Balanced Budget Amendment

Witnesses testified on the merits and problems with a proposed Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. Speaking against the… read more

Witnesses testified on the merits and problems with a proposed Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment. Speaking against the amendment, Mr. Brown felt it would have a deleterious effect on American veterans. Professor Fried opposed the amendment because it would "degrade the Constitution". The negative results of the amendment on national defense were enumerated by Secretary Perry. Testifying at the end of the session, Mr. Schlesinger felt the amendment would harm the ability of the federal government to function. close

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Balanced Budget Amendment

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Program ID:
54575-1
Category:
Senate Committee
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Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 15, 1994

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  • Feb 15, 1994 | 1:00pm EST | C-SPAN 2
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