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Action On Balanced Budget Plan Delayed

Tue., Feb. 11, 1997

Afraid that they do not have the votes for approval, House Republican leaders decided Monday to postpone at least until next month further action on a constitutional amendment to require a balanced federal budget.

The decision is the latest indication that adoption of the proposed amendment is in serious doubt.

It would require approval by two-thirds of those voting in the House and Senate and then ratification by three-fourths of the states.

The House Judiciary Committee was scheduled to vote on it today.

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