Walker To Lead Effort For Balanced Budget Amendment

Walker Will Serve As National Honorary Chair For Center For State-Led National Debt Solutions

Scott Walker
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Former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be leading the national effort to call a convention to approve a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

The Center for State-led National Debt Solutions on Monday announced Walker, a Republican, will serve as its national honorary chair. The group did not say whether Walker would be paid for the work and what exactly he would be doing.

Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled Legislature in 2017 officially requested a convention to pass a balanced budget amendment. Democrats say it’s a bad idea and would open the door to other amendments being offered.

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Thirty-four states are needed to convene the convention.

Since his defeat to Democrat Tony Evers in November, Walker has joined a national speaking bureau, done some interviews to offer conservative commentary and remained active on social media.