Senate Republicans are launching a major new push to encourage the adoption of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution, an effort with little chance of success but one that will allow the GOP a new way to frame their criticisms of Democratic spending.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Minority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.) introduced the legislation Wednesday. They were joined by all other Senate Republicans as co-sponsors.