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 4, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

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


Andrew Jacobs Jr.

Representative for Indiana's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 4, 1995
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/4/1995--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 4, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 31”). 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.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 114 (102nd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 1991

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

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 6, 1996

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