The House of Representatives is scheduled to consider two major pieces of legislation on Tuesday, Nov. 15th.
- H.R. 822 - National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011 (Sponsored by Rep. Cliff Stearns / Judiciary Committee)
- H.J.Res. 2 – Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution of the United States (Sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte/ Judiciary Committee)
National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act: Congressional support is growing for a bill (H.R.822) that would require all states to honor concealed carry firearm permits issued in any state. Under the legislation, citizens with a permit to carry a concealed weapon in one state could legally carry it into another, in accordance with the restrictions of that state. The House bill would give Americans who hold permits to carry firearms in their home states the right to carry their weapons across state lines.
Balanced Budget Amendment: Republicans in the House have introduced a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. The measure, which would require two-thirds approval of both chambers of Congress and ratification by three-fourths of the states, would require that federal spending in any year not exceed total revenue. It would cap federal spending at 18 percent of gross domestic product and require the president to submit a balanced budget to Congress every year.