Barletta Votes for Balanced Budget Amendment

Apr 12, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Lou Barletta (PA-11) today issued the following statement after voting in favor of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.  The amendment fell short of the two-thirds vote necessary for passage.

“It’s clear to me that we need a constitutional amendment that brings both sides to the table on budget negotiations and constrains Washington’s out-of-control spending,” Barletta said.  “Every day, Pennsylvanians make tough choices in order to balance their budgets.  I am extremely disappointed that my colleagues decided not to hold our government to the same standard.”