H.J.Res. 1 (112th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Jan 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jun 23, 2011
Length: 8 pages

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H.J.Res. 2 (same title)
Failed Under Suspension — Nov 18, 2011

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

6/23/2011--Reported to House amended.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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 5, 2011

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Jun 15, 2011
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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. 1”). 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.


133 cosponsors (132R, 1D) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 6, 2009

H.J.Res. 1 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 3, 2013

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