S.J.Res. 7 (113th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.


Feb 13, 2013
113th Congress, 2013–2015

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on February 13, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Cornyn
Senator from Texas


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Last Updated: Feb 13, 2013
Length: 4 pages

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
2/13/2013--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) ...

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 5 (Related)
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the ...

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Last Action: Jan 3, 2013

What is a resolution?

The “S.J.Res.” in “S.J.Res. 7” means this is a Senate joint resolution in the United States Congress. 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.


Feb 13, 2013


44 cosponsors (44R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no votes related to this resolution.

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