H.J.Res. 50 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to abolishing personal income, estate, and gift taxes and prohibiting the United States Government from engaging in business in competition with its citizens.


Mar 15, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

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


Ronald “Ron” Paul

Representative for Texas's 14th congressional district



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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

3/15/2011--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the U.S. government from engaging in any business, professional, commercial, financial, or industrial enterprise except as specified in the Constitution.Prohibits the constitution or laws of any ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 15, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 50”). 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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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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