Balanced Budget Amendment Debate

In an excerpt, Senators Hatch and Leahy opened debate on SJ Res 1, a Balanced Budget Amendment which would require a three-fifths vote to… read more

In an excerpt, Senators Hatch and Leahy opened debate on SJ Res 1, a Balanced Budget Amendment which would require a three-fifths vote to approve a budget deficit or an increase in the federal debt ceiling. Senator Hatch spoke about the need for a balanced budget and the popular support for it. Senator Leahy countered that an amendment is not only unnecessary, but only a political game supported by members who have yet to prove they are willing to make the difficult choices to balance the budget. This portion began at approximately 3:15 p.m. close

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

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Balanced Budget Amendment Debate

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Senate Highlight
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Feb 6, 1997

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  • Feb 06, 1997 | 3:10am EST | C-SPAN 2
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