Newsmakers with Senator Kent Conrad

Senator Kent Conrad talked about reducing the U.S. national debt, which is more than $12 trillion, as well as other budget and spending… read more

Senator Kent Conrad talked about reducing the U.S. national debt, which is more than $12 trillion, as well as other budget and spending issues. After he left, the reporters discussed his responses with the host.

Senator Conrad is one of the main proponents of creating a national commission to make recommendations about the debt, and Congress would be required to vote on the recommendations. Earlier in the week, the House passed a short-term hike in the debt ceiling. The Treasury Department has warned that a debt limit had to be increased by Dec. 31 to forestall the possibility of default on U.S. financial obligations. close

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Newsmakers with Senator Kent Conrad

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Program ID:
290728-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Roundtable
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 18, 2009
Last Aired:
Dec 23, 2009

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  • Dec 18, 2009 | 7:57pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 20, 2009 | 10:00am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 20, 2009 | 6:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 23, 2009 | 9:18pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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