H.J.Res. 59 (97th): A joint resolution proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that appropriations made by the United States shall not exceed its revenues, except in time of war or national emergency; and to provide for the systematic paying back of the national debt.

Introduced:

Jan 5, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 5, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

James Robinson

Representative for Virginia's 7th congressional district

Republican

See Instead:

H.J.Res. 101 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 20, 1981

H.J.Res. 98 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jan 20, 1981

About the resolution

Summary (CRS)
1/5/1981--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Prohibits the total appropriations of Congress from exceeding estimated revenues. Authorizes the suspension of such prohibition in time of war or national emergency. Prohibits any increase in ... Read more >
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 76 (96th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 15, 1979

H.J.Res. 40 (98th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 3, 1983

What is a resolution?

The “H.J.Res.” in “H.J.Res. 59” 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.

History

Introduced
Jan 5, 1981

Details

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