Texas House Targets Federal Deficits

Texas – The Texas House will begin debate on a resolution calling for a federal balanced budget amendment.

The State Sovereignty Committee will consider five different versions of the resolution on Thursday.

Gov. Rick Perry and allies have said the federal government should operate the same way the Texas government does--without deficit spending.

The legislation is part of a list of emergency items Perry put on the fast track for action early in this session.

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