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

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.



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


Jun 24, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 24, 1997
Reported by Committee

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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

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The House approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. 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.

H.R. 2015 (105th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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