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    Continuing Resolution Markup

    The House Rules Committee met to consider rules for floor debate on a short-term continuing resolution to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the fiscal year on September 30, 2014.

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    House Session, Part 3

    The House voted on several bills under suspension of the rules. 

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    House Session, Part 2

    The House reconvened and debated six bills including S. 2154, a bill reauthorizing child care subsidies for low-income families, and H.R. 4771, a measure imposing criminal penalties for…

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    House Session, Part 1

    Following one-minute speeches, the House recessed until 4:00 p.m.

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    Senate Session

    The Senate convened for a period of morning business, with senators permitted to introduce bills and speak on any topic.

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    Medal of Honor Ceremony

    President Obama awarded the Medal of Honor to two Vietnam War soldiers, Army Command Sergeant Major Bennie Adkins and Army Specialist Four Donald Sloat. Specialist Sloat received the…

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    State Department Daily Briefing

    Marie Harf briefed reporters and responded to questions on a variety of international issues.

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    Ken Burns on The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

    Ken Burns spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about his documentary series, The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, in which he chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    Josh Earnest briefed reporters and answered questions on a variety of news topics. Topics included the Obama administration’s continuing efforts to build an international…

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    Morning Hour

    The House convened for Morning Hour, with members permitted to speak on a variety of topics.

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    General Philip Breedlove on NATO Summit

    General Philip M. Breedlove reviewed the NATO summit in Wales He also discussed current operations specifically involving Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

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    Secretary General Rasmussen on the Future of NATO

    NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen gave an address in Brussels hosted by Carnegie Europe on the future of NATO. He was expected to also address the Ukraine-Russia conflict…

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    Counterterrorism Efforts and the Defense Budget

    Todd Harrison, a defense budget senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, talked about the parts of the Pentagon’s budget that will fund counterterrorism…

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    President Obama's ISIS Strategy

    Eli Lake talked about President Obama’s strategy to combat ISIS militants in Iraq and Syria. He also discussed questions surrounding the legality of the plan. The Islamic…

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    Role of Inspector General

    Inspectors general from the Departments of Homeland Security and Defense talked about their roles within their respective agencies. They discussed the need for efficiency,…

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    Filmmaker Ken Burns on The Roosevelts

    Ken Burns talked about his 14-hour, seven part PBS documentary The Roosevelts: An Intimate History. The film chronicles the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor Roosevelt, three members…

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    Congressional Agenda

    Politico congressional reporter Lauren French, speaking by phone, previewed the congressional agenda for the week.

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    Open Phones

    Phone lines were open for viewer comments on whether Congress should authorize the use of force against ISIS* militants.  Lauren French, speaking by phone, previewed the congressional…

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    Book Discussion on Fallujah Redux

    Daniel Green and Marine Corps Brigadier General William Mullen, two Operation Iraqi Freedom veterans who participated in taking Fallujah back from insurgents in 2007, talked about their…

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    Book Discussion on The Half Has Never Been Told

    Edward Baptist talked about his book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, in which he contends that slavery drove the United States' transformation…

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