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

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.”