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


Jan 21, 1997
105th Congress, 1997–1998


Failed Senate on Mar 4, 1997

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


Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Feb 3, 1997
Length: 4 pages

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

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Jan 21, 1997

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.

This page is about a 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.

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