H.J.Res. 17: 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.

Introduced:
Jan 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted or passed
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Sponsor
Martha Roby
Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 116 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 29, 2013

 
Status

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 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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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 of bonds, notes, or other obligations of the United States; and
(2) 20% of the gross domestic product for the preceding calendar year.
Authorizes suspension of these prohibitions by concurrent resolution approved by a three-fifths vote of the Senate and a two-thirds vote of the House of Representatives.
Requires the President, before each fiscal year, to transmit to Congress a proposed federal budget for that fiscal year in which total outlays do not exceed total revenues received by the United States.

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