Friday, November 18, 2011

Proposed Balanced Budget Amendment Fails in House

After months of campaigning by congressional conservatives for a Constitutional amendment that would require a balanced budget, the bill came to the floor of the House today for a vote and failed.

The vote was 261 in support of the bill to 165 against. Since this bill is proposing an amendment to the US Constitution, a two-thirds majority is requirement which is 284 votes.

Although a few Republicans voted against the bill, the GOP blamed Democrats for defeating the bill.

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