GOP Debt Plan to Require BBA Vote

by Andrew Stiles

A GOP source confirms that the debt reduction plan Republicans will unveil this afternoon includes a requirement that both Houses of Congress vote on a balanced-budget amendment sometime in the next few months. This would give Republicans additional time to secure the Democratic votes they’ll need to pass a BBA — which requires a two-thirds majority in each chamber — and allow for some negotiating with Democrats over the specific provisions of the amendment.

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