H.J.Res. 1116 (95th): A resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that the level of total expenditures of the United States for any fiscal year shall not exceed the level of total revenues of the United States for such fiscal year and for the disposition of subsequent deficits, and that the gross federal debt be reduced by open-market operations.


Aug 10, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on August 10, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Richard White
Representative for Texas's 16th congressional district

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
8/10/1978--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Provides that total expenditures shall not exceed total revenues for any fiscal year.Authorizes the suspension of such prohibition in time of war or by a vote of ...

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 1172 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 1978

H.J.Res. 1170 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Oct 13, 1978

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 1116” means this is a House 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.


Aug 10, 1978


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