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


Jan 4, 1995
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

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


Robert Dole

Senator from Kansas



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Last Updated: Jan 23, 1995
Length: 4 pages

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

About the resolution

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

1/4/1995--Introduced.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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 4, 1995

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 18, 1995
Reported by Committee

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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 1”). 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.


46 cosponsors (39R, 7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (identical)

Passed House, Failed Senate
Jun 6, 1996

S.J.Res. 22 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 19, 1995

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