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.

Introduced:
Jan 03, 1983 (98th Congress, 1983–1984)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.J.Res. 269 (same title)
Referred to Committee — May 17, 1983

Sponsor
Norman Lent
Representative for New York's 4th congressional district
Party
Republican
Related Bills
H.J.Res. 111 (99th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 30, 1985

H.J.Res. 269 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: May 17, 1983

 
Status

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

Progress
Introduced Jan 03, 1983
Referred to Committee Jan 03, 1983
 
Summary

No summaries available.

Cosponsors
none
Committees

House Judiciary

Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law

The committee chair determines whether a resolution will move past the committee stage.

 
Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.

Widget

Get a bill status widget for your website »

Citation

Click a format for a citation suggestion:

Notes

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

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.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.


1/3/1983--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 the national debt as it exists on the date this article is ratified. Sets forth a schedule for repayment of the national debt.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.


No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.J.Res. 12 (98th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus