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  • US Debt and National Security Defense Department Perspective
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    U.S. Debt and National Security, Defense Department Perspective

    Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Admiral Mike Mullen and other former national security officials talked about the impact of U.S. debt on national security. Among the topics they…

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  • US Debt and Fiscal Outlook
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    U.S. Debt and Fiscal Outlook

    A bipartisan group of former government officials and members of Congress talked about federal debt and the nation’s long-term fiscal challenges. All of the panelists agreed that political…

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

    Ben Bernanke made the keynote address at a conference on the U.S. economy and the federal debt ceiling. In his remarks he said that “failing to raise the debt ceiling in a timely way would be…

    866 views
  • Secretary Geithner on Fiscal Year 2011 Budget
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    Secretary Geithner on Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on President Obama’s proposed fiscal year 2011 budget. Among the topics he addressed were economic…

    461 views
  • House Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview
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    House Committee Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Overview

    Treasury Secretary Geithner gave an overview of President Obama’s budget proposals for fiscal year 2010. In his remarks he said the Obama administration would work with Congress to determine the size and shape of…

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  • Tax Policy Proposals
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    Tax Policy Proposals

    Congressional members of the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition held a press conference with House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer to discuss the extension of expiring energy,…

    215 views
  • Internal Revenue Operations and Fiscal 2009 Budget
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    Internal Revenue Operations and Fiscal 2009 Budget

    Witnesses testified about the 2008 tax return filing season, Internal Revenue Service operations, the fiscal year 2009 budget proposals, and the National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report. Acting…

    97 views
  • Congressional Budget
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    Congressional Budget

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer and members of the Blue Dog Coalition talked about three measures in the rules package before the House of Representatives that they say would restore…

    37 views
  • Markup of Tax Portion of Budget Reconciliation
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    Markup of Tax Portion of Budget Reconciliation

    The House Ways and Means Committee marked up the tax portion of the House budget reconciliation legislation. Mr. Yin testified about the likely impact of various proposals on fiscal and tax…

    58 views
  • Future of Social Security
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    Future of Social Security

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the future of Social Security. The hearing will focus on Social Security’s financial outlook and the program in the context of the…

    58 views
  • Fiscal Year 2006 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2006 Budget

    Secretary Snow testified about President Bush’s budget request for fiscal year 2006. Among the topics he addressed were proposals to reform Social Security, spending cuts for various…

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  • Health and Human Services Budget
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    Health and Human Services Budget

    Secretary Thompson testified about the president’s proposed budget for the Department of Health and Human Services. Among the topics he addressed were cost estimates for a Medicare…

    80 views
  • Fiscal Year 2005 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2005 Budget

    Secretary Snow testified about President Bush’s fiscal year 2005 federal budget proposal. He was questioned about unemployment, veterans' benefits, tax cuts, the Medicare Trust Fund, the…

    35 views
  • US Economy
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    U.S. Economy

    Representatives talked about the state of the federal budget, tax cuts, and the economy. Members of the Blue Dog Coalition debated these issues with members of the House Republican…

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  • Tax Cut Legislation Reaction
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    Tax Cut Legislation Reaction

    Democratic Representatives reacted to a Republican proposal to utilize the federal budget surplus to cut taxes. They accused the Republican leadership of “fiscal irresponsibility” and…

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  • Fiscal Year 2000 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2000 Budget

    Treasury officials testified about the president’s budget proposal. The plan included provisions to set aside the bulk of the surplus for Social Security and Medicare while using the…

    29 views
  • Blue Dog Democrats on the Budget Agreement
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    Blue Dog Democrats on the Budget Agreement

    At about 4:00 p.m., the “Blue Dog” Democrats voiced their support of the apparent budget agreement between the president and congressional Republicans. They stressed that they and other…

    43 views
  • Alternative Budget Proposal
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    Alternative Budget Proposal

    The Coalition, or “Blue Dog” Democrats, released their budget proposal. Among its most important provisions are no tax cuts and a 0.8 percent decrease in the Consumer Price Index, which…

    36 views
  • Balanced Budget Amendment
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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    A bipartisan coalition of members of both houses of Congress briefed reporters on the need for a Balanced Budget Amendment next to a stack of the federal budgets since 1969, which have all…

    34 views
  • The Balanced Budget and Campaign 96
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    The Balanced Budget and Campaign '96

    The participants addressed the Citizens Council, the lobbying arm of the Concord Coalition. They focused on balancing the federal budget, the budget deficit, and the effect of the economy…

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