House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) discusses the Defense Authorization bill, the sequester, Iran and the nuclear deal, and changes in the U.S. military's role across the world.
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Former Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE), National Assoc. of Insurance Commissioners CEO, discusses the Affordable Care Act. He looks at how the nation's insurance commissioners are dealing with health insurance issues in their states and delays in the law.
Former Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), chief executive officer at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, talks about how states were handling implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Former Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE), chief executive officer at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, talks about health care coverage extensions under the Affordable Care Act.
House Armed Services Cmte. Vice Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) discusses sequestration and defense spending levels, military pay and benefits, and defense procurement. Rep. Thornberry heads an effort to revamp the defense acquisitions process.
Senate Judiciary Cmte. Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) discusses NSA surveillance and the USA Freedom Act, a bill he co-authored. It aims to rein in the NSA's collection of personal data and correct some practices spawned by the Patriot Act.
Sen. Chuck Grassley discusses the challenges facing the Budget Conference Committee and Congress's questioning of the Affordable Care Act. He also examines the role of the tea party and Republican politics after Tuesday's elections.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talks about the Farm Bill, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Secretary Vilsack said he is eager for Congress to pass the bill.
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (R-MI) talks about the hearings on the technical difficulties experienced by users of the Affordable Care Act's online health insurance exchanges.
The top Democrat on the House Budget Committee assesses what's ahead for the 29-member conference committee that will try to reach an agreement on a federal budget after the two-week government shutdown.
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