H.J.Res. 19 (103rd): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that appropriations shall not exceed revenues of the United States, except in time of war or national emergency.


Jan 5, 1993
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 5, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Eligio “Kika” de la Garza

Representative for Texas's 15th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

1/5/1993--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the Congress from authorizing the withdrawal of funds from the Treasury during a fiscal year in excess of fiscal year revenues (except those derived from borrowing), ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 5, 1993

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 19”). A joint resolution is often used in the same manner as a bill. If passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and signed by the President, it becomes a law. Joint resolutions are also used to propose amendments to the Constitution.


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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 137 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 20, 1991

H.J.Res. 20 (104th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 4, 1995

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