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    Senate Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview

    Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an overview of President Obama’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. He spoke about the projected budget deficit of $1.8 trillion in fiscal 2009,…

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    Senate Health Care Legislation Markup, Day 7, Part 4

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its seventh day of debating amendments to the health care bill. Amendments focused on government financing, affordability, and restrictions on…

    26,407 views
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    Gas Prices and Energy Policy

    Oil and gas industry executives testified on ending tax breaks for the largest multinational oil and gas companies. Senate Democrats and the Obama administration had proposed ending…

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    Health Insurance Exchanges

    Secretary Kathleen Sebelius updated the committee on the status of fixing the ongoing difficulties with the Affordable Care Act’s HealthCare.gov insurance exchanges. She said…

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    Senate Health Care Legislation Markup Day 3, Part 4

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its third day of debating amendments to the health care bill. 
    This was the fourth of 4 parts of the day’s hearing.

    10,543 views
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    IRS Scrutiny of Non-profit Organizations, Part 1

    Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, former Administrator Doug Shulman, and Inspector J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied…

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    Free Trade Agreements Markup

    The Senate Finance Committee marked up bills for the Colombia, Panama, and South Korea Free Trade Agreements (FTAs). The measures included job retraining for U.S. workers displaced by the…

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    Treasury Secretary Nomination Hearing

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew’s nomination as secretary of the treasury. Mr. Lew answered questions on tax reform,…

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    The Federal Estate Tax

    Witnesses testified about federal estate tax legislation. Topics included the burden on the families of small business owners, the complexity of the tax rules, the return to a 55…

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    Social Security Payroll Tax Cut Extension

    A House-Senate Conference Committee met in an attempt to break the deadlock over a Social Security payroll tax cut extension. In December 2011 Congress passed a two-month payroll tax…

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    IRS Scrutiny of Non-profit Organizations, Part 2

    Acting Commissioner Steven Miller, former Administrator Doug Shulman, and Inspector J. Russell George testified about revelations that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) had applied…

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    Treasury Secretary Nomination Hearing

    Timothy Geithner testified about his nomination to be secretary of the treasury. Among the topics he addressed were the state of the economy, administration of the Troubled Assets…

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    Tax Overhaul, Deficit Reduction, and Fiscal Policy

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its series of hearings on tax reform ideas. In his testimony, Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan warned Congress not to underestimate…

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    Senate Health Care Legislation Markup, Day 6, Part 4

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its sixth day of debating amendments to the health care bill. Most of the amendments dealt with financing issues, including Medicaid expansion…

    1,716 views
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    Treasury Department 2013 Budget Request

    Secretary Geithner testified on the Treasury Department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. He said President Obama’s $3.8 trillion package will reduce deficits…

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    Senate Health Care Legislation Markup, Day 7, Part 3

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its seventh day of debating amendments to the health care bill. Amendments focused on government financing, affordability, and restrictions on…

    1,486 views
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    Health Care Reform Legislation Vote

    The Senate Finance Committee held its eighth and final meeting on its health care bill. Debate focused on Congressional Budget Office scoring of the legislation, the failure of the…

    1,346 views
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    Senate Health Care Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 4

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its fifth day of debating amendments to the health care bill. 
    This is the third part of 4 in the day’s proceedings.

    1,330 views
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    Senate Health Care Legislation Markup, Day 5, Part 1

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its fifth day of debating amendments to the health care bill. Among the amendments were proposals by Senators Rockefeller and Schumer to include…

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    Social Security and Retirement Savings

    Witnesses testified on the role of Social Security as a source of retirement income as the number of workers with pensions continued to decline. They agreed that Social Security…

    1,133 views
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