ABSTRACT

Balanced Budget Constitutional Amendment: Background and Congressional Options [Updated August 22, 2019]   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Summary: "One of the most persistent political issues facing Congress in recent decades is whether to require that the budget of the United States be in balance. Although a balanced federal budget has long been held as a political ideal, the accumulation of large annual budget deficits and the associated growth of public debt in recent years has heightened concern that some action to require a balance between revenues and expenditures may be necessary. [...] This report provides an overview of the issues and options that have been raised during prior consideration of proposals for a balanced budget constitutional amendment. It will be updated as events warrant."

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CRS Report for Congress, R41907
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2019-08-22
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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