(THE HILL) The Tea Party Express is launching a national campaign to push for a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
“Congress’ historic shortcomings in passing a Balanced Budget Amendment have forced our hand. It’s time for America to unite around the Article V Convention to cap federal spending once and for all,” the conservative group said in a statement on Tuesday.
Balanced-budget amendments have always failed because, not only does such a proposal need a two-thirds majority to pass in Congress, but at least 38 states also would have to ratify it.
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