H.J.Res. 60 (104th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to a Federal balanced budget.

Jan 19, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Glenn Poshard
Representative for Illinois's 19th congressional district
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Jan 19, 1995
3 pages
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H.J.Res. 53 (105th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

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Last Action: Feb 12, 1997

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

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 06, 1996


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

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

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Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total outlays from exceeding total receipts, unless a three-fifths vote of both Houses authorizes a specific excess.
Declares that total receipts include all receipts of the United States except those derived from borrowing or retirement trust funds.
Declares that total outlays include all outlays except those for retirement trust funds or repayment of debt principal.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget.
Waives these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect.
Requires roll call votes in the House and Senate under this amendment.
Makes this amendment effective the second fiscal year after its ratification.
Declares that if there is a Federal budget deficit for the first fiscal year beginning after its ratification, then during the next five fiscal years, the annual budget deficit may not exceed specified percentums of that budget deficit for each of those years.

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