S. 947 (105th): Balanced Budget Act of 1997


Jun 20, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 25, 1997 but was never passed by the House.


Pete Domenici

Senator from New Mexico



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Last Updated: Jun 20, 1997
Length: 1067 pages

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H.R. 2015 (same title)
Enacted — Signed by the President — Aug 5, 1997

About the bill

Full Title

An original bill to provide for reconciliation pursuant to section 104(a) of the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 1998.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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Jun 20, 1997

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 20, 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 Senate

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

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 947”). 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 24, 1997 10:59 a.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 59/41
Jun 24, 1997 5:58 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 70/30
Jun 25, 1997 9:43 a.m.
Motion Rejected 25/75
Jun 25, 1997 10:12 a.m.
Motion Rejected 48/52
Jun 25, 1997 10:31 a.m.
Motion Rejected 46/54
Jun 25, 1997 11:12 a.m.
Motion Rejected 49/51
Jun 25, 1997 11:39 a.m.
Motion Rejected 55/45
Jun 25, 1997 12:01 p.m.
Motion Agreed to 64/35
Jun 25, 1997 12:55 p.m.
Motion Rejected 52/48
Jun 25, 1997 1:42 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 71/29
Jun 25, 1997 1:59 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 66/34
Jun 25, 1997 2:36 p.m.
Motion Rejected 43/57
Jun 25, 1997 4:12 p.m.
Motion Rejected 38/62
Jun 25, 1997 4:42 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 57/43
Jun 25, 1997 5:02 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 39/61
Jun 25, 1997 5:26 p.m.
Bill Passed 73/27

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H.R. 2015 (Includes)
Balanced Budget Act of 1997

Enacted — Signed by the President
Aug 5, 1997

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