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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