U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell released the following statement today, joining Sen. John Cornyn in introducing, along with every member of the Republican Conference, a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to put the nation's fiscal house in order:
"I was glad to join Sen. Cornyn and the rest of our Senate Republican colleagues today in introducing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. We saw in last night's State of the Union address that the President is incapable of breaking his addiction to Washington spending that has resulted in a massive and unsustainable $16 trillion debt. We cannot continue to tax and spend and send the bill to our children. The American people have paid enough of a price over the last few years for Washington's recklessness, and passing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution would put our citizens back at the helm of our ship of state. The American people understand that Washington needs to balance its books by reducing spending, and it is past time that Congress pass this amendment and send it to the states for ratification."