S.J.Res. 27 (111th): A joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Feb 4, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 4, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jim DeMint
Senator from South Carolina


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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2010
Length: 3 pages

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S.J.Res. 38 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Aug 4, 2010

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
2/4/2010--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 ...

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Related Bills
S.J.Res. 38 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Aug 4, 2010

S.J.Res. 35 (Related)
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 21, 2010

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 27” means this is a Senate 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.


Feb 4, 2010


16 cosponsors (16R) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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