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  • 2012 Congressional Pig Book Release
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    2012 Congressional Pig Book Release

    Congressional leaders spoke to reporters and answered questions about wasteful government spending programs. The news conference coincided with the release of the Congressional 2012 “Pig Book,”…

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  • State Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget
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    State Department Fiscal Year 2013 Budget

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on her department’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. She answered questions on Russia entering the World Trade Organization, Egypt, Libya,…

    2,436 views
  • Senator Jim DeMint on Congressional Spending
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    Senator Jim DeMint on Congressional Spending

    Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) talked about his plan to cut congressional spending, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. He also discussed current issues before Congress…

    240 views
  • Federal Debt and US Economy
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    Federal Debt and U.S. Economy

    Witnesses testified about the impact of the public debt on the U.S. economy. They focused on the challenges of creating jobs in a harsh economic environment and disagreed on the route the…

    716 views
  • US Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy
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    U.S. Economic Outlook and Monetary Policy

    Ben Bernanke testified on the U.S. economic outlook. Among his comments he said the economic recovery was close to faltering. He said the Federal Reserve was prepared to take additional…

    3,418 views
  • Tea Party Rally
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    Tea Party Rally

    Tea Party activists and Republican members of Congress held a rally in support of budget legislation known as “Cut, Cap, and Balance,” which passed the House the previous week but was…

    598 views
  •  Cut Cap and Balance Bill
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    Cut, Cap, and Balance Bill

    A group of Republican House members and senators spoke to reporters about their support for the “Cut, Cap, and Balance” bill, urging the Senate to approve the plan. It would allow a debt…

    975 views
  • Senate Debate on Raising the Debt Ceiling
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    Senate Debate on Raising the Debt Ceiling

    Senators debated the possibility of raising the debt ceiling and the role of regulation in the economy.

    144 views
  • Tea Party Patriots Rally
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    Tea Party Patriots Rally

    Tea Party activists held a rally outside the Capitol, demanding that Congress be more aggressive in cutting spending.

    630 views
  • Senate Republican Leaders on the Federal Budget
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    Senate Republican Leaders on the Federal Budget

    Senate Republican leaders spoke about their proposal for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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  • US Foreign Policy Priorities
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    U.S. Foreign Policy Priorities

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on funding for State Departent programs and foreign policy priorities. She reiterated her testimony from the previous day before the House Foreign Affairs…

    6,967 views
  • 2010 Congressional Pig Book Release
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    2010 Congressional Pig Book Release

    Participants spoke to reporters about an annual report on government spending programs contained in the Congressional “Pig Book.” The 2010 Pig Book features a complete database of “pork”…

    226 views
  • Senators DeMint and McCain on Earmarks
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    Senators DeMint and McCain on Earmarks

    Senators McCain and DeMint spoke to reporters and answered questions about their call to colleagues to support a one-year moratorium on placing earmarks in spending legislation.

    296 views
  • Congressional Earmarks
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    Congressional Earmarks

    Paul Singer talked about congressional earmarks, their proliferation over the last decade, and changes in congressional earmark disclosure requirements that took effect when passed by the 110th…

    64 views
  • 2007 Congressional Pig Book Release
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    2007 Congressional Pig Book Release

    Mr. Schatz and Senators McCain and DeMint and Representative Flake spoke to reporters about an annual report on government spending programs contained in the Congressional “Pig Book.”…

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  • Fiscal Year 2008 Energy Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Energy Budget

    Secretary Bodman testified about the proposed fiscal year 2008 budget for the Energy Department. Topics included renewable fuels, CAFE standards, energy security, increasing the size of the…

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