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

Introduced:
Jan 05, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Failed Under Suspension)
Sponsor
Bob Goodlatte
Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 05, 2011
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 06, 2009

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

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 03, 2013

 
Status

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.

Progress
Introduced Jan 05, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 05, 2011
Failed Under Suspension Nov 18, 2011
 
Summary

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

Cosponsors
242 cosponsors (226R, 16D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Notes

H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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.

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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 Congress, by a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit. Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually. Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each chamber by rollcall vote. Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.

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