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S.J.Res. 12: 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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Richard Shelby

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Alabama. Republican.

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Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Introduced
Mar 18, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
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Introduced on Mar 18, 2021

This resolution is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on March 18, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

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Mar 18, 2021
 
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S.J.Res. 12 is a 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number S.J.Res. 12. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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