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April 13th, 2011
09:01 AM ET

Hoyer, Cantor, Sessions outline hopes for Obama's debt-cutting plan

(CNN) - President Barack Obama enters politically tricky territory Wednesday when he outlines his plan for reducing long-term deficits and the national debt amid a climate of tense budget negotiations. Obama's speech at George Washington University will follow White House talks in the morning with congressional leaders who are staking out positions on upcoming issues, including approval of last week's budget deal for the rest of the current fiscal year, increasing the federal debt ceiling and crafting a budget for fiscal year 2012.

Ahead of today's speech, lawmakers from both sides weigh in on American Morning. Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans talk to Democratic Minority Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer, Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions, a ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee.

Watch all of the interviews below:





Filed under: Debt • Democrats • Economy • GOP • Politics • President Barack Obama
soundoff (One Response)
  1. Grace Howe

    The GOP isn't being realistic about how we need to balance the budget. If I tried to balance my home budget by ending groceries and electricity I'd be arrested for neglect. I would need to bring more money in.

    If they don't want to consider tax increases, then they need to give up the drive to balance the budget.

    April 14, 2011 at 8:07 am |