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REPORT: Boehner Gives Up, Adds Balanced Budget Amendment To Plan

By Judd Legum on July 29, 2011 at 11:20 am

"REPORT: Boehner Gives Up, Adds Balanced Budget Amendment To Plan"


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According to a report by CBS News’ Jill Jackson, Speaker Boehner has added a requirement that a Balanced Budget Amendment be sent to the states before the debt ceiling is raised beyond an initial $900 billion. At the Weekly Standard, Bill Kristol calls the move a “pointless and embarrassing gimmick[] to try to secure a last-gasp victory on the House floor.”


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