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



Aug 10, 1978

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H.J.Res. 1116 (95th) was a joint resolution in the United States Congress.

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This joint resolution was introduced in the 95th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 1977 to Oct 15, 1978. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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