S.J.Res. 23 (112th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.


Jun 29, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on June 30, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Mitch McConnell

Senator from Kentucky



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Last Updated: Jun 30, 2011
Length: 6 pages

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Summary (CRS)

6/29/2011--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 >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jun 29, 2011

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Jun 30, 2011
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This is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 23”). 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.


46 cosponsors (46R) (show)

There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
S.J.Res. 10 (identical)

Failed Senate
Dec 14, 2011

H.J.Res. 56 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 7, 2011

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