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Jan 7, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998
This resolution was introduced on January 7, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.
Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district
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Last Updated: Jan 7, 1997
Length: 4 pages
Failed Senate — Mar 4, 1997
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.
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.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Companion Bill — Failed Senate
This activity took place on a related bill, S.J.Res. 1 (105th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.J.Res. 1 (105th).
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.
The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.
There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). H.J.Res. 1 — 105th Congress: Balanced Budget amendment. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hjres1
“H.J.Res. 1 — 105th Congress: Balanced Budget amendment.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. October 4, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/hjres1>
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