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House rejects amendment that would force annual budget balancing

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On Friday, the House rejected a proposed constitutional amendment that would have forced Congress to balance its budget every year as a way to reverse years of deficit spending.

We spoke to East Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert Friday afternoon, who voted against the bill.

He said, although he is a strong advocate of a balanced budget amendment, the bill presented on the floor did not have a spending cap.

He said it appears Congress finds it easier to talk about "new revenue" (code for more taxes), than to cut spending.

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