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

Sponsor and status

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 13, 2011
Length: 4 pages
Mar 31, 2011
112th Congress (2011–2013)

Failed Senate on Dec 14, 2011

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


47 Cosponsors (47 Republicans)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President Barack Obama [D, 2009-2017]: Proposing a Balanced Budget Amendment (Dec 14, 2011)

What legislators are saying

Crapo Votes for Balanced Budget Amendment
    — Sen. Michael “Mike” Crapo [R-ID] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 14, 2011

Inhofe: senate democrats prevent balanced budget amendment once again
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] (Co-sponsor) on Dec 14, 2011

Durbin Responds to Judiciary Committee Republicans' Request for Hearings on Balanced Budget Amendment
    — Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL] on Jun 16, 2011

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Mar 31, 2011

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Dec 13, 2011
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Committee Discharged.

Dec 14, 2011
Failed Senate

A vote on the resolution failed in the Senate. The resolution is now dead.

S.J.Res. 10 (112th) was a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 10. This is the one from the 112th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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