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Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Why does Congress 'kick the can?'”
The question referred to the… read more

Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Why does Congress 'kick the can?'”

The question referred to the inability of the 112th Congress to make difficult decisions on pressing tax policy and budget issues. A montage of senators and representatives using the phrase “kick the can down the road” was shown.

Steven Sloan was interviewed by phone about the financial implications of Congress leaving the for a five-week summer recess as tax and sequestration issues were still unresolved.

Don Sloan talked about the 112th Congress in comparison to others, specifically on compromise and productivity. He also discussed the history of the Senate filibuster. close

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

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Program ID:
307414-2
Category:
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Format:
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 3, 2012
Last Aired:
Aug 4, 2012

Airing Details

  • Aug 03, 2012 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 03, 2012 | 7:00am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2012 | 7:10am EDT | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Aug 03, 2012 | 11:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 03, 2012 | 12:27pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 03, 2012 | 2:10pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 03, 2012 | 10:57pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 04, 2012 | 2:06am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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