July 29, 2011


Boehner Adds Balanced Budget Amendment

House Republicans will attach a Balanced Budget Amendment to Speaker John Boehner's debt-ceiling plan, The Hill reports, "which GOP lawmakers said would move the measure to passage in a high-stakes vote later on Friday."

"Republican lawmakers say the Boehner framework would still pave the way for the debt limit to be raised through the 2012 election in two chunks. But it would also mandate that the second hike of the ceiling could only occur after a Balanced Budget Amendment passed both chambers of Congress and went to the states for ratification."

Ironically, it seems the only way to pass the bill in the House is to make it more unacceptable to the Senate.










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