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Crenshaw: Balanced Budget Amendment Needed Now More Than Ever


Location: Washington, DC

Congressman Ander Crenshaw (R-FL) underscored his support for a Balanced Budget Amendment -- legislation that will help restore fiscal sanity to Washington. On Friday, November 18, the House is expected to vote H. J. Res. 2, a bill that proposes a Balanced Budget Amendment to the United States Constitution.

"Congress needs fiscal sanity, plain and simple. While we are making headway with historic cuts to wasteful government spending, a Balanced Budget Amendment will hold Washington accountable," said Crenshaw, a Member of the House Appropriations Committee. "Residents across Northeast Florida agree with this viewpoint. When I asked participants on my September 21 Telephone Town Hall meeting if Congress should pass a Balanced Budget Amendment, nearly 90 percent of those on the call responded "yes.' With the national debt topping $15 trillion, we cannot continue to max out the nation's credit card. We need to live within our means, grow the economy, and put Americans back to work. A Balanced Budget Amendment plays a central role in achieving those goals."

If approved by a two-thirds majority of each chamber of Congress and ratified by three-fourths of state legislatures, H.J. Res. 2 would amend the Constitution to prohibit federal spending in any fiscal year from exceeding receipts for that year.

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