CALLING FOR A BALANCED AMENDMENT
(House of Representatives - October 13, 2011)

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                    CALLING FOR A BALANCED AMENDMENT

  (Ms. FOXX asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute.)
  Ms. FOXX. Madam Speaker, if our Nation's debt crisis has taught us 
anything, it's that we need a permanent spending solution to keep 
America the permanent land of the free. There's only one way to bind 
Congress to such a commitment, and that is through a balanced budget 
amendment to the Constitution.
  House Republicans have already changed the debate from how much to 
spend to how much to cut, yet our extraordinary crisis still demands 
extraordinary action.
  Washington Democrats went on a record spending binge and left America 
in an economic hangover. New taxes, as the President proposes, would 
only punish the Nation and reward the spenders with more money to 
waste.
  We need to stop spending money we don't have and begin living within 
our means like every American family and business is expected to do. We 
need a permanent constitutional amendment. For the sake of tomorrow's 
generations, let's get it done today.

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