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Washington Journal for Wednesday, January 2

Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Member of Ways & Means and Budget Committees @repblumenauer

Topic: Our guest will discuss action taken by the Senate to resolve the “fiscal cliff” and the House’s plans to take up the McConnell-Biden Plan.  

Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC), Member of Budget and Joint Economic Committees @RepMickMulvaney

Topic: Our guest will discuss the latest on fiscal cliff negotiations.   

Fred Guterl, Scientific American, Executive Editor (9:15am)

Topic: As part of our “Spotlight on Magazines” weekly series, Fred Guterl, Scientific American’s Executive Editor, will join us to discuss what the world will be like in the years 2063, 2113 and 2163 and the role science and technology will play in our future.

Updated: Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:22am (ET)

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