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Budget / Debt Ceiling #1003774

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Jul 28, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Studio: Kelly O’Donnell) The abrupt decision by House Republicans to pull back Speaker of the House John Boehner's bill to fix the debt ceiling featured. [BOEHNER – says let’s end this crisis.] [Representative Nancy PELOSI – says they will have to be Republican votes.] [Representative Mike PENCE††- says he will support the Boehner plan.] [Representative Sean DUFFY†- says this is the only proposal that accomplishes the goals we set out to do.] [Representative Louis GOHMERT†- says he can’t vote for it.] [Senator Harry REID†- says it will be defeated.]

(Studio: Brian Williams; White House: Chuck Todd; Capitol: Kelly O’Donnell) The game of leverage going on in Congress and the acknowledgment of public anger over this issue discussed.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Senator Mitch McConnell’s views on including a tax increase in the debt bill noted. [McCONNELL – says rich people pay an extraordinary amount more; comments on raising taxes in a recession.] The primetime special “Taking the Hill: Inside Congress” announced.

Williams, Brian;
O’Donnell, Kelly;
Todd, Chuck

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