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.
Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district
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Last Updated: Apr 7, 2011
Length: 4 pages
This is the first step in the legislative process.
Companion Bill — Failed Senate
This activity took place on a related bill, S.J.Res. 10 (112th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on H.J.Res. 56 (112th).
H.J.Res. 56 (112th) was a 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.
This joint resolution was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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Civic Impulse. (2017). H.J.Res. 56 — 112th Congress: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget. Retrieved from https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hjres56
“H.J.Res. 56 — 112th Congress: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.” www.GovTrack.us. 2011. April 26, 2017 <https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/hjres56>
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