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

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 4, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Robert Dole

Senator from Kansas

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 23, 1995
Length: 4 pages

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 1 (same title)
Passed House, Failed Senate — Jun 6, 1996

History

Jan 4, 1995
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 18, 1995
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

S.J.Res. 1 (104th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 104th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1995 to Oct 4, 1996. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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