H.J.Res. 31 (104th): To amend the Constitution of the United States to provide for balanced budgets and elimination of the Federal indebtedness.

Jan 04, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Andrew Jacobs Jr.
Representative for Indiana's 10th congressional district
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Jan 04, 1995
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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 114 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 06, 1991

H.J.Res. 1 (Related)
Balanced Budget Amendment

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 06, 1996


This resolution was introduced on January 4, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 04, 1995
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 1995

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H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits, beginning in FY 1999, the Government from: (1) borrowing money or any other thing of value except for the purpose of rolling over its existing debt balance; and (2) issuing additional currency except as it reflects additional U.S. productivity. Requires, beginning in FY 2000 and for the next 39 succeeding fiscal years, the national debt to be retired by an amount equal to two and one-half percent of the national debt at the beginning of FY 2000.

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