Q&A Schedule

Week of January 11 through January 18

All times and durations are subject to change

Saturday, January 12
8:03 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 28 min. LIVE Alan Chvotkin on the Shutdown's Impact on Government ContractorsAlan Chvotkin; Paul OrgelAlan Chvotkin talked about the impact of the government shutdown on government contractors. At the ... Alan Chvotkin talked about the impact of the government shutdown on government contractors. At the time of this broadcast, the government shutdown had become the longest in American history at 22 days. The previous record was 21 days from December 1995 to January 1996. 8:33 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 27 min. LIVE Kristen Brengel on Government Shutdown's Impact on National ParksKristen Brengel; Paul OrgelKristen Brengel talked about the immpact of the the government shutdown on national parks. At the ... Kristen Brengel talked about the immpact of the the government shutdown on national parks. At the time of this broadcast, the government shutdown had become the longest in American history at 22 days. The previous record was 21 days from December 1995 to January 1996. 9:02 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 36 min. LIVE Hugo Gurdon on Conservatism and President TrumpHugo Gurdon; Paul OrgelWashington Examiner editorial director Hugo Gurdon discussed conservative journalism in the ... Washington Examiner editorial director Hugo Gurdon discussed conservative journalism in the era of President Trump.

This program is part of a “Washington Journal” series highlighting recent magazine articles.
9:41 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 19 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 2Paul OrgelTelephone lines and social media were open to take viewer calls and comments to the latest news in ... Telephone lines and social media were open to take viewer calls and comments to the latest news in politics and public policy. 9:44 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 6 min. LIVE Bill Lambrecht on Julian Castro's Presidential Bid AnnouncementBill Lambrecht; Paul OrgelSan Antonio Express-News' Bill Lambrecht previewed former HUD Secretary Julián ... San Antonio Express-News' Bill Lambrecht previewed former HUD Secretary Julián Castro’s planned announcement of a 2020 run for the presidency. 10:01 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 25 min. 116th Congress Freshmen Profile Interviews, Part 1Jim Hagedorn; Tom Malinowski; Harley Rouda; Donna E. ShalalaSeveral freshman members of the 116th Congress were interviewed while they were in Washington, ... Several freshman members of the 116th Congress were interviewed while they were in Washington, D.C., for orientation sessions: Representatives-elect Harley Rouda (D-CA), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ). The 116th Congress has over 100 new House and Senate members.
10:31 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 27 min. California Governor Newsom Inaugural AddressGavin NewsomCalifornia Goverenor Gavin Newsom (D) delivered his inaugural address in Sacramento. He outlined ... California Goverenor Gavin Newsom (D) delivered his inaugural address in Sacramento. He outlined some of his priorities, including addressing criminal justice reform, mental health care, and climate change. 11:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 51 min. LIVE Julián Castro 2020 Presidential Bid AnnouncementJoaquin Castro; Julian Castro; Rosie CastroFormer Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to ... Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to throw his name in for the 2020 presidential race. Castro made the announcement in San Antonio, a city where he also served as mayor and was raised. In a speech to supporters he criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policies and if elected promised to address reform of the system. He also committed to more health care access and affordability, more affordable housing and will recommit the U.S. to the Paris climate change agreement. 11:51 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 41 min. LIVE Julián Castro 2020 Presidential Bid Announcement, Intro SpeakersSandra Conteras; Ashwani Jain; Carmen Lidia; James TalaricoFormer Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) announced in San Antonio, Texas ... Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) announced in San Antonio, Texas his decision to run for president in 2020. This portion of the event features introductory speakers.
12:32 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. LIVE Julián Castro 2020 Presidential Bid AnnouncementJoaquin Castro; Julian Castro; Rosie CastroFormer Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to ... Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to throw his name in for the 2020 presidential race. Castro made the announcement in San Antonio, a city where he also served as mayor and was raised. In a speech to supporters he criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policies and if elected promised to address reform of the system. He also committed to more health care access and affordability, more affordable housing and will recommit the U.S. to the Paris climate change agreement. 1:21 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 12 min. House Debate on Food Stamps and National ParksThe House debated funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as ... The House debated funding for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), also known as food stamps, as well as Departments of Transportation and Housing and Urban Development. 2:34 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 11 min. Senator McConnell on Government ShutdownMajority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) opened the Senate with a poster showing a photo of a steel ... Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) opened the Senate with a poster showing a photo of a steel border fence built in 2011 under the Obama administration next to an identical photo he described as an example of a barrier House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called “immoral.” He called them “identical walls, exactly alike,” and added: “When President Obama was there, they’re for it, when President Trump is there, they’re not.” He called on Democrats to negotiate with the president on a solution on border security and the shutdown.
