FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 29, 2011
CONTACT: Genevieve Frye Rozansky
Conservatives Insist on Balanced Budget Amendment Requirement
Washington, D.C. – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today announced that he will support the Budget Control Act of 2011 after House Leaders agreed to take steps to ensure that it includes a balanced budget amendment requirement.
“With conservatives insisting on the addition of a balanced budget amendment requirement, Speaker Boehner’s bill will now cut, cap, and balance,” said Flake.
“The ball will now be in the Senate’s court. If the Boehner bill is dead-on-arrival, as Senator Reid has said, I hope they’ll send us a plan of their own so that we can make improvements to it.”