Balanced Budget Amendment

President Clinton answered reporters' questions, and announced that it is time for Congress to write a disciplined budget that brings the deficit down, cuts unnecessary government… read more

President Clinton answered reporters' questions, and announced that it

is time for Congress to write a disciplined budget that brings the

deficit down, cuts unnecessary government spending, and continues to

invest in our future. Although maintaining a commitment to work with

Congress, the president said the Republican contract reflects "an

outright hostility to governmental action although, in some cases, a

curious willingness to increase the federal government’s control over

our daily lives." He declared his New Covenant a critical eye on

government balanced with the recognition of its partnership role with

the nation. Media questions centered on topics such as Senator

Campbell’s move to the Republican Party; U.S. relations with Russia

in light of the situation in Chechnya; the Balanced Budget Amendment;

the president’s view on affirmative action programs; the 1996

presidential campaign race; funds used for teen pregnancy programs;

the economic situation in Mexico; the president’s view on Operation

Gatekeeper; the independent counsel investigating the Agriculture

Secretary and other White House officials; prospects for START

II; attacks on Newt Gingrich; the president’s position on sending

U.S. troops to Croatia to help in the withdrawal of U.N.

peacekeepers; concrete proposals on health care reform; the first

lady’s upcoming visits to a number of foreign countries; attacks

against the new isolationists; and France’s accusations of espionage

concerning five CIA agents. close

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Balanced Budget Amendment

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Program ID:
63682-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Mar 03, 1995 | 4:11pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Mar 04, 1995 | 3:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Mar 03, 1995 | 4:11pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 03, 1995 | 9:34pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 04, 1995 | 12:12am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 1995 | 7:14am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Mar 04, 1995 | 3:02pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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