WASHINGTON — Michele Bachmann will cast her first House vote in more than one month this week when she comes to Washington to support a balanced budget amendment.
The 6th District Congresswoman’s presidential campaign said Wednesday it would reschedule its Friday events so she could vote for the balanced budget amendment, a measure that has her “unwavering support.”
“Bachmann will be delivering on her promise to stand for fiscal responsibility, cutting spending and reducing the national debt,” her campaign said in a statement.
Bachmann last cast a vote on October 12, when she supported three free trade agreements and the Veteran’s Opportunity to Work Act.
Two-thirds of each chamber of Congress must support an amendment to the Constitution in order to send it to the states for ratification. The balanced budget amendment’s sponsor, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, said Wednesday that there are nearly enough lawmakers committed to supporting the legislation to approve it.
All four Minnesota Republicans and Democratic Rep. Collin Peterson have co-sponsored the legislation. The bill is unlikely to pass the Senate, where Democrats are in the majority. The Obama administration said Tuesday that the president opposes the legislation.
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