S.J.Res. 1 (104th): Balanced Budget Amendment

Jan 04, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

H.J.Res. 1 (same title)
Passed House, Failed Senate — Jun 06, 1996

Robert Dole
Senator from Kansas
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Last Updated
Jan 23, 1995
4 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (identical)

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 06, 1996

S.J.Res. 22 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 19, 1995


This resolution was introduced on January 18, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 04, 1995
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 1995
Reported by Committee Jan 18, 1995
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S.J.Res. stands for Senate joint resolution.

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Constitutional Amendment - Requires a balanced Federal budget, unless a three-fifths roll call vote of both Houses of Congress provides for a specific excess of outlays over receipts. Prohibits an increase in the public debt limit except by a three-fifths roll call vote by both Houses of Congress. Requires the President to submit a balanced budget to the Congress. Prohibits any bill increasing revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority roll call vote of both Houses.

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