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HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO VOTE ON A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT

Pray for wisdom in all aspects of the budget amendment that is being proposed in the House of Representatives. Pray that our government would be wise fiscally and worthy of public trust.

Moreover, it is required of stewards that they be found trustworthy. (1 Cor 4:2)

“The Republican-led House of Representatives will vote this week on a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution, an effort to quell anger from conservative activists who say Congress presides over a ballooning debt and out-of-control spending.

Lawmakers return to Washington after a two-week recess, during which many fielded complaints from constituents unhappy with the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress passed last month. President Trump grudgingly signed the measure but vowed never to support such a massive spending bill again….

House members are all up for re-election in November. Some Republicans said the best way to win is to hold votes on GOP campaign promises, even if those measures have little chance of becoming law.

“I look at this as much more than a showboat, but actually putting some teeth in it and putting some people on record,” said Rep. Mark Walker, R-N.C., chair of the Republican Study Committee, a conservative caucus of more than 150 House members.

Walker helped GOP leaders win enough votes for a budget bill last fall, in exchange for a promise that the House would vote to balance the budget. He said this week’s vote on a balanced budget amendment has been in the works for a while and is not a direct result of the voter pushback over the spending bill — though he acknowledged the base outrage adds to the amendment’s urgency.

The measure the House will consider this week, introduced by Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, would amend the Constitution to say Congress can’t spend more than it takes in in federal revenue, unless three-fifths of both the House and Senate vote to do so….

That’s where the problem lies for many fiscal hard-liners, such as Andrew Roth, vice president of government affairs for the Club for Growth. Roth said a balanced budget “has to be solved through spending cuts.”

“It looks like a way for Republicans and Democrats to tax their way out of all of this spending that they’re doing, rather than having hardwired spending caps,” Roth said of the budget proposal. Roth said Republicans often talk a good game when they run for office or serve in the minority, but when it’s time to govern, they have trouble delivering what they promised….

What’s in — and what’s out — of the $1.3 trillion spending bill

There are conversations between House Republican leaders and the White House about ways to rescind sections of the spending bill Trump signed into law, a leadership aide confirmed to USA TODAY.

Michael Steel, a Republican strategist, said a vote on a so-called rescission package would be “very smart politically, to remind people that the Republican Party is dedicated to fiscal conservatism.”

Steel, an aide to John Boehner when he was House speaker, said passing the spending bill was necessary to give the military a spending boost, but coming back and cutting out certain provisions is a good way to show Republicans are committed to cut “wasteful Washington spending.”

Other Republicans worry about the effects of making cuts to a law they worked to pass weeks ago.

“Why enter into a budget agreement and then an omnibus appropriations bill if you intend to undo it in a few weeks?” said Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., a moderate member of the Appropriations Committee who helped write the spending bill. “I’m very concerned that rescinding the dollars that were just agreed to will make it extremely difficult to enter into future agreements on appropriations.”… (Excerpts from Eliza Collins’ article in USA TODAY)

5 Replies to “HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO VOTE ON A BALANCED BUDGET AMENDMENT”

  1. Father God I pray for the Budget amendment, for Congress that you give the the wisdom and trust of the people knowing you are the way maker in all things” I pray for ears to hear and open hearts in Jesus Christ mighty name Amen 🙏

  2. Father God, I bless you for putting President Trump in leadership. Now, I pray for wisdom and guidance to our President and representatives. Debt enslaves and we cannot afford to be enslaved by our enemies at home or abroad. Let good stewardship of our resources birth forth in this difficult time. Frustrate and cancel the plans of those who would be unwise with our resources and finances. Let those who have your plans and goals that respect your law , Father God, and our constitution be affirmed and succeed. In our Lord and Kings’ name Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah I pray. Amen

  3. Father, I thank you for your intentions for this country be backed by this budget. Give divine revelation and discernment to those constructing the budget and voting on it. We speak forth the wisdom and humility of Christ upon our government legislature that have any part of this budget. We plead the blood of Jesus over that bill, over all our government officials. We speak unity and prosperity over our country, the USA, in Jesus’ Name. Amen

  4. Pray for A purging of all moles in the house and senate especially RINOs & pray to replace those opposed to Trump & our constitutional Republic.

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