CCAGW Annual Ratings

Balanced Budget Amendment – Passage


Goodlatte, R-Va., motion to suspend the rules and pass the joint resolution that would propose a constitutional amendment that would require the U.S. government to operate under a balanced budget each year, beginning five years after ratification. Under the proposal, three-fifths of the entire House and Senate would be required to approve deficit spending or an increase in the public debt limit, but a simple majority would be sufficient to waive the requirement in times of congressionally declared war or in the face of a serious military threat.

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House Vote 138
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Vote Results: 
Motion rejected 233-184 : R 226-6; D 7-178