Lessons from the 1990 Budget Deal

As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” former congressional leaders and… read more

As current congressional leaders were involved in negotiations to avoid the “fiscal cliff,” former congressional leaders and governmental officials, journalists, and academics talked about lessons current leaders could learn from the 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. 

“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:
309650-2
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Nov 28, 2012
Last Aired:
Dec 3, 2012

Airing Details

  • Nov 28, 2012 | 11:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2012 | 11:08am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 28, 2012 | 7:05pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Nov 28, 2012 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Nov 30, 2012 | 8:28am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Nov 30, 2012 | 6:38pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 01, 2012 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 03, 2012 | 3:35pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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