2:45 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 48 min. Senate Democrats on Government ShutdownSenators Leahy (D-VT), Warner (D-VA), Durbin (D-IL), Blumenthal (D-CT), Cortez Masto (D-NV) and ... Senators Leahy (D-VT), Warner (D-VA), Durbin (D-IL), Blumenthal (D-CT), Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Klobuchar (D-MN) talked about the partial government shutdown. 3:33 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 7 min. Senator Smith on Government ShutdownSenator Tina Smith (D-MN) talked about the partial government shutdown and the effect on ... Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) talked about the partial government shutdown and the effect on Minnesotans. 3:41 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 15 min. Senators Thune and Tester on Government ShutdownJon TesterSenator Thune (R-SD) said Democrats are “unwilling to offer any serious solution or work ... Senator Thune (R-SD) said Democrats are “unwilling to offer any serious solution or work with the president in any serious way.” Senator Tester (D-MT) said the president first asked for $1.6 billion for border security and then for $5.7 billion, without specifics on how the money would be used.
3:56 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 15 min. Senator Lankford on Government ShutdownSenator Lankford (R-OK) talked about government employees working without pay and government ... Senator Lankford (R-OK) talked about government employees working without pay and government programs that were not operating. He said President Trump had repeatedly warned he would not sign a spending bill without a wall, and Democrats did not take him seriously. 4:17 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 21 min. AFL-CIO Rally to End the Government ShutdownBrian Bryant; Ben Cardin; Steve Ching; Jaime Contreras; Jeffrey David Cox Sr.; Barry Epstein; Randy Erwin; Janice Fridie; Talton Hall; Mazie Hirono; David Holway; Steny Hoyer; Lila Johnson; Donna Kelly; Tucker McDonald; Eleanor Holmes Norton; Mark Pellerito; Mathew Perry; Anthony "Tony" Reardon; Jamie Rodney; Bernie Sanders; Lee A. Saunders; Paul Shearon; Richard L. Trumka; Chris Van Hollen; Mark R. Warner; Randi Weingarten; Eric YoungCongressional Democrats, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) and Senators Mark Warner ... Congressional Democrats, including House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) and Senators Mark Warner (VA), Chris Van Hollen (MD), and Ben Cardin (MD), participated in a rally held by the AFL-CIO to call for an end to the partial shutdown of the federal government. Several union leaders and members spoke about the impact of the shutdown on their lives and called on President Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to reopen the government. 5:39 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 8 min. Federal Employees Back Pay Bill SigningNancy PelosiOn Day 21 of a partial government shutdown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosii (D-CA) signed legislation ... On Day 21 of a partial government shutdown, House Speaker Nancy Pelosii (D-CA) signed legislation ensuring back pay for furloughed federal workers once the shutdown ends. She also answered a few questions from reporters.
5:51 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 26 min. Kristen Brengel on Government Shutdown's Impact on National ParksKristen Brengel; Paul OrgelKristen Brengel talked about the immpact of the the government shutdown on national parks. At the ... Kristen Brengel talked about the immpact of the the government shutdown on national parks. At the time of this broadcast, the government shutdown had become the longest in American history at 22 days. The previous record was 21 days from December 1995 to January 1996. 6:21 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 5 min. Weekly Democratic AddressScott PetersIn the weekly Democratic address, Representative Scott Peters (CA) talked about the government ... In the weekly Democratic address, Representative Scott Peters (CA) talked about the government shutdown and border security. 6:29 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. Communicators with Susan CrawfordSusan Crawford; Peter SlenSusan Crawford, Harvard law school professor and WIRED columnist, talked about her book ... Susan Crawford, Harvard law school professor and WIRED columnist, talked about her book Fiber. She contends that huge corporations are providing sub-par internet access to Americans while in many nations, internet access is plentiful and costs less.
