Jul 13, 2011

House Plans Vote On Balanced-Budget Amendment Amid Debt Impasse

NOTE: Another of the top-ranking figures in House Republican leadership–House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R., Calif.)–said the vote “would send a signal to the American people and to the White House that this Congress is strongly in favor of a balanced-budget amendment.”

McCarthy has become the leadership member most closely identified with the bid to amend the constitution and said he is aggressively rounding up the votes to try and pass it.