Debt and Deficit Reduction

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley spoke with reporters about negotiations over the debt ceiling… read more

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer and Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley spoke with reporters about negotiations over the debt ceiling and attempts to bring down the budget deficit and federal debt. They said that the Republican “Cut, Cap and Balance” bill would hurt states, and also that they believe a long-term solution is needed. Representative Hoyer indicated that Republicans could allow some of the George W. Bush-era tax breaks to expire without voting to increase taxes, which would generate some of the revenue needed to bring the deficit down. close

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Program ID:
300635-1
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News Conference
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Congressional News Conference
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jul 21, 2011

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  • Jul 21, 2011 | 11:48am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Jul 21, 2011 | 12:07pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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