Congressman John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement on the Republican Budget Constitutional Amendment that was rejected by the House today:
"The House made the right decision today. Despite their rhetoric, the Republican attempt to amend our Constitution wasn't a real effort to get our fiscal house in order. As former Reagan Economic Advisor Bruce Bartlett said earlier this week, the Republicans in Congress "prefer to delude voters with pie-in-the-sky promises that amending the Constitution will painlessly solve all our budget problems.'
"So while I commend Bob Goodlatte and our colleagues on both sides of the aisle who care deeply about the fiscal health of our nation, I don't believe we need a constitutional amendment to do our jobs as Members of Congress.
"I would note that even the Republican Budget Chairman, Paul Ryan, recognized that this amendment was simply a bridge too far."