7:01 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. North Dakota State of the State AddressDoug BurgumGovernor Doug Burgum (R) delivered his State of the State address to the legislative assembly in ... Governor Doug Burgum (R) delivered his State of the State address to the legislative assembly in Bismarck, North Dakota. He outlined the top priorities of his administration, which include energy production, cybersecurity, behavioral health care, infrastructure investment, higher education, and workforce development. 8:02 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. Julián Castro 2020 Presidential Bid AnnouncementJoaquin Castro; Julian Castro; Rosie CastroFormer Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to ... Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to throw his name in for the 2020 presidential race. Castro made the announcement in San Antonio, a city where he also served as mayor and was raised. In a speech to supporters he criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policies and if elected promised to address reform of the system. He also committed to more health care access and affordability, more affordable housing and will recommit the U.S. to the Paris climate change agreement. 8:49 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 4 min. Weekly Democratic AddressScott PetersIn the weekly Democratic address, Representative Scott Peters (CA) talked about the government ... In the weekly Democratic address, Representative Scott Peters (CA) talked about the government shutdown and border security.
8:54 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 4 min. Sarah Wire on Disaster Relief BillBill Scanlan; Sarah WireSarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be ... Sarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be debated in the House the following week and the Trump administration’s proposal to use 2018 disaster aid funds from last year to pay for a border wall along the U.S. southern border. 9:01 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 25 min. 116th Congress Freshmen Profile Interviews, Part 1Jim Hagedorn; Tom Malinowski; Harley Rouda; Donna E. ShalalaSeveral freshman members of the 116th Congress were interviewed while they were in Washington, ... Several freshman members of the 116th Congress were interviewed while they were in Washington, D.C., for orientation sessions: Representatives-elect Harley Rouda (D-CA), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ). The 116th Congress has over 100 new House and Senate members. 9:30 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 28 min. Social Media, Politics and WarEmerson Brooking; Peter W. Singer; Adam Clayton Powell IIIThe Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy held a discussion on weaponizing ... The Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy held a discussion on weaponizing social media in politics and war. Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking discussed their book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, in which they discussed the tools and strategies of social media influencing, and how those same tactics are similarly employed by political campaigns, celebrities and nefarious actors. They also talked about what more the U.S. government should do to both modernize its own cybersecurity and educate American companies and private citizens for better online health and security.
11:01 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. Julián Castro 2020 Presidential Bid AnnouncementJoaquin Castro; Julian Castro; Rosie CastroFormer Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to ... Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to throw his name in for the 2020 presidential race. Castro made the announcement in San Antonio, a city where he also served as mayor and was raised. In a speech to supporters he criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policies and if elected promised to address reform of the system. He also committed to more health care access and affordability, more affordable housing and will recommit the U.S. to the Paris climate change agreement. 11:48 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 4 min. Weekly Democratic AddressScott PetersIn the weekly Democratic address, Representative Scott Peters (CA) talked about the government ... In the weekly Democratic address, Representative Scott Peters (CA) talked about the government shutdown and border security. 11:53 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 4 min. Sarah Wire on Disaster Relief BillBill Scanlan; Sarah WireSarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be ... Sarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be debated in the House the following week and the Trump administration’s proposal to use 2018 disaster aid funds from last year to pay for a border wall along the U.S. southern border.
Sunday, January 13
12:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 25 min. 116th Congress Freshmen Profile Interviews, Part 1Jim Hagedorn; Tom Malinowski; Harley Rouda; Donna E. ShalalaSeveral freshman members of the 116th Congress were interviewed while they were in Washington, ... Several freshman members of the 116th Congress were interviewed while they were in Washington, D.C., for orientation sessions: Representatives-elect Harley Rouda (D-CA), Donna Shalala (D-FL), Jim Hagedorn (R-MN) and Tom Malinowski (D-NJ). The 116th Congress has over 100 new House and Senate members. 12:27 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 28 min. Social Media, Politics and WarEmerson Brooking; Peter W. Singer; Adam Clayton Powell IIIThe Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy held a discussion on weaponizing ... The Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy held a discussion on weaponizing social media in politics and war. Peter Singer and Emerson Brooking discussed their book, LikeWar: The Weaponization of Social Media, in which they discussed the tools and strategies of social media influencing, and how those same tactics are similarly employed by political campaigns, celebrities and nefarious actors. They also talked about what more the U.S. government should do to both modernize its own cybersecurity and educate American companies and private citizens for better online health and security. 1:57 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 26 min. Kristen Brengel on Government Shutdown's Impact on National ParksKristen Brengel; Paul OrgelKristen Brengel talked about the immpact of the the government shutdown on national parks. At the ... Kristen Brengel talked about the immpact of the the government shutdown on national parks. At the time of this broadcast, the government shutdown had become the longest in American history at 22 days. The previous record was 21 days from December 1995 to January 1996.
