H.J.Res. 12 (98th): 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.

Overview

Introduced:

Jan 3, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on January 3, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Norman Lent

Representative for New York's 4th congressional district

Republican

History

Jan 3, 1983
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

H.J.Res. 12 (98th) was a 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.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 98th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1983 to Oct 12, 1984. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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