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    Alan Bjerga on the Food Stamp Program

    Alan Bjerga talked about the effectiveness and cost of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as food stamps. Some in Congress were looking to the program. This program was part of…

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    Representative Jackie Speier on Cutting Food Stamp Funding

    Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) criticized members who want to cut food stamp funding and also travel abroad on official business to “dine at lavish restaurants, eating steak, vodka and even…

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    Open Phones

    Telephone lines were open for comments on the question, “Is it okay to delay entitlement reform until after the 2012 elections?”

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    U.S. Debt Commission

    Representative Jan Schakowsky of Illinois talked about her first day (Tuesday) serving on the Debt Commission, and her views on how the deficit can be reduced. She said she doesn’t think…

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    Fiscal Policy and the Budget Deficit

    Mr. Walker spoke on the topic “The Growing Fiscal Imbalance” at the Governmental Accounting and Auditing Update Conference of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He…

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    Budget Deficit Reduction Act Signing

    President Bush participated in the signing of S. 1932, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005. Before signing the act, he spoke about the strength of the economy, priorities of the budget, and…

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    Lobbying and Public Policymaking

    The Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute, formerly the Lobbying Institute, hosted a workshop on the art and craft of lobbying. James Thurber gave a lecture on lobbying and public…

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    Presidential Radio Address

    President Bush spoke in his weekly radio address about the U.S. economy, tax cuts, and the slowing of entitlement growth. He talked about a need for restraints on benefit programs and the…

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    Budget and Entitlement Programs

    Participants talked about budget issues and entitlement reform. Among the topics he addressed were Social Security solvency, budget deficits, and budget predictions. Following their remarks…

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    U.S. Political Future

    Former governor Hank Lamm and former senator Dick Brown talked about the state of affairs in American politics and what the future holds. They talked about the prevalence of money in…

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    Tax Reform

    Herman Cain, President & CEO of the National Restaurant Association, spoke about how he and his family rose from being sharecroppers to his being a top executive as an example of how U.S.…

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    Entitlement Issues

    Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul Volcker delivered the keynote address at the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia’s conference on aging and national retirement policy. Mr.…

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    Entitlement Bill Enrollment Ceremony

    Republican members gathered to celebrate congressional passage of the entitlement spending portion of the budget reconciliation package. The Speaker of the House and the President Pro…

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    Entitlement Spending Debate

    Senators debated legislation to save $135 billion in entitlement programs over the next five years as part of a balanced budget plan. They stressed the importance of balancing the budget…

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    Entitlement Spending Debate

    Members debated the spending portion of the budget reconciliation package which was designed to save $135 million in various entitlement programs over the next five years. Members…

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    College Democrats Convention

    The College Democrats of America hosted a round-table discussion on political issues affecting the 1998 elections. Several journalists spoke on issues that ranged from the campaign finance…

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    Budget Entitlement Spending Provisions

    House and Senate conferees met to eliminate the differences in the spending provisions of the House and Senate versions of the budget reconciliation bill. Members debated where the required…

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    Entitlement Spending

    Larry Lipman, a Senate reporter for the Palm Beach Post, participated in a live call-in program. He talked about several proposed changes before Congress concerning entitlement programs.

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    Federal Health Care Issues

    Representative Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke to an annual conference of health care administrators. He spoke about the need to reform entitlement programs in order to maintain these programs for…

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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senate Democratic leader Tom Daschle (D-South Dakota) talked with reporters about the federal budget deficit, the viability of entitlement programs and the upcoming investigation of…

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