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Tester co-sponsors balanced budget amendment

As President Barack Obama went public with his final federal budget, Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., joined four other lawmakers to call for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S Constitution.

"We can't keep swiping the credit card of the next generation," Tester said, after announcing his support for the measure.

Three other Democratic senators from conservative leaning states, Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia are also pushing for the amendment that would prohibit the government from spending more money in a given year than it takes in...


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