Congressman Rob Woodall (R-GA) joined House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and all seven other Georgia Republican Congressmen in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon for a press conference advocating for the passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA). This event comes in advance of a requirement stipulated by the Budget Control Act that the House and the Senate both consider and vote on a Balanced Budget Amendment by the end of the year.
Leader Cantor gave introductory remarks before turning the podium over to the Members of the Georgia Delegation.
"Washington has a spending problem. A Balanced Budget Amendment is our chance to set America's spending habits on a straight and narrow course, and I am proud to join my colleagues in here in Georgia today to advance this crucial agenda," Woodall said in a statement afterward.
The last time Congress voted on Balanced Budget Amendment in 1995, the bill sailed through the House with 300 votes, but fell just one vote short of the required two-thirds majority in the Senate.
"America is hurting, and the attendees at every meeting and every town hall tell me that they will not tolerate any more frivolous spending policy coming out of Washington. Just imagine America today had that one vote in the Senate gone the other way," Woodall said. "With the passage of the Budget Control Act, the House and Senate are now required to take up a Balanced Budget Amendment before the year's end. This is our chance to implement a permanent solution to restore fiscal responsibility to America, and I will continue to work with my colleagues to ensure that this Congress not only votes on, but passes a Balanced Budget Amendment."