Balnced Budget Amendment Fails in House Vote

House Joint Resolution 2, Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, failed to meet a 2/3 majority for passage by 23 votes. The vote tally of 261 – 165 was supported by Democrats, but opposed by four Republicans: Amash (MI-3), Dreier (CA-26), Gohmert (TX-1), and Ryan (WI-1).

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