1990 Federal Budget Deal

Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal… read more

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 leaders in the agreement, and the actions and compromises that ultimately led to compromise.

Former Representative Tom Davis (R-VA) made opening remarks about some of the trends contributing to contemporary congressional gridlock.

At the time of this discussion, current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff.” "Fiscal cliff" referred to impending tax increases and sequestration budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new budget agreement.*"Sequestration," a legal procedure in which automatic budget cuts are triggered, was agreed to in the Budget Control Act of 2011. close

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

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Program ID:
309650-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 28, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 1, 2012

Airing Details

  • Nov 28, 2012 | 9:03am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2012 | 9:06am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2012 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 28, 2012 | 10:53pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2012 | 12:00am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 29, 2012 | 3:40am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 29, 2012 | 3:45am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 30, 2012 | 6:33am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2012 | 4:44pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 01, 2012 | 10:04am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 01, 2012 | 2:50pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
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