H.J.Res. 2: Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Introduced:
Jan 03, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
42% chance of being enacted or passed
See Instead:

H.J.Res. 49 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jun 14, 2013

H.J.Res. 38 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 12, 2013

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Sponsor
Bob Goodlatte
Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 03, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 2 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Failed Under Suspension
Last Action: Nov 18, 2011

H.J.Res. 49 (Related)
Proposing a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution of the United States.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 14, 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

76% chance of getting past committee.
42% 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]

 
Summary

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Cosponsors
141 cosponsors (138R, 3D) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

The Constitution and Civil Justice

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Notes

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.

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.

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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) unless Congress, by a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber, authorizes a specific excess of outlays over receipts.
Requires a three-fifths rollcall vote of each chamber to increase the public debt limit.
Directs the President to submit a balanced budget to Congress annually.
Prohibits any bill to increase revenue from becoming law unless approved by a majority of each chamber by rollcall vote.
Authorizes waivers of these provisions when a declaration of war is in effect or under other specified circumstances involving military conflict.
Requires any such waiver to identify and be limited to the specific excess or increase for that fiscal year made necessary by the identified military conflict.

House Republican Conference Summary

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