For Immediate Release
Press Contact: Genevieve Frye Rozansky
Congressman Flake Disappointed by Failure of Balanced Budget Amendment
Congress Proves Once Again That It’s Not Serious About Fiscal Crisis
Washington, D.C. – Republican Congressman Jeff Flake, who represents Arizona’s Sixth District, today expressed disappointment by the defeat of H.J. Res. 2, which proposes a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
“You’d think that the national debt hitting $15 trillion this week would have been enough of a wake-up call for Congress to address our fiscal crisis,” said Flake. “I still believe that it’s not too late for Congress to tackle our budget crisis and get the country back onto solid fiscal footing. But the longer Congress waits to act, the more inevitable a Greek-like collapse of our economy becomes.”