H.J.Res. 79 (111th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to control spending.

Introduced:

Mar 3, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on March 3, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Jeb Hensarling

Representative for Texas's 5th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Mar 3, 2010
Length: 2 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
3/3/2010--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits annual federal outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding one-fifth of economic output of the United States of America, ... Read more >
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 5 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 2011

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 79” 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.

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History

Introduced
Mar 3, 2010

Details

Cosponsors
53 cosponsors (53R) (show)
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