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


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



Read Text »
Last Updated: Jan 7, 1997
Length: 4 pages

See Instead:

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

About the resolution

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

1/7/1997--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts (except those derived from borrowing) for that fiscal year unless ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 1997

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. 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.


229 cosponsors (177R, 52D) (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: