Federal Budget

President Bill Clinton spoke to reporters about legislation under consideration by Congress which placed new restrictions on how America conducted foreign policy and… read more

President Bill Clinton spoke to reporters about legislation under consideration by Congress which placed new restrictions on how America conducted foreign policy and slashed the budget in foreign affairs. The president believed these bills threatened the ability to preserve America’s global leadership and to safeguard the security and prosperity of the nation in the post-Cold War world. He “urged Congress to send him a bill that protected the fundamental interests of the American people--a bill that he can sign.” Media questions focused on the president’s plan for balancing the budget in ten years; whether the president would veto the foreign affairs bill; whether the tragedy in Oklahoma City had altered the president’s attitude toward the Sinn Fein party in Northern Ireland or toward Gerry Adams who defended terrorist actions in Britain; efforts to stop Serb aggression; and efforts to consumate the transaction for Saudi Arabia to buy Boeing and McDonnell-Douglas commercial transpo close

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Program ID:
65361-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 23, 1995 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
May 24, 1995 | 5:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • May 23, 1995 | 8:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 23, 1995 | 11:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 24, 1995 | 5:53am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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