H.J.Res. 350 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution altering Federal budget procedures.

Oct 29, 1981 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.J.Res. 439 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 16, 1982

Edgar “Ed” Jenkins
Representative for Georgia's 9th congressional district
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 439 (Related)
A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution altering Federal budget procedures.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 16, 1982

H.Res. 604 (rule)

Last Action: Sep 30, 1982


This resolution was introduced on October 29, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Oct 29, 1981
Referred to Committee Oct 29, 1981

No summaries available.

231 cosponsors (167R, 64D) (show)

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

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H.J.Res. stands for House joint resolution.

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Constitutional Amendment - Requires Congress, prior to each fiscal year, to adopt a statement of receipts and outlays for that year in which total outlays are no greater than total receipts.
Permits Congress in such statement to provide for a specific excess of outlays over receipts by a three-fifths vote directed solely to that subject.
Prohibits total receipts for any fiscal year set forth in such statement from increasing by a rate greater than the rate of increase in national income in the last calendar year ending before such fiscal year, unless Congress passes a bill directed solely to approving specific additional receipts and such bill has become law.
Permits Congress to waive the provisions of this Act with respect to any fiscal year in which a declaration of war is in effect.
Prohibits the Congress from requiring that the States engage in additional activities without compensation equal to the additional costs.
Declares that total receipts shall include all receipts of the United States, except those derived from borrowing and total outlays shall include all outlays of the United States except those for repayment of debt principal.

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