S.J.Res. 9: A joint resolution 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.

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Feb 9, 2015


Referred to Committee on Feb 9, 2015

This resolution was assigned to a congressional committee on February 9, 2015, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.


Richard Shelby

Senior Senator from Alabama



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Feb 9, 2015

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S.J.Res. 9 is a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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