2:25 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 33 min. U.S.-Asia RelationsCharles Boustany Jr.; Mark Tokola; Joseph Yun; James G. Zumwalt; Kathleen StephensFormer Representative Charles Boutsany (R-LA) and former ambassadors took part in an event ... Former Representative Charles Boutsany (R-LA) and former ambassadors took part in an event co-hosted by the Korea Economic Institute of America and Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA on U.S. policy toward Asia. They discussed President Trump’s upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jpng-un, trade relations with China, and congressional priorities for the region. 4:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 43 min. Wyoming State of the StateMark GordonGovernor Mark Gordon (R) delivered his State of the State address in Cheyenne. The former state ... Governor Mark Gordon (R) delivered his State of the State address in Cheyenne. The former state treasurer spoke about encouraging efficiency in his administration, specifically in terms of budget management. He also talked about helping Wyoming’s coal industry, improving education and job training programs, and protecting the state’s wildlife populations. 4:45 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 25 min. 17th Anniversary of Guantanamo PrisonLaura Pitter; David Sterman; Thomas "Tom" B. Wilner; Andrew "Andy" WorthingtonNew America hosted a discussion on the 17th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. military prison ... New America hosted a discussion on the 17th anniversary of the opening of the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Panelists talked about the various legal proceedings involving Guantanamo detainees over the years, and the potential fates of the 40 people still being held in the prison. They also considered the possible implications of the 2020 election cycle, and how Guantanamo detainees might be affected if the prison were brought back into the political spotlight.
6:11 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. Julián Castro 2020 Presidential Bid AnnouncementJoaquin Castro; Julian Castro; Rosie CastroFormer Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to ... Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro (D) became the latest Democrat to throw his name in for the 2020 presidential race. Castro made the announcement in San Antonio, a city where he also served as mayor and was raised. In a speech to supporters he criticized the Trump administration’s immigration policies and if elected promised to address reform of the system. He also committed to more health care access and affordability, more affordable housing and will recommit the U.S. to the Paris climate change agreement. 7:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. LIVE Open PhonesSteve ScullyTelephone lines and social media were open for comments on President Trump’s ... Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on President Trump’s characterization of the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border as a national emergency. The federal government was beginning day 23 of a shutdown over the president’s demand for a wall at the southern border. 8:02 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 29 min. LIVE Matthew Dallek on History of National Emergency DeclarationsMatthew Dallek; Steve ScullyMatthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump ... Matthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump considered that designation in response to congressional Democrats' refusal to grant his demand for funds to build a U.S-Mexico border wall. The government was in day 23 of a shutdown over the stalemate.
8:34 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 29 min. LIVE Roben Farzad on Recent Volatility in U.S. MarketsRoben Farzad; Steve ScullyRoben Farzad, who hosts a podcast focusing on financial news on NPR One, discussed the recent ... Roben Farzad, who hosts a podcast focusing on financial news on NPR One, discussed the recent volatility in U.S. markets and his outlook for 2019. 9:06 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 52 min. LIVE Brad Meltzer on The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George WashingtonBrad Meltzer; Steve ScullyBrad Meltzer talked about his new book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George ... Brad Meltzer talked about his new book, The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, on the previously untold story about the men who plotted to assassinate the first president. He also commented on day 23 of the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for a U.S-Mexico border wall. 10:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative ThompsonStephen Dinan; Nicholas Fandos; Susan Swain; Bennie ThompsonHouse Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) talked about border security, his ... House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) talked about border security, his priorities as the new committee chair, and other congressional issues. He also discussed the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
