November 18, 2011
In Washington today, the House rejected a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution that Republicans say is necessary to get the nation’s fiscal house in order. Despite obtaining a majority, the measure needed a two-thirds majority to amend the Constitution.
Meanwhile, another amendment to curb the influence of corporations is gaining legislative traction. Supporters say the measure is necessary in response to corporate personhood established in last year’s Citizens United Supreme Court decision, which paved the way for unlimited corporate spending in elections. FSRN’s Michael Lawson reports.