H.J.Res. 17 (113th): Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which requires (except during time of war and subject to suspension by Congress) that the total amount of money expended by the United States during any fiscal year not exceed the amount of certain revenue received by the United States during such fiscal year and not exceed 20 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States during the previous calendar year.


Jan 15, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 15, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Martha Roby

Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district



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1/15/2013--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits, except in time of a congressionally declared war, federal fiscal year expenditures from exceeding:(1) federal revenues for that fiscal year, except revenue received from the issuance ... Read more >

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Jan 15, 2013

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 17”). 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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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 116 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2012

S.J.Res. 6 (Related)
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States which ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 29, 2013

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