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  • Representative Jackie Speier on Cutting Food Stamp Funding
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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
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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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  • US Debt Commission
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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  • US Political Future
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    U.S. Political Future

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

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  • Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Mr. Cain spoke about how he and his family rose from being sharecroppers to his being a top executive as an example of how U.S. social mobility works. He then said that challenges remain to…

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  • Entitlement Issues
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    Entitlement Issues

    Mr. Volcker delivered the keynote address at a conference on aging and national retirement policy. He spoke about the impact of U.S. demographics on entitlement programs and the U.S.…

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  • Entitlement Bill Enrollment Ceremony
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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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  • Entitlment Spending Debate
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    Entitlment Spending Debate

    In a portion beginning at about 1:20 p.m., senators debated legislation to save $135 billion in entitlement programs over the next five years as part of a balanced budget plan. They…

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  • Entitlement Spending Debate
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    Entitlement Spending Debate

    Beginning at about 2:45 p.m., members debate the spending portion of the budget reconciliation package which was designed to save $135 million in various entitlement programs over the next…

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  • College Democrats Convention
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    College Democrats Convention

    Several journalists talked about current political issues and the 1998 campaign. Topics ranged from the campaign finance investigation to budget issues, which impact young people including…

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  • Budget Entitlement Spending Provisions
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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
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    Entitlement Spending

    Mr. Lipman talked about several proposed changes in entitlement programs and took viewer calls.

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  • Federal Health Care Issues
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    Federal Health Care Issues

    Rep. Hoyer 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 future generations. He…

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  • Senate Minority Leader News Conference
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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senate Democratic leader Daschle talked with reporters about the federal budget deficit, the viability of entitlement programs and the upcoming investigation of campaign finance issues by…

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  • Entitlements Future
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    Entitlements Future

    Senator Kerrey, who co-chaired a congressional commission on entitlement reform, spoke about the future of federal entitlement programs, such as Social Security and Medicare. He stressed…

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