Fiscal Cliff Negotiations in Congress

Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) talked about the latest developments in “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Congress, including… read more

Representative Peter Welch (D-VT) talked about the latest developments in “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Congress, including his opinion on the possibility of a compromise before the end of the year. He also responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

“Fiscal cliff” referred to the 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.

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*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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Dec 5, 2012

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  • Dec 05, 2012 | 7:30am EST | C-SPAN RADIO
  • Dec 05, 2012 | 7:34am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 2012 | 10:49am EST | C-SPAN 1
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