Tuesday, April 19, 2011
House Joint Resolution 1017 calls on Congress to consider an amendment to the Constitution that would require a balanced federal budget and restrain spending.
“In the past five years, federal spending has increased by $1 trillion and our national debt has ballooned to $14 trillion,” said Swalm. “If the federal government had a responsibility to balance its budget like we do in Colorado, it wouldn’t spend more money than it has and that would be good for taxpayers, as well as for the national economy.”
HJR 1017 was co-sponsored by Rep. Edward Casso, D-Commerce City. The resolution passed the House on a voice vote.
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