H.J.Res. 269 (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.


May 17, 1983
98th Congress, 1983–1984

Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on May 17, 1983, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Earl Coleman

Representative for Missouri's 6th congressional district


About the resolution

Summary (CRS)

5/17/1983--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 ... Read more >

The resolution’s title was written by its sponsor.


May 17, 1983

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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. 269”). 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.


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There have been no roll call votes related to this resolution.

Related Bills
H.J.Res. 2 (97th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 5, 1981

H.J.Res. 253 (99th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 24, 1985

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