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    1990 Federal Budget Deal

    Former congressional leaders talked about the process of reaching their 1990 deficit agreement that eventually helped bring the federal budget into surplus. Topics included the major leaders in the…

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    Budget Deficit and National Debt Reduction

    A panel of former Congressional Budget Office directors talked about federal budget deficits and the national debt. Among the topics they addressed were efforts to raise the debt ceiling,…

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    Fiscal Responsibility Commission Inaugural Meeting

    The National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform held its inaugural meeting in the White House Conference Center. The commissioners discussed the nation’s long-term fiscal…

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    President Obama's FY 2010 Budget Request

    Robert Reischauer, who formerly headed the Congressional Budget Office, talked about President Obama’s desire to half the deficit by the end of his first term and the budget process. He…

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    Budget Issues in the 110th Congress

    Ms. Calmes moderated a discussion among former directors of the Congressional Budget Office about the federal budget process and its prospects for change in the 110th Congress. Among the…

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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and suggests ways to…

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    Budget Outlook

    Participants talked about the federal budget outlook for the following year and the long-term effects of budget deficits on the economy. Among the topics they addressed were the projected…

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    Congress and the Federal Budget

    Mr. Lew spoke about the administration’s budget priorities. He concentrated on the need to make realistic choices about domestic programs in light of proposed tax cuts and actions taken so…

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    The Budget Process 1980-2000

    Forum participants discussed the change in the budget process that took place in 1988. Among the issues discussed were the steps which much be taken to create a new federal budget. They…

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    Budget Surpluses and Deficits

    Former directors of the Congressional Budget Office discussed the impact of federal budget surpluses on business. They talked about the demographic pressures from increased numbers of older…

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    Prescription Drugs and Seniors

    Witnesses testified about a proposed plan to expand Medicare coverage to provide prescription drug coverage for seniors. Among the issues discussed were the high costs of prescription…

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    Life Under a Weakened Presidency

    Political analysts discussed the potential effects of impeachment on the Clinton Administration and the Congress. They talked about the president’s ability to influence both domestic and…

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    Three Medicare Task Forces' Hearing

    The commission heard testimony from its Remodeling Task Force, Reform Task Force, and Restructuring Task Force on a variety of issues. The first panel discussed Graduate Medical Education,…

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    Social Security Town Hall Meeting

    In a town hall-style forum, President Clinton and others talked with audience members about Social Security. Ms. Borger served as moderator.

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    The Great Social Security Debate

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    What to Do with the Budget Surplus

    Panelists discussed what to do with the surprising Federal budget surplus, from new spending programs to providing tax cuts. The size and sustainability of the surplus was also discussed.

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    Opening Plenary

    Governors from across the nation met for the National Governors' Association winter meeting in Washington, DC. They talked about the proposed federal budget, tax reform and the Internet…

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    Budget Agreement Evaluation

    Mr. Fund moderated this discussion of the budget agreement between congressional Republicans and President Clinton. They examined what both sides received in the agreement and its…

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    Federal Budget Issues

    Current and former congressional and executive budgetary officials, business leaders and others gathered to discuss the role of accounting and scoring in the federal budget process. They…

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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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