Open Phones on Government Shutdown

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the government shutdown. Billy House, speaking by phone, talked about the announcement by the Senate that… read more

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments on the government shutdown.

Billy House, speaking by phone, talked about the announcement by the Senate that members had reached an agreement on a bill to raise the debt ceiling and re-open the federal government. He discussed Speaker John Boehner’s decision to allow a House vote on that bill, and explained the process for getting the bill to President Obama to sign as quickly as possible if it passes both chambers.

A portion was shown of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew’s October 10, 2013, testimony before the Senate Finance Committee on the consequences of failing to raise the debt limit. A clip was played of economist Mark Zandi’s remarks earlier in the day on the government shutdown and raising the debt limit. close

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Program ID:
84092-1
Category:
Call-In
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 16, 2013 | 10:43am EDT | C-SPAN 1

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  • Oct 16, 2013 | 10:43am EDT | C-SPAN 1
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