H.J.Res. 30 (105th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to restrict annual deficits by limiting the public debt of the United States and requiring a favorable vote of the people on any law to exceed such limits.

Jan 09, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Owen Pickett
Representative for Virginia's 2nd congressional district
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Jan 09, 1997
2 pages
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H.J.Res. 40 (104th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Last Action: Jan 04, 1995

H.J.Res. 36 (106th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 04, 1999


This resolution was introduced on January 9, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 09, 1997
Referred to Committee Jan 09, 1997

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The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the public debt from increasing by more than one percent each year unless authorized by a law approved by a majority of the Members of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Requires such law to be approved by a majority vote of the electorate before it takes effect.
Declares that such prohibition does not apply to public debt contracted to:
(1) repel invasion of the United States;
(2) defend the United States in time of war;
(3) support the U.S. armed forces in time of war; or
(4) redeem a previous debt obligation of the United States.

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