H.J.Res. 81 (112th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Oct 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on October 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Justin Amash
Representative for Michigan's 3rd congressional district


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Last Updated: Oct 14, 2011
Length: 3 pages

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H.J.Res. 102 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Feb 14, 2012

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total outlays (except those for payment of debt) for a year from exceeding the average annual revenue (except that derived from borrowing) collected in the three ...

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 24 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 6, 2013

H.J.Res. 102 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 14, 2012

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 81” 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.


Oct 14, 2011


59 cosponsors (45R, 14D) (show)
Committee Assignments

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.


There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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