S.J.Res. 6: A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to balancing the budget.


Feb 4, 2015


Referred to Committee on Feb 4, 2015

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 4, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Orrin Hatch

Senior Senator from Utah



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Last Updated: Feb 4, 2015
Length: 4 pages


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About the resolution

The last year the federal government had a surplus, meaning it spent less money than it took in, was 2001. Although the yearly budget deficit has declined every year since 2009, in January it was announced that the deficit would likely increase again in 2016.

S.J.Res. 6 would add an amendment to the Constitution requiring a balanced federal ...

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Feb 4, 2015

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This page is about a 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.

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