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

Introduced:
Jan 07, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

S.J.Res. 1 (same title)
Failed Senate — Mar 04, 1997

Sponsor
Daniel “Dan” Schaefer
Representative for Colorado's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 07, 1997
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S.J.Res. 1 (identical)

Failed Senate
Mar 04, 1997

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Jan 07, 1997
Referred to Committee Jan 07, 1997
 
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

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Cosponsors
229 cosponsors (177R, 52D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

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Notes

H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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Library of Congress Summary

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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 the Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each House, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Requires a three-fifths roll call vote of each House to increase the public debt.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to the Congress. Requires the approval of a majority of each House by roll call vote before any bill to increase revenue may become law.
Authorizes the Congress to waive these provisions when:
(1) a declaration of war is in effect; or
(2) the United States is engaged in a military conflict which poses a threat to national security as declared by a joint resolution adopted by a majority of each House. Makes this article effective beginning with FY 2002 or with the second fiscal year beginning after its ratification, whichever is later.

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