10:34 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 9 min. President Trump Address on Border SecurityDonald J. TrumpPresident Trump addressed the nation on what the administration argues is a humanitarian and ... President Trump addressed the nation on what the administration argues is a humanitarian and national security crisis on the U.S. southern border. This was his first address to the nation from the Oval Office. In his remarks, he talked about his proposal to Congress for border security, saying he was pushing for a steel barrier instead of a wall. He said he had invited congressional leaders to the White House to resume talks to reopen the government, which was partially shutdown over the president’s demand for a border wall. 10:44 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 4 min. Democratic Response to President Trump's National Address on Border SecurityNancy Pelosi; Chuck SchumerHouse Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) responded to ... House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) responded to President Trump’s first Oval Office national address. In the speech the president called on Congress to re-open the government from a partial shutdown by passing a bill that includes over $5 billion to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The two Democratic leaders urged President Trump and congressional Republicans to reopen the government and save the border security issue for later in the year. 10:49 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 8 min. President Trump Immigration Border Security RoundtableGreg Abbott; Monty Awbrey; Dan Bible; John Cornyn; Ted Cruz; Brandon Judd; Melissa Lucio; Kirstjen Nielsen; Dan Patrick; Ken Paxton; Ramiro Pena; Carlos Rodriguez; Reggie Singh; Donald J. Trump; Marie VegaPresident Trump held a roundtable discussion with border and immigration officials in McAllen, ... President Trump held a roundtable discussion with border and immigration officials in McAllen, Texas. Also present were family members of victims of violence perpetrated by undocumented migrants, as well as Texas Republican Senators Ted Cruz and John Cornyn. The roundtable was part of President Trump’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border on the 20th day of a partial government shutdown that arose from disagreement over President Trump’s demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall.
11:58 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 16 min. House Speaker Weekly BriefingNancy PelosiIn her weekly briefing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters that President Trump ... In her weekly briefing, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters that President Trump continued to “move the goal post” in negotiations to re-open parts of the federal government as an impasse over border wall funding approached three weeks. She argued that the president’s demand for a wall along the southern border was not the most effective approach to border security. 12:15 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Senator Lindsey Graham on the Government ShutdownLindsey Graham; Chris WallaceSenator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s ... Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for money to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The senator discussed a possible short-term government reopening. 12:16 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Senator Coons on the Government ShutdownChris Coons; Chris WallaceSenator Chris Coons (D-DE) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s ... Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for money to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The senator discussed a possible short-term government reopening.
12:17 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Senator Ron Johnson on the Government Shutdown and Border SecurityRon Johnson; Jake TapperSenator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” ... Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” discussed the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, and the possibility of the president declaring a national emergency. 12:24 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 14 min. Secretary of State Pompeo and Jordanian Foreign on MIddle East PolicyMike Pompeo; Ayman SafadiSecretary of State Mike Pompeo held a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman ... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a joint news conference with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi in Amman, part of a Middle East tour to increase pressure against Iran and outline the U.S. plan to withdraw from Syria. 12:39 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. Secretary of State Pompeo and Iraqi President SalihMike Pompeo; Barham SalihSecretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced stop in Iraq on his way to Egypt where he met ... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced stop in Iraq on his way to Egypt where he met with several leaders, including Iraqi President Barham Salih.
12:40 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 2 min. Secretary of State Pompeo on U.S.-Iraq RelationsMike PompeoSecretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced stop in Iraq on his way to Egypt where he met ... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced stop in Iraq on his way to Egypt where he met with several leaders, including the Iraqi President and Kurdish officials. While in Erbil Province, he spoke to reporters briefly about his meetings that day and Middle East policy. 12:42 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 27 min. Secretary of State Pompeo Address in CairoMike Pompeo; Francis RicciardoneSecretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address on Middle East policy at the American ... Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address on Middle East policy at the American University in Cairo. In his remarks, titled, “A Force for Good: America’s Reinvigorated Role in the Middle East", he criticized the previous administration’s policy, saying the "age of self-inflicted American shame is over,” and later added that under the Trump administration, the U.S. had re-asserted its role and had learned from their mistakes. On Iran, Secretary Pompeo said President Trump has “reversed the willful blindness to the danger of the regime.” 1:12 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 54 min. Senators Rubio, Udall and Leahy on Israel Bill and Government ShutdownSenators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about the bill ... Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tom Udall (D-NM), and Patrick Leahy (D-VT) talked about the bill currently under consideration on the chamber floor, S.1 Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act.
