Senator Halloran calls for the state to join others to limit federal government
LINCOLN, Neb. (KSNB) - Senator Steve Halloran started the fourth day of the Nebraska Legislature short session with a priority resolution asking his colleagues to join other states for the purpose of possibly proposing amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
Senator Halloran, who represents the Hastings area, notes the state of the country’s financials are a large reason why he has proposed the resolutions multiple times in recent years.
“The national debt speaks volumes,” Senator Halloran said. “We are $30 trillion in national debt; that’s a debt that’s really unsustainable.”
But it’s not just the principal of the national debt, Senator Halloran said the interest is also kicking the U.S. while it is already down.
“The interest alone is, which we have to pay every year, we are obligated to pay that every year, the interest is $1 billion a day,” Senator Halloran said.
Senator Halloran said he is hopeful this version of the resolution will pass through the legislature.
Following hours of debate, the senators advanced the bill with 32 for the bill, 10 nays and four that didn’t vote.
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