H.J.Res. 82 (97th): A joint resolution to amend the Constitution of the United States to provide that appropriations made by the United States shall not exceed 33 1/3 percentum of the average national income of the prior three calendar years, except as specified during war or national emergency.


Jan 13, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 13, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Philip “Phil” Crane

Representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

1/13/1981--Introduced.Constitutional Amendment - Directs Congress to assure that the total outlays of the Government during any fiscal year (except for repayment of debt) do not exceed 33 1/3 percent of ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


Jan 13, 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. 82”). 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.


7 cosponsors (6R, 1D) (show)
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