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This bill has been added to the Senate’s floor schedule for the next legislative day.
Last Action: This bill passed in the House on June 9, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.
1/21/1997--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts (except those derived from borrowing) for that fiscal year unless ... Read more >
The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.
This is the first step in the legislative process.
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.
A vote on the resolution failed in the Senate. The resolution is now dead.
This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 1”). 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 committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.
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Civic Impulse. (2015). S.J.Res. 1 — 105th Congress: Balanced Budget amendment. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/sjres1
“S.J.Res. 1 — 105th Congress: Balanced Budget amendment.” www.GovTrack.us. 1997. November 27, 2015 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/105/sjres1>
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|quote=Balanced Budget amendment