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A resolution calling for a constitutional convention to force Congress to approve a balanced budget amendment got a hearing in a Kentucky House committee, but that’s all.

No vote will be taken this session. The measure, similar to one approved by the Senate last month, is sponsored by Representative  Jim DeCesare of Rockfield.

“It specifically is limited to expenditures during a fixed time that do not exceed federal revenues or anticipated revenues, requiring bills to stick to one subject, and provide a minimum time for reviewing those bills before you vote on them,” he says.

At least 34 states would have to pass such resolutions before Congress could be forced to act. More than 20 states have acted so far, but each state’s resolution is worded differently.