Proposing a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Proposing a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Utah becomes the 26th state voting to call for a constitutional convention to propose a federal balanced budget amendment.

H.J.R. 7, sponsored by Rep. Kraig Powell passed the Senate 15 to 13 last week. It had previously passed the House of Representatives 40 to 30.

In addition to Utah, 25 other states have called for a convention to deal with a balanced budget amendment. It takes 34 states to call for a convention and 38 states would need to vote in favor of the amendment for approval.