H.J.Res. 74 (104th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Mar 3, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 3, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Nick Smith

Representative for Michigan's 7th congressional district



Read Text »
Last Updated: Mar 3, 1995
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

3/3/1995--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total outlays in any fiscal year from increasing by a percentage greater than the percentage increase in nominal gross domestic product in the last calendar year ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 3, 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. 74”). 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.


11 cosponsors (10R, 1D) (show)
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.

Links & tools

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Click a format for a citation suggestion: