NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a speech to a national conservative group Wednesday, Gov. Bobby Jindal said it was paramount to keep the pressure on President Barack Obama over budget issues and seek to get a balanced budget amendment attached to the U.S. Constitution.

Jindal, a first-term Republican governor, spoke Wednesday to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a group of state legislators from around the nation who favor limited government and federalism. They are meeting in New Orleans.

During his speech, Jindal blasted Obama and said conservatives must not let up on the president in their demands for cutting government spending.

Jindal says now’s the time to push for structural reforms.