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.

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

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 7, 1997

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 1” means this is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Jan 21, 1997
Reported by Committee
Jan 30, 1997
Failed Senate
Mar 4, 1997
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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

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