C-SPAN - Newsmakers Podcast
Newsmakers with Senator Mike Lee05/17/15
Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) discusses the PATRIOT Act, the USA FREEDOM Act, and the fiscal year 2016 defense authorization bill.
Newsmakers with Representative Sander Levin
Representative Sander Levin (D-MI) talks about trade promotion authority, also referred to as fast-track trade authority, legislation in Congress. Representative Levin and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) oppose the legislation.
Newsmakers with Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX)
Representative Mac Thornberry (R-TX), chair of the House Armed Services Committee, talks about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the committee approved 60-2 on Thursday, as well as disputes with the White House over funding.
Newsmakers with Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) talks about U.S. trade policy, splits among both Democratic and Republican Senators, as well as regulation of Wall Street financial institutions and the future of the Dodd-Frank law.
Newsmakers: Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National Committee, talks about the 2016 presidential campaign as Republican presidential hopefuls meet in New Hampshire at the "First in the Nation" Leadership Summit.
Newsmakers: Dr. Robert Wah
American Medical Association President Dr. Robert Wah discusses Medicare "doc fix" legislation, which would permanently replace the current formula used to determine Medicare payments for doctors, and other healthcare issues.
Newsmakers: Tony Perkins
Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, talks about political and business reaction to the Indiana and Arkansas religious freedom laws, as well as the role of conservatives in the 2016 campaign.
Newsmakers: Jennifer Horn and Jeff Kaufmann
Jennifer Horn and Jeff Kaufmann, the Republican Party chairs of New Hampshire and Iowa, talk about the roles of their states in vetting presidential candidates, and preparation for the 2016 elections.
Newsmakers: Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA)
Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member on the House Select Committee on Intelligence discusses U.S. strategy against ISIS, nuclear talks with Iran, Hillary Clinton's emails, the future of the FISA Court and NSA surveillance authorty.
Newsmakers: Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) discusses foreign policy issues facing Congress, including ongoing negotiations over Iran's nuclear program and lawmakers' role in approving the U.S. use of military force in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL).
Newsmakers: Laurie Robinson
Former Assistant Attorney General Laurie Robinson, who co-chairs the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, discusses the task force's report on policing across the U.S. following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.
Newsmakers: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA)
Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, discusses President Obama's executive order on immigration, the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General, and the FCC's push to regulate the Internet.
Newsmakers: Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT)
Governor Gary Herbert (R-UT), vice chair of the National Governors Association, discusses issues facing states, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, budgets, immigration policy, common core education standards, and the tax code.
Newsmakers: Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx
Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx discusses the debate over the transportation funding bill, the state of the nation's infrastructure, and the Transportation Department's recent report that looks at transportation needs for the next 30 years.
Newsmakers: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA)
Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, discusses the use of military force against Islamic State militants, Defense Secretary nominee Ashton Carter, the DoD budget and other national defense issues.
Newsmakers: Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the new ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee, discusses President Obama's upcoming budget proposal, developing a budget in a Republican Congress, the XL pipeline, and presidential politics.
Newsmakers: Jeb Hensarling (R-TX)
House Financial Services Committee Chair Representative Jeb Hensarling (R-TX) discusses President Obama's tax proposals and other issues facing the 114th Congress, including financial regulations and the debt ceiling.
Newsmakers: Senator John Hoeven (R-ND)
Senator John Hoeven (R-ND), author of S.1, the Keystone XL Pipeline Act, discusses the legislation, President Obama's threatened veto, and the future for U.S. energy. He also discusses Republican control of Congress and the party's recent retreat .
Newsmakers: Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)
Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who serves as ranking member on the House Budget Committee, discusses the upcoming budget debate, possible tax reform legislation, Republican challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and the latest jobs numbers.
Newsmakers: Representative-Elect Ken Buck (R-CO)
Representative-elect Ken Buck (R-CO), who has been elected by his fellow freshman Republicans as class president, discusses how he expects Congress to operate under GOP control and key issues facing the 114th Congress.
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