McMorris Rodgers Renews Push for Balanced Budget Amendment

House Will Hold Vote on Thursday

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Vice Chair of the House Republican Conference, announced today that the U.S. House will vote on the Balanced Budget Amendment on Thursday.  The Congresswoman made the announcement at this morning’s House Republican Leadership press conference.  A transcript of her remarks is below.  

“I’m excited that the House will be voting on the Balanced Budget Amendment on Thursday.  It will be the first time that Congress has voted on the Balanced Budget Amendment since 1997.  In one of the polls that was done last week, it showed that 74 percent of Americans support this amendment.  And what was most impressive in the poll is that two-thirds of Democrats support a Balanced Budget Amendment.  There is broad, bipartisan support for moving forward on a Balanced Budget Amendment, and we’re going to be taking action this week.

“Thomas Jefferson – after they’d finished writing the Constitution – said that if he could make one change, it would be to limit the federal government’s ability to borrow money.  Over 200 years later, I’m excited that we are going to make Thomas Jefferson’s dream a reality.”

To watch the Congresswoman’s remarks, click here.  

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