skip to main content

H.J.Res. 400 (99th): Balanced Budget Constitutional Convention Convening Resolution

A joint resolution providing for the convening, whenever the legislatures of two additional States pass a resolution to hold such a convention, of a constitutional convention for the purpose of proposing an amendment relating to the balancing of the Federal budget.

The resolution’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Sep 26, 1985
99th Congress (1985–1986)
Died in a previous Congress

This resolution was introduced on September 26, 1985, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


Kenneth Kramer

Representative for Colorado's 5th congressional district



26 Cosponsors (26 Republicans)



Sep 26, 1985

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

H.J.Res. 400 (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. 400. 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.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“H.J.Res. 400 — 99th Congress: Balanced Budget Constitutional Convention Convening Resolution.” 1985. June 5, 2023 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.