S.J.Res. 1 (105th): Balanced Budget amendment

Introduced:

Jan 21, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998

Status:

Failed Senate on Mar 4, 1997

This resolution failed in the Senate on March 4, 1997.

Sponsor:

Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Feb 3, 1997
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Full Title

A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

Jan 21, 1997
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jan 30, 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.

Mar 4, 1997
 
Failed Senate

A vote on the resolution failed in the Senate. The resolution is now dead.

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.

Details

Cosponsors
61 cosponsors (54R, 7D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Votes
Feb 10, 1997 5:28 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 64/35
Feb 11, 1997 3:13 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 64/36
Feb 12, 1997 5:27 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 64/36
Feb 24, 1997 5:29 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 61/34
Feb 25, 1997 6 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 55/44
Feb 26, 1997 11:01 a.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 67/33
Feb 26, 1997 2:28 p.m.
Amendment Rejected 37/63
Feb 26, 1997 5:02 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 59/41
Feb 26, 1997 5:52 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 60/40
Feb 27, 1997 12:35 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 59/39
Feb 27, 1997 4:28 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 61/39
Feb 27, 1997 4:54 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 69/31
Feb 27, 1997 5:09 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 60/40
Feb 27, 1997 6:10 p.m.
Motion to Table Agreed to 65/34
On the Joint Resolution
Mar 4, 1997 5:14 p.m.
Joint Resolution Defeated 66/34

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 1997

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