2:06 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 27 min. Senators on Government Shutdown and Middle East Policy BillShortly before the Senate voted to block S.1 (Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle ... Shortly before the Senate voted to block S.1 (Strengthening America’s Security in the Middle East Act) from advancing, several senators addressed the pending legislation, the vote, and the government shutdown. 2:34 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 32 min. Senator Marco Rubio on Middle East PolicySenator Marco Rubio (R-FL) came to the floor to discuss S.R. 1. legislation dealing with Israel ... Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) came to the floor to discuss S.R. 1. legislation dealing with Israel and Middle East policy 3:08 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 1 min. Virginia State of the Commonwealth AddressRalph NorthamGovernor Ralph Northam (D) delivered his State of the Commonwealth address at the capitol in ... Governor Ralph Northam (D) delivered his State of the Commonwealth address at the capitol in Richmond, Virginia. Governor Northam said the state was doing well, but more could be done to improve it. He outlined multiple proposals including one to decriminalize simple possession of marijuana, expanding absentee voting to everyone, and tax relform. Other topics included addressing the opioid crisis, criminal justice reform, and affordable education.
4:11 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 43 min. Wyoming State of the StateMark GordonGovernor Mark Gordon (R) delivered his State of the State address in Cheyenne. The former state ... Governor Mark Gordon (R) delivered his State of the State address in Cheyenne. The former state treasurer spoke about encouraging efficiency in his administration, specifically in terms of budget management. He also talked about helping Wyoming’s coal industry, improving education and job training programs, and protecting the state’s wildlife populations. 4:56 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 21 min. Idaho Gubernatorial Inaugural AddressBrad Little; Teresa LittleRepublican Brad Little was sworn in as the 33rd governor of Idaho in a ceremony at the Capitol ... Republican Brad Little was sworn in as the 33rd governor of Idaho in a ceremony at the Capitol building in Boise. After taking the oath of office, Governor Little delivered brief remarks that focused on his legislative priorities. The governor was introduced by his wife, Teresa Little. 5:19 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 29 min. Matthew Dallek on History of National Emergency DeclarationsMatthew Dallek; Steve ScullyMatthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump ... Matthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump considered that designation in response to congressional Democrats' refusal to grant his demand for funds to build a U.S-Mexico border wall. The government was in day 23 of a shutdown over the stalemate.
5:50 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Senator Lindsey Graham on the Government ShutdownLindsey Graham; Chris WallaceSenator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s ... Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for money to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The senator discussed a possible short-term government reopening. 5:51 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 min. Senator Coons on the Government ShutdownChris Coons; Chris WallaceSenator Chris Coons (D-DE) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s ... Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) talked about the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for money to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. The senator discussed a possible short-term government reopening. 5:53 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. Senator Ron Johnson on the Government Shutdown and Border SecurityRon Johnson; Jake TapperSenator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” ... Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) in an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” discussed the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for funding to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, and the possibility of the president declaring a national emergency.
6:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. Newsmakers with Representative ThompsonStephen Dinan; Nicholas Fandos; Susan Swain; Bennie ThompsonHouse Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) talked about border security, his ... House Homeland Security Committee Chair Bennie Thompson (D-MS) talked about border security, his priorities as the new committee chair, and other congressional issues. He also discussed the government shutdown over President Trump’s demand for a U.S.-Mexico border wall. 6:31 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 6 min. Lawmakers Remarks on Jamal Khashoggi KillingSteven Chabot; Lloyd Doggett; Jennifer Egan; Eliot Engel; Margaux Ewen; Brian Fitzpatrick; Will Hurd; Sheila Jackson Lee; Amy Klobuchar; Tom Malinowski; Sherif Mansour; Nancy Pelosi; Frederick J. Ryan; Adam B. Schiff; Chris Van Hollen; Mark R. Warner; Michael McCaul; Jackie Speier; Lawrence WrightMembers of Congress from both parties, writers, and journalists participated in an event marking ... Members of Congress from both parties, writers, and journalists participated in an event marking 100 days since the death of Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. They shared stories and memories about Mr. Khashoggi and advocated for the safety of journalists and press freedom around the globe. 7:39 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 9 min. Senator Hirono on Government ShutdownSenator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) called the shutdown “not a negotiation situation, this is a ... Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) called the shutdown “not a negotiation situation, this is a hostage situation” with the president trying to “extort money for his vanity wall under the pretext of an emergency on our southern border.” She called on Majority Leader McConnell to bring up the House-passed spending bills to re-open the government.
