H.J.Res. 1 (105th): Balanced Budget amendment

Proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a balanced budget for the United States Government and for greater accountability in the enactment of tax legislation.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Jan 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 7, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Daniel “Dan” Schaefer

Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 7, 1997
Length: 4 pages

See Instead:

S.J.Res. 1 (same title)
Failed Senate — Mar 4, 1997


Jan 7, 1997

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H.J.Res. 1 (105th) 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 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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