H.J.Res. 43 (111th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Apr 22, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on April 22, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Vern Buchanan

Representative for Florida's 13th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 22, 2009
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Summary (CRS)

4/22/2009--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 22, 2009

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 43”). 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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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 4 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 2011

H.J.Res. 89 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 16, 2010

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