H.J.Res. 87 (112th): Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Nov 15, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
See Instead:

H.J.Res. 2 (same title)
Failed Under Suspension — Nov 18, 2011

H.J.Res. 89 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Nov 17, 2011

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

Nov 15, 2011
John Carney
Representative for Delaware At Large
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Nov 15, 2011
3 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 2 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Nov 18, 2011

H.J.Res. 89 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2011


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7 cosponsors (7D) (show)

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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

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Library of Congress Summary

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Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits estimated outlays of the operating funds of the United States for any fiscal year from exceeding total estimated receipts to those funds for that fiscal year unless Congress, by a three-fifths roll-call vote of each chamber, approves a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
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 roll-call vote.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions for any fiscal year and the first fiscal year thereafter if: (1) a declaration of war is in effect, or (2) the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that real economic growth has been or will be less than 1% for two consecutive quarters during the period of those two fiscal years. Authorizes waivers for any fiscal year under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.
Excludes: (1) from estimated receipts, specified funds derived from net borrowing; (2) from estimated outlays, funds for repayment of debt principal and for capital investments; and (3) from receipts or outlays, receipts (including attributable interest) and outlays of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund.

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