Teetering Support For An AmendmentRichard S. Dunham
THE BALANCED BUDGET amendment, a key piece of the GOP agenda, seems close to death in the Senate despite large public support and speedy House approval. One backer, Senator James Exon (D-Neb.), admits the Constitutional amendment is two to three votes short of the 67 needed to O.K. it, and momentum is with its opponents.
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