A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced budget.
The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 3, 1997
Length: 4 pages
105th Congress (1997–1998)
Failed Senate on Mar 4, 1997
This resolution failed in the Senate on March 4, 1997.
61 Cosponsors (54 Republicans, 7 Democrats)
S.J.Res. 1 (105th) was a 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.
Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 1. This is the one from the 105th Congress.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 105th Congress, which met from Jan 7, 1997 to Dec 19, 1998. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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