H.J.Res. 73 (111th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to balance the Federal budget.

Jan 27, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.J.Res. 75 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 03, 2010

Paul Broun Jr.
Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district
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Jan 27, 2010
3 pages
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H.J.Res. 11 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2011

H.J.Res. 75 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to balance the Federal ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 03, 2010


This resolution was introduced on January 27, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jan 27, 2010
Referred to Committee Jan 27, 2010

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H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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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Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (including those for debt service and other debt functions) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless Congress, by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Prohibits outlays for the total budget from exceeding the previous fiscal years' outlays plus population growth and inflation, unless a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber, provides for such increase.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.
Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect only by a vote of a majority of both chambers.
Requires all:
(1) outlays above revenues from the previous fiscal year to be accounted for in the outlays and budgets of the following fiscal year; and
(2) surplus revenues at the end of a fiscal year to be allocated to a fund to be returned to the taxpayers, determined by legislation before the end of the subsequent fiscal year.

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