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Democratic Whip Hoyer has announced he will whip House Democrats to vote against the Balanced Budget Amendment on the House floor this week.

Hoyer Will Whip Against Balanced Budget Amendment. “House Democratic leaders are urging their colleagues to vote against a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution when it comes up for a vote this month, all but ensuring its defeat. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., said that although he has supported a constitutional amendment to require a balanced budget in 1995, now is not the time. (Gregory Korte, “House Dems Will Block Balanced Budget Amendment,” USA Today, 11/4/11)