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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1969 March

United States Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., Expresses Opposition to President Richard M. Nixon'S Proposal to Increase the Debt Ceiling

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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In February 1969, President Richard M. Nixon asked Congress to raise the national debt ceiling oby $17 billion, from $365 billion to $382 billion. United States Senator Harry F. Byrd, Jr., opposes the proposal in favor of reducing government spending in order to curb inflation. According to Senator Byrd, the debt ceiling can be a useful tool to control government spending, but if it is raised, it will result in higher inflation and taxes.
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