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The Presidency: George H.W. Bush, The Budget & Working with Congress

President George H.W. Bush

President George H.W. Bush

College Station, Texas
Sunday, June 1, 2014

This program from the Bush Presidential Library Center was part of a conference marking the 25th anniversary of George H.W. Bush's presidency. The topic is the process and politics of negotiating the 1990 federal budget. 

Updated: Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:24am (ET)

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