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    1990 Federal Budget Deal

    Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major…

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    Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction

    A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt…

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    Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its inaugural meeting in the White House Conference Center. The commissioners discussed the nation’s long-term…

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    1990 Budget Act Extension

    The subcommittee heard testimony on proposals to extend the Budget Enforcement Act of 1990 in the reconciliation process for the creation of the federal budget. Issues brought up in…

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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit…

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    President Obama's FY 2010 Budget Request

    Robert Reischauer, who formerly headed the Congressional Budget Office, talked about President Obama’s desire to half the deficit by the end of his first term and the budget…

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    Prescription Drugs and Seniors

    Witnesses testified about a proposed plan to expand Medicare coverage to provide prescription drug coverage for seniors. Among the issues discussed were the high costs of prescription…

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    Fiscal Year 1994 Legislative Budget

    The subcommittee heard testimony from members of Congress, Senate staff members and researchers from the Congressional Budget Office on the fiscal year 1994 budget for legislative programs…

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    Federal Budget Process

    House and Senate budget committee members, former members of Congress, White House analysts and other scholars discussed the effectiveness of the various congressional budget acts, and how…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    The committee heard testimony on proposals for a Constitutional amendment that would force the federal government to balance its annual budget. Witnesses included the head of the…

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    The Great Social Security Debate

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    Fiscal Year 1993 Federal Budget

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the spending of the legislative branch of the government. The witnesses talked about the appropriations proposed for the legislative branch in…

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    The Budget Process 1980-2000

    Forum participants discussed the change in the budget process that took place in 1988. Among the issues discussed were the steps which much be taken to create a new federal…

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    Government Sponsored Lending Institutions

    The committee heard testimony on five financial institutions wholly or partially sponsored by the U.S. Government, including the Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Home Loan…

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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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    Social Security Town Hall Meeting

    In a town hall-style forum, President Clinton and others talked with audience members about Social Security. Ms. Borger served as moderator.

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    Medicare Catastrophic Protection Act

    Committee held hearings to review certain provisions with respect to the treatment of excess revenues as contained in the Catastrophic Coverage Act of 1988.

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    Strategies for Balancing the Budget

    Economists and correspondents discussed initiatives for balancing the federal budget in a forum sponsored by the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan coalition dedicated to restoring…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    Mr. Reischauer testified concerning the president’s health care reform plan and the budgetary constraints the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) will put on the funding of the…

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