H.J.Res. 51 (104th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require three-fifths majorities for bills increasing taxes.


Jan 11, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 11, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Preston “Pete” Geren

Representative for Texas's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 11, 1995
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/11/1995--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Requires a three-fifths majority of the whole number of each House of the Congress before a bill increasing any revenue may pass.Provides that total revenue of the ... Read more >
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (Related)
Balanced Budget Amendment

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 6, 1996

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 51” means this is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 11, 1995


1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
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