Balanced Budget Debate in Video Library
November 11, 2011
As the House takes up the balanced budget amendment, you can easily use the C-SPAN Video Library to review previous debates on the balanced budget amendment. To find these debates type “balanced budget amendment” in quotes in the search box. The quotes are needed to limit the search to adjacent words. The result is 938 programs. You can also review these programs by clicking on this http://www.c-spanvideo.org/videoLibrary/search-results.php?keywords=%22balanced+budget+amendment%22>link.
The balanced budget amendment was a part of the Contract with America that was the campaign platform for the Republicans in the 1994 election. When they took control in 1995, they debated the amendment, much as they are today. Here is a clip of Rep. Nancy Pelosi from the day it was debated.
The C-SPAN Video Library is your source for congressional debates.
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