Congressman Steve Womack released the below statement following Friday's House vote on H.J. Res. 2, the Balanced Budget Amendment. Womack voted in favor of the measure, along with Arkansas Representatives Tim Griffin, Rick Crawford and Mike Ross. Senator Boozman was in strong support of the measure as well.
"Naturally, I'm disappointed that this Congress missed a watershed moment. The dire fiscal circumstances of this country and the insatiable appetite of the federal government for higher taxes and increased spending, should be satisfactory to convince any objective thinker on the subject. What surprises me is the number of members who have ignored the closely held opinions of an overwhelming majority of their constituents."