met with leaders from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.
2:03 PM HST Approx. 1 min. President Obama Meeting with Pope Francis President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged greetings before a meeting at the Vatican. President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged greetings before a meeting at the Vatican.
2:05 PM HST Approx. 8 min. President Obama and Pope Francis Gifting Ceremony ; President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during a meeting at the Vatican. The ... President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during a meeting at the Vatican. The president presented the pope with a custom-made chest containing a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House garden. The pope gave President Obama a plaque.

The conversations are not audible.
2:14 PM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal.
2:16 PM HST 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.
3:06 PM HST Approx. 46 min. House Debate on Medicare Payment Bill The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to ... The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would go into effect April 1, 2014.
3:54 PM HST Approx. 6 min. Daniel Newhauser on Medicare Payments Daniel Newhauser spoke by phone about House passage of the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 ... Daniel Newhauser spoke by phone about House passage of the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014. The measure passed using a voice vote under suspension of the rules.
4:01 PM HST Approx. 6 min. Representative Gohmert on Medicare Payment Voice Vote Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) complained about House leaders allowing a voice vote on the ... Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) complained about House leaders allowing a voice vote on the “doc fix” bill without informing members. Representative Gohmert vowed to never let that happen again, and bemoaned the fact that he could not “trust” his own leadership. 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.
4:07 PM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal.
4:11 PM HST 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.
6:05 PM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal.
6:07 PM HST Approx. 5 min. George Washington Bridge Closure Review Report 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.
6:15 PM HST Approx. 2 min. President Obama Arrival at the Vatican President Obama arrived at the Vatican for a visit Pope Francis. The president’s visit ... President Obama arrived at the Vatican for a visit Pope Francis. The president’s visit with the leader of the Catholic Church was part of his European trip, during which he met with leaders from the Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, and Saudi Arabia.
6:17 PM HST Approx. 1 min. President Obama Meeting with Pope Francis President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged greetings before a meeting at the Vatican. President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged greetings before a meeting at the Vatican.
6:19 PM HST Approx. 8 min. President Obama and Pope Francis Gifting Ceremony ; President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during a meeting at the Vatican. The ... President Obama and Pope Francis exchanged gifts during a meeting at the Vatican. The president presented the pope with a custom-made chest containing a variety of fruit and vegetable seeds used in the White House garden. The pope gave President Obama a plaque.

The conversations are not audible.
6:29 PM HST 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.
7:19 PM HST Approx. 46 min. House Debate on Medicare Payment Bill The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to ... The House debated the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would go into effect April 1, 2014.
8:07 PM HST Approx. 6 min. Daniel Newhauser on Medicare Payments Daniel Newhauser spoke by phone about House passage of the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 ... Daniel Newhauser spoke by phone about House passage of the annual bill to delay for a year the 24 percent cut in Medicare payments to physicians that would have begun April 1, 2014. The measure passed using a voice vote under suspension of the rules.
8:14 PM HST Approx. 6 min. Representative Gohmert on Medicare Payment Voice Vote Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) complained about House leaders allowing a voice vote on the ... Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) complained about House leaders allowing a voice vote on the “doc fix” bill without informing members. Representative Gohmert vowed to never let that happen again, and bemoaned the fact that he could not “trust” his own leadership. 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.
8:20 PM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal.
8:23 PM HST 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.
10:18 PM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal.
10:22 PM HST Approx. 2 hr. 34 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.
12:57 AM HST Approx. 1 min. C-SPAN - 35 Years - 1991 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 October 1, 1991, freshman Representative Jim Nussle (R-IA) wore a paper bag over his head to protest the unethical behavior involved in the House banking scandal.