Time to Bypass the White House [out of date]

Heritage Action Targets 61 Districts in Effort to Send BBA to the States

Washington, D.C. – This week, Heritage Action will launch a campaign in support of H.J.Res.1, a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.  The multidimensional campaign, targeting 61 districts across the country, will pressure key Members of Congress and give the Balanced Budget Amendment the optimal chance of success in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“This balanced budget amendment has momentum in Congress as a solution to our spending crisis,” Heritage Action’s CEO Michael A. Needham said.  “Since President Obama is unwilling to come to the table and have an honest conversation, Heritage Action is launching a campaign to bypass the White House and send a Balanced Budget Amendment directly to the states.”

Last week, the White House said America’s crippling debt “is not a constitutional issue” and a balanced budget amendment was not necessary because Congress is capable of solving our nation’s problems.

“This effort is not about today, it is about the future,” Needham continued.  “Our children and grandchildren are being held hostage by a White House that is addicted to higher taxes and over-spending. Fortunately, the road to a Balanced Budget Amendment does not run through the White House because the current occupant has shown no willingness to reduce the size and scope of the federal government.”

Heritage Action’s effort will include a targeted social media campaign, robocalls and direct grassroots outreach.  The campaign will take place in advance of the expected House vote on H.J.Res.1 during the week of July 18.

Read More:
Cut, Cap and Balance: A Way Out of Debt (Heritage Action)
Open Letter: “No” on Debt Deal “Unless” (Heritage Action)
Balanced Budget Amendment: Cut Spending Later, Cut Spending Now (Heritage Foundation)
Don’t Raise the Debt Limit Without Getting Spending Under Control (Heritage Foundation)
Congress Has Time and Options on Debt Limit (Heritage Foundation)
H.J.RES.1, a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States (THOMAS)

July 13, 2011