Led By Rep. Poliquin, Balanced Budget Amendment Will Finally Be Brought to a Vote on the House Floor
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Poliquin (ME-02), who signed on as an original cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment in his first week in Congress in 2015, is applauding the announcement that the U.S. House of Representatives will finally hold a vote on the measure.
“As an original cosponsor and strong supporter of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, I have long advocated for our government to get our spending under control,” said Congressman Poliquin. “We need to reform how Congress operates in order to truly fix this enormous problem and I believe that starts with passing the Balanced Budget Amendment. The Balanced Budget Amendment will force politicians in Washington to think more seriously about these fiscal decisions and force all Members, from both political parties, to make the right decision.
“I call on all my colleagues who in the last several months have expressed concerns about spending to join me in supporting a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution to ensure a financially sustainable future for our Nation. It is more critical now than ever before to get our spending under control and I am appreciative that so many in Congress are now finally concerned about this serious problem. This is an opportunity to put those stated concerns into action. With this upcoming vote, we will see if they are truly committed to being fiscally responsible.”
Congressman Poliquin became an original cosponsor of the Balanced Budget Amendment in his first week after being sworn in as a Member of Congress in 2015. He is a cosponsor of H.J.Res.2, the measure that will be brought to the House Floor for a vote.