H.R. 2015 (105th): Balanced Budget Act of 1997


Jun 24, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Enacted — Signed by the President on Aug 5, 1997

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on August 5, 1997.


Pub.L. 105-33


John Kasich

Representative for Ohio's 12th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 31, 1997
Length: 537 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To provide for reconciliation pursuant to subsections (b)(1) and (c) of section 105 of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1998.

Summary (CRS)

8/11/1997--Line item veto by President.(On June 25, 1998, the Supreme Court ruled that the Line Item Veto Act (Public Law 104-130) is unconstitutional, thus restoring provisions that had been cancelled ... Read more >


Jun 24, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 24, 1997
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Jun 25, 1997
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Jun 25, 1997
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Jun 26, 1997
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Public Print.

Jul 30, 1997
Conference Report Agreed to by House

The House approved a conference committee report to resolve differences in each chamber's version of the bill. The Senate must also approve the conference report.

Jul 31, 1997
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Aug 5, 1997
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 2015”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Jun 25, 1997 6:09 p.m.
Passed 270/162
On the Conference Report
Jul 30, 1997 4:43 p.m.
Passed 346/85
On the Conference Report
Jul 31, 1997 10:19 a.m.
Conference Report Agreed to 85/15

Subject Areas
Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 947 (Included-In)
Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Passed Senate
Last Action: Jun 25, 1997

S. 1144 (Related)
Disapproval bill

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Sep 15, 1997

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