H.J.Res. 116 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time of war and subject to suspension by Congress) that the total amount of money expended by the United States during any fiscal year not exceed the amount of certain revenue received by the United States during such fiscal year and not exceed 20 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States during the previous calendar year.



Jul 25, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on July 25, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Martha Roby

Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district



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Jul 25, 2012

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H.J.Res. 116 (112th) was a 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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