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

Text:

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Last Updated: Jan 5, 2011
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/5/2011--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
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

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 2” 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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

History

Introduced
Jan 5, 2011
Failed in the House Under Suspension
Nov 18, 2011
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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

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