House floor debate on legislation to require women to get sonograms before having abortions has delayed consideration of a resolution calling for a federal balanced budget amendment.
The State Sovereignty Committee was to consider multiple versions of the resolution Thursday, but Democratic efforts against the sonogram bill prolonged the House floor session.
The sonogram bill is part of a list of emergency items Gov. Rick Perry put on the fast track for action early this session.
Perry and allies have said the federal government should operate the same way the Texas government does -- without deficit spending.