H.J.Res. 107 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution to provide that, except in time of war and economic emergency declared by the Congress, expenditures of the Government may not exceed revenues of the Government during any fiscal year.


Jan 22, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 22, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Ronald “Bo” Ginn

Representative for Georgia's 1st congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/22/1981--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits total Federal expenditures from exceeding net revenue. Authorizes suspension of such prohibition in time of war or national economic emergency upon the concurrence of both Houses ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 22, 1981

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This is a House joint resolution in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 107”). 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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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

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Related Bills
H.J.Res. 35 (96th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 15, 1979

H.J.Res. 146 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 1981

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