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Men and women of Kansas’ 2nd Congressional District, along with Americans across the country, make difficult decisions every single day of their lives to balance their checkbooks. It is ridiculous that the representatives they send to Washington abdicate their responsibility to make those same difficult decisions. 

Today the national debt stands at over $28 trillion. There should be grave concern over our country’s ballooning national debt. We cannot be complacent with trillion-dollar deficits. 

For these reasons, I co-sponsored a balanced budget amendment to force Congress to get its house in order. The bill proposes a Constitutional amendment prohibiting total spending for a fiscal year from exceeding total revenue for that fiscal year. With the passage of this legislation, Congress would no longer be allowed to spend more money than it raises.