BREAKING: House rejects balanced budget amendment
November 18th, 2011
02:02 PM ET
3 years ago

BREAKING: House rejects balanced budget amendment

Washington (CNN) – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Friday rejected a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution - a setback to GOP leaders and conservative activists who claim the measure is necessary to end the federal government's spiraling deficit spending.

A total of 261 members voted for the measure - 29 votes shy of the two-thirds majority required for passage - while 165 members opposed it.

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  1. Corporations R. People II

    @ mao dan-dan:

    got any proof to back that up?

    States that are a negative drain when looking at federal spending vs federal tax contribution include such "democratic bastions" LOL like: MS, AL, SC, AR, AK, ND, SD, LA, OK, and AZ. Look it up.
    For your sake, I wish facts didn't have a liberal bias, but alas they do. Better luck next time.

    November 18, 2011 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
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