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BRIEF - Luke Messer

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BRIEF - Luke Messer

Messer’s first amendment OK’d

WASHINGTON — Congressman Luke Messer’s first amendment was approved unanimously Wednesday by the U.S. House of Representatives.

The amendment requires the president to estimate the cost-per-taxpayer of the annual deficit for each year his proposed budget is not balanced, according to a press release.

He said on the House floor that is difficult to put into real-world context what a trillion dollars means to most people. But he said each taxpayer in America owes about $6,896 to cover the cost of the approximate $1 trillion shortfall in the president’s last budget.

Messer said he was pleased his first amendment was passed, and hopes it is a step toward transparency.

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