H.J.Res. 62 (104th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Jan 23, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bob Franks
Representative for New Jersey's 7th congressional district
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Last Updated
Jan 23, 1995
4 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (Related)
Balanced Budget Amendment

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 06, 1996


This resolution was introduced on January 23, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 23, 1995
Referred to Committee Jan 23, 1995

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2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)

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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.
Declares that actual outlays include the cost to a State of any requirement imposed upon a State by Federal law that is not paid for by the Federal Government, and the cost to a State of complying with any condition imposed by Federal law on the receipt by a State of appropriated funds, other than a condition directly and substantially related to the purpose of the appropriation.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget.
Waives the provisions of this amendment for any fiscal year in which a declaration of war is in effect or when the United States by law faces an imminent and serious military threat to national security.
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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