H.J.Res. 2 (112th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Introduced:

Jan 5, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on November 18, 2011.

Sponsor:

Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district

Republican

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011
Length: 4 pages

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History

Jan 5, 2011
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Nov 18, 2011
 
Failed in the House Under Suspension

Passage was attempted under a fast-track procedure called "suspension of the rules." The vote failed, but the bill can be voted on again.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 2”). 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.

Details

Cosponsors
242 cosponsors (226R, 16D) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

Votes
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Nov 18, 2011 1:58 p.m.
Failed 261/165

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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