S.J.Res. 10 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.


Mar 31, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013


Failed Senate on Dec 14, 2011

This resolution failed in the Senate on December 14, 2011.


Orrin Hatch

Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2011
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
3/31/2011--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits outlays for a fiscal year (except those for repayment of debt principal) from exceeding total receipts for that fiscal year (except those derived from borrowing) unless ... Read more >
Related Bills
S.J.Res. 23 (identical)

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 30, 2011

H.J.Res. 56 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 7, 2011

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 10” means this is a Senate 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.


Mar 31, 2011
Failed Senate
Dec 14, 2011
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47 cosponsors (47R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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

On the Joint Resolution
Dec 14, 2011 11:39 a.m.
Joint Resolution Defeated 47/53

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