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The Balanced Budget Amendment provides cheap political cover for Don Young

Don Young frequentlly sponsors balanced budget amendment measures which provide convenient political cover for his irresponsible voting record on persistent deficit spending, pork barrel spending, our rapidly escalating national debt, massive tax cuts for America’s wealthiest elite, and tax increases for the rest of us.

Before a consititutional amendment goes into effect, it needs to be ratified by the legislatures of 38 states within seven years - after passing Congress with 2/3 majorities. Overcoming these hurdles requires sustained leadership, advocacy, discipline, political courage, and fiscally responsible votes. Don Young's record distinctly lacks these traits in every aspect of fiscal policy - except for his hypocritical support for a Balanced Budget Amendment.

 

Bill

Don Young’s Action:

Effect

Date

Status

H.J.RES. 1

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

2/2/07

Still in House Committee

H.J.RES. 52

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless 2/3 of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

3/5/97

Died in House Committee

H.J.RES. 1

Voted Yes, Roll Call 51

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

1/26/95

Passed House, Failed in Senate

H.J. RES. 9

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

9/23/93

Died in House Committee

H.J. RES. 167

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

4/1/93

Died in House Committee

H.J. RES. 103

Cosponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 65

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

3/17/94

Failed in House

H.J.RES. 290

Cosponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 187

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

6/11/92

Failed in House

H.J.RES. 248

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

5/8/91

Died in House Committee

H.J.RES. 268

Cosponsor, Voted Yes, Roll Call 238

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year.

7/17/90

Failed in House

H.J.RES. 321

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget and a permanent limit on our national debt would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year. If a budget deficit occurs one year, it would need to be repaid the next year.

11/18/87

Died in House Committee

H.J. RES. 27

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year. Prohibits growth in revenue from exceeding the rate of inflation.

3/6/85

Died in House Committee

H.J.RES.400

Cosponsor

Requires the Vice President to convene a constitutional convention when approved by two more State legislatures. Convention will address an amendment requiring the federal government to operate on a balanced budget

9/30/85

Died in House Committee

H.J. RES. 496

Cosponsor

Requires the Vice President to convene a constitutional convention when approved by one more State legislature. Convention will address an amendment requiring the federal government to operate on a balanced budget

3/5/84

Died in House Committee

H.J. RES. 350

Cosponsor

A balanced federal budget would be required*, unless three-fifths of House and Senate agree to waive this requirement in any given year. Prohibits growth in revenue from exceeding the rate of inflation.

10/1/82

Failed in House Vote

* Before a constitutional amendment goes into effect, it needs to be ratified by the legislatures of 38 states within seven years – after passing both houses of Congress with 2/3 majorities.

 

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