Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Bill Introduced in the House

Representative Robert Goodlatte (R-VA) introduced H J Res 1 on January 6. This measure would amend the U.S. Constitution, when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the states, to prohibit the federal government from spending more than it takes in each year with certain exceptions.   The Arc strongly opposes a BBA as it would likely force cuts in Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare and a number of other programs that people with disabilities rely on to live in the community.  Learn more about a constitutional BBA at the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities website.

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