Congress Avoids Another Fiscal Crisis

Congress Avoids Another Fiscal Crisis

Lawmakers this week reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the fall of 2015. U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) joins Kojo to explore what's at stake in the deal for both the Washington region and the entire country.

Lawmakers this week reached an agreement to fund the federal government through the fall of 2015. The deal ends a cycle of high-stakes budget showdowns in recent years that threatened to destabilize the American economy and federal workforce. But it also puts in place permanent cuts and scales back pension plans for new federal workers. U.S. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) joins Kojo to explore what's at stake in the deal for both the Washington region and the entire country.

Guests

Gerald Connolly

Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-VA, 11th District);

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