H.J.Res. 74 (109th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Dec 14, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on December 14, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William “Bill” Jenkins
Representative for Tennessee's 1st congressional district


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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2005
Length: 2 pages

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H.J.Res. 98 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Sep 28, 2006

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits federal expenditures (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding revenues (except those derived from borrowing) for any fiscal year unless three-fifths of the whole ...

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 86 (108th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 21, 2004

H.J.Res. 98 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 28, 2006

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 74” means this is a House 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.


Dec 14, 2005


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