During her campaign, U.S. Sen. Katie Britt (R-Montgomery) continuously spoke about how important it was for her to fight for “our children and our children’s children.”

This week, she is joining 22 other U.S. Senators to do what she says will fight President Joe Biden’s “unserious budget that would continue to recklessly pile this burden on the backs” of generations to come.

As a member of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, she joined U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-Miss.) and others to introduce a balanced budget amendment.

The amendment to the U.S. Constitution would require the submission of a balanced budget every year.

“Our ballooning national debt is already an economic and security crisis,” said Britt. “[A]labama families balance their household budgets every day, and we must expect the federal government to do the same. It is past time to hold Washington accountable for runaway, wasteful spending that is fueling inflation and endangering our nation’s future.”

Joint resolution S.J. Res. 13 would:

  • Require the President to submit a balanced budget and Congress to pass a balanced budget

  • Restrict federal spending to 18% of the Gross Domestic Product

  • Require two-thirds majority votes in the House and Senate to raise taxes

  • Require a new three-fifths majority vote in both houses of Congress to raise the debt limit

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