11/15/2011

The House will vote this week on a constitutional amendment that would require a balanced federal budget. The vote will cause some discomfort for Democrats from moderate and conservative districts who feel pressured to vote for the amendment even though the national party opposes it. Some conservatives don't think the amendment goes far enough. The amendment would require two-thirds majorities in the House and Senate, and ratification by at least three-quarters of the states.

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