7:49 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 8 min. Senator Baldwin on the Government ShutdownSenator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) said the House did its job by passing legislation to end the ... Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) said the House did its job by passing legislation to end the shutdown, but that Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would not bring it up in the Senate. She then talked about the effect of the shutdown on people in Wisconsin. 8:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with James GrantBrian LambAuthor and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed ... Author and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed by ever-expanding national debt. 9:01 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. Question TimeDavid Amess; John Bercow; Clive Betts; Ian Blackford; Kenneth Clarke; Jeremy Corbyn; Edward Davey; Martyn Day; Michael Fabricant; Gillian "Gill" Furniss; Cheryl Gillan; Drew Hendry; Meg Hillier; Stephen Kinnock; Emma Lewell-Buck; Julian Lewis; Jack Lopresti; Anne Main; Rachael Maskell; Theresa May; Huw Merriman; Layla Moran; Tom Pursglove; Paul Scully; Andrew Selous; Iain Duncan Smith; John Spellar; Maggie Throup; Pete WishartBritish Prime Minister Theresa May fielded questions from members in the House of Commons during ... British Prime Minister Theresa May fielded questions from members in the House of Commons during the first Question Time of 2019. Members pressed the prime minister on the next steps for a new deal on the U.K.'s exit from the European Union (known as “Brexit"), which was expected to fail in a vote the following week. One day earlier, members voted in favor of an amendment that said if the deal fails, the government must return to Parliament in three days with a new plan. Prime Minister May urged members to vote in favor of her plan, saying, "The only way to avoid no deal is to vote for the deal.”
9:50 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 29 min. Matthew Dallek on History of National Emergency DeclarationsMatthew Dallek; Steve ScullyMatthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump ... Matthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump considered that designation in response to congressional Democrats' refusal to grant his demand for funds to build a U.S-Mexico border wall. The government was in day 23 of a shutdown over the stalemate. 10:23 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 34 min. Vermont Gubernatorial Inaugural AddressPhillip ScottVermont Governor Phil Scott (R) delivered his second inaugural address to lawmakers in Montpelier ... Vermont Governor Phil Scott (R) delivered his second inaugural address to lawmakers in Montpelier after winning re-election in 2018. He outlined his government’s priorities which included creating more economic opportunities, attracting more people to live and work in Vermont, and more funding for education and the state’s retirement system. 11:00 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with James GrantBrian LambAuthor and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed ... Author and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed by ever-expanding national debt.
Monday, January 14
12:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. Question TimeDavid Amess; John Bercow; Clive Betts; Ian Blackford; Kenneth Clarke; Jeremy Corbyn; Edward Davey; Martyn Day; Michael Fabricant; Gillian "Gill" Furniss; Cheryl Gillan; Drew Hendry; Meg Hillier; Stephen Kinnock; Emma Lewell-Buck; Julian Lewis; Jack Lopresti; Anne Main; Rachael Maskell; Theresa May; Huw Merriman; Layla Moran; Tom Pursglove; Paul Scully; Andrew Selous; Iain Duncan Smith; John Spellar; Maggie Throup; Pete WishartBritish Prime Minister Theresa May fielded questions from members in the House of Commons during ... British Prime Minister Theresa May fielded questions from members in the House of Commons during the first Question Time of 2019. Members pressed the prime minister on the next steps for a new deal on the U.K.'s exit from the European Union (known as “Brexit"), which was expected to fail in a vote the following week. One day earlier, members voted in favor of an amendment that said if the deal fails, the government must return to Parliament in three days with a new plan. Prime Minister May urged members to vote in favor of her plan, saying, "The only way to avoid no deal is to vote for the deal.” 12:50 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 30 min. Matthew Dallek on History of National Emergency DeclarationsMatthew Dallek; Steve ScullyMatthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump ... Matthew Dallek talked about the history of national emergency declarations as President Trump considered that designation in response to congressional Democrats' refusal to grant his demand for funds to build a U.S-Mexico border wall. The government was in day 23 of a shutdown over the stalemate. 1:21 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 4 min. Sarah Wire on Disaster Relief BillBill Scanlan; Sarah WireSarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be ... Sarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be debated in the House the following week and the Trump administration’s proposal to use 2018 disaster aid funds from last year to pay for a border wall along the U.S. southern border.
