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Missouri US Senate candidates back balanced budget amendment

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Missouri US Senate candidates back balanced budget amendment

Kander said Thursday that he supports amending the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced budget

Missouri US Senate candidates back balanced budget amendment

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Democratic challenger Jason Kander is taking the same side as Republican U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt when it comes to balancing the federal budget.

Kander said Thursday that he supports amending the U.S. Constitution to require a balanced budget.
Blunt also has supported and voted for balanced budget amendments. But none has passed Congress.
Blunt is co-sponsoring a balanced budget amendment that also would require a two-thirds vote of Congress to raise taxes or exceed spending limits.

Kander did not outline a specific balanced budget proposal Thursday.

Amending the Constitution requires a two-thirds vote in both chambers of Congress and support from three-fourths of the state legislatures.

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