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    Rule Debate on Balanced Budget

    Members debated a rule for consideration of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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    Ballanced Budget Amendment

    Members debated a proposed constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget.

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    Senators Reid and McConnell on Debt and Deficit Reduction

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) debated the plan for debt and deficit reduction.

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    Appropriations Committee

    Representative Lewis talked about his election as the new House Appropriations Committee Chairman, supplemental funding for Iraq and Southeast Asia, and the appropriations process in this…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senators debated the Balanced Budget Amendment in the final hour of debate before the vote at 5:15 p.m. Three Democrats summarized their opposition to the amendment and Senate Majority…

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    Washington Journal: Wednesday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Mr. Sawyer talked about the newspaper’s recent stories on the Balanced Budget Amendment and took calls from viewers.

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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senator Tom Daschle(D-SD) talked about the upcoming vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment and other issues, such as Vice President Gore’s fund-raising activities and the pace of Senate…

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    Senator Johnson First Senate Floor Speech

    In his first speech on the Senate floor, Senator Johnson spoke about his opposition to the Balanced Budget Amendment. He explained his position on the amendment which he argued does not…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senator Hatch responded to Senator Torricelli’s decision to not support the Balanced Budget Amendment. He stressed that the Democratic amendments are too flexible and would destroy the…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Following the defeat of his amendment, Senator Robert Torricelli (D-NJ) announced his opposition to the Republican Balanced Budget Amendment. He stated that he could not support it because…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    Senator Mary Landrieu, D-Louisiana, announced she would support the Republican version of the Balanced Budget Amendment, although she has reservations about its protection of Social…

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    Washington Journal: Sunday

    Current news events and political issues were examined through reviews of the morning newspapers; interviews with journalists, newsmakers and legislators; and viewer telephone calls, faxes…

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    Republican Response

    Senator Larry Craig (R-ID) talked about the importance of passing the Balanced Budget Amendment, upon which the Senate was scheduled to vote on Tuesday. He stressed that an amendment was…

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    Campaign Finance Investigation

    Senator Lott talked with reporters about whether or not Congress will request an independent investigation into campaign finance abuse allegations against the White House. Earlier news…

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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senators Daschle and Reid briefed reporters on their opposition to the Republican Balanced Budget Amendment. Senator Reid is the sponsor of an amendment which would take the Social Security…

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    Republican Response

    Rep. Franks talked about the importance of passing the Balanced Budget Amendment. He stressed that it was important to protect the economic well-being of future generations and urged…

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    Presidential Radio Address

    President Clinton highlighted several aspects of his fiscal year 1998 budget proposal. He focused both on the reductions in spending and spending on education and other programs. He also…

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    Republican Response

    Representative James Kolbe (R-Arizona) talked about the federal budget, Social Security and the Balanced Budget Amendment.

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    Balanced Budget Amendment Debate

    In an excerpt of the day’s Senate floor proceedings, members debated the relative merits of adding a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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