1:30 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 3 min. Merck Sharp and Dohme Corporation v. Albrecht Oral ArgumentSamuel A. Alito Jr.; Stephen G. Breyer; Shay Dvoretzky; David C. Frederick; Neil Gorsuch; Elena Kagan; Brett M. Kavanaugh; John G. Roberts Jr.; Sonia Sotomayor; Malcolm L. StewartThe Supreme Court heard oral argument in Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht. The case ... The Supreme Court heard oral argument in Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht. The case concerns whether a manufacturing company is exempt from state-mandated warnings when the federal Food and Drug Administration rejects their proposed warning label. In this case the FDA did not approve of a warning on Merck’s osteoporosis drug, Fosamax, for increased risk of bone fractures. Patients later sued Merck under state laws, claiming the drug lacked sufficient warnings. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg did not participate in oral argument, as was she working from home as she recovered from cancer surgery. 2:35 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 46 min. 2019 Business OutlookThomas J. Donohue; Mark WilsonIn his annual “State of American Business” address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president ... In his annual “State of American Business” address, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas Donohue gave his assessment of the economy and current business environment. Mr. Donohue said the Chamber of Commerce projects a minimum growth rate of 2.6 percent along with low unemployment for 2019. In addition, he urged the White House and Congress to come to a solution on border security as well as protecting undocumented young immigrants, known as Dreamers. Other issues addressed included trade policy, cybersecurity, deregulation and workforce development issues. 3:21 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 45 min. Chamber of Commerce CEO Thomas Donohue Press ConferenceNeil Bradley; Thomas J. DonohueU.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas Donohue held a press conference following his ... U.S. Chamber of Commerce president and CEO Thomas Donohue held a press conference following his annual “State of American Business” address. He was asked about the Trump administration’s trade policy and tariffs, proposals to increase the minimum wage, transportation investment, and the impact of the government shutdown on businesses. He was accompanied by Neil Bradley, U.S. Chamber of Commerce executive vice president.
4:07 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 4 min. Sarah Wire on Disaster Relief BillBill Scanlan; Sarah WireSarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be ... Sarah Wire was interviewed from Capitol Hill about the disaster relief bill scheduled to be debated in the House the following week and the Trump administration’s proposal to use 2018 disaster aid funds from last year to pay for a border wall along the U.S. southern border. 4:13 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 33 min. Artificial Intelligence, Part 1Brian Fung; Robin Kelly; Pete Olson; Shailesh Prakash; Megan SmithMegan Smith, former U.S. chief technology officer was among the featured speakers at a series of ... Megan Smith, former U.S. chief technology officer was among the featured speakers at a series of panel discussions on artificial intelligence and its impact on daily life hosted by the Washington Post. In this portion, Ms. Smith and Representatives Pete Olson (R-TX) and Robin Kelly (D-IL) talked about the growth in artificial intelligence development in the U.S., and particularly the industry’s challenges in meeting its workforce needs in the coming decades. They also discussed ways lawmakers were looking at potentially regulating the space, particularly as it pertained to data security. 4:47 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 10 min. Artificial Intelligence, Part 2Michael Abramoff; Miranda Borgen; Teresa Zayas Caban; Yibiao Chao; Brian Fung; Drew Harwell; Sherrilyn Ifill; Philippe Nacson; Kelly Trindel; Cat ZakrzewskiThe Washington Post hosted a series of panel discussions on artificial intelligence and its ... The Washington Post hosted a series of panel discussions on artificial intelligence and its increasing utility in everyday life. In this portion, panelists talked about growing concerns of bias in artificial intelligence, particularly as it related to employment and hiring practices. Also discussed was the growing use of the technology in the medical field and concerns among patients about the security of their personal data.
5:59 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with James GrantBrian LambAuthor and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed ... Author and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed by ever-expanding national debt. 7:00 AM EST on C-SPANApprox. 1 hr. 2 min. LIVE Open Phones, Part 1John McArdleTelephone lines and social media were open for comments on the question, "How is the government ... Telephone lines and social media were open for comments on the question, "How is the government shutdown affecting you? The federal government was in day 24 of a shutdown over President Trump’s demand for funds to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall. 12:09 PM EST on C-SPANApprox. 58 min. Q&A with James GrantBrian LambAuthor and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed ... Author and columnist James Grant talked about the state of the U.S. economy and the threat posed by ever-expanding national debt.