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    Rule Debate on Balanced Budget

    Members debated a rule for consideration of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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    Ballanced Budget Amendment

    Members debated a proposed constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget.

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    Senators Reid and McConnell on Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) debated the plan for debt and deficit reduction.

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    Appropriations Committee

    Representative Lewis talked about his election as the new House Appropriations Committee Chairman, supplemental funding for Iraq and Southeast Asia, and the appropriations process in this…

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    Washington Journal: Wednesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senators debated the Balanced Budget Amendment in the final hour of debate before the vote at 5:15 p.m. Three Democrats summarized their opposition to the amendment and Senate Majority…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Mr. Sawyer talked about the newspaper’s recent stories on the Balanced Budget Amendment and took calls from viewers.

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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senator Daschle talked about the upcoming vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment and other issues, such as Vice President Gore’s fund-raising activities and the pace of Senate activity…

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    Senator Johnson First Senate Floor Speech

    In his first speech on the Senate floor, Senator Johnson spoke about his opposition to the Balanced Budget Amendment. He explained his position on the amendment which he argued does…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senator Hatch responded to Senator Torricelli’s decision to not support the Balanced Budget Amendment. He stressed that the Democratic amendments are too flexible and would…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Following the defeat of his amendment, Senator Torricelli announced his opposition to the Republican Balanced Budget Amendment. He stated that he could not support it because it did…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senator Landrieu announced she would support the Republican version of the Balanced Budget Amendment, although she has reservations about its protection of Social Security and capital…

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    Washington Journal: Sunday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Republican Response

    Senator Craig talked about the importance of passing the Balanced Budget Amendment, upon which the Senate was scheduled to vote on Tuesday. He stressed that an amendment was the only…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation

    Senator Lott talked with reporters about whether or not Congress will request an independent investigation into campaign finance abuse allegations against the White House. Earlier news…

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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senators Daschle and Reid briefed reporters on their opposition to the Republican Balanced Budget Amendment. Senator Reid is the sponsor of an amendment which would take the Social…

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    Republican Response

    Rep. Kolbe talked about the federal budget, Social Security and the Balanced Budget Amendment.

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    Balanced Budget Amendment Debate

    In an excerpt beginning at approximately 4:06 p.m., senators continued debating the Balanced Budget Amendment.

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Sen. Reed spoke briefly about the Balanced Budget Amendment and Social Security.

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    Senator Allard First Senate Floor Speech

    In his first speech on the Senate floor, Senator Allard spoke about the need for a Balanced Budget Amendment. He outlined the constitutional and other arguments used to restrain the…

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