House Speaker John Boehner is scrambling to re-write his debt-ceiling bill after the Congressional Budget Office said it would not cut as much spending as he had claimed. The White House said President Obama would veto it anyway. Boehner is also dealing with disgruntled conservatives who want stiffer action. U.S. Senator Mike Lee, R-Utah, is one of those disgruntled conservatives. “What’s going to solve this problem is when Congress finally imposes upon itself structurally binding spending reform of the sort that we need,” Lee says, “and only can obtain through a constitutional amendement restricting Congress’s ability to borrow.” Lee told reporters in Washington, D.C. that he received 400 calls on Tuesday, most of them supporting his stand.
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