Defense Spending

Senator Arlen Specter, a member of the Appropriations Committee, talked about Defense Secretary Gates' plan for cutting $100 billion in… read more

Senator Arlen Specter, a member of the Appropriations Committee, talked about Defense Secretary Gates' plan for cutting $100 billion in defense spending over the next five years. Other topics included the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, cameras in the Supreme Court, and the extension of tax cuts made during the George W. Bush administration. Senator Specter also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

A portion of Secretary Gates' news conference on the cuts was shown.

C-SPAN Radio’s Nancy Calo read news headlines at the end of the program. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Sep 15, 2010

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  • Sep 15, 2010 | 8:35am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 15, 2010 | 2:47pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 15, 2010 | 7:59pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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