Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellMitch McConnellDisconnect: Trump, GOP not on same page GOP senator: There will never be full U.S.-Mexico border wall Overnight Tech: Dem wants to see FCC chief's net neutrality plans | New agency panel on telecom diversity | Trump calls NASA astronaut MORE (R-Ky.) on Wednesday called down a joint resolution to the Senate floor that would alter the Constitution to require Congress to balance its budget every year.
Amending the Constitution requires a two-thirds majority in both the House and Senate, and then ratification by three-fourths of the states.
McConnell’s move came after several GOP senators delivered speeches on Wednesday declaring their support for altering the Constitution in such a way.
In March, a nonbinding "sense of the Senate" resolution calling on Congress to pass a balanced-budget amendment failed in the upper chamber by just two votes.
McConnell said he maintained the support of House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerLobbyists bounce back under Trump Business groups silent on Trump's Ex-Im nominee Chaffetz won't run for reelection MORE (R-Ohio) as well as his entire Senate Caucus, and that he would push for a vote on the legislation when the Senate returns from the Fourth of July holiday.