Ringgold: Tom Graves says constitutional amendment only way to enact lasting budget change

Ringgold: Tom Graves says constitutional amendment only way to enact lasting budget change

August 8th, 2011 by Andy Johns in Local - Breaking News

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves.

RINGGOLD, Ga. - U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Georgia, said today that next year's Congress easily can change the terms of the recent debt deal, which is why he voted against the plan.

Speaking to a group of 150, mostly supportive Northwest Georgians this afternoon, Graves reiterated his stance that a constitutional amendment to balance the federal budget is the only way to enact lasting changes to federal spending.

Graves also fielded questions about Medicare, Afghanistan, the No Child Left Behind Act and a slew of other topics.

For more information, see tomorrow's Chattanooga Times Free Press.