balanced budget amendment http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Blunt blames Democrats for failed balanced budget amendments http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/blunt-blames-democrats-failed-balanced-budget-amendments <p>Missouri Senator Roy Blunt says the failure of two balanced-budget amendments today shows Senate Democrats aren&rsquo;t serious about dealing with the deficit.</p><p>The defeat of both bills &ndash; one from Democrats, one from Republicans &ndash; ends the current push to force a yearly balanced budget from Congress. &nbsp;Blunt, who voted for the Republican-backed bill, says the fact that neither party could pass their amendment speaks to the heart of the Senate&rsquo;s disfunction.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 21:59:35 +0000 Joseph Leahy 2680 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Blunt blames Democrats for failed balanced budget amendments Mo. House committee passes balanced budget amendment proposal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-house-committee-passes-balanced-budget-amendment-proposal <P>A resolution that would launch a new attempt to add a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution has passed a <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/">Missouri House </A>committee.</P> <P>The measure is sponsored by <A href="http://www.house.mo.gov/member.aspx?year=2011&amp;district=093">State Representative Dwight Scharnhorst </A>(R, Valley Park). Mon, 07 Feb 2011 23:34:25 +0000 Marshall Griffin 479 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. House committee passes balanced budget amendment proposal