H.J.Res. 53 (105th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relating to a Federal balanced budget.


Feb 12, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 12, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Glenn Poshard

Representative for Illinois's 19th congressional district



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Summary (CRS)

2/12/1997--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total outlays from exceeding total receipts, unless a three-fifths vote of both Houses authorizes a specific excess.Declares that total receipts include all receipts of the United ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 12, 1997

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 53”). 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.


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