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H.J.Res. 372 (99th): Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985


About the resolution

Source: Wikipedia

The Gramm–Rudman–Hollings Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 and the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Reaffirmation Act of 1987 (both often known as Gramm–Rudman) were the first binding spending constraints on the federal budget.

The acts were named after U.S. Senators Phil Gramm (R-Texas), Warren Rudman (R-New Hampshire), and Fritz Hollings (D-South Carolina), who were their chief sponsors.

This summary is from Wikipedia.

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Aug 1, 1985
99th Congress (1985–1986)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 12, 1985

This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on December 12, 1985.

Law
Pub.L. 99-177
Text

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Last Updated: Dec 12, 1985

Source

History

Aug 1, 1985
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Sep 17, 1985
 
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 10, 1985
 
Passed Senate with Changes (back to House)

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes.

Nov 2, 1985
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate (House next)

A conference committee was formed, comprising members of both the House and Senate, to resolve the differences in how each chamber passed the bill. The Senate approved the committee's report proposing the final form of the bill for consideration in both chambers. The House must also approve the conference report. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Dec 11, 1985
 
Conference Report Agreed to by Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Dec 12, 1985
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.J.Res. 372 (99th) 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.

Resolutions numbers restart every two years. That means there are other resolutions with the number H.J.Res. 372. This is the one from the 99th Congress.

This joint resolution was introduced in the 99th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1985 to Oct 18, 1986. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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