H.J.Res. 99 (112th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that an increase in the Federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the several States.


Jan 17, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


David Schweikert

Representative for Arizona's 5th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 17, 2012
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About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/17/2012--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Provides that an increase in the federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the several states. Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 17, 2012

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 99”). 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.


7 cosponsors (7R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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