H.J.Res. 10: Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring that the Federal budget be balanced and that an increase in the Federal debt requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the several States.

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted or passed
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Sponsor
David Schweikert
Representative for Arizona's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
S.J.Res. 1 (Related)
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States requiring ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 22, 2013

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 3, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

0% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted or passed.

Only 21% of joint resolutions made it past committee and only about 7% were enacted or passed in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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H.J.Res. stands for House 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

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/3/2013--Introduced.
Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total 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).
Prohibits total outlays from exceeding 18% of the gross domestic product (GDP) for the calendar year ending before the beginning of such fiscal year.
Authorizes Congress to provide for suspension of the imposed limitations for any fiscal year for which two-thirds of each chamber shall provide, by a roll call vote, for a specific excess of outlays over receipts or over 18% of such GDP for such calendar year.
Prohibits any bill to levy a new tax or increase the rate of any tax from becoming law unless approved by a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber.
Requires a two-thirds roll call vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit.
Grants Members of Congress standing and a cause of action to seek judicial enforcement of this article when authorized to do so by a petition signed by one-third of the Members of either chamber. Prohibits a federal or state court from ordering any increase in revenue to enforce this article.
Requires approval from a majority of the legislatures of the several states to increase the federal debt.

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