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

Introduced:

Jan 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

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

Sponsor:

Daniel “Dan” Schaefer

Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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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

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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jan 7, 1997
 
Introduced

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Details

Cosponsors
229 cosponsors (177R, 52D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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Votes

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