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


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Last Updated: Jan 7, 1997
Length: 4 pages

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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.

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

Failed Senate
Mar 4, 1997

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 1” means this is a House 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 7, 1997


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

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There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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