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Text of Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to require that an increase in the Federal debt requires ...

...Federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the several States.

This resolution was introduced on January 17, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Jan 17, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. J. RES. 99

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 17, 2012

introduced the following joint resolution; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

JOINT RESOLUTION

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.

That the following article is proposed as an amendment to the Constitution of the United States, which shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of the Constitution when ratified by the legislatures of three-fourths of the several States within seven years after the date of its submission for ratification:

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An increase in the Federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the several States.

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