H.J.Res. 56 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.


Apr 7, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on April 7, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Joe Walsh

Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 7, 2011
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Apr 7, 2011

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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.


61 cosponsors (61R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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S.J.Res. 10 (identical)

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S.J.Res. 23 (identical)

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Last Action: Jun 30, 2011

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