From: Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force
To: Dean Sanpei,
Subject: Conference Call: Ohio Senate Passes SJR 5 an Application for a Federal BBA 28-3, with 70% of Democratic Senators Voting Yes! - Friday, November 1, 2013 at 4:00 EST
Date: Thu Oct 31 14:13:06 MDT 2013
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Ohio Senate Passes SJR 5 an Application for a Federal BBA 28-3, with 70% of Democratic Senators Voting Yes!

Dear Honorable Dean Sanpei,  

 

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Conference Call Agenda

 

4:00 - 4:05 Self Introductions

 

4:06 - 4:20 Ohio Senate Passes SJR 5 with Strong Bipartisan Support

 

4:20 - 4:35 Michigan BBA CampaignUpdate

 

4:35 - 4:45 Discuss Results of Oklahoma Hearing on Article V

 

4:45 - 4:55 Updates from the BBA Task Force and Coalition Members

 

4:56 - 5:00 New Business

 

 

In Liberty,

 

Scott Rogers

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Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force

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Ohio Senate Passes SJR 5 an Application for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment 28-3, with 70% of Democratic Senators Voting Yes!

The Ohio Senate passed S.J.R. 5, a resolution to propose a federal balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution via a convention for proposing amendments.

The vote was 28 to 3 in favor, with strong bipartisan support. 70% of Senate Democrats voted in favor of the resolution.

All Republicans except Senator Peterson and Senator Jordan voted for the amendment because they were absent.

All Democrats except Senator Gentile, Senator Sawyer, and Senator Skindell voted in favor of the bill.

Senate Joint Resolution 5 is sponsored by the Senate President Keith Faber, R-Celina. Faber has previously said his proposal was a response to the dysfunctional government in Washington, which has allowed the national debt to surpass $17 trillion.

This legislation is expected to pass the Ohio House in the next several weeks.

Burkley: Getting Our Federal Budgeting in Order

From the State House by Rep. Tony Burkley

 

There's no doubt that our nation has been going through a time of many financial struggles. The recent federal government shutdown only highlights this, and I'm hopeful that progress will be made to set us on the right path for the future.

 

Here in Ohio, one of the tools we have in place to assist our state's financial health, is a requirement in the Ohio Constitution that our state budget be balanced. This makes the decision-making process for legislators all the more challenging during budgeting season, but we all recognize that it is good for Ohio as a whole.

 

Our nation's debt is now at $17 trillion, so the question is raised of why the federal government cannot balance the books like we do at the state level.

 

Our Founding Fathers knew that it would be important for the states to have a check on the federal government. That's why a system was put in place to amend the United States Constitution. With our country at a crossroads, it very well may be the time to adopt a federal balanced budget amendment.

 

House Joint Resolution 7, which was recently introduced at the Ohio House, calls for a federal constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing a balanced budget amendment to the United States Constitution. If this convention were to take place after 34 states call for a balanced budget amendment (and about half of them already have), it would take 38 states to ratify the amendment.

 

If Congress cannot fix the financial problems facing the United States, it is important that we explore other avenues and make the voices of Ohioans known. It's my hope that Washington will take notice and that steps for a more sustainable future will be put in place. After all, this is what leads to economic growth, more jobs , and better lives for our citizenry.

 

Rep. Burkley may be reached by calling614-644-5091, e-mailing Rep82@ohiohouse.gov or writing to State Representative Tony Burkley, 77 South High Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

 

 

 

 

In This Issue
Ohio Senate Passes SJR 5 an Application for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment 28-3
Burkley: Getting Our Federal Budgeting in Order
Coalition
  







 

We Demand a Balanced Budget

 

Citizens Against Government Waste

 

Families for America

 

National Tax-Limitation Committee

 

I Am American

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