Open Phones on Automatic Spending Cuts

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect later that day. One line was set… read more

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on automatic spending cuts scheduled to go into effect later that day. One line was set aside for federal workers.

As part of a deal for raising the federal debt ceiling, the Budget Control Act of 2011 created sequestration on January 1, 2013, automatic spending cuts that are split 50/50 between defense and non-defense spending unless Congress would pass an alternate deficit reduction plan.*The cuts had been delayed until March 1, 2013, as part of a “fiscal cliff” agreement on the debt ceiling and tax increases. close

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

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Open Phones on Automatic Spending Cuts

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Call-In
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Mar 1, 2013

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  • Mar 01, 2013 | 4:37pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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