H.J.Res. 57 (104th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Introduced:
Jan 19, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Peter Deutsch
Representative for Florida's 20th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 19, 1995
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (Related)
Balanced Budget Amendment

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 06, 1996

 
Status

This resolution was introduced on January 19, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 19, 1995
Referred to Committee Jan 19, 1995
 
Summary

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Cosponsors
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Committees

House Judiciary

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Notes

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

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/19/1995--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Requires the Congress, prior to each fiscal year, to adopt a statement in which total Federal outlays do not exceed total receipts, unless a three-fifths vote of both Houses authorizes a specific excess.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget.
Waives these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or when the United States by law is engaged in military conflict.
Declares that total receipts do not include receipts (including attributable interest) of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund, and the Federal Supplemental Medical Insurance Trust Fund, or any successor funds.
Declares that total outlays do not include outlays for disbursements of such trust funds.
Sets a permanent limit on the amount of Federal public debt, prohibiting any increase unless legislation enacted by a three-fifths majority of both Houses becomes law.
Requires roll call votes in the House and Senate under this amendment.

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