S.J.Res. 24 (112th): Joint resolution proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Introduced:
Aug 02, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Failed Senate
Sponsor
Mark Udall
Senior Senator from Colorado
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Dec 13, 2011
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 89 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 2011

H.J.Res. 1 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 15, 2011

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Aug 02, 2011
Referred to Committee Aug 02, 2011
Failed Senate Dec 14, 2011
 
Summary

No summaries available.

Votes
On the Joint Resolution
Dec 14, 2011 11:09 a.m.
Joint Resolution Defeated 21/79

Cosponsors
5 cosponsors (5D) (show)
Committees

Senate Judiciary

Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights

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

 
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Notes

S.J.Res. stands for Senate joint resolution.

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.

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Library of Congress Summary

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8/2/2011--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 Congress, by a three-fifths roll call vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Excludes receipts (including attributable interest) and outlays of the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund and the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, or either of their successor funds, from consideration as receipts or outlays for purposes of this Amendment.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.
Prohibits Congress from passing any bill that provides a net reduction in individual income taxes for those with incomes over $1 million (as may be adjusted by Congress to account for inflation) if, after enactment, total outlays would exceed total receipts in any fiscal year affected by the bill.
Prohibits a federal or state court from ordering any reduction in the Social Security benefits authorized by law, including any benefits provided from the Federal Old-Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund, the Federal Disability Insurance Trust Fund, or either of their